Monthly Archives: March 2017

TOO LATE: Sen. Lindsey Graham Floats Bill Mandating The Release Of Tax Returns By Presidential Candidates

The New York Daily News reports: Presidential candidates in the 2020 race would be required to publicly release their tax returns under a prospective bill under consideration by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Graham, a frequent critic of President Trump, who is the first U.S. commander-in-chief to not release his tax returns in more than 30 years, told reporters Wednesday that ...

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SWAMPY: Trump Names Kelly Knight Craft, Wife Of Billionaire Coal Magnate, As US Ambassador To Canada

Last month Trump had to promise Justin Trudeau that it wouldn’t be Sarah Palin. Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump has chosen Kelly Knight Craft, a long-time donor to Republican campaigns, including his own, as ambassador to Canada, according to a person familiar with the matter. Craft accepted the nomination and is completing the paperwork process required before Senate consideration, said ...

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Homocon Candidate To Head Customs And Border Patrol Under FBI Investigation For Misuse Of RICO Funds

Vocativ reports: One of three candidates reportedly being vetted by President Donald Trump to head the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency — which oversees the U.S. Border Patrol — is being investigated by federal authorities over his former agency’s use of RICO funds, or money and assets seized during criminal investigations. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg ...

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Petitions FCC For Waiver To Thwart Caller ID Blocks At Jewish Community Centers

The Buffalo News reports: The people calling in bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers in Buffalo and across the country will lose their cloak of anonymity if Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer gets his way. The New York Democrat on Wednesday asked the Federal Communications Commission to grant a waiver to the nation’s Jewish Community Centers and others that ...

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World Net Daily: Put Trump On Mount Rushmore

From World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah: It’s time for someone to say it. Donald Trump’s first 40 days in the White House rival those of any modern American president for excitement, controversy, accomplishment, work ethic, courage, boldness and real leadership. Think about that. Is there any question? Is there any doubt? If he continues like this, there could be ...

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DNA Test: Subway’s Chicken Is 50% Something Else

CBS News reports: How much chicken is actually in your chicken sandwich? A study by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s consumer affairs show “Marketplace” says researchers conducted DNA tests on several chicken sandwiches from fast-food restaurants and found that Subway’s chicken breast contained only about half chicken. The rest was mostly soy. Subway said Tuesday the report was “absolutely false and ...

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Oprah Winfrey: Maybe I’ll Run For President [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Oprah Winfrey may end up running for president, thanks to President Donald Trump. The media mogul said during an interview on “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” that she never previously considered the possibility of running for president since she felt she didn’t have the experience. But, after Trump won the election, she isn’t ruling out an eventual ...

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Climate Change Skeptic And Big Oil Pipeline Crony Rep. Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Secretary Of The Interior

CNN reports: The Senate voted to confirm Wednesday Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke to lead the Department of the Interior. he vote was 68-31. During his confirmation hearing, the Republican congressman promised to review Obama-era actions limiting oil and gas drilling in Alaska and said he rejected President Donald Trump’s past comment that climate change is a “hoax.” Like many of ...

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TEXAS: State Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Houston’s Benefits For Same-Sex Spouses [VIDEO]

Watch the full hearing below. The CBS affiliate in Dallas reports: The Texas Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that conservatives hope will provide an opening to challenge the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide. The all-Republican court initially refused to hear the lawsuit, which challenged Houston’s decision to offer same-sex spousal benefits to municipal employees. The ...

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NIELSEN: Millions More Watched Obama’s First Speech To Congress Than Watched Donald Trump’s Speech

FAKE NEWS! Via Mediaite: Well, the overnight ratings are in from Nielsen, and as expected, President Donald Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress drew a significant television audience. However, it didn’t do nearly as well as President Barack Obama’s first address in February 2009. Looking at seven networks that carried the speech live — ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Liberty Counsel Files Lawsuit To Invalidate “Illegal” LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit today to invalidate the so-called Jacksonville “Human Rights Ordinance” or “HRO” because it was adopted in violation of Florida Statutes, the Jacksonville Ordinance Code and City Council Rules. The Jacksonville City Council voted to adopt the HRO, Ordinance 2017-15, on February 14, 2017. The HRO purports to add “sexual orientation” and “gender ...

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Trump Delays New Muslim Travel Ban So That Positive Response For Speech To Congress Has Its “Moment”

The travel ban needs its own very special moment. It’s all show business, all the time. New York Magazine reports: In his speech to Congress on Tuesday night, President Trump defended his travel ban, and said his administration has been “working on improved vetting procedures, and we will shortly take new steps to keep our nation safe — and to ...

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So Much For CNN Being “Fake News”

As always, the news is only fake when they don’t like it. The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday put aside his problems with CNN to tout the network’s poll on President Trump’s speech to Congress. Spicer tweeted out CNN’s poll showing positive reactions to Trump’s speech the night before, despite the administration’s frequent attacks on ...

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Live-Action Beauty And The Beast Remake To Feature Disney’s First-Ever “Exclusively Gay Moment” [VIDEO]

Paging you-know-who! Playbill reports: When the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast hits screens March 17, it will make history as the first Disney film to include an “exclusively gay moment,” according to the film’s director, Bill Condon. Condon revealed the landmark news in an exclusive interview with Attitude Magazine. The subplot involves the relationship between LeFou (played by ...

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Colbert Goes Live To Rip Trump’s Speech [VIDEO]

The Hollywood Reporter recaps: Stephen Colbert kicked off Tuesday’s episode with a Trump and Oscars joke wrapped into one: “Any chance there’s a mistake and Moonlight is the president?” After Trump addressed Congress on Tuesday, Colbert’s Late Show went live to discuss Trump’s speech, mixed in with the events of Sunday. Colbert was excited to recap the president’s remarks, but ...

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Random House To Pay Barack And Michelle Obama Record $65M For Separate Presidential Memoirs

The Financial Times reports: Penguin Random House will pay more than $65m for the global rights to two books to be written separately by Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, after a blockbuster auction that set a new record for US presidential memoirs. The company declined to comment on the fee it had agreed with the Obamas. But people briefed ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Marketing Officials Forecast $600M Decline In Tourism Revenue Because Donald Trump

The New York Times reports: For the first time in seven years, New York City officials expect the number of foreign visitors to decrease, a drop they attribute to the protectionist policies and rhetoric of President Trump — saying that those moves are scaring off many of the visitors who have helped fuel the city’s robust growth since the last ...

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ARKANSAS: Senate Approves Resolution Calling For Constitutional Convention To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

The Associated Press reports: The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday endorsed a long-shot effort to push for amending the U.S. Constitution to effectively ban gay marriage and abortion, a move one Republican lawmaker said is needed to overturn rulings from the nation’s highest court. The majority-Republican chamber approved by a 19-9 vote a resolution calling for a federal constitutional convention to ...

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TRAILER: A Very Sordid Wedding

Via press release: Award-winning writer/director Del Shores (“Blues For Willadean,” “Southern Baptist Sissies,” “Queer A Folk”) releases his latest film, A Very Sordid Wedding, the outrageously funny sequel to his play, movie and TV series Sordid Lives. The film brings back an all-star ensemble cast of characters, rooted in the Southern Baptist world of Winters, Texas, in the weeks following ...

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