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Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

NPR reports: The Rev. Jesse Jackson has announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms “about three years ago.” Jackson, 76, released the news in what he called an update “on my health and the future.” The longtime political and social activist, who was part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle in ...

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Menendez Warns Enemies: To Those Who Were Digging My Political Grave, I Know Who You Are [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A tearful Menendez thanked God, his family and the jurors outside the courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, as well as two senators who testified on his behalf as character witnesses, Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Lindsey Graham. “The way this case started was wrong,” said Menendez, flanked by his grown children. “The way it was investigated was wrong. ...

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Chris Christie: Kushner Got Me Fired From Trump Gig

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in the final flailing days of his term and Politico has published a lengthy exit interview of sorts. This might be the most interesting bit: Christie’s generous interpretation of Trump’s treatment of him even extends to his own ouster. Two days after Trump’s surprise win, Steve Bannon and Christie were seen arguing for several ...

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Gene Simmons Permanently Banned From Fox News

The Daily Beast reports: According to a knowledgeable Fox News source, Simmons showed up on the 14th floor to do a book-plugging interview with FoxNews.com’s entertainment section, but instead barged in on a staff meeting uninvited. “Hey chicks, sue me!” he shouted, and then pulled open his red velvet shirt to reveal his chest and belly, according to the source. ...

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Senate Panel Erupts In Shouting Over Tax Bill [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A shouting match erupted in the Senate Finance hearing over the Republican tax overhaul, with Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and Utah Republican Orrin Hatch arguing Thursday night over who benefits from the GOP plan. At the heart of the argument is new analysis by congressional number crunchers that finds this plan cuts taxes at first but by ...

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OOPS: Pentagon Retweets Call For Trump To Resign

NBC News reports: Oops! The Pentagon says it accidentally retweeted a tweet that urged President Donald Trump to resign. Without mentioning the content of the original tweet, a Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said it “would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense.” The tweet was posted Thursday by a person whose Twitter handle is @ProudResister. It said, “The ...

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ALABAMA: Doug Jones +8 In New Fox News Poll

The Hill reports: A new Fox News poll released Thursday shows Democrat Doug Jones leading by 8 points in the Alabama Senate race in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against GOP candidate Roy Moore. The poll, conducted Nov. 13-15, shows that 50 percent of likely voters in deep-red Alabama and 49 percent of registered voters said they would vote ...

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UPDATE: Mistrial In Menendez Bribery Trial

UPDATE BELOW. The Associated Press reports: The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. Menendez’s defense lawyer on Thursday asked Judge William Walls to declare a mistrial. An attorney for co-defendant Salomon Melgen asked Walls to poll the jury individually to confirm they are deadlocked. Federal prosecutors have ...

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Sen. Al Franken Apologizes After Groping Claim

The Washington Post reports: Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) “forcibly kissed” her and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, saying that “there’s nothing funny about sexual assault.” “You knew exactly what you were doing,” Tweeden wrote in a blog post for Los Angeles radio station KABC, for whom she works as ...

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Guilty Verdict For Man Charged With Beating 8 Year-Old Boy To Death Because He Thought Child Was Gay

The Los Angeles Times reports: A 37-year-old man accused of torturing and beating his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death in a case that prompted far-reaching reforms of the county’s child welfare system was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated for about six hours before returning the verdict against Isauro Aguirre, also finding true a special allegation that the murder ...

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The Atlantic Profiles Nazi Leader Andrew Anglin

The Atlantic has posted a grimly fascinating profile of Nazi leader and Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin, who is currently being sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for his campaign of harassment against a Montana woman. The piece is quite lengthy and well worth your time, so lets just excerpt the opening paragraphs: On December 16, 2016, Tanya Gersh ...

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McConnell May Ask Sen. Luther Strange To Resign

Politico reports: Republican leaders are exploring a dramatic remedy to salvage the Alabama Senate seat as fresh polling shows Roy Moore’s prospects fading fast. With less than four weeks until the special election and no sign that the party’s besieged nominee will exit the race, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of ...

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House Dems To Introduce Five Articles Of Impeachment

Six House Democrats have announced that they will today be filing articles of impeachment against Trump. Newsweek reports:  The move was led by Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, who first declared his intention to initiate the impeachment process following Trump’s controversial “both sides” remarks in response to deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Cohen is joined ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before US House

The New York Times reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, testifying at 10 a.m. before the House Judiciary Committee. Mr. Sessions is almost certain to face questions about his contacts with Russians during last year’s presidential campaign and will be asked to clarify his past statements in light of recent disclosures that members of ...

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Bill Gates Donates $50M To Alzheimer’s Research

The Associated Press reports: Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. Gates ...

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McConnell Drops The “If True” – Now Says He Believes Moore’s Accusers – Says Moore Should Step Aside

The Associated Press reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel has dropped the “if true” from his previous statement and now says that Roy Moore should end his campaign, adding that he believes Moore’s accusers. It must be pointed out, however, that McConnell backed Sen. Luther Strange in the primary. McConnell’s Senate PAC advertised against Moore.

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Trump Taps Former Pharma Exec To Head HHS

USA Today reports: President Trump said Monday he would name former pharmaceutical company executive Alex Azar as secretary of Health and Human Services. If confirmed by the Senate, Azar would replace Tom Price, who resigned in September amid a scandal over his use of charter aircraft for personal and official travel. It’s the first time Trump has had to replace ...

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PHILIPPINES: Murderous Strongman Duterte Sings For Trump, Who Hails “Great Relationship” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday praised his “great relationship” with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after the two leaders met in Manila as part of Trump’s five-nation tour of Asia. “But we’ve had a great relationship. This has been very successful. We have many meetings today with many other leaders,” Trump said during joint remarks with Duterte. “And the ...

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SPAIN: 750,000 Rally In Barcelona, Demand Release Of Separatist Leaders Held For Sedition [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters clogged central Barcelona on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders held in prison for their roles in the region’s banned independence drive. Wearing yellow ribbons on their lapels to signify support, they filled the length of the Avenue Marina that runs from the beach to Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada ...

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Trump Claims He Believes Putin’s Denials Of “Meddling” In US Election: You Can Only Ask Him So Many Times

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has said he believes Vladimir Putin spoke genuinely when the Russian president denied meddling in last year’s US election. “He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. ...

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