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      Day 540: Unwelcome.


      Friday, July 13, 2018

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      1/ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that a grand jury returned indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officials on charges of hacking into the DNC, DCCC, and state election offices to steal and release documents in an attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.

      2/ Top Democrats are calling on Trump to cancel his planned one-on-one meeting with Putin next week...


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      Day 539: Go it alone.


      Thursday, July 12, 2018

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      1/ FBI agent Peter Strzok rejected accusations that he let his personal political views bias his actions in the Hillary Clinton email and Russia investigations during a joint House Judiciary and Oversight committee hearing.

      2/ Trump threatened NATO allies with "grave consequences," warning alliance members that the U.S. could "go our own way" if they don't boost their military spending...


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      Day 538: Tremendous relationships.


      Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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      1/ Trump accused Germany of being "totally controlled" and "a captive of Russia" because it pays "billions and billions of dollars a year" to Russia for energy.

      2/ Trump wants NATO allies to double their military-spending target to 4% of gross domestic product despite allies not meeting the current 2% target.

      3/ The Senate approved a non-binding motion in support of...


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      Day 537: "Putin may be the easiest."


      Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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      1/ Trump nominated federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

      2/ Chuck Schumer: "I will oppose [Brett Kavanaugh] with everything I've got."

      3/ A federal judge rejected Trump's request to allow long-term detention of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents.

      4/ A senior European Union official told...


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      Day 536: Piece of trash.


      Monday, July 9, 2018

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      1/ Trump says he is "very close to making a decision" on his Supreme Court nominee.

      2/ The Trump administration will miss a court-ordered deadline to reunite immigrant children under age 5 who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border.

      3/ Trump lashed out at NATO on Twitter two days before the alliance's summit.

      4/ The U.S. opposed a United Nations resolution...


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      Day 533: Totally prepared.


      Friday, July 6, 2018

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      1/ Trump mocked the #MeToo movement in a speech in Montana on Thursday.

      2/ The U.S. and China each levied $34 billion in tariffs on each other's exports.

      3/ The U.S. Army started discharging some immigrant recruits who were promised a path to citizenship in exchange for enlisting.

      4/ The Trump administration requested more time to reunite families it separated at the...


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      Day 532: "My staff told me not to say this."


      Thursday, July 5, 2018

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      1/ Scott Pruitt resigned from the EPA.

      2/ Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer urged Trump to nominate federal Judge Merrick Garland to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.

      3/ Trump narrowed his Supreme Court shortlist to Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge.

      4/ Trump asked his advisers last August why the U.S. couldn't invade Venezuela.

      5/ Trump...


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      Day 530: Shredded.


      Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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      1/ The Trump administration will rescind Obama-era guidelines that encourage college admissions to consider race as a factor in order to diversify their student bodies.

      2/ Leaked copies of Michael Cohen's shredded documents were reconstructed by the FBI and appear to confirm Cohen's $62,500 payment to a former Playboy model.

      3/ Scott Pruitt and his aides kept "secret" calendars...


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      Day 529: Art of the FART.


      Monday, July 2, 2018

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      1/ Michael Cohen will "put family and country first," saying his "first loyalty" isn't to Trump.

      2/ Susan Collins will not support a Supreme Court nominee who has displayed "hostility" toward Roe v. Wade.

      3/ North Korea has increased its production of enriched uranium for nuclear weapons in recent months.

      4/ The Trump administration drafted a bill that would abandon...


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      Day 526: Totally screwed.


      Friday, June 29, 2018

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      1/ Trump has been privately telling top White House officials that he wants the US to withdraw from the World Trade Organization.

      2/ The Trump administration ran a family separation "pilot program" months before the announcement of the "zero tolerance" policy.

      3/ The Department of Justice is drafting a plan to overhaul the U.S. asylum policy, which would prevent people from...


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