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Trump is losing the shutdown battle with Americans who think he deserves the blame: Reuters

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A new Reuters/Ipsos poll revealed the majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the government shutdown.

Americans were polled between Dec. 20 and January 2 on their political attitudes. An average of 50 percent of American voters blame Trump while 32 percent blame Democrats. However, Reuters broke down how the numbers changed over time and blame for Trump increased while blame for Democrats declined.

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A shocking statistic revealed Republicans in Congress are skirting a lot of blame. That could change Thursday when Democrats are expected to pass the spending bill the House refused to pass in the past several weeks. After Democrats pass the legislation it moves to the Senate, where Republicans have said they won’t even bring it to the floor. If the Senate refuses to vote, it could put the onus on the GOP.

See the full graph at Reuters.


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Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography

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According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.

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Netanyahu refuses to concede after he falls short — blames media instead

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Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, refused to concede after being down in the election night polls. Like the last election, Netanyahu is claiming his own personal victory and blaming the media for all of his woes.

Senior Diplomatic correspondent Barak Ravid, at Channel 13 News in Tel-Aviv, was live-tweeting the election results late Tuesday night.

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"Netanyahu says Israel needs a Zionist government that is committed for Israel as a Jewish state. No government can be based on support from Arab parties," Ravid said.

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Mitch McConnell crony running for Kentucky AG is ineligible for office: lawsuit

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On Tuesday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a new lawsuit seeks to remove Daniel Cameron from the ballot as the Kentucky GOP's nominee for state attorney general.

According to the lawsuit, filed by retired union worker and "concerned citizen" Joseph Leon Jackson Sr. in Jefferson Circuit Court, Cameron does not meet the office requirement of having practiced law for eight years — because although he was admitted by the Kentucky Bar Association in 2011, he spent two of the following years clerking for U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove.

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