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Florida's Messy Senate Recount Is Over And The Republican Is Still Ahead

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 18:14:34 -0500

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After days of multiple recounts, lawsuits, and protests, the winner is finally clear.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/florida-senate-election-recount-results-scott-nelson

The Media Wants Congress To Let It Gang Up On Facebook And Google

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 16:26:19 -0500

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Media executives want to capitalize on the new Democrat-controlled House — and Washington’s deep resentment of Big Tech.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stevenperlberg/facebook-google-media-antitrust-congress

A Federal Judge In Florida Has Ruled Ballots That Arrived Too Late In The Mail Won’t Count

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:41:07 -0500

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"The state’s regulatory interest is sufficient to justify the deadline.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/florida-senate-recount-mail-ballots-scott-nelson

Lawyers Challenge Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment As Acting Attorney General At The Supreme Court

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:46:06 -0500

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“Because Whitaker’s appointment does not satisfy the Appointments Clause, it is unlawful, and he cannot serve as Acting Attorney General,” the lawyers wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-matthew-whitaker-appointment-challenge

Stacey Abrams Has Effectively Ended Her Campaign For Governor In Georgia

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:46:11 -0500

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But Abrams did not end her fight against voter suppression, with a speech condemning Republican Brian Kemp.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/stacey-abrams-brian-kemp-georgia-election-results-governor

The House Freedom Caucus Chair Has Been Reprimanded By The House Ethics Committee

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:17:11 -0500

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The committee investigated Meadows’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against his former chief of staff, Kenny West.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/mark-meadows-ethics-committee-sexual-harassment-staff

Now The Government Says The White Supremacist It Arrested Called The Mail Bombs A "Dry Run," Not The Pittsburgh Shooting

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:42:42 -0500

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The defendant, Jeffrey Clark Jr., will be held in jail after a judge found he posed a danger to the community.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/white-supremacist-dc-arrest-pittsburgh-mail-boms

Rep. Ruben Kihuen Has Been Reprimanded By The House Ethics Committee After He Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Multiple Women

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:18:39 -0500

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The committee decided not to take more serious disciplinary actions against Kihuen after a monthslong investigation. He is retiring at the end of the year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/ruben-kihuen-reprimand-house-ethics-committee

The Trump Administration Again Is Considering Ways To Force People To Wait In Mexico For Their Immigration Cases

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:31:52 -0500

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Administration officials this week held discussions on a proposal that would require people to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases are decided.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-ways-migrants-wait-mexico

The Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments Over What Evidence Can Be Used In The Census Citizenship Question Case

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:47:10 -0500

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If the Justice Department is successful in its arguments, those challenging the actions of other agencies could face limits on how they can make their case.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-census-citizenship-question-evidence-arguments

Here’s What’s Happening In The Florida Senate Race — And Why The Republican Will Probably Win

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:30:30 -0500

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Florida’s midterm election recounts have gotten a bit confusing. Here’s where things stand.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/brandonfinnigan/florida-election-results-recount-senate-scott-nelson

Trump Is Tapping Andrew Wheeler To Formally Lead The EPA

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:19:40 -0500

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Before joining Trump's EPA, Andrew Wheeler was a coal lobbyist. He must still be confirmed by the Senate.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/andrew-wheeler-epa-chief

A Judge Has Reduced The Release Conditions For John Hinckley, The Man Who Tried To Assassinate Reagan

Sun, 18 Nov 2018 04:25:36 -0500

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Hinckley has been out of a hospital and living with his mother in Virginia for more than two years without incident, according to expert reports filed in court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/john-hinckley-shot-reagan-release-conditions-judge

It’s Not Just Trump Who Wants To Keep Selling Arms To Saudi Arabia

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:29:40 -0500

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Europeans also are loath to give up on a lucrative client that spends hundreds of millions each year on weapons.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mitchprothero/weapons-sales-saudi-arabia-europe

Judge Orders White House To Reinstate Jim Acosta’s Press Pass

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:29:07 -0500

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A federal judge on Friday ruled that CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s due process rights were likely violated when the White House revoked his press credentials.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/jim-acosta-will-get-his-white-house-pass-back-following-a

A Judge Says Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott Can Keep Overseeing Florida’s Election

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:36:27 -0500

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Scott recused himself from the state canvassing board on Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/florida-rick-scott-oversee-election-judge

A Judge Just Ruled That Florida Must Finish Its Hand Recount By Sunday

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:09:33 -0500

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Counting millions of ballots by hand — between Thursday night and Sunday morning — has widely been considered impossible for large, Democrat-dominated counties.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/florida-hand-recount-deadline-sunday-judge

A Judge Upheld Florida Rules Requiring “Magic Words” And “Consistency” To Determine Voter Intent

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:18:57 -0500

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The decision is a win for Florida state officials and Republicans, who defended the rules against a challenge from Democrats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/a-judge-upheld-florida-rules-requiring-magic-words-and

Justice Brett Kavanaugh Got A Rousing Standing Ovation At This Year's Federalist Society Convention

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:28:54 -0500

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Kavanaugh wasn’t on the lineup to speak at the Federalist Society’s annual convention, but was recognized at the kick-off dinner.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/brett-kavanaugh-standing-ovation-federalist-society

Florida Ordered A Hand Recount In The Oh-So-Close Race For US Senate

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:43:33 -0500

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Democrats hope a hand count could find thousands of votes in Broward County and other left-leaning strongholds that machines had failed to register in previous counts.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/florida-hand-recount-ballots-rick-scott-bill-nelson

Here's Why A Democrat Who Didn't Have The Most Votes On Election Day Has Now Won In Maine

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:08:10 -0500

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Maine's 2nd Congressional District is set to send the first person to the House under a ranked-choice voting system.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/maine-ranked-choice-golden-poliquin-election-results

Despite New US Sanctions, Democrats Remain Critical Of Trump's Handling Of The Khashoggi Case

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:38:56 -0500

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In both the House and Senate, Democrats vow to force the Trump administration to take tougher action in January.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/despite-new-us-sanctions-democrats-remain-critical-of

Trump Is Going To Pick A Handbag Designer To Be US Ambassador To South Africa

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:48:55 -0500

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The Florida resident and Mar-a-Lago member claims she was a close personal friend of Princess Diana and has no political experience.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/everything-we-know-about-lana-marks-handbag-designer

A Florida Judge Ruled That Thousands Of Voters Can Fix Their Ballots Amid A Statewide Recount

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:37:49 -0500

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The ruling sides with Democrats, who said a policy of tossing out valid ballots with signature issues was unconstitutional.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/florida-recount-senate-judge-fix-ballots-scott-nelson

The Justice Department Says Trump Can Kick Every Reporter Out Of The White House Whenever He Wants

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:48:54 -0500

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A federal judge heard arguments Wednesday on CNN's challenge to the revocation of reporter Jim Acosta's White House hard pass. The judge said he will rule Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-cnn-jim-acosta-lawsuit-white-house-reporters

Donald Trump Has Changed His Mind On Criminal Justice, But It Might Not Be Enough For Republicans In Congress

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:18:53 -0500

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Trump is endorsing a plan to soften some criminal sentences, something pushed by Jared Kushner and opposed by former attorney general Jeff Sessions.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-criminal-justice-sentencing

Mitch McConnell Just Blocked A Bipartisan Bill To Protect Robert Mueller

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:25:54 -0500

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Sen. Jeff Flake vowed not to vote for any more of President Trump's judicial nominees until the Senate votes to protect Mueller, putting pressure on McConnell to change his mind.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/mcconnell-blocks-protect-mueller-bill-russia

House Republicans Have Elected Kevin McCarthy To Take Over For Paul Ryan

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:13:42 -0500

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McCarthy defeated Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a conservative, and will take over in January. He’ll be joined by Whip Steve Scalise and Liz Cheney, who will take over as conference chair.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/kevin-mccarthy-house-republican-leadership-election

The Justice Department Says That Trump’s Acting Attorney General Appointment Is Legal

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:04:37 -0500

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A new opinion from the department’s Office of Legal Counsel pushes back against questions raised over the past week about whether acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is constitutional.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/justice-department-backs-legality-of-trumps-acting-attorney

The US Is Making It Harder To Cross The Border At Tijuana

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:12:00 -0500

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Troops deployed by the Trump administration spent Tuesday putting up wires and fencing at one of the busiest crossing points on the border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-marines-tijuana-fencing-border-san-diego-close

Trump Is Nominating A Top Administration Official For Justice Brett Kavanaugh's Former Seat

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:50:41 -0500

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Neomi Rao, a former law professor and clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, leads the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-nominates-neomi-rao-brett-kavanaugh-seat

Trump's Pick To Run The Justice Department Is Already Facing A Constitutional Challenge

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:03:32 -0500

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The Maryland attorney general's office filed court papers on Tuesday arguing Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general violates the US Constitution and federal law.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/acting-attorney-general-matthew-whitaker-lawsuit-maryland

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, The First Openly Bisexual Person Elected To Congress, Has Won Arizona's Senate Race

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:07:30 -0500

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The race had become one of the most widely watched contests of the 2018 midterm elections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/gracewyler/kyrsten-sinema-wins-arizona-senate-race

Conspiracy Theorist Jerome Corsi Says He Expects Robert Mueller Will Indict Him

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:08:41 -0500

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Corsi, formerly of the Infowars conspiracy site, announced the expected indictment on a livestream Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/conspiracy-theorist-jerome-corsi-expects-mueller-indictment

Trump Is Tweeting Bogus Claims Of Voter Fraud. Here’s How His False Claims Echo Online Conspiracies.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:20:29 -0500

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"It's more likely that people are stricken by lightning than if they impersonate someone at the polls."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/trump-false-voter-fraud-tweets

“Wow, You’ve Really Gone This Far To Affect Children?”

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 22:30:26 -0500

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Migrant children who cross the border illegally will also be denied the right to file for asylum. Trump officials had at first said the new policy wouldn’t affect them.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-asylum-policy-impact-children

Trump Wants To Cancel Birthright Citizenship. The US Has Already Helped One Country Do That.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 03:25:36 -0500

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“The Dominican Republic in a way foretold what was to happen in other countries. Even the United States.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/immigration-haiti-dominicans-daca-trump-us

Republican Gov. Rick Scott Was Just Sued Over His Role In The Florida Recount

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:25:49 -0500

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“No man should be a judge in his own cause,” said voter rights groups in a lawsuit alleging Scott illegally abused his power as governor.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/rick-scott-lawsuit-recount

A Tribute To 2018's Greatest Political Ad

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:04:23 -0500

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Let's all join together in a Maine hot dog stand and chant together, once, forever, for always, "Yeah!!!"


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/a-tribute-to-2018s-greatest-political-ad

A Judge In Florida Just Ruled Against Gov. Rick Scott’s Request To Impound Ballots In A Big, Democratic County

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:28:56 -0500

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Judge Jack Tuter rejected Gov. Rick Scott’s request to impound ballots, but supported a plan by both sides to enhance security at an elections office in Broward County for “an additional layer of confidence.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/florida-judge-no-evidence-voter-fraud-rick-scott

Trump's New Acting Attorney General Is Already In Trouble. And He Just Started.

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:28:36 -0500

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Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is being questioned as possibly illegal. His qualifications aren't winning praise either.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/trumps-new-attorney-general-questions-appointment

Andrew Gillum Readied For Florida's Recount By Turning To His Faith

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:37:24 -0500

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On "Mayor Andrew Gillum Sunday," the candidate for governor and his family — and a dozen or so campaign staffers — paused to worship at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/andrew-gillum-florida-recount

Florida Republican Rick Scott Wants An “Emergency” Court Order To Impound Ballots

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:25:35 -0500

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The Senate candidate wants an immediate hearing to put voting equipment in two counties under the watch of law enforcement during a recount.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/rick-scott-recount-injunction-ballots

"Putin's Favorite Congressman" Has Finally Lost His Reelection Bid After 15 Terms In Office

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 06:41:12 -0500

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California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher lost to Democratic challenger Harley Rouda Saturday night.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/claudiakoerner/dana-rohrabacher-loses-reelection-russia-putin

Florida Just Ordered A Recount Because Major Midterm Races Are So Close

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:42:02 -0500

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Both the closely watched Senate and governor’s races will be recounted, while Trump, without evidence, continued to accuse Democrats of trying to “steal” the elections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/florida-state-recount-governor-senate

The Border Patrol Apprehended More Families Than Ever At The Border Last Month

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 14:53:51 -0500

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More families were caught trying to enter the United States along the southern border in October than in any month since US officials began keeping the statistic in 2012.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/family-apprehensions-along-the-mexican-border-set-a-record

Here's What's Wrong With Trump's Plan To Grant Asylum Only To Migrants Who Cross At A Port Of Entry

Sat, 10 Nov 2018 16:00:32 -0500

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The waiting list to ask for asylum at the border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego is 1,000 people long. A Venezuelan who’d like to ask for asylum himself is in charge.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/asylum-trump-plan-border-ports-entry-waiting

The ACLU Just Sued Trump Over His New Asylum Order

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:21:58 -0500

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The ACLU is asking a federal judge to block new rules that are intended to bar people from requesting asylum at any place other than a port of entry.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/aclu-sues-trump-asylum-order

Florida Is A Giant Mess Again And Lawsuits Are Flying Ahead Of Possible Recounts

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:00:01 -0500

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Republicans say local officials have committed “fraud,” while Democrats say the state is planning to undercount young voters and racial minorities.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/florida-lawsuits-recounts

Trump Signed A Proclamation To Deny Asylum To Many Migrants Crossing The Southern Border

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:04:32 -0500

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The proclamation, which will make individuals crossing the US–Mexico border without authorization ineligible to apply for asylum, will be in effect for at least 90 days.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-signed-a-proclamation-to-deny-asylum-to-many-migrants