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George Conway isn’t just getting under Trump’s skin — he’s getting to the president’s allies too: WaPo reporter

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Washington Post reporter Robert Costa told MSNBC on Wednesday that George Conway –husband of presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway– is not only getting under President Donald Trump’s skin, he’s beginning to get to Trump’s allies too. Conway has been attacking the president on Twitter for months.

“There is a through line between what’s happening with Senator McCain and the comments about the late senator by the president, and what the president is saying about George Conway,” Costa said. “The president’s railing against the Republican establishment ahead of Mueller report, ahead of the 2020 election. He is trying to rally his core voters to have them stick by him through perhaps turbulence ahead.”

“George Conway is not John McCain, to say the least, so far as being a figure in the Republican establishment,” replied host Hallie Jackson. “Why is this bubbling so much over these last couple of days? Is it that Conway and his tweets have gotten under Donald Trump’s skin?”

“It’s not so much just the president’s skin, but when you talk to Trump allies, they say the president is hearing about Mr. Conway from many of his friends in phone calls, social media updates,” Costa said.

“The president, who functions for much of his career as a tabloid figure, someone who goes off what the grassroots are saying more than what the newspapers are saying, he has his antenna highly attuned to these kind of comments,” he continued. “Even though it comes with someone with a limited following like Mr. Conway.”

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Exclusive: IRS ignored documents showing that billionaire Trump supporter avoided millions in taxes on Cape Cod estate used for Trump fundraiser

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Sell your home at a loss and Congress says tough luck. Whether you overpaid or the market collapsed, it’s a personal loss and you get no tax deduction. The loss is 100 percent yours and yours alone.

In this fourth installment of The Koch Papers, we’ll look at Bill Koch’s purchase of an estate to expand his Cape Cod vacation home and a deduction he then took on his personal income tax return. The case raises questions about the diligence of federal tax law enforcement and whether under the Trump administration the IRS shows favoritism to Trump supporters.

William Ingraham Koch wanted to expand his Cape Cod vacation home compound, a lavish estate where he hosted a 2016 campaign fundraiser for Donald Trump. The Florida billionaire, whose primary Palm Beach home is six blocks from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, wanted the neighboring 26-acre estate so much that, The Koch Papers show, he paid more than twice the $29.5 million appraised value of the property.

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‘Talk is cheap’: Internet rejects Trump’s Juneteenth commemoration

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump honored Juneteenth, the commemoration of the day in 1865 when all slaves were officially freed.

"For millions of African Americans, Juneteenth has served as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental truth that all people are created equal and that liberty is a right endowed by our Creator," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

"Across our country, the contributions of African Americans continue to enrich every facet of American life," Trump continued. "This Juneteenth, as we vow always to uphold the God-given rights of all Americans, we pay tribute to the indomitable spirit of African Americans."

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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