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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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Trump Campaign And RNC Raise Record $125M In Q3

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised $125 million in the third quarter of the year, a presidential fundraising record. The pro-Trump effort said Tuesday that it has raised more than $308 million in 2019 and has more than $156 million in the bank. Republicans aim to use the fundraising haul to …

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Trump Wanted Border Moat Stocked With Alligators And An Electrified Wall Topped With Flesh-Piercing Spikes

The New York Times reports: Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed …

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Trump Again Demands Treason Arrest Of Adam Schiff

Vox reports: President Donald Trump is defending himself against allegations he pressured Ukraine to investigate a potential political rival in part by working to cast doubt on one of the men leading the investigation into these allegations: Rep. Adam Schiff. Trump began by attacking Schiff’s character and stature (calling him “corrupt” and “liddle”), but in recent days has accused the …

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WINNING: US Manufacturing Contracts To Decade Low

MarketWatch reports: Manufacturing contracted for a second consecutive month in September, falling to lowest its level of activity in a decade, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The group’s production manufacturing index slid to 47.8, down from 49.1 percent in August. Any reading below 50 percent indicates contraction. Trade was one of the main factors weighing down manufacturing. …

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Impeachment Poll Sees 20-Point Swing In One Week

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: American voters are divided on impeaching and removing President Trump from office, 47 – 47 percent – closing a 20 point gap from less than a week ago, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. In the poll released on September 25th, voters said that the president should not be impeached and removed 57 …

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McConnell: I’d Have No Choice But To Hold Trump Trial

“Well, under the Senate rules, we’re required to take it up if the House does go down that path, and we’ll follow the Senate rules. It’s a Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change, so I would have no choice but to take it up. How long you’re on it is a whole different matter, …

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Flake To GOP: It’s Not Too Late To Save Your Soul

From an op-ed published today by former Sen. Jeff Flake: Two years ago I stood in the Senate chamber and said: “There are times when we must risk our careers in favor of our principles.” In my case, I had not supported the president’s election. One year into his presidency, I knew that I could not support his reelection. At …

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John Bolton Begins Airing Grievances With Trump

Politico reports: Ousted national security adviser John Bolton put on display the deep schisms between himself and President Donald Trump on North Korea, publicly breaking with his former boss on Monday about how best to get Kim Jong Un’s regime to wind down its nuclear weapons program. At one of his first public appearances since his abrupt and rocky departure …

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Kremlin Warns US Against Releasing Call Transcripts

Reuters reports: The Kremlin said on Monday that Washington would need Russian consent to publish transcripts of phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Congress is determined to get access to Trump’s calls with Putin and other world leaders, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s chairman said on Sunday, citing concerns that the Republican president …

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Trump Escalates Attacks On Whistleblower’s “Fraud”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday escalated his attacks on the anonymous whistleblower who filed a complaint raising concerns about his conduct on a call with Ukraine, which has greatly increased the chances he could be impeached by the House. The president began the week with a torrent of tweets lashing out at the whistleblower in a continuation of …

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Dem Rep Calls On White House “Patriots” To Come Out

From an op-ed by Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks: Those of you who are still there, it is time to come out of the shadows. Our nation does not need covert agents of democracy. It needs intrepid whistleblowers willing to step forward and defend the institutions this president has dragged into the dirt with him. The pattern is always the same. …

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Trump Calls For Arresting Rep. Adam Schiff For Treason

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Monday suggested that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff could face “arrest for treason” over his recent statement about Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president. “Rep. Adam Schiff illegally made up a FAKE & terrible statement, pretended it to be mine as the most important part of my call to the Ukrainian President, and read …

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Axios: Fake “Trumpcare” Insurance Offers Are Growing

Axios reports: Do a quick search for health insurance, and you’ll find plenty of ads for “Trumpcare” plans that cost $59 or less per month. But there’s a catch: Trumpcare doesn’t exist, and many of these advertised plans offer bare-bones coverage. Why it matters: For people who buy health insurance on their own instead of receiving it through an employer, …

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New Poll Shows Majority Now Support Impeachment

Mother Jones reports: A majority of Americans approve of House Democrats’ pursuit of a formal impeachment inquiry, according to a new CBS poll conducted by YouGov. The poll, which was published on Sunday night, found that 55 percent of the survey participants supported an impeachment inquiry. Of those, 35 percent said they strongly support it and 20 percent said they …

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GOP Rep Blasts Trump’s “Repugnant” Civil War Threat

Newsweek reports: Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger condemned President Donald Trump on Sunday for quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress’ warning that impeachment might cause a “Civil War-like” fracture in the U.S. In response, Kinzinger tweeted: “I have visited nations ravaged by civil [email protected] I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant.” The president’s …

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