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U.S. troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions at approximately 9 p.m. local Oct. 11.
The explosion occurred within a few hundred meters of a location outside the Security Mechanism zone and in an area known by the Turks to have U.S. forces present. 

All U.S. troops are accounted for with no injuries. 

U.S. Forces have not withdrawn from Kobani.
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I did find some good ones that I missed yesterday though, so that's something.
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“As the Committee charged with jurisdiction over U.S. foreign policy, it is incumbent on us to understand fully all the facts, including the circumstances surrounding the delay in U.S. security assistance to Ukraine,
the early departure of the U.S. ambassador to Kyiv, the Department of State’s role in these matters, as well as the implications these events may have on U.S-Ukraine relations, and U.S foreign policy more broadly.”
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The President has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it.
For purely political reasons, the Democrats have decided their desire to overturn the outcome of the 2016 election allows them to conduct a so-called impeachment inquiry that ignores the fundamental rights guaranteed to every American.
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“I have heard on numerous occasions disturbing allegations by Rudy Giuliani about corruption in Ukraine and the many improprieties surrounding the firing of former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
“Given the House of Representatives’ behavior, it is time for the Senate to inquire about corruption and other improprieties involving Ukraine.
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"The Department’s proposed rule would allow employers who do not take a tip credit to establish a tip pool to be shared between workers who receive tips and are paid the full minimum wage and employees that do not traditionally receive tips, such as dishwashers and cooks."
"Establishments utilizing a tip credit may only have a tip pool among traditionally tipped employees."
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ENSURING A STRONG HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: President Donald J. Trump wants to ensure immigrants do not financially burden our healthcare system.
PROTECTING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS: Admitting large numbers of immigrants who cannot pay for their own healthcare puts a burden on our taxpayers and healthcare system.
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Best unemployment numbers in 50 YEARS and they STILL find something to complain about

Chairwoman Velázquez on September Jobs Report

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“Sadly, today’s jobs report confirms recent warnings that our economy is cooling. As President Trump feuds with our global trading partners, America’s small businesses and consumers continue to feel the sting of economic uncertainty and...
the burden of paying higher prices for basic goods. The President’s trade war has taken aim at America’s small businesses, causing disrupted supply chains and a plummeting demand for American made goods.
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Statement on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses

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This is why today, we’re strengthening our message to the public in an updated consumer alert stating that they should not use vaping products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.
Additionally, consumers who choose to use any vaping products should not modify or add any substances such as THC or other oils to products purchased in stores & should not purchase any vaping products, including those containing THC, off the street or from other illicit channels
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COMPLAINANTS: National Republican Congressional Committee; and Republican National Committee
RESPONDENTS: Roger A. Stone; and SW Technologies, LLC d/b/a Advocacy Data (SWT)
SUBJECT: The complaints alleged that SWT, a political marketing firm, and Stone, SWT’s founder, president and CEO, violated the sales and use provision of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act),
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Statement of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics Regarding Representative Rashida Tlaib

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Pursuant to House Rule XI, clause 3(b)(8)(A), and Committee Rules 17A(b)(1)(A), 17A(c)(1), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics have jointly decided to extend the matter regarding Representative Rashida Tlaib,
which was transmitted to the Committee by the Office of Congressional Ethics on August 16, 2019.
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Watch this and explain to me why they chose this particular title. How is that the one thing they took from it?

Fuckin Bullshit.

@drawandstrike @catesduane @rising_serpent @almostjingo @tracybeanz @CarrollQuigley1

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If you want to know the most telling part of this, to me, 5:05:

Her: But Rudy, the bottom line is, you're not getting that on the Democrat side and they are in charge...

***And we are all going to watch THIS MAN continue to be attached as a partisan. Anybody who attacks him is on the side of criminals.

If you want to see A REAL PATRIOT who is FIGHTING FOR AMERICA, watch @RudyGiuliani in this video.***
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QUESTION:  Well, the President’s lawyer, Mr. Giuliani, has said that the State Department instructed him to get involved with Ukraine, to reach out to President Zelensky and his aides.  Is that correct?  And if so, what exactly was he told to do by the State Department, by whom?
And just more broadly, the whistleblower complaint does not appear to suggest any allegation of impropriety from people in the State Department.
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MURs 6940, 7097, 7146, 7160 & 7193 (Correct the Record and Elizabeth Cohen, in her official capacity as treasurer; Hillary for America and Elizabeth Jones, in her official capacity as treasurer; Priorities USA Action and Greg Speed, in his official capacity as treasurer ;
David Brock; Hillary Rodham Clinton; DNC Services Corp./DNC and William Q. Derrough, in his official capacity as treasurer ; Charlie Baker; John Podesta; Robby Mook; Dennis Cheng; Elizabeth Christina Reynolds; Karen Finney;
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LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35) north of Laredo, Texas, uncovered a human smuggling attempt when they discovered 53 illegal aliens inside the trailer.
On September 17, 2019, agents encountered a tractor-trailer with only one visible occupant at the IH-35 checkpoint. During primary inspection, a service canine alerted to the odors of concealed humans and/or narcotics, inside the trailer.
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During and after the 2016 presidential election, this balance appears to have broken down. While Democrats accused Republicans of simply trying to divert attention for political purposes,
it is now clear those at the pinnacle of our national security community lost the objectivity they are required by law to exercise.
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Chairman Nadler Statement for Hearing on “Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act”

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“At the same time, former Director Coats’s letter acknowledged that the NSA has dismantled the call records program that it had been conducting under Section 215, as amended by the USA FREEDOM Act.
“Simply put, the NSA dismantled the program because it was a serious failure.  The NSA used it to collect hundreds of millions of phone records.  But in 2018, it discovered that it had no authority to collect some of the records it was receiving.
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Statement of Assistant A.G. Makan Delrahim Before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

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As announced in July, the Department of Justice has opened a broad inquiry into competition involving digital platforms.  We are reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and whether they have been engaging in practices...
that have reduced competition, stifled innovation, or otherwise harmed consumers.  We are considering the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online.
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Q    Do you want war with Iran, Mr. President?  Do you want war with Iran?

PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Do I want war?  I don’t want war with anybody.  I’m somebody that would like not to have war.  We have the strongest military in the world.
We’ve spent more than a trillion and a half dollars in the last short period of time on our military.  Nobody has even come close.  We have the best equipment in the world.  We have the best missiles.  And as you say, you just bought the Patriot system.
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Chinese Gov't Employee Charged in Manhattan Federal Court with Participating in Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain U.S. Visas

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“We welcome foreign students and researchers, including from China, but we do not welcome visa fraud – especially on behalf of a government,” said Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of National Security.
“We will continue to confront Chinese government attempts to subvert American law to advance its own interests in diverting U.S. research and know-how to China.”
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RESPONDENTS: National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action and Robert G. Owens, in his official capacity as Fiscal Officer (the Organization)
SUBJECT: In the normal course of exercising its supervisory responsibilities, the Commission initiated proceedings to determine whether the Organization failed to disclose $104,813.99 in disbursements on its original 12 Day Pre-General Report in 2018.
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"The HECTOR program seeks to develop a set of tools and programming languages that will allow data to be processed while remaining in an encrypted state. . . ."
" . . . If successful, HECTOR will facilitate the development of new secure data services, make cryptographic computing more cost-effective and easier to implement."
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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced approximately $110 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under three funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).
Approximately $75M is for awards selected under two FOAs announced earlier this fiscal year; $35M is for a new FOA.

These FOAs further the Administration’s commitment to strengthening coal while protecting the environment.
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Milestone reached during President Trump’s first term

“I’m very pleased that the Senate has confirmed 150 federal judges thus far in President Trump’s first term. This is a historic milestone.
“As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will continue to push through highly qualified, conservative judges at all levels of the federal courts.

“These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come.”
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