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Trump: Why Wasn’t I Warned About Michael Flynn?

Here’s what has Trump backpedaling on Michael Flynn:  A federal judge on Thursday ordered the release of materials obtained during the course of Robert Mueller’s investigation which seems to point heavily at efforts by the Trump administration and its allies to obstruct justice in the case of admitted felon and former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn. DC District Judge …

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Trump On DACA

Bloomberg Law reports: A split federal appeals court on Friday ruled that President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful because “it was not adequately explained.” The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia found that the administration’s termination of the program was “arbitrary and capricious,” in line with a prior ruling from …

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Trump Demands “Long Jail Sentences” For Treason

The Independent reports: President Trump on Friday asserted that his 2016 campaign had been “conclusively spied on” by the Obama administration while calling the charge akin to “treason” and demanding jail time for those behind it. The president’s tweet comes days after Attorney General William Barr announced the appointment of a U.S. attorney to review the decisions that led to …

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Trump May Cancel Ireland Visit Because He Wants To Meet At His Golf Course, Ireland Wants Neutral Venue

The Irish Times reports: Disagreement over the location of a possible meeting between US president Donald Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has thrown a potential visit to Co Clare by the president into doubt. While the Taoiseach’s preference is to meet Mr Trump in Co Clare, Irish officials are reluctant to meet the US president in his golf course in …

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Trump On Mayor Pete’s Marriage: I Think It’s Absolutely Fine, I Have No Problem With It Whatsoever [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: During an interview with the president, Fox News host Steve Hilton commented how he thinks it’s great to see Buttigieg on stage with his husband as the couple normalizes same-sex marriage amidst the ever-present media spotlight of a presidential campaign. “I think it’s absolutely fine,” Trump replied. “I do.” Hilton noted that it’s “a sign of great …

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Biographer: Trump Believes In “Genetic Superiority”

The Hill reports: A biographer of President Trump’s said said Wednesday night that Trump doesn’t hold the separation of powers in high regard because he believes in “genetic superiority.” “The president’s father would repeat to him when he was growing up, ‘you’re a killer, you’re a king.’ So this idea of some people being elevated, some people being above all …

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Walmart Announces Higher Prices Due To Tariffs

Reuters reports: Walmart Inc said on Thursday that prices for shoppers will go up due to higher tariffs on goods from China as the world’s largest retailer reported its best comparable sales growth for the first quarter in nine years. U.S. President Donald Trump increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25% from 10% last week. The …

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Brazilian Crooks Get $62M In Trump’s Farm Subsidies

The New York Daily News reports: The Trump administration has forked over more than $62 million — taxpayer cash that was supposed to be earmarked for struggling American farmers — to a massive meatpacking company owned by a couple of corrupt Brazilian brothers. The Department of Agriculture cut a contract in January to purchase $22.3 million worth of pork from …

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Connecticut Radio Station Rebrands As “Trump 103.3”

The Hartford Courant reports: Few people work harder than Donald Trump when it comes to self promotion, but now Connecticut radio station WDRC is doing it for him, rebranding itself as “Trump Radio.” The station’s brass is touting the new “ultra conservative talk” format — which is expected to be temporary — as the “brave new voice of freedom.” The …

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Trump Rages: New York City Hates “Joke” De Blasio

Politico reports: Never one to miss a chance to insult is political rivals, President Donald Trump piled on, mocking de Blasio by saying “Dems are getting another beauty” and saying “NYC HATES HIM!” in the Commander in Chief’s now signature ALL CAPS Twitter style when he REALLY wants to make a point. In de Blasio’s announcement video, the NYC Mayor …

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White House Launches Website To Report “Freedom Of Speech Censorship” By Social Media Platforms

Politico reports: The Trump administration is asking social media users to report directly to the White House if they believe companies like Facebook and Twitter have punished them for their political views. In an online form shared with the White House’s 18.5 million Twitter followers, the administration asks people to “share your story” of political bias directly with the president. …

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Macy’s Warns Of Rising Prices Due To Trump’s Tariffs

The Associated Press reports: Macy’s customers may start to feel the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. The administration is preparing to extend the 25% tariffs to practically all Chinese imports not already hit with levies including toys, shirts, household goods and sneakers, which furnish Macy’s behemoth stores. Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette told investors Wednesday the higher …

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Farmer Who Voted For Trump Laments Cratering Crop Prices After Tariffs: “Agriculture Is In Free Fall” [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: One farmer in Ohio who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on Wednesday that he is now officially off the bandwagon. During an interview about the continuing trade wars with China, farmer Christopher Gibbs said that the president’s insistence that farmers would profit spectacularly from his tariffs wasn’t reflecting the reality on …

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MIAMI: Business Plummets At Trump’s Flagship Resort

The Washington Post reports: At Doral, which Trump has listed in federal disclosures as his biggest moneymaker hotel, room rates, banquets, golf and overall revenue were all down since 2015. In two years, the resort’s net operating income — a key figure, representing the amount left over after expenses are paid — had fallen by 69 percent. “They are severely …

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“Dumping Trump” Robot To Debut At UK Protests

The Guardian reports: A giant talking robot of Donald Trump sitting on a gold toilet is being shipped from Sichuan in China to London for protests to mark the president’s controversial state visit to the UK. The 4.9-metre (16ft) “Dumping Trump” robot was inspired by the Trump blimp which was the focal point of the protests against last year’s visit …

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FLORIDA: Three Radio Stations To Air Two Minutes Of Trump Speeches Every Hour Until 2020 Election Day

The Wrap reports: A trio of Florida radio stations have announced they will each be broadcasting two minute snippets of Trump speeches every hour of every day until the end of the 2020 presidential race, with the first broadcasts to begin Friday. Gulf Coast Media Inc., which owns 105.1, WASJ, HANK FM, 103.5 WKNK and Classic Rock 95.9 WRBA in …

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Manhattan Trump Tower Units Now Selling At A Loss

Bloomberg reports: Trump Tower, once the crown jewel in Donald Trump’s property empire, now ranks as one of the least desirable luxury properties in Manhattan. The 36-year-old building has been turned into a fortress since Trump won the presidency, ringed with concrete barriers and the two main entrances partially blocked off. It hasn’t been substantially updated in years. And Trump’s …

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White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran

The New York Times reports: At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said. The revisions were ordered by hard-liners led …

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China Calls For “People’s War” Over $300B In US Tariffs

Time Magazine reports: U.S. officials are targeting a $300 billion list of additional Chinese imports including laptop computers for tariff hikes, ratcheting up a trade fight that is shaking financial markets and fueling fears about global economic growth. The release followed Beijing’s announcement Monday of tariffs of up to 25% on $60 billion of American imports in their spiraling dispute …

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Trump: “Patriot Farmers” Will Benefit From My Tariffs

The Hill reports: President Trump wrote Tuesday that America’s “Patriot Farmers” would be among the biggest beneficiaries of tariffs his administration has levied against China, promising that the Trump administration would be “making up the difference” to U.S. farmers as tariffs have caused exports on many crops to fall. Stocks plunged on Monday amid the news of stalled negotiations with …

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