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New Bill On Union Dues Could End Organized Labor In Florida

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A bill that would require public sector unions to disclose its membership count on an annual basis passed through committee in the Florida legislature Wednesday and is now awaiting a floor vote. Republican Florida state legislator Scott Plakon introduced House Bill 11, which would compel public sector unions to report…

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Former Tennessee Trade Secretary Tapped for Ambassador to Japan

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  The Associated Press reports President Trump has nominated William Francis Hagerty IV as Ambassador to Japan. Bill Hagerty, the co-founder of private-equity firm Hagerty Peterson and Company, is not a newcomer to politics. Earlier in his career, he served in the HW Bush Administration as a White House Fellow, reporting…

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House Intelligence: “Reports Clearly Show That the President-Elect Was Monitored”

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  Once again, statements by President Trump once characterized as “a lie” or “wrong” is proved to be, in fact, accurate. Moments ago House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes had to awkwardly walk back previous statements flatly denying any “wiretapping” of Donald Trump or Trump Tower prior to the inauguration. At about…

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Kentucky Set to Rally for President Trump in Louisville

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  The Kentucky Exposition Center  is brimming with well-wishers and rally-goers, who have lined up in the thousands to see President Trump in Freedom Hall. Leading up to the actual event, Right Side Broadcasting Network is offering live coverage outside the venue. People are happy, enthused and making new friends…

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Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway Previews President Trump’s Agenda for Upcoming Nashville Visit

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White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway spent a few minutes this morning on Fox and Friends discussing President Trump’s visit to Nashville. She outlined the president’s agenda for Wednesday’s rally, which included Obamacare repeal and replace; job creation; energy and infrastructure investments; budget; and tax reform. Experienced political observes may…

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White House Maintains Vow to Build the Wall

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Despite a congressional case of nerves, President Donald Trump is determined to build a 2,000-mile wall along the southern border with Mexico. The 30-foot wall will even be made of concrete, according to the federal government, a largely impassable fix after decades of U.S. frustration with illegal immigration and drug…

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Representative Scott DesJarlais Joins Large Majority in Support of $584 Billion Defense Bill

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Wednesday, Representative Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (R-TN-04) voted to boost troops’ numbers, pay, training, and equipment in the 2017 Defense Appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives by a wide margin. The $584 billion defense spending measure for this fiscal year is the first of a series of appropriations bills the House…

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Judicial Watch Sues Over Records Related to Michael Flynn’s Conversations With Russian Ambassador

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A conservative watchdog group sued the federal government Monday in pursuit of records related to its probe of conversations involving President Trump’s former national security adviser, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michel Flynn, and Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. Judicial Watch filed suit against the CIA, Justice…

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Sen. Tim Kaine’s Son One of Six Counter-Protesters Arrested at Pro-Trump Rally

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MINNEAPOLIS — Linwood Kaine, the youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the presidential election, was one of six counter-protesters arrested during a rally supporting President Donald Trump over the weekend at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. Kaine was arrested by…

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Report: Democrat Groups Paid Ransoms to Hide Protester Funding

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Over a dozen Democratic groups were approached with ransom demands by Russian hackers over protester funding information, according to a Monday report from Bloomberg. The liberal Center for American Progress was one of the groups that was approached by what FBI officials report is the same group behind the Democratic…

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