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Antifa fight club: Teaching the far left to punch and shoot

Buzzfeed published a story yesterday about efforts by Antifa members to train like-minded leftists to throw a punch and fire a gun. This is entirely predictable if you’ve been paying attention to the growth of these movements and yet still a bit worrisome: The Haymaker …

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Obama: We’ve got folks in office now who are trying to deliberately make Americans angry

First McCain, then Bush, now this guy. Three Trump attacks in three days from politicians whose best moments came in the previous decade. As a president whose popularity among his base depends upon being seen as anti-establishment, Trump couldn’t have asked for more than to …

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DC police chief: “We’re surprised at the result” of body-cam study

Do body cameras on police officers change policing or impact complaints? In the wake of several controversial police-involved shootings and claims of abuse, law enforcement agencies rushed to adopt the technology as a means of adding transparency to their operations. The Washington DC policy force …

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Bill Clinton asked for permission to meet with Russian nuclear officials

The Hill has a follow-up story on the big news it published Tuesday about a Russian plot to bribe businesses involved in the American nuclear industry. Today’s story focuses on a request made by Bill Clinton’s aides to meet with a list of Russian businessmen …

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Video: Trump consoles fallen soldier’s widow in condolence call

This isn’t the call with Myeshia Johnson, Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow, but rather a call from April with Natasha de Alencar, the wife of Sgt. Mark de Alencar, who was killed in a firefight with ISIS in Afghanistan. Even so, it’s solid evidence that …

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More Rep. Wilson: John Kelly’s “empty barrel” comment about me is racist

Didn’t she say yesterday that she wouldn’t be commenting further on this matter? I guess when you’re a “rock star” you have to play an encore when the fans demand it. Like Alex Griswold, I cannot believe this is what Democrats are going with to …

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Page Six: Weinstein rehab off to the start you’d expect

When confronted by an ever-increasing avalanche of sexual harassment and assault allegations, Harvey Weinstein opted for a rehab clinic and a promise to shape up. The allegations have gotten worse, prompting criminal investigations of rape in Los Angeles, New York, and London, but Weinstein doesn’t …

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DNC to Sanders: Add the D if you want to lead; Update: Defeated

A reasonable request, or a sign of a brewing civil war? Bernie Sanders runs for re-election to the Senate in Vermont next year, presumably as an independent despite his attempt last year to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. A resolution introduced at the DNC calls …

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New 24/7 Senate finally passes … something

Actually, it’s not yet a 24/7 Senate, and this is not yet something. On a near party-line vote of 51/49, the upper chamber passed a $4 trillion budget resolution. The resolution does nothing substantive except open up a reconciliation vehicle for a tax reform package …

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Congresswoman’s response to Kelly: “I’ll have to tell my kids that I’m a rockstar now”

It’s nice to know that Rep. Frederica Wilson’s having fun with the contretemps over a phone call between Donald Trump and a young widow. “It’s amazing,” the Florida Democrat said with a laugh when asked by 7News in Miami for her reaction to John Kelly’s …

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