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‘Media Malpractice’: CNN Faces Backlash For One-Sided Questioning On Sanders Vs. Warren

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CNN faced backlash Tuesday night after debate moderator Abby Phillips took Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s side and stated as fact that Sen. Bernie Sanders told Warren in a private conversation that a woman couldn’t win the presidential election. Warren has accused Sanders of telling her in a private 2018 dinner that a woman candidate couldn’t the 2020 race — but Sanders ...

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Biden Says Obama’s Nuclear Deal With Iran Was ‘Working’ Before Trump Pulled US Out

Former Vice President Joe Biden said during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate that the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran was working before voters elected President Donald Trump. “I was part of that deal to get the nuclear agreement with Iran, bringing together the rest of the world, including some of the folks who aren’t friendly to us, and it ...

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Michael Flynn Seeks To Withdraw Guilty Plea, Accuses Prosecutors Of ‘Retaliation’

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn filed a court motion on Tuesday seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in a case that originated with the special counsel’s investigation. Flynn’s legal team accused prosecutors of acting in “bad faith” and out of “vindictiveness” when they recommended in a court filing on Jan. 7 that Flynn receive up to six months in ...

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Still at it: House Democrats Launch Investigation Into Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program

Democrats on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigrant and Citizenship announced on Tuesday an investigation into the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols program.  Migrant Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico,” calls on asylum seekers who reach the southern border to wait in Mexico for the duration of their court proceedings, which helps manage the immigration crisis. The program, while it’s ...

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AG Barr Reveals Stricter Procedures For Counterintelligence Investigations Of Presidential Campaigns

Counterintelligence investigations of future presidential campaigns will have to first be approved by the attorney general and FBI director, Attorney General William Barr said at a press conference on Monday. “The opening of a counterintelligence investigation of a presidential campaign would be something that the director of the FBI would have to sign off on and the attorney general would ...

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‘Time For Other States To Step Up’: Texas AG Explains Why The State Isn’t Accepting Refugees

Ken Paxton, the Republican attorney general of Texas, adamantly defended his governor’s decision to not accept refugees this year, noting that Texas has done more for refugees than any other state. Paxton, who has served as the top lawyer for Texas since 2015, appeared on Fox News to discuss Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbot’s decision to not accept refugees, becoming ...

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‘Wiser Than Most’: Iranian State Media Loves Bernie Sanders

Democratic 2020 candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is a favorite of Iran’s state media mouthpieces. Iran’s propaganda arms have hyped the Vermont senator and touted his criticisms of President Donald Trump’s order to kill Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani. The Dec. 29 international print edition of the Tehran Times, which describes itself as the “voice of the Islamic Revolution,” described Sanders ...

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Left-Wing Groups Say FEC Should Remain Crippled Throughout 2020 Elections

A coalition of mostly left-wing groups Monday rejected a bipartisan call for the immediate nomination and confirmation of six new members of the Federal Election Commission. The FEC has only three active commissioners on its six-member board, rendering it unable to meet its four-member quorum to enforce campaign finance laws. The coalition called for the confirmation of just one or ...

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Mark Meadows: GOP Will Appeal To Surveillance Court Over Choice To Oversee FBI Reforms

Rep. Mark Meadows said Monday that congressional Republicans plan to appeal to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) over its choice to oversee the FBI’s surveillance reforms in the wake of a damning inspector general’s report regarding the bureau’s wiretapping of Carter Page. In an interview with journalist Sara Carter, Meadows criticized the FISC’s pick of former Justice Department official ...

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Border Patrol Arrests Driver of SUV Stuffed with Meth

TEMECULA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a man who had more than 90 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside various locations of his car on Friday. At approximately 11:15 a.m., an agent patrolling Interstate 15 near Temecula observed a suspicious 2001 Green Ford Explorer.  The driver of the Explorer exited onto Highway 395 and parked at a gas station ...

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CBP Chief Confident That 450 Miles Of Border Wall Will Be Built By End Of 2020

Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), expressed deep confidence that the Trump administration would complete its goal 450 miles of new border wall by the end of the year. During a Monday appearance on Fox News, Morgan confirmed that he strongly believes the administration will be able to complete its stated goal of 450 miles of ...

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Ex-Treasury Department Official Pleads Guilty To Leaking Trump Associates’ Financial Documents To BuzzFeed

A former Treasury Department official pleaded guilty in federal court in New York City on Monday to leaking sensitive financial records of multiple Trump associates and figures in the Trump-Russia investigation to a reporter at BuzzFeed News. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, who served as a senior adviser at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), pleaded guilty to conspiring ...

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Apple Refusing to Provide DOJ Encrypted Information from Pensacola Gunman’s iPhone

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Apple is refusing to provide Attorney General William Barr access to the two phones a gunman used before killing three sailors in Florida. Apple gave investigators materials from Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani’s iCloud account. Alshamrani is a Saudi who killed three sailors during a Dec. 6 shooting in Pensacola, FL. The tech company is refusing to assist the Justice ...

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