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PolitiFact stands by AOC 'parking lot' fact-check after online mockery

The editor of the fact-checking website PolitiFact on Tuesday told Fox News she was standing by the site's widely-mockedarticle supposedly debunking claims that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had posed for a photo-op crying outside an "empty parking lot" near a detention facility at the southern border in 2018.

Tlaib calls for $20-an-hour minimum wage

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., called for a federal minimum wage of $20 per hour at an event in Detroit on Sunday night, prompting mockery from conservatives and threatening to force mainline Democrats in the 2020 presidential race to address the issue during upcoming debates.

Trump announces 'real compromise' on budget deal with congressional leaders

The Trump administration and congressional leaders, including Democrats, have reached a critical debt and budget agreement, a deal that amounted to an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid politically dangerous tumult over fiscal deadlines, President Trump announced Monday.

Trump announces 'real compromise' on budget deal, as fiscal hawks and some Dems cry foul

The Trump administration and congressional leaders, including Democrats, have reached a critical debt and budget agreementthat all but eliminates the risk of another government shut down this fall -- but that has already drawn fierce blowback from conservatives worried about overspending, as well as progressives unhappy with where the money could go.

Trump drops in on 'MAGA'-themed wedding, as attendees chant 'USA!'

President Trump unexpectedly dropped in on the wedding of PJ Mongelli and Nicole Perosi on Saturday night at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey -- fulfilling the couple's dream of having the president at their wedding, as attendeesbroke into chants of "USA.

Trump drops in on New Jersey wedding, as attendees chant 'USA!'

After a tumultuous and bizarre week in Washington, President Trump unexpectedly dropped in on the "Make America Great Again"-themedwedding of PJ Mongelli and Nicole Marie Mongelli on Saturday night at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey, as enthusiastic attendeesbroke into chants of "USA.

'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.

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