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Democratic Responses To Trump’s Speech Highlight A Divided Party

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gave the official Democratic Party response to President Donald Trump’s remarks. Other Democrats, like New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared on cable or streaming platforms to share their thoughts as well. The responses all differed regrading what the Democratic Party’s priorities should be. ...

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Are Democrats Beginning To Turn On Mueller?

Some congressional Democrats appear concerned that special counsel Robert S. Mueller isn’t being thorough enough in his investigation into President Donald Trump. Democratic Rep. Adam B. Schiff, Mueller’s No. 1 defender on Capitol Hill, believes Mueller could decline an investigation into the president’s businesses, he told the Los Angeles Times editorial board. One issue of particular interest to Democrats, Schiff said ...

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Another Women’s March Chapter Cancels Protest After Anti-Semitism Controversy

A planned demonstration in New Orleans has been canceled by the Louisiana Chapter of the liberal organization Women’s March, citing recent accusations of anti-Semitism by the group’s founders. The protest, initially planned for Jan. 19, is the latest casualty following shocking reporting that some of the most senior members of Women’s March discussed conspiracy theories about Jews and had close ...

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The Media, Without Evidence, Claims Conservatives Furious Over Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Video

Virtually every media outlet claimed conservatives were “outraged” by a video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing as a college student. The source of these articles was a single anonymous Twitter account, with a handful of other trolls joining in. The incident was just the latest example of the media manufacturing right-wing outrage. Obviously, the media is under the impression that ...

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Venezuelan Migrant Crisis Reaching Syria Levels

The massive exodus of Venezuelans to neighboring countries could soon eclipse the number of refugees flowing from Syria at the height of the country’s civil war. More than three million Venezuelans have fled the country and now live in countries like Argentina or even the U.S., according to a review of figures provided by the International Migration Organization and the United ...

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Democrats Prepared To Impeach Trump On First Day Of New Congress

Al Green

At least two Democratic congressmen are making impeaching President Donald Trump a top priority for their party’s new majority in the House of Representatives. Fox News reported Thursday that California Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman will reintroduce articles of impeachment against the president with fellow Democrat Rep. Al Green of Texas, who will co-sponsor the initiative. Sherman first filed articles of ...

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Netflix Censors Comedy Show On Behalf Of Saudi Government

An episode of a Netflix comedy show was made unavailable in Saudi Arabia after the government accused the episode of violating the nation’s laws. The episode of “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” featured harsh criticism of the United States’ relationship with the Saudi kingdom in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Netflix defended ...

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Over Two Dozen Former Campaign Workers For Bernie Sanders Write Letter Describing ‘Dangerous’ Culture Of ‘Sexual Violence’ In 2016

A number of alumni from Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign wrote a letter in hopes of having a meeting with the Vermont senator and his closest advisers in order to discuss rampant “sexual violence and harassment” employees faced during the last Democratic primary. The letter, obtained by Politico, features the signatures of over two dozen women and men ...

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Guatemalan Migrant Father Declined Medical Treatment For Sick Child Before Death

The father of the Guatemalan child who died in a U.S. government holding facility on Christmas Day denied further medical treatment from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents after the child vomited following an initial examination from doctors, a spokesman from the Department of Homeland security said on a call to reporters Wednesday. Government officials provided further details, including ...

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Spectator USA To Launch Print Magazine, Hopes To Fill Gap Left By The Weekly Standard

With the demise of The Weekly Standard solidified on Friday, the United Kingdom-based Spectator is hoping to take its place as the preeminent right-leaning journal unwedded to any particular Republican politician by launching an American print edition in 2019, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. According to the Spectator’s deputy editor Freddy Gray, who currently oversees the online version ...

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The Internet As We Know It Supposedly Ended A Year Ago, According To CNN And Other Outlets

CNN Broken News

The media joined Democrats in campaigning against repealing net neutrality. A number of outlets told the public that the internet would fundamentally changed unless the FCC was stopped. One year later, there’s no evidence of any changes. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai received numerous death threats because of his decision to lead the vote.  U.S. internet speeds have actually increased over the ...

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YouTube Deleted Nearly 8 Million Videos From July To September

YouTube clamped down on content from July through September of this year by deleting 7.8 million videos that the company says violated its terms of service. The announcement came Thursday afternoon and was part of a broader effort by YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, to inform the public on how its community guidelines are enforced. “Finding all violative content on ...

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California Debating Tax On Text Messages

California regulators are currently contemplating whether residents would have to pay a fee on text messages from their cell phones. The proposed tax would help fund programs in the state that provides low-income Californians with phone service and will be discussed further during the January 2019 meeting by the California Public Utilities Commission. The rationale from California regulators is this: ...

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US Census: Wealthiest Counties All Surround Washington, DC

According to new number released by the United States Census Bureau, the five counties with the highest median income are all suburbs of the the nation’s capital. The rankings are a result of a five-year study called the 2013-2017 American Community Survey and measured over 40 features, including housing, demographics, as well as health insurance rates and education levels. According to ...

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The Weekly Standard Expected To Shutter In Coming Weeks

The Weekly Standard is not expected to survive into 2019 and is preparing to shut down permanently, according to several former and current staff members who spoke to The Daily Caller News Foundation. Rumors had been circulating throughout the media class Tuesday about the fate of The Weekly Standard in the wake of the magazine’s dwindling readership and circulation, despite ...

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