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BECAUSE OIL: GOP Utah AG Vows To Sue Obama For Designating Federal Lands As New National Monument

The Hill reports: Utah’s attorney general says he is preparing a lawsuit against President Obama for his decision to designate a new national monument in the state. Attorney General Sean Reyes (R) on Wednesday said the lawsuit is one of numerous ways that he, Gov. Gary Herbert (R) and the state’s congressional delegation will fight the Bears Ears National Monument. ...

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Feds Sued To Hand Over Russia Hacking Records

The Hill reports: A lawsuit has been filed against the CIA, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking records pertaining to Russia’s interference in the presidential election. Journalist Jason Leopold and Ryan Shapiro, a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District ...

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US Customs Now Asking For Social Media Accounts

Mashable reports: The United States government has started asking a select number of foreign travelers about their social media accounts. The news came on Thursday via Politico and was confirmed to Mashable by a spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after the new procedure reportedly began earlier in the week. The process dovetails with what has been expected for ...

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Scientists Frantically Copy Climate Change Data Onto Private Servers As Safeguard Against Trump’s People

The Washington Post reports: Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto independent servers in hopes of safeguarding it from any political interference. The efforts include a “guerrilla archiving” event in Toronto, where experts will copy irreplaceable public data, meetings at ...

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Trump’s Potential FDA Pick, Crony Of Libertarian Peter Thiel, Wants To Approve Drugs Before Proven Efficacy

Bloomberg reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is considering a Silicon Valley investor close to billionaire Peter Thiel to head the Food and Drug Administration, according to people familiar with the matter. Jim O’Neill, the Thiel associate, hasn’t been officially selected, according to the people, who asked to remain anonymous because the decision process is private, and the Trump team ...

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Linda Harvey Calls On HHS Nominee Tom Price To End CDC’s HIV/AIDS Programs Because Gays Don’t Exist

Hate group leader Linda Harvey writes at World Net Daily: Many Americans have wept as sons, brothers and friends have perished from AIDS, and long for an Uncle Sam public health message that tells the truth: No male ever needs to engage in anal sex with another male, and we need to stop accommodating homosexual behavior and “gay” identity at ...

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BREAKING: Feds Kill Dakota Access Pipeline [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: U.S. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning has informed tribal leaders that the Army Corps of Engineers will halt construction on the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe said here Sunday. Dave Archambault II said the Army has denied the permit to bore under Lake Oahe, the reservoir behind the Missouri ...

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Obama Issues Final World AIDS Day Message [VIDEO]

Will this also be the last time we see the red ribbon hanging at the White House? Via press release: December 1 marks World AIDS Day across the globe, and serves as a way to recommit ourselves to ending HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. Throughout his Administration, President Obama propelled America’s leadership on HIV/AIDS by both developing the first ...

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Defense Spending Bill Stripped Of Amendment That Would Have Rescinded Obama’s LGBT Protections

A glimmer of good news, for now. The Voice Of America reports: A compromise version of a massive U.S. defense policy bill omits controversial provisions such as a clause Democrats said allowed discrimination against homosexuals and a requirement that women register for the draft. The $618.7 billion National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, will likely come up for a vote ...

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REPORT: Trump Could Face Impeachment Over Foreign Diplomats Rushing To Stay At His DC Hotel [VIDEO]

Law Newz reports: Steven Schooner, a law professor at George Washington University, raised serious legal concerns about Donald Trump and his ongoing interest in Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C., especially after a report in The Washington Post that said foreign diplomats felt pressure to stay there. He’s not the only legal expert to raise constitutional questions. The Trump Organization ...

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Feds Add HIV To List Of Carcinogens

The change was made last week but we were rather busy with other things. Reuters reports: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday it added seven new agents, including the HIV virus and an industrial solvent, to its list of carcinogens. The list identifies factors including chemicals, agents like viruses, X-rays and ultraviolet radiation, and divides ...

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REPORT: US Intel Warns Of Monday Terror Attacks

CBS News reports: CBS News has learned about a potential terror threat for the day before the election. Sources told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton that U.S. intelligence has alerted joint terrorism task forces that al Qaeda could be planning attacks in three states for Monday. It is believed New York, Texas and Virginia are all possible targets, ...

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Federal Agencies Prep For Election Day Cyber-Attacks

NBC News reports: The U.S. government believes hackers from Russia or elsewhere may try to undermine next week’s presidential election and is mounting an unprecedented effort to counter their cyber meddling, American officials told NBC News. The effort is being coordinated by the White House and the Department of Homeland Security, but reaches across the government to include the CIA, ...

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BREAKING: Obama Administration Formally Accuses Russia Of Attempting To Interfere With 2016 Elections

The Washington Post reports: The Obama administration on Friday officially accused Russia of carrying out a wide-ranging campaign to interfere with the 2016 elections, including by hacking the computers of the Democratic National Committee and other political officials. The denunciation, made by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security, came as pressure was ...

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Glee Star Alex Newell Blows The Roof Off In Innovative HIV Prevention Dance Track For The CDC [VIDEO]

An innovative campaign and the song really IS fantastic. Mark King breaks it down at My Fabulous Disease: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. The song, “Collect My Love,” was released by The Knocks and it features vocals by ...

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Feds Sue Homocon Peter Thiel’s Startup For Hiring Discrimination: White Applicants Allegedly Given Priority

Vice News reports: Working at Palantir sounds pretty sweet. According to jobs site Glassdoor, the secretive data analysis startup pays software engineers six-figure salaries, and interns can get $7,500 a month plus corporate housing in places like Palo Alto or New York. But according to the Department of Labor, white applicants have a dramatically unfair advantage in landing those gigs. ...

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ILLINOIS: Social Security Administration Staffer Says He’d Rather Be Fired Than Watch LGBT Diversity Video

The Champaign News-Gazette reports: A Social Security Administration employee who believes he shouldn’t have to watch a workplace diversity video about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, because it violates his religious beliefs, fears he may lose his job because of it. David Hall, 42, of Tolono has worked for the federal agency for 14 years, based in the ...

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Liberal Redneck On The War On Drugs [VIDEO]

Comedian Trae Crowder takes an unusually serious turn in his latest clip. Watch below as he frankly discusses the “pillbilly” epidemic and how prescription drug abuse is ravaging rural America, including members of his own family. Crowder takes particular aim at the FDA’s recent decision to place the pain relief supplement Kratom on its most-restrictive Schedule I list. Kratom is ...

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ITT Tech Closes Nationwide After Student Loan Fraud Scandal, School Officials Blame Obama Administration

Via Politico: ITT Tech, one of the nation’s largest chains of for-profit colleges, announced Tuesday that it is shutting down – exactly 12 days after the Education Department banned the company from enrolling new students using federal student aid. “The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations of the ITT Technical ...

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Trump Calls On Justice Department To Appoint Special Prosecutor To Investigate Clinton Foundation [VIDEO]

Via the USA Today: Seeking to make the Clinton Foundation a major election issue, Donald Trump said Monday that a special prosecutor should probe the financial dealings of the organization begun by ex-president Bill Clinton and current Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump told supporters at a rally in Akron, Ohio, that the Justice Department and FBI did a “whitewash” on ...

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