Monthly Archives: February 2017

LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers First Speech To Congress

Donald Trump will give his first address to both chambers of Congress at 9PM Eastern tonight. Advance coverage has begun in the live-streams posted below. The speech is not billed as a formal State Of The Union address, as tradition dictates that SOTU addresses only take place after the first full year in office. Sean Spicer has released a short ...

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MAJOR SHIFT: Trump Tells News Anchors He’s Now Open To Legal Status For Non-Criminal Undocumented

The New York Times reports: President Trump, signaling a potential major shift in policy, told news anchors on Tuesday that he is open to a broad immigration overhaul that would grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants who have not committed serious crimes. “The time is right for an immigration bill as long as there is compromise on both ...

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REPORT: FBI Once Agreed To Pay Former British Spy Behind Trump’s #Pissgate Dossier For More Work

The Washington Post reports: The former British spy who authored a controversial dossier on behalf of Donald Trump’s political opponents alleging ties between Trump and Russia reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work, according to several people familiar with the arrangement. The agreement to compensate ...

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Trump Suggests Jews Themselves Are Behind Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump appeared to suggest Tuesday that the wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the U.S. could be coming from within the Jewish community itself, according to a Pennsylvania state lawmaker present for the comments. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who was part of a group of state attorneys general meeting ...

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Catholic League: ABC’s LGBT Rights Miniseries When We Rise Is Just More Of Hollywood’s Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Via press release from Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue: Catholics in America make up about 25 percent of the population. Yet when it comes to negative stereotypes of religion, Hollywood targets us almost 100 percent of the time. Nowhere is this more true than with gay-themed entertainment. The hostility shown toward all things Catholic made us wary when we heard ...

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Eric Holder: Obama Is “Ready To Roll” Back Into Politics With Dem Fundraising And Redistricting Efforts

Politico reports: Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair ...

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REPORT: Bannon Purposely Launched Travel Ban On Weekend To Enable Protests That Would Enrage Base

From a Bloomberg report that’s mostly about White House advisor Stephen Miller: Over the last few weeks, Trump’s White House has exploded in chaos and infighting—a situation Miller exacerbated by helping to mastermind the sudden and much-criticized rollout of Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, which federal judges swiftly blocked. In fact, it was no ...

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Jeff Sessions: Legal Pot Is Spiking Violent Crimes

The Huffington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday restated his opposition to marijuana use and offered an ominous warning about state-level marijuana legalization efforts, suggesting that such policies would open states to “violence,” as well as potential repercussions from the federal government. “I don’t think America is going to be a better place when people of all ages, ...

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Trump Budget Proposes Massive Cuts In Foreign Aid And Diplomacy Programs To Pay For More Weapons

The Associated Press reports: U.S. officials say the Trump administration is proposing deep cuts in spending for diplomacy and foreign aid programs to help pay for increased military spending. Officials familiar with the proposal say it calls for slashing 37 percent of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development budgets. Development assistance would take the biggest hit. ...

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Senior House Dem Won’t Shake Trump’s Hand Tonight

The Hill reports: A senior House Democrat well known for securing a prime center aisle seat to shake the president’s hand at joint sessions of Congress announced Tuesday he won’t follow the tradition for President Trump. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said in a House floor speech early Tuesday afternoon that he won’t be making the bipartisan gesture when Trump walks ...

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New Orleans Tourism Bureau Posts Beautiful Affirmation Of LGBT Tourism: We Welcome Everyone [VIDEO]

From the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation: New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and members of the New Orleans community gathered together during Mardi Gras 2017 to create a tourism video letting potential visitors know that New Orleans welcomes everyone. Conceived by NOTMC’s advertising agency of record, 360i, and directed by Trent Jaklitsch of Gravy Films, the spot illustrates New ...

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Alex Jones: If You Want To Get Closer To God, Be More Like Homocon Blogger Matt Drudge [VIDEO]

“God hates cowards and people that hurt innocents and that abuse those that are weaker than them, more than anybody if you read scripture. So all you fakes that want to get closer to God, stop being cowards. Be like Donald Trump. Be like Matt Drudge. Be like people that get attacked and demonized and make it through it and ...

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Major Retail Group To Air Brutal Faux Infomercial During SNL In Attack On Republican Border Tax Plan [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A top retail group is launching a TV ad campaign slamming House Republicans’ proposed border-adjustment tax (BAT) with a parody of classic informercials. The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Tuesday debuted the ad on “Fox and Friends,” and it will air during this week’s “Saturday Night Live.” Both are shows President Trump is known to watch, and ...

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Bush Slams Rise Of Racism Under Trump [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: For eight years since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has refused to criticize publicly those who succeeded him, saying he didn’t want to make an already tough job any harder for President Obama and, now, President Trump. But one rocky month into Trump’s tenure, it’s harder to keep quiet. “I don’t like the racism and ...

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Grindr Debuts Official In-House Poet

No, seriously. His name is Max Wallis and he announced his debut in a Guardian column: Poetry and sex have a long and venerable history, one often being used in the service of setting up the other. Catullus kicked things off, and Lord Byron, Sharon Olds and Carol Ann Duffy, among others, have run with the ball since. The work of ...

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Trump To Fawning Fox Hosts: There’s No Method To My Tweeting, I Do It To Go Around The Other Guys [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Monday that there is “no method” to the way in which he uses Twitter, his preferred social media platform with which he often seeks to end-around the media by communicating directly to his millions of followers. “No method, really. It’s just — it’s not venting either,” Trump said when asked about his Twitter habits ...

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BRITISH: PM Theresa May Braces For Second Scottish Independence Referendum Demand Over Brexit

The Times Of London reports: Theresa May is preparing for the Scottish government to call a second independence referendum to coincide with the triggering of Article 50 next month. Senior government sources say there is serious concern that Nicola Sturgeon will use the start of the Brexit process to demand another vote on the future of the UK and that ...

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Betsy DeVos Spawns Outrage With Claim That Black Universities Prove Success Of School Choice

ABC News reports: Angry social media users flew into an uproar Monday evening after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued a statement that some said ignored the context under which historically black universities were created. The statement called historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) “real pioneers when it comes to school choice,” and came shortly after President Donald Trump held a ...

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Today In Creepy Robots [VIDEO]

Holy crap. Wait for it to jump. From the clip description: Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​feet vertically. ​It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge. ​​​Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance ...

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Abusive Behavior By CPAC Attendees Draws Apology From Host Convention Center Management

The Huffington Post reports: Attendees at a college recreation conference were greeted by a surprise Friday, when a manager for the convention center where their conference was being held came to their closing session and apologized for the inappropriate behavior of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which was meeting in the same space. The National Intramural and Recreational ...

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