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Pressure grows on Alabama governor to quit

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) is considering resigning his seat as early as Wednesday after a year of mounting scandal that has cost him even his closest political allies. State lawmakers plan to begin impeachment hearings Monday, after the state Supreme Court ruled over the weekend that they could go ahead. The state Ethics Commission last week found probable cause that Bentley had ...

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Man violently dragged off overbooked United flight

A man was violently dragged off of a United Airlines flight Sunday evening after it was apparently overbooked, according to passengers who were on the plane. In several videos posted on Twitter, three officers can be seen forcibly removing a man from his seat and dragging the distressed passenger by his wrists down the aisle, as other customers yelled out in protest. ...

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Security firm links CIA leaks to series of past attacks

The security firm Symantec believes it has observed one of the hacking tools described in CIA files released by WikiLeaks to a series of different attacks dating back to 2011.  WikiLeaks’s latest series of leaks, dubbed “Vault 7,” allegedly comes from a secure CIA server. The documents focus on descriptions of CIA hacking tools, including one called Fluxwire that Symantec ...

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United: Passenger dragged from plane refused to leave

0SHARESShare United Airlines says the passenger who was violently dragged off one of its planes refused to leave after no one volunteered to give up their seat on the overbooked flight. A series of videos posted on Twitter Sunday evening show officers forcibly removing a man from his seat and dragging the distressed passenger down the aisle by his wrists, ...

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O'Reilly's ratings rise as advertisers flee

0SHARESShare Bill O’Reilly’s ratings at Fox News were up last week as news that he paid $13 million to five women who accused him of sexual harassment and improper conduct made headlines. “The O’Reilly Factor” averaged more than 3.7 million total viewers and 652,000 in the key 25–54 demographic last week. When compared to the same week in 2016, O’Reilly’s ...

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McConnell’s shining moment

Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is a huge victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell Poll: Sanders most popular senator in the US Hatch: I ‘fully intend’ to run for reelection Opinion: Ginsburg gambled to stay and now she may lose her legacy MORE (R-Ky.), a frequent target of conservatives who saved Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat ...

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Reversal: Some Republicans now defending parts of ObamaCare

The House’s debate over repealing ObamaCare has had an unintended effect: Republicans are now defending key elements of President Obama’s health law.  Many House Republicans are now defending ObamaCare’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions, in the face of an effort by the conservative House Freedom Caucus to repeal them.  Some Republican lawmakers are also speaking out in favor of ...

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Baldwin pulls double duty on ‘SNL,’ mocking Trump and O’Reilly

0SHARESShare Alec Baldwin was back on “Saturday Night Live” during its latest show, mocking President Trump’s defense of Bill O’Reilly after the Fox News host reportedly settled with five women who accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct. Baldwin as O’Reilly opened the skit by talking about “the scandal everyone’s been talking about all week, a scandal no one ...

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Tillerson: Rubio's remarks 'regrettable'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday said Sen. Marco Rubio Marco Rubio The Memo: Syrian strike changes little for polarizing Trump Rubio hopes Trump reconsiders ISIS focus in Syria strategy Tillerson: Rubio’s remarks ‘regrettable’ MORE ‘s (R-Fla.) comments about the timing of past comments by the secretary of State and a chemical weapons attack in Syria were “regrettable.” “I ...

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Dems winning fight over wall

Democrats are winning the war over the wall. Despite President Trump’s request for more than $1 billion to fund the Mexican border wall this year, GOP leaders are expected to exclude the money in the spending bill being prepared to keep the government open beyond April 28. Speaker Paul Ryan Paul Ryan Gabbard: ‘We need to learn from Iraq’ Republicans ...

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