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In shocking news, the Trump Administration is in hot water for sending radioactive plutonium across the U.S., without first obtaining approval from the states directly impacted. The National Nuclear Security Administration admitted in court recently that it sent half a metric ton of “weapons-usable plutonium” to Nevada, provoking the ire of Nevada Governor Sisolak who said: “I am beyond outraged by this completely unacceptable deception from the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department led the State...

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Dan Coats, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee this week that ISIS remains a threat in Syria, North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weapons, and Iran, contrary to President Trump’s warnings, does not currently pose a nuclear threat. President Trump, in recent social media posts and public statements, directly contradicts these three points of view on U.S. foreign policy. President Trump tweeted in December that the U.S....

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The Congressional Budget Office reports that the 35-day partial government shutdown, the longest in history, cost the economy $3 billion that won’t be recovered. The Internal Revenue Service was among the agencies affected. Because it had to cut down compliance activities during the shutdown, the government’s tax revenue will be $2 billion lower this fiscal year. The CBO does not estimate indirect costs that were certainly related to the shutdown, such as risks to the health of...

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When Trump advisor Roger Stone was arrested by the FBI early last Friday morning, CNN was waiting and ready, capturing footage of the pre-dawn raid on Stone’s home in Florida. Many conservative commentators and President Trump himself claim the Mueller team must have tipped off CNN, though CNN has a detailed blow-by-blow of how their team followed a trail of clues and relied on some good luck to end up there that morning. The Mueller investigation is...

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has tapped Stacey Abrams, who recently narrowly lost a bid to be governor of Georgia, to present the official Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5. “Stacey Abrams offers a welcome, stark contrast to President Trump’s politics of division and lack of leadership as American families are still feeling the impacts of his self-imposed shutdown,” Schumer said in a statement. “Stacey Abrams...

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After the longest government shutdown in history, 35 days, President Trump has indicated that he may move to shut down the government again over the border wall after the current three weeks of funding are over. But signs point to Republicans in Congress not having it. Behind closed doors, POLITICO reports, Republican lawmakers are looking at the polling and the economy and want nothing to do with another shutdown. “I did not love the shutdown....

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Trump may face lower approval ratings following the longest shutdown in US history, but at least he’s got the facts on his side: The number of applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to its lowest level in nearly 50 years, even despite the shutdown that put thousands out of a paycheck. According to the AP, “The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid declined 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 199,000. The four-week average,...

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In another win against the tech giants, the European Union, lead by the French government, fined Google $57 million. The argument against Google was a “lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent.” In violation of individuals rights, the tech company reaps profit off of the individual data of users. While the European Union has successfully fined the tech giants, the United States Government is far behind, having only congressional hearings with the...

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Former Trump campaign advisor and longtime political operative Roger Stone was arrested early Friday morning following an indictment by a Washington, D.C. grand jury on Thursday. Stone is charged with with lying, obstruction, and witness tampering related to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Stone was awakened by the FBI Friday morning when a team of a dozen or so agents raided his Fort Lauderdale home around 6:00 am. "FBI. Open the door.” Watch exclusive...

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In the final hours of the longest government shutdown in history, President Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he didn’t “really quite understand why” some federal workers were turning to services like food banks to survive after two missed paychecks. Ross went on to suggest that federal workers struggling during the shutdown should have taken out loans to make ends meet. The ‘shutdown loans’ of up to $5,000 offered by Ross’ own Department of...