FBI traced a 'fake news' disinfo attack on Election Day from Russia, CNN reports

The FBI monitored social media on Election Day 2016 to try and trace the source of a suspected Russian disinformation campaign that used "fake news," CNN reports.

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Sessions declares new Trump war on 'leakers'

Noted racist and current U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sucking up to President Donald Trump this week by going on the attack against “leaks” on Friday. Sessions, who was too racist to get a job in Washington in the 1980s but is just racist enough to fit in 2017 warned of an impending crackdown on reporters and their sources, within the federal government.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller impanels grand jury as Trump-Russia investigation accelerates

Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia's cyberwar on America's elections and Trump's possible collusion, has impaneled a grand jury in Washington. The Wall Street Journal was first to report this news on Thursday.

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Trump begs Mexico president: 'I have to have Mexico pay for the wall – I have to'

"But the fact is we are both in a little bit of a political bind because I have to have Mexico pay for the wall – I have to.” -- Trump to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on a January 27, 2017 phone call.

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Sam Clovis, Trump's pick for USDA chief scientist, called progressives 'race traders' and 'race traitors' online

President Donald Trump's nominee to be the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist, Sam Clovis, wrote a personal blog for years on which he accused progressives of "enslaving" minorities, described black political figures as "race traders," and said then-President Obama was a "Maoist" with "communist" roots.

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Russia declares trade war on U.S. after Trump reluctantly signs new sanctions bill into law

Welp. This doesn't sound good, from what appears to be an official Russian state Twitter account.

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Trump's proposed transgender ban slammed by 56 retired U.S. military officers in open letter

Fifty-six retired U.S. generals, admirals and other senior officers today voiced opposition to President Donald Trump's proposed ban on transgender military service. Trump attempted to justify his bigotry on the bogus grounds it would be disruptive and harm readiness.

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New FBI director is Chris Christie's Bridgegate lawyer and has Christie's infamous cellphone

After firing James Comey for the crime of "showboating," Trump chose Christopher Wray to be the new FBI director. A Senate committee approved the nomination. This is the lawyer who collected over $600 thousand from New Jersey taxpayers for personally representing Chris Christie in the Bridgegate scandal.

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Trump's FBI pick Wray is confirmed by Senate to replace Comey, who was fired by Trump

Former Justice Department lawyer Christopher Wray was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the FBI, about three months after its previous director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump.

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"I'll keep doing that until I run out of batteries" Tennessee sheriff's deputies torture teenager with stun gun

This video is hard to watch. It shows a group of Cheatham County, TN Sheriff's Deputies restraining a teenager in a chair and shocking him repeatedly with a stun gun.

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Watch Trump's terrifying speech to cops encouraging more police brutality

“Don't be too nice” to “thugs,” said the President.

Yep. In a speech to police in New York today, Donald Trump said it's okay for officers to physically abuse suspects. This is where we are, America.

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Reince Priebus out of Trump White House

President Trump has pushed out Reince Priebus, his chief of staff. He'll be replaced by John F. Kelly, DHS secretary. Did Reince quit, or was he fired? Conflicting reports at this early moment of big news.

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Senate fails to pass 'Skinny Repeal' of Obamacare; McCain cast crucial 'No' vote

After 7 years of grandstanding, the GOP failed to pass its utterly indefensible 'skinny repeal' bill to destabilize American healthcare. The Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, lost on a 51-49 vote that included some surprise yesses and nos.

What a weird night this has been in America. GOP Senators wrote a health care bill over sandwiches at lunch, released the text at night, wouldn't answer reporter's questions about the content of the bill, then held a vote at 1am. And they failed.

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Senate panel votes to protect medical marijuana - major buzzkill for Jeff Sessions

The overwhelming majority of Americans think medical marijuana should be legal. Even Donald Trump pretended to be in favor of states' rights to make their own cannabis laws when he was campaigning. That hasn't stopped attorney general Jeff Sessions from trying to revive the disastrous drug war policies of the 80s and cracking down on the devil weed. Today, he was soundly defeated by the Senate Appropriations Committee, which voted in favor of a renewing a spending rider that blocks the Justice Department from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

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Senate rejects GOP effort to repeal Obamacare without a replacement

The U.S. Senate has voted to reject a proposal to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (aka ACA, aka Obamacare) without providing a replacement.

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VP Pence breaks tie, Senate votes to begin debating GOP bill to kill Obamacare in win for Trump

The U.S. Senate, aided by Trump's second in command, has voted to begin debate on the GOP's plan to destroy Obamacare.

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'Kill the Bill,' shout protesters as U.S. Senate votes on starting GOP health bill debate

As Senators vote on proceeding to debate the secret Trump/GOP health care plan aka Obamacare repeal plan *they haven't even seen,* protesters in the senate chambers and outside shouted “Kill the bill, don't kill us.”

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