Rep. Bobby Rush

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An entity linked to a church founded by Illinois Democratic representative Bobby Rush received $3 million in taxpayer-backed government grants last year, according to records.

Venezuelan Troops Open Fire Near Border as Aid Standoff Intensifies

Venezuelan National guards block the road at the border between Venezuela and Brazil

KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on members of an indigenous community near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing at least one and injuring others, as President Nicolas Maduro defied U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.

Report: Medicaid Expansion in Wisconsin to Cost More Than $1 Billion Per Year

emergency room

Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin will cost taxpayers $600 million every year and drive up prices in the private sector as well. A family of four with private insurance, for example, can expect to see an increase in cost of as much as $700 per year.

Sanders Bashed NYT in 1986 for Not Telling the ‘Truth’ About Communism

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in 1986 spoke of being “very excited” about watching the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s revolution “rising up against rather ugly rich people” and lambasted the New York Times for not telling the “real truth” about communism in Nicaragua, according to a newly surfaced video.

Pompeo: U.S. Won’t Partner With Countries That Use Huawei Systems

A Huawei 5G device is pictured outside an exhibition in Bangkok

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned that the United States would not be able to partner with or share information with countries that adopt Huawei Technologies Co Ltd systems, citing security concerns.

Clumsy Kamala

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No Democrat running for president has had a better 2019 than Kamala Harris. The numbers tell the tale. The California senator was in the low single digits in polls conducted before her official launch on January 28. She is now in the low double digits, running third behind Joe Biden, who enjoys cosmic name recognition, and Bernie Sanders, whose devoted supporters brought him a second-place finish last time. But polls do not tell the whole story.

Words Fall Short of Grief

There exist no great books about grief and mourning. Good books, yes, but even that class is small. Something about the loss of a loved one resists language, resists narration, resists plot. Something about death resists writing.

Kamala Harris Praises ‘Incredible’ Black Lives Matter But Feeling Isn’t Mutual

Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) praised Black Lives Matter activists for their  “incredible” and “smart” activism during her Wednesday night Comedy Central interview, saying their demonstrations enabled some of the accomplishments she made on criminal justice reform.

Colo. Senator Michael Bennet Remains Silent on Smollett While Others Backtrack

Colorado senator Michael Bennet has yet to address developments in the Jussie Smollett controversy, despite having been one of many politicians who quickly jumped on the original report in late January that the black and openly gay actor had been the victim of a racially and politically motivated attack.

Inside the Ring: Chinese Jet Shows Off U.S. Technology

Chinese J-20 stealth fighters perform

China’s internet for many years provided a wealth of information on the People’s Liberation Army, often showing off new weapons and arms technologies before they were made officially public by the secretive PLA.

Study: Crackdown on Prescriptions Drove up Hep. C Infections

A key decision made to curb the opioid crisis not only made that situation worse, but also caused a surge in deadly hepatitis C infections, a new paper argues.

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, and is, according to the paper, responsible for more deaths annually than any other infectious disease. Once infected, the virus can take ten to forty years to fully induce its effects; the results, however, are eventually deadly unless treated.

Trump Officials, Congress Draw Battle Lines as Fight Over Iran Heats Up

U.S. Capitol

Officials inside the Trump administration have been pursuing policies that would leave large parts of the nuclear deal with Iran in place, including limiting the amount of pressure placed on Tehran through financial and oil sanctions, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about a growing inter-agency battle.

Clumsy Kamala

Hannah Yoest / Flickr / Shutterstock

No Democrat running for president has had a better 2019 than Kamala Harris. The numbers tell the tale. The California senator was in the low single digits in polls conducted before her official launch on January 28. She is now in the low double digits, running third behind Joe Biden, who enjoys cosmic name recognition, and Bernie Sanders, whose devoted supporters brought him a second-place finish last time. But polls do not tell the whole story.

Words Fall Short of Grief

There exist no great books about grief and mourning. Good books, yes, but even that class is small. Something about the loss of a loved one resists language, resists narration, resists plot. Something about death resists writing.

Venezuelan Troops Open Fire Near Border as Aid Standoff Intensifies

Venezuelan National guards block the road at the border between Venezuela and Brazil

KUMARAKAPAY, Venezuela/CUCUTA, Colombia (Reuters) – Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on members of an indigenous community near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing at least one and injuring others, as President Nicolas Maduro defied U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.

Report: Medicaid Expansion in Wisconsin to Cost More Than $1 Billion Per Year

emergency room

Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin will cost taxpayers $600 million every year and drive up prices in the private sector as well. A family of four with private insurance, for example, can expect to see an increase in cost of as much as $700 per year.

Sanders Bashed NYT in 1986 for Not Telling the ‘Truth’ About Communism

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in 1986 spoke of being “very excited” about watching the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s revolution “rising up against rather ugly rich people” and lambasted the New York Times for not telling the “real truth” about communism in Nicaragua, according to a newly surfaced video.