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Trump announces ‘hard hitting’ new sanctions against Iran

President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran Monday in retaliation for the downing of a US drone last week. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump said he signed an executive order imposing “hard hitting” sanctions on Iran that will deny Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and others access to financial instruments.…MORE

Trump to issue executive order requiring hospitals to disclose prices to patients

President Donald Trump will issue an executive order Monday aimed at making health care prices more readily available to consumers. The order — which seeks to fulfill the President’s promise to lower costs for Americans — will direct the Health & Human Services Department to develop a rule that would require hospitals to disclose prices…MORE

READ: Supreme Court ruling on First Amendment and FUCT trademark

The Supreme Court struck down on Monday a provision of federal law that prohibits the registration of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks as a violation of the First Amendment. Read the ruling: cnn.com/2019/06/24/politics/read-supreme-court-first-amendment-fuct/index.htmlMORE

Mike Pence’s unbelievable answer on whether climate change is a threat

Sometimes you have to read something to believe it. Vice President Mike Pence’s pretzel-twisting when asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper whether climate change is a threat to the United States is one of those times. Here’s the back and forth — from “State of the Union” on Sunday. It’s long but incredibly telling: TAPPER: But…MORE

Trump escapes to Camp David after bucking aides on Iran, immigration

President Donald Trump left the White House Saturday for a last-minute trip to Camp David — escaping Washington at a moment when sources say he appears increasingly disenchanted by advice from his inner circle and out of sorts with some of the mainstays in his Cabinet. “I am at Camp David working on many things,…MORE

What’s behind the citizenship question on the 2020 census

Mounting evidence suggests the push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census began as little more than a political power grab by Republicans. There were the secret files from now-deceased political strategist Thomas Hofeller, outlining how adding a citizenship question would yield political districts beneficial to Republicans. There were the poorly hidden conversations…MORE

Trump makes yet another false claim about California voter fraud

Since the first week of his presidency, President Donald Trump has falsely claimed that there was mass voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. He has repeatedly and baselessly singled out California as a supposed center of this fraud. He did so again in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” This…MORE

Fact-checking nine 2020 Democratic candidates in South Carolina

Twenty-one Democratic presidential candidates spoke Saturday at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention. The nine current and former federal officeholders we fact-checked were largely factual. Though their brisk speeches of eight minutes or less included hefty doses of debatable political rhetoric, we found no objectively false or misleading claims from Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth…MORE

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