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REPORT: Speaker Paul Ryan Rushes To White House Tell Trump That Trumpcare Doesn’t Have Enough Votes

The New York Times reports: House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, facing a revolt among conservative and moderate Republicans, rushed to the White House Friday afternoon to inform President Trump he did not have the votes to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to decide whether to pull the bill from consideration. The president and the speaker faced ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The ongoing Trumpcare implosion will surely dominate today. Questions about the bill’s progress were the main topic of public debate all day, but the unfolding drama of fractures with the House Intelligence Committee’s investigations continues to loom of the administration. Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Devin Nunes, the top two committee officials, are clearly at odds over the progress of ...

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OKLAHOMA: State House Votes Overwhelmingly To Allow Posting Of Ten Commandments In Public Schools

Tulsa World reports: State representatives have voted to allow monuments to “historically significant documents” — primarily the Ten Commandments — to be displayed on public property. House Bill 2177, by Rep. John Bennett [photo] is offered as an antidote to a state Supreme Court decision that removed such a memorial from the Capitol grounds and a vote of the people ...

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FLORIDA: Federal Court Orders State To Reissue Death Certificates To Reflect Pre-Obergefell Marriages

CBC Miami reports: Gay marriage has been a hot topic in and out of courtrooms for the past several years. Another issue is being fixed to help those who lost loved ones before the epic court ruling. Florida widows and widowers whose spouses died before the U.S. Supreme Court declared state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional can have the death ...

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CANADA: Toronto School Board Cancels Student Trips To USA Over Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

The BBC reports: Canada’s largest school board is cancelling new school trips to the United States until further notice. The Toronto District School Board announced the decision citing “uncertainty” with regards to who may be affected by US President Donald’s Trump’s latest travel restrictions. Twenty-five already scheduled trips will go ahead as planned. The school board joins the Girl Guides ...

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Rep. Devin Nunes: Paul Manafort Has Volunteered To Testify Before House Intel Committee On Ties To Russia

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has offered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in its investigation of Russian meddling in the US election, committee chairman Devin Nunes announced Friday. Nunes said House investigators are still negotiating when Manafort will testify and whether he will testify in an open hearing or in a closed briefing. ...

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Wikileaks Document Claims CIA Intercepts Orders For Apple Products To Plant Spying Programs On Them

Newsweek reports: The CIA allegedly developed tools to infect Apple Macs and iPhones in order to spy on them, according to documents released by WikiLeaks on Thursday. The Dark Matter leaks are the second tranche of the whistleblowing organization’s Vault 7 cache of classified documents, which WikiLeaks claims to have obtained from a former CIA contract worker. Projects undertaken by ...

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Rep. Mark Pocan: I’ve Seen “Damning Evidence” Pointing To Trump Campaign’s Collusion With Russia

Mediaite reports: One day after Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said that there was “more than circumstantial evidence” pointing to collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russian government prior to the election, another Democratic congressman affirmed that account, saying there is “damning evidence” on the horizon. Appearing on the The Michelangelo Signorile Show ...

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Trump Calls Out Freedom Caucus On Trumpcare

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday morning directly challenged the House Freedom Caucus to support his ObamaCare repeal plan, warning that they would be inadvertently supporting Planned Parenthood if they opposed his bill. “The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!” Trump tweeted. ...

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GOP Moves To Dismantle Internet Privacy Laws

The New York Times reports: Republican senators moved Thursday to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for consumers in the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration, and a harbinger of further deregulation. The measure passed in a 50-to-48 vote largely along party lines. The House is expected to mirror the Senate’s action next week, ...

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