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TRUMP THREATENS THE FREEDOM CAUCUS ON TWITTER

30/03/2017

Trump just put the ‘Freedom Caucus’ in the crosshairs on his wrath (at least on Twitter) with this tweet today where he said it “will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!”. So in typical Trump fashion, the “Orange...
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China President To Meet Donald Trump In Mar-a-Lago

30/03/2017

China’s foreign ministry confirmed Thursday that President Xi Jinping will travel to Florida April 6-7 for his first meeting with President Trump. The leaders of the world’s largest and second-largest economies will meet at Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago, where Trump also hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. Unlike Abe, Xi will not...
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Judge In Hawaii Extends Order Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban

30/03/2017

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday evening extended his previous order that halts President Trump’s revised travel ban. He made his decision after hearing arguments from the government and from Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, who argued that Trump’s order was like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim ban, Muslim ban'” and that Watson’s...
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Senate To Explore Trump/Russia Ties In Open Hearing

30/03/2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee is holding open hearings Thursday on Russian interference in the U.S. election through technology and disinformation, with a slate of academic and cybersecurity experts scheduled to testify, including former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander. The hearing will explore the various ways Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election and...
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MSNBC’s Mika & Joe: Trump’s ‘Far Worse’ Than We Ever Expected [VIDEO]

29/03/2017

Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough visit Late Night with Seth Meyers and told him what they really think of Donald Trump‘s presidency. “It’s far worse ,” Mika told Seth. “It’s as bad as it gets,” Joe added, reminding everyone that the pair have actually had a relationship with the...
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Manafort’s Cyprus Linked Accounts Raised Red Flags

29/03/2017

Financial accounts in Cyprus linked to Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, were probed for possible money-laundering, NBC News reported. The Mediterranean island nation has been a well-known hub for transferring money in and out of Russia. Manafort’s past is under intense scrutiny, in part, over his ties to a Russian oligarch who...
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President Trump’s Company Pursues Second Washington Hotel

29/03/2017

President Trump’s company is actively seeking to open a second Washington hotel as part of a planned nationwide expansion, potentially creating another venue where he stands to benefit financially from customers doing business in the nation’s capital. Representatives of the Trump Organization, now run by the president’s adult sons, have inquired in recent months...
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GOP Votes To Repeal Internet Privacy Rules

29/03/2017

House Republicans voted Tuesday to repeal a set of privacy protections for Internet users that was enacted under the Obama administration. In a 215-205 vote, the measure now heads to the White House where President Trump is expected to sign it. It’s a move that will allow Internet providers to collect and sell customers’...
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President Trump’s Approval Rating Hits Record Low

28/03/2017

President Trump’s approval rating hit a new low Monday, with just 36 percent of Americans approving of the president, Gallup found. Fifty-seven percent of people disapprove of Trump’s performance in office. Prior to Monday, Trump’s lowest approval rating was 37 percent, which he hit March 18 following the announcement of the Republican health-care bill...
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Russian Bank: We Met With Kushner

28/03/2017

A controversial Russian bank disclosed Monday that its executives met with Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, in December. The meeting, just weeks before the inauguration, holds significance because the Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank has been under Western economic sanctions after Russia’s invasion of Crimea and forays into Ukraine. Kushner, 36, is now a...
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Nunes Calls Off All House Intel Meetings This Week

28/03/2017

During escalating tensions for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) to recuse himself from investigations of Trump team contacts with Russian officials on Tuesday morning, Nunes reportedly canceled all upcoming full committee meetings. Multiple outlets reported the move, based on sources, the morning of a public hearing set for Tuesday, which Nunes had...
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Gov. Watchdog to Review Mar-a-Lago Trips, Trump’s Hotel Profits

28/03/2017

The Government Accountability Office, the top auditing institution of the federal government, announced Monday that it will review how classified information is protected at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The review will also look into expenses incurred by government employees accompanying Trump on trips to the Palm Beach club, the GAO said in a letter...
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Morning Joe: ‘Everyone Should Ban’ Kellyanne Conway From News Programs

27/03/2017

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski went after Kellyane Conway again saying that she should be blacklisted on all news programs. “I feel even more so that everyone should ban her,” Brzezinski explained to Variety. “I’m surprised that these little acrobatic games are played with her on live national television. I think it denigrates what we do....
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Schiff: Nunes Trying To ‘Choke Off’ Public Access To Information

24/03/2017

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Friday accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) of running a “dead-of-night excursion” for documents on alleged NSA surveillance of Trump associates, keeping the rest of his committee members “in the dark.” Schiff, the ranking member of the intelligence committee, held a press conference an hour after Nunes,...
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Nunes: Manafort Will Testify to Intel Committee

24/03/2017

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, reached out to the House Intelligence Committee to volunteer his testimony before the panel, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said during a Friday press conference. Manafort has offered to be “voluntarily interviewed” by the committee, but whether it will happen in either open or closed...
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Trump Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

24/03/2017

The Trump administration on Friday issued a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be built, effectively reversing the previous White House’s decision to reject the plans two years ago. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. State Department, in reviewing the project plans, decided the pipeline would be in “the national interest,”...
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Trump: ‘I Can’t Be Doing So Badly, Because I’m President, And You’re Not’

23/03/2017

President Trump defended a number of his baseless claims in a head-turning interview with Time magazine published Thursday morning. When pushed by reporter Michael Scherer about sharing conspiracies that he couldn’t verify as true, Trump became defensive: “I know you are going to write a bad article because you always do,” he said. After...
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GOP Struggles To Secure Votes On Health Bill

23/03/2017

Republicans say they still plan to put the American Health Care Act up for a vote on Thursday, even as the White House and House Republican leaders continue to work to whip up enough votes to ensure passage. Late Wednesday, the White House and the conservative House Freedom Caucus reportedly reached a deal to...
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Russia TwitterBots & Fake Sanders Accounts Used to Influence Election [VIDEO]

22/03/2017

Last night Rachel Maddow exposed a fake Bernie Sanders supporters Facebook page that appears to be part of the Russian information warfare effort against the United States liberal and progressives. Russia also used bots (Posting robots that were anti-Hillary) which littered Facebook & Twitter with posts pointing to alt-right or fake news sites, as...
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Manafort Worked For Russian Billionaire To ‘Benefit Putin Government’

22/03/2017

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to “greatly benefit the Putin government,” according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The new report directly contradicts the Trump administration and Manafort, who have both alleged that the former campaign operative never worked on behalf of Russian interests. In...
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Tillerson Plans To Skip NATO Meeting, Visit Russia In April

21/03/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April 5-6 meeting of NATO foreign ministers for a U.S. visit by the Chinese president and will travel to Russia later in the month, U.S. officials said on Monday, a step allies may see as putting Moscow’s concerns ahead of theirs. Tillerson intends to...
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Ivanka Trump to Move Into White House Office

21/03/2017

Ivanka Trump will begin working from a White House office, despite previously stating that she would not take a formal role in her father’s administration, Politico reports. Trump’s new West Wing office will be located on the second floor, next to that of senior adviser Dina Powell. Trump’s new unofficial position will come with...
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Comey, Rogers Debunk Trump’s Wiretap Claims

20/03/2017

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers said on Monday that there is no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama. “I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have worked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey said, adding...
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Trump Slams Comey Hearing as ‘Fake News’

20/03/2017

On Monday, in advance of the first public hearing related to the investigation of Russian ties to President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the commander-in-chief wrote a series of tweets addressing the “FAKE NEWS” that he said was “made up” by Democrats. “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia....
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Senate Hearings Set For Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch

20/03/2017

On Monday morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee begins four days of hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominated by President Trump to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat. Gorsuch is expected to make his first comments on Monday afternoon, after opening statements from members of the Judiciary Committee. On Tuesday and Wednesday, each senator gets...
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Trump Refuses To Shake Merkel Hand Embarrasses America [VIDEO]

20/03/2017

Donald Trump has apparently refused to shake Angela Merkel’s hand during a joint appearance at the White House. The pair held an awkward meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the working relationship between two of the world’s most powerful leaders. While the President greeted the German leader...
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Federal Budget: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver [VIDEO]

20/03/2017

The priorities of a selfish, black-heart. Donald Trump’s federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration.
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Legend & Father of Rock & Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dead at 90 [VIDEO]

20/03/2017

Chuck Berry, whose indelible guitar riffs and famous duck walk helped define the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, died Saturday, police said. He was 90. The St. Charles County, Mo., Police Department said officers responded to a medical emergency at Berry’s home and found him unresponsive. Chuck Berry, a music pioneer was often...
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Trump’s First Budget Seeks Deep Cuts To Everything But Military, Border

16/03/2017

President Trump unveiled his 2018 budget proposal Thursday, providing the clearest view yet of the policies he wants to use to deliver on his campaign promises. The plan includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and a substantial bump for border security, while calling for deep cuts to most federal agencies, including roughly...
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Federal Judge Of Hawaii Freezes Trump Travel Ban

15/03/2017

U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson of Hawaii froze President Trump’s new executive order on Wednesday which sought to temporarily bar the issuance of new visas to citizens from six Muslim-majority countries and suspend the admission of new refugees. Watson was one of three judges to hear arguments on Wednesday about freezing the ban,...
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