Monthly Archives: January 2017

NAFTA And TPP On Chopping Block Today

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order as early as Monday stating his intention to renegotiate the free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico, a White House official told NBC News. Eliminating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was crafted by former President Bill Clinton and enacted in 1994, ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Accused Of Covering Up Missile Test, Nuke Reportedly Misfired Towards US

The Guardian reports: Theresa May was told about the test of a Trident missile that reportedly misfired, less than a week before she held a House of Commons vote on renewing the £40bn nuclear system. The prime minister’s spokeswoman insisted on Monday that the operation was successful because the submarine HMS Vengeance and its crew were “certified” afterwards. However, she ...

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Breitbart News To Expand Into Italy

Buzzfeed reports: Breitbart News is set to expand its presence in Italy, BuzzFeed News has learned. The alt-right platform, which has one full-time journalist in Rome, is planning to add reporters to its bureau in the Italian capital. The decision to boost operations in Rome comes following plans to open bureaus in Germany and France, a sign that Breitbart is ...

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WASHINGTON: Legal Watchdog Group To Sue Trump Over “Illegal Payments” From Foreign Governments

Newsweek reports: A group of American lawyers and researchers said it will file a lawsuit alleging that U.S. President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by illegally accepting payments from foreign governments. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which describes itself as a non-profit legal watchdog group that aims to hold public officials accountable for their actions, said ...

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Dan Rather Blasts White House On “Alternative Facts”

Venerable newsman Dan Rather has gone viral with a rant posted yesterday to his Facebook page. Here it is in full: These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase “alternative facts”… When ...

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Feds Probe Michael Flynn’s Ties To Russia

The New York Daily News reports: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is reportedly the first member of the Trump administration to garner the probing eyes of intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies for communications with Russia. Details of the six-agency investigation was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, hours after Trump and Vice President Pence appointed Flynn ...

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WASHINGTON: Activists Shout “Shame! Bigot!” At Pat McCory, Corner Him Outside Locked Alley Door [VIDEO]

LGBTQ Nation reports: Former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory is not too popular in his home state these days, after costing the state millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs due to boycotts over the anti-LGBTQ law he signed while in office. Turns out McCrory is unpopular outside of his state as well, as a video posted Facebook user Udai ...

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THEY CAN’T KEEP QUIET: Feminist Choir Goes Viral With Protest Anthem Performed At Women’s March [VIDEO]

3.5 million views already. JMG reader Michelle points us to this great performance at the Women’s March by a group of young singers, some of whom hadn’t met in person before yesterday. From their website: To bring her music to the march, MILCK has formed an all female choir called the #ICANTKEEPQUIET choir. The #ICANTKEEPQUIET Choir is an all-female super ...

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Merriam-Webster Trolls Conway On “Alternative Facts”

From Merriam-Webster: Fact (“a piece of information presented as having objective reality”) spiked dramatically on January 22nd, following an exchange between Chuck Todd and Kellyanne Conway on NBC’s Meet the Press that was fraught with epistemological tension. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood, and Sean Spicer, our press secretary is giving alternative facts to that,” Conway shot back. “Wait a minute, ...

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Wikileaks: Send Us Trump’s Tax Returns

This morning Kellyanne Conway flatly declared that contrary to his many, many promises to do so, Donald Trump will never release his tax returns. Conway added, “The people voted for him, they just don’t care.” Wikileaks immediately responded, calling Trump’s “breach of promise” worse than Hillary Clinton’s refusal to release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs, and offering ...

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Conway: Trump Will Never Release His Tax Returns, People Voted For Him And They Just Don’t Care [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Kellyanne Conway said rather bluntly on ABC’s This Week today that President Trump‘s “not going to release his tax returns.” This marks a stark shift after numerous promises from Trump and his team that he would be happy to release them once an audit was completed. George Stephanopoulos brought up the White House petition posted on Friday demanding ...

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Pope Francis Compares Rise Of Populism To Advent Of Hitler, Says It’s Too Early To Judge Donald Trump

Agence France-Presse reports: Pope Francis warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of “saviours” like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais conducted as Donald Trump was being sworn in as US president, the pontiff also condemned the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners. “Of course crises provoke fears ...

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Women’s March Drew Three Times As Many As Trump’s Inauguration, Second-Highest Metro Ridership Ever

New York Magazine reports: Millions of people across the world marched on Saturday to show their support for women’s rights in response to the U.S. presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Estimates from two university professors collected from local news outlets puts the number of U.S. marchers somewhere between three and four million, though estimating crowd size is notoriously inexact. Still, ...

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Reince Priebus: Media Lies About Inauguration Size Are Part Of The Campaign To Delegitimize Trump [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus went after the press Sunday for trying to “delegitimize” President Donald Trump, a man who spent years telling the country that Barack Obama was not constitutionally eligible to be president. “I’m saying there’s an obsession by the media to delegitimize this president, and we are not going to sit ...

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Kellyanne Conway: Sean Spicer’s Claims About Crowds At The Inauguration Are Just “Alternate Facts” [VIDEO]

Kellyanne Conway appeared on Meet The Press this morning where she battled Chuck Todd in her defense of Sean Spicer’s ridiculous lies about the crowds at Friday’s inauguration. Conway: “Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. You’re saying it’s a falsehood. Our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that.” After Todd continued to press her about the ...

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Trump Brags About Inauguration Ratings (Which Are Lower Than First Inaugurations For Obama And Reagan)

The Hill reports: President Donald Trump early Sunday touted television ratings for his inauguration, saying 11 million more people tuned in compared to four years ago. According to Nielsen data examined by Bloomberg, Trump’s ratings fell below those for the first inaugurations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Obama’s 2009 inauguration had 7 million more viewers, the news ...

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SNL’s Putin Mocks Inauguration Attendance [VIDEO]

Vox recaps: So it’s safe to say Trump won’t be happy with Saturday Night Live’s cold open. The show opened with a message from Beck Bennett’s Vladimir Putin speaking to the American public about how he rigged the election, quipping that America was the “most expensive thing we’ve ever bought.” But the sketch quickly shifted into Putin trolling Trump, by ...

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Spicer Screams At Press For “False Reporting” About Largest Inauguration Crowd Ever, Period [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday accused the media of misrepresenting the crowd at Donald Trump’s inauguration in order to dampen enthusiasm for the event. “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period,” Spicer said with emphasis. “Both in person and around the globe.” He accused the media of “deliberately false ...

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President Crybaby: The Media Will Pay A “Big Price” For Lying About Attendance At My Inauguration [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is accusing the news media of lying about the size of the crowd that attended his inauguration. Addressing employees at CIA headquarters in Virginia, Trump wrongly said the crowd had stretched all the way to the Washington Monument in the middle of the National Mall. Photos taken of the Mall on Friday showed ...

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Tony Perkins: Leftists Are Protesting Because Their “Reign Of Cultural Lawlessness” Is Now Over [VIDEO]

Hate group leader Tony Perkins appeared on Fox News this afternoon to exult in Trump’s inauguration and mock today’s Women’s March, which has drawn millions of participants worldwide. Perkins: “I can understand why some on the left are upset. Their reign of cultural lawlessness is coming to an end.” Last night the Family Research Council held its Faith & Freedom ...

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