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Trump To Sign Executive Order On Police Reform

PBS NewsHour reports: President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that will lay out several new initiatives focused on police reform, including the creation of national standards for use-of-force as well as tracking police misconduct, according to a civil rights lawyer who plans to be at the signing and testify before the Senate this week. S. Lee …

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Tulsa Newspaper Condemns Coming Trump Rally

From the editorial board of the Tulsa World: Tulsa is still dealing with the challenges created by a pandemic. The city and state have authorized reopening, but that doesn’t make a mass indoor gathering of people pressed closely together and cheering a good idea. There is no treatment for COVID-19 and no vaccine. It will be our health care system …

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Trump Camp Claims 800,000 Ticket Requests For Tulsa

Forbes reports: The Trump campaign has put out conflicting figures on how many tickets have been registered for their June 20 rally in Tulsa, with campaign manager Brad Parscale now claiming 800,000 people registered for tickets despite the venue seating just over 19,000. The rally has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced due to both its racial …

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Trump Won’t Watch Any Sport That Allows Kneeling

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to once again criticize the idea of kneeling during the national anthem. In a series of tweets and retweets, Trump implied he would not be watching United States national soccer team games or NFL games if there’s kneeling during the anthem. Quote tweeting a story reporting Rep. Matt Gaetz’s …

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Trump Reacts After #TrumpIsUnwell Hits #1 On Twitter

The Hill reports: President Trump in a late-night tweet on Saturday defended his slow walk down a “very slippery” ramp after giving the commencement address at West Point, which sparked attention on social media. Video posted to Twitter showed the president walking gingerly down the ramp. “#TrumpIsUnwell” and “#TRUMPstroke” were among the hashtags trending on Twitter late Saturday and early …

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Secret Service Admits Tear Gas Used On DC Protesters

Washington DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: Secret Service now admits that an agency employee fired oleoresin capsicum spray (pepper spray) “in response to an assaultive individual,” when protesters were cleared from Lafayette Square on Monday, June 1. The correction issued by the agency is a follow up to its Friday, June 5, announcement. This is when Secret Service said that …

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Trump Blames China For COVID In West Point Speech

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump, in the midst of a Saturday commencement address celebrating West Point’s graduating class of 2020, fired a shot across the bow at China for the coronavirus outbreak. Trump, speaking to the class of 1,107 graduates, invoked the names of America’s great generals through history and hailed West Point’s two centuries of producing …

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Majority Say Trump Is Racist, Failure Or Below Average

Mediaite reports: Trump has gotten a lot of bad polling news recently, as his approval ratings have cratered and his general election opponent Joe Biden has widened his lead over the incumbent. A new Yahoo! News/YouGov poll is arguably worse news for Trump, as the results cut at his character and place in American history. When directly asked “Do you …

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TULSA: Record Spike In Cases Ahead Of Trump Rally

Tulsa’s ABC News affiliate reports: Tulsa County saw the largest increase in COVID-19 cases on Friday, June 12. Health officials said they’re investigating the reason for the spike. Leanne Stephens with the Tulsa County Health Department said investigators found that an outbreak occurred after people had a get-together inside. “We do have concerns when you have large gatherings of people, …

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Biden Blasts “Despicable” Attack On LGBTQ Patients

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday slammed the Trump administration’s decision to roll back LGBTQ protections in the Affordable Care Act, calling the move “unconscionable.” “This action is unconscionable — and to do so during Pride Month, on the fourth anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack at the Pulse Nightclub that claimed 49 lives, many of …

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Trump Claims He’ll Leave Peacefully If He Doesn’t Win

Politico reports: President Donald Trump sought to brush aside fears he might not leave office willingly if November’s election doesn’t go his way. “Certainly, if I don’t win, I don’t win,” he told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner in an interview that aired Friday night. If he doesn’t win the election, Trump continued, “you go on, do other things.” Though the …

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Biden Rips Trump Campaign’s COVID Rally Disclaimer

NBC News reports: Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump on Friday for his decision to hold campaign rallies during the coronavirus pandemic while making attendees acknowledge that they could get sick by coming. “And now he’s having a rally on Juneteenth,” Biden said on a call. “All the people coming to the rally have to sign a piece of paper …

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Trump: “Chokeholds Sound So Innocent, So Perfect”

“Sometimes if you’re alone and you’re fighting somebody, it’s tough. We have some real bad people. You saw that in the last couple of weeks. I think the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent, so perfect, and then you realize if it’s a 1-on-1. Now if it’s 2-on-1 that’s a little bit of a different story. Depending on the toughness …

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Trump Attributes “Looting” Quote To Late Philly Mayor

The Insider reports: President Donald Trump definitely picked it up somewhere: the saying, tweeted out earlier this month, that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” But in an interview today, the US president falsely attributed that quote to a “very tough mayor,” Frank Rizzo of 1970s Philadelphia, to whom he has often been compared. Trump also contended that he …

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Former Trump Casino In Atlantic City To Be Imploded

The New Jersey Advance reports: Plans to demolish the former Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City have been submitted, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said in a press conference Thursday afternoon. Icahn Enterprises, which now owns the building, submitted plans to demolish the entire plaza by implosion, Small said. The company had previously planned on keeping the section of the …

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Trump Shrugs Off Milley’s Apology: “I Think That’s Fine”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday said that he didn’t believe it was significant that the top U.S. general apologized for his role in the president’s photo opportunity outside St John’s Church last week. Trump, who defended the controversial appearance as a “beautiful picture” during an interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner, did not criticize Joint Chiefs of Staff …

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Milley Considered Resigning Over Trump’s Bible Stunt

NBC News reports: The Pentagon’s top general discussed resigning amid criticism over his participation in President Donald Trump’s controversial photo opportunity at a Washington church, three defense officials familiar with the matter told NBC News. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley spent hours looking at social media and reading news articles and saw dozens of people criticizing …

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Book: Melania Got New Prenup After 2016 Election

The Washington Post reports: When Melania Trump stayed behind in New York after her husband’s presidential inauguration, she said it was because she didn’t want to interrupt their then-10-year-old son Barron’s school year. News stories at the time concentrated on an apparent frostiness between the first couple and the exorbitant taxpayer costs to protect Melania and Barron away from Washington. …

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Trump Praises Use Of Tear Gas On Protesters [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump praised the use of tear gas and other force to disperse Minneapolis protesters, calling it a “beautiful scene” and describing the National Guard’s actions “like a knife cutting butter.” “I’ll never forget. You saw the scene on that road … they were lined up. Man, they just walked straight. And yes, there was some …

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Trump Rally Attendees Must Sign New Waiver Promising Not To Sue Anybody If They Contract COVID At Event

From the ticket request page for Trump’s Tulsa rally: By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, …

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