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Breitbart denied press credentials for Trump’s Alabama rally — White House intervenes

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The website helmed by ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was allegedly denied press credentials for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama.

An editor for Breitbart TV tweeted a photo of a woman typing on her phone, while a Breitbart business card sits on the table in front of her, next to printed spreadsheet lists.

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President Trump traveled to Alabama to campaign for interim Senator Luther Strange, who was appointed to fill the US Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions was confirmed as Attorney General.

Breitbart has been campaigning for interim Sen. Strange’s opponent, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore.

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Days before Trump announced his Alabama rally, Steve Bannon allegedly urged Breitbart editors to “step up” attacks on interim Sen. Strange.

Bannon has been waging political war against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has spent millions attempting to defend interim Sen. Strange.

Election day is September 26.

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UPDATE: September 22, 9:27 EST
Jeff Poor, the Breitbart editor who tweeted he was denied entry, has updated his Twitter feed. The White House intervened on behalf of Breitbart and that he made it in the rally.

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Steve Schmidt: Trump’s ‘corruption’ is dragging America into ‘banana republic territory’

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On Monday's edition of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," former George W. Bush and John McCain adviser Steve Schmidt laid into President Donald Trump's "corruption," warning that it is undermining the foundations of the rule of law.

"The corruption is just unbelievable," said Schmidt, who recently left the Republican Party to become an independent. "And if you look back to the Republican convention, Joe, when we talked about it at the time, the chants of lock them up — what I said about it at the time was it was banana republicanism."

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Minimum wage workers win big union victory in anti-union Texas

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While Donald Trump’s Labor Department works to diminish employee rights, organized workers have scored an important victory deep in the heart of anti-union Texas.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2021 for 8,000 people at the city’s two airports. That’s a 65% increase for workers paid the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. About 8,000 baggage handlers, caterers, wheelchair attendants and others benefit.

The Service Employees International Union organized the Houston workers. Workers in Denver earlier won $15 an hour by 2021. A new ordinance proposed in Minneapolis would require $15 an hour by 2022.

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Here’s how Trump could unleash a horrifying ‘era of authoritarianism’ in his second term

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What happens if President Donald Trump not only survives impeachment, but goes on to win a second term? It's a prospect that chills Democrats to the bone — and for good reason.

On Monday, Politico mapped out a detailed, hypothetical scenario in which Trump wins re-election — similar to their 2016 scenario of what would happen if Trump was elected in the first place — and some of the things that people could expect in the coming years. The result would be, as former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean put it, "an era of authoritarianism."

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