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Trump Threatens to Sue Schiff in Speech to Conservatives

Trump Threatens to Sue Schiff in Speech to Conservatives(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump spent a third consecutive night drinking in the adulation of his most diehard supporters, airing his grievances about the Democratic impeachment investigation to a meeting of religious conservatives. Among other things, the president suggested that he should sue Representative Adam Schiff of California, chairman of the House intelligence panel, for misrepresenting what he said on the now infamous call with Ukraine’s president. “I actually told my lawyers, I said, ‘sue him anyway,’” Trump said. “‘He has immunity…’ I said, ‘sue him anyway. Even if we lose, the American public will understand.’”Trump made lengthy campaign-style speeches Thursday in Minnesota and Friday in Louisiana. Using a teleprompter on and off, he hit many of the same notes Saturday at the “Value Voters Summit” in Washington: the perils of socialism, his upstart 2016 victory, the need for strong borders, the success of his trade negotiations with China.The annual summit is hosted by the Family Research Council, a Protestant activist group.Trump told attendees that his political opponents are trying to “tear down” Christians.“They’re trying to silence and punish the speech of Christians and religious believers of all faiths,” Trump said. “They are trying to hound you from the workplace, expel you from the public square and weaken the American family and indoctrinate our children.”In remarks that stretched for over an hour, the president also touched on the outcry that’s followed his decision this week to pull U.S. troops out of Northern Syria at the urging of Turkey, describing himself as “sort of an island of one.”“I don’t think our troops should be there guarding the border of Syria when we can’t guard our own borders,” Trump said. “We don’t want to be in 19-year wars.”Former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said in an interview to air Sunday that the U.S. risks a resurgence of the Islamic State terrorist group by pulling remaining troops from helping out Kurdish fighters.Trump also did a lengthy phone interview Saturday night with Fox News’s “Justice With Judge Jeanine” focused on impeachment, Syria and even the role of former President Barack Obama. (Updates with appearance on Fox News in final paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Jennifer Jacobs in Washington at jjacobs68@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Ros Krasny, Linus ChuaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Michael Knowles says media, politicians are turning a blind eye to attacks on conservatives

Michael Knowles says media, politicians are turning a blind eye to attacks on conservativesConservative journalist Andy Ngo attacked at Antifa rally in Portland; reaction from Michael Knowles, host of 'The Michael Knowles Show.'



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Trump Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh delivered the goods for conservatives

Trump Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh delivered the goods for conservativesPresident Donald Trump’s appointee Brett Kavanaugh consistently delivered during his first term as a justice for conservatives who had hoped he would move the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right while still managing to keep a low profile following his acrimonious Senate confirmation process. As the top U.S. judicial body wrapped up nine months of work on Thursday, Kavanaugh’s record showed he was in lockstep with the court’s four other conservative members. At least based on his first term, Kavanaugh showed himself to be more reliably conservative than the justice who Trump appointed him to replace, Anthony Kennedy, who sometimes sided with the court’s liberal bloc on issues including abortion and gay rights.



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Conservatives push Kris Kobach for Homeland Security head

Conservatives push Kris Kobach for Homeland Security headWASHINGTON (AP) — Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland Security.



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The Death Penalty Could Become a 2020 Issue. But Many Conservatives Disagree With Trump

The Death Penalty Could Become a 2020 Issue. But Many Conservatives Disagree With TrumpThe death penalty could become a 2020 issue, but a growing number of conservatives disagree with Donald Trump on the issue.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expertly shuts down conservatives calling for boycott after learning she was a Girl Scout

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expertly shuts down conservatives calling for boycott after learning she was a Girl ScoutAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez will happily buy all the cookies from the Girl Scouts of America. The freshman Democrat shot down calls to boycott the nationwide organisation after conservative columnist Jane Chastain wrote that the group has become “a far cry from those of my youth, which trained us to put God and country before everything else”. Sharing a headline that read “Conservative calls for cookie boycott because AOC used to be a Girl Scout,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez posted a series of tweets on Thursday mocking the development and celebrating a local Girl Scout group in her district.



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Conservatives target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in New York billboards

Conservatives target Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' in New York billboardsThe digital billboards on the side of a skyscraper in Manhattan’s Times Square are the latest broadside against the 29-year-old liberal known as “AOC,” by the Job Creators Network, founded by billionaire Bernard Marcus, a former chief executive of Home Depot Inc. Representative Ocasio-Cortez, whose district includes parts of the New York City boroughs of the Bronx and Queens, has sought to push her party to the left on environmental and economic issues. Ocasio-Cortez had opposed Amazon.com Inc’s plan to create a major New York outpost with nearly $ 3 billion in city and state incentives. When the company last month scrapped plans to build in New York, she called it a big victory for progressive politicians.



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AOC supplants Clinton and Pelosi as conservatives’ greatest foe

AOC supplants Clinton and Pelosi as conservatives’ greatest foeRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dominated conversation at this year's conservative convention.



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Steve King’s Fall Offers Three Lessons for Conservatives

Steve King’s Fall Offers Three Lessons for ConservativesAll of his fellow Republicans supported the action – he even voted for it himself, to show his remorse – and earlier this week, the party’s leaders stripped King of his committee assignments. Several GOP members are telling him to resign. In a statement a week following the original Times report, King denied that he meant this.



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Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: study

Older people, conservatives more likely to share fake news: studyFacebook users aged 65 plus and conservatives are more likely to share fake news on the platform than younger or more liberal counterparts, according to a new study published Wednesday. Researchers from Princeton University and New York University analyzed the Facebook posts of nearly 1,200 people who agreed to share their data in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election. In fact, users over 65 — regardless of political affiliations — shared “nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains” as 18 to 29-year-olds, the youngest age group studied.



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