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SCOTLAND: Trump Golf Resort Has Now Lost $52M

The Scotsman reports: Losses at Donald Trump’s flagship Scottish golf resort have more than doubled to £10m, marking the fifth consecutive year under his ownership it has failed to turn a profit, newly published accounts show. The US president’s Turnberry resort ran up losses of more than £10.7m last year, meaning that since he took over the historic property in …

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Trump Pushes For Polygraphs To Find WH Leakers

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has compared White House leakers with spies and mused obliquely to other officials about executing them. He’s attacked reporters by name. He rails frequently against media accounts of his administration, dismissing them as “fake news.” But privately, the president is so obsessed with the leaks about him that he has frequently discussed whether to order …

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Bipartisan Senate Report: Russia Helped Trump In 2016

The Washington Post reports: A bipartisan panel of U.S. senators Tuesday called for sweeping action by Congress, the White House and Silicon Valley to ensure social-media sites aren’t used to interfere in the coming presidential election, delivering a sobering assessment about the weaknesses that Russian operatives exploited in the 2016 campaign. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating foreign …

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Turkey Won’t Bow To Trump’s Threat To Wreck Economy

The Associated Press reports: Turkey will not bow to threats over its Syria plans, the Turkish vice president said Tuesday in an apparent response to President Donald Trump’s warning to Ankara the previous day about the scope of its planned military incursion into northeastern Syria. Trump said earlier this week the United States would step aside for an expected Turkish …

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Trump Rants: “Dump Lightweight” Minneapolis Mayor

CBS News Minneapolis reports: President Donald Trump and his campaign are unhappy about a $530,000 fee associated with his upcoming visit to Minneapolis on Thursday. On Monday, the Trump campaign issued a statement blasting the fee, saying “The radical leftist mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, is abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort President Trump’s re-election campaign …

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NEW POLL: 58% Now Support Impeachment Inquiry

The Hill reports: A majority of respondents in a new poll supports the impeachment inquiry into President Trump while almost half back his removal from office. The Washington Post-Schar School poll released early Tuesday found that 58 percent say the House was correct to launch the inquiry, compared to 38 percent who disagreed. Almost half – 49 percent – said …

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Why Pelosi Doesn’t Want An Impeachment Resolution

The Los Angeles Times reports: Beneath the heated argument of whether the House should have a formal resolution to open an impeachment inquiry is a potential benefit for Republicans, if they can force a vote: the chance to subpoena their own witnesses and information. In both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment inquiry resolutions, the minority party on the investigating committee …

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Trump Wants To Pull Out Of 34-Nation Treaty Allowing US And Allies To Monitor Russian Military Deployments

The Week reports: On Monday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) released a letter to National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien expressing his deep concern about “reports that the Trump administration is withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty” and urging the administration to abandon “such a reckless action.” The treaty, in force since 2002 with 34 nations as signatories, …

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Trump Org Bars Anti-Muslim Group’s Mar-A-Lago Gala

The Miami Herald reports: The anti-Muslim organization ACT for America, whose founder once wrote that terrorists attacks represent the “purest form of what the Prophet Mohammed created,” will have to find another venue for its planned Nov. 7 gala — President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club is yanking the welcome mat. “This event will absolutely not be taking place at Mar-a-Lago,” …

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Rand Paul Is Lone GOP Voice Backing Trump On Syria

Because of course he does: Senator Rand Paul appeared on Fox News today to express support for the president’s move. Neil Cavuto said, “A lot of people in your own party — Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Nikki Haley, and on and on and on — say this is a tragedy, it’s a bad move, it emboldens our enemies.” …

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Ted Cruz: It Would Be “Disgraceful” To Abandon Kurds

CBS News reports: A long list of Republicans — including several top allies of President Donald Trump — lined up in vehement opposition Monday to the president’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the northern border of Syria and allow a Turkish operation there. The announcement marked a major blow to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, which the …

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REPORT: Turkish President Erdogan Told Trump To Join Assault On Northern Syria Or Just Get Out Of The Way

The Middle East Eye reports: When Recep Tayyip Erdogan ended his call with Donald Trump on Sunday, there was a sense of frustration in the Turkish capital and a feeling that Ankara’s concerns had not been properly considered. Just hours later those sentiments were reversed, as the White House released an explosive readout declaring its support for a Turkish assault …

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GOP Senator: Trump Wrong To Ask Ukraine For Help

Another faint crack in the dam. The Columbus Dispatch reports: While he still says impeachment is too extreme, Sen. Rob Portman readily acknowledged today that President Donald Trump should not have asked the Ukraine or China for help investigating former Vice President Joe Biden. The Ohio Republican also disputed Trump’s characterization of an ousted Ukrainian as an aggressive battler of …

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Pat Robertson Warns: Trump Will “Lose The Mandate Of Heaven” If He Betrays Our Allies In Syria [VIDEO]

“Ladies and gentlemen, I want to say right now that I’m absolutely appalled that the United States is going to betray those democratic forces in northern Syria. That we’re possibly going to allow the Turks to come in against the Kurds. Edogan is a thug. He has taken control of his country as a dictator. To say he is an …

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McConnell Joins GOP Outrage Over Trump’s Syria Move

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly rebuked President Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria, saying that a supermajority in the Senate disagreed with the president’s abrupt announcement. “I urge the President to exercise American leadership to keep together our multinational coalition to defeat ISIS and prevent significant conflict between our NATO ally Turkey …

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Brendan Gleeson Cast As Trump In Coming CBS Series

TV Line reports: Move over, Alec Baldwin. There’s a new Donald Trump in town. Harry Potter vet Brendan Gleeson has been cast as President Trump in CBS Studios’ four-hour limited series based on former FBI Director James Comey’s bestselling book, A Higher Loyalty. Jeff Daniels will star as Comey in the as-yet-untitled project, which is being written and directed by …

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Trump Threatens Turkey: I’ll “Obliterate” Your Economy

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria as Turkey plans to launch a military operation in the region, tweeting that he would “obliterate” Ankara’s economy if it acts in a way he deems inappropriate. The president, in a series of tweets, threatened to punish Turkey if it did anything “off limits” …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Calls Into Fox & Friends To Rage Against Trump’s “Irresponsible” Withdrawal From Syria

Mediaite reports: One of President Donald Trump’s most reliable defenders in the Senate blasted him Monday morning over his “shortsighted and irresponsible” decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria — paving the way for a Turkish military operation.  Appearing on Fox & Friends, a program which long been on a shortlist of the president’s favorites, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) …

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Police Union Sells “Cops For Trump” T-Shirts [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The Minneapolis police union has come out with a “Cops for Trump” T-shirt, just days after the Police Department banned officers from wearing their uniforms in support of candidates at political events or in ads. Lt. Bob Kroll, head of the officers’ union, posted the T-shirt image on his personal Facebook page, saying the shirts will …

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Trump Defiant On Syria: The US Only “Fights To Win”

NBC News reports: The U.S. military has moved its forces away from the Turkish border with northern Syria, after the White House said Sunday night that Turkey would soon begin an operation in a part of northeastern Syria where it wants to resettle Syrian refugees — and that U.S. forces wouldn’t be there to help or stop them. The U.S. …

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