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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On GOP Tax Scam Bill

The Associated Press reports: The Senate is expected to pass the legislation Tuesday night, but the plan to send it on to Trump for his signature had to be scrapped. Democrats noted that three provisions violated Senate rules and had to be removed. So the massive bill will be hauled back across the Capitol for the House to re-vote on ...

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Collins: Tax Bill Reports Are “Unbelievably Sexist”

WUT: Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday blasted coverage of her support for the GOP tax bill as “extremely discouraging” and “unbelievably sexist.” The Maine Republican, a key swing vote on the tax package, accused reporters of ignoring her influence over the final legislation and unfairly criticizing her efforts to pass a pair of Obamacare stabilization bills. “I believe that the ...

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OOPSIE: House Must Vote Again On GOP Tax Bill

CNBC reports: House Republicans approved sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code Tuesday, but they will have to vote again due to a procedural snag in the Senate. Lawmakers have been barreling toward the GOP goal of passing the first major tax overhaul in decades by the end of the year, but that goal will have to be delayed for ...

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House Approves GOP Tax Scam In 227-203 Vote

The New York Times reports: The House on Tuesday approved the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades, voting along party lines to enact deep and permanent tax cuts for corporations and temporary cuts for individuals. The vote puts Republicans one Senate vote and one presidential signature away from their first significant legislative achievement. The Senate is expected to approve the ...

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GOP State Rep Enters Race For Al Franken’s Seat

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: State Sen. Karin Housley announced in an e-mail to supporters and YouTube video that she is running in the 2018 special election to replace the departing U.S. Sen. Al Franken. “I’ll work, hard, play fair, do the right thing and get things done,” said the St. Marys Point Republican, who was first elected to the state ...

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Sen. Joe Manchin: Trump Begged Me To Switch Parties

Mediaite reports: Sen. Joe Manchin described President Donald Trump’s efforts to court him in a Politico “Off Message” podcast out Tuesday morning — which ranged from trying to sell the Democrat on Obamacare repeal to even attempting to persuade him to switch parties. Manchin, a Democratic senator in red-state West Virginia, revealed that the president repeatedly pushed him to switch ...

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Senate’s Russia Collusion Probe Turns To Jill Stein

The Washington Post reports: The Senate Intelligence Committee is looking at the presidential campaign of the Green Party’s Jill Stein for potential “collusion with the Russians,” a sign that the panel’s probe is far from over, even as allegations swirl that the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation is racing to a close. The expansion of the investigation to include Stein suggests ...

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Robot Trump Debuts At Disney World [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump has finally arrived at Walt Disney World. And, yes, he speaks. After a delay that prompted online conspiracy theories, the most common one being that Disney was trying to silence Mr. Trump, Disney World unveiled an audio-animatronic robot in his life-size likeness on Monday as part of its famed Hall of Presidents exhibit. ...

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EPA Chief Has Office Swept For Listening Devices

The Hill reports: The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had his office professionally examined earlier this year to look for covert surveillance devices. The EPA paid $3,000 in March to Edwin Steinmetz Associates to do a “sweep for covert/illegal surveillance devices” in Administrator Scott Pruitt’s office at the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, documents provided to The Hill show. ...

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Object On Tracks May Be Cause Of Amtrak Crash

The Associated Press reports: Monday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment appears to have been caused by an object on the railway, according to a government official briefed on the crash. A preliminary investigation suggests maintenance problems are unlikely to blame because the incident took place on brand-new tracks, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. At least six ...

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Trump Exploits Fatal Amtrak Crash

The Week reports: President Trump tweeted that a devastating train crash in Washington state on Monday illustrates why his infrastructure plan “must be approved quickly.” A timeline for Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure overhaul — one of his major campaign promises — has been unclear, although it remains a possible next step in early 2018 after the GOP votes on a ...

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Trump Critic Erick Erickson Leaves Fox News: I’m Not Needed Nor Useful To The Network And They Know It

Mediaite reports: The Resurgent’s Erick Erickson, a conservative commentator who has been a Fox News contributor since 2013, is leaving the network, according to Politico’s Jake Sherman. Erickson, whose commentary has been both fiercely critical of President Donald Trump and his opponents, said he is leaving the network because his views don’t fit into any typical box. “After five years ...

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Top Federal Judge Resigns Amid Sex Allegations

CNN reports: A well-known federal judge has resigned Monday after multiple former clerks and junior staffers came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Judge Alex Kozinski, who for many years served as chief judge on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, will resign immediately, according to a statement released by his attorney. He apologizes for his actions ...

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Kushner Sued By Own Lawyers Over Unpaid Bills

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump’s son-in-law’s real estate company has a reputation of siccing lawyers on tenants who are late with the rent — but it doesn’t seem to pay its own bills on time. A law firm that represented Jared Kushner’s real estate company in dozens of eviction and housing court cases is now suing the ...

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BRITAIN: Prince Harry Interviews Obama [VIDEO]

The Week reports: Britain’s Prince Harry has interviewed former President Obama for a radio show set to air later this month. Though recorded in September, the first teaser clip of the conversation was shared by Kensington Palace social media accounts Sunday. Clocking in under a minute, the short video sees Obama and the prince joking as they prepare to begin ...

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Doug Jones: Trump Should Not Resign [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) on Sunday said “we need to move on and not get distracted by” numerous women’s allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump. Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether Trump should resign because of the allegations, as some senators have called on him to do, Jones said, “I think we ...

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Pentagon Confirms Secret Search For UFOs

Politico reports: The Pentagon, at the direction of Congress, a decade ago quietly set up a multi-million dollar program to investigate what are popularly known as unidentified flying objects—UFOs. The “unidentified aerial phenomena” claimed to have been seen by pilots and other military personnel appeared vastly more advanced than those in American or foreign arsenals. In some cases they maneuvered ...

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KANSAS: Female Democrat Drops Out Of US House Race After Sex Harassment Suit Against Her Surfaces

The Associated Press reports: A female congressional candidate dropped out of the Kansas race Friday over a 12-year-old lawsuit accusing her of sexually harassing a male subordinate, an unusual case of a woman facing the sort of misconduct allegations that have forced numerous men out of their jobs in recent weeks. Andrea Ramsey announced in a Facebook post that she ...

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Harlem Shake Creator To Go After FCC Chairman

Engadget reports: This is a bit ironic. When FCC chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai uploaded a video this week detailing all the things we’ll still be able to do after he killed net neutrality, he apparently forgot one key step: asking permission. You see, part of the smarmy and glib clip the FCC produced with The Daily Caller ...

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Court Blocks New Trump Rules On Birth Control

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control. Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama’s health care law. The law required most companies to cover ...

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