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Trump firing of FBI Director Comey unleashes a firestorm

The director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey, was fired Tuesday, setting off a firestorm throughout the media, Congress and the internet. President Donald Trump, in a blunt letter to Comey Tuesday, told him: “I have received the attached letters from the Attorney… Keep Reading

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces confirmation hearing

Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, faced Day 1 of his Senate confirmation hearing, with Democrats seeking to show he is pro-business, socially conservative and insufficiently independent of the president. After four hours of opening statements from committee members, Democrats also made clear… Keep Reading

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Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom facing extradition to US

Internet mogul, self proclaimed “Internet Freedom Fighter” and “Megaupload” founder Kim Dotcom, is facing extradition to the US, following a New Zealand court ruling. Dotcom (born Kim Schmitz in West Germany), is facing ongoing legal difficulties that started in 2012 following an FBI ordered raid on his Auckland… Keep Reading

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Women’s March Overwhelms Expectations, Vows to Resist Trump

On Saturday, what began as a small, online murmur of women angered at the Trump campaign’s rhetoric became a full-throated roar in the face of the new administration. In Washington, D.C., as well as in other major cities across the country and globe, millions gathered… Keep Reading

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House Republicans attack ethics officials over Trump conflicts of interest

House Republicans have attempted to intimidate ethics officials after failing to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT-3) has requested the head of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter M. Shaub Jr., to appear before the committee to answer… Keep Reading

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President Obama Commutes Sentence for Chelsea Manning

On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst responsible for one of the largest leaks of military and diplomatic secrets. Chelsea provided the documents to WikiLeaks 2010. Chelsea Manning, APThe 29-year-old Chelsea Manning, who was born Bradley… Keep Reading

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Dylann Roof, white supremacist, sentenced to death

“I forgave him, and I’m not going to take that back ever,” said Reverend Anthony B. Thompson, widower of a one of Dylann Roof’s 9 victims, Myra Thompson. Dylann Roof, aged 22 and self-proclaimed white supremacist, shot and killed 9 black church-goers at Mother Emanuel… Keep Reading

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Social media turns on Cory Booker over health care vote

Senator Cory Booker took heat on social media over his vote against the Klobuchar Amendment, a largely symbolic amendment that would allow Americans to purchase cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. Social Media can be a very harsh place. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) found this out… Keep Reading

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GOP’s ethical dilemma raises questions

The 115th Congress got off to a rocky start in its first days as Republican Members of Congress backed away from a bill that would strip power from the Office of Congressional Ethics. Washington – On Monday, House Republicans voted in a secret session to… Keep Reading

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