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News Outlets Almost Completely Ignore Reporting On Part Of A Kavanaugh Allegation, Analysis Finds

ABC, CBS and NBC almost completely ignored reporting that Christine Blasey Ford’s friend said she doesn’t believe Ford’s accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to a media research center. The three outlets spent 31 minutes, 47 seconds in three days of reporting on allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, Newsbusters’ Curtis Houck first reported. The news comes on the heels ...

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New Poll: Bad News for Beto as He Continues to Push Gun Confiscation

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s support for confiscating Americans’ firearms doesn’t appear to have helped buoy the Texas Democrat’s presidential campaign, according to a poll published Tuesday. O’Rourke struggled to maintain 2% of the vote in a Wall Street Journal poll conducted Sept. 13-16 of 506 Democratic primary voters. His numbers didn’t change much since July, when the former lawmakers pulled in ...

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‘Screw It’: New Book Says Comey Skirted Protocol To Set Up Fateful Michael Flynn Interview

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A book released Tuesday says that Jim Comey took advantage of the “chaos” that marked the early days of the Trump presidency to set up a White House interview with Michael Flynn. Josh Campbell, an assistant to Comey, writes that the ex-FBI chief went around normal bureau procedures to authorize the Flynn interview. “We just decided, you know, screw it,” ...

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Car Crashes into Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, Injuring 2

A car crashed into Trump Plaza in New Rochelle, New York, on Tuesday around 9 p.m., injuring three people including the driver, police say. A witness, Israel Galvan, said the male driver plowed his Mercedes-Benz C300 coupe into the luxury residence building before “casually” stepping out of the driver’s seat and sitting on a couch in the lobby of the ...

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‘Climate Rebels’ Plan To Blockade Traffic To Push For Green New Deal

A coalition of self-described “climate rebels” demanding action on a Green New Deal are planning to bring the nation’s capital to a standstill on Monday by blockading traffic at key intersections in the city. “On September 23rd, we are going to shut down DC,” the Shut Down D.C. Strike Coalition states on its website. “We will block key infrastructure to ...

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California Adds Iowa To ‘Travel Ban’ Due To Its Refusal To Cover Gender Transitions In Medicaid

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California’s attorney general announced the state added Iowa to a “travel ban” on account of the Midwestern state’s refusal to cover gender transitioning procedures within Medicaid. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra made the announcement on Sept. 13 prohibiting taxpayer-funded travel to Iowa for public employees and state university students as of Oct. 4, The Sacramento Bee reported. “The Iowa Legislature ...

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Trump Campaign Releases Video Hammering Biden’s Mental Fitness

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign released a video Tuesday hammering former Vice President Joe Biden’s mental fitness, in a preview of a potential general election matchup. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted out the video, which combines Biden’s mental slip-ups on the campaign trail with questions about Biden’s fitness from members of the media and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. ...

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Costs Prevent Pentagon From Moving Forward On Three Border Projects

The Pentagon is putting the brakes on three different border construction projects in Arizona and California due to costs constraints. The Department of Defense will not be able to cover the costs for a plan to build roughly 20 miles of fencing and other infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a Monday court filing Politico flagged. The Pentagon first green-lighted ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Challenger To Moderate Illinois Democrat

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is endorsing a progressive candidate seeking to oust Rep. Daniel Lipinski, a moderate Illinois Democrat, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Marie Newman is backed by Justice Democrats, the group that supported Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign in 2018. Newman, a businesswoman, also ran in 2018 against Lipinski and lost by about 2,000 votes. Ocasio-Cortez is walking ...

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Hawley: Calls For Kavanaugh Impeachment Show Democrats Are At War With The Constitution

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri condemned fresh calls to impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying Democrats have resorted to extreme resistance measures that are undermining constitutional government. Speaking to Hill.TV, Hawley connected the Kavanaugh impeachment push with the progressive campaign to pack the Supreme Court, accusing Democrats of subverting any institution they cannot control. “They want to impeach Justice Kavanaugh, ...

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NYT Reporters Say Editors Removed Exculpatory Information About Kavanaugh

The co-authors of a new book about Brett Kavanaugh blamed New York Times editors on Monday for removing a key passage from an essay they published over the weekend that laid out a new, but uncorroborated, sexual misconduct allegation against the Supreme Court justice. In an interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly addressed the ...

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