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Source: The Guradian

Donald Trump and Joe Biden exchange blows in Nevada as midterms loom

Today 18:09 GMT

Joe Biden took the fight to Donald Trump in Las Vegas on Saturday, before the president staged a rally in rural Nevada and on the day early voting began in the state ahead of the 6 November midterm elections.

Turnout from the heavily immigrant union was credited with giving Democrats key wins in Nevada in 2016, when Hillary Clinton won the state. Biden and Rosen rallied with members of Culinary Union 226, which represents about 57,000 housekeepers, bartenders and other workers in the casinos and hotels of the city.

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Source: The Guradian

The photographer taking the Twitter war to Trump

Today 18:09 GMT

I had spent eight years visually documenting President Barack Obama’s time in office as his chief official White House photographer, and I was exhausted.

At the time, I hoped Trump would surround himself with competent people, learn on the job and not lead us down a dangerous path. But this other guy…” I said, glancing out the window to where the new president had watched us depart, “is not capable of that.”

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Source: The Guradian

John James: ‘Battle-tested, ready to lead’ … and a black American for Trump

Today 09:00 GMT

James, no far-right demagogue, is African American and bidding to become the first black person from Michigan elected to the US Senate.

“The contention by James and other conservative black people that the Democrats exploit black people and give little back is a bogus, self-serving argument,” he added. “Black people are overwhelmingly Democrats precisely because there are tangible benefits the Democrats provide when it comes to fighting for civil rights, jobs, defence of pubic education and union and labour protections: the very things that the GOP has steadfastly opposed and eroded.

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Source: Washington Post

‘Close the whole thing!’: Border tensions boil over as Trump’s frustrations grow

Saturday 15:25 GMT

The Trump administration’s struggles to curtail illegal immigration have exposed a deep rift among the president and his top advisers, one that could lead to changes in the Cabinet and undermine the government’s response to a record surge of migrant families at the southern border.

In the summer, the president was so upset by the border numbers that he proposed sealing the entire 1,954-mile U.S.-Mexico border, including shuttering legal ports of entry, blocking trade flows and halting tourism and travel, according to the senior administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations.

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Source: The Guradian

'How to stop an out-of-control president': the Trump films that may swing the midterms

Friday 08:06 GMT

In his convoluted concluding metaphor, his former aide Sebastian Gorka likens Trump to an icebreaker, crashing through terrain frozen over by political correctness, which could re-freeze behind him unless a flotilla of Deplorables helps Trump win the midterms.

Another Oscar winner, Charles “Inside Job” Ferguson, has just completed a four-hour series on Watergate with the resonant subtitle: “How we learned to stop an out-of-control president.”

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Source: Common Domain

From Anguished Appeal to Presidential Tweet: The Doctor Who Changed U.S. Policy

Friday 15:27 GMT

Dr. Albezem was sitting in a conference room with Mr. Trump at an Indiana fundraiser days earlier when she made a passionate appeal for action to stop a looming assault by the Syrian regime on the country’s last major rebel sanctuary.

After meeting the woman, Mr. Trump said, he read a story about Idlib in the New York Times and sent out his tweet: “President Bashar al-Assad of Syria must not recklessly attack Idlib Province,” he wrote, four days after meeting Dr. Albezem. “Don’t let that happen!”

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Source: The Week

A definitive ranking of President Trump's disastrous portraits

Friday 08:05 GMT

The famous "buff Trump" portrait is one of the most disastrous attempts at capturing Trump's likeness, in part because the man depicted looks ... well, he looks nothing at all like Trump. Ralph Cowan was commissioned by Trump to paint the portrait in 1989, and said he decided on a tennis outfit over a business suit because "I wanted the 'Palm Beach' look."

The resulting gallery of Trump portraits range from the odd and tolerable to hilarious train wrecks of fantasy, patriotism, and badly drawn blond hair.


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