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Top Trump fundraiser now raising campaign cash for Parkland Democrat

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A top Florida lobbyist who was one of Trump’s key fundraisers has now moved to raise money for Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), known for representing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Brian Ballard and other lobbyists at his firm are coming together at a Washington, D.C. steakhouse to raise funds for Deutch’s 2020 reelection bid, Politico reported Tuesday. He is one of five Republicans supporting Deutch. The others include Florida Trump campaign advisor Susie Wiles, ex-chief of staff Dan McFaul, who worked for former Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), as well as Justin Sayfie; Syl Lukis; along with Ballard.

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Politico noted that it’s rare for Republican lobbyists to hold events for Democrats, though it has happened before. Ballard, specifically, hosted a fundraiser in 2013 for former Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL) when she first ran for Congress.

“Congressman Deutch is a reasonable, pragmatic, thoughtful representative,” former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) said in an interview about his colleague’s support. “He’s a loyal Democrat, but he takes great pride in reaching across the aisle whenever possible.”

Read the full report at Politico.

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Trump rages against impeachment ‘lynching’ — and warns GOP will seek revenge against next Dem president

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President Donald Trump declared himself a victim of a "lynching" -- and threatened the next Democratic president with impeachment as he faces increasing calls for his removal from office.

The president raged against the impeachment inquiry that has largely been held in closed-door hearings as House Democrats investigate a possible criminal conspiracy involving classified information.

"So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights," Trump tweeted. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!"

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Global millionaires now own nearly half of world’s $361 trillion in wealth

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The millionaires of the world, who account for just 0.9 percent of the global population, now own nearly half of the planet's $361 trillion in wealth while the bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent.

That's according to the annual Global Wealth Report released Monday by Credit Suisse, which found that the number of millionaires in the world grew to 47 million between mid-2018 and mid-2019, with the United States leading the world in both new and total millionaires.

According to Credit Suisse, the U.S. added 675,000 new millionaires over the past year, bringing the country's total to 18.6 million.

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Jimmy Carter suffers pelvis fracture in another fall at home

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Former President Jimmy Carter suffered an injury in a fall at home.

Carter, who turned 95 years old this month, fell Monday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia, and was hospitalized for treatment of a minor pelvic fracture, according to The Carter Center.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Ga. He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home.

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