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President Trump Declares National Emergency, Signs Border Bill

On Friday President Donald Trump announced that he is declaring a National Emergency over the border crisis. Congress was unable to find a solution in regards to the border so the President announced that he would declare a national emergency a power he has under the National Emergencies Act. However, the budget bill has tried to put limitations on what ...

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Beto Answers Dan Crenshaw’s Question: Would You Take Down The Border Wall?

Beto O'Rourke

Former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke stated on Thursday that he would remove the existing border barrier in his hometown of El Paso if he had the ability to do so, a question proposed to him by his fellow Texan, Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw. Prior to President Donald Trump’s rally in El Paso on Monday, Crenshaw tweeted at O’Rourke asking “if you ...

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Update on Jussie Smollett Incident: Homes raided, full phone records and… some interesting relationships

Update 2: Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that reports claiming the attack was a hoax are not yet confirmed and everything is being investigated. Media reports anout the Empire incident being a hoax are unconfirmed by case detectives. Supt Eddie Johnson has contacted @ABC7Chicago to state on the record that we have no evidence to support their reporting and ...

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One American, Chinese National Indicted in Tennessee for Conspiracy to Steal American Technology

A grand jury sitting in Greeneville, Tennessee has returned an indictment against Xiaorong You, a/k/a Shannon You, 56, of Lansing, Michigan, and Liu Xiangchen, 61, of Shandong Province, China for conspiracy to steal trade secrets related to formulations for bisphenol-A-free (BPA-free) coatings.  You was also indicted on seven counts of theft of trade secrets and one count of wire fraud. ...

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McCabe Confirms DOJ Considered 25th Amendment, Rosenstein Serious About Wearing Wire

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe admitted that the Justice Department discussed the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment against Trump and that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was serious about wearing a wire when interacting with the President. “There were meetings at the Justice Department at which it was discussed whether the vice president and a majority of the ...

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Cuomo Blames NY’s Democratically-Controlled Senate For Scaring Off Amazon

Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed state senators Thursday for frightening Amazon as the tech giant sought to create a campus in the Empire State. “A small group of politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community — which poll after poll showed overwhelming supported bringing Amazon to Long Island,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The New York State ...

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Florida Teacher Under Investigation After Reading Book About Gay Bunnies To First Graders

A Florida teacher is under investigation after reading an unapproved book about gay bunnies to first grade students. The book, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” is meant to make fun of Vice President Mike Pence’s beliefs on homosexuality and gay marriage. The story follows Pence’s bunny Marlon Bundo who falls in ...

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Does the Border Deal Include More Funding for Wall Construction Than Previous Years?

The border compromise includes $1.375 billion in funds to build 55 miles of new bollard fencing along the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  The compromise is a fraction of what the Trump administration originally demanded, earning criticism from GOP and immigration hardliners.  However, the deal still allocates an unprecedented amount of funding for pedestrian fencing along the eastern portion of ...

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Trump Tweet Beet : Trump Says Senate Supports His Innocence

By Tim Nerozzi President Trump declares the Senate has cleared him of colluding with Russia in the 2016 campaign but Democrats claim he is jumping the gun. The Tweet: “The Senate Intelligence Committee: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA!” What It Means: Trump’s tweet came after the ranking Republican on the  Senate Intelligence Committee, ...

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House to Vote On Trillion Dollar Spending Bill Thursday. No One Has Read It

U.S. Capitol Building

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a government appropriations bill on Thursday evening and with a day until the vote, lawmakers still have not received the text of the legislation. “Pelosi and the Democrats promised a full 72 hours to review legislation,” a senior conservative congressional aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “But now we’re voting ...

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Covington Kids Said Nothing Wrong According to Investigators

The Diocese of Covington announced the results of an investigation into whether the Covington Catholic High School kids said anything offensive during a confrontation in Washington D.C. According to the report by the Greater Cincinnati Investigation, the boys did nothing wrong: Nine chaperones were with the students at the Lincoln Memorial “when the main interactions took place.” Black Hebrew Israelite street ...

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Tulsa

The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), during a 10 a.m. PST ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, at Pier 30/32 in San Francisco. U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted ...

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Study Says Stricter Voter ID Laws Do Not Lead To Voter Suppression

Former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams cited a study from The National Bureau of Economic Research on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday, and said voter ID laws do not lead to voter suppression. “This is a huge survey,” Adams said. “50,000 sampled. They discovered that voter ID has absolutely no negative impact on voters. Something most of us already knew, a ...

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Suspected Bank Robber Arrested After He Slips On Ice, Sending Cash Flying

A suspected bank robber in Waterville, Maine, was quickly arrested after being taken out by a patch of ice, sending the cash he had allegedly just taken flying through the air Tuesday. “I had just left my shift at Harbor Freight and was sitting in my truck talking to my mother in Pennsylvania and saw money flying everywhere,” Maine resident ...

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Ginsburg’s Health Raises Frightening History Of Incapacity And Disability On The Supreme Court

US Supreme Court

Fervid speculation as to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s well-being was set off in December when the Supreme Court abruptly announced that she was being treated for lung cancer. Though a positive prognosis has since allayed the worst fears of Ginsburg’s admirers, her continued struggles broach important but little discussed questions about judicial fitness in an era when unprecedented longevity often ...

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