Rick Gates, Onetime Manafort Assistant, Testifies Against Former Boss

The former right-hand man of one-time campaign manager for President Trump, Paul Manafort, spent the week testifying against his former boss as the first trial stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election got underway. Both Paul Manafort and his longtime assistant, Rick Gates, have been indicted on […]

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July Jobs Report Shows U.S. Economy Continues to Grow

The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9% in a jobs report that was below analysts’ expectations but still showed an economy humming along. Experts had expected job gains of 190,000 for the month. Among the sectors adding the most positions were manufacturing with 37,000, health care […]

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Federal Judge Says DACA Must be Reinstated

A federal judge has ruled the reasons the Trump administration has given for ending the immigration program known as DACA are inadequate, and ordered the program reinstated. In his opinion, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates wrote the federal government had failed to “elaborate meaningfully on the…primary rationale for its decision” to end DACA. […]

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NRA Sues New York State, Claims its Very Existence is at Stake

The National Rifle Association, the nation’s foremost gun-advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York for practices it says, is causing it irreparable harm. The actions are “a blatant attack on the First Amendment rights of our organization,” NRA attorney William Brewer told The Hill magazine. As a result of New […]

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Facebook Closes 32 Accounts it Says Was Spreading Fake News

Facebook announced it has removed thirty-two accounts from both the Facebook and Instagram platforms that were involved in what it calls inauthentic behavior. The company did not attribute the activity to any group or country but said some of the activity discovered was consistent with behavior exhibited by Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA). Facebook says […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction yesterday barring a Texas company from making available data for 3D-printed guns. The blueprints allow anyone to manufacture firearms at home that are untraceable and whose owners are not screened. The owner of the firm, Cody Wilson, criticized the decision and vowed to fight it. “What I’m doing […]

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North Korea Continues to Build Missiles Officials Say

The U.S. intelligence community has information indicating North Korea may be building new missiles at a site previously used to build intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, capable of reaching the United States. If true, the construction of the new missiles would be in direct contradiction to pledges made by the rogue nation last month to […]

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President Hails 4.1% GDP Growth as Sign of Strong Economy

President Trump touted the strength of the economy on Friday, pointing to a GDP rate of 4.1% and record-low unemployment. “I am thrilled to announce that, in the second quarter of this year, the United States economy grew at the amazing rate of 4.1 percent. We’re on track to hit the highest annual average growth […]

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