US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.09.2019 21:40:40

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17 Aug 2019

House Republican Mass Shooting Strategy Revealed In Leaked Memo: Blame the Left, Minimize White Supremacy Role

A recently leaked memo from House Republicans shows that the GOP is urging its politicians to blame recent mass shootings on the left, while downplaying the role of white supremacy.According to the Tampa Bay Times, who obtained the memo, the document offers talking points in response to common questions Republican representatives may face after the recent mass shootings.
A recently leaked memo from House Republicans shows that the GOP is urging its politicians to blame recent mass...

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27 Jul 2019

Mitch McConnell Received Donations from Voting Machine Lobbyists Before Blocking Election Security Bills

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell squashed two bills intended to ensure voting security on Thursday, just one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russians were attempting to sabotage the 2020 presidential elections "as we sit here."McConnell said he wouldn't allow a vote on the bills because they were "so partisan," but, as previously reported, earlier this year McConnell received a slew of donations from four of the top voting machine lobbyists in the country.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell squashed two bills intended to ensure voting security on Thursday, just one day...

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11 May 2019

Trump Administration Plans to End Some Protections for Endangered Species After UN Report Warns of ‘Mass Extinction Event’

A United Nations report released this week found that one-eighth of the world’s animals and plants are at risk of extinction and that biodiversity was declining at an “unprecedented pace,” but David Bernhardt, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, said this dire portrait won’t stop the Trump administration from ending protections for endangered species in the United States.
A United Nations report released this week found that one-eighth of the world’s animals and plants are at...

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26 Apr 2019

Border Patrol to Pay Out $84 Million in Bonuses to Agents in Bid to Stop Them From Leaving

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has offered bonuses equivalent to 5 percent of current salaries to agents willing to remain at their jobs for another year as the agency struggles with dwindling staff numbers and a surge in immigrants seeking asylum.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has offered bonuses equivalent to 5 percent of current salaries to agents...

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20 Apr 2019

Sanctioned Russian Oligarch’s Company to Invest Millions in New Aluminum Plant in Mitch McConnell’s State

Rusal, the aluminum company partially owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, announced plans to invest around $200 million to build a new aluminum plant in Kentucky just months after the Trump administration removed it from the U.S. sanctions list.
Rusal, the aluminum company partially owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, announced plans to invest around $200...

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16 Apr 2019

Should William Barr Recuse Himself From Mueller Report? Legal Experts Say Attorney General’s Ties to Russia Are Troubling

A few of Barr’s previous employers are connected to key subjects in the probe. And some argue that, even if Barr didn’t break any rules, his financial ties to companies linked to aspects of the Russia investigation raise questions about whether he should—like his predecessor, Jeff Sessions—recuse himself.
A few of Barr’s previous employers are connected to key subjects in the probe. And some argue that, even if Barr...

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20 Feb 2019

Israel Says It Wants ‘War with Iran’ and Is Meeting with Arab Countries to ‘Advance’ It

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his desire to go to war with Iran, and said he was meeting with dozens of foreign envoys, including those from the Arab world, in order to push the initiative forward.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his desire to go to war with Iran, and said he was meeting with...

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17 Oct 2018

Mitch McConnell Calls for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid Cuts After Passing Tax Cuts, Massive Defense Spending

After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the record-high federal deficit would be to cut entitlement programs.
After instituting a $1.5 trillion tax cut, the Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the only way to lower the...
13 Oct 2018

Donald Trump To Speak At Hate Group’s Annual Event, A First For A President

President Donald Trump will be the first sitting president to address the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit, which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) described as a “rogues' gallery of the radical right.” Trump will be the keynote speaker at Friday's event, which will also be attended by his former strategist, Steve Bannon. Other speakers include the founder of anti-Islam group ACT for America and former Trump strategist, Sebastian Gorka.
President Donald Trump will be the first sitting president to address the Family Research Council’s Values...

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30 Aug 2018

Ron DeSantis Tells Floridians Don’t ‘Monkey This Up’ by Electing Andrew Gillum, First Black Nominee for Governor

Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor, warned voters in a Fox News interview not to "monkey this up" by electing Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum. Tuesday night, Gillum made history by becoming the first African-American gubernatorial candidate to secure a nomination in Florida.
Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor, warned voters in a Fox News interview not to "monkey this up" by...

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26 May 2018

Trump Ignores Court Ruling That He Can’t Block Twitter Critics: ‘President Thinks He’s Above the Law’

President Donald Trump defied a federal court judge who ruled Wednesday that it was unconstitutional for the president to block people on Twitter over their dissenting political views.
President Donald Trump defied a federal court judge who ruled Wednesday that it was unconstitutional for the...

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18 May 2018

Worried About a ‘Public Relations Nightmare,’ White House and EPA Aides Worked to Block Contaminated Water Study

Political appointees at the White House and Environmental Protection  Agency worked to block the publication of a federal study that found dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in water supplies, according to a new report from Politico.
Political appointees at the White House and Environmental Protection  Agency worked to block the...

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31 Mar 2018

Media Giant Sinclair Hired Reporter From Russian Propaganda Outlet RT Who Produced ‘Must-Run’ ‘Deep State’ Segment

The United States' largest owner of television stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, mandated that its outlets run a segment on the  so-called deep state that was produced by a former reporter for the Russian propaganda outlet RT, according to a new report. 
The United States' largest owner of television stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, mandated that its outlets...

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26 Dec 2017

Trump Tells Rich Mar-a-Lago Friends “You All Just Got a Lot Richer” After Tax Bill

President Donald Trump joined his family at their “Winter White House”  for the holidays Friday night after signing the GOP tax bill into law,  and reportedly told wealthy friends dining at Mar-a-Lago, “You all just got a lot richer.” When Trump signed $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law, ultra-wealthy earners in the 95th to 99th percentile received the biggest tax cuts, even though the top 1 percent already holds about 40 percent of American wealth.
President Donald Trump joined his family at their “Winter White House”  for...
29 Nov 2017

President Trump Hired Undocumented Immigrants for $4 An Hour for Demolition Project: Court Docs

President Donald Trump hired hundreds of undocumented Polish immigrants to demolish a New York City building in 1980 and paid them as  little as $4 an hour without providing proper safety equipment to do the job, court documents show. The workers and their contractor, William Kaszycki of Kaszycki & Sons, sued Trump for unfair labor practices in 1983. After litigation dragged on for 15 years, Trump  ultimately paid $1.375 million to settle the case.
President Donald Trump hired hundreds of undocumented Polish immigrants to demolish a New York City...

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18 Nov 2017

Trump Made Millions of Dollars From Drug Money Laundering in Panama

President Donald Trump made tens of millions of dollars in profits by allowing Colombian drug cartels and other groups to launder money through a Trump-affiliated hotel in Panama, according to a new investigation by the organization Global Witness.
President Donald Trump made tens of millions of dollars in profits by allowing Colombian drug cartels and...

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13 Aug 2017

Russia Stole U.S. Presidency, Pro-Kremlin Politician Claims on Live TV

A Russian politician claimed on TV that Russian intelligence “stole” the U.S. presidential election under the nose of U.S. intelligence.Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, appeared Sunday night on a show hosted by presenter Vladimir Solovyov that focused on whether U.S. global influence was in decline.
A Russian politician claimed on TV that Russian intelligence “stole” the U.S. presidential election...

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31 Oct 2016

Donald Trump’s Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders

Over the course of decades, Donald Trump’s companies have systematically destroyed or hidden thousands of emails, digital records and paper documents demanded in official proceedings, often in defiance of court orders. These tactics—exposed by a Newsweek review of thousands of pages of court filings, judicial orders and affidavits from an array of court cases—have enraged judges, prosecutors, opposing lawyers and the many ordinary citizens entangled in litigation with Trump.
Over the course of decades, Donald Trump’s companies have systematically destroyed or hidden thousands of emails,...

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3 Oct 2016

Trump ditched US workers and secretly purchased steel and aluminum for last two projects from China

Trump has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years, choosing to deprive untold millions of dollars from four key electoral swing states and instead directing it to China—the country whose trade practices have helped decimate the once-powerful industrial center of the United States
Trump has been stiffing American steel workers on his own construction projects for years, choosing to deprive untold...

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30 Sep 2016

How Donald Trump’s Company Violated the United States Embargo Against Cuba

Through Trump Hotels, the GOP nominee secretly conducted business in Cuba, ignoring American laws. Later, he falsely told Cuban-American voters he would never spend money on the island so long as Fidel Castro remained in power.
Through Trump Hotels, the GOP nominee secretly conducted business in Cuba, ignoring American laws. Later, he falsely...

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3 Aug 2016

Donald Trump’s Many Business Failures, Explained

Lost contracts, bankruptcies, defaults, deceptions and indifference to investors—Trump’s business career is a long, long list of such troubles, according to regulatory, corporate and court records, as well as sworn testimony and government investigative reports. Call it the art of the bad deal, one created by the arrogance and recklessness of a businessman whose main talent is self-promotion.
Lost contracts, bankruptcies, defaults, deceptions and indifference to investors—Trump’s business career is a long,...

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