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    Bloomberg throws hat into the Democratic nomination

    Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 77, has once again made headlines as he officially joined the race for the Democratic nomination this past Sunday. This move was highly anticipated since he had already filed paperwork in Alabama on Nov. 8th and in Arkansas on Nov. 12th to join their nomination contests. As The Knight News previously reported, Bloomberg announced several months ago that he would not run for the Demcoratic nomination under the belief that a successful run would not be feasible. However, now it seems like Bloomberg might renege on that position. According to many reports, it appears that Bloomberg is worried Vice President Joe Biden…

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    ISIS leader al-Baghdadi dead in successful U.S. raid

    On Oct. 26, ISIS leader and longtime target of the United States, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, committed suicide during a U.S. raid against him in Syria.   According to an article by the Department of Defense, General Frank McKenzie, the leader of the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), claimed that once intelligence had secured information on his whereabouts, special operation forces were flown in by helicopter to a compound in the province of Idlib, Syria. The special forces were met with gunfire from militants believed not to be ISIS members. In response, two airstrikes were launched against the militants, killing them immediately. Once the militants were subdued, the special forces called out for…

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    Whistle-Blower Blows the Whistle on Trump, Ukraine Controversy

    On Aug. 12, an anonymous whistle-blower who is an officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), sent a complaint to the chairmen of the U.S. House and Senate Intelligence Committees, Richard Burr (R–NC) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) respectively. Detailing in this complaint was that he had “received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.” The whistleblower was referring to the July 25 phone call where, he believes, President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr  Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe and son Hunter Biden. Hunter…

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    Katz defeats Cabán in competitive primary

    On June 25, Democratic voters in Queens County voted in the Democratic primary for a nominee to represent their party in the Queens District Attorney (DA) race. The death of Richard Brown, 86, the former Queens DA, had left an empty seat for the taking. There were five candidates competing for the Democratic nomination: the frontrunners Melinda Katz, 53, the current Queens Borough President and Tiffany Cabán, 31. Katz prevailed over Cabán by a mere 55 votes. According to the New York Times, Cabán announced a win on June 25th. However, it was not the end of the road for this primary. Cabán claimed to have beaten Katz with 1,100…

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    The results are in, or are they?

    Mueller! The Mueller Report! The investigation! That’s all political pundits and even ordinary citizens like ourselves have been able to talk about recently. On March 24, Attorney General William Barr announced a summary outcome of the report and sent a four-page summary of the long awaited conclusions from the Mueller investigation. The verdict was that the Trump Campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election didn’t happen. But this was only the beginning. It has taken two years for the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be completed. Aside from the summary sent to Congress on March 24, a redacted version of the report was released to…