The Mueller report addressed the conspiracy theory surrounding Seth Rich, the slain DNC staffer that many believed had hacked the emails that ended up embarrassing the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016. According to the report, WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange implied that the documents had been hacked by Rich in order to cover for a Russian
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The Department of Homeland Security is considering a proposal to label fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, according to a new report. Task & Purpose, a military news outlet, obtained a DHS memo circulated in February that outlined the idea to use the WMD terminology and guidelines to regulate the highly potent, synthetic opioid
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tweeted her response to the release of the Mueller report on Thursday, and said that she now backs impeachment, which she had previously shrunk from endorsing. “Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted soberly. “It is our job as
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election was “more damning” to President Donald Trump than the Watergate report was to former President Richard Nixon, according to former White House counsel John Dean. In an interview on CNN’s “The Lead,” Dean said Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the Mueller report
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Reporters set Twitter abuzz when New York Times White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman noted that the White House  was playing the song “Edelweiss,” suggesting there was significance to the song that the White House did not understand. “Does…anyone at that White House understand the significance of that song?” Haberman tweeted Thursday morning. Does…anyone at that
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On Wednesday’s episode of “The News and Why It Matters,” Stu Burguiere highlighted the current state of personal privacy in the United States and explained where the era of surveillance began in Manhattan, 2005, when the city only had one security camera compared to the many cameras that exist today. In this clip, Burguiere introduced
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Ponder this: If self-styled “progressives” in Congress impose total government control over health care, will ordinary Americans enjoy a longer life span?   Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chief sponsor of the Senate “Medicare for All” bill (S. 1804), often reminds us that the United States spends roughly twice as much per capita on health care as most
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The new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will continue with reviews, begun by her predecessor, of its public complaints database and how the agency enforces discriminatory lending laws, she told Reuters. Speaking to Reuters in her first interview since taking office in December, Kathy Kraninger said the agency was discussing how the public
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Summary Some left-leaning members of Congress have proposed legislation that would lead to the nationalization or complete government control of our health care system. However, an overwhelming majority of U.S. voters want control and decision-making to move in the opposite direction—away from government bureaucrats and toward states, small businesses, and families. Nine in 10 say
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Columbine survivors and their families are speaking out 20 years after two students entered Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and committed tragic acts of violence, killing 12 students, one teacher, and then turning their guns on themselves. The shooting at Columbine shocked the nation to its core. Survivors Craig Scott and Evan Todd —
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joined other Democrats in criticizing Attorney General William Barr for planning a press conference Thursday morning before releasing a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to members of Congress, saying it shows the Trump administration’s failure to maintain transparency. “It’s really disturbing, but more evidence of this administration’s
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A man who police believe may have been emotionally disturbed was arrested Wednesday night when trying to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with gas, lighter fluid and lighters, according to WNBC-TV. The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Marc Lamparello of New Jersey. He was stopped at the cathedral entrance by security and
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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, set to be released Thursday morning, will be lightly redacted but still offer a thorough look at objection charges mulled over by Mueller’s team against President Donald Trump, according to The Washington Post. The report will list a “detailed blow-by-blow of the president’s
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is accusing Republicans of “getting scared” after plans to have her visit a Republican-controlled district in Kentucky were canceled. After Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., extended the invitation to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in March, the freshman lawmaker accepted on the spot. But this week, Barr demanded
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The chairs of five House committees, all Democrats, are demanding that U.S. Attorney General William Barr cancel his press conference scheduled for Thursday on the Mueller report. The Democrats released a letter with a joint statement stating the reasons for their demand. “He should let the full report speak for itself,” the statement read. “The
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Just as any sensible person may wonder at the stupidity of Marxism, which states its case in favor of Communism as being inevitable and obvious because of the necessary conflict between economic classes within a nation, while at the same time making every idiotic effort and argument to encourage and incite this conflict among
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As the first anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement approaches, Iran and the United States remain locked in disputes on nuclear, regional, and terrorism issues. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Mikhail Svetlov / Contributor / Getty Images Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Live Streamed The Heritage Foundation Lehrman
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Rep. Tim Ryan, who announced his presidential campaign last week, said Wednesday he is concerned about a 2018 Gallup poll showing Democratic voters view socialism more favorably than capitalism because it will be up to the free market rather than the government to “decarbonize the American economy.” “It’s going to be part targeted government investments
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Qatari sociologist Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazra purportedly created a video demonstrating “how to beat one’s wife” in accordance with Islam, and posted it to YouTube on March 29. Thanks to an English translation of excerpts by The Middle East Media Research Institute, Al-Khazra’s teachings remain available for all to see (as of this writing), as they
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One day in 2012, the IRS turned Randy Sowers’ life upside down when agents seized his entire bank account—$63,000 in hard-earned money. Now, Congress is advancing legislation that would end the practice that made that travesty possible. Sowers was not, after all, a tax evader, criminal conspirator, or money launderer. He is a hard-working Maryland dairy
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