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Ethics sirens times two: New allegations emerge against Franken, Conyers

We’re on the cusp of a holiday news cycle, but the workload of the House and Senate Ethics Committees continues to expand. Two new reports lodge new allegations against two members of Congress already in the sexual-harassment spotlight, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Representative John Conyers (D-MI). HuffPost reports that two more women have come forward anonymously to accuse Franken ...

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Vox: Democrats were wrong about Bill Clinton and shouldn’t make the same mistake with Al Franken

Vox has published another piece today stating rather matter-of-factly that Democrats were wrong to support Bill Clinton in the late 90s and adding that they shouldn’t repeat that mistake with Al Franken. Reports of harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men have prompted a reevaluation of several other powerful figures who should have been evaluated harshly in ...

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Video: Defector shot 5 times as he flees North Korea

A North Korean soldier took his life in his hands last week when he decided to defect across the border with South Korea. In a video released by South Korea Tuesday, the soldier can be seen driving and then running for his life as his fellow soldiers try to shoot him. From Fox News: At a live TV briefing, the ...

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Hometown newspaper: John Conyers must go

“‘Must’ is not a word to be used to princes,” Elizabeth I said to Robert Cecil when he urged the ailing monarch to retire to bed. One assumes that John Conyers will have a similar reaction to the demand from the editors of the Detroit Free Press, who urge the 26-term Congressman to retire to anywhere else other than Congress. ...

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Sen. Murkowski supports repeal of individual mandate

Sen. Murkowski wrote a piece for an Alaska newspaper Tuesday announcing she would support repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate which is currently part of the GOP tax bill. I have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish to buy in order to avoid being ...

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Uber got taken for a ride — and paid ransom to keep it quiet

“Once you have paid him the Danegeld,” Rudyard Kipling once wrote, “you never get rid of the Dane.” However, you might be able to keep him quiet — or at least that’s what Uber apparently thought. Faced with a hack of its computer system that exposed the records of 57 million customers and 7 million drivers, the ride-sharing company decided ...

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