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Senate Judiciary hires an outside counsel to question Kavanaugh accuser on Thursday

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As Brett Kavanaugh's historic hearing approaches, parties on both sides are still clashing on whether new allegations will also be discussed during the hearing. But the Senate Judiciary chairman confirmed Tuesday that the committee has hired an outside counsel to question Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault.

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'I had to choose between my children and my mother.' US report documents atrocities against Rohingya

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Violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar's northern Rakhine State was "extreme, large-scale, widespread, and seemingly geared toward both terrorizing the population and driving out the Rohingya residents," a US State Department investigation found. However, the report stopped short of calling the violence "genocide."

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New York Times: Woman who signed letter supporting Kavanaugh calls yearbook revelation 'hurtful'

54 minutes ago

A woman who signed a letter supporting Brett Kavanaugh after he was accused of sexual assault earlier this month called revelations from his high school yearbook that showed he and his friends reportedly boasted about their supposed conquests with her "hurtful," The New York Times reported Monday.

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Trump blasts second Kavanaugh accuser: 'She admits she was drunk'

56 minutes ago

President Donald Trump sought to discredit one of the women accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct by saying she was "messed up" and "drunk" at the time of the alleged incident. He also said he believes Democrats are masterminding "a con game" against his Supreme Court nominee.

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Indicted GOP congressman called out by Democrat as a 'bigot' over Korean language ad

1 hour ago

Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins kicked off his recently revived re-election bid by releasing a misleading ad which shows a clip of his opponent, Democrat Nate McMurray, appealing -- in fluent Korean -- for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

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Donald Trump bragged about himself to the United Nations. The UN laughed.

1 hour ago

President Donald Trump's touting of how his administration has accomplished more than any -- yes, any -- past administration in its first two years is one of his most consistent applause lines in his campaign patter.

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White House pleased with Kavanaugh's TV performance

1 hour, 28 minutes ago

Allies of Brett Kavanaugh are touting the performance the Supreme Court nominee and his wife gave Monday evening on Fox News as accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior from high school and college continue to threaten his nomination.

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Vote in Congress showcases all the forces against (and a few supporting) a government shutdown

1 hour, 36 minutes ago

The Senate last week passed an appropriations package that includes a resolution to continue current funding the federal government through December 7, which, if signed, would avert a government shutdown at the end of this month just weeks before the midterm elections.

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Trump 'didn't expect' UN speech reaction he got

2 hours, 9 minutes ago

President Donald Trump will step up to the iconic dais at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday on the heels of a year during which his presidency has shaped and shaken the world.

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Rhode Island town council that boycotted Nike backtracks after backlash

1 hour, 47 minutes ago

A Rhode Island town council that last week approved a nonbinding resolution to boycott Nike products over the Colin Kaepernick ads has reversed its decision after widespread backlash.

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Trump accuses Dems of playing 'con game' with Kavanaugh nomination delays, investigations

2 hours, 13 minutes ago

President Trump on Tuesday accused Democrats of playing a "con game" with their calls for delays and investigations over sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh -- and cast doubt on one of the accusers, saying she "has nothing."

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Kavanaugh confirmation: The latest developments on charges by Supreme Court nominee's accuser

2 hours, 43 minutes ago

The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was contentious, but still, the federal judge was expected to be confirmed by the Senate – until a psychology professor came forward to publicly accuse him of sexual assault.

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Trump brushes off laughing UN audience, doubles down on 'America First'

2 hours, 59 minutes ago

President Trump was met with awkward laughter from a U.N. General Assembly audience on Tuesday while boasting of successes under his administration, but brushed off the response as he doubled down on an “America First” agenda at the globalist body.

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Meadows calls for Rosenstein to testify this week over 'wire' comments

3 hours, 12 minutes ago

The chairman of the House Freedom Caucus is calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appear before Congress this week to testify about reports claiming he suggested wearing a "wire" to record President Trump and broached invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

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Kavanaugh confirmation derailed by sexual misconduct allegations: A list of his accusers

3 hours, 40 minutes ago

In the midst of his confirmation process, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including an accusation of assault stemming from when he was in high school.

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At UN, Trump calls on world leaders to 'isolate' Iranian regime

4 hours, 13 minutes ago

President Trump on Tuesday tore into Iran in his much-anticipated speech to the United Nations General Assembly, calling on the international community to isolate the regime and ensure it cannot possess a nuclear weapon.

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Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar blames Obama for siblings' attack ad

5 hours ago

After Rep. Paul Gosar’s six siblings appeared in campaign ads for his opponent, the Arizona Republican placed the blame on former President Barack Obama.

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Kavanaugh hearing once again in question as Christine Ford raises new concerns

5 hours, 4 minutes ago

An attorney for the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her decades ago has raised fresh concerns about the format for Thursday's highly anticipated hearing with her and the Supreme Court nominee.

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Michigan House candidate allegedly embezzled more than $100K from another campaign

5 hours, 27 minutes ago

A Michigan candidate for state representative has been asked by her own party to step down after she was accused of embezzling more than $100,000 while working at a law firm.

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Trump says Democrats playing 'con game' in Kavanaugh confirmation process

1 hour, 23 minutes ago

"She admits that she was drunk," Trump said of Deborah Ramirez, the second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

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'Even if it's all true': GOP Senate candidate questions if Kavanaugh allegations disqualify him

1 hour, 58 minutes ago

"It's tragic…it should never happen in our society but, but, what if 36 years of a record where there’s nothing like that again?" Rep. Kevin Cramer asked.

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Trump addresses U.N., brags about his accomplishments, draws derisive laughter

2 hours, 5 minutes ago

The president condemned globalism, telling the international body the U.S. would protect its sovereignty and national interests.

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Watch Live: Steve Kornacki explains how Kavanaugh accuser will affect midterms

2 hours, 35 minutes ago

Watch Live: Steve Kornacki explains how Kavanaugh accuser will affect midterms

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China official says talks impossible with 'U.S. holding knife'

4 hours ago

"China might prefer to wait out the current U.S. administration, rather than embarking on potentially futile negotiations," said one analyst.

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Ted Cruz, wife chased out of D.C. restaurant by anti-Kavanaugh protesters

4 hours, 41 minutes ago

The demonstrators shouted at Cruz about whether he would vote to confirm Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

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Trump's new limo cost $1.5M and comes with a fridge full of his blood type

4 hours, 56 minutes ago

Trump's new Cadillac limo cost $1.5M, weighs 20,000 lbs, and comes equipped with a fridge full of the president's own blood type.

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Kavanaugh's TV interview was extraordinary. So was the platform he chose.

5 hours, 41 minutes ago

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

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First Read's Morning Clips: A squeaker in Arizona

5 hours, 51 minutes ago

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

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Kavanaugh: 'The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone'

6 hours, 13 minutes ago

In an interview with Fox News, the Supreme Court nominee also denied being at the party where Christine Blasey Ford alleged he committed sexual misconduct.

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O'Rourke comes to Cruz's defense after restaurant confrontation with protesters

22 minutes ago

Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, defended Sen. Ted Cruz, his opponent, who faced heckles over the controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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O'Rourke comes to Cruz's defense after restaurant confrontation with protesters

22 minutes ago

Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, defended Sen. Ted Cruz, his opponent, who faced heckles over the controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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WATCH: Protesters disrupt Sen. Cruz's dinner

25 minutes ago

The Republican senator and his wife were dining at a restaurant in Washington, D.C.

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Joe Scarborough calls Kavanaugh's response on race question troubling

52 minutes ago

On ABC's "The View" on Tuesday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, weighed in on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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WATCH: Democrats are playing a 'con game': Trump

1 hour, 21 minutes ago

The president said the Democrats are trying to make Judge Kavanaugh into "something that he's not" and that he is a "high-quality person."

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Trump 'didn't expect' to get laughed at while speaking at the UN

1 hour, 48 minutes ago

The president on Tuesday addressed the General Assembly for the second time.

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WATCH: President Trump's full address to the UN

2 hours, 10 minutes ago

The president delivered his speech at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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WATCH: Trump slams OPEC nations for 'ripping off the rest of the world'

2 hours, 22 minutes ago

The president went on to say that the U.S. defends many oil-exporting countries for "nothing."

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Brett Kavanaugh developments - live updates: Trump calls allegations a Democratic "con game"

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The administation continues to defend Kavanaugh's character and record as he faces ongoing allegations of sexual assault

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Trump blasts "globalism" in address to United Nations General Assembly -- live updates

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The president announced new sanctions against Venezuela in a speech that highlighted national sovereignty

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Evangelical leaders push hard for Kavanaugh confirmation

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"Dr. Ford could be remembering something that did happen, but I'm very very skeptical of it"

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What's yogurt? Industry wants U.S. to loosen rules

25 minutes ago

Clarity wanted on what can or can't be called yogurt. Don't laugh: It took more than a decade to define peanut butter

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DNI Dan Coats warns China cyber activities target U.S. state, local governments

34 minutes ago

China exploits our transparency and open society," Coats said during remarks at The Citadel

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Government could shut down on Friday, if Congress does not pass funding bill

2 hours, 35 minutes ago

President Trump has threatened to allow for a government shutdown if there is no funding for a border wall in spending bills

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Kavanaugh defends himself in TV interview; Trump stands by him

2 hours, 59 minutes ago

Kavanaugh and his wife spoke in a TV interview with Fox News about sexual misconduct allegations

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Ted Cruz confronted by Kavanaugh protesters at D.C. restaurant

3 hours, 46 minutes ago

Cruz and his wife Heidi were seen leaving the restaurant as protesters chanted "we believe survivors"

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NBA, MLB, NFL franchises team up for "Rally the Vote" drive

6 hours, 41 minutes ago

Teams are offering fans a platform to register starting Tuesday on the teams' mobile apps, websites and social media

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Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels' defamation suit

6 hours, 45 minutes ago

The judge said a tweet Trump wrote in April appears to be "rhetorical hyperbole" and speech protected under the First Amendment

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Trump attacks second Kavanaugh accuser, saying she ‘has nothing’ and was ‘totally inebriated’

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In brief remarks after his United Nations speech, President Trump called the allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett M. Kavanaugh “a con game being played by the Democrats.”

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In his speech at the U.N., Trump again embraces Poland’s shift away from liberal democracy

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Trump praised the "sovereignty" of a country that's rolled back democratic processes and civil liberties.

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The problematic things politicians have said (so far) about the Kavanaugh allegations

1 hour, 16 minutes ago

The president just tried to box Kavanaugh's accuser into an impossible standard of proof.

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The problematic things politicians have said (so far) about the Kavanaugh allegations

1 hour, 16 minutes ago

The president just tried to box Kavanaugh's accuser into an impossible standard of proof.

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Trump’s angry, meandering broadside against Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers, annotated

1 hour, 32 minutes ago

"I understand college very well, being number 1 in your class," Trump said. "I understand a lot of things. When he said that, I understood exactly."

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Trump’s angry, meandering broadside against Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers, annotated

1 hour, 32 minutes ago

"I understand college very well, being number 1 in your class," Trump said. "I understand a lot of things. When he said that, I understood exactly."

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At United Nations, Trump rejects constraints imposed by other nations, says U.S. will act to counter ‘global control’

2 hours, 45 minutes ago

The president declared he had made more progress than “almost any other administration in the history of our country” — prompting audible laughs in the chamber.

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U.N. General Assembly Updates: Trump Speaks Out on Globalization

13 minutes ago

Leaders from around the world have gathered in New York to deal with a host of nettlesome issues, ranging from Iran’s nuclear program to North Korea to wars in the Middle East.

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Mormon Women’s Group Calls for Probe of Allegations Against Kavanaugh

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The Mormon Women for Ethical Government called for a suspension of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings, pending a thorough investigation.

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Hatch: ‘Everything Is an Excuse for Delay’ in Kavanaugh Hearing

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Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, said Democrats were promoting unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh in order to delay the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation.

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Trump, at U.N., Scorns ‘Unaccountable Global Bureaucracy’

42 minutes ago

The president, speaking at the General Assembly, doubled down on his “America First” foreign policy. He did have a few kind words for North Korea.

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Trump Accuses Democrats of Running ‘Con Game’ Against Kavanaugh

44 minutes ago

The president disparaged a woman who accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her, saying she was “messed up” and “drunk” at the time.

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Lisa Murkowski Delivers Message: Take Kavanaugh Accusations Seriously

44 minutes ago

The key Republican said she is troubled by Christine Blasey Ford’s story: “It is about whether or not a woman who has been a victim at some point in her life is to be believed.”

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Trump Accuses Democrats of Playing ‘Con Game’

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President Trump unleashed his latest criticism of Democrats, calling them “con artists” for their handling of the sexual misconduct accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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Trump Trade Negotiator Warns That Canada Is Running Out of Time

1 hour, 6 minutes ago

Robert Lighthizer, the United States trade representative, said the administration will move forward with a bilateral trade pact with Mexico if an agreement cannot be reached with Canada.

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Alabama Revisits Ten Commandments, Hoping for Help from Kavanaugh

1 hour, 31 minutes ago

The state’s voters this fall will decide on a constitutional amendment that would allow the commandments to be displayed in schools and other public property

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Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters Confront Ted Cruz at Dinner

2 hours, 38 minutes ago

“We believe survivors,” the activists chanted, as they surrounded Mr. Cruz and his wife, Heidi, at an upscale Italian restaurant in Washington.

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Trump To Migrants: Stay Home

1 hour, 58 minutes ago

"Make their countries great again," Trump said during a United Nations address of those seeking safety in the U.S.

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Donald Trump: Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk'

2 hours, 9 minutes ago

Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face at a dorm party at Yale University in the early 1980s.

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Donald Trump's Boastful Comments Draw Laughter At United Nations General Assembly

2 hours, 49 minutes ago

"Didn't expect that reaction but that's OK," the president said at the New York City summit of world leaders.

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Ted Cruz Spotted On Flight Looking At Photo Of Senate Rival Beto O'Rourke

4 hours, 30 minutes ago

The snapshots, circulated by Politico Playbook, surfaced after the Texas Republican was heckled out of a Washington restaurant.

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Kavanaugh Was 'Aggressive And Belligerent' When Drunk, His Yale Roommate Says

6 hours, 31 minutes ago

James Roche said he was good friends with Deborah Ramirez, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and she was "unusually honest and straightforward."

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Michael Avenatti Warns Trump, Kavanaugh: 'Be Very, Very Careful' About What You Do Next

10 hours, 53 minutes ago

The lawyer also told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that “at least one” new accuser of the Supreme Court nominee will come forward within the next 48 hours.

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Sen. Ted Cruz Heckled Out Of DC Restaurant By Anti-Kavanaugh Activists

14 hours, 17 minutes ago

The Texas Republican has come under fire for his unwavering support of the Supreme Court nominee who is accused of sexual misconduct.

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Consumer Confidence Soars to 18 Year High, Near All Time Record

1 hour, 19 minutes ago

A surge in consumer expectations points to higher than 3 percent growth for the rest of the year.

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Pope Francis: Young People ‘Outraged’ Over Church Scandals

1 hour, 34 minutes ago

Pope Francis told young people in Estonia Tuesday that he understands their frustration over financial and sexual scandals in the Church, while promising them “transparency.”

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Donald Trump: Democrats 'Playing a Con Game' with Brett Kavanaugh Accusers

2 hours, 1 minute ago

"Democrats are playing a con game — C-O-N," Trump said in response to the controversy after his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Jim Jordan: Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood and Not a Wall ‘Unacceptable’

2 hours, 22 minutes ago

It is less than one week until the September 30 deadline to fund the federal government. While many lawmakers think the bill passed by the Senate will fly in the House, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is not one of them.

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Donald Trump at the United Nations: Reject Socialism's 'Decay' and 'Misery' in Venezuela

2 hours, 29 minutes ago

"All nations of the world should resist socialism and the misery that it brings to everyone," President Trump said, pointing to the economic disaster in Venezuela.

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Donald Trump: United States 'Will No Longer Tolerate' Cheating from China

2 hours, 29 minutes ago

President Donald Trump took a strong stance against China on Tuesday, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Project Veritas: IRS Employee Says 'Evidence,' Emails Deleted in Coverup

2 hours, 52 minutes ago

In the fourth installment of Project Veritas’ investigative video series into the “Deep State,” two subjects identified as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials appear to condone the agency's "unjust treatment" of conservative non-profit organizations -- and one seems to affirm allegations that the former IRS commissioner appointed by Barack Obama deleted evidence to cover up that scandal.

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Vulnerable Senate Democrats Remain Open to Supporting Brett Kavanaugh

2 hours, 55 minutes ago

Vulnerable Senate Democrats told reporters this week they continue to keep an open mind regarding their support for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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WATCH: Young Corbynite Gives Impassioned Plea for Brexit at Labour Conference Split Over Referendum

2 hours, 58 minutes ago

A young Corbynite has given an impassioned plea at Labour Party conference against a second referendum and for Brexit, among a background of bickering among senior party members over whether to oppose Brexit or not.

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Jesuit Priest Tells Pope Francis: ‘Be a Man’ and Answer Accusations

3 hours, 7 minutes ago

Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio, Editor-in-Chief of Ignatius Press, said this week that Pope Francis needs to “be a man” and answer allegations that he seriously mishandled the case of serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

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