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Iowa becomes latest state to tackle asset forfeiture laws, but still has a long way to go

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill on Tuesday that tightens Iowa’s civil forfeiture laws, requiring a criminal conviction before state authorities can seize a citizen’s property. Civil forfeiture laws allow federal, state, and local authorities to seize property, including money, and personal items, from a citizen. Most states — including …

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Kellyanne Conway responds to CNN’s Anderson Cooper rolling his eyes at her during live interview

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded Thursday to Anderson Cooper rolling his eyes at her during a live TV interview Tuesday, suggesting the CNN anchor’s dismissive gesture was “sexist.” “Now your White House is saying that what he did was wrong. But previously, as a …

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Sen. Mike Lee floats name for new FBI director, and it’s not who you’d think

United States Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) tweeted his suggestion for the new FBI director after President Donald Trump abruptly fired James Comey Tuesday evening, and the suggested nominee left some social media users befuddled. Lee, a staunch conservative, said  Thursday that he believes Trump should nominate Judge …

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Some Catholic saints ‘were probably gay,’ controversial Vatican consultant says

Father James Martin — a Jesuit priest appointed last month by Pope Francis as a consultant to the Vatican’s secretariat for communications — said some saints “were probably gay.” Martin’s comment was part of a Facebook thread he began Friday about a bishop who led …

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‘The Super 7’: Couple adopts seven siblings from foster care

A Georgia couple adopted seven siblings from the foster care system this week, according to Atlanta’s WXIA-TV. According to WXIA, Josh and Jessaka Clark always knew they wanted a big family. On their first date, Josh told Jessaka that he wanted to have 10 kids, …

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Gun owner turns tables on gas station robber, won’t face charges

A motorist at a gas station in Elmwood Park, Illinois, who shot and killed a potential robber who approached his vehicle last month, will not face charges because he acted in self-defense, police say. According to authorities, Ronald Morales, 43, initially made eye contact with …

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Trump admits audit has no bearing on releasing his tax returns

President Donald Trump admitted in an interview published Thursday that an audit has nothing to do with his failure to release his tax returns. Asked by The Economist if he would release his taxes if it was central to striking a tax reform deal with the Democrats, …

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Liberal writer: Gun owners killing in self-defense deprives attackers’ rights to fair trial

A writer for the Huffington Post noted in a recent piece — “A Revision on the Bill of Rights, Part III” — that the Second Amendment certainly gives Americans the right to “carry and have a stockpile of guns.” But Justin Curmi seems to have …

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Newt Gingrich makes a prediction about Democrats’ next conspiracy theory

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich predicted that Democrats would be blaming the martians next in search of a conspiracy theory to undermine President Trump and his agenda. He made the comments to Sean Hannity on Fox News Wednesday. Hannity asked Gingrich to explain …

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Mark Levin torches Chuck Schumer on his demand for special prosecutor

Conservative talk show host Mark Levin unleashed an angry tirade against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his demands that a special prosecutor be named to investigate the alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election. He made the comments to Sean Hannity on Fox …

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