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Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults – and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision…. … Read the referenced story here: Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

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The FBI Is America’s Best Hope Against Trump

Dara Lind, VoxLet’s start by acknowledging something that’s become extremely clear: If anything within Donald Trump’s government brings him down, it’s going to be the FBI. Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey sparked not only a revolt within the organization (and a resulting cascade of leaks about the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia); it appears to have placed the president himself under investigation for obstruction of justice. … Read the referenced story here: The FBI Is America’s Best Hope Against Trump

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Behind the Dems’ Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

Jeffrey Toobin, The New YorkerThe nerd caucus of the United States Senate is currently headed by Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat, who clerked for Justice Harry Blackmun on the Supreme Court before serving for two decades as his state’s attorney general. (Other members of the group include Mike Lee, of Utah, who clerked for Samuel Alito before he was appointed to the Supreme Court, and Ted Cruz, a law clerk for William Rehnquist, who aspires to greater political heights than caucus membership usually allows.) Still, for all of Blumenthal’s legal…

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US Expands Sanctions Against Russia, Ukraine Separatists

The United States Treasury Department announced additional sanctions Tuesday against Russia, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, and individuals and companies associated with them. The move comes on the heels of a White House meeting Tuesday between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The increased sanctions is in response to continued Russian support for pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine. Prior to his meeting with Trump, Poroshenko stressed the importance of taking such action before the U.S. president’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The sanctions will target 38 individuals…

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The Illegal & Unconstitutional Mutiny Against President Trump

David Goldman, PJMThe distinguished political scientist Angelo Codevilla coined the ominous term “cold civil war” to describe America’s precarious condition, adding: “Statesmanship’s first task is to prevent it from turning hot.” The attempted massacre on June 14 of Republican congressmen and their staff by a deranged partisan of Sen. Bernie Sanders turned up the heat a notch, but it would be mistaken to attribute much importance to this dreadful outburst of left-wing rage. The augury of American fracture will not be street violence, but a constitutional crisis implicating… … Read…

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GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator on Sunday warned against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, saying both parties deserve a chance to fully debate the bill and propose changes after it was drafted in secret. “The Senate is not a place where you can just cook up something behind closed doors and rush it for a vote,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. “So the first step in this may … Read the referenced story here: GOP…

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Who in the White House Will Turn Against Trump?

The yearning in the character of Donald Trump for dominance and praise is bottomless, a hunger that is never satisfied. Last week, the President gathered his Cabinet for a meeting with no other purpose than to praise him, to note the great “honor” and “blessing” of serving such a man as he. Trump nodded with grave self-satisfaction, accepting the serial hosannas as his daily due. But even as the members declared, Pyongyang-style, their everlasting gratitude and fealty to the Great Leader, this concocted dumb show of loyalty only served to…

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Trump Allies on the Offensive Against Mueller

President Trump’s legal team and political allies have launched a preemptive strike against special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump’s backers are furious about a story that appeared Wednesday in The Washington Post, in which five anonymous sources alleged that the president is the target of an obstruction of justice investigation for allegedly trying to bury an FBI probe into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: Trump Allies on the Offensive Against Mueller

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Is Impeachment Deck Being Stacked Against Trump?

Fred Barnes, Weekly StandardIs the deck being stacked against President Trump? It’s beginning to look that way since a special counsel was appointed a few weeks ago to investigate possible ties between Trumpâ??or any breathing body in his campaign last yearâ??and the Russians.At the very least, the president will be on defense for months to come. He will be under scrutiny or attack by special counsel Robert Mueller, Senate and House committees, mobs of protesters, and the elite media. All the while the sword of impeachment will be hanging over…

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