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US Intel Agencies: Russia Working To “Denigrate” Biden

The Wall Street Journal reports: The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that Russia is using a range of measures to denigrate Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election, while China prefers that President Trump not win reelection, a senior intelligence official said in a statement Friday. Iran also is seeking to undermine U.S. democratic institutions and Mr. Trump, and to …

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1000+ Page Trump Opposition Research Posted Online

Politico reports: In the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for the opposition research book on Donald Trump compiled by the liberal Super PAC American Bridge. In 2020, American Bridge is putting it online for free. The group on Friday is publishing 1,043 pages of its research document on Trump on a new website that was used internally before. It …

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Court: Defamation Suit Against Trump Can Proceed

Law & Crime reports: A New York State judge has granted a procedural win to E. Jean Carroll, a former Elle columnist who alleges that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s in the dressing room of a department store. Carroll sued Trump for defamation after he said he’d never met her and because he claimed she was …

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New US Forecast: Possible 300K COVID Deaths By 12/1

Reuters reports: Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 1, University of Washington health experts forecast on Thursday, although they said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were scrupulous about wearing masks. The latest predictions from the university’s widely cited Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) comes as top White House infectious disease advisers warned …

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Trump Signs Order Against TikTok, Company May Sue

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S. The twin executive orders — one for each app — take effect in 45 days. …

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REPORT: Trump Advisors Warned North Korean Officials That They Feared He Would Launch Military Action

Jim Sciutto reports at CNN: Amid escalating tensions with both North Korea and Iran, President Donald Trump’s advisers hesitated to give him military options fearing the President might accidentally take the US to war and deliberately informed their counterparts in both countries that they did not know what the President would do next, multiple former administration officials tell me. These …

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Debate Commission Rejects Trump’s Change Demand

From the Commission On Presidential Debates: Dear Mayor Giuliani: Thank you for your letter dated August 5. We are pleased that President Trump and Vice President Biden both have agreed to participate in the debates the Commission on Presidential Debates will sponsor on September 29 (Cleveland), October 15 (Miami-Town Hall), and October 22 (Nashville). We also look forward to the …

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Facebook Takes Down Hundreds Of Pro-Trump Accounts Run By Chinese End-Times Cult Newspaper Epoch Times

NBC News reports: Facebook removed hundreds of accounts on Thursday from a foreign troll farm posing as African-Americans in support of Donald Trump and QAnon supporters. It also removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times that pushed pro-Trump conspiracy theories about coronavirus and protests in the U.S. Facebook took down the accounts as part …

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Yo, Semites! Let’s All Take A Trip To Thighland [VIDEO]

Days after earning ridicule for pronouncing the name of one of the country’s most famous national parks as “Yo-Semite,” today your Glorious Leader paid tribute to the leaders of Thighland, the legendary land of thick, meaty quadriceps and hamstrings. Word has it that Thighland is somewhere near Tanzaynia or maybe, Nambia. Trump mispronounces Thailand as “Thighland” pic.twitter.com/PgTRnHpAA8 — The Recount …

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Trump: NRA Should Move To Texas For A Beautiful Life

Yahoo News reports: President Trump on Thursday suggested the National Rifle Association (NRA) relocate to Texas following a lawsuit from the New York attorney general seeking to dissolve the gun rights group. “I just heard about that. That’s a very terrible thing that just happened,” Trump said of the lawsuit while speaking with reporters outside the White House. “I think …

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Trump’s DC Hotel Spikes Prices For Nomination Dates

The Daily Beast reports: As President Donald Trump hints that he plans to deliver his nomination speech from the White House on Aug. 27, the hotel bearing his name down the street is making a power play of its own: spiking its room rates by more than 60 percent for those convention dates. Listings for rooms at the Trump International …

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Biden Vows To Stay Out Of Any Trump Prosecution: I Won’t Interfere With Justice Department’s Judgment

NPR reports: Joe Biden says that he believes prosecuting a former president would be a “very unusual thing and probably not very good for democracy,” but he would not stand in the way of a future Justice Department pursuing criminal charges against President Trump after he leaves office. “Look, the Justice Department is not the president’s private law firm. The …

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Trump Demands Debate Change Due To Early Voting

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested moving up the first presidential debate, stating that he and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “owe it to the American People” to battle it out on stage before any states cast their votes. Trump’s remarks came just hours after his re-election campaign sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates …

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Iowa Paper Blasts Trump Campaign For Unauthorized And “Manipulated” Use Of Their Photo To Attack Biden

The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports: A new ad from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign uses a manipulated version of a news photo taken in Coralville by a Gazette photographer to falsely say it shows presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hiding in his Delaware basement. The image, which was used without The Gazette’s permission, was taken by Photo Editor Liz …

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Breaking: Twitter Freezes Trump Campaign For Misinfo

UPDATE: The Washington Post has amended the post seen below. It now says this: Twitter said it will require President Trump’s campaign account to remove a post containing coronavirus misinformation, banning the account from tweeting until it does so. Team Trump’s tweet of a video clip from a Fox News interview — in which President Trump said that children are …

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“Failing” New York Times Adds 669K Subscribers In Q2

The New York Times reports: Over a three-month period dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in advertising, The New York Times Company for the first time reported quarterly revenue that owed more to digital products than to the print newspaper. As much of its staff worked remotely, The Times brought in $185.5 million in revenue for digital subscriptions …

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Trump Lawyer Helping Kanye West Qualify For Ballot

Vice News reports: Kanye West has officially submitted signatures to appear on the ballot in Wisconsin, arguably the most important state on the presidential map — and those signatures were dropped off by an experienced GOP operative with ties to President Trump’s campaign. A local reporter recorded Lane Ruhland heading in to drop off the signatures that would qualify West …

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Trump Calls Beirut Explosion “A Terrible Attack” [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has described deadly explosions in Lebanon as a “terrible attack” despite no evidence that suggests the blasts were intentional. Massive explosions in Beirut on Tuesday have killed at least 70 people and injured more than 3,000 others while leveling a large segment of the capital. “Let me begin by sending America’s deepest sympathies to the …

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Neil Young Sues Trump For Copyright Infringement

Law & Crime reports: Canadian-American folk rock artist Neil Young filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in federal court on Tuesday over the unauthorized use of two of his songs at a recent campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “This complaint is not intended to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free …

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Trump Twice Pronounces National Park As “Yo-Semites”

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is expected to sign a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would spend nearly $3 billion on conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. Supporters say the measure, known as the Great American Outdoors Act, would be the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century. The …

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