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McCain returns to D.C., battling cancer and malignant politics

John McCain returned to Washington, D.C., bravely fighting two tumors. One is the malignancy caused by the glioblastoma cancer in his brain. The other is health-care reform, a political tumor that is crippling the Republican Party. In a Senate floor speech that will long be remembered, McCain, an Arizona Republican and the party’s 2008 presidential […]

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Trump ‘disappointed’ in Jeff Sessions but mum on possible firing

President Trump continued piling on his beleaguered attorney general on Tuesday, saying he is “disappointed” in the nation’s top prosecutor. The commander-in-chief did not say whether he would remove Jeff Sessions from his position when asked at an afternoon press conference why he was letting him “twist in the wind.” “I am disappointed in the […]

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Brooklyn officials seek to decriminalize subway turnstile jumping

Two state lawmakers from Brooklyn say they plan to introduce legislation to decriminalize turnstile jumping cases, a criminal offense predominately affecting people of color with low incomes. State Sen. Jesse Hamilton (D-Crown Heights) and Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright (D-Bedford-Stuyvesant) will propose the measure during the next legislative session. “No one should face the nightmare of arrest, […]

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Trump says he could be second-most 'presidential' of Presidents

George Washington could not tell a lie, but President Trump is not going to let that stop him from surpassing the leader of the list of the nation’s most “presidential” Presidents. The current commander-in-chief waxed pseud-philosophical about what the highest office in the land means at a Thursday rally, and said that ― if he […]

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STASI: Why I want Bill O'Reilly back on TV

Bill O’Reilly back on TV? Seriously? When I read the story about how O’Reilly and Sean Hannity might team up on Sinclair Broadcasting, I was actually pleased. How is that possible? O’Reilly, after all, is a guy who left Fox News in April in disgrace after he and the network paid out $ 13 million […]

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State Dems demand that breakaway pols start acting like Democrats

ALBANY — The state Democratic Committee for the first time is formally calling on a group of breakaway Senate Democrats aligned with the Republicans to come back to the fold. The Democratic Committee during a meeting outside of Albany on Tuesday passed a non-binding resolution demanding the eight-member Senate Independent Democratic Conference either re-align itself […]

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McCain speaks from Senate floor after vote to dismantle Obamacare

Sen. John McCain returned to Washington to cast his vote to dismantle Obamacare — and then blasted his colleagues for their “partisan” and “tribal” deliberations. McCain spoke from the Senate floor Tuesday appearing pale, and with a sizable scar and stitches above his left eyebrow following a brain cancer diagnosis last week. “As I stand […]

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Susan Collins worried over 'crazy' Trump, calls Texas pol 'huge'

Though she was there to discuss Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, the senior senator from Maine brought down the roof. Sen. Susan Collins capped off a subcommittee hearing Tuesday by taking shot after shot at Rep. Blake Farenthold in the wake of him challenging her to a duel, as well as expressing anxiety over the […]

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Health care reform proceeds after Pence breaks tied Senate vote

The GOP’s crusade to eliminate Obamacare has been kept alive by one vote. Vice President Pence broke a tied Senate vote Tuesday and chose to proceed with the Republican-led attempts to craft a bill that would repeal and possibly replace America’s health care law. Pence cast his decisive vote after the Senate votes broke down […]

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Boy Scouts of America distances itself from Trump's speech

President Trump doesn’t have the Scouts’ honor. The Boys Scout of America issued a statement Tuesday morning distancing itself from President Trump’s partisan, politically charged speech at its annual celebration the night before. “The Boys Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy,” the […]

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