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Snopes examines lies and misleading claims made by media against Trump
Snopes.com is sometimes derided by conservatives as a liberal news operation disguised as a fact-checking site.  But this month, Snopes put out a report favorable to President Trump, concluding that, yes, he is the victim of lies in the news and in social media. In a way, the report bolsters Mr. Trump’s Twitter rants against “fake news.” [ No Comments ]

Trump to GOP senators: Cancel your recess
President Trump told GOP senators at the White House on Wednesday that they should cancel their August recess and not leave town until acting to repeal ObamaCare. [ No Comments ]

Fmr. U.N. Amb. Power Emerges As Central Figure In Obama Unmasking Investigation
Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power's involvement in the unmasking by former Obama administration officials of sensitive national security information is raising red flags over what insiders view was an attempt by the former administration to undermine President Donald Trump and key figures on his team, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the situation. [ No Comments ]

Senate holdouts 'optimistic' after late meetings to revive Obamacare replacement bill
Senate Republicans late Wednesday moved to revive legislation to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare, offering changes to the bill in a two-hour meeting with moderate and conservative holdouts that lawmakers said brought them closer to consensus. [ No Comments ]

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with malignant brain tumor
U.S. Sen. John McCain revealed Wednesday evening that he has a brain tumor. [ No Comments ]

Don't look now, but major bills are stalled in the House, too
On the same day, Senate Republicans admitted they're out of ideas on how to pass a healthcare reform bill, it became clear that House Republicans are having their own difficulties finding GOP votes for the 2018 budget, which is the legislative vehicle for tax reform and other bills. [ 1 Comment ]

Watchdog Group Sues for Voter Registration Data Under National Voter Registration Act
Judicial Watch, a watchdog group, filed a lawsuit today in order to access voter registration lists in Maryland when it was discovered that the Montgomery County had more registered voters than citizens over the age of 18. [ No Comments ]

ICE chief: 80% jump in illegal targets, readies national 'Sanctuary' crackdown
Empowered by a president who has "taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement," the nation's chief immigration official revealed Tuesday that deportation targets have surged and that he's planning to deploy more agents and resources to "sanctuary cities" to arrest illegal criminals. [ No Comments ]

House panel OKs $1.6 billion as down payment for Trump wall construction
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved $44.3 billion in spending for the Department of Homeland Security - including $1.6 billion down payment on the construction of a wall along the US-Mexico border. [ No Comments ]

McConnell's New Obamacare Repeal Lacks GOP Votes to Pass
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s new proposal to simply repeal Obamacare appears to already be dead, less than 24 hours after he dropped his replacement plan for lack of support among fellow Republicans. [ 1 Comment ]

House Unveils Budget That Balances, Achieves $9 Billion Surplus, Increases GDP to 2.6%
The House Budget Committee unveiled its Building A Better America 2018 budget Tuesday, which is balanced and achieves a $9 billion surplus in 10 years and increases GDP growth to 2.6 percent. [ No Comments ]

Mike Pence says God had a hand in creating State of Israel, pledges to move embassy to Jerusalem
Mike Pence said that God had a hand in creating the state of Israel, as he heaped praise on the Jewish state while addressing the evangelical group Christians United for Israel last night. [ No Comments ]

HealthCare Bill Collapses, GOP Refocuses on Repealing Obamacare
Having failed to come together on healthcare, Senate Republicans are back to square one: resurfacing a 2015 bill vetoed by former President Barack Obama that would repeal portions of Obamacare but lay no framework for a replacement plan. [ No Comments ]

23 Republicans Help Defeat Amendment to End Tax-Funded Transgender Surgeries in the Military
On Thursday, 23 House Republicans joined 190 Democrats to vote down the Hartzler Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would have stopped the Pentagon from using taxpayer dollars to pay for gender reassignment surgeries. [ 4 Comments ]

Senate Republican Bill Replaces Obamacare Mandate With 'Coverage Requirement'
The new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare that the Senate Republican leadership released last week would replace Obamacare’s requirement that individuals buy health insurance or face a tax penalty with a requirement that individuals buy health insurance or face a six-month government-mandated ban on their ability to buy health insurance. [ No Comments ]