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Here’s What Book Sales Tell Us About Which Presidential Candidates People Care About, And Which They Don’t

If book sales are a metric for how interested voters are in presidential candidates — which, considering the voter is actually paying to hear the candidate’s thoughts, they seem to be — then Cory Booker and Julian Castro will have a hard time gaining traction. Meanwhile, Pete Buttigieg could me more than just a flash in the pan, and coffee ...

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Wants To Confiscate Your Guns And Throw You In Jail If You Resist

2020 presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell says he’ll institute a mandatory gun buyback program, and throw any citizens who defy it in prison. The four-term Democratic representative from California appeared on CNN’s “State Of The Nation” Sunday, telling host Jake Tapper he wants to ban military-style assault weapons and establish a program similar to one implemented by New Zealand in the ...

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Bernie Sanders Donated Less Than One Percent To Charity First Year He Made Over One Million Dollars

Vermont Sen. and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s charitable contributions fell far under the average for his income bracket the first year he reported earning more than one million dollars. Sanders released 10 years of tax returns Monday, revealing that he earned an average of $280,975 per year from 2009 through 2015, and that his income skyrocketed to $1,062,626 in ...

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Ilhan Omar Raises Massive Campaign Cash Despite Anti-Semitic Controversies

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has raised nearly one million dollars for her 2020 re-election campaign despite repeatedly receiving backlash for anti-Semitic and anti-America comments. Omar has raised $832,000 in the three months since being sworn into congressional office, according to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) report filed on Monday. The massive fundraising haul puts her among the top-earning House ...

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Vatican Offers Technical Expertise to Rebuild Notre Dame

The Vatican culture minister said Tuesday one of the most valuable things the Vatican can offer toward rebuilding Notre Dame cathedral will be technical expertise. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi told reporters that the Vatican would be able to offer some design and engineering expertise based on collections in the Vatican Museums in order to help rebuild Notre Dame’s roof. The cathedral’s ...

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Mexican National Gets Light Sentence For Illegally Voting In Presidential Election

A U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced on Monday that a Mexican national was sentenced to one month in prison for illegally voting in the 2016 presidential election. Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena, 61, pleaded guilty to illegally voting by an alien in the 2016 general election in North Carolina. He was consequently sentenced to one month in prison ...

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Democrats Turn Sights on Miller As Trump Mulls Stricter Immigration Action

A growing number of House Democrats are targeting White House senior adviser Stephen Miller and his influence on the Trump administration’s immigration agenda. “Steve Miller, who seems to be the boss of everybody on immigration, ought to come before Congress and explain some of these policies,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Sunday, according to The Washington Post. Nadler, ...

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Gillibrand Posts Dismal Quarter At $3 Million, Blames Al Franken

Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s 2020 presidential campaign reported disappointing first-quarter fundraising results Sunday, raising only $3 million and placing her last among rival candidates. The candidate still has considerable cash, however, because she had an estimated $10 million leftover from her senate election account, according to the New York Times. After transferring $9.6 million over, her campaign ends ...

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Here’s Why Firefighters Couldn’t Save Notre Dame Cathedral

A Gothic engineering technique used to waterproof the top of Notre Dame cathedral made the structure impervious to firefighter’s efforts to douse the flames. The fire destroyed the cathedral’s roof, spire, and stained glass windows, and may have also destroyed a priceless Christian relic – Christ’s crown of thorns. The collapse of the cathedral’s vault also endangers the structural integrity ...

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Liz Warren Unveils Her Plan For Federal Lands: Ban Drilling, Make National Parks Free

Senator Elizabeth Warren pledged to ban new fossil fuel production on federal lands if elected president. Warren also said she’d make all national parks free to the public, eliminating entrance fees. Conservatives criticized the plan, saying it would threaten hundred of thousands of jobs. Massachusetts Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren unveiled her plan for the 640 millions of ...

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Goldman Sachs Says The Markets Point To Trump Advantage In 2020

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President Trump has the advantage for 2020 if the economy stays on track, according to Goldman Sachs economists. Goldman analysts Alec Phillips and Blake Taylor wrote that Trump has advantages over the Democrats, in a report released Saturday and covered by Bloomberg. “The advantage of first term incumbency and the relatively strong economic performance ahead of the presidential election suggest ...

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Corruption and Chaos in Venezuela

“Maduro usurped power; he’s not the duly elected president. Juan Guaido is the person that the Venezuelan people chose. America and now 54 other nations simply have ratified that, have said, ‘Yep, we recognize that’s what Venezuelans want.’” – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, March 19, 2019. Venezuela’s former regime, led by Nicolas Maduro, has consistently violated the human ...

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Nancy Pelosi Contends The First 100 Days Have Had Many Victories Despite Nothing Getting Done

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi contended on Sunday that despite taking control of the House of Representatives three months ago, the Democratic agenda has thus far been successful. “We’ve only been together 100 days,” Pelosi responded on ’60 Minutes’ when confronted with the accusations that she refuses to reach across the aisle. “The fact that we’ve even passed them in the ...

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Roger Stone Asks Judge To Dismiss Case, Wants Unredacted Copy Of Mueller Report

Roger Stone is calling on a federal judge to dismiss charges against him stemming from the special counsel’s Russia probe, while also demanding an unredacted copy of Robert Mueller’s final report. Stone’s lawyers made the demands in a flurry of court motions filed on Friday, days ahead of the expected release of a redacted copy of Mueller’s report. “Only by ...

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Top Ex-Hillary Aide Backs Movement To Fire Kavanaugh From Teaching At George Mason

The former press secretary for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign is backing a movement to fire Brett Kavanaugh from teaching at George Mason University. Former Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon is the executive director of the liberal advocacy group Demand Justice, according to Fox News. After the George Mason undergraduate group “Mason For Survivors” started a petition to remove Kavanaugh, ...

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