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Trump plans to spend the next year making everything we do — from eating to driving to working — more dangerous: report

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According to acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump intends to spend the next year deregulating as much as possible. From chemicals in drinking and shower water to what is sprayed on the food Americans eat, or into the air they breathe, Trump intends to stop protecting people from it.

The announcement came as a “blunt” message to Cabinet secretaries, Axios reported Sunday. A senior White House official and another source briefed on the private conversation; both confirmed the “highest priority.”

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“We knew there was one thing we could do without legislation,” the senior official told Axios. The measure of a Cabinet secretaries’ performance will be tied to the regulations they’ve unmade. “Dereg is going to be top of the list.”

Trump’s crusade to deregulate has already caused an outbreak of childhood cancers in one Indiana town. The Indy Star reported on heartbroken moms and their strive to uncover the source of their childs’ deaths.

“Unfortunately we received results that provide us with validation we didn’t necessarily want,” said Stacie Davidson. Her 14-year-old stepson, Zane Davidson, is now in remission after fighting a rare form of leukemia for three years.

Axios explained that Trump has worked to use his executive powers to circumvent the House and Senate, leaving checks and balances up to the courts. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been fighting tooth and nail to get as many of Trump’s right-wing judges confirmed on as many courts as possible.

Trump’s “agencies are sweeping away regulations, including the most aggressive gutting of environmental regulations since at least President Reagan, and maybe ever,” Axios reported.

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Trump accuses Democrats of ‘trying to steal an election’ with mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic

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President Donald Trump accused Democrats of conspiring to steal an election at a hastily arranged news conference held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

And angry Trump lashed out at Democrats for seeking to allow voting by mail in the November election.

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's press conference, where he questioned if Democrats love America:

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Pelosi blasts Trump as ‘not a well person’ and wonders if GOP is motivated by a ‘manhood thing’: report

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed members of the Democratic Caucus on Saturday about the state of negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill.

Luke Broadwater, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, posted a thread about the call on Twitter, citing "sources on call."

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was also on the call, and reportedly blasted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for the failure to reach a deal.

“Meadows, when John Boehner and Paul Ryan was Speaker, impeded every agreement they tried to make with us on must-pass legislation," Hoyer reported said.

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Democratic pressure on intel agencies exposed a motherlode of information on foreign meddling helping Trump: report

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On Saturday, Politico reported that congressional Democrats believe their pressure campaign on the intelligence community was crucial to exposing Russia's newest plot to interfere with U.S. elections on behalf of President Donald Trump.

"For weeks, top Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate have been blaring warnings and demanding briefings and public disclosures from the intelligence community, shrugging off Republican charges that they’re politicizing intelligence," reported Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney. "And Democrats can now point to evidence that their pressure campaign might be working. On Friday, the Trump administration’s counterintelligence chief publicly confirmed that Russia is attempting to harm Joe Biden’s candidacy in 2020. The official, William Evanina, even singled out a pro-Russia Ukrainian, Andrii Derkach, as a key participant in the Kremlin’s new effort."

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