Politics

LIVE VIDEO: FBI Director James Comey Testifies Before US House Committee On Decision Not To Charge Hillary

ABC News reports: FBI Director James Comey will be facing skeptical and angry Congressional Republicans this morning in a hastily called hearing on Capitol Hill. The criminal case against Hillary Clinton and her aides is closed, but top Republicans want to know why she was not prosecuted for mishandling classified information while using a private email server as Secretary of ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Asks Feds Not To Provide Hillary With Classified Data After Being Nominated

Reuters reports: Top Republicans in the U.S. Congress pressed for sanctions on Thursday against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, with House Speaker Paul Ryan formally asking she be denied such information during the campaign. Ryan, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper saying denying Clinton ...

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Marco Rubio To Skip GOP Convention

From the Tampa Bay Times: Sen. Marco Rubio will not attend the GOP convention, citing the need to stay in Florida and focus on his re-election campaign. Rubio joins a list of prominent Republicans — among them Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte — skipping the convention because of Donald Trump. But Rubio’s campaign — comfortably ahead ...

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Bernie Sanders: House Democrats Booed Me Today Because We Look At The World Differently [VIDEO]

The Week reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the reason that House Democrats booed him at a closed-door meeting Wednesday morning boils down to the fact that they simply “look at the world a little bit differently.” Though Sanders said that reports of the incident were somewhat exaggerated, he did acknowledge “differences of opinion.” “What I’m trying to do and ...

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House Dems Boo Bernie For Not Endorsing Hillary

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders is still talking like a guy who’s running for president. But frustrated House Democrats — who booed him at one point during a morning meeting — say it’s time to stop. With the Democratic convention just weeks away, Sanders still hasn’t endorsed one-time rival Hillary Clinton and dodged questions about when he would during a ...

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Reince Priebus: It’s Obvious That Hillary Lied [VIDEO]

CNN reports: “I certainly don’t understand how you describe a textbook definition of gross negligence, and you have case after case after case of soldiers and other military personnel being kicked out of the military … for things that are far less egregious than what Hillary Clinton did,” Priebus told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “First of all, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Campaigns With Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton joined President Obama aboard Air Force One this morning to travel to North Carolina where the pair will campaign together for the first time. They are due to take the stage shortly. Expect them to make at least a quick acknowledgement of today’s FBI news. Watch below.

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Paul Ryan: The FBI Has Damaged The Rule Of Law By Not Charging Hillary Clinton For Her Criminal Actions

“While I respect the law enforcement professionals at the FBI, this announcement defies explanation. No one should be above the law. But based on the director’s own statement, it appears damage is being done to the rule of law. Declining to prosecute Secretary Clinton for recklessly mishandling and transmitting national security information sets a terrible precedent. The findings of this ...

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John Cena On Patriotism & Diversity [VIDEO]

Note the family in the background. Mashable sets up the clip: John Cena wants to body slam bigotry in America. In a new public service announcement that feels as if it could just as easily be an ad announcing a “Cena 2016” campaign, the pro wrestler gives an earnest-sounding lecture about how patriotism goes hand in hand with respect for ...

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BRITAIN: Brexit Advocate Resigns As Head Of Right Wing Party Now That He “Has His Country Back”

He’s leaving the mess for somebody else to clean up. The BBC reports: Nigel Farage says he is standing down as leader of the UK Independence Party. Mr Farage said his “political ambition has been achieved” with the UK having voted to leave the EU. He said the party was in a “pretty good place” and said he would not ...

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John Oliver On Independence Day [VIDEO]

Raw Story recaps: As Americans celebrate our Independence Day, comedian John Oliver wonders if declaring independence from Great Britain was all that good of an idea after all. “First, there is the matter of your accents. These beautiful vowel sounds could have been yours. But instead from sea to shining sea, you speak like you just burnt your tongue on ...

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Cory Booker Dodges VP Vetting Question [VIDEO]

CNN reports: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is now referring questions about whether he is being vetted as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton to her campaign — a shift from as recently as two weeks ago, when he flatly denied he was in the running for the job. “I’m just referring questions about the vice presidency to the ...

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Bill Maher Compares Financial Result Of States Under Democratic Control: Scoreboard, Bitches [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post recaps: Bill Maher ripped into the GOP’s policy of cutting taxes for the rich on Friday night. The “Real Time with Bill Maher“ host said the state of California was proof that doing the reverse, and instead raising taxes on the most wealthy, could actually lead to a booming economy. The comedian gloated about how The Golden ...

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Contest Winner To Nominate Hillary At Convention

NBC News reports: A Hillary Clinton supporter will have a chance to give a speech on stage at the Democratic National Convention later this month to formally nominate Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee, an honor typically reserved for Democratic officials. Clinton’s campaign is holding a contest to select the supporter, who will be flown to Philadelphia to speak at ...

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TOMORROW: Hillary To Meet With FBI On Email Server

From the New York Daily News: Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with the FBI on Saturday about her use of a private email server while she worked as secretary of state. A source told The Daily Caller Friday that the interview will rake place in Washington, D.C. The interview is likely to be the final ...

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WaPo Reporter Grills Lynch On Private Meeting With Bill Clinton: What On Earth Were You Thinking? [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart spoke for many in Washington Friday when he quizzed Attorney General Loretta Lynch in an Aspen town hall, asking bluntly why on earth she thought it was a good idea to meet privately with Bill Clinton. Capehart, a liberal, praised Lynch for “having the highest integrity, utmost solid judgment. So when people heard ...

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Bernie “Isn’t There Yet” On Endorsing Hillary [VIDEO]

Via Politico: While Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday recounted a conversation with Bernie Sanders in which he said the Vermont senator would endorse Hillary Clinton, Sanders himself declared later in the evening that he is “not there at this moment.” “Oh, I’ve talked to Bernie, Bernie’s going to endorse her, this is going to work out,” the vice president ...

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Jessica Williams Interviews Sanders Supporters Who Say They’re Voting For Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Jessica Williams said goodbye to the Daily Show last night, then presented an interview with diehard Sanders supporters. The Daily Beast recaps: The field piece that followed was classic Jessica Williams. “After an impassioned Democratic primary between the Curb Your Enthusiasm guy and the Mother of Dragons, the voting is finally over,” she said. “With Hillary Clinton as their nominee, ...

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FLORIDA: Over 100 Sanders Supporters Sue DNC And Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz For Election Fraud

From South Florida’s New Times: Amid allegations that Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz “rigged” the Democratic presidential primary in favor of Hillary Clinton, 120 people, including 104 Bernie Sanders donors, sued both Wasserman Schultz and the DNC in the Southern District Court of Florida yesterday for fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, and other claims. They alleged she misled the DNC ...

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FLORIDA: Lawyer Seeks Bribery Charges Against Pam Bondi And Donald Trump Over Campaign Donation

From the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: A Massachusetts lawyer who previously filed state ethics and elections complaints against Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked federal prosecutors to level bribery charges against her and Donald Trump. Whitfield Larrabee, a Boston trial attorney, filed complaints with U.S. Attorney’s offices in New York and Tallahassee on Wednesday alleging the violation of federal bribery ...

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