Monthly Archives: April 2017

GOP Floats Another Obamacare Repeal “Compromise”

Talking Points Memo reports: With the end of President Trump’s first 100 days fast approaching, House Republicans appear ready to take another stab at reviving an Obamacare repeal bill that was pulled from the House floor last month due to lack of support and has since has been the focus of several rounds of unsuccessful negotiations. The latest compromise was ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Camp Is Spending Millions On Legal Fees To Defend Against Allegations Of Illegal Behavior

Politico reports: During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to pay the legal bills of supporters who beat up protestors at his rallies, but a POLITICO analysis found that Trump’s campaign hasn’t always paid its own legal bills in a timely or transparent fashion. The analysis of court and campaign filings found that Trump’s campaign committee is still spending heavily to ...

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Bill O’Reilly’s Parachute: “Tens Of Millions Of Dollars”

CNN reports: Bill O’Reilly will be paid tens of millions of dollars on his way out of Fox News. “It is a staggering amount,” said a source personally involved in the exit maneuverings. 21st Century Fox and O’Reilly’s representatives will not acknowledge the existence of a payout. A confidentiality agreement limits what the two sides can say. But two well-placed ...

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Pants-Shitting Racist Draft Dodger Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, And Kid Rock Visit Trump At The Oval Office

The Hill reports: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) visited President Trump at the White House late Wednesday, bringing along musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. Palin has been an outspoken supporter of Trump since his campaign, and was invited to be one of his guests during an October debate last year. On Wednesday night, Palin, Kid Rock and Nugent ...

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North Korea Warns Of “Super Mighty Preemptive Strike” That Will Reduce American Mainland To Ashes [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The North Korean government, via a state-run newspaper, warned of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” against the U.S. that would reduce both its military forces in South Korea and the American mainland “to ashes,” according to a Reuters report published Thursday. “In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not ...

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CHICAGO: Archive Opens Personal Record Collection Of Late DJ Frankie Knuckles For Public To Play [VIDEO]

Grammy-winning DJ Frankie Knuckles, known worldwide as “the Godfather of House,” died three years ago this month. But his personal record collection is now on display for the public to actually touch and play. MixMag reports: With the record collection of Frankie Knuckles now at Theaster Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, The Frankie Knuckles Foundation has shared a ...

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Dan Savage Donates $100K To The ACLU And Refugee Relief With Proceeds From ITMFA Merchandise Sales

Dan Savage writes at The Stranger: This morning I had the distinct pleasure of mailing off checks to Planned Parenthood ($33,333.34), the ACLU ($33,333.33) and the International Refugee Assistance Project ($33,333.33)—money we raised selling ITMFA (“Impeach The Mother Fucker Already”) buttons, t-shirts, hats, stickers, coffee cups, and lapel pins at www.ITMFA.org. And I got to mail those checks out because ...

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NIGERIA: 53 Charged With Attending Gay Wedding

The BBC reports: Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested last Saturday, have denied the allegations, with their lawyers saying they were illegally detained. The court released the group on bail and the case was remanded to 8 May. Homosexual acts are ...

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Leader Of California Secession Movement Withdraws Referendum Petition Because He’s Moving To Russia

This is the guy who used to work for NOM. Business Insider reports: The leader of California separatist group Yes California announced in a 1,600-word statement on Monday that he “intends to make Russia” his “new home” and is therefore withdrawing his petition for a “Calexit” referendum. Louis Marinelli, who has spearheaded the Calexit campaign since 2015, set up a ...

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Stephen Colbert Tees Off On Bill O’Reilly [VIDEO]

Via Yahoo TV: In the wake of Fox News cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly after multiple sexual harassment allegations, Stephen Colbert shared a statement from Fox on The Late Show regarding the former leader in cable news. The statement read, “By ratings standards, Bill O’Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news.” To ...

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TEXAS: Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals Orders State To Pay $600K In Legal Fees To Marriage Equality Plaintiffs

The Dallas News reports: Two Texas couples who fought to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage were awarded more than $600,000 in attorneys fees and other costs, a federal appeals court decided this week. Mark Phariss and husband Vic Holmes and Cleopatra DeLeon and wife Nicole Dimetman waged a years-long legal battle to do away with Texas’ anti-gay-marriage laws. ...

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REUTERS: Russian Think Tank Linked To Vladimir Putin Developed Strategy To Swing Election To Trump

Reuters reports: A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters. They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. ...

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TEXAS: Psychologist Testifies That Alex Jones Has Been Diagnosed With Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Another reason why he and Trump get along. The Daily Beast reports: Infowars founder Alex Jones was diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder in a psychiatric evaluation, the divorce case manager confirmed during his custody trial in Austin on Wednesday. Austin psychologist Alissa Sherry said that a different doctor compiled the report, part of what she said was the most time-consuming ...

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Nutjob Roger Stone: Firing Bill O’Reilly Is A “Flagrant, Egregious Violation Of The First Amendment” [VIDEO]

Ho hum, another insane teabagger who has no idea of how the First Amendment works. Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, spoke with InfoWars broadcaster Paul Joseph Watson today about the campaign to have Fox News fire Bill O’Reilly for his years of sexual harassment of women. Fox News officially fired ...

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ALABAMA: State Supreme Court Upholds Booting Of Roy Moore For Defying SCOTUS On Obergefell Ruling

AL.com reports: The Alabama Supreme Court today upheld the decision that removed Roy Moore from his position as chief justice. Moore in a press conference after the decision called the prosecution “politically” motivated and declared that he remains Chief Justice despite the suspension regarding an administrative order against the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “I have done my ...

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Fox News Confirms: We Just Fired Bill O’Reilly

The New York Times reports: Bill O’Reilly has been forced out of his position as a prime-time host on Fox News, the company said on Wednesday, after the disclosure of settlements involving sexual harassment allegations against him. His abrupt and embarrassing ouster ends his two-decade reign as one of the most popular and influential commentators in television. “After a thorough ...

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Billionaire Chicago Cubs Co-Owner Withdraws From Trump Cabinet Nomination, Can’t Meet Ethics Rules

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Unable to untangle his complex financial holdings to the satisfaction of the Office of Government Ethics, Cubs board member Todd Ricketts, tapped by President Donald Trump to be the Deputy Commerce Secretary, on Wednesday withdrew his nomination, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Ricketts, a Wilmette resident who is a member of the billionaire Ricketts clan, was ...

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TRAILER: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 3

Slate recaps: Everyone but Grammy voters is singing Beyoncé’s praises, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is getting in on the action. A new teaser for the Netflix series’ third season shows Titus Andromedon (Titus Burgess) donning a flouncy, canary-yellow dress and taking a baseball bat to a parked car, while singing a not-quite-actionable pastiche of Bey’s “Hold Up.” The target of ...

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Family Research Council: Witches And Homosexuals Are Corrupting Washington DC’s Political Elite [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Family Research Council senior fellow Robert Maginnis appeared on SkyWatchTV to discuss “the occult influence on D.C. elites.” Maginnis warned that even the most well-intentioned people who go to Washington, D.C. to work in public service are susceptible to the evil forces that he said dominate the city, citing both witchcraft and homosexuality. “If ...

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SERIOUSLY: Serial Sexual Harasser Bill O’Reilly Shakes Hands With Pope Francis In Vatican VIP Section

The New York Times reports: Bill O’Reilly, the embattled Fox News host facing a barrage of sexual harassment accusations, briefly met Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday morning during the pontiff’s weekly general audience, shaking hands with a religious leader he once lectured over immigration. Mr. O’Reilly, on vacation in Italy for the past week, sat in a ...

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