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Senate Approves Spending Bill Creating Space Force

Reuters reports: Congress has passed an annual defense authorization bill following a vote in the Senate on Tuesday that includes a provision that creates a new space force branch of the armed services and provides all federal workers with 12 weeks of paid parental leave for the first time in American history. The bill passed by a vote of 86-8 …

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Trump Sells “We’re Saying Merry Xmas Again” Stickers

From Trump’s “official” online store: Only for President Trump’s BEST Supporters! To celebrate Christmas, President Trump wants his BEST supporters to get first access to Official Trump Campaign merchandise! Don’t miss out on these LIMITED-EDITION Christmas Bumper Stickers! Please contribute at least $10 by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT and we’ll send you your 2 pack of stickers immediately! Also available are MAGA …

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Trump To Spend Holidays At Impeach-A-Lago

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump will be home for Christmas. The president, who this year declared Florida his residence, is expected to spend at least two weeks at Mar-a-Lago with his family for the holidays. Trump’s likely arrival later this week coincides with Turning Point USA’s annual Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach. Among the speakers …

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750+ US Historians Urge Impeachment Of Trump

From their announcement on Medium: We are American historians devoted to studying our nation’s past who have concluded that Donald J. Trump has violated his oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States” and to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” His “attempts to subvert the Constitution,” as George Mason described impeachable …

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Vulnerable House Dems Solidify Impeachment Support

Politico reports: Reps. Ben McAdams and Joe Cunningham, two of the most endangered House Democrats, said Monday they will vote to impeach President Donald Trump, in a boon for party leaders just days ahead of the vote. Fifteen Democrats in districts won by Trump have now said publicly they will back articles of impeachment charging the president with abuse of …

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Conservative Group Forms Anti-Trump Super PAC

NBC News reports: A small group of President Donald Trump’s fiercest conservative critics, including the husband of the president’s own chief adviser, is launching a super PAC designed to fight Trump’s reelection and punish congressional Republicans deemed his “enablers.” The new organization, known as the Lincoln Project, represents a formal step forward for the so-called Never Trump movement, which has …

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Schumer Rips McConnell: We Want A Fair Senate Trial

CNN reports: In an interview with CNN’s John Berman on “New Day,” Schumer blasted McConnell for coordinating with the White House ahead of the trial. “For him to talk to the President is one thing. For him to say, ‘I’m going to do just what the President wants,’ is totally out of line,” said Schumer, a New York Democrat. “As …

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Russian State TV Calls Trump Russia’s “Agent”

The Daily Beast reports: Sometimes a picture doesn’t have to be worth a thousand words. Just a few will do. As Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov returned home from his visit with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office last week, Russian state media was gloating over the spectacle. TV channel Rossiya 1 aired a segment entitled “Puppet Master and …

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Schumer Wants Trump Staff To Testify At Senate Trial

Roll Call reports: In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer indicated he’s looking for a full hearing of the charges against Trump when it takes up impeachment next year after the Senate’s holiday break. Schumer wants to call acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, former national security adviser John Bolton, …

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House Judiciary Panel Impeachment Report: Trump’s Pattern Of Misconduct Will Continue If Left Unchecked

NBC News reports: The House Judiciary Committee released its full report on the impeachment of President Donald Trump early Monday, ahead of consideration by the full House as early as Wednesday. The 658-page document, issued just after midnight, is an explanation in four parts of the committee’s process and justification for recommending two articles of impeachment against Trump, abuse of …

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Trump Claims Nancy Pelosi’s Teeth Are Falling Out

The Washington Post reports: President Trump opened a new, dental front Sunday in his periodic feuding with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, suggesting on Twitter that her teeth were falling out as she answered a reporter’s question about why bribery was not made an article of impeachment. The president has frequently jeered at his political rivals, often resorting to jabs about …

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Fox News Poll: 50% Say They Want Trump Shitcanned

Fox News reports: Weeks of congressional hearings and debate have failed to move the electorate on impeachment, according to the latest Fox News Poll. At the same time, approval of President Trump’s job performance has climbed three points. Currently, 45 percent of voters approve of the job Trump’s doing, up from 42 percent in late October. Over half, 53 percent, …

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Trump: Only Pro-Trump Fox News Shows Do Well

Newsweek reports: Trump hit out at Fox News ahead of the network airing interviews with former FBI director James Comey and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, claiming “only pro Trump shows” on the network attract high ratings. On Twitter, Trump claimed the conservative cable network is “trying sooo hard to be politically correct” by interviewing two of his critics. …

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Trump To Announce Afghanistan Force Drawdown

NBC News reports: The Trump administration intends to announce the drawdown of about 4,000 troops from Afghanistan as early next week, according to three current and former U.S. officials. The withdrawal will leave between 8,000 and 9,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the officials said. The announcement would come just days after Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad rejoined diplomatic …

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Trump Wails: The Dem Haters Are So Unfair To Me

The Washington Post reports: President Trump claimed on Friday night that Democrats had become the “Party of Hate” hours after the House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment on party-line votes accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The full House is expected to vote to impeach Trump next week, though Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

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WH Defends Trump’s Ridiculing Of Greta Thunberg

CNN reports: The White House on Friday issued a statement in response to questions about why the first lady did not respond to her husband’s ridiculing of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg after she was named Time’s “Person of the Year.” #BeBest is the First Lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do all she can to help children,” …

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Yet Another Example Of Trump’s Bizarre Mental State

The Washington Post reports: Touting his accomplishments during a second Hanukkah reception at the White House on Wednesday, President Trump recalled a conversation he said he had with real estate developer Charles Kushner. “I said, ‘Charlie, let me ask you what’s bigger for the Jewish people: Giving the embassy to Jerusalem, it becomes the capital of Israel. What’s bigger? That …

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Six House Democrats Attended WH Christmas Ball

Axios reports: Half a dozen House Democrats attended the White House Congressional Ball last night while their colleagues on the Judiciary Committee worked late into the night on articles of impeachment, according to two sources familiar with the event. If you’re looking for clues about which House Democrats might vote against impeaching President Trump next week, one tempting place to …

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REPORT: Trump Views Impeachment As Humiliation, Takes No Blame, Rages Against His Perceived Enemies

The New York Times reports: As the House moves toward what even he says is an inevitable vote to impeach him for high crimes and misdemeanors, Mr. Trump toggles between self-pity and combativeness. He looks forward to a Senate trial that he seems sure to win and thinks that it will help him on the campaign trail when he travels …

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Live Video: House Panel Approves Impeachment Articles

The Associated Press reports: The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday after abruptly shutting down a 14-hour session late Thursday following a marathon slog through Republican amendments aimed at killing the charges. Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the committee would resume at 10 a.m. Friday. “It is now very late …

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