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Trump Uses Paid Stock Models In Endorsement Ads

The Associated Press reports: A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president. “I could …

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Trump Schedules Rally On Day Of Mueller’s Testimony

Mediaite reports: Since July 17 promises to be Mueller-palooza in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump‘s re-election team has decided to take Trump on the road that day and make some news of its own at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C. The Trump campaign’s latest 2020 rally for supporters will be held on the same day that Special Counsel Robert …

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Trump Claims He’s Not Giving Up On Census Question

Politico reports: President Donald Trump expressed frustration Tuesday night that the 2020 census will not include a citizenship question, adding that his administration is not giving up on the fight. The Commerce Department confirmed earlier Tuesday that the Census Bureau would not ask about citizenship, which Trump had pushed to be included on the 2020 count. Legal experts have argued …

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National Park Service Diverts $2.5M In Improvement Funds To Pay For Trump’s DC Ego Rally On 4th Of July

The Washington Post reports: The National Park Service is diverting nearly $2.5 million in entrance and recreation fees primarily intended to improve parks across the country to cover costs associated with President Trump’s Independence Day celebration Thursday on the Mall, according to two individuals familiar with the arrangement. Trump administration officials have consistently refused to say how much taxpayers will …

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MSNBC Won’t Carry Trump’s Hijacking Of DC’s Fourth

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s controversial takeover of the Fourth of July celebration at the National Mall won’t completely take over the cable airwaves. MSNBC, for one, doesn’t plan to carry his “Salute to America” live, though the network will assess in real-time whether to air clips of the event, a spokesperson told POLITICO. Fox News is planning to cover …

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New Presidential Helicopter To Join DC Fourth Flyover

McClatchy reports: The next generation “Marine One” presidential helicopter will make its first public flight at President Donald Trump’s July 4 event, two U.S. officials confirmed to McClatchy. The helicopter is not in official use yet. It is being produced by a team from Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky. In the last few months the helicopter has flown test flights around …

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Another Major Coal Producer Declares Bankruptcy

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: One of the nation’s largest coal producers with mines in Eastern Kentucky filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, making it the second large coal company to do so in the past two weeks. Revelation Energy LLC., and its affiliate Blackjewel LLC., West Virginia-based companies that employ about 1,100 people in their Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia mines, …

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Proud Boys, Other Extremists To Rally In DC For Trump

The Daily Beast reports: Washington, D.C.’s Fourth of July week will go from a sweaty fete of fireworks, security checkpoints, tanks, and sunscreen to what is shaping up to be a protest-fest, featuring some of the pro-Trump right’s most extreme groups two days after the Donald Trump-centric festivities. The Proud Boys—self-described “Western chauvinists” who adhere to a dizzying array of …

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House Committee Sues US Treasury For Trump’s Taxes

CNBC reports: The House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday sued the Treasury Department to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a spokesman for a committee member told CNBC on Tuesday. The Democrat-led panel had subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS chief Charles Rettig in May to hand over six years of Trump’s personal and business returns. The officials …

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Trump/RNC Raise $105M In Quarter, Outdoing Obama

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee on Tuesday said they had raised $105 million in the second quarter of this year, dwarfing what President Barack Obama raised in the equivalent period during his re-election campaign. The campaign and the R.N.C. said they had a combined $100 million in cash on hand, and …

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Trump: Homelessness Really Started Getting Bad Two Years Ago, I Helped Fix It In DC “Very Quickly” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump revealed to Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson that the problem of “filth” in U.S. cities like New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles “started two years ago.” This means that, in the president’s opinion, major U.S. cities did not have a problem with homelessness until he was six months into his presidency. Carlson noted …

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US Army Tanks Begin To Arrive In Washington DC

The Associated Press reports: At least two Army tanks have arrived in Washington ahead of a Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military hardware. An Associated Press photographer says the two M1A1 Abrams tanks are with four other military vehicles on a freight train in a railyard at the southeastern edge of Washington. The vehicles …

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Trump Wails: People Are “Fleeing New York” Because Dems: First They Tax You Too High, Then They Sue You

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump started off the day with another Twitter rant against the state of New York and its investigations of his family business. The president ranted Monday and again today against the state and its Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, and attorney general, Latitia James, for investigating the Trump Organization and Trump Foundation, which was forced to …

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GALLUP: Pride In Being American Hits Record Low

Just in from Gallup Polling: As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, their pride in the U.S. has hit its lowest point since Gallup’s first measurement in 2001. While 70% of U.S. adults overall say they are proud to be Americans, this includes fewer than half (45%) who are “extremely” proud, marking the second consecutive year that …

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Trump Looking “Very Strongly” At Delaying US Census

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said late Monday his administration was still looking into delaying the 2020 census over disputes about the legality of a citizenship question. Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office, the president reiterated his incredulity that asking about citizenship is not part of the census. “I think it is very important to find out if somebody …

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Trump Boasts About “Brand New Sherman Tanks” For His Hijacking Of DC’s Fourth Of July Event [VIDEO]

“It’ll be like no other. I’m going to say a few words and we’re going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the world, and other planes, too. And we’re going to have some tanks stationed outside. You’ve got to be pretty careful with the tanks, because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry …

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Prediction Model That Nailed 2018: Trump Will Lose

The Hill reports: The prediction model that accurately predicted Democratic gains in the House four months before the 2018 midterm elections says President Trump will lose his reelection bid. The latest “Negative Partisanship” model by Rachel Bitecofer, the assistant director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, released Monday, predicts Trump will lose the Electoral College …

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Russian Troll Farms Boosted Trump’s 2016 Poll Numbers

The Hill reports: The Russian troll farms that carried out a sophisticated disinformation campaign on U.S. social media platforms in 2016 may have influenced President Trump’s standing in public opinion polls during the campaign, according to a new study released Monday. Researchers at the University of Tennessee said that for every 25,000 retweets each week by the Internet Research Agency …

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Bernie “Scares” Trump In Doctored Campaign Video

The Independent reports: By now, it’s a well-known fact that politicians and social media go hand-in-hand. The latest politician to illustrate this is Bernie Sanders, who has been extremely active on Instagram. The US senator for Vermont, and potential Democrat presidential candidate, took to Instagram on Sunday and shared the bizarre video in an effort to raise money for his …

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Trump Wants Tanks For His DC Fourth Of July Rally

The Washington Post reports: National Park Service acting director P. Daniel Smith faces plenty of looming priorities this summer, from an $11 billion backlog in maintenance needs to natural disasters like the recent wildfire damage to Big Bend Park. But in recent days, another issue has competed for Smith’s attention: how to satisfy President Trump’s request to station tanks or …

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