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Anita Hill Says She Could Vote For Biden After Refusing To Forgive Him

Anita Hill says that she would consider voting for Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden in the general election despite her unwillingness to accept Biden’s apology for how he treated her during her 1991 testimony at Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearing. “Of course I could,” Hill responded on Thursday when NBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked if she could conceive of voting for ...

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Amazon Replies After Joe Biden Dings Company For Not Paying Its Fair Share

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Amazon pushed back Thursday against Biden’s assertions that the big tech company pays a lower tax rate than middle-class workers. “We’ve paid $2.6B in corporate taxes since 2016. We pay every penny we owe. Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy. We have. $200B in investments since 2011 & 300K US jobs. Assume VP ...

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Eighth US Tourist Mysteriously Dies In Dominican Republic

An eighth U.S. tourist has died in the Dominican Republic under mysterious circumstances. Leyla Cox, 53, of New Brighton, New York, was found dead in June in her hotel room reportedly of a heart attack, according to her son William Cox, 25, the Staten Island Advance reported. Staten Island woman is latest to mysteriously die in Dominican Republic https://t.co/tJN0VEmE3w pic.twitter.com/APwXE0rhDM ...

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Employees Turn Their Backs On AG Secretary In Silent Protest As He Announces Decision To Move Two Agencies

Government employees turned their backs on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday during a meeting as a silent protest over the decision to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The ERS and NIFA are currently located in Washington, D.C., and are agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Perdue plans ...

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The New York Times Mistakes Weather For Climate Change

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An intense heat wave moved up the West Coast and brought triple-digit heat from Phoenix to San Francisco. Some in the media pinned scorching temperatures on global warming, but is it really to blame? Record-high temperatures were forecast along the west coast Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. San Francisco, Sacramento and Phoenix saw temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, ...

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FLASHBACK: Biden Said ‘I Do Not View Abortion As A Choice And A Right’

Former Vice President Joe Biden once took a middle-of-the-road approach to the abortion debate, a video from 2006 reveals. The Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful spoke to Texas Monthly in a 2006 interview later uploaded to YouTube in 2008 about his approach to abortion he said drew anger from both Republicans and Democrats. CNN’s KFile unearthed the video Thursday. Biden explains ...

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Denver Elects Councilwoman Promising To Usher In Communism ‘By Any Means Necessary’

Candi CdeBaca beat incumbent Albus Brooks in a runoff race for Denver City Council last week, running on a platform to bring about communism “by any means necessary.” CdeBaca was among three new city council members to unseat incumbents in Denver in last week’s elections, according to The American Mirror. She reportedly defeated Brooks by the margin of 52.4% to ...

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New York Moves Closer To Giving Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

The New York Assembly on Wednesday passed legislation that would allow state residents who entered the country illegally to obtain driver’s licenses. In a vote that fell along party lines, New York state representatives voted 86-50 in favor of the controversial “Green Light” bill, which would let illegal immigrants apply for a driver’s license with foreign documentation. Passage of the ...

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Justice Democrats Name 8-Term Incumbent As First Target In Bid To Primary Moderate Democrats

The progressive PAC credited with the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rise launched its first effort to unseat a moderate Democrat in 2020. Justice Democrats announced their support for Jessica Cisneros to primary Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, who has represented the Lone Star State’s 28th Congressional District since 2005. Cisneros, a 26-year-old immigration lawyer, is running on a progressive platform ...

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Putin: Relations With US ‘Getting Worse By The Hour’ Under Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that relations with the U.S. are rapidly “deteriorating” under the Trump administration because of sanctions against Russian companies and government officials. In an interview with Mir Interstate Television, a Russian media company, Putin offered a positive assessment of Russian relations with countries like China, but added that the same could not be said about those ...

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Nunes Says He Has Finally Seen Mueller ‘Scope Memo’

California Rep. Devin Nunes said Wednesday that he has finally seen the Justice Department memo that laid out the parameters of the special counsel’s probe. Nunes, a Republican, indicated in an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity” that the Aug. 2, 2017 memo shows the infamous and unverified Steele dossier was relevant to the special counsel’s probe. “Ultimately, that Steele dossier ...

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Two Mpre Oil Tankers Attacked Near Strait Of Hormuz As US And Iranian Tensions Fray

Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were attacked amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The assault left one tanker ablaze while sailors were evacuated from both vessels, the report noted. Benchmark Brent crude oil jumped nearly 4% in trading following the reported attack — nearly a third of all oil ...

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