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Time’s ‘phenom’: Is AOC using the media — or the other way around?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is officially a phenom. Hey, the cover of Time magazine says so. There’s little question that AOC has shrewdly used the media and the media have just as shrewdly used her – either as a young female heroine, for much of the mainstream press, or as a socialist …

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Jimmy Carter becomes the oldest living president ever

Last Updated Mar 22, 2019 1:24 AM EDT Washington — Jimmy Carter passed George H.W. Bush Friday to become the longest living president, at 94 years and 172 days old. While some historians rank Mr. Carter as a below-average president, in the 38 years since he left office, he’s become …

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Pompeo: ‘It’s Ridiculous’ That World Leaders Need Biden

12:32 AM 03/22/2019 | Politics Phillip Stucky | Contributor Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued in a Thursday interview with Shannon Bream that it was ridiculous to assert that world leaders are waiting for former Vice President Joe Biden to run for president because they ‘need’ him. [embedded content] Bream …

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Mark Levin Explains What ‘The Greatest Threat To This Country Is’

12:09 AM 03/22/2019 | Politics Phillip Stucky | Contributor Conservative commentator Mark Levin visited Sean Hannity’s show on Thursday evening to discuss the possibility of 16-year-olds voting and adding justices to the Supreme Court. [embedded content] “The greatest threat to our constitution and economic system isn’t any foreign power, it’s …

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Stacey Abrams nonprofit’s spending prompts questions

Spending by Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit that former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams founded to advance voting rights, and which is staffed by former Abrams campaign aides, is prompting questions about whether it’s inappropriately supporting her political ambitions. In a matter of months, Abrams has gone from losing …

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Pompeo: It’s “possible” Trump was sent to save the Jewish people

During his high-profile visit to Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Trump could be a present-day Queen Esther, a figure in Hebrew and Christian biblical stories who is said to have thwarted a plan to exterminate the Jewish people. Pompeo said Mr. Trump’s tough stance on Iran gave …

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Jimmy Carter to become the oldest living president ever

Washington — On Friday, Jimmy Carter will pass George H.W. Bush to become the longest living president, at 94 years and 172 days old. While some historians rank Carter as a below-average president, in the 38 years since he left office, he’s become perhaps the most accomplished ex-president in American …

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Jimmy Carter set to become the oldest living president in U.S. history

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Trump tweets Israel should have sovereignty over Golan Heights

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As Twitter fans help Mike Gravel, pondering 2020 run, his controversial past causing commotion

Two days after fans eager to push the Democrats further to the left started boosting the Twitter cred of Democratic former Sen. Mike Gravel of Alaska, 88, his controversial past is leaping to the fore. (C.J. GUNTHER/AFP/Getty Images) Two days after fans eager to push the Democrats further to the …

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Kamala Harris’ Texas trip, Hickenlooper’s ’embarrassment’ featured by ‘Daily Briefing’ on Political Tales from the Trail

“The Daily Briefing” on Thursday featured Tales from the Trail, the best recent anecdotes from the contenders for the Democratic nomination for president. California Sen. Kamala Harris plans to campaign in Texas, her first trip there since announcing that she was seeking the Democratic nomination. Two Texans, Beto O’Rourke and …

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Details On Ted Cruz’s Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism Revealed

New information was released on Thursday surrounding Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s resolution condemning anti-Semitism. Cruz’s office confirmed to The Daily Caller last week that the senator plans to introduce the resolution that would specifically denounce anti-Semitism. Congressional sources also confirmed to the Caller on Thursday that the text of …

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Comey hopes Mueller report shows rule of law, doesn’t think Trump should be impeached

Former FBI Director James Comey doesn’t want to see Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report find President Trump to be a criminal. He also doesn’t want the report to “clear” Trump of any wrongdoing. All Comey wants, he says, is for Mueller’s long-awaited report to show that the United States justice system works. …

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White House rejects House Democrats’ request for Trump-Putin communications

The White House rejected a request from Congressional Democrats for a slew of documents related to President Donald Trump’s phone calls and meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, in a letter sent Thursday to the chairmen of the House Oversight, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence Committees, …

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Pompeo vows to pile economic, political pressure on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Thursday that the United States would step up financial and political pressure on Iran’s theocratic regime as it seeks to “extend its reach” across the Middle East. “You’ve seen us now designate [Iran-backed] militias inside of Iraq [as terror groups],” Pompeo …

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Activists say Deer Park chemical fire brings attention to persistent issues

A massive chemical fire south of Houston, Texas, triggered an emergency order for locals to shelter in place even after a dangerous chemical was detected in the air. Local officials and public health experts say most of the risk from the Deer Park fire has passed and that further testing …

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Clinton, in newly revealed emails, discussed classified foreign policy matters, secretive ‘private’ comms channel with Israel

A newly unearthed batch of heavily redacted, classified emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal email server revealed that the former secretary of state discussed establishing a “private, 100% off-the-record” back channel to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and that one of her top aides warned her that she was in “danger” of being “savaged by …

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Marine Corps commandant warns of dire fiscal situation after funds are rerouted to troops at border

In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, members of the U.S. military install multiple tiers of concertina wire along the banks of the Rio Grande near the Juarez-Lincoln Bridge at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) Deploying troops to the southern border was seen by President …

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New Details Emerge On Rubio’s SCOTUS Constitutional Amendment

New details emerged Thursday about the proposed constitutional amendment that Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio plans to introduce, which would permanently fix the number of Supreme Court justices at nine. Rubio’s intention to codify the number of seats on the Supreme Court comes as multiple Democratic presidential candidates have discussed …

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Texas House passes bill legalizing lemonade stands run by kids; next stop is Senate

=The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by children. (iStock) The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by children. The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Krause, sought to legalize what’s typically considered a …

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Texas House passes bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by kids, heads to Senate

=The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by children. (iStock) =The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by children. The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Krause, sought to legalize what’s typically considered a …

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Comey says he doesn’t care whether Mueller implicates Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey says he does not know what special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election will look like, but he also doesn’t care whether it implicates President Trump.  “I have no idea whether the special counsel will conclude that Mr. Trump knowingly …

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Trump says his administration is working on student debt issues

Trump on campus free speech and student loan debt President Trump announced in an executive order signing on free speech on college campuses that his administration would be looking “very seriously” at student loan debt and ways to curb it and make universities share the load. In somewhat surprising remarks …

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Maine GOP lawmaker says offering inmates menstrual products make jail a ‘country club’: report

Rep. Richard Pickett, a Republican state lawmaker in Maine, reportedly said that providing free feminine hygiene products in state correctional facilities would make the jail system seem like “a country club.” (Facebook) A Republican lawmaker in Maine reportedly said that providing free tampons, pads and menstrual cups to those in …

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Maine bill aimed at guaranteeing menstrual products for inmates ‘not needed,’ GOP lawmaker says

Rep. Richard Pickett argued that a bill to guarantee free tampons, pads and menstrual cups for state prison inmates was unnecessary. (Facebook) A Republican lawmaker in Maine on Friday argued that a bill to guarantee free tampons, pads and menstrual cups for state prison inmates was unnecessary — and warned against attempts …

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Lawyer for Kushner and Ivanka acknowledged use of private email, Democrats say

Washington — House Democrats are pressing the White House to turn over information and documents related to an investigation into whether some of President Trump’s advisers, including daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, violated federal records law, threatening to take “alternative means” if the administration does not comply.  In …

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Trump says John McCain ‘was horrible, what he did with repeal and replace’

President Trump returned to his ongoing, one-sided feud with the late Sen. John McCain Thursday, telling Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,”  “I’m not a fan of John McCain, and that’s fine.” Trump again blamed McCain, who died last August, for giving a dossier of Trump’s alleged ties to Russia to …

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Man pleads guilty to sending pipe bombs to Trump critics and CNN

Mail bomb suspect caught but concerns remain Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to CNN and other prominent critics of President Trump, pleaded guilty on Thursday. Although no bombs exploded, each new report of a device found heightened the tension in the weeks before last year’s …

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White House rejects House Dems’ request for documents on Trump-Putin talks

The White House Thursday rejected a call by House Democrats for documents relating to private conversations between President Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. In a letter sent to House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and obtained …

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Trump assembles 2020 war chest

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Trump assembles 2020 war chest – Report: Biden debates adding VP choice to announcement – GOP redistricting moderated Dems’ 2018 gains – The Judge’s Ruling: Can the president break the law? – Petco’s policy is no …