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Former GOP Gov. John Sununu: Quantitatively Illiterate Democrats Will Bankrupt America Over Climate Change

“The Democrats were the party that flirted with communism in the 40s and 50s, the Republicans criticized them for it, to the point where Ronald Reagan left the Democrat Party, became a Republican. The attraction of socialism and communism to the Democrats has historically been so strong that Bernie Sanders chose to spend his honeymoon in the Soviet Union. The …

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Court Rules All-Male Military Draft Unconstitutional

Time Magazine reports: An all-male draft has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in Texas, declaring that the “time has passed” for debating the role of women in the army. “While historical restrictions on women in the military may have justified past discrimination, men and women are now ‘similarly situated for purposes of a draft or registration for a …

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Pope Calls For “All-Out Battle” Against Clerical Abuse

The Wall Street Journal reports: Pope Francis closed an unprecedented Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse by promising to protect children and help victims of what he called a plague of clerical sex abuse, but he offered few policy specifics. The pope, in his widely awaited closing speech on Sunday, said the church’s response should avoid “defensiveness that fails to …

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VENEZUELA: Troops Fire Tear Gas As People Try To Clear Barricaded Bridge For Humanitarian Aid Trucks

The Associated Press reports: Venezuela’s National Guard fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge to Colombia on Saturday, as the opposition began making good on its high-risk plan to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela despite objections from President Nicolas Maduro. By midday, opposition leader Juan Guaido pulled himself onto a semi-truck and shook hands with its driver …

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Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

The Hill reports: A judge in North Carolina on Friday tossed out the state’s constitutional amendment requiring a voter ID, citing prevalent gerrymandering in the state’s General Assembly. Wake County Superior Court Judge G. Bryan Collins wrote in a ruling late Friday afternoon that the North Carolina General Assembly is so gerrymandered that its members do not truly represent the …

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Poll: Conservatives Outnumber Liberals In Most States

Gallup reports: The residents of most U.S. states are more likely to identify as conservative than as liberal in their political ideology. In 25 states, the conservative advantage is significantly greater than the national average, including 19 “highly conservative” states in which conservatives outnumber liberals by at least 20 percentage points. Meanwhile, in six states, there are more liberals than …

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Criminal Charges Likely In North Carolina House Probe

Raleigh’s CBS affiliate reports: Following the state Board of Elections hearing on fraud in the 9th Congressional district, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman says she expects to take the case before a grand jury in the next month. Freeman said that case largely focuses on the 2016 general and 2018 primary elections, knowing the state was conducting its own …

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Trump Vows To Veto Bill To Block Fake “Emergency”

The Associated Press reports: Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, accelerating a showdown in Congress that could divide Republicans and lead to Trump’s first veto. The Democrats introduced a resolution Friday to block Trump’s declaration, and …

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NYC’s MTA To Begin Tests Of Contactless Fare Cards

The New York Post reports: The MTA’s new fare payment system will be called OMNY – short for One Metro New York – and agency employees will test the new contactless cards out starting next week, according to a memo sent to workers. The pilot program being offered to MTA workers is the first major step toward the agency’s move …

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Trump Nominates US Ambassador To Canada Kelly Knight Craft To Succeed Nikki Haley As UN Ambassador

From a Fortune report posted earlier today: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the frontrunner to replace U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who resigned in December. Craft as a UN contender comes after State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew her name over the weekend as Haley’s successor. A Kentucky native, Craft is backed by …

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Trump On Kraft’s Arrest: I’m Surprised, It’s Very Sad

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump weighed in this afternoon on Patriots owner Robert Kraft being charged with solicitation of prostitution. Kraft was one of several individuals busted in the sting in what authorities are describing as a massive human trafficking investigation. Police said earlier today they have video evidence. Trump has been close with Kraft for many years, and he …

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Trump Junior Finalizes Divorce From Estranged Wife

The New York Post reports: Donald Trump Jr. and his estranged wife, Vanessa, have settled their divorce, the former couple announced Friday. “We finalized our agreement at the end of last year,” Donald and Vanessa said in a joint statement. “We are incredibly lucky to have five amazing children and are committed to raising them together. Our kids and their …

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Anti-LGBT Fox Contributor Accused Of Abusing Patients, Allegedly Lured Them Into Slave Relationships [VIDEO]

The Boston Globe reports: A prominent North Shore psychiatrist is facing lawsuits from three female patients who say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships, including beatings, conversations about bondage, and, in one case, getting a tattoo of the doctor’s initials to show his “ownership” of her, according to court documents. The women allege that Dr. Keith Ablow, an author …

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Tennessee GOP Gov Apologizes For Confederate Photo

The Tennessean reports: Days after Gov. Bill Lee’s staff members said they were unaware of any photos of the Tennessee governor wearing a Confederate uniform, his office confirmed he is pictured doing so in a 1980 Auburn University yearbook. Lee attended the public university in Alabama from 1977 to 1981 and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, a …

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North Carolina Election Board Orders House Do-Over

The Charlotte Observer reports: Republican Mark Harris, in a stunning reversal, called Thursday for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, giving up hopes of being certified as the winner in a race marked by voting irregularities in Bladen and Robeson counties. “I believe a new election should be called,” Harris said in testimony before the state elections …

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NORTH CAROLINA: As Walls Close In, Republican House Candidate Mark Harris Says He Wants Election Do-Over

Since when does proven election fraud merit a do-over? Vox reports: At a North Carolina hearing, investigators have laid out in detail an “unlawful,” “coordinated,” and well-funded plot to tamper with absentee ballots in a US House election that remains uncalled more than three months after Election Day — finally bringing clarity to one of the most bizarre election scandals …

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Venezuela Orders Closure Of Border With Brazil

The Associated Press reports: Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro is ordering the border with Brazil closed as opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid from neighboring nations. Maduro said on state television Thursday he’s also considering a closure of Venezuela’s border with Colombia. Opposition leaders say they plan to mount caravans to bring aid into Venezuela from Colombia and …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP House Candidate Attempts To Downplay Damning Testimony From “Arrogant” Son

Talking Points Memo reports: One of the biggest challenges facing Mark Harris Thursday as he took the stand in the North Carolina disputed election hearing was to discredit his son, whose testimony has been a body blow to the Republican candidate’s defense, while still coming across as sympathetic. Mark Harris tried to achieve this effect by mixing subtle put-downs and …

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Monkees Bassist Peter Tork Dies At Age 77 [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77. His death was confirmed by his sister Anne Thorkelson, who did not say where or how he died. Mr. Tork …

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Breakdancing Proposed As 2024 Paris Olympics Sport

The BBC reports: Breakdancing has been proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, organisers have announced. It is among four sports that organisers will propose to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as surfing, climbing and skateboarding, which will all debut at Tokyo 2020. Squash campaigned unsuccessfully for inclusion in the Paris Games, as did billiard sports …

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