House Dems Hold AG Barr in Contempt; Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress earlier today. The move came after Barr refused to comply with subpoenas to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report on Russian election meddling. In response, Barr advised President Trump to invoke executive privilege over the […]

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Treasury Secretary Denies House Dems Requests to See President Trump’s Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed congressional Democrats today he will not comply with requests to hand over President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns. “I am informing you now that the Department may not lawfully fulfill the Committee’s request,” Mnuchin wrote in a one-page letter to the House Ways and Means Committee. That committee’s chairman, Rep. […]

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Prosecutors Charge Pharmaceutical Company for Role in Opioid Epidemic

In a groundbreaking case, federal prosecutors have charged a pharmaceutical company with drug trafficking for their role in the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis. The company, Rochester Drug Cooperative, was charged with “knowingly and intentionally” violating federal drug laws. The company distributed “highly addictive opioids to pharmacy customers that it knew were being sold and used […]

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NYC to Become First U.S. City to Pass Congestion Pricing

New York City has become the first U.S. city to pass what is known as congestion pricing – tolls on vehicles entering the city during peak traffic hours. The fees are part of a state budget agreed to by the state legislature and New York State’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo last week. Congestion pricing has […]

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No Collusion Found as Attorney General Releases Mueller Report Summary

The Attorney General William Barr has notified Congress that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation found no evidence of collusion on the part of the Trump campaign and the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The notification was made in a four-page letter sent by Barr to the chairs and ranking members […]

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President Trump’s Budget Slashes Spending, Boosts Defense

The White House unveiled its budget for fiscal year 2020 this week and it looks to be the most serious effort made to curtail spending on the nation’s non-defense-related programs to date. “In the last two years, President Trump and this Administration have prioritized reining in reckless Washington spending,” said Office of Management and Budget […]

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Authorities Thwart Violent Attack Meant to Incite Race War

Authorities have announced the arrest of a 49-year-old U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant for plotting a terrorist attack on American soil. The purpose of the attack was to incite a race war. Christopher Paul Hasson had apparently been inspired by Anders Breivik, a Norwegian man who, in 2011, killed seventy-seven people in Norway in two separate […]

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The President Declares a National Emergency Seeking Funds for Southern Border Wall

Citing a humanitarian crisis on the southern border, President Trump declared a national emergency yesterday from the White House. The declaration would allow the President to repurpose funds for the construction of a border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The federal government shut down for a record 34 days over December and January […]

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Arizona to Declare Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Lawmakers in Arizona are looking to declare pornography a public health crisis. State Representative Michelle Udall, R-Mesa, introduced a bill that says pornography “perpetuates a sexually toxic environment that damages all areas of our society. “Like the tobacco industry, the pornography industry has created a public health crisis. Pornography is used pervasively, even by minors,” […]

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Longtime Trump Associate Roger Stone Indicted and Arrested

A longtime associate of President Donald Trump’s, Roger Stone, has been indicted and arrested, charged with obstruction of an investigation, making false statements to the FBI and witness tampering. Stone was arrested in a pre-dawn raid at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, last Friday. Stone appeared before the House Intelligence Committee in September 2017 […]

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