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Cohen Leaves Prison (Again) For Home Confinement

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen left prison on Friday to finish his criminal sentence at home, an attorney for Cohen said, a day after a judge found he was sent back behind bars two weeks ago as retaliation for plans to publish a book about Trump. Cohen was picked up at a prison in Otisville, …

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Trump: Renaming Of Confederate Bases Won’t Happen

The Oklahoman reports: Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, predicted that a provision would be removed from the bill that requires the 10 military bases named after Confederate generals to be renamed. Inhofe said he spoke with President Donald Trump on Thursday about the provision, which the president and Inhofe oppose. “We’re going to see …

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Lincoln Project Roasts Trump On Maxwell “Well Wishes”

Via press release from the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project today released a new video, “Maxwell,” taking aim at President Trump’s recent well wishes for accused, child sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell has been charged with helping to recruit, train, and manage a harem of young women, some minors at the time, as part of a child sexual abuse ring …

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Trump Threatens To Deploy Tens Of Thousands Of DHS Troops To “Solve The Problems” In Cities Run By Dems

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump threatened to deploy tens of thousands of Department of Homeland Security agents to “solve the problems” in cities with high crime rates and civil unrest, he said in an interview with Sean Hannity Thursday night. Trump, frustrated that cities like Chicago and New York City have denied and denounced his usage of federal force, have …

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Politico Warns Election Day Snafus Could Be Disastrous

Politico reports: Anxious Democrats are already fretting about nightmare scenarios in which Trump uses emergency powers to cancel the election, calls in the military to “oversee” voting, or even refuses to vacate the White House. But conversations with more than a dozen campaign strategists, security officials and election administrators make clear that the most likely picture this fall is something …

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Trump Cancels Jacksonville’s Republican Convention

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump said he will no longer hold a large, in-person Republican convention in Jacksonville, Florida, because of the coronavirus but will hold virtual events and still give an acceptance speech. “I told my team it’s time to cancel the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the G.O.P. Convention. We will be starting in North Carolina for the …

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Trump Repeals Obama-Era Fair Housing Regulation

The Los Angeles Times reports: With President Trump facing sagging support in the suburbs, his administration on Thursday targeted an Obama-era affordable housing regulation, the latest in a series of appeals to white voters’ fears of crime and declining property values. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it would scrap a regulation known as Affirmatively Furthering …

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Senate Approves Defense Bill By Veto Proof Majority, Bill Mandates Axing Confederate Names From Bases

USA Today reports: The Senate overwhelmingly passed a massive defense bill Thursday afternoon that includes the removal of Confederate names from army bases and creates a possible showdown between Congress and President Donald Trump, who opposes renaming the bases. The bill passed by a lopsided count of 86 to 14, well over the number required to override a presidential veto. …

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Senate Republicans Scrap Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut

The Washington Post reports: Senate Republicans have cast aside one of President Trump’s key demands in their emerging coronavirus stimulus package, refusing to include a payroll tax cut in their opening offer to Democrats, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is aiming to unveil on Thursday. Their proposal also would slash enhanced unemployment benefits for millions of workers — …

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Lincoln Project Ad Recaps Trump’s Many COVID Lies

Via press release from the Lincoln Project: The Lincoln Project today released a new video, “Failure,” highlighting the last several months’ worth of President Trump’s often erratic and erroneous comments on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As new daily cases continue to rise to double what they were in April, President Trump offered little guidance and support during his Tuesday briefing. …

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Christian Post: Don’t Feel Guilty For Voting For Trump, You’re Also Voting For His “Non-Carnal” Appointees

Christian Post columnist John Reid writes: If you’re a Christ-follower who’s wrestling with whether to vote for Trump in 2020, I get it. I understood your plight in 2016 and I understand it now, though less-so now. I’ll admit that in 2016 I abhorred the man’s behavior and I certainly wasn’t confident that Donald Trump would be the conservative policy-pusher …

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Trump Joins GOP Assault On GOP Rep. Liz Cheney

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday took a swipe at House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and amplified accusations from other Republicans that Cheney is working against the president’s agenda. The president then shared a tweet from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stating that Cheney is “leading the fight” to stop Trump from withdrawing U.S. troops from overseas conflicts. …

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Trump: “Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV” [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has yet again boasted of his performance on an elementary test designed to screen for early signs of dementia — this time demonstrating one of the easier tasks during a White House interview. Speaking to Fox News medical contributor Dr Marc Siegel, Mr Trump described asking a doctor if there was “some kind of cognitive …

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Joe Biden Publicly Calls Trump “Racist” For First Time

The Washington Post reports: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, on Wednesday called President Trump the country’s first racist to be elected to the White House. The former vice president’s blunt assessment came during a virtual town hall organized by the Service Employees International Union after a health-care worker expressed concern that Trump continues to blame Asians for the …

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Geraldo Calls Trump “Brave” For His Ghislaine Maxwell Well Wishes, Says Her Bail Denial Is Just “Woke Politics”

Yahoo News reports: Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera says President Donald Trump was “brave” to offer well wishes to accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. And Rivera didn’t stop there, saying the pre-trial detention of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged procurer of underage girls is just “woke politics.” In another surreal moment in Trump press conference history, the president was asked Tuesday by a …

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Trump Promotes Goya In New Spanish-Language Ad

The Hill reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign is leaning into the recent controversy over Goya Foods with a slate of Spanish-language television and radio advertisements as he seeks to cut Joe Biden’s margin with Hispanic voters. The Trump campaign announced Wednesday that a television ad highlighting “Democrats’ shameful smear campaign against Goya Foods, a beloved Hispanic-owned family business” and two …

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Trump Properties Flout Local Face Mask Mandates

ABC News reports: As the coronavirus surges across the country, several properties owned by President Donald Trump have continued to host gatherings with guests and employees that skirt state and city-mandated face covering ordinances as well as the organization’s own public rules for resuming business during the pandemic. Amid the president’s mixed signals, in recent weeks guests and employees at …

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Trump: Pandemic Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump sought to paint a rosier picture of the coronavirus for the nation Tuesday but conceded the pandemic is likely to get worse for a time as he revived his daily briefings with an eye to halting a campaign-season erosion of support as new cases spike across the country. The early evening show at …

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Trump On Ghislaine Maxwell: “I Wish Her Well, Frankly”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday offered kind words to Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite criminally charged with procuring underage girls to be sexually abused by late investor Jeffrey Epstein. “I just wish her well, frankly,” Trump told reporters when asked at a press briefing on the coronavirus pandemic about Maxwell, who was recently jailed pending trial on charges …

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WH Vows Veto Of Defense Bill Over Confederate Names

The Hill reports: The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto an annual defense policy legislation in part because it includes a provision that would direct the Pentagon to rename military bases currently named after Confederate leaders. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a statement hours before a House vote on the massive $740.5 billion defense policy bill …

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