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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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Notre Dame Schedules First Mass Since Devastating April Fire

The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris scheduled its first mass for Saturday after the devastating fire that led to the collapse of its iconic spire. Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit will celebrate mass Saturday with a select group of roughly 30 worshippers in a side chapel. Only a small number of priests, canons and church employees will be allowed in, 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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Medicare For All Rally Organizers Blame American Medical Association As ‘Major Reason’ People Aren’t Covered

Doctors, nurses and others who support Medicare for all protested the American Medical Association’s stance against a single-payer health care system at the association’s annual meeting in Chicago Saturday. “The AMA is a major reason why 28 million Americans still don’t have health insurance. … By deploying powerful lobbying and misleading media campaigns, the AMA has opposed or hijacked nearly ...

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Pete Buttigieg Says ‘The Black Church’ Is ‘Still Coming To Terms With LGBTQ Inclusion’

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said the black church is “still coming to terms with LGBTQ inclusion” during an interview with BET published Friday. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet with Black queer faith leaders and found there is a much more rich and diverse dialogue going on in activist communities of faith. Especially when you think about how the ...

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Pompeo: US Is Trying To Keep Venezuelan Opposition Unified, But It’s ‘Devilishly Difficult’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said keeping Venezuela’s opposition regime unified “has proven devilishly difficult” in another round of leaked audio from a May 28 off-the-record meeting published Wednesday night. “Our conundrum, which is to keep the opposition united, has proven devilishly difficult,” Pompeo said in the recording according to The Washington Post. “The moment Maduro leaves, everybody’s going to ...

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Pompeo Casts Doubt Middle East Peace Plan Will Work

An unauthorized recording of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting revealed him casting doubt on the Trump administration’s yet-to-be-proposed Middle East peace plan. The meeting occurred a day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a snap election after he failed to merge enough parties to form a government. The meeting was with the Conference of Presidents of ...

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The New York Times Highlights Sec Elaine Chao’s Connections To China. Chao’s Sister Appears To Find It Racist

The New York Times published a story Sunday suggesting Transportation Department Sec. Elaine Chao “boosted the profile of her family’s shipping company” through her position. The NYT cited proposed budget cuts within her department to imply she serves at the expense of U.S. government support of the American shipping industry. Chao is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who founded shipping ...

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