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Reuters PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Judge blocks some funds Trump sought for U.S.-Mexico border wall
The Trump administration must temporarily halt the use of some Defense Department funds for a border wall with Mexico, a judge ruled on Friday, because the money was not specifically authorized by Congress for construction of the barrier.

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READ: Federal judge's ruling blocking Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall (CNN Politics)

Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
FACEBOOK: No 'Must Be True' Policy, But 'Heavily Reducing' Pelosi Clip...




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Trump retweets doctored video of Pelosi to portray her as having 'lost it' (Reuters Politics)

Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
Downfall of Theresa May, the prime minister broken by Brexit...




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Reuters PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

Reuters PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Trump says considering pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was considering pardons for "two or three" American soldiers charged with war crimes, a move he also said would be controversial but justified because they had been treated "unfairly."

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Trump says to consider pardons for some U.S. soldiers accused of war crimes (Reuters Politics)
Iran Supreme leader warns demise of America and Israel... (Drudge Report)

CNN PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE
The Trump administration has declared an emergency to bypass Congress and expedite billions of dollars in arms sales to various countries -- including Saudi Araba and the United Arab Emirates -- citing the need to deter what it called "the malign influence" of Iran throughout the Middle East.

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U.S. arms sales to Saudis, UAE, Jordan needed to deter Iran: Pompeo (Reuters Politics)

CNN PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Washington Post: Giuliani recently met with former Ukrainian diplomat
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani met last week with a former Ukrainian diplomat, The Washington Post reported Friday.

CNN PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Buttigieg accuses Trump of 'eroding the integrity of the military' with possible pardons
2020 Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg accused President Donald Trump on Friday of "eroding the integrity of the military" for pardoning or considering pardons for service members who were convicted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

CNN PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Washington Post: Two prosecutors connected to Assange case argued against espionage charges
Two federal prosecutors connected to the Justice Department's case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disagreed with the department's decision to pursue espionage charges against Assange, arguing that the charges "posed serious risks for First Amendment protections," The Washington Post reported Friday.

Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
Harsh turn with impeachment at stake...




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Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
Does Assange indictment set dangerous precedent for journalists?




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Reuters PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Groups sue over Alabama abortion law; judge blocks Mississippi ban
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law enacted by Alabama last week that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison.

Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
2 Assange prosecutors argued AGAINST 'espionage' charge...




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Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
Trump orders new troops to Middle East; Counter Iran threat...




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Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
Loophole to sell arms to Saudis...




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Reuters PoliticsMay 24, 2019
U.S. judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A federal judge on Friday blocked a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can often occur at six weeks before a woman realizes she is pregnant.

Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
Weighs pardons for servicemembers accused of war crimes...




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Yahoo PoliticsMay 24, 2019
2020 Vision: Altered Pelosi videos show the risk of ‘deepfakes' in campaign
A doctored viral video of the House speaker appearing to slur her words has renewed concerns about the spread of manipulated digital content during a sure-to-be contentious 2020 campaign.


Drudge ReportMay 24, 2019
San Francisco Police Chief Apologizes, Admits Mistakes In Raid On Freelance Reporter's Home...




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Reuters PoliticsMay 24, 2019
U.S. House fails to pass disaster aid bill; second attempt likely next month
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday failed to pass a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill supported by President Donald Trump, but is expected to try again early next month.

CNN PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Ex-GOP congressman calls for impeachment, says Trump an 'illegitimate president'
A former longtime Republican congressman called Friday for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who he said is an "illegitimate president."

Yahoo PoliticsMay 24, 2019
Giuliani incoherently tweets a possible apology for sharing doctored Pelosi video
After sharing a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that had been doctored to make her appear to be drunkenly slurring her words, President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani sent out what appeared to be an attempted apology. "Ivesssapology for a video which is allegedly is a caricature of an otherwise halting speech pattern, she should first stop, and apologize for, saying the President needs an ‘intervention.' Are," wrote the former New York City mayor, 74, in a tweet Friday morning that inexplicably included a gif of a basketball game.


The Daily BeastMay 24, 2019
Trump's Online Immigration Campaign Dominating Dems in Swing States
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyAs President Donald Trump hammers home the perils of immigrants flooding the southern border, his message is going nearly unanswered by Democrats online.

Democratic entities with a stake in the 2020 election are significantly lagging behind Trump's immigration messaging on digital platforms like Facebook and Google, according to data from the Bully Pulpit Interactive, a Democratic political and communications firm.

"Democrats are locked in a race to the left, battling over their base, focused on making it to the debate stage," Ben Coffey Clark, the group's founding partner, told The Daily Beast. "Trump is able to look further ahead and start running a general election campaign, targeting battlegrounds with his vision for top issues like immigration and the economy."

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Yahoo PoliticsMay 23, 2019
Trump calls 'treason' on Comey, McCabe and 'a number of people'
President Trump on Thursday escalated his attacks on those involved in launching the federal investigation into his campaign's contacts with Russia, saying "a number of people" are guilty of treason.

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