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EU Hails Democrats’ Gains in the Midterms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00am 11/8/2018 at 11:00am
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Doing away with diplomatic niceties, the top European Union officials have welcomed the gains made by the Democrats in the US midterm elections. Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans hailed the electoral results while attacking the Trump administration for its “racism” and “rudeness.” “Inspired by voters in the U.S....

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At extremist event, Democrat Rep. Betty McCollum accuses Israel of practicing “apartheid”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7:00pm 10/14/2018 at 7:00pm
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The false claim that Israel is an ‘apartheid’ state underpins the intellectual foundations of the BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) movement. The smear actually originated in anti-Zionist campaigns that were initiated by Communist states during the Cold War.

Since the 2001 UN conference in Durban, which launched the BDS movement, the...

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Eddie Edwards wins NH GOP nomination in 1st Congressional District

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 8:00pm 9/12/2018 at 8:00pm
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Yesterday New Hampshire had a primary, and Eddie Edwards won the GOP nomination for the US House of Representatives from the state’s 1st Congressional District:

Eddie Edwards, who was endorsed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, defeated six Republican opponents in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the eastern half of the state....

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Fox News Poll: GOP Makes Gains In 2018 Voter Preference

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7:40pm 3/25/2018 at 7:40pm

This year’s midterms are huge for both parties. A newly-released Fox News poll shows the GOP making gains in their voter preference poll.  If true, this is exceptionally good news not just for the GOP but for the president.

Fox News reports:

The latest Fox News poll finds a tightening race when voters...

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First Border Wall Contract Awarded, and Work Has Begun!

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:00pm 2/24/2018 at 7:00pm
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The last time we visited the San Diego area at Legal Insurrection, all eight border wall prototypes had passed extensive security tests.

The first contact for the border wall has been awarded, and work on the project has begun.

The federal government began work Wednesday to replace a section of border wall in...

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Train With GOP Lawmakers Hits Truck in Virginia

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:59am 1/31/2018 at 11:59am
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A train carrying GOP members of Congress to a retreat has hit a truck. From CNN:

Rep. John Faso, a New York Republican, who was on the train that crashed, said he was able to see the truck that hit the train, and that he was told that injuries were expected from...

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#MeToo Is Going Too Far

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 6:51pm 12/17/2017 at 6:51pm

We’re witnessing a perfect storm of sorts as various elements of leftist policy and ideology converge into an historical moment in which being accused of sexual harassment/abuse means being guilty.  Being guilty, in turn, means the immediate loss of one’s career, one’s reputation, and one’s livelihood.

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CBO Report: Legalizing Dreamers Projected to Cost $25.9 Billion Over 10 Years

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/17/2017 at 1:00pm
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President Trump has kicked Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) back to Congress and stated that he will extend his initial six month deadline if Congress fails to act.

While there doesn’t appear to be much (any?) movement on this in either the House or the Senate, the Congressional Budget...

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Thirty-four Congressional Republicans Push DACA Amnesty By Year’s End

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:30am 12/11/2017 at 11:30am
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We’ve been covering the on-going DACA saga here at LI; President Trump tossed Obama’s unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) back to Congress, initially giving them six months to get a bill to his desk that would enshrine some version of DACA into law.

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Congress Pressured to End Sexual Harassment Secret Payoffs as They Expect More Scandals

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 10:00am 11/27/2017 at 10:00am

Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken. Michigan Democrat Representative John Conyers. Who is next? It could be anyone! A Washington Post report from a few weeks ago showed that the “Office of Compliance has paid more than $17 million for 264 settlements and awards to federal employees for violations of various employment...

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Will Tax Reform Hit the Same Road Bumps as Obamacare Repeal?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/9/2017 at 4:00pm
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The House passed a 2018 budget resolution last week along with the Senate Budget Committee, two crucial steps to start tax reform. It’s an opportunity for President Donald Trump and the Republican lawmakers to hold a promise after they couldn’t repeal Obamacare.

The GOP has the majority, but just like with Obamacare,...

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GOP Lawmakers Joining Democrats to Ban Bump Stocks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 10/5/2017 at 2:30pm
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A few GOP lawmakers in the House and Senate have announced they are open to legislation that will ban bump stocks, a device allegedly used by Stephen Paddock in the Las Vegas massacre.

This device “is a sliding stock that when pressed against a shooter’s shoulder allows a semi-automatic gun to shift...

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Congress Working to Defund AG Sessions’ Asset Forfeiture Initiative

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 4:31pm 9/2/2017 at 4:31pm
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In a puzzling move, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last month that the Department of Justice would be ramping up asset forfeiture.

Mary wrote at the time:

Civil forfeiture remains a controversial issue in America since it’s “a process by which the government can take and sell your property without ever convicting, or...

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Trump Travels to Missouri to Push Congress on Tax Reform

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/31/2017 at 1:00pm
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As Congress is scheduled to return from recess next week, President Donald Trump traveled to Missouri on Wednesday to encourage Congress to tackle tax reform and actually get the job done…unlike the ordeal with Obamacare. From Yahoo! News:

“I don’t want to be disappointed by Congress, do you understand me,” Trump said,...

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Democrats and Republicans Put Politics on the Back Burner at Congressional Baseball Game

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:00am 6/16/2017 at 7:00am
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The Congressional Baseball game is a 108-year-old tradition and one of the best annual showings of bipartisanship.

This year, a day after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and severely injured during baseball practice, a public display of unity and civility was desperately needed. And that’s exactly what happened.

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Puerto Rico has Voted to Become the 51st State

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 6:00pm 6/11/2017 at 6:00pm
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Puerto Ricans went to the polls today to vote on possible statehood with America. The majority of people voted yes, but only 23% of the people voted, which could call into question the validity “of the nonbinding referendum.”

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According to early results on a government website, statehood drew...

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Mnuchin: U.S. has Plans if Congress Won’t Raise Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 9:00am 6/11/2017 at 9:00am
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In May, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked Congress to raise the debt ceiling before members take their summer recess in order for America to pay its debts. The ability to borrow money expired on March 16.

Now Mnuchin has said that he and...

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