Donald Trump

29% Of GOP Voters Want Junior To Succeed His Father

Axios reports: Ready to skip 2020 and go straight to 2024? In a new SurveyMonkey poll, Republican voters chose children of President Trump — Don Jr. and Ivanka — as two of the top four picks for president in four years. Why it matters: An early poll like this is largely a measure of name ID. But it’s also a …

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Iran War Fears Crash Selective Service Website

Mother Jones reports: As concerns about violent reprisals or a Middle East war unfolded following reports that President Donald Trump had ordered the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Thursday, some Americans were also worried about more personal implications of the event. So many Americans Googled “draft requirements“ and “military exemptions“ that the United States Selective Service website …

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Trump Asks Judge To Toss Rape/Defamation Lawsuit

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump asked a New York judge to throw out an advice columnist’s lawsuit accusing him of defamation after he denied her claim that he raped her in a department store dressing room two decades ago. E. Jean Carroll [photo], who went public with her allegation against Trump in a June magazine article, can’t sue the …

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Trump Hinted To Mar-A-Lago Guests About Airstrike

The Daily Beast reports: In the five days prior to launching a strike that killed Iran’s most important military leader, Donald Trump roamed the halls of Mar-a-Lago, his private resort in Florida, and started dropping hints to close associates and club-goers that something huge was coming. According to three people who’ve been at the president’s Palm Beach club over the …

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On Day Of Lethal Airstrike On Muslim Capital, Trump Tells Evangelical Rallygoers That “God Is On Our Side”

The Hill reports: “Evangelicals, Christians of every denomination and believers of every faith, have never had a greater champion in the White House – not even close – than you have right now,” Trump said at a campaign event launching his “Evangelicals for Trump” coalition Friday evening. “Together, we’re not only are we defending our Constitutional rights, we’re also defending …

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Gabbard Breaks With Trump On Iraq Airstrike [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Two weeks after she voted “present” during the impeachment vote in the House, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) appeared on Fox News to denounce President Donald Trump’s military action that killed Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. “This was very clearly an act of war by this president without any authorization or declaration of war from Congress, clearly …

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Rand Paul Condemns Trump’s Airstrike: This Is The Death Of Diplomacy, Only Gives Iran More US Targets

“The question is will there be more or less of the attacks. So what happens with his death is we’re sending thousands of more troops, which are thousands of more targets for them to shoot at, and I think that it is hard to imagine that the Iranians are going to shrink now and say, ‘Oh, you killed our leading …

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Trump: I Ordered The Strike To “Stop A War” [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that America does not seek “regime change” in Iran, less than a day after the U.S. launched an airstrike that killed the country’s top general, Qasem Soleimani. But the U.S. is “ready and prepared to take whatever action is necessary” if Iran threatens American lives, Trump added. “We took action last night to …

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Iranian General Had Taunted Trump On Social Media

The Washington Post reports: Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq early Friday, wasn’t just an infamous terrorist organizer and one of the regime’s most powerful officials — he was also one of President Trump’s social media antagonists. International experts have long known of Soleimani as the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force …

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Major US Cities Step Up Anti-Terror Efforts After Strike

The Guardian reports: Law enforcement agencies in several major US cities have issued alerts advising residents to be vigilant in the wake of the US strike against Iran’s top general as officials said they were stepping up security efforts at sensitive locations. Chad Wolf [photo], acting secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, said his agency was working with …

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Ex-CIA Chief: US Strike Will Result In “Dead Americans”

CBS News reports: The targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military leaders, has escalated tensions between the U.S. and Iran, with Iran vowing revenge. CBS News senior national security contributor, and former acting and deputy CIA director Michael Morell told “CBS This Morning” the drone strike on Soleimani will lead to “dead civilian Americans.” “Soleimani was an …

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US To Follow Airstrike With 3000 More Deployed Troops

The Associated Press reports: The United States is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of an Iranian general in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump, defense officials said Friday. The dispatching of extra troops reflects concern about potential Iranian retaliatory action for the killing Thursday of Gen. …

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Schumer: Trump Needs Our Permission For Iran War

Reuters reports: The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that President Donald Trump does not have the authority to go to war with Iran without congressional authorization, and said he should have consulted with top congressional leaders before the U.S. killed a top Iranian commander. “It is my view that the president does not have the authority …

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Developer Says He’ll Submit Bid On Trump’s DC Hotel

The Washington Post reports: D.C. real estate investor and developer Brian Friedman says he will bid to acquire the lease to President Trump’s 263-room luxury hotel in downtown Washington, a project that has generated ethical controversies for the president since he entered office. Friedman said he would like to partner with Hilton to turn the Trump International Hotel into a …

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Ex-Fox Host: Trump Invited Me To Makeout Session

The New York Daily News reports: Former Fox News reporter Courtney Friel says Donald Trump called her with a creepy come-on before he became president — while they were both married. Friel, who sometimes worked as a fill-in host on Trump’s beloved “Fox & Friends,” details the alleged proposition in her upcoming memoir, “Tonight At 10: Kicking Booze and Breaking …

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Manufacturing At Lowest Level Since Great Recession

Axios reports: The Institute of Supply Management’s index of manufacturing activity released Friday hit its lowest level since the end of the Great Recession in December. Why it matters: It shows worsening conditions for the U.S. manufacturing sector, which has been in contraction for five straight months, and reignites concerns about the trade war’s impact on the economy. Stocks, already …

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Christianity Today Editor Laments Evangelicals’ “Ethical Naïveté” When It Comes To Trump’s Boastful Adultery

“I’ve been surprised by the ethical naïveté of the response I’m receiving to the editorial. There does seem to be widespread ignorance — that is the best word I can come up with — of the gravity of Trump’s moral failings. “Some evangelicals will acknowledge he had a problem with adultery, but now they consider that a thing of the …

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Trump Claims Dead Iranian General Killed “Millions”

The Independent reports: Donald Trump says that Iran general Qassem Soleimani was “caught” as he was “plotting to kill” many Americans, after years of anti-US military actions that have left thousands “killed or badly wounded.” The president ordered the air strike on Soleimani, the leader of the elite Quds Force, on Friday morning, raising concerns of unrest and destabilisation in …

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Pelosi: Trump Acted Without Authorization Of Congress

NBC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on the Trump administration to immediately brief lawmakers on the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq and what the White House plans to do next. “Tonight’s airstrike risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence. America — and the world — cannot afford to have tensions escalate to …

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Global Powers Alarmed At US Airstrike On Baghdad

The Associated Press reports: Global powers warned Friday that the world has become a more dangerous place and urged restraint after the U.S. assassinated Iran’s top general, although Britain and Germany also suggested that Iran shared blame for provoking the targeted killing that dramatically ratcheted up tensions in the Mideast. China, Russia and France, all permanent members of the U.N. …

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