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Trump's social media platform looks like a high-tech version of 'Trump Steaks': report

Former president Donald Trump's new social media venture appears designed to make him money without taking much risk — by effectively selling his name to someone so they can slap it on a product while he avoids responsibility, according to a new report from the Washington Post.

"Trump began his career in the high-risk, high-reward business of buying and selling New York real estate. But, after he achieved TV fame on 'The Apprentice,' he entered another line of business with far less risk: selling his name to people who wanted to slap it on their products," the Post's David Fahrenthold and Jonathan O'Connell report. "In the heyday of that merchandising business, Trump was paid to lend his name to apartment buildings, eyeglasses, cologne, mattresses, vodka, steaks, coffee, chandeliers, suits — even a brand of urine test. Many of these products failed, but that was not Trump's problem."

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‘Utter garbage’: Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz ridiculed for ‘nonsensical’ arguments by CNN legal analyst

Republicans were mocked on CNN for the quality of the arguments they put forth as the House of Representatives debated whether to criminally refer Steve Bannon to the Department of Justice for defying a congressional subpoena.

As voting began, CNN updated viewers on the debate that had just occurred.

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Kevin McCarthy rebuffs Trump's suggestion that Republicans shouldn't vote in elections he thinks are rigged

This Thursday during a press conference, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was questioned about former President Donald Trump and his comments where he suggested Republicans sit out elections that he and his allies claim are "rigged."

As POLITICO points out, McCarthy replied that people "should participate in their elections," he said, adding that he believes people should vote to "change the direction" of the country."

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Trump blasted for 'chilling' new ​rant: 'This statement is an act of war against America'

Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president, on Thursday issued what is being called a "chilling" statement on the election and the insurrection he incited.

"The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!" Trump said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

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‘Shocking and indefensible’: Liz Cheney blasts Steve Bannon’s comments on the House floor

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) blasted Steve Bannon on the House floor during floor debate on sending the Department of Justice a criminal referral after the Trump advisor defied a congressional subpoena.

"Madam Speaker, a year ago today, the election was still a couple of weeks off. We knew it would be a tight race, but most of us did not anticipate that President Trump — or any president, frankly — would ever simply reject the outcome of the vote," Cheney began.

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Garland tells Matt Gaetz if he doesn't like something he should 'write a law' and fix it

One of the biggest concerns among progressives has been the power of lobbyists in influencing lawmakers with hefty campaign contributions. Former President Barack Obama's first executive order stopped the so-called "revolving door" from lobbyists entering government and government staffers entering the lobbying world after being in the White House. That was eliminated under former President Donald Trump.

In fact, in Trump's final days in office, he revoked his own order that required government appointees to sign a pledge saying they won't lobby the agencies they worked for. It would last for five years after leaving the administration position.

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick forced to pay progressive after he uncovers Republican voter fraud

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-TX) was so certain that people were committing voter fraud that he promised up to $1 million in reward cash to anyone who could uncover 2020 election cheaters. That's when progressive Eric Frank got to work.

Last year, Patrick cited former President Donald Trump's calls to uncover voter fraud, saying that it "is not only essential to determine the outcome of this election, it is essential to maintain our democracy and restore faith in future elections."

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Steve Bannon thinks Republicans are ‘c-words’: Ex-congressman baffled GOP refuses to 'settle a score'

Republicans in Congress should vote for a criminal referral of Steve Bannon, a former GOP congressman argued on CNN on Thursday.

"Republican leadership is trying to make this a no vote, making this out not to get to the truth but an effort to hurt Trump. That's a part of their framing," CNN's Ana Cabrera said. "What's your advice to your former colleagues on how to vote on Bannon and criminal contempt?"

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Trump University prosecutor explains why TRUTH Social is a disaster for investors

In an extensive thread on Twitter, lawyer Tristan Snell, who prosecuted the Trump University case for the New York Attorney General's office, tweeted that the new social media network from the ex-president is a disaster for any investor.

Wednesday night on Fox News, Donald Trump Jr. did a kind of soft launch of TRUTH Social, the new Trump social media site. Already the site has been hacked and users were able to grab usernames like @MikePence and @DonaldTrump.

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Jason Miller grovels after Trump launches competing social network: 'I'm still his number one wingman'

GETTR CEO Jason Miller, a former adviser to Donald Trump, fawned over the former president on Thursday despite competition from a new social media network.

Trump Media & Technology Group announced this week that it was launching TRUTH Social, a social media platform that is already expected to fail.

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'Quit fighting the last election': A major GOP figure just called for Republicans to 'move on'

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) believes Republicans need to move on from Donald Trump's fixation on the 2020 election, which was won by Joe Biden.

"You have to quit fighting the last election to get some things done before you get into the next election, for heaven's sake," Lott said in a new interview with Spectrum News.

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'He's no longer a sitting president': Merrick Garland gets grilled about why he's not prosecuting Trump

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday because the Department of Justice has not indicted former President Donald Trump.

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Cohen confronted Garland because former attorney Michael Cohen had been convicted of a felony for paying off an adult film star who had sex with the former president.

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Trump is blackmailing the GOP — but they can get out of it: columnist

The Republican Party has slowly surrendered to Donald Trump, who has cooked up a new blackmail scheme against the party he controls, according to an NBC News columnist.

The GOP didn't even bother to submit a national platform ahead of the 2020 election, instead saying the party's only priority was Trump's re-election, and the twice-impeached one-term president has issued a new threat to ensure Republicans remained focused on undoing that humiliating loss, according to a column by political scientist Seth Masket posted on NBC News.

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