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Fact Check: Obama’s Speech Attacking Trump at University of Illinois

The idea that re-electing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, and electing Democrats who want to impeach the president, raise taxes, abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and extend Medicare to the entire country without a plan to pay for it represents a return to “sanity” is the biggest lie of all.

US Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) looks on before speaking to reports regarding the Russia investigation on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on January 9, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Maxine Waters Hit with FEC Complaint over Campaign Mailers

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the California congresswoman known for being an outspoken member of the “resistance” against President Donald Trump, is getting slammed with an ethics complaint from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) over money raised from her campaign mailers.

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Mainstream Media Propaganda, from Khalidi Tape to ‘Nut Job’

The pattern is the same, from the Khalidi tape to the “nut job” story. For the elite mainstream media, when it comes to protecting Democrats or attacking Republicans, there are no journalistic standards, no ethics, and no shame.

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Blue State Blues: The Media Suddenly Discover Presidential Ethics

It is gratifying to watch the media suddenly discover such concepts as the independence of the judiciary, conflicts of interest, and press freedom. For the eight years of President Barack Obama’s tenure, the media treated conservatives who raised those concerns as racists, or cranks, or both.

Trump ethics policy conflicts of interest (Seth Wenig / Associated Press)

Trump Unveils Ethics Policy to Avoid Conflicts of Interest

President-elect Donald J. Trump and his transition team unveiled an extensive plan to avoid conflicts of interest between his private business empire and his public office at a press conference at Trump Town in Manhattan on Wednesday morning.

Mimi Walters (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Mimi Walters’ Chief of Staff Resigns After Indictment

Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA)’s chief of staff, David Bowser, 45, resigned on Wednesday following news of federal corruption charges and indictments related to his work in a different congressional office.

Kamala Harris (AP)

Kamala Harris May Face Ethics Investigation over Gifts

Attorney General Kamala Harris, running for the U.S. Senate, may be investigated by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) after the agency received an anonymous tip that gifts she received may have exceeded legal limits.

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Filmmakers Investigated for Bribing CIA Officers

Production of the film Zero Dark Thirty, which chronicled the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the Navy SEAL raid that killed him in 2011, has long been controversial. Now a Zero Dark Thirty controversy is being brought to light by newly-released documents: the filmmakers were nearly prosecuted for bribing some of the CIA officials with whom they worked.

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Three Top Staffers with Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Connections Indicted

Three people with deep ties to the Ron and Rand Paul presidential campaigns were indicted Wednesday after months of investigation. Jesse Benton, John Tate, and Dimitri Kesari are charged with multiple counts, including conspiracy and filing false campaign expenditure reports.

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Gaming Press Fail: Daily Beast Claims E3 Heroines Prove GamerGate Is Dead

Alec Kubas-Meyer wrote an article titled “Gamergate Fail: The Rise of Ass-Kicking Women in Video Games” on Tuesday at The Daily Beast proclaiming that the prominence of games starring women at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3), the biggest gaming event of the year, was proof of the gaming industry striking back at the GamerGate movement.

Capitol at Night

Four Texas US Reps and Six Others Under Ethics Investigation

Three current and one former Texas congressmen are under an ethics investigation, along with six others, in connection with an all-expenses-paid luxury trip to the Caspian Sea, financed by an Azerbaijan state-run company.