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Democrats Condemn Trump’s 9/11 Attack On Omar

NBC News reports: Several 2020 Democratic hopefuls and other prominent Democrats criticized President Trump after he tweeted a video Friday showing part of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent comments about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and television footage of the attacks. Several prominent conservatives and the New York Post have been using a partial quote from comments Omar made last month …

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Trump Attacks Muslim Rep With 9/11 Clip [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump tweeted a video Friday fanning the flames of the recent right-wing uproar over comments Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) made about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” Trump tweeted with the video, which alternates between an out-of-context remark Omar made during a speech last month and footage of the terrorist attacks, …

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Nancy Pelosi: Trump’s Tweets “Cheapen The Presidency”

Recode reports: Enough people use Twitter to get their information that politicians have to be there, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says. But on the latest episode of Recode Decode, she said the way President Trump uses Twitter has “cheapened the presidency.” “He’s just being a freak, I mean, he’s just terrible,” Pelosi told Recode’s Kara Swisher. “There’s more …

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Two Charges For Chinese Spy Busted At Mar-A-Lago

NBC News reports: Yujing Zhang, the Chinese citizen arrested at Mar-a-Lago in March while President Donald Trump was at his nearby golf club, was indicted Friday. The short, two-page indictment gave no new information about how Zhang allegedly got into Trump’s resort in Florida two weeks ago. She was charged with two counts — unlawful entry of restricted buildings and …

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REPORT: Trump Offered Pardon To Border Patrol Head If He Got Jailed For Illegally Blocking Asylum Seekers

CNN reports: During President Trump’s visit to the border at Calexico, California, a week ago, where he told border agents to block asylum seekers from entering the US contrary to US law, the President also told the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Kevin McAleenan, that if he were sent to jail as a result of blocking those migrants from …

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Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Goes Into Effect

NBC News reports: Three years after the Obama administration told transgender individuals they could serve openly and have access to gender-affirming medical and psychological care, the Trump administration has reversed course. The Pentagon on Friday began to implement a controversial new policy that critics say is essentially a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for trans service members. “The policy is …

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Trump Confirms WH Plan To Punish “Radical Left” By Dumping Captured Migrants On Democratic Districts

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump not only confirms he considered sending immigrant detainees to sanctuary cities, he says he is still “giving strong considerations” to doing it. “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!” he said in a tweet. “Due to the fact that Democrats are …

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Trump Rages On Coverage Of Former Obama Lawyer

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has angrily criticised a newspaper over the page it chose to place a story about the indictment of a lawyer who served in Barack Obama’s administration. Greg Craig was indicted on Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation. The probe intersected with Robert Mueller’s special counsel …

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Mike Pence: Trump Never Endorsed Wikileaks [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Vice President Pence asserted in an interview broadcast Friday that President Trump’s enthusiastic reaction to WikiLeaks’ releases of damaging material on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race did not amount to an endorsement of the organization. “I think the president always, as you and the media do, always welcomes information,” Pence said in an interview …

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Cain To Withdraw From Federal Reserve Consideration

ABC News reports: Herman Cain is expected to withdraw his name from consideration for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, amid growing pressure from Republican senators on the White House to remove him from consideration, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. President Donald Trump announced last week his intention to nominate Cain, a political ally and former 2012 …

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Trump: I Did Consider Ivanka To Head The World Bank, She’d Be Great As She’s “Very Good With Numbers”

From a lengthy new profile in The Atlantic: When jobs open up in the Trump administration—a frequent occurrence—Ivanka is at the top of her father’s mind. “She’s a natural diplomat,” Trump said. “She would’ve been great at the United Nations, as an example.” I asked why he didn’t nominate her. “If I did, they’d say nepotism, when it would’ve had …

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White House Considered Plan To Punish Democrats By “Dumping” Captured Migrants Into Sanctuary Cities

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s top aides considered an idea to pressure immigration agencies to release apprehended migrants into so-called sanctuary cities represented by Democratic lawmakers, according to several people familiar with the proposal. The idea was floated in an email by a top White House policy adviser in November, when Mr. Trump was furiously condemning migrant caravans …

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Illinois Senate Approves Bill Mandating Release Of Five Years Of Taxes In Order To Appear On Presidential Ballot

Chicago’s WBEZ reports: The Democratic-led Illinois Senate voted Thursday to compel President Trump to release five years’ worth of his personal income tax returns or be barred from appearing on the state’s presidential ballot next year. The state is joining a movement of other Democratic states that aims to force the president to open up his personal finances by releasing …

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Trump’s Judge Sister Retires, Ending Federal Tax Probe

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, has retired as a federal appellate judge, ending an investigation into whether she violated judicial conduct rules by participating in fraudulent tax schemes with her siblings. The court inquiry stemmed from complaints filed last October, after an investigation by The New York Times found that the Trumps had …

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Steve Bannon: If Trump Is Reelected He’ll Be Off The Chain, You’ll Get Four Years Of Him In “Payback Mode”

Politico Playbook reports: Our own Ben Schreckinger spent two hours with Steve Bannon on Tuesday night. The former White House chief strategist and Trump campaign CEO had a lot to say about the 2020 presidential race: On beating Trump: “You’re not going to beat Trump with policies, right Elizabeth Warren has an incredibly detailed and probably the most well thought-through …

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Treasury Won’t Comply With Dems On Trump’s Taxes

Axios reports: The Treasury Department said on Wednesday evening that it would not immediately comply with a congressional request to hand over President Trump’s tax returns, setting up a protracted legal battle between two branches of government. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said in a letter to Representative Richard E. Neal, the Democratic chairman of the House Ways and Means …

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Herman Cain Promoted Anti-Vax Claims Via Email List

Media Matters reports: Herman Cain, President Donald Trump’s pick for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, took money to promote the newsletter of an anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist. Cain also sent sponsored emails suggesting that the government is forcing citizens to take “7 deadly drugs” and that former first lady Nancy Reagan’s “desperate fight to cure Alzheimer’s disease” may be …

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ICE Misses Deadline On Trump Org Hiring Questions

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has shown he is willing to take dramatic steps to stop the flow of illegal immigration into the United States, but his administration has been silent about one company that long relied on unauthorized labor: Trump’s own business. Democrats in Congress have been stymied in their efforts to find out whether federal authorities are …

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Acting ICE Director Resigns After Yanked Nomination

Stephen Miller’s reign of terror marches on: The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Ron Vitiello, has resigned amid an agency-wide restructuring of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Vitiello had originally been nominated to take over the post permanently, but his nomination was abruptly pulled last week by President Trump, who said he wanted to go …

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Nancy Pelosi On AG’s Claim Trump 2016 Campaign Was Spied On: “I Don’t Trust Bill Barr, I Trust Robert Mueller”

The Associated Press reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she doesn’t trust Attorney General William Barr and suggested his statement that he believes President Donald Trump’s campaign was spied on undermines Barr’s independence as the nation’s top law enforcement officer. The California Democrat said in an interview with The Associated Press she was “very concerned” about Barr’s handling of …

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