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China Halts Purchases Of US Agricultural Products

Reuters reports: China has halted its purchases of U.S. agricultural products and will not rule out levying import tariffs on American farm imports purchased after Aug. 3, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said early on Tuesday. The moves by China represent the latest escalation in its trade row with the United States that has unnerved global markets and investors. “Related Chinese …

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Trump Blames Shootings On Video Games And Internet, Makes No Mention of Guns, Gets Name Of City Wrong

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday spoke in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, calling them a “crime against all of humanity.” The president blamed white supremacy, the internet, video games and mental illness for the massacres. He did not blame guns or himself. Trump called the attacks …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers Remarks On Shootings

ABC News reports: Ahead of his planned remarks Monday in the wake of this past weekend’s shootings, President Donald Trump has proposed “strong background checks,” perhaps, he said, tied to immigration reform. In tweets Monday morning, the president said, “We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain.” Trump has threatened to veto two …

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Nebraska GOP State Rep Posts Blistering Tweetstorm Calling Out Own Party For “Enabling White Supremacy”

The Washington Post reports: A Republican state lawmaker in Nebraska is calling out President Trump and his party for “enabling white supremacy” in the United States. In a series of tweets written Sunday night in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, that left 29 people dead, state Sen. John McCollister said it pained him to …

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Trump Blames Mass Shootings On “Fake News”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said “fake news” has contributed to growing “anger and rage” in the country in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend, marking the second time he has criticized media coverage in the aftermath of a tragedy. The president’s suggestion that press coverage is to blame came after shootings in El Paso, …

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Trump To Address Mass Shootings In 10AM Speech

USA Today reports: Wrapping up an out-of-sight weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., President Donald Trump said Sunday that “perhaps” more needs to be done with respect to gun control. “Hate has no place in our country and we’re going to take care of it,” Trump told reporters as he prepared to board Air Force One to return …

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Mayor Pete: There’s No Question White Nationalism Is Condoned At The Highest Levels Of Our Government

The Hill reports: Presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) said in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas that white nationalism “is condoned at the highest levels.” “It is very clear that the loss of life… is symptomatic of the effects of white nationalist terrorism,” Buttigieg told host Chris …

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Trump Reacts To Mass Shooting In Dayton, Ohio

The Associated Press reports: A gunman wearing body armor and carrying extra magazines opened fire in a popular nightlife area of Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring dozens, authorities say, in the second U.S. mass shooting in less than 24 hours. Dayton police patrolling the area responded in less than a minute to the shooting, which unfolded around 1 a.m. …

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Trump Ridicules “Nipple-Height Mayor Of Londonistan”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump was apparently amused by or in agreement with a racist attack on Saturday, when he retweeted far-right Brit Katie Hopkins‘ insult and slur of London mayor Sadiq Khan. “The nipple-height Mayor of Londonistan has NEVER been so unpopular,” read the Hopkins tweet. “He has MINUS approval ratings because we are stab-city.” “London deserves better. Get …

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Baltimore Sun: Trump Is Dancing On The Graves Of Our City’s Dead Just To Win Points With His Adoring Base

From the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun: Basking in the crowd’s adulation, he started listing the dangerous countries where the murder rate was, he believed, not as bad as Charm City’s. El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. Every American should watch that tape so they may be spared the delusion that Mr. Trump’s criticism of Baltimore comes from a constructive place. …

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Fox Host Cuts Away From Trump To Explain That Trump Is Lying Yet Again About China Paying Tariffs [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump addressed press pool reporters Friday on the White House lawn and said China’s currency has devalued because they “pay for the tariffs.” As soon as the video cut back to Fox News, host Neil Cavuto laid into Trump with an immediate fact-check. When speaking of the China tariffs, the president said, “China is devaluing their …

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Trump After Intel Pick Disaster: I Have A Great Vetting Process, The Media Does It For Me And We Save Money

New York Magazine reports: Slapping together a nomination while watching television, without doing basic vetting beforehand, only to have the nomination collapse in humiliation — the process that occurred for Andrew Puzder, Stephen Moore, Herman Cain, Ronny Jackson, and many others — is most people’s idea of a bad process. It has happened to Trump repeatedly. President Trump defended it …

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Conway Disses Haley For Dissing Trump’s Mocking

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway lashed out at former Trump official Nikki Haley’s criticism of the president, while her husband George Conway urged more critiques from Haley. Earlier Friday, Haley expressed disappointment in Trump mocking the burglary of Rep. Elijah Cummings’ home in Baltimore, saying the mocking was “so unnecessary.” That caused Kellyanne Conway to respond “THIS …

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Trump Ditches GOP Rep For Top Intelligence Post After His Anti-Terrorism Credentials Were Found To Be Fake

The New York Times reports: President Trump on Friday abruptly dropped his plan to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, Republican of Texas, as the nation’s top intelligence official. The announcement, made on Twitter, came after questions about his qualifications and whether he had exaggerated his résumé. Law & Crime reports: In a 2015 press release, Ratcliffe’s House website stated, “When serving …

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Nikki Haley Condemns Trump’s Mockery Of Cummings

USA Today reports: Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley offered a virtual eye roll and an admonishment to President Donald Trump on Friday after he appeared to taunt Rep. Elijah Cummings over a break-in at his home on Saturday. “This is so unnecessary,” Haley wrote on Twitter in response to Trump, adding an eye roll emoji to …

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Elijah Cummings: I Scared The Burglar Away By Yelling

Politico reports: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) released a statement Friday morning following news reports Thursday his Baltimore house had been broken into. In a brief statement, the Maryland congressman confirmed that an intruder attempted to break in through his front door before being scared off by Cummings’s yelling. “An individual attempted to gain entry into my residence at approximately 3:40 …

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China Vows To Retaliate Over Trump’s New Tariffs

NBC News reports: China shot back on Friday after President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. would impose an additional 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports starting next month. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying called Trump’s move a “serious violation” and warned Beijing would have to take “necessary countermeasures” if the tariffs were imposed. …

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Trump Mocks Elijah Cummings After Home Burglary

The Hill reports: President Trump responded early Friday to reports that Rep. Elijah Cummings’s (D-Md.) Baltimore home was broken into, tweeting that the reported incident was “really bad news” and “too bad!” Trump’s early morning remark came just days after he sent more than a dozen tweets criticizing the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, accusing Cummings of being a …

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US To Test New Missiles After Ending Nuke Treaty

The Associated Press reports: The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the U.S. and Russia ripped up on Friday. Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987, …

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Trump Promises To Cure Cancer And AIDS If Reelected

Newsweek reports: During Thursday night’s rally in Cincinnati, President Donald Trump elicited a rapturous response from his supporters by claiming the U.S. is about to cure childhood cancer and end the AIDS epidemic. The president provided no evidence to support the assertion, and did not explain how or when he expects these hugely significant milestones to be achieved. Though the …

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