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Trump campaign exploits Las Vegas massacre in fundraising email

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President Donald Trump’s campaign sent out a fundraising email Saturday politicizing the mass shooting earlier this week in Las Vegas.

The Trump-Pence Weekly Newsletter, which is emailed to subscribers by their re-election campaign, reminded potential donors and voters of the president’s remarks Wednesday when he visited the city.

“Our nation is still in shock and mourning following the massacre of 58 concertgoers and hundreds of others injured in Las Vegas,” the email begins.

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The newsletter then points out that Trump and first lady Melania Trump met with victims and thanked first responders and law enforcement, and then quoted the president’s “words of comfort and healing.”

“We know that your sorrow feels endless,” the email quotes. “We stand together to help you carry your pain.”

Trump was scheduled to appear Saturday evening at a fundraiser in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Vice President Mike Pence visited Las Vegas ahead of four scheduled fundraisers Sunday in California.


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Explosive report shows how foreign entities are bombarding US servicemembers with pro-Trump propaganda

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Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter played a critical role in helping Russia-affiliated trolls disseminate propaganda to divide and manipulate voters in the 2016 presidential election.

But it hasn't stopped. A new report from the Vietnam Veterans Association has uncovered an ongoing two-year effort by actors in several foreign countries, including Russia, to target U.S. veterans and servicemembers.

The report shows that "These foreign admins have created individual social-media accounts that purport to belong to American veterans working at reputable veterans organizations," and use the accounts both to "send friend requests to the relatively small community of veteran advocates and connect with its prominent members who work to shape federal policy" and "spread propaganda and false news, while shaping and moderating/censoring the conversations of the unsuspecting community of American veterans who follow or join these groups and pages."

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Black girl ‘racially profiled by a mall cop’ just one year after her mother was reported to police for canvassing

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Three teenage girls in Oregon were accused of loitering by a mall security guard after they were turned away from rated-R movie and checked their phones to come up with an alternate plan for their evening.

Christine Bynum and two friends had gone to see a movie Friday at the Clackamas Town Center but were unable to get in after one of the girls forgot to bring her ID, so they went outside and sat in their car eating candy and looking at homecoming dresses on their phones before deciding what to do next, reported the Washington Post.

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Ex-Republican delivers scathing rebuke of Dem inaction on impeachment — and explains how the GOP would handle it

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Bruce Bartlett, a one-time Republican economist who years ago renounced his support of the GOP, has written a scathing rebuke of congressional Democrats being reluctant to impeach President Donald Trump even after he admitted to pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rivals.

Writing on Twitter, Bartlett expressed astonishment at the passivity of House Democrats in the face of brash lawlessness by the Trump administration.

"First, Democrats thought Robert Mueller would save them, so they waited & waited for his report, did nothing in the meantime," he writes. "Then they thought getting control of the House would fix everything. Nothing has happened. Now we must wait for the White House. Wait is all we ever do."

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