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Sarah Sanders defends Trump siding with Kim Jong-un on Joe Biden

It's not the first time Trump has taken the word of a foreign authoritarian over Americans he deems his political enemies.

       axios.com  2019-05-26 12:40:07.556000+00:00
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    Speaking from Tokyo in her first "Meet the Press" interview ever, Sarah Sanders reiterated that Trump and Kim Jong-un "agree in their assessment" of Joe Biden, who Trump called a "low IQ individual" in a tweet Monday evening. https://t.co/ZWEYzw1mfo

    Sun May 26 12:49:40 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Buttigieg pushes for massive fundraising haul to cement top-tier status Buttigieg pushes for massive fundraising haul to cement top-tier status – The South Bend mayor's campaign is pushing bundlers to help keep his momentum going with a big second-quarter fundraising total.

       politico.com 2019-05-26 06:49:21+00:00
Scott Bland
  • Scott Bland
    Scott Bland @PoliticoScott

    Scoop from @MaggieSeverns: Buttigieg’s campaign is asking bundlers to deliver at least half of their total fundraising pledge by June 30, in a bid for a huge Q2 $$ total cementing his top-tier status https://t.co/kD3izzWIJB

    Sun May 26 12:45:21 +0000 2019

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Current Status: John McCain Recited Names Of Dictators During Trump Inaugural, Senator Says John McCain Recited Names Of Dictators During Trump Inaugural, Senator Says – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said McCain offered the list while they sat together as Trump was sworn into office.

       huffpost.com 2019-05-26 02:01:49+00:00
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  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    John McCain repeatedly compared Trump to a dictator during Trump's inaugural address, according to Amy Klobuchar. "John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators ... because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation." https://t.co/UgJmpgVVvR

    Sun May 26 14:00:02 +0000 2019

  • Kevin Robillard
    Kevin Robillard @Robillard

    “John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation.” https://t.co/aDGuYUqg2e

    Sun May 26 02:06:24 +0000 2019

  • Harvey J Kaye
    Harvey J Kaye @harveyjkaye

    John McCain Recited Names Of Dictators During Trump Inaugural, Senator Says https://t.co/outESTkoNM

    Sun May 26 12:00:58 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Crazy Is as Crazy Does Crazy Is as Crazy Does – Nancy Pelosi gets to the core of the Trump con, but he just rages on.

     nytimes.com 2019-05-25 19:01:53+00:00
Bill Kristol Maggie Haberman Lis Smith Maureen Dowd Ron Fournier Nicolle Wallace Michael Kruse Moisés Naím New York Times Opinion Brian Stelter
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol @BillKristol

    "He knows he’s a pathological liar and he’s not the person he says he is. But any time anyone pierces that veil, it sends him into a rage.” Trump isn't just a run-of-the-mill con man. He's a pathological and narcissistic con man. That's dangerous. https://t.co/3V7Kyo8Vxn

    Sun May 26 13:56:48 +0000 2019

  • Maggie Haberman
    Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

    “Just as Trump once wore out contractors, bankers, lawyers and businesspeople in New York with his combative,insulting and wayward ways,now he’s wearing out the political crowd, as he tries to beat everybody here into submission...”via ⁦@maureendowd⁩ https://t.co/CbxKZ5ubzi

    Sun May 26 04:03:18 +0000 2019

  • Lis Smith
    Lis Smith @Lis_Smith

    “@PeteButtigieg & Nancy Pelosi have both mastered the art of puncturing Trump...’I don’t have a problem standing up to somebody who was working on Season 7 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ when I was packing my bags for Afghanistan.’” https://t.co/NvUMCcp69g

    Sat May 25 20:06:42 +0000 2019

  • Maureen Dowd
    Maureen Dowd @maureendowd

    “I’m not crazy, YOU’RE crazy...” https://t.co/lKD5jB5TDt via ⁦@nytopinion⁩

    Sat May 25 19:12:10 +0000 2019

  • Ron Fournier
    Ron Fournier @ron_fournier

    “I don’t have a problem standing up to somebody who was working on Season 7 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ when I was packing my bags for Afghanistan.” — ⁦@PeteButtigieg⁩ FTW https://t.co/z5B1seHVap

    Sun May 26 00:21:25 +0000 2019

  • Nicolle Wallace
    Nicolle Wallace @NicolleDWallace

    https://t.co/CdJZJlCWo6 via ⁦@nytopinion⁩

    Sun May 26 01:08:32 +0000 2019

  • Michael Kruse
    Michael Kruse @michaelkruse

    “There is something amazing in the Energizer Bunny aspect of his nastiness and his ignorance. He doesn’t care what people think about how mean or dumb he is. He just keeps going,” @TimOBrien tells @maureendowd. https://t.co/WN1X4MHVrJ

    Sun May 26 12:31:18 +0000 2019

  • Moisés Naím
    Moisés Naím @MoisesNaim

    “Trump’s whole life is about the cover-up. He has covered up his academic record, his health reports, his dalliances with women, his finances, his family history his tax returns.” https://t.co/uVkxI9fe5o via ⁦⁦@maureendowd⁩

    Sun May 26 13:28:26 +0000 2019

  • New York Times Opinion
    New York Times Opinion @nytopinion

    "Pelosi is kryptonite to Trump and they both know it," writes a reader on @MaureenDowd's column, "Crazy Is as Crazy Does." https://t.co/pho2vxYKT4 https://t.co/iwee2IK2lc

    Sun May 26 04:20:20 +0000 2019

  • Brian Stelter
    Brian Stelter @brianstelter

    "What words can you use..." ? https://t.co/wiqWd1Y4ec https://t.co/u49u9ElZDH

    Sun May 26 12:00:51 +0000 2019

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Current Status: ‘The president's insane’: book by CNN's Jim Acosta charts Trump war on press ‘The president's insane’: book by CNN's Jim Acosta charts Trump war on press – Chief White House correspondent credits Bannon for ‘enemy of the people’ line but use of unnamed sources may reignite battle with president

    theguardian.com 2019-05-25 17:52:40+00:00
PEN America
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    PEN America @PENamerican

    In Jim @Acosta's new book The Enemy of the People: A “senior White House official” tells Acosta: “The president’s insane.” A “former White House national security official” says staffers were not sure the president had not been “compromised” by Russia. https://t.co/34mtGf4e6C

    Sun May 26 02:53:34 +0000 2019

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Current Status: In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc – American cities are being hijacked with an N.S.A. cyberweapon that has already done billions of dollars in damage overseas. The N.S.A. will say nothing.

    nytimes.com 2019-05-25 16:01:03+00:00
Nicole Perlroth Sarah Kendzior Scott Shane Olivier Tesquet Alex Gibney Thomas Rid Ken Dilanian Kai Biermann John Schwartz Naveed Jamali
  • Nicole Perlroth
    Nicole Perlroth @nicoleperlroth

    NEW: Baltimore was hit with an NSA hacking tool that is being used to hijack U.S. cities. ⁦@ScottShaneNYT⁩ and I spent months looking into the origins of EternalBlue, a stolen NSA weapon that is popping up in more and more attacks across the country. https://t.co/QwZshZ0yR2

    Sat May 25 16:21:38 +0000 2019

  • Sarah Kendzior
    Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior

    Cyberattacks created with NSA malware cripple US cities in "the most destructive and costly NSA breach in history" https://t.co/wf4XjxIgUs https://t.co/nUM5RhSqfo

    Sun May 26 11:38:17 +0000 2019

  • Scott Shane
    Scott Shane @ScottShaneNYT

    NSA spent a lot of taxpayer money developing hacking tools for espionage. Then it lost the tools. They've already done billions in damage around the world, and now they're being used to attack American cities. With @nicoleperlroth https://t.co/IrtWipsfUG

    Sat May 25 16:26:45 +0000 2019

  • Olivier Tesquet
    Olivier Tesquet @oliviertesquet

    Les infrastructures de plusieurs villes américaines sont paralysées par des attaques informatiques depuis quelques mois. Aujourd’hui, on apprend qu’elles sont menées grâce à des outils que la NSA s’est fait dérober en 2017. https://t.co/cMr8Iy25nO

    Sat May 25 16:35:52 +0000 2019

  • Alex Gibney
    Alex Gibney @alexgibneyfilm

    A great piece about cyber weapons and how they spread. https://t.co/9BHKHipfC3 The real kicker is at the end. 50 nations want a global cyber treaty. Those opposed: China, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Russia & the United States. The war coalition.

    Sat May 25 20:28:06 +0000 2019

  • Thomas Rid
    Thomas Rid @RidT

    New details: —ETERNALBLUE was initially nicknamed EternalBluescreen —NSA never seriously considered alerting Microsoft about discovering the vulnerability (before Shadow Brokers happened), and —“held on it” (“used it,” presumably) for more than five years https://t.co/ib0guBIWhI

    Sat May 25 19:32:32 +0000 2019

  • Ken Dilanian
    Ken Dilanian @KenDilanianNBC

    When will Congress stop allowing ⁦@NSAGov⁩ to dodge public accountability for this by hiding behind secrecy? @markwarner @senatorburr ⁦@RepAdamSchiff⁩ @devinnunes https://t.co/Vtp9J2vnvI

    Sat May 25 16:46:44 +0000 2019

  • Kai Biermann
    Kai Biermann @kaibiermann

    Boom. #EternalBlue, die Microsoft-Lücke, die die #NSA nutze und die sie sich stehlen ließ und die dann als #Wannacry-Hack bekannt wurde... Sie kommt nun wie ein Bumerang in die USA zurück und trifft Baltimore: https://t.co/iHlcsxFFVh

    Sun May 26 09:14:14 +0000 2019

  • John Schwartz
    John Schwartz @jswatz

    One security expert calls it “the most destructive and costly N.S.A. breach in history,” more damaging than Snowden's. “The government has refused to take responsibility, or even to answer the most basic questions.” @nicoleperlroth @scottshane https://t.co/uMigYJACvW

    Sun May 26 12:04:36 +0000 2019

  • Naveed Jamali
    Naveed Jamali @NaveedAJamali

    Stolen NSA tools have been co-opted by China, North Korea, Russia and Iran to wreak havoc. Now they’ve come back a few miles outside of “the Fort” to Baltimore. https://t.co/5fPhwGJ9s2 via @nytimes

    Sat May 25 16:45:15 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Trump appears to contradict Bolton on North Korea, expresses ‘confidence’ in Kim Trump appears to contradict Bolton on North Korea, expresses ‘confidence’ in Kim – Not long after national security adviser John Bolton denounced North Korea’s actions, the president said he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “will keep his promise to me.”

      washingtonpost.com 2019-05-25 04:40:38+00:00
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    Ashley Parker @AshleyRParker

    About this morning... me and @simondenyer on how Trump undermined his national security adviser, sided with a dictator, and mocked a political rival — while misspelling his name — all in a single tweet. https://t.co/bFZVuHWu2j

    Sun May 26 02:49:51 +0000 2019

  • Jim Roberts
    Jim Roberts @nycjim

    "Trump’s tweet, at roughly 7:30 a.m. seemed to undo Bolton’s tough talk, and undermined his national security adviser.” https://t.co/51xmeazWgL

    Sun May 26 12:12:24 +0000 2019

  • Jim Roberts
    Jim Roberts @nycjim

    In a direct rebuke to his National Security Adviser John Bolton, Trump says he unconcerned about latest North Korea missile launches. "I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me.” https://t.co/51xmeazWgL https://t.co/XVPSliPa1s

    Sun May 26 12:11:14 +0000 2019

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Current Status: IRS could be forced to release Trump’s taxes in the heat of 2020 IRS could be forced to release Trump’s taxes in the heat of 2020 – The administration is betting that it can drag out the coming case beyond next year’s elections. That could prove a bad strategy.

    politico.com 2019-05-24 05:05:11+00:00
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  • Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1

    There's a decent chance the White House could lose the fight and be forced to hand over Trump's tax records before the 2020 election. "He's gambling," said a former senior counsel in the House's Office of General Counsel. https://t.co/U8jlexQkqB

    Fri May 24 16:30:00 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    The Supreme Court could decide to take up the tax returns case, and there have been signs it is interested in issues surrounding Congress suing the executive branch https://t.co/ohQcP40eeZ

    Fri May 24 19:00:11 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    President Donald Trump’s bet that it’ll take years to resolve a coming court fight over his tax returns could be wrong https://t.co/yEylaRIkgD

    Fri May 24 10:30:07 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    President Trump’s bet that it’ll take years to resolve a coming court fight over his tax returns could be wrong https://t.co/RUOEkPC8lP

    Fri May 24 15:00:08 +0000 2019

  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    The IRS could be forced to release Trump’s taxes in the heat of 2020 https://t.co/IQ6Khe4Iin

    Fri May 24 11:30:06 +0000 2019

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Current Status: The Insults Trump Has Hurled at 2020 Democrats The Insults Trump Has Hurled at 2020 Democrats – Joseph R. Biden Jr. is “sleepy,” Bernie Sanders is “crazy” and Elizabeth Warren is “angry.” We’re tracking President Trump’s attacks on the Democrats who are competing for his job.

     nytimes.com 2019-05-26 09:00:01+00:00
Mimi Rocah julianzelizer

Current Status: 'Ghosted': GOP abandons female House hopeful despite talk of electing women 'Ghosted': GOP abandons female House hopeful despite talk of electing women – Party leaders acknowledge there are too few women in the House Republican Conference. But recruiting and electing more of them is proving difficult.

   politico.com 2019-05-26 06:54:03+00:00
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  • POLITICO
    POLITICO @politico

    Party leaders acknowledge there are too few women in the House Republican Conference. But recruiting and electing more of them is proving difficult. https://t.co/7tnImwUVHo

    Sun May 26 13:00:04 +0000 2019

  • Laura Barrón-López
    Laura Barrón-López @lbarronlopez

    NEW from me & @MZanona —> 'Ghosted': GOP abandons female House hopeful despite talk of electing women https://t.co/xOKLKyxf0R

    Sun May 26 13:10:48 +0000 2019

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Current Status: How Democrats Are, and Aren’t, Challenging the Trump Economic Record How Democrats Are, and Aren’t, Challenging the Trump Economic Record – Acknowledging the boom, and then a quick pivot to other issues or a nuanced argument on what personal economic well-being means.

   nytimes.com 2019-05-26 06:30:02+00:00
Neil Irwin Michael Tackett Peter Baker Kai Ryssdal
  • Neil Irwin
    Neil Irwin @Neil_Irwin

    The last two times a president has lost re-election, the unemployment rates were 7.4% (HWBush) and 7.5% (Carter). With the economy humming, here's how the Democratic playbook to challenge Trump on the economy is shaping up, from on the ground in NH: https://t.co/J2xLIgaqDf

    Sun May 26 12:54:27 +0000 2019

  • Michael Tackett
    Michael Tackett @tackettdc

    "In particular, since Mr. Trump’s inauguration, the United States has experienced more a steady continuation of an expansion underway for the last seven years of the Obama administration than a meaningful acceleration of growth" @neil_irwiin https://t.co/q3KnICZUQm

    Sun May 26 11:35:16 +0000 2019

  • Peter Baker
    Peter Baker @peterbakernyt

    For Democrats, Trump's economic record presents a challenge. ⁦How do they answer his inevitable claims that he has done more for the economy than any president? @Neil_Irwin⁩ https://t.co/P9CIv7ovCA

    Sun May 26 13:20:16 +0000 2019

  • Kai Ryssdal
    Kai Ryssdal @kairyssdal

    “...nuanced arguments are usually not the stuff of campaign rallies.” How Democrats Are, and Aren’t, Challenging the Trump Economic Record https://t.co/CEByJZWLBq

    Sun May 26 14:28:07 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Trump lawyers secure deal to delay financial disclosures Trump lawyers secure deal to delay financial disclosures – "An agreement has been reached with the House regarding a stay of the subpoenas pending appeal," the president's outside attorney said.

   nbcnews.com 2019-05-26 01:16:00+00:00
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    NBC News @NBCNews

    Lawyers for President Trump said Saturday they've reached an agreement with congressional leaders to delay the handover of banking documents from Trump accounts. https://t.co/luyr1XdZ90

    Sun May 26 01:46:53 +0000 2019

  • Katie Phang
    Katie Phang @KatiePhang

    Grab that first cup of coffee ☕️ and join me and ⁦@AlexWitt⁩ on @MSNBC for the latest on Trump’s last-minute deal to delay production of docs. #WittWeekenders #SubpoenaPower https://t.co/Aa02456MuE

    Sun May 26 09:58:44 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Utah judge suspended for criticizing Trump on social media and in court Utah judge suspended for criticizing Trump on social media and in court – The court noted multiple times when Kwan had provided political comments that criticized Donald Trump, as a presidential candidate in 2016 and as president.

     nbcnews.com 2019-05-25 23:07:00+00:00

Current Status: Trump lawyers, House committees reach agreement to hold off on enforcing Deutsche Bank, Capital One subpoenas Trump lawyers, House committees reach agreement to hold off on enforcing Deutsche Bank, Capital One subpoenas – Lawyers for President Donald Trump have reached an agreement with the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees to hold off for now on enforcing the subpoenas for Trump's financial records…

   cnn.com 2019-05-25 19:33:02+00:00
Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 CNN Politics CNN
  • Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈
    Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈 @Amy_Siskind

    After celebrating court victories early in the week, House Democrats have now effectively agreed to be stayed from getting Trump docs from Mazars and Deutsche, likely well into 2020 with court appeals. This is a joke! https://t.co/ekhfOxDs1p

    Sat May 25 19:53:48 +0000 2019

  • CNN Politics
    CNN Politics @CNNPolitics

    NEW: Lawyers for President Trump and two House committees reach an agreement to hold off on enforcing Deutsche Bank and Capital One subpoenas https://t.co/Y7InpzBuQr https://t.co/FiZWeFd4ai

    Sat May 25 19:39:05 +0000 2019

  • CNN
    CNN @CNN

    Similar to a deal reached earlier this week with the House Oversight committee, the agreement allows for an expedited appeal schedule https://t.co/8vh5wVda3s

    Sat May 25 21:45:04 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Trump’s allies insist he is winning in feud with Pelosi. Her backers say she showed up the president. Trump’s allies insist he is winning in feud with Pelosi. Her backers say she showed up the president. – Taking stock after days of insults, each side is certain of the upper hand in a fight that shows no sign of waning 18 months before the 2020 elections.

     washingtonpost.com 2019-05-25 18:59:15+00:00
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  • Josh Dawsey
    Josh Dawsey @jdawsey1

    Until Wednesday’s showdown, Trump was telling advisers that he’d be ok with raising a gas tax to pay for infrastructure. He recently called Pelosi to compliment her on her news coverage. But things went haywire... https://t.co/cgOkl73mN6

    Sun May 26 12:47:08 +0000 2019

  • Dan Froomkin
    Dan Froomkin @froomkin

    Dear WaPo: Please spare me from more "each side insisted they got the upper hand” Trump coverage. Tell me instead which side is more credible, which side is acting in good faith, which side is using schoolyard insults, etc. https://t.co/bKAyUhrNko by @rachaelmbade @jdawsey1

    Sun May 26 12:52:09 +0000 2019

  • Arthur Schwartz
    Arthur Schwartz @ArthurSchwartz

    “The aides spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private talks.” Keep in mind that @jdawsey1 has reported on meetings & conversations that never took place. Never trust his anonymously sourced trash. https://t.co/s4Voz8AfMo

    Sat May 25 23:36:29 +0000 2019

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Current Status: Mike Pence tells West Point grads they should expect to see combat Mike Pence tells West Point grads they should expect to see combat – "You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen"

   cbsnews.com 2019-05-25 00:00:00+00:00