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Trump Breaks Tradition Of Visiting Troops On Xmas

Talking Points Memo reports: President Barack Obama visited troops on a base in Hawaii every year of his presidency.  Trump skipped the tradition this year, adding yet another strike to his 2018 record. He garnered backlash earlier this year when he cancelled appearances at a burial site in Paris and Arlington National Cemetery in quick succession. He has also yet …

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How Cadet Bone Spurs Dodged The Vietnam Draft

The New York Times reports: In the fall of 1968, Donald J. Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical exemption from the military during Vietnam. Now a possible explanation has emerged about the documentation. It involves a foot doctor in Queens who rented his office from Mr. Trump’s father, Fred C. …

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Donald Trump Had A Very Donald Trump Christmas

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump capped off Christmas Day with by hoping everyone was having a great Christmas, even the “fake news media.” It followed Christmas Day remarks, when Trump said this from the White House: “It’s a disgrace what’s happening in our country. But other than that, I wish everybody a very Merry Christmas. Thank you very much.” Trump’s …

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Trump: The Shutdown Will End When I Get My Money

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the partial shutdown of the federal government was going to last until his demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall is met. Speaking after a video conference with U.S. troops posted abroad, Trump also reiterated his contention that the Federal Reserve was raising U.S. interest rates too fast. At Christmas …

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Russian State TV Mocks Trump On Xmas [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Russian state-backed news outlet RT on Monday released a satirical video depicting President Trump opening Christmas gifts.   Trump begins by opening a gift from Kim Jong Un, who gave him small gold busts of the two leaders. Trump tosses the bust of Kim aside before opening his next gift: A “Make America Great Again” hat boasting a …

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NORAD Santa Calls: Trump Tells Seven Year-Old Boy That Believing In Santa At His Age Is “Marginal, Right?”

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Christmas Eve took calls from children anxious to find out where Santa was on his gift-giving journey. In one conversation, Trump asked a 7-year-old named Coleman, “Are you still a believer in Santa?” He listened for a moment before adding, “Because at 7, it’s marginal, right?” Trump …

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Trump Wails: Poor Me, All Alone On Christmas Eve

The Wrap reports: President Trump, instead of channeling his inner Kevin McAllister and enjoying being “all alone” in the White House on Christmas Eve, is blasting Democrats for refusing to give him the one gift he really wants: a $5-billion border wall. The president also skewered the Federal Reserve, saying it “doesn’t understand” his policies — leading to the recent …

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WINNING: Dow Jones Plummets Another 650 Points

CNN reports: Markets took a wild ride on Monday after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s attempts to calm investors backfired. Stocks had recovered late morning, but then fell to their lowest level for the day after President Donald Trump tweeted mid-morning, “The only problem our economy has is the Fed.” Investors are concerned that Trump may fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome …

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Fox Host Challenges White House Spox To Name One Advisor Who Told Trump To Pull Troops From Syria

Mediaite reports: White House spokeswomen Mercedes Schlapp appeared for an interview on Fox & Friends Monday, where she was challenged by host Brian Kilmeade to name a single adviser that told President Donald Trump to withdraw troops from Syria. “Can you name an adviser the president has that recommended he pull out 2,000 troops?” Kilmeade asked. Schlapp dodged: “I’m not …

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Trump Attacks James Mattis And “Little Bob Corker”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday criticized outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis, claiming he hasn’t done enough to address countries that “take total advantage of the U.S.” and U.S. taxpayers. Mattis wrote in his resignation letter that the strength of the U.S. is “inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances.” He added that …

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Trump Thanks Homocon Tammy Bruce For Praising Him

Newsweek reports: President Trump said late Sunday that he has experienced “presidential harassment” since the start of his presidency. Trump has previously blamed “presidential harassment” for drops in the stock market and has used the term to describe special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference. Earlier this month, Trump claimed in another tweet that his approval rating would …

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BREAKING: Trump Pushes James Mattis Out Early Due To Anger Over Media Reaction To Resignation Letter

The New York Times reports: President Trump, angry over days of news coverage characterizing the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as a rebuke of the president, has told administration officials that he is considering removing Mr. Mattis from his job by Jan. 1, two months before he had planned to depart. The president, a notoriously mercurial leader, has been …

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Trump Jabs At Mattis: I Gave Him A Second Chance

Politico reports: President Donald Trump claimed Saturday he gave outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis “a second chance” after the retired Marine general was ousted from military leadership under the Obama administration. Former President Barack Obama fired Mattis as head of U.S. Central Command in 2013 in large part because of Mattis’ increasingly hawkish posture toward Iran. Mattis resigned from the …

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Trump Rants: Reports On Shutdown Are “Mostly FAKE”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump tweeted this morning to decry “mostly FAKE” news about the shutdown and his decision to withdraw from Syria. He also defended his Syria decision, though he said this time that ISIS is “largely defeated.” Trump’s tweets were posted around the time news broke that the top U.S. envoy to the global coalition fighting ISIS submitted …

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Top US Anti-ISIS Envoy Resigns Over Syria Withdrawal

NBC News reports: Brett McGurk, the special envoy for the global coalition to defeat Islamic State, submitted his resignation on Friday, effective Dec. 31, a U.S.State Department official said on Saturday. A person familiar with the matter said McGurk has quit because he objected to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out U.S. troops from Syria, a decision followed by …

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SHUTDOWN MAN: Dow Sees Worst Week In Decade

Yahoo Finance reports: U.S. stocks plunged Friday, extending a crushing week of declines for the major equity indices. The S&P 500 fell 2.06%, or 50.76 points, as of market close and is down 7% this week. This was the worst week for the S&P 500 since August 2011. The Dow slid 1.82%, or 417.11 points. The index fell 6.75% for …

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Russian State TV Cheers Mattis News: “Trump Is Ours”

The Daily Beast reports: The Mattis departure is being cheered in Russia. Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Russian Parliament, has said that “the departure of James Mattis is a positive signal for Russia, since Mattis was far more hawkish on Russia and China than Donald Trump.” State TV host Olga Skabeeva surmised that Americans are …

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Supreme Court Rules 5-4 Against Trump’s Asylum Ban

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to revive a Trump administration initiative barring migrants who enter the country illegally from seeking asylum. The court was closely divided, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining the four-member liberal wing in turning down the administration’s request for a stay of a trial judge’s order blocking the …

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Trump Claims The Wall Will “Pay For Itself On A Monthly Basis, Literally Every Month It Pays For Itself” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: “It’s really up to the Democrats. Totally up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have the shutdown,” Trump said in comments to reporters today. “It’s possible that we’ll have a shutdown. I would say the chances are probably very good because I don’t think Democrats care so much about maybe this issue, but this is …

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GOP Sen. Bob Corker Blasts “Tyranny Of Talk Radio Hosts” For Goading Trump Into Government Shutdown

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) slammed the “tyranny” of talk radio show hosts for the impending government shutdown. “Do we succumb to tyranny of talk radio hosts?” Corker wondered aloud to reporters, according to CNN’s Manu Raju and other reporters who heard the remark. “We have two talk radio hosts who influenced the President,” he added. “That’s …

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