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Trump: Border Troops To Stay “As Long As Necessary”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday insisted that troops will be stationed at the southern border for “as long as necessary,” despite calls to send the service members home for Thanksgiving. Trump spoke with reporters at the White House before leaving for a trip to California, saying troops have built a “very beautiful fence.” “The fence is fully manned, …

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45 Republican House Reps Write Trump To Object To LGBT Rights Provision In NAFTA Replacement Deal

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: A group of 45 House Republican lawmakers wrote President Trump Friday stating that they were “deeply concerned” by the inclusion of “sexual orientation and and gender identity language” in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement on trade. The representatives said the inclusion was “inappropriate and insulting to our national sovereignty” and urged Trump to remove the language. The …

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CIA Concludes Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Murder

USA Today reports: The CIA has concluded in an assessment that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince ordered the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, according to the Associated Press and Washington Post. The assessment comes weeks after the Saudi government admitted Khashoggi, a fierce critic of the royal family, was killed in its Turkish consulate at the hands of interrogators. …

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Trump: I Can Get GOP Reps To Vote For Nancy Pelosi

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday said he can twist enough House Republican arms to give Nancy Pelosi the necessary votes to become speaker. The California Democrat publicly says she has ample support within her own caucus to secure the gavel. But all indications are a floor vote could be close, meaning Republicans could opt — for a …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard reports: Nielsen Music released its 2018 Music 360 Report focusing on the live music business this morning (Nov. 16), which shows that 52 percent of the U.S. population attends some sort of live music event each year. Within the category of those who attend live events, 68 percent attended a concert, 66 percent a free outdoor community event involving …

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Texas Basically Turns Moses Into A Founding Father

The Associated Press reports: Texas’ Board of Education has approved future changes to the history curriculum that retain lessons on Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, as well as instruction about how Moses influenced America’s Founding Fathers and how clashes over states’ rights helped cause the Civil War. Members gave formal approval Friday to edits “streamlining” how Texas’ 5.4 million public …

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Trump On CNN’s Acosta: If He “Misbehaves” Again We’ll Stop The News Conference Or Throw Him Out [VIDEO]

Forbes reports: President Trump isn’t finished with CNN’s Jim Acosta. Trump, in an interview with Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace to air on Sunday, reacted to a judge’s ruling Friday forcing the White House to reinstate Acosta’s press credentials, which had been revoked at Trump’s direction. “Yeah, it’s fine I mean it’s not a big deal,” Trump said of the …

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Dem Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat In Georgia Gov Race With Blistering Speech Denouncing Voter Suppression

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday as the state prepared to certify the election, but she said she would not concede the contest to Republican Brian Kemp. Saying the law “allows no further viable remedy” for her bid for governor against Kemp, Abrams announced a new voting rights group that will …

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Democrats Seek To End House Ban On Headwear

The Washington Post reports: Democrats want to change a rule banning House members from wearing hats on the chamber floor to accommodate the first Muslim women to ever be elected to Congress — one of whom wears a headscarf. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrat Rep. Jim McGovern, and congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are the co-authors of the proposal, …

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PRAYERS: Broke NRA Ends Free Coffee For Employees

Mother Jones reports: The National Rifle Association is doing away with free coffee and water coolers for employees at its Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters—a cost-cutting move that has NRA insiders perturbed. “The whole building was freaking out,” said one former employee who remains in contact with current staffers. The coffee cutback is the just latest indication that the NRA is hurting …

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