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Gun Rights Activists Are Already Suing Over Trump’s Bump Stock Ban

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:31:10 -0500

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"We will be ready to defend no matter who files [a lawsuit],” a Justice Department official said Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/gun-rights-activists-lawsuit-trump-bump-stock-ban

The Incoming Head Of The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Called On The Customs And Border Patrol Chief To Resign

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:17:05 -0500

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"The ASPCA would not allow animals to be treated the way human beings are being treated” in Texas migrant detention facilities, US Rep. Al Green said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnstanton/joaquin-castro-kevin-mcaleenan-resign-border-protection

All 83 Of The Ethics Complaints Against Justice Brett Kavanaugh Were Dismissed Because He's On The Supreme Court Now

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:27:08 -0500

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A panel of judges concluded that Kavanaugh is no longer covered by the judiciary's disciplinary system now that he's a Supreme Court justice.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/brett-kavanaugh-ethics-complaints-dismissed-supreme-court

A State Senator Has Apologized For Tweeting "Kill Yourself" To Someone Who Accused Him Of Abusing His Parking Permit

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:25:36 -0500

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Kevin Parker, a Democrat, apologized to a GOP aide for his "poor choice of words" but not before going on another Twitter tirade against her.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/senator-kevin-parker-apologized-for-tweeting-kill-yourself

A Group Of Senate Democrats Are Asking HUD Why DACA Recipients Are Being Denied Federal Housing Loans

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:27:09 -0500

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The senators wrote in a letter to HUD officials that they are "appalled" by the Trump administration denying FHA loans to DREAMers, following BuzzFeed News's report on the informal new policy last week.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/democrats-daca-hud-denied-fha-loans-letter

A Judge Told Michael Flynn, "Arguably You Sold Your Country Out," But Agreed To Delay His Sentencing

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:18:47 -0500

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After a judge told Michael Flynn that he couldn't hide his "disgust" and "disdain" for Flynn's crimes, Flynn delayed sentencing to fully cooperate with the government in the hopes of maximizing any benefit when he is, ultimately, sentenced.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/judge-michael-flynn-sentencing-sold-country-our

A New Survey Finds Kamala Harris Has Big Support For A Presidential Run From Top Democratic Women Of Color

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:32:50 -0500

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A new She the People national survey of top Democratic women of color shows strong interest in Kamala Harris’s potential 2020 presidential campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/kamala-harris-2020-president-black-women-survey

Trump Bans Bump Stocks, Saying They Must Be Destroyed Or Surrendered To The Government

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 21:25:47 -0500

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“We expect most owners will comply with the law,” a Justice Department official said on Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-bans-bump-stocks-rule

Tulsi Gabbard Is Moving Toward An Unconventional Presidential Campaign. Her Fans See “Bernie 2.0.”

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 04:25:46 -0500

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The Hawaii Democrat, who has bucked her party in Congress, may make an announcement about her 2020 decision as soon as this week.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/tulsi-gabbard-2020-president-democrat-primary

Michael Flynn’s Business Partners Have Been Indicted On Foreign Influence Charges

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:19:17 -0500

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The indictment provides the most detailed account to date of Turkish efforts to persuade the US to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a longtime rival of Turkey’s president.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/michael-flynns-business-partners-have-been-indicted-on

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Was Supposed To Change The World With "Lean In." So What Went Wrong?

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:42:57 -0500

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As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg grapples with an ongoing parade of company scandals, the women’s movement she started is stagnant.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-was-supposed-to-change-the-world

Russia’s “Propaganda War” On US Social Media Is Ongoing, New Reports Say

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:48:29 -0500

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Outside researchers provide the deepest look yet at Russian efforts to influence American politics in reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmaloop/russia-social-media-internet-research-agency-senate-report

Here’s How The Chief Palestinian Negotiator Described His Last Meeting With Jared Kushner

Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:25:51 -0500

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Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: It’s possible that Jared Kushner may not successfully broker a Middle East peace deal.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomgara/saeb-erekat-kushner-last-meeting-jerusalem-embassy

Here's What A Julián Castro Presidential Run Could Look Like

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:18:16 -0500

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“I’m confident that if a Texas Democrat is on the ballot in 2020 that Texas will go Democratic," Castro, who is exploring a presidential run, told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/julian-castro-2020-presidential-campaign-texas

The California Nurse Who Was Deported To Mexico In Trump Crackdown Is Back At Home In The US With Her Children

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:37:52 -0500

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Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, who had lived in the Bay Area for 20 years, became a local cause célèbre when ICE deported her in 2017. Saturday she returned to the US.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/deported-california-nurse-returns-home

A Father's Version Of A Guatemalan Girl's Trip To The US Raises Questions About The Border Patrol's Account

Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:25:31 -0500

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He has told advocates that they did not walk through the desert to get to the US, but rode buses, and that she had been eating and drinking normally.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnstanton/father-7-year-old-guatemalan-dehydration-denial

Ryan Zinke Is Quitting As Interior Department Secretary Amid Ethics Scandals

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 19:04:49 -0500

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The outdoorsman, known for his love of taxidermy, is leaving the Interior after allegations that he used his power for personal financial gain.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/ryan-zinke-out-interior-department

We're Only Just Beginning To Realize How We'll Remember Bill And Hillary Clinton

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 22:25:35 -0500

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The former first couple revisited their first date and major political moments onstage. But is anybody nostalgic for the Clintons?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/bill-and-hillary-clinton-speaking-tour-legacy

A Federal Judge Just Ruled That The Affordable Care Act Is Unconstitutional

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 05:25:34 -0500

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In a controversial ruling, a Texas judge has ruled that a minor move by Congress last year is grounds to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, including preexisting condition protections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/texas-obamacare-unconstitutional

The Number Of US Troops On The Border Has Dropped By Nearly A Third

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:42:35 -0500

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Central Americans continue to arrive in northern Mexico, but the US military has cut the number of troops deployed on the border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/number-troops-on-border-drops

US Border Patrol Absolved Itself In The Death Of A 7-Year-Old From Guatemala

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 01:27:05 -0500

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Border authorities said the father signed a form saying she wasn’t sick. The form was in English and explained to him in Spanish, a language he apparently doesn’t speak.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/border-patrol-defense-guatemala-girl-death

There Was Drama At Court Today And Maybe It Involved Mueller’s Investigation But Who Knows

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:25:47 -0500

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A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday in a case with a reported possible link to the special counsel investigation, leading to absolute mayhem as reporters were blocked from the area.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/robert-mueller-sealed-grand-jury-court-drama

The Trump Administration Is Quietly Denying Federal Housing Loans To DACA Recipients

Sun, 16 Dec 2018 20:36:48 -0500

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development hasn’t announced a formal policy denying FHA loans for DACA recipients, but lenders tell BuzzFeed News that’s the guidance they’re getting from officials.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/daca-trump-denied-federal-housing-loans

Maria Butina Pleaded Guilty To Conspiring To Act As A Russian Agent In The US

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:25:40 -0500

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Butina pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, and will delay sentencing while she cooperates with the government.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/maria-butina-plea-conspiracy-russia-agent

Nancy Pelosi Has Agreed To Step Down By 2022 To Secure The Votes To Be Speaker Of The House

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:57:05 -0500

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The California Democrat ensured she will have the votes to be the next speaker of the House, after securing the support of a small group of party holdouts.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/nancy-pelosi-has-agreed-to-step-down-by-2022-to-secure-the

A Landmark Deal In Congress Could Give Nonviolent Drug Offenders The Chance To Get Out Of Jail Early

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:59 -0500

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The bill would reform mandatory minimums and “three strike” laws, and grant release to people serving exorbitant prison sentences for crack cocaine possession.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/a-landmark-deal-in-congress-could-give-non-violent-drug

Congress Just Made Major Changes To How It Handles Sexual Harassment

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:08:19 -0500

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The overhaul will ease the process of reporting harassment claims on Capitol Hill, which came under scrutiny when the #MeToo movement reached Congress more than a year ago.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/congress-sexual-harassment-me-too-deal

Tom Steyer Is Posting Job Listings On LinkedIn For A Potential 2020 Campaign

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:35:18 -0500

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A spokesperson for the California billionaire confirmed the anonymous postings came from Steyer, who she said is still considering joining the 2020 primary.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/tom-steyer-2020-president-campaign-linkedin

Sen. Chris Murphy Said He Is “Not Planning” To Run For President, But Wouldn’t Explicitly Rule It Out

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:05:54 -0500

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Murphy told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM he doesn’t “have any plans to go to Iowa or New Hampshire.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/chris-murphy-not-planning-2020-president-campaign

Fix The Subways, With Weed

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:07:13 -0500

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Legal weed is a painless way for state and local governments to raise major new tax revenues, and it comes as big cities desperately need the investment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mitchellmoss1/fix-the-subway-with-weed-nyc

New York Magazine's Staff Is Unionizing

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 21:59:59 -0500

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Staffers are asking that New York Media management voluntarily recognize an editorial union.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stevenperlberg/new-york-magazine-union

Michael Flynn Argues He's Different From The Other Mueller Defendants Who Lied And Went To Prison

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:05:34 -0500

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's office previously said it was okay with Flynn getting a sentence that didn't involve time behind bars.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/michael-flynn-argues-hes-different-from-the-other-mueller

One Of The Democratic Stars Of 2018 Sharply Rebuked Her Party In A Private Meeting

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:25:37 -0500

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Ayanna Pressley offered donors a vision for the Democratic Party’s future and essentially asked them to get down or sit down.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/one-of-the-democratic-stars-of-2018-sharply-rebuked-her

Hey Google, What’s The Point Of Silicon Valley’s Tech Hearings?

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:19:41 -0500

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It’s hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/charliewarzel/google-congress-testimony-worthless

Trump, Pelosi, And Schumer Got Into A Big Fight About The Wall On Live TV

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 05:25:45 -0500

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“I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/trump-pelosi-schumer-fight-wall-government-shutdown

A Former Trump Campaign Staffer Was Ordered To Pay $25,000 For Violating Her Nondisclosure Agreement

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 23:52:06 -0500

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Jessica Denson is going to court to challenge the award to the campaign, which came out of secret proceedings in arbitration.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-campaign-nda-lawsuit-jessica-denson-discrimination

Deval Patrick's New Job: Finding A 2020 Candidate To "Break The Fever" Of Trump's Leadership

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:56:17 -0500

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The former Massachusetts governor is talking with potential candidates as he creates a new role for himself after deciding not to run for president.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/deval-patrick-2020-election-primary-beto-biden

Kavanaugh Sided With The Liberal Wing Of The Supreme Court In Declining To Hear Planned Parenthood Cases

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:03:21 -0500

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Two cases that threatened to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood will not go before the Supreme Court after a majority of justices declined to take them up.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/kavanaugh-supreme-court-planned-parenthood

Who Will Be Trump’s Next Chief Of Staff? It Doesn’t Really Matter.

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:46:41 -0500

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Trump functions as his own boss, and his family still has a lot of influence in the White House, hampering a future chief of staff’s power.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/trump-chief-staff-white-house-kelly

Beto O’Rourke Spoke With Al Sharpton As He Considers A Presidential Campaign

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:48:35 -0500

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O’Rourke, now making up his mind about whether or not to join the 2020 Democratic primary, is huddling with another key adviser in Obama’s orbit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/beto-orourke-2020-president-election-sharpton

Matthew Whitaker Is Acting AG Now Because Congress Gave In To Bill Clinton

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:03:17 -0500

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Whitaker's installation at the Justice Department has been painted as another Trump effort to influence investigations against him and his campaign. But it would not have been possible without changes in law pushed by Democrats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/trump-attorney-general-appointment-congress

George Papadopoulos’s First Post-Jail Appearance Gave A Glimpse Into His Future

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 19:14:16 -0500

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What happens when your only currency is Trump–Russia fame?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/george-papadopoulos-first-post-jail-appearance

Millions Of Comments About The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Were Fake. Now The Feds Are Investigating.

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:25:40 -0500

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People's names and addresses were listed on the FCC's website beside net neutrality comments they didn't make. Now the FBI is interested.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/feds-investigation-net-neutrality-comments

Chief Of Staff John Kelly Is Leaving The White House, Trump Says

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 18:08:05 -0500

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Trump’s second chief of staff tried to impose order on a chaotic White House.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/john-kelly-donald-trump-exit-white-house-chief-of-staff

Now Academics Studying ISIS Are Feeling The Heat Of An Internet Crackdown

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:00:49 -0500

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British authorities have asked one of the world’s best-known experts on ISIS to limit access to his blog.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mitchprothero/isis-researchers-have-become-the-collateral-damage-of-the

5 Big Things That Robert Mueller Just Told Us About The Russia Investigation

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 15:49:11 -0500

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The sentencing memo that special counsel Robert Mueller filed in Michael Cohen’s case said a lot about his ongoing Russia investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/mueller-russia-investigation-five-big-things

Prosecutors Said Paul Manafort Lied About His Contacts With Trump Administration Officials

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:05:08 -0500

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If the judge agrees Manafort violated his plea deal, prosecutors would no longer be bound to support a lower sentence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/paul-manafort-lied-trump-administration-robert-mueller