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Senator Chris Murphy speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 13, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Senator Chris Murphy (D., Conn.) said Tuesday that the blame for coronavirus “is not because of anything that China did” and instead rests squarely with President Trump. Speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Murphy laid out the case that Trump “didn’t
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Baker Jack Phillips speaks with the media following oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., December 5, 2017. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) The Colorado baker keeps fighting for religious liberty, and winning. His example shows that Americans can be persuaded on this issue. You
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President Donald Trump takes questions as he addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, April 13, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) President Trump on Tuesday announced he would halt U.S. funding to the World Health Organization pending a review of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. “Today I’m instructing my administration to halt
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Attorney General William Barr speaks during a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2019. (Leah Millis/Reuters) The Justice Department on Tuesday filed a statement of interest supporting the Temple Baptist Church of Greenville, Miss. whose congregants were fined for attending a drive-in Easter service
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(Carlos Jasso/Reuters) Not really. Conservative Wisconsin supreme court justice Dan Kelly lost his race for a ten-year term to liberal challenger Jill Karofsky by eleven percentage points in the state’s spring election, according to official results released Monday night. New York Times reporter Reid Epstein calls the liberal win a “stunning upset,” but that seems
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President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Pa., November 7, 2016. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Far from being political retribution, the move, which came in a FOIA case related to Clinton’s private-server use, applied standard DOJ guidance. The Justice Department has declined to join former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s effort to
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A person in a face mask walks through an almost empty Times Square in New York City as the coronavirus outbreak continues, March 18, 2020. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters) It’s not easy to grasp. Ever since “flatten the curve” became our mantra last month, the key metric seems to be hospitalizations. With widespread infection inevitable, the goal
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Travelers line up outside the Hankou Railway Station after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan, China, were lifted, April 8, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters) From ‘antibody’ to ‘Wuhan,’ old terms take on new meaning. Antibody badges = surely a German import Antibody tests = It seems that nobody tests. AOC = See, emissions went down during shelter
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A health worker in protective gear waits to hand out self-testing kits in a parking lot of Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak, April 8, 2020. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) We’re fighting an epidemic of untruths pushed by unscrupulous reporters. California is touchy, and yet still remains confused, about incomplete data showing that
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President Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 10, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign on Monday reported raising $212 million in the first quarter of 2020. Fundraising increased 36 percent from the fourth quarter of 2019, despite a drop in fundraising in March following the onset
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham holds a copy of an intelligence report on the Steele dossier on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 11, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Four footnotes in the Inspector General report on the FBI’s Russia investigation, which were partially declassified on Friday, indicate that the FBI suspected that portions of the
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Los Angeles Police Department officers check the purpose for passenger travel at Union Station during the coronavirus outbreak in Los Angeles, Calif., April 4, 2020. (Kyle Grillot/Reuters) There are worse things that can happen than a pandemic. ‘An overreach by our police officers.” Yeah, I’ll say. “Overreach” was the concession that the police department in
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The Wall St. Bull on a nearly empty Broadway in the New York financial district as the coronavirus outbreak continues, March 23, 2020. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Coronavirus fears hit stocks hard, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average shedding nearly 11,000 points, or 38 percent, from the February peak of 29,423. As of today the markets have
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