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Trump Denies Asking Comey to Shut Down Flynn Probe

President Trump said unequivocally today that he did not urge former FBI Director James Comey, in any way, to shut down the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Trump spoke in the East Room during a press conference with Colombian President Santos. From the White House transcript. Q  Thank you, Mr. President. In the light of a very busy news week, a lot

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United States Bombs Assad-Backed Militia in Syria

The United States has bombed Shiite militia forces allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to the Washington Examiner. Please, tell me what the plan is here. Are we going to get into this thing? What happened to campaign promises to stay out of other people’s messes? And I gotta ask, could this be a diversion from domestic troubles for the president? Sure hope not.

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Trump May Take Spicer Off the Briefings

President Trump is considering curtailing the role of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, ending his time at the lectern doing on-camera briefings, scaling back the sessions altogether, and possibly revamping his press team. According to Politico: The press secretary, who has turned into a household name over the past five months and garnered sky-high television ratings for his daily press briefings, has also drawn the ire

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Why, Exactly, Do We Need a Special Prosecutor?

I don’t get it. Somone nobody never heard of, as they say in Joisey, Rod Rosenstein, decided that what the Russia election influence case demands is an investigator who is now going to spend years poking around the Trump administration looking for wrongdoing and crippling, or at least harming, the ability of the White House to get anything done as everyone lawyers up and watches what

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Roger Ailes, Former Fox News Chief, is Dead

Roger Ailes, the founder and former chairman of Fox News, died Thursday morning. He was 77. The news was broken by the Drudge Report, which was given a statement by Ailes’s wife, Elixabether: I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” she wrote. “Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a

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