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Most Republicans want Trump to ‘break some rules to set things right’: poll

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A majority of Republicans believe President Donald Trump was justified in breaking the rules to set the country in what they believe is the right direction.

The eighth annual American Values Survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) revealed GOP voters think the president should violate political norms or even the law to achieve what they want, reported The Guardian.

Nearly two-thirds of Republicans — 66 percent — classified as “always Trump” supporters agreed that “because things have gotten so far off track in this country, we need a leader who is willing to break some rules if that’s what it takes to set things right.”

More than half of all Republicans — 55 percent — or Republican-leaning independents share the same view as “always Trump” backers on rule-breaking.

That support for authoritarian rule-breaking was also shared by 35 percent of “never Trump” Republicans.

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Only 41 percent of Americans, in general, approve of Trump’s job performance, while 54 percent disapprove.

But more than 84 percent of Republicans approve of the president’s performance, and nearly a third of white evangelical Protestants say there is almost nothing Trump could do to lose their support.

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Kim Jong-un threatens to restart nuke tests as Trump’s efforts to talk to the regime fall apart again: report

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On Tuesday, CNN's Brian Todd reported that the North Korean regime is on the brink of rescinding what little they promised President Donald Trump, as the future of his efforts to continue talks appear uncertain.

"Kim Jong-un's regime is once again in negotiation by intimidation," said Todd. "Just two weeks after their historic meeting at the DMZ, and President Trump's short stroll into North Korea, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un appears to be threatening to start testing his nuclear weapons again. In a new statement, Kim's foreign ministry calls the joint U.S./South Korean military exercises planned for next month a breach of the main spirit of what President Trump and Kim agreed to in Singapore, and says, 'We are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S."

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‘He’s ignorant — not stupid’: NYT columnist says Trump is trying to ‘bait’ Democrats because he wants to run against AOC

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President Donald Trump is not going to get the 2020 opponent he wants, so he's going to pretend that his actual opposition is being led by the four young women in Congress known as The Squad, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni wrote on Tuesday.

Trump has spent the last few days with racist attacks on the four first-term members, who are Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

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‘Nickel and Dimed’ for the sharing economy: Inside the hellish new reality of low-wage work

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In 2001, journalist Barbara Ehrenreich's investigative book "Nickel and Dimed" revealed to those who weren't on low-wage payrolls how expensive it is to be a member of the working poor in America. Some things haven't changed since Ehrenreich's experiences working as a Walmart clerk, a restaurant server and a maid, among other jobs. Housing can still be prohibitively expensive on low hourly wages, and high turnover remains a constant. Workers still risk their health — mental, physical and emotional — every precarious day.

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