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FLORIDA: Agency Run By GOP Gov Candidate Did No Weapons Permit Background Checks For 13 Months

The Tampa Bay Times reports: For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public. A previously unreported Office of Inspector General investigation found that in February 2016 the Florida ...

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Fox’s Charles Krauthammer Reveals Terminal Illness

The Hill reports: Fox News conservative commentator, best-selling author and Pulitzer-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer revealed in a letter on Friday that he only has “a few weeks to live” due to cancer. Krauthammer has not been on Fox News since August of 2017 after undergoing surgery. He had said in a statement released in May that he was “finally getting ...

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GOP Senate Candidate Deletes Her Pro-DACA Video

CNN reports: The office of Arizona Republican Rep. Martha McSally has removed from public view a video on YouTube of her defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. McSally is currently running in the Republican primary to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake against former state senator Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who are ...

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MICHIGAN: Anti-Gerrymandering Law To Go On Ballot

The Associated Press reports: The Michigan Court of Appeals ordered Thursday that an anti-political gerrymandering measure be placed on the November ballot, rejecting opponents’ contention that the proposed constitutional amendment is too expansive and does not list all sections that would be abrogated. The conservative group that sued vowed to appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court, which will have the ...

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Mitt Romney: Trump Will “Easily” Win Reelection

The Associated Press reports: He once called Donald Trump “a con man,” but Mitt Romney now predicts that Trump would “easily” win his party’s presidential nomination in 2020 and “solidly” win a second term. Romney, the GOP’s failed 2012 presidential nominee from Massachusetts, now a Republican Senate candidate in Utah, made the prediction Thursday as he welcomed dozens of high-profile ...

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Death Sentence For Man Convicted In Torture Murder Of Child He Thought Was Gay, Life Sentence For Mother

NBC News reports: A California man was sentenced to death on Thursday for the killing of a young boy who prosecutors said was tortured because he believed the child was gay, and the boy’s mother was sentenced to life in prison. Los Angeles County state court Judge George Lomeli sentenced 37-year-old Isauro Aguirre after he was convicted late last year ...

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CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Dead At 61 In Suicide

CNN anchor Brian Stelter reports: Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, has died. He was 61. CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” the network said in a ...

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Stormy Daniels Launches Fragrance Named “Truth”

Elle Magazine reports: It’s not very often that a participant in a major law suit against the President of America decides to expand their merchandise offering (and strengthen their case?) with a perfume launch. But then again, in times where Donald Trump is president and the person pressing charges is award-winning porn actress Stormy Daniels, anything can happen. Yup, she’s ...

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Federal Judge Calls Gateway Pundit Writer A “Troll” In Dismissal Of Defamation Suit Over “OKAY” Hand Sign

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a writer who claimed to be defamed by a tweet allegedly showing him making a white power hand gesture failed to show the Fusion journalist who posted the image did so with actual malice. On April 28, 2017, Fusion journalist Emma Roller posted a tweet that said “Just two people doing ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser With Japanese PM

CBS News reports: President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are meeting at the White House and holding a joint press conference Thursday, as the date of the U.S.-North Korea summit fast approaches. Speaking to reporters alongside Abe on Thursday, Trump said that the Tuesday summit is still subject to change. “I think I’m very well prepared,” Trump said ...

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GOP Senator Blasts Trump’s “Not Grownup” Leadership: We’re About To Have A Full-Scale Trade War [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Outspoken Trump critic Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, is lashing out against the administration’s latest tariff policy leveled against U.S. allies, calling the move “not grown-up leadership” in excerpts of remarks he delivered on the Senate floor on Thursday. The administration announced the move to impose tariffs last week after President Trump initially proposed them back in March, ...

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MSNBC’s Mika: I’m Told That Trump’s Biggest Complaint About The White House Is He Can’t Watch Porn [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said a source told her that President Donald Trump is “upset” because he can’t wait porn while in the White House. The Morning Joe co-host made the comments while discussing Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s attack against Stormy Daniels with Stephanie Ruhle this morning. “I know someone who spoke to Donald Trump recently about life in ...

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Democrats +10 In New US House Generic Poll

NBC News reports: By a whopping 25-point margin, voters say they’re more likely to back a congressional candidate who promises to serve as a check on President Donald Trump, according to a new national poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. At the same time, six-in-10 are satisfied with the U.S. economy, and a plurality of voters give ...

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Top Republican Rep Rips Trump’s “Spygate” Lies

Politico reports: Rep. Tom Rooney, a top Republican lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee, is ripping President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim that the FBI inserted a spy inside his campaign. “What is the point of saying that there was a spy in the campaign when there was none?” Rooney said in an interview on Wednesday. “You know what I’m saying? ...

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Corker Rebuffs Trump’s Plea To Drop Anti-Tariffs Bill

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) introduced a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would give Congress new authority to check the president’s trade moves, going forward with the legislation after rebuffing a personal appeal from President Trump to back off. Corker’s bill would require congressional approval when the president enacts tariffs under the auspices of national security, as Trump ...

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IOWA: LGBT Ally Zach Wahls Wins State Senate Primary

The Huffington Post reports: As a 19-year-old University of Iowa engineering student, Zach Wahls stood before the Iowa House of Representatives and gave an impassioned speech defending his two lesbian mothers. A video of the speech went viral, amassing millions of views. Seven years later, Wahls is hoping to occupy a seat in the very chamber where he made his ...

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Paul Ryan: Trey Gowdy Is Right, There Is No “Spygate”

The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday pushed back against President Trump’s “spygate” claims, siding with Rep. Trey Gowdy’s (R-S.C.) defense of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russia. “Chairman Gowdy’s initial assessment is accurate, but we have more digging to do,” Ryan told reporters during his weekly news conference. A week after a closed-door briefing on ...

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REPORT: Trump Is Readying Dozens Of Pardons

CNN reports: The White House has assembled the paperwork to pardon dozens of people, two sources with knowledge of the developments tell CNN, signaling that President Donald Trump is poised to exert his constitutional power and intervene, in some instances, where he believes the Justice Department has overstepped. The administration has prepared the pardoning paperwork for at least 30 people, ...

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Sen. Joe Manchin: I Might Endorse Trump In 2020

Politico reports: Joe Manchin wants you to know he really likes Donald Trump. The West Virginia senator doesn’t put it quite that way. But more than any other Democrat in Congress, he’s positioned himself as a vocal Trump ally. In fact, the senator, up for reelection in a state Trump won by more than 40 points, told POLITICO he isn’t ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore’s Campaign Manager Loses House Race, Anti-Trump GOP Incumbent Forced Into Runoff

CNN reports: The Alabama congresswoman who un-endorsed Donald Trump in 2016 when the “Access Hollywood” tape went public will face a runoff election, CNN projects. Republican Rep. Martha Roby will face a July runoff to save her seat after failing to top 50% in Tuesday’s primary. Roby will face Bobby Bright — a former Democratic congressman who is now running ...

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