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Scalise to Return to Work in the House After August Recess

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) is set to return to work when Congress reconvenes in September after the August recess concludes. Fellow Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves (R.) said that Scalise’s recovery has been long and complicated, but he is determined to return to …

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Reporter’s Tweet Sharing Fake Photo of Trump Meeting With Alt-Right Leader Goes Viral

A Telegraph reporter over the weekend shared a fake image showing President Donald Trump meeting with one of the alt-right leaders present at a white supremacist rally in Virginia. “Millennial Matt” is one of the leaders of the “Proud Boys,” a far-right men’s-rights organization run …

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Trump: I’m ‘Heading to Washington This Morning,’ Work to Do on Trade and Military

President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that he was returning to Washington, D.C., saying there was much work to do and he would be focusing on trade and the military. Trump, who was scheduled to remain at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., for another week …

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MSNBC Guest Rips Into Trump: ‘We Have a Racist as a President’

MSNBC guest Donny Deutsch said President Donald Trump is a “racist” on Monday for his insufficient condemnation of white supremacists on display over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Deutsch called Trump a “pathetic, sniveling, little man” and a “coward,” and he said it was “disgusting” …

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Soros Group Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts in 2017

Liberal billionaire George Soros’s advocacy arm is ramping up its lobbying efforts this year, disclosure forms show. The deep-pocketed Democratic financier increased lobbying expenditures on a range of foreign issues, including efforts to oppose laws described as a direct attack on his funding of non-governmental …

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Obama EPA Employees Earned Overtime Pay Without Justification

Environmental Protection Agency employees under the Obama administration earned emergency overtime pay without justification, in violation of agency policy. The inspector general for the agency released an audit last week finding “numerous instances of noncompliance” of the emergency overtime pay system for employees in Seattle, …

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McMaster Repeatedly Refuses to Say if He Can Work With Bannon

White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster wouldn’t say whether he could work with chief strategist Steve Bannon Sunday on “Meet The Press,” dodging the question three times. Axios reported Saturday that Bannon has entered President Donald Trump’s doghouse and that top officials believe he’s …

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McMaster Rips Susan Rice for Suggesting U.S. ‘Tolerate’ Nuclear Weapons in North Korea: ‘She’s Not Right’

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster slammed predecessor Susan Rice for writing the U.S. could potentially “tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea,” saying Sunday that “she’s not right.” Rice, who served as National Security Adviser during the second term of the Obama administration, wrote in the New …

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Pompeo: North Korea Moving Toward Ability to Hit U.S. With Nuclear Strike at ‘Alarming Rate’

CIA Director Mike Pompeo appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss North Korean nuclear development, which he said is proceeding at an “ever-alarming rate.” Pompeo said he could not get into specifics but said that North Korea’s progress has gone on for decades. When host …

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Safety Is A Civil Right

In Washington, D.C., most of the people connected to the criminal justice system are black. The prisoners, yes—91 percent in 2014—but also the police officers, guards, and judges. How could a system with an overwhelming number of black administrators produce overwhelming incarceration of black citizens? …

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