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Attorney General William Barr is bringing back the federal death penalty after nearly 20 years

There is nothing less ‘conservative’ than a government executing its own citizens.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government is reviving the death penalty. Attorney General Bob Barr has asked the government to bring back the policy and directed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for five inmates currently on death row.

The change is another stark contrast in American policy that runs counter to virtually the rest of the entire world. For some perspective, America’s zeal for capital punishment puts us in competition with Saudi Arabia and North Korea, two of the least democratic nations on the planet.

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Mueller says Trump can be charged with obstruction of justice after he leaves office

If Trump isn’t re-elected, he could be headed straight to prison.

During his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Robert Mueller, the former special prosecutor in the investigation into Russian election interference, confirmed that President Trump can face charges after leaving office.

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted to fully fund the 9/11 Survivors Fund for survivors and families of people affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart was a tireless champion for the bill, repeatedly shaming members of Congress for failing to even hold a vote on funding the bill.

Today was a triumph for decency and Stewart didn’t hold back in his clear joy and relief at witnessing the bill pass.

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An invisible government agency called the ‘National Intelligence Council’ produces crucial national security intelligence, but is anyone listening?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of a little-known U.S. organization that has provided crucial intelligence and analysis to presidents.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of a little-known U.S. organization that has provided crucial intelligence and analysis to presidents for all those decades: the National Intelligence Council.

Right after World War II, President Harry Truman understood that the United States was embarking into a new world order and required, in the words of one observer, guidance on “the big job – the carving out of United States destiny in the world as a whole.”

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