Tina Smith Continues Her Month Long Attack of Mitch McConnell: ‘A Big Fat Waste’

  Minnesota Senator Tina Smith appeared on the “AM Joy Show” Monday where she continued her attack of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). During her appearance, she told host Joy Reid that McConnell would “continue to obstruct.” “There are places rank and file members of the Senate, Republicans and Democrats,…

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St. Louis Park City Council Reinstates Pledge of Allegiance After Public Outcry

by Whitney Tipton   A city council in Minnesota voted Monday to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance after its ban sparked a national outcry, including criticism from President Donald Trump. The St. Louis Park City Council voted 7-0 to again recite the pledge before its bi-monthly meetings after voting on…

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Commentary: Who Is for Middle America?

 by Pedro Gonzalez   The late Edward Abbey, an irascible and irreverent American environmentalist, took aim at the immigration ideologues in terms still relevant for our time: “The conservatives love their cheap labor; the liberals love their cheap cause.” In other words, if the Republican Party and the Democratic Party…

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Ilhan Omar Has Nine Percent Approval Rating Among Swing-State Voters

  An internal poll reportedly “making the rounds of some of the most influential Democrats in America” shows that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) has a nine percent approval rating among swing-state voters. The poll was obtained exclusively by Axios, which reports that the poll was conducted in May by Democratic…

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Planned Parenthood Removes Leana Wen as President

by Mary Margaret Olohan   Planned Parenthood removed Leana Wen from her position Tuesday after she had served less than a year as president. The Planned Parenthood board voted Wen out of her position Tuesday and temporarily replaced her with the co-founder of the progressive Perception Institute, Alexis McGill Johnson,…

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With Budget Deadline Approaching, Ohio Senate GOP Expects a Compromise Vote

by Tyler Arnold   Ohio Senate Republicans expect a budget bill compromise to be reached for a vote by Wednesday’s deadline, according to spokesperson John Fortney. “We are very close, and we expect the budget to be ready for a vote before the interim period ends,” Fortney told The Center…

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Commentary: Citizen, Legal Resident and Illegal Alien Populations Will Still be Determined Under 2020 Census via Trump Executive Order

by Robert Romano   Under a July 11 executive order, President Donald Trump is mandating federal departments and agencies to provide records to the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau to compile an accurate counting of citizen, legal resident and illegal alien populations for the 2020 Census —…

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Josh Hawley to Introduce Bill That Would Hold Universities Financially Liable for Defaulted Student Loans

by Andrew Kerr   Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri announced Tuesday he will introduce two pieces of legislation this week targeting institutions of higher education, one of which would put universities on the hook financially if its students are unable to repay their student loans. Americans hold nearly $1.5…

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Trump Administration Ends Federally Funded Abortion Referrals

by Mary Margaret Olohan   The Trump administration declared Monday that taxpayer-funded clinics must stop referring women for abortions effective immediately. Family planning clinics that refer women for abortions will be stripped of their Title X funding, according to a measure instigated by President Donald Trump’s administration as reported by…

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Trump On Pelosi’s Resolution: ‘I Don’t Have a Racist Bone in My Body’

by Evie Fordham   President Donald Trump said he does not have a “Racist bone” in his body Tuesday on Twitter in a screed criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to draft a resolution to condemn his tweets against freshman congresswomen. “Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a…

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