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Illinois Raises Age Requirement To Buy Tobacco Products Including E-cigarettes

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Illinois raised its age requirement for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 Sunday when new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that the state’s former Republican governor vetoed. “We’re dealing with an old problem in a new form,” Pritzker said according to CNN. “And while all our residents have the right to make this choice for themselves, we ...

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Pence Announces More Sanctions On Venezuela As Chaos Continues Under Socialist Dictator

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The U.S. will impose even more sanctions on Venezuela after recognizing the rival of socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro in January, Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The U.S. is targeting 34 vessels owned or operated by the nation’s state-run oil firm PDVSA and two companies that transport Venezuelan crude oil to Cuba, Pence said. ...

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Man Charged For Pretending To Be Missing Boy Timmothy Pitzen

A 23-year-old man was charged Friday for pretending to be missing Illinois boy Timmothy Pitzen, a claim that was quickly disproved through DNA evidence. Brian Rini, an ex-convict, could get up to eight years in prison after being charged with making false statements to federal authorities, reported CBS News. Rini was treated at a center for people with mental health ...

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PAC Behind Ocasio-Cortez’s Rise Challenges Democratic Leadership With DCCC Blacklist Launch

The progressive PAC responsible for Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s rise is launching its own infrastructure to raise funds for primary challengers because of a new anti-challenger policy from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). “We just launched DCCCBlacklist.com because it’s time to stand up to the DCCC’s bullying of the progressive movement. The movement is building a network ...

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Trump Nominates New Head Of The Small Business Administration

President Donald Trump announced Thursday night that his administration found a replacement for Linda McMahon after she stepped down as head of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Friday. “I am pleased to announce that Jovita Carranza will be nominated as the new [Small Business] Administrator. She will be replacing Linda McMahon, who has done an outstanding job. Jovita was a ...

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Chicago Police Union Announces Vote Of No Confidence In Kim Foxx After Jussie Smollett Charges Dropped

Chicago police union demanded Thursday that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx resign after prosecutors dropped charges against actor and alleged hate crime hoax perpetrator Jussie Smollett. Duane Mellema, head of the North Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police, said the chiefs’ voted unanimously Tuesday to declare they had “no confidence” in Foxx, reported The Chicago Sun-Times. His organization represents ...

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Possible 2020 Candidate Howard Schultz Says He Doesn’t Believe In 3rd-Trimester Abortion

Possible 2020 candidate Howard Schultz, who has teased a run as an independent for months, said Thursday he does not believe abortion should occur in the third trimester. “I recognize that every woman has — this is such a personal issue, and it’s between her and her god as to what that decision should be, and in my view there ...

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Democratic Ohio Rep Tim Ryan Announces 2020 Run

Democratic Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan announced he was running for president in 2020 while appearing on daytime talk show “The View” Thursday. “I can win western Pennsylvania, I can win Ohio, and I can win Michigan. That means Donald Trump is going back to Mar-a-Lago full-time,” Ryan said on “The View.” He plans to officially launch his campaign with a ...

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Three More Women Share Their Alleged Experiences With Joe Biden After His Semi-Apology Video

Three more women stepped forward Wednesday describing their experiences with former Vice President Joe Biden that left them feeling uncomfortable. A former White House intern, a former congressional aide and a woman who was invited to the Oscars because of her experience with sexual assault told The Washington Post about their interactions with Biden. Seven women have now come forward ...

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Theresa May Is Reaching Out To The Socialists To Try To Save Her Awful Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching across the aisle for help from the United Kingdom’s left-wing Labour Party to close out Brexit ahead of a looming deadline that has been previously delayed. May announced she was seeking yet another short-term extension on Brexit beyond an April 12 deadline Tuesday, reported Reuters. She also said she will broker the deal ...

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Wilbur Ross Faces House Subpoena over 2020 Census Alien Question; Supreme Court Case Looms

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faces a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee after it voted 23-14 Tuesday to obtain records about the Trump administration’s decision to bring the citizenship question back for the 2020 census. All committee Republicans except Michigan Rep. Justin Amash voted against the subpoena, reported The Associated Press. He voted with the Democratic members. The committee chair, ...

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Vermont GOP Uses Sanders’ Collusion Logic To Call Him Out Over Wife’s Scandal

The Vermont GOP demanded Sunday that Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders release “all investigative material” related to an investigation of a land deal connected to his wife and hung its argument on Sanders’ Mueller report rhetoric. Sanders, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has called for release of the “whole damn report.” Attorney General William Barr released ...

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Trump Reveals Timeline For Up-In-The-Air GOP Health Care Plan

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President Donald Trump put a timeline on his call for Republicans to develop a comprehensive alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Twitter Monday night. “Everybody agrees that ObamaCare doesn’t work. Premiums [and] deductibles are far too high — Really bad HealthCare! Even the Dems want to replace it, but with Medicare for all, which would cause 180 million ...

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Joe Biden Responds To #MeToo Allegations

Former vice president and potential 2020 candidate Joe Biden responded Sunday to allegations of inappropriate conduct toward a female lawmaker that emerged Friday. “In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If ...

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El Chapo’s Beauty Queen Wife Will Launch A Clothing Brand Using His Name

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s beauty queen wife is launching a clothing brand using his name — and it is not the first time a member of Guzman’s family has tried to use his name to grow a fashion empire. The drug kingpin was convicted of drug-trafficking charges Feb. 12 after a trial in New York. The 61-year-old ...

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