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Stacey Abrams Makes History As The First Black Woman Governor Nominee

Wed, 23 May 2018 01:57:55 -0400

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The first black American woman to be nominated vies for a powerful governorship.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/stacey-abrams-makes-history

Republican Moderates Are Finally Playing Hardball To Get What They Want

Tue, 22 May 2018 20:57:30 -0400

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“Going along to get along will only get you so far when they [the Freedom Caucus] keep doing the same thing,” said one moderate Republican.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/republicans-immigration-freedom-caucus

Can Stacey Abrams Get Young Black Women Behind Her With A Racially Charged Election Behind Them?

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:38:26 -0400

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Abrams has largely avoided race and identity. It’s left some young black women voters feeling like they actually have a choice.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/atlanta-young-black-women-bottoms-abrams

These Were The 5 Most Hotly Contested Primaries That Happened Tuesday

Wed, 23 May 2018 04:36:45 -0400

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Remember that YouTube ad with the pilot? She's up tonight.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/katherinemiller/most-interesting-primaries-georgia-kentucky-texas

Trump Met With DOJ Leaders A Day After Tweeting His "Demand" They Launch An Investigation

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:56:52 -0400

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Trump said on Tuesday that Congress will be able to "take a look" at classified documents that some House Republicans have been seeking.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/trump-doj-fbi-meeting

DOJ Quickly Responded After Trump Said He'll "Demand" An Investigation Into Whether Politics Were Behind Campaign Surveillance

Mon, 21 May 2018 17:39:51 -0400

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The tweet could set up a constitutional crisis. Or it could set up a now-familiar process of lawyers, essentially pushing off the request to avoid such a crisis. Or it could be forgotten by the week's end.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/trump-demands-an-investigation-into-whether-the-doj-or-fbi

The Complicated Politics Of How Democrats Win In Georgia

Mon, 21 May 2018 01:19:57 -0400

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The legacy of the HOPE scholarship is complicated. Stacey Evans’ pitch to win Georgia’s Democratic nomination for governor is not.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/stacey-abrams-stacey-evans-hope-scholarship

Michael Cohen's Lawyers Want Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Kept Out Of Court

Sat, 19 May 2018 00:20:35 -0400

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Cohen's lawyers argue that Michael Avenatti "appears to have repeatedly violated" the New York Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers. "Baseless and inaccurate," Avenatti told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/michael-cohens-lawyers-want-stormy-daniels-lawyer-kept-out

The Trump Administration Is Partially Defunding Planned Parenthood

Tue, 22 May 2018 22:01:47 -0400

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The Department of Health and Human Services is releasing a proposed rule that creates new barriers for family planning organizations that discuss or provide abortions.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/trump-partially-defunding-planned-parenthood-abortion

Nikki Haley Is Playing It Safe In The South Carolina Governor’s Primary

Fri, 18 May 2018 19:34:20 -0400

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"South Carolina voters, I think they remember that stuff. What good does it do?"


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/henrygomez/nikki-haley-south-carolina-primary-mcmaster-templeton

Moderate Republicans Will Get A Vote To Protect DREAMers Over The Objections Of Conservatives

Fri, 18 May 2018 19:09:57 -0400

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GOP moderates succeeded in extracting an immigration vote from Paul Ryan, which angered conservative hardliners so much that a farm bill went down as collateral damage.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/moderate-republicans-will-get-a-vote-to-protect-dreamers

Here Are Just Some Pictures Of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin And Mitch McConnell Holding Gold

Fri, 18 May 2018 20:30:00 -0400

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The pictures come from a Freedom of Information Act request connected to last year's trip to Fort Knox to watch the solar eclipse.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/tariniparti/steve-mnuchin-gold-mitch-mcconnell-solar-eclipse

HBO Has A New Documentary About John McCain's Life. Here's The First Look.

Fri, 18 May 2018 14:20:48 -0400

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The film features interviews with George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and more.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/first-look-hbo-documentary-john-mccain

Cambridge Analytica Just Filed For US Bankruptcy

Fri, 18 May 2018 20:47:37 -0400

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The Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing shows the company’s web of high-powered connections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanmac/cambridge-analytica-just-filed-for-us-bankruptcy

Paul Manafort's Former Son-In-Law Is Cooperating With Federal Prosecutors As Part Of A Plea Deal

Thu, 17 May 2018 22:18:25 -0400

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A lawyer for Jeffrey Yohai tells BuzzFeed News that Yohai has reached a plea agreement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/paul-manaforts-former-son-in-law-is-cooperating-with

Cynthia Nixon Is Trying To Find A Bernie-Like Pitch That Can Win Black Voters

Fri, 18 May 2018 08:21:20 -0400

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“You can’t just talk about economic justice without talking about racial justice — they’re not mutually exclusive.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryancbrooks/cynthia-nixon-progressives-black-voters

Republicans Know Their Voters Are Going To Be Mad They Didn’t Repeal Obamacare, So They’re Trying Again

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:33:58 -0400

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For years Republicans made repealing Obamacare the core of their health care platform. Now they face a midterm election without a plan.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/republicans-know-voters-are-going-to-be-mad-they-didnt

Trump Acknowledges Repaying Michael Cohen After Stormy Daniels Payment

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:47:44 -0400

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The disclosure was included in the president’s latest financial forms.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/tariniparti/trump-personal-financial-disclosure-stormy-cohen

Trump Organization Lawyers Tried To Control Messaging With Attendees Of The Trump Tower Meeting

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:36:40 -0400

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Senate investigators released thousands of documents on the Russia investigation Wednesday, including transcripts of interviews with those who attended the June 2016 meeting.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmaloop/trump-tower-russia-investigation-transcripts

Here's The EPA Press Release Announcing The "Red Team/Blue Team" Climate Debate That Never Happened

Wed, 16 May 2018 02:20:38 -0400

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The EPA was ready to promote a debate — with the agency leading the “Red Team” and mainstream scientists on the “Blue Team” — but then dropped it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/epa-climate-debate-press-release

A Judge Just Denied Paul Manafort's Motion To Dismiss The Indictment Against Him In DC

Tue, 15 May 2018 23:53:54 -0400

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"Manafort was an obvious person of interest," wrote US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/a-judge-just-denied-paul-manaforts-motion-to-dismiss-the

Russiagate Is Not About Russia

Tue, 15 May 2018 23:50:42 -0400

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What the Mueller investigation continually reveals is the extent of everyday corruption in US business and politics.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidklion/russiagate-is-an-american-story

A Top Democratic Group Has Increased Staff Diversity For Key Midterms

Tue, 15 May 2018 18:36:08 -0400

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DCCC is getting high marks on its diversity staffing efforts after difficult (and controversial) endorsement decisions in competitive districts.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/dccc-staff-diversity-black-candidates

A DC Think Tank Used Fake Social Media Accounts, A Bogus Expert, And Fancy Events To Reach The NSA, FBI, And White House

Wed, 16 May 2018 03:20:42 -0400

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ICIT bills itself as "America's Cybersecurity Think Tank." But BuzzFeed News found it's running fake Twitter accounts and its top expert has questionable credentials.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/icit-james-scott-think-tank-fake-twitter-youtube

The Medicare For All Debate Isn't Settled For Democrats In Many Swing Districts

Tue, 15 May 2018 18:32:31 -0400

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When some moderate and left-leaning voters say “Medicare for All” sounds like a pretty good idea, they aren’t actually thinking about single-payer health care.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/what-do-democrats-mean-when-they-talk-about-medicare-for

A Jury Acquitted The First Group To Stand Trial On Inauguration Rioting Charges. Prosecutors Are Trying Again.

Mon, 14 May 2018 21:39:36 -0400

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Prosecutors dismissed a number of cases after December's acquittal, saying they would focus on a smaller group of defendants accused of violence during anti-Trump protests.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/j20-trial-trump-inauguration

The White House Says It Has No Idea How The Controversial Religious Leaders Were Involved In The Jerusalem Embassy Opening

Mon, 14 May 2018 22:28:02 -0400

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Two pastors who spoke at the ceremony have previously made controversial comments about Jews.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/tasneemnashrulla/white-house-jerusalem-embassy-hagee-jeffress

The Supreme Court Clears The Way For Sports Betting

Mon, 14 May 2018 14:48:40 -0400

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A federal law barring states from authorizing sports gambling violates the Constitution, the justices ruled on Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/the-supreme-court-clears-the-way-for-sports-betting

Israeli Soldiers Have Shot Dead Dozens Of Palestinians Protesting As The US Opens Its Embassy In Jerusalem

Mon, 14 May 2018 22:20:45 -0400

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The shootings took place about 100 kilometers from a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance, remarks by President Donald Trump's daughter and son-in-law, and a video address from Trump himself.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewchampion/us-embassy-jerusalem

The 9 Minutes That Almost Changed America

Mon, 14 May 2018 17:40:44 -0400

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You don't know the whole story of how close we came to one of the deadliest political shootings in US history last year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/baseball-shooting

Stacey Abrams And Kamala Harris Gave Black Women Democrats A Moment They've Been Waiting For

Sun, 13 May 2018 20:57:27 -0400

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This weekend, one nationally prominent black woman politician campaigned to help another black woman politician become governor.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/darrensands/stacey-abrams-kamala-harris-black-women-democrats

A Former Aide To Two Of The Senate's Biggest Russia Hawks Is Pushing A Pro-Russia Party Abroad

Sun, 13 May 2018 12:53:38 -0400

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Christian Ferry, who worked on the campaigns of Lindsey Graham and John McCain, is now working with a pro-Russia party in the Baltic country of Latvia.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/ingaspringe/a-former-aide-to-two-of-the-senates-biggest-russia-hawks-is

The Trump Administration Just Rolled Back Rules That Protect Transgender Prisoners

Sat, 12 May 2018 04:12:04 -0400

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The Bureau of Prisons is making the change after four evangelical Christian women in a Texas prison sued.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/trump-transgender-prisons-protections

A Lawyer Claims Trump's Team Knew Of Claims Against Former NY AG Eric Schneiderman In 2013

Sat, 12 May 2018 04:14:57 -0400

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Peter Gleason claims that he had a conversation with Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime lawyer, about allegations against the former New York attorney general in 2013.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/lawyer-claims-trump-team-knew-of-claims-schneiderman

Trump Won’t Let The US Government Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

Sat, 12 May 2018 04:13:43 -0400

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President Trump promised to lower drug costs through more generic drugs, improved Medicare rules, and less “foreign freeloading” on US companies’ research.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/danvergano/trump-drug-prices-speech

Jeff Sessions Is Waging A Hypocritical War On Federal Judges

Sat, 12 May 2018 04:22:09 -0400

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The attorney general, like his predecessors, is coming to learn how annoying broad injunctions are. But he’s using them to vilify the judiciary.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/jeff-sessions-trump-daca-transgender-ban-court

Russia Isn’t The Issue In The Race To Beat “Putin's Favorite Congressman”

Sat, 12 May 2018 04:15:28 -0400

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Dana Rohrabacher's challengers are hoping to make his ties to Russia just one more reason for voters to see the House Republican as "a bit off."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexislevinson/dana-rohrabacher-russia-putin-campaign

A Fox Host Apologized After A Guest Said Torture Worked On "Songbird" John McCain

Sat, 12 May 2018 04:51:28 -0400

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McCain, a former prisoner of war, is a strong opponent of torture. Fox Business host Charles Payne says he didn't hear the controversial comment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/remysmidt/fox-business-host-apology-john-mccain-torture-songbird

This Candidate Became The First Woman To Use Campaign Funds To Pay For A Babysitter

Thu, 10 May 2018 15:55:31 -0400

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Hillary Clinton sent a letter to the FEC in support of Liuba Grechen Shirley's request, saying it would encourage other young mothers to run for office.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/maryanngeorgantopoulos/fec-woman-candidate-childcare-babysitter-election-liuba

It's Harder To Pay Off Foreign Governments Than The US One

Thu, 10 May 2018 13:03:01 -0400

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Novartis would think twice before giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to Vladimir Putin's lawyer. But in Washington, the rules are different.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/mattkelly1/michael-cohen-novartis-payment-foreign-trump

Republican Moderates Are Working To Overrule Paul Ryan And Force Votes On DACA

Wed, 09 May 2018 22:15:58 -0400

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After two months of being dormant, the immigration debate will hit Congress again if a majority of House members are willing to bypass the speaker.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/republican-moderates-are-fighting-to-overrule-paul-ryan-and

Republicans Have A Plan To Push Through Trump’s Judicial Nominees, And There’s Little Democrats Can Do To Stop Them

Wed, 09 May 2018 20:45:07 -0400

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Democrats accuse Republicans of ceding too much power to Trump when it comes to judicial nominees.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/republicans-have-a-plan-to-push-through-trumps-judicial

The Only Defendant Participating So Far In Mueller's Russian Troll Farm Case Pleaded Not Guilty

Wed, 09 May 2018 19:26:35 -0400

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A lawyer for Concord Management and Consulting said it was "disturbing" that the special counsel's office appeared to have access to certain confidential filings.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/russian-troll-farm-mueller-not-guilty

The Way Michael Cohen Made Money Shows A Different Kind Of Swamp Under Trump

Wed, 09 May 2018 18:58:09 -0400

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“In some ways this is a snapshot into a dark area of influence peddling.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/tariniparti/michael-cohen-trump-llc-swamp

Haspel Insists Her Moral Compass Is Strong As Senators Press Her About The CIA's Use Of Torture

Wed, 09 May 2018 18:11:34 -0400

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Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency was asked repeatedly about the agency's treatment of suspected terrorists at her confirmation hearing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/emmaloop/haspel-moral-compass-torture-confirmation

Ohio's Republican Candidate For Governor Knows His Primary Didn't Go Exactly To Plan

Wed, 09 May 2018 15:53:09 -0400

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“We didn’t do anything in the campaign or say anything that we didn’t believe. We may have emphasized some things more than you might have with a different opponent, I guess.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/henrygomez/mike-dewine-rich-cordray-primary-governor-ohio