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Democrats, Republicans Reach ‘Agreement In Principle’ On Border Wall Funding

Congressional Democrats and Republicans have reached an “agreement in principle” on proposed border security funding just days ahead of another potential shutdown. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) told reporters that he believes Trump will approve the compromise. “We think it’s going to work,” he said. “We had some hard negotiations.” The two major points of contention have been how much money will ...

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California Governor Orders National Guard Away From The Border

In a public rebuke to President Donald Trump, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the withdrawal of most of the National Guard troops currently deployed at the state’s southern border. “We are not interested in participating in this political theatre. I think it is political theatre,” Gavin said Monday in Sacramento as he formally announced his decision, while blasting Trump’s ...

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Democrats Wall Deal Seeks To Limit ICE’s Ability To House Criminal Illegal Immigrants

Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi

Democrats on the bicameral Homeland Security funding conference committee are demanding that border security appropriations include a limit to the number of beds at immigration detention facilities. The committee signaled last week that they are nearing a final border security deal that could be voted on prior to the Feb. 15 funding deadline. However, Republican Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, a ...

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Justin Fairfax Employer Puts Him On Leave After Multiple Sexual Assault Allegations |

Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s employer placed him on leave pending an investigation after two women levied allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. “During the investigation, Justin Fairfax has taken a leave of absence from Morrison & Foerster,” law firm chairman, Larren M. Nashelsky, said in a statement, according to The Washington Examiner. Fairfax is a lawyer at M&F, ...

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9th Circuit Sides With Trump On Environmental Waivers For Border Wall

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Monday in a case challenging its use of waivers to bypass environmental regulations in constructing parts of the border wall. The state of California and several environmental groups sued President Donald Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in September 2017 to stop construction of a border wall ...

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ICE WIll Have To Release 30,000 Criminals If Democrats Get What They Want On Wall Deal

Former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan claimed 30,000 criminals will be released from detention if Democrats get their way on immigration. “I’ve been saying for almost a year that I don’t think they’re ever going to accomplish the abolish ICE that they’ve been saying they’re going to do. But I’ve been saying what they’re going to ...

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Police Sources: ‘Smollett’s story is very likely not true’, according to report

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett made international headlines after he alleged that he was attacked at 2 AM in Arctic weather in Chicago but, local police department sources are growing increasingly skeptical of Smollet’s report and may even consider charges against him. “In short, there is near unanimity among police sources that Smollett’s story is very likely not true,” Mediaite reported.  ...

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Accused Murderer Escapes Double Murder Charge Thanks to the New Pro Abortion Law in New York

An accused murderer Anthony Hobson, 48, was charged originally with murder and second degree (illegal) abortion after stabbing his pregnant girlfriend Jennifer Irigoyen to death. Hobson was charged with double murder as he murdered Irigoyen and her unborn baby, but now he will not be charged with the murder of the unborn baby as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive ...

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Amy Klobuchar Announces Run For President

Minnesota Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar has joined the crowded field of Democrat Presidential candidates as the primary season gets closer. She joins Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Maryland Congressman John Delaney, California Senator Kamala Harris, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg who have all announced they will ...

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This Congressman Wants To Save Rural America – And He’s A Democrat |

Ro Khanna is a liberal Democrat representing California’s 17th congressional district, an area that encompasses much of Silicon Valley.  Khanna has devoted much of his career to helping bring high-paying tech jobs to rural communities across Middle America, touting the mutual benefit to both parties.  The California congressman, now in his second term in office, has sponsored legislation that has ...

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Most Black Virginians Think Ralph Northam Should Stay Despite Yearbook Photo |

Black Virginians overwhelmingly think Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam should remain in office despite the recent scandal over one of his 1984 medical school yearbook photos showing two people dressed in blackface and a Ku Klux Klan outfit. Overall, residents of Virginia are more split on the question with 47 percent saying Northam, a Democrat, should stay and 47 percent saying ...

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Northam Suggests The Racist Photo Scandal Could Make Him A Better Governor

Gov. Ralph Northam said Saturday that reports disclosing racist photos that appeared on the Democrat’s high school yearbook might serve a higher purpose: The scandal could make him a better governor. Northam has no intention of resigning from office before his term is up three years from now, he told The Washington Post in a sit-down interview. In fact, he claims ...

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Two U.S. men charged with Conspiring to Support a Foreign Terrorist Group

Two men, one in Texas and the other in New York, were charged Friday with conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, of Arlington, Texas, and Jesus Wilfredo Encarnacion, of Manhattan, were charged Friday by criminal complaint in Fort Worth, Texas, and Manhattan, New York, with conspiring to provide material support and resources to Lashkar-e-Taiba ...

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Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official — She’s Running For President

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced on Saturday that she is launching an official bid for the presidency in 2020. Let's do this. #Warren2020 pic.twitter.com/cmrp5O7pXx — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 9, 2019 The Massachusetts senator revealed on New Years Eve that she was forming an exploratory committee to test the waters for her likely presidential run. “America’s middle class is ...

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Trump Administration Goes After Pharmacies Unlawfully Dispensing Opioids

The Trump Administration announced legal action Friday to stop two pharmacies, their owner, and three pharmacists from dispensing controlled substance medications, including powerful opioids that have been linked to abuse and diversion. The action is part of a coordinated effort by the Justice Department’s Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (PIL) Task Force to deploy all available criminal, civil, and regulatory tools ...

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