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Trump Order Revokes Requirement That US Report Civilian Casualties Resulting From Anti-Terror Strikes

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday which overhauls policy on the reporting of civilian casualties caused by U.S. operations. National security lawyer Mark Zaid told Law & Crime that the move appears to reinforce the idea that the U.S. is above criticism for its actions abroad. “It would appear that this move by …

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Melania To Media: Stop Reporting Idle Gossip [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: First lady Melania Trump is challenging journalists to cover the opioid crisis as often as they publish “idle gossip and trivial stories.” She made the request while speaking in Las Vegas Tuesday at an event with conservative commentator Eric Bolling, whose 19-year-old son died from an overdose in 2017. Trump appeared to take a jab at …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s In Love (And We’re All Gonna Die)

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with another song parody, this time set to the tune of “I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 classic musical, South Pacific. Some of you may recall Mitzi Gaynor’s take on the song in the 1958 movie version. As always, I won’t give away the clever lines, just …

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WINNING: US Trade Deficit Soars To Ten-Year High

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. trade deficit widened in 2018 to a 10-year high of $621 billion, bucking President Donald Trump’s pledges to reduce it, as tax cuts boosted domestic demand for imports while the strong dollar and retaliatory tariffs weighed on exports. The annual deficit in goods and services increased by $68.8 billion, or 12.5 percent, Commerce Department data showed …

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POLL: Trump Underwater In Critical Swing State Florida

The Hill reports: A majority of Florida voters surveyed in a poll released early Wednesday said they do not believe President Trump should be reelected in 2020. The poll shows that 40 percent of registered Florida voters said they think Trump should be reelected, while 53 did not support a second term. Among Republicans, 72 percent of respondents said Trump …

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Trump Mocks Hillary For Not Running Against Him

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump apparently couldn’t resist getting in a dig at Hillary Clinton after his 2016 opponent said yesterday she won’t be running this time. Clinton said, “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.” The president mockingly responded, “Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run …

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POLL: Majority Of Voters Believe Trump Is A Criminal

Just out from Quinnipiac Polling: President Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, American voters say 64 – 24 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Republicans say 48 – 33 percent that President Trump did not commit crimes before he was president, the independent Quinnipiac University National Poll finds. Every other listed party, gender, education, age …

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Trump Organization Investigated For Insurance Fraud

The New York Times reports: New York State regulators have issued an expansive subpoena to the Trump Organization’s longtime insurance broker, the first step in an investigation of insurance policies and claims involving President Trump’s family business, according to a person briefed on the matter. The subpoena was served late Monday on the company, Aon, one of the largest insurance …

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Trump Wails: House Dems Are Harassing My People

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump on Tuesday attacked Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), accusing the House Judiciary Committee chairman of attempting to “harass” his associates in a wide-ranging probe into Trump’s administration, campaign and businesses. Trump said Democrats are ramping up their investigations “now that they realize the only Collusion with Russia was done by Crooked Hillary Clinton & …

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Studies Show Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting Economy

Bloomberg reports: In two separate papers published over the weekend, some of the world’s leading trade economists declared Trump’s tariffs to be the most consequential trade experiment seen since the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariffs blamed for worsening the Great Depression. They also found the initial cost of Trump’s duties to the U.S. economy was in the billions and being borne largely …

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Trump Again Serves Fast Food To Visiting College Team

CNN reports: The grand mahogany table of the White House State Dining Room was set with white roses, fine china, silver platters stacked with Big Macs and pouches of fried chicken sandwiches, and bowls of extra sauce. The champion North Dakota State Bison football team was in town, and McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A were on the lunch menu. “We could’ve had …

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Trump Responds To Alabama Tornadoes With Promise For FEMA’s “A Plus Treatment” (Whatever That Means}

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give Alabama the “A Plus treatment” on Monday after the state was hit with a devastating tornado that left at least 23 people dead. It was not immediately clear what that treatment would entail, but FEMA spokesman Crystal Paulk-Buchanan told USA TODAY that the agency is working …

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Fox News Spiked 2016 Stormy Story To Help Trump

Raw Story reports: An explosive new report from The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer claims that Fox News spiked a story about Donald Trump paying off former adult film star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election because it didn’t want to hurt his candidacy. According to Mayer’s sources, reporter Diana Falzone had obtained documentation showing that former Trump “fixer” had …

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Trump Blames Failed Nuke Talks On Cohen Hearing

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has blamed the Democrats’ decision to interview his former lawyer Michael Cohen on the same day as a meeting with Kim Jong-un for the fact that the North Korea summit ended with no deal. Last week in Hanoi, Trump and Kim met for the second time to try to negotiate a deal that would surrender …

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Trump: “I’m An Innocent Man Being Persecuted”

Deadstate reports: Fresh off a long day and successful speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Commander-in-Tweet continued this morning with Cohen attacks begun last night. That’s no doubt prompted by the Sunday morning news shows, which have focused relentlessly on Cohen’s testimony last week before the House Oversight Committee. After more than two years of Presidential Harassment, the …

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Trump Vows Executive Order That Would Block Federal Funds For Colleges That Don’t Enable Far-Right Speech

USA Today reports: Trump invited onto the CPAC stage Hayden Williams, a conservative activist punched on the University of California at Berkeley’s campus last month. Praising Williams for “taking a hard punch in the face for all of us,” Trump urged Williams to sue his attacker, the college and possibly the state of California. “He’s going to be a very …

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Trump Again Rages About Mystery Cohen Manuscript

Mediaite reports: On Saturday night, President Donald Trump insisted on Twitter that a manuscript by Michael Cohen was “just released.” He also suggested that the same manuscript would show Cohen’s “testimony was a total lie.” Yet, here’s the rub. It seems the manuscript that Trump wants politicians and pundits to believe over Cohen’s testimony may not even exist and certainly …

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Lawmakers Press Cohen On Talks About Pardons

The Washington Post reports: Lawmakers are investigating whether President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was involved in any discussions about possible pardons — which they view as a potentially ripe area of inquiry into whether anyone sought to obstruct justice, people familiar with the matter said. Cohen has said publicly he never asked for — and would not accept …

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Trump Elicits “Lock Her Up” Chants At CPAC [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The president lamented that he couldn’t joke without upsetting the media while facetiously reiterating his past comments inviting Russia to find Clinton’s deleted emails. “I’ve learned, because with the fake news, if you tell a joke, if you’re sarcastic, if you’re having fun with the audience,” he said. “If you say something like ‘Russia, please if you can, …

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Russian State TV Mocks Failed North Korea Summit

The Hill reports: Russian state-run media reportedly mocked the sudden collapse of talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. “It ended so badly the sides even avoided signing any joint agreement,” one host said, according to a translation reported by CNN. “Crafty Kim Jong Un was ready for some concessions, but not the ones …

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