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Stock Market Plunges Over Fears Of Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. stocks plunged Monday morning over fears of a possible global coronavirus pandemic. The Dow Jones dropped 997 points, or 3.4%, when markets opened Monday, CNN reported. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also fell 3.2% and 4.3%, respectively. The Monday morning plunge puts the Dow on pace for its biggest one-day drop since mid-August when it dropped 800 points after ...

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Bloomberg Office Vandalized, Campaign Immediately Suggests Bernie Sanders Is To Blame

Bernie Sanders

Michael Bloomberg’s campaign office in Knoxville, Tennessee was vandalized Thursday evening with “Fuck Bloomberg” spraypainted on its door. Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey issued a statement Friday saying the vandalism “echoes language from the Sanders campaign and its supporters,” but also saying that they don’t know who’s responsible for the action. “We call on Bernie Sanders to immediately condemn these ...

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‘Not A Winning Formula’: Bloomberg Blasts Democrats’ Fixation On Transgender Issues

Newly unearthed footage from March 2019 shows Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg referring to transgender people as “some guy wearing a dress” during a panel discussion in which the billionaire derided the Democratic Party’s fixation on transgender issues. “If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she or it can go ...

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Foreign Volunteers For Bernie Sanders Have Contacted Thousands Of American Voters

Foreign nationals volunteering for Sen. Bernie Sanders have sent thousands of texts and phone calls to American voters urging them to support his presidential bid. A Facebook group called Australians Supporting Bernie Sanders recently published a guide in January instructing prospective foreign volunteers on how to phone bank for Sanders. “Ready to do foreign campaign interference from Austria,” a user ...

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Dark Money Group Linked To Ocasio-Cortez To Spend $500,000 Attacking Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg

A dark money group with ties to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced Tuesday it will spend over $500,000 on digital ads attacking former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Ocasio-Cortez has in the past called dark money the “enemy to democracy,” saying groups that use it do so to “manipulate electorates” and silence grassroots candidates. ...

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Daughter Of Democratic County Commissioner Arrested During Trump Rally For Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest

The daughter of Democratic County Commissioner Pete Gerken of Lucas, Ohio, was arrested Thursday during President Donald Trump’s rally in Toledo for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Laura Gerkin’s arrest came just three days after her father had admonished Trump to have respect for the community prior to his visit. “You’re a guest in our house,” Pete Gerkin said on ...

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Left-Wing Groups Say FEC Should Remain Crippled Throughout 2020 Elections

A coalition of mostly left-wing groups Monday rejected a bipartisan call for the immediate nomination and confirmation of six new members of the Federal Election Commission. The FEC has only three active commissioners on its six-member board, rendering it unable to meet its four-member quorum to enforce campaign finance laws. The coalition called for the confirmation of just one or ...

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Russians Hacked Burisma: Report

Russian military hackers have successfully infiltrated Burisma, the Ukranian gas company that Hunter Biden worked for between 2014 and 2019. According to The New York Times, the hackers set their sights on Burisma in early November, when President Donald Trump was facing mounting scrutiny over allegations that he withheld military aid from Ukraine as he pressured its president to investigate ...

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Freeloader: Ocasio-Cortez Refuses To Pay Party Dues, Angering Some Of Her Democratic Colleagues

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the most prolific Democratic fundraisers in the House, but she’s refusing to pay any dues to the Democrats’ House campaign organization. Ocasio-Cortez has failed to pay a penny of the $250,000 she owes in “dues” to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), according to a Fox News report. Instead, she’s leveraging her ...

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Ruh-Roh: Dark Money Bolstered Bernie’s Campaign From Beginning; Maybe Illegally

Bernie Sanders has denounced Super PACs, but he’s been supported by a dark money group since launching his presidential campaign in February. Sanders founded Our Revolution in 2016, and now the group is leveraging its resources to do the “deep organizing necessary to elect President Bernie Sanders.” Sanders praised Our Revolution during an internal conference call in September for “doing ...

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Florida Judge Blocks Release Of Jeffrey Epstein Grand Jury Files

A Florida judge on Tuesday blocked a request for grand-jury records from Jeffrey Epstein’s 2006 indictment, saying there’s not a “scintilla” of evidence to suggest that corruption led to the financier’s sweetheart plea deal in 2008. The request came from special prosecutors appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tasked with investigating “irregularities” surrounding the plea deal Epstein cut with prosecutors ...

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Campaign Finance Lawyers Urge Trump And Congressional Leaders To Fix Deadlocked FEC

A bipartisan group of campaign finance lawyers sent a letter to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders of both parties Monday urging the nomination and confirmation of a new slate of commissioners to the Federal Election Commission. The lawyers lamented the “untenable situation” the FEC has been in since Republican Matthew Petersen departed from the commission at the end of ...

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Soleimani Was Planning ‘Imminent Attacks’ That Could Have Killed Hundreds Of Americans, Top US Official Says

Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was planning “imminent attacks” that could have killed hundreds of Americans prior to being killed in an airstrike near Baghdad’s airport Friday, a senior U.S. official said. The planned attacks would have targeted American facilities and workers in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and other countries, U.S. Special representative for Iran Brian ...

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