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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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    President Trump met Thursday with House Republicans at the Capitol, cheering them on before they put the tax reform bill to a vote.

    Mr. Trump arrived at the Capitol shortly after 11:30 a.m. for the closed-door meeting with the GOP conference.

    He was expected to deliver a "rah-rah" speech and ...


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    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on the Sen. Bob Menendez bribery trial (all times local):

    2:30 p.m.

    The top Republican in the Senate is calling for the ethics committee to investigate Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after his federal bribery trial ended in a mistrial.

    Sen. Mitch McConnell said in ...


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    The Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday defended its decision this week to exclude a Republican, saying the caucus isn't about ethnicity but instead about sharing liberal viewpoints.

    The defense came after the CHC voted to deny Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Florida Republican, a seat in the caucus.

    "The CHC isn't just ...


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    A majority of Hillary Clinton voters say the sexual misconduct accusations against Bill Clinton are "credible," according to a new poll.

    The Huffington Post/YouGov survey released on Wednesday found 53 percent of those who voted for the former first lady believe the allegations against her husband have merit. ...


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    On Thursday, a television host and a sports broadcaster for Los Angeles’ KABC Leann Tweeden accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of groping and kissing her without her consent in 2006. This is the most recent allegation of sexual misconduct embroiling powerful men in media and politics in recent weeks. On Tuesday, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said that she was […]

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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken reverberated Thursday in neighboring Wisconsin, where Democratic office holders and candidates were urged to return donations they had received from his political action committee.

    Democrats found themselves being forced to react to the accusations by ...


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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The University of California-Sacramento has placed the director of a fellowship program with the state Senate on indefinite leave following allegations he advised a fellow not to immediately take action when she told him a senator had behaved inappropriately.

    The university launched an investigation last week ...


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    A judge on Thursday declared a mistrial in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey after jurors failed to reach a verdict after more than a week of deliberations, but the top Senate Republican said his peers will now judge him, calling for an ethics probe into ...


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    Key dates in the bribery investigation and trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat:

    - November 2012: After a story appears on a conservative website, federal authorizes investigate rumors that Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen consorted with prostitutes at Melgen's home in the Dominican Republic. Three ...


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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The chief of staff for a Michigan lawmaker has resigned following sexual harassment allegations by former female aides.

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence said in a statement Thursday that she has accepted Dwayne Duron Marshall's resignation.

    She placed Marshall on administrative leave last week pending the results ...


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    President Trump on Thursday cheered on House Republicans at the Capitol as they prepared to vote on a tax reform bill, telling them that they were going to make history.

    "You have the chance to be the best Congress in history," Mr. Trump told the GOP lawmakers, according to participants ...


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    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sen. Amy Klobuchar is strongly condemning alleged sexual harassment by Sen. Al Franken and says the Senate Ethics Committee must investigate.

    Klobuchar called for the investigation of her fellow Minnesota Democrat hours after Franken was accused.

    Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles radio news anchor, said Thursday that ...


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    On Thursday morning, Congress’ official number-cruncher released an estimate of how the newly-revised Senate tax bill will affect Americans. The numbers from the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) show that, on average, taxpayers who make less $75,000 per year would pay more taxes by 2027. Specifically, the JCT finds that taxpayers who make between $50,000 […]

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    Mercury News and East Bay Times on attorney general trying to deceive voters on gas tax initiative

    California has a long-history of election meddling by state attorneys general who try to put a thumb on the scale before voters weigh in on ballot measures.

    Now Xavier Becerra is ...


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    With spines stiffened by a presidential pep talk, House Republicans easily approved a $1.4 trillion tax cut Thursday, taking the first big step toward a decades-overdue overhaul that the GOP hopes will send the economy soaring.

    Desperate for a legislative win, Republicans linked arms and plowed ahead, brushing aside Democratic ...


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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott is among the sponsors of bipartisan legislation to ensure federal agencies and state governments accurately report relevant criminal history to the FBI's database of prohibited gun buyers.

    Scott, a Republican, is one of more than half a dozen sponsors of the ...


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    Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore lost no time Thursday jumping on the Al Franken sex-abuse charges to bolster his claim that he is being unjustly treated by the party's leaders.

    In a tweet posted shortly after 1 p.m., he accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, of ...


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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home.

    Kevin Neal, 44, was armed with what authorities believe were ...


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    On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 227-205 to approve a tax cut bill that provides nearly half of its benefits to the top 1 percent of taxpayers. The House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would cost $1.43 trillion in deficit spending over the next decade, with most of that spending going to businesses. The effects […]

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    Veterans health-care clinics in Colorado were still keeping secret wait lists last year — two years after a nationwide scandal erupted over the practice — and underreported chronic delays in treating veterans, according to a government investigation released Thursday.

    The Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs found that ...


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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate GOP leader calls for ethics probe of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, whose federal bribery trial ends in mistrial.


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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Latest on Wisconsin reaction to Sen. Al Franken allegations (all times local):

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    Wisconsin Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce is donating the $1,500 in campaign contributions he received from Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's political action committee.

    Republicans had called on Bryce and Democratic Sen. ...


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    The day after a new poll revealed that 95 percent of American voters support universal background checks for gun purchases—a record high—a bi-partisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation to improve the federal background check system. The measure would not mandate a background check for every gun sale. The “compromise” legislation, as the senators put it, […]

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    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - The FIFA corruption trial in New York illustrates the political power of soccer in Latin America, with tentacles reaching beyond the field and possibly into the office of a national president.

    During testimony this week, a South American soccer and marketing official alleged a web ...


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    Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore has found someone new to blame for the allegations several more women have brought against him since Leigh Corfman told the Washington Post that Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32. “It’s a multi-faceted search-and-destroy mission here. But what’s really […]

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    Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was aware of a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” but failed to provide that information to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the leaders of that committee said in a letter Thursday to Kushner’s lawyer. The reported overture is one of multiple revelations about Trump campaign contacts with […]

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    Just hours after the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas earlier this month, conspiracy theories connecting the perpetrator, Devin Kelley, to far-left antifa groups started spreading rapidly online. What first began as speculation on Twitter started becoming a commonly accepted theory after being shared by some of the most high-profile conspiracy theorists on the right, including Mike Cernovich and InfoWars‘ Alex […]

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    A year after her defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton says “there are lots of questions about its legitimacy” due to Russian interference and widespread voter suppression efforts. In an interview with Mother Jones in downtown Manhattan, Clinton said Russian meddling in the election “was one of the major contributors to […]

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    President Donald Trump, who faced a long string of sexual harassment allegations during the 2016 election, swiftly denounced Sen. Al Franken less than one day after a woman accused the senator of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006.  Trump’s Thursday tweets came amid his deafening silence regarding Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in […]

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    The day after the gun massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, filmmaker Michael Moore—whose 2002 documentary “Bowling for Columbine” tackled that watershed mass shooting—took note of a particular fact. “As of yesterday,” he told his millions of Twitter followers, “Columbine is no longer one of the 10 worst mass shootings in US […]