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Acting Border Chief John Sanders Resigns Amid Detention Center Controversy

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:00pm 6/25/2019 at 4:00pm
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Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders resigned on Tuesday, which goes into effect on July 5, amid detention center controversies at the US southern border.

President Donald Trump knew changes would come to the agency, but he tried to convince Sanders to stay on the job.

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Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham Picked as White House Press Secretary

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/25/2019 at 2:00pm
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First Lady Melania Trump announced today that her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham will become the White House press secretary. Sarah Sanders left her post as press secretary earlier this month to return home to Arkansas. From Fox News:

Stephanie Grisham, a top aide to first lady Melania Trump, was named Tuesday to replace...

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South Bend Police Union Accuse Buttigieg of Focusing on Shooting for ‘Political Gain’

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/25/2019 at 1:00pm
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The South Bend Police Union released a scathing statement against Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democrat presidential candidate, over his handling of a white cop shooting and killing a black man.

The union claimed that Buttigieg has exploited this incident for political gain, which has driven “a wedge between law enforcement officers...

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Iran: New Sanctions Closed ‘the Path of Diplomacy’ With the United States

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 11:00am 6/25/2019 at 11:00am
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President Donald Trump issued stricter sanctions on Iran on Monday, hitting the Supreme Leaders Office after Iran shot down an unmanned US drone last week.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the new sanctions on Tuesday. He claimed that the sanctions mean Trump is “lying” about wanting to hold negotiation talks...

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Blow to Erdoğan: Turkish Opposition Wins Istanbul Mayoral Election by Larger Margin Second Time Around

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:00am 6/25/2019 at 7:00am
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We all know how much Turkish dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan loves his power. After all, his Justice and Development Party (AKP) has enjoyed a majority in the government for 25 years.

Back in March, the party received a blow when the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) won the Istanbul mayoral election....

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Cory Booker Will Not Stop Meeting With Anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan

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Posted by    Monday, June 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/24/2019 at 12:00pm
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has made it known that he will not stop meeting or communicating with well-known anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan.

Booker made the surprising declaration after an audience member at a faith breakfast asked if he would avoid Farrakhan due to his anti-Semitism.

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Refund Equality Act to Give LGBTQ Past Tax Refunds

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Posted by    Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10:30am 6/24/2019 at 10:30am
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Reparations for all the people!

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposed the Refund Equality Act in order to provide past tax refunds to LGBTQ couples. From NBC News:

“The federal government forced legally married same-sex couples in Massachusetts to file as individuals and pay more in taxes for almost a decade,”...

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Kamala Harris Still Struggling in California Polls as Elizabeth Warren Gains Ground

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Posted by    Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:00am 6/14/2019 at 9:00am

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) still cannot find her footing in her home state of California.

In the latest poll, she landed in fourth while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) landed in second place.

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Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Will Leave Her Post at the End of June

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Posted by    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 5:49pm 6/13/2019 at 5:49pm
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President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will leave at the end of the month. From Fox News:

Trump’s announcement came moments before he made remarks at a White House event on its “Second Chance” program boosting hiring of criminals who have served their sentences.

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U.S. Believes Iran Behind Attack on Two Oil Tankers in Gulf of Oman

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Posted by    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/13/2019 at 12:00pm
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On Thursday morning, two oil tankers suffered from attacks in the Gulf of Oman. No one has confirmed what hit the tankers, but early assessments show that the  damage looks “consistent with a hit by a torpedo or other projectile.”

CBS News reported one U.S. official said it is “highly likely Iran...

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Trump Invokes Executive Privilege Over Census Documents Sought by Oversight Committee

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:00pm 6/12/2019 at 3:00pm
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Conspiracy Theorist Rachel Maddow Picked as Moderator for Democratic Debate

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00am 6/12/2019 at 11:00am
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MSNBC host and conspiracy theorist Rachel Maddow will moderate the first Democratic primary debate along with NBC anchors Jose Diaz-Balart, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, and Chuck Todd.

Maddow is the only one out of those who host an opinion-based TV show, which caused some people to raise eyebrows. It does not help...

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House Defense Budget Proposal Sets Up Possible Stalemate With Senate, Trump

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:44am 6/11/2019 at 11:44am
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The House Committee on Armed Services revealed an outline of its defense budget proposal on Monday. The contents of the plan set up a possible stalemate with the Senate and President Donald Trump.

The proposal trims $17 billion from the $750 billion Trump requested for defense. The Senate defense bill sits right...

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My Buddy and Me! Biden Mocked Over Photo of Obama Friendship Bracelet

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Posted by    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00pm 6/10/2019 at 5:00pm

On Saturday we celebrated National Best Friends Day because everything has a day. I guess former Vice President Joe Biden thought he could seize the day to remind people that he served next to President Barack Obama for eight years by posting their friendship bracelet.

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Report: ThinkProgress Faces Financial Turmoil, Payroll Drop, and Losing More Journalists

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Posted by    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/10/2019 at 1:00pm
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Internet Hilariously Responds to ‘BirthStrikers’ Who Are Avoiding Childbirth Due to Impending Ecological Doom

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Posted by    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:00am 6/10/2019 at 11:00am
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CNN published a story on Sunday about BirthStrikers, people who have chosen not to reproduce because of climate change. One woman justified her decision because of a future “ecological nightmare.”

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Trump Drops Tariff Threat as Mexico Agrees to ‘Take Strong Measures to Stem the Tide of Migration’

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Posted by    Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/8/2019 at 12:00pm
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At the end of May, President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican imports if our southern neighbor did not do more to stop the surge of migrants headed towards our border.

It looks like it worked because Trump announced on Friday that he has dropped the tariffs as America and...

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