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National Intelligence Director Issues Thinly-Veiled Warning to AG After Trump Gives Barr Broad Powers

The Director of National Intelligence has just issued a thinly-veiled warning to Attorney General Bill Barr to not overstep now that President Trump has created unprecedented, sweeping powers for the head of the Dept. of Justice. Thursday night the intelligence community and intel experts were stunned when Trump announced he had given Barr total authority to declassify any information related to any investigation of the 2016 election. Daniel Coats, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) warned Barr in a public memo to work “in accordance with the long-established standards to...
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New Trump Plan Would Allow Taxpayer-Funded Adoption Agencies Refuse Same-Sex Couples, Because Jesus

President Donald Trump is working on a plan that would allow adoption agencies, even those supported with taxpayer funds, to refuse to let same-sex couples adopt. Trump had alluded to the plan during his speech at the National Day of Prayer. “We will always protect our country’s long and proud tradition of faith-based adoption,” Trump promised attendees in February, adding that faith-based adoption agencies should be able to follow their “deeply held beliefs.” Axios reports there are two versions under consideration, both involve rescinding all or part of Obama-era regulations...
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This GOP Congressman Just Blocked a Critical $19 Billion Disaster Relief Bill That Was Already 5 Months Overdue

A single Republican U.S. Congressman has just blocked a critical $19.1 billion disaster relief funding bill that would help Americans whose lives were devastated by hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), who made headlines just last week when he broke into rage over consumers complaining the pharmaceutical giants are gouging them and they cannot afford their prescriptions, blocked the disaster relief bill which lawmakers wanted to fast track after a five-month delay, as Politico reports. Even President Donald Trump excitedly endorsed the bill that the Senate had already passed. The...
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Alabama Lawmakers Vote to End Requirement for Marriage Licenses and Weddings to ‘Protect’ Anti-LGBT Judges

Lawmakers in the Alabama House and Senate have just passed legislation that would end the state’s legal requirement for couples to obtain a license and even to have a wedding in order for them to be considered married. Behind the move is a desire among conservatives to “protect” probate judges, whose job it is to issue marriage licenses, from having to issue them to same-sex couples. Current law says they “may” issue, but does not require them to. Some have refused, even after the Supreme Court’s 2015 Obergefell ruling. As of...
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Trump Again Targets Transgender People – This Time in New Proposal to Rescind Obama-Era Healthcare Protections

President Donald Trump, through his Dept. of Health and Human Services, is once again targeting transgender people, this time by proposing a new rule that would rescind Obama-era healthcare protections. The proposed rule would let doctors and other medical professionals, and health care organizations discriminate against transgender people by allowing them to deny care to someone on the basis of gender identity. “Predicated on little more than prejudice, this proposal will abandon 2 million Americans who already face significant barriers to accessing adequate and life-saving health care,” Mara Keisling, Executive...
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‘Unprecedented’: Experts Stunned as Trump Hands AG Barr Broad Power to Declassify 2016 Election Surveillance Intel

Intelligence and law enforcement experts are stunned after President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has just handed his Attorney General strong powers to declassify intelligence on “surveillance activities” undertaken during the 2016 presidential election. That would include actions taken by the FBI, CIA, and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Trump’s order giving Barr carte blanche came just hours after he literally called prosecutors who worked on the Mueller investigation “killers,” and accused FBI, DOJ, and possibly President Barack Obama of “treason” immediately after a reporter...
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‘I’m an Extremely Stable Genius’ Trump Insists in Bonkers News Conference While Attacking ‘Crazy Nancy’ Pelosi

At a White House event announcing a $16 billion bailout for farmers harmed by his China tariffs, President Donald Trump Thursday after delivered what he clearly saw as an important defense of his behavior on Wednesday. “I’m an extremely stable genius,” the President told reporters, bragging about his opinions over the years, after telling Democrats to approve his new NAFTA trade bill. President Trump says he’s been “very consistent” on a number of issues dating back to his days as a private citizen: “I’m an extremely stable genius”
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Feds Throw the Book at Julian Assange: 17 New Charges Including Felony Conspiracy Under the Espionage Act

The Dept. of Justice has just announced an additional 17 new charges against Julian Assange. A grand jury indicted the Wikileaks founder on felony violations of the Espionage Act, including conspiracy to receive national defense information. The superseding indictment just unsealed against Julian Assange is exactly what the first indictment wasn’t: 17 of the 18 charges are for violating the Espionage Act, under which there’s never previously been a successful prosecution of a third party (as opposed to the leaker). — Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) May 23, 2019 “The new...
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‘President’s Actions Were Inherently Corrupt’ Says Lone Republican to Call Trump’s Conduct ‘Impeachable’

Crimes Were Committed ‘On Trump’s Behalf’ Says Amash U.S. Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) is once again defending his claim that President Donald Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct” with his third Twitter thread, this one 20-tweets long. Amash is under major attack from the GOP, despite being ranked as one of the most conservative members of Congress. He is even a founding member of the Freedom Caucus – the most far-right group in the House. Thursday afternoon Amash tweeted that the Mueller report “revealed criminal activities, some of which were committed...
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