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Yet, ANOTHER PBS Host Suspended for Sexual Misconduct

And on and on and on it goes. Following closely behind Matt Lauer, and his fellow PBS host, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley is about to take an extended vacation, after being suspended from his self-titled broadcast, due to sexual misconduct allegations. An outside law firm …

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Trey Gowdy Beats Rod Rosenstein Like A Rented Mule Over Special Counsel Conflicts of Interest

While the political press was fixated on the smoldering aftermath of Mitch McConnell’s chicanery in Alabama and the smoking ruin of Roy Moore’s political career, other fun stuff was going on. In particular, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was on Capitol Hill testifying before the …

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One text from FBI official Strzok is being scrutinized over the rest – here’s why

Allies of President Trump are picking apart the texts released from Peter Strzok, the FBI official demoted from the Russian investigation, but one in particular is raising eyebrows. What did the text say? The text in question was an interaction between Strzok and FBI lawyer …

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In-depth: A view from all sides in the fight for land rights in Utah

“Buy land, ‘cause God ain’t making any more of it.”  – Tony Soprano It was quiet in the newsroom because the news hadn’t happened yet. Three hours before President Donald Trump’s Dec. 4 conference in Salt Lake City, each of the studio’s TVs was turned to a …

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Here’s why Roy Moore says the Senate race isn’t over yet, and refuses to concede

Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday night, according to most people. But not him. “When a vote is this close, it’s not over,” Moore said Tuesday night. “And we’ve still got to go by the rules about this recount …

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No, Trump is not Making Separation of Powers Great Again

In recent weeks, even some commentators who are not normally sympathetic to President Trump have praised him for supposedly restoring the separation of powers. They include legal scholar Josh Blackman, former American Enterprise Institute President Chris DeMuth, and Matt Welch of Reason, among others. The …

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Senate Confirms Libertarian-Minded Jurist Don Willett to Federal Judgeship

Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the federal appellate court whose jurisdiction covers federal districts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Willett was confirmed by a vote of …

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Conservatives Cheer as Justice Willett is Confirmed to Fifth Circuit

The Senate voted today to confirm Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, a move cheered by conservative activists and legal scholars. Willett’s nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week on a 11-9 …

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Pro-life filmmakers say judge who has ties to Planned Parenthood should be removed from videos cases

The Center for Medical Progress is seeking to have the judge in lawsuits brought against them by Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation disqualified, citing his ties to a Planned Parenthood clinic. What happened? The Center for Medical Progress filed a petition for a …

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A Democratic rep said women invite sexual harassment from men — and quickly backtracked

Women who work on Capitol Hill are inviting men to sexually harass them by the way they dress, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) said Wednesday during a Democratic Caucus meeting. The meeting was private, but two sources who attended reported the comments to Politico. What did …

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