Monthly Archives: March 2017

LIVE VIDEO: Senate Intelligence Committee Holds Public Hearing On Russian Interference In Election

CNN reports: The Senate intelligence committee has run a steady and low-key investigation into Russia’s interference in the US elections and communications with the campaign of President Donald Trump, but Thursday marks the panel’s first public hearing, which could offer some insights into where senators are thinking in private. There’s little chance that Thursday’s hearing will be as explosive as ...

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Trump Declares War On House Freedom Caucus

Yahoo News reports: President Trump vowed to take on the Freedom Caucus in the 2018 midterm elections if its members do not conform to his vision of the GOP. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted that the congressional caucus of conservative members of the United States House of Representatives are on track to harm “the entire Republican agenda.” More from Politico: ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Resistance Groups Reach Deal With Pride Organizers For Front-Of-Parade Placement

Duncan Osborne reports at Gay City News: The organization that produces New York City’s pride parade, rally, and related events has agreed to allow groups eager to confront the Republican Party’s control of the federal government near the front of the June 25 pride parade. “I’m extremely proud of the people who came out to raise their voices about this, ...

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Vladimir Putin To CNBC: Claims That Russia Meddled In US Elections Are Political “Lies And Provocations”

CNBC reports: American accusations that Russia interfered in last year’s U.S. elections are “lies” used for “domestic American politics”, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. “We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident. And know for sure that opinion polls in the Unites States show that very many people are friendly towards the Russian Federation ...

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Dem Senator: The Credibility Of The US House Probe Into Russia’s Election Meddling “Is In Shreds” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’s (R-Calif.) actions have damaged the integrity of his panel’s investigation into Russian election interference, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) says. “I think there has been so much tactics and strategy by the House chairman to support the president that the credibility of the House really is in shreds,” Merkley said Thursday on ...

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Federal Court Extends Block On Travel Ban Indefinitely

ABC News reports: A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday extended the order blocking President Trump’s controversial travel ban until the state’s lawsuit is resolved. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the ruling after hearing arguments. Hawaii State Attorney General Douglas Chin argued that the ban’s message is like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim ban, Muslim ban'” that the government ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: LGBT Activists Loudly Object To Compromise HB2 Repeal That Could Happen Today

The Charlotte Observer reports: North Carolina lawmakers could repeal House Bill 2 on Thursday under a deal struck late Wednesday night by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders. Senate leader Phil Berger announced the deal shortly after 10:30 p.m. The announcement capped days of marathon, often contentious negotiations and closed-door meetings. Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore took ...

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REPORT: FBI Director James Comey Wanted To Go Public On Russia’s Election Meddling Last Summer

Newsweek reports: FBI Director James Comey attempted to go public as early as the summer of 2016 with information on Russia’s campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, but Obama administration officials blocked him from doing so, two sources with knowledge of the matter tell Newsweek. Well before the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of ...

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TEXAS: Homocon Horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez Launches Chapter Of Anti-LGBT Hate Group Mass Resistance

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports: Mass Resistance, a longtime anti-LGBT hate group based in Massachusetts, has been slowly expanding over the past few years. It currently claims an affiliate in Nebraska and chapters in Maine, Colorado, Missouri, California, Virginia, Nigeria and, now, Texas. According to the Mass Resistance website, the Texas chapter was started and is headed by Robert ...

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US House Votes To Curtail EPA’s Use Of Science

The Hill reports: The House voted Wednesday to restrict the kind of scientific studies and data that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can use to justify new regulations. The Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act, or HONEST Act, passed 228-194. It would prohibit the EPA from writing any regulation that uses science that is not publicly available. It’s ...

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AUSTRALIA: Sky News Fires Former Labor Party Leader After On-Air Mocking Of Teenage Boy’s Sexuality

The BBC reports: Former Australian Labor Party leader Mark Latham has been fired from his political chat show by Sky News Australia after a series of controversial remarks. His recent comments about women in the media and schoolchildren proved too much for the broadcaster. He had questioned a 15-year-old boy’s sexuality and attacked fellow presenters on air. Latham has long ...

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Pat Robertson: God Loves America So Much He Put Trump In Power To Stop Muslim Immigration [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman has the quote at Right Wing Watch: Judges are saying, ‘Oh no, you can’t stop that, it will be against our Constitution.’ Well, these people don’t care about the Constitution. They will use the Constitution to such a point as they gain power. Once they get power, then they’re in charge and Sharia law comes in and the ...

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Senate Intelligence Leaders Say They Are “Within Weeks” Of Concluding Russia/Trump Probe [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday they cannot yet conclude whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, adding that their teams are “within weeks” of finishing reviewing thousands of documents related to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In a news conference, Republican Chairman Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina and Democratic ...

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Second Chris Christie Aide Gets 18 Months In Prison For Bridgegate, Testified That Christie Knew About Plot

The New York Times reports: Bridget Anne Kelly, a former top aide to Gov. Chris Christie, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday for her role in closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as a form of political retribution against a mayor who refused to endorse Mr. Christie for re-election in 2013. Earlier on Wednesday, Bill ...

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Anti-LGBT Activists Launch Complaint Campaign Against Vimeo Over Reported Ban On Ex-Gay Torture Videos

Notorious anti-LGBT activist Michael Brown is EVER so pissed that the content-sharing platform Vimeo is apparently rejecting all submissions that support ex-gay torture. Today he screeches in a post for the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow: If Jesus has changed your life and set you free from homosexual practice, your testimony is not welcome on Vimeo – not now, not ever. ...

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NO, SERIOUSLY: Melania Trump Calls For Diversity And Women’s Empowerment In Rare Speech [VIDEO]

CNN reports: First lady Melania Trump called for women’s empowerment and celebration of diversity in rare remarks Wednesday morning at the State Department. “As leaders, we must continue to work towards gender empowerment and respect for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, remembering always that we are all members of one race, the human race. Each one of us is ...

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Sean Spicer: Trump Doesn’t Care About Criticism Of The Many Millions Spent For His Golfing Trips [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump isn’t concerned about the rising costs associated with his regular trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., the White House press secretary said Wednesday. Sean Spicer addressed the topic during his briefing, when asked by Fox 5 DC’s Ronica Cleary if Trump has “any concerns about the pushback” from Florida residents and taxpayers ...

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Christie Aide Sentenced To Two Years For Bridgegate

CBS News reports: Bill Baroni, an ex-aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, has been sentenced to two years in prison over 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Baroni and Bridget Kelly were convicted last November on counts including wire fraud, conspiracy and misusing the bridge for improper purposes. Baroni is being sentenced first Wednesday followed by Kelly in the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Who will he scream at today? Just starting: White House press secretary Sean Spicer gives his daily press briefing on Wednesday. The Trump administration spokesman will likely face questions about President Donald Trump’s agenda, including health care and tax policy, and the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Suspended Fox Commentator Returns To The Air And Immediately Repeats Debunked Spying Claim [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano returned to the airwaves on Wednesday, but he said that he “stands by” the debunked claims that got him kicked off the air in the first place. Napolitano caused an international incident earlier this month when he announced on Fox News that President Barack Obama had used the British spying agency ...

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