Congress is teeing off on the PGA-Saudi LIV merger. But one senator won't commit to quitting his golf money.

Republicans and Democrats alike have been blasting the planned mega-merger this week of the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf.

But one leading merger critic — Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) — wasn't so enthusiastic about discussing a recent campaign donation he received from the PGA's political action committee.

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'Junk science': Former tobacco lobbyist claims wildfire smoke poses no health risk

A former tobacco lobbyist-turned-Fox News contributor bucked health experts by claiming on air that smoke billowing over the Northeast from Canadian wildfires will do people no harm.

Speaking on The Ingraham Angle Wednesday, Steve Milloy said that the warning about the smoked-filled air was "junk science."

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'So damning': GOP lawmakers speak after reading FBI document they say proves Biden bribe

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO) claim an internal FBI document shows President Joe Biden accepted a bribe.

House Republicans have been demanding access to an FD-1023 form they believe proves corruption allegations against the president and his son, and the two lawmakers were allowed to view the document in a secure location inside the U.S. Capitol Thursday – and they then briefed reporters on its contents.

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The bipartisan debt deal has broken the Republican House: reporter

Fringe members of the House Republican conference were so furious with Speaker Kevin McCarthy that they now consider it payback time, New York Magazine's Ben Jacobs wrote Thursday.

This week, Republicans rebelled.

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Trump asks court for new trial in E Jean Carroll's civil case: report

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday asked for a new trial in the civil case brought against him by writer E. Jean Carroll after a jury found him liable for sexually abusing and defaming her, Reuters reported.

Trump’s lawyers said the jury’s $2 million judgment for the sexual abuse portion of the verdict was “excessive” because the jury had found that Carroll was not raped and she didn't suffer any resulting diagnosed mental injury.

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Man shoots 13-year-old girl as she shops with mother in Walmart: report

A man walked up to a 13-year-old girl who was with her mother at a South Carolina Walmart and randomly shot her, WSB-V reported.

According to a witness, the shooter walked straight up to the girl on Wednesday night and shot her while she was shopping for clothes. “She was with her mom, she was actually looking at a pair of shorts, and out of nowhere a guy just walked up and shot her and it actually went through her arm and into her abdomen,” Kari Johnson told WJBF.

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Florida real estate mogul banned from restaurants for yelling N-word and following woman 'to the restroom': lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in Florida this week alleged that Florida real estate mogul M. Patrick Carroll has been banned from multiple restaurants in Miami for a variety of poor behaviors.

As The Daily Beast reports, Carroll was first banned from Carbone and other establishments owned by its parent company late last year after calling a service manager who worked there "a street n---er" after getting upset that a restaurant server "poured a glass of wine for a guest that Mr. Carroll disapproved of."

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SCOTUS' ‘surprise’ voting rights decision could – and did – have big implications for Democrats: legal experts

It’s being called a “surprise decision,” a “landmark win,” and a “a major victory for the Voting Rights Act (VRA),” but some legal experts are warning that heralding the U.S. Supreme Court’s Thursday decision as anything except upholding the status quo is a mistake, and other experts suggest it means the Court’s earlier rulings wrongly threw control of the House of Representatives to Republicans. Some experts say a Democratic-majority House in 2024 is now more likely.

In short, in its 5-4 decision in Allen v. Milligan, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Alabama discriminated against Black voters, which make up a quarter of its population, by drawing congressional maps to exclude them.

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Billionaire Trump supporter offers to buy CNN: report

Billionaire John Catsimatidis suggested he's considering making an offer to buy CNN from its parent company Warner Bros. Discovery, saying that if he were to take over the network, all he'd want from compensation is "$1 per year,” The New York Post reported.

Speaking to The Post, Catsimatidis, 74, said that it would be "up to the investment bankers to come up with the numbers" in regards to how much he'd pay.

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‘How can we trust her?’: Florida congresswoman violates same financial law she blasted rival for breaking

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, the Florida congresswoman who blasted her Democratic predecessor for violating a federal conflicts-of-interest and financial disclosure law, appears to have broken the same law herself.


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US anti-LGBTQ group that pushed harsh Uganda law now concerned it makes them look bad: report

A fringe American religious group that initially pushed the so-called "kill the gays" law in Uganda is growing increasingly concerned that their involvement is making them look bad, according to a report.

Semafor reported Thursday that groups – including the U.S.-based one – are concerned that the harshness of the law could backfire on them as they continue to press for more anti-LGBTQ legislation.

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Conservative hatches new plan to 'torpedo Trump's campaign'

Conservative Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen thinks that he has a surefire plan to deny former President Donald Trump the 2024 Republican Party nomination.

In his latest column, Olsen thinks that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Vice President Mike Pence ought to essentially run a tag-team operation whose goal is to "torpedo Trump's campaign."

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Trump knew how to use 'declassifying tools' as president: former White House official

A former White House official told investigators that Donald Trump knew how to properly declassify material as president and used that process while in office.

The former official was in charge of advising both the Trump and Obama administrations on the declassification process, and is the only witness known to have been interviewed by the respective teams of prosecutors investigating Trump and President Joe Biden's handling of classified materials, reported CNN.

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