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The environment is getting better! Well, at least Los Angeles beaches have improved in the decades since the clean water act was passed.

WATCH: Fox News anchor Shepard Smith completely explodes after Mitt and Newt try to pretend that they are friends.

Facebook releases its official “roadshow” video explaining to investors why they are worth $80+ billion. (The IPO is May 18 — get ready for more hype than you can eat.)

Angry, conservative ex-Navy SEALs are going to try to “Swift Boat” — they object to the term — Obama this campaign cycle.

The scandals of recent weeks aren’t just for show: Why the Chinese Communist Party will collapse in the next 10-15 years.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, and former President Donald Trump.

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In the professional stratum of politics, few verities are treated with more reverence than the outcome of next year's midterm, when the Republican Party is deemed certain to recapture majorities in the House and Senate. With weary wisdom, any pol or pundit will cite the long string of elections that buttress this prediction.

Political history also tells us that many factors can influence an electoral result, including a national crisis or a change in economic conditions — in other words, things can change and even midterm elections are not entirely foretold. There have been a few exceptions to this rule, too.

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