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America: Love It or Leave It (Again)

TownHall Latest columns - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:01
The phrase "America, Love It or Leave It" has a pedigree dating back at least to the McCarthy Era. In the '70s, the phrase was employed again against those protesting America's involvement in the Vietnam War.

Trump slams progressive congresswomen at fiery 'MAGA' rally in North Carolina

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:22
President Trump, at a fiery "Make America Great Again" campaign rally Wednesday night in Greenville, North Carolina, blasted four progressive congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, with whom he continues to spar after an ongoing feud over comments he made against them that critics deemed "racist."

Field locked in, but stage is still in flux, for Round 2 of Dem debates

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:44
The names of the 20 Democratic presidential candidates who will take part in the second round of primary debates is now official. The Democratic National Committee and CNN, it’s media partner for the consecutive nights of showdowns that will take place July 30-31 in Detroit, on Wednesday announced which candidates made the cut.

Pentagon OKs sending 2,100 additional troops to Mexico border

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:19
The Trump administration is beefing up troop levels at the U.S.-Mexico border, with the new acting defense secretary, Richard Spencer, on Tuesday approving a Department of Homeland Security request for an additional 2,100. 

House votes to kill Rep. Al Green's resolution to impeach Trump

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:50
The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to set aside a resolution by Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, to introduce article of impeachment against President Trump – the third time the Houston-area lawmaker has taken a shot at impeaching the president, but the first since Democrats regained control of the House.

AOC says calling people 'communist' has a 'rich history' in 'white supremacy'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:46
Add "communist" to the list of terms that might be racist, according to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Sanders defends ‘Medicare-for-all,’ plans Canada caravan with patients to buy cheaper meds

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:26
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unapologetically defended his government-run “Medicare-for-all” campaign proposal against critics opposed to wiping out private health insurance, while announcing plans to lead a caravan to Canada to buy cheaper medicine than available in the U.S.

Sasse leads fresh calls to use seized 'El Chapo' money to pay for border security

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:17
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., resumed calls Wednesday for Congress to use money and other assets seized from convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to pay for improved border security after a federal judge sentenced Guzman to life in prison.

FEC filings show Biden paid public speaking firm after tussle with Harris at debate

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:32
After spending decades in political office, former Vice President Joe Biden paid thousands to a public speaking firm amid scrutiny over his performance at the first Democratic primary debate.

RNC, ripping 'deafening silence' over desecrations, sends 73 American flags to top Dems

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:54
The Republican National Committee is sending a not-so-subtle message to dozens of Democratic officials -- including presidential candidates and congressional leaders -- in a stated attempt to remind them of how blessed they are to live in the United States.

House holds Barr, Ross in criminal contempt, as GOP decries 'more political theater'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:52
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt, saying they were stonewalling congressional probes into the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Jesse Jackson urges Trump to pardon former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:46
The Rev. Jesse Jackson sent a personal appeal to President Trump last Friday, asking him to pardon the imprisoned former governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich.

Texas town blocks mayor's bid to become 'sanctuary city for the unborn'

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:38
A North Texas city decided not to ban abortion in a surprising move.

Rand Paul nixes bid to fast-track extension to 9/11 victims compensation fund, citing national debt

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:30
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., derailed an attempt by Democrats on Wednesday to fast-track an extension to the compensation fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, citing the national debt. 

Pelosi rips Trump bid to link Dems to ‘Squad,’ vows not to ‘waste our time on that’

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:27
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back hard Wednesday against President Trump’s efforts to cast New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s progressive “squad” as the face of her party, now that the fractious caucus has united to condemn the president's racially charged tweets.

Trump orders flags at half-staff in memory of Justice John Paul Stevens

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:15
In memory of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died Tuesday night at 99, President Trump ordered the American flag be flown at half-staff at the White House and other government facilities.

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