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REPORT: US Intel Pulled Spy From Russia Over Fear Trump Would Expose Him During Talks With Russians

CNN reports: In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN. A person directly involved in the discussions said that the removal of the Russian was driven, in part, by concerns that President Donald Trump …

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Chrissy Teigen Hits Back At #PresidentPussyAssBitch

Mediaite reports: John Legend and Chrissy Teigen mockingly fired back after President Donald Trump attacked them both in a tweetstorm about criminal justice reform. The singer and his model wife were slammed on Sunday night when Trump grumbled that celebrities and the media don’t give him enough credit for signing the Criminal Justice Reform Bill into law. Trump was apparently …

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Bank Creates Market Index Based On Trump’s Tweets

CNBC reports: Donald Trump is tweeting more and it’s affecting the bond market. In fact, the president’s market-moving tweets ballooned in August as he hammered China on trade and went after the Federal Reserve on interest rates. In an attempt to quantify the impact of Trump’s tweets on the bond market, J.P. Morgan devised a “Volfefe Index” to analyze how …

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World’s Most Famous Adulterer Mocks Man’s Adultery

The Hill reports: President Trump early Monday knocked former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford’s entry into the Republican presidential primary, labeling his GOP challengers the “Three Stooges.” Sanford announced his candidacy on Sunday, joining former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (R) and former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) in challenging Trump for the Republican nomination. Trump has also been accused …

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Winning: US Exports To China Plummet Another 22%

Axios reports: Imports of American products to China dropped to $10.3 billion in August, down 22% from the same month last year. Chinese exports to the U.S. also plummeted to $44.4 billion in August, down 16%. China’s trade surplus with the U.S. shrunk to $31.3 billion in August, down $27 billion from a year prior. Both sides of the escalating …

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Trump Campaign Manager: He’s Building A Dynasty

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become “a dynasty that will last for decades,” transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values. Speaking to a convention of Republican Party delegates in Indian Wells, California, Brad Parscale also said the campaign’s goal is to build a national army of 2 …

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Trump Tweets Laser Pointer-Cat-Dorian Meme [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: In between tweeting about secret Taliban meetings and James Comey, Donald Trump confused just about everyone last night by sharing a meme about his Hurricane Dorian forecast. The president reignited the controversy when he tweeted an edited video that shows Trump shining a laser pointer while a cat (tagged as CNN) follows the pointer’s red dot as …

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Trump Reveals Canceled Meeting With Taliban Leaders

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Saturday night that he had canceled a secret meeting at Camp David with Taliban leaders and the president of Afghanistan and was calling off monthslong negotiations that had appeared to be nearing a peace agreement. “Unbeknownst to almost everyone,” Mr. Trump wrote in a series of tweets, Taliban leaders and the …

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LOL: Neil Gorsuch’s New Book Laments Loss Of Civility

The Associated Press reports: Justice Neil Gorsuch is following the path of Supreme Court colleagues-turned-authors in a new book in which he laments the loss of civility in public discourse. The 52-year-old justice wrote “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” because Americans should remember that their political opponents “love this country as much as we do,” Gorsuch said in …

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Trump Pressures NOAA Into Disavowing Dorian Report

Mediaite reports: NOAA has released a statement essentially disavowing the National Weather Service in Birmingham’s tweet that contradicted President Donald Trump’s claim that Dorian would hit Alabama. “The Birmingham National Weather Service’s Sunday morning tweet spoke in absolute terms that were inconsistent with probabilities from the best forecast products available at the time,” the statement reads. Soon after the unsigned …

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REPORT: Trump Aides Worry About His Mental State

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump’s aides and confidants are growing more and more concerned about his mental state after days of erratic behavior, wild outbursts, and bizarre fixations. “No one knows what to expect from him anymore,” one former White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal conversations about the president, told Insider. “His …

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Trump Admin Plots To Bar Most Refugees From US

The New York Times reports: The White House is considering a plan that would effectively bar refugees from most parts of the world from resettling in the United States by cutting back the decades-old program that admits tens of thousands of people each year who are fleeing war, persecution and famine, according to current and former administration officials. In meetings …

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GOP To Cancel Presidential Primaries In At Least Four States So Trump Isn’t Embarrassed By Any Challengers

Reuters reports: Four states are poised to cancel their 2020 GOP presidential primaries and caucuses, a move that would cut off oxygen to Donald Trump’s long-shot primary challengers. Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are expected to finalize the cancellations in meetings this weekend, according to three GOP officials who are familiar with the plans. The moves …

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WH Official: It Was Trump Himself Who Drew On Map

The Washington Post reports: He posted nine tweets and five maps about Alabama and the big storm. He defended a doctored hurricane map that had been altered with a black Sharpie to include the state. And he had his White House release a 225-word statement defending his erroneous warnings that Alabama was “going to get a piece” of the storm. …

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Trump’s Border Wall Funding To Come At Expense Of Military Hospital, Elementary Schools, Puerto Rico Aid

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina’s military bases will lose about $80 million in planned military construction, according to a list released by the Pentagon on Wednesday of projects across the United States losing funding to build President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. The affected projects in North Carolina include $40 million for a new ambulatory care …

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Trump: NBC Should Fire “Racist” Actress Debra Messing

The Hill reports: President Trump is suggesting NBC should fire Debra Messing after the “Will & Grace” actress said the names of the commander in chief’s donors who attended a fundraiser should be publicly identified. Trump tweeted that if Messing were Roseanne Barr, she would have already been fired despite having higher ratings for her program. Barr was fired by …

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Twitter Has Field Day With Insane #Sharpiegate

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has been widely mocked after he displayed a map showing Hurricane Dorian’s projected path in the Oval Office which appeared to have been altered with a marker pen to falsely show it was expected to hit Alabama. Thousands of people have tweeted using the #Sharpiegate hashtag (alluding to the famous marker pen brand) following the …

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Trump Displays Map Altered With Sharpie To “Prove” His Claim Alabama Was Once In Path Of Hurricane Dorian

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday displayed a map that he said reflected Hurricane Dorian’s original path, but the image appeared to be manually altered with a marker to show the storm’s trajectory continuing toward Alabama. Trump later told reporters that he did not know anything about the changed map, but was adamant that original forecasts called for Alabama …

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Pentagon Diverts $3.6 Billion To Trump’s Border Wall

The Associated Press reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles (282 kilometers) of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected but said details will be available Wednesday after members of Congress are notified. They …

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Trump Rolls Back Rules On Light Bulbs To Spite Obama

Bloomberg reports: The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era rules that expanded energy-use requirements to some of the most commonly used light bulbs. The Energy Department made public a final rule Wednesday that withdrew a requirement that light bulbs commonly used in recessed lighting, track lighting, bathroom vanities and decorative fixtures meet the same energy efficiency standards that effectively phased …

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