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Supreme Court Retirement Speculation Swirling Around Kennedy

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With tomorrow marking the end of the Court’s current term, there’s speculation that we could see Justice Anthony Kennedy stepping down.

Trump Lies, The Truth Dies

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Donald Trump’s Presidency is young, but he’s already on track to become the biggest liar ever to occupy the Oval Office.

U.S. Led Coalition In Syria Killed Nearly 500 Innocent Civilians In One Month

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The current American-led campaign against ISIS in Syria has led to the deaths of nearly 500 civilians, according to a United Nations study: The US-led coalition killed nearly 500 civilians in one month in its pursuit of Islamic State militants in Syria, in what the United Nations has called a “staggering loss of life”. Some […]

Bill Cosby To Teach Men To Avoid Sexual Assault Allegations

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Bill Cosby is planning to spend the summer teaching men how to avoid sexual assault allegations: Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings this summer to educate people, including young athletes and married men, on how to avoid accusations of sexual assault, two of his representatives said Wednesday. The announcement came just days […]

Senate Republicans Release Health Care Plan That Could Already Be Dead On Arrival

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Senate Republicans released their proposed health care plan this morning, but it could already be doomed.

Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia Special Election

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In one of the most closely watched Special Elections in American history, the outcome turned out to be not entirely surprising.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Barring Social Media Use By Sex Offenders

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The Supreme Court rules that states cannot bar convicted felons from using social media sites.

Supreme Court: Denial Of Trademarks Because They Are ‘Disparaging’ Violates First Amendment

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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Federal Government cannot deny trademark protection because a requested trademark is “disparaging” to a racial or ethnic group.

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Partisan Gerrymandering

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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first case on partisan gerrymandering in more than ten years, but opponents of the practice shouldn’t start celebrating just yet.

Van Attack Outside London Mosque Kills One, Injures Ten, In Apparent Anti-Muslim Attack

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A van struck a crowd outside a London mosque late last night in an attack by a man who said he wanted to kill Muslims.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke No Longer Being Considered For DHS Position

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David Clarke, the controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff who was apparently up for consideration for a position at the Department of Homeland Security before it was revealed that he had plagiarized his Master’s Thesis, is no longer under consideration for a Federal Government position: WASHINGTON — David A. Clarke Jr., the polarizing Milwaukee County sheriff and a […]

Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Ends In Mistrial

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A hung jury in the Cosby sexual assault case results in a mistrial.

Trump Reverses Parts Of Obama’s Opening To Cuba

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Foolishly, President Trump is rolling back part of President Obama’s opening to Cuba.

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited Germany, Dies at 87

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Helmut Kohl, who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1982 to 1989 and then presided over the reunification with East Germany, has died at age 87: Helmut Kohl, a towering postwar figure who reunified Germany after 45 years of Cold War antagonism, propelled a deeply held vision of Europe’s integration and earned plaudits from […]

Robert Mueller Investigating Jared Kushner’s Finances

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a Trump family member in the cross hairs.

President Trump Thinks The Media Hates His Twitter Habit. He Couldn’t Be More Wrong.

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Donald Trump thinks the media doesn’t like his Twitter habit. In reality, they love it.

Republican Congressman Steve King Blames Obama For Virginia Shooting

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Iowa Congressman Steve King says former President Obama is partly to blame for this week’s shootings at a practice by Republican Members of Congress for this year’s Congressional Baseball Game: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is pointing a finger at former President Barack Obama for the attack on Republican lawmakers at a baseball field in Alexandria, […]

Pence Lawyers Up

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We haven’t seen much of Vice-President Pence in public lately, but behind the scenes, he’s reacting to the growing investigation of the Trump Administration: WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence has hired a personal criminal defense lawyer to guide him through the various investigations encircling the White House, an aide said on Thursday. Mr. Pence […]

Trump Taps Woman Who Planned His Son’s Wedding To Run Federal Housing

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Donald Trump has appointed the woman who planned his son Eric’s wedding for a top No. 2 position at the Department of Housing and Urban Development: She’s arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, served as the liaison to the Trump family during his presidential campaign, and even arranged Eric Trump’s wedding. Now President Trump has […]

Democratic Lawmakers Sue President Trump For Violations Of Emoluments Clause

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Nearly 200 Members of Congress and the Senate have filed suit against President Trump alleging that he is violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

Mueller Expands Investigation To Include Obstruction Of Justice

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has expanded his investigation to include the allegation that President Trump may have attempted to obstruct justice

Federal Reserve Raises Rates For Third Time Since December

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For the third time since December,, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates.

Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam Win Primary Battles For Virginia Governor

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Republicans and Democrats have picked their candidates for 2017’s Governor’s race, but the biggest name is likely to be one not on the ballot, Donald Trump.

Congressman Shot, Others Injured, At Congressional Baseball Practice

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A Congressman was shot, and a staffer and security detail members injured, at a practice session for tomorrow’s Congressional baseball game.

Maryland and Washington, D.C. Sue Trump Over Alleged Emoluments Clause Violations

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Maryland and the District of Columbia are suing President Trump based on alleged violations of two provisions of the Constitution that have never been litigated before.

American Freed By North Korea Is In A Coma

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Otto Warmbier, and American being held by North Korea, is being freed but his release is marred by the revelation that he has been in a coma for much of that time: WASHINGTON — Otto F. Warmbier, an American college student held prisoner in North Korea for more than a year, has been medically evacuated […]

Trump’s Absurdly Obsequious Cabinet Meeting

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Donald Trump’s first Cabinet Meeting looked like something out of a Maoist propaganda video.

Golden State Warriors Reportedly Decline To Visit White House

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Last night, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their second NBA Championship in three seasons during which they have dominated the NBA and drawn comparisons to the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan’s era. This morning there are reports that the team has elected not to visit the White House as has […]

Trump Reportedly Considering Firing Special Counsel Bob Mueller

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There are reports that the President is considering firing Special Counsel Bob Mueller. Are we headed for another Saturday Night Massacre?

Ninth Circuit Upholds Stay On Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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The Trump Administration’s Muslim Travel Ban suffers another defeat at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Attorney General Sessions To Give Public Testimony On Russia Investigation

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in a public hearing tomorrow regarding the Russia investigation amid reports that he had additional contact with Russian officials that were previously not disclosed: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, according to the committee’s leaders. Sessions will be […]

Gianforte Avoids Jail Time In Montana Assault Case

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Congressman-Elect Greg Gianforte will avoid jail time for his guilty plea to an assault charge against Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs before the Special Election that elected him to Congress: Gallatin County Justice Court Judge Rick West ordered Gianforte to complete 20 hours of anger management counseling and 40 hours of community service. He was given a […]

Macron’s Centrist Party Scores Big Wins In French Legislative Elections

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The political party formed by French President Emmanuel Macron just about a year ago scored big wins in yesterday’s first round of legislative elections.

Puerto Rico Votes Overwhelmingly For Statehood in Heavily Boycotted Referendum

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Puerto Rican voters voted overwhelmingly for statehood yesterday in a referendum whose legitimacy is being questioned due to boycotts by opposition parties.

Trump May Cancel Trip To United Kingdom Due To Planned Protests

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Reports are indicating that President Trump may cancel or delay his trip to the United Kingdom due to planned protests.

Congress Facing Another Debt Ceiling Crisis

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In addition to everything else on its plate, Congress will have to revisit raising the debt ceiling again sometime this summer.

Trump Says He’d Testify Under Oath About Comey And Russia, That Would Be A Mistake

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President Trump says he’d be willing to testify under oath in response to former F.B.I Director Comey’s accusations. That would be a mistake for several reasons.

Adam West, Television’s Batman, Dies At 88

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R.I.P., Caped Crusader

Puerto Rico To Vote On Statehood For Fifth Time In Fifty Years

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For the fifth time in fifty years, Puerto Ricans will vote tomorrow on a referendum on statehood, but it’s not likely to have any impact on the island’s current status.

Gianforte To Plead Guilty To Assault, Settles Civil Claims With Reporter

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Greg Gianforte, who recently won a Special Election for Montana’s At-Large seat in the House of Representatives the day after physically assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, will plead guilty to the charges lodged against him: HELENA, Mont. — U.S. Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte of Montana will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before being elected the […]

Comey Testimony Was Ratings Gold

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Former F.B.I. Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday was ratings gold: It was the testimony of a once-obscure former law enforcement official. Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. At 10 in the morning. On a workday. Not your usual ratings gold. No matter. Roughly 19.5 million Americans tuned in […]

New York Attorney General Investigating Eric Trump’s Charitable Foundation

Earlier this week, I took note of a report in Forbes regarding the fundraising and expenditures by Eric Trump’s charitable foundation, which appears to have paid an unusually large amount of money to businesses controlled by his father and his family. Yesterday, New York Attorney General Eric Schnederman announced that it had launched an investigation into […]

Democrat Jon Ossoff Leads In Georgia Special Election

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Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff is leading in a race that Republicans should be winning easily.

British Election Leads To Hung Parliament, Theresa May Forms Uncertain Coalition

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A massive political miscalculation by Theresa May leads to an uncertain future in the United Kingdom.

Comey Unloads On President Trump, Guarantees That Russia Investigation Will Expand

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James Comey’s testimony today wasn’t the end of the Russia investigation. Indeed, we are only at the beginning of the beginning, and it’s likely to get worse for the President before it gets better.

Twitter Users Blocked By @RealDonaldTrump Claim First Amendment Violation

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If Donald Trump blocks you on Twitter does that constitute a First Amendment violation? Two Twitter users say yes, but their argument is very weak.

British Voters Head To The Polls In The Wake Of Campaign Marred By Terror Attacks

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Great Britain heads to the polls today.

Comey To Testify That Trump Repeatedly Pressured Him On Russia Investigation

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Based on his just released opening testimony, tomorrow’s testimony by Former F.B.I. Director James Comey is likely to be explosive.

Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Was Trying To Block Russia Investigation

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Most Americans believe that President Trump has been actively trying to block the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation

Was Eric Trump’s Children’s Charity Used To Divert Money To Trump Businesses?

A new report from Forbes alleges that Eric Trump’s foundation was used as a front to divert money to businesses owned by his father.

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