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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens: We Can Stop The NRA By Repealing Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens today penned a New York Times op-ed calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. His conclusion: In 2008, the Supreme Court overturned Chief Justice Burger’s and others’ long-settled understanding of the Second Amendment’s limited reach by ruling, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that there was an individual right to bear arms. ...

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FEC Ruling On Legality Of Payment To Stormy Daniels Could Take Year Or Longer Due To Agency Understaffing

NBC News reports: Current and former Federal Election Commission officials tell NBC News it could take a year or longer for the FEC to address the case of whether Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen’s $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels represents an unreported in-kind, contribution to the Trump campaign. The FEC, which is charged with administering and enforcing ...

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REPUBLICAN RUMOR: Paul Ryan Soon To Hit The Exit

The Hill reports: Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) told a local news station that there is a “rumor” that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will resign soon, stepping up speculation about the Speaker’s political future. “The rumor mill is that Paul Ryan is getting ready to resign in the next 30 to 60 days and that Steve Scalise will be the new ...

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Mueller Witness Funneled $2.5M In UAE Money To Trump Fundraiser To Influence US Policy Against Qatar

The Associated Press reports: George Nader, an adviser to the UAE who is now a witness in the U.S. special counsel investigation into foreign meddling in American politics, wired $2.5 million to Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, through a company in Canada, according to two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

NPR reports: The White House press briefing may field questions Monday about Stormy Daniels’ interview with CBS News ’60 Minutes’ Sunday, as well as the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats from the United States and gun violence marches that swept the nation Saturday. White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah is expected to respond to reporters during briefing scheduled at ...

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FLORIDA: Rick Scott Teases US Senate Announcement

Politico reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott is set to make a “major announcement” on April 9 amid long-running rumors he will run for U.S. Senate, according to Jackie Schutz Zeckman, Scott’s outgoing chief of staff. If Scott runs for Senate, it will set up what will be a nationally-watched race in a state with notoriously razor thin statewide election results. ...

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Lawyer: Stormy Can Describe Trump’s Junk [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Look: When Stormy Daniels gave her 60 Minutes interview last night, there were almost certainly a lot of people tuning in hoping to hear some scandalous, juicy details about the Commander-in-Chief. Well, apparently, Stormy was ready to give those details last night. According to Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, the adult film star can describe President Donald Trump’s nether ...

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US Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over UK Poison Attack

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence and diplomatic officers in New York and Washington and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle in retaliation of the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. Twelve Russian diplomats at the United Nations in New York and 48 at the Russian ...

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Melania’s Spox Weighs In On Stormy Daniels

Bustle reports: On Sunday, a former adult film actress who alleges she had an affair with President Donald Trump sat down with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes to tell her story. After the interview with Stormy Daniels aired, Melania Trump’s spokesperson tweeted about Barron. The first lady’s representative reminded the media that the Trumps’ son is a child and that ...

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Stormy Daniels Reveals Threat: Leave Trump Alone, It’d Be A Shame If Something Happened To You [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who alleges she had sex with Donald Trump in 2006, claimed on Sunday night that she was threatened with physical violence after she first attempted to go public with the story by a man who told her: “Leave Trump alone.” Daniels was on her way to a fitness class with her ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Stormy Daniels On 60 Minutes

The Daily Beast reports: Anderson Cooper’s exclusive sit-down interview with Stormy Daniels is set to air tonight on “60 Minutes” on CBS. Following a week of Daniels’ and Trump’s lawyers sparring on CNN and news that Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model, is also suing Donald Trump, the interview with Stormy Daniels is the proverbial cherry on top of the ...

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Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Cautions That Tonight’s 60 Minutes Interview Won’t Be The Full Reveal [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: The attorney for adult actress Stormy Daniels took to Twitter on Sunday morning to promise the public — and likely taunt President Donald Trump – that the blockbuster 60 Minutes interview to be shown later in the evening will just be a taste of the evidence to be revealed about a sexual affair the porn actress allegedly ...

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REPORT: Another GOP House Rep Hits The Exit

City & State Pennsylvania reports: Sources have told City&State PA that Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello has decided not to seek reelection in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Sixth Congressional District. Despite filing petitions on Tuesday to run for another term, four Republican sources said Costello indicated at a recent meeting with state and local GOP officials that he intends to drop ...

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Obama Hails “Inspiring” Young Anti-Gun Marchers

The Hill reports: Former President Barack Obama on Saturday tweeted a message of support for the students participating in the March for Our Lives worldwide. Obama tweeted that he and former first lady Michelle Obama are “inspired” by those who organized the marches. Hundreds of thousands of young people gathered for the marches on Saturday, which took place in all ...

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Maddow Bets That Trump Will Pardon Flynn Tomorrow To Distract From Stormy Daniels Interview [VIDEO]

“Even among White House sources, there’s now open speculation that the firing H.R. McMaster and hiring of John Bolten was timed by the president to distract from one particular interview [the Playboy bunny] that aired last night on CNN. If you fire the national security advisor to distract from the first interview, what do you do to distract from the ...

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Jim Carrey Posts Stormy Portrait Of Glorious Leader

USA Today reports: Consider yourself warned: Once you see comedian Jim Carrey’s newest painting, you will never, ever be able to unsee it. The 56-year-old comedian, who’s been sharing the products of a week-long art-bender on Twitter, returned Friday with two more: Fifty Shades of Decay, which shows President Trump in flagrante delicto. It was likely inspired by the lawsuits ...

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Gowdy Wants Answers For Zinke’s $130K Office Doors

Talking Points Memo reports: The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is seeking details from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about a $139,000 project to upgrade doors in Zinke’s office. Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina asked Zinke to explain the need for the replacement doors and provide details about the project’s cost estimates, bids and final contract. The letter ...

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Man Arrested For Threatening To Murder GOP Rep, Previously Sued Feds For Non-Enforcement Of Pot Laws

Roll Call reports: A 69-year-old Virginia Beach resident was arrested Friday for threatening to murder his congressman, GOP Rep. Scott Taylor. Wallace Grove Godwin is being charged with threatening to murder and assault a U.S. official, a crime that carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison if convicted, Tracy Doherty-McCormick, acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District ...

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NYC Council Ponders “Smoking While Walking” Ban

Courthouse News reports: Targeting one culprit in the panoply of noxious street odors, a Queens Democrat asked the New York City Council on Thursday to ban smoking while walking. “In a perfect world, every smoker would have the self-awareness to realize that smoking and walking down a crowded sidewalk subjects everyone behind you to breathing in the fumes,” City Councilman ...

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Stocks Dive Another 424 Points, Down 1360 For Week

The Street reports: Stocks finished lower on Friday, March 23, as Wall Street fought to recover following sharp losses after Donald Trump moved to slap tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of China-made goods and China reciprocated saying it would target imports from the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 424 points, or 1.77%. The S&P ...

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