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GOP Texas Rep Mike Conaway To Announce Retirement After 15 Years: Report

Republican Texas Rep. Mike Conaway is expected to announce his 2020 retirement at a press conference in Midland, Texas, Wednesday, according to a Politico report citing multiple GOP sources on Tuesday. If he does make the announcement, Conaway would become the fifth Republican to announce retirement in the last two weeks, according to Politico. Conaway, 71, is the top Republican ...

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Trump Administration Could Fine Hospitals For Failing To Disclose Insurance-Negotiated Prices

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule Monday that would require hospitals to disclose the prices that are negotiated with insurers and fine them for not complying. The rule builds on President Donald Trump’s executive order signed in June that directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which CMS is part of, to create ...

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Law Enforcement Identifies Gilroy Gunman Suspect: Report

Law enforcement has identified 19-year-old Santino William Legan as the suspected gunman behind the deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in northern California, according to a Monday report from CBS News. Web archive of what appears to be Legan’s now-deleted Instagram account show that he identified as Italian and Iranian. His most recent post was a photo of a ...

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3 Dead, 15 Shot At Gilroy Garlic Festival In Northern California. Here’s What We Know

At least three people are dead and 15 injured after a suspect opened fire at the final day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, Sunday evening. A suspected gunman was shot and killed. It’s unknown whether the gunman acted alone, although police believe an additional suspect may have been involved, reported NBC News. One of the victims was 6-year-old ...

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Trump Pressures World Trade Organization To Stop ‘Cheating’ By China And Other Countries

President Donald Trump addressed his decision to pressure the World Trade Organization (WTO) to stop allowing countries like China to qualify as developing countries on Twitter Friday. “The WTO is BROKEN when the world’s RICHEST countries claim to be developing countries to avoid WTO rules and get special treatment. NO more!!! Today I directed the U.S. Trade Representative to take ...

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Mike Lindell Addresses Rumors He’s Running For Office

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell addressed rumors that he is planning to run for office in his home state of Minnesota, perhaps against Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning after comments he made earlier in July. “Well, the answer is not at this time. That was kind of taken all out of context but I did say ...

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Harris Goes After Barr For Reinstating Federal Death Penalty

Democratic presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris criticized Attorney General William Barr Thursday for resuming executions of federal prisoners after a nearly 20-year lapse. “This morning, the Department of Justice announced they would resume capital punishment. Let me be clear: capital punishment is immoral and deeply flawed. Too many innocent people have been put to death. We need a ...

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Rashida Tlaib: ‘We Didn’t Have ICE Years Ago Before 9/11 … We Were Fine’

Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib unpacked her anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stance and said the U.S. was “fine” without ICE pre-9/11 during a podcast released Tuesday. “It needs to be completely dismantled. We didn’t have ICE years ago before 9/11, and I can tell you we were fine,” Tlaib said on an episode of “Authentically Detroit.” ICE was created ...

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Block Party Turns Into Parents Encouraging Kids To Hit ICE Agent Pinata

Activists transformed a Batman piñata into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent and encouraged kids to take swings during a community day event, an activity captured in videos and photos posted to social media. Anthony Martinez of the Chicago chapter of Los Brown Berets said his organization claimed responsibility for the piñata at East Side Community Day 2019, which ...

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FDA Orders Recall Of Breast Implants After Links To Roughly 500 Cancer Cases, A Dozen Deaths

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The Food and Drug Administration requested that pharmaceutical company Allergan recall specific breast implant models that may cause cancer, the FDA announced Wednesday. Allergan’s textured breast implants have been linked to a rare cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). The FDA warned of the implants, citing 33 patient deaths from breast implant-associated ALCL. Of the 13 deaths where the ...

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Lawyer Aaron Zebley Will Be Sitting Beside Mueller Today. Here’s What We Know About Him

President Donald Trump and House Republicans were not happy when former special counsel Robert Mueller requested that his former deputy, Aaron Zebley, accompany him as he testified before Congress Wednesday. Zebley was Mueller’s go-between with the Justice Department during the 22-month probe into whether Trump had colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election, reported The New York Times. But ...

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Grassley Says His Drug Pricing Proposal Would Save The Government $85 Billion In 10 Years

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden rolled out their drug pricing reform package Tuesday, and they say it will save the federal government $85 billion over the next decade by capping drugmakers’ price hikes in Medicare. “Pharmaceutical companies play a vital role in creating new and innovative medicines that save and improve the quality of millions of American lives, but ...

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Josh Hawley Faced Accusations Of Anti-Semitism For Using The Word ‘Cosmopolitan.’ Here’s Video Of Obama Saying The Same Thing

After facing accusations of anti-Semitism for using the phrase “cosmopolitan” in a speech earlier in July, Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley posted a video Tuesday of former President Barack Obama using similar phrasing in a 2018 speech. “Now, it should be noted that this new international elite, the professional class that supports them, differs in important respects from the ruling ...

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Democrats In Congress Probably Won’t Like Budget Deal

The Trump administration and congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle struck a budget deal Monday, and House Democrats may not react well to some of its details. House Democrats will find it hard to negotiate for policy changes using the deal, like pushing for federal funding of abortion as prohibited by the Hyde Amendment or clamping down on ...

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