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Barr confirmed, sworn in as attorney general

Barr confirmed, sworn in as attorney general

on February 15, 2019, 8:53 AM / in National News

William Barr was sworn in as attorney general on Thursday shortly after the Senate confirmed him in a 54-45, mostly party-line vote. Barr was nominated by President Trump in December and replaces Matthew Whitaker, who served as acting attorney general for three months following the departure of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Barr, who previously served as attorney general under […]

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Trump expected to sign budget deal but declare border emergency

Trump expected to sign budget deal but declare border emergency

on February 15, 2019, 8:51 AM / in National News

Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly passed the $333 billion spending and border security deal needed to avoid a government shutdown at midnight Friday. Before the Senate voted, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told lawmakers that President Trump had committed to signing the bill, which includes only a fraction of the $5.7 billion he has demanded for his border wall. McConnell […]

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More Guns, Less Crime: Concealed-carry Permit Holders More Law-abiding Than Police

More Guns, Less Crime: Concealed-carry Permit Holders More Law-abiding Than Police

on February 15, 2019, 7:12 AM / in National News

More than 17 million Americans have obtained their concealed-carry permits, and about four out of every 10 of them carry a firearm with them at least some of the time. This has been the cause of much angst among the anti-gun crowd, which still believes that more guns will equal more crime. Exactly the opposite has been proven to be the […]

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Bishop: Investigation exonerated Covington students in D.C. encounter

on February 14, 2019, 8:35 AM / in National News

The Roman Catholic diocese of Covington, Kentucky, released a report Wednesday that it said exonerated a group of Covington Catholic High School students seen in a viral video of an encounter with a Native American man outside the Lincoln Memorial last month. Covington Bishop Roger Foys said private investigators concluded that the students did not instigate the incident, in which […]

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long announces resignation

on February 14, 2019, 8:29 AM / in National News

FEMA Administrator Brock Long announced his resignation in a statement on Wednesday, saying that it’s “time for me to go home to my family.” He confirmed that FEMA Deputy Administrator Pete Gaynor will take his place. He also faced criticism for FEMA’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which he defended by saying the agency did a “phenomenal job.” […]

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Spending bill finalized in time for vote before shutdown deadline

on February 14, 2019, 8:27 AM / in National News

Lawmakers late Wednesday finalized the spending bill and border security compromise needed to avoid another partial federal government shutdown due to hit at midnight Friday. The House and the Senate are expected to vote on the 1,159-page bill Thursday, and it is expected to pass. President Trump has said he will have to see the final bill to determine whether […]

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Judge rules Manafort lied to Mueller investigators

Judge rules Manafort lied to Mueller investigators

on February 14, 2019, 8:25 AM / in National News

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, lied to investigators, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, and a grand jury in a breach of his plea deal, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman ruled Wednesday. Mueller’s team had given five examples of subjects Manafort lied about, and Berman found that Manafort did lie in three of the matters, all central to Mueller’s […]

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Ted Cruz Introduces Bill to Use Assets Seized From Drug Lord to Pay for Wall

on February 14, 2019, 8:22 AM / in National News

Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, better known as “El Chapo,” the Mexican drug lord and former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, was found guilty on all 10 counts against him following his trial in a federal court in Brooklyn on February 12. The infamous drug lord will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. As the former drug lord’s […]

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House votes to end US support for Saudis in Yemen

on February 14, 2019, 6:36 AM / in International News, National News

The House on Wednesday easily passed a bill that would require President Trump to withdraw U.S. military support from the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen. In a 248-177 vote that largely fell along party lines, the House sent the war powers resolution to the Senate, where it is also expected to pass and confront Trump with the possibility of issuing the first veto of […]

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There Are Some That Would Like the DNC to Pay Back the Money Spent On Russia Collusion

on February 14, 2019, 5:46 AM / in National News

We don’t think that there is a fat chance in Hades that the DNC would ever take this seriously but still in less than 48 hours, nearly 100,000 people have signed a White House petition demanding the Democratic National Committee pay the $25 million it cost for criminal Robert Mueller to conduct a more than two-year investigation into Russian collusion that […]

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Baby DNA Will No Longer be Protected by Previously Enacted Consent Requirements

on February 13, 2019, 1:28 PM / in Announcements, National News

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Office for Human Research Protections at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today used a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to issue a notice on federally funded research using newborn dried blood spots taken by states for genetic testing at birth.  Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) first discovered long-term state warehousing of newborn DNA in 2003 and has […]

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7 million Americans 3 months behind on car payments

on February 13, 2019, 10:02 AM / in National News

Seven million Americans are at least 90 days behind on their car payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday. The number marked a record. Economists said it was troubling to see the number rise higher than it was following the financial crisis a decade ago despite today’s low unemployment and growing economy. “The substantial and growing number […]

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National debt tops $22 trillion for the first time as experts warn of ripple effects

on February 13, 2019, 10:00 AM / in National News

Yes, USA Today has finally recognized that there is debt. A HUGH amount of Debt…. too damn late. The national debt has risen above $22 trillion for the first time, the Treasury Department reported Tuesday. Over the last month, the national debt increased by $30 billion to $22.012 trillion. The debt has been rising faster since Republicans passed President Trump’s […]

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Top commander calls second Kim summit ‘positive sign’

on February 13, 2019, 8:05 AM / in International News, National News

The commander of U.S. troops on the Korean peninsula said Tuesday he sees a second summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “positive sign,” though he says there’s been “little to no verifiable change” in Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities. “The reduction in tension on the peninsula, it’s palpable,” U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Robert Abrams said, noting it has […]

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly will run in U.S. Senate special election in Arizona; Republicans hold 22 of 34 seats on 2020 Senate map

on February 13, 2019, 7:06 AM / in National News, State News

According to Ballotpedia, Former NASA astronaut Mark Kelly (D) announced yesterday that he is running in the 2020 special election for U.S. Senate in Arizona to complete the term of the late John McCain (R). The seat is currently held by Sen. Martha McSally (R), who was appointed in December 2018. Kelly became politically active after his wife, former Rep. […]

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Lisa Page Caught in ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Scandal Over Classified Hillary Clinton Email

Lisa Page Caught in ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Scandal Over Classified Hillary Clinton Email

on February 13, 2019, 7:04 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by Cristina Laila  |  BabberBuzz Thank you, Judicial Watch. Thanks to an email uncovered by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, we now know that former FBI lawyer Lisa Page described a ‘quid pro quo’ with the State Department to cover up a classified email found on Hillary Clinton’s private server. Lisa Page, who was an FBI lawyer at the […]

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McConnell sensing an opening

on February 13, 2019, 6:51 AM / in National News, Opinion

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), sensing a political opening for his party to draw sharp contrasts with the new House Democratic majority and progressive presidential contenders in the Senate, said his chamber will get a chance to vote on the details of the Green New Deal, which is an environmental and economic treatise embraced most prominently by New York […]

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Lawmakers optimistic a shutdown will be avoided as Trump praises border security deal

Lawmakers optimistic a shutdown will be avoided as Trump praises border security deal

on February 13, 2019, 6:48 AM / in National News

Good Morning, Good Morning By Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger The bipartisan deal would allocate about $1.4 billion toward a border barrier, far less than Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall. The budget deal must pass by Friday at midnight to avoid another shutdown and Congress is scheduled to be out next week for the President’s Day holiday. […]

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FOIA Seeks ATF Documents after Technical Expert Admits ‘Machinegun’ Ruling Political

FOIA Seeks ATF Documents after Technical Expert Admits ‘Machinegun’ Ruling Political

on February 13, 2019, 6:28 AM / in National News

by David Codrea  |  Ammoland.com A Freedom of Information Act Request filed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Monday seeks presentation and other materials proving bureau decisions to reclassify firearm accessories as machineguns were political and contrary to statutory law, technical evaluations and advice of legal counsel. The request was filed by Stamboulieh Law, PLLC, on behalf of firearms […]

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Fairfax Accuser Fingers Fox Analyst Maggette, a Former Duke, NBA Playe

Fairfax Accuser Fingers Fox Analyst Maggette, a Former Duke, NBA Playe

on February 13, 2019, 6:15 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  R. Cort Kirkwood Duke University and Fox Sports are now part of the Justin Fairfax story. Meredith Watson, who accused Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, of raping her at the university in 2000, has accused Corey Maggette (shown), a Fox News analyst who played basketball at Duke, of the same crime. She says she reported the rape to […]

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