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GOP House Rep Loses Primary After Attack By Trump

NBC News reports: Hours after a last-minute broadside from President Donald Trump, South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford lost his primary race on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press, possibly ushering in an end to a political career plagued by a major scandal. With 99 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, state Rep. Katie Arrington had 50.5 percent with ...

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Kim Accepts Trump’s Invitation To Visit White House

The Associated Press reports: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has accepted President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit the United States, according to Korean Central News Agency. After Kim and Trump signed what Trump called a “pretty comprehensive” document, Trump was asked about a possible invitation. Trump said “absolutely, I would” invite Kim. Before Tuesday’s summit in Singapore, Trump had dangled ...

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Mueller: Russia Still Has Active US Election Operations

Bloomberg reports: U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russian intelligence services still have active “interference operations” into U.S. elections and that handing over certain evidence in a criminal case could imperil ongoing investigations. Mueller on Tuesday asked a federal judge in Washington for an order to protect voluminous evidence sought by lawyers for Concord Management and Consulting LLC, one ...

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Fox News Host Shep Smith Goes Off: Kim Jong-Un Got It All And Trump Came Home With Absolutely Nothing

“The United States made concessions in exchange for no hard promises, stopping joint military exercises with South Korea while North Korea makes a vague commitment to work together towards denuclearization. The agreement the leaders signed is very short on specifics. But Kim Jong Un, he wanted the photos, the seat at the table. “He wanted the legitimacy that came with ...

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Ben Shapiro Blasts Right Wing “Triumphalism” About Kim Summit: The Nuclear Agreement Is Weak [VIDEO]

“If you thought of the flag that was next to the American flag as a Nazi flag rather than a North Korean flag, everybody would see the concern. This is slave state with 25 million prisoners and gulag system hundreds of thousands people wide. The president’s praise for the dictator of North Korea was disquieting. The triumphalism that seems to ...

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Alec Baldwin: I’d Absolutely Beat Trump In 2020

The Hill reports: Actor Alec Baldwin said he would “absolutely win” a hypothetical 2020 race against President Trump. “If I ran, I would win,” Baldwin said told radio host Howard Stern on Monday. “I would absolutely win.” Baldwin also said his campaign would be “the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.” Baldwin, who won an Emmy for his “Saturday Night ...

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NEW JERSEY: GOP House Candidate Says Diversity Is “Un-American Crap” Promoted By Communists [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Seth Grossman’s surprise victory in the Republican primary in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District has brought immediate national scrutiny of the Trump purist from Democrats who see a November victory by Democrat Jeff Van Drew as essential to their plans to seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives. A Washington-based political action committee that is ...

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CANADA: Parliament Unanimously Condemns Attacks On Justin Trudeau By Trump And White House Officials

Reuters reports: Canada’s House of Commons on Monday unanimously condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates as the famously polite nation simmered over the weekend broadsides by its U.S. ally. Lawmakers gave unanimous consent for a motion backing Canadian steel and aluminum, hit by U.S. tariffs, as well as the ...

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Lindsey Graham: I “Violently Disagree” With Trump’s Pledge To Withdraw US Forces From South Korea

“I don’t think cancelling a war game is going to matter over the arc of time. One thing I would violently disagree with is removing our troops. I can’t imagine I would vote for any agreement that requires us to withdraw our forces. That would destabilize Asia. That is what China wants. That doesn’t make the world more peaceful, it ...

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Blasts Sessions For Ending Asylum: The Blood Of Refugees Is On Your Hands

“Once again, an administration that claims to be tough on crime is actually just tough on crime victims. Today’s shameful decision by the Attorney General slams the door in the face of women fleeing brutal violence, LGBT refugees fleeing persecution, and thousands of others seeking safety in the United States. America is better than this, but apparently Attorney General Jeff ...

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DOJ Ends Asylum For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Axios reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday afternoon that domestic violence and gang violence will no longer serve as sufficient reasons to automatically grant an immigrant asylum. Why it matters: The decision comes as the U.S. faces a significant uptick in asylum claims, and the Trump administration continues to do all it can to cut back on border crossings ...

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De Niro Apologizes To Canada For “Idiotic” Trump

Canada’s CBC reports: Robert De Niro, fresh off the Tony Awards stage where he verbally attacked the U.S. president, is now apologizing for Donald Trump’s behaviour following the G7 summit. De Niro, speaking Monday in downtown Toronto where he’s launching a major development alongside celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, called Trump’s behaviour “a disgrace.” “I just want to make a note ...

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Treasury Department Hits Five Russian Companies With Sanctions For Cyberattacks And “Malicious Activities”

ABC News reports: The Trump administration on Monday slapped sanctions on several Russian companies and businessmen for engaging in cyberattacks and assisting Russia’s military and intelligence services with other malicious activities. The Treasury Department said it was imposing sanctions on five Russian firms and three of their executives under legislation passed last year and an executive order aimed at punishing ...

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Obama Meets With Prospective 2020 Dem Presidential Candidates: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Patrick, Others

Well, this is fascinating: Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office. All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, ...

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Putin Celebrates Trump’s Call For Russia’s G7 Return

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that he’s happy to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump once Washington is ready to hold the summit and welcomed Trump’s call to bring Moscow back into the G7 group of leading industrialized nations. “It wasn’t us who left,” he said. “Colleagues refused to come to Russia on well-known grounds. ...

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Avenatti: Send Me Photos Of Giuliani Watching Porn

As you surely know, earlier this week Rudy Giuliani declared, “I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career women or a women of substance or a woman who has great respect for herself as a women and as a person and isn’t going to sell her body for sexual exploitation.” Media outlets leapt on Giuliani’s attack, ...

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Angela Merkel Posts G7 “Stare Down” Photo With Trump

Reuters reports: If a picture is worth 1,000 words, Angela Merkel has some thoughts. The German chancellor uploaded a photograph on Instagram of her and French President Emmanuel Macron seeming to stare down President Trump. The U.S. president is staring back, arms crossed, as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on with his arms also crossed. National Security Adviser John ...

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Kobach To Face Grand Jury On Voter Suppression

Courthouse News reports: The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a citizen-initiated grand jury petition can investigate Secretary of State Kris Kobach on allegations that he intentionally failed to register qualified voters. Petitioner Steven Davis gathered enough signatures to file a petition in Douglas County Court in August 2017. The petition sought a grand jury investigation of Kobach for ...

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Trump Floats Support For End To Federal Ban On Pot

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said Friday he’d likely support a bipartisan bill that would end the federal ban on pot and defer to states’ laws on marijuana legalization — a break from Attorney General Jeff Sessions stance on cannabis enforcement. Trump told reporters he “probably will end up supporting” the bill, which Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Elizabeth ...

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FLORIDA: Agency Run By GOP Gov Candidate Did No Weapons Permit Background Checks For 13 Months

The Tampa Bay Times reports: For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public. A previously unreported Office of Inspector General investigation found that in February 2016 the Florida ...

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