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Iowa congresswoman rips the White House after she was uninvited from Trump’s tour of an energy facility

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A Democratic congresswoman representing Iowa slammed the White House after she was allegedly uninvited from attending a tour with President Donald Trump.

“U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA) said the White House rescinded an invitation for the Iowa congresswoman to join President Donald Trump on a Tuesday tour of a renewable energy facility in Council Bluffs,” the Des Moines Register reported Tuesday.

“Unfortunately, officials in your administration prevented my attendance on the tour of the ethanol production facility with you,” Axne said in a letter to the administration.

“It appears that they chose politics over progress, inviting only local Republican elected officials and excluding the sole Democrat,” she said.

The White House denied ever inviting Axne.

“Emails obtained by the Des Moines Register show a staffer for Axne’s office emailed a White House official on June 9 and wrote, in part: ‘I’m reaching out today to see if the congresswoman will be receiving an invitation to the ethanol plant tour with the president next week.’ On June 10, a White House official responded, in part: ‘You should be getting an email this afternoon from our folks with an invite. Let me know if you have any questions, thanks,'” the newspaper noted.

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‘Dangerous linguistic power’: A historian explains how Trump weaponizes nicknames

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Is Donald Trump the modern day Earl Long?

A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.

While Long’s stunts may be remembered as silly hijinks, there was a sly, often deadly serious, purpose to his technique. He used it to get voters to laugh at his foes and to put them on the defensive––a place politicians never want to be. Tucked within Long’s jests were razor-sharp attacks aimed at exploiting opposition weaknesses––hidden swords inside a pea-patch cloak.

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Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers

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Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.

The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.

The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.

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Melania Trump ripped for bragging about helping children while her husband runs concentration camps for kids

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Melania Trump was ripped on Monday for pushing her signature "Be Best" campaign against bullying while her husband, President Donald Trump, runs concentration camps for children along the southern border.

"Looking forward to collaborating with all of our #BeBest Ambassadors. Delighted to be working alongside so many people both inside and outside of government to better the lives of children everywhere!" Melania Trump tweeted Monday.

The response was some of the harshest since she wore an "I Don't Care" jacked to visit the border.

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