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FDA Warning: Black Licorice Can Cause Heart Problems

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Mom always said that eating too much candy is bad, but the FDA is one-upping her with a new warning on the consumption of black licorice. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a consumer update warning those who enjoy the dark treat to do so in moderation to avoid serious heart issues. If you’re 40 or older, eating ...

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Connections: Paul Manafort

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Richard Gates were indicted Monday for money laundering, tax evasion and several counts of underlying documentation fraud. Connecting the dots is a bit more difficult as Manafort used at least 31 companies to cover the trail of money coming from Ukraine and possibly Russia as it made its way to U.S. ...

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Watch: President and First Lady Hold White House Halloween Event

White House Halloween

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will participate in a Halloween trick-or-treat event at the White House for children from 20 local schools and military families. “On Monday, October 30, 2017, the White House will open the South Lawn to ghosts and goblins of all ages,” the first lady’s office said in a statement last week. The first ...

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Paul Manafort, Rick Gates charged with money laundering, 11 other counts

Paul Manafort

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and a former business associate of his were ordered to surrender to the F.B.I. early Monday on charges uncovered during a special counsel’s investigation into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in 2016. READ: Paul Manafort, Rick Gates 31-page indictment [full text] Shortly after the two surrendered, the indictment was unsealed revealing 12 criminal counts ...

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U.S.S. Roosevelt Reminds Americans How to Respect the Flag

CVN 71 USS Roosevelt

I thought long and hard about how I wanted to showcase this amazing show of respect for our nation and its flag. But honestly, the picture says more than I can so applaud this amazing effort by CVN71 – U.S.S. Roosevelt as they honor the flag they would give their lives for while some back home protest it without sacrifice. ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Monday, October 30, 2017

White House Halloween

President Donald Trump will receive the daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions then meet with Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In the evening, the President and the First Lady will participate in Halloween ...

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Connections: Fusion GPS and the Trump Dossier

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Fusion GPS is the political research firm responsible for the creation and publicizing of false information in the infamous Trump dossier authored by Christopher Steele. The Democratic party opposition research firm is now accused of being an unregistered foreign agent due to undisclosed ties to the Russian government. Follow the Money: Fusion GPS Where did the money for the Trump ...

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Conservative Publication Funded Fusion GPS Anti-Trump Research

Mathew Continetti

It wasn’t a Republican, per se, that funded the original Fusion GPS anti-Trump research project – it was a Conservative publication. The Washington Free Beacon told the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that it had funded the project from late 2015 thru spring of 2016, after which the Democratic National Committee picked it up. The Beacon said that it had ...

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UTAH Rumor Mill: Orrin Out, Mitt to Run?

Mitt Romney has reportedly told those close to him that if Orrin Hatch retires, as was rumored in April and again Friday, he would run for Hatch’s seat. According to a report in The Atlantic, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch privately told allies that he is planning to retire at the end of his term in 2018. Hatch has given no official ...

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DEA establishes six new opioid enforcement teams

DEA with local police

The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the establishment of six new enforcement teams focused on combatting the flow of opioids, specifically heroin and illicit fentanyl. “At a time when overdose deaths are at catastrophic levels, the DEA’s top priority is addressing the opioid epidemic and pursuing the criminal organizations that distribute their poison to our neighborhoods,” said DEA Acting Administrator ...

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Tax reform looking good for middle class, despite naysayers

Trump taxes

“Why are the naysayers so determined to block tax reform efforts on Capitol Hill?  There’s all too much negativity among folks like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.  But the reality is that there is widespread optimism that tax reform can become a reality in 2017.  Most on the left side of the aisle likely will not support efforts to improve ...

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Coroner: Eric Bolling’s son died from opioid overdose

Eric Bolling and Chase Bolling

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling announced Thursday night that his son died from an overdose that included opioids according to the medical examiner who performed the autopsy. “Just received some tragic news from Coroner in Colorado,” Mr. Bolling tweeted. “Eric Chase’s passing has been ruled an accidental overdose that included opioids.” In a sad coincidence, the announcement came the same ...

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Trump allows redaction of some JFK records before release

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The White House Thursday night said that some of the previously classified JFK assassination files will be released “with redactions” and some may not be available for several months quashing the jubilation and excitement that has surrounded the release. “The National Archives and Records Administration will make approximately 2,800 records available in full for public access today,” the White House ...

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DOJ Settles Lawsuits over IRS targeting of Tea Party groups

Jeff Sessions Speech

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that they have settled two lawsuits by Tea Party groups who were targeted by the IRS under former President Barack Obama. The IRS substantially delayed applications for tax-exempt status when they included “patriot”, “tea party”, “9/12″ or descriptions that aligned with Tea Party ideals. “As a result of these criteria, the IRS transferred hundreds ...

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