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Seven GOP Reps Vote Against Shutdown Back Pay

Reuters reports: The House and Senate this week voted overwhelmingly to provide back pay to about 800,000 federal workers who are going without paychecks because of the partial government shutdown. But seven lawmakers — all House Republicans — opposed the measure. Those “no” votes came from Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Glen Grothman (Wis.), Thomas …

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Forbes: Trump Sold $35 Million In Real Estate Last Year

Forbes reports: Donald Trump sold an estimated $35 million worth of real estate while serving in the White House last year, according to a Forbes analysis of local property records and federal filings.  Although the president delegated day-to-day management of his assets to his sons Eric and Don Jr. upon taking office, he maintained ownership of his business, which continued …

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Air Traffic Controllers Sue Government Over Shutdown

Bloomberg reports: The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has sued the federal government for forcing its members to work without pay during the government shutdown. It’s at least the third lawsuit filed by government workers since the shutdown began 21 days ago. The air traffic controllers union is seeking a court order compelling the U.S. to account for all the …

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Doctors Give RBG The All-Clear: No Further Treatment

The Washington Post reports: Tests revealed that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no additional cancer following her surgery in December, and no further treatment is needed, the Supreme Court announced Friday. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the …

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GOP Rep Compares Border “Emergency” To 9/11

Politico reports: Rep. Mo Brooks on Friday defended the need for more border security, including a border wall, by comparing the situation along the nation’s southern border to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. “Let’s look at 9/11 by way of example. We lost 3,000 people more or less on 9/11,” Brooks (R-Ala.) said on CNN’s “New Day.” “That …

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NRA And GOP Illegally Coordinated On Senate Races

The Trace reports: The National Rifle Association appears to have illegally coordinated its political advertising with Republican candidates in at least three recent high-profile Senate races, according to Federal Communications Commission records. In Senate races in Missouri and Montana in 2018, and North Carolina in 2016, the gun group’s advertising blitzes on behalf of GOP candidates Josh Hawley, Matt Rosendale, …

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MIAMI: Shutdown Forces Airport To Close Terminal

The Miami Herald reports: With more federal security screeners refusing to work without pay, Miami International Airport plans to cut off access to one of its terminals over the weekend in order to send TSA workers to busier checkpoints, a spokesman said Thursday night. Closing of the security checkpoint at Terminal G is set to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, …

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AOC Claps Back At Joe Lieberman: New Party, Who Dis?

The Hill reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday fired back at former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) who said he hopes she is not the future of the Democratic Party. Ocasio-Cortez fired back in a tweet asking, “New party, who dis?” Lieberman, a former Democrat who was the party’s vice presidential nominee in the 2000 election, argued that the New …

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WSJ Editors Warn Trump: One Day President Elizabeth Warren Might Declare An Income Inequality Emergency

From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal: With Democrats in Congress refusing to appropriate $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Trump now says he may declare a national emergency. He’s probably right that he has the legal authority, but it would set a bad precedent that conservatives who believe in the separation of powers could live to …

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Harry Reid To US Senate: Look For “Little Green Men”

Roll Call reports: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is lobbying his former colleagues to do more to study unidentified flying objects. “I personally don’t know if there exists little green men other places, I kind of doubt that, but I do believe that the information we have indicates we should do a lot more study,” the Nevada Democrat said. …

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Trump: The USMCA Trade Deal Will Pay For The Wall

The Week reports: Throughout his campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed that America’s southern neighbor would stump up the money for the steel barrier. Between his announcement speech and the 2016 election, he declared 212 times that Mexico would pay for the wall, according to Factbase, which tracks all of Trump’s interviews, speeches and tweets. He then went on to argue that …

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White House Legal Team Adds 17 New Attorneys

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump recently reinforced the White House legal team by substantial numbers–hiring 17 additional lawyers to fend off congressional and special counsel investigators–according to the attorney in charge of that effort. The Independent reports that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone made the new hires in response to a slate of anticipated inquiries from House Democratic …

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SEATTLE: Fox Affiliate Staffer Fired After Station Aired Doctored Video Of Trump’s Border Speech [VIDEO]

The Seattle Times reports: A staffer at local FOX affiliate Q13 has been fired after the station aired what appears to be a doctored video of President Donald Trump’s Tuesday night speech from the Oval Office. The video was changed to make it look as if Trump was sticking his tongue out languidly between sentences. In addition, the colors in …

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Bernie Apologizes For Harassment Of Female Staffers: Our 2016 Safeguards Were Clearly Inadequate [VIDEO]

The Rising reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday apologized to women who allege they were sexually harassed while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. “To the women in our campaign who were harassed on the street I apologize — our standards, our procedures, our safeguards were clearly inadequate,” the potential 2020 contender told reporters Thursday at a press conference …

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REPORT: White House Readies Shortlist To Replace RBG

Politico reports: The White House is reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to prepare for an ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible death or departure from the Supreme Court — an event that would trigger the second bitter confirmation battle of President Donald Trump’s tenure. The outreach began after Ginsburg, 85, on Monday missed oral arguments at …

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TODAY: Air Traffic Controllers To Rally Against Shutdown Outside US Capitol Building After Getting $0 Pay Stubs

Politico reports: Air traffic controllers, who are working through the government shutdown, won’t be getting a paycheck for their last two weeks of work, their union confirmed Thursday morning. Pay stubs reading a net pay of zero dollars were distributed Thursday morning, including one for a controller at a major air traffic control hub outside of Washington, D.C. shared with …

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Fox Host Warns Trump That Future “Liberal” Presidents Could Use Emergency Declarations For Climate Change

Talking Points Memo reports: “Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade told viewers on Thursday that “big picture” the use of an emergency declaration to get President Trump’s border wall funding would be a “disaster” and set a “terrible precedent” for the future. “It would just be a disaster in the big picture and just show us being inept at govern …

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Trump Rages: NBC Is Working With The Democrats

Deadline reports: Some folks just never get over their former employer. President Donald Trump threw some evening shade on NBC and its cable news outlet late last night, tweeting that both “are going crazy” and “are truly the Opposition Party.” The former host of NBC’s The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice even threw in a slam at an MSNBC rival …

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“Repeating Radio Bursts” Detected From Distant Galaxy

Science News reports: Astronomers have spotted a second repeating fast radio burst, and it looks a lot like the first. The existence of a second repeating burst suggests there could be many more of the mysterious signals in the cosmos. The burst, called FRB 180814.J0422+73, is one of 13 newly discovered fast radio bursts, or FRBs — brief, bright signals …

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Dem Response Beats Trump’s Speech In The Ratings

Variety reports: With a 29.3/47 in metered markets results on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, Pelosi and fellow Democrat and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer’s live rebuttal topped Trump’s Oval Office speech on the government shutdown and his demand for a wall on the southern border. Across the seven nets and down 4 from the opposition, …

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