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Trump Misquotes Article To Call Himself “The King”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump proudly broadcast a quote from New York Times reporter Peter Baker assessing Trump’s political status following his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial — from an article whose headline called Trump “stained in history.” That quote came from a February 1 “news analysis” article entitled “While Stained in History, Trump Will Emerge From Trial Triumphant …

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Trump’s Budget Seeks $15.4 Billion For Space Force

Space News reports: The Trump administration’s $740.5 billion budget request for national defense in 2021 includes $15.4 billion for the U.S. Space Force, according to documents released by the Pentagon on Friday. The U.S. Space Force was established Dec. 20 as an independent service under the Department of the Air Force. In the 2021 budget the U.S. Air Force transferred …

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Smugglers Thwart Trump’s Border Wall With $5 Ladder

The El Paso Times reports: Perhaps the quickest way around a billion-dollar wall is over it. Smugglers in Juárez have engineered camouflage hook-and-ladders made of rebar that blend in so well with the border wall that it can be hard to detect, according to U.S. Border Patrol. The ladders are the same rust brown color as the mesh panels or …

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Trump To Take Limousine Lap At Daytona 500

Fox Business reports: President Trump’s appearance at the Daytona 500 on Sunday may feature a guest appearance from the presidential limousine known as “The Beast.” Trump is planning to take a lap around the track at Daytona International Speedway prior to the venerable NASCAR event, Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts reported on Friday, citing multiple sources familiar …

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Johnson Cancel US Trip After Bitchy Call From Trump

The Independent reports: Boris Johnson is understood to have cancelled plans for a spring visit to the US amid tensions with Donald Trump about the decision to allow Chinese firm Huawei to play a role in the UK’s 5G network. Downing Street denied that the prime minister had been forced to delay the trip because of the Huawei decision, which …

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Bloomberg Trolls Trump’s “Idiotic” Virus Commentary

Mediaite reports: The Bloomberg campaign, in addition to just having a ton of money, has also been notable for the ways they’ve attempted to insult and troll Trump. Earlier this month, in response to Trump’s comments about a debate “box,” Bloomberg’s campaign responded, “The president is lying. He is a pathological liar who lies about everything: his fake hair, his …

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Billionaire Oracle Chair To Host Trump For Fundraiser

USA Today reports: Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has become one of the few tech moguls to publicly back President Donald Trump’s reelection bid after announcing a Feb. 19 campaign fundraiser to be hosted at his golf course and estate in the California desert. Less than two weeks before California’s Super Tuesday primary election, Ellison will host supporters on a golf …

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Trump: I Would Vote For A Gay Presidential Candidate

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said he would vote for a gay presidential candidate. In a wide-ranging interview on Fox News personality Geraldo Rivera’s podcast, the president also said he thinks it’s possible that American voters could one day elect a gay candidate to the White House. “I think so. I think there would be some that wouldn’t, and I …

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Amazon Wins First Round In Trump/Pentagon Lawsuit

CNBC reports: A judge ordered Thursday a temporary block on the JEDI cloud contract in response to a suit filed by Amazon. Shares of Microsoft fell slightly on the news. A court notice announcing the injunction was filed on Thursday, but wasn’t public. It’s unclear why the documents were sealed. Amazon Web Services (AWS) alleged Trump launched “behind-the-scenes attacks” against …

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Senate Votes 55-45 To Restrict Trump’s War Powers

Vox reports: In a 55-45 vote, lawmakers passed a resolution that would require President Donald Trump to obtain congressional approval if he wanted to take additional military action against Iran. Unlike the House resolution, however, Kaine’s measure has the power to become law if it were enacted. That difference means it would need to be voted on by the lower …

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How Children Are Mimicking Trump’s Racist Bullying

The Washington Post reports: Two kindergartners in Utah told a Latino boy that President Trump would send him back to Mexico, and teenagers in Maine sneered “Ban Muslims” at a classmate wearing a hijab. In Tennessee, a group of middle-schoolers linked arms, imitating the president’s proposed border wall as they refused to let nonwhite students pass. In Ohio, another group …

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Experts: Time Is Running Out To Stop A Dictatorship

Business Insider reports: If Americans are concerned that President Donald Trump and Republicans are moving the US toward becoming a one-party, authoritarian state, they are running out of time to stop them, experts warned. Trump has exhibited autocratic impulses since his 2016 campaign and from the moment he entered the White House. The president has attacked virtually every democratic institution …

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Demented Trump Shaves 4″ Off Bloomberg’s Height

Glorious Leader, who lies about his own height and weight and reportedly wears lifts in his shoes, decided this morning to post another one of his demented lies, this time shaving four inches off the height of Michael Bloomberg. Trump also repeated his debunked claim that that the Bloomberg campaign has demanded boxes for the debate stage. Trump claims to …

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Trump “Won’t Change Mind” On Troop Brain Injuries

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump has doubled down on his assertion that the injuries suffered by US troops during an Iranian missile attack on US forces are “not very serious.” Speaking to Fox Business, the president said that he “stopped something that would have been very devastating for” the Iranians, an apparent reference to US de-escalation in the aftermath …

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Trump Cuts Pay Raise For Feds, Cites Bad Economy

Slate reports: In public, President Donald Trump likes to boast about—and usually inflate—the performance of the American economy on his watch. If you lived in a bubble where Twitter Trump was your sole news source, you’d be pretty fired up, which makes it odd that on Monday the very same Trump White House said it intends to slash a scheduled …

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BOOK: Trump Badgered Reince Priebus About Badgers

The Insider reports: When Reince Priebus was the White House chief of staff, President Donald Trump repeatedly asked him whether badgers, the state animal of Priebus’ home state of Wisconsin, are “mean to people,” how they “work,” and how aggressive they can get. That’s according to “Sinking in the Swamp: How Trump’s Minions and Misfits Poisoned Washington,” a new book …

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8 GOP Senators Help Advance War Powers Resolution

Politico reports: The Senate is set to pass a bipartisan resolution this week to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran weeks after the U.S. killed a top Iranian general. The War Powers resolution, introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), came to the floor Wednesday with a final expected vote Thursday. While the measure is not …

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Trump Mocks Bloomberg For Losing New Hampshire

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump tried to swipe at Michael Bloomberg over the New Hampshire Democratic primary results, though his jab has drawn mockery because of what it revealed about Trump’s understanding of the primary (or lack thereof). “A very bad night for Mini Mike!” Trump proclaimed after attacking his Democratic competitors, mocking those who dropped out on Tuesday night, …

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Trump Deletes Tweet Blasting “Total Racist” Bloomberg After Realizing He Also Backed Stop-And-Frisk Policy

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump joined the political dog-pile on Michael Bloomberg’s recently unearthed remarks about the controversial stop and frisk policy he inherited, and continued, as mayor of New York City.  This coming from the president who refuses to apologize for demanding the executions of the Central Park 5, refers to illegal immigrants as an “invasion” of rapists and …

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Trump Seeks Deep Cut To Russian Deterrence Budget

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has proposed a 25 percent cut to the signature military fund designed to offset Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, according to the Defense Department’s budget documents unveiled Monday. Budget proposals for fiscal 2021 released Monday afternoon call for $4.5 billion for the European Deterrence Initiative, a fund started by the Obama administration in …

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