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Combining liberal and conservative news on politics from RSS channels at Mother Jones and Washington Times, including:

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    French police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in Paris on Saturday as country-wide demonstrations of President Emanuel Macron’s leadership and economic policies continued for the fourth consecutive weekend. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the country, and nearly1,000 protesters have been arrested so far, reports the Associated Press. The so-called “yellow vest” […]

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    Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East advisor, has been having informal, private conversations in recent months with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman while simultaneously defending the prince against charges that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a new report from the New York Times. Kushner’s chats with Prince Mohammed, […]

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    The House Judiciary and Oversight committees have released a transcript from Friday’s closed-door hearing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. The hearing was part of a Republican-led investigation into the FBI’s actions during the 2016 presidential election, which included investigations of Hilary Clinton’s email server and Russia’s involvement in the Trump campaign. […]

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    The incoming Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee made his point loud and clear on Sunday: If the allegations that President Donald Trump directed illegal hush-money payments to women during his campaign are true, it would be an “impeachable offense.” “Certainly they’d be impeachable offenses,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the […]

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    In a short Twitter tantrum on Sunday morning, President Donald Trump accused former FBI director James Comey of lying to House Judiciary and Oversight committees during a hearing on Friday. Comey’s closed-door testimony—a transcript of which was released Saturday night—revealed that the FBI had started investigating “four Americans” in the summer of 2016 for potential connections […]

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    A school district in Rhode Island wants its lunch money back—and has hired a private debt collection agency to go after parents to get it. The chief operating officer of schools in Cranston, Rhode Island, recently sent a letter to parents warning them that the district had hired Transworld Systems, a private debt collector, to […]

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    Nick Ayers, who was widely expected to become President Donald Trump’s next chief of staff after John Kelly steps down this month, will not take the job, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal reported Sunday afternoon. Ayers, the 36-year-old top aide to Vice President Mike Pence, reportedly would not agree to remain in […]

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    President Donald Trump lashed out at the renewed focus that he may have committed campaign finance violations by personally directing hush-money payments prosecutors have identified as criminal to influence the 2016 election, claiming in a pair of typo-ridden tweets Monday morning that the money was nothing more than a “simple private transaction.”  Trump also cited Fox News […]

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    Accused Russian spy and gun rights activist Maria Butina wants to plead guilty in the case against her involving a Kremlin influence effort aimed at the 2016 election, according to a Monday morning court filing from her lawyers and the US government. The filing, which asks the judge to meet with lawyers in the case […]

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    US Customs and Border Protection paid a consulting company nearly $14 million to recruit new agents as the agency struggled to boost staffing levels amid an immigration crackdown. For that fee, the company processed just two successful job offers. The startling figure, along with plans to use a questionable Blade Runner-like lie-detection system, is among the findings of a scathing new investigation by the […]

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    A key Republican opponent of a prison-reform bill backed by President Trump said Tuesday that supporters of the measure should kill provisions allowing certain federal inmates out of prison before they complete their sentences.

    Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, said the legislation should focus on helping people "who have paid ...


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    President Trump said Tuesday that people are beating down his door to become the next White House chief of staff, pushing back against news reports that he's having trouble filling the high-pressure post.

    "Fake News has it purposely wrong. Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House ...


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    Outgoing Rep. Jim Renacci said Tuesday that it's unlikely that there was collusion between President Trump and Russian agents because special counsel Robert Mueller would have already produced evidence otherwise.

    "I think if Robert Mueller had already found collusion, this investigation would have wrapped up very quickly," Mr. Renacci said ...


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    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Six Cambodian union leaders on Tuesday each received suspended 2 1/2-year prison terms in connection with labor protests about five years ago in which four garment workers were killed and around 20 others hurt.

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Court found the labor leaders guilty on ...


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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - At least $24.3 million was spent in Maine's 2nd Congressional District race this year.

    The Sun-Journal reports Federal Election Commission finance filings show outside groups like the Republican-backed Congressional Leadership Fund and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poured in $13.5 million.

    Democratic newcomer Jared Golden spent ...


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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the chamber will vote on a slimmed-down criminal justice reform bill before Congress shuts down for the year, delivering what could be a major victory to President Trump.

    Mr. McConnell had been a major hurdle to the bill, which combines rehabilitation programs ...


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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Environmental groups on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over offshore drilling tests, launching a legal fight against a proposal that has drawn bipartisan opposition along the Atlantic Coast.

    The lawsuit filed in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, claims the National Marine Fisheries Service violated the ...


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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that the powers of his Democratic replacement will remain among the strongest of any governor in the country, even if he signs bills fellow Republicans approved in a lame-duck legislative session.

    The lengthy Facebook post , where Walker praised the ...


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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum is set to address top Democratic Party donors gathered in Washington amid speculation he's considering a 2020 presidential bid.

    The Tallahassee mayor is fresh off a close loss in the Florida governor's race. Party officials confirm Gillum is the surprise speaker at a ...


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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is demanding answers from Cuba about eight detainees it says are political prisoners held by the communist government.

    In an open letter to Cuba's foreign minister released on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Cuba had refused to respond to multiple U.S. queries ...


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    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of being a serial pedophile asked the state supreme court on Tuesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit that was moved from federal court.

    An attorney for Paul Kendrick told justices that the assertions were protected by ...


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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky Democrat elected to the state House of Representatives by one vote says a Republican's challenge of the election results should be dismissed.

    Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by one vote in state House District 13. Johnson is challenging the results, asking ...


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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - At immigration court on the 5th floor of a downtown office building, Judge Glen R. Baker spent a Tuesday morning setting court dates for 40 immigrants before him facing possible deportation.

    For those making a first appearance, he encouraged they seek a lawyer and return ...


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    HOUSTON (AP) - The ex-operator of a Houston nonprofit has pleaded guilty to concealing that Azerbaijan (ah-zur-by-JAHN') paid for a 2013 visit by 10 U.S. lawmakers.

    Kemal Oksuz was extradited from Armenia and pleaded guilty Monday in Washington, D.C., to devising to falsify, conceal and cover up material facts. He ...


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    HOUSTON (AP) - Two Democratic Texas House members are among four women competing in a special Houston election replacing former Democratic state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, who is heading to Congress.

    Reps. Carol Alvarado and Ana Hernandez are Tuesday's best-known candidates in a Democrat-friendly district. Also running are Republican Martha Fierro ...


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    NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan school board has decided that a religious Christmas decoration will stay at an elementary school, though district officials may alter it following concerns from an activist group.

    The Newagyo Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to keep the display featuring wise men, ...


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    President Trump told Democratic leaders Tuesday he would be "proud" to shut down the government if he doesn't get the $5 billion in border wall funding he's demanding in a year-end spending bill.

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the likely next House speaker, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Democrats' leader in the ...


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    The head of Google told Congress Tuesday that the firm has no political bias, pushing back against President Trump and top Republican lawmakers who say the world's largest online search engine stifles content from conservative news outlets and personalities.

    "I lead this company without political bias and work to ensure ...


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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate, telling colleagues that "gridlock and partisanship does not have to rule the day."

    She made her remarks Tuesday from the Senate floor.

    Heitkamp lost her seat to U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer in November ...


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    Rep. Steny Hoyer, the incoming majority leader in the House, said Tuesday he wants to revive the use of earmarks in congressional bills and predicted the move will have bipartisan support in both chambers.

    The Maryland Democrat added his voice to a debate that's percolating on Capitol Hill, with key ...