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Shepard Smith Pokes Fun at GOP for Not Appearing on Fox After Trump Remarks

Fox News host Shepard Smith on Wednesday discussed Republicans’ reluctance to comment on President Donald Trump’s press conference on the violence in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend, pointing out how unusual it is for them to avoid appearing on Fox. “Our booking team—and they’re good—reached …

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Report: FBI Investigator Leaves Mueller’s Russia Probe

Robert Mueller has lost one of the members of his special counsel investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election. Experienced FBI investigator Peter Strzok has left the special counsel team and joined the bureau’s human resources division, ABC News reports. It is unclear …

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Six Months Later, EPA Employees Are Still ‘Crying at Their Desks’ Because of Trump

Six months after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are still “crying at their desks.” The latest edition of Rolling Stone, which features Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on the cover with the question, “Why can’t he be our president?” goes …

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NRCC Hits Wasserman Schultz for Handling of IT Staffer Scandal

The National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday released a new ad titled “Corrupt,” which targets Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.) for her handling of the scandal involving her now-former IT staffer, Imran Awan. Schultz has faced backlash in recent weeks for employing Awan, who had been …

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Grassley: ‘Partisan’ Lawsuits Against Trump Should Also Implicate Clinton

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) is arguing that plaintiffs in three separate cases claiming President Donald Trump violated the Emoluments Clause should also sue Hillary Clinton. Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, suggested that Clinton may also have violated the clause when she was secretary …

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CBO: Eliminating Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments Will Increase Premiums by 20%

Eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments will cause premiums to increase by 20 percent next year and may cause some insurers to withdraw from the exchanges, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office. Cost-sharing subsidies were put in place by Obamacare …

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Gun Groups Issue Dueling Endorsements in Virginia Governor’s Race

Leading groups on each side of the gun debate have issued competing endorsements in the race for Virginia governor over the last two weeks. The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund first endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie on August 1. The gun rights group said he …

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Joe Manchin Spokesman Misled W.Va. Newspaper About Ties to Company Sued for Unpaid Taxes

A spokesman for Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) provided a false statement to a West Virginia newspaper in an attempt to cover up the senator’s ties to a property company that owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes. The State Journal reported late …

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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Tweets Against Trump With #Impeach45

ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” normally focuses on backstabbing, sex, and intrigue, but now the reality show’s Twitter has expanded to politics. The verified @BachParadise account tweeted and later deleted a gif of contestant Raven Gates in a bikini attempting to perform a cannonball jump and …

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Strange, Moore to Meet in Runoff for Alabama GOP Senate Primary

Sen. Luther Strange (R., Ala.) and former state Chief Supreme Court justice Roy Moore will face each other in a runoff after being the top two finishers in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Moore finished first in the primary with 41 percent for Alabama’s Senate special election, but …

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