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“I can describe his junk perfectly”: In Touch releases the full 2011 Stormy Daniels interview

Allow me to be the millionth person to ask this: Why didn’t they release this a week before the 2016 election to maximize sales instead of digging it out of the vault now? Makes no sense. Were they afraid that their scoop might tilt the …

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Erin Burnett to Senate Dem: Aren’t you being total hypocrites in shutting down the government over a pet issue?

“Hostage-taking” is the term that was used in 2013 when Ted Cruz and a few other Republicans blocked government funding to try to force repeal of ObamaCare. You can’t deny people essential government services just because you didn’t get your way on some other policy! …

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Oh my, Omarosa: Secret taping in the White House?

All due respect to Steve King and the House Intel memo, but this is more like Watergate … if Pat Buchanan had installed the infamous taping system. The New York Daily News reports that recently dismissed White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman had recorded discussions in the …

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House passes Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act as March for Life 2018 begins; Update: Trump speaks live; Update: Full Pence, Trump speeches added

Today is the March for Life in Washington DC, the powerful statement made each year at the anniversary of Roe v Wade. Donald Trump will address the march today from the White House, a first in the long history of the decades-long effort to highlight the …

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Flunkies flunked: TSA arrests CNBC-linked TV crew for simulated IED

When they say, “Kids, don’t try this at home,” they mean it. After years of poor performances on internal TSA audits of threat-detection teams in airports, a TV crew working for CNBC apparently decided to conduct their own test at Newark Liberty International Airport. Big. …

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Meadows: You won’t believe what’s in this House Intel report

Why does #ReleasetheMemo feel like a set-up for a let-down? The starboard side of American political social media is ablaze with demands to declassify a House Intelligence Committee majority report after Rep. Mark Meadows called it “absolutely shocking” last night. His colleague Steve King called …

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Pope Francis to Chileans: Stop slandering my bishop

This isn’t the ending that the Vatican had hoped for its papal visit to Chile. At the end of a trip designed to heal wounds, Pope Francis’ final address may have poured salt into them instead. The pontiff accused critics of Bishop Juan Barros of …

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Wait until you see the CFPB’s budget request for this quarter

Having observed the workings of federal bureaucracies over a number of years, most of you are aware of how the budget process works for the various departments of the federal government. Everyone scrapes and claws for every penny they can get their hands on and …

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The Blame Game, Senate shutdown showdown edition

Will they or won’t they? By the end of the day, either the Senate will have passed funding to keep government in operation, or we will have our first shutdown since 2013’s brief interruption that got overshadowed by the incompetent rollout of ObamaCare. At the …

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Stormy Daniels told political operative: Trump made me watch “Shark Week” with him for three hours

The more salacious detail in this Mother Jones story, the one that will land on the cover of New York tabloids, is Daniels allegedly telling the same operative that she spanked Trump — with a copy of Forbes magazine. The thought of the populist alpha-male-in-chief …

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