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Infamous right-wing Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock easily wins primary challenge

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Republican Shak Hill was unsuccessful in an attempt to dethrone Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) in a district that has turned increasingly more moderate in past elections.

The 10th district runs from West Virginia through Loudoun County and Prince William County, which is just outside of Washington, D.C. While Mitt Romney won the district in 2012 by just two points, the district voted for Hillary Clinton 10 percent over President Donald Trump.

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Hill ran to the right of Comstock in the campaign and there are six Democrats in the race eager to fight for the Trump-hating district.

Both the president and Mike Pence were last in Virginia to campaign for the 2017 gubernatorial election in which Republican candidate Ed Gillespie ran using talking Trump talking points. He lost overwhelmingly.

Comstock will face off against state Sen. Jennifer Wexton in one of the most competitive races of the 2018 midterms.

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Billionaire Trump-loving governor took $125,000 in bailouts meant for struggling farmers: report

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On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) received $125,000 in emergency stabilization payments for his farms, as part of the bailout program authorized by President Donald Trump to help farmers avoid losses due to the trade war with China.

Justice, a Trump-loving business magnate who briefly switched to the Democratic Party to run for governor of West Virginia and switched back to the GOP after the election, hardly fits the profile of a struggling farmer. He is worth $1.5 billion, and owns over 50 businesses, including a network of coal mines and the Greenbriar luxury resort, a popular gathering place for Republican officials.

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Here’s why Sondland’s testimony is devastating to Trump — whether he wants it to be or not

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Veteran Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald outlined in a thread that EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland delivered testimony to the House that was devastating for President Donald Trump whether Sondland wanted it to be or not.

"While wrapped in diplomatic-speak and hemming-and-hawing, the statement of Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to European Union, is devastating to Trump and Giuliani," Eichenwald said. "Given the surrounding evidence, either Giuliani has to say he lied to Sondland, or Trump has to be impeached it is important to dig through it, because, while quite clear on most dates, it takes jumping a bit around in the statement to figure out the date of the key event."

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Trump’s EU ambassador is using the ‘Don Jr. defense’ of being too dumb to break the law: national security expert

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Gordon Sondland, the man whom President Donald Trump appointed to be his ambassador to the European Union, told congressional investigators on Thursday that he didn't understand that President Donald Trump might be holding up establishing direct contact with Ukraine's government unless the government agreed to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

However, given that the president did ask him to run all Ukraine policy through attorney Rudy Giuliani, and given that Giuliani was already publicly boasting about trying to get Ukraine to probe Biden, Sondland's testimony raises the question of what he actually believed the president's intentions were in withholding aid to the country this past summer.

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