Monthly Archives: April 2017

REPORT: Trump Administration Poised To Appoint Sheriff David Clarke To Senior Post At Homeland Security

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, infamous for hurling racist slurs and murderous threats at anybody who crosses him, is reportedly up for a top post at Homeland Security. Politico reports: Clarke is in line to be appointed as assistant secretary at DHS’ Office of Partnership and Engagement, which coordinates outreach to state, local and tribal officials and law enforcement. The ...

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BOOM: Obama Dishes On Trump’s First 100 Days, Points Out Trump Is Still Less Popular Than Obamacare

Boom and SNAP. CNN reports: Former President Barack Obama hailed the political resilience of his signature health care law at a private event Thursday, pointing out that Obamacare is now more popular than his successor trying to repeal it: President Donald Trump. As Republicans in Washington sputtered again this week in their efforts to undo the law, Obama noted to ...

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Fox News Contributor Erick Erickson: LGBTs Should Expect To Be Punched For Violating “Cultural Norms”

Earlier this week Republican US Sen. Mike Enzi declared that if a man walks into a bar wearing a tutu, he should expect to be punched. After an immediate uproar, Enzi issued a seemingly sincere apology which he followed up on today with a personal phone call the man he was thought to be referencing. Via the Casper Star Tribune: ...

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Trump Appoints Anti-Abortion Activist To Senior Post With Department Of Health & Human Services

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump is appointing the former president of a leading anti-abortion organization to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services. Charmaine Yoest, who actively supported Trump in his campaign, will serve as assistant secretary of public affairs at HHS. From 2008 until February 2016, she was president ...

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Trump Blames Obama For Michael Flynn Scandal

Just like Spicer did yesterday. The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday faulted former President Obama’s administration for authorizing the security clearance of Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser. “But just remember, he was approved by the Obama administration at the highest level,” Trump told Fox News. “And when they say we didn’t vet, well Obama I guess didn’t ...

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OKLAHOMA: State Senate Kills House-Approved Bill To Display Ten Commandments In Public Schools

The Oklahoman reports: A bill that could have allowed the Ten Commandments on government property was quietly pulled from consideration Thursday, severely hurting its chances to become law. House Bill 2177 was on the Senate agenda, but Floor Leader Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, announced that it wouldn’t be heard before moving on to other business. House bills must be heard ...

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FRANCE: Fascist Father Of Marine Le Pen Denounces Memorial For Slain Gay Cop As “Exalting” LGBT Rights

NBC News reports: A remembrance ceremony for the policeman killed last week by an attacker in Paris “exalted” the concept of gay marriage, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s father said on Friday, courting controversy for his daughter’s campaign. Jean-Marie Le Pen, the National Front (FN) party founder from whom his daughter has sought to distance herself because of his ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks At NRA National Convention As Hundreds Stage Anti-Gun Protest Die-In Outside

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: A couple hundred protesters staged a “die-in” in downtown Atlanta minutes before President Donald Trump was scheduled to appear Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. The NRA, a powerful political advocate for gun rights, has also been a formidable opponent of gun control laws. Organizers of Friday’s protest, which was held in downtown’s Woodruff ...

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Short-Term Spending Bill Averts Shutdown (For Now)

CBS News reports: The House and Senate on Friday passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government, averting a shutdown at midnight. Lawmakers in the House approved the measure in a 382-30 vote and the Senate shortly thereafter approved it by voice vote. It was only meant to buy more time to craft a more comprehensive spending deal that ...

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Federal Court Caves To Trump Administration, Suspends Ruling On Challenge To EPA’s Carbon Emissions Rules

The Associated Press reports: At the Trump administration’s request, a federal appeals court agreed Friday to postpone a ruling on lawsuits challenging Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency had asked the court to put a hold on the case shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order vowing to roll back the Clean Power Plan. Trump ...

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TEXAS: 200 Faith Leaders Oppose Pending Bathroom Bill With Letter To Members Of State House

The San Antonio Express-News reports: Some 200 ministers, rabbis and other religious leaders wrote to select House members Thursday asking them to support policies that treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans on an equal basis with other people. The letter went to lawmakers including members of the House State Affairs Committee, which is considering legislation that would restrict the ...

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IDAHO: 28 Year Hate Crime Sentence For Man Who Kicked Gay Man To Death With Steel-Toed Boots

The Associated Press reports: An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to a hate crime for his role in the death of a gay man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Kelly Schneider, 23, was sentenced in federal court Thursday in connection with last year’s death of Steven Nelson, KTVB-TV reported. The sentence for the hate crime charge of ...

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House Dems Call On Senate To Reject Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green For Anti-LGBT Comments

USA Today reports: Nearly three dozen House Democrats are asking the Senate to reject President Donald Trump’s pick for Army secretary, arguing he cannot be trusted to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soldiers are able to serve without discrimination or harassment. “LGBT soldiers are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to protect our rights and freedoms,” the lawmakers wrote ...

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Wife Of Chachi Angrily Defends Size Of His “Manhood”

That’s an unexpected headline, huh? Via the Daily Beast: Scott Baio’s wife Renee has defended the size of her husband’s manhood. Baio was the recipient of one of the oldest male insults in the book from Tony Moran, the brother of Baio’s former Happy Days co-star Erin, who mocked the size of his penis in an angry Facebook post this ...

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HGTV Stars Sued For Fraud Over Show

The Dallas Morning News reports: Chip Gaines’ two former partners in Magnolia Realty claim in a lawsuit filed Thursday that he defrauded them by withholding information when he bought them out for $2,500 each just days before HGTV announced it was picking up the Fixer Upper show. Waco attorneys John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark are seeking more than ...

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House Republicans Delay Obamacare Repeal Vote, Rob Trump Of Major First 100 Days Campaign Promise

The New York Post reports: House Republicans late Thurs­day delayed a vote on their latest effort to repeal ObamaCare, ending the opportunity for President Trump to deliver on one of his major campaign promises during his first 100 days in office. House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders came to the conclusion that they did not have enough votes ...

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Sean Hannity And Lou Dobbs Gush Over Trump’s First 100 Days: He’s Been Pretty Close To Perfect [VIDEO]

Last night Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs took turns jerking each other off in praise of Trump’s first 100 days. Via Mediaite: Hannity wanted it to be known that he’s done a really good job of keeping his promises and checking off his list of accomplishments, noting that he’s “not perfect.” “He’s pretty close to perfect, Sean,” Dobbs jumped in. ...

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Elizabeth Warren Expresses Dismay Over Obama’s $400K Wall Street Speech: I Was Troubled By That

The HuffPost reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) voiced her concerns over President Barack Obama’s plans to accept $400,000 for giving a speech to Cantor Fitzgerald LP, saying money in politics is “a snake that slithers through Washington.” The senator appeared on Sirius XM’s “Alter Family Politics” program to promote her new book, “This Fight Is Our Fight,” and she was ...

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TEXAS: Alex Jones Loses Custody Battle With Ex-Wife

The Austin Statesman reports: In a stunning verdict, a Travis County jury has awarded Kelly Jones, the ex-wife of Alex Jones, joint conservatorship of their three children with the power to decide where the children will live. That means that the three children, age 9, 12 and 14, who have been living almost exclusively with Alex Jones, will now live ...

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Trump: I Thought Presidenting Would Be Easier

The Washington Post reports: Donald Trump spent a great portion of 2016 insisting that being president would be easy — at least for him. HuffPost compiled a number of examples of him dismissing the problems that accompany the job as being easily dispatched. Building a wall on the border with Mexico is easy. Beating Hillary Clinton would be easy. Renegotiating ...

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