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Hezbollah Feeling The Squeeze Of Trump’s Sanctions

What Hezbollah is

Hezbollah been forced to make “draconian cuts” to its expenditures as a direct result of President Donald Trump’s 2018 sanctions on Iran, according to The Washington Post. Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, received upwards of $700 million a year, or 70% of its revenue, from Iran in the past. But Iran’s ability to finance the Lebanese militia group has been ...

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Here’s How The Asylum System Is Being Exploited

Only a small minority of migrants from the Central American countries at the epicenter of the border crisis say violence drove them out of their homeland, multiple surveys show. Most migrants from the so-called Northern Triangle that claim asylum at the border are let into the country pending a court hearing. But only about half file for asylum as they ...

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Media Matters Shared Employees With Left-Wing Nonprofit Hammering Trump With Lawsuits

Media Matters has since 2015, shared its employees with a government watchdog group behind dozens of lawsuits against President Donald Trump’s administration, according to the financial documents of both groups. The left-wing media watchdog began sharing “employees, office space and other related expenses” with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) beginning in 2015, financial statements from both groups ...

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Chelsea Manning Released From Jail, But Could Soon Return

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was released from a Virginia jail Thursday after spending 62 days in custody for refusing to testify about leaking documents to WikiLeaks before a grand jury. But Manning’s lawyers indicated the possibility that the former analyst could serve another stint in jail as soon as next Thursday. Manning was issued another subpoena while ...

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Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Quietly Corrects His Financial Disclosure After DCNF Revealed He Failed To Report His Position On Board Of Dark Money Group |

A co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus filed an amended financial disclosure report Friday revealing in 2017 his service on the board of a dark money nonprofit group dedicated to helping his caucus achieve its legislative goals. Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin filed the amended report one day after The Daily Caller News Foundation revealed he had omitted from his ...

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Joe Biden Outraised All Other Democratic Contenders In First 24 Hours

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Friday it had raised $6.3 million in its first 24 hours, surpassing the day-one totals of all other Democratic contenders. Biden’s campaign touted its fundraising statistics as proof it’s running a “truly grassroots campaign,” with 97 percent of online donations under $200 and an average online donation of $41. Biden’s campaign claimed ...

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Progressive Caucus’s Arrangement With Outside Charity Violates House Rules, Experts Say. Punishment Is Unlikely

Support the Congressional Progressive Caucus receives from an outside charity dedicated to advancing the caucus’s legislative objectives violates House rules, experts told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and 2020 presidential frontrunner Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are all members of the Progressive Caucus. Progressive caucus co-chair Rep. ...

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Mueller Report: Julian Assange Pushed Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory To ‘Obscure The Source’ Of DNC Emails

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange issued several public statements about murdered Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich which were “apparently designed to obscure the source” of the stolen DNC emails published in July 2016 by WikiLeaks, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian collusion in the 2016 election. The Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, or GRU, infiltrated the DNC’s ...

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Bernie Sanders Donated Less Than One Percent To Charity First Year He Made Over One Million Dollars

Vermont Sen. and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s charitable contributions fell far under the average for his income bracket the first year he reported earning more than one million dollars. Sanders released 10 years of tax returns Monday, revealing that he earned an average of $280,975 per year from 2009 through 2015, and that his income skyrocketed to $1,062,626 in ...

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Chicago To Sue Smollett After He Refuses To Pay Investigation Costs

The Chicago Department of Law said Thursday it will sue Jussie Smollett after they say the actor “refused to reimburse” the city for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his allegedly staged hate crime in January. “The Law Department will file the suit in the near future. As part of this legal action, the Law Department will pursue the ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Hit With Another FEC Complaint Over Her Affiliation With Justice Democrats

A conservative group filed a 21-count Federal Election Commission complaint Wednesday against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez alleging that her unreported arrangement with the Justice Democrats PAC violated campaign finance laws. The Daily Caller News Foundation first reported that Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff held legal control over the political action committee at the same time it was supporting her campaign. ...

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Chicago Demands $130,000 From Smollett, Threatens New Charges If He Doesn’t Pay Up

The city of Chicago on Thursday demanded Jussie Smollett pay $130,000 to cover overtime costs incurred by city police during their investigation into a hate crime the actor allegedly staged against himself in January. Smollett could face new charges of making false statements to the city if he doesn’t pay up in within seven days, the Chicago Corporation Counsel threatened ...

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Jussie Smollett ‘Volunteer Service’ Included Of Two Days Work With Jesse Jackson Nonprofit And An Appearance On PBS

Jussie Smollett spent two days volunteering with Jesse Jackson Sr.’s nonprofit group, a key factor that led prosecutors on Tuesday to drop all charges against the actor for allegedly staging a fake hate-crime against himself. A letter from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition said the “Empire” actor spent “several hours volunteering” with the group on Saturday and Monday. “Empire” music director ...

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Did Smollett Pay-Off the City of Chicago to Drop His Charges?

A law enforcement official said Tuesday that Jussie Smollet’s willingness to forfeit his $10,000 bond to Chicago City department was a key factor behind prosecutor’s decision to drop 16 felony charges related to his staging a fake hate-crime against himself. “There would be no nolle without the forfeiture,” Kiera Ellis, a spokesperson for State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, told reporters meaning ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Has Ties To A Dark Money Group

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ties with Organize for Justice, a 501(c)(4) dark money group that trains progressive organizers across the country. Ocasio-Cortez serves on the board of Justice Democrats, the “sister organization” of the dark money group. Ocasio-Cortez once called dark money the “enemy of democracy.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has ties with a dark money group that trains progressive organizers on ...

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