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SCOTUS Affirms Exception To Double Jeopardy Rule: States And Federal Govt May Charge For Same Crime

The Washington Examiner reports: The Supreme Court left intact a century-old exception to the Fifth Amendment’s double jeopardy clause that permits a state and the federal government to prosecute a person for the same criminal offense. The court ruled 7-2 in declining to overturn the separate sovereigns doctrine, with Justice Samuel Alito delivering the opinion of the court. Justices Ruth …

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Fashion Icon Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At Age 95 [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Gloria Vanderbilt, who was thrust into the spotlight as a child heiress before going on to establish herself as an actress, artist, author, fashion icon and socialite, has died. She was 95. Vanderbilt, whose life included a nasty battle for her custody when she was 10, a string of high-profile relationships that began when she was …

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SCOTUS Punts Again On Gay Wedding Cake Case

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court declined Monday to decide whether an Oregon baker can refuse on religious grounds to design a cake for a same-sex wedding – a question it carefully sidestepped last year. The case would have given the court’s conservative majority the chance to expand upon its narrow 2018 ruling in favor of a Colorado baker. That …

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John Oliver Makes The Case For Impeachment [VIDEO]

Mashable reports: As John Oliver breaks down in his latest Last Week Tonight segment, impeachment is no simple matter. It requires a certain number of votes in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The latter would mean 20 republican senators would need to go against Trump — making it pretty unlikely that he’d actually end up leaving office. …

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FAMILY VALUES: Pastor Who Backed Murder Charge For Abortion Arrested For Molesting Teenage Relative

The Associated Press reports: A Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years. Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the relative to inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day …

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Trump Unveils New Nickname For Democratic Field

Glorious Leader’s latest nickname comes due to this: For days, aides to Trump have tried to figure out whom to point the finger at over the leak of the data, which infuriated the president. In continuing to discuss it, aides violated a long-held unofficial rule of campaigns not to comment publicly on internal polling, even if the numbers leak. The …

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Politico: Mayor Pete Raised “Staggering” $7M In April

Politico reports: Pete Buttigieg’s campaign jolted its top donors with big news on a conference call last month: The upstart mayor had raised $7 million in the month of April alone, as much as Buttigieg had in his entire eye-catching first quarter in the presidential race. The huge April haul, which was previously unreported, highlights Buttigieg’s explosive rise in the …

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ISRAEL: New “Trump Heights” Town Doesn’t Exist

Haaretz reports: In huge gilded letters (what else?), on a piece of synthetic lawn (of course), a large sign was erected in the Golan Heights, as if taken directly from the best of comedy sketches. Ramat Trump, or Trump Heights, will be built here. Even the strong gusts, which made it difficult to put up the scenery, gave this ridiculous …

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Mayor Pete: We’ve Likely Had A Gay President Already

USA Today reports: Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has fueled speculation about how the American electorate would react to its first gay president. But, according to Buttigieg, he would not be the first gay president. In an interview with “Axios on HBO” aired on Sunday evening, Buttigieg asserted that it’s “almost certain” he would not be the first gay president. Buttigieg, …

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Pompeo Gets Snippy When Asked About Foreign Dirt: Stop Asking About This “Washington Piece Of Silliness”

“Chris, you know you asked me not to call any of your questions today ‘ridiculous,’ you came really close right there. President Trump has been very clear. He clarified his remarks later, he made it very clear, even in his first comments, he said, ‘I’d do both.’ He said he’d call the FBI. I have nothing further to add. “I …

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