Associated Press
Associated Press 13 Feb 2020

Senate acts to restrain Trump's powers against Iran

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A bipartisan Senate majority voted to pass a resolution Thursday limiting President Donald Trump from ordering future strikes against Iran without first seeking Congress' explicit permission. (Feb. 13)


The Tik Tok Teenagers who sabotaged the president's rally in Tulsa last weekend by requesting thousands of tickets and never showing up are taking aim at him again. A teen on the social media site is calling on millions of fellow Tik Tok users to blitz Trump's social media accounts with reports of "abusive and hateful content." The massive flood of flags is set for 4 p.m. Saturday. The video calling for the action has over 460,000 likes and 1.2 million views.
A number of Republican senators dodged questions or were silent when pressed for reaction after President Donald Trump suggested without evidence that a 75-year-old man who was seriously injured after being shoved by police officers in Buffalo, New York, last week, may have been part of a "set up."
In an unsubstantiated claim, the President tweeted, "Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?"
At a news conference following a Republican policy lunch, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky refused to say whether Trump's tweet was appropriate.
CNN pressed him twice, and he instead pointed to the work led by GOP Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina to try to put together a police reform package.

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Twitter was born in 2006 out of the remnants of a failed San Francisco Internet radio startup. Since then, it's become a megaphone for the president, a tool for social change and a running log for recording our global history.

Twitter has removed an image tweeted by President Donald Trump for violating the company's copyright policy.

Trump's tweet showed a picture taken by Damon Winter for the New York Times in 2015. But the president had turned it into a meme with the words: "In reality they're not after me they're after you."

It ends off with: "I'm just in the way" at the bottom.

The tweet now just shows a "media not displayed" notice after Twitter removed the picture.

"Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives," a Twitter spokesperson told CNBC.

"Twitter responds to copyright complaints submitted under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA")," the company's copyright policy says.

The New York Times filed the takedown notice, a company's spokesperson said.

Twitter has been cracking down on Trump's tweets that violates its policies.

Last month, the president posted a viral doctored video of two kids. Twitter slapped it with a "manipulated media" tag and the video was eventually removed after a copyright claim from one of the child's parents.
A new tell-all book by Pres. Trump's niece is roiling the White House with a string of allegations and scathing criticism. Tony Schwartz, the co-author of "The Art of The Deal," joins MSNBC's Ari Melber to explain why despite the President's general lack of interest in reading, he has always understood the branding and messaging power of books, and why this book may concern him and his re-election.

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