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House passes GOP tax bill, sending it to Senate

The House has passed a tax bill that will afford permanent breaks to corporations, temporary respite to individuals, and repeals the Affordable Care Act mandate. The measure is on track to become law before Friday’s deadline. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will now be sent to the Senate. If approved, it will be ready for President Donald Trump ...

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White House axes online petition tool to build new one

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 02:38 Edited time: 19 Dec, 2017 02:47 The White House temporarily removed its “We The People” petition tool from its website following an 11-month period in which the administration did not respond to requests. However, a replacement is promised for next month. The administration of President Donald Trump said on Monday that the petition tool, ...

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Fox News under fire for reporter’s claims of White House ‘coup’ (VIDEO)

Never one to shy away from controversy, Fox News may have crossed the line between biased news coverage and self-satire – intentionally or otherwise – as host Jesse Watters alleged a coup may be underway in the US on Sunday. The highly inflammatory comments were made during the course of a discussion on special counselor Robert Mueller’s investigation into the ...

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Police raid house of journalist behind explosive story on Finland’s spy program targeting Russia

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 13:25 Finnish police have raided the house of the journalist behind an explosive report on Helsinki’s extensive spying on Russian military. The reporter is said to have destroyed a computer hard drive with a hammer before the raid. The raid was confirmed by the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, which had earlier published the report on Finland’s ...

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Woman accused of sexual harassment quits US House race, blames Democrats

A Kansas woman who quit a run for Congress blames her own party’s “zero tolerance” policy on sexual harassment. The Democrat was named in a 2005 lawsuit claiming she retaliated against a subordinate who rejected her advances. Despite denying sexual harassment allegations, Andrea Ramsey announced on Facebook she would drop out of the race for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District on ...

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Former US House Speaker Hastert banned from being alone with minors

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 12:21 Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been barred by a judge from ever being left alone with a minor. He’s also not permitted to be in the presence of child, even when adults are on hand, unless one of them is aware of his crimes. Hastert, the longest serving GOP House speaker, occupying ...

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2 killed in San Diego after small plane crashes into house (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 07:51 Two people have been killed and two others injured after a small plane crashed into a home in San Diego’s Clairemont neighborhood. The two survivors were taken to a nearby hospital with burn injuries. All four victims of the incident were on board the plane, local authorities said as cited by the local TV ...

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White House statement on Yemen violence overlooks US complicity

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 23:01 Edited time: 8 Dec, 2017 23:56 The White House has called on ‘all sides’ to cease fighting in Yemen, but failed to address the US role in the ongoing devastation in the Middle East’s poorest nation. US military support has been crucial in the Saudi-led war on Yemen. “The United States is gravely concerned ...

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US House ethics panel clears Nunes in Russiagate classified leak probe

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 03:02 The US House Ethics Committee has cleared Representative Devin Nunes (R-California) on a complaint that he leaked classified information. The surprise decision paves the way for the firebrand lawmaker to reassume chairing a House intelligence panel. The ethics committee said Thursday in a brief statement that it determined the Republican congressman did not disclose ...

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House committee grills FBI director: Did Trump–Russia dossier back a FISA warrant?

FBI Director Christopher Wray has declined to tell the House Judiciary Committee if he was prohibited from sharing documents that would show whether the notorious Steele dossier was used to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. Wray was appearing before the the House Judiciary Committee Thursday, after President Donald Trump’s recent tweet that the FBI’s reputation ...

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