Monthly Archives: March 2017

Devin Nunes: Dems Aren’t “Serious” About Russia Probe

Politico reports: Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday the Democrats are “not serious” about the investigation into Russia. “We’re beginning to figure out who’s actually serious about the investigation because it appears like the Democrats aren’t really serious about this investigation,” he told the media, as reported by NBC News. Many Democrats, including Adam Schiff, the top ...

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TROLLTASTIC: Twitter Robot Responds To Every Trump Tweet With Video Of Tweet Being Burned [VIDEO]

The Telegraph reports: Donald Trump has another political foe to worry about, with his latest adversary coming in the form of an insubordinate robot. A robot designed simply to burn every single tweet sent by Mr Trump has amassed thousands of Twitter followers. The Burned Your Tweet robot automatically prints out the president’s latest tweets before setting fire to the ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Begins Formal Brexit Process, Tells MPs “There Can Be No Turning Back” [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Britain’s departure from the European Union is “an historic moment from which there can be no turning back”, Theresa May has told MPs. The prime minister said it was a “unique opportunity” to “shape a brighter future” for the UK. She was speaking after Britain’s EU ambassador formally triggered the two year countdown to the UK’s exit ...

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Shots Fired On Capitol Hill After Driver Attempts To Run Down DC Police, Suspect In Custody [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Shots were fired this morning near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol Police responded to the area at Washington Ave and Independence Ave, which is located near the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Rayburn House office building. The suspect apparently struck a Capitol Police cruiser and then tried running over several officers who were on ...

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Library Of Congress Unveils Latest Preservation Titles: Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Sister Sledge, More

Broadway World reports: Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” Barbra Streisand’s “People” and the original cast album of Broadway’s THE WIZ are among the 25 titles which will be preserved by the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry for 2016. Each year, the Librarian of Congress selects 25 songs that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” and at least 10 years ...

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BRITAIN: Reality Show Strands Cast In Wilderness For Months, Doesn’t Tell Them Show Was Canceled

Whoa. Variety reports: The contestants of a British reality show that marooned them in the wilderness for a year as a social experiment have returned to civilization — only to discover the series was taken off air several months ago and no one bothered to tell them. The Channel 4 program, “Eden,” assembled 23 men and women and dispatched them ...

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LOS ANGELES: Man Pleads Not Guilty In Possible Terror Plot Against 2016 West Hollywood Pride Parade

The Associated Press reports: An Indiana man who told police he was headed to a gay pride event in California and was found with a loaded assault rifle and chemicals mixed and ready to explode in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges. James Wesley Howell, of Charlestown, Indiana, was also charged Tuesday with possessing a destructive device. ...

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President Crybaby Throws His Daily Tantrum

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday attacked New York Times, saying the newspaper’s coverage has gotten worse since the election. “Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong,” the president tweeted. “Now worse!” “If the people of our great country could only see how viciously and inaccurately my ...

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TEXAS: Pastors Present “Texas Toilet Seat Award” To Ten Senators For Opposing Bathroom Bill [VIDEO]

From the right wing Empower Texas: Opening up the press conference-style award ceremony was Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Pastor F.N. Williams, who said, “I never thought in my lifetime, that I would have to stand up, speak out, and even become the plaintiff in a lawsuit against our mayor to protect women and girls when they are using their restrooms, ...

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TEXAS: GOP House Speaker Blocks Bathroom Bill

The Austin Statesman reports: Flexing his parliamentary muscle and flashing his antipathy to efforts to regulate the use of bathrooms by transgender people, House Speaker Joe Straus prevented amendments on the matter from reaching the House floor on Tuesday. In a showdown with his most socially conservative members, Speaker Joe Straus ended debate on a bill about the fate of ...

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Indicted Former US House Rep. Aaron Schock Claims Staffer Acted As Secret Informant For The Feds

The Associated Press reports: Attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say a staffer secretly provided the government with a trove of confidential documents in violation of Schock’s protection from unreasonable search and seizure. The lawyers write in Tuesday court filings that the government went too far when it transformed the staffer into an informant and required him to wear ...

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Fox News Host Bill O’Reilly Snickers Through Fake Apology To “Extremist” Rep. Maxine Waters [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Fox News host Bill O’Reilly apologized Tuesday night for making a racist, sexist crack about Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) earlier in the day. But while apologizing, the “O’Reilly Factor” host snickered. O’Reilly said Waters is “totally sincere in her belief system” and “should not be marginalized by political opponents.” He said: “I made that mistake this ...

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TOMORROW: Roger Stone, Carl Paladino, And Michael Caputo To Face Court Over Alleged Smear Campaign

The New York Daily News reports: A trio of conservative firebrands with ties to President Trump will go on trial Wednesday for allegedly smearing a Libertarian candidate for governor as a sexual predator. The defendants are notorious political trickster Roger Stone, bombastic Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino and political talk show host Michael Caputo. Stone and Caputo’s names have reportedly been ...

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Rep. Devin Nunes: I’ll Never Reveal The Source Of My Trump/Russia Claim Even To My Own Intel Committee

Reuters reports: U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Tuesday he will not divulge – even to other members of his panel – who gave him intelligence reports that indicated President Donald Trump and his associates may have been ensnared in incidental intelligence collection. Asked by an ABC News reporter whether he would inform the other committee members ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Subway Rider Threatens To Kill Iranian Couple Because “Trump Is In The House” [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Mahsa Mehrdad and Masih Rahmati, an Iranian couple residing in NYC, were riding the subway through Manhattan on Saturday night when a man threatened to kill them and told them to “go back to your own country.” In a video of the incident, the man can be heard declaring that “Donald Trump is in the house,” before telling ...

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White House Floats Massive Cuts To HIV/AIDS Programs

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators. The reduction is part of $18 billion in cuts that the administration wants in fiscal 2017, which ends in October. Most of the proposed reductions at NIH ...

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Over 125,000 Sign Petition To Melania Trump: Get Out Of New York City Or Pay For Your Own Security Detail

The International Business Times reports: Nearly 50,000 people [JMG: 127K at this writing] had signed a Change.org petition by Tuesday morning demanding First Lady Melania Trump move in with President Donald Trump in their new White House presidential pad in an effort to reduce the costly taxpayer expense of protecting the first family as they live in separate states. New ...

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Trump Signs Order Rescinding EPA Regulations [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court. The decree’s main target is former President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan that required states to slash carbon ...

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NRA Hits Dems With $1M Gorsuch Campaign [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Examiner: The National Rifle Association on Tuesday will begin targeting four Senate Democrats facing potentially tough reelections with a $1 million TV campaign that urges the confirmation of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action told Secrets Monday that the effort will target Sens. Claire McCaskill of ...

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Trump Rejects Baseball Opening Pitch Invite [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will not throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals opening day Monday, the team told reporters Tuesday. POLITICO Playbook reported Tuesday morning that Trump was in talks to throw the first pitch as the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins in Washington. But the White House said Trump has a “scheduling conflict” that ...

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