New Super PAC uses Trump’s go-to tool against him

With the presidential election just 130 days away, progressive activists have a renewed, fiery focus on getting Joe Biden into office. And one serial entrepreneur and social activist has committed to using Donald Trump’s favorite tool to make sure he doesn’t get re-elected. 

Defeat by Tweet is the Super PAC brainchild of Xander Schultz, whose day job is working at Galaxy Investment Partners, the family office of former hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, who has made a personal pledge of $1 million. 

Schultz, who is white, teamed up with Black activists including Color of Change President Rashad Robinson and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors to launch the micro donation-based campaign that “aims to turn Donald Trump’s controversial Twitter platform against him.” The goal is to get individuals to pledge a small money donation every time Trump tweets, which is a frequent occurrence. 

According to Schultz, Trump averages 30 tweets

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Why Tuesday’s elections may be ‘music to Trump’s ears,’ and what it means for November

Two of President Donald Trump’s preferred candidates lost Republican primaries in Tuesday’s elections, but one top analyst said the White House may actually be thrilled with how the night turned out, given the leftward tilt of the Democrats who prevailed in key contests.

One of the night’s biggest shockers came in New York City, where unknown middle school principal Jamaal Bowman held a huge lead over 31-year incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel — one of the most powerful House Democrats. Engel is currently chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Bowman is walking in the footsteps of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed him and easily won her own primary over former CNBC news anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, progressive firebrands who also ran for the Democratic nomination, also backed Bowman in the upset race. 

The embattled president is floundering badly in his reelection efforts, with a New

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Business leaders, tech CEOs bash Trump’s visa suspension

CEOs of some of the nation’s largest tech companies, along with other business leaders, are slamming the Trump administration’s decision to suspend many foreign work visas.

President Trump signed an order on Monday that will block certain visas for hundreds of thousands of people looking to work in the United States through the end of the year. The order includes the H-1B visa — which many tech companies rely on to hire highly skilled workers. (The U.S. caps the number of H-1B visas at 85,000 per year.) Some H-2B, H-4, L and J visas are also included in the suspension.

The order also extended an existing suspension of most green cards.

“We want to give jobs to Americans right now,” said Trump when asked about the green card decision on Tuesday afternoon.

The administration says the goal is to free up jobs for Americans, as tens of millions of people

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I don’t support Trump’s use of military for law and order in the streets

A prominent name in law enforcement is not in favor of President Trump’s extreme law and order measures during a period of heightened social unrest, namely the use of the U.S. military to quiet protesters.

“I don’t support that at all, and I don’t think anyone else does. It’s not needed,” former NYPD chief Bill Bratton said on Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade, referring to the potential use of the military by Trump on America’s streets. That’s saying a lot seeing as Bratton gained a reputation as being tough on crime — employing a controversial law enforcement style known as broken windows theory — and gaining results in the process.

Bratton was the New York City police commissioner from 1994 to 1996 and then returned from 2014 to 2016. He had a stint as commissioner of the Boston police department from 1993 to 1994 and as the LAPD chief from

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Fact or fiction? Assessing Team Trump’s claims about Biden and China

As the head-to-head matchup between Donald Trump and Joe Biden takes shape, the president and his allies have unleashed a range of charges about Biden’s record on China.

They’ve leveled a series of charges – many of which they recently cut into a television advertisement – and have even tried to start a #BeijingBiden hashtag.

In an interview with Yahoo Finance Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro added a few more claims during the wide-ranging interview. 

Many of the statements from Navarro and his colleagues are not backed up by the facts or lack crucial context.

The move is part of a strategy shift by Trump and his allies to run against China and its handling of the coronavirus crisis just months after touting the Phase 1 trade deal. Senate Republicans are taking a similar tack.

A screengrab from a recent Trumnp campaign advertisement attacking Joe Biden over his record
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