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Beto Burned Through His Massive Campaign War Chest — Ended Up With Almost Nothing

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Post-election Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings released on Thursday reveal that Democratic Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke burned through almost all of the record-breaking $80 million he raised while campaigning to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The Beto For Texas campaign had just over $475,000 remaining of cash on hand in the reporting period ending three weeks after the midterm election, ...

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ICE arrests 58 Aliens in New England enforcement action, many in sanctuary jurisdictons

BOSTON – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Boston arrested 58 people in enforcement activities during a 5-day period, ending Dec. 4, in the New England region. During the enforcement action, of the 58 individuals arrested by ICE’s ERO for violating U.S. immigration laws: 30 had prior felony convictions for serious or violent ...

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President Trump nominates State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert as U.N Ambassador

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President Donald Trump announced Friday that he intends to nominate State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert to replace outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. “She’s very talented, very smart, very quick, and I think she’s going to be respected by all,” Trump told reporters Friday morning. Nauert has been the State Department spokesperson since April 2017 after working ...

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Chuck Schumer Demands Climate Concessions From Trump On Infrastructure Spending

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Senator Chuck Schumer is demanding climate concessions in any infrastructure package. Schumer sent a letter To President Trump asking for green energy tax credits as part of the deal. Trump proposed more than $1 trillion in infrastructure spending earlier this year. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told President Donald Trump that Democrats won’t cut a deal with him on infrastructure ...

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Virginia Teacher Sacked For Misgendering Transgender Student

A Virginia high school teacher was sacked Thursday for allegedly misgendering a student, marking the first time in the state that an educator has lost a job for using biological pronouns to refer to a student. The West Point High School Board voted unanimously 5-0 to fire Peter Vlaming who teaches French at the school, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Vlaming was ...

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Macron’s Approval Rating Craters As France Braces For Another Round Of Protests

French President Emmanuel Macron’s approval rating dropped to its lowest level Thursday amid a growing sense that the former banker is losing touch with France’s working-class citizens. Macron’s approval rating slipped 4 percentage points in a month to 23 percent, according to an Elabe survey for Les Echos published Thursday. His approval rating is now lower than socialist predecessor Francois Hollande. “There’s a battle being ...

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Nunes: FBI Officials Knew Of ‘Really Bad And Nefarious Activity’ By Christopher Steele And Associates

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An FBI and Justice Department email chain shows that top government officials knew that dossier author Christopher Steele and his associates “were up to some really bad and nefarious activity,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Thursday. In an interview on Fox News, Nunes claimed that the email constitutes “the first clear evidence” that the FBI committed a “major ...

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Ohio Man Convicted of Terrorism Offenses After Trying to Join ISIS

Laith Waleed Alebbini, 28, of Dayton, Ohio, was convicted today for attempting and conspiring to join the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman for the Southern District of Ohio, Special Agent in Charge Todd Wickerham of the FBI’s Cincinnati Division ...

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China Furious After US Asks Canada To Arrest Chinese Telecom Exec

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The Chinese Embassy in Canada released a furious statement Thursday after Canada arrested a Chinese tech giant executive at the behest of a U.S. extradition request. The U.S. submitted an extradition request for chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei after the company was deemed a national security threat. Meng was in Canada at the time and ...

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DoD: U.S. and Allies Overflew Ukraine in Response to Unprovoked Russian Aggression

Today, the United States and Allies conducted an extraordinary flight under the Open Skies Treaty. The timing of this flight is intended to reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations.‎ “The United States is resolute in our support for the security of European nations,” the Department of Defense said in a statement. “Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukrainian naval ...

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Congress Passes Two-Week Funding Bill To Avoid Government Shutdown

The House and Senate passed legislation Thursday afternoon that will fund the federal government for two weeks in order to avoid a shutdown. This comes as the House of Representatives canceled votes for the week after former President George H.W. Bush passed away on Nov. 30, despite the risk of a possible government shutdown. The passing of the legislation will give both ...

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All Signs Point To Plea Negotiations For Alleged Russian Agent, Maria Butina

A flurry of court filings over the past few weeks suggests that alleged Russian agent Maria Butina is nearing a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Prosecutors and attorneys for Butina held an impromptu conference call on Thursday to discuss the status of the case. According to reporters present at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., Butina’s lawyers said that a ...

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