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Trump mulls forming panel to investigate anticonservative bias on social media: report

Trump mulls forming panel to investigate anticonservative bias on social media: report

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication is considering creating a panel to oversee complaints of bias against conservatives by social media platforms in a move that would likely spark pushback from tech companies.The plans are still being mulled, people familiar with the matter told , but options could include the creation of a formal White House commission on the allegations.“Left-wing bias in the tech world is a con­cern that definitely needs to be addressed from our vantage point, and at least exposed [so] that Americans have clear eyes about what we’re dealing with,” a White House...

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Trump campaign to unleash $1M on digital ads hitting Biden over 'you ain't black' comment

Trump campaign to unleash $1M on digital ads hitting Biden over 'you ain't black' comment

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication ’s reelection campaign is launching a $1 million digital ad buy underscoring former Vice President ’s remarks that that African-American voters “ain’t black” if they are mulling backing the president.The campaign’s plans, first reported by and confirmed by The Hill on Saturday, include running a video montage of Biden’s remarks, made Friday on “The Breakfast Club” radio show. The campaign will also air a video underscoring Biden’s support for a 1994 crime bill that critics say resulted in spikes incarceration rates, particularly among people of...

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Sessions fires back at Trump over recusal: 'I did my duty and you're damn fortunate I did'

Sessions fires back at Trump over recusal: 'I did my duty and you're damn fortunate I did'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Former Attorney General shot back at over his decision to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, offering a rare rebuke of a president he’s sought to tightly hug in his Alabama Senate campaign.“Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty & you're damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do,” Sessions tweeted late Friday night.. Look, I know your anger, but...

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Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans

Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Bonnie CashSenate Republicans are calling on the Justice Department to investigate Planned Parenthood centers over loans they received under the coronavirus stimulus package as the group faces increasing scrutiny from the GOP.Twenty-seven senators led by Sen. (R-Ark.) and Senate Majority Leader (R-Ky.) alleged in to Attorney General on Thursday that the $80 million in loans Planned Parenthood affiliates received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) should not have gone to the sites.“We write to urge you to investigate the activities of...

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Las Vegas Strip tentatively set to reopen June 4

Las Vegas Strip tentatively set to reopen June 4

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Nevada Gov. (D) said the Las Vegas Strip could tentatively reopen on June 4, a potentially major economic boost to the city amid shutdowns due to the coronavirus outbreak.Sisolak started the first phase of Nevada’s reopening earlier this month and said a second phase could commence if data on the outbreak continues to be positive. He will hold a briefing next week to provide Nevadans with an update on the pandemic.“If Nevada’s COVID-19 data continues to reflect positive or consistent trends through the Memorial Day Weekend, the Governor will...

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Trump admin has looked at conducting first US nuclear test since '90s citing threat from Russia, China: report

Trump admin has looked at conducting first US nuclear test since '90s citing threat from Russia, China: report

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesMembers of the Trump administration have explored conducting the first U.S. nuclear test since 1992 in a move that would mark a reversal from a decades-long freeze on such tests.A senior administration official and two former officials familiar with the deliberations told that discussions were held at a meeting of senior officials from the top national security agencies last Friday. The conversations came in response to accusations that Russia and China are running low-yield nuclear tests, though no evidence has emerged to support the...

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Former White House aide won $3M contract to supply masks amid pandemic

Former White House aide won $3M contract to supply masks amid pandemic

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty ImagesA former White House aide received a $3 million contract from the federal government to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals in New Mexico and Arizona, some of which now appear to be faulty.Zach Fuentes, ’s former deputy chief of staff, won the contract just 11 days after he founded a company to sell personal protective equipment to help deal with the coronavirus. He secured the contract with the Indian Health Service (IHS) despite having no prior federal contracting experience.However, the that...

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Susan Rice calls for Flynn-Kislyak transcripts to be released

Susan Rice calls for Flynn-Kislyak transcripts to be released

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice has called for the Trump administration to release transcripts of phone calls between Michael Flynn, her successor under , and then-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.Rice, through a spokeswoman, renewed her call for the transcripts to be publicly released after acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell  Rice sent to herself documenting a meeting in January 2017 about Flynn's contacts with Kislyak.“In the interest of transparency, Ambassador Rice again calls...

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Trump says number of US coronavirus cases is 'badge of honor' showing high testing

Trump says number of US coronavirus cases is 'badge of honor' showing high testing

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication said Tuesday he sees the increasing rate of coronavirus cases in the U.S. as a “badge of honor” because it's an indication of the country's testing capacity. “When we have a lot of cases, I don't look at that as a bad thing, I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing,” Trump told reporters. “Because it means our testing is much better.”“I view it as a badge of honor, really, it's a badge of honor.” The president added that more tests will inherently reveal more cases, leading to an increase in the total tally, and that the U.S....

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Trump and Biden signal bitter general election with latest attack ads

Trump and Biden signal bitter general election with latest attack ads

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The negative ads released this week by the Trump and Biden campaigns foreshadow a bitter and deeply personal White House race heading into November, with each contender seeking fertile ground to launch attacks on his opponent.Both campaigns and their affiliated outside groups have already poured millions of dollars into attack ads, a sign that the negativity will only ramp up as the election gets closer.“Scorched-earth city. Are you kidding me?” GOP strategist and former Republican National Committee spokesman said when asked what the recent spate...

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Italy to ease travel restrictions in early June

Italy to ease travel restrictions in early June

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesItaly's government has approved a measure that would allow international travel into and out of the country starting early next month, a significant shift for a country with one of the world’s most stringent lockdowns during the coronavirus outbreak.The Italian government’s Council of Ministers  Saturday that its decree will also allow free travel within the country starting on June 3.Some regional governments had pushed for a swifter rollback of travel restrictions, but Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has maintained that a more...

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State Department inspector general fired

State Department inspector general fired

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication State Department Inspector General Steve Linick was ousted Friday evening, becoming the latest government watchdog to be removed from his post.A State Department spokesperson confirmed to The Hill that Ambassador Stephen Akard, a former career Foreign Service officer, will replace Linick, who was appointed to the role in 2013 by then-President Obama.“On Sept. 11, 2019, Ambassador Akard was confirmed by the Senate, 90-2, to lead the Department’s Office of Foreign Missions and we look forward to him leading the Office of the Inspector General,” the...

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Hickenlooper endorses Biden for president

Hickenlooper endorses Biden for president

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesFormer Colorado Gov. (D) endorsed ’s White House bid, becoming the latest former presidential contender to back his campaign.Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the White House race last year and is now running for the Senate, specifically cited Biden’s plan to help hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.“Our small businesses, workers, and families are hurting. Joe Biden is the leader we need to fight for them, and that's why I'm supporting his campaign,” Hickenlooper said in a statement circulated by Biden’s campaign.Biden’s plan would, among...

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Trump campaign launches ads questioning Biden's age, fitness

Trump campaign launches ads questioning Biden's age, fitness

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication ’s reelection campaign launched a series of Facebook ads Thursday questioning ’s age and fitness for office, expanding on a personal attack line that Republicans have only floated thus far.The ads asked if the former vice president, 77, is “too old” to be elected president and saying, “geriatric mental health is no laughing matter.”While Republicans have grumbled about Biden’s age and highlighted verbal gaffes and technical difficulties during his events, the Trump campaign’s ads mark the first time it has used ads to explicitly target his overall...

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George Conway group launches campaign to gin up GOP and independent support for Biden

George Conway group launches campaign to gin up GOP and independent support for Biden

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump conservative super PAC run in part by , launched a campaign Wednesday to gin up support among Republicans and independents for ’s White House bid.The group stressed the initiative, dubbed Republicans & Independents for Biden, will be independent of the former vice president’s campaign and said it will focus its efforts on battleground states. “Former Vice President Joe Biden has the wisdom, the skills, and the relationships this nation needs to shape a government of the people which will lead us out of the...

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Republican Tom Tiffany wins Wisconsin special election

Republican Tom Tiffany wins Wisconsin special election

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Republican Tom Tiffany won the special election in Wisconsin’s 7th District on Tuesday to fill the vacancy left by former Rep. (R).Tiffany, a state senator, defeated Democrat Tricia Zunker, a member of the Wausau School Board and associate justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court. Tiffany was winning by a 58-42 percent margin with about 83 percent of precincts reporting.The Wisconsin Republican had the backing of , who worked to boost Tiffany the day before the special election."Tom Tiffany () is a Great Advocate for the incredible people of...

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US issues new visa restrictions for Chinese journalists

US issues new visa restrictions for Chinese journalists

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashThe U.S. slapped new visa restrictions on Chinese journalists working in the country as the feud between Washington and Beijing over the coronavirus seeps into a burgeoning media war.The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that Chinese journalists working for non-American news outlets would be able to obtain only 90-day work visas, a reversal from the open-ended visas for which they’d previously qualified. The journalists will be able to apply for 90-day extensions. The move, which the DHS said came in retaliation for actions against...

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Indoor dining at South Carolina restaurants, bars to resume Monday

Indoor dining at South Carolina restaurants, bars to resume Monday

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesSouth Carolina will allow dine-in service at restaurants and bars starting on Monday as the Palmetto State begins to reopen its economy.Gov. Henry McMaster, a Republican, said “Phase 2” of reopening restaurants will allow them to have 50 percent capacity at the sites themselves and that social distancing will be required.“These recommendations, these policies, these suggestions are comprehensive. They are well thought out,” said McMaster, noting that the state’s order to allow police officers to arrest anyone who poses a public health...

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Ousted official responds to Trump: 'I'm frustrated at a lack of leadership'

Ousted official responds to Trump: 'I'm frustrated at a lack of leadership'

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication A former top federal scientist who was ousted from his role and filed a whistleblower complaint against the Trump administration pushed back against ’s remarks that he’s disgruntled, saying he is “frustrated” with the government’s leadership."I am not disgruntled," , the former head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, said in a preview of an interview with CBS News. "I am frustrated at a lack of leadership. I am frustrated at a lack of urgency to get a head start on developing lifesaving tools for Americans. I'm...

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WHO says animal markets like in Wuhan should not be shut down

WHO says animal markets like in Wuhan should not be shut down

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © getty: Chinese seafood vendors wait for customers at a wet market in BeijingThe World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday that "wet" animal markets should not be shut down globally after one such site in Wuhan, China, is suspected of being the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.WHO food safety and animal diseases expert Peter Ben Embarek said in a press briefing Friday that live animal markets play a key role in providing food and jobs to millions of people and that authorities should focus on improving safety standards rather than shutting...

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Judge orders Sanders, others to be reinstated to New York primary ballot

Judge orders Sanders, others to be reinstated to New York primary ballot

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication A federal judge issued a ruling Tuesday requiring New York to hold its presidential primary in June and restore Sen. (I-Vt.) and other former presidential contenders to the ballot. The ruling from Judge Analisa Torres of the Southern District of New York, an Obama appointee, said that Gov. ’s (D) decision to scrap his state’s primary violated the First and 14th Amendment rights of White House contenders who have since ended their campaigns.“The Court concludes that Plaintiffs and Plaintiff-Intervenors have shown a clear and substantial likelihood...

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Trump seeks to replace HHS watchdog who reported hospital shortages

Trump seeks to replace HHS watchdog who reported hospital shortages

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The White House on Friday announced ’s new pick to serve as the Department of Health and Human Services’s (HHS) inspector general after the president currently serving as the agency’s watchdog.The White House announced in a press release the nomination of Jason Weida to fill the role at HHS. Weida is currently serving as an assistant U.S. attorney in Boston and previously worked in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy.Prior to entering the government, Weida worked in private practice and clerked for judges on the Court of Appeals for...

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Judge rules US Women's National Soccer Team has insufficient evidence for unequal pay case

Judge rules US Women's National Soccer Team has insufficient evidence for unequal pay case

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesA federal judge ruled Friday that the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team does not have enough evidence to bring to trial its claims that its players are receiving unequal pay, dealing a significant setback to the team’s lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. U.S. District Court Judge Gary Klausner granted the federation’s motion for summary judgement to dismiss the payment component of the team’s lawsuit, only allowing their claims to discrimination based on travel conditions and medical and training support to move forward. "In...

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European Central Bank to allow banks to borrow at minus 1 percent

European Central Bank to allow banks to borrow at minus 1 percent

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesThe European Central Bank (ECB) announced Thursday that it will essentially pay banks to lend money as it works to blunt a sharp economic decline fueled by the coronavirus pandemic. The ECB said it will in certain instances allow commercial banks to borrow at a rate of minus 1 percent so long as the money is passed on to consumers and businesses. The change effectively allows banks to not pay back all of the money they borrow. ECB President Christine Lagarde warned during  that the eurozone economy could shrink by as much as an...

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Amash launches exploratory committee for Libertarian presidential run

Amash launches exploratory committee for Libertarian presidential run

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Rep. (I-Mich.) announced Tuesday that he has launched an exploratory committee to seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, his strongest indication yet that he will mount a third-party White House bid.“Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the @LPNational’s nomination for president of the United States. Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people,” Amash tweeted.“We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and...

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