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Friday News: “Obscene” Trump Politicized, Flat-Out Lied to the Troops in Iraq; ” Unpaid Shutdown Workers Are Mostly Dems, So Screw ’Em”; Cohen Was In Prague; Filler-Corn First Female Virginia Minority Leader in 400 Years

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, December 28. Also, check out the video below of last night’s PBS NewsHour discussion of Trump’s visit to the troops in Iraq. As White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor – who is superb, by the way – put it, The president simply is not telling the truth there. he president saying that it’s been over a decade since service members and troops have gotten a pay raise, that’s not true. The service members and troops have been getting pay races every year since at least the last decade. It’s usually been around 1 percent. The president is also saying that they’re going to get a 10 percent raise. Reporting shows that there’s going to be a 2.6 percent raise. It’s a lot different, about 7 percent difference there. So the president is misleading the troops here. And this is a pattern for this president. When he gets in front of big crowds, he likes to tell falsehoods. He likes to exaggerate things. And, here, he’s doing just that.” As historian Michael Beschloss put it, Trump’s behavior in Iraq was “obscene”