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Trump Mocks Elijah Cummings After Home Burglary

The Hill reports: President Trump responded early Friday to reports that Rep. Elijah Cummings’s (D-Md.) Baltimore home was broken into, tweeting that the reported incident was “really bad news” and “too bad!” Trump’s early morning remark came just days after he sent more than a dozen tweets criticizing the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, accusing Cummings of being a …

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US To Test New Missiles After Ending Nuke Treaty

The Associated Press reports: The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday. Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987, …

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Trump Promises To Cure Cancer And AIDS If Reelected

Newsweek reports: During Thursday night’s rally in Cincinnati, President Donald Trump elicited a rapturous response from his supporters by claiming the U.S. is about to cure childhood cancer and end the AIDS epidemic. The president provided no evidence to support the assertion, and did not explain how or when he expects these hugely significant milestones to be achieved. Though the …

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Trump Shrugs Off Racist Chants: You Can’t Stop People

The Associated Press reports: President Trump said he does not know if his supporters will chant “send them back” about four minority lawmakers at a Thursday night rally, but said he prefers they do not. “I prefer that they don’t,” Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for the rally in Cincinnati. The president initially repudiated the chants …

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Pelosi: Trump’s Son-In-Law Is A Baltimore “Slumlord”

Talking Points Memo reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday fiercely defended Rep. Elijah Cummings in the wake of President Trump’s attacks on the Maryland Democrat and the Baltimore-area district he represents. Pelosi, who was born in Baltimore and whose father and brother were both mayors of the city, accused the president of projecting his own “insecurity” on Cummings. She …

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Trump To Expand Tariffs To All Imports From China

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday he will expand tariffs to virtually all imports from China on September 1, marking a significant escalation in a more than yearlong trade war between the largest economies. “Trade talks are continuing, and……during the talks the U.S. will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining …

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Former Trump Economic Advisor: Tariffs Have Backfired

The BBC reports: US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is backfiring and impacting the US economy, according to his former chief economic adviser. The tariff battle has had a “dramatic impact” on US manufacturing and capital investment, Gary Cohn told the BBC. Mr Cohn said the tariffs had made it expensive to import vital products from China, counteracting …

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Cincinnati Newspaper Begs Trump Cultists: Please Don’t Be Racist Assholes At Tomorrow’s Rally In Our Town

From the editorial board of the Cincinnati Enquirer: On Thursday, the eyes of the nation will be on Cincinnati when President Donald Trump takes the stage at U.S. Bank Arena for his seventh visit to the region since announcing his presidential candidacy in 2015. Pundits will be watching and waiting for chants of “send them/her back” or some other trope …

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Epstein Trial To Have One Million Pages Of Evidence

The Daily Beast reports: Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking trial will have a million pages of discovery, including materials on devices seized from his Manhattan mansion, lawyers said today. The sex offender financier was back in court on Wednesday as his defense attorneys duked it out with prosecutors over how quickly to go to trial. The prosecution has requested a June …

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DC’s National Cathedral Condemns Trump’s Racism As His “Clarion Call To Action” For White Supremacists

Slate reports: Religious leaders at the Washington National Cathedral issued a rare public statement Tuesday in response to President Donald Trump’s divisive, racist taunts and rhetoric, calling on Americans to hold him—and all their leaders—more accountable for their words. “Make no mistake about it, words matter. And, Mr. Trump’s words are dangerous,” the statement reads. “As faith leaders who serve …

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Trump Promotes Nutbag #QAnon Cultists On Twitter

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Tuesday promoted two Twitter accounts that have shown support for the online conspiracy theory known as QAnon, amplifying the fringe accounts to his millions of followers. The president tagged one user in a tweet about election security and retweeted another blaming Democrats for voter fraud. “We should immediately pass Voter ID @Voteridplease to …

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CALIFORNIA: Gov Signs Bill Requiring All Presidential Candidates To Release Taxes To Appear On 2020 Ballot

The Sacramento Bee reports: California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a bill on Tuesday to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns in order to get on the state’s 2020 primary ballot. While other states have pursued Trump’s taxes, California is the first one in the country to make the disclosure of tax returns a requirement for a …

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Protester Disrupts Trump’s Jamestown Speech [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A heckler disrupted President Donald Trump’s speech at an event in historic Jamestown, Virginia commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy. The person stood up and held up signs that read “deport hate” and “reunite my family.” A third message said “go back to your corrupted home.” The man was led out of …

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Trump: “Those People In Baltimore Are Living In Hell”

CBS News reports: President Trump is not backing off of his salvos against black Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore. On Tuesday, the president told reporters on the White House South Lawn that residents of Baltimore are “living in hell.” “Those people are living in hell in Baltimore,” Mr. Trump said, continuing his rant against the city just to the …

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National Poll: 51% Of US Voters Say Trump Is A Racist

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: President Donald Trump is racist, American voters say 51 – 45 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. White voters are divided as 46 percent say he is racist and 50 percent say he is not, the independent Quinnipiac University National Poll finds. Trump is racist black voters say 80 – 11 percent …

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Trump Sides Against US Airlines In Wild CEOs Meeting

NBC News reports: The three largest U.S. airlines presumed that President Donald Trump would take their side in a ferocious, yearslong dispute with Persian Gulf-based airlines — if they could just get his attention. They got his attention, by way of TV ads the president saw on Fox News. But when Trump finally gathered executives from both sides of the …

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Trump Continues Attacks On Baltimore Thanks To Fox

The Washington Post reports: Monday night, a trio Fox News hosts went on air to enthusiastically back the president.  Tucker Carlson’s show touted how “DEMS HAVE FAILED BALTIMORE,” while Sean Hannity cued up a segment on the “CRISIS IN BALTIMORE.” Laura Ingraham, meanwhile, invited Klacik back on the show under the chyron, “DEMOCRATS WRECK CITIES, BLAME TRUMP.” Amid that cable …

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Dershowitz In 1997: Statutory Rape Laws Are Outdated

Law & Crime reports: Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, who was criticized for the better part of Monday due to the resurfacing of a 1997 op-ed he wrote (“Statutory Rape Is an Outdated Concept”), has offered a response on Twitter to former George W. Bush chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter: “I stand by the constitutional (not moral) …

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Trump Invited Only Republicans To Signing Of 9/11 Victims Bill, Freezing Out Bill’s NYC Democrat Author

Captain Petty strikes again: President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a permanent extension of the 9/11 fund, which would guarantee compensation for victims and responders. It marked a capstone to a massive legislative push that involved moving testimony from survivors, impassioned advocacy from responders, and a bipartisan lift from lawmakers. But at the signing ceremony at the White …

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Trump 2020 Has Made $456K In Plastic Straw Sales

Politico reports: Brad Parscale had just boarded a Jet Blue flight earlier this month when the paper straw he was using ripped in half. As he tried to keep his iced tea from spilling onto his suit, the annoyed Trump campaign manager tweeted that he was “so over paper straws.” Prodded by his wife not to leave it at that, …

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