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    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) used a personal foundation to pay for a dinner she attended at Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak's Washington, D.C., residence. The senator had failed to disclose her role in the foundation until earlier this month.

    McCaskill came under fire this March after she told the Washington Post she never had ...See More
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    A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It's fake.

    The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least five of President Trump's clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump.

    "Donald Trump: The 'Apprentice' is a television smash!" the...See More
    ...since taking office?

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    JAN. 21 "I wasn't a fan of Iraq. I didn't want to go into Iraq." (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)

    JAN. 21 "A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time magazine." (Trump was o...See More
    The BBC's consumer-affairs "Watchdog" program found that samples of iced drinks from Starbucks and two other UK chains — Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero — contained "varying levels of the [fecal] bacteria."

    http://www.businessinsider.com/bacteria-from-faeces-found-in-starbucks-costa-and-caffe-nero-ice-drinks-2017-6
    I'm pleased to see former president Obama enjoying his retirement and is giving speeches for hefty fees. As the saying goes, "make hay while the sun shines."
    File under, 'only in Washington.'

    While Democrats are howling that the Senate's health care bill would gut Medicaid, a closer look at the numbers shows the legislation actually would increase spending to the safety-net program—by tens of billions of dollars.

    According to the latest 'score' from the Congressional Budget Office, ...See More
    Not all is rosy in Seattle as the city gradually pushes to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, according to a new study that suggests hiring and the number of hours worked among lower-wage employees took a hit last year as minimum pay rose.

    The National Bureau of Economic Research unveiled a working paper on Monday that found the numbe...See More
    At least when Colin Powell told the UN that Iraq still had WMD, he seemed to believe what he was saying (and later said he regretted it). Watching Nikki Haley now saying that Syria WAS preparing for a chemical attack but it appears Assad has backed down due to Trump's "strong words," she looks like someone sent out to say something she knows isn't ...See More
    China National Petroleum Corp has suspended sales of fuel to North Korea over concerns the state-owned oil company won't get paid, as pressure mounts on Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, three sources told Reuters.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-oil-exclusive-idUSKBN19J04M

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