Mick Mulvaney Says ‘Very Possible’ Partial Government Shutdown Goes Into New Year

Incoming White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney warned that it is “very possible” the partial government shutdown will run into 2019, as President Donald Trump insists funding for the border wall must  be included. “It’s very possible this shutdown will go beyond the 28th and into the new Congress,” Mulvaney said on “Fox News […]

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Democrats Question Judicial Nominee About Membership in Catholic Association

Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pressing a nominee for the Nebraska federal trial court about his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal service organization of the Catholic Church. Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California submitted written questions in December to Brian Buescher, an Omaha lawyer nominated to the U.S. District Court for […]

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Media Misses: CNN’s ‘Journalist of the Year’ Reported ‘Fake News’

It’s no secret that President Donald Trump frequently calls out “fake news.” Does he have a point? Fake news is no joking matter, and recent revelations have proven that to be true even internationally. Claas Relotius, a now former reporter at German leftist news outlet Der Spiegel, resigned after suspicions of fraudulent news information. It […]

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Podcast: ‘Problematic Women’ on Self-Care in the Digital Age, Surprising Wisdom From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

First lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman unleashes a fiery CNN op-ed in defense of the first lady, debunking the media narrative she has faced all year. Plus: One radio station in Kentucky plays “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” for two hours straight to make a point. We also cover these stories: Incoming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., faces […]

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France’s Riots Fueled by Anger at Elites, Rich

PARIS—The Christmas season is back on track in France’s capital city after a month of violent nationwide protests tripped up the country’s economy and dealt President Emmanuel Macron an existential threat to his ambitious reform program. The “yellow vest” protesters first took the streets in mid-November to oppose a fuel tax increase, which was part […]

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House Freedom Caucus Pushes GOP Leadership on Border Security as Shutdown Looms

Now in the final days of their control of the House, Republicans have failed to make good on a major promise they made to voters—namely, funding the border wall to curb illegal immigration, the former chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus said. But some caucus members are holding out hope for a last-minute breakthrough. […]

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