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Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to its border with the US after pressure from the Trump administration to help slow migration northward https://t.co/N1SObGuLVx pic.twitter.com/n25SD0vqTH — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 24, 2019

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Mexico has deployed almost 15,000 troops to its border with the US after pressure from the Trump administration to help slow migration northward https://t.co/N1SObGuLVx pic.twitter.com/n25SD0vqTH — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 24, 2019

Nobody Pays Attention To Trump’s Rape Victim

Ken AshfordCrime, Political Scandals, Sex Scandals, Trump & Administration, Women's IssuesLeave a Comment

This is how low we’ve sunk. A very credible claim of rape, and it doesn’t register on the news: Acclaimed author E. Jean Carroll publicly alleged for the first time Friday that President Donald Trump raped her in a dressing room in the mid-1990s. Two days later, the hosts of the most popular Sunday morning talk shows in the U.S. … Read More

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President Trump says he has imposed new “hard-hitting” sanctions against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a US drone https://t.co/iYiXsUliie — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 24, 2019

10 Mueller Report Myths Debunked

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

Myth: Mueller found “no collusion.” Response: Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.” He found that “a Russian entity carried out a social media campaign that favored presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaged presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.” He also found that “a Russian intelligence service conducted computer-intrusion operations” against the Clinton campaign … Read More

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President Trump won't say whether he'll follow a UN recommendation to order the FBI to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi https://t.co/X1LsRL9SVa pic.twitter.com/RDdfvCvOVl — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 23, 2019

Weekly List 136

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This week Trump manufactured two major story lines: an almost war with Iran, and mass roundups and deportations of “millions” of immigrants. The two stories occupied much of the national attention, while Trump continued to stonewall Congressional attempts at oversight. Authoritarian expert Masha Gessen wrote about “The Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps,” as a national discussion over conditions at … Read More

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President Trump says he will delay the ICE raids scheduled to start Sunday to give lawmakers a chance to “work out a solution” https://t.co/o2hsL9heyi pic.twitter.com/x2HJnkzlPw — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 22, 2019

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President Trump says the US is putting additional sanctions on Iran but didn't elaborate on the details of them https://t.co/vaQrXlZ3mF pic.twitter.com/uz34S5IXNY — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 22, 2019

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President Trump says he called off US strikes on Iran with 10 minutes to spare, after learning that 150 people might die. Follow live updates: https://t.co/K7SpmfjSXe pic.twitter.com/OfsLhVdU14 — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 21, 2019

Indecision As Foreign Policy

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Things have been ratcheting up with Iran for a few weeks, starting last week with a questionable attack by Iran on a US oil tanker, accompanied by weak, grainy photographic evidence. But it went into overdrive this week when Iran shot down a U.S. drone over… well, Iran or international waters, depending on who you listen to. Trump’s response was… … Read More

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The New York Times reports the President abruptly called off military strikes against Iran on Thursday night after previously approving them https://t.co/J2bNQ4HRyZ pic.twitter.com/FObIRrIaBi — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 21, 2019

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Lawyers from the Trump administration blocked former White House aide Hope Hicks from answering 155 questions as she testified, a new transcript shows https://t.co/kZDhR5gohR pic.twitter.com/pTg5FTSScs — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 20, 2019

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Federal prosecutors in a new court filing allege that longtime Trump associate Roger Stone has violated the gag order in his criminal case https://t.co/e8S1ECCnIO pic.twitter.com/Jvh9vD21TO — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 20, 2019

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Trump tweets “Iran made a very big mistake!” after the downing of a US military drone, escalating a volatile situation playing out between Washington and Tehran https://t.co/EvnDxGeqVr pic.twitter.com/F1mFWb2QFX — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 20, 2019