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Obama to Return to the Campaign Trail this Fall

Oh no. Please spare us. The lecturing, the sanctimony, the moralizing. And of course, the worship – from the press, from his fans, from all the people who say they miss the times when the White House had a president everyone could respect.

You know, the times that saw the lowest GDP growth rate of any post-war president – even amidst expanded government spending and crazy low interest rates – falling and stagnant incomes, and the whole world set afire while the president gutted the military, and set North Korea and Iran on paths toward nuclear weapons status.

Those times. The good ‘ole days.

From Politico:

With the midterms approaching, people close to him say he’ll shift into higher gear: campaigning, focusing his endorsements on down-ballot candidates, and headlining fundraisers. He’ll activate his 15,000-member campaign alumni association for causes and candidates he supports — including the 40 who are running for office themselves. He’s already strategizing behind the scenes with Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez and Eric Holder, who’s chairing his redistricting effort.

The most likely stops will be where races for governor, or perhaps Senate, overlap with competitive races for the House and state legislature. Obama won’t endorse in primaries, but once he does weigh in, will be open to a range of ways to help, from rallies like the one he did for Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor’s race to the robocall he recorded for Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race.

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Trump Schedule || Thursday, January 18, 2018

10:00 am || Meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
11:00 am || Meets with senior military leadership; The Pentagon
12:35 pm || Departs Pentagon
2:10 pm || Arrives Pittsburgh
2:45 pm || Tours H&K Equipment Company; Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
3:05 pm || Makes remarks at H&K Equipment Company
3:50 pm || Departs Pittsburgh
5:05 pm || Arrives White House

All times Eastern

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CNN Dominates Trump “Fake News Awards”

President Trump’s “fake news awards were listed tonight on the Republican National Committee website. CNN took home to most awards, four of the 11. Fox went home empty-handed. Oddly, so did MSNBC and Mika and Joe, who have been warring with the president all year.

Here they are:

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

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Sanders: If Trump were Anyone Else, Media Would Trumpet his Success

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DHS Secretary Says She Didn’t Hear Trump Use the Word “Shithole”

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