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Trump meets with top campaign aides as reelection fears rise

Trump meets with top campaign aides as reelection fears rise

President Donald Trump met with top political aides at the White House on Thursday, a source familiar with the meeting tells CNN, as numerous public polls show the Republican leader significantly underperforming his 2016 pace in key battleground states, raising fears of defeat in November. Campaign manager Brad Parscale, deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien, pollster…MORE

Warner calls for Barr to resign after protesters cleared from near White House

Warner calls for Barr to resign after protesters cleared from near White House

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner called for Attorney General William Barr’s resignation on Wednesday, saying Barr is “unfit for office” after the attorney general reportedly ordered peaceful protesters to be cleared from near the White House earlier this week. Warner’s comments also come amid criticism over police tactics used to clear out the protesters ahead of…MORE

Barr defends use of force at Monday’s White House protest

Attorney General William Barr defended the shocking use of force on peaceful protesters outside the White House Monday, saying at a news conference on Thursday that difficulties with relocating authorities earlier in the day had forced the clash. Flanked by federal law enforcement leaders at the Justice Department in his first public remarks since the…MORE

DC mayor says she wants out-of-state troops ‘out of Washington’

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser said she wants out-of-state military troops out of the nation’s capital after they were called in to handle the protests over the death of George Floyd. “The very first thing is we want the military — we want troops from out-of-state out of Washington, DC,” Bowser said at a press…MORE

White House fortifies security perimeter ahead of continued protests

White House fortifies security perimeter ahead of continued protests

The People’s House continued to be fortified from the public Thursday, as workers erected a perimeter of tall metal fencing around the White House complex. After law enforcement forcefully dispersed peaceful protesters so President Donald Trump could participate in a photo opportunity with a Bible outside St. John’s Episcopal Church, workers were seen constructing fencing…MORE

GOP senator says she’s ‘struggling’ on whether to back Trump

GOP senator says she’s ‘struggling’ on whether to back Trump

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska broke with many of her Republican colleagues Thursday, applauding an op-ed by General James Mattis that condemned President Donald Trump’s actions this week. “When I saw General Mattis’ comments yesterday I felt like perhaps we are getting to a point where we can be more honest with the concerns that…MORE