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Suspect in murder of son of judge overseeing Epstein case was a men's rights lawyer and Trump donor

Suspect in murder of son of judge overseeing Epstein case was a men's rights lawyer and Trump donor

Roy Den Hollanderview in app--July 21, 2020 1:30AM (UTC)Correction: An earlier version of this article erroneously stated Hollander's reported site of death as the scene.The man suspected by authorities of and critically wounding her husband specialized in men's rights litigation and made multiple campaign donations to President Donald Trump.Roy Den Hollander had a case pending before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, in which he was representing a New Jersey woman suing the U.S. Selective Service System so that she could register for the draft. Salas dismissed part of the lawsuit in 2019,...

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In spite of many colorful charts, President Trump loses every coronavirus fact-check to interviewer

In spite of many colorful charts, President Trump loses every coronavirus fact-check to interviewer

Collage of charts Donald Trump showed Jonathan Swan (offscreen) during an interviewview in app--August 4, 2020 7:30PM (UTC)suggested in a convoluted interview with Axios' Jonathan Swan on Monday that had published fake death numbers in a possible effort to  appear ."Well, look at South Korea for example," Swan said. "Fifty-one million,  population. Three hundred deaths. It's like, it's crazy compared to—""You don't know that," Trump responded."I do," Swan said. "It's on—""You don't know that," the president repeated."You think they're faking their statistics? South Korea?" Swan asked,...

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The Daily Caller has been paid by GOP campaigns while providing fact-checking services for Facebook

The Daily Caller has been paid by GOP campaigns while providing fact-checking services for Facebook

Facebook | The Daily Callerview in app--August 4, 2020 7:40PM (UTC)has taken tens of thousands of dollars to help Republican campaigns raise money while performing political .Federal election filings from the  and the  show that the two organizations rented email lists from the publication this year, paying $40,213.75 and $18,171.40, respectively.The Caller, a right-wing publication co-founded by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, has also since 2016 sent dozens of emails "paid for by Trump Make America Great Again Committee," a joint fundraising vehicle shared by the Trump campaign and...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has voted by mail, claims the practice is prone to fraud

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has voted by mail, claims the practice is prone to fraud

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) questions U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.view in app--August 4, 2020 9:00AM (UTC)of South Carolina has  at least four times, according to election officials in Oconee County, South Carolina, and voter records obtained by Salon.Public records show that has cast a total of nine since 2004, but South Carolina classifies "absentee" to man both in-person early voting and . After Salon's review with...

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Susan Collins' ads seem to feature ordinary people — but don't reveal their ties to Maine GOP

Susan Collins' ads seem to feature ordinary people — but don't reveal their ties to Maine GOP

Sen. Susan Collinsview in app--August 1, 2020 10:00AM (UTC), a Republican , has run over the last three months featuring testimonials from more than 20 people who were presented as ordinary Mainers — but in fact had close ties . While such deception is , it's intentionally misleading and suggests that .This wasn't the first time that  has committed an unforced video error. Last summer her campaign  after posting several minutes of B-roll of the senator meeting with Mainers in factories, a classroom, a kitchen and so on. The video was mocked as a transparent gift of content for outside...

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Trump-loving Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert blames wearing a face mask for his positive COVID-19 test

Trump-loving Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert blames wearing a face mask for his positive COVID-19 test

Rep. Louie Gohmertview in app--July 29, 2020 11:12PM (UTC), who has publicly scorned face masks and not regularly worn one at work for months,  Wednesday for COVID-19.got the results at a White House screening ahead of his scheduled flight to Texas that morning , CNN .Gohmert attended  in person one day earlier.  shows the two men, both maskless, only footsteps apart.Barr will also get tested for the disease, Department of Justice spokesperson Kerr Kupec said Wednesday.One of Gohmert's own aides asked Politico in an to include "the fact that Gohmert requires full staff to be in the office,...

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"This scheme is illegal": Trump campaign masked $170 million in payments, watchdog alleges

"This scheme is illegal": Trump campaign masked $170 million in payments, watchdog alleges

Brad Parscaleview in app--July 29, 2020 12:44AM (UTC)A nonprofit transparency watchdog filed a complaint Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) accusing and of laundering nearly $170 million through firms belonging to  and campaign lawyers.The accuses the Trump campaign of diverting money through two companies, American Made Media and Parscale Strategy, in order to hide the destinations for millions of dollars in payments. Parscale,  was demoted earlier this month and unforced .The campaign allegedly used the same scheme — both of whom work ."This scheme is illegal," Brendan...

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Scoop: Trump campaign kept paying Kayleigh McEnany after she was hired by the White House

Scoop: Trump campaign kept paying Kayleigh McEnany after she was hired by the White House

Kayleigh McEnany | Moneyview in app--July 27, 2020 11:42PM (UTC)received $12,000 in payroll payments from the Trump campaign after , as federal election filings examined by Salon show. That would be a clear ethical breach, and could indicate violations of the laws governing campaign finance and payments to political appointees.The campaign reported the payments on  and , in the amount of McEnany's regular $6,000 biweekly salary, and filed the disbursements as "payroll" expenses. Another filing, , shows the campaign  for $524.57 in travel expenses on May 26.Prior to joining the...

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Confirmed: Fox knew of allegations against Tucker Carlson before his pre-planned vacation

Confirmed: Fox knew of allegations against Tucker Carlson before his pre-planned vacation

Tucker Carlsonview in app--July 21, 2020 9:30AM (UTC)Editor's Note: This article references a lawsuit containing extremely graphic material that is sexual and violent in nature.Fox News learned the details of sexual harassment allegations against top network host Tucker Carlson on July 9, four days before Carlson announced on the air that he would be , Salon has confirmed.Carlson, who claims to have gone into journalism after a career in the CIA failed to pan out, was named in a sweeping and graphic sexual misconduct lawsuit which two women filed against  Monday in a New York federal...

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West Virginia mail carrier pleads guilty to changing party affiliations on mail-in ballot requests

West Virginia mail carrier pleads guilty to changing party affiliations on mail-in ballot requests

Election office puts mail in ballots into a containerview in app--July 11, 2020 1:18AM (UTC)A West Virginia faces up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to changing party registrations on primary requests, the Justice Department .Thomas Cooper of Dry Fork admitted in court to one count of "attempt to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election" and one count of "" after he used black ink to change party registrations from  on five along his route.Those five residents would have received Republican ballots for the state's June 9 primary.Cooper admitted to...

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Charging decision delayed in case of St. Louis couple; governor says Trump, Barr “getting involved”

Charging decision delayed in case of St. Louis couple; governor says Trump, Barr “getting involved”

U.S. President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr speak in the Oval Office before signing an executive order related to regulating social mediaview in app--July 17, 2020 3:57AM (UTC)Gov. Mike Parson, R-Mo., said Tuesday that President Donald Trump would be "getting involved" in the case of the St. Louis couple seen brandishing guns at protesters who passed by their mansion in a viral photo last month.Parson, who claimed that he had spoken Wednesday with Trump, said the couple, local defense attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey, had "every right to protect their property." The...

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Breonna Taylor protesters hit with felony charges after sitting on Kentucky attorney general's lawn

Breonna Taylor protesters hit with felony charges after sitting on Kentucky attorney general's lawn

People gather with balloons for a vigil in memory of Breonna Taylor on June 6, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.view in app--July 16, 2020 3:07PM (UTC)A "" cast member, an NFL player and the president of the of the NCAAP were among the at a protest over the death of , which culminated on the front lawn of  in Louisville.The protest was organized by Until Freedom, a national social justice coalition , two .The group led more than 100 individuals clad in identical white T-shirts bearing the organization's purple logo in a peaceful march to Cameron's home in Louisville's affluent East End. The...

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Trump replaces campaign manager Brad Parscale with former Chris Christie adviser

Trump replaces campaign manager Brad Parscale with former Chris Christie adviser

Donald Trump and Brad Parscaleview in app--July 16, 2020 1:40AM (UTC)with former White House political director Bill Stepien, the New York Times first reported Wednesday.Parscale will stay on as senior adviser for digital and data operations, according to campaign officials.Reports first placed Parscale on the chopping block back in late April, when an irate Trump reportedly after internal polls showed the president in a deep deficit to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.Parscale immediately flew to Washington to reassure his boss, but over the next weeks, he failed to deliver as...

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"Disturbing" memo reveals Trump's USPS chief has slowed delivery amid calls to expand voting by mail

"Disturbing" memo reveals Trump's USPS chief has slowed delivery amid calls to expand voting by mail

Mailed-in ballots sit in US Postal Service bins inside the officeview in app--July 15, 2020 9:57PM (UTC) ordered  Monday to make major cost-cutting changes, which could slow .Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a top Trump donor who has , warned employees that to stay afloat, according to a new report in ."If the plants run late, they will keep the mail for the next day," one guideline says, according to a document obtained by The Washington Post and verified by the American Postal Workers Union., often making multiple trips under heavy loads to get letters and packages to marked recipients as...

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Meet Alex Morse, the gay progressive mayor taking on a 30-year Democratic incumbent

Meet Alex Morse, the gay progressive mayor taking on a 30-year Democratic incumbent

Alex B. Morse, Mayor of Holyoke, Mass.view in app--July 14, 2020 10:00AM (UTC)At age 22, Alex Morse was elected mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, while still a senior at Brown University, becoming the youngest openly gay mayor in America. It's the only job he's known for his adult working life.Morse trying to change that now, running as a progressive in the Democratic primary against Rep. Richard Neal, who chairs the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, and has represented Massachusetts in Congress for almost as long as Morse has been alive. The primary will be held Sept. 1.Morse comes...

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler on battling the pandemic: "When this virus comes, it comes fast"

Austin Mayor Steve Adler on battling the pandemic: "When this virus comes, it comes fast"

Steve Adlerview in app--July 11, 2020 10:00AM (UTC)occupies a unique place in Texas. It's and politically anomalous, one of a few blue dots in the middle of a massive, historically deep-red state, and it's famous for .To make it weirder, it's also the state's capital, and home to one of the largest institutes of higher education in the country, the 50,000-student University of Texas, which is as scheduled this fall.But political dynamics in Texas are changing, and Austin, along with the state's other large and culturally diverse urban centers such as Dallas, San Antonio and Houston, is...

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Charter schools may have double-dipped as much as $1 billion in PPP small business loans

Charter schools may have double-dipped as much as $1 billion in PPP small business loans

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVosview in app--July 10, 2020 10:00AM (UTC)Alex Brady and Serena Tara contributed to this report.across the country tapped the federal  for what could have been more  than $1 billion, according to a preliminary analysis of Treasury Department data.One network alone, the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP), appears to have pulled somewhere between $28 million and $69 million in taxpayer dollars.Another network of publicly-funded, privately-run schools, Achievement First, appears to have taken in between $7 million and $17...

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Missouri mayor learned of William Barr's plan to deploy federal agents to Kansas City on Twitter

Missouri mayor learned of William Barr's plan to deploy federal agents to Kansas City on Twitter

U.S. Attorney General William Barrview in app--July 9, 2020 11:35PM (UTC) on Wednesday announced that the Department of Justice would  to Missouri under project "Operation Legend."The operation was named after LeGend Tallifero, a four year old who was killed by gun violence in Kansas City on June 29. Over the next 10 days,  will , which has already seen 100 homicides this year — up 40% from 2019.McEnany said launched the mission in response to a letter sent from  to Missouri Governor Mike Parson. In part, it read: "We are at a crisis point and additional tools are needed for law enforcement...

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As she eyes a new job, Laura Ingraham reportedly says: "We have to be prepared for Trump losing"

As she eyes a new job, Laura Ingraham reportedly says: "We have to be prepared for Trump losing"

Laura Ingraham, host of The Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channelview in app--July 10, 2020 2:30AM (UTC)reportedly has her eyes on the microphone of  and Sleep Number mattress advocate  should . — who has been  by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.;  by Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; and a "monster" and a "racist"  — allegedly told a group of dinner guests recently that " for Trump losing."The mealtime banter took place in recent weeks at the Palm Beach mansion of , the widow of , Vanity Fair  Wednesday. Ingraham apparently told fellow diners that she had been in talks to take...

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Did Trump order the Russian bounty story cut from John Bolton's book?

Did Trump order the Russian bounty story cut from John Bolton's book?

Former National Security Advisor John Boltonview in app--July 7, 2020 11:00PM (UTC)When former national security adviser John Bolton  (or was fired, depending), he cited a disagreement with President Trump about Afghanistan. Specifically, Bolton pointed to an argument with the president about Trump's proposal to invite Taliban leaders to Camp David for peace negotiations a few days ahead of the Sept. 11 anniversary.Around the same time, Trump was , seeking leverage with President Volodymyr Zelensky's government with the promise of weapons, equipment and other supplies that Ukrainian troops...

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Mike Flynn swears allegiance to QAnon in Fourth of July video

Mike Flynn swears allegiance to QAnon in Fourth of July video

General Mike Flynn administers QAnon oath of officeview in app--July 6, 2020 10:22PM (UTC)President Donald Trump's first national security adviser tweeted on Independence Day in which he administers an oath of allegiance to the to a small group of family and friends. In the video, , at the center of a group gathered around a suburban backyard fire pit, reads from his phone screen. The group repeats the lines after him, each holding a hand in the air.At the end of the constitutional oath, Flynn adds the QAnon slogan, which the group repeats. "God Bless America!" they all cheer as...

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Major donors to pro-life Federalist Society plow money into Susan Collins' Senate campaign: report

Major donors to pro-life Federalist Society plow money into Susan Collins' Senate campaign: report

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) asks questions during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss the lessons learned during the coronavirus to prepare for the next pandemic on Capitol Hill on June 23, 2020 in Washington, DC.view in app--July 5, 2020 12:00PM (UTC) may have risked her political career on a pivotal vote . While show the move has cost Collins critical support, especially among women voters, the vote has benefited her in another regard.Since Collins cast her vote in 2018,  about $200,000 from major donors to the Federalist Society, many of whom had...

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After months of inquiry, Trump campaign still appears to have not returned illegal foreign donation

After months of inquiry, Trump campaign still appears to have not returned illegal foreign donation

President Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Committee winter meeting at the Trump International Hotel on February 1, 2018 in Washington, DC.view in app--July 3, 2020 8:59AM (UTC)Following  published  and months of follow-up conversations via phone and email, the Trump campaign has consistently refused to answer the question of what happened to an unlawful $2,800 donation which ended up on its balance sheets in 2019.The most recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) indicate that the Trump campaign has still Turkish national Rabia Kazan's 2019 donation.Outside of  from a Canadian...

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President Trump is "near-sadistic" in phone calls with women leaders: report

President Trump is "near-sadistic" in phone calls with women leaders: report

U.S. President Donald Trump takes a phone callview in app--July 1, 2020 2:30AM (UTC)President Donald Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders sounded like his combative, meandering  — free of facts but packed with derived from social media rumors and the perspectives of Fox News personalities, according to from CNN's Carl Bernstein.In tones reminiscent of his contentious , Trump regularly boasted vaingloriously and flattered strongman adversaries while at the same time  top allies,  whom Trump often insulted directly in calls that officials described as  Bernstein reported.Bernstein, who...

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