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Tell-All Excerpt: Trump Had WH Staff Print Out Cable News Chyrons Because “People Watch TV On Mute”

Another excerpt from the coming Team Of Vipers tell-all: “People watch TV on mute,” the President told me, “so it’s those words, those sometimes beautiful, sometimes nasty little words that matter.” When the President would deliver a speech somewhere outside of D.C., the research team would take screenshots of all the chyrons that aired while he was speaking. Then, adding …

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TWEETSTORM: Trump Rages At “Radical” Nancy Pelosi

The Hill reports: President Trump early Sunday sought to sell his new immigration proposal, which includes funding for a wall along the southern border and extended protection for certain immigrant groups, amid pushback from Democrats and hard-line conservatives. In several tweets, Trump singled out Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her opposition to the proposal, calling her a “Radical Democrat” and …

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Kentucky Diocese: Abusive Students Face Expulsion

From the Catholic Conference of Kentucky: The Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School have issued the following statement: We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior …

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Pelosi Rejects Trump’s Wall Proposal As A “Non-Starter”

Reuters reports: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday said an upcoming proposal by President Donald Trump to provide temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants in return for building a wall on the southwestern border with Mexico was “unacceptable.” Trump’s plan also does not “represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives” and is unlikely …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Offers DACA Deal To End Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is planning to make a new offer Saturday to Democrats aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown that would extend deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, according to Republican officials. The president’s proposal, which he is expected to announce at the White House at 4 …

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Mob Of Catholic High School Boys Wearing MAGA Hats Surround And Abuse Native American Elder [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) condemned a group of young students for displaying “blatant hate, disrespect, and intolerance” in a viral video apparently taken during Friday’s Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. “This Veteran put his life on the line for our country,” Haaland, one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress, wrote on Twitter. “The …

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AXIOS: Trump To Offer DACA Deal For Wall Funding

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech. The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for …

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Trump: Impeach Me If You Want A Stock Market Crash

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump pushed an argument on Saturday that the economy would fail if he were to be impeached. On Twitter he wrote, with his trademark self-triumphalism, that the economy was the best it has been in 50 years under his leadership, and according to the president, it would quickly decline if he were to be removed from …

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Trump Appears To Signal Wall “Emergency” Declaration

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said he will make a “major” announcement on Saturday about the border and ongoing government shutdown. The president did not provide any further details on what he would be discussing on what is set to be the 28th day of the partial government shutdown. The shutdown is the result of Congress’s inability to pass …

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Trump 2020 Campaign Sells $20 Fake Bricks To Mail To “Chuck And Nancy” Until They Cave On Wall Funding

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Trump re-election campaign on Friday planned to launch a website called Build the Border Wall that asks supporters to donate $20.20. In exchange, the campaign will mail “red faux bricks” to the congressional offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.). An email the campaign plans …

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Shutdown: Federal Courts Are Running Out Of Money

The New York Times reports: The federal courts are running out of money as the partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight, raising concerns that the legal system will be significantly hobbled if the standoff is not resolved soon. Judges and court officials around the country are bracing for the likelihood that the federal judiciary will be unable …

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White House Denies That Trump Outed Pelosi’s Plan To Fly Commercial To Afghanistan: That’s A “Flat Out Lie”

Fox News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office accused the Trump administration on Friday of leaking plans for a congressional delegation to fly commercial to Afghanistan after they were denied military aircraft, saying the related security risks have forced them to postpone the trip — in the latest escalation of the bitter feud over the partial government shutdown. A senior …

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Trump Rips Pelosi For Planning Travel During Shutdown

The Hill reports: President Trump slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for planning to leave the country on a congressional delegation during the government shutdown. He also needled the Speaker for taking donations from California’s wine country, writing that workers would still have access to come work there even after a wall is built on the border. The tweet came a …

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DOJ Seeks Attorneys To Tackle Border Property Seizures

Politico reports: The Justice Department placed an online job posting for a pair of attorneys to tackle border wall litigation in South Texas — a sign of coming property seizures and other legal controversies that President Donald Trump anticipates if he plows ahead with his signature project. Trump has demanded that Congress provide $5.7 billion to build more than 200 …

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Former White House Aide Reveals Trump Compiling An Enemies List Of His Own Administration Officials

Axios has obtained an advance excerpt from former Trump aide Cliff Sims’ Team Of Vipers tell-all and wow, it’s a doozy: “Give me their names,” he said, his eyes narrowing. “I want these people out of here. I’m going to take care of this. We’re going to get rid of all the snakes, even the bottom-­feeders.” Only in retrospect did …

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REMINDER: Trump’s AG Nominee This Week Said That Suborning Perjury Qualifies As Obstruction [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: When Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) asked President Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William P. Barr, earlier this week whether it would be a crime if “the president tried to coach somebody not to testify, or testify falsely,” Barr was unequivocal: “Yes,” the nominee told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Under an obstruction statute, yes.” Now …

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Democrats Ready Trump/Deutsche Bank Investigation

Reuters reports: Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are working out which House panels will take the lead in investigating President Donald Trump’s business ties to Deutsche Bank, lawmakers and aides familiar with the plans told Reuters. As the new Democratic House of Representatives majority launches a range of investigations into the Republican president and his …

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BOMBSHELL: Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress

The Washington Post reports: Democratic leaders reacted with fury and demanded an investigation late Thursday following a new report that President Trump personally directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about the president’s push for a lucrative condo project in Moscow in the lead-up to the 2016 election. The Thursday night report from BuzzFeed News cites two …

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Melania Flies Alone To Mar-A-Lago On Government Jetliner After Trump Cancels Pelosi’s Trip To Visit Troops

The New York Post reports: Hours after President Trump grounded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan, first lady Melania Trump was winging her way to Mar-a-Lago — on a government jet. Politico writer Jake Sherman made the discovery while listening to air traffic control and noted that EXEC1F was headed to Palm Beach airport. …

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Trump Campaign Money Beg: Pelosi Has “Illegitimately Disinvited” Me From My VERY Important SOTU Address

Talking Points Memo reports: The Trump campaign on Thursday issued a fundraising pitch centered on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) request to reschedule this year’s State of the Union speech until the government is reopened. President Trump claimed in a campaign email sent to supporters that Democrats “illegitimately ‘disinvited’ me from making my scheduled and VERY important State of the Union …

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