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Obama-Nominated Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline

[ad_1] On Thursday, a federal judge in Montana blocked the Keystone XL oil pipeline and President Trump’s permit for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, which Trump signed within days of taking office in January 2017. The Keystone XL is designed to transport heavy crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, then connect with another pipeline to travel to Illinois. Judge Brian Morris of the District Court for the District of Montana, who
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Broward, Palm Beach counties at center of brewing FL recount. Again.

[ad_1] In a news conference on Thursday night, Florida Gov. Rick Scott -- who is also the Republican candidate for US Senate in the state -- alleged without providing evidence that there could be rampant fraud in both counties and accused Democrats of trying to "steal" the election.Scott's campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed two lawsuits on Thursday, one against the Broward County supervisor of elections, Brenda Snipes,
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Kellyanne Conway’s husband says Trump’s appointment to replace Sessions is ‘unconstitutional’

[ad_1] On Wednesday, President Donald Trump requested Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation and announced Whitaker, who was Sessions' chief of staff, would take charge of the Department of Justice until a permanent replacement is nominated at a later date.George Conway, Kellyanne Conway's husband, slammed the move in an op-ed published Thursday in the New York Times."A principal officer must be confirmed by the Senate. And that has a very significant
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Nancy Pelosi detractors make their first move

[ad_1] The group wants to change caucus rules for electing a speaker nominee and sent a letter Thursday to the office of the Democratic caucus requesting a debate at their next meeting. Set for next Wednesday and Thursday, the meeting will include not only incumbent members of Congress but also incoming freshmen in town for orientation. The letter, obtained by CNN, was signed by nine members -- two fewer than
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Despite the Rhetoric of the Left, These Pro-Life Women Won Big Tuesday

[ad_1]     The Left is constantly telling us that a vote for Democrats is a vote for a women. Just like a vote for the GOP is a big high-five to racism. And women are inherently pro-choice. This is, of course, unendingly dumb. Recently, someone told me a particular Republican congresswoman had to go because her policies were “against the interests of women.” According to whom? Democrats? In truth, there
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Sanchez ends leadership bid, says husband ‘facing charges’

[ad_1] Sánchez had been vying for the position of House Democratic Caucus chair in the next Congress, where Democrats will hold a majority after Republicans lost control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections Tuesday.In a letter on Thursday announcing she was dropping her bid, Sánchez wrote, "Unfortunately, an unexpected family matter requiring my attention compels me to withdraw my name as a candidate for Chair of the Democratic
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House race in Maine to test ‘ranked-choice’ voting system

[ad_1] Maine voters had the chance to rank all candidates by preference in Tuesday's midterm elections for the US House and Senate. Instituted for the first time this year, the new state law mandates ranked-choice tabulation be applied in any federal race in which no candidate receives a majority of the vote.Independent Sen. Angus King and 1st District Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat, both received majorities, according to unofficial tallies,
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Trump: Law Enforcement Looking Into ‘Big Corruption Scandal’ In Florida Election

[ad_1] President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Thursday night that law enforcement officials are reportedly looking into a corruption scandal in Florida's election. "Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach," Trump tweeted. "Florida voted for Rick Scott!" Law Enforcement is looking into another big corruption scandal having to do with Election Fraud in #Broward and Palm Beach.
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New golden age begins: Robot reporters are here

[ad_1] To cleanse the palate. On the one hand, this is every inch as creepy and dehumanizing an “innovation” as you’d expect from Chinese state media. On the other hand, in due time it might automate the American cable-news industry into obsolescent oblivion. Dilemmas, dilemmas. Your quote of the day comes from a BBC story about it: Xinhua says the presenters can “work” 24 hours a day on its website
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Whitaker backlash prompts concern at the White House

[ad_1] Whitaker, who was Sessions' chief of staff, has faced criticism since Wednesday afternoon's announcement for his previous comments on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Several senior officials told CNN they were surprised by the criticism, and believe it could potentially jeopardize Whitaker's chances of remaining in the post if it continues to dominate headlines. Whitaker is expected to take over oversight of Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the
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Pelosi on election night call with Trump: ‘We have an obligation to try to find common ground where we can’

[ad_1] Pelosi is positioning herself to once again become House speaker following Democrats taking control of the House majority in Tuesday's election. Trump called her to offer his congratulations Tuesday evening."I heard the word infrastructure, that came through clearly, but he said you know, let's talk, I'm sure we can come to an agreement on some things. And we have an obligation to try to find common ground where we
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Pelosi is ‘100%’ confident she will be the next House speaker

[ad_1] And she has "total" confidence that she will do so -- despite many newly elected House Democrats distancing themselves from her during their campaigns.An opponent to Pelosi's bid has yet to officially emerge, but on Tuesday night, Rep. Tim Ryan, Democrat of Ohio, said, "a lot of people will be surprised about who is thinking about doing something.""There are lot of conversations happening with a lot of people from
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WATCH: Rubio Shares Video Allegedly Showing Ballots Transported In Private Cars

[ad_1] Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio shared a video on his Twitter account on Thursday that allegedly showed ballots being transported by private vehicles and then being loaded onto what appeared to be a rented truck on election night. The video was posted to Twitter by Independent Congressional candidate Tim Canova, who was attempting to unseat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) in Florida's 23rd congressional district. "This video, posted by
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Kyrsten Sinema takes narrow lead in Arizona Senate race, but final tally is still days away

[ad_1] As of this morning, the Arizona Senate race remained too close to call but Republican Martha McSally held a narrow lead of about 17,000 votes. However, as I explained here, that vote total still did not include an estimate 650,000 outstanding votes that had yet to be counted. Today at 5 pm local time, the Arizona Secretary of State’s office updated those numbers and now Democrat Kyrsten Sinema holds a
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Democrats plot to address ‘crisis moment’ for Mueller investigation

[ad_1] On the call for current and new Democrats, organized by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the likely incoming Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler of New York said it was a "crisis moment" they had to address, according to a source familiar with the call.Two sources said that Nadler, presumptive Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of California and presumptive Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland spoke to explain the steps they had already
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Whaaa? Exit poll shows Beto O’Rourke won native Texans, Ted Cruz won transplants

[ad_1] Liberals are circulating this on social media, with good reason. Beto won the cowboy vote while Cruz cleaned up with the cucks? That’s a narrative-buster, all right. Righties like to point to Texas’s growing population and wonder why the Californians flowing in would vote for the same garbage policies that led them to flee the Worst Coast in the first place. Maybe they aren’t. Maybe removing themselves from a
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CNN’s Claim That Sarah Sanders Pushed ‘Actual Fake News’ About Acosta Backfires

[ad_1] It's been another terrible day for CNN, though Trump's favorite "fake news" network to mock and its notoriously grandstanding reporter don't appear to have figured that out just yet. On Wednesday, CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta managed to get his press pass suspended "until further notice" after he refused to give up the mic to a White House intern and, in the process, ended up "placing his
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Sinema takes thin lead over McSally in AZ Senate race

[ad_1] As of a few minutes before 8 p.m. ET Thursday, Sinema held a slim lead with 49.1% of the vote, while McSally was right behind with 48.6% of the vote, with 83% of the vote reported, CNN results show. Nearly 9,000 votes separate McSally from Sinema.Sinema's lead comes after roughly 127,000 votes in Maricopa County -- the state's most populous county, which includes Phoenix -- were counted Thursday. Thousands
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171 kids from separated families are still in custody

[ad_1] Of the children who remain in custody, there are seven who are in the pipeline to reunite with their parents in their countries of origin, according to the court documents, and six who the US government is working to discharge to parents in the US.But 146 of the kids from separated families who remain in custody -- more than 85% -- will not be reunified with their parents either
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Leading Dem Won’t Seek Leadership Post. Her Husband’s Facing Indictment.

[ad_1] On Thursday, Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez, from California’s 39th district, announced she would not seek the position of Democratic Caucus Chair because of an "unexpected family matter." The announcement is below: According to Alex Moe of NBC News, Sanchez is eschewing a run for the position because her husband is facing criminal charges. An UPDATE to this late tonight from the congresswoman saying the "unexpected family matter" is that
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Handel concedes defeat in GA-06 to gun-control Dem

[ad_1] Remember the $60 million fight for GA-06? It turns out that both parties lost it last year. Karen Handel, who managed to survive in a special election against Jon Ossoff, conceded her attempt to win her first full term to a Democrat running on gun control: U.S. Rep. Karen Handel on Thursday conceded to Democrat Lucy McBath in the 6th District congressional race, a major upset that showcased Democrats’
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White Voters Are ‘Uncomfortable’ Voting for Blacks

[ad_1]     Stacey Abrams lost. You may remember her — she’s the lady who wanted to ban the most popular hunting rifle in America for confusing reasons (for example: it’s dangerous) yet who wouldn’t answer questions of confiscation (twice, covered here and here). Also let by the wayside on Tuesday: Florida’s Andrew Gillum. He’s the mayor of Tallahassee who was vying for the governorship. Abrams was shootin’ for the
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Mia Love May Still Have a Chance in Utah

[ad_1] Although the consensus after the midterm election was that Republican Mia Love had lost her race in Utah’s 4th district, it seems as though the race is still undetermined and Love has a chance at winning. Utah County’s still-to-be-counted ballots could flip District 4 race in favor of Rep. Mia Love https://t.co/kliXzmtpRy pic.twitter.com/WFZX1DNJlo — FOX 13 News Utah (@fox13) November 8, 2018 Several counties have yet to count all
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Democrats nudge Beto O’Rourke toward 2020 presidential bid after closer-than-expected loss in Texas

[ad_1] O'Rourke smashed online fundraising records on the way to coming within 3 percentage points of unseating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. He ended the campaign with the tools, including a massive email list and a national progressive following, to remain a force in Democratic politics. But he hasn't signaled, even privately, what his next move will be. O'Rourke huddled with senior campaign aides Wednesday in El Paso, but offered them
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Ep. 139 – Antifa is a terrorist group

[ad_1] Should the media stop naming mass killers? Also, left-wing thugs descend on Tucker Carlson's house. Why don't police treat them like the terrorists they are? Finally, I wrote an innocuous tweet and someone said my house should burn down because of it. What does that say about the state of discourse in America? [ad_2] Source link
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BREAKING: Voter Fraud Allegedly Found In Deep Blue Florida County

[ad_1] Over 100 provisional ballots were rejected in Miami-Dade County on Thursday after election officials said that those people showed up to vote a second time in the same election, according to a local media reporter. The news comes as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) claimed earlier in the day that the Democrats and Florida election officials with questionable records were trying to "steal" the election in Broward County, which is
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Rep. Linda Sanchez’ husband indicted over lavish family trips he paid for with federal funds

[ad_1] California Rep. Linda Sanchez has withdrawn her name for consideration as the chairman of the House Democratic caucus after the Department of Justice announced her husband had been indicted for misuse of funds. From CBS News: The U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut announced that a federal grand jury has returned two indictments charging five people with the theft of federal funds. One if the individuals charged is James
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History (sort of) repeats itself: The Presidents’ reckoning with a Speaker Pelosi

[ad_1] The day before, Republicans lost majority control in the House, after a crushing midterm election. The Democratic takeover positioned one of Bush's most vocal critics, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, to take the helm as speaker of the House of Representatives, the first woman to hold that powerful office. "With all due respect, Nancy Pelosi has called you incompetent, a liar, the emperor with no clothes and, as recently as yesterday,
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Meet The Pro-Life Women Who Won Big On Election Night

[ad_1] Following Tuesday's midterm, left-wing feminists have been shouting from the rooftops about the historic victory for women, often neglecting the fact that some of those women were pro-life. LifeNews profiled a few that should have pro-lifers celebrating. Of course, the biggest winner on Tuesday night was none other than Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who beat former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen for the Tennessee U.S. Senate seat. As noted by
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Flake Takes One Last Shot at Trump, Moves To Protect Mueller

[ad_1] Rather than ride quietly off into the Arizona sunset, retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, announced on Friday he and Democratic colleague Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to call for a vote on legislation to block President Donald Trump from interfering with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation until it is complete. The announcement came a day after Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had recused himself from
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Matt Whitaker: There’s about a 0% chance of Sessions’ replacement recusing himself in the Russia probe

[ad_1] OK, here goes: Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is going to recuse himself from overseeing the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.I kid. But not really.Look, I get why Democrats, in the immediate aftermath of President Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the appointment of Whitaker, sought to push the idea of recusal. Whitaker has made any number of statements in the
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‘The View’ Host: Jim Acosta Didn’t Assault Intern, She Assaulted Him

[ad_1] Co-host Sunny Hostin of "The View" actually said Thursday that the poor White House intern who tried to take the mic away from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta as he grandstanded during a press conference was the one who did the assaulting. On Wednesday, Acosta got into yet another one of his narcissistic exchanges with President Trump that became so heated that Trump told him to sit down. When the
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Schiff: House Democrats ‘first move’ to protect Mueller probe is asking Trump administration to preserve records

[ad_1] The expected new chairmen of the House Judiciary, Intelligence and Oversight committees sent letters on Wednesday ordering top Trump administration officials to preserve documents connected to Mueller's investigation and the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.Schiff, the expected new leader of the Intelligence Committee after Democrats took back the House Tuesday, told CNN that this is the "first move" Democrats have taken to prevent Mueller from potentially being fired.
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Whitaker’s appointment as acting Attorney General is unconstitutional

[ad_1] This makes two big-name right-wing lawyers who think Whitaker’s elevation is defective under the Appointments Clause. The other is George Conway, husband to the president’s senior advisor. Lotta fun around the dinner table at Chez Conway tonight. Actually, I take it back. There are probably no fewer than three big-name right-wing lawyers who deem this appointment unconstitutional. The other, as you already know if you’ve read this post, is
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Ep. 249 – Jim Acosta’s Best Day Ever

[ad_1] Bloviating hairdo Jim Acosta has been banned from the White House, at least temporarily, after refusing to shut up and playing keep-away with a female White House intern. Then, Democrats advocate for segregated campuses, nothing new there, and leftist thugs try to kick in Tucker Carlson’s door in the middle of the night. Finally, the Mailbag! [ad_2] Source link
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Family Member of Former Fox News Senior Correspondent Killed in California Massacre

[ad_1] Alaina Housley, the 18-year-old niece of former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, was among those killed during the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, Fox News reported. The shooting took place late Wednesday night when it is believed that Ian David Long, a veteran of the Marine Corps, entered the bar and opened fire into a crowd of 150-200 people, most of whom were
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The Space Force Is Coming

[ad_1] One of the issues that will face the new Congress is the creation of a new military service: the U.S. Space Force. Recently, Vice President Mike Pence chaired the fourth meeting of the National Space Council. The council is comprised of key elements of the U.S. government that are involved with space, and includes not only the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the secretaries of state
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What House Democrats can do about guns

[ad_1] The results of the midterm elections suggest that the movement made headway in suburban districts across the country, but failed in more rural, conservative states. The next Congress may then pass bills regarding assault weapons and background checks in the new Democratic House only to see them stall in the even more Republican Senate. For gun control advocates, that's progress, but not enough.While mass gun shootings have become a
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We reporters have to stick together — but Jim Acosta makes it awfully hard

[ad_1] Via Mediaite, people are pointing to what Jon Stewart said last week about the media’s narcissism in wrestling with Trump as a premonition of what happened yesterday at the White House with Acosta. Eh. It’s true that he’s the first cable news reporter who pops to mind when you think “narcissism” and “media.” (Or “narcissism” and anything.) I mentioned him myself in my post about Stewart’s comment. But what
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Andrew Gillum Reverses Course Two Days After Conceding Florida Governor Race

[ad_1] A race that had initially been declared a win for Republican Ron DeSantis could now be too close to call, according to Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. According to The Associated Press, the Democrat conceded the election to DeSantis after polls closed on Tuesday, but his campaign has since hinted at the possibility that it will contest the results. As The New York Times reported, the Tallahassee mayor was
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WATCH: CNN’s Acosta Lies About Not Touching Aide, CNN Edits Video

[ad_1] CNN's Jim Acosta blatantly lied while appearing on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°" with host Anderson Cooper on Wednesday night, where he falsely claimed that he never touched the White House aide that tried to take the mic away from him. CNN selectively edited the footage from the incident and did not show the moment that Acosta touched the aide, and when Acosta lied Cooper offered no pushback. "I don't
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Big Hollywood Producer Tries to Go On Anti-Trump Rant at Awards Show, Gets Booed Off the Stage

[ad_1] Big Hollywood producer Michael Blum may have misread the political bent of his audience while accepting an award and was subsequently booed off the stage for ranting on Trump. Blum is famous for producing such hits as “Get Out,” and “Whiplash,” and for his efforts, he was presented with an award at the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles. During his acceptance speech, Blum, unprompted, began ranting about Trump. The
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GOP Elects First Korean American Woman To Congress. But You Wouldn’t Know It.

[ad_1] While leftists are howling at the moon over the ascent of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman elected to Congress, the media has almost virtually ignored another historic victory from Tuesday night's midterm: Young Kim of the CA-39, the first Korean American elected to Congress, who is also a Republican. The CA-39 has been a Republican stronghold for well over 20 years now and Democrats were hoping to flip it
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So who really won the midterms?

[ad_1] Who won the midterms? Both Republicans and Democrats have made competing claims after Tuesday’s vote, as one might expect. Democrats won control of the House, even if the “blue wave” never really materialized and all they got was an average midterm correction. Republicans are pointing to Senate gains, even though all of them except an expected pickup in Florida came in deep-red states they should have won in the
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‘Smash Racism DC’ Organizer ‘Involved’ In Ambush At Tucker Carlson’s Home Issues Statement. It’s Disturbing.

[ad_1] Smash Racism DC, the "anti-fascist" left-wing group that posted video clips of the Wednesday night 20-person ambush on Fox News host Tucker Carlson's home, has issued a statement concerning the attack. The statement erroneously condemns Carlson as a promoter of "white supremacy" and stunningly justifies the attack on the host's family for such alleged promotion. While Carlson was taping his show for Fox News, "Tucker Carlson Tonight," a mob
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Stephen Colbert Condemns Alleged Antifa Members Targeting Tucker Carlson

[ad_1] On Thursday, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert came out in support of Fox News host Tucker Carlson after alleged Antifa members went to Carlson’s home on Wednesday night, where his wife was alone, broke his front door and yelled, "Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night.” Colbert tweeted, “Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is
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Midterm elections: How the religious makeup of the electorate changed in 2018

[ad_1] This year's election was the first midterm in more than a decade that Christians other than Catholics -- Protestants and "other Christians" -- made up less than half of all voters, according to exit poll data analyzed by Pew.RELATED: See the full exit poll results. In 2006, 55% of Americans who voted in US House races were Protestant or other Christian. This year, that figure has fallen to 47%.
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Trump Administration Officially Rolls Back Obama Birth Control Rule

[ad_1] The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it has officially rolled back an Obama administration "birth control mandate" requiring, under penalty from the Health and Human Services Department, that all employers provide birth control free of charge to employees through their selected health plans. The new rule will take effect in 60 days and will exempt employers who object to birth control on religious grounds from being forced to pay