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  1. Conservative columnist pens scathing rebuke of Trump being...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | The Raw Story

    More strangely still, the rooms were reserved for six groups of US veterans who were offered a free trip to Washington, D.C. in exchange for their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill against a law the Saudis opposed, the Post 's David Fahrenthold The sum of the bookings by the Saudi lobbyists totaled $270,00 - a number Rubin noted only seems small in comparison to Trump's wealth if one isn't aware of his penny-pinching history. The president "once won Spy Magazine's contest for the world's cheapest celebrity by cashing a check for 13 cents," Norm Eisen, a former Obama White House ethics counsel told the columnist.

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  2. 'Shame on you!' GOP lawmaker's meeting with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The Raw Story

    Rep. Paul Gosar was shouted down on Wednesday after he hosted an event with a far-right British extremist. According to Daily Star, English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson appeared via video link at a Middle East Forum event in Washington, D.C. after he failed to obtain a visa to enter the United States.

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  3. Fixing a broken process for nominating US Supreme Court justicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2018 | The Raw Story

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation that Trump might have the opportunity to make a third nomination during one term in office.

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  4. Next battle in war over Brett Kavanaugh: FBI probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | The Raw Story

    FILE PHOTO: Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Democratic U.S. senators expressed concern on Sunday over reports the White House was working with Republicans to narrow the scope of an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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  5. Survivors feel both hope and fear after Kavanaugh hearing, advocates sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2018 | The Raw Story

    Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building at the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. Win McNamee/Pool via REUTERS For sexual assault survivors, Christine Blasey Ford emerged as a new hero on Thursday, triggering a surge in calls to a national rape hotline as she told senators that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers.

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  6. Republicans may finally have to face the truth of their deceit and rotten political corruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | The Raw Story

    Call me a sentimental fool but I keep waiting for the big Frank Capra moment that rationally, I know may never come - you know, like the climax of Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington when the corrupt, patrician senator played by Claude Rains, finally undone by the truth told by Senator Jefferson Smith , tries to shoot himself. "I'm not fit to be a senator! I'm not fit to live!" he cries.

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  7. Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe writes book on Trump, terrorism: publisherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | The Raw Story

    Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo Fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, warning that President Donald Trump is undermining U.S. security, has written a book on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's efforts to safeguard the United States, his publisher said on Tuesday.

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  8. US court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA programRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | The Raw Story

    Protesters who call for an immigration bill addressing the so-called Dreamers, young adults who were brought to the United States as children, rally in the Cannon Tunnel on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore a program that protects from deportation some young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, including accepting new applications for the program.

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  9. US senior official says he flagged risks for children from border separationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | The Raw Story

    Witness Commander Jonathan D. White, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled "Oversight of Immigration Enforcement and Family Reunification Efforts" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Allison Shelley A senior official at the U.S. agency charged with caring for migrant children believed separating them from their parents carried "significant risk" of harm and said on Tuesday concerns had been raised internally before the Trump administration made it official policy.

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  10. Morning Joe calls out Mitch McConnell's 'cowardice' against...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | The Raw Story

    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the woodshed for letting President Donald Trump get away with a litany of constitutional abuses. The Kentucky Republican told a gathering of right-wing Christians that the Trump era was the "best period for conservatives" since he came to Washington, D.C., in 1985 - and the "Morning Joe" host called out their hypocrisy.

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  11. Mike Pompeo says US open to 'two-party solution' for Israeli-Palestinian conflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | The Raw Story

    FILE PHOTO: Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo testifies before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested on Monday he was open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, saying a "two-party solution" was likely in his first extensive comments on peace efforts since taking the job last week.

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  12. Watch CNN host Blackwell slap down Jack Kingston after he claims...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | The Raw Story

    Saturday morning, CNN host Victor Blackwell put the brakes on former lawmaker Jack Kingston who attempted to dismiss EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt's extravagant lifestyle since joining President Donald Trump's administration as par for the course for Washington, D.C. denizens. Appearing on New Day , Kingston was asked by the CNN host whether Pruitt would survive the string of scandals dogging him.

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  13. Here's the Senate staffer behind the GOP's attack on...Read the original story

    Mar 28, 2018 | The Raw Story

    Jason Foster, chief investigative counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, fits a classic Washington profile: A powerful, mostly unknown force at the center of some of the most consequential battles on Capitol Hill. For the last year, Foster - empowered by his boss, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the committee's chairman - has been the behind-the-scenes architect of an assault on the FBI, and most centrally its role in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to interviews with current and former congressional aides, federal law enforcement officials and others.

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  14. Pulse massacre survivor obliterates GOP's Steve King for his racist attack on Emma GonzalezRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | The Raw Story

    A survivor of the Pulse nightclub massacre is speaking out against Iowa's Republican Congressman Steve King, and praising fellow shooting survivor Emma GonzA lez. In an exclusive interview with NCRM, Brandon Wolf calls Congressman King "a repulsive bigot that wears his favorite colors proudly in the form of a Confederate flag on his desk."

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  15. Jake Tapper lays out how White House reaction to Trump's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | The Raw Story

    CNN's Jake Tapper tore into Donald Trump on Thursday after the president issued two contradictory tweets on the Foreign Surveillance Act and the White House subsequently tried to insist doing so did not sow chaos in Washington, D.C. "President Trump throwing a proverbial wrench into a debate over a controversial national security bill this morning and illustrating better than any bestseller ever could one of the biggest challenges for this presidency: his own impulse control, which may sometimes seem reckless," Tapper began.

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  16. US ends protected status for 200,000 SalvadoransRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2018 | The Raw Story

    FILE PHOTO: A Salvadoran man holds his nation's flag and a sign during a protest rally for immigrants rights on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File Photo Around 200,000 Salvadorans allowed to live in the United States since 2001 after earthquakes in El Salvador must leave the country in 2019, U.S. officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration's latest move to tighten immigration law enforcement.

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  17. 2017: Here are ten great things about this this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | The Raw Story

    Every year I do a list of ten good things about the year. This year, I was about to skip it.

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  18. Will the government shut down in December?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | The Raw Story

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks with an aide as he leaves the Senate Chamber after a vote to avert a government shutdown, on Capitol Hill on Sept. 30, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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  19. Trump's tax bill balloons deficit, hurts poor: analystsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2017 | The Raw Story

    President Donald Trump pauses during the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The latest U.S. Senate version of a Republican tax bill, strongly backed by President Donald Trump, would balloon the federal budget deficit and hurt poor Americans more than first estimated, congressional fiscal analysts said on Monday. Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation estimated the Republican bill would expand the $20 trillion national debt by $1.4 trillion in a decade, a potential worry for the dwindling number of Republican fiscal hawks in Congress.

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  20. 'The guy is toxic': GOP lawmakers are abandoning Mitch...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2017 | The Raw Story

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to the media after a weekly Senate caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 17, 2015. Photo by Yuri Gripas for Reuters.

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