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Student Group Condemns Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Smear Campaign’ To Scare Away Donors Over ‘Climate Denial’

Students for Liberty says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez launched a “smear campaign” against them. Ocasio-Cortez and Pingree wrote letters to the student group’s big tech sponsors over concerns of “climate denial.” Students for Liberty denied this and said such claims were “built on half-truths and misinformation.” A libertarian student group fired back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Democratic colleague for ...

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Progressives Break With Democratic Party Over US Opposition To Socialist Dictator Nicolas Maduro

At least three progressive Democrats have broken with their party to criticize President Donald Trump for his Wednesday decision to oppose Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro. Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Ro Khanna of California excoriated Trump when he became one of several world leaders to recognize Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the country’s leader instead of ...

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‘Polar Vortex’ Will Have Nearly 90 Percent Of US Below-Freezing

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Nearly 90 percent of the continental U.S. will experience below-freezing temperatures over the next five days as Arctic air moves south, according to forecasts. The “polar vortex” event will have 89 percent of the continental U.S. with below freezing weather, meteorologist Ryan Maue said. In fact, all of the lower-48 are forecast to experience freezing weather, including Florida. Arctic blast ...

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Kamala Harris Made Her First Campaign Speech All About Race

Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris ceremonially kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign Sunday with a speech that focused on racism and police brutality. “Let’s speak the truth that too many unarmed black men and women are killed in America,” Harris told the crowd. “Too many black and brown Americans are being locked up from mass incarceration, to cash bail, to ...

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CBP Officers Seize Nearly $1 Million in Unreported Currency at Juarez-Lincoln Bridge

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers Juarez-Lincoln Bridge recently seized nearly $1 million in unreported currency hidden within a passenger vehicle during an outbound examination. “Our frontline CBP officers continue to maintain resolute vigilance in both the inbound and outbound environments and their attention to detail helped to detect a significant load of unreported currency,” said ...

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Half Of America Doesn’t Have Confidence Mueller’s Report Will Be Fair

The majority of Americans support congressional Democrats’ calls to investigate President Donald Trump’s past communication and financial ties with Russia, but half of them lack confidence that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report will be fair and even-handed. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Sunday showed that 50 percent of Americans surveyed don’t believe Mueller’s probe, which is currently investigating Russian ...

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Duke Prof Tells Students Not To Speak Chinese To Improve English. She Was Asked To Step Down From Leadership Role As A Result

A Duke University professor was asked to step down from an administrative role following an email she sent to students Friday, advising them not to speak Chinese in order to improve on speaking English and better their chances of getting jobs. Megan Neely, an assistant professor for Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, sent the email after receiving complaints from two unnamed professors ...

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Federal Court Refused To Unseal Documents Justifying FBI Raid On Reported Clinton Foundation Whistleblower

A federal court is keeping documents justifying an FBI raid on a reportedly recognized whistleblower secret. Attorneys and whistleblower advocates say the court should disclose whether prosecutors told the judge that Dennis Cain was a whistleblower. Cain reportedly gave documents pertaining to the Clinton Foundation and Uranium One to a presidentially appointed watchdog before the raid. A federal court refused to unseal government ...

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Here’s Everything We Know About Roger Stone, ‘Person 1,’ And ‘Person 2’ Following Mueller Indictment

The special counsel’s indictment of Roger Stone highlighted a deep rift that has grown during the Russia investigation between the longtime Trump confidant and two former associates he worked with during the 2016 presidential campaign. Jerome Corsi and Randy Credico, who are referred to as “Person 1” and “Person 2” in the indictment, have indicated that they will testify against ...

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Trump Administration Accepts Guaido’s Desingee as Envoy to the U.S.

The United States Government has accepted a new Venezuelan envoy to Washington, D.C., according to a statement by the U.S. State Department. “The United States accepted interim President Juan Guaido’s designation of Carlos Alfredo Vecchio as the Chargé d’Affaires of the Government of Venezuela to the United States on January 25,” the statement said. “Mr. Vecchio will have authority over ...

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Cliven Bundy Vows To Fight If Feds Put Him Back On Trial

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy may be heading back to court again for criminal charges related to his standoff with federal officials in 2014. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the charges against Bundy in January 2018, but federal prosecutors intend to appeal the judge’s decision to the Ninth Circuit by Feb. 6. Should the Ninth Circuit rule against him, Bundy ...

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Possible Independent Presidential Run by Former Starbucks CEO has Democrats On Edge

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s open consideration of an independent, third-party bid for the White House has numerous Democratic political operatives and candidates sounding the alarm. “I have a concern that if he did run, that essentially, it would provide Donald Trump with his best hope of getting re-elected,” Julian Castro — a former Housing and Urban Development secretary under the ...

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Venezuela Allows US Diplomats To Stay After Pompeo Draws A Hard Line

Venezuela abandoned its call for all U.S. diplomats to vacate the socialist country Sunday as the Trump administration and Western allies attempt to push President Nicolas Maduro out of power. The move came after Maduro severed relations with the U.S. due to President Donald Trump’s Jan. 23 decision to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. Venezuela’s decision also comes ...

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