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Trump taps anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to launch science review

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Vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he will oversee a presidential panel to review vaccine safety and science at the request of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in a move likely to reignite debate despite now-debunked research that tied childhood immunizations to autism.

“President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policy, and he has questions about it,” Kennedy, who has raised questions about the safety of vaccines, told reporters following his meeting with Trump in New York on Tuesday. “He asked me to chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity. I said I would.”

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“Everybody ought to be able to be assured that the vaccines that we have – he’s very pro-vaccine, as am I – but they’re as safe as they possibly can be,” added Kennedy, a son of the late U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

(Reporting by Melissa Fares; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)


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Rep. Collins’ freak-out was a ‘tell’ for GOP panic: Rick Wilson

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Former Republican Rick Wilson speculated on Twitter that the outbursts by Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are a "tell" for their panic.

During the hearings Monday, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) flew off the handle as he grilled Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman about why the impeachment report included Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) phone records.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) tried to allege someone gave political donations to be able to ask questions. There's no evidence to confirm the claim.

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‘A damn liar’: Bill Barr ripped for ‘playing clean up for Trump’ after release of IG report

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Attorney General William Barr massaged the findings of the Department of Justice investigation into the origins of the Russia probe -- and legal experts and other social media users were appalled.

The attorney general claimed this report, like special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, had cleared President Donald Trump of wrongdoing, and insisted the probe had found the FBI had conducted an improper investigation of his 2016 presidential campaign.

“The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken," Barr said in a statement. "It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory.”

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‘Staggering’ new data shows income of top 1% has grown 100 times faster than bottom 50% since 1970

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"The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it."

New data released Monday explains the numbers behind Sen. Bernie Sanders' often-cited statistic that the three richest Americans hold more wealth than the 160 million people who make up the bottom 50% of the population.

Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent published what he called "stunning" findings from Stanford University economist Gabriel Zucman, showing how both an explosion in annual earnings by the rich and an increasingly regressive tax structure have combined to allow the top 1% of Americans' wealth to triple over the past five decades.

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