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There’s Enough Evidence To Open A Criminal Investigation Into Ocasio-Cortez, Former FEC Commissioner Says

Former FEC Commissioner Hans von Spakovsky called for an investigation into alleged campaign finance violations by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide. “There seems to be enough evidence here to justify opening a criminal investigation,” von Spakovsky wrote in a Fox News op-ed Sunday. Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide Saikat Chakrabarti have since December 2017 controlled the outside PAC ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Fundraises Off False NYT Story Claiming AIPIC Activists Targeted Her

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised money after The New York Times ran a story that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was seeking to unseat her. “They are three people who, in my opinion, will not be around in several years,” Stephen Fiske told TheNYT, referring to Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive colleagues, Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of ...

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Dark Money Org Gave $2 Million to Group Funding Fusion GPS, Steele

A dark money group based in California contributed $2 million to The Democracy Integrity Project, the organization that has contracted with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to investigate President Donald Trump. The Democracy Integrity Project’s founder, a former staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has acknowledged to the FBI that the group provides information to the press, lawmakers and investigators. Fund ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Trashes Ronald Reagan: Pitted White Americans Against Brown And Black Americans

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Saturday that former President Ronald Reagan used certain rhetoric to pit white working class Americans against brown and black working class Americans. “A perfect example of how special interests and the powerful have pitted white working class Americans against brown and black working class Americans is Reaganism in the ’80s when he started talking about welfare queens,” ...

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Schiff Acknowledges Mueller May Never Get Trump To Testify

Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff of California said special counsel Robert Mueller should seek President Donald Trump’s sworn testimony Sunday, but seemed to acknowledge that outcome was unlikely. Speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, said it would be a mistake for Mueller to conclude his investigation without interviewing Trump in person and ...

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Bernie And Biden Are Leading The Field In Iowa By Enormous Margins

Former Vice President Joe Biden and self-avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders are leading the polls in Iowa, according to a poll published Sunday. The two septuagenarians are so far besting their younger, female Democratic opponents in the race to unseat President Donald Trump. Nearly 27 percent of likely Democratic caucus attendees say Biden is their first choice for president, according ...

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Clarence Thomas Clerks Dominate Trump’s Judicial Appointments

President Donald Trump has tapped seven of Justice Clarence Thomas’s former clerks for appeals court nominations since taking office. An eighth former Thomas clerk, Neomi Rao, will likely be confirmed in the near future. The justice actively mentors his closely knit network of acolytes.  One credential, in particular, has been a boon to candidates President Donald Trump considers for judicial ...

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CNN will be Sued for HUNDREDS of Millions of Dollars for Publishing Fake News

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The lawyer representing a Covington Catholic student who was falsely accused of racism said that he intends to sue CNN next week for hundreds of millions of dollars. Nicholas Sandman was portrayed by multiple news outlets, media personalities and social media influencers as having verbally attacked a Native American and a group of Black Hebrew Israelites. Now, his lawyer plans ...

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GOP Lawmaker Believes Glenn Simpson Faces ‘Real Legal Jeopardy’

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Bruce Ohr told Congress that he met with Glenn Simpson in August 2016, a claim that directly conflicts with what the Fusion GPS founder told Congress in his own testimony.  Simpson said that he met Ohr only after the 2016 election. The inconsistency has led one Republican to claim that Simpson is “in real legal jeopardy” over his testimony.  Ohr ...

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Since The US Is Springing Forward, Here’s The History Behind Daylight Saving Time

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Americans in most states are getting ready to “spring forward” and set their clocks an hour ahead Sunday, but how did daylight saving time start? Many people think that daylight saving time, abbreviated DST, can trace its roots back to founding father Benjamin Franklin. But that’s a misinterpretation of a satirical essay Franklin wrote while living in Paris in 1784, ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Has Racked Up Three Major Ethics Complaints During Her First Months In Congress

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has compiled a slew of ethics complaints during her first few months in Congress without providing much in the way of a response for any of them Watchdog groups have leveled ethics complaints at Ocasio-Cortez over her use of social media and alleged willingness to set up a million-dollar slush fund Ocasio-Cortez has not yet fully responded ...

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Snopes Gets Key Facts Wrong On Ocasio-Cortez Campaign Finance Scandal

The left-leaning fact-checking website Snopes butchered facts about a PAC controlled by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her top aide in a story published Thursday. Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, her former campaign chair and current chief of staff, obtained majority control of Justice Democrats in December 2017. The PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, has been ...

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Jussie Smollet Charged with 16 Felony Counts

Hate crime hoaxster Jussie Smollet was charged Friday with multiple counts of a class four felony. Prosecutors originally charged the “Empire” actor with a single count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. A Cook County grand jury, in an 86-page indictment, found 15 additional counts warranted due to Smollet’s repeated lies to investigators about a fake hate ...

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California Governor Declares There’s No ‘National Emergency’ In Border Town With A Wall

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a major critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, visited a border town with a wall and declared there was no “national emergency.” WATCH: I’m at our border today where there is no “national emergency.” San Ysidro is the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. It’s a region of economic vibrancy — of trade ...

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Majority Of House Democrats Vote To Let 16-Year-Olds Vote For President

A majority of House Democrats voted Wednesday to lower the federal voting age from 18 to 16. A number of high-profile Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, including California Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu, Hawaii Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan ...

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