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Cecile Richards to Opponents of Federal Funds for Planned Parenthood: If You Don’t Support Abortions, Don’t Have One

Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said “if people don’t support abortion, they don’t have to have one” in response Friday to those opposed to Planned Parenthood receiving federal funding. The Trump administration is set to announce the resurrection of a Reagan-era rule denying federal …

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Trump Admin Announces New Rule That May Defund Planned Parenthood

The Trump Administration filed a new regulation Friday that aims to create a “bright line” between abortion clinics and taxpayers’ money. The new rule, if approved by the Office of Management and Budget, will regulate recipients of federal funds under Title X, requiring them to …

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U.S. Resettling More Refugees Than the Population of Philadelphia

From Fiscal Year 2008 to Fiscal Year 2017, the United States gave Lawful Permanent Resident status to 1,761,927 on humanitarian grounds, which is larger than the population of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to a press release from the White House. The White House mentioned on Thursday the …

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Senate Votes to Confirm Gina Haspel as First Female CIA Director

Gina Haspel, the current acting director of the CIA, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be the agency’s first female director, despite opposition from the majority of Democrats. Haspel was confirmed in the face of most Democratic Senators and many critics taking issue …

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Inside the Ring: Mattis on Strategy

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the recently completed U.S. defense strategy, the first in 10 years, will be used to guide the revamping of the military during the Trump administration. “Without a sound strategy, the most brilliant generals, the most well-equipped troops, the most high-tech …

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Trump: I Will Always Refer to MS-13 Members as Animals

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he would always refer to members of the transnational drug gang MS-13 as “animals.” “So when the MS-13 comes in, when the other gang members come into our country, I referred to them as animals. And guess what?” Trump …

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Cruz Blasts Anti-Israel Media Bias in Wake of Violence at Gaza Border

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) on Thursday blasted the media’s anti-Israel bias in the wake of recent violent riots at the Gaza-Israel border organized by the terrorist group Hamas. Cruz took to the Senate floor where, as an example of the bias, he held up a story …

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Trump: Kim Jong Un Is Going to Be ‘Very Happy’ If We Make a Deal

President Donald Trump said the “best thing” North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un could do was make a deal with the United States over its nuclear program, predicting Thursday he would be “very happy” if he did. North Korea has threatened to pull out of …

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Trump: Obama FBI ‘Probably’ Had a Spy Inside Presidential Campaign

President Donald Trump on Thursday accused the FBI of potentially spying on his presidential campaign and said doing so would be a bigger scandal than Watergate. Citing National Review’s Andrew McCarthy, former assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York, Trump said the …

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Jim Acosta to Schumer ‘Spokesman:’ I Was ‘Tough’ on Obama Too

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Wednesday told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who has also served as an unofficial spokesman for Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), that he was tough on former President Barack Obama. “Listen, when I covered Barack Obama, I was just as tough …

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