Author: Lukas Mikelionis

Bannon’s ‘kingmaker’ status tarnished by Moore defeat

FOX NEWS Steve Bannon, former chief White House strategist, backed Roy Moore in the Alabama U.S. Senate race.  (Associated Press) “There’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better,” former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon said on the eve of Alabama’s U.S. Senate election, as he went all-in for embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore. The next day, voting results showed Democrat Doug Jones to be the victor in the deep-red state, making him the first non-Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat there in more than two decades. Jones’ victory also tarnished the supposed “kingmaker”...

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Shelby says Alabama can ‘do better’ than elect Moore in last-minute push

FOX NEWS Sen. Richard Shelby, R- Ala., came out swinging Sunday, saying his state can “do better” than elect Senate hopeful Roy Moore and suggested that people should write-in another candidate. Shelby, the state’s senior senator, said he already cast an absentee ballot for another unspecified Republican. The Republican Party supports Moore, whose campaign has been damaged by accusations of sexual misconduct with underage girls decades ago when he was a county prosecutor. Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones in the special election on Tuesday to replace Jeff Sessions, who vacated his Senate seat when President Trump appointed him...

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Bernie Sanders’ wife’s land deal still under FBI probe; witness recently questioned

FOX NEWS U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and wife Jane Sanders walk in Philadelphia during the final day of the Democratic National Convention, July 28, 2016. Sanders remains under federal investigation for a land deal she made as president of Burlington College in Vermont in 2010.  (Associated Press) A federal investigation launched in 2016 into possible bank fraud by Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is still underway — with “a potential” grand jury review possible. The probe could thwart Sanders’ 2020 presidential ambitions — as well as the Vermont political plans of Jane Sanders’ daughter, Carina...

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Erdogan: Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is ‘red line’ for Muslims

FOX NEWS May 16, 2017: President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House in Washington.  (AP) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a “red line” for Muslims. Erdogan, while speaking to Parliament, said such step by President Trump would force Turkey to cut off all diplomatic ties with Israel. He pledged to rally other Muslim countries to oppose any move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The White House has been considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite growing calls...

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Conyers of accused of sexual misconduct at a church amid looming announcement

FOX NEWS Another woman has come forward accusing Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., of putting his hand up her skirt and rubbing her thighs in the front row of a church. The latest allegation hit the congressman just hours before he is set to make announcement on a Detroit radio station Tuesday. Elisa Grubbs made the allegation in an affidavit publicized late Monday by attorney Lisa Bloom. Grubbs worked for Conyers for more than a decade and is the cousin of another accuser, Marion Brown, who reached a confidential settlement with the Michigan politician over sexual misconduct allegations. “Rep. Conyers...

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Bannon to campaign for Moore in Alabama US Senate race

FOX NEWS Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks at a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Sept. 25, 2017.  (Associated Press) Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is set to return to Alabama to campaign for embattled Republican U.S. Senate nominee Roy Moore. Bannon is expected to appear at a Moore rally next week – as the Dec. 12 election between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones draws closer. The candidates are vying for the Senate seat once occupied by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The appearance by Bannon would mark a strong show of support for Moore,...

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Senate panel OKs tax bill, drawing Trump, GOP closer to major legislative win

FOX NEWS The Senate Finance Committee voted late Thursday in favor of the House GOP tax bill, paving the way for the first major legislative victory for the Trump administration. The panel’s 14-12 vote means the bill will likely reach the Senate floor sometime after Thanksgiving. Earlier Thursday, the House passed its bill in a 227-205 vote. “For the millions of hard-working Americans who need more money in their pockets and the chance of a better future, help is on the way,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement. “For the millions of hard-working Americans who...

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Democrat Duckworth not sold on Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for all’ plan

FOX NEWS U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ attempt to unify progressives around single-payer healthcare has met resistance from colleague Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who says now is not the time for Sanders’ “Medicare for all” system. Duckworth, a decorated military veteran who lost both legs during the Iraq War, has shot down any optimism about implementing a single-payer healthcare system in the near future. She also issued a thinly veiled suggestion that Sanders should focus on “real work” to fix the U.S. healthcare system. “I just don’t think the Sanders proposal is achievable,” Duckworth told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this...

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