Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sen. John McCain: Trump Must Retract His Wiretapping Claim Or Provide Evidence Of His Accusation [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday said President Trump either has to retract his claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, or provide evidence of the allegations. “President Trump has to provide the American people, not just the intelligence community, but the American people, with evidence that his predecessor, former president of the Unites States ...

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Chris Wallace To Trump Advisor: Why Should We Believe Jobs Numbers Trump Once Called “Phony”? [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: On Fox News Sunday today, Chris Wallace asked White House Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn about President Trump‘s past dismissals of jobs numbers. The White House touted the numbers out this past Friday, but as Wallace pointed out, during the campaign Trump called similar reports “phony.” Sean Spicer quoted Trump as explaining, “They may have been phony in ...

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Sarah Palin Trashes Trumpcare As “Socialism”

Via Breitbart: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and the first major GOP figure to endorse President Donald Trump, is calling out House Speaker Paul Ryan for what she says is “RINO-Care.” “I do want to speak about this, but I am tempted to say not another word from our fearless leaders about this new ...

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TRAILER: Wonder Woman

Via Entertainment Weekly: “I am Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta. In the name of all that is good, your wrath upon this world is over,” Gal Gadot triumphantly declares in the latest Wonder Woman trailer, which she first shared on Twitter following her and costar Chris Pine’s appearance Saturday night on Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. After promising on Friday ...

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Complicit: SNL Riffs On Ivanka Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post recaps: Yet again this weekend, “Saturday Night Live” trotted out Alec Baldwin doing a Donald Trump impression for its cold open. And yet again, that wasn’t even close to its harshest political sketch. That distinction this week was reserved for “Complicit,” a faux Ivanka Trump perfume ad that is liable to really ruffle some feathers. The conceit ...

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Trump Fires US Attorney Preet Bharara

That took all of three hours. The Washington Post reports: Preet Bharara, one of the most high-profile federal prosecutors in the country, was fired Saturday after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration, according to people familiar with the matter. “I did not ...

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FLORIDA: “Stand Your Ground” Defense Rejected In Case Of Retired Cop Who Killed Texting Moviegoer

Courthouse News Service reports: A Florida judge on Friday rejected the “Stand Your Ground” defense of a retired police officer who must now stand trial for the fatal shooting of fellow moviegoer who angered him by texting before the main feature began. In a decision filed Friday morning, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Susan Barthle questioned the veracity of Curtis Reeves’ testimony. ...

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US Attorney Preet Bharara Refuses Order To Resign, Will Force Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Fire Him

Buzzfeed reports: Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York who has established a reputation for prosecuting white collar crime and political corruption, is refusing to comply with a request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he tender his resignation, multiple outlets reported. Sessions on Friday asked for the resignations of all 46 remaining presidentially nominated ...

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TEXAS: Federal Court Rules State GOP Gerrymandered US House Districts To Disenfranchise Latino Voters

NBC News reports: Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before leaving office. The ruling late Friday by a three-judge panel in San Antonio gave Democrats hope of ...

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Intruder Breaches White House Grounds

CNN reports: A man carrying a backpack was arrested Friday night after breaching security at the White House complex and was discovered by a Secret Service officer by the south entrance to the executive residence, officials said. The incident happened just before midnight while President Donald Trump was at the White House. A Secret Service source said the intruder might ...

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Rachel Maddow: Mike Pence Is Flat-Out Lying When He Says He Didn’t Know About Michael Flynn [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow continues her investigations into President Donald Trump’s complicated ties to foreign governments. Last night’s installment was about the tangled web of retired Gen. Michael Flynn’s connections to Russia and now Turkey.Last night, in an interview with Bret Baier on Fox News, Vice President Mike Pence said that the story about Flynn and Turkey ...

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Hair Furor: Obamacare Is Imploding

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday doubled down on his claim that Obamacare is “imploding,” tweeting after days of notable restraint on social media. “We are making great progress with healthcare. ObamaCare is imploding and will only get worse. Republicans coming together to get job done,” the president wrote. On Friday, Trump said during a meeting on health care ...

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SOUTH DAKOTA: GOP Governor Signs Bill Allowing Public Agencies To Deny Services To LGBT Citizens

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure allowing taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny services and child placement to LGBT families out of religious objections, making him the first governor in 2017 to sign an anti-LGBT law. Daaugard signed the measure, Senate Bill 149, with little fanfare Friday after the ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Demands Resignations Of All 46 Remaining Obama-Appointed US Attorneys

The Association Press reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 United States attorneys who were appointed during prior presidential administrations, the Justice Department said Friday. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by former president Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of ...

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Chris Wallace Calls Out Trump Team On Michael Flynn: It’s “Inconceivable” They Didn’t Know [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Fox News reporter Chris Wallace on Friday said it was “inconceivable” that Donald Trump was unaware of former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s lobbying work with a company connected to the Turkish government while serving as an adviser on his campaign. Reporters, including Fox’s John Roberts, grilled White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer over reports that a ...

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REVERSAL: Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Organizers Allow Gay Veterans Group After Backlash From Sponsors

Boston’s Fox affiliate reports: After several days of back and forth, organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade have decided to allow LGBT veterans group OUTVETS to participate. The decision was announced in a tweet from parade organizers just before 4:30 p.m. Friday. “This is something that had to be fixed. This is something that I needed to ...

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Fox News Reporter Angrily Calls Out White Supremacist Homocon Blogger In White House Briefing Room

Politico reports: A Fox News Radio correspondent confronted in the White House briefing room the White House reporter for a website that traffics in conspiracy theories, witnesses said on Friday. As reporters were getting settled ahead of Friday’s briefing, the Fox correspondent Jon Decker pointed out that a reporter from Gateway Pundit, Lucian Wintrich [above right with site founder Jim ...

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NOAA: Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit Record High

Stand by for EPA head Scott Pruitt to denounce this as fake news: Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels hit a new high last year and have only continued to climb in the first two months of 2017, federal scientists reported Friday. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at a U.S. observatory in Hawaii rose by 3 parts per million ...

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Big Pharma Insider Scott Gottlieb Set To Head FDA

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is expected to pick Scott Gottlieb, a conservative physician and businessman with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a person familiar with the nomination said Friday. If confirmed, Gottlieb would bring a strong pro-industry, deregulatory approach to an agency that Trump has criticized as being ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Mulls 2018 US Senate Bid

The New York Post reports: Arnold Schwarzenegger may be back — in politics. The “Terminator” star, former California governor and, until recently, host of “Celebrity Apprentice” is considering running for the US Senate in 2018, insiders told Politico. Schwarzenegger, 69, may forsake the GOP for the Independence Party to challenge incumbent Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein, who will be 85 years ...

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