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Lawrence Lease is a conservative commentator taking aim at all aspects of governmental domestic and foreign policy. Lease previously served as a volunteer with the human-rights organization International Justice Mission in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Follow Lease on Twitter, Facebook, and soon Blog Talk Radio.

Christmas comes early for President Trump, Senate passes First Step Act

WASHINGTON:. The Senate delivered President Trump an early Christmas gift by passing one of the biggest overhauls to the criminal justice system. The Senate reached the needed votes to pass the First Step Act on Tuesday by 87-12. A bi-partisan affair This new legislation brought together unlikely allies including the ACLU, the Koch brothers, and the White House.  ...

President George H.W. Bush, #41, passes away at 94

HOUSTON: Former President George H.W. Bush, who led America through the conclusion of the Cold War and a shift of American relations with the Middle East, passed away on Friday at the age of 94. His office confirmed his passing in a statement his son, former President George W. Bush, as saying. “George H.W. Bush was ...

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Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor race to Ron DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE:  Democratic candidate for Governor of Florida, Andrew Gillum conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis. DeSantis is now governor-elect of Florida. Gillum’s decision comes after an automatic recount ended on Thursday.  That recount showed Gillum gaining only one net vote in the process, putting him 33,683 votes behind DeSantis. Andrew Gillum initially conceded on Election Night, rescinding his ...

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Dan Crenshaw on SNL: A bipartisan learning moment forgotten in a news cycle

NEW YORK:  While Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw created a Kumbaya moment on Saturday Night Live  – SNL – last week, those fuzzy warm feelings have not lasted.  While the two ideological opposed men were able to shake hands and “be good” with each other, the lesson we might have learned was forgotten before the Sunday News Shows. SNL executives ...

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Senator Jeff Flake suggesting a potential President 2020 bid

WASHINGTON D.C.: Retiring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says that a Republican needs to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Flake has not ruled himself out saying: “I’ve not ruled it out. I’ve not ruled it in. But, somebody needs to run on the Republican side.” Flake has also offered up Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Nebraska ...

Jeff Sessions resigns as Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker is replacement

WASHINGTON D.C.: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned from his position at the Department of Justice, ending a tenure bruised and battered by humiliations.  President Trump announced the resignation on Twitter thanking him for his service. The President also announcing that chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker will take over as acting Attorney General. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1060256623439110146 Trump has ...

Ted Cruz, Robert O'Rourke, Beto, Texas, Senate race

Ted Cruz claims victory by defeating Democrat rising star Beto O’Rourke

DALLAS, November 6, 2018 —  Senator Ted Cruz managed to secure a second term on Tuesday by defeating Democrat challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke. One of the Democrats’ strongest attempts to win a statewide office in Texas. Cruz secured 51 percent of the vote when multiple networks called the race. O’Rourke was a long shot but managed ...

Baker Mayfield brings the Cleveland Browns a Thursday night victory

WASHINGTON: Taking the field against the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns had not won a game in quite some time. Under head coach Hue Jackson, a record 2-32-1 is far from winning. Over the last few years, the franchise had trouble deciding on a quarterback, exchanging the position 28 times since 1999. Most recently ...

Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man passes away

NEW YORK: Steve Ditko, the man who co-wrote “Spider-Man” has died at the age of 90. Spider-Man ended up becoming one of the most famous comic book superheroes of all time. The Washington Post reported that Ditko’s characters turned him into one of the most “innovative artists in the world of comics.” Ditko died June 29. Creating ...

JetBlue hijack warning at JFK Airport was false alarm

NEW YORK:   A hijack message sent by a JetBlue pilot at the JFK Airport created a massive panic and forced SWAT to come to the scene. Flight 1623 was scheduled to depart for Los Angeles, as the pilot was having problems with the radio transmission.  This resulted in security launching a security drill which resulted ...

Stan Lee and J.K. Rowling inducted into Sci-Fi and Fantasy Hall of Fame

SEATTLE: The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington will be inducting Stan Lee and J.K. Rowling into the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Hall of Fame. STAN LEE Stan Lee has become one of the most popular comic book artists and writers ever. He is most popular for the creation of Spiderman, Black Panther, the Fantastic Four and ...