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Bloomberg: I’ve Got The Money To Get Things Done

The New York Times reports: The most consistent theme of the day, from the moment Mr. Bloomberg entered the casual D’Egg Diner, painted in subdued orange and off-white, was the financial firepower he has brought to the Democratic Party and some of its favorite causes. In his remarks to the news media, Mr. Bloomberg invoked his record as mayor and …

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New CNN Poll: Impeachment Support Holding Steady

CNN reports: After five days of public hearings in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, public opinion over whether the President ought to be impeached and removed from office remains exactly the same as it was in October, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. Half of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed from office, …

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Ousted Navy Sec Blasts Trump On Military Discipline

CBS News reports: Richard Spencer, the former secretary of the Navy, said he was fired before he could resign over the president’s decision to intervene in an internal review of a Navy SEAL convicted of posing with the corpse, and downplayed a supposed backchannel offer to the White House that served as the justification for his ouster. “I never threatened …

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Trump Wants To Campaign With His War Criminals

The Daily Beast reports: If Donald Trump gets his wish, he’ll soon take the three convicted or accused war criminals he spared from consequence on the road as special guests in his re-election campaign, according to two sources who have heard Trump discuss their potential roles for the 2020 effort. Despite military and international backlash to Trump’s Nov. 15 clemency—fallout …

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Dems Consider Multiple Articles Of Impeachment

CNN reports: House Democrats are increasingly focusing on multiple articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal — as some lawmakers push to go even further and include what many in the party see as clear criminality detailed in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. In private, Democrats are debating how broadly to draft the articles of …

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Trump Defends His Pardons For War Criminals: These Are Tough People And We’ll “Protect Our Warfighters”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday defended his intervention in cases involving U.S. service members accused of war crimes, telling reporters he needed to “protect our warfighters.” “A lot of warfighters and people in the military have thanked us very much. It’s about time,” Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. “They wanted …

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Defense Sec: Trump Gave Direct Order On SEAL Case

The Associated Press reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday that President Donald Trump gave him a direct order to allow a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes to retire without losing his SEAL status. Esper told reporters at the Pentagon that Trump’s verbal order was the reason Esper announced Sunday that Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher would be allowed …

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Pentagon Says Case Of War Criminal SEAL Is Closed

ABC News reports: The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired the Navy’s top civilian over the saga. Esper fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Sunday over his handling of the …

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Schiff Rips John Bolton For Refusing To Testify [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that his panel will press ahead with its impeachment report even though key witnesses have not testified, in the latest signal that Democrats are moving swiftly in their probe of President Trump’s alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” …

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REPORT: Trump Backs Down In Navy SEAL Battle

Axios reports: The Navy has been informed that the White House will not intervene to halt the SEALs from removing Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher from their unit, AP reports. The backstory: Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and the Navy SEALs’ leading admiral Collin Green have threatened to resign or be fired if President Trump stops plans to expel …

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Alleged War Criminal SEAL Accuses US Navy Brass Of Insubordination In Fox Appearance Promoted By Trump

Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post reports: Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher thanked President Trump for intervening in his war crimes case and said top brass in the elite commando unit are retaliating against him. “I’m overjoyed he stepped in again, being the leader he is,” Gallagher told “Fox & Friends” during an interview on Sunday. “It’s all about retaliation.” Trump tweeted …

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Politico: Why Trump Avoids Oval Office Meetings

Politico reports: The Oval Office is the traditional epicenter of power for American presidents, but a new one is emerging that’s more exclusive, more secluded and more convenient. President Donald Trump is increasingly morphing the White House residence into a second Oval. It’s become the place where Trump feels most productive, where he avoids meddling by his staff and where …

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Navy Sec Threatens To Quit Over Trump’s Meddling

The New York Times reports: The secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if plans to expel a commando from the elite unit in a war crimes case are halted by President Trump, administration officials said Saturday. The Navy is proceeding with the disciplinary plans against the commando, Chief …

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Trump Worries Homocon Drudge Has Turned On Him

Glorious Leader is very worried about his favorite homocon: It’s been one media outlet in particular that has caught the president’s ire, even though it has so far been spared his Twitter rage: the Drudge Report. Publicly, Trump hasn’t said a peep about the highly popular news aggregator run by right-wing media impresario Matt Drudge. But privately, he has simmered …

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Schiff Won’t Rule Out More Impeachment Hearings

The Los Angeles Times reports: The House Intelligence Committee has begun work on its report in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Chairman Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., said in an interview Friday. The committee, which on Thursday wrapped up public testimony with a dozen current and former administration officials, will continue working on its investigation while compiling the report, …

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Navy Sec Defies Trump On SEAL’s Expulsion Review

Reuters reports: U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump’s assertion that he not be expelled. “I believe the process matters for good order and discipline,” Spencer told Reuters, weighing in on a confrontation …

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Trump Lied 18 Times In Today’s Call To Fox & Friends

CNN’s Daniel Dale reports: Trump ranted dishonestly for much of his 53-minute Friday interview with his favorite morning show, repeatedly refusing to let the show’s co-hosts get in a word in edgewise. When they did manage to make a semi-critical point, Trump brushed them off. When co-host Steve Doocy asked Trump if he was sure about his claim that the …

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Anti-Muslim Hate Group To Hold Mar-A-Lago Gala

The Washington Post reports: A far-right group that believes Islamists are infiltrating the U.S. government will hold a banquet Saturday night at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, according to a permit issued for the event. The group, the Center for Security Policy, has also spread the false idea that former president Barack Obama is a Muslim and alleged that mainstream Muslim …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with He’s Just A Gurl Who’ll Quid Pro Quo, which perhaps obviously is based on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s I Cain’t Say No from their 1943 classic, Oklahoma! In the 1955 film version, the number was sung by Gloria Grahame to the future Mrs. Shirley Partridge, Oscar-winner Shirley Jones.

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Trump Claims He Saved Everyone’s Lives In Hong Kong: China Would Have “Obliterated Them In 14 Minutes”

Agence France-Presse reports: US President Donald Trump claimed Friday that were it not for him, Hong Kong “would have been obliterated in 14 minutes” by Chinese troops. In an interview with Fox News, Trump said President Xi Jinping refrained from sending in the military against pro-democracy demonstrators in the semi-autonomous city only because he asked him to. “If it weren’t …

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