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The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars may evoke pancake breakfasts, but in addition to their integral role in local communities, these organizations have been longstanding heavyweights in political circles. But increasingly, upstart veterans’ groups are challenging their grip on power as the voice for veterans. And these new groups, some with naked political intentions, may have a particularly strong grip on power with the current Administration.  The New York Times reports: “Last April, [VA...

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Nancy Pelosi is officially back in charge in the House of Representatives and the Democrats voted Thursday to re-open the government without meeting President Trump’s demand for $5B for the border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t even willing to bring the bill up for a vote in the Senate so things are still at an impasse. In the meantime, the Smithsonian Museums in Washington and the National Zoo are officially out of money...

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Nancy Pelosi took another shot at President Trump this week when she told the hosts of the “Today” show that she will continue to refuse his demands for funding for a safe and secure border wall. Per NBC: Asked by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie if she was willing to give up any money specifically for the border wall, Pelosi said “no.” “We can go through the back and forth,” Pelosi said in a clip that aired on...

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Expectations were low for US manufacturing growth last month, but no one saw this coming: The ISM manufacturing index fell to 54.1 in December, its lowest level since November 2016. Below is the by-the-numbers breakdown: The New Orders Index was 51.1%, a decrease of 11.0 percentage points from November. The Production Index was 54.3%, 6.3-percentage point decrease. The Employment Index was 56.2%, a decrease of 2.2 percentage points. The Supplier Deliveries Index was 57.5%, a...

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Former Presidential candidate, Trump critic, and recently-elected junior senator from the state of Utah Mitt Romney announced his arrival with a bang. On Wednesday, Romney published an op-ed in the Washington Post, criticizing President Trump’s character, claiming that the President “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” During the election, Romney called Trump a phony and a bully and it looks like he’s not backing down. With Sens. Corker and Flake on their way out,...

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Happy New Year! While millions celebrated with champagne and midnight cheers across the country, President Trump took to Twitter to clarify that he was, instead, hard at work securing funding for the border wall. “While I’m at the White House working, you’re out there partying tonight, but I don’t blame you,” Trump said in a video on Twitter. Meanwhile, the government shutdown remains at a standstill, with Democrats promising that they will not budge on...

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While some Republican lawmakers in both the House and the Senate seem to be shaking their heads at the President’s handling of the government shutdown, Trump has one supporters who 100% has his back: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). Gohmert said on “Fox & Friends” that the government shutdown should continue “until hell freezes over” if the $5 billion for the border wall doesn’t come through. The government shutdown is well into its second week with no end...

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Wells Fargo has faced a barrage of criticism and regulatory scrutiny following the revelation that its employees opened millions of unauthorized accounts and made improper referrals and incorrectly charged customers, in violation of consumer protection laws. Wells Fargo has been on a feel-good PR campaign ever since, trying to restore its corporate image. Now, the bank will settle with all 50 states plus the District of Columbia for $575 million. The money is divvied up between thee states....