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Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, an organization aligned with the Democratic Party, is funding an ambitious plan aimed at bombarding voters with the message that Trump's team is connected to the Kremlin. US President Donald Trump's approval rating has showed no signs of improvement amid sharp partisan divides and a failure to capitalise on post-election strengths, a new poll has revealed. Read More

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White House Refuses to Release Flynn Documents Amid House Oversight Committee Investigation

White House Refuses to Release Flynn Documents Amid House Oversight Committee Investigation

Earlier today, the House Oversight Committee's leaders stated that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may have violated federal law over payments he received from Russian Federation and Turkey. The White House has refused to turn over documents related to Flynn's payments or foreign contacts before or while he served as national security adviser. Read More

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Senate Confirms Perdue as 31st USDA Secretary

While agribusiness corporations are no doubt celebrating his confirmation, the public, workers and independent farmers have less to cheer about. "I have faith that Governor Perdue will put the needs of farmers and ranchers first, and I know that rural America is thankful to have such a qualified agriculture secretary on their side". Read More

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New DNC chair under fire for his foul mouth

And Perez was considered the more "moderate" choice for the national chair over Congressman Keith Ellison. "It is incredibly important that people within the progressive movement and Democratic Party realize that women are sick of this" stuff, said Erin Matson, a Virginia-based abortion rights activist, "and we're not going to take it anymore". Read More

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UC Berkeley Students Threaten to Sue Over Ann Coulter Visit

UC Berkeley Students Threaten to Sue Over Ann Coulter Visit

As it stands now, Coulter said she will speak at Berkeley next Thursday, as originally scheduled - with or without the university's blessing. The conservative pundit was scheduled to speak on campus next week but in light of the politically fueled explosive clashes in the city last Saturday, the California university pulled the plug on the talk on Wednesday. Read More

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Robertson Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

Robertson Facing Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

Prosecutors announced the charges one day after receiving investigation results from police. "The criminal sexual conduct charges announced today against Auston Robertson are of the most serious nature", Dantonio said . Robertson is the only player so far to be publicly named. According to Scout.com, Robertson was a 4-star prospect out of Fort Wayne, Indiana, prior to committing to Michigan State. Read More

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U.S. tries to clear waters after N. Korea 'armada' confusion

North Korea denounced Thursday's strike as an act of "intolerable aggression" and one that justified "a million times over" the North's push toward a credible nuclear deterrent. Carl Vinson in waters off of the Korean Peninsula, according to officials in the Japanese government. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Monday that tensions need to be eased on the Korean peninsula to bring the escalating dispute there to a peaceful resolution. Read More

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Marijuana possession is grounds for deportation, DHS chief says

Marijuana possession is grounds for deportation, DHS chief says

Many have said that these laws unjustly target groups of people and tear apart immigrant families. Kelly said his newly confirmed deputy secretary, Elaine Duke, will look at the "maze" of different pay scales, acquisition systems and programs within the department in search of new ways DHS can become more efficient and comply with the Office of Management and Budget's recent charge to develop agency reform plans. Read More

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China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly

China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly

We have to remember that despite divesting some of her assets and selling $36.7 million in assets to comply with ethics rules, Ivanka still owns her clothing and jewelry brand. "Ivanka has so many China ties and conflicts, yet she and Jared appear deeply involved in China contacts and policy", he said. The video of the performance was viewed over 2.2 million times on Chinese state media. Read More

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South Korea: North Korea missile test ends in failure

A statement from the Korean People's Army, released through the state news agency KCNA, said President Trump had "entered the path of open threat and blackmail" against North Korea. dropped a MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) bomb on an ISIS tunnel in Nangahar, Afghanistan, sparking a response from North Korea. The comments came as North Korea, Saturday morning, marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president, Kim Il-sung. Read More

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Arkansas court blocks execution of 2 inmates

That judge, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, has come under fire for taking part in anti-death penalty protests the same day after issuing his order stopping the use of the drug. A different federal judge has issued a stay for one of the eight condemned prisoners and the state Supreme Court has issued one for another inmate. Read More

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Courts Halt Arkansas Multiple Execution Plan

Courts Halt Arkansas Multiple Execution Plan

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker halted Arkansas' plan to execute seven inmates before the end of the month, granting an injunction requested by the inmates on Saturday to block the executions. Read Baker's entire ruling here . "The Arkansas Department of Correction intentionally sought to circumvent McKesson's policies to procure Pfizer's vecuronium bromide under the auspices that it would be used for medical purposes in ADC's health facility", McKesson said in its statement . Read More

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Cruz: Close House race in Kansas 'a warning sign'

GOP strategists warned in recent days that Democrat James Thompson , a civil rights attorney, was in striking distance against Estes, Kansas state treasurer from Wichita , in the special election to replace Mike Pompeo. Admittedly, Estes had several factors working against him - for one, he was the treasurer under the unpopular Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, who is blamed for ruining the state's finances. Read More

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WBB: Gamecocks in the WNBA Draft

Washington's Kelsey Plum was the first overall pick by the San Antonio Stars. It won't be easy, especially for anyone taken after the first round. "People are looking to move up and we're listening", said Riley, who is overseeing her first draft as GM of the Stars. Read More

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Easter egg hunt April 15 at AMVETS Post 117

Easter egg hunt April 15 at AMVETS Post 117

The Easter bunny will be on the Mount Mainstreet deck between 11am and 1.30pm on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. The event put on by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department along with Hubler will include an Easter Egg Hunt, Free food, games, face painting and much more! The kids had every egg picked from the field in only fifteen minutes. Read More

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California officer seen on video punching jaywalker in face

California officer seen on video punching jaywalker in face

After a "review of the in-car camera videos, reports and facts surrounding the case", the SPD found the officer acted outside of company policy, according to the department press release . Cain does not appear to resist as the officer mashes his head into the concrete and punches him in the face multiple times . "I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin". Read More

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Chris Christie Is Now America's Most Unpopular Governor

Chris Christie Is Now America's Most Unpopular Governor

Larry Hogan of Maryland, with 73 percent approval. Just 25 percent of New Jerseyans approve of their Republican governor, who continues to be dogged by the "Bridgegate" scandal. Fifty-six percent of voters polled said they approve of the job that Warren is doing, and 55 percent said they approve of Markey's work, according to a Morning Consult poll. Read More

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