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Trump Threatens Unspecified Countries With Tariffs

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump escalated his trade-war rhetoric on Monday, threatening unspecified countries with tariffs if they “will not make fair deals with us.” The US is already engaged in a trade war with China and is expected to levy new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods as soon as Monday, on top of the tariffs ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Calls For Pause In Kavanaugh Vote

Politico reports: Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination later this week after the nominee’s sexual assault accuser went public. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is not a member of the committee but whose vote is critical ...

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Conway: Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Should Be Heard

Reuters reports: White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Monday the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct will be heard as part of sworn testimony before the committee weighing his nomination. “This woman should not be insulted and she should not be ignored,” Conway said in an interview with Fox News. She said she had ...

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Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify Before Senate

CNN reports: Debra Katz, the lawyer for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, said Monday that her client would be willing to testify in public to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The answer is yes,” Katz, who represents Christine Blasey Ford, said on CNN’s “New Day.” Ford is the author of a private letter sent to ...

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Tom Arnold Scuffles With Producer Of The Apprentice

Variety reports: The tension between Tom Arnold and Mark Burnett boiled over into a physical altercation at Sunday’s Evening Before Emmy party, a fundraiser for the Motion Picture Television Fund. Details of the incident are still unclear. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Burnett and Arnold arrived at the event held at the Lawn at Century Park ...

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Paul McCartney is aiming for his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in 36 years, as industry forecasters expect his latest effort, Egypt Station, could enter atop next week’s list. If Egypt Station arrives at No. 1, it would mark McCartney’s first debut at No. 1 ever, and his first No. 1 since Tug ...

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College Professor Comes Forward As Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser: “I Thought He Might Inadvertently Kill Me”

California college professor Christine Ford has come forward as the author of the letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when both of them were in high school. The Washington Post reports:  Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges ...

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Lindsey Graham: Trump And I Seriously Considered Pulling US Military Dependents Out Of South Korea

Politico reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed on Sunday “there was a point in time” when he and President Donald Trump had seriously discussed pulling U.S. military dependents out of South Korea — a move that would have been widely seen as a precursor to military action on the peninsula. The South Carolina Republican said that at the time, “it looked ...

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Trump Hails Fox Show As “MANDATORY Watching”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump clearly loved what he was watching on Fox News this morning, because he tweeted out one of his most blatant endorsements of the network’s programming to date. Trump took to Twitter this afternoon to sing the praises of Maria Bartiromo and her show Sunday Morning Futures, which today featured Congressman Devin Nunes as a guest. ...

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Kenneth Starr: Paul Manafort’s Plea Was Good For The Country, For Trump To Pardon Him Would Be “Unwise”

USA Today reports: Ken Starr, the man who led the investigation that resulted in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, said he was was not surprised to see former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller. “He was under tremendous pressure,” the former judge said Sunday during an interview on “ABC This Week.” “Given the seriousness of the ...

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