1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “former FBI agents power influence” – Google News: Read All About It! Musk’s Philanthropy Deserves Headlines – CleanTechnica

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Read All About It! Musk’s Philanthropy Deserves Headlines  CleanTechnica

December 30th, 2018 by Carolyn Fortuna. The remarkably brief and austere website for the Musk Foundation targets 4 areas for grant support: renewable …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump electorate” – Google News: Latino support for Republicans holds steady despite Trump immigration talk – The Columbian

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Latino support for Republicans holds steady despite Trump immigration talk  The Columbian

LITTLETON, Colo. — Pedro Gonzalez has faith in Donald Trump and his party.

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Facebook’s black year: The social network’s battle for credibility – Tech News  The Star Online

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was continually apologising in 2018 – for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, for an attack by hackers and for a clumsy …

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Facebook in 2018: How Much More Trust Can The Social Network Really Afford to Lose?  News18

“Bringing People Closer Together,” they said. Back in January. If Facebook could turn back the clock, it probably would want to go back to a simpler time prior to …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “russia helping trump” – Google News: After Mattis, Patrick Shanahan takes Pentagon helm at critical time – The Straits Times

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After Mattis, Patrick Shanahan takes Pentagon helm at critical time  The Straits Times

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Patrick Shanahan, who on Tuesday (Jan 1) becomes the acting US Secretary of Defence, takes the helm of America’s massive military …

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“Trump Investigations” – Google News: What really makes the Trump presidency scary – CNN

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What really makes the Trump presidency scary  CNN

Mark Weinberg writes that as Trump’s latest threats to close the southern border prove, he is a leader who cares more about his name and reputation than the …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Donald Trump” – Google News: China’s December manufacturing activity contracts even more than expected – CNBC

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China’s December manufacturing activity contracts even more than expected  CNBC

China reported lower than expected manufacturing activity for December amid a trade dispute with the U.S..

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: We’ve reached the Russian arms dealer stage of Donald Trump’s Russia scandal

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The week nestled between Christmas and New Years Day is often one of the quietest when it comes to political news. Journalists are on vacation, Congress is in a holding pattern, and the general public is busy enjoying the holidays. But we did receive one crucial tidbit this weekend which could help explain a lot about the nature of the Trump-Russia scandal.




We now know that during the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman wasn’t merely reaching out to his Kremlin overlords to try to use his position to erase the millions of dollars he owed them. According to a lengthy new expose from Time Magazine, Team Kremlin was actively putting pressure on Manafort to make good on his debt. In fact Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska sent a Russian arms dealer named Victor Boyarkin to try to collect from Manafort. Notably, these efforts go back to 2014.




So now we know that at the time Donald Trump hired Paul Manafort to run his 2016 campaign, Manafort wasn’t just a guy who essentially owed millions of dollars to the Kremlin. He was a guy who was being pressured by a Russian arms dealer to find a way to make up for it. This means Manafort didn’t merely catch a lucky break when Trump hired him; Manafort was actively seeking out a way to help the Russians at the time he took the job.



This of course leaves the big question: can it be proven that Donald Trump knew he was hiring an indebted Russian asset to run his campaign? Paul Manafort cut a cooperating plea deal and then famously tried to sabotage it, so he’s presumably been no help in proving that Trump knew. But Manafort’s former longtime sidekick Rick Gates was right in the thick of this, and he’s been thoroughly making good on his plea deal.



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“2016 Presidential Election Investigation” – Google News: Here’s what you missed this weekend: Trump tries to respond to dead children at the border, Kelly says the ‘wall’ won’t be a real wall at all, and truculent truck drivers block Tesla Superchargers

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Here’s what you missed this weekend: Trump tries to respond to dead children at the border, Kelly says the ‘wall’ won’t be a real wall at all, and truculent truck drivers block Tesla Superchargers  Business Insider

From US border policy to harsh criticism of President Donald Trump, and the triumphs and travails of Tesla in 2018. Here’s what happened this weekend.

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“Manafort” – Google News: Here’s what you missed this weekend: Trump tries to respond to dead children at the border, Kelly says the ‘wall’ won’t be a real wall at all, and truculent truck drivers block Tesla Superchargers – INSIDER

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Here’s what you missed this weekend: Trump tries to respond to dead children at the border, Kelly says the ‘wall’ won’t be a real wall at all, and truculent truck drivers block Tesla Superchargers  INSIDER

From US border policy to harsh criticism of President Donald Trump, and the triumphs and travails of Tesla in 2018. Here’s what happened this weekend.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Trump liar” – Google News: Terry McAuliffe: ‘Democrats should not give an inch’ in budget debate – CNN

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Terry McAuliffe: ‘Democrats should not give an inch’ in budget debate  CNN

Washington (CNN) Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Sunday that Congressional Democrats should not “give an inch” in the ongoing budget debate with …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “trump authoritarianism” – Google News: Top Asian News 1:12 a.m. GMT – Yahoo News UK

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Top Asian News 1:12 a.m. GMT  Yahoo News UK

TOKYO (AP) — Kim Jong Un will be keeping North Korea watchers busy on New Year’s Day, when he is expected to give his annual address laying out the …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “organized crime and intelligence” – Google News: Murder convictions and a cartel close to collapse: How gardaí pummeled the Kinahan gang in 2018 – thejournal.ie

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Murder convictions and a cartel close to collapse: How gardaí pummeled the Kinahan gang in 2018  thejournal.ie

2018 WILL BE remembered by gardaí for a long time – it was the year they brought some of the underworld’s most serious killers and gang leaders to justice.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): Palmer Report: Donald Trump cuts and runs

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Considering that it’s a weekend and it’s the day before New Years Eve, one might think Donald Trump would have the sense to behave decently for once – or to at least lay off the Twitter sauce. Then again, this is the guy who tried to ruin everyone’s Christmas with one deranged tirade after another, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. What stands out about today: Trump is in full retreat.




Take, for instance, this rather odd Donald Trump tweet today: “Great work by my Administration over the holidays to save Coast Guard pay during this #SchumerShutdown. No thanks to the Democrats who left town and are not concerned about the safety and security of Americans!” Really? It’s as if he doesn’t know there were cameras in the room when he announced that he would be proud to take credit for his shutdown.


Now that the shutdown is an unpopular disaster, Trump is trying to blame Chuck Schumer, barely a week after he told Schumer to his face that he wouldn’t try to put the blame on him. But then Trump went and did something profoundly offensive, tweeting “Veterans on President Trump’s handling of Border Security – 62% Approval Rating. On being a strong leader – 59%. AP Poll. Thank you!”




Eventually we’ll need to have a national conversation about why veterans – to whom our nation is so indebted – appear to be the last segment of Americans to figure out that they’re being screwed by this thieving anti-military traitor. But these isolated poll numbers merely serve to mask the fact that Trump’s overall approval rating with all Americans is at a historical low.



Donald Trump is now running away from his own failed shutdown stunt, and he’s trying to hide behind veterans while running away from his own deep unpopularity. This isn’t surprising; Trump is the kind of scam artist who hasn’t taken responsibility for anything in his entire life. But Trump is now in full scale retreat, as everything he tries ends up backfiring on him in real time.



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Okoi Obono-Obla And The Anti-Corruption War (1)  Independent Newspapers Limited

Within its limited scope amidst vagaries of resistance and attempts by suspects to malign its chairman, the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “putin won US 2016 election” – Google News: Mueller investigation shows no sign of slowing as year comes to a close – WABC-TV

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Mueller investigation shows no sign of slowing as year comes to a close  WABC-TV

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election was once a cloud hanging over the Trump administration. Now it’s a …

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“deutsche bank and trump” – Google News: A Look into Hindsight Capital’s Spectacular 2018 – Bloomberg

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A Look into Hindsight Capital’s Spectacular 2018  Bloomberg

Going long U.S. utilities, managed care and short-term U.S. Treasuries worked, as did shorting euro-zone banks, blockchain and Bitcoin.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Trump” – Google News: Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly contradicts Trump in exit interview: ‘To be honest, it’s not a wall’ – Fox News

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Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly contradicts Trump in exit interview: ‘To be honest, it’s not a wall’  Fox News

White House chief of staff John Kelly, who is set to leave the Trump administration within days, flatly asserted in remarks published Sunday that the president’s …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “Donald Trump” – Google News: Graham: Trump open-minded about potential compromise with Democrats on border security funding – CNN

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Graham: Trump open-minded about potential compromise with Democrats on border security funding  CNN

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters that President Donald Trump is open to a compromise with Democrats that includes $5 billion for border security …

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“Jared Kushner” – Google News: What to expect in the second week of the partial government shutdown – WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

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What to expect in the second week of the partial government shutdown  WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

The government shutdown has entered its second week, with President Trump and congressional Democrats still at an impasse over funding for a U.S.-Mexico …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (198 sites): “2016 elections and mental health” – Google News: Recapping 2018: A dozen political stories that left California shaken or stirred – CALmatters

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Recapping 2018: A dozen political stories that left California shaken or stirred  CALmatters

The state turns even bluer—still vexed by stifling housing costs, a precarious tax base, and climate changing faster than we can fend off its disastrous …

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