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Jeff Sessions’ Cruel Prescription for Pain

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions advised people in pain to “take some aspirin” and “tough it out” during a speech in Tampa last week, the federal prosecutors in his audience laughed. Mitzie Katzen, who has suffered from complex regional pain syndrome since she was a …

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Trump spokesman gets grilled on Fox & Friends over Rob Porter scandal

The hosts at Fox & Friends grilled White House spokesperson Raj Shah over the scandal surrounding the resignation of Rob Porter after domestic abuse allegations from two of his ex-wives. Here’s the segment on Fox News: “What is going on behind the scenes in terms …

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Schiff: Democrats will not revise their FISA memo

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, indicated Tuesday night that Democrats have decided not to make any revisions to their memo on FISA surveillance, in spite of the White House’s insistence that they do so. Instead, Schiff indicated, Democrats …

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The USMC Decides Having Women Infantry Officers Is More Important Than Lives

One of the big travesties of the Obama administration was its direct war on combat efficiency of military units. Particularly, the decision to assign women to combat arms units–and to allow female officers in the combat arms–is one fraught with consequences that will be paid …

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The Mysteries Surrounding Mike Flynn’s Guilty Plea Multiply

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn arrives in the east Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, for a news conference with President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. . (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) There have been some interesting happenings in …

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UPDATE: The Mysterious Envelope Sent to Donald Trump Jr. Contained a Note

An update to the story from Monday, regarding an envelope containing white powder sent to the home of Donald Trump, Jr. When the letter arrived, it was opened by Trump’s wife, Vanessa. As a precaution, she and 2 other people were taken to the hospital. …

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Trump’s infrastructure program — some pros and cons

(Paul Mirengoff) Fulfilling a campaign promise, President Trump has proposed an infrastructure program. He seeks an initial outlay of $200 billion. Half of the money would be a straightforward appropriations outlay for expanding things like digital networks and federal infrastructure loan programs. The other half …

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Why Susan Rice Wrote an Email To Herself

(John Hinderaker) Scott wrote this morning about the extraordinary email that National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote to herself at 12:15 on January 20, 2017, within minutes of when President Trump was inaugurated. It must have been her last act, more or less, before she …

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Envelope with white powder sent to Trump Jr. had a note inside – here’s what it said

Authorities say that the envelope with a suspicious powder that was sent to Trump Jr. and caused his wife and two others to be hospitalized also contained an angry note inside. Here’s what the note said: “You are an awful, awful person,” the note read. …

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Democrat Senator slams use of ‘obscene’ phrase – forgets he used it last month

Senator Menendez (D-Fla.) excoriated President Trump and others Tuesday for using the phrase “chain migration,” but neglected to note that he had used it himself just a month prior. Here’s the video of his appearance on CNN: Here’s what he said: “I find it obscene, …

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