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CNN blaming Trump? On-screen graphic says president defended Dorian map ‘as people die’

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CNN offered an eyebrow-raising on-screen headline Thursday as President Trump continued his feud with the media regarding his repeated claim that Hurricane Dorian was projected to hit Alabama.

“As people die, Trump defends presenting doctored map,” the on-screen graphic read.

Trump has been criticized for tweeting Sunday morning that Alabama was among the states expected to be affected by the hurricane. Forecasts at the time from the National Weather Service, however, projected that Alabama would be spared.

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY MOCKS CNN OVER BOTCHED GRAPHIC: ‘PERHAPS YOU CAN USE YOUR TIME TO STUDY UP ON US GEOGRAPHY’

Amid criticism, Trump doubled down by displaying a chart in the Oval Office on Wednesday that appeared to be altered with a black marker, so that southeastern Alabama appeared to be part of the storm’s projected path.

Trump has since reiterated his stance on Twitter with multiple tweets, showing graphics indicating in early projections that Alabama was within Dorian’s reach. He repeatedly blasted the media for its coverage of the controversy.

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This isn’t the first time CNN drew attention for its labeling of stories. Last month, the network was widely panned for a headline that read, “No chants of ‘Send her back’ so far at Trump rally,” amid his feud with the “Squad” of far-left Democrats. In June, CNN posted another headline that claimed former Vice President Joe Biden was going to “eviscerate” Trump at an upcoming rally in Iowa.

Fox News’ Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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Former Trump campaign staffer drops ‘forcible kissing’ lawsuit: report

A former campaign staffer who claimed then-candidate Donald Trump forcibly kissed her during a rally in August 2016 has ended her lawsuit against the president, according to a report.

Alva Johnson, 44, of Alabama, claimed in a February court filing that Trump kissed her “without her consent” in front of several people at a Florida event. The suit was filed in federal court in Tampa.

The White House later denied Johnson’s claims.

ALVA JOHNSON SPEAK SOUT IN TEARFUL INTERVIEW ABOUT HER CLAIM TRUMP ‘FORCIBLY KISSED’ HER

“This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eyewitness accounts,” then-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said at the time.

In June, a federal judge tossed out Johnson’s lawsuit, describing it as “a political lawsuit, not a tort and wages lawsuit.”

U.S. District Court Judge William Jung ruled, however, that Johnson could refile her lawsuit if she reframed her arguments.

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Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, has droper her lawsuit against the president, according to a report. (Erica Aitken Photography)

In July, video footage surfaced of the interaction between Trump and Johnson. It showed Trump briefly kissing Johnson on the cheek and then briefly placing his hands on her shoulders as the pair exchanged greetings.

Johnson is heard on the video telling the president: “We’re going to get you in the White House. I’ll see you in February.”

Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney, claimed on Fox News’ “Hannity” at the time that the video vindicated the president.

On Wednesday, Johnson told the Daily Beast that she withdrew her lawsuit because she felt at a disadvantage against the president.

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“I’m fighting against a person with unlimited resources, and repeatedly the judicial system has failed to find fault in his behavior,” Johnson told the news outlet. “That’s a huge mountain to climb.”

Johnson served as director of outreach and coalitions for the Trump campaign in advance of the 2016 Alabama GOP primary and also did similar work in Florida.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Charles Creitz and Danielle Wallace contributed to this story.

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Hannity blasts Biden for gaffes: ‘Biggest opponent is himself’

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Sean Hannity blasted Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the former vice president continues to make news over his campaign trail gaffes and flubs.

“Yeah, politicians have gaffes. I don’t remember anybody like this having this many gaffes, this often,” the Fox News host said Thursday night on “Hannity.”

JOE BIDEN DESCRIBES HIS FIRST DAY AS PRESIDENT, AND CLIMATE ACTION’S PART OF IT

Biden is trying to move further to the left to placate progressive voters, Hannity claimed. The host also criticized Biden for backing the Green New Deal, the progressive plan to address climate change.

“Biden knows he’s not, well, radical enough to survive the new extreme Democratic Party,” Hannity said. “Last night he did sign on to the radical Green New Deal. Wasn’t that nice.”

During CNN’s seven-hour climate change town hall Wednesday night, Biden was asked if U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s legislation “goes too far.”

“No,” Biden responded, suggesting it could go further.

The Fox News host ripped Biden for his response.

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“So he has to now spin it in a million different directions trying to keep his story straight. Trying to keep it together on the campaign trail,” Hannity said.

Ultimately, Hannity said, Biden’s “biggest opponent is himself.”

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Trump was reportedly the person who used a black Sharpie to change the confusing Hurricane Dorian map

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It shows much more than his need to lie and be right all the time. It demonstrates his need to be more right than the NOAA and to undermine independent gov’t agencies to spare his paper-thin hide, which is dangerous. It shows he can’t make appropriate delegation of his attention and responsibilities, whingeing about the media while the hurricane bears down on the other states. And now he’s apparently ordered a Coast Guard official to issue a statement to back up this pathetic diatribe of his, showing his willingness to co-opt any power and authority he has to make personal points for himself rather than to serve the people of this country and protect either the dignity of the Office or the Constitution.

This is more than a man-baby having a very silly temper tantrum, though it certainly is that. It, in a very small story, demonstrates how truly dangerous he is to this democratic republic.

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Texas man known as ‘Baby Jesus’ accused of taunting cops with motorcycle stunts arrested

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A Texas man who allegedly performed stunts on his motorcycle to evade arrest during a traffic stop turned himself in on Wednesday, police said.

Jesus Sebastian Gomez surrendered to the Tarrant County Sherrif’s Office on a felony warrant of evading arrest, the Blue Mound Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. His bond was set at $15,000.

Police shared dashcam footage of Gomez, AKA Baby Jesus, doing wheelies and standing on his motorcycle while weaving in and out of traffic on Aug. 10, taunting police who were trying to stop him.

“You have a few options: 1) Turn yourself in and pay a cash bond to prepare for court. 2) Call a bail bondsman or an attorney to post your bond. 3) Run,” police wrote in a Facebook post. “We don’t recommend the 3rd option. You already see where that has gotten you.”

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Witnesses who saw the video helped police identify Gomez, Fox 4 reported.

“We have identified the rider. Sebastian, aka: ‘Baby Jesus’ you need to come speak to us regarding this incident or we can come to you,” police said in a statement, according to KTVT. “We could have a ‘come to Baby Jesus’ meeting.”

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Beto O'Rourke takes on Meghan McCain over gun rights amid gun control debate after mass shootings

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“The View” co-host Meghan McCain says she is “not living without guns.” She added there will be “a lot of violence” if assault weapons are banned. USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Former Texas Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is pushing back against Meghan McCain’s recent assertion that implementing a mandatory buyback policy for assault weapons — which O’Rourke has proposed — would lead to violence.

O’Rourke told the Daily Beast in an interview published Thursday that “I think the response should be, ‘We’re doing nothing now and we’re seeing people slaughtered in their schools, at work, at a Walmart, in a synagogue, in a church, at a concert,'” adding “We should be worried about that kind of violence right now.”

Earlier this week, McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and an outspoken conservative in her own right commented on “The View” that the “AR-15 is by far the most popular gun in America, by far. I was just in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, if you’re talking about taking people’s guns from them, there’s going to be a lot of violence.”

“I just I think that kind of language and rhetoric is not helpful,” O’Rourke said in response, according to the Daily Beast. “It becomes self-fulfilling; you have people on TV, who are almost giving you permission to be violent and saying ‘you know this is this is going to happen.’”

Meghan McCain: ‘There’s going to be a lot of violence’ if assault weapons are banned

O’Rourke used to represent El Paso, Texas, where a shooting at a local Walmart left 22 people dead. He asserted that McCain’s comments dismiss the problems surrounding gun violence.

He continued, “When someone says ‘if you do this, then this will happen,’ almost as though that’s a natural response or maybe even something that should happen or deserves to happen.”

“When I think the response should be: ‘We’re doing nothing now and we’re seeing people slaughtered in their schools, at work, at a Walmart, in a synagogue, in a church, at a concert. There is violence right now and it is horrifying and it is terrifying and it is terrorizing.’….We should be worried about that kind of violence right now.”

Meghan McCain responded to O’Rourke’s comments in a tweet, saying: “Beto is the only man in all of Texas who would revise ‘Come and Take It’ to ‘Please, Come and Take It.’”

The original phrase has come to represent defiance and pride to Texans dating back nearly 200 years. As the Houston Chronicle reported, the saying symbolizes “defiance against someone or something looking to grind you down or deprive you of a right or privilege.”

O’Rourke and McCain have clashed before when he was a guest on “The View” and stood by comparing a controversial rally in North Carolina put on by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign to a “Nuremberg rally.” in Nazi Germany. 

“You’re talking about Trump supporters, comparing them to Nazis in Nuremberg, that sounds extreme to me as well,” McCain told O’Rourke at the time. “When Democrats come on here and wax poetic about extremism—I’m not saying Trump isn’t doing it, but you’re calling everybody who was in that North Carolina rally a Nazi.”

“From my standpoint, it seems like the left is pretty extreme as well,” she added.

“We all have accountability for our actions and everyone who shouted to send them back is responsible for that as well,” he said to cheers from the studio audience on “The View” in July 

More: Meghan McCain challenges O’Rourke on comment about Trump rally

He later continued, “I don’t care who you voted for last time. I don’t care if you’re a Trump supporter or a Republican. You’re an American first before you are anything else and I call you to this country’s greatness.”

O’Rourke recently appeared on CNN where he discussed gun violence after the shooting rampage in Odessa and Midland, Texas that left seven dead.

He said, “To protect our kids, our families, our fellow Americans in public places. At a Walmart in El Paso where 22 were killed. In Sutherland Springs, in a Church. One or two a day all over this country. A hundred killed daily in the United States of America. We’re averaging about 300 mass shootings a year. No other country comes close.”

“So yes, this is f***** up,” the former Texas congressman concluded. 

The comments echoed remarks he’d made at an event the night before.

And his presidential campaign recently started selling a new T-shirt on the website that repeats “This is f*cked up” and concludes with a call to action: “End gun violence now.”

“Beto for America” is printed at the bottom of the t-shirt.

Gun control: Sen. Ted Cruz agrees to meet with actress Alyssa Milano, spars with Chicago mayor

Contributing: Nicholas Wu, Rebecca Morin 

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Possible gun sale at Florida high school triggers arrests

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Several schools in Hernando County, Florida, were on lockdown and four people were arrested Thursday morning after reports of a gun on a high school campus, police said.

School officials at Hernando High School were alerted that two people were observed potentially exchanging or participating in a gun sale on campus.

The suspects were arrested off-campus, police said.

FLORIDA POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

No one was threatened and there were no injuries, ABC News reported.

Out an abundance of caution, Parrot Middle School, Brooksville Elementary School and the Hernando School District Office remained on lockdown until around 10:30 a.m.

During the lockdown, which lasted over an hour, students were not allowed to leave the premises or be picked up by parents and staff members were not responding to phone calls, according to the high school’s Facebook page.

Students at the high school were allowed to proceed to classes after the lockdown was lifted.

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Hernando County Sherrif Al Nienhuis released a video statement assuring parents and members of the community that the gun that was on campus had been found but the investigation was still ongoing.

“It will be hours, days, maybe weeks before we get to the bottom of it, doing subpoenas and searches, but I’m happy to report we do have the gun. We do have the gun that was the subject of the initial complaint,” Nienhaus said at a news conference.

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Bill de Blasio tells Tucker Carlson why he is staying in 2020 Democratic race

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he plans to stay in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, with the goal of making the October debate stage.

De Blasio and host Tucker Carlson also sparred over the subject of mandatory firearm buybacks during his interview Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“I’ve said very clearly my goal is to get into those next debates — and that’s a month away until that cut-off period,” he said. “I’m going to put ideas out there that I think are going to be meaningful for people. Even a $1 donation helps me to get into the next debates.”

NEW YORK LAWMAKER CALLS ON BILL DE BLASIO TO QUIT 2020 CAMPAIGN AND RESIGN AS MAYOR

During the interview, De Blasio also said he and Carlson agree that automation in the workplace threatens the future of American jobs.

“Presenting ideas like this that actually could change things for working people — I think the more I get out there with that, the more chances are that I can get into these October debates,” he said.

The New Yorker added that his experience running America’s largest city is a good grounding for the skills needed to execute the office of the presidency.

He cited what he considered “real, serious foundational changes” in New York and likened his current role to that of a chief executive.

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“I’m able to, as a CEO, keep making sure my agencies are doing their jobs. That’s actually what qualifies you to be president of the United States — that you know how to run something as big and complex as this city.”

Regarding the policy of mandatory firearm buybacks — an idea floated by gun control advocates in the wake of recent mass shootings — de Blasio said military-style weapons have no place in the hands of civilians.

“We’ve got to end the availability of assault weapons in this country,” he said.

“I think that if there was a ban on assault weapons and there was a buyback program, the vast majority of people would do the smart thing and they would sell them back.”

Carlson pressed the mayor on how he would react to citizens who would refuse law enforcement orders to surrender their rifles, adding that some weapons used to hunt game would qualify under some specifications for “assault weapons.”

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“You would have, unfortunately, tragically … cases of violence,” Carlson said.

De Blasio said Carlson made an important point that would have to be dealt with in a responsible way.

“We cannot have assault weapons in our society. We’ve seen the devastating impact, they need to be banned. And that means, by definition, you don’t leave millions and millions of them out there. The buyback is the obvious approach,” he said, adding that pushback from gun owners would be “something we have to resolve going forward.”

“Under the Second Amendment, there are going to be plenty of appropriate weapons that people can use for self-defense for hunting, if they’re sportsmen, if they’re marksmen … but the military-grade assault weapons — those just don’t belong in the hands of everyday people.”

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Minnesota family says girl, 14, in vegetative state because nurse failed to treat asthma

A Minnesota family says their 14-year-old daughter has suffered a traumatic brain injury and is now in a vegetative state after her school nurse failed to treat her asthma earlier this year.

The family has filed a lawsuit against the Lakeville school district as well as the nurse involved. The suit claimed that on April 16, the girl, named Aaliyah, suffered an asthma exacerbation and went to the school nurse.

The nurse did not properly evaluate the girl and instructed her to go to gym class, the lawsuit continued.

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During gym class at McGuire Middle School, the 14-year-old’s airways narrowed to a point where she couldn’t breathe and she passed out, attorneys said. According to the suit, Aaliyah was deprived of oxygen for 30 minutes, suffered a serious brain injury and has remained in a vegetative state requiring her to have caretaking services for the rest of her life.

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The parents are seeking damages in excess of $10 million.

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The lawsuit alleged that the school district and nurse had received a care plan from the girl’s doctors with specific instructions for treating her asthma exacerbations.

According to the suit, the girl had a long history of asthma attacks requiring medical intervention and the school district and nurse had been aware of the severity of her condition.

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The school district told Fox 9 it was not responsible for the student’s injuries.

“Lakeville Area Schools are deeply saddened by the medical incident regarding one of our students last April,” the school’s statement said. “We express our deepest sympathy for the student and family. The district takes student health seriously and abides by medical protocols and emergency response procedures. It is our position that the Lakeville Area Schools are not responsible for the injuries outlined in the complaint.”

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Reporter’s Notebook: What to expect from Congress as lawmakers return from recess

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If you’re going to pay attention to Congress, do it now. Lawmakers are on the verge of returning to Washington after a lengthy recess. But the 2020 presidential sweepstakes will soon eclipse everything on Capitol Hill.

President Trump’s 2016 victory represents one of top upsets in American political history. Everyone is bracing for a competitive 2020 campaign after the Electoral College awarded the presidency to Mr. Trump four years ago. Democrats are still months away from sorting out their standard-bearer to challenge the president.

Yes, control of the House and Senate will be in play. At this stage, the Senate is looking like a stronger bet. But the presidential race will dwarf anything in Congress … with a few exceptions.

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For example, if House Democrats truly try to impeach Trump. Or, if there’s another government shutdown, the U.S. attacks Iran or North Korea, Congress actually approves serious gun legislation, or the Dems’ presidential nominee comes from Capitol Hill. The field has remained extensive: Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Tim Ryan, D-Ohio.

For the record, if Gabbard or Ryan somehow rallies to erase a seven-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth, Nationals-over-Mets style, then we’ve got a real story.

Impeachment and investigation of Trump and his administration likely will consume a lot of news oxygen in Washington when Congress returns to work next week. Expect to hear a lot about how many Democrats favor impeachment or an inquiry, and where the Judiciary Committee stands with subpoenas for people like former White House Counsel Don McGahn.

There will be lots of chatter about guns, too.

But the House Judiciary Committee must first hold a “markup” session on those bills. The panel is expected to hold a hearing on banning military-style weapons late this month, but the House lacks the votes to pass such a prohibition. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has reiterated that he’s not interested in entertaining legislation unless it’s destined to secure Trump’s signature.

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The House’s legislative traffic for next week doesn’t grab the biggest headlines. The House is tentatively scheduled to debate a bill about the Florida coastline, a measure to protect the “Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain” and legislation dealing with “marine economies.” These plans would bar drilling and impose other environmental protections. A memo to Democrats from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., mentioned guns, but offered no timetable for legislation in the House. Democrats are expected to hold a forum Tuesday to try pressuring McConnell to consider gun measures.

Granted, Democrats clearly have wanted a bona fide outcome when it comes to firearms legislation. But, they also could try using what they’ve seen as McConnell’s recalcitrance on guns as a political opportunity heading into 2020. McConnell is up for reelection. That seat may be hard for Democrats to win. But, the party could deploy guns as a wedge in states with competitive Senate elections in 2020. Such a tactic could help Democrats try to flip seats into their column.

Democrats will attempt to capitalize on this among suburban voters in states which could be in play. Consider Senate Democrats’ efforts to topple Sens. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Cory Gardner, R-Colo., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and David Perdue, R-Ga. Remember that Republicans likely will have to defend two GOP Senate seats in Georgia next year once Republican Gov. Brian Kemp appoints a successor to Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson. Isakson said he’s resigning at the end of the year due to health concerns.

Lawmakers also need to fund the government by October 1.

The Senate Appropriations Committee has been planning to prep four of the annual 12 spending bills in the middle of the month. Those measures would fund the State Department, energy & water programs, the Departments of Labor & Health and Human Services and the Pentagon.

The House has okayed ten of the annual 12 bills, but those bills would be dead on arrival in the Senate. The House would have to compromise with the Senate to come to an agreement on everything. Hoyer’s letter indicated lawmakers would craft a temporary measure to fund the government to avoid a shutdown in less than a month.

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Defense hawks secured a reasonable gain in Pentagon funding in the recent budget accord, but a stopgap plan for the military would constitute something of a setback. Many pro-defense lawmakers backed the budget blueprint earlier this summer because it helped give the Pentagon certainty.

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, says he backed the budget package only “because of the incredible benefits that come from stable and predictable funding.”

President Trump’s decision to redirect funding for his border wall from “military construction” projects could prompt Democrats – and frankly, some Republicans – to attempt to harness future repurposing efforts. There have been serious questions as to whether the fiscal reprogramming maneuver is Constitutional. After all, Congress retained the power of the purse, not the executive.

The decision to divert funds drew the ire of Thornberry.

“Rebuilding military infrastructure is a critical part of that recovery and a bipartisan priority. It is important that Congress now restore the military construction funding diverted for border security. Failing to do so only forces our troops to pay for political discord in Washington,” Thornberry said.

But, the biggest decision would how House Democrats approach impeachment. The party’s internal wrestling match over impeachment would open a door for Republicans to lambaste their opponents. Democrats have been dithering on impeachment – and simultaneously ramping things up.

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This would give Republicans an opportunity to portray all Democrats as taking an “extreme” position with impeachment. That could work against Democrats – and, frankly, filter into the 2020 race. As this drags on, the party’s presidential contenders will have to stake out positions on impeachment. Those candidates may not like President Trump, but impeachment is another question.

This is where the Congressional universe would collide headlong into the presidential race in 2020. And, few will pay attention to much else coming out of Congress until the final votes are cast next fall.

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