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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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These 2020 Democrats Have Their Preferred Gender Pronouns In Their Twitter Bio

Three Democratic presidential candidates have their preferred gender pronouns in their Twitter bios as of Monday. Former Housing and Urban Development Sec. Julian Castro’s bio declares “He/Him/Él,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bio declares “He/him” and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s bio declares “She/her.” Preferred gender pronouns include, but are not limited to, gender-binary terms like “he” and “she.” ...

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Trump Says He’ll Set Up Meeting About Border ‘ASAP’ At Schumer’s Request

President Donald Trump said Sunday evening that he would “set up a meeting ASAP” with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after the New York Democrat’s visit to the southern U.S. border. “Senator Chuck Schumer has finally gone to the Southern Border with some Democrat Senators. This is a GREAT thing! Nearby, he missed a large group of Illegal Immigrants trying ...

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US Army Invests In Studying ‘Hyperfit’ Women Who Pass Its Hardest Tests

The U.S. Army is investing in studying the “hyperfit” women who pass some of the military’s most grueling tests, and the research is starting at the Army base in Natick, Massachusetts. “This is a unique historical time,” research physiologist Julie Hughes, who is assisting with the study at Natick, told The Associated Press. “There’s this group of women who made ...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Says It Seized British Oil Tanker

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps said Friday it had seized a British oil tanker because it violated international maritime law, hours after the United Kingdom extended its detention of an Iranian tanker. The British tanker, known as the Stena Impero, was headed for Saudi Arabia when it switched course for Iranian waters, reported The Wall Street Journal. “We are presently unable ...

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Oil Prices, Fears Rise After Iran State TV Reports It Seized Foreign Oil Tanker Accused Of Smuggling

Oil prices and fears about Iran’s ability to disrupt trade are up after Iranian state television reported Thursday the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a foreign tanker it accused of smuggling oil. Iranian state media did not identify the tanker, but the news coincides with the disappearance of a United Arab Emirates-based tanker that went dark in Iranian territorial waters ...

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Beto Raises Less Than $4 Million As One Poll Puts Him At 0%

Beto O’Rourke is set to report only $3.6 million for April-June, a dismal performance given its previous quarter and in the wake of polling as low as zero percent. The number is a significant decline for O’Rourke, who raised $9.4 million Jan-March and boasted a $6.1 million first-day haul after announcing his presidential run March 14, Political reported. O’Rourke’s polling ...

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Biden’s Cancer Nonprofit Shutters — Could Be Closed For Good

The Biden Cancer Initiative announced it is “suspending activities” Monday after former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill left the nonprofit they founded in order to steer clear of ethics concerns for his 2020 campaign. “Today, we are suspending activities given our unique circumstances. We remain personally committed to the cause, but at this time will have to ...

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Joe Biden Rolls Out Health Plan In Stark Contrast To Medicare For All

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign dropped his health care plan Monday, and the proposal would build on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rather than attempt to dismantle it as some of his rivals envision. “I understand the appeal of Medicare for all, but folks supporting it should be clear that it means getting rid of ...

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Trump Admin Rule About Drug Prices In TV Ads Could End Up In The Hands Of Congress. Sen Joni Ernst Says She’s Ready To Help

Critics of the Trump administration’s beleaguered rule demanding drug companies include prices in television ads say it was designed to fail, but Republican Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst defended the rule that could end up in Congress’s hands in an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation. “I haven’t seen the finalized rule yet, but this has been brought up by ...

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French Police Reported Nearly 900 Acts Of Anti-Christian Vandalism In 2018. What Is Going On?

French police reported 129 thefts and 877 acts of vandalism in Christian spaces in 2018, but neither the church nor French media are calling attention to the widespread incidents, reported RealClearInvestigations Wednesday. “The trend of increased attacks on French churches has been mostly ignored,” Ellen Fantini of the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe told the Daily ...

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Trump Administration Won’t Let Congress See Secret Cyber Weapons Directive: Lawmakers

United States Cyber Command

Leaders of the House Armed Services Committee are not happy that the Trump administration has not let them see a secret 2018 cyber weapons directive and related documents, and a committee spokeswoman said a letter they sent in February was ignored, according to The Wall Street Journal Wednesday. It is unknown if any members of Congress have seen National Security ...

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US Sanctions Iran-Backed Hezbollah Officials As Tensions With Tehran Continue

The U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions Tuesday on three Hezbollah officials accused of carrying out “Iran’s bidding.” “[Hezbollah] uses its operatives in Lebanon’s parliament to manipulate institutions in support of the terrorist group’s financial and security interests, and to bolster Iran’s malign activities,” Sigal Mandelker, Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said in a statement. The sanctions come ...

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Ross Perot Dead At 89

Texas billionaire and two-time independent presidential candidate Ross Perot died Tuesday at 89 after a five-month battle with leukemia. Perot is probably best known for his presidential runs in 1992 and 1996, reported the Dallas Morning News. Perot garnered 19% of the popular vote but no electoral college votes in 1992 and was viewed as a spoiler who helped then-candidate ...

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