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U.S. Economic Expansion Could Become Longest on Record

(Wall Street Journal)  Forecasters are increasingly optimistic the U.S. economic expansion could continue beyond the 2020 presidential election, aided by Republican tax legislation that is expected to lift growth over the next several years. The slow-but-sturdy expansion that began in mid-2009 already is the third-longest in U.S. history and, if it continues into the second half of […]

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Verizon strikes extensive live-streaming deal with NFL for Yahoo!

Verizon on Monday announced it has signed an unprecedented deal with the NFL that allows it to live-stream all in-market and national NFL games on Verizon-owned media properties like Yahoo Sports and AOL, on mobile phones—regardless of mobile network. Previously, Verizon live-streamed NFL games only to Verizon subscribers, over the NFL Mobile app. Now football fans can […]

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CNN Walks Back Sessions-Russia Bombshell

(Daily Caller)  CNN has quietly walked back more of their “bombshell” reporting on the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, and this time it’s a story relating to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ security clearance forms. In May, CNN reported that Sessions had failed to disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador when he was a senator. Justice Department officials […]

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Department of Justice Launches Federal Investigation into Planned Parenthood – Breitbart

(Breitbart)  The Department of Justice is launching a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices and its alleged involvement in the sale of body parts of aborted babies. Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd has formally requested unredacted documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee, reportsFox News. According to the news report, the letter […]

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Top DOJ official demoted amid probe of contacts with Trump dossier firm

  (Fox News)  A senior Justice Department official was demoted this week amid an ongoing investigation into his contacts with the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier,” the department confirmed to Fox News. Until Wednesday morning, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four […]

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Sen. Franken Resigns Amid Multiple Harassment Allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Following weeks of accusations made against him, Sen. Al Franken has announced he is stepping down at the end of the year. “I am proud that during my time the senate I have used my power to be a champion of women and that I have earned a reputation as someone who respects […]

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Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter “Deep State” Enemies

(The Intercept)  The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. […]