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Obama: It is ‘Inexcusable’ Not To Boost The Economy With A Payroll Tax Holiday

Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump’s executive order paving the way for a payroll tax holiday years after former President Barack Obama called it “inexcusable” for lawmakers not to extend a similar cut during the recovery from the 2008 recession. Trump signed an executive order Saturday ordering a payroll tax holiday from Aug. 1 through the end ...

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Poll: Democrats Side With Protests Despite Criminality While President Supports Law and Order

Likely voters say that President Donald Trump supports police while Democratic leaders support protesters as anti-police demonstrations continue in several major cities, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey. The survey found that two-thirds of respondents said Trump supports the police, according to Rasmussen. Another 15% said Trump tries to be impartial and 11% said he supports protesters. Meanwhile, 60% ...

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One Confirmed Dead, Two Trapped After Baltimore Gas Explosion

A gas explosion ripped through a residential Baltimore area Monday, killing one woman and trapping at least two other individuals in the rubble, the Baltimore Sun reported. The explosion took place before 10 a.m. in the Reistertown Station neighborhood on Labyrinth St., the cause of which is still unclear and being investigated by authorities, said Blair Adams, the public relations ...

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Trump Administration Meets With Taiwan’s President Despite Objections From China

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen Monday morning, marking the most prominent meeting between the two nations in decades, The Hill reported. The visit “demonstrates the robust U.S.-Taiwan partnership on global health and health security, one of the many aspects of our comprehensive friendship,” Azar said, according to CNN. “We consider Taiwan to ...

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AUDIO: FBI Informant Stefan Halper Said Flynn Was Not ‘Going To Be Around Long’

A former Bush administration official has released audio of his conversation from Jan. 10, 2017, with Stefan Halper, a former Cambridge professor who was an FBI source during the Trump-Russia probe. Halper told Steven Schrage that Michael Flynn, the incoming national security adviser, was likely not “going to be around long.”  Schrage says he found the comment peculiar because Flynn ...

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Border Patrol Agents Intercept Ultralight Aircraft Narcotic Smuggling Attempt

CALEXICO, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents seize methamphetamine in an ultralight aircraft smuggling attempt on Saturday morning. The incident occurred at approximately 1 a.m., when Border Patrol agents observed an ultralight aircraft flying at a low altitude east of Highway 111 and south of Jasper Road. Agents responded to the area and located a yellow duffle bag ...

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Sen. Ron Johnson Subpoenas FBI Director Christopher Wray For All Crossfire Hurricane Documents

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Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, subpoenaed FBI Director Christopher Wray last week for all documents related to Crossfire Hurricane, the investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia. The subpoena, issued on Aug. 6, calls for Wray to produce all of the documents related to the probe by Aug. ...

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Three Battleground States Wouldn’t Say When Americans Can Expect Election Results, a Fourth Isn’t Sure

Election officials in Arizona, Florida and Pennsylvania didn’t respond to repeated inquiries on when the nation could expect the results from the November election. An official in Wisconsin said timing is uncertain. Wisconsin and Michigan have invested millions towards protective equipment, recruiting poll workers and facilitating the count of absentee ballots for November’s election, officials say. Though Wisconsin has taken ...

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‘You Want To Buy Crack?’: NYC Homeless Staying In Luxury Hotels Urinating In Public, Harassing Residents

Homeless people housed in multiple hotels in an upscale part of Manhattan are reportedly urinating in public, catcalling women and trying to sell drugs to those passing by, locals said in a Thursday report. The group of homeless people, which reportedly includes mentally ill individuals and 10 sex offenders, have been housed in three luxury hotels in Manhattan’s Upper West ...

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Border Patrol Arrests Mexican National Hiding Nearly $1 Million in Bulk Cash

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man on Wednesday morning with more than $960,000 hidden inside his SUV. A search of the SUV revealed 65 plastic-wrapped bundles of cash stuffed inside the vehicle’s gas tank.  At approximately 10:30 a.m., Border Patrol agents pulled over a suspicious Volkswagen Touareg on southbound Interstate 15 in Escondido. The driver, a ...

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Gov. Wheeler Warns Protesters They Might Re-Elect Trump If They Keep Trying To Murder Cops

Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler told demonstrators they were helping President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign during a news conference Thursday night after another night of protests in Portland, Oregon, the Associated Press reported. Protests on Thursday targeted a police precinct, where demonstrators allegedly disabled security cameras, broke windows, removed boards used to barricade the doors, stared fires and shined lasers at ...

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168,000 Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Intercepted by CBP Officers in Louisville

Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Louisville, Kentucky, intercepted a shipment containing the deadly narcotic, fentanyl. The shipment, originating from Mexico, was headed to Colorado and was manifested as a spare computer part for an automobile. Based on experience and past knowledge, officers inspected the parcel and found two bundles hidden inside the engine control ...

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Milwaukee Police Chief Demoted Over Use of Tear Gas, Hasn’t Ruled Out Suing City

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission demoted the city’s police chief Thursday over his handling of protests and the department’s treatment of minority communities during his tenure, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chief Alfonso Morales was demoted to the rank of captain after the civilian commission voted unanimously in favor of the measure, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Morales ...

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