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Poll: Democrat up 7 points in Georgia House race

0SHARESShare Democrat Jon Ossoff is 7 points ahead of Republican Karen Handel in the race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District seat, according to a SurveyUSA survey released Monday .  Fifty-one percent of likely and actual voters in Georgia say they would vote for Ossoff if the election were held today. Forty-four percent say they would vote for Handel, while 6 percent are ...

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Trump approval falls 4 points in new survey

0SHARESShare President Trump’s job approval rating has hit a new low in the latest Harvard-Harris Poll survey, with weeks of controversy taking their toll on Trump’s embattled administration. Trump’s job approval rating has fallen to 45 percent from 49 percent in March. The approval rating is at the high end compared with other surveys, which typically survey all residents, not ...

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Is a wave election forming for Democrats?

0SHARESShare Democrats are increasingly bullish about the prospect of a wave election in 2018 amid backlash against the passage of the House GOP’s ObamaCare replacement bill and the snowballing revelations coming out of the White House. Nonpartisan election handicappers have begun to shift the House further away from the Republican majority, in part due to President Trump’s tepid approval ratings ...

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Trump releases budget that slashes government programs

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a budget seeking $1.5 trillion in nondefense discretionary cuts and $1.4 trillion in Medicaid cuts over the course of a decade, while adding nearly half a trillion dollars to defense spending. The plan, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” would dramatically reshape federal spending, cutting anti-poverty and safety net programs, but leaving Medicare and the ...

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Tuesday Group chair MacArthur resigns amid health deal fallout

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) resigned as co-chairman of the moderate Tuesday Group amid a revolt among members over his role in crafting a compromise with conservatives to save the GOP’s healthcare bill. His resignation on Tuesday came weeks after The Hill reported some GOP colleagues were trying to oust him for cutting a deal on the ObamaCare replacement bill with ...

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Fox News retracts Seth Rich conspiracy story

0SHARESShare Fox News on Tuesday retracted a story regarding the 2016 killing of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich after massive outcry over sharing conspiracy theories about the murder. “On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich,” the retraction reads. “The article was not ...

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Here are the 66 programs eliminated in Trump's budget

0SHARESShare President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal would completely eliminate 66 federal programs, for a savings of $26.7 billion.   Some of the programs would receive funding for 2018 as part of a phasing-out plan. Here are the programs the administration wants on the chopping block.  Agriculture Department — $855 million ·       McGovern-Dole International Food for Education ·       Rural Business-Cooperative ...

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Liberal group targets Hannity advertisers over conspiracy theory

0SHARESShare A major liberal group is targeting advertisers for Sean Hannity’s Fox News show as they look to push back against his promotion of a conspiracy theory surrounding a killed Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer.  Media watchdog group Media Matters For America on Tuesday published a list of Hannity’s advertisers — a long list that includes major companies such as ...

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Hannity on Seth Rich coverage: ‘I retracted nothing’

Fox News’s Sean Hannity ripped his critics and the mainstream media on his nationally syndicated radio program Tuesday, saying, “I am not Fox.com or FoxNews.com, I retracted nothing.” His reaction came hours after Fox News retracted a story regarding the 2016 killing of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich after massive outcry over sharing conspiracy theories about the 2016 shooting ...

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Priebus, Bannon go back to Washington after visit to Saudi Arabia

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Stephen Bannon went back to Washington after President Trump concluded his visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday. “He was planning to come for the first stop and then head back for the budget roll out,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said about Priebus, according to CNN. White House officials ...

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