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Ilhan Omar’s ex allegedly learned of affair after walking in on her and lover in pajamas

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Ilhan Omar’s ex-husband learned of her alleged affair with her chief fundraiser when he walked in on the two lounging around her apartment in pajamas  — and the jilted hubby will be paid tens of thousands of......
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U.S. January industrial output falls on weather, Boeing drop

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FILE PHOTO: An assembly line worker works on the production line at Renegade RV manufacturing plant in Bristol, Indiana, U.S., April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Tim Aeppel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. industrial production fell 0.3% in January as unseasonably warm weather held down the output of utilities and Boeing Co (BA.N) slowed......
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Despite $1 trillion deficits, Trump tax cuts will still ‘pay for themselves’: Mnuchin

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s tax cuts will still pay for themselves over 10 years, even as the administration forecasts near-term deficits close to $1 trillion. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin waits to testify before a Senate Finance Committee hearing......
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Fed Chair Powell: ‘no reason’ rising wages, job gains can’t continue

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking Committee in a hearing on the semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday reiterated his confidence in the sustainability of......
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Fed’s Powell says economy in good place, warns on coronavirus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. economy is in a good place, even as he cited the potential threat from the coronavirus in China and concerns about the economy’s long-term health. With risks like trade policy uncertainty receding and global growth......
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Fed’s Powell says economy ‘resilient,’ but warns on coronavirus, productivity

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was fairly upbeat about the outlook for the U.S. economy in the first of his twice-a-year updates to Congress on Tuesday, but he cited a potential threat from the coronavirus in China and concerns about the economy’s long-term health. The U.S. economic......
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Fed Chair Powell likely to give Congress largely positive economic update

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(Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is likely to sound fairly upbeat about the outlook for U.S. economic growth when he testifies this week in the first of his twice-a-year updates to Congress, even as he nods to the potential threat from the coronavirus in China. FILE PHOTO: Federal......
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Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget gets chilly reception from Congress

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget plan for the coming fiscal year drew a prompt rejection on Monday from congressional Democrats, who said it betrayed his promise to protect popular health and safety-net programs. The White House presented the budget as a blueprint for the president’s policy......
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Democratic witness bid seems doomed in Trump trial as Murkowski says no

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Another pivotal Republican announced opposition on Friday to calling witnesses in President Donald Trump’s U.S. Senate impeachment trial, appearing to doom a bid by Democrats to permit testimony and paving the way for his expected acquittal. Senator Lisa Murkowski said she carefully considered the need for witnesses......
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House passes $10 million for Holocaust education amid rise in anti-Semitic attacks

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — In a bid to ensure that future generations of Americans “never forget,” students would be taught the horrors of the Holocaust as part of a $10 million federal funding bill that passed the House on the......
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Task force pushes U.S. lawmakers to strengthen insider trading rules

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FILE PHOTO: Joon H. Kim, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announces federal charges against Akayed Ullah in connection with Monday’s bombing at the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, in New York, U.S., December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDernid WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A......
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Trump’s ‘massive’ U.S.-UK trade deal faces big hurdles

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Britain is the United States’ closest ally but their long friendship may be sorely tested as the two countries try to forge a new trade agreement after Britain’s exit from the European Union. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at the......
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Brother of former Rep. Katie Hill found dead in Los Angeles

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here The younger brother of former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill has been found dead in his Southern California home. Katie Hill — who resigned from Congress last year — remembered her brother Daniel Brett Bennett on Sunday as a......
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U.S. Senate passes new North American trade deal

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FILE PHOTO: Flags of the U.S., Canada and Mexico fly next to each other in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive......
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House votes to send articles of impeachment to Senate

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here The House voted to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate where President Trump’s trial is expected to start on Tuesday. The House, voting along partisan lines, 228-193​, also approved a resolution naming the impeachment managers who will......
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Novartis, Merck and Allergan join those raising U.S. drug prices for 2020

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novartis AG, Merck & Co Inc and Allergan Plc were among companies that raised U.S. prices on more than 100 prescription medicines on Friday, bringing the tally to 445 drugs that will cost more in 2020, according to data analyzed by healthcare research firm 3 Axis......

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