5 questions about Trump’s finances that could be answered by seeing his records

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New York prosecutors may soon have access to President Trump’s financial records under a Supreme Court ruling. Here’s what they might show. In a pair of decisions released Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state prosecutors in New York can demand access to President Trump’s financial records but sent the question of whether House committees can do so back to lower courts for further consideration. Read Full Story

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This 10-second Trump clip is the best Biden ad of the 2020 Presidential campaign

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It only took a few hours before the Biden campaign turned a riff from a President Trump rally into a brilliant slogan. On Saturday evening, President Trump held a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He began his speech by praising recently deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, then assuring his gathered supporters he would answer their chants to “Fill that seat.” Read Full Story

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‘Dirty Money’ is back on Netflix—and it’s investigating the FDA, the EPA, and Jared Kushner

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The second season of the docuseries about business gone bad broadly covers capitalism run amok, and examines the boundaries companies are willing to cross in the name of turning a profit. In 2006, at the age of 25, Jared Kushner purchased the storied weekly newspaper The New York Observer (now a digital-only publication known as Observer ). Over the next few years, he used the media property to elevate his social standing in New York’s elite circles. At the same time, he oversaw his family firm’s disastrous acquisition of the (incredibly named) 666 Fifth Avenue for a record price of $1.8 billion in 2007 at the height of the pre-recession real-estate bubble. As his father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, ascended to the highest office in the country in January 2017, Kushner used his newly gained status as a senior advisor to the president (in charge of seemingly everything from tech policy …

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The Trump campaign is inviting people to dine with the president during the coronavirus pandemic

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During the coronavirus outbreak, the Trump campaign is promoting a contest where donors can win a dinner and photo op with the president. During the coronavirus pandemic, medical experts and officials are promoting what they call “social distancing,” encouraging people to avoid handshakes, large gatherings, and other opportunities for the virus to spread. Read Full Story

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What TikTok teens fooling Trump means for the 2020 election

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Though teenagers on TikTok may have tricked the Trump campaign during its recent rally, the same forces on social media could be used to undermine election integrity in November. The lower-than-expected attendance at President Trump’s rally in Tulsa on June 20 was attributed, at least in part, to an online army of K-pop fans who used the social network TikTok to organize and reserve tickets for the rally as a means of pranking the campaign . Read Full Story

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How many times has President Trump thanked himself on Twitter? I have the answer

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Following the president’s latest self-congratulatory tweet, here’s a look at every time he has thanked himself for all his accomplishments over the past three-and-a-half years. While some of the world’s greatest minds are constantly plagued by self-doubt, there is at least one person who spends each day ensconced in masturbatory kudos: President Donald J. Trump. Read Full Story

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COVID-19 has made the 2020 campaign virtual. That’s a disaster for Biden

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According to digital political strategist Eric Wilson, Biden simply doesn’t have the time—or the social media savvy—to catch up to Trump’s online campaign. There’s a growing sense of dread among Democrats as Joe Biden fumbles his way through the transition to an entirely virtual presidential campaign. Veterans of Barack Obama’s successful runs, David Axelrod and David Plouffe, recently pleaded with Biden to “embrace a new suite of virtual, data-driven tools, and creative tactics.” Read Full Story

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Why Twitter finally decided to label Trump’s tweets as misinformation

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The social media company is finally responding to public outcry—but still won’t go so far as to delete one of Trump’s tweets. In a landmark action, Twitter has for the first time attached independent fact-checking information directly to two tweets from President Donald Trump. The president’s tweets make false claims alleging that wider use of mail-in ballots will result in an increase in voter fraud. Read Full Story

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