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Attorney General William P. Barr Releases First-Ever Semiannual Report on the Fix NICS Act

On Nov. 14, 2019, the Attorney General published and submitted to Congress the first semiannual report on the Fix NICS Act. The report, required by the Fix NICS Act passed by Congress in March 2018, reflects strong compliance with the Act and demonstrates renewed efforts at all levels of government to improve the sharing of records and information that are ...

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Democratic Rep Alcee Hastings Under Investigation For Relationship With Staffer

The House Ethics Committee is investigating Democratic Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings for an alleged improper relationship with one of his congressional staffers, the committee announced Thursday. “The Committee is aware off public allegations arising out off Representative Alcee Hastings’ personal relationship with an individual employed in his congressional office,” the committee’s co-chairs said in a press release. The committee first ...

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Ethics Panel Recommends Subpoena For Rashida Tlaib Over ‘Problematic’ Campaign Payments

The Office of Congressional Ethics recommended subpoenaing Rep. Rashida Tlaib and several of her campaign staffers as part of an investigation into whether the Michigan Democrat improperly diverted campaign funds for personal use. All five members of the board of OCE voted to recommend that the House Ethics Committee continue an investigation into Tlaib over $17,500 in payments she received ...

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Poll: Nearly Half Of Likely US Voters Oppose Medicare For All

Nearly half of likely U.S. voters oppose Medicare for All, according to a Rasmussen national poll published Thursday. The poll found 46% of likely U.S. voters oppose the universal health care plan proposed by 2020 Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, while 39% are in favor of such a program, the poll shows. Additionally, the survey also found ...

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‘Lied Numerous Times’: GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Blasts Adam Schiff

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Thursday that he believes that Rep. Adam Schiff has “lied numerous times” during his tenure as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, including about his knowledge of the Trump whistleblower. “I think Adam Schiff has lied numerous times. I do not think Adam Schiff is fit to be in this position of running the ...

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Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders Introduce A New Version Of Their Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders rolled out another version of the Green New Deal as both lawmakers gear up for the 2020 election. The new version calls for a $180 billion investment to retrofit public housing to eliminate all carbon emissions, The Hill reported Thursday. The housing units would use solar panels and other green energy resources to ...

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Border Numbers Continue To Show The Immigration Crisis Is Waning

Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, spoke at the White House on Thursday to discuss the latest month’s border apprehension numbers.  October saw roughly 42,000 apprehensions, a drop from the previous month and the lowest number in the calendar year, demonstrating that the immigration crisis is continuing to wane.  For the first time in 18 months, ...

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Washington Post Only Fact Checks Republicans After First Day Of Impeachment Hearings

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The Washington Post fact-checked various statements made during the first day of public impeachment hearings Wednesday, but the round-up failed to look into any comments made by Democrats. The fact-checking article was a round-up of only Republican members of Congress, and the publication declined to include any statements from Democrats. The analysis, published Thursday, is titled “Fact-checking the opening day of ...

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Warren’s ‘Billionaire Tears’ Mug Is Sold Through A Billionaire-Run Company

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new “Billionaire Tears” mug will send one billionaire laughing all the way to the bank. The $25 mug, which Warren’s presidential campaign introduced Wednesday, is sold through Shopify, a Canadian e-commerce company whose founder and CEO, Tobias Lütke, is worth an estimated $2.8 billion. “Savor a warm, slightly salty beverage of your choice in ...

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MSNBC Hires Former Mueller ‘Pit Bull’ Andrew Weissmann As Legal Analyst

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MSNBC added to its roster of former government officials-turned-analysts on Wednesday with the hiring of Andrew Weissmann, one of the lead investigators on the special counsel’s probe. Weissmann, who earned the nickname of Robert Mueller’s “pit bull,” made his debut as a legal analyst on the liberal network to discuss testimony given in the Trump impeachment hearings. Weissmann joins a ...

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Dem Prosecutors Fear For Suburbs’ Safety As Radical District Attorneys, Fueled By Soros Cash, Take Control

Radical criminal justice reformers won elections as top prosecutors in three D.C. suburbs Nov. 5 after a George Soros-funded PAC inundated sleepy local elections with millions of out-of-state dollars. In Fairfax County, Virginia, Democratic incumbent Ray Morrogh quit the party after saying that Steve Descano is unqualified to be in charge of public safety. In Arlington, Virginia, Democratic incumbent Theo ...

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Attorney General Barr Announces Launch of Project Guardian – A Nationwide Strategic Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Project Guardian, a new initiative designed to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws across the country. Specifically, Project Guardian focuses on investigating, prosecuting, and preventing gun crimes. Reducing gun violence and enforcing federal firearms laws have always been among the Department’s highest priorities. In order to develop a ...

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AG William Barr Says Release Of FISA Report Is ‘Imminent’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the release of an inspector general’s report on FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign is “imminent.” On Tuesday, multiple news outlets reported that Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, has invited witnesses interviewed in connection with the investigation to review portions of the forthcoming report. The step is routine in investigations conducted ...

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Public Impeachment Hearing Begins With Arguments Over Outing The Whistleblower

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff began the hearing with his opening statements, saying that the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine was an impeachable offense and questioning whether Trump was trying to “exploit” the country’s “vulnerability” for his own personal gain. The inquiry, which is based on an August whistleblower complaint, has received major pushback from Republicans who ...

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Trump Admin Wants To Deny Work Permits To Migrants Who Entered The US Illegally

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The Trump administration is proposing a new rule that, if implemented, would make asylum seekers ineligible for work permits if they entered the U.S. illegally. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the federal agency tasked with managing the country’s immigration system, is introducing new employment rules for migrants. Namely, the agency is aiming to bar work permits for asylum ...

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