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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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REPORT: Trump Weighs Nuclear Concessions For NK

The New York Times reports: From a seemingly fanciful tweet to a historic step into North Korean territory, President Trump’s largely improvised third meeting on Sunday with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was a masterpiece of drama, the kind of made-for-TV spectacle that Mr. Trump treasures. But for weeks before the meeting, which started as a Twitter offer by …

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Trump Campaign Staffer Behind Fake Joe Biden Site

The New York Times reports: For much of the last three months, the most popular Joseph R. Biden Jr. website has been a slick little piece of disinformation that is designed to look like the former vice president’s official campaign page, yet is most definitely not pro-Biden. All the site says about its creator is buried in the fine print …

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Trump Becomes First Sitting President To Visit NK

The Hill reports: President Trump made history on Sunday by crossing into North Korea as part of a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he and the North Korean leader agreed to restart stalled nuclear talks. Trump and Kim shook hands across a concrete slab forming the line between to the two nations at the Demilitarized Zone, according to …

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Trump’s Hijacking Of DC’s Fourth Of July Celebration To Include VIP Ticketed Access For High Rollers And Family

The Washington Post reports: Plans by President Trump to reshape Washington’s Independence Day celebration now include an area in front of the Lincoln Memorial reserved for dignitaries, family and friends that will be accessible only through tickets distributed by the White House. The VIP section will stretch roughly from the steps of the memorial to the midpoint of the reflecting …

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Trump Defends Joking About “Meddling” With Putin

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump insisted he did confront Vladimir Putin about the prospect of Moscow meddling in the U.S. 2020 election, following criticism of his light-hearted admonishment of his Russian counterpart at this week’s G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Trump smirked when he waved his finger and said to Putin “don’t meddle in the election, please,” after he was …

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