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WATCH: Hot mic catches GOP senator ogling ‘beautiful’ teenaged girls with fellow lawmaker

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As the Senate prepared to pass the continuing resolution that would re-open the government, a Mississippi Republican was caught on a hot mic making comments about the appearances of high-school aged pages.

“I thought you were going to say this was one of the most beautiful girls,” Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI) said, as flagged by CQ Roll Call’s Amelia Frappolli. “What about these others?”

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DeVos and Mnuchin sued for unlawful seizure of student loan borrowers’ tax refunds during pandemic

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"Secretaries DeVos and Mnuchin have inflicted needless financial pain on student borrowers and their families."

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and the federal departments they run were hit with a class-action lawsuit Friday for illegal seizures of thousands of student borrowers' tax refunds during the coronavirus pandemic, which has left over 40 million Americans jobless and familes across the country struggling to stay in their homes and keep food on the table.

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‘Not exculpatory’: Just-declassified transcripts prove Flynn lied – ‘he also betrayed America’

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Newly-declassified transcripts of intercepted telephone calls between Mike Flynn and then-Russia Ambassador Sergei Kislyak prove Trump's soon-to-be National Security Advisor lied to federal investigators, and his original two guilty pleas were correct.

Friday afternoon newly-sworn in Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe sent declassified transcripts of Flynn's calls to Congress. Portions of those transcripts have now been released.

They clearly show he was discussing U.S. sanctions then-President Barack Obama had imposed on Russia before Trump took office.

Remember, this was late 2016. Russia had just attacked the U.S. election to help Trump win the White House and was (and is) considered an enemy of the United States.

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Fed chair warns of widening inequality as US consumption dives

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The coronavirus pandemic could widen inequalities in the United States, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Friday, as government data showed consumer spending plunging by a record amount.

The world's largest economy is in dire shape with more than 40 million layoffs since lockdowns were imposed in mid-March to stop the spread of COVID-19.

And with low-wage services workers bearing the brunt of the job losses, Powell warned the pandemic could be "a great increaser of inequality."

"The pandemic is falling on those least able to bear its burdens," he said in a videoconference.

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