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Deja vu: Four tea-party senators say they can’t vote for new GOP health-care bill — for now

Wasn’t there another example recently of a GOP health-care bill tanking because leadership couldn’t put enough on the table to attract conservative votes? Meh. I think this is kabuki. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) issued the …

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Illinois man charged with threatening to kill the president

Given the attack which took place in Alexandria last week, I’m sure the Secret Service is not taking threats like this lightly. An Illinois man named Joseph Lynn Pickett was indicted Wednesday for making assassination threats against President Trump on Facebook. From the Belleville News-Democrat: “Before …

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LA Times: The case for restricting ‘hate-speech’

Wednesday the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed titled, “The case for restricting hate speech.” It’s an interesting piece which seems to connect to many of the debates currently taking place over free speech on campuses around the country. The author’s basic claim is that …

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Trump: I never made any recordings of Comey

Hard to believe. Gaslighting the public seems so unlike him. …whether there are “tapes” or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js This is …

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McConnell releases “ObamaCare light” health-care bill amid rumors at least three Senate Republicans will oppose

How bad is it? Dude: ACA architect Jonathan Gruber on the AHCA: “This is no longer an Obamacare repeal bill. That’s good.” https://t.co/vdwP2Ad3Sj — Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) June 22, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js McConnell’s team put out a fact sheet this morning detailing their major changes to …

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Baltimore businesses sue the city over damage done in Freddie Gray riots

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the courtrooms in Baltimore… You may be forgiven if you’d thought that the entire Freddie Gray saga was in our collective rear view mirror at this point. It’s been a couple of years now. …

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Hackers stole private data from election databases

Time magazine has a story today which seems to be one part news and one part Democratic daydreaming about collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. First here’s the news: In one case, investigators found there had been a manipulation of voter data in a …

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Most Americans (on all sides) now agree bias infects the media

Like beauty, bias is in the eye of the beholder. And now a very large majority of Americans sees the nation’s fourth estate as “subject to partisan agendas.” Translated from YouGov.com pollese, that means 70% of the general public on both sides of the political …

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Report: DNI, NSA chief told Mueller that Trump asked them to say publicly that there was no collusion with Russia

CNN’s claiming Democratic and Republican sources for this, but even if it’s gospel truth, I can’t imagine it’ll do Trump any (further) damage on Russiagate. WaPo first reported a few weeks ago that he asked DNI Dan Coats and NSA chief Mike Rogers to intervene …

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Turkey is trying to be the mediator between Arab states and Qatar

Yet another disturbing item in what seems to be developing into a trend. A lot of diplomatic elbow grease has been going into efforts to calm the waters of the Middle East ever since Saudi Arabia and several of their allies moved to isolate Qatar …

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