Trump, RNC raised $131 million in June

President Donald Trump at a February campaign rally. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee raised a combined $131 million in June, a significant jump over its recent monthly fundraising hauls — though less than the $141 million Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee raised in the same period. […]

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Trump team’s brewing debate: How to message a raging health emergency

Trump has told advisers and allies he expects a vaccine for the novel coronavirus to arrive this fall, a timeline for which there is no certainty, and he wants aides to offer both facts and a message of optimism to the public, a senior administration official said. Since the federal government’s Covid-19 task force discontinued […]

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Would Trump abandon Twitter? – POLITICO

On Monday, the social media platform Reddit shuttered “The Donald,” a forum for Trump supporters, as part of a larger clampdown against groups that had violated rules against harassment and hate speech. Separately, Twitch, a video streaming platform owned by Amazon, suspended the Trump campaign’s channel for rules violations. The moves — which came the […]

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How a veteran’s secret podcast put her in the Trump administration’s crosshairs

Now, two and a half years later, Gill, herself a veteran, says she was essentially forced out of her job following an internal V.A. investigation of the podcast —called Mueller She Wrote — during which she was questioned about how she could record a podcast and perform live shows while claiming to have post-traumatic stress […]

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The Lincoln Project is trolling Trump. But can it sway voters?

What they hadn’t expected, though, was that Trump would single out nearly every person involved in the Lincoln Project by name — Kellyanne Conway’s “deranged loser of a husband, Moonface” Conway, “Crazed” Rick Wilson, “LOSERS” who had consulted for “loser” candidates. To Galen, it was a sign that the Lincoln Project — the first phase, […]

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Appeals court: Trump wrongly diverted $2.5 billion for border wall

The administration has already awarded much of the money, including a $1.3-billion job in Arizona that was announced last month. Trump visited Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday to mark completion of the 200th mile of border wall during his administration, much of it with the transferred military funds that the 9th Circuit panel found illegal. After […]

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Trump says push for less coronavirus testing was sarcasm

“I don’t kid,” Trump said when pressed by reporters on Tuesday. “Let me make it clear.” The president’s comments at the Tulsa rally sparked days of jockeying by officials and White House aides to defend the president’s statements. Vice President Mike Pence told governors that the president’s comments on testing were a “passing observation,” while […]

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Trump says he will ‘probably’ reassign troops from Germany to Poland

While Duda got a coveted Oval Office visit and joint press conference in the White House Rose Garden, the trip may be viewed as a disappointment because he failed to clinch a final agreement to deploy additional U.S. troops to Polish soil. Washington and Warsaw are still in talks to hash out the final details […]

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Trump sees an opening in the statue wars

“I don’t like the idea of honoring the losing team with a statue,” said Stephen Miller, a conservative media critic and contributor to The Spectator. But protesters have gone further in recent days, defacing monuments of prominent figures who owned slaves or oppressed minority groups, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Jackson also owned […]

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Protesters try to pull down Andrew Jackson statue in D.C.

The Jackson statue remained on its pedestal Monday night. President Donald Trump tweeted late Monday that “Numerous people” had been arrested for “the disgraceful vandalism.” He added: “10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!” Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was at the scene Monday night, and issued a statement saying: “Let me […]

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