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Press Access To Be Limited During Impeachment Trial

Roll Call reports: The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and Capitol Police are launching an unprecedented crackdown on the Capitol press corps for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, following a standoff between the Capitol’s chief security officials, Senate Rules Chairman Roy Blunt [photo] and the standing committees of correspondents. Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger will …

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New Sanders Ad Blasts Biden On Iraq War Vote [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released a video slamming former Vice President Joe Biden just hours before the two are set to meet at Tuesday night’s 2020 primary debate in Iowa. The video features Sanders speechwriter David Sirota highlighting Sanders’s attacks on Biden for voting for the Iraq War while he was in the Senate, an attack line …

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Catholic Bishops Blast GOP Texas Gov On Refugees

CNN reports: All 16 of Texas’ Catholic bishops have issued a joint statement slamming Gov. Greg Abbott, who is Catholic, for announcing the state will bar refugees in 2020. The bishops call Abbott’s decision “misguided” and say it “denies people who are fleeing persecution, including religious persecution, from being able to bring their gifts and talents to our state and …

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REPORT: Grindr Sharing Personal Info With Advertisers

The New York Times reports: Popular dating services like Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder are spreading user information like dating choices and precise location to advertising and marketing companies in ways that may violate privacy laws, according to a new report that examined some of the world’s most downloaded Android apps. Grindr, the world’s most popular gay dating app, transmitted user-tracking …

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MS Offers Free Security Patch After Feds Give Alert

The Associated Press reports: The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that could allow hackers to intercept seemingly secure communications. But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off Microsoft so that it can fix the system for everyone. Microsoft released a free software patch …

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Kaine: We’ve Got The Senate Votes On War Powers

Bloomberg News reports: Democratic Senator Tim Kaine says he has enough votes to pass a resolution that would limit President Donald Trump’s ability to carry out a military attack against Iran without congressional authorization. Kaine said Tuesday he has 51 “declared votes“ for a revised version of his war powers resolution. He said Republican senators Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Susan …

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Barr Puts In Roadblocks To Future Presidential Probes

Law & Crime reports: U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) would have to meet more rigorous standards before opening any future counterintelligence investigations into presidential campaigns. The more stringent protocols will require campaign probes to be approved by the top leaders at the Bureau and the Department of Justice (DOJ), currently FBI …

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Pentagon Contradicts Trump On $1B Saudi Payment

Vox reports: During an interview on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show Friday night, President Donald Trump made a stunning announcement: Saudi Arabia was paying the US $1 billion to send US troops to defend it from Iran. “We’re sending more [troops] to Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabia is paying us for it,” Trump said. “I said, ‘Listen, you’re a very …

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McConnell: Trump’s Trial Likely To Start Next Tuesday

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin as soon as next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. McConnell, R-Ky., announced the tentative schedule just a few hours after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed she will send the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate on Wednesday. If that happens, McConnell said at a press …

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