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Astroturf: Federal agencies flooded with hundreds of thousands of fake comments on regulations

The Wall Street Journal investigated the millions of comments which have come into the FCC and other federal agencies on proposed regulations and found hundreds of thousands which were duplicates, many submitted under stolen identities. In some cases, people are even submitting comments under the …

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Report: Omarosa “physically dragged and escorted” off the White House grounds after being fired by John Kelly

For cripes sake. How did they not air this live on TV? Firing Omarosa on national television helped Trump become president in the first place. He and Kelly should have had the basic courtesy to let us watch the real-life sh*tshow departure. Apparently she was …

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Baltimore mayor tries to cancel MLK parade. Predictable chaos ensues

When Baltimore’s new mayor, Catherine Pugh, took office this year she promised some changes. Much of her agenda has been essentially buried by the record setting murder rate they’ve been battling, but she’s still gamely attempted to get some of her other priorities put in …

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Rep. Chabot to Deputy AG Rosenstein: Nine members of Mueller’s team made campaign donations to Democrats

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein is answering questions in Congress this morning. In the light of the clearly partisan views of Peter Strzok, which Ed wrote about this morning, Republicans are looking to question the partisanship of the team assembled by Special Counsel Mueller to investigate …

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Is Steve Bannon to blame for Roy Moore?

Not really, no, but Bannon inspires fear and loathing in so many Republicans that the entirety of the non-Breitbart universe is dunking on him savagely this morning. Matt Drudge! Peter King! GOP Rep. Peter King slams Steve Bannon: “He looks like some disheveled drunk who …

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Mueller investigators’ text messages in 2017 mull “insurance policy” in case of Trump victory

Text messages involving an FBI agent assigned to both Robert Mueller’s special-counsel probe and the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton have called the integrity of both cases into question. Peter Strzok got reassigned from his top counterintelligence position to Human Resouces after the discovery of …

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Not shocking: Grassley aide lands plush ethanol lobbying gig

We’ve been covering the ongoing battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard and the ethanol mandate scheme for quite a while here, though it’s currently fallen into something of a lull. The President recently met with senators from oil and gas producing and refining states, allegedly …

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“Pathetic loser”: Was Anderson Cooper’s angry tweet at Trump sent by a hacker?

“Hacked!” is what anyone would say who sent an ill-advised tweet and then thought better of it afterward, right? It was Anthony Weiner’s initial defense after Andrew Breitbart exposed him for sending crotch shots to women fans. The toaster is still loyal, Weiner joked at …

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You know what changed in Alabama last night? Not a damn thing

Hopefully, most of you reading this got at least a few hours of sleep after the counting was (mostly) finished in Alabama. I went to bed when there was barely 5% of the vote in (because I’m old and get up ridiculously early) so I …

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Trump on Moore: I told you so

Give Donald Trump credit for being right … for a while, anyway, before being wrong twice. Trump ended up jumping onto the Roy Moore bandwagon when Moore beat Trump’s preferred candidate Luther Strange, and again when Trump decided that multiple allegations of sexual misconduct were “fake …

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