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Mitch McConnell warned to pass 9/11 survivor bill — or else: ‘We’re going to make your life miserable’

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Appearing on MSNBC as the House was about to vote on a bill that would extend benefits to survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attack, one of the prime movers of the bill — along with former Daily Show host Jon Stewart — warned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get all of his GOP members to approve the bill or face his wrath.

Speaking with Andrea Mitchell, John Feal, who heads the Feelgood Foundation, drew a line in the sand for McConnell.

“We are talking about we have 300-plus co-sponsors,” Feal explained about the House bill. “We had 290 in 2015. Let’s talk about the 100 cosponsors that are not. Let’s talk about those when we hit the Senate that we’ll get on board. We want to go home and farm … we want to get out and want to be left alone.”

“If Mitch McConnell or anybody in the Senate plays games, myself and my team and Jon Stewart, we come back and make their lives miserable. We are not going to apologize for that — they work for us. Mitch McConnell is in charge of 99 people and the speaker is in charge of 44 people — they’re working for us.”

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Mike Pence to headline ‘intimate’ $35,000 per couple fundraiser at gay-owned private club

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Location reportedly revealed by chef during hearing on felony assault and domestic violence charges

Vice President Mike Pence will headline a $35,000-per-couple fundraiser at a private club owned by two gay men in Aspen, Colorado Monday evening.

The invitation, sent by Bob Jenkins, vice chair of Pitkin County Republicans, calls it "an intimate high dollar reception," and says, "we would like you to participate if possible. Additionally, please quietly spread the word," according to The Aspen Times.

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‘Warning lights are flashing,’ says Elizabeth Warren, detailing plan to stave off impending financial crisis

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Democratic presidential hopeful warns of "a number of serious shocks on the horizon that could cause our economy's shaky foundation to crumble."

"Warning lights are flashing," Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote Monday, predicting an economic crisis within two years unless federal regulators and Congress take swift action.

The Democratic presidential contender outlined the reasons for her concerns and plans to address them in Medium post entitled "The Coming Economic Crash—And How to Stop It."

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How Julian Assange turned his London refuge into an election meddling command post

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What We Read last Week: Our Investigative News RoundupWikiLeaks Founder Met Russian Agents in the Ecuadorian Embassy

Surveillance reports obtained by CNN reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received in-person deliveries, potentially of hacked materials related to the 2016 US election, during a series of suspicious meetings at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The reports also describe how Assange turned the embassy into a command center and orchestrated a series of damaging disclosures that rocked the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States. Despite being confined to the embassy while seeking safe passage to Ecuador, Assange met with Russians and world-class hackers at critical moments, frequently for hours at a time. He also acquired powerful new computing and network hardware to facilitate data transfers just weeks before WikiLeaks received hacked materials from Russian operatives. These stunning details come from hundreds of reports compiled for the Ecuadorian government by UC Global, a private Spanish security company. They chronicle Assange's movements and provide an unprecedented window into his life at the embassy. They also add a new dimension to the Mueller report, which cataloged how WikiLeaks helped the Russians undermine the U.S. election.

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