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NYT Adds Correction To Latest Kavanaugh Report

The Hill reports: The New York Times on Monday added a correction to a report accusing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. The correction notes that friends of the woman allegedly involved in the incident with Kavanaugh during law school say she does not recall it. The Times in the story published Saturday reported a former classmate of …

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Trump Thanks Himself For Obama’s Energy Gains

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has been warned he cannot declare war without congressional support following the bombing of Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The strikes, which destroyed half of the kingdom’s oil production capacity, were claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. On Sunday night Mr Trump said the US was “locked and loaded” and believed it knew who was …

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Trump Calls For Investigation Of Obama’s Book Deal

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump started Monday morning by suggesting that the Department of Justice that serves under his own administration investigate the post-Presidency business dealings with which Barack Obama has engaged. Trump opened by falsely claiming how the House Judiciary committee as “given up on the Mueller Report,” seemingly ignoring the fact that House Judiciary chair Jerrold Nadler announced …

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Trump: Brett Kavanaugh Should Sue For “Liable”

The Hill reports: President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday said “Radical left Democrats” and the “LameStream Media” want to scare Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh into “turning Liberal.” The president’s tweet came after The New York Times reported that a male former classmate said he witnessed Kavanaugh expose himself and press his genitals against a woman without …

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Holder: Trump Could Face Trial After Leaving Office

Axios reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder told CNN Saturday that President Trump could face prosecution once he leaves office for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws. But he warned there’s a “potential cost to the nation by putting on trial a former president.” Holder told CNN political commentator David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, that there was …

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New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Kavanaugh

Business Insider reports: A former college classmate of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tried to tip off US senators and the FBI last year to another previously unreported sexual misconduct allegation, The New York Times reported Saturday. According to the newspaper, a former Yale student named Max Stier said he saw Kavanaugh at a drunken dorm party where his friends …

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Weakening Iran Sanctions Was Last Straw For Bolton

Axios reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton resigned the day after a Monday discussion about Iran policy in which President Trump raised the possibility of relieving some sanctions, a person close to Bolton tells Axios. What happened: Bolton did not favor giving the Iranians relief and believed the maximum pressure campaign was working, the person, who spoke on condition …

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Trump Attacks “No Talent, Low Ratings” Joy Reid

Minutes after he “quoted” nobody in particular to again call himself a “Very Stable Genius,” Trump this morning attacked MSNBC host Joy Reid, who he has never heard of but definitely has no talent, low ratings, and is fake news. At this writing it’s not yet clear what prompted this rant and Reid’s Saturday morning show doesn’t start until 10AM. …

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Trump Scraps Three Wall Projects Over Lack Of Money

Bloomberg reports: The Trump administration scrapped three border wall projects that it said it intended to build using money found from cost savings in constructing other portions of the barrier along the southern border. In a court filing on Friday (Sept 13), the administration said it had determined the savings weren’t sufficient to pay for the additional 20 miles of …

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House Dems Want Sessions For Impeachment Hearing

The Washington Post reports: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are negotiating for Jeff Sessions’s testimony in their impeachment investigation of President Trump, an appearance they hope could bolster their inquiry given the former attorney general’s rocky relationship with Trump. Congressional aides on the panel reached out to Charles J. Cooper, an attorney for Sessions, during the summer, according to …

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1000+ Bots Pushed Pro-Trump Tweets During Debate

Via press release: More than 1,000 accounts with suspicious, bot-like characteristics helped push quote tweets, a tweet that is retweeted but additional text is added, from Donald Trump campaign accounts during the third primary debate, according to an analysis by social media intelligence company Storyful. Those tweets accounted for the top 3 most-shared links on social media during the debate. …

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REPORT: Stunned Silence At G7 When Trump Called Out “Where My Favorite Dictator?” To Egyptian President

Axios reports: Searching a room for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at last month’s G7 summit in France, President Trump called out: “Where’s my favorite dictator?” Why it matters: Sisi really is a dictator, and he really is closely allied with the Trump administration. Trump is untroubled by the idea of partnering with authoritarians, but his remark was “met by …

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Trump: I’m Too Successful To Ever Be Impeached

The Hill reports: President Trump accused House Democrats of a “sad” effort to impeach him in a series of tweets Friday, suggesting they would be remiss to do to so because of the low unemployment numbers and other purported successes. Trump’s tweets came one day after the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to expand its powers to investigate …

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Ivanka Trump: I Got My Moral Compass From My Father

Politico reports: At a mid-August fundraiser in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Ivanka Trump was asked to name the personality traits she inherited most from her parents. Without much of a pause, Trump told the crowd of roughly 120 high-end donors that her mother gave her an example of how to be a powerful, successful woman. And her father? He passed onto …

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Trump Suggests He Ended Rules For Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Because They Make Him Look “Orange”

The Week reports: After his administration rolled-back Obama-era energy efficiency rules for light bulbs, President Donald Trump complained that the environmentally-friendly lamps make him look orange because the light they emit is “no good.” Trump’s face has an orange glow, the source of which is unknown. A White House official told The New York Times the strange and seemingly-permanent hue …

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Massive “Trump Rat” Awaits Him In Baltimore [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Protesters erected a balloon depicting President Trump as a rat in downtown Baltimore on Thursday ahead of his visit to the city, as well as a street sign honoring former President Obama on the town’s President Street. In footage shared online Thursday afternoon, a man named Claude Taylor could be seen inflating the giant rat and …

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Super PAC To Spend $50M To Flip Rural Trump Voters

The Hill reports: The liberal super PAC American Bridge is launching a $50 million effort in four swing states to flip rural working class voters who voted for President Trump. American Bridge has spent millions on polling and research in swing counties in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida to identify individuals most likely to defect from Trump. The super PAC …

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Trump’s Personal “African-American” Leaves The GOP

PBS NewsHour reports: Gregory Cheadle, the black man President Donald Trump once described at a rally as “my African American,” is fed up. After two years of frustration with the president’s rhetoric on race and the lack of diversity in the administration, Cheadle told PBS NewsHour he has decided to leave the Republican party and run for a seat in …

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Inflation Exceeds Forecast As Healthcare Costs Rise

Bloomberg reports: A measure of underlying U.S. inflation accelerated by more than forecast to a one-year high in August, signaling inflation was already firming ahead of fresh tariffs on Chinese goods this month that may push prices higher for Americans. The core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.3% from the prior month and was up 2.4% …

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Trump Admin Finalizes Repeal Of Clean Water Rules

The Washington Post reports: Weakening the Obama-era water rule had been a central campaign pledge for Mr. Trump, who characterized it as a federal land-grab that impinged on the rights of farmers, rural landowners and real estate developers to use their property as they see fit. Environmentalists say Mr. Trump’s push to loosen rules on clean water regulations represents an …

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