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Sessions Responds to Trump’s Criticism on Recusal: ‘I Made The Right Decision’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded on Thursday to public criticism from President Donald Trump, saying that he believes that he made the right decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Sessions in El Salvador about his decision to …

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Congress Passes Sanctions Bill on Russia, Now Heads to Trump

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Thursday that imposes additional sanctions on Russia and the bill is going to President Donald Trump for his approval. The House of Representatives passed the legislation on Tuesday 419-3, and the Senate passed it on Thursday with a vote …

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Congress Could Halt Spy Authorization Over Obama Aides’ Anti-Trump Leaks

Key lawmakers are threatening to cancel the authorization of sensitive U.S. spy operations until congressional leaders investigate efforts by former top Obama administration officials to leak highly classified national security information in what many believe was a targeted campaign to undermine the Trump administration, according …

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Internal UN Report Shows Peacekeepers’ Sexual Abuse Scandal Not Properly Responded To

An internal United Nations report revealed that the organization’s has been mishandling cases of sexual abuse by its peacekeepers. The report, from the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services, indicated that the UN’s bureaucracy has not properly handled, investigated and documented crimes committed by peacekeepers in …

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Nicolle Wallace: How Is Fox News Different From State-Run Media?

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace compared Fox News to Russian state-run media during a panel discussion Thursday, prompting a strong reaction from guest Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union. The panel had been discussing Russian dissident and chess champion Garry Kasparov’s tweet comparing President Donald Trump’s tactics to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Schlapp …

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GOP Senators Ask If State Department Lawyers Are Removing References to ISIS ‘Genocide’

Six Republican senators are calling on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explain reports that top State Department lawyers are systematically removing the word “genocide” to describe the Islamic State’s slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from official agency …

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Hillary Clinton’s Book About Election Loss Is Called ‘What Happened’

Hillary Clinton’s memoir about her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump will be called What Happened and is set to be released on Sept. 12. The work is being billed as Clinton’s no-holds-barred, tell-all about how and why she fell short of becoming the first woman president, …

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Data Firm Backed By Google’s Eric Schmidt Paid Millions By Democratic Committees

A data firm that is backed by Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has been paid millions by Democratic committees, Federal Election Commission filings show. Schmidt is an investor and sits on the board of directors of Civis Analytics, a consulting …

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Republicans Keep Outsourcing Heat on Democrat Joe Donnelly

Twelve days after it was revealed that Sen. Joe Donnelly (D., Ind.) was invested in a company that recently outsourced manufacturing jobs to Mexico, the senator faced taunts of “Mexico Joe” as he exited a Washington, D.C., fundraiser. Donnelly has taken steps to escape further criticism for his …

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Former George W. Bush AG Criticizes Congress for Stalling on New War Authorization

Former attorney general Michael Mukasey criticized Congress for failing to pass a new law sanctioning the nation’s ever-changing war against Islamist terrorist organizations. The George W. Bush appointee said the 16-year-old congressional authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the perpetrators of the …

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