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Georgia Special Election A Chance For Democrats 'To Make A Statement'

The Fox 5 Atlanta/Opinion Savvy Poll conducted on April 13 has Ossoff in first place with 42 percent, followed by Handel in second at 21 percent. Washington Democrats, however, put essentially no resources into the race. Even Republicans watching the race say their polling data find that Democratic voters are more interested in the election than Republicans are. On the issues, Americans trust Republicans over Democrats on dealing with the threat of terrorism by a 12-point margin, 48 ... Read More

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Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen lies on a gurney outside the Governor's Mansion during a protest against the death penalty Friday. (Stephen B. No state has ever put as many inmates to death in as short a period since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. One of them was never put into the execution schedule for April. Read More

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Easter Egg Hunt In Brownsville

The event includes 1K egg hunts for kids with staggering starts beginning at 8:45 a.m.; and a half marathon and 5K at 9:30 a.m.; the egg hunts are $10; the 5K is $20 and the half marathon is $49. Then you can head out onto the farm for egg hunts and a celebration of spring's warm weather. Along with the free hunt, there's also a parade and prizes. Read More

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Nike Wins Big at Boston Marathon

Kenyan policewoman Edna Kiplagat won the women's race in 2:21:52, needing only one try in Boston to add it to wins in London, New York and Los Angeles. With two-time fourth-place finisher Shalane Flanagan out with a back injury, the US hopes on the women's side are represented by Desi Linden, a two-time Olympian who has thrice placed in the top 10 in Boston . Read More

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Trump hits back at tax protests, asks 'who paid' for rallies

Trump hits back at tax protests, asks 'who paid' for rallies

Protestors take part in the "Tax March" in Los Angeles. He shrugs the issue away by once again lying about his Electoral College victory, writing in a typo-riddled tweet that he managed to do "what was an nearly an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College!" Back in January, the Trump administration tried to quietly put the issue under the rug when White House advisor Kellyanne Connway told ABC News Trump would not release his tax returns because voters ... Read More

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Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator

Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator

The comment on Twitter was the first from Trump since North Korea's latest missile launch. He also wrote that he told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to the USA that "a trade deal with the U.S. Treasury said that was not the case, the president then suggested voters don't care. Here's a sample of Trump 2016 rhetoric on the issue: "If they don't solve that problem, we should be very tough on them on trade-meaning, start charging them tax or start cutting them off". Read More

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Cafeteria duty awaits Gorsuch at Supreme Court

It is reported that he was first informed of his prospective nomination by Leonard Leo, head of the ultra-right Federalist Society, not by any representative of the Trump White House. The oath was administered during the White House ceremony by Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Gorsuch once served as a law clerk. They want a healthcare system that actually works, not one with premiums that are higher than their mortgage. Read More

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Trump Rips Top Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia Special Election

Mike Pompeo, whose seat Estes filled when Pompeo became director of the Central Intelligence Agency, won his election in November by 31 points. Trump contended on Twitter that media organizations are trying to "play the same game with Georgia-BAD!" Trump and Vice President Mike Pence recorded phone calls in support of Estes, and Trump tweeted his support of Estes once again on election day. Read More

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Another Georgia Cop Fired For Punching Man In Face During Traffic Stop

Another Georgia Cop Fired For Punching Man In Face During Traffic Stop

Demetrius Hollins told NBC's "Today" show on Friday that the prior incident spurred him to try to record Wednesday's traffic stop by Gwinnett County cops near Atlanta. Police then asked him to repeat what he just said. Bongiavonni was sacked shortly after that video surfaced Thursday. The Gwinnett County Solicitor said she is dropping all cases in which Robert McDonald or Michael Bongiovanni were either the principal officer or a necessary witness. Read More

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Immigration Arrests On The Rise Under Trump

Immigration Arrests On The Rise Under Trump

The Washington Post reported Sunday that the total, from January 20 through mid-March, jumped 32.6 percent from the same period one year ago, when there were more than 16,000 arrests. Overall, deportations were down by 1.2 per cent, to 54,741 in January, February and March, compared to the same period previous year. Critics of the Trump administration's immigration policies say the targeting of "non-criminal" illegal aliens goes too far and ultimately undermines relations between immigrant ... Read More

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Black Clad, Masked Thugs Attack Pro-Trump Protesters

More than 150 protest rallies and marches were held throughout the country in major cities, such as Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, and Philadelphia. But what may distinguish this event from the previous two street battles, in which pro-Trump students were beaten up by anti-Trump students and an worldwide masked terrorist group called Antifa, was that the local Trump activists had out of state supporters who were ready for a fight. Read More

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"I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete".

The secretary general refused to take the bait, explaining that he "welcome [s] his very strong message on defense spending, on burden sharing, and also on NATO's role in fighting terrorism". This is also hard, and may even be impossible, but there are reasons to try. At least for this week, Trump doesn't seem to be getting his views on the world in between stories of lizard men from Alex Jones. Read More

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Gallup poll: More Americans say Trump doesn't keep promises

Gallup poll: More Americans say Trump doesn't keep promises

While 39 percent is still abysmally low, President Trump will no doubt see the correlation and do what he can to keep that number climbing. Now, a mere 40% say they believe the president keeps his word, accounting for a 25% drop. Even Rasmussen had his support at 55 percent at about this time in 2009. That attribute was seen as one of Trump's strongest qualities leading to his upset win over Hillary Clinton, with a Morning Consult/Politico exit poll from November showing 36 percent of ... Read More

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55% Americans approve of Obamacare now

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and, I'm sure, Barack Obama, are all celebrating that the new bill failed to garner the votes it needed. According to The Hill , last month's epic Trumpcare failure has scared many Republicans from moving forward on any health care legislation, let alone a plan as bad as the one being considered by the president and his allies in Congress. Read More

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers to unveil Jackie Robinson statue

LEADING OFF: Dodgers to unveil Jackie Robinson statue

Each season on April 15, all members of Major League Baseball wear uniforms sporting the number 42, Jackie's jersey number, in honor of his legacy. Washington Nationals' manager Dusty Baker was born on June 15, 1949, two years and two months after the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier by becoming the first African-American to play in a Major League Baseball game on April 15, 1947. Read More

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Jackie Robinson statue unveiled at Dodger Stadium

This week's retrograde is dedicated to Jackie Robinson as well as Larry Doby and others (including Pee Wee Reese) who paved the way for equity in baseball. Sunday is the first full day baseball fans can view a new statue of Jackie Robinson at Dodger Stadium. Just for the sake of comparison, Staples Center, which opened in 1999, last month welcomed its eighth statue, a dunking Shaquille O'Neal. Read More

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Jared Kushner in Iraq With Joint Chiefs Chairman

According to the Washington Post , the breach of this protocol raised security concerns in the Pentagon, though at the time of this writing Kushner and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Iraqi forces and Kurdish militias continue to press deeper into western Mosul, engaging, during the six-month campaign, in some of the most brutal urban warfare since World War II, Lt. Read More

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Trump drops Bannon from security council

Trump's new national security advisor, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster. Flynn, who is seeking immunity from prosecution, was sacked by President Cheeto Face for not disclosing to the president of Vice Sith Lord Mike Pence the extent of conversations he had with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergy Kislyak , before Trump's inauguration. Read More

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During border visit, Sessions outlines immigration plan

But it's also here along this border that transnational gangs and worldwide cartels flood our country with drugs and leave death and violence in their wake. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered prosecutors and judges to take a tougher line on undocumented immigrants on Tuesday, saying more severe punishment could deter illegal border crossers. Read More

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'Who paid for' rallies seeking release of tax returns

That rally was about free speech, according to local news reports. Protestors aimed to pressure President Trump to release his federal tax forms. He later said that voters don't care. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). Demonstrators participate in a march and rally to demand President Donald Trump release his tax returns, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in NY. Read More

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Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to US Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to US Supreme Court

Judge Gorsuch is enormously well-qualified and has said that he would decide cases based upon the law rather than his personal point of view. He's a legal rock star. As a result of the rules change voted on by Republicans, every Supreme Court nominee going forward will only require 51 votes in order to be confirmed . Read More

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The Senate Confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice

The Senate Confirmed Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court Justice

Still, Democrats were aghast. McConnell refused to hold hearings for President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland, a move that angered Democrats but that Republicans now hail as a political master stroke. Congratulations to Neil Gorsuch , the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The final confirmation vote on Gorsuch is expected Friday, and he should be sworn in soon to hear the final cases of the term. Read More

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Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice

Senate confirms Trump pick Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice

The vote came a day after Republicans used their majority to exercise the "nuclear option", altering Senate rules to defeat a Democratic procedural blockade of the nominee, known as a filibuster. That vote to change the rule was 55-45, with four Democrats joining nearly all Republicans to advance the nominee. Mcconnel had earlier condemned the Republicans' move, saying they need to restore the norms and traditions of the senate and get past the unprecedented partisan filibuster. Read More

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Alabama governor defiant as sex scandal trouble mounts

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley used state law enforcement officers to intimidate staffers and suppress news of his affair with former political adviser Rebekah Caldwell Mason, according to an explosive new report . Calls to Bentley's legal team and a representative were not immediately returned. Bentley also ordered former Secretary of Alabama Law Enforcement Spencer Collier not to provide an affidavit to the Attorney General's Office. Read More

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Devin McCourty would love Patriots to sign twin brother Jason McCourty

Devin McCourty , a safety for the New England Patriots , said he hoped that his team was interested in the services of his brother, a cornerback. Fans in the video expressed their political views - although one said, "For me, it's not political, it's moral." - as well as their admiration for McCourty and Long and any other Patriots player opting not to go to the White House. Read More

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Sean Spicer gives daily press briefing

Sean Spicer gives daily press briefing

Do you agree with Howard Stern - should Sean Spicer be fired? "Either he is speaking for the President, or the president should have known better than to hire him", Pelosi said. "So you have to, if you're Russian Federation, ask yourself is this a country that you and a regime that you want to align yourself with?" The World Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem in Israel invited Spicer to view their website for clarification on what happened in history. Read More

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US May Launch Preemptive Strike If North Korea Moves Toward Nuclear Test

US May Launch Preemptive Strike If North Korea Moves Toward Nuclear Test

Unlike at some previous parades attended by Kim, there did not appear to be any a senior Chinese official in attendance. The United States has warned that a policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over. South Korean analysts speculated that the US would be deterred from its own pre-emptive strike against the North by the presence in the South of large numbers of USA citizens. Read More

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