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Founder Of Florida Spa In Sex Trafficking Raid Took Selfie With Trump At Mar-A-Lago Super Bowl Party

The Miami Herald reports: Seated at a round table littered with party favors and the paper-cutout footballs that have become tradition at his annual Super Bowl Watch Party, President Donald Trump cheered the New England Patriots and his longtime friend, team owner Robert Kraft, to victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3. Sometime during the party at Trump’s …

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HUD Official Who Appeared At Cohen Hearing Says She Has Trump’s OK To Star In New Reality Show [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump family associate who made a controversial appearance at last week’s House hearing with Michael Cohen, says she has the President’s blessing to follow in his footsteps as a reality TV star, even as she serves as a high-ranking federal housing official. Patton’s appearance on a still-developing show about black Republicans would come during …

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Cohen Sues Trump Org For $1.9 Million In Legal Bills

From a lawsuit just filed by Michael Cohen: “The Trump Organization agreed to indemnify Mr. Cohen and to pay attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen’s work with and on behalf of the Organization and its principals, directors, and officers. These matters include multiple congressional hearings, Special Counsel Robert Mueller …

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Trump Is Forwarding Mar-A-Lago Member Pitches For Major Federal Business To His Cabinet Secretaries

ProPublica reports: In late 2017, on one of President Donald Trump’s retreats to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Florida, he caught up with an old friend: Albert Hazzouri. Shortly after Hazzouri and Trump saw each other in late 2017, Hazzouri followed up with a message, scrawled on Mar-a-Lago stationery. In a telephone interview, Hazzouri said he sent the …

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Former WH Chief Of Staff John Kelly Breaks With Trump On Border Wall, Clams Up About Security Clearances

The Duke University Chronicle reports: John Kelly, who just months ago was President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, came to campus Wednesday night to talk about steering the White House ship. When asked what advice Kelly gave to Mick Mulvaney, now Trump’s acting Chief of Staff, he had a quick response. “Run like hell,” he said, to roaring laughter. The …

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Trump Vows To Block “Fake News” From 2020 Debates

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump fired back at the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday hours after Fox News was barred from hosting any of the Democratic debates ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Trump, in a tweet, suggested that in return he might halt other networks that have drawn his ire from hosting his debates. He did not elaborate …

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Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib To File Impeachment Resolution

Roll Call reports: Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced plans during a news conference Wednesday to file an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump. The Michigan Democrat aims to introduce the resolution in the coming weeks, a staffer told Roll Call. The move will be one of the first official congressional actions concerning impeachment of the president. “For me, as a member …

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Colbert Trolls Trump: Subpoenas Are Coming [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Following the release of the first full trailer for Game of Thrones season 8, the final outing for the HBO show, Stephen Colbert decided to air his own parody. “They’re coming — 81 document requests in the expanding Trump probe,” the trailer’s voiceover says. “A daring attack launched by house DEMs! This spring, brace yourself: Subpoenas are …

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Support For Impeachment Rises After Cohen Hearing

Monmouth University reports: The poll finds that 42% of Americans feel that Trump should be impeached and compelled to leave the presidency while 54% disagree. Support for impeachment of Trump has risen since November, when 36% favored impeachment and 59% did not. Previous polls showed support for Trump’s impeachment ranging between 38% and 41%. The change since last fall has …

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Trump Order Revokes Requirement That US Report Civilian Casualties Resulting From Anti-Terror Strikes

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday which overhauls policy on the reporting of civilian casualties caused by U.S. operations. National security lawyer Mark Zaid told Law & Crime that the move appears to reinforce the idea that the U.S. is above criticism for its actions abroad. “It would appear that this move by …

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Melania To Media: Stop Reporting Idle Gossip [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: First lady Melania Trump is challenging journalists to cover the opioid crisis as often as they publish “idle gossip and trivial stories.” She made the request while speaking in Las Vegas Tuesday at an event with conservative commentator Eric Bolling, whose 19-year-old son died from an overdose in 2017. Trump appeared to take a jab at …

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Randy Rainbow: He’s In Love (And We’re All Gonna Die)

YouTube star Randy Rainbow is back today with another song parody, this time set to the tune of “I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1949 classic musical, South Pacific. Some of you may recall Mitzi Gaynor’s take on the song in the 1958 movie version. As always, I won’t give away the clever lines, just …

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WINNING: US Trade Deficit Soars To Ten-Year High

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. trade deficit widened in 2018 to a 10-year high of $621 billion, bucking President Donald Trump’s pledges to reduce it, as tax cuts boosted domestic demand for imports while the strong dollar and retaliatory tariffs weighed on exports. The annual deficit in goods and services increased by $68.8 billion, or 12.5 percent, Commerce Department data showed …

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POLL: Trump Underwater In Critical Swing State Florida

The Hill reports: A majority of Florida voters surveyed in a poll released early Wednesday said they do not believe President Trump should be reelected in 2020. The poll shows that 40 percent of registered Florida voters said they think Trump should be reelected, while 53 did not support a second term. Among Republicans, 72 percent of respondents said Trump …

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Trump Mocks Hillary For Not Running Against Him

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump apparently couldn’t resist getting in a dig at Hillary Clinton after his 2016 opponent said yesterday she won’t be running this time. Clinton said, “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.” The president mockingly responded, “Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run …

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POLL: Majority Of Voters Believe Trump Is A Criminal

Just out from Quinnipiac Polling: President Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, American voters say 64 – 24 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Republicans say 48 – 33 percent that President Trump did not commit crimes before he was president, the independent Quinnipiac University National Poll finds. Every other listed party, gender, education, age …

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Trump Organization Investigated For Insurance Fraud

The New York Times reports: New York State regulators have issued an expansive subpoena to the Trump Organization’s longtime insurance broker, the first step in an investigation of insurance policies and claims involving President Trump’s family business, according to a person briefed on the matter. The subpoena was served late Monday on the company, Aon, one of the largest insurance …

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Trump Wails: House Dems Are Harassing My People

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump on Tuesday attacked Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), accusing the House Judiciary Committee chairman of attempting to “harass” his associates in a wide-ranging probe into Trump’s administration, campaign and businesses. Trump said Democrats are ramping up their investigations “now that they realize the only Collusion with Russia was done by Crooked Hillary Clinton & …

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Studies Show Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting Economy

Bloomberg reports: In two separate papers published over the weekend, some of the world’s leading trade economists declared Trump’s tariffs to be the most consequential trade experiment seen since the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariffs blamed for worsening the Great Depression. They also found the initial cost of Trump’s duties to the U.S. economy was in the billions and being borne largely …

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Trump Again Serves Fast Food To Visiting College Team

CNN reports: The grand mahogany table of the White House State Dining Room was set with white roses, fine china, silver platters stacked with Big Macs and pouches of fried chicken sandwiches, and bowls of extra sauce. The champion North Dakota State Bison football team was in town, and McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A were on the lunch menu. “We could’ve had …

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