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When Trump Claimed He Struck Oil In Manhattan

Mother Jones resurfaces a classic Trump tale: Donald Trump, oil tycoon? That’s what it sounded like in 1985, when Trump announced he had struck oil on a sprawling vacant lot he owned on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. ”Isn’t it amazing?” Mr. Trump told the New York Times. “It’s a classic major oil find in Manhattan.” Not quite. The oil wasn’t …

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Trump: Media Lies About COVID To Make Me Look Bad

The Hill reports: President Trump again accused the news media of being “the enemy of the people” and “working overtime” to make the country and him “look as bad as possible” in a series of Monday tweets. Trump’s tweets focused on his assertion that the U.S. is doing better than other countries in handling the coronavirus. The U.S. has recorded …

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House GOP Preps For Post-Trump Leadership Battle

Politico reports: The maneuvering for power in a possible post-Trump world has already broken out among House Republicans — a worrisome preview for the GOP of potentially chaotic leadership fights this fall. The party’s long-simmering divides were largely papered over after Donald Trump won the White House in 2016. But members expect the truce among the GOP’s warring factions to …

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Deutsche Bank Probes Banker For Trump And Kushner

The New York Times reports: Deutsche Bank has opened an internal investigation into the longtime personal banker of President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, over a 2013 real estate transaction between the banker and a company part-owned by Mr. Kushner. In June 2013, the banker, Rosemary Vrablic, and two of her Deutsche Bank colleagues purchased a Park Avenue apartment …

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Trump Vows To Sue Nevada For “Illegal” Mail-In-Voting

The Washington Post reports: President Trump threatened a lawsuit Monday after Nevada passed legislation Sunday to send mail-in ballots to all voters in response to the pandemic, claiming without evidence that the move was illegal and that Democrats were “using Covid” to win the election. The tweet was Trump’s latest salvo directed at undermining confidence in mail-in balloting, which states …

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Trump Dodges Senate To Give Top Pentagon Job To Retired General Who Called Obama A “Muslim Terrorist”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has installed a nominee for a top Pentagon job in a senior Department of Defense post on a temporary basis after lawmakers abruptly canceled his confirmation hearing last week amid lingering questions about his fitness for the role. Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, a novelist, former state government official and Fox News regular, withdrew …

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Navy SEALs Used “Kaepernick Stand-In” For K-9 Demo

Law & Crime reports: The United States Navy SEALs announced Sunday that they are investigating the use of a “Colin Kaepernick” stand-in for a K-9 demonstration at the Navy SEAL Museum in St. Lucie County, Florida. Footage caught attention earlier that day from the Twitter account of filmmaker Billy Corben. He linked to the Instagram account “twogunterry.” The video is …

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Microsoft Gets 45 Days To Close Deal To Buy TikTok

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump only agreed to allow Microsoft Corp to negotiate the acquisition of popular short-video app TikTok if it could secure a deal in 45 days, three people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move represents an about-face for Trump and prompted the U.S. tech giant to declare its interest in the blockbuster social media …

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MI State Rep Who Fought Lockdown Tests COVID+

The Detroit News reports: A Michigan senator who has been a vocal critic of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of COVID-19 says he tested positive for the virus after going through a screening process because of his service in the Army National Guard. Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte, who is viewed as a rising star in the Republican Party, sponsored a bill …

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