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Dershowitz: Abuse Of Power Isn’t Impeachable [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Attorney Alan Dershowitz said on Sunday the argument that a president cannot be impeached for abusing his power is a “strong one” that has been successful in the past. Dershowitz, who’s serving as legal counsel for President Trump’s defense team in the Senate impeachment trial, told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” that he is following in …

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Trump’s Legal Team: Impeachment Articles Are Invalid

CNN reports: Donald Trump’s legal team filed its formal response Saturday evening to the Senate summons of the President, offering the first glimpse into what will ultimately be the White House’s impeachment defense. The response — which calls the articles “constitutionally invalid” and says they are an attack on Americans — argued both substantively, against the charges in the articles, …

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Trump To NYC: Get Your Mops And Buckets Ready

The Daily Beast reports: President Trump unleashed a bizarre Twitter rant late Saturday over a proposal for New York City that he mocked as “foolish” and “costly”: plans to build a six-mile-long wall. The president, who has had no qualms using billions in military funds to build his own border wall, seemed almost personally offended by a New York Times …

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The New Space Force Uniforms Are Camouflage

The Hill reports: The U.S. Space Force (USSF) late Friday unveiled camouflage uniforms bearing the branch’s first nametapes for its members. “The first #SpaceForce utility uniform nametapes have touched down in the Pentagon,” the service branch tweeted from its official account, attaching a photo of the uniforms. The uniforms were welcomed with praise by some, including the official Twitter account …

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Trump Rips Dems On Guns Ahead Of Virginia Gun Rally

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump took aim at Virginia Democrats and their push to stiffen the state’s gun laws, saying that the U.S. Constitution was under attack just as thousands of armed militia members began arriving in Richmond for a Monday gun rally. Trump doubled down with his support of gun enthusiasts in the state, which Hilary Clinton won in …

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Trump Regrets Enacting His “Fucking Vaping” Ban

Axios reports: President Trump told his health secretary yesterday that he regrets getting involved in the administration’s policy on vaping, according to two sources familiar with the conversation. “I should never have done that f***ing vaping thing,” Trump said during an impromptu call on speakerphone in an Oval Office meeting. The administration’s ban on flavored vapes is one of its …

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BOOK: Trump Called Top Generals “Dopes And Babies”

Another stunning excerpt from A Very Stable Genius: Trump by now was in one of his rages. He was so angry that he wasn’t taking many breaths. All morning, he had been coarse and cavalier, but the next several things he bellowed went beyond that description. They stunned nearly everyone in the room, and some vowed that they would never …

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Mar-A-Lago Security Has Cost Local Govt $13.7 Million

The Palm Beach Post reports: The federal government reimbursed the county nearly $10 million for expenses through September 2018. The county is waiting to be paid for $3.8 million racked up in the fiscal year that ended in October. Local governments and law enforcement spent $13.7 million to protect President Donald Trump during the 27 visits he and his family …

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Dershowitz And Ken Starr Join Trump’s Defense Team

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The Trump team choices came to light as the impeachment trial is set to begin in earnest next Tuesday in the Senate. “The president …

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Senate Trial May Suspend Cameras At Critical Moments

The New York Times reports: Americans tuning in to witness electrifying exchanges in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump might be in for a shock themselves: Lawmakers could pull the C-Span plug and go into closed session at critical moments of debate over the conduct of the trial and the fate of the president. While it seems anachronistic today …

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POLL: Over 80% Of Black Voters Consider Trump Racist

The Washington Post reports: President Trump made a stark appeal to black Americans during the 2016 election when he asked, “What have you got to lose?” Three years later, black Americans have rendered their verdict on his presidency with a deeply pessimistic assessment of their place in the United States under a leader seen by an overwhelming majority as racist. …

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Trump Proclaims National Religious Freedom Day

Via press release from the White House: Since I took office, my Administration has been committed to protecting religious liberty. In May 2017, I signed an Executive Order to advance religious freedom for individuals and institutions, and I stopped the Johnson Amendment from interfering with pastors’ right to speak their minds. Over the last 3 years, the Department of Justice …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senators And SCOTUS Chief Get Sworn In

ABC News reports: A bipartisan group of senators has been appointed to escort Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts into the Senate chamber to be sworn in to preside over the impeachment trial. The group includes two Democrats and two Republicans. They were recommended by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. They are Roy Blunt, Republican …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Managers Read Articles To Senate

Coming up next in the Senate: NOON: The seven House impeachment managers are expected to return to the Senate to read the two articles of impeachment against President Trump aloud. Senators are set to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sending it to Trump’s desk, before turning to impeachment later today. 2PM: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to arrive …

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Trump To Unveil New “Guidance” On School Prayers

CBS News reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday is expected to announce new guidelines in regard to prayer in schools. It’s not clear what that might be, but it is seen as a sign of the president trying to solidify support from evangelicals. The Washington Post reports that the president’s official schedule for Thursday includes “THE PRESIDENT announces guidance on …

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Black College Yanks Trump Tribute Set For MLK Day

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Virginia Union University has revoked permission for a group that planned to honor President Donald Trump at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony. A flyer distributed Tuesday listed Trump, along with son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, as honorees at Urban Revitalization Coalition’s planned Jan. 20 event at the Richmond university. (There was no indication that …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Delivers Impeachment Articles

Talking Points Memo reports: It’s a legal term — a noun — describing the final version of a document. The verb from which it comes, traditionally and in this legal sense, is to engross, meaning “to prepare the usually final handwritten or printed text of (an official document).” More immediately, the term engrossment is being used in connection with the …

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Junior’s Mistress Handed New Campaign Finance Role

Breitbart reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has named Kimberly Guilfoyle as the new national finance chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Guilfoyle, the campaign confirmed to Breitbart News ahead of a public release of the move, will lead a nationwide volunteer and grassroots fundraising program targeted at recruiting and activating bundlers across the …

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Senate Trial Resolution Calls For Vote On Witnesses

The Hill reports: The organizing resolution for President Trump’s impeachment trial will require that senators debate and vote on a motion to subpoena additional witnesses but not on a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment, say GOP senators who have viewed the resolution. Language to require a debate and vote on witnesses after the House impeachment managers and Trump’s lawyers …

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House Votes To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate

ABC News reports: The House voted on Wednesday to send the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the seven House Democrats who will serve as the “managers” in the trial next week. The measure passed on a 228 to 193 vote, with one Democrat opposing the resolution — Rep. Collin Peterson of …

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