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Official Conducting House Ethics Investigations Charged with Sexual Misconduct

A sign for the Office of Congressional Ethics hangs on a wall October 30, 2009 in Washington, DC. A document from the House of Representatives ethics committee inadvertently placed on a publicly accessible computer network outlined investigations into the activities of 30 lawmakers from the House. The 22-page document, titled 'Committee on Standards Weekly Summary Report,' was discovered on a file-sharing computer server and also outlined investigations by the Office of Congressional Ethics, a quasi-independent body that initiates investigations and provides recommendations to the ethics committee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
An official with the House Ethics Committee is embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit that charges him with mistreating women.

Official Conducting House Ethics Investigations Charged with Sexual Misconduct

A sign for the Office of Congressional Ethics hangs on a wall October 30, 2009 in Washington, DC. A document from the House of Representatives ethics committee inadvertently placed on a publicly accessible computer network outlined investigations into the activities of 30 lawmakers from the House. The 22-page document, titled 'Committee on Standards Weekly Summary Report,' was discovered on a file-sharing computer server and also outlined investigations by the Office of Congressional Ethics, a quasi-independent body that initiates investigations and provides recommendations to the ethics committee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
An official with the House Ethics Committee is embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit that charges him with mistreating women.

Black Lives Matter: Boycott White Capitalism This Christmas, ‘Just As Nefarious As White Supremacy’

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Black Lives Matter is calling for a boycott of “White capitalism” this Christmas season, stating on its website, “This means no spending with White corporations.”

Survey: American Evangelical Support for Israel Strong but Millennials Lag Behind

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Faith leaders from across the country and the Middle East held a press conference last week in Washington, DC, to release the results of a poll on American evangelicals’ support for Israel and to announce the launch of an organization to educate Christians about the biblical significance of the Israeli state today and in the future.

Melania Trump Settles Lawsuit Against Slovenian Magazine’s False Reporting That She Was Paid Escort


An out-of-court settlement was reached in a libel lawsuit filed by first lady Melania Trump over an article in a magazine published in her home country that claimed she worked as a paid escort during an international modeling career that pre-dated her marriage to President Donald Trump.

Poll: Melania Trump’s Favorable Rating Shoots Up to 53% Among Likely Voters

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 23: U.S. first lady Melania Trump smiles as she meets with Prince Harry for the first time while leading the USA team delegation ahead of the Invictus Games 2017 on September 23, 2017 in Toronto, Canada (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
A Rasmussen poll released on Wednesday shows first lady Melania Trump’s approval ratings among likely voters has risen to 53 percent. That’s up from 45 percent of voters who felt favorably toward her just after her husband, Donald Trump, was elected president.

John Conyers Announces He Will ‘Retire Today’, Endorses Son to Replace Him

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol October 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. Conyers called on the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee to preserve Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits when making their decision on cutting the deficit. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) said on Tuesday that he’s retiring “today” and thanked supporters in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

More Winning: Tax Bill Advances American Energy Independence, Gives Access to Arctic’s Rich Oil Reserves

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The Republican tax legislation making its way through Congress could offer more than just tax cuts for Americans if one portion of the bill survives reconciliation in the House. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced a provision to allow oil exploration and production in a small portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Kate Steinle’s Brother: System’s ‘Epic Failure’ Led to Sister’s Murder

Brad Steinle, left, and Jim Steinle, right, the brother and father of Kathryn Steinle, answer questions during a news conference on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in San Francisco. The parents of the San Francisco woman shot to death by a man being sought for deportation filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials in connection with her killing. Kathryn Steinle was shot to death on Pier 14 on July 1 as she walked with her father. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
The brother of Kate Steinle, who was shot on July 1, 2015, by a seven-time felon and five-times deported illegal alien, said the system’s “epic failure” led to Jose Garcia Zarate being released, on the streets, and with a loaded handgun.

Drag Queen and Transgender Activist Lead Rally Against Roy Moore

Drag Queen and Transgender Activist Lead Rally Against Roy Moore
A few dozen people took part in a rally this week on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol to speak out against Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore and other “heterosexists” who “hate homosexuals" and to support Democratic candidate Doug Jones. Speakers included a drag queen, transgender Miss Harvey McDaniel, and a woman wearing a clerical collar who was introduced as a reverend.

Report: Taxpayers Foot Bill for Ex-Congressman’s $100,000 Sexual Harassment Settlement to Male Staffers

WASHINGTON, DC - June 16: Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), speaks about ballistic missile defense systems during the House Armed Services Committee mark up of the fiscal 2010 defense authorization. (Photo by Ryan Kelly/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
Disgraced ex-congressman Eric Massa (D-NY) settled sexual harassment charges from a least two male staffers for an estimated $100,000 after he resigned in 2010 ahead of an ethics investigation into the claims, multiple sources told ABC.

Embattled John Conyers Hospitalized in Detroit: Consultant Blames ‘Media Assault’

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has been hospitalized in Detroit in what a consultant said is stress related because of 'media assault.'

Media, Lawmakers Still Silencing Sex Abuse Victims: No Show for Bill Clinton Survivors Presser


Women who say President Bill Clinton assaulted them held a press conference on Wednesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to add their voices as sexual misconduct scandals continue to swirl through the halls of Congress and in newsrooms near and far. But almost no media and none of the invited lawmakers bothered to show up for the event. Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Leslie Millwee were joined by other victims to call for lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct to step down, including Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), and Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Joe Barton (R-TX). They also called for transparency from the Office of Compliance, which has paid out millions in taxpayer money to settle complaints filed against members of Congress, employing offices and employees. The women said any lawmaker involved in a sexual misconduct claim should be named. The women, brought together by Media Equalizer’s Media Equality Project, spoke to rows of empty seats about the sexual abuse suffered at the hands of Clinton and the subsequent scorn and shaming from his supporters, including wife Hillary Clinton, and the media. “That never goes away,” Broaddrick, now 74,  said during her remarks. When asked by Breitbart News if

Bill Clinton Survivors to Headline D.C. Protest Demanding Resignation of Al Franken, John Conyers, Joe Barton

OCTOBER 09: Paula Jones sits before the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
On Wednesday former President Bill Clinton's accusers will demand that lawmakers charged today with sexual misconduct resign their seats.

Rep. John Conyers Steps Down from Judiciary Post amid Sexual Misconduct Controversy

Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) listens to testimony from Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill May 13, 2010 in Washington, DC. Attorney General Holder told the committee that several people have been arrested after search warrants were served in the case of the bombing attempt in Times Square. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is stepping down from his post on the House Judiciary Committee amid charges of sexual misconduct.

Environmentalists on Thanksgiving: Consider Turkey’s ‘Carbon Footprint,’ Eat Less Meat

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Liberal environmentalist non-profits are urging people to eat organic, consume less meat, and consider the carbon footprint of their Thanksgiving feast, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Five Craziest Help Requests from Butterball’s Turkey Hotline

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line Expert Marty Van Ness offers turkey tips to help make Thanksgiving better for local military families at Butterball University in Garner, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. (AP Images for Butterball / Jim R. Bounds)
While lots of Americans are getting ready to enjoy family and food on Thanksgiving, the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line folks are hard at work.

Michael Savage Rails Against Elephant Trophies, Takes Credit for Trump’s Decision Delay

In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 file photo an elephant crosses a road in the Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Radio talk show host and animal advocate Michael Savage lashed out over elephant trophy permits and claims credit for the decision delay.

Museum of the Bible Opens with Mission to Engage Millions with ‘Book of Books’

Visitors go through an exhibit on the Old Testament at Museum of the Bible November 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. The 430,000-square-foot museum, with a purpose to invite people to engage with the Bible, will be opened to the public on November 17, 2017. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The public can now step inside the 430,000 square-foot Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, after years of speculation, sweat, tears, and spiritual guidance.

Museum of the Bible Opens with Mission to Engage Millions with ‘Book of Books’

Visitors go through an exhibit on the Old Testament at Museum of the Bible November 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. The 430,000-square-foot museum, with a purpose to invite people to engage with the Bible, will be opened to the public on November 17, 2017. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The public can now step inside the 430,000 square-foot Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, after years of speculation, sweat, tears, and spiritual guidance.

Following Fake News from Dem on Sexual Harassment, Truth About Extent of Abuse Unknown


Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) started an avalanche of fake news after she claimed earlier this week that the Congressional Office of Compliance had paid $15 million over the past 10 to 15 years to settle sexual harassment cases. But even Breitbart News inquiries to the office have not settled the matter or uncovered the facts about the extent of sexual harassment taking place on Capitol Hill.

Character Witnesses: Former Girlfriends, Employees, and Childhood Friends Step Up to Defend Roy Moore

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A dozen women have come forward to express their support for Roy Moore and to speak out about his good character

Woman Raped by Former Al Franken Intern Wants Senator’s Name off Sexual Assault Victims Bill

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The Minnesota woman raped by Sen. Al Franken's former intern, and who worked with the lawmaker on a sexual assault victims' bill, wants new sponsor.

Steve Bannon to Receive Courage Award at David Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend 

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon is being honored by the David Horowitz Freedom Center at its annual Restoration Weekend in Palm Beach, FL, as a recipient of the Annie Taylor award.

Al Franken Issues Second Statement, Says He’s ‘Sorry’, Asks for Ethics Investigation


Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has issued a second statement following journalist Leeann Tweeden’s revelation on Thursday that the lawmaker grabbed her breasts while she slept and forcibly kissed her during a USO trip in 2006.

Al Franken on Sexual Misconduct Accusations: ‘I Shouldn’t Have Done It’, Photo ‘Intended to Be Funny’


Senator Al Franken (D-MN) issued a statement Thursday apologizing to journalist Leeann Tweeden after she accused the Democrat of grabbing her breasts while she was sleeping and forced his tongue into her mouth.

Mitch McConnell Admits Some Will See Tax Increases, but Most Get Cuts

FILE - In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. It’s a long, hot summer in the nation’s capital, and that’s not even counting the weather. With the White House caught in the daily drip of scandal, and congressional Republicans ensnared by their own divisions, the GOP’s governing agenda has turned into a slow, painful slog. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is walking back his claim that the middle class would not see tax increases.

Rep. Mo Brooks: ‘I Will Vote for Roy Moore’ Because ‘Democrats Will Do Great Damage to Our Country’

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said he will be voting in the Alabama special election next month for Judge Roy Moore, the man who beat him in the primary, because it is important to have conservatives in Congress.

Another Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Sexual Misconduct


A sixth woman has come forward to accuse Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct, an Alabama news outlet is reporting.

Anti-Trump Sen. Corker Holds Hearing to Probe Presidential Authority Over Nuclear Weapons


Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine presidential authority over the use of nuclear weapons

Joe Biden Describes Unhappy Candidate Hillary Clinton in New Memoir

SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 14: Hillary Clinton at Swansea University where she was given a Honorary Doctorate of Laws on October 14, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. The former US secretary of state and 2016 American presidential candidate is also visiting the UK to promote her new book 'What Happened'. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s memoir “Promise Me, Dad” reveals that Hillary Clinton did seem happy about her presidential bid

Joe Biden Describes Unhappy Candidate Hillary Clinton in New Memoir

SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 14: Hillary Clinton at Swansea University where she was given a Honorary Doctorate of Laws on October 14, 2017 in Swansea, Wales. The former US secretary of state and 2016 American presidential candidate is also visiting the UK to promote her new book 'What Happened'. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s memoir “Promise Me, Dad” reveals that Hillary Clinton did seem happy about her presidential bid

First Lady Melania Trump Visits Children at Alaskan Military Base on Veterans Day


First lady Melania Trump stopped at a military base in Anchorage, Alaska to visit children at a pre-school on her trip back to D.C. from Asia.

Many Veterans Were Again on the Front Line Battling Wildfires in the West

CalFire firefighters protect structures from fires in Sonoma, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (Randall Benton /The Sacramento Bee via AP)
Some veterans spent this past summer back on the battlefield fighting wildfires in the western United States.

Failed Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Advises Roy Moore to ‘Step Aside’

AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann
Mitt Romney tweeted that Senate candidate Roy Moore should step down after claims of sexual misconduct surfaced.

Navy Seal Continues Service with ‘Sons of the Flag’ Effort to Help Burn Survivors

Navy Seal Continues Service with ‘Sons of the Flag’ Effort to Help Burn Survivors
In 2012, Ryan “Birdman” Parrott founded Sons of the Flag, a nonprofit organization that has helped more than 1,000 burn survivors connect to medical treatment.

Navy Seal Continues Service with ‘Sons of the Flag’ Effort to Help Burn Survivors

Navy Seal Continues Service with ‘Sons of the Flag’ Effort to Help Burn Survivors
In 2012, Ryan “Birdman” Parrott founded Sons of the Flag, a nonprofit organization that has helped more than 1,000 burn survivors connect to medical treatment.

Senate Funding Group Axes Moore Support Before Dust Settles on Sexual Misconduct Claims


One day after the Washington Post published a story on Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore allegedly making sexual advances to young women as young as 14 four decades ago, the National Republican Senatorial Committee will no longer pump money into his campaign, according to new paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Amnesty Advocates ‘Storm’ Capitol Hill Offices for No-Strings Amnesty

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Pro-amnesty groups led hundreds of local students and many illegal immigrants to a Senate office building on Thursday where they held a raucous demonstration demanding Congress pass a no-strings amnesty which would allow roughly 3 million illegals to stay in the United States, vote in elections, and import their foreign relatives.

Illegal Aliens Are Finding ‘Sanctuary’ in America’s Churches

In this Oct. 26, 2017 photo, Amanda Morales, 33, poses for a photograph in the sanctuary of the Holyrood Episcopal Church, northern Manhattan. Morales has been living in two small rooms of the gothic church at the northern edge of Manhattan since August, shortly after immigration authorities ordered her deported to her homeland of Guatemala. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A growing number of illegal aliens are moving into America’s churches to avoid being deported back to their home countries, media outlets are reporting.
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