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

From the SPLC’s Hatewatch report: An anti-Muslim hate group that claims to have close ties to the White House is hosting its annual gala at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, with tickets starting at $1,500. ACT for America is going in a new direction with the Mar-a-Lago event in Palm Beach, Florida. The group has traditionally held its annual conference, …

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Romney Blasts Trump’s “Appalling And Brazen” Call For Two Foreign Governments To Investigate His Opponent

CNBC reports: Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday that President Donald Trump’s explanation for asking foreign countries investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son “strains credulity.” The rebuke from Romney, one of the only Republicans in Congress to criticize Trump’s calls for Ukraine and China to investigate his potential opponent in the 2020 election, follows Trump’s …

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REPORT: Jared Kushner To Lead Impeachment Defense

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump has reportedly tapped son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead the fight against House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. As reported by CNN on Friday, the president is relying on Kushner and chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to come up with a plan aimed at beating back investigations launched by House Democrats into the president’s efforts to get …

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Sasse Slams Trump’s Call For Chinese Probe Into Biden

The Omaha World-Herald reports: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., took issue Thursday with President Donald Trump urging China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son’s business dealings there. “Hold up: Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth,” Sasse said in a written statement to The World-Herald. “If the Biden kid broke laws by selling his name …

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Biden Camp Warns Fox Not To Run Lying Trump Ads

Politico reports: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is urging Fox News not to run a Trump 2020 campaign advertisement it claims “spreads false, definitively debunked conspiracy theories.” In a letter to Fox News and Fox Business general counsel Lily Claffee, Biden campaign manager Greg Schultz wrote that the ad “falsely states” that “Biden offered Ukraine $1 billion to fire the prosecutor …

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POLL: Trump Underwater In Key Battleground States

Mediaite reports: A poll tracking President Donald Trump’s approval ratings across the country month-by-month again finds him underwater in multiple 2020 battleground states. The Morning Consult poll for September shows that Trump’s approval remains virtually unchanged on a national scale, with a net approval of -12 among registered voters going unchanged from an August poll. He is heavily favored by …

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Conway: Trump Is An Unfit Pathological Sociopath

Time Magazine reports: George Conway accused President Donald Trump of being so mentally unfit for the office he holds that it is impossible for him to carry out his constitutional duties because he is incapable of putting others’ needs above his own. The attorney and arch-Trump critic is a former Republican who the president had at one time considered for …

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Trump Also Wanted Bayonets For US Border Forces

The Washington Post reports: President Trump told aides last year he wanted U.S. forces with bayonets to block people from crossing into the United States across the Mexico border, one of several proposals he floated at moments of peak frustration with his inability to contain a migration surge, according to current and former administration officials involved in those discussions. Trump …

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Facebook Policy Change: Politicians Can Lie In Their Ads

Popular Information reports: Last week, Facebook quietly changed the language of its advertising policies to make it easier for politicians to lie in ads. On Tuesday, the Trump campaign launched a new ad on Facebook, which includes a claim that was ruled false by Facebook-approved third-party fact-checkers. On the surface, such an ad appears to violate Facebook’s rules against false …

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Nickelback’s Copyright Complaint Zaps Trump Tweet

The Guardian reports: A video posted by Donald Trump has been removed from Twitter following a copyright claim by the rock band Nickelback. The video took aim at the Democratic candidate Joe Biden, opening with a clip of him saying he had never discussed business dealings with his son Hunter. Trump’s efforts to encourage the Ukrainian president to investigate Hunter …

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Trump To Impose 25% Tariffs On Some EU Exports

The Hill reports: President Trump will impose 25-percent tariffs on certain E.U. agricultural exports and 10-percent tariffs on European-brand aircraft on Oct. 18, the White House announced Wednesday. A senior administration official told reporters during Wednesday briefing that the full list of European goods subject to tariffs will be released as soon as this evening by the White House Office …

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Trump: Biden And His Son Are “Stone Cold Crooked”

Cox Media reports: In an increasingly acidic political atmosphere, President Donald Trump on Wednesday repeatedly lashed out at Democrats in Congress for pursuing an impeachment investigation, again saying his conversation with the leader of Ukraine was ‘perfect,’ and not an effort to get compromising information about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Some of Mr. Trump’s toughest words …

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Pelosi: Trump Is “Scared” Of The Impeachment Inquiry

ABC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “scared” of the impeachment inquiry she launched last week centered on a whistleblower complaint alleging he pressured Ukraine to help investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and interfere in the 2020 presidential election. “I think the president knows the argument that can be made against him, …

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Live Video: Trump Holds Presser With Finnish President

NPR reports: Finnish President Sauli Niinistö again meets his US counterpart Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. Ahead of the meeting and joint press conference, press attention focused more on Ukraine than Finland. Before meeting Niinistö, Trump had not taken part in a press conference for more than a week, during which time Democrats in the House of …

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House Dems Probe “Ghost Bookings” At Trump’s Hotels

Politico reports: House investigators are looking into an allegation that groups — including at least one foreign government — tried to ingratiate themselves to President Donald Trump by booking rooms at his hotels but never staying in them. It’s a previously unreported part of a broad examination by the House Oversight Committee, included in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, into whether Trump …

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Trump: I Never Asked For A Moat With Alligators!

The Hill reports: President Trump Donald on Wednesday disputed press reports that he wanted a border wall with spikes and moat filled with alligators or snakes at the U.S. southern border with Mexico. Trump tweeted that the press had “gone crazy” after the New York Times reported that he privately mused about placing an electrified border fence and moat at …

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Trump Rages: This Is A Coup, Sick Schiff Must Resign

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump is escalating his rhetoric against the impeachment investigation being led by House Democrats. In a tweet, Trump says he has come to the conclusion that the inquiry is not really an impeachment, “it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People.” In fact, a coup is usually defined as a sudden, …

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GOP Worried Trump Has No Real Impeachment Plan

Politico reports: On Tuesday night, a very seasoned and well-known GOP operative sent us this stunning note, underscoring GOP alarm with how the Trump administration is handling impeachment: “GOP lawmakers and operatives are concerned at what appears to be a lack of urgency from the Trump administration in forming an organized, unified response engine to the Democratic impeachment threat. There …

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New Book Claims Trump Screamed At Pompeo And Others: “You’re Making Me Look Like A Fucking Idiot”

The Independent reports: Donald Trump reportedly told aides and cabinet ministers they were making him look like an “idiot” in an expletive-laden rant over his failure to clamp down on the nation’s southern border. In a March Oval Office meeting in which he called for entry to the US from Mexico to be completely shut down, the president is said …

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Trump Asked Johnson For Help Discrediting Mueller

The Times Of London reports: President Trump personally contacted Boris Johnson to ask for help as he tried to discredit the Mueller investigation into possible connections between Russia and his 2016 election campaign, The Times understands. Mr Trump also contacted the leaders of countries including Australia and Ukraine to ask them to help William Barr, his attorney-general, to gather evidence …

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