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House Votes 357-22 To Bar Trump From Leaving NATO

Defense News reports: The U.S. House passed legislation Tuesday evening that seeks to bar President Donald Trump from withdrawing from NATO amid renewed concerns over his commitment to the 29-nation military pact. In a bipartisan 357-22 vote, the Democrat-led lower chamber sent the Senate the NATO Support Act, which would prohibit the use of federal funds to withdraw from the …

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Trump Offered NASA Unlimited Funding If They Could Send A Manned Flight To Mars During His First Term

The Hill reports: President Trump in 2017 offered unlimited funding to NASA to send a manned flight to Mars, according to an upcoming book. Prior to a phone call with NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson from the Oval Office in April 2017, Trump pressed Robert Lightfoot Jr., then the acting NASA administrator, for NASA’s plans for Mars, New York Magazine reported …

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REPORT: Mueller Probes Trump Campaign’s Ties To NRA

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign’s relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign. “When I was interviewed by the special counsel’s office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA,” Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told CNN. The special counsel’s team was …

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Ingraham: Trump To Meet With Covington Boys At WH

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ Laura Ingraham dropped some big news this afternoon: the Covington Catholic students from that viral encounter with a Native American elder will be meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. After Ingraham’s tweet, however, reporters said this doesn’t appear to be happening just yet. EXCLUSIVE on the new #LauraIngrahamPodcast — the Covington Catholic students …

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John Kerry At Davos: Trump Needs To Resign [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: John Kerry had a one-word answer when asked his message for President Donald Trump: “Resign.” The former secretary of State and Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts made the declaration while speaking on a CNBC panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Kerry, who lost in his bid to become president in 2004, first hesitated to answer …

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Trump Readies Option To Deliver SOTU At Trump Rally

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is preparing for two different State of the Union speeches – one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C., the other prepared for a political rally at a location outside of Washington, D.C. that has yet to be determined, according to multiple sources familiar …

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Trump: I’ve Told Sarah Sanders “Not To Bother” With Press Briefings Because Everybody Is So Rude To Her

ABC News reports: President Trump said in a Tuesday tweet that he’s directed White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders “not to bother” with press briefings because “certain members of the press” cover her “rudely” and “inaccurately.” The current 35-day streak without a press briefing from the White House podium is the longest on record since the tradition started during President …

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SCOTUS Rules Trans Ban Can Proceed During Appeals

Think Progress reports: The Supreme Court handed down a pair of orders on Tuesday that effectively reinstate the Trump administration’s ban on trans military service. The cases are Trump v. Karnoski and Trump v. Stockman. In both cases, a lower court halted the ban. Tuesday’s orders temporarily stay those lower court decisions while the cases make their way through the …

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Trump: Covington Students Are Symbols Of Fake News

The Washington Post reports: After a weekend marked by bitter recriminations over race and political bias, with the nation transfixed by viral videos depicting a confrontation between a crowd of Catholic schoolboys and a Native American elder, calls went out Monday — the federal holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. — for restraint. But for President Trump, …

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Rudy Giuliani: I’m Afraid “He Lied For Trump” Will Be On My Gravestone, But If So, What Do I Care, I’ll Be Dead

“I am afraid it will be on my gravestone. ‘Rudy Giuliani: He lied for Trump.’ Somehow, I don’t think that will be it. But, if it is, so what do I care? I’ll be dead. I figure I can explain it to St. Peter. He will be on my side, because I am, so far. I don’t think, as a …

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Tell-All Book: Trump Screamed At “Disloyal” Paul Ryan For Criticizing His Handling Of White Supremacist Rally

The Washington Post reports: President Trump watched on television, increasingly angry, as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan criticized his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. He held the remote control “like a pistol” and yelled for an assistant to get the Republican leader on the phone. “Paul, do you know why Democrats have been kicking your a– …

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NYT: When Trump Lifted Sanctions On Russian Oligarch, It Freed Him From Hundreds Of Millions In Debt

The New York Times reports: When the Trump administration announced last month that it was lifting sanctions against a trio of companies controlled by an influential Russian oligarch, it cast the move as tough on Russia and on the oligarch, arguing that he had to make painful concessions to get the sanctions lifted. But a binding confidential document signed by …

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Rudy Giuliani Reverses Yet Again On Michael Cohen

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump did not speak with Michael Cohen before he testified falsely before Congress about plans to develop a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 campaign, Rudy Giuliani said Monday, backing off previous assertions that such talks may have taken place. The former New York mayor, who serves as Trump’s top lawyer in Robert …

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Trump Photoshops Images To Make Himself Thinner

Gizmodo reports: President Donald Trump’s social media accounts are filled with vile racism, idiotic xenophobia, and inaccurate statistics. And now we can add another category to the list: fake photos. In recent months, Trump’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts have published photos of the president that have been manipulated to make him look thinner. If it only happened once you …

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Christie: Trump Saddled Himself With “Greedy Riffraff”

Another excerpt from Chris Christie’s tell-all: Donald so urgently needed the right people around him and a solid structure in place. Far too often, he’s found himself saddled with the riffraff. Instead of high-quality, vetted appointees for key administration posts, he got the Russian lackey and future federal felon Michael Flynn as national security adviser. He got the greedy and …

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Trump Nominated For Worst Actor At 2019 Razzies

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump has bagged two nominations at the 2019 Razzie Awards—one for worst actor and another joint nomination for worst screen combo alongside “his self perpetuating pettiness.” His nominations come from his roles as himself in Dinesh D’Souza’s Death of a Nation and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9, while Melania Trump won a nomination for “worst actress” …

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WSJ: Trump Threatened To Sue CNBC After Michael Cohen’s Failed Attempt To Rig Their 2014 Online Poll

The Wall Street Journal reports: Donald Trump and his then-attorney Michael Cohen pressured CNBC in 2014 to place the real-estate tycoon higher in its list of the country’s top business leaders after Mr. Cohen failed to manipulate the rankings in Mr. Trump’s favor, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Cohen called CNBC and threatened that Mr. Trump would …

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Trump Hails Unpaid Federal Workers As “Great Patriots”

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has lauded the federal employees furloughed or working without pay due to the partial government shutdown, describing those not getting paid as “great patriots.” Though the president has tried to shift the blame for the shutdown onto the opposition, polls have shown that most Americans blame Trump and the Republicans for the ongoing crisis—caused by …

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Mike Pence Compares Trump To Martin Luther King Jr.

CBS News reports: Vice President Mike Pence was harshly criticized on Sunday for quoting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his most famous speech in defending President Donald Trump’s efforts to persuade Congress to fund construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday — a day before the federal holiday honoring …

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Tell-All Excerpt: Trump Had WH Staff Print Out Cable News Chyrons Because “People Watch TV On Mute”

Another excerpt from the coming Team Of Vipers tell-all: “People watch TV on mute,” the President told me, “so it’s those words, those sometimes beautiful, sometimes nasty little words that matter.” When the President would deliver a speech somewhere outside of D.C., the research team would take screenshots of all the chyrons that aired while he was speaking. Then, adding …

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