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Heitkamp Raised Twice as Much From Goldman Sachs as From North Dakota

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) received nearly twice as much money from Goldman Sachs bankers in New York as from individuals in her home state of North Dakota over the past three months, according to her campaign’s most recent filing. Heitkamp, currently gearing up to run …

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What We Can Learn From World War II

While visiting Hillsdale College this week, I was unexpectedly bequeathed a gift. When I arrived at the house where I am staying I discovered on the buffet table in the kitchen a small collection of books on military history, grand strategy, and World War II. …

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Frederica Wilson Laughs That She’s Now a ‘Rock Star’ Because of Feud With Trump Over Call to Military Widow

Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson (Fla.) laughed on Thursday that she was now a “rock star” and called it “phenomenal” that she’s embroiled in a feud with the White House over a conversation President Donald Trump had with a military widow. Wilson set off a firestorm …

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Sanders Supporters in DNC Worry They’ll Be ‘Purged’ by Party Establishment

Tensions between the Democratic Party establishment and its left-wing base continue to emerge, and some members worry about a purge of Sanders supporters. The left wing of the party has viewed the DNC with skepticism for years, and several top Democrats joined Sanders in supporting Rep. Keith …

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Senate Passes Budget Resolution Paving Way for Tax Reform

The Senate passed the 2018 fiscal year budget resolution Thursday in a 51-49 vote, paving the way for tax reform. The budget cuts government spending by $5.1 trillion and will create an on-budget surplus of $197 billion over the next decade due to economic growth …

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D.C. Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Order Allowing Abortion for Teenage Immigrant Detainee

A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. on Thursday temporarily halted a judge’s order that required the federal government to allow a 17-year-old pregnant immigrant detainee in Texas to get an abortion. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order …

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Kelly Discusses Presidential Protocol for Calling Families of Fallen Soldiers: ‘Most Difficult Thing You Can Imagine’

White House Chief of Staff and retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly discussed White House protocol for contacting the families of slain service members at a press briefing on Thursday, saying previous presidents have not uniformly made phone calls to loved ones. Kelly said presidents always write letters …

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Pompeo: CIA to Become ‘Much More Vicious’ in Fighting Adversaries

CIA Director Mike Pompeo expressed his support for President Donald Trump’s recent decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal during an interview on Thursday before more generally discussing the agency’s goal to be “more vicious” in fighting its adversaries. Pompeo was participating in an on-stage interview with the Foundation …

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$2.4 Million in Medicare Parts A & B Payments Made to Dead People

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made $2.4 million in Medicare Parts A and B payments after beneficiaries died, according to an audit from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The agency is required to implement policies to prevent …

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New RNC Video Shows Democrats Calling on DNC to Return Harvey Weinstein Donations

A new video from the National Republican Committee features Democrats who have called on their own party to return donations from Harvey Weinstein while Democratic National Committee leaders dodge questions on the issue. The video mentions how the DNC has not returned $300,000 in donations from the …

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