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'Send her back' chant at Trump rally prompts outcry; Omar responds

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and otherDemocrats united in condemning President Trump on Wednesday night after the crowd at a North Carolina "Make America Great Again" rally broke out in a striking chant of "send her back" while thepresident criticized Omar and other members of the so-called progressive Democrat "squad.

Criminal contempt showdown on Barr, Ross brings 'more political theater' to the House

The House of Representatives was once again playing host to ano-holds-barred partisan showdown onWednesday, as lawmakers debated whether to holdAttorney Genera Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for allegedly stonewalling congressional probes into the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Obama officials concede role in slow $20 Harriet Tubman bill rollout: report

After Democrat lawmakers and commentators spend months hammering the Trump administration for supposedly delaying the release of a $20 bill featuring famed abolishionist Harriet Tubman, several Obama-appointed officials have reportedly admitted that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had in fact followed the Obama administration's timeline for producing the new currency.

McGrath now says she would've opposed Kavanaugh after left-wing backlash

Amy McGrath now says she would not have voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after all -- just hours after she indicated that she "probably" would have, causing a fierce backlash from progressive activists supportingher long-shot bid to unseatSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

AOC-aligned group targets incumbent Dems who crossed influential freshmen

The left-wing activist group that spearheaded the politicalrise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is nowworking to take down severalincumbent Democrats who have defied the party's freshman progressive wing, leavingsome of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's loyalists on Capitol Hill anxiously wondering if they might soon fall in the crosshairs themselves.

Barr says DOJ would back Mueller if he decides not to testify

Attorney General William Barr said in an interview Monday that the Justice Department would support Robert Mueller if he decideshe "doesn't want to subject himself" to questioning from congressional Democrats at a planned July 17 hearing.

Carter Page says FBI informant 'intensified' communications just prior to FISA warrant

Former Trump foreign policy aide Carter Page said Sunday thatU.S. intelligence informant Stefan Halper "intensified" communications with him right before the FBI obtained a secret surveillance warrant to monitor Page, shortly after he and Halper met for the first time at a research institute symposium in Cambridge, England, in July 2016.

DOJ reveals Dems acknowledged Barr subpoena was 'overbroad,' slams 'disappointing' plan for contempt vote

One day after the Democrat-led House of Representatives announced it would vote next week on whether to hold Attorney General William Barrand former White House counsel Don McGahnin contempt, the Justice Department (DOJ) is firing back, saying it was "disappointed" by Congress' conduct and revealing that Democrats themselves haveacknowledged their subpoena for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's files is "unworkably overbroad.

NRA responds to Gillibrand put-down by posting her 2008 letter praising gun-rights group

One day after Kirsten Gillibrand slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) as the "worst organization in this country," the NRA on Monday reposted an effusiveletter it received from Gillibrand in 2008, in which the then-congresswoman praised "the work that the NRA does to protect gun owners rights" and said she hoped to work with the group "for many years.

Nunes presses Trump to ask Theresa May about British government’s role in Steele dossier

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday urged President Trump to ask Prime Minister Theresa May whether British officials supportedintelligence-gathering activities targeted at his campaign associates or coordinated in any way with the author of the unverified Trump "dossier" --as the president prepares to make a state visit to Britain in June.

Buttigieg takes on Trump, pitches four new tax hikes in Fox News Town Hall

Insurgent Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg acknowledged at the Fox News town hall in Claremont, New Hampshire Sunday evening that he needs to do more to appeal to "black and brown" voters, even as he confidently parried a series of questions on issues from economic policy to health care issues.

Mueller files show Flynn under investigation earlier than thought, as brother alleges effort to 'trap him'

Michael Flynn was already under federal investigation during the 2016 presidential transition began, according to a little-discussed paragraph in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report -- and his brother, Joe, told Fox News exclusively this week that the revelation suggested a long-running, high-level effort to "trip him up" and to "trap" the former national security adviser.

Ukraine embassy says DNC operative reached out for dirt on Trump in 2016

Ukraine's embassy wrote that a Democratic National Committee (DNC) insider reached out in 2016 seeking dirt on President Trump's team, according to a bombshell new report Thursday that further fueled Republican allegations that Democrats were the ones improperly colluding with foreign agents during the campaign.

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