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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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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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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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Speaking at his confirmation hearing to succeed Jeff Sessions as attorney general of the United States, William Barr testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he doesn’t believe special prosecutor Robert Mueller “would be involved in a witch hunt.” Barr, who previously served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush and is likely to be confirmed for the post again, faced the line of questioning on the back of a 19-page memo that was critical of the...

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A former associate of the Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman claimed in court that Guzman paid former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto a bribe of $100 million. The associate, Alex Cifuentes, testified that Nieto asked Guzman for $250 million while he was president-elect in 2012 and that Nieto had sent Guzman a message that he no longer had to live in hiding. Nieto has previously denied that he’d accepted bribes from drug traffickers and...

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The government shutdown continues with no end in sight and the impasse is taking a toll on President Trump’s approval rating, people’s pocketbooks, and our nation’s economy. The White House admitted that the economic fallout from the ongoing shutdown is significant worse than it had originally projected. A White House official not only doubled the estimated economic cost of the shutdown but said that if the shutdown lasts the rest of this month, it could subtract a...

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The Women’s March has defined themselves as a unifying force against President Trump, but it seems like they’re not so unified these days. Support for the 2019 march has dropped following accusations that the leaders of the march have been propagating an anti-Semitic agenda. According to the Daily Caller: Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory has attended and applauded rallies led by the notoriously anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan. Activist Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian and fellow leader of the...

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California’s new Democrat governor, Gavin Newsom, came out swinging against President Trump in his inauguration speech, calling the administration “incompetent.” “We will offer an alternative to the corruption and incompetence in the White House,” Newsom said in his inaugural address. “Our government will be progressive, principled, and always on the side of the people.” “There is an administration in Washington that is clearly hostile to California and California’s interests,” Newsom said. “People’s lives, freedom, security, the...

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President Trump has just about had it with this shutdown. Democrats have made it very clear that they won’t budge on the issue of securing our border and protecting our homeland. Not only will they not fund the wall, they won’t even discuss it. Guess that’s what happens when you put someone as hard-headed as Nancy Pelosi in charge of things. Meanwhile, no one benefits from a shutdown. Politics has come to a standstill, and...