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172 Lawmakers Press for Taiwan’s Inclusion in World’s Top Health Summit Amid Chinese Pressure

Nearly 200 House members are calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) to allow Taiwan to join its annual global health summit amid a concerted effort by China to block the island from admittance for the second year in a row. In a letter sent …

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Sanders-Backed Candidate Defeats Sitting Lt. Gov. in Pennsylvania Democratic Primary

Progressive Democrats notched a big victory over their establishment counterparts in Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary Tuesday as an insurgent candidate backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) upset the incumbent lieutenant governor. John Fetterman, the mayor of a small town outside Pittsburgh, defeated Mike Stack, who led the …

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Hero Cop Shoots Armed Ex-Student Preventing Possible School Massacre

School resource officer Mark Dallas of the Dixon, Ill., police department shot an ex-student at Dixon High School Wednesday morning preventing potential loss of life at the school after the ex-student opened fire on him. The ordeal took place at about 8 a.m. local time …

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Stormy Daniels Attorney Goes After Another Reporter, Calls Him an ‘Assh***’

Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti is again on the warpath, “menacing” and cursing out a Hollywood Reporter journalist he suspected was writing a negative story. “Is Stormy Daniels Getting Her Money’s Worth From Attorney Michael Avenatti?” asked Hollywood Reporter‘s Eriq Gardner in a Wednesday article. …

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DCCC-Backed Candidate Loses to Progressive Candidate in Nebraska Democratic Primary

Brad Ashford, a Democratic congressional candidate backed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, was defeated Tuesday night by a progressive candidate in the Democratic primary for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. Ashford, who formerly represented the 2nd District before being defeated during the 2016 election cycle, …

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New DCCC Ad Attacks GOP Candidate for Raising Taxes, Increasing Energy Costs

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a digital attack advertisement on Monday claiming a Republican congressional candidate in California raised taxes and increased the costs of gas and energy in his district as an assemblyman. The ad, titled “Knockout,” highlights how Rocky Chavez, who represents the 76th …

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Trump’s 9th Circuit Nominee Faces Opposition for Briefs Against Landmark Gun Rights, Free Speech Decisions

President Donald Trump’s nominee for a seat on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has garnered the disapproval of some Republican senators for his record on First and Second Amendment issues. Former Republican attorney general of Hawaii Mark Bennett saw senators Ted Cruz (R., Tex.) …

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McCarthy Trolls Pelosi With Video of Her ‘Endorsing’ Trump Tax Cuts

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) released a video Tuesday of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) “endorsing” the Republican tax cuts passed last year. In the video, Pelosi discusses a hypothetically strong economy during a town hall in Arizona on Feb. 20, …

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Booker: I Read Books Like ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ to Try and Understand Other Folks

Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) on Tuesday said he reads books like J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis to try to understand “other folks,” saying they remind him of people from his neighborhood. Booker, a first-term senator and …

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Warren: Trump Winning Election Despite Losing Popular Vote Is Sign of Unhealthy Democracy

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) said President Donald Trump’s 2016 election win in spite of losing the popular vote was the sign of an unhealthy democracy. Speaking at the “2018 Ideas Conference” for the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress on Tuesday, Warren said …

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