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At long last, repeal the AUMF

Last week, 19 years after its original enactment, the House overwhelmingly voted on a bipartisan basis to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force. President Joe Biden voted for the 2002 AUMF before it was signed by President George W. Bush. It originally permitted the invasion of Iraq, but its broad language has been cited again and again to justify U.S. military action.
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Trump and the Republicans deserve credit for the coronavirus vaccine

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are visiting a handful of states this month to try to rewrite their record on the COVID-19 vaccine. Instead of playing politics like she did last week, Harris should have visited the southern border and addressed the crisis that she and Biden created. Since being made border crisis manager over 90 days ago, Harris has refused to take responsibility for Biden’s failed immigration policies, and her handling of this humanitarian crisis has become an unmitigated disaster.
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What to the conservative is Juneteenth?

In theory, there is nothing wrong with a celebration of emancipation. The freeing of the slaves was one of the great steps forward for this country, an end to the darkest chapter in American history. But we don’t live in theory. Our politics happen in practice, and in practice, the...
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Actress Rose McGowan defends Britney Spears in conservatorship battle

Hollywood actress Rose McGowan made an appearance with Fox News host Tucker Carlson to defend Britney Spears in her battle to leave a conservatorship with her father. The 39-year-old pop star made headlines on Wednesday during a Los Angeles court hearing when she requested an end to the arrangement, which has been under the control of her father and others since she underwent a mental health crisis in 2008. She said the conservatorship has done "way more harm than good" and insisted she's "not here to be anyone’s slave."
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'I'm not here to be anyone's slave': Britney Spears breaks silence and requests end to conservatorship

Britney Spears requested an end to the conservatorship that has dictated her day-to-day life and estimated $60 million estate for 13 years. The court-ordered arrangement, which has been under the control of her father and others since Spears underwent a mental health crisis in 2008, has done "way more harm than good," the 39-year-old pop star said remotely via telephone during a Los Angeles hearing on Wednesday.
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Gavin Newsom recall effort moves forward after enough verified signatures survive withdrawal process

The recall effort of California Gov. Gavin Newsom will move forward after organizers collected enough signatures. Only 43 signatures were removed in the allotted 30-day period from April 26 to June 8 allowing voters to request theirs to be removed, and 1,719,900 verified signers remain, well above the roughly 1.5 million needed, Secretary of State Shirley Weber's office announced Wednesday.
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Second Amendment activist 'disappointed and upset' after gun control group dupes him into speaking at fake graduation

John Lott, a pro-Second Amendment activist, lashed out after being duped into speaking at a fake high school graduation in a ploy by a little-known gun control group. On Wednesday, Change the Ref, an organization aiming to raise awareness about mass shootings, released a video titled "The Lost Class," which showed Lott speaking to a chorus of empty chairs on June 4, an event he thought was a rehearsal for a prominent institution's graduation commencement. The footage featured clips of Lott talking about gun background checks as the group panned over the empty chairs and insisted thousands of high school students die from firearm violence annually, a number Change the Ref says would be improved by more laws regulating gun sales.
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'Wrong part of the border' GOP criticizes VP's Texas trip

Republicans criticized Vice President Kamala Harris’s upcoming trip to the Texas border, arguing she’ll be nowhere near the towns most overwhelmed with an influx of illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico. “She’s going to the wrong part of the border,” former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Wednesday in an...
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Pentagon linguist who passed secrets to Hezbollah sentenced to 23 years in prison

A female linguist who worked for the Pentagon in Iraq was sentenced to 23 years behind bars for giving classified information to a Hezbollah-tied foreign national. Mariam Taha Thompson was charged in May 2020 in federal court with “transmitting highly sensitive classified national defense information to a foreign national," who she believed would provide the information to Lebanese-based Hezbollah, a foreign terrorist organization tied to Iran.
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Saudi death squad members behind Khashoggi's killing received training in US: Report

Several Saudis involved in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi received training from a security company in the United States, according to a new report. Four members of the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group, a subset of the Saudi Royal Guard, were granted a contract for paramilitary training with Arkansas-based Tier 1 Group, which is owned by Cerberus Capital Management, the New York Times reported on Tuesday citing sources and documents. The State Department granted Tier 1 a license to provide paramilitary training to the Saudi Royal Guard in 2014 and continued training until at least 2017.