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Paul Ryan And Mitch McConnell Had To Use “Props And Flattery” To Talk Trump Out Of Government Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The top two Republicans in Congress arrived at the White House this week armed with props aimed at flattering and cajoling President Trump out of shutting down the government at the end of this month. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) showed the president glossy photos of a wall under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border. Senate …

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REPORT: Manafort Weighs Plea Deal In Second Trial

Bloomberg reports: Paul Manafort’s lawyers have talked to U.S. prosecutors about a possible guilty plea to avert a second criminal trial set to begin in Washington this month, according to a person familiar with the matter. By pleading guilty, Manafort could avoid the risk of a longer prison term if he’s convicted at a second trial, as well as the …

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Trump: I Fell Asleep During Obama’s Speech

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Friday said he “fell asleep” watching Barack Obama tear into him during a rare public speech that framed Trump as a threat to democracy. “I’m sorry I watched it, but I fell asleep,” Trump said, during his own speech in North Dakota. Trump added that he was not amused by Obama‘s taking credit for …

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Trump Mocks Light Sentence For George Papadopoulos

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Friday mocked the two-week prison sentence given to former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian operatives before the 2016 election, despite declaring hours earlier: “I don’t know him.” Papadopoulos, who was sentenced to 14 days in jail, is the first Trump adviser to …

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Trump Calls On DOJ To Investigate Op-Ed Author

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump called today for the Justice Department to investigate the author of an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that suggested that members of the administration were working against the president. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump called on the DOJ to investigate the matter, citing national security concerns. “I think so, …

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Trump: Woodward’s Book Is A Scam, I Don’t Talk Like That, If I Did I Wouldn’t Have Been Elected President

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is calling a new book about his administration by longtime journalist Bob Woodward “a scam.” In a Friday morning tweet, Trump is objecting to The Washington Post writer’s narrative of Trump’s turbulent 18 months in office. The book spotlights Trump advisers’ fears about the impulsive leader, and features quotes of Trump using profanity …

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Trump: One Day My Campaign Rally Speeches Will Be Ranked With Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address [VIDEO]

“You know when Abraham Lincoln made that Gettysburg Address speech, the great speech, you know he was ridiculed? And he was excoriated by the fake news. They had fake news then. They said it was a terrible, terrible speech. Fifty years after his death they said it may have been the greatest speech ever made in America, I have a …

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FOIA Docs Reveal Trump Ordered Inauguration Photos Cropped To Make Crowds Appear To Be Larger

The Guardian reports: A government photographer edited official pictures of Donald Trump’s inauguration to make the crowd appear bigger following a personal intervention from the president, according to newly released documents. The photographer cropped out empty space “where the crowd ended” for a new set of pictures requested by Trump on the first morning of his presidency, after he was …

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Trump Renews Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall, McConnell Says No Bill Until After Midterms [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Trump has repeatedly threatened not to sign funding legislation if Congress fails to include enough money for a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump reiterated that threat late on Wednesday. Responding to a reporter’s question about a possible shutdown, he said: “If it happens, it happens. If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything. We …

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Trump Demands New York Times Unmask Op-Ed Writer “For National Security Purposes” – If He Actually Exists

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump demanded that the New York Times reveal the identity of a senior official who wrote an anonymous op-ed in the newspaper claiming that key members of the administration were secretly working against him. In a Wednesday night tweet, Trump lashed out at the Times over the article’s publication, questioning whether the author even existed and …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Gutless” NYT Op-Ed: Without Me, The Failing New York Times Wouldn’t Exist [VIDEO]

“We have somebody in what I call the failing New York Times, that’s talking about — he’s part of the resistance within the Trump administration. This is what we have to deal with. And you know the dishonest media, because you people deal with it as well as I do. But it’s really a disgrace. I will say this, nobody …

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Trump To Daily Caller: I Could Give You 100 Pictures Of Mueller And Comey Hugging And Kissing Each Other

“He’s Comey’s best friend. And I could give you 100 pictures of him and Comey hugging and kissing each other. You know, he’s Comey’s best friend. How can you possibly have a man who is that, and then somebody from his law firm came out and said, ‘I can’t believe they picked Mueller. He hates the president. He hates the …

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Trump Celebrates Nike Boycott: They’re Getting Killed

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump has once again weighed in on Nike’s polarizing new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick. It’s true that Nike has been the target of anger from certain customers, with many on social media supporting a boycott and burning their Nike apparel in protest. Whether that anger is outweighed by the positive reaction for others will remain …

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Trump: I Never Called Sessions “Mentally Retarded”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump denied late Tuesday night that he called Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and made fun of his Southern heritage, his latest push back to Bob Woodward’s upcoming book on the Trump White House. Trump and the White House have already issued a litany of criticisms against Woodward’s latest tome, “Fear.” Excerpts indicate the president is depicted …

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White House Trashes Woodward’s “Total BS” Book As A “Pathetic Attempt To Smear People” Close To Trump

An official statement from Sarah Huckbee Sanders: This book is nothing more than fabricated stories, many by former disgruntled employees, told to make the President look bad. While it is not always pretty, and rare that the press actually covers it, President Trump has broken through the bureaucratic process to deliver unprecedented successes for the American people. Sometimes it is …

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Woodward’s Book Says Trump Regrets Condemning Neo-Nazis: “The Biggest Fucking Mistake I’ve Made”

This bit from Bob Woodward’s new bombshell book deserves its own post. The Washington Post reports: Gary Cohn came to regard the president as “a professional liar” and threatened to resign in August 2017 over Trump’s handling of a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Cohn, who is Jewish, was especially shaken when one of his daughters found a swastika …

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New Book By Watergate’s Bob Woodward Reveals Insane Scenes Inside Trump’s “Crazytown” White House

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s closest aides have taken extraordinary measures in the White House to try to stop what they saw as his most dangerous impulses, going so far as to swipe and hide papers from his desk so he wouldn’t sign them, according to a new book from legendary journalist Bob Woodward. Chief of staff John Kelly describes …

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Biographer: Trump Is “Stewing” About McCain Funeral

The Hill reports: Michael D’Antonio, a CNN contributor and biographer who wrote “The Truth About Trump,” told CNN on Sunday that he believes President Trump was “stewing” as political leaders past and present united to honor the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) this weekend. “He is so devoted to drawing attention to himself that he has to be restrained from …

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Trump Attacks Top Labor Leader On Labor Day

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader.  Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added, “It is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to …

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Trump Cultists Ridicule “Pathetic” McCain Funeral

Mediaite reports: Though President Donald Trump wasn’t invited to the memorial service, and his name was never mentioned, the eulogies served as a loud rebuke of his presidency and worldview. The pointed rejection of Trumpism did not sit well with the president’s supporters. While no one currently working for the White House thought it wise to bash a senator’s funeral …

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