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Getting off free isn’t enough for Lois Lerner; now she wants testimony sealed
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Getting off free isn’t enough for Lois Lerner; now she wants testimony sealed

Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including "young children," face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public. Ms. Lerner a...
Hispanic caucus votes to reject Florida Republican as member
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Hispanic caucus votes to reject Florida Republican as member

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus — co-chaired by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M. — voted Thursday to reject the application of a Florida Republican, saying the group is at odds with his values. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., complained that ...
Not another Starbucks holiday cup controversy
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Not another Starbucks holiday cup controversy

Like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, the annual Starbucks holiday cup controversy arrives earlier every year. The 2017 Tempest in a Venti Cup comes courtesy of BuzzFeed reporter Venessa Wong, who theorizes that the couple depicted holding hands is a pair of lesbia...
FL Democrat Party Chairman Stephen Bittel abruptly resigned Friday
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FL Democrat Party Chairman Stephen Bittel abruptly resigned Friday

TALLAHASSEE - Florida Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Bittel abruptly resigned Friday, just hours after a news report accused him of creating an uncomfortable work environment by leering at women and making suggestive remarks. The hurried exit of Bittel, ...
Wisconsin College Democrats leader resigns after tweeting, ‘I f–ing hate white men’
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Wisconsin College Democrats leader resigns after tweeting, ‘I f–ing hate white men’

An executive board member of the College Democrats of Wisconsin has resigned amid backlash over a derogatory tweet about white men. Sarah Semrad, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and vice chair of the statewide College Democrats organizatio...
NFL fights tax cut bill with no stadium bond breaks
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NFL fights tax cut bill with no stadium bond breaks

The NFL has come out against House Republicans' tax cut bill, putting the league out on a political limb even as it deals with the fallout from national anthem protests. Other big pro sports leagues are staying out of the fight, but a spokesman for the Nati...
‘F— Trump’ pickup owner arrested on fraud warrant
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‘F— Trump’ pickup owner arrested on fraud warrant

UPDATE: 'F--- Trump' pickup owner arrested on fraud warrant Karen Fonseca was arrested for an outstanding warrant from August. Records show she was accused of fraud. A spokeswoman for the Fort Bend County Sheriff's says they received a tip about the warrant...
Should a jury know a person’s immigration status? Washington’s high court says no.
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Should a jury know a person’s immigration status? Washington’s high court says no.

After carpenter Alex Salas slipped from a ladder on a construction site about 15 years ago, suffering 10 fractures, he sued the site's scaffolding subcontractor because the ladder did not meet code requirements. A jury in 2006 decided the company was neglig...