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Trump Yanks Nomination Of Man Tapped To Lead ICE

The Associated Press reports: The White House on Thursday withdrew the nomination of a longtime border official to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the Trump administration grapples with a massive increase in Southern border crossings that are straining the system with no easy solution, according to people with knowledge of the move. The paperwork on Ron Vitiello was …

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Jeff Flake Reveals Death Threats From Trump Cultists

The Guardian reports: Jeff Flake, the former Republican senator for Arizona and a vocal critic of the Trump administration, has revealed he received a number of threats from supporters of the president before he left office this year. In an interview with the Guardian, Flake described several examples of threatening messages and behaviour made against him and his family that …

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Wikileaks: Assange To Be Expelled From Embassy

Agence France-Presse reports: Julian Assange’s stay at the Ecuadorean embassy will reportedly end within “hours to days.” WikiLeaks tweeted today that its founder would be turfed out of the embassy in London where he has lived for more than six years. “A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within “hours …

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Pussy-Grabber-In-Chief Ridicules Biden’s Apology Clip

Junior posted the same meme earlier today: Donald Trump Jr. ridiculed Joe Biden’s mea culpa video — by sharing a meme in which the presumptive presidential candidate creepily touches himself. The president’s eldest son retweeted a doctored video featuring a now-viral photo of Biden with both hands on the shoulders of a woman and whispering something in her ear in …

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Trump Backs Down On Threat To Close Mexican Border

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Thursday backed down from his threat to close the southern border immediately, telling reporters at the White House that he is giving Mexico a “one-year warning” before taking action. Trump had said he would close the border or at least large sections of it, this week if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration …

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Trump Explodes Over Leaks From Mueller’s Team

Rolling Stone reports: After nearly two years of tight-lipped silence, the investigative team of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is leaking to reporters, and suggesting that there is far more to Mueller’s final report than Trump’s hand-picked attorney general has let on. In rival stories published Wednesday evening by the Washington Post and the New York Times, members of Mueller’s team …

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Trump Likely To Tap Herman Cain For Federal Reserve

Axios reports: President Trump has told confidants he wants Herman Cain on the Federal Reserve board, but will wait until his background check is completed before making the formal announcement, according to two senior administration officials familiar with the decision. It’s likely confirmation that Trump is ready to move ahead with the former presidential candidate, whose possible nomination was reported …

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Mueller’s Conclusions Worse Than Barr Memo Indicates

The Washington Post reports: Members of Mueller’s team have complained to close associates that the evidence they gathered on obstruction was alarming and significant. “It was much more acute than Barr suggested,” said one person, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the subject’s sensitivity. The New York Times first reported that some special counsel investigators …

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Trump Got No Approval Ratings Bounce After Mueller

Steve Kornacki writes for NBC News: For President Donald Trump, it may prove to be the bounce that never comes. On the afternoon of March 24, the news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had found no collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russians — a moment for which the president and his allies had been waiting almost two years. …

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House Dems Formally Demand Trump’s Tax Returns

NBC News reports: Democrats have officially launched their assault on President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., on Wednesday evening said he had filed a formal request with the Treasury Department for the documents. It’s just the opening salvo in what’s sure to be a prolonged battle with the administration to see returns the …

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Grassley Rips Trump’s “Idiotic” Wind Cancer Claim

The Des Moines Register reports: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley — a champion of the wind energy tax credit — said President Donald Trump’s comments that wind turbines cause cancer were “idiotic” in a call with reporters Wednesday. “I’m told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues,” Grassley said. “(Trump’s) comments on wind energy — not …

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Trump Boasts About Making Canadians Act “Nice”

Daniel Dale reports at the Toronto Star: U.S. President Donald Trump boasted again of successfully threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into NAFTA concessions, claiming that Canada wasn’t “nice” to the U.S. on trade until he intervened and “made them nice.” Trump made the comments at a Republican dinner. He seemed to believe his rambling speech was private, musing at one …

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Renewed Scrutiny For Trump’s Ambassador Nominees

NBC News reports: For ambassador to the United Arab Emirates — a job so sensitive in the tense Middle East that every previous president gave it to a career diplomat — Trump picked a wealthy real estate developer with no diplomatic experience. The ambassador to Morocco? A well-heeled car dealer. The nominee for Iceland? While well-traveled, he had never been …

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Trump Lies About Pushing For Another Obamacare Vote

Politico reports: President Trump on Wednesday claimed he never wanted Congress to vote on an ObamaCare replacement ahead of the 2020 elections, even though he unexpectedly revived the issue and pushed for swift action just days ago. The president denied that pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) led him to change his plans, even though he announced his …

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Trump: The Noise From Wind Turbines Causes Cancer

New York Magazine reports: President Trump has long despised wind power. He has repeatedly blamed wind turbines for killing birds (which they do at a lower rate than other energy sources) and for allegedly causing electrical power to halt when the wind stops blowing. In a speech tonight to House Republicans, Trump claimed that wind turbines cause cancer. “They say …

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Chinese Woman With Two Passports And Malware-Laden Thumb Drive Arrested At Mar-A-Lago By Secret Service

The Palm Beach Post reports: A Chinese woman with a thumb drive containing malware as well as multiple passports and electronic devices was arrested at The Mar-a-Lago Club on Saturday after she made her way past a security checkpoint, according to a federal criminal complaint. President Donald Trump was at Trump National Golf Club in West Palm Beach at the …

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Trump Again Lies About The Birthplace Of His Father

There will never be an end to the insane lying: Of all the odd, counterfactual and conspiratorial claims President Trump has made over the past four years or so, this one may take the cake: He said Tuesday that his father was born in Germany, but he wasn’t. It is at least the third time he has said this. “My …

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WH Fears “Unfavorable Things” In Mueller Report

Olivia Nuzzi writes at the New Yorker: Last Sunday, minutes before the rest of America found out about Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Mueller report, Donald Trump received a briefing in his private residence at Mar-a-Lago that would kick off one of the most emotionally intense weeks of his presidency. First came relief, in the form of smiles …

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Adam Schiff Hits Back At Trump’s “Childish” Nicknames: He Can’t Even Pick One And Just Stick With It [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) quipped that President Trump broke the “cardinal rule of childish nicknames” by giving him several instead of sticking with just one. “This is nothing new,” Schiff told CNN. “We’ve seen these childish nicknames for a year and a half, but he is violating the cardinal rule of childish nicknames which …

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Trump Punts Obamacare Fight Until After 2020 Election

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump said Republicans would wait until after the 2020 election to hold a vote on a replacement for Obamacare, abruptly halting a push he began just last week and guaranteeing that the issue will take center stage in his re-election campaign. He made the shift in a series of Twitter posts late Monday night, saying that …

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