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Border Official Corrects Diane Feinstein’s Assertion That Agents Threw Tear Gas At Children

The commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where he defended his request for a border wall and fielded criticism from the committees’ Democratic members. At one point during the hearing, Commissioner Kevin McAleenan outright rebuked a claim made by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking committee member, who suggested in a question that ...

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Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Lose Power As Winter Storm Approaches

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The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency as the state braces for a major winter storm, with thousands expected to lose power. “North Carolina is gearing up for a major winter storm and we’re taking all steps necessary to have the resources we need in place to respond,” North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said in ...

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Illegal Border Crossings Are Down Because Migrants Are Applying For Asylum Instead

While the number of apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border have gone down, applications for asylum are reaching all-time highs. Around 304,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the southwest border during the 2017 fiscal year — a dramatic plunge from the 1.6 million apprehensions recorded in 2000. At the same time, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recored 78,564 requests ...

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Democrat Withdraws Concession Amid Growing Accusations Of Voter Fraud

A Democratic congressional candidate in North Carolina took back his concession on Thursday as allegations of voter misconduct are leading people to believe an election redo may take place. Dan McCready — the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District — had conceded the race one day after Election Day. The race was a nail biter, with McCready behind his ...

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Report: California’s Climate Crusade Is Hurting Black Americans

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A new report finds that climate change-related regulation in Democratic-controlled states is negatively impacting minority communities, while not effectively lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) — a free-market think tank based in California — released a study that found California and New York’s approach to global warming is not working, and is hurting low-income and minority residents. ...

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Joe Manchin Surprises Everyone By Coming Out Against Trump’s Energy Regulator Pick

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West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has withdrawn his support for a federal energy regulator nominee as he faces immense scrutiny from his party’s environmental base. A Senate procedural vote Wednesday to confirm Robert McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) fell along party lines, 50-49. Despite being a Democrat, Manchin’s vote again McNamee was unexpected. The West Virginia lawmaker ...

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Trump Has Another Plan Up His Sleeve To Rescue Ailing Coal Plants

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The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to give the coal industry a boost by rolling back another Obama-era environmental regulation. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday is expected to rescind a rule that requires new coal plants to be fitted with carbon capture technology, according to several officials who spoke with the New York Times. Under the Obama-era mandate, new ...

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Immigrant Arrested For Murder Was Previously Deported At Least Eight Times

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An illegal immigrant arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a co-worker in Oregon is discovered to have been deported at least eight times. Deciderio Vargas-Ortiz, 52, was arrested for the alleged murder of Renee Luis-Antonio. The two worked together at a creamery in Milton-Freewater, Oregon — a town in the northeastern part of the state — and reportedly had a ...

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Republican Wins Georgia Secretary Of State Runoff

Georgia Republican state Rep. Brad Raffensperger won the runoff election to become the next Georgia Secretary of State, defeating former Democratic congressman John Barrow on Tuesday night. The 2018 midterm elections finally drew to a close for Georgia voters, with the Associated Press and other election analysis sites calling the race for Raffensperger. As of publication of this article, the Republican ...

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‘Business As Usual’ Is Over — Trump’s Tariffs Lead American Companies To Move On From China

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While the recent capitulation by President Xi Jinping has sparked a thaw in U.S.-China relations, experts contend that the relationship between the two countries is forever changed. The G-20 Summit marked a big win for President Donald Trump. After a two-and-a-half hour discussion on Saturday, Chinese leaders agreed to dramatically increase purchases of U.S. agricultural, energy and industrial products. Additionally, China will ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Likens Private Health Insurance To ‘Death Panels’

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared the private health insurance market to “death panels” during a back-and-forth exchange on Twitter Sunday. “Actually, we have for-profit ‘death panels’ now: they are companies + boards saying you’re on your own bc they won’t cover a critical procedure or medicine,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted to the president of a conservative think-tank. “Maybe if the GOP stopped hiding behind ...

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No New Tariffs: Trump Wins Trade War With China

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U.S. President Donald Trump was able to extract a number of concessions from Chinese President Xi Jinping in exchange for not imposing any new tariffs on Chinese goods. Trump reached a major agreement while meeting with the world’s top leaders over the weekend. At the G-20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Trump and Xi spoke for two and a half ...

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