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John Semmens has been writing political satire from a libertarian/conservative perspective since 2005. Readers have favorably compared his work to that of Jonathan Swift, calling it "better than the Onion," "positively, freakin' brilliant," and "great and brutally honest satire." An archive of some of his past work can be found at  

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2018-09-15
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
09-15-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 16, 2018 Edition 
   Trump Worse than bin Laden This week, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough asserted that "President Trump is a far graver threat to America than the 9/11 attacks. The terrorists only killed a few thousand people, but Trump has poisoned the minds of tens of
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2018-09-08
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
09-08-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 9, 2018 Edition 
   Abortion the Great Equalizer Former president of Planned Parenthood Gloria Feldt told a Cornell University audience that "abortion gives women an equal seat at life's table. Putting all of the burden of child-bearing and birthing on women viol
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2018-09-01
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
09-01-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 2, 2018 Edition 
   Candidate Calls for Free Health Care for Illegals Former San Francisco Mayor and current Democratic candidate for governor of California Gavin Newsome has pledged to make health care free for all illegal immigrants if he wins in November. "When
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2018-08-24
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
08-24-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 26, 2018 Edition 
   "No Crime Required for Impeachment" Dem Says This week's "plea bargain" in which former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen confessed to the non-crime of paying "hush money" to two women alleging trysts with Donald Trump more than ten years ago
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2018-08-17
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
08-17-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 19, 2018 Edition 
   Senator Introduces "Accountable Capitalism Act" Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) is sponsoring legislation that would negate the control of corporate shareholders and transfer authority to government. Her bill--the "Accountable Capitalism Act
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2018-08-02
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
08-02-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 5, 2018 Edition  
   NY Times Hires Racist Editorial Writer The New York Times announced it is adding Sarah Jeong to its editorial board. Ms. Jeong is noted for her anti-white animus that has been expressed in tweets like "how much joy I get out of being cruel to ol
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2018-07-27
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
07-27-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 29, 2018 Edition 
   Senator Depressed Over Second Quarter GDP Numbers The announcement that the US economy grew by 4.1% for the recently completed quarter sent Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) into a fit of nearly suicidal depression. "If this keeps up it will reverse all t
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2018-07-20
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
07-20-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 22, 2018 Edition 
  
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2018-07-14
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
07-14-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 15, 2018 Edition 
   Strzok Claims Undermining Trump "Patriotic Duty" Peter Strzok, the FBI agent at the center of the the agency's conspiracy to torpedo the Trump presidential campaign and the back-up plan to reverse the election outcome, told members of the join
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2018-07-06
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
07-06-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 8, 2018 Edition 
   Possible Troop Withdrawals Rattle Globalist Lobby As of now, there are 60,000 US troops stationed in Europe. Pentagon evaluation of potentially withdrawing "some of them" has the globalist lobby on edge. An article published by McClatchy headl
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2018-06-29
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-29-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 1, 2018 Edition 
   Dems Bewail "Lack of Proper Gay Pride Celebration" at Pentagon A letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis from House Armed Services Committee Democrats Reps. Anthony Brown (Md), Robert Brady (Pa), Susan Davis (Calif), Jackie Speier (Calif), Be
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2018-06-22
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-22-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 24, 2018 Edition 
   McCain Colluded with IRS to Target Conservatives In documents recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, Judicial Watch found that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was actively colluding with the IRS to harm the TEA Party groups that he mendac
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2018-06-16
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-16-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 17, 2018 Edition 
   Comey Says IG Report Exonerates Him After a thorough reading of the summary section of the Department of Justice Inspector General's Report, former FBI Director James Comey announced that "it clears me of all potential charges. I respect the DOJ
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2018-06-09
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-09-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 10, 2018 Edition 
   Dems Object to Financial Oversight of Special Counsel This week, by a vote of 207-201, the US House of Representatives approved a measure requiring a semi-annual audit of how Special Counsel Robert Mueller is spending the taxpayers' money. Thus fa
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2018-06-01
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-01-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 3, 2018 Edition 
   "Devastating" Federal Payroll Cut News that the Trump Administration has eliminated 24,000 federal government jobs was described as "devastating" by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif). The cut amounts to less than 1% of the total
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2018-05-26
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
05-26-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 27, 2018 Edition 
   Media Labels Trump Complaint About FBI Spying "False" NBC, a mainstream media ally of the government intelligence conspiracy to undermine the Trump campaign and administration, has labeled the President's characterization of this covert operat
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2018-05-19
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
05-19-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 20, 2018 Edition 
   Operation Crossfire Hurricane Exposed The Obama Administration's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the CIA's and FBI's covert and illegal spying on the Trump campaign and administration "fully justified. With a threat as pal
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2018-05-11
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
05-11-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 13, 2018 Edition 
   Donations to Inaugural Called "Suspicious" by Mueller Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now probing what he called "a suspicious pattern of donations flowing in to fund President Trump's inaugural celebration. Donors from Russia, Saudi Arabi
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2018-05-04
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
05-04-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 6, 2018 Edition 
   FBI Claims Powers to Conduct Secret Investigations, Lie & Intimidate This week in the case against former Trump associate Paul Manafort, Special Counsel Robert Mueller argued that U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis's complaint that he was lied to "e
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2018-04-27
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
04-27-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 29, 2018 Edition 
   NHS Insists Alfie Must Die The saga of ailing toddler Alfie Evans has thoroughly discredited the United Kingdom's National Health Service. According to the NHS, Alfie's death "would be best for all concerned." His parents' efforts to prevent t
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2018-04-20
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
04-20-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 22, 2018 Edition 
   McCabe Sues Trump for "Wrongful Termination" Fired for "lack of candor," former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is set to sue the Trump administration for "wrongful termination." Michael Bromwich, McCabe's lawyer, cited former FBI Di
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2018-04-13
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
04-13-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 15, 2018 Edition 
   Comey's "Tell All" Book Published The "tell all" book written by James Comey, the FBI Director fired by Trump on the advice of FBI Deputy Director Rod Rosenstein in May of 2017, was released to reviewers this week and will be released to t
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2018-04-06
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
04-06-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 8, 2018 Edition 
   Mexico Threatens to End Cooperation Against Violent Gangs Irked at the prospect that President Trump may send US troops to guard the border against illegal immigration, the Mexican Senate unanimously passed a resolution that would end the bilatera
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2018-03-31
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
03-31-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 1, 2018 Edition  
   Clinton Offers Proof that Trump Is Hurting Economy As proof that Trump's policies are bad for the dynamic sectors of the economy that prospered under Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cited her drastically reduced speaking fees.
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2018-03-24
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
03-24-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: March 25, 2018 Edition 
   Omnibus Bill: Dems Declare Victory This week, Congress appropriated $1.3 trillion in spending to fund the federal government for the next six months. Despite threatening to veto the measure, President Trump signed it "for national security reaso
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2018-03-17
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
03-17-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: March 18, 2018 Edition 
   Job Openings Hit New Record This week the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that job openings increased to a record 6.3 million. The number of openings now equals the number of currently unemployed Americans. House Minority Leader Nancy Pe
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2018-03-09
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
03-09-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: March 11, 2018 Edition 
   Schools Struggle with Religious Intolerance Contrasting styles of how to cope with differing religions in schools were demonstrated recently in Massachusetts and Germany. In Massachusetts librarians at Simmons College in Boston issued The Anti-
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2018-03-02
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
03-02-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: March 4, 2018 Edition 
   Mueller Investigating Trump's Complaints About Sessions President Trump's repeated expressions of his dissatisfaction with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' job performance is said to have opened a new avenue of investigation for Special Counsel Rob
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2018-02-24
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
02-24-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: February 25, 2018 Edition 
   Senator Says Cowardice of Armed School Officer Disproves "Good Guy with a Gun" Theory The revelation that the site of the most recent school massacre had an armed police officer assigned to the school "disproves the conservative contention t
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2018-02-16
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
02-16-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: February 18, 2018 Edition 
   FBI Whiffs on School Shooting This week, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 and wounded another 13 in an assault on the students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. By law, the school is a designated "gun free zone." This ens
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2018-02-10
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
02-10-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: February 11, 2018 Edition 
   Dem Explains Why FBI Abuses Not Worse than Watergate With evidence piling up that the FBI abused the FISA court process to spy on the Trump campaign, comparison to the 1972 Nixon campaign's effort to spy on his Democratic opponent's campaign have
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2018-02-03
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
02-03-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: February 4, 2018 Edition 
   Opinions Split on Memo Exposing FBI Abuses The release of the House Intelligence Committee memo summarizing FBI abuses of its surveillance authority sparked differing reactions across the political spectrum. The gist of the Agency's crime is that
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2018-01-26
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
01-26-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: January 28, 2018 Edition 
   Dems Reject President's DACA Proposal The Trump proposal to extend a path to citizenship for 1.8 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children was assailed by key Democrats this week. Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill) calle
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2018-01-20
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
01-20-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: January 21, 2018 Edition 
   Senator Calls Trump "Stalinesque" This week, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Az) compared President Trump to notorious Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a speech he gave to fellow Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) in the Senate. Dur
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2018-01-13
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
01-13-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: January 14, 2018 Edition 
   Senator Illegally Releases Classified Testimony This week, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif) illegally released classified testimony given by Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson to the Senate Judiciary Committee. At first, she blamed "a bad head co
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2018-01-13
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
01-13-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: January 14, 2018 Edition 
   Senator Illegally Releases Classified Testimony This week, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif) illegally released classified testimony given by Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson to the Senate Judiciary Committee. At first, she blamed "a bad head co
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2018-01-05
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
01-05-2018 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: January 7, 2018 Edition 
   Singer Says Trump Tax Cuts "Unfair" This week, retired singer Barbra Streisand took to Twitter to vent against the recently passed tax cuts saying that "blue states, athletes, actors, writers, producers, and directors will be punished by thi
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2017-12-29
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
12-29-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: December 31, 2017 Edition 
   CNN Analysts Clash This week, CNN legal analyst Paul Callan acknowledged that Republican concerns about the objectivity of the FBI investigating alleged collusion are justified. "I started out angry at the aspersions being cast upon this venerat
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2017-12-22
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
12-22-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: December 24, 2017 Edition 
   This week, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The measure reduces taxes on corporations from 35% to 21% and on 80% of taxpaying individuals by smaller percentages. Democratic rhetoric attacking the the legislation p
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2017-12-15
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
12-15-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: December 17, 2017 Edition 
   Exempting Anyone from Funding Abortions "Unconstitutional" In an op ed for the left-wing Sacramento Bee, Crystal Strait, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, blasted the Trump Administration's rollback of an Obama policy m
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2017-12-09
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
12-09-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: December 10, 2017 Edition 
   House Hearing Reveals Pattern of Bias in FBI In FBI Director Christopher Wray's testimony before a House committee earlier this week it became apparent that the FBI exhibited a pattern of inconsistent treatment and bias in the way the agency has h
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2017-12-02
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
12-02-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: December 3, 2017 Edition 
   Juror Explains Verdict in Murder Trial This week, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man who shot and killed Kate Steinle in 2015, was acquitted of all homicide-related charges (murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide) by a San Francisco jury. The sole
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2017-11-24
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
11-24-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: November 26, 2017 Edition 
   Congressman Claims Constitutional Immunity Arnold Reed, attorney for Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich), asserted a claim of "constitutional immunity" in a bid to shield the congressman from charges that he wrongfully spent $27,000 in public monies to
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2017-11-18
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
11-18-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: November 19, 2017 Edition 
   Senator Seeks Meeting with FBI Informant A lawyer representing Sen. Diane Feinstein (Calif)"the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee"requested the opportunity to meet privately with former FBI informant, William Campbell. Campbell he
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2017-11-10
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
11-10-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: November 12, 2017 Edition 
   Republicans Call for Moore to End Senate Run The Washington Post's publication of allegations that Judge Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for Alabama's open senate seat, made improper sexual advances toward teen-age women in 1979 sparked calls for him
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2017-11-03
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
11-03-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: November 5, 2017 Edition 
  
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2017-10-27
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
10-27-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 29, 2017 Edition 
   Salacious Smear of Trump Funded by Dems After a year of trying to hype the Fusion GPS "dossier" on Donald Trump into alleged "proof" of his illicit collusion with Russia the Democrats have seen the escapade backfire big time. An expose in
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2017-10-20
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
10-20-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 22, 2017 Edition 
   Schumer Advises Red-State Dems to Hide Views on Guns Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) advised Party colleagues facing a tough reelection fight in states carried by Trump last November to mute criticism of gun ownership ahead of the 20
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2017-10-14
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
10-14-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 15, 2017 Edition 
   Presidential Library Won't Include Obama Documents The Obama Presidential Library revealed that it won't be providing any original documents written by Obama. Instead of having the former president's manuscripts, documents and letters from his t
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2017-10-06
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
10-06-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 8, 2017 Edition 
   Serial Sexual Harasser Sees Right-Wing Conspiracy Hollywood big shot Harvey Weinstein took a hint from his good friend Hillary Clinton and blamed a vast right-wing conspiracy for a recent New York Times article detailing his long history as a seri
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2017-09-29
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
09-29-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 1, 2017 Edition 
   Dems Assail Trump's NFL Comments President Trump's objection to NFL players refusing to stand for the playing of the National Anthem prior to the start of their football games spurred outrage among assorted Democrats. Democratic Coalition chair
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2017-09-23
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
09-23-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 24, 2017 Edition 
   MSNBC Scoffs at Idea Media Favored Clinton in Election The host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" news and commentary show--Joe Scarborough--defended defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's claim that a "hostile media" was a significant
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2017-09-15
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
09-15-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 17, 2017 Edition 
   Sweden Adopts Stern Response to Country's Rape Epidemic Now that the influx of Muslim refugees into the country has catapulted Sweden to the top of the international heap when it comes to the crime of rape, government officials have determined it
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2017-09-08
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
09-08-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 10, 2017 Edition 
   Menendez Trial Raises Thorny Issues Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and his "campaign donor" Salomon Melgen are currently on trial for political corruption--the Senator for taking bribes and Melgren for paying them. Menendez argues that the "br
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2017-09-02
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
09-02-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 3, 2017 Edition 
   Wasserman-Schultz Henchman Asks for More Travel Latitude Former House of Representatives IT aide Imran Awan petitioned a federal court asking that the GPS ankle bracelet he was ordered to wear as part of his non-incarceration confinement while awa
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2017-08-25
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
08-25-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 27, 2017 Edition 
   rump Blamed for Violence Against Media Assorted media spokespersons have pointed the finger of blame at President Trump for incidents of violence that have endangered members of their profession in various locations since he became president. Jim
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2017-08-11
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
08-11-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 13, 2017 Edition 
   Congresswoman Has Plan to Avert War with North Korea Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) has a simple plan for deescalating tensions between the US and North Korea: "give them what they want." she acknowledged that "we may not know specifically wha
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2017-08-04
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
08-04-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 6, 2017 Edition  
   "Legacy" Legislation to Honor McCain Proposed Fresh off his crucial vote to kill the repeal of Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is now working with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to craft what McCain called "a fitting legacy t
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2017-07-28
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
07-28-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 30, 2017 Edition 
   McCain Kills GOP Health Care Bill Just days after receiving brain surgery to remove a malignant tumor, Sen. John McCain (R-Az) returned to the senate in time to cast his vote killing the so-called "skinny" repeal of Obamacare. McCain joined fe
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2017-07-21
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
07-21-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 23, 2017 Edition 
   Freedom Caucus Move on Health Insurance Assailed This week the "repeal and replace" health insurance bill crafted by the Republican leadership failed to garner enough support to be put to a vote. Rep. Tom Garret (R-VA), along with other Freedo
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2017-07-14
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
07-14-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 16, 2017 Edition 
   Study Shows Twitter Was Key to Trump Win A study from the University of Edinburgh analyzed 50 viral election-related tweets over the 68 days preceding last November's presidential election and concluded that Trump's campaign had a significant edge
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2017-07-07
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
07-07-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 9, 2017 Edition 
   Trump Speech Defending "Western Values" Denounced President Trump's defense of "western values" in his speech in Poland this week was condemned by a pair of left-wing magazines. The New Republic's Jeet Heer called it "a paean to white gr
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2017-06-30
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06-30-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 2, 2017 Edition 
   Dems Vow to Obstruct Vote Fraud Investigation Efforts by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to obtain data that could provide evidence on whether vote fraud has occurred are being blocked by key Democratic officials at the
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2017-06-23
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-23-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 25, 2017 Edition 
   Johnson Says DNC Refused DHS Help This week, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before the House Intelligence Committee. Johnson became the latest former Obama Administration official to verify that there is no
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2017-06-17
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-17-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 18, 2017 Edition 
   Mueller Expands Staff In the wake of former FBI Director James Comey's admission that there is no evidence of collusion between Trump and the Russians to rig last year's presidential election, independent counsel Robert Mueller has initiated a maj
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2017-06-09
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-09-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 11, 2017 Edition 
   Comey Testifies This week, Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. While he confirmed that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing by Trump, he raised the issue of "whether a person so creep
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2017-06-02
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
06-02-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 4, 2017 Edition 
   Pullout from Paris Climate Accord Widely Denounced This week, President Trump announced that the United States is pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. The move was widely denounced. Former President Barack Obama, who unilaterally committed
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2017-05-26
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05-26-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 28, 2017 Edition 
   Democrat Enraged Over Revived Interest in Rich Murder Long-time Democratic Party operative John Podesta proclaimed former House Speaker Newt Ginrich's speculation that DNC staffer Seth Rich may have been assassinated "disgusting." "After
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2017-05-19
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News 
05-19-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 21, 2017 Edition 
   Media Assails Trump's "Witch Hunt" Accusation President Donald Trump's accusation that the media have subjected him to "the worst witch hunt ever experienced by an American politician" was assailed by NBC's Lester Holt as "wrong in so
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2017-05-12
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   Controversy Over Comey Dismissal This week President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Democrats who previously had called for Comey's departure denounced the move. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn), Vice Chairman of the Democratic Nationa
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2017-05-05
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05-05-2017 
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   GOP Health Care Bill Called "Death Sentence for Millions" The House passage of the American Health Care Act, the GOP's alternative to Obamacare, was labeled a "death sentence for millions" by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), "people will
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2017-04-29
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04-29-2017 
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   ACLU Wants to Force Hospitals to Perform Sex Change Surgery Last year, Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California refused to remove the uterus of Evan Michael Minton. Minton is in the process of transitioning from female to a simulate
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2017-04-21
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04-21-2017 
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   Murderer Demands Release as "Reparation for Slavery" Kori Ali Muhammad, the man under arrest for four murders, demanded he be released as "reparation for slavery. Whites enslaved millions of blacks and killed thousands of them. The four whit
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2017-04-14
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04-14-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 16, 2017 Edition 
   Merkel Explains Terror Policy Facing a tough reelection campaign, German Chancellor Angela Merkel struggles to convince voters that her open borders approach to Muslim immigrants hasn't been a disaster. In an interview published in a German magazi
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2017-04-08
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04-08-2017 
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   Chelsea Clinton Gives Career Advice Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton touted herself as "a working model of what a young woman needs to do to succeed in today's world. I know that a lot of women in my generation are pretty bummed about my Mo
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2017-03-31
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   Congresswoman Defends Government Surveillance of Trump This week's revelation by Democratic operative Evelyn Farkas that the Obama Administration had the Trump campaign under surveillance and shared the information gathered with the Hillary Clinto
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2017-03-24
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03-24-2017 
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   Senator Dubs 1973 Roe vs. Wade "Super Precedent" In an attempt to disqualify prospective Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, anointed 1973's Supreme Court decisi
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2017-03-17
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   NY Dems Propose "Memory Hole" Legislation New York State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Hollis) State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) have introduced legislation that would empower the state government to order the erasure of Internet content that is
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2017-03-10
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03-10-2017 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: March 12, 2017 Edition by John Semmens 
   Pelosi Warns of an American Holocaust A Bureau of Labor Statistics report indicating that more than 900,000 have left the ranks of the leisure class and joined the workforce since Trump's inauguration was cast as "the start of an American holoca
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2017-03-03
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03-03-2017 
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   Obama to Receive "Profiles in Courage" Award The Kennedy Presidential Library's annual "Profiles in Courage" Award for 2017 will go to former President Barack Obama. The Award, named after the 1957 Pulitzer Prize winning book ghost written
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2017-02-24
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02-24-2017 
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   Montana Governor Blocks Right to Bear Arms Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) vetoed legislation that would have made the state a "Constitutional carry" state. That is, individuals would be permitted to exercise their right to bear arms as def
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2017-02-17
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   Dems Plan to Block Trump's Immigration Policy In a move likely to prove even more futile than the repeated GOP Congress' attempts to repeal Obamacare while Obama was president, Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would negate Trump's
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2017-02-10
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   Court Disallows Trump Effort to Block Dangerous Foreigners This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a lower court's blockage of President Donald Trump's Executive Order instituting temporary restraints on the entry of foreign
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2017-02-04
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   Berkeley Mayor Justifies Riots While Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin expressed regret that "the anger of those opposed to allowing a hateful white nationalist may have been a little too exuberant, we must acknowledge their constitutional right to
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2017-01-27
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01-27-2017 
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   Mexican President Vows to Protect Illegals Living in the US Irate that US President Donald Trump "is upending the convivial relationship our two countries enjoyed while Obama held the presidency," Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto vowed
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2017-01-20
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01-20-2017 
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   Sanders Says American Poor Worse off than Poor Anywhere Else Despite the fact that the living standards of those in poverty in the United States exceed the standards of the middle class in most countries, recent Democratic presidential candidate S
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2017-01-13
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01-13-2017 
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   DOJ Inspector General to Probe FBI Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced "an in-depth probe of the strange pre-election day behavior of FBI Director James Comey. Despite the Attorney General's clear wishes that there
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2017-01-06
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   Man Tortured in Anti-Trump Protest An 18-year-old mentally challenged man was tortured for two days by Black Lives Matter-inspired criminals as "a protest against the racist Trump Administration." Four Chicago millenials--Jordan Hill, 18, Tes
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2017-01-02
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   Obama Blames Russia for Exposing Anti-Israel Move With a rash of news stories popping up contradicting the Obama Administration's denial that the recent UN vote against Israeli settlements was, in fact, organized and led by Administration official
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2016-12-23
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12-23-2016 
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   Ivanka Trump Harassed On-Board a JetBlue plane at JFK Airport in New York City for a planned family vacation in Hawaii, Donald Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka was accosted by another passenger Dan Goldstein, a Brooklyn lawyer. Goldstein's harangue
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2016-12-16
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12-16-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE December 18, 2016 Edition 
   RNC Averts Hack that Duped DNC Amid all the caterwauling from Democrats about Russians supposedly hacking the Democratic National Committee's computer system comes a report from the Republican National Committee that a similar attempt on their com
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2016-12-09
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12-09-2016 
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   France Censors Anti-Abortion Advocates The award-winning "Dear Future Mom" video featuring children with Down Syndrome making the case for the value of their lives was banned from TV by France's Conseil d'État (State Council). According t
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2016-12-02
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   Senator Desperate to Pass "Lame Duck" Bills Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) has joined with Sen. John McCain (R-Az) to modify the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA). This law allows victims of terrorist attacks to sue th
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2016-11-25
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   Democratic Party Doesn't Need White People In a bid to simplify the race for who will be the next chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, former Bernie Sanders for President spokeswoman Symone Sanders advised melanin deficient aspirants
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2016-11-18
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11-18-2016 
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   Micro-Aggression Terror at Starbucks Customers and staff at a Portland, Oregon Starbuck's coffee shop endured a moment of pure terror when another customer asked for the name "Trump" to be written on his order. "This used to be a safe spa
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2016-11-11
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11-11-2016 
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   Trump Win Sparks Left-Wing Protests Donald Trump's surprising upset win over his heavily favored Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has sparked disturbing responses from some of her supporters. In Oakland, California anti-Trump protesters battled wi
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2016-11-04
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11-04-2016 
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   Hillary's Unsecure Email System Breached FBI agents examining the trove of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails on a lap-top computer seized from sexter Anthony Weiner reportedly have discovered that the emails show signs of being ha
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2016-10-29
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10-29-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 30, 2016 Edition 
   Renewed FBI Probe Riles Democrats This week FBI Director James Comey announced it might have to revisit the criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails. "In the course of our investigation on another case we ca
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2016-10-21
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10-21-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 23, 2016 Edition 
   DNC Chair Assails Videos of Democrat Election Fraud The Democratic National Committee Chairperson Donna Brazile assailed videos from Project Veritas declaring that "these stolen tapes should not be permitted to be viewed by voters prior to the e
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2016-10-15
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10-15-2016 
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   Clinton Campaign Calls Wikileaks "Violation of Constitutional Rights" The flood of emails obtained from Clinton confidants detailing repeated instances of illegal, dishonest, and despicable behavior has provoked a howl of protest from the Clin
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2016-10-08
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10-08-2016 
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   Clintons Mock Trump's Lewd Conversation from 2005 A Washington Post story about a lewd conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood" in 2005 was viewed with scorn and derision by both Bill and Hillary Clinton. Bill
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2016-10-01
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10-01-2016 
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   FBI's Latest Email Disclosure Has Surprising Content Within the latest Friday evening document "dump" from the FBI was evidence that Hillary Clinton's lawyers deleted 1,000 emails between General David Patraeus. At the time Hillary was Secreta
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2016-09-23
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09-23-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 25, 2016 Edition 
   Post Warns Trump Election "Blows Chance for Confronting Russia" Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, issued a stern warning to voters that "the election of Donald Trump would risk undermining our opportunity to
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2016-09-17
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09-17-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: September 18, 2016 Edition 
   Trump Backs Off Claim Obama Wasn't Born in the US This week GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump backed away from his previous questioning of President Obama's birthplace. His announcement was greeted by an outpouring of venom from assorted Dem
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2016-09-10
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09-10-2016 
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   Chelsea Can't Fathom Why People Think Her Mom is Untrustworthy Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's daughter went on ABC's The View talk show to express her dismay at polls showing that a huge majority of Americans consider her moth
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2016-09-02
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09-02-2016 
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   FBI Admits Suspected Brain Damage Was Factor in "No Indictment" Decision It was revealed this week that suspected brain damage was a key factor in FBI Director James Comey's decision to recommend against indicting former Secretary of State Hil
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2016-08-27
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   Clinton Foundation Called "Economic Dynamo" Revelations that the Hillary Clinton-led US State Department granted favors to governments, corporations, and individuals that made donations to the Clinton Foundation have stirred concerns that a Cl
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2016-08-19
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08-19-2016 
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   Trump Visit to Louisiana Disaster Area Panned by Dems GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's visit to flood ravaged areas of Louisiana was panned by Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest as "a virtual usurpation of President Obama's prero
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2016-08-12
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08-12-2016 
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   McCain Assails Trump's Crediting Obama & Clinton for Rise of ISIS Arizona Senator John McCain (R) took issue with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's statement that President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were co-founders of ISI
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2016-08-05
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08-05-2016 
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   Obama Disputes Iran Ransom Claim President Obama disputed claims that a planeload of $400 million in cash sent to Iran was a payment for the release of four Americans held hostage by the regime. He dismissed the simultaneous arrival of the plane c
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2016-07-29
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07-29-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 31, 2016 Edition  
   Obama Hails Economic Progress During His Administration In his speech at the Democratic Convention President Obama contended that "by so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started." Unfortunately, a
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2016-07-22
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07-22-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 24, 2016 Edition 
   Obama Says Trump's Perception of America Skewed President Obama took issue with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's portrayal of a country in crisis, calling it "dangerously skewed from reality." "By highlighting a few incident
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2016-07-15
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07-15-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: July 17, 2016 Edition 
   Hillary Calls Trump "Divisive" and "Unfit" Amidst polls showing her lead over GOP rival Donald Trump dwindling, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned voters against "the most divisive and unfit candidate in our nation's histor
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2016-06-24
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: June 26, 2016 Edition  
   Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brushed off new revelations that the 30,000 "personal" emails she deleted may have included official Department business as "nothing to concern the American people."
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2016-06-17
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06-17-2016 
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   Former Senator Questions Need for So Many Armed Federal Agents Former Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla) wrote an op ed for the Wall Street Journal in which he raised the question of why so many federal agents are authorized to carry weapons. In the op e
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2016-06-10
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06-10-2016 
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   State Department Warns Israel Not to Inconvenience Palestinians Mark Toner, spokesman for the US State Department, issued a statement condemning the terrorist attack on a shopping mall that killed four Israelis, but simultaneously warned Israel to
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2016-06-03
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06-03-2016 
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   Obama Says He's Not a "Gun Grabber" In response to an audience member's concern that Democrats want to take guns away from law-abiding people, President Obama sought to reassure the man that his fears were exaggerated. "The notion that I,
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2016-05-27
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05-27-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 29, 2016 Edition  
   President Suggests Hillary's Email "a Matter for Voters to Decide" Irritated that the media would dare to pose a question about the legality of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's unsecured email communications, President Obama refused
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2016-05-20
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05-20-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 22, 2016 Edition  
   ACLU Bemoans Court's Pro-Choice Decision This week Nevada District Judge Eric Johnson dismissed the ACLU's case against the state's school choice law. A change to Nevada statutes creating an education savings account (ESA) program that permits stu
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2016-05-14
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05-14-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 15, 2016 Edition 
   Debate on Pot Legalization Heats up in California The debate over a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana sparked heated rejoinders from both sides this week. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) suggested that legalization "will bett
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2016-05-06
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   Moderate Muslims Are "Uncle Toms" Says London Mayor-Elect London's newly elected mayor, Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan, vows he will "establish the order prescribed by the Quran" when he takes office later this year. "Mohamed instr
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2016-04-30
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04-30-2016 
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   Obama Calls His Management of the US Economy "Best in Human History" Despite declines in labor force participation, family income and home ownership juxtaposed to increases in poverty, debt, and health care costs, President Obama maintains tha
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2016-04-22
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04-22-2016 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 24, 2016 Edition 
   Virginia Governor Enfranchises Felons Saying he is tired of waiting for the legislature to take action, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va) issued an executive order restoring voting rights to convicted felons. The move is expected to add more than 200,00
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2016-04-15
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04-15-2016 
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   Sanders Says Unemployment a "Viable Weapon in War against Global Warming" In Thursday's debate, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) wowed the Party faithful by promising that "economic dislocation and job losses will
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2016-04-08
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04-08-2016 
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   Army Chief Opposes Private Weapons for Troops In testimony before a congressional committee investigating the murders of military personnel at military facilities, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that he was opp
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2016-04-01
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   Rove Calls for "Fresh Face" to Get GOP Nomination Karl Rove, former campaign adviser to President George W. Bush, suggested that "Republicans need to look outside the current crop of candidates vying for the Party's nomination and pick a 'fr
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2016-03-25
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   Obama Minimizes Differences Between Communism & Capitalism In a speech to Argentinian youths, President Obama characterized the long-running battle between capitalism and communism as "an interesting intellectual argument that should have no bea
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2016-03-18
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   Hillary Calls Woman "Poor Shopper" When Teresa O'Donnell of Powell, Ohio took the opportunity at a CNN town hall to complain that Obamacare's costs were hurting her family, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton suggested the woman
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2016-03-11
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   Dem Candidates Agree on Abortion The two Democratic contenders for the Party's 2016 presidential nomination fended off the possibility that states should have any leeway in limiting abortions carried out within their borders. In a statement eer
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2016-03-04
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   State Dept to Wait Until After Election to Evaluate Hillary's Emails The US State Department announced that it will be deferring further analysis of the security implications of former Secretary Clinton's unauthorized and illegal transfer of class
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2016-02-26
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   Trump Campaign Receives Boost from Sharpton Donald Trump's bid to become president received a boost from an unexpected source when racist loon Al Sharpton promised to leave the country should Trump be elected. According to Sharpton, his pledge
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2016-02-20
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   Battle Over Supreme Court Vacancy Looms The inconveniently timed death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last weekend has set the stage for a major confrontation over the appointment of his successor. On the one hand, President Obama has ass
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2016-02-12
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   Mosque Weapon Seizure Called Discriminatory Raids by French authorities have resulted in the confiscation of hundreds of war-grade weapons from numerous mosques throughout the country. The raids were inspired by the November 13th Islamic terrorist
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2016-02-05
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   New Clinton Defense on Email Scandal: "Everybody Did It" A recent discovery that former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice may have received a handful of classified emails on their private computers prompted Democratic pres
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2016-01-29
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   DOJ to Investigate Oscars The absence of blacks, gays, and transgenders from the ranks of those nominated for this year's Academy Awards has spurred outrage among cultural elites. Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith announced
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2016-01-22
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   Sanders Calls for Nationalized Health Care Riding on the crest of poll numbers showing a surge for his presidential bid, Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) upped the ante vs. rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by calling for a nationalization
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2016-01-15
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   NY Dems Demand Conservatives Leave State While at odds over whether the State or the City should get to expropriate citizens' wealth, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) both agree that "there is no plac
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   German Government Flummoxed by Muslim New Year's Eve Assaults On New Year's Eve, gangs of Muslims immigrants accosted, groped, assaulted, robbed, and raped women in Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Dusseldorf, Germany. Local police were un
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   Hillary Doubles Down on Benghazi Lies Despite substantial evidence to the contrary, former Secretary of State and current contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination Hillary Clinton insists that she is the one telling the truth ab
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   Democrat Says Drop Benghazi Investigation Member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) is calling for an end to the investigation. As Schiff sees it, "the hearings can serve no useful purpose. Closing them down wil
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   Baltimore Mayor Apologizes for Calling Rioters "Thugs" Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, whose infamous order to police to "give protesters space to destroy," sheepishly apologized to residents who participated in looting stores, b
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   Obama Gives Himself an A+ for Performance Despite characterizing himself as a "hard grader," President Obama rated his performance for the recently concluded 2014 an "A+." "My critics want to harp on their pet issues to claim my Administra
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   Sanders Campaign Breach Called "Most Serious Threat Ever" Due to a temporary lapse of a "firewall" in the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) database, the Sanders campaign was able to access confidential information on the Clinton campa
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12-12-2015 
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   Administration Defends Initial Moves Following San Bernardino Terrorist Attack December 2's murder of 14 and wounding of 21 at an office holiday party by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik in San Bernardino, California was immediately
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12-04-2015 
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   California Massacre Sparks Diverse Reactions A paramilitary assault by Syed Rizwan Farooq and his wife Tashfeen Malik on an office Christmas party in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday that left 14 dead and 21 more wounded has sown confusion
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2015-11-27
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   Obama Blames Media for Perception that Islamic Terror Is a Problem Frustrated by the growing exasperation of Americans with his feckless foreign policy, President Obama told members of his inner circle of advisers that he blames the media for "c
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2015-11-20
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11-20-2015 
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   Reid and Obama Vow to Block Bill on Refugee Vetting Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) and President Obama vowed they would block a House-passed measure to increase scrutiny of refugees from Syria and Iraq. Concern that terrorists might be
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2015-11-13
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11-13-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: November 15, 2015 Edition 
   University Students Rally for Tyranny The protests at the University of Missouri that resulted in the ouster of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin have reinvigorated student movements against freedom of speech across the nation.
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11-06-2015 
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   Hillary Boasts "I Am Unstoppable" In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proclaimed her election next year as "inevitable. Nominally, Bernie Sanders is still in the race, but since he
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2015-10-31
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10-31-2015 
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   Senators Question IRS Spying Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew demanding to know why the IRS is using secret cellphone tracking systems
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10-23-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: October 25, 2015 Edition by John Semmens 
   Clinton Blames Stevens for Own Death In testimony before the House Committee on Benghazi former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid the blame for the Benghazi debacle squarely on slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens. "He was the person on-th
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10-16-2015 
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   Germany Struggles to Make Immigrants Feel Welcome Germany is taking some extraordinary steps to try to accommodate an estimated 1.5 million Muslim immigrants that will enter the country this year. In a number of locations German students have b
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10-09-2015 
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   Christian Refugees to Be Deported The Obama Administration has decided that Christian refugees from areas occupied by the Islamic State will be deported back to the war zone. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Muslims fleeing the region will be given
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2015-10-02
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10-02-2015 
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   ACLU Sues Catholic Hospitals Catholic hospitals' refusal to perform birth control services that run counter to the Church's beliefs came under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union this week as it launched a lawsuit aimed at compelling thes
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2015-09-25
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   Boehner Resignation Unleashes Cascade of Caterwauling House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) announcement that he is resigning from Congress effective October 30th was followed by a torrent of tears in Washington. Leading the sob fest, of course, w
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   Scientists Urge President to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics A gaggle of university climatologists have written to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging them to prosecute people who continue to contradict the "scientific co
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2015-09-04
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09-04-2015 
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   Democrat Says Drop Benghazi Investigation Member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) is calling for an end to the investigation. As Schiff sees it, "the hearings can serve no useful purpose. Closing them down wil
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2015-08-28
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08-28-2015 
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   EPA to Defy Judge Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District of North Dakota granted plaintiffs an injunction against the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of new navigable waterways regulations that were set for im
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2015-08-21
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08-21-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 23, 2015 Edition by John Semmens 
   Bush Endorses Universal Surveillance In a bid to position himself as the "Big Brother" candidate in juxtaposition to what he characterized as the "Angry Uncle" candidacy of Donald Trump, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called for an end t
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   Carson, BLM Clash on Issues GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement clashed this week following Carson's assertion that BLM is "creating strife." As Carson sees it, "Blacks have been led down a
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2015-08-07
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   Russian Calls for War Crimes Inquiry into Atom Bombs Dropped by US Russian legislator Sergei Naryshkin called for an international military tribunal to open an investigation of the United States' bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, calling
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2015-07-31
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07-31-2015 
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   Kerry Insists that "Death to America" Is Just Rhetoric In his continuing quest to sell Congress on what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) labeled a "diplomatic masterpiece," Secretary of State John Kerry tried to reassure the Ho
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2015-07-25
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07-25-2015 
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   Administration Says Failure to Accept Iran Deal Means War The Obama Administration denounced Congressional opposition to its Iranian deal, saying that failure to accept the pact would lead to war. "Secretary of State John Kerry has assured th
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2015-06-26
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06-26-2015 
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   Supreme Court Rewrites Obamacare Acknowledging that the original Affordable Care Act "was so poorly written as to be utterly infeasible in its implementation," Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts took "the liberty of rewriting it to cor
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2015-06-12
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06-12-2015 
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   Angry Obama Vows Vengeance against Trade Bill Opponents Alternating between tears and venom, a stunned President Obama ranted against members of his own Party, calling them "faithless turncoats" and alleging that "they are destroying my cred
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2015-06-05
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06-05-2015 
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   New Candidate for President Vows to Complete Metric Conversion This week, former Rhode Island Senator and Governor Lincoln Chafee announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in the 2016 election. A key factor in his decision to
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2015-05-29
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05-29-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 31, 2015 Edition 
   Court Strikes Down Idaho Abortion Limitation An Idaho statute banning abortions after the fetus reaches 20 weeks of age was struck down by the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as "an undue burden on a parent's ability to get an abortion."
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2015-05-23
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05-23-2015 
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   Failure to Disclose $26 Million in Bribes an "Oversight" Says CEO Recent revelations that the Clinton Foundation neglected to report over $26 million in payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups was chara
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05-15-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 17, 2015 Edition 
   Feds Warn Lenders Not to Deny Loans to Welfare Recipients The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned financial institutions that they could be prosecuted if they deny home loans to persons subsisting on welfare benefits. CFPB Direct
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2015-05-09
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05-09-2015 
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   State Department Declines to Pursue Influence Peddling Allegations Suspicion that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have been involved in questionable financial transactions between foreign governments and the Clinton Foundation was br
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2015-05-01
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05-01-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 3, 2015 Edition 
   Justice Suggests Allowing Gay Marriage May Not Go Far Enough In oral arguments over whether states should be compelled to recognize gay marriages, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wondered "whether merely permitting gays to marry would be sufficient. The
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2015-04-25
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 26, 2015 Edition 
   House Speaker Pleads for Hillary to Turn Over Computer Server A new slew of allegations has emerged implying that the Clinton Foundation may have accepted bribes in exchange for Hillary to use her Secretary of State status to influence government
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2015-04-18
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   Bipartisan Plea for Lynch Confirmation President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, received a vote of support from both media star Al Sharpton and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush this week. Her confirmation has been held up by
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2015-04-10
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04-10-2015 
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   Work Requirement Pares Maine Food Stamp Recipients Enforcement of a work requirement by Republican Governor Paul LePage's administration has led to 9,000 former recipients being declared ineligible to receive food stamps. Under the work requiremen
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2015-04-05
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04-05-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: April 5, 2015 Edition 
   Rising Sales of US Constitution Put Department of Homeland Security on Alert A surge of book sales that pushed the US Constitution into the top ten best seller list of the Conservative Book Club has caused federal officials to put the Department o
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2015-03-28
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03-28-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: March 29, 2015 Edition 
   Bergdahl Didn't Desert, Lawyer Says While the Army has decided to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and "misbehaving before the enemy," his lawyer, Eugene Fidell, contends that Bergdahl never intended to desert. "Sgt Bergdahl had s
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2015-03-20
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03-20-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE, March 22, 2015 Edition 
   Obama Exempts White House from Freedom of Information Act Contending that "constant prying by the enemies of this Administration are impeding my ability to smoothly rule this country," President Obama issued a decree exempting the White House
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2015-03-13
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03-13-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE, March 15, 2015 Edition 
   Obama Admin May Bypass Congress, Seek UN Approval of Iran Deal This week the Obama Administration has indicated it may bypass Congress and go directly to the United Nations to obtain international approval of its pending agreement with Iran.
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2015-03-06
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03-06-2015 
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   Dems Label Inquiry into Hillary's Emails "Witch Hunt" The revelation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of an insecure private email account for top secret communications has even liberal commentators concerned. On MSNBC's
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2015-02-27
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02-27-2015 
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   FCC Issues Secret Regulations for Internet Anxious to rescue the Internet from what Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler called a "regime of anarchy," the FCC approved over 300 pages of new rules designed "to bring order to this disor
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2015-02-21
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02-21-2015 
SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE, February 22, 2015 Edition 
   Government Panel Calls for Measures to Upgrade Our Health The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) issued a 571 page report outlining its recommendations for transforming Americans' health. Citing persistent high levels of overweight and o
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2015-02-13
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   Amnesty "Loophole" May Allow Illegals to Vote Secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas say that the documents--driver's licenses and Social Security numbers--being provided to the illegal immigrants granted amnesty by President Obama open a
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2015-01-31
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE, February 1, 2015 Edition 
   Congressional Democrats May Boycott Netanyahu Speech While a number of key Democrats were still wondering whether attending Netanyahu's speech to Congress in February would be proper, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) was adamant that
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2015-01-23
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE, January 25, 2015 Edition 
   White House Outraged over Boehner Invitation to Netanyahu The invitation House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) issued to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress has the Obama Administration in a state of apop
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2015-01-17
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE, January 18, 2015 Edition 
   Obama Says Armed Response to Muslim Terrorism Wrong Approach While attempting not appear to condone the murder of the Hebdo staff and the Jewish hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris last week, President Obama blamed France's failure to integr
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2015-01-09
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   Muslim Terrorism Excused Armed Muslim terrorists slew a dozen unarmed members of the editorial staff of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo in a raid on the paper's Paris office this week. Though the gunman proclaimed these murders as retribution fo
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2015-01-02
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   Obama Calls for Truce in Fight Against ISIL Citing reports that troops fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have come down with Ebola, US President Obama called for a halt in all military action against them. "For
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2014-12-30
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12-30-2014 
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   June 8 President Calls Return of Bergdahl a "Mission of Mercy" President Obama continued to insist that Sgt Bergdahl's health was a major factor in his decision to negotiate the exchange with the Taliban. "On the videos I saw he looked
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2014-12-30
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12-30-2014 
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   January 5 New NYC Mayor Vows to "Crush Inequality" Newly inaugurated New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told those attending the ceremony that he would "put an end to inequality in this City. For too long we have tolerated a situation whe
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2014-12-26
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12-26-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 28, 2014 Edition 
   GOP to Become Party of "Yes" Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brushed off complaints from his Party's conservative wing that his recent actions on the Cromnibus Bill served mainly to enable President Obama's illegal amnes
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2014-12-19
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12-19-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 21, 2014 Edition 
   Judge Arthur Schwab of the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled that portions of President Obama's unilateral action on illegal immigrants violate the US Constitution's separation of powers. "The alleged grounds of prosecutorial discretion are
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2014-12-12
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   Cromnibus Puts Taxpayers on Hook for Bank Losses The House-passed $1.1 trillion Continuing Resolution contains a clause that exposes taxpayers to a potential $300 trillion liability for bank losses in derivatives trading. The rider to the CR was t
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2014-12-06
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12-06-2014 
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   Obama Takes the Fifth The Obama Administration defied a court order to turn over documents the IRS illegally shared with the White House in its political vendetta against 2500 conservative organizations.
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2014-11-28
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11-28-2014 
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   Obama Contends He Has Shown Restraint on Immigration President Obama characterized GOP critics of his Executive Order granting new rights to illegal immigrants as "excessively whiny. I've been really quite restrained compared to what I could hav
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2014-11-21
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11-21-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, November 23, 2014 Edition 
   President's Usurpation of Legislative Authority Hailed by Democrats President Obama's decision to enact immigration reform legislation that Congress has refused to enact inspired some lavish praise from fellow Democrats. House Minority Leader N
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2014-11-14
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11-14-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, November 16, 2014 Edition 
   Democrats Disagree over Executive Order for Amnesty Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) is crosswise with President Obama over the proper sequence of events regarding amnesty for illegal immigrants. "I have implored the Preside
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2014-11-07
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11-07-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, November 9, 2014 Edition 
   President Ready to Use Executive Action for Amnesty Though he did leave open the option of signing an amnesty bill passed by Congress, President Obama vowed to "go it alone if they don't give me what I want."
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2014-10-31
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10-31-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, November 2, 2014 Edition 
   Ebola Czar Said to Be "Leading by Example" Since he was appointed as President Obama's "Ebola Czar," Ron Klain has disappeared from sight. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest tried to reassure the media, saying that "I recognize th
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2014-10-24
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10-24-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, October 26, 2014 Edition 
   Amnesty Needed for "Shared Prosperity" Labor Secretary Thomas Perez reassured the National Press Club that amnesty for illegal immigrants will be forthcoming after the mid-term elections. "Right now, it would be too risky for the Presiden
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2014-10-18
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10-18-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, October 19, 2014 Edition 
   Troops Being Deployed to Ebola Zone Get Skimpy Training The US troops President Obama has ordered into West Africa to help in the battle against Ebola are receiving a scant 4 hours of training about the virus. Soldiers who have had the training ha
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2014-10-10
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10-10-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, October 12, 2014 Edition 
   Former Obama Press Secretary Says GOP Unfairly Exploiting Administration's Failures The incoherence of President Obama's foreign policy and the cascade of domestic policy scandals are being unfairly exploited for political gain according to former
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2014-10-03
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10-03-2014 
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   Obama Nixes Ebola Travel Restrictions Despite numerous urgings, President Obama remains determined not to block entry into the United States by persons who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnes
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2014-09-26
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, September 28, 2014 Edition 
   School Board to Add Masturbation to Kindergarten Curriculum The Las Vegas School Board has drafted a new sex education curriculum that has some parents alarmed. Part of the new curriculum includes teaching kindergartners and pre-schoolers how to m
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2014-09-19
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, September 21, 2014 Edition 
   Dem Operative Says Obama Planning "October Surprise" Long time Democratic Party operative Bob Beckel says GOP hopes of taking control of both Houses of Congress will be thwarted by an "October surprise." "Republicans who are counting
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2014-09-12
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   Mexican President Calls Perry Border Policy "Unneighborly" Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto castigated Texas Governor Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border as "unneighborly. He's like that Clint Eas
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2014-09-05
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09-05-2014 
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   Kerry Says ISIS Will Be Destroyed Within Three Years US Secretary of State John Kerry predicted that the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) would be destroyed within three years. The means: "massive wrongful death lawsuits."
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2014-08-22
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, August 24, 2014 Edition 
   Congressman Wants to Ban Body Armor Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) has introduced legislation that would prohibit the sale, use, or possession of body armor by unauthorized persons. "Authorized persons" in Honda's view include government law-enforcement p
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2014-08-15
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08-15-2014 
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   Ferguson Looting Said to Be Fitting Tribute to Michael Brown The emergence of a convenience store security video tape of Michael Brown roughing up the shopkeeper and stealing boxes of cigars was said to vindicate the looting rampage that followed
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2014-08-08
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   Obama Eyes Emancipation Proclamation as Model for Amnesty Executive Order Insiders say that President Obama will use President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation as the model for his anticipated Executive Order granting amnesty to millions of ill
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2014-08-01
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   CIA Strikes Penitent Pose With the escape route of deniability closed, CIA Director John Brennan grudgingly apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders for his Agency's covert perusal of their correspondence.
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2014-07-25
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   "Despicable" Anti-Clinton Books Should Be Banned Outraged by the surging popularity of anti-Clinton books overtaking sales of Hillary Clinton's State Department memoir, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill offered his opinion that "in a just world such
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2014-07-20
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07-20-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, July 20, 2014 Edition 
   Roberts Says Wolf "too Inexperienced for Debate" Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) continued his refusal to debate challenger Dr. Milton Wolf prior to the upcoming August 5 primary election date on the grounds that "Wolf is not qualified to hold such a
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2014-07-11
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07-11-2014 
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   Administration Requests Budget Increase for Immigrant Bedding Asserting that "it would be inhumane for us to force these innocent immigrant children to sleep on substandard beds," Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell has requested an
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   Hobby Lobby Wage Boost Rankles Democrats With the liability of being forced to finance employees' abortions taken off its back by the recent Supreme Court voiding of the Obamacare mandate, Hobby Lobby announced it is raising the minimum wage of it
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2014-06-27
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06-27-2014 
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   President Tries to Fend Off Evidence of Incompetence With a cascade of scandals dominating the news, a desperate President Obama pleaded with voters to "not give up hope. The mistakes of a tiny minority can easily overwhelm the good work of the ma
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06-20-2014 
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   IRS Head Says Special Prosecutor Would Be Waste of Money Citing a lengthy list of suspicious coincidences"including the most recent loss of critical evidence due to a narrowly focused crash of the computers used by individuals involved in the disc
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2014-06-13
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06-13-2014 
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   Cochran Gears Up for Final Campaign Push Surprised that he is facing a run-off against State Senator Chris McDaniel to represent Mississippi in the US Senate, sitting Senator Thad Cochran (R) made an odd bid to corner the bestiality and animal cru
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2014-06-06
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06-06-2014 
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   President Calls Return of Bergdahl a "Mission of Mercy" President Obama continued to insist that Sgt Bergdahl's health was a major factor in his decision to negotiate the exchange with the Taliban. "On the videos I saw he looked sick," the Pres
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2014-05-30
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05-30-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, June 1, 2014 Edition 
   President Not Getting Enough Credit for Foreign Policy State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki lamented the perception that President Obama's foreign policy has been plagued by incoherence and inconsistency, saying that "President Obama doesn't giv
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2014-05-23
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05-23-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, May 25, 2014 Edition 
   Kerry Says Obama Administration “Most Transparent and Accountable in History” In a lightly publicized press conference, Secretary of State John Kerry told members of the Mexican media that “I believe President Obama will go down in history as the
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2014-05-16
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05-16-2014 
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   Industry Group Warns Prescription Costs Will Rise under Obamacare The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) reports that a study comparing out-of-pocket costs under Affordable Care Act health insurance policies will likely e
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2014-05-09
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05-09-2014 
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   Democrat Wants Rewrite of First Amendment Concerned that “political speech has gone far beyond the bounds envisioned by the Founding Fathers,” Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) proposes that “we amend the Constitution to correct for unforeseen defici
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2014-05-02
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05-02-2014 
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   Democrats Say Benghazi Is Old News Unworthy of Further Concern The revelation of Obama Administration memos proving that it knowingly perpetrated a fraudulent cover story blaming a little watched video for the attack on the US Benghazi Consulate i
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2014-04-25
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04-25-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, April 27, 2014 Edition 
   Administration Exploring Options for Curbing Anti-Muslim Hate Speech The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Bill Killian, says “the Administration is looking into ways we can curb anti-Muslim hate speech. Such speech violates Mus
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2014-04-18
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04-18-2014 
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   Dems Advised to Avoid Talking about the Economy Top Democratic strategist, James Carville, advised Democrats seeking reelection to avoid discussing the economy. “The whole notion of an economic recovery is pure poison to any Democrat hoping to
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2014-04-11
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04-11-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, April 13, 2014 Edition 
   State Department Priorities Debated Prior to 2012's attack on Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens there were numerous rejected requests from the Ambassador for more security. Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed the repeated rejection of the
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2014-04-04
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04-04-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, April 6, 2014 Edition 
   EPA Justifies Experiments Revelations that the US Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting deadly experiments on unwitting volunteers have surfaced. According to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the EPA’s experiments exposed i
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2014-03-28
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03-28-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, March 30, 2014 Edition 
   Senator Insists Videos of Him Must Have Been Photo-Shopped Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) vociferously denied ever accusing victims of Obamacare of lying about their troubles. He dismissed video evidence of him making such accusations a
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2014-03-21
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03-21-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, March 23, 2014 Edition 
   Veep Says Trials and Tribulations of Health Law Qualify President for Sainthood “No one has suffered more than the President over this thing,” said Vice-President Joe Biden commenting on the disastrous Affordable Care Act. “I know it will be hard
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2014-03-14
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03-14-2014 
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   President Admits Obamacare Will Block Access to Many Doctors Despite promising that those who liked their doctors would be able to keep them under Obamacare, President Obama now admits that “in many instances this will not be possible. On balance,
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2014-03-07
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03-07-2014 
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   Seriously Ill Hurt by Obamacare a “Tiny Minority” As the number of seriously ill patients whose access to treatment has been impeded by the Affordable Care Act continues to increase, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius insists th
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2014-02-28
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02-28-2014 
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   Senate Democrats Reject Limits on IRS Intimidation of Political Speech In the midst of the Obama Administration's efforts to “reform” IRS regulations, the Senate Democratic majority rejected language proposed by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that wou
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2014-02-21
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02-21-2014 
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   FCC Chairman Says Critics Are Overreacting to New Plan The Federal Communications Commission plan to send “researchers” into newsrooms in order to observe how stories are selected and reported has sparked fears of government intimidation and censo
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2014-02-14
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02-14-2014 
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   Obama Defends “Flip-Flop” on Executive Orders Before he became President, Senator Barack Obama was a strident critic of George Bush's use of Executive Orders to get around Congressional participation in policy making.
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2014-02-07
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02-07-2014 
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   Dems Say Obamacare Will Liberate Millions from Workplace Drudgery Democrats touted a Congressional Budget Office report that projects more than 2 million workers will opt out of full time work because of the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for une
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2014-01-31
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01-31-2014 
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   Dems May Copyright “Obamacare” Name Inspired by the NFL's aggressive action against unauthorized use of the term “Super Bowl,” the Obama Administration is reportedly taking steps to copyright the term “Obamacare.” The most recent example of the NF
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2014-01-24
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01-24-2014 
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   Police Commissioner Says Bludgeoning of Jaywalker Justified New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton defended the bludgeoning of 84 year old Kang Wong by City police officers as “fully justified.” The incident occurred as part of the City's
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2014-01-17
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01-17-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, January 19, 2014 Edition 
   DOJ Refuses to Press Charges for IRS Abuses After investigating the IRS's discriminatory treatment of the President's political opponents, Barbara Bosserman, a lawyer in the Department of Justice’s civil rights division, has determined that “no ch
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2014-01-10
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01-10-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, January 12, 2014 Edition 
   GOP Bill on Obamacare ID Theft Irks White House A Republican bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to inform persons whose identities may have been stolen via the Obamacare website was roundly criticized as “defamator
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2014-01-03
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01-03-2014 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, January 5, 2014 Edition 
   Difficulty Adding Newborns to Obamacare Not a “Glitch” Says Sebelius While admitting that the process for adding a new baby to a family's Affordable Care Act insurance coverage is “difficult,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
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2013-12-28
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12-28-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, Best of 2013 
   President Says “Right of Conscience” Not Valid for Military Personnel “I am the Commander-in-Chief,” Obama explained. “It is every soldier's duty to carry out my orders without hesitation or mental reservation. No religious dogma can be permitted
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2013-12-27
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12-27-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 29, 2013 Edition 
   Detroit Ruins Draw Tourists to City Detroit's decline into bankruptcy and decay seems to have boosted its desirability as a sight for tourists to visit. Howard Carter, a recent visitor to the City's ruins, was quite enthusiastic, “It's like seeing
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2013-12-20
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12-20-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 22, 2013 Edition 
   Bill Would Require State Approval to Homeschool Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) has introduced legislation to boost state regulation of homeschooling. Senate Bill 248 would require that parents be investigated and approved before being
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2013-12-13
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12-13-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 15, 2013 Edition 
   Secretary Says Insurers Should Waive Premiums While the Government continues to struggle with what seem to be insurmountable problems with the Affordable Care Act's implementation, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged insure
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2013-12-06
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12-06-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 8, 2013 Edition 
   Pundit in Awe of Obama MSNBC's Chris Matthews compared his interview with President Obama to Jesus Christ's return from the dead. “He came among us,” Matthews breathlessly exclaimed. “He shook my hand. He sat right next to me. He answered my quest
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2013-11-29
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11-29-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 1, 2013 Edition 
   GOP Health Reform Effort Decried House Republican efforts to push the American Health Care Reform Act (HR-3121) were denounced by leading Democrats as “unfair” and “unpatriotic.” The bill would fully repeal Obamacare, allow consumers to purchase i
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2013-11-22
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11-22-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, November 24, 2013 Edition 
   Senate Minority Leader “Fighting Mad” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev) move to eliminate the rule that required a 60 vote majority to end debate has “grievously irked” his GOP counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken). “Ha
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2013-11-15
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11-15-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, November 17, 2013 Edition 
   President “Fixes” Obamacare Stirred into action by the threat his signature legislation poses to Democrats' hopes for the November 2014 elections, President Obama agreed to stand behind his false promise that those who liked their health insurance
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2013-11-08
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11-08-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, November 10, 2013 Edition 
   Health Secretary's Big Announcement After titillating the media for the past few days with hints of a “big announcement,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius told an audience in Atlanta that her office was taking a “historic s
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2013-11-01
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11-01-2013 
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, November 3, 2013 Edition 
   Press Secretary Insists President Didn't Break Promise As the first wave of Americans are discovering that they can't keep heath insurance plans they like, the impression that President Obama lied to them is seeping into public awareness. Analysts
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