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Poll: Impeachment Likely To Boost Black Voter Turnout

Axios reports: A majority of black Americans are more interested in voting in the 2020 presidential election than they were in 2016, according to a national survey of 1200 black voters and non-voters. Black voter turnout declined significantly in 2016 nationally and in key swing states, ultimately contributing to Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump. New details from focus groups …

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Greta: I Wouldn’t Waste My Time Talking To Trump

Reuters reports: Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg said on Monday that talking to U.S. President Donald Trump at a United Nations summit on global warming would have been a waste of time since he would not have paid any attention. Thunberg said: “Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and …

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Putin Thanks Trump For Tip On Foiled Terror Plot

Reuters reports: Russia said on Sunday it had thwarted terrorism attacks reportedly planned in St. Petersburg thanks to a tip from Washington, bringing personal thanks again from President Vladimir Putin to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Russian news agencies cited the Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying that thanks to the information, two Russians were detained on Dec. 27 on …

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GOP Senator: Trump’s A Bad Role Model For Children

“I said very early on in the campaign time period, when people asked me in 2016, ‘What are you looking for?’ Well, I said I always look for a president who can be a role model. “I don’t think that President Trump, as a person, a very good role model for a lot of different youth, but that’s just me …

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Warren: Biden Should Comply With “Lawful” Subpoena

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Saturday that former Vice President Joe Biden should comply with any lawfully-issued Senate subpoena after Biden suggested he would not comply with one. “Joe Biden has said that he has always abided by every lawful order, and if there’s a lawful order for a subpoena, then I assume he would follow it.” …

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Trump: New York Wants Me To Hate Them Even More

Raw Story reports: Following a day at Trump International Golf Club, Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago and quickly began tweeting. The commander-in-chief begged the Speaker of the House of Representatives to spend less time in the capitol and praised Rush Limbaugh as a “major star.” And then he attacked the state of New York, where he had residency before signing paperwork …

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Biden “Clarifies” Stance On Possible Senate Subpoena

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Saturday said there would be “no legal basis” for Republicans to subpoena his testimony in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, clarifying remarks from Friday that drew criticism. “I want to clarify something I said yesterday. In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in …

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Federal Study: Trump’s Tariffs Cost Jobs, Raised Prices

MarketWatch reports: President Donald Trump’s strategy to use import tariffs to protect and boost U.S. manufacturers backfired and led to job losses and higher prices, according to a Federal Reserve study released this week. “We find that the 2018 tariffs are associated with relative reductions in manufacturing employment and relative increases in producer prices,” concluded Fed economists Aaron Flaaen and …

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Biden Would Defy Subpoena In Trump’s Senate Trial

The Des Moines Register reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden confirmed Friday he would not comply with a subpoena to testify in a Senate trial of President Donald Trump. Testifying before the Senate on the matter would take attention away from Trump and the allegations against him, Biden said. Not even “that thug” Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney and former …

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Trump Retweets Meme Claiming He Was Sent By God

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has promoted a post claiming he is “heaven sent” and suggesting Barack Obama “kicked” Jesus out of the US in a string of tweets just days after Christmas. The president spent some of his Friday evening retweeting praise for himself, including one post from January 2018 with a picture of a man who appears to …

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Blumenthal: 5-10 GOP Senators Doubt McConnell

“I’ve talked to anywhere from five to 10 of my colleagues who have very severe misgivings about the direction that Mitch McConnell is going in denying a full, fair proceeding with witnesses and documents. My hope is that they will say publicly what Sen. Murkowski did, and really hold Mitch McConnell accountable.” – Sen. Richard Blumenthal, speaking to the Connecticut …

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Michael Moore: Trump Would Win Election Held Today

Real Clear Politics reports: In an interview with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Michael Moore said if the election were held today that President Trump would win a second term. However, Moore predicted the Democratic candidate for president would win the popular vote count by 4 to 5 million people. Moore warned the “problem” is support for Trump in the …

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Trump Blames Trudeau For CBC’s Home Alone 2 Edit

As I reported earlier today, all of Trump World has been raging after Canada’s state broadcaster CBC aired Home Alone 2 without the fleeting cameo of Trump in the lobby of the Plaza Hotel, which he owned at the time of filming. Although the CBC says it made the edit years before Trump launched his campaign, he is happily feeding …

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Trump Attacks “Crazy Nancy” And Her “Down District”

New York Magazine reports: President Trump couldn’t even keep up the charade for a day. Hours after a Christmas-morning statement calling for respect and unity, he was banging out rage-filled tweets targeting his political rival. It was a fast turnaround, even for Trump, whose insincere nod to civility was as real as flying reindeer. California leads the nation, by far, …

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GOP Expects Dem Defectors In Trump’s Senate Trial

The Hill reports: Senate Republicans think they’ll be able to pick up one or two Democrats on the final votes for each impeachment article. That would let them tout Trump’s acquittal as bipartisan — an angle they’ve already seized on when talking about the two House votes, in which a handful of Democrats crossed the aisle to join Republicans in …

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CBC: We Cut Trump Out Of Home Alone 2 In 2014

CNBC reports: The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said Thursday that a TV version of the Christmas movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” which erased a cameo from Trump, was edited years before he became president. The Trump-free version of the 1992 film stoked outrage among conservative and pro-Trump media sources — including the popular morning show “Fox & Friends,” …

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Trump’s LOL Xmas Message: Be More Like Jesus Christ

“As families, friends, and communities come together to rejoice in the birth of Christ, we are reminded of the divine message from the first Christmas: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ “While the challenges that face our country are great, the bonds that unite us as Americans are much stronger. Together, we …

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Trump Spends Xmas Ranting About “Crazy Nancy”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a pair of tweets Christmas night, decrying what he called a “Scam Impeachment.” The tweets come a week after the House voted largely along party lines to impeach Trump. The two articles of impeachment accuse Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Why …

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Trumps Switch To Baptist Church For Xmas Service

TIME Magazine reports: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended a music-filled Christmas Eve service at a Southern Baptist Convention-affiliated church before celebrating the holiday with dinner in the ballroom of his private club. The pastor of Family Church in West Palm Beach, Florida, Jimmy Scroggins, and his family greeted the Trumps as they arrived moments into a …

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Trump “100%” Backs Reelection Of Sen. Susan Collins

The Portland Press Herald reports: Denouncing him for mocking the vulnerable and attacking “ethnic and religious minorities,” in 2016 Susan Collins wrote in House Speaker Paul Ryan instead, a choice that didn’t even register in the final results since the Wisconsin Republicans hadn’t registered as any sort of candidate in Maine. But it appears that Trump, unusually for him, isn’t …

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