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Miami-Based Group Presses Trump for More Cuba Restrictions

A Miami-based group opposed to the Castro government praised President Trump’s appointment of a new director of the U.S.-taxpayer-funded broadcasting operation directed at the Cuban people but wants the administration to impose additional restrictions on Havana. Inspire America Foundation, whose advisory board contains several former …

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D.C.’s Best Bartender: Vote No on Wage Hike

Washington, D.C., waiters are not prepared to take a pay-cut to listen to the bellyaching of political professionals. On Tuesday residents of the capital will vote on Proposition 77, which would eliminate the tipped wage and instead pay wait staff $15 an hour by 2020. The …

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Dem House Candidate Won’t Say How He’d Fund $32 Trillion ‘Medicare for All’ Plan

Jeff Beals, a Democratic candidate in New York’s 19th congressional district, on Monday gave a strange response to incumbent Rep. John Faso’s (R., N.Y.) question on how he would raise $32 trillion to fund a “Medicare for All” health-care plan. Faso on Friday tweeted that …

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Graham to Justice Dept. IG on FBI’s Handling of Clinton Email Probe: Eventually ‘Very Concerned’ Gets to Be ‘Enough Already’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Monday took issue with the notion that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report does not provide enough evidence to prove that political bias affected the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Graham said that the prevalence …

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Hickenlooper Intervenes in Colorado AG Race to Prevent Upset by Sanders-Backed Insurgent

The divisive battle between the Democratic Party’s establishment and progressive wings for the Democratic nomination in Colorado’s attorney general race escalated in a big way on Monday. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper waded into the race to endorse Phil Weiser, a former Obama administration official, in …

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Twitter Liberals Falsely Accuse Disabled Veteran of Having Nazi Tattoo

Social media users over the weekend falsely accused a wounded veteran and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement analyst of being a Nazi after ICE tweeted out his picture with a partially obscured tattoo. In a tweet sent on May 25, ICE showcased a member of …

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Christians in Iraq Are Hopeful, But Their Plight Continues

Vice President Mike Pence announced two weeks ago that the United States would intensify efforts to deliver aid to Iraqi Christians. Last October, Pence told a conference hosted by the nonprofit In Defense of Christians that America “will work hand in hand with faith-based groups …

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Harrington: Trump Admin’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy Meant to Disincentivize People From Crossing Border Illegally

Washington Free Beacon senior writer Elizabeth Harrington said Monday that the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy is simply enforcing laws already on the books and meant to disincentivize people from entering the U.S. illegally. Host Neil Cavuto asked Harrington about the recent backlash the Trump administration …

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DHS Secretary: ‘If You Are Seeking Asylum, Go to a Port of Entry’

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday that press accounts of family separation at the U.S. southern border are misleading and stressed that asylum seekers should use official ports of entry. Addressing the National Sheriffs’ Association annual conference in New Orleans, Nielsen argued that many …

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New York Times Adds Large Correction to Front-Page Story on Scott Pruitt

The New York Times over the weekend issued a lengthy correction to a front-page story on Environmental Protection Agency officials claiming that Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s administrator, used his position to solicit favors to admit that one of the incidents cited did not actually happen while he …

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