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Human Waste Overwhelms Parks Because Of Shutdown

The Associated Press reports: Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. Unlike shutdowns in some previous administrations, the Trump administration was leaving parks open to visitors …

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Trump Hits Back At Mitt Romney: I Won And He Didn’t

The Hill reports: President Trump struck back at incoming Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney (R) on Wednesday after Romney challenged the president’s character in an op-ed, suggesting that Romney should be more supportive of his party. The president’s tweet came hours after Romney targeted him directly in a Washington Post op-ed, accusing him of a glaring “shortfall” in terms of character …

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Trump Hails Paper For Running His Own List Of “Results”

Mediaite reports: On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lauded the Washington Examiner for publishing a list of the Trump administration’s 205 historic results. Yet, as the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale notably noticed, that list of accomplishments actually came directly from Trump’s own team, who provided the Examiner an “exclusive.” It is also not the first time that the Washington Examiner has …

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Kim Jong-Un To Trump: Don’t Test Our Patience

The Associated Press reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warned Washington not to test North Koreans’ patience with sanctions and pressure. During his televised New Year’s speech, Kim said he’s ready to meet with Trump at any time to produce an …

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Glorious Leader Rips Retired Four-Star Army “General”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday targeted retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal with a string of personal attacks after the former leader of U.S. operations in Afghanistan called the president “immoral” and dishonest. The president was quoting a tweet from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who shared a post on a conservative website she founded that recapped McChrystal’s comments over …

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Alan Dershowitz: Anybody Who Compares Trump To Hitler Is “Essentially A Holocaust Denier” [VIDEO]

“Everybody is compared to Hitler. Everybody is compared to the Holocaust. Israel defending itself against Gaza rockets — oh, they’re Nazis. Anybody who compares Trump or anybody else to Hitler essentially is a Holocaust denier, because what they’re saying is, ‘Well, there were no gas chambers, there was no Auschwitz, there was no plan to kill six million Jews.’ They …

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Trump Wishes Happy New Year To All His “Haters”

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished a happy 2019 — even to the “haters and fake news media.” The commander-in-chief used all capital letters for his second tweet of the year, which was posted early Tuesday morning. “Happy New Year to everyone, including the haters and the fake news media,” he exclaimed. Previous New Year’s tweets are …

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Federal Workers Union Sues Trump Over Shutdown

Just in via press release: Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch (KCNF DC) sued the federal government on behalf of AFGE members and federal employees being forced to work without pay. The lawsuit alleges that the federal government is violating the law by requiring some federal employees to work without pay during …

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US Strategic Command Tweets Nuclear War Joke For NYE: We’re Also Ready To Drop Something [UPDATED]

Boing Boing reports: Apparently, Donald Trump’s penchant for reckless tweets is contagious, and has spread to United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), which is part of the Department of Defense. The military men who have the power to launch nuclear weapons at the command of a Potemkin President’s tweeted impulse are making jokes about dropping nukes for New Year’s, just because …

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Trump Lies About “Wall” Around Obamas’ DC Home

The Washington Post reports: In one of his most recent arguments for a southern border wall, President Trump on Sunday falsely claimed that the Washington home of former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama is surrounded by a 10-foot wall. He alleged that the “wall” around the Obamas’ mansion was necessary for the former first couple’s “safety and security,” adding …

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Trump Apparently Lies About Being In The Oval Office

CBS News reports: While many Americans form their New Year’s resolutions, President Trump on New Year’s Eve aired his grievances and defended his legacy. The president fired off a flurry of tweets Monday as 2018 concludes with a government shutdown, controversy over troop withdrawal plans in the Middle East, and staffing upheavals. Later Monday morning, the president tweeted, “I’m in …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Failed Generals” Over Syria/ISIS

Mediaite reports: On New Year’s Eve, President Trump apparently felt the need to clear the air and defend his position via a short series of tweets that explained his process as a simple fulfillment of his campaign promise. And, as his is wont, he included some not-so-subtle digs at his detractors. Trump’s dig at “some failed generals” is certainly a …

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Kelly: Judge My Tenure By What Trump Didn’t Do

The Guardian reports: Citing the thorny question of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and Trump’s urge to pull out of NATO, Kelly “defended his rocky tenure, arguing that it is best measured by what the president did not do when Kelly was at his side”. Kelly was one of the so-called “adults in the room” – many of them generals, who …

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Trump Blames Dems For Deaths Of Migrant Children

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday attempted to blame Democrats for the two deaths of immigrant children being held by his Border Patrol and Customs enforcement officers. “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they …

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Trump Order Freezes 2019 Pay For Federal Workers

Roll Call reports: As the partial government shutdown grinds on, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday evening that would freeze pay for federal workers in 2019. Trump telegraphed the move in his February budget request for fiscal 2019 when he proposed a pay freeze for the roughly 2.1 million federal civilian workers. White House and Office of Management …

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Hair Furor: Why Won’t Democrats Stop Our Military?

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump continues to tweet through the government shutdown, going after the Democrats again Saturday morning for being too focused on “presidential harassment.” Trump’s tweet follows a report from about the optimism in the White House over the shutdown and how it takes attention away from Democrats’ planned investigations into the President in the run-up to the …

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NEW JERSEY: State AG Investigates Trump’s Golf Club For Allegedly Providing Fake Green Cards To Staffers

The New York Post reports: Anibal Romero, a Newark attorney who represents several undocumented immigrants who used to work at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, said Friday he recently met with investigators from the state attorney general’s office and handed over fraudulent green cards and Social Security numbers that management at the club allegedly procured and gave his …

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SHUTDOWN: Time Runs Out For Coast Guard Paychecks

The Military Times reports: Barring a legislative miracle by midnight, about 42,000 Coast Guard members won’t see their next paycheck until the middle of January. And that’s only if lawmakers have settled the ongoing government shutdown by then. Coast Guard officials confirmed this week they need emergency legislation by the end of today in order to process paychecks on time …

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Shutdown To Halt Disaster Relief, Aid To US Farmers

The Associated Press reports: The government shutdown could complicate things for farmers lining up for federal payments to ease the burden of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. The USDA last week assured farmers that direct payments would keep going out during the first week of the shutdown. But payments will soon be suspended for farmers who haven’t certified …

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Trump Administration Suggests Furloughed Workers Offer To Do Chores For Their Landlords In Lieu Of Rent

USA Today reports: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has offered federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown a guide for negotiating with creditors, landlords and mortgage companies while their income is cut off. The Thursday tweet notes that workers should consult with a “personal attorney” for advice but offers templates for how one might seek financial assistance for …

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