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Trump Admin To Gut Protections For Migratory Birds

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration will move on Thursday to weaken a century-old law protecting migratory birds by dropping the threat of punishment to oil and gas companies, construction crews and other organizations that kill birds “incidentally” in the course of their operations. With the outcome of November’s presidential election uncertain, the Trump administration is moving quickly …

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Blue Dress Redo: Trump Rape Accuser Seeks His DNA

Reuters reports: Lawyers for a woman who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lawyers served notice to a Trump attorney Thursday for Trump to submit a sample …

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White Supremacists Recruited At Trump’s NJ Rally

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: A young ​white man with cargo pants tucked into his boots walked up and down the line of people who had waited in the cold for hours ​hoping​ to get inside President Donald Trump’s rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, Tuesday evening, ​handing them flyers​ for a white nationalist organization. With the organization’s logo …

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Trump To Rescind Obama’s Restriction On Landmines

CNN reports: The Trump administration is expected to loosen restrictions on the US military’s ability to use landmines in the coming days, weapons that have been banned by more than 160 countries due to their history of killing and wounding civilians, multiple Defense Department officials tell CNN. The move represents a major reversal from the approach of the Obama administration …

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Wind Blows Down Section Of Trump’s Border Wall

CNN reports: Newly installed panels from the US border wall fell over in high winds Wednesday, landing on trees on the Mexican side of the border. The area is part of an ongoing construction project to improve existing sections of the wall. Agent Carlos Pitones of the Customs and Border Protection sector in El Centro, California, told CNN that the …

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Roberts Faces Possibility Of Tied Vote On Witnesses

Politico reports: Ahead of a tight vote on whether to hear new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the Senate is preparing for the possibility that this crucial roll call has an asterisk in the history books: it ends in a tie. And it’s a scenario that would suddenly put a spotlight on Chief Justice John Roberts. For weeks, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators Question House Managers

NPR reports: President Trump’s impeachment trial moves Wednesday to its next phase: written questions from senators. For up to 16 hours spread over two days, senators from both parties will submit questions to House managers prosecuting the case as well as Trump’s defense lawyers; U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, who is presiding over the trial, will read the questions aloud …

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Dems Fear Trump Team Might Sabotage 2021 Transition

Politico reports: Democrats are bracing for the possibility that if President Donald Trump loses the 2020 election, he and his aides will bungle a smooth handover of power – and maybe even try to outright sabotage the transition. At least one outside group that works with the 2020 Democratic campaigns has quietly launched a transition-related effort designed to offer an …

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Inside The Trump Campaign’s Massive Facebook Effort

The Guardian reports: Over the course of 2019, the Trump campaign spent nearly $20 million on more than 218,000 different Facebook ads, a new Guardian analysis shows. Among the ads were some of the images and videos that made front-page news for their xenophobic, fear-mongering, vitriolic, and outright false rhetoric. But the campaign also ran a decidedly mundane social media …

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Manchin: Hunter Biden Would Be “Relevant” Witness

Axios reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he believes Hunter Biden is a relevant witness in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, adding that it could be an opportunity for Biden to clear himself. The state of play: Senate Democrats and Republicans are jockeying over whether to call witnesses — and, if so, who would take …

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FBI Probes Shadowy Figure In Yovanovitch Stalking

NBC News reports: The Dutch man who claimed to have Marie Yovanovitch under surveillance when she was the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine has been masquerading as a U.S. federal law enforcement officer and told people he was starting a tech company that could track movements electronically, according to interviews and documents obtained by NBC News. And despite saying he had …

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Glorious Leader Unleashes Wild Tirade Against Bolton

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump went after former National Security Advisor John Bolton on Twitter Wednesday morning, demeaning the former U.N. Ambassador in his signature insult comic way. Depending on whose story you chose to believe, Bolton was either resigned or was fired in August of 2019. Trump made clear in his latest Twitter missive that Bolton was …

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Trump Allies Hand Out Cash In Black Communities

Politico reports: Allies of Donald Trump have begun holding events in black communities where organizers lavish praise on the president as they hand out tens of thousands of dollars to lucky attendees. The first giveaway took place last month in Cleveland, where recipients whose winning tickets were drawn from a bin landed cash gifts in increments of several hundred dollars, …

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Feinstein “Misunderstood” In LA Times “Acquittal” Piece

The Los Angeles Times reports: Just after President Trump’s defense lawyers ended arguments in their Senate trial Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California became the first Democrat to suggest that she could vote to acquit him despite serious concerns about his character. “Nine months left to go, the people should judge. We are a republic, we are based on the …

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2020 Federal Budget Deficit Forecast To Top $1 Trillion

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. government’s budget deficit is projected to reach $1.02 trillion in 2020, according to a report released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, as the federal government continues to spend much more than it collects in tax revenue. A combination of the 2017 tax cuts and a surge in new spending has pushed the …

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Pardoned War Criminal Navy SEAL Posts FB Video In Attempt To Dox Fellow SEALs Who Testified In His Trial

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: The retired Navy SEAL whose war crimes trial made international news has launched a video attack on former SEAL teammates who accused him of murder, shooting civilians and who testified against him at his San Diego court-martial in June. In a three-minute video posted to his Facebook page and Instagram account Monday, retired Chief Special …

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Glorious Leader Rages Against “Pathetic” Fox News

Glorious Leader is off to a roaring start today: President Donald Trump attacked Fox News on Tuesday for “trying to be so politically correct by loading the airwaves with Democrats.” In a series of Twitter posts, President Trump singled out Fox News host Chris Wallace and Sen. Chris Van Hollen’s (D-MD) appearances on the network. Really pathetic how @FoxNews is …

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MAGA Sycophants Lament Loss Of DC Safe Space

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., went up for sale this month, with bids to take up the president’s 60-year lease on the federally owned Old Post Office due last Thursday. But while the winning bidder’s plans for the hotel likely won’t be known for a while, MAGA activists are already mourning the expected loss of …

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Schiff: Trump’s Tweets Are Intended To Threaten Me

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., will pay a “price” for his role in the impeachment saga. “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man,” Trump tweeted. “He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!” The president posted …

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GOP Eyes Quick Acquittal If Move For Witnesses Fails

Politico reports: Senate GOP leaders are strongly considering a move to quickly end President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial next week if a motion to call additional witnesses is defeated, according to three top Republican senators. The Republican strategy — which is still fluid — could mean senators have limited time between key procedural votes and the final vote on whether …

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