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Avenatti Arrested for Domestic Violence: ‘She Hit Me First’

Stormy Daniels’ attorney and potential Democratic 2020 candidate Michael Avenatti has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence.

Avenatti’s wife filed a felony domestic violence report prior to his arrest, and the incident allegedly occurred on Tuesday, TMZ reports. Police have Avenatti in custody after his estranged wife ran from him while he screamed that she had hit him first:

Pelosi Thanks Al Sharpton for ‘Saving America’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Wednesday praised MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton and thanked him for “saving America.”

Pelosi spoke at the National Action Network’s (NAN) legislative and policy conference, where she laid out the Democratic Party’s agenda before introducing Sharpton, who founded the non-profit civil rights organization in 1991. The organization was focused on turning out voters during the midterms.

Trump Admin Rejects Rand Paul’s Effort to Get U.S. Out of Iranian-Backed Conflict in Yemen

Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) is encouraging the Senate to suspend U.S. arms sales to Bahrain, an American ally, as it serves on behalf of a Saudi military coalition battling against Iranian-backed militias in Yemen, according to a copy of a letter being hand-delivered to offices on Capitol Hill and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

McCarthy Defeats Jordan in Bid for House Minority Leader

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) will serve as House minority leader in the 116th Congress after defeating Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) on Wednesday with a final vote of 159 to 43.

Republican Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Steve Scalise (La.), were also elected to Republican leadership positions as the party prepares to move into the minority come January.

China Speeding Up Large-Scale Military Buildup

Beijing is sharply speeding up a large-scale buildup of military forces in preparation for a future conflict with the United States, according to the congressional commission report made public Wednesday.

“Today, the United States and its allies and partners are facing a China more capable and increasingly confident in its ability to use the military as a tool to intimidate countries throughout the Indo-Pacific and support the expansion of its global interests,” says the annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Gutowski: The Media Consistently Relies on False Premises in Reports on Mass Shootings

Washington Free Beacon staff writer Stephen Gutowski told NRA TV’s Dana Loesch that the media consistently report false premises in stories about firearms in the aftermath of mass shootings, automatically, and often incorrectly, arguing new or different gun control legislation would have prevented the shooting.

2020 Democratic Contenders Accuse Georgia GOP of Stealing Governor’s Race From Abrams

Two potential 2020 Democratic White House contenders are accusing Georgia Republicans of stealing the governor’s race from Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Sens. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) and Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio.) have made such remarks in the past two days as Abrams and progressive groups have filed multiple lawsuits seeking certification delays and the counting of previously rejected provisional and absentee ballots. Republican Brian Kemp has declared victory in the race and called on Abrams, who trails by nearly 60,000 votes, to concede.