Ron Johnson says Donald Trump should retract comments about judge

(link to post)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Donald Trump should retract comments he made about a federal judge’s Mexican heritage, a spokesman for Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday. Johnson became the latest Republican to criticize Trump for saying he believed a Latino judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University could not be fair because…

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Ben Rhodes, Obama adviser who pushed ‘narrative’ about Iran deal, defends himself

(link to post)The adviser to President Obama who’s under fire for his role in selling the Iranian nuclear deal to the American public defended the agreement Monday, while the White House denied that it erased a reference to the deal from a public transcript. Ben Rhodes, Mr. Obama’s deputy national security adviser, told the Arms…

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IRS Releases List of Tea Party and Conservative Groups It Targeted

(link to post) NOTE FROM GREAT VOCAL MAJORITY IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, must be impeached.  Someone at the IRS must be made to pay a severe penalty for the targeting of conservative groups for harrassment by the IRS.  Anything less than that is unacceptable. Remember this exchange between Bill O’Reilly and Barack Obama? Barack Obama…

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Elizabeth Warren accuses GOP of blanket blockade of Obama nominees

(link to post)Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused Senate Republicans Monday of waging a systematic campaign to block nearly all of President Obama’s judicial and executive branch nominees. Ms. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat and one of the left’s most aggressive attack dogs, said Republican stonewalling of Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court is “only the latest…

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Bernie Sanders already looking past California, promises ‘contested convention’

(link to post)Sen. Bernard Sanders says he isn’t going anywhere — but analysts say he’ll have to win California’s presidential primary Tuesday to avoid being seen as a “narcissistic” sore loser. Mr. Sanders has campaigned hard across California in recent weeks, hoping for a big win to end the primary season. Such a victory not…

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Jeff Flake: I can’t support Donald Trump at this point

(link to post)Sen. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, said on Monday that he can’t endorse presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump at this point and said Mr. Trump’s questioning the impartiality of a judge because of the judge’s Mexican heritage is a “new level.” “It’s uncomfortable not having endorsed the Republican nominee, I have to say, but…

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David French: I’m not running for president

(link to post)Conservative writer David French, who had been floated as a possible independent candidate for president, is ruling out a run himself — but hinted there still could be an opening for someone else to enter the race. In a piece for National Review, Mr. French said he gave it serious thought “only because…

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Donald Trump says he will win Trump University case ‘easily’

(link to post)Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday said he will “easily” win a case involving fraud charges against his Trump University real estate courses and says all he’s trying to do is figure out why he’s being treated unfairly by a judge. He says many participants in the courses have given them…

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Majority of U.S. voters favor legalizing marijuana: poll

(link to post)A majority of U.S. voters support legalizing marijuana in general, and nearly nine in 10 say VA doctors should be able to prescribe it in pill form to veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, according to polling released Monday. Fifty-four percent said marijuana should be made legal in the United States, compared to 41…

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Pope Battles Bureaucracy, Sex Abuse In New Order

5061636 Pope Francis issued a new edict Saturday effectively countermanding a previous order and reflecting his ongoing struggle with interests entrenched inside the Roman Curia, the Vatican’s sprawling bureaucracy. The document is a motu proprio called “Like a loving mother,” which clarifies language and procedures governing the removal of bishops for negligence in clerical sexual abuse investigations.…

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