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Philadelphia Makes Huge Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms, Hands Over $3 Million to Its Victims

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00am 9/19/2018 at 7:00am
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Philadelphia has had atrocious civil asset forfeiture laws since 2002, which has led to legalized theft of belongings to 23,000 citizens.

That practice has undergone a makeover after the city settled a lawsuit and pay victims $3 million. The case involved a family that lost their home due to “a minor drug...

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China Fire Backs With New Tariffs on U.S. Goods Worth $60 Billion

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/18/2018 at 3:00pm
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On Monday evening, President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion and threatened to add more if the Chinese do not change their trading practices.

Well, that did not work because China answered with new tariffs on U.S. goods worth $60 billion.

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Kavanaugh Open Thread: Hearing Set for Monday, But Will Accuser Show Up?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 9:00am 9/18/2018 at 9:00am
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Hopefully today is a little calmer than yesterday when it comes to Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. We learned Monday evening that the Senate postponed his confirmation vote and scheduled a hearing on Monday with him and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault.

Except she hasn’t accepted the...

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote POSTPONED, New Hearing on Monday

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:34pm 9/17/2018 at 6:34pm
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Jonathan Martin at The New York Times tweeted out that Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Republicans decided on a new hearing for Brett Kavanaugh on Monday.

Seung Min Kim at The Washington Post tweeted that Sen. Orrin Hatch told reporters that a public hearing with Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual...

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Ocasio-Cortez Couldn’t Tell Tapper How to Pay for $40 Trillion Platform

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/17/2018 at 2:00pm
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CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper, one of the last reliable MSM reporters, got socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez all tongue-tied when he asked her plain and simple how she would pay for her $40 trillion platform. From Mediaite:

“Your platform has called for various new programs including Medicare-for-all, housing as a...

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Salesforce Billionaire Marc Benioff Buys Time for $190 Million

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/17/2018 at 12:00pm
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Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne have purchased struggling Time magazine for $190 million. From The Wall Street Journal:

In an interview, Mr. Benioff said, “We’re investing in a company with tremendous impact on the world, one that is also an incredibly strong business. That’s what...

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Kavanaugh open thread: Bring on more hearings?

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9:00am 9/17/2018 at 9:00am
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The drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has not gone away. In this post, we will continue to update as new developments emerge during the day.

If you come across any interesting news reports, please place them in the comments and we will consider promoting them into the post.

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Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty in Federal Court, Will Cooperate With Mueller

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Posted by    Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00am 9/14/2018 at 11:00am
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faced a second trial this month on seven counts of foreign lobbying violations and witness tampering.

Reports have surfaced this morning that Manafort will plead guilty to two criminal charges. Special counsel Robert Mueller

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Fake News: Nikki Haley’s $52k curtains

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Posted by    Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9:00am 9/14/2018 at 9:00am
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Once again, if you don’t want to be called fake news, DO NOT PUSH OUT FAKE NEWS.

The New York Times published an article this morning that curtains in Nikki Haley’s apartment cost $52,701. Buried with...

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Should We Do Away With In-Class Presentations?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:00pm 9/13/2018 at 5:00pm
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The Atlantic wrote an article about teenagers protesting in-class presentations after a tweet went viral that said “stop forcing students to present in front of the class and give them a choice not to.” Students said this experience can be traumatic and permanently scar them.

As someone with severe anxiety, I understand...

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Sen. Feinstein Sends Secret Letter About Kavanaugh to FBI

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/13/2018 at 3:00pm
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has a private letter about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but refuses to share it.

She sent it to the FBI for investigation.

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Myanmar De Facto Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Jailing of Two Reuters Journalists

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/13/2018 at 2:00pm
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Earlier this month, a Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail after they exposed the human rights abuses by the Myanmar military on the Rohingya minority. The judge claimed the two men “collected and obtained confidential documents.”

Now Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel...

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Fox News Polls: Republicans Hold Slim Lead in Three Races While Democrats Have Two

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/13/2018 at 1:00pm
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The latest Fox News polls show that Republicans have an opportunity to flip two Senate seats while holding onto another. However, Democrats have a chance to take over Arizona Republican Jeff Flake’s seat and Missouri Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill captured a lead from her opponent.

Tread with caution, though, because all of...

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Latest Strzok and Page Texts Show Others ‘Leaking Like Mad’ Right Before Mueller Probe

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:00pm 9/12/2018 at 6:00pm

Fox News has obtained new text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer, that show others within the government leaked information to the media before the Russia probe. From

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Activists Threatening and Trying to Bribe Senator Collins and Staff Over Kavanaugh Vote

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 9/12/2018 at 4:00pm
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is a notorious moderate in the upper chamber and one not scared to go against the Republican Party. This is why people have been pushing her to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but some have gone too far.

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New Strzok, Page Texts Highlight ‘Culture of Media Leaking’ at the FBI and DOJ

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 5:00pm 9/11/2018 at 5:00pm

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) announced on Monday that his office received new text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strozk and his mistress Lisa Page that shows “an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations.”

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Trump Walks Back Threat to Shut Down Government Over Border Security

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Posted by    Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00am 9/8/2018 at 10:00am
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The hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh dominated the headlines this week, which means you may have forgotten that the government faces a possible shutdown if Congress cannot get legislation to fund the government.

Trump threatened during the week to shut down the government if he doesn’t get funding for the...

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