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Trump Lies Yet Again About Impeachment Hearings

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump raged against the ongoing Senate impeachment trial in a Thursday morning tweetstorm in which he lamented the process as “unfair” and “corrupt.” That post, one of eight tweets from Trump within a 20-minute span, contained multiple misleading assertions or falsehoods. While Trump was denied the ability to have an attorney present during the House …

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed Backs Bloomberg

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: San Francisco Mayor London Breed endorsed Mike Bloomberg for the Democratic presidential nomination, boosting the billionaire’s chances in a delegate-rich state where he got off to a late start but is now spending millions to try to win. Breed, who will chair African Americans for Mike, said in a statement that she was backing Bloomberg …

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Gabbard On Lawsuit: I Won’t Let Hillary Intimidate Me

Politico reports: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) said Thursday that she filed a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton because the former secretary of State tried to “destroy” her reputation by suggesting that she is a “Russian asset.” “If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation — even though I’m a war veteran and a sitting member of Congress …

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Trump To Address Anti-Abortion Rally In Person

The Washington Post reports: President Trump announced Wednesday that he will attend Friday’s March for Life, the annual gathering of antiabortion protesters to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision. While other presidents have addressed the annual rally by phone or sent video greetings, Trump would be the first to speak to the crowd …

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Pope Replaces Right Wing Anti-Gay Philly Archbishop

The New York Times reports: Pope Francis sought to shift the ideological balance of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States on Thursday, replacing one of his most prominent conservative critics as the archbishop of Philadelphia. Pope Francis announced in a statement that Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia was retiring, and that Bishop Nelson J. Perez of Cleveland, …

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Miami Trump Resort Doubles Rates Ahead Of His Visit

The Huffington Post reports: The president’s Miami golf resort that puts money into his pocket more than doubled its room rates just before the White House announced his Thursday visit ― possibly increasing taxpayer costs for staff who must travel there in advance. Donald Trump’s plan to address the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting at Trump National Doral next to …

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Sanders +16 Over Biden In Survey Of Young Voters

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the top choice of younger voters among the candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, according to a new poll that shows former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg tied for last place. Sanders was the preferred candidate for 32 percent of voters in the Forbes/Zogby poll of voters between the ages …

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Steve Mnuchin Mocks Greta At Davos: Who Is She?

The BBC reports: Donald Trump’s treasury secretary has dismissed Greta Thunberg’s call for immediate fossil fuel divestment, saying the 17-year-old activist should go to college and study economics. In a withering slapdown on the climate emergency movement, Steven Mnuchin pretended not to know who Thunberg was, before dismissing her concerns as ill-informed.  “Is she the chief economist? Who is she, …

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China Locks Down 20 Million As Deadly Virus Spreads

The Guardian reports: Three Chinese cities with a total population of 20 million have been put on lockdown and Beijing has cancelled a number of major public events in an attempt to contain the spread of a deadly coronavirus outbreak. Authorities banned transport links from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, on Thursday, as well as the nearby central Chinese …

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Impeachment Trial Draws Large Television Audience

Variety reports: The opening day of President Trump’s senate impeachment trial drew a substantial amount if viewers across the three cable news and major networks that broadcast the proceedings. In total, around 11 million people tuned in to see prosecutors and attorneys for the White House argue. Fox News led the way with 2.65 million viewers (from 12:30 p.m. to …

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