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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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There’s Always A Trump Tweet, Iran War Edition

Business Insider reports: Tweets from back in 2011 and 2012 in which Donald Trump predicted that President Barack Obama would start a war with Iran to secure his reelection have gone viral after the US assassinated a top Iranian general, dramatically escalating its confrontation with Iran. Trump personally ordered the killing by airstrike of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who …

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US Airstrike Kills Top Iranian General In Baghdad, Iran Vows Revenge, State Warns US Citizens To Leave Iraq

The Washington Post reports: Iran on Friday vowed “severe revenge” in response to a U.S. airstrike that killed Tehran’s most powerful military commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, and dramatically sharpened tensions across the Middle East. Soleimani was a towering figure in Iran’s power projection across the region, with close links to a network of paramilitary groups that stretches from Syria …

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Trump: My Impeachment Was “Crime Of The Century”

Raw Story reports: Trump has a new Twitter diatribe against his impeachment over the Ukraine scandal. Trump’s claim that the investigation of his 2016 campaign was “illegally started” has been a frequent talking point of his ever since Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report on the subject last year. Horowitz’s findings were a mixed bag for Trumpworld, …

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Ronstadt: Trump’s Like Hitler, Mexicans Are His Jews

“The intelligentsia of Berlin and the literati and all the artists were just busy doing their thing. And there were a lot of chances – as Hitler rose to power – there were a lot of chances to stop him and they didn’t speak out. “The industrial complex thought that they could control him once they got him in office …

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Trump Suggests Vaping Ban Will Be Temporary [VIDEO]

PBS NewsHour reports: On Tuesday, Trump suggested a ban of flavored e-cigarettes might be temporary. “Hopefully, if everything’s safe, they’re going to be going very quickly back onto the market,” he told reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he was hosting a New Year’s Eve party. “People have died from this, they died from vaping,” the Republican president …

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Trump To Iran: Back Off US Embassy, “This Is A Threat”

Raw Story reports: On Tuesday, just hours before the New Years celebration, President Donald Trump issued a self-proclaimed “threat” against Iran, proclaiming that they “will be held fully responsible” for the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Iraq, and adding that they will pay “a very BIG PRICE!” The U.S. Embassy in Iraq is, & has been for hours, SAFE! …

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Gabbard: Impeachment Boosted Trump’s 2020 Odds

“In 2020, we will have a new president in the White House. How many of you do NOT want that to be Donald Trump? I certainly don’t. “Unfortunately, the House impeachment of the president has greatly increased the likelihood Trump will remain the president for the next 5 years. “We all know that Trump is not going to be found …

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Collins Takes Trial Impartiality Oath “Very Seriously”

NBC News reports: Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican who faces a tough re-election battle next year, said in a radio interview on Monday that it was “inappropriate” for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to say he was working in “total coordination” with the White House and she excoriated Democrats for prejudging the process. “It is inappropriate, in my judgment, for …

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Trump: China Trade Deal Will Be Signed Jan. 15th

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump plans to ink the “phase one” trade deal with China at the White House on Jan. 15.  The president said “high level representatives of China” will attend the signing. Trump added that he will travel to Beijing “at a later date” to start talks toward a second piece of the trade pact. The White House …

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Doug Jones: Do GOP Senators Really Want The Truth?

“For Americans to have confidence in the impeachment process, the Senate must conduct a full, fair and complete trial with all relevant evidence regarding the president’s conduct.  “I fear, however, that we are headed toward a trial that is not intended to find the whole truth. For the sake of the country, this must change. Every trial is a pursuit …

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GOP Senator Claims “Open Mind” On Trump’s Trial

“I think Senator McConnell is entitled to his opinion and his approach, so is Senator Murkowski, so is Senator Schumer, so is Senator Richard Blumenthal. I think many positions by many senators are calcified. “I can only speak for me. I’m gonna keep an open mind. I want to be fair to both sides.  I thought that the House proceedings …

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GALLUP: Obama, Trump Tied As Most Admired Man

Just in from Gallup Polling: Barack Obama and Donald Trump are tied this year as the most admired man. It is Obama’s 12th time in the top spot versus the first for Trump. Michelle Obama is the most admired woman for the second year in a row. Each year since 1948, Gallup has asked Americans to name, in an open-ended …

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