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Why Challengers To The Military's Transgender Ban Want To Depose A Nuclear Expert

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:09:57 -0400

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The National Security Council's expert on military personnel and readiness issues had left her job weeks before Trump's 2017 tweets, according to emails from lawyers in ongoing litigation over the ban.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/pentagon-transgender-ban-lawsuit-deposition-strategic

The Trump Administration Is Facing New Legal Challenges To Family Separations At The Border

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:55:46 -0400

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A Guatemalan woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday saying she has been separated from her son for weeks after she crossed the border into Arizona.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/lawsuits-family-separations

The Former Senate Intel Staffer Charged With Lying To The FBI Wants A Gag Order For Trump

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:22:06 -0400

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James Wolfe's lawyers argue that Trump's comments about his case jeopardized his right to a fair trial.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/the-former-senate-intel-staffer-charged-with-lying-to-the

The Trump And Bush Families Need Each Other

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:19:58 -0400

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The fight is now sucking in the children. “Don likes George P. personally, but is not going to go out of his way to help someone whose dad seemingly can’t go a week without publicly bashing Don’s dad.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/henrygomez/trump-bush-immigration-border-feud

Changing Gun Laws Is The Top Issue For LGBTQ People Going Into The 2018 Election

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:11:12 -0400

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In a major poll conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies and BuzzFeed News, LGBTQ Americans also said they had an overwhelmingly unfavorable view of Trump.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/changing-gun-laws-is-the-top-issue-for-lgbtq-people-going

Republicans Say They Don’t Like Trump’s Family Separation Policy But It's Not Clear What They'll Do About It

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:45:07 -0400

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"It appears to me much of this could be done with a phone call," said Sen. Bob Corker


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/republicans-say-they-dont-like-trumps-family-separation

Trying To Figure Out Trump Policy Toward Russia? This Will Add To Your Confusion.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:49:58 -0400

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With Trump reportedly eyeing a summer summit with Vladimir Putin, the State Department on Monday pushed a traditional American foreign policy line.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/emilytamkin/crimea-russia-sentsov-trump-putin

A Top Trump Aide Worked In Libya With Key Backers Of An Alleged "Sex Cult"

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:55:20 -0400

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Joe Hagin saw Libyan expatriate Basit Igtet as a golden goose. Igtet was more than that.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/tariniparti/trump-hagin-libya-igtet

The Supreme Court Just Sidestepped Questions About How Courts Can Decide If Redistricting Is Too Partisan

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:20:21 -0400

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In a pair of cases, the justices avoided providing answers about whether and how partisan gerrymandering claims can be resolved by courts.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-gerrymandering-sidestep

The Last Time Democrats Faced A Moment Like This, Deval Patrick Decided To Run

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:14:20 -0400

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Inside the political landscape that once inspired the Massachusetts Democrat to action.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/the-last-time-democrats-faced-a-moment-like-2018-deval

Harvard Really Didn't Want People To Know How It Treats Top Donors In Admissions

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:31:03 -0400

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Thanks to Harvard's redactions of a court filing, there is no reference to whether or how the school gives an advantage to the children and other relatives of top donors.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/harvard-donors-admissions

The Government Has Obtained 731 Pages Of Content From Michael Cohen's Encrypted Phone Apps

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:45:46 -0400

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The government also put back together 16 pages of documents that were found in a paper shredder in Cohen's office.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/cohen-encrypted-apps-blackberries-decoded-trump-mueller

Paul Manafort Is Going To Jail Pending His Trial

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:47:17 -0400

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A federal judge made the decision after the Special Counsel's Office accused President Donald Trump's former campaign chair of attempting to tamper with potential witnesses in his criminal trial.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/paul-manafort-is-going-to-jail-pending-his-trial

Harvard Rates Asian American Applicants Lower On "Personal Qualities," Lawsuit Alleges

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:50:12 -0400

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The court filings made public Friday are part of an extended court battle over Harvard University’s treatment of Asian American applicants.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/documents-offer-an-unprecedented-look-inside-harvard

A New Republican Immigration Bill Would Give Citizenship To DREAMers While Funding Trump’s Wall

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:27:11 -0400

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It’s the party’s best shot at passing an immigration bill, but still faces long odds of becoming law.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/republican-compromise-immigration-bill-dreamers

Stephen King Just Wants To Tell Stories. His Readers Want Trump-Era Resistance.

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:23:41 -0400

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The iconic author’s new novel The Outsider has nothing to do with politics, but it can’t escape that reading.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/stephen-king-the-outsider-donald-trump-resistance-twitter

The Inspector General Report About The Clinton Investigation Is Out And Republicans Are Still Pretty Mad At The FBI

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:39:57 -0400

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The long-awaited report said political bias was not a part of the FBI’s decision to clear Hillary Clinton, but that did little to assuage Republicans.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmaloop/the-inspector-general-report-is-out-and-republicans-are

Investigators Say James Comey Was "Insubordinate" In The Clinton Email Probe

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:18:08 -0400

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The report concluded that there was no evidence that political bias played a role in the department’s clearing of Hillary Clinton.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/clinton-emails-fbi-inspector-general-doj

Democrats Ask Paul Ryan Why The House's Harassment Training Doesn't Mention Sexual Orientation Or Gender Identity

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:36:46 -0400

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In a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan, Democrats say they were told the omission was intentional.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/lissandravilla/democrats-say-the-houses-harassment-training-doesnt-mention

Trump Was Seen Saluting A North Korean Military Officer In Kim Jong Un's Propaganda Video

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:17:38 -0400

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In a moment of confusion, the US president can be seen returning a salute from a North Korean military official.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/coralewis/trump-salut-a-north-korea-military-propaganda

Trump And His Children Are Being Sued For Using The Trump Foundation Charity As A Personal And Political Piggy Bank

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:55:16 -0400

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The New York attorney general alleges Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric, and their father have been using the foundation as "little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr. Trump or his businesses to nonprofits, regardless of their purpose or legality."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/talalansari/trump-ivanka-donald-foundation-lawsuit

Trump Told G7 Leaders That Crimea Is Russian Because Everyone Speaks Russian In Crimea

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:30:01 -0400

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Trump made the remarks over dinner with other world leaders at the G7 summit in Canada.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/albertonardelli/trump-russia-crimea

Federal Prosecutors Dropped More Inauguration Day Protest Cases After Another Bad Week In Court

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:33:04 -0400

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Of the 234 people arrested during anti-Trump protests in 2017, 39 are still facing charges.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/federal-prosectors-dropped-more-inauguration-day-protest

The RNC Chair Has Walked Back A Threatening Tweet Aimed At Donald Trump Critics

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:24:52 -0400

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By Thursday morning, the tweet had achieved a beastly ratio of more than 22,000 replies to 1,600 retweets.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/henrygomez/rnc-chair-ratio-tweet-trump

Former Trump Adviser Carter Page Said That He Had It Worse Than Ali Watkins

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:00:47 -0400

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Page said what happened to the reporter was “minuscule” compared with what happened to him.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/remysmidt/former-trump-adviser-carter-page-said-that-he-had-it-worse

Trump Defended Kim Jong Un's Record Of Human Rights Abuses After The Summit

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:56:42 -0400

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Trump also called the North Korean leader "a tough guy," after Fox News' Bret Baier said Kim Jong Un was "clearly executing people."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/skbaer/trump-defended-kim-jong-uns-record-of-human-rights-abuses

A Memo That Wasn’t Supposed To Be Public Offers New Details About Paul Manafort’s Alleged Lobbying Scheme

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:40:37 -0400

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The memo was quickly replaced on the public docket by a redacted version.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/manafort-hapsburg-group-names-document-details

A Deal To Help DREAMers Looks As Far Away As Ever. Here’s Where Things Stand.

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:25:26 -0400

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After a chaotic few weeks where moderate Republicans revived the immigration debate, it now looks as likely as ever that Congress will fail to act before the last legal protections for DACA recipients run out.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/no-daca-deal-congress-vote

National And State Democrats Won’t Support Archie Parnell In South Carolina

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:33:00 -0400

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“What Archie Parnell did is inexcusable and deeply disturbing, and he should drop out of this race immediately.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryancbrooks/archie-parnell-dccc-south-carolina

Congress Is Offering Training For Staff On How To Respond To A Shooting

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:00:16 -0400

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“There’s no doubt that every single staff member in Capitol Hill has thought about the possibility of a shooting or some targeted violence to their member or their office.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/lissandravilla/stop-the-bleed-trainings-capitol-hill-shootings

Former Senate Intelligence Staffer Pleads Not Guilty To Lying To The FBI About His Contacts With Reporters

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:10:22 -0400

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James Wolfe's lawyers said they plan to seek a court order blocking government officials, including President Donald Trump, from making "prejudicial" statements about the case.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/james-wolfe-court-hearing

A Look Inside A Corruption Investigation Involving Soccer's Biggest Players

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:54:32 -0400

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An excerpt from Ken Bensinger's new book Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/world-cup-soccer-fifa-corruption-investigation

Who Are LGBTQ Americans? Here’s A Major Poll On Life, Sex, and Politics.

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 21:22:07 -0400

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BuzzFeed News and Whitman Insight Strategies conducted one of the most comprehensive national polls to date on how LGBTQ Americans live in 2018.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/lgbtq-in-the-us-poll

Moderate Republicans Lost Again And Couldn’t Force A Vote To Help DREAMers

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:41:23 -0400

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Moderates in the House spent weeks of claiming they had the votes to force an immigration debate. In the end, they didn’t.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/daca-moderate-republicans-deal-discharge-petition

Republicans Are Choosing Between Charlotte And Las Vegas For Their 2020 Convention

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:13:26 -0400

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"Did some cities not bid because they were concerned or didn’t want Republicans? Of course, but there’s always cities like that."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/henrygomez/republicans-are-choosing-between-charlotte-and-las-vegas

There Is No Supreme Court Vacancy, But This Group Is Already Spending Money To Attack Trump’s Potential Picks

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 17:36:15 -0400

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Demand Justice is launching a five-figure digital ad campaign attacking judges on Trump’s Supreme Court short list.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/there-is-no-supreme-court-vacancy-but-this-group-is-already

Democrats Want To Interview Ivanka Trump In The Russia Probe

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:30:16 -0400

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The push by some Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee follows BuzzFeed News’ report on her contact with a Russian weightlifter who offered to set up a Trump-Putin meeting.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmaloop/democrats-want-to-interview-ivanka-trump-in-the-russia-probe

Mark Sanford's Concession And The Other Top Primaries Of The Night

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:23:15 -0400

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Remember the Confederate flag guy in Virginia? He won a Senate primary.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/katherinemiller/virginia-south-carolina-nevada-mark-sanford-primaries

Trump Showed Kim Jong Un A Fake Movie Trailer Starring The Two Of Them As Heroes

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:34:35 -0400

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In a world...where denuclearization is discussed through dramatic movie trailers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/trump-kim-jong-un-fake-movie-trailer

Mark Sanford’s Political Career Has Survived Everything. But Donald Trump Could End It.

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:54:53 -0400

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How much loyalty does the Republican base demand to the man in the White House? South Carolina will show Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexislevinson/mark-sanford-trump-election-south-carolina

The Justice Department Defended Trump's Ability To Profit From Foreign Officials Staying At His Hotel

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 17:37:43 -0400

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A federal judge in Maryland will decide how to define "emolument," and whether it applies to money Trump earns from foreign governments doing business at his DC hotel.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/justice-department-emolument-clause-argument

An 18-Year-Old Posted A Rap Online. Then He Was Arrested For Threatening A School Shooting.

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:05:59 -0400

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Michael Schmitt’s rap song was crude, but was it a crime? "They painted me as a school shooter, and that's terrifying," said the 18-year-old, who’s been on house arrest since March.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/tylerkingkade/rap-song-school-lockdown-free-speech-michael-schmitt

This Is How US–Canadian Relations Got So Crazy

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:49:42 -0400

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said there was a "special place in hell" for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/us-canada-g7-donald-trump-justin-trudeau-larry-kudlow

Trump Belittled Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine, Saying Only "Something Happened"

Sat, 09 Jun 2018 17:11:54 -0400

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"This used to be the G8, not the G7. Something happened a while ago where Russia is no longer in," Trump told reporters of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/amberjamieson/trump-russia-g7-crimea-g8-ukraine-something-happened

Paul Manafort Accuses Mueller's Office Of Trying To "Poison" The Jury Pool With "Dubious" Witness Tampering Claims

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 18:06:07 -0400

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The Special Counsel's Office has asked a judge to revise or revoke Manafort's pretrial release.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/paul-manafort-accuses-muellers-office-of-trying-to-poison

Trump’s Endorsement Of A New Marijuana Bill Is A Real F-You To Jeff Sessions

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 21:17:16 -0400

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The bill filed Thursday in Congress would block Attorney General Jeff Sessions from cracking down on pot in states where it’s legal.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/trump-sessions-pot-bill