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Monday April 12, 2021 - Times viewed: 365
Fact Checker: Trump Under the Microscope
WASHINGTON DC - The media has consistently called Donald Trump one of the most dishonest presidents in modern American history. But is he really the shameless liar the media claims he is, or are his statements being misinterpreted by a biased industry and public? According to Politifact, Trump lies about 70 percent of the time, with the majority of his statements rated between mostly false and pants on fire. By comparison, Politifact determine ...
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Wednesday April 14, 2021 - Times viewed: 402
'A mini-Trump': New York mayoral candidates look to take down Yang
NEW YORK — Everybody’s ganging up on Andrew Yang. The New York City mayor’s race has grown more vicious in recent weeks — and the favorite target is Yang, who has come under attack for everything from his basic income and tax plans to his employment history and his second home upstate. The aggressive hits on Yang reflect his status as front runner in recent polls, as the more established politicians who are now trailing him in the Democrati ...
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Thursday April 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 399
School mess: Why millions of parents are owed billions of dollars
WASHINGTON DC - Seven months into the school year, millions of low-income families are still waiting for billions of dollars in federal food aid that was supposed to compensate them for school meals that were missed during remote learning. The Biden administration recently accelerated the rollout, but the program remains mired in bureaucracy, as states struggle with numerous logistical issues, from tracking student eligibility and addresses to ...
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Thursday April 8, 2021 - Times viewed: 400
President Biden To Announce New Gun Control Restrictions
President Joe Biden is planning a series of executive actions on Thursday to curb gun violence. Press secretary Jen Psaki seemed to confirm this at a press conference. The expected actions should focus on tightening restrictions on "ghost guns" – homemade or makeshift firearms that do not have serial numbers. The announcement comes after several high-profile shootings and pressure from Democrats and advocacy groups. Additional actions by ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 406
'We Have to Help Our Country': Trump Signals He's Seriously Considering 2024 Run
In Trump’s first on-camera interview since he left the White House, his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, who recently joined Fox News as a paid contributor, asked him, “Do we have hope that there's a possibility to see Donald Trump run again in 2024?” “You do have hope,” he answered. “We love our country, this country. We all owe a lot to our country. But now we have to help our country.” Trump has dropped hints before about running again, but t ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 411
The Supreme Court's coming war with Joe Biden, explained
One of Justice Antonin Scalia’s final acts was to strike down President Obama’s plan to stave off the climate crisis. On February 9, 2016 — the last Tuesday of Scalia’s life — the Supreme Court handed down an unexpected order announcing a stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon emissions rules for many power plants. The vote was 5-4, along party lines, with Scalia joining his fellow conservatives in the majority. The environmen ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 407
Schumer: Senate Will “Move Forward” on Marijuana Legalization Regardless of Biden's Position
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is ready to use the weight of his office to push for marijuana to be legalized across the country. After New York decided to legalize marijuana earlier this week, Schumer said he is hopeful that President Joe Biden will end up coming around on the issue. But regardless of whether that happens, “at some point we’re going to move forward, period,” the senator from New York told Politico. Schumer, who first intro ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 407
Can Trump run again in 2024 election?
Donald Trump made history in becoming the first president in US history to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. But that doesn't mean that he is done with politics and now he has hinted that he may run for the White House again in 2024, telling his supporters they should have “hope.” The ex-president is free to run again for office as he was acquitted in the Senate for a second time in February. And he dropped his stronges ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 405
Jill Biden Treats Reporters to April Fools' Day Prank
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reporters traveling with first lady Jill Biden got an April Fools’ Day surprise on their flight back from California to Washington on Thursday. During meal service, a flight attendant with a “Jasmine” nametag passed out Dove ice cream bars. She wore a black mask and a black pantsuit and had short black hair. A few minutes later, “Jasmine” reemerged without the wig — revealing herself to be Jill Biden, laughing and proclaim ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 402
MLB moves All-Star Game from Georgia over new voting law
Major League Baseball is moving its All-Star Game out of Atlanta after Georgia enacted new voting restrictions last week, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced in a statement Friday. "Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” Manfred wrote in the statement. “Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 404
One police officer, suspect dead after US Capitol car attack
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Capitol Police officer died and another was seriously injured on Friday after a driver rammed a vehicle into a barricade outside the building, officials said. The suspect, who was later pronounced dead, crashed into the two officers on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol just after 1 p.m. The driver then exited the vehicle and brandished a knife, prompting officers to shoot the driver. Both of the officers and the susp ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 403
Gaetz's communications director departs as scandal around Florida congressman intensifies
Rep. Matt Gaetz’s communications director, Luke Ball, has left Gaetz’s team, Gaetz's office confirmed Friday. Ball’s departure comes amid reports that the Department of Justice is investigating Gaetz (R-Fla.) for an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and looking into whether he may have violated sex trafficking laws. Gaetz has denied the allegations. "The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it would b ...
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Saturday April 3, 2021 - Times viewed: 403
Where will J&J produce millions of vaccines?
WHERE WILL J&J PRODUCE MILLIONS OF VACCINES? Multiple Johnson & Johnson partners chipping in on the coronavirus vaccine are mired in questions about their factories’ processes this week, stoking fears that J&J could miss its ambitious vaccine goals — a worry that the company strongly dismisses. J&J still aims to deliver 100 million doses by the end of May, it said in a statement where it promised to take a more direct role in supervising produ ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 407
Biden holds first call with Ukrainian president amid Russian buildup
President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke on Friday morning for the first time since Biden took office, amid reports of a Russian military buildup in eastern Ukraine that has alarmed U.S. and Ukrainian officials. The leaders spoke for 30 to 40 minutes, according to a person with knowledge of the call. A White House readout of the conversation said Biden “reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Ukraine’s ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 402
Facebook removes video of Trump interview with daughter-in-law Lara, citing ban
NEW YORK: Facebook has removed a video of an interview with former US President Donald Trump, who remains banned from the platform, from his daughter-in-law Lara Trump's Facebook page, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday (Mar 31). Lara Trump, who is married to the former president's son Eric and recently joined Fox News as a contributor, had promoted an interview with Trump for her own online show "The Right View" in Instagram posts on Tue ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021 - Times viewed: 427
US political groups urge Biden to put an end to 'reckless' rhetoric with Putin, after 'killer' comments sparked diplomatic storm
More than two dozen American organizations have called on US President Joe Biden to put an end to a series of public spats with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and instead take a more “constructive” approach with Moscow. In a statement seen by Washington newspaper The Hill on Tuesday, twenty-seven political groups, including a number of left-wing Democratic grassroots movements, said that Biden needed to change tack. “As national org ...
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Sunday April 4, 2021 - Times viewed: 406
Policy, Guns and Money: Hypersonic weapons, technology innovation, and US politics and foreign policy
In this episode, ASPI senior analyst Marcus Hellyer speaks to ASPI senior fellow Andrew Davies about his recent report, Coming ready or not: hypersonic weapons. They discuss what hypersonic weapons are, whether there are ways to defend against them, and who is developing them. Next, ASPI’s Teagan Westendorf speaks with Professor Lisa Short, founder of P&L Digital Edge and group chair of the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research. The ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021 - Times viewed: 418
Iowa Democrat Rita Hart, claiming 'toxic campaign of political disinformation,' withdraws election challenge in Iowa's 2nd District
Iowa Democrat Rita Hart is withdrawing her challenge to U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller Meeks’ election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District following what she claimed was a toxic disinformation campaign, she announced Wednesday. The move puts an end to a bitter partisan fight that has rippled across the country and that threatened to drag on through the summer. The sudden reversal also takes pressure off moderate and vulnerable Democrats who hav ...
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Thursday April 1, 2021 - Times viewed: 416
A Closer Look at Biden's Infrastructure and Tax Proposals
President Joe Biden says his proposal for an aggressive series of infrastructure investments would require $2.3 trillion in spending over eight years but could create millions of jobs. It would be funded by higher corporate taxes. A closer look at where the money is going and where it's coming from: INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS — $115 billion to modernize the bridges, highways and roads that are in the worst shape. The White House outline est ...
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Wednesday March 31, 2021 - Times viewed: 420
John Durham is looking at FBI's launch of Trump campaign probe, sources say
(CNN)After two years of searching for problems with the investigation into Donald Trump's campaign advisers in 2016 and their ties to Russia, federal prosecutor John Durham hasn't found wrongdoing by Obama-era intelligence officials involved who were outside of the FBI. But Durham is still at work, looking at early aspects of the FBI investigation into the campaign. His relatively opaque investigation has now lasted longer than former special ...
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