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Eric Trump Gets “Four Pinocchios” Rating For His Post Claiming Border Wall Costs Less Than Obamacare Site

The Washington Post reports: “President Trump’s wall costs less than the Obamacare website. Let that sink in, America.” — Quote attributed to comedian Tim Allen in an Instagram post by Eric Trump. Eric Trump, one of the president’s sons, has quite a following on social media, so his posts attract a lot of attention. But there are two big problems. …

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FLORIDA: Tens Of Alleged Ex-Gays March In Orlando

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Amid calls from activists in Orange County for a ban on gay conversion therapy, conservative and religious groups along with two men who survived the Pulse nightclub shooting hosted a rally Saturday at Lake Eola Park promoting “deliverance to the LGBTQ community” through religion. Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan in an interview Friday with non-profit Truth …

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House Dems To Target McConnell In Fall Messaging

Axios reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will escalate her caucus’ anti-Mitch McConnell messaging this fall, testing a theory that this can be more effective than just continuing the party’s anti-Trump rhetoric, Democratic leadership aides tell Axios. Democrats are still divided over how much to focus on President Trump ahead of the 2020 elections — and they’re aware that “Trump fatigue” …

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NYT Adds Correction To Latest Kavanaugh Report

The Hill reports: The New York Times on Monday added a correction to a report accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. The correction notes that friends of the woman allegedly involved in the incident with Kavanaugh during law school say she does not recall it. The Times in the story published Saturday reported a former classmate of …

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United Auto Workers Begin Strike Against GM [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The United Auto Workers union went out on strike against General Motors Sunday night, the first work stoppage in the US auto industry in 12 years. The union’s 48,000 hourly workers walked out at 31 GM factories and 21 other facilities, spread across nine states, mostly in the center of the country. It’s the largest strike by any …

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Trump Thanks Himself For Obama’s Energy Gains

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has been warned he cannot declare war without congressional support following the bombing of Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The strikes, which destroyed half of the kingdom’s oil production capacity, were claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. On Sunday night Mr Trump said the US was “locked and loaded” and believed it knew who was …

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Trump Calls For Investigation Of Obama’s Book Deal

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump started Monday morning by suggesting that the Department of Justice that serves under his own administration investigate the post-Presidency business dealings with which Barack Obama has engaged. Trump opened by falsely claiming how the House Judiciary committee as “given up on the Mueller Report,” seemingly ignoring the fact that House Judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler announced …

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Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma Files For Bankruptcy

The New York Times reports: Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night, a move at the center of the company’s efforts to shield itself and its owners from more than 2,600 federal and state lawsuits. The terms of the filing, which include a proposed resolution …

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Ric Ocasek, Frontman For The Cars, Dies At Age 75

The Associated Press reports: Ric Ocasek, The Cars frontman whose deadpan vocal delivery and lanky, sunglassed look defined a rock era with chart-topping hits like “Just What I Needed,” was discovered dead Sunday afternoon in his Manhattan apartment. The New York Police Department said that officers found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. after responding to a 911 call. …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Washington Post reports: A 26-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with criminal mischief for allegedly driving his car onto President Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, N.J., and doing “doughnuts” on the greens. Richard J. McEwan was arrested at his home in Milford, N.J., the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said. Police said he drove onto Trump’s course twice in …

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