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POLL: Half Of California Voters Have Considered Ditching The State, Citing Taxes And High Housing Prices

More than half of California voters have considered leaving the state, according to a poll from the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. Berkeley. Nearly 24% of voters in the state have given serious thought to the idea, while 28% have given some consideration, the Sept. 27 poll notes. They cite several reasons why bailing is appropriate, some of which are common ...

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Chuck Schumer Wants IRS To Investigate NRA, Consider Stripping Tax-Exempt Status

Sens. Ron Wyden and Chuck Schumer are urging the IRS to investigate and possible strip the NRA of its tax-exempt status after a Democrat-led investigation revealed its connections to a foreign agent. Findings in a recent invitation by the House Finance Committee raises “questions” about whether violated its “social welfare requirements,” Wyden and Schumer wrote in an Oct. 2 letter ...

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Trump Declares Victory After A Judge Blocked California’s Attempt To Keep Him Off The Ballot

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President Donald Trump declared victory Wednesday after a judge blocked a California law that sought to keep his name off the state’s ballot ahead of the 2020 election. Judge Morrison England Jr. officially blocked the law Tuesday afternoon, giving the president a major victory pending a California appeal. The law, passed in July, would have required any candidate running for ...

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Court Backs Trump’s Move To Cancel Net Neutrality, Calling Critics Arguments ‘Unconvincing’

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A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration acted lawfully when it nixed the net neutrality rules in 2017, dealing a blow to activists who argued the repeal was a give away to the telecommunications industry. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Federal Communications Commission and its Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, finding that net neutrality ...

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REPORT: Row Over Abortion, Climate Change Spurs Facebook To Exempt Opinion, Advocacy From Fact Checks

Facebook plans to exempt opinion content and political advocacy organizations from the social media giant’s independent fact checking efforts, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing anonymous sources. The company plans to also allow publishers of information found to be false to appeal directly to Facebook, sources told TheWSJ, adjusting previous operating procedure that restricted brands and individuals to appealing ...

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Dems Subpoena Giuliani For Docs Related To Impeachment Inquiry

Democratic lawmaker subpoena former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani Monday for documents related to the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. House Democrats’ inquiry “includes an investigation of credible allegations that [Giuliani] acted as an agent of the President in a scheme to advance his personal political interests by abusing the power of the Office of the President,” ...

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Biden Dramatically Scales Back Digital Ad Buys Amid Trump’s Attacks

Former Vice President Joe Biden is dramatically scaling back digital ad buys while his fellow Democratic opponents are ramping up their online presence, a move some strategists say is unusual for a serious political candidate. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and other top candidates are outspending Biden online. Biden’s lack of online spending on Facebook and Google ads over the ...

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Pelosi Suggests Losing The House Might Be Worth The Price If Trump Is Impeached

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Saturday night that she is willing to lose the House of Representatives to Republicans if it means ousting President Donald Trump. “It doesn’t matter,” Pelosi said in response to a question from Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith about whether she is worried how an impeachment inquiry will impact the 2020 House elections. “Our first responsibility is ...

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Trump’s EPA Tells California Gov. Newsom His State’s Homeless Population Is Destroying The Environment

The Trump administration will tell California Gov. Gavin Newsom Thursday that his state’s homeless population is hurting the environment, a move that ratchets up the president’s political war with the country’s biggest blue state. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote a letter to the governor citing multiple instances of California failing to meet federal water-quality standards, noting that the ...

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Liz Warren Stammers When Asked If She Would Allow Her VP’s Son to Sit On Foreign Company’s Board

Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared to stammer and waffle Wednesday when a reporter asked her if it would be ethical if her hypothetical vice president’s son served on the board of a foreign company. “No,” Warren told a reporter at a campaign stop in New Hampshire before pausing to reconsider her answer. She added: “I don’t know. I mean I’d have ...

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RNC Calls On Biden To Release Transcripts Of Discussions He Had With Ukraine While Vice President

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is calling on former Vice President Joe Biden to release transcripts of conversations he had with Chinese and Ukrainian officials while he served in the Obama White House. McDaniel’s requests come after President Donald Trump decided to release the transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Democrats are accusing Trump of abusing the powers ...

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Facebook Removed False Label After Scientists Said Climate ‘Alarmist’ Fact Checkers Are Targeting Them

Facebook dinged a fact check after climate scientists said a partisan fact-checking group the company uses is defaming them. Another Facebook fact checker came under criticism after dinging an editorial from a pair of climatologists about the problems with climate models. “Facebook is on a slippery slope,” one of the scientists said, referring to the company’s decision to allow supposedly ...

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Apple Boosts Production In Texas After Trump Exempts Company From Some Import Tariffs

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Apple will begin producing the new wave of Mac desktop computers in Texas days after the Trump administration exempted the tech company from being subject to brutal tariffs. Most of Apple’s products are assembled in China and are facing tariff threats. The company received exceptions Friday that enable it to import parts without paying import tariffs. The new Mac Pro models include ...

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Bill Weld Accuses Trump Of Treason, Says The Penalty For Such Actions Is Death

Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld said Monday that President Donald Trump should consider himself lucky if he doesn’t face the death penalty for his asking a foreign entity to probe his political enemies. The president has gone far beyond merely undermining Democratic institutions, Weld told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. Trump’s decision to ask Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice ...

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Ocasio-Cortez: House Dems’ Refusal To Impeach Is A Bigger Scandal Than Trump’s’ ‘Law Breaking’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested Saturday that House Democrats unwillingness to oust President Donald Trump is more scandalous than anything the president has done up to this point in his presidency. Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive Democrats in the House have been poking and prodding the moderate members of their party to move quicker on impeachment proceedings. The New York lawmaker became ...

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