BREAKING: NYT Reports Sean Spicer Has Resigned 

Sean Spicer has resigned as White House Press Secretary after Trump’s decision to appoint a new Communications Director, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci. According to sources, Spicer believes the new appointment is a “major mistake”.

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Here’s how fake news becomes Donald Trump’s reality: Russian lawyer edition

Trump likes to say that anything against him is fake news, especially if it comes from unnamed sources. But when Trump “hears” something via Twitter or his supporters create a conspiracy suddenly it’s factual and the mainstream media won’t report the truth because it’s all “fake news” and a conspiracy against Trump by the liberal media and Democrats. Despite Loretta Lynch denying any involvement in issuing visas and having no authority over entry to the United States at airports.

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Democrats Are Throwing Around “Repeal Obamacare” On Twitter To Shame Republicans

Over the last few months, strategy after strategy deployed by the Republican Party to make good on their seven-year promise to do away with President Obama’s signature healthcare legislation has crumbled. Even with full control of Congress and the presidency, the GOP cannot seem to come up with a health care bill that satisfies the needed number of legislators, much less the public. So on Monday night, when the idea was floated  that Congress should simply repeal Obamacare and then worry about figuring out a replacement plan at a later date, people understandably went nuts.

While Democrats continue to oppose any plan the Republicans come up with to fix Obamacare or repeal it, the GOP last two attempts at repealing and replacing Obamacare have failed. In addition, any attempt to fully repeal Obamacare like they voted for in 2015 is no longer viable because of moderate senators like Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, and Senator Capito who refuse to vote for a full repeal bill as promised the past seven years. So as it stands today, the repeal of Obamacare has failed, as has the GOP attempt to replace it. At this point it would be better to let Obamacare fail and the burden be left on the Democrats who voted for it, without any bipartisan support. Eventually, states will have to loosen regulations that don’t allow competition across state lines and tort reforms will need to be made, along with other reforms that help bring premium costs down, along with health care.

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FBI Director Nominee Says He Was Not Asked for Loyalty Oath

Trump’s nominee for FBI Director, Christopher Wray, assures Congress he will follow the law and Constitution to perform his duties. He took no loyalty oath.
It’s hard to understand the Trump administration continues to call the Russia investigation a ‘witch hunt’ despite the recently released emails Donald Trump Jr disclosed yesterday.

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#CNNBlackMail is fake news?

Thankfully this non story has disappeared from social media and the news headlines. I refrained from posting about it at the time, but have to admit it would have been wrong to reveal the identity of the individual who made the CNN-WWE meme. Reports indicate he is a teenager but regardless of age, his identity should never be revealed unless the post was an actual threat against the president or anyone else. Our right to free speech and freedom of expression must remain protected. The press has the protections of the first amendment, but this does not give them the right to reveal anonymous sources or other individuals simply because they disagree with what they say or believe.

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35 NGOs Sign Letter to Senate Leadership Asking Them to Prioritize HR 390

This bill is stuck in the Foreign Relations Committee according to NGO International Christian Concern. The bill would help provide humanitarian aid to religious minorities in Iraq and Syria who are currently facing persecution by ISIS.

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EU funded InVID launches a fake video news debunker

Another tool to help decipher fake news from real…too bad it’s only helpful to determine if video’s or pictures are fake.

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China strongly opposes U.S. arms sales of $1.4 billion to Taiwan

China considers Taiwan to be part of its territory and has long opposed any arms sales to the self-governing island

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Tougher immigration policies face first major legislative test of Trump era

Thankfully Kate’s Law passed in the House today, which will make it easier to punish illegal immigrants who come here

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House GOP seeks to impeach secretary of state

Sounds like an investigation is necessary in #North Carolina, but if it’s not illegal to commission notaries to illegal immigrants

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