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Debbie Wasserman Schultz warns police chief of ‘consequences’ for refusing to return her laptop

Debbie Wasserman Schultz used her position on a committee that oversees the budget of the Capitol Hill police to attend a budget hearing and question the police chief about a laptop she says the police should return to her. When the police chief said he …

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Trump: DoJ will get to the bottom of these leaks ASAP

No doubt Donald Trump will follow up hard on this commitment. It’s not just because leaks apparently from US intelligence embarrassed him on his first international trip, and not just because it may overshadow whatever he accomplishes in his NATO and EU meetings this week. Trump …

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Video: Trump scolds European leaders to their faces at NATO summit for not meeting their defense obligations

Via the Free Beacon, there are people on social media grumbling about this clip, as though it’s rude or impolitic or whatever for him to do this. Are they kidding? This is practically a campaign commercial for Trump. Even I caught a little MAGA buzz …

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Video: Fox News reporter describes Gianforte’s alleged assault of Guardian journalist

Ed linked Alicia Acuna’s written report at FoxNews.com but here she is this morning on the air recounting what she saw last night. Ben Jacobs, the Guardian reporter, is fortunate in this sense: If the eyewitnesses in the room had worked for literally any outlet …

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Harvard scientist believes he may have figured out how to stop the aging process

So who’s up for being immortal? This may not quite live up to that sort of expectation, but it would be a profound shift in how we view the human condition if somebody could actually stop or even reverse the aging process. One researcher at …

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Ryan to Gianforte: Apologize

Ah, the perils of the daily presser. Paul Ryan clearly expected to get the inevitable Greg Gianforte question from the media after the Republican candidate allegedly assaulted a reporter last night. “There’s never a call for physical altercations,” Ryan responded. “Should the gentleman apologize? Yeah, I …

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Venezuela’s top prosecutor seems to be abandoning Maduro

From the looks of things in Venezuela, Luisa Ortega is either on her way to becoming a hero of the opposition forces in that country or a candidate to be locked up in one of President Nicolas Maduro’s prison cells. (Possibly both?) She’s the top …

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Great news: UK cuts intel flow to US over leaks in Manchester bombing

The hunt for the network behind the suicide bombing in Manchester has played out in full view of the world, and British intelligence and law enforcement are “furious” about it. Investigative efforts and photos of key evidence have popped up in US media outlets after …

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Farmer facing massive fines for… plowing his own field

I really thought we were done with this nonsense after the last election, but perhaps not. Out in California, a farmer is facing millions of dollars in fines for plowing a field that he purchased and planting wheat. If that sentence sounds like something out …

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GOP special election candidate slams media — literally

Montana voters go to the polls today in a special election to fill their sole House seat, and the election got a lot more special last night than expected. Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, accused Republican candidate Greg Gianforte of having “body slammed” him …

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