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REPORT: White House Rejected Homeland Security Attempts To Prioritize White Supremacist Terror Threats

CNN reports: White House officials rebuffed efforts by their colleagues at the Department of Homeland Security for more than a year to make combating domestic terror threats, such as those from white supremacists, a greater priority as specifically spelled out in the National Counterterrorism Strategy, current and former senior administration officials as well as other sources close to the Trump …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Visits El Paso To “Honor Victims”

The Dayton Daily News reports: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited victims today from Sunday’s mass shooting in the Oregon District. “You had God watching. I want you to know we’re with you all the way,” Trump said to one of the victims, according to Press Secretary Stephanie Graham. Media was not allowed to be with the …

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REPORT: WH Drafts Exec Order On Social Media Bias

Politico reports: The White House is circulating drafts of a proposed executive order that would address allegations of anti-conservative bias by social media companies, according to a White House official and two other people familiar with the matter — a month after President Donald Trump pledged to explore “all regulatory and legislative solutions” on the issue. None of the three …

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Trump Attacks Joe Biden On Way To Console El Paso

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday bashed media coverage of a speech from former Vice President Joe Biden as he flew from Dayton, Ohio to El Paso, Texas, between meetings with first responders and survivors of the weekend’s mass shootings. Trump’s tweet came as all three major cable networks carried Biden’s speech in which the presidential candidate decried the …

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Student Guilty Of Attempting To Hack Trump’s Taxes

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A Haverford College student who used a campus computer to attempt to hack into an IRS database to obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns days before the 2016 presidential election pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor crimes in federal court. Justin Hiemstra, 22, who finished his studies in May but will not get his degree until he …

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WH To Host Roundtable On Violent Online Extremism

The Washington Post reports: The White House will host top tech companies to discuss the rise of violent online extremism on Friday, marking the Trump administration’s first major engagement on the issue days after a mass shooting in Texas left 22 people dead. The gathering will include “include senior administration officials along with representatives of a range of companies,” said …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Visits Dayton To “Honor Victims”

The New York Times reports: President Trump began a day set aside for healing by delivering a series of political grievances against liberals and the media, once again using Twitter on Wednesday to exhibit the divisive language that has prompted some in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, to protest his visits after horrific shootings in those cities. The White House …

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Trump Links Dayton Shooter To Sanders And Warren

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump insinuated a direct connection between the Dayton shooter and Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday. As Trump bashed the New York Times during a new Twitter diatribe about “fake news,” he eventually moved to highlight the news that the Dayton killer’s social media profile shows he supported liberal politicians and organizations like …

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Mourning And Angry, El Paso Braces For Trump Visit

The El Paso Times reports: President Donald Trump was expected to be greeted with denunciations from some El Paso leaders when he visits Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, along with the Border Network for Human Rights and Women’s March El Paso, plan a gathering at 12:30 p.m. in Washington Park. That’s down the street from University Medical Center, where Trump …

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Trump Mocks Beto’s “Phony Hispanic” Nickname

Axios reports: President Trump mocked Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s Hispanic nickname in a late-night tweet ahead of his visit to the former congressman’s hometown of El Paso Wednesday to honor victims of the city’s mass shooting. Trump’s Twitter attack is in direct opposition to the conciliatory tone he struck when he condemned racism following Saturday’s massacre, saying “Now is …

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Trump’s Hamptons Fundraiser: Up To $250,000/Head

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is slated to appear at a pair of fundraising events in the Hamptons on Friday, including one that charges up to $250,000 for lunch, a photo and a private roundtable with the president. The fundraisers are the latest sign that Trump is embracing the world of wealthy contributors who served as punching bags in …

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Trump Accuses Google Of “Illegally Boosting Negative Stories” About Him After Seeing Claims On Fox News

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned his administration is “watching Google very closely” after Fox News and the Fox Business Network aired segments suggesting the technology giant harbors bias against him and is working to thwart his reelection prospects. “It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did …

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Trump Sues California To Block Tax Returns/Ballot Law

The Associated Press reports: The Trump campaign and Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state’s primary. One of the suits contends California’s law is “a naked political attack against the sitting President of the United States.” The law signed last week by Democratic Gov. …

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Trump Bashes Obama Via Fox & Friends Quotes

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is addressing recent comments made by President Barack Obama via his favorite television show as a proxy: Fox & Friends. White House televisions were clearly tuned into Fox News on Tuesday morning, as Trump retweeted comments made by Fox News hosts Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt that defended the sitting president amidst political rancor that …

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Trump Has Run Over 2000 “Invasion” Ads On Facebook

Media Matters reports: Between January and February, President Donald Trump’s Facebook page ran about 2,200 ads referring to immigration as an “invasion.” Since May 2018, at least nine other Republican politicians, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), have run Facebook ads pushing the same white supremacist talking point. Facebook’s advertising policies and community standards prohibit attacks which target a group of …

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Trump 2020 Campaign Still Owes El Paso $569,000

Public Integrity reports: President Donald Trump has pledged the federal government will provide “whatever is needed” to help El Paso, Texas, recover from a mass shooting Saturday that killed 22 people. But Trump’s own 2020 re-election committee still hasn’t paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in police and public safety-related bills and late fees that El Paso city officials say …

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Stock Market Tumbles 767 Points Due To Trade War

Bloomberg reports: Financial markets buckled after China escalated the trade war with the U.S., sending American stocks to the biggest drop this year and sparking a rally in global bonds. Gold surged with the yen. The S&P 500 Index plunged about 3% and losses in the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 750 points. Apple and IBM slid at least 4.5% …

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MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc Sentenced To 20 Years

Raw Story reports: The attorney representing Cesar Sayoc, the Trump-obsessed man who sent explosives to the president’s political enemies last fall, told a court on Monday that President Donald Trump helped make his client “deranged.” According to Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld, attorney Ian Marcus argued during a sentencing hearing that Sayoc deserved leniency in part because he’s a disturbed …

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China Halts Purchases Of US Agricultural Products

Reuters reports: China has halted its purchases of U.S. agricultural products and will not rule out levying import tariffs on American farm imports purchased after Aug. 3, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said early on Tuesday. The moves by China represent the latest escalation in its trade row with the United States that has unnerved global markets and investors. “Related Chinese …

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Trump Blames Shootings On Video Games And Internet, Makes No Mention of Guns, Gets Name Of City Wrong

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday spoke in response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend, calling them a “crime against all of humanity.” The president blamed white supremacy, the internet, video games and mental illness for the massacres. He did not blame guns or himself. Trump called the attacks …

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