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Geraldo Rivera Roasts “Entitled Frat Boy” Trump

USA Today reports: Geraldo Rivera, an ally of Donald Trump who has often defended the president and assailed his critics, said on social media that Trump has “behaved like an entitled frat boy” since his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Though the Fox News regular claimed Trump’s legal efforts to overturn the results maintained a “glimmer of hope” as late …

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NBC: Pence On Ski Vacation As Govt Shutdown Nears

Real Vail reports: Eighteen Secret Service agents have booked rooms at the Grand Hyatt Vail, with 30 more agents staying in other locations around the valley. Ski instructors have reportedly been booked for the Pence party at nearby Beaver Creek Resort, and one source confirmed one of the vice president’s brothers has been spotted in town. A military jet loaded …

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Biden Calls On Trump To Sign COVID Relief Bill: Your Abdication Of Duties Has “Devastating Consequences”

NBC News reports: President-elect Joe Biden called on President Donald Trump to sign the $2.3 trillion government funding and coronavirus relief package on Saturday, criticizing the outgoing president for holding up the aid at the last minute and letting critical services such as enhanced unemployment benefits expire. “It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don’t know if …

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COVID Relief Bill Flown To FL As Trump Plays Golf

CBS News reports: After tossing a grenade that threatens to blow up a massive COVID relief and government funding bill and force a government shutdown in the midst of a pandemic, President Trump spent the last two days golfing in Florida. Failure to agree on the bill could deny checks to millions of Americans on the brink. CBS News confirmed …

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Pardoned Stone Plans To Sue Everyone For $25 Million

Mediaite reports: “The terms of my pardon allow me to sue the Department of Justice, Robert Mueller, James Comey, John Brennan, Rod Rosenstein, Josnathan Kravis (sic), Aaron ‘Fat Ass’ Zelinsky, Jeanie Rhee (sic), and Michael Morando,” Stone said on the social media platform Parler on Thursday. “My lawyers will be filing formal complaints for prosecutorial misconduct’s with DOJ office of …

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Unemployment Benefits Expire Today For 14 Million

The Hill reports: Millions of people will lose federal unemployment benefits on Saturday as a result of the standoff between Congress and President Trump over the COVID-19 relief measure passed by the House and Senate this week. Fourteen million people will lose benefits through two programs set up under legislation earlier this year in the initial response to the coronavirus …

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The Kraken: Trump Verbally Offered Me Special Counsel Post, But I’m Since Blocked From Speaking With Him

The Hill reports: Pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell said Thursday that the president’s aides are preventing her from being in contact with President Trump and coordinating his efforts to overturn election results. “I’ve been blocked from speaking to or communicating with the president since I left the Oval Office on Friday night,” Powell told Zenger’s David Martsoko, “by apparently everyone around …

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Trump Rages: It’s Communism To Fact-Check My Lies

Fox News reports: President Trump launched his latest attack against Twitter on Christmas Eve, accusing the company of “going wild with their flags” and “trying hard to suppress even the truth,” referring to his continued baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Trump also reiterated his call to end Section 230, a provision in the Communications Decency …

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CA Right Wingers Fume Over Duncan Hunter’s Pardon

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s full pardon of Duncan Hunter isn’t playing well in the convicted congressman’s home turf — even among GOP conservatives that have supported Trump. Jon Fleischman, a former state GOP vice chair, is among a crowd of conservative Californians who excoriated the decision on Wednesday. Other loyal Republicans who have supported the president went public with …

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Trump Golfs In FL As White House Claims He’s Working

Talking Points Memo reports: The President was golfing again in South Florida Thursday, a couple days after throwing Congress into chaos. Trump’s golf outing in Florida came despite an unusual note on the otherwise-blank public White House schedule for Thursday. “As the Holiday season approaches, President Trump will continue to work tirelessly for the American People,” the White House said. …

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Millions Of Xmas Packages Weren’t Delivered In Time

Tribune News Service reports: USPS is facing a historic volume of mail, which is swamping the postal service and other carriers as the pandemic drives people to shop online. According to the Washington Post, almost 19,000 of the agency’s 644,000 workers are under quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus. Some are criticizing Postmaster Louis DeJoy, who cut costs and did …

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Trump Honors Jesus With Barrage Of Xmas Eve Lies

Mediaite reports: On Thursday morning, his attempt to overthrow the election he’s lost over and over to President-elect Joe Biden was top of mind, as he tweeted Trump campaign ads that were chock full of lies, as well as a string of bizarre humblebrags about how he got the most votes of any candidate who isn’t Joe Biden, the guy …

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As Trump’s Exit Nears, 50% Call Him “Failed President”

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump leaves the White House next month with the country more sharply divided than when he moved in and amid caustic assessments of his record in office, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. Fifty percent of Americans now predict history will judge him as a “failed” president. The survey shows the risks of actions …

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Sasse On Trump’s Pardons: “Rotten To The Core”

The Hill reports: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Wednesday blasted President Trump’s latest pardons of political allies such as and political adviser Roger Stone as “rotten to the core.” Sasse issued his statement Wednesday evening, specifically mentioning Manafort and Stone. “This is rotten to the core,” he said in a terse one-liner. The statement by Sasse said that “felons like …

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Trump Grants Pardons To More Of His Criminal Cronies

The New York Times reports: President Trump doled out clemency to a new group of loyalists on Wednesday, wiping away convictions and sentences as he aggressively employed his power to override courts, juries and prosecutors to apply his own standard of justice for his allies. One recipient of a pardon was a family member, Charles Kushner, the father of his …

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Trump Vetoes Defense Spending Bill Because Twitter

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the sweeping defense bill that both chambers of Congress recently passed by veto-proof majorities. He had previously threatened to do so because it doesn’t include a repeal of Section 230, a law that shields internet companies from being liable for what is posted on their websites by them or third parties. The …

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Kushner OK’d Secret Payments To Top Trump Flacks

Salon reports: Top White House adviser Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, personally signed off on keeping salary payments to top campaign officials off the books, according to a person involved with the arrangements. Federal Election Commission records show that the Trump campaign has made no salary payments to chief strategist Jason Miller, who came on board in June, or to …

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Trump Threatens GOP Senator For Opposing Challenge

The Hill reports: President Trump went after Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) on Tuesday as he put pressure on GOP senators to back efforts to challenge the Electoral College vote when Congress meets on Jan. 6. The president lashed out at Senate Republicans on Twitter, claiming that they would have lost seats without his endorsement. Trump also suggested that Thune, the …

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FBI: Iran Tried To Incite Violence Against Trump Critics

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has determined that Iran is responsible for an online attempt this month to incite violence against FBI Director Chris Wray and federal and state officials who pushed back on election-fraud claims advanced by President Trump and some of his supporters, according to people familiar with the matter. A website called …

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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Former GOP Rep Serving 10 Years In Prison On 23 Felony Corruption Convictions

The Texas Tribune reports: President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday commuted the remaining prison sentence of former Republican Texas congressman Steve Stockman, who was sentenced to 10 years in 2018 after he was convicted of nearly two-dozen felonies, including fraud. Prosecutors said the conservative firebrand from Friendswood misused $1.25 million in funds from political donors to pay for expenses like …

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