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Eating Their Own: Justice Democrats Select Candidate to Primary 30-Year Democratic Congressman

‘Justice Democrats’ is backing a progressive political rookie who launched his campaign to unseat a 30-year Democratic New York congressman this week. Democratic New York Rep. Eliot Engel, 72, has multiple challengers including Jamaal Bowman, a 43-year-old public middle school founder and principal, reported The Huffington Post Tuesday. Justice Democrats, the group that propelled Ocasio-Cortez to victory in 2018, recruited ...

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Trump Criticizes European Central Bank’s Tactics

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President Donald Trump spent part of Tuesday morning criticizing the European Central Bank’s tactics to boost the European economy. “Mario Draghi just announced more stimulus could come, which immediately dropped the Euro against the Dollar, making it unfairly easier for them to compete against the USA. They have been getting away with this for years, along with China and others,” ...

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Blames Iran For Oil Tanker Attack

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince accused Iran on Sunday of carrying out Thursday’s attacks on two oil tankers near the globally important Strait of Hormuz. “The problem is in Tehran and not anywhere else,” Prince Mohammed told Arabic-language newspaper Asharq al-Awsat according to The Associated Press. “Iran is always the party that’s escalating in the region, carrying out terrorist attacks and ...

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Major Drug Companies Sue Over Trump Administration Rule Requiring Prices In TV Ads

Three major pharmaceutical companies sued the Trump administration in federal court Friday over the administration’s rule requiring the companies to disclose drug prices in television ads. Merck, Eli Lilly and Amgen plus an advertising trade association say the rule, which is set to go into effect this summer, could encroach on free speech, reported Bloomberg. “Not only does the rule ...

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Rep Justin Amash Joined Democrats In Vote To Hold Barr And Ross In Contempt

Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash joined with Democrats on the House Oversight Committee to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress Wednesday. Amash was the lone Republican to vote to hold them in contempt for failing to comply with subpoenas related to the contentious citizenship question that the Trump administration wants to add ...

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Howard Schultz Presses Pause On Possible Presidential Bid, Says He’ll Be ‘In Touch’ After Labor Day

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has teased an independent presidential run, said Wednesday that he’s pressing pause on campaigning and will be “back in touch” after Labor Day. “I take this detour from the road reluctantly. My concern for our country’s future remains, as does my belief that the American people deserve so much more from our elected officials. ...

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Ted Cruz Floats A Second Alliance With Ocasio-Cortez. This One Has To Do With Birth Control

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz floated the possibility of working with Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make birth control available over-the-counter Wednesday. “Psst! Birth control should be over-the-counter, pass it on,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter June 7. “I agree. Perhaps, in addition to the legislation we are already working on together to ban Members of Congress from becoming ...

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House Antitrust Panel Goes After Tech Companies For Supposedly Threatening The News Industry

The House Judiciary Committee pressed start Tuesday on its bipartisan investigation into big tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter with a hearing on how the companies impact the news industry and misinformation. The committee’s antitrust panel headed by Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline heard from news media associations and journalism groups Tuesday, reported USA Today. Witnesses included David ...

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Reince Priebus Joins The Navy

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is officially in the U.S. Navy. He was commissioned as an ensign, or junior officer, in a Monday ceremony officiated by Vice President Mike Pence. Since Priebus is a Michigan native, Republicans Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Bryan Steil both attended. Sean Spicer, a Navy reserve officer who overlapped with Priebus in ...

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‘Misinformed’: Elaine Chao’s Office Fires Back At Allegations She Steered Cash To Benefit Mitch McConnell

The Transportation Department hit back Monday against a Politico story that alleged Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao gave special treatment to projects in the home state of her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “This is a misinformed online post and the blogger intentionally misleads readers, misrepresents the grant application process and disregards key facts,” a DOT spokesperson told The Daily ...

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