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CIA Report: Russia Acted To Help Trump Win The Election

Vladimir Putin durante il discorso annuale all'Assemblea Federale

New information raises serious questions about the integrity of the 2016 elections, and about Donald Trump and his supporters.

Trump To Remain Executive Producer Of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ After Becoming President

Donald Trump

Another conflict of interest for President-Elect Trump.

South Korean Parliament Impeaches President

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Political upheaval for an important Asian ally.

John Glenn, First American To Orbit Earth, Dies At 95

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Godspeed, John Glenn.

Support For Eliminating Electoral College Hits Two-Decade Low

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Notwithstanding the election results, support for eliminating the Electoral College is at a 20-year low.

Senate Democrats Look To Be On The Defensive In 2018

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As things stand, Democrats will have a hard time winning back control in the Senate in 2018.

Another General In Trump’s Cabinet

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Three of the top four national security positions in Donald Trump’s Cabinet will be filled by retired Generals. This isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Donald Trump Is Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’

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In the end, there was no other logical choice.

Trial In Walter Scott Shooting Ends In Hung Jury, Mistrial

Walter Scott Shooting

Despite a video that clearly shows what appears to be cold-blooded murder, the trial of a South Carolina cop who shot an African-American man in the back while he ran away ended in a hung jury. Fortunately, this isn’t the end of the road.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Concedes Defeat

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Nearly a month after Election Day, the Republican Governor of North Carolina has conceded defeat: Republican Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday that he’s conceded the election to Democrat Roy Cooper, the state’s attorney general, and will support transition efforts. McCrory made the concession in a video message posted around noon Monday as a recount he […]

Castro’s Hearse Breaks Down

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&The hearse carrying Fidel Castro’s remains broke down during the funeral procession yesterday: An almost amusing sight at Fidel Castro’s funeral procession: the car carrying his remains reportedly broke down and had to be pushed by soldiers. The vehicle was reportedly Russian-built. And from a BBC reporter: Castro’s hearse breaks down. That’s basically it? #HistoryWillAbsolveMe […]

Ben Carson Picked For HUD Secretary

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An odd choice for HUD Secretary.

Jon Huntsman For Secretary Of State?

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Another name may be on the short list for Secretary of State.

Washington Monument To Remain Closed Until 2019

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If you’re visiting Washington, D.C. anytime soon, don’t plan on getting to go up to the top of the Washington Monument: Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein has agreed to fund an overhaul of the Washington Monument’s broken elevator system, but the beleaguered landmark will probably remain closed for the next 2 1/2  years, the National Park […]

Buzz Aldrin Safely Evacuated From South Pole After Medical Emergency

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Yesterday, Buzz Aldrin was evacuated during what was supposed to be a week-long visit to the South Pole due to unspecified medical issues: Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was evacuated from the South Pole on Thursday after falling ill during a visit with a tour group. The 86-year-old Aldrin arrived at a hospital in Christchurch, New […]

Solid November Jobs Growth Seems To Guarantee Higher Interest Rates In December

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Another month of solid but not spectacular jobs growth seems to guarantee that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this month.

Trump Selects Retired General James Mattis As Secretary Of Defense

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President-Elect Trump has selected a retired Marine Corps General to lead the Defense Department: President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across the Middle East to run the Pentagon less than four years after he hung up […]

French President Francois Hollande Won’t Run For Re-Election

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French President Francois Fillon announced today that he would not run for a second term as President of France: PARIS — President François Hollande stunned France on Thursday when he announced that he would not run for a second term in next year’s presidential election. In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande […]

Nancy Pelosi Beats Back Challenge For Leadership Of House Democrats

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To the surprise of nobody who paid attention, Nancy Pelosi won re-election as leader of the House Democrats.

Trump Announces He Will ‘Leave His Business,’ But Provides Few Details

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Donald Trump says he will ‘leave his business,’ but is providing very few details and continuing to leave the impression that he will enter office with more conflicts of interest than any previous President in American history.

Donald Trump Opposes Flag Burning, Supports Burning The Constitution

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Donald Trump resurrects an old debate and desecrates the Constitution in the process.

Jon Huntsman For Senate?

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Jon Huntsman, who served as Governor of Utah and U.S. Ambassador to China, and ran for President in 2012, is mulling a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018: Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman said he’s weighing a run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, depending in part on whether fellow Republican Orrin Hatch decides […]

French Center-Right Party Picks Presidential Candidate

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The players are almost completely set for France’s 2017 Presidential elections, and the choice seems likely to come down to center-right candidate Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen, France’s Donald Trump.

Obama And Biden Will Skip Castro’s Funeral

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Neither President Obama nor Vice-President Biden will attend Fidel Castro’s funeral.

Let’s Look At Potential Democratic Candidates For 2020!

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Just 1,436 days until Election Day 2020!

Dylann Roof Will Represent Himself In Charleston Church Shooting Trial

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He has a fool for a client.

Donald Trump Falsely Claims He Won The Electoral Vote By A Landslide

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Donald Trump claims he won an Electoral College landslide. This is a bald-faced lie.

Donald Trump Claims ‘Illegal Voting’ In Three States He Lost

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Now Donald Trump is alleging that the 2016 Election was tainted by ‘illegal voting,’ even though he won!

Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial

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Now, the road to trial will move forward.

Fidel Castro Dead At 90

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One of the Cold War era’s last dictators has finally died.

Trump Refusing To Take Intelligence Briefings

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For Donald Trump, it appears that ignorance is bliss.

Florence Henderson, Iconic Television Mom, Dies At 82

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Rest In Peace, Mrs. Brady.

Happy Thanksgiving From Outside The Beltway!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s The Best Thanksgiving Sitcom Episode Ever

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As God is my witness……..

India And Pakistan Exchange Fire In Kashmir

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As America prepares for a Presidential transition, an old conflict with a history of turning dangerous rears its head.

Mitt Romney Said To Be Top Contender For Secretary Of State

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Mitt Romney and Donald Trump became bitter rivals for the soul of the GOP in 2016, but Romney appears to be at the top of Trump’s list for the nation’s top diplomat.

America To Trump: Delete Your Account

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Most Americans wish Donald Trump would stop tweeting. Good luck with that.

Trump Backs Away From Idea Of New Clinton Email Investigation, Prosecution

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Trump backs away from yet another campaign promise.

The Coal Industry Is Dying, And It Isn’t Coming Back

Coal Industry Facing Downturn With New EPA Rules And Alpha Natural Resources Bankruptcy

Canada is phasing out coal as a source of electricity production by 2030. The same thing will happen in the United States no matter how much politicians try to stop it.

Angela Merkel To Seek Fourth Term As German Chancellor

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Political change coming to Germany? Or more of the same.

Mike Pence Not Offended By Statement By Hamilton Cast

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Vice-President-Elect Pence doesn’t seem nearly as offended as Donald Trump by Friday’s comments from the stage by the cast of Hamilton: Following Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s trip to Hamilton November 18, he sat down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday and said that he “really enjoyed” the show. At the end of Pence’s interview on […]

Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Potential Trump Nominees

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is speaking out against several of President-Elect Trump’s proposed Cabinet nominees.

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Senate Over Merrick Garland Nomination

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A Federal Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that tried to make an end-run around the Senate and put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court.

Vice President-Elect Pence Visits Broadway, Gets A Post-Performance Message

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Mike Pence’s night at the theater included a message from the cast. Good for them.

Secretary Of State Mitt Romney?

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Team of Rivals?

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Picked For Attorney General

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Alabama’s Jeff Sessions will become the nation’s top law enforcement officer. That’s not a good thing.

Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo Selected As Trump’s C.I.A. Director

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Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo has been selected to be the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President-Elect Donald Trump: WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Representative Mike Pompeo, a hawkish Republican from Kansas and a former Army officer, to lead the C.I.A., according to officials close to Mr. Trump’s transition team. […]

Retired General Michael Flynn Tapped For Trump’s National Security Adviser

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A controversial retired General has been tapped to be President-Elect Trump’s top White House foreign policy voice.

Key Republican Senators Come Out Against Elimination Of The Filibuster

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Senior Republican Senators are throwing cold water on the idea of eliminating the filibuster.

Oklahoma Man Clocked Going 208 MPH On Highway

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An Oklahoma man was arrested on various charges after being clocked going over 200 miles per hour: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a state trooper arrested a driver after clocking his speed at more than 200 mph. The patrol says Trooper Ryan Smith pulled over the man Saturday on the Kilpatrick […]

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