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9/11 Families Launch Ad Criticizing Trump for Hosting Saudi Golf Tournament

Donald Trump is gearing up to welcome the wildly controversial LIV Golf series to his Bedminster, New Jersey resort, with both he and his son Eric competing in a pro-am round today.

The fact that the league is backed by Saudi money has horrified the families of 9/11 victims, who have long called on the US government to clarify what it knows about Saudi Arabia’s alleged role in the attacks. In comments to ESPN, the former president called the attack “appalling” and said, “Unfortunately, no one got to the bottom of 9/11.”

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Meanwhile, Mr. Trump has threatened to sue CNN for branding him a liar and calling his baseless claims about the 2020 election the “big lie.”

In a voluminous letter released last night, he alleges that the network defamed him in its coverage of the 2016 and 2020 elections, the investigation into his ties to Russia and the attack on the US Capitol.

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Trump has also lashed out at reports that the US Department of Justice is investigating its actions when it attempted to undermine Joe Biden’s election victory, with Attorney General Merrick Garland confirming that the Department has no qualms about political backlash from the criminal charges. from him.

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DeSantis Administration Files Complaint Over Miami Drag Brunch

The administration of Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has filed an official complaint about Miami’s R House, alleging that the Wynwood neighborhood restaurant hosts weekend brunches exposing minors to “sexually explicit drag shows.”

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The bar is charged with disorderly conduct, according to the indictment, which states that “the nature of the performances … especially when performed in the presence of young children, violates public morals and violates the sense of public decency,” it said. The Miami Herald.

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Analysis: Dramatic deal by US Democrats revives global climate battle

With a dramatic timing worthy The West WingSenator Joe Manchin has struck an 11-hour deal that comes as a much-needed shot in the arm in the effort to tackle the climate crisis.

The bill, if passed into law, will be the biggest step the US Congress has taken to address domestic greenhouse gas emissions from the planet at a dark time when global targets falter.

It will also bolster the credibility of the US on the international stage by demanding that other major emitters in China, Europe and beyond drastically reduce their own use of fossil fuels.

Louise Boyle, senior climate correspondent for TBENtakes a closer look at the planned legislation.

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Manchin has given Biden a lifeline. So what now?

If the only news Joe Biden received on Wednesday had been a negative test for Covid-19, he would still have had a pretty great day – but the good news didn’t stop there.

First, the Senate passed a major piece of legislation to support the production of computer chips in the United States, guaranteeing it will go to the House for a vote. And then Mr. Biden got perhaps the best news he could have hoped for: Senator Joe Manchin, the incredibly fickle conservative Democrat from West Virginia, said he and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had reached an agreement to pass a spending bill that would focus on health care and climate change mitigation.

Eric Garcia takes a look at the huge breakthrough for the Democrats.

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Democrats & Veterans Outraged As GOP Senators Block Burning Pit Bill

Republican senators have been charged with “sentencing veterans to death” after they blocked the passage of a landmark law that would finally give U.S. military personnel sick and dying from exposure to toxic substances at fire pits, access to the health care they need.

Democratic lawmakers, veterans and advocates, including TV host Jon Stewart, spoke out in a highly emotional press conference Thursday morning, when the bill expected to become law by the end of the week was suddenly derailed by the Republican party hours earlier.

“This is total nonsense,” exclaimed Senator Kristen Gillibrand.

“They just sentenced veterans to death.”

Rachel Sharp has the latest news for TBEN.

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Watch: Trump’s 9/11 Comments on Saudi Golf Event in Bedminster

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US economy shrank 0.9 percent in second quarter

The US economy shrank by 0.9 percent in the second quarter of the year, further fueling fears that the country is heading into recession.

Thursday morning’s data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, part of the Commerce Department, showed a contraction in gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic output — for a second quarter in a row.

Back-to-back negative GDP quarters are an informal definition of recession, but most economists point to a still robust labor market, with 11 million job openings and an unusually low unemployment rate of 3.6 percent. They argue that a recession, if it were to occur, is still a long way off.

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Here’s What’s Included in the Monster Spending Deal Agreed by the Democrats

Senator Joe Manchin and Senate Leader Chuck Schumer shocked Washington on Wednesday when they announced they had reached an agreement on a spending bill to cut the cost of prescription drugs and fight climate change.

The legislation has been toned down significantly from the Democrats’ proposed Build Back Better spending package — which would include everything from childcare; an extensive children’s discount; hearing and dental coverage for Medicare; and home care for the elderly and people with disabilities. It’s a sign that Mr. Manchin, the conservative Democrat from West Virginia, is nervous about rising spending and inflation.

Indeed, the legislation is dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 as a reflection of how prices will fall in the coming years.

Eric Garcia reports for TBEN from Capitol Hill.

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“Nobody got to the bottom of 9/11,” Trump says as he hosts Saudi LIV Golf event

The former president was asked about the families of the victims of the terror attack who planned to protest the event in Bedminster because of its link to the country in the Middle East, and replied: “Unfortunately, no one has caught 9/11 to date. soil selected.”

Graeme Massie reports on the astonishing statement of the former president.

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Schumer summons Democrats after surprising Manchin deal

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told fellow Senate Democrats on Thursday that they now have a chance to achieve two “hugely important” priorities on health care and climate change if they stick together and approve a deal he says. has mediated with tenacious Democratic Senator Joe Manchin.

Schumer spoke at a private caucus meeting after the surprising turnaround about a comprehensive agreement he and Manchin struck that had eluded them for months. The Democratic leader’s comments were relayed by a person familiar with the meeting at the Capitol complex, who granted anonymity to discuss it.

The $739 billion package would cover healthcare and climate, raising taxes on high earners and large corporations, and cutting federal debt.

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Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin met with the committee on Jan. 6

The House Select Committee’s investigation of Jan. 6 now gathers evidence from more cabinet members of former President Donald Trump in hopes of learning whether they seriously considered disabling him after he incited a riotous mob to assault the U.S. Capitol. fall.

According to multiple reports, the panel interviewed Steven Mnuchin, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice producer who served as Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury from 2017 until the end of his tenure on January 20, 2021.

Andrew Feinberg has the latest.

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