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Trump Predictably Ridicules Iowa Caucuses Problems

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Tuesday labeled the Democratic caucuses in Iowa an “unmitigated disaster” after the state’s Democratic Party decided to delay results in the first-in-the-nation voting in the wake of technical and reporting concerns. The delay in Iowa appeared to come after vote totals submitted through an app showed some inconsistencies. As …

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Bloomberg Reporter Booted From Trump Iowa Event

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump’s re-election campaign escorted a Bloomberg News reporter from an event in Iowa, following a pledge no longer to approve credentials for the news organization. Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs was walked out of the room ahead of a press conference in West Des Moines Monday. Mr. Trump is in Washington tonight, not at the …

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Joe Manchin Calls On Senate To Censure Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), a moderate who is friendly with the White House, on Monday asked his colleagues to consider censuring President Trump as it concludes the Senate impeachment trial. Manchin has prepared a censure resolution for fellow senators to consider in the coming days, which would be a less severe rebuke than removal from …

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Trump Waves Hands, Fidgets During Anthem [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: President Donald Trump has repeatedly said all Americans should “stand proudly” during the national anthem, and publicly chastises those who don’t as disrespectful of the troops. But during the national anthem at his own Super Bowl watch party Sunday night, a brief video posted to Instagram shows Trump greeting guests, adjusting his chair, and straightening his …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators Hear Dems’ Closing Arguments

USA Today reports: House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s legal team will make their closing arguments Monday as senators prepare to vote on whether to convict or acquit the president on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Those two articles of impeachment were approved by the Democratic-controlled House on Dec. 18 after a two-month inquiry into …

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Trump Congratulates Kansas For Missouri Team’s Win

USA Today reports: The Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl on Sunday, thanks to a great fourth quarter comeback from MVP Patrick Mahomes. After the game, President Donald Trump tweeted out a congratulations to the team, and also said the side represented the “Great State of Kansas” with the win. The Kansas City Chiefs play in Kansas City, Missouri. …

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Bloomberg Camp Reacts To Trump’s “Boxes” Claim: He’s An Obese Pathological Liar With Fake Hair And Fake Tan

The Week reports: In a clip from Fox News’ Sean Hannity’s Super Bowl interview with the president set to air Sunday, Trump is asked about Bloomberg. He said the only word he can think about when he ponders the man he’s dubbed “Mini Mike” is “little.” The president then went all in on a conspiracy theory he’s developed — and …

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Trump Spews Bizarre “Boxes” Claim About Bloomberg

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump went on the offensive against 2020 Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg, mocking the billionaire’s eight-figure political ad onslaught as “just wasting his money” and bizarrely claiming that the diminutive former New York City mayor was negotiating the right to “stand on boxes” in upcoming DNC debates. In a midnight Twitter rant, Trump complained that the billionaire’s …

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Farm Bankruptcies At 8-Year High Despite Bailouts

Reuters reports: U.S. farm bankruptcy rates jumped 20% in 2019 – to an eight-year high – as financial woes in the U.S. agricultural economy continued in spite of massive federal bail-out funding, according to federal court data. According to data released this week by the United States Courts, family farmers filed 595 Chapter 12 bankruptcies in 2019, up from 498 …

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Trump Retweets Infowars Regular, #QAnon Sex Coach

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump retweeted a series of tweets from random Trump supporters, and even a congressional candidate running against Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a self-proclaimed conspiracy theory loving sex professional, on his way to a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Congressional candidate DeAnna Lorraine Tesoriero, who is running against Pelosi, is a frequent guest on InfoWars, the …

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Trump’s Wall Requires Hundreds Of Gates That Must Be Left Open At Times Or Flash Floods Will Knock It Down

This morning it was storm winds, now it’s storm water: President Trump’s border wall likely will require the installation of hundreds of storm gates to prevent flash floods from undermining or knocking it over, gates that must be left open for months every summer during “monsoon season” in the desert, according to U.S. border officials, agents and engineers familiar with …

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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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