Day 385: Clear evidence.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

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1/ Russian hackers penetrated voter registration rolls in several U.S. states before the 2016 presidential election.

2/ The Trump administration may target immigrants who use certain taxpayer-funded benefits to make it harder for them to gain permanent residency.

3/ Scott Pruitt suggested that climate change could benefit humans, despite scientific evidence to the contrary.

4/ House Democrats are targeting 101 Republican-held congressional districts in the November midterm elections.

5/ Members of Congress from both parties are calling Trump's request for a military parade a waste of money.

6/ The House and Senate are expected to vote tonight on a budget deal that would increase federal spending by more than $300 billion over two years and avert off another shutdown.

poll/ 57% of Americans believe Russia will try to influence this year's midterm elections.


  • The Dow dropped more than 1,000 points, closing down 4.15%. The S&P 500 closed at 3.75% down – a two-month low – erasing its gain for the year and putting it on track for its worst week since the financial crisis.

  • Trump has decided to focus on opioid law enforcement instead of opioid treatment.

  • Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter of California has been accused of misusing campaign funds.

  • Senior Trump aides knew for months about the allegations of domestic abuse against top White House staffer Rob Porter by his two ex-wives.

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