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Sean Hannity justifies keeping Mueller report hidden from the public

Sean Hannity justifies keeping Mueller report hidden from the publicSEAN HANNITY (HOST): It appears that the Mueller probe is finally wrapping up, sources telling the Fox News channel the investigation is, quote, “Near the end game.” And while the Department of Justice, the special counsel’s office have declined to comment, even fake news CNN, maybe they got something right, they’re reporting Mueller could submit his findings to the Attorney General Bob Barr as early as next week. Earlier today, the president had a lot to say about the release of the report, saying that it is all in the hands of his new attorney general, not him, and Justice Department rules say he decides. And according to special counsel regulations, Mueller will provide a confidential report to the Attorney General Bob Barr explaining the decisions reached by the special counsel. Next, the Attorney General will notify the chairs and ranking…


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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Anything to Declare?

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Anything to Declare?What We’re Following TodayIt’s Friday, February 15. President Donald Trump signed a spending deal to avert a government shutdown.But Wait, There’s More: During his free-associative remarks from the Rose Garden, Trump said that he is officially declaring a national emergency in order to access funds to build his border wall. He also plans to reallocate approximately $8 billion in agency funds. Many Republicans have expressed misgivings about the move, and Trump’s decision serves as a test of their willingness to oppose the president. In response, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they’ll take action “in the Congress, in the Courts, and in the public.”Trump, in his speech, seemed to undermine his own case for the national emergency: “I can do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this,” the president said….


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The U.S.-Venezuela Aid Convoy Story Is Clearly Bogus, but No One Wants to Say It

The U.S.-Venezuela Aid Convoy Story Is Clearly Bogus, but No One Wants to Say ItNo one actually thinks the same Donald Trump who kicked off his run for the White House by calling Mexicans rapists, and subsequently, as president, left Puerto Rico for dead after Hurricane Maria, cares at all about the Venezuelan poor. No one actually thinks the murderers row of Cold Warriors—led by two of the most extreme right-wingers in American politics, Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams and national security adviser John Bolton—cares at all about the starving people in Venezuela or their plight. No one reading this, whether they be right, left, center, libertarian or communist, actually buys the prevailing narrative that the U.S. is sending “aid” to Venezuela as a humanitarian gesture. So why is everyone pretending otherwise? There are a number of reasons why these superficial narratives take hold, but I’d like to speculate on two of…


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CNN anchors misleadingly portray popular Democratic proposals such as “Medicare-for-...

CNN anchors misleadingly portray popular Democratic proposals such as “Medicare-for-…On Wednessday, CNN anchors Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow portrayed Democratic policy proposals that enjoy high public support as extreme, calling “Medicare-for-all” and a tax on high amounts of wealth “far left of center” and “very far left.” Polls have consistently shown high levels of support for these ideas: An August Reuters/Ipsos poll found 70 percent of respondents support “Medicare-for-all,” a January Politico/Harvard poll found 68 percent support a national health care plan like “Medicare-for-all,” and a January Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 56 percent of respondents support “Medicare-for-all.” Additionally, a February Morning Consult poll found 61 percent support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) proposal for a wealth tax on very wealthy households, while a January The Hill-HarrisX survey found 59 percent of registered voters support raising marginal tax rates to 70 percent on income above $10 million. From the February 20…


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The FCC says rural broadband service has improved

The FCC says rural broadband service has improvedBut one GOP Congressman says rural America is still underserved By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs February 21, 2019 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a draft report, says the U.S. has made great strides in closing the digital divide and expanding broadband internet services in rural areas of America. Rural counties have consistently lagged behind metro areas in the deployment of fast internet because consumers are spread out and its expensive to serve them. Increasing service to rural areas has been an FCC priority for nearly a decade but expansion of service has come at a slow pace. Weve been tackling this problem by removing barriers to infrastructure investment, promoting competition, and providing efficient, effective support for rural broadband expansion through our Connect America Fund, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement The draft report says the number of Americans who lack…


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Wisconsin Republican lawmakers uneasy with Trump's emergency declaration

Wisconsin Republican lawmakers uneasy with Trump's emergency declarationEven some Republicans in Congress see the president’s declaration of emergency on the border as a “dangerous precedent.”         ….. Read More.Journal Sentinel – Politics | Politics & GovernmentWed, February 20, 20192 days ago


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