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Why Donald Trump is fighting Republicans over his name

While Donald Trump has long championed himself as a master real estate tycoon, talk to anyone familiar with how he built his fortune and they will tell you that the key to his success wasn’t buying buildings. It was in agreeing to license his name — literally — to a variety of buildings, reality TV shows and other ventures that wanted to benefit from being associated with a brand that, for many Americans, exuded over-the-top opulence.

“Ultimately, Mr. Trump has been more successful playing a business mogul than being one in real life,” wrote The New York Times in September 2020 after a detailed examination of 15 years of the former President’s tax returns.

An Ex-KGB Agent Says Trump Was a Russian Asset Since 1987. Does it Matter?

During the Soviet era, Russian intelligence cast a wide net to gain leverage over influential figures abroad. (The practice continues to this day.) The Russians would lure or entrap not only prominent politicians and cultural leaders, but also people whom they saw as having the potential for gaining prominence in the future. In 1986, Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin met Trump in New York, flattered him with praise for his building exploits, and invited him to discuss a building in Moscow. Trump visited Moscow in July 1987. He stayed at the National Hotel, in the Lenin Suite, which certainly would have been bugged. There is not much else in the public record to describe his visit, except Trump’s own recollection in The Art of the Deal that Soviet officials were eager for him to build a hotel there. (It never happened.)

Trump returned from Moscow fired up with political ambition. He began the first of a long series of presidential flirtations, which included a flashy trip to New Hampshire. Two months after his Moscow visit, Trump spent almost $100,000 on a series of full-page newspaper ads that published a political manifesto. “An open letter from Donald J. Trump on why America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves,” as Trump labeled it, launched angry populist charges against the allies that benefited from the umbrella of American military protection. “Why are these nations not paying the United States for the human lives and billions of dollars we are losing to protect their interests?”

Kamara, A. – NO (RB)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints (6/23) Advice: Alvin Kamara will once again be an early first-round Fantasy draft pick, but it’s fair to wonder what kind of impact Drew Brees’ retirement might have on his production. A big part of what has made Kamara a bona fide RB1 has been his receiving volume. Brees was quick to check down to Kamara, but typically running QBs (like Taysom Hill) are less likely to do so, and it showed in the games Hill started in 2020. Hill also threatens to potentially steal red zone carries from Kamara. This is no reason to completely downgrade Kamara, whose elite contact balance and elusiveness behind a borderline elite Saints offensive line still makes him a locked-in RB1. However, you might want to hope Jameis Winston ends up starting at QB rather than Hill. (CBSSports.com)
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EPA UPDATES PLAN TO LIMIT SCIENCE USED IN ENVIRONMENTAL RULES

The Trump administration has formally revised a proposal that would significantly restrict the type of research that can be used to draft environmental and public health regulations, a measure that experts say amounts to one of the government’s most far-reaching restrictions on science.

Best Trump Documentaries

2022 will surely bring forth the most fascinating documentaries covering Donald Trump — as more facts are discovered and disclosed through the release of books and the J6 Capitol Attack investigation. But, here is our most highly recommended documentaries to date. These documentaries, collectively, portray the true story of America’s most wanted man.

As Herschel Walker considers U.S. Senate run in Georgia, a turbulent past emerges

ATLANTA – A homegrown football hero and businessman supported by his longtime friend Donald Trump, Herschel Walker has an attractive profile for Republicans looking to reclaim a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.

But as he decides whether to run, a more complex picture is taking shape. An Associated Press review of Walker’s statements over the years, along with a cache of public records, some including previously unreported details, reflects a pattern of turbulent and sometimes threatening behavior that could overshadow Walker’s Senate bid.

Commonly Used Fallacies of Logic and Reasoning

People knowingly and unknowingly engage in bad reasoning—especially in meetings and arguments. Using bad logic and fallacious reasoning, one can easily create a strong case that looks accurate and unbeatable, when in fact, it’s just a trick i.e., the logic of the argument is fallacious.

A precursor to effective persuasion is taking down your opponent’s logic by finding flaws in their claims while also dodging their attacks. Here’s a list of 25 most common logical fallacies that would help you arm yourself against false arguments disguised to look good.

Ted Cruz’s Desperate Damage Control, Trump Boys Point Fingers & Daddy Donny’s Tax Returns

The weather has been crazy across the country, on Saturday debris from a United flight headed to Honolulu landed outside of Denver, Ted Cruz continues to do damage control after his stupid trip to Mexico, members of Trump Incorporated are looking to point the finger of blame for the mess in Texas, Greg Kelly of Newsmax devoted a full segment of his show this weekend to Biden’s German Shepherd, fan accounts for the President’s dogs are posting tweets from their point of view, Diamond and Silk have a show on Newsmax where they cover “important” topics, we are one step closer to maybe getting a look at Trump’s tax returns and Don Jr. was sure to comment on it, MyPillow Mike Lindell is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for more than $1.3 billion for falsely claiming that their voting machines were rigged, and Jimmy and Guillermo try the new signature greeting from “The Bachelor.”

The Rock Just Shared a Look at His Black Adam Chest and Triceps Workout

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the busiest guys in Hollywood right now, dropping his own line of workout shoes, executive-producing a TV show based on his life, and of course, pursuing ever greater heights in his movie career. Johnson’s next big movie, the DC superhero flick Black Adam, is both a tentpole movie and a passion project for him; when he first announced he had been cast as the lead, he spoke about how much it meant to be playing the character.

Williams, T. – Det (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyrell Williams, WR, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: After missing all of 2020 recovering from significant shoulder surgery, Tyrell Williams will vie to be among the Lions’ top receiving options in training camp this summer. It wasn’t too long ago when Williams was a key figure in the Chargers passing game, speeding downfield and using his tall, lanky frame to win contested catches. He was doing that for then-head coach Anthony Lynn, who is Williams’ offensive playcaller now. Detroit figures to be playing from behind a bunch, and even with Jared Goff at quarterback, Williams has a really good shot to post his second-ever season with 70-plus targets. Heck, 100 targets is even in range provided he stays healthy and on the first-team offense through the preseason. Williams carries mild appeal as a bench receiver worth looking at starting in Round 12. (CBSSports.com)
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QAnon moves from pro-Trump rallies to local schools

Maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that QAnon, the once-fringe conspiracy theory with a cult following that buoyed former President Donald Trump’s campaign brand over the past few years — much like the former president himself — has refused to go away.

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the prestigious KGB arm responsible for gathering foreign intelligence.

Kryuchkov had begun his career with five years at the Soviet mission in Budapest under Ambassador Yuri Andropov. In 1967 Andropov became KGB chairman. Kryuchkov went to Moscow, took up a number of sensitive posts, and established a reputation as a devoted and hardworking officer. By 1984, Kryuchkov’s directorate in Moscow was bigger than ever before—12,000 officers, up from about 3,000 in the 1960s. His headquarters at Yasenevo, on the wooded southern outskirts of the city, was expanding: Workmen were busy constructing a 22-story annex and a new 11-story building.

Pelosi calls McCarthy ‘a moron’ for his mask mandate criticism

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “moron” after being asked by a reporter about his criticism of the Capitol physician’s mask mandate in the House, another sign of the souring relationship between the two House party leaders.

“He’s such a moron,” Pelosi, a California Democrat, said while getting into her SUV outside the Capitol, when asked about the House minority leader.

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Blackface Photo Doesn’t Show Clintons

A photo of two people, one of whom is in blackface, has been circulating online for years with the unfounded claim that it shows Bill and Hillary Clinton. A Twitter user said he posted the photo in 2015, even though he had no evidence it was the Clintons, to “stir interest.”

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