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Trump’s First Manhattan Hotel To Be Torn Down

The Associated Press reports: The building that helped Donald Trump make a name for himself in his first big deal in Manhattan is being sold to developers who plan to tear it down. Developer TF Cornerstone said Thursday that it and a group managing billionaire Michael Dell’s money have agreed to buy the Grand Hyatt New York next to Grand …

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At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Praises People Of Faith For Leading The “Abolition Of Civil Rights” [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has accidentally told an audience of global religious leaders that America’s greatest accomplishments include the “abolition of civil rights” during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. “Since the founding of our nation, many of our greatest strides, from gaining our independence to abolition of civil rights, to extending the vote for women, have been led …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks At National Prayer Breakfast

Two Corinthians walk into a bar… USA Today reports: It’s the first Thursday in February, which means it’s time for the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event drawing presidents, politicians, faith leaders and other dignitaries since 1953. It was originally called the Presidential Prayer Breakfast and started when President Dwight D. Eisenhower was invited to join an already-existing prayer circle. …

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Trump: Former GOP Sen. Dean Heller Didn’t Win Last Year Because He Was “Extraordinarily Hostile” To Me

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: President Donald Trump blamed former Sen. Dean Heller for losing his re-election bid because Heller had been “extraordinarily hostile” to Trump during the 2016 election and hence had alienated the conservative base. “What happened with Dean Heller is I tried for him,” Trump told the Review-Journal, but his hard-core voter base “did not believe me. …

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Shares In “Failing” New York Times Hit 13-Year High

Fortune reports: President Donald Trump has repeatedly described the New York Times as “failing,” but its latest results tell a different story. Online subscriptions accelerated for a fourth quarter, prompting New York Times Co. to set an ambitious new goal: hitting 10 million subscriptions by 2025. That helped send the shares to a 13-year high on Wednesday. The company is …

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Developer: Trump Wanted $20 Million For Moscow Deal

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s dream of putting his name on a tower in Moscow came with a hefty price tag: $20 million. Trump demanded that non-negotiable fee in 2006 from a Ukrainian-Russian named Pavel Fuks, who made his fortune in oil trading, banking and real estate development. Fuks, who says he’s been barred from entering the U.S. and is embroiled …

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Santorum: That Was Trump’s “Worst-Delivered Speech”

“This was probably the worst-delivered speech I’ve heard Donald Trump give. He ran over his lines, he mixed up, he didn’t deliver his punchlines, he would deliver a line and go to the next issue, and I don’t think he even realized he was moving on to the next issue. Someone didn’t do a good job of breaking his speech …

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Trump To Hold Second Summit With Kim Jong-Un

The New York Times reports: A senior American negotiator arrived in North Korea on Wednesday to sort out crucial details for a nuclear summit meeting in Vietnam between President Trump and the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, with only three weeks to go before the talks take place. Stephen Biegun, the Trump administration’s special representative for North Korea, arrived in Pyongyang, …

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CBS Poll: Most SOTU Viewers Approved Of Speech

But there’s a catch. CBS News reports: Seventy-six percent of Americans who tuned in to President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night approved of the speech he gave. Just 24 percent disapproved. As is often the case in State of the Union addresses, the people who watched tonight’s speech leaned more towards the president’s own party, at least …

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Coulter: That Was The “Lamest, Sappiest” SOTU Ever

The Hill reports: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter blasted President Trump’s State of the Union address in a series of tweets Tuesday night. Coulter, who has been harshly critical of Trump in recent months over lack of action on immigration, called the speech the “lamest, sappiest, most intentionally tear-jerking SOTU ever.” “Please fire your speechwriter,” Coulter tweeted at Trump. Coulter has …

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Federal Government Paid Trump Organization $600,000 For Trump’s Four Trips To Mar-A-Lago In Early 2017

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump’s four trips to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida over four weeks in March and February 2017, including his summit with the Japanese prime minister, cost the government nearly $14 million, according to the results of a nonpartisan government watchdog’s investigation obtained by ABC News. The accounting, which reveals that the government also paid roughly …

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NEW YORK CITY: Trump Supporter Smashes Storefront To Destroy Mannequin Dressed As Obama [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: This is some high-level hate. A deranged man was so enraged at Barack Obama that he tossed a heavy cinder block through the plate glass window of a Harlem store last month, yanked out a mannequin of the former President, and left it shattered on the sidewalk. The agitated man walked by the Romantic …

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Pet Shop Boys Savage Trump And Brexit In Blistering New Single: “Let’s Give Stupidity A Chance” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: British synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have returned with a new song that makes fun of Michael Gove and Donald Trump. Entitled Give Stupidity a Chance, the upbeat track is deeply ironic, calling for a world devoted to self-centredness and unencumbered by political correctness. One lyric sung by Neil Tennant runs: “Intelligent people have had their say …

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White House Celebrates The Year Of The Pig

Via White House press release: Melania and I send our greetings to those celebrating the Lunar New Year. Today, people across the United States and around the world mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year with spectacular fireworks displays, joyful festivals, and family gatherings. This is a sacred time for many people of Asian descent, and it is an …

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Trump Threatens “Human Wall” On Southern Border

USA Today reports: Hours before he is set to deliver a State of the Union address that aides have said will strike a note of bipartisanship, President Donald Trump floated the idea of a “human wall” on the southwest border if Democrats reject his demands border security funding. Trump has ordered about 2,350 active-duty troops and an additional 2,200 National …

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Former White House Aide Cliff Sims: Watching Cable News All Day Long Is Just Part Of Trump’s “Workflow”

The Hill reports: Ex-White House aide Cliff Sims on Tuesday defended President Trump’s extensive use of “Executive Time,” saying that watching television each day is part of the president’s “workflow” and that Trump “works his butt off.” “I think that it’s part of his workflow,” Sims, who once served as director of White House message strategy and as a special …

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POLL: 43% Of GOP Voters Want 2020 Trump Challenger

The Associated Press reports: More than 4-in-10 Republicans want a GOP candidate to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 primary, according to a new survey that calls into question the likelihood of success of his reelection campaign. A Monmouth University poll released Monday found that 43 percent of Republican voters said they would like to see Trump face off …

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One Of Melania’s SOTU Guests To Be Sixth Grade Boy Who Has Been Bullied Because His Last Name Is Trump

NBC News reports: A 6th-grade boy who is bullied because of his last name, Trump, is among about a dozen people invited by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump to the State of the Union on Tuesday, the White House said Monday. “Unfortunately, Joshua has been bullied in school due to his last name,” the White House release …

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Senate Dem Works To Ensure Former Trump Employees Aren’t Deported During Trump Org Misconduct Probe

Roll Call reports: Sen. Robert Menendez wants to make sure undocumented immigrants who formerly worked at President Donald Trump’s golf clubs are not deported while allegations of misconduct by the Trump organization are being investigated. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen requesting that the former workers be protected. They were …

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Trump Taps Oil Lobbyist For Secretary Of Interior

Reuters reports: President Trump is picking David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be the Interior Department’s next secretary. Bernhardt, whose past clients include oil companies and others with business before the Interior Department, became the agency’s deputy secretary in 2017 and has led the department on an interim basis since former Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned amid ethics scandals in …

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