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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Announces December Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai plans a December vote to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rule.

Princeton Scholars: Opioid Crisis, Alcoholism, Suicide to Blame for Rising White Working Class Mortality Rate

A memorial in Huntington, West Virginia, a city which has been portrayed as the epicenter of an opioid crisis in the US
Economist Angus Deaton and Princeton University Professor Anne Case explained in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that opioids, as well as the lack of jobs and community, has led to the rising mortality rates for America’s white working class.

Pollster Pat Cadell: ‘Make America Great Again Was the Greatest Slogan of My Lifetime’

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Pollster and political analyst Pat Cadell said, “Make America Great Again was the greatest slogan of my lifetime.”

Flashback: Al Franken Joked About Photographing Unconscious Lesley Stahl in ‘Various Positions’


Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) once pitched an SNL skit that joked about drugging CBS reporter Lesley Stahl and photographing her while she is unconscious.

Report: Trump Considers Naming Mick Mulvaney as Interim CFPB Director

Mick Mulvaney
President Donald Trump may nominate Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) temporarily, according to Bloomberg News.

House Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


The House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 216-205, a tax reform bill that features massive tax cuts for middle-class families and small businesses.

Mitch McConnell Calls for Ethics Review of Franken Allegations, No Call Yet for His Removal


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate sexual assault allegations against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) on Thursday. Unlike the recent allegations targeted towards Alabama Judge Roy Moore, McConnell did not call for Franken to “step aside.”

Mitch McConnell’s Future Rides on Passing Tax Reform Bill

In this May 23, 2017, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican effort to secretly craft a health care bill and whisk it through the Senate is striking, and it’s drawing fire from members of both parties. But it’s not uncommon for either party to draft bills or resolve stubborn final hurdles behind closed doors, foregoing the step-by-step, civics-book version of how Congress works. Lacking the votes to block this year’s GOP effort, Democrats are looking to score political points by targeting the closely-held process McConnell is using to write legislation replacing much of Obama’s statute. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) future rests on the Senate passing a tax reform bill after failing to pass an Obamacare repeal bill.

Fake News: Despite Media Reports, Less Than 25% of Recent Obamacare Signups Are First-Time Customers

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Isabel Diaz Tinoco (L) and Jose Luis Tinoco speak with Otto Hernandez, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on November 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act started today and runs until Dec. 15. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Despite media reports about Obamacare enrollment surging, a new Centers for Medicare for Medicaid Services (CMS) report released on Wednesday revealed that less than one-quarter of new Obamacare signups are new customers.

Fake News: Despite Media Reports, Less Than 25% of Recent Obamacare Signups Are First-Time Customers

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Isabel Diaz Tinoco (L) and Jose Luis Tinoco speak with Otto Hernandez, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on November 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act started today and runs until Dec. 15. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Despite media reports about Obamacare enrollment surging, a new Centers for Medicare for Medicaid Services (CMS) report released on Wednesday revealed that less than one-quarter of new Obamacare signups are new customers.

Fake News: Despite Media Reports, Less Than 25% of Recent Obamacare Signups Are First-Time Customers

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Isabel Diaz Tinoco (L) and Jose Luis Tinoco speak with Otto Hernandez, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on November 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act started today and runs until Dec. 15. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Despite media reports about Obamacare enrollment surging, a new Centers for Medicare for Medicaid Services (CMS) report released on Wednesday revealed that less than one-quarter of new Obamacare signups are new customers.

Fake News: Despite Media Reports, Less Than 25% of Recent Obamacare Signups Are First-Time Customers

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Isabel Diaz Tinoco (L) and Jose Luis Tinoco speak with Otto Hernandez, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on November 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act started today and runs until Dec. 15. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Despite media reports about Obamacare enrollment surging, a new Centers for Medicare for Medicaid Services (CMS) report released on Wednesday revealed that less than one-quarter of new Obamacare signups are new customers.

Fake News: Despite Media Reports, Less Than 25% of Recent Obamacare Signups Are First-Time Customers

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 01: Isabel Diaz Tinoco (L) and Jose Luis Tinoco speak with Otto Hernandez, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as they shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on November 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The open enrollment period to sign up for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act started today and runs until Dec. 15. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Despite media reports about Obamacare enrollment surging, a new Centers for Medicare for Medicaid Services (CMS) report released on Wednesday revealed that less than one-quarter of new Obamacare signups are new customers.

Sen. Ron Johnson Opposes Senate Tax Reform BIll

Ron Johnson
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told reporters on Wednesday that he will oppose the Senate Republican tax reform plan.

Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

Trump Smirk
Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday, contending that the president violated the Constitution.

Mitch McConnell: Roy Moore Will Face Ethics Committee Investigation If He Wins Senate Race

Roy Moore Beleaguered
Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that if Judge Roy Moore wins the Alabama Senate race, he will immediately face a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.

RNC Cuts Support for Judge Roy Moore


The Republican National Committee (RNC) withdrew its support for Judge Roy Moore ahead of the Alabama Senate race in December.

Paul Ryan on Roy Moore: ‘He Should Step Aside, These Allegations Are Credible’

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House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Judge Roy Moore should drop out of the Alabama Senate race at a press conference on Tuesday.

Senate Republicans Condemn Roy Moore, Silent on George H.W. Bush Allegations


Lawmakers condemned Roy Moore’s alleged misconduct, yet remain remarkably silent towards former George H.W. Bush’s alleged sexual assaults.

Senate Republicans Condemn Roy Moore, Silent on George H.W. Bush Allegations


Lawmakers condemned Roy Moore’s alleged misconduct, yet remain remarkably silent towards former George H.W. Bush’s alleged sexual assaults.

Senate Republicans Condemn Roy Moore, Silent on George H.W. Bush Allegations


Lawmakers condemned Roy Moore’s alleged misconduct, yet remain remarkably silent towards former George H.W. Bush’s alleged sexual assaults.

Judge Roy Moore Urges Mitch McConnell to Resign: ‘He Has Failed Conservatives and Must Be Replaced’


Roy Moore called on Mitch McConnell to resign, arguing that McConnell “failed conservatives and must be replaced.”

Sens. Mike Lee and Steve Daines Rescind Their Endorsement of Roy Moore After WaPo Hit Piece


Sens. Mike Lee and Steve Daines rescinded their endorsement of Alabama Senate Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore after a Washington Post report alleged that Moore engaged in inappropriate conduct with a minor when he was 32-years-old.

Bannon: ‘It’s Now Time to Take Over’ to Build the Trump Populist Movement

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
Steve Bannon said Americans need to promote the Trump movement by building institutions, winning elections, and implementing policies.

Bannon: ‘It’s Now Time to Take Over’ to Build the Trump Populist Movement

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
Steve Bannon said Americans need to promote the Trump movement by building institutions, winning elections, and implementing policies.

Poll: Roy Moore Still Holds Slight Lead over Doug Jones in Alabama Senate Race After WaPo Hit Piece


Roy Moore leads over Doug Jones in a new poll after a report alleged Moore engaged in inappropriate conduct more than 34 years ago.

Mitch McConnell Leads Establishment Republicans in Effort to Push Roy Moore Out of Alabama Race


Mitch McConnell and many other Republican senators called on Alabama Judge Roy Moore to step down amidst accusations of sexual assault.

GOP Establishment Failure: Gillespie Lost by More Points Than Trump, Cuccinelli in Virginia Elections

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Ed Gillespie lost by more points than Donald Trump and Ken Cuccinelli in recent Virginia elections, a major loss for the GOP establishment.

One Year After 2016 Election, GOP Establishment Continues to ‘Fall Like Dominoes’ Facing Trump Populist Insurgency

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One year after the fateful 2016 presidential election, the Republican establishment continues to “fall like dominoes” to populist pressure from President Donald Trump’s base that wants to enact the president’s agenda.

Ralph Northam Likens Donald Trump to a Mentally Impaired Child

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Ralph Northam compared President Donald Trump to a mentally disabled child in an interview with The Guardian on Tuesday.

Ralph Northam Likens Donald Trump to a Mentally Impaired Child

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Ralph Northam compared President Donald Trump to a mentally disabled child in an interview with The Guardian on Tuesday.

Rep. Andy Biggs: GOP Should Retroactively Cut Taxes for Fiscal Year 2017

Rep. Andy Biggs
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, wrote a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) that Republicans should retroactively cut taxes starting on January 1, 2017.

Obamacare Enrollment Spikes During Early Sign-Up Period


A record number of Americans signed up for Obamacare during the first few days of open enrollment this compared to last year.

Report: Trump Planning Executive Order to Unravel Obamacare’s Individual Mandate


According to reports, President Donald Trump will prepare an executive order that will unravel Obamacare’s individual mandate.

Trump on Virginia Gov. Race: ‘If You Vote Ed Gillespie’ the VA Economy ‘Will Come Roaring Back!’


President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday, “If you vote Ed Gillespie tomorrow” the Virginia economy "will come roaring back!”

Ralph Northam Ad: Ed Gillespie ‘Won’t Stand Up to Donald Trump Because He’s Right Next to Him’


A new Ralph Northam campaign ad said that “Ed Gillespie won’t stand up to Donald Trump because he’s right next to him.”

Ralph Northam Campaign Blames Russian ‘Bots’ for Stoking the Latino Victory Ad Controversy

Ralph Northam Controversial Video
The Ralph Northam campaign blamed ‘bots’ for the increased activity over the controversial Latino Victory Fund ad.

Ralph Northam Campaign Blames Russian ‘Bots’ for Stoking the Latino Victory Ad Controversy

Ralph Northam Controversial Video
The Ralph Northam campaign blamed ‘bots’ for the increased activity over the controversial Latino Victory Fund ad.

Virginia Dem. Justin Fairfax Refuses to Condemn “Sickening” Latino Victory Fund Ad

Justin Fairfax
For the second time, Virginia Democratic Lt. gubernatorial candidate Justin Fairfax refused to condemn the “sickening” Latino Victory Fund (LVF) ad that featured an Ed Gillespie supporter attempting to run over minority children. On November 4, a Virginia resident asked Fairfax if he would like to disavow the Latino Victory Fund ad. Fairfax turned his back and refused to offer a personal condemnation. Fairfax first refused to disavow the LVF ad during a November 1 interview with WRVA host Jeff Katz; Fairfax declined to denounce the ad and claimed that he had not seen the ad after it became the top news story in Virginia. Fairfax told radio host Katz,  “Well, here’s the thing. I haven’t seen the full ad. I’ve heard about it and read about it like you said. I’ve been on the road a lot over the last couple of days. But here’s the thing, and this is the ultimate irony, Ed Gillespie has run one of the worst, most race-baiting, fear-mongering, hate-filled campaigns that we have ever seen in the Commonwealth of Virginia.” The Washington Post reported that the Latino Victory Fund ad allegedly created the ad to spur minority support for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

Progressive Group-Funded Ad in VA Korean Newspaper Calls Ed Gillespie ‘Dangerous & Racist’


A progressive group-funded ad ran in a local Virginia Korean newspaper which labeled Ed Gillespie “dangerous and racist.”
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