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Rand Paul goes on Colbert, schools him on oversight

  by Henry Rodgers Sen. Rand Paul said he believes there is a potential problem with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Wednesday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Colbert asked Paul if he thinks the four-page FISA memo, which alleges top officials in the FBI and Department of Justice misled a federal surveillance ...

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‘Conservative’ NYT Columnists Have A Habit Of Telling Americans They’re Worse Than Immigrants

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  by Will Racke The stable of right-of-center opinion writers at The New York Times is not known for its viewpoint diversity. David Brooks, Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss regularly offer predictable critiques of Trumpist populism, mixed in with Manhattan- and Beltway-approved opinions on divisive social issues. Brooks and Stephens, in particular, have achieved a remarkable synergy in their writing ...

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House Intel Dems Leak Bad Info About Nunes Memo And The Daily Beast Eats It Up

  by Jack Crowe In yet another example of the damaging relationship between Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee and the media, The Daily Beast incorrectly reported Tuesday that GOP Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the chairman of the intel panel, refused to say whether he cooperated with the White House in drafting his much-discussed memo detailing partisanship within the ...

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DNC Running On Fumes Heading Into Midterm Elections

  by Andrew Kerr The Democratic National Committee raised $5.2 million in December, bringing its total 2017 fundraising haul to $66 million, according to paperwork filed Wednesday evening to the Federal Election Commission. The total is about half of the Republican National Committee’s estimated 2017 fundraising total of $132.5 million. In addition to being outraised by nearly a factor of two, the DNC’s ...

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Huge Majority Of Americans Liked What They Heard From Trump On Immigration Policy

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  by Will Racke President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech was mostly well-received by the American public, and his remarks on immigration policy were no exception, according to a poll of people who watched the address. Outlining his policy vision for the upcoming year, Trump used inclusive rhetoric to defend a strongly nationalist immigration agenda. He offered ...

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Teacher Yanked From Classroom After Bashing US Military

  by Grace Carr A California teacher has been pulled out of the classroom after a student posted a video of him bashing the military and calling its members low lives. “Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb—-s. They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, ...

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Emergency Worker Who Sent False Missile Alert Fired For Scaring The Crap Out Of Hawaii

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  by Ryan Pickrell The emergency worker who terrified Hawaii with a false missile alert earlier this month has been fired, according to The Associated Press. A little over two weeks ago, the people of Hawaii woke up to a horrifying message: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT IN BOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” The message was sent in error, but ...

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Study: Conservatives Are Hotter Than Liberals

  by Grace Carr Conservatives are more aesthetically pleasing than liberals, according to two political science professors who conducted multiple surveys to obtain their results. Published in the Politics and Life Sciences Journal, the Cambridge University Press December 2017 study — “Effects of Physical Attractiveness On Political Beliefs” — finds that attractive males and females identify as political conservatives. “Controlling ...

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Celebrity Chef Admits To Defaming Ivanka

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  by Jack Crowe Celebrity chef José Andrés falsely accused Ivanka Trump of asking that he be denied entry to a private Washington, D.C., party Saturday night. Andrés, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, attended the Alfalfa Club dinner but was barred from an after party at Cafe Milano in Georgetown. The well-known chef recently backed out of a deal to ...

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Is Elon Musk Now Selling $600 Flamethrowers?

  by Chris White Tech guru Elon Musk promised last December that his newest company would develop a flamethrower, and now it looks like this might be one promise he’ll follow through on. Reddit users on several Musk-related subreddits noticed earlier this month that the URL “boringcompany.com/flamethrower” began redirecting to a page with singular password box. One user managed to guess the original ...

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NICE SHOT: US Wiped Out 150 Terrorists With Strike On ISIS Headquarters In Syria

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  by Will Racke A series of precision airstrikes against an ISIS headquarters killed nearly 150 militants in eastern Syria, Pentagon officials announced Tuesday. The strikes, launched Saturday amid a government shutdown in Washington, targeted an ISIS command and control center in As Shafah, one of the terror group’s last remaining enclaves in Syria’s Euphrates River Valley. The ISIS camp contained a “heavy ...

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Trump Goes After FBI For Losing Partisan Agents’ Text Messages

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  by Jack Crowe President Donald Trump drew attention to the FBI’s recent disclosure that they “failed to preserve” text messages exchanged between anti-Trump agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, calling the development “one of the biggest stories in a long time” in a Tuesday morning tweet. In one of the biggest stories in a long time, the FBI now ...

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Report: Twitter COO Resigns

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  by Eric Lieberman Twitter COO Anthony Noto is resigning from his post at the social media company and heading to the helm of a growing personal finance company. After a career on Wall Street, Noto joined Twitter as CFO in 2014, then took over as head of operations in 2016, according to Bloomberg, which was the first to report the move. ...

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Facebook Admits Social Media May Be Bad For Democracy

  by Eric Lieberman A top Facebook executive admitted Monday that the social media platform may have a harmful effect on democracy, an apparently dire concern of the company. There have been many moments in the past where it appeared like social media helped cultivate democratic principles and institutions, however, more recent events changed Facebook’s perception. “From the Arab Spring ...

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Former Military Lawyers: Chelsea Manning Subject To Prosecution For Running For Office

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  by Jonah Bennett Chelsea Manning has filed to run for Senate as a Democratic candidate in Maryland, but according to former military lawyers, such a run subjects Manning to prosecution for violating Pentagon regulations on political activities. Manning, the transgender soldier who spent seven years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 sensitive documents to WikiLeaks, recently filed paperwork with ...

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