Monthly Archives: May 2017

Trump: I Coined The Phrase “Prime The Pump”

The New York Times reports: President Trump recently sat for a long interview with The Economist magazine in which he discussed his economic agenda. One exchange was particularly attention-grabbing for anyone who could remember high school history, or had paid vague attention to the debates over stimulus during the last recession. Explaining why he seeks tax cuts even if they ...

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Trump Claims He Was Going To Fire “Showboat” James Comey Regardless Of Any Recommendations [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview Thursday with NBC News’ Lester Holt, called ousted FBI chief James Comey a “showboat” and revealed he asked Comey whether he was under investigation for alleged ties to Russia. “I actually asked him” if I was under investigation, Trump said, noting that he spoke with Comey once over dinner and ...

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Trump Legal Team Declares Him Immune From Unfair Competition Lawsuit Filed By Washington DC Restaurant

Consumerist reports: In response to an unfair competition lawsuit filed against President Trump by a D.C. restaurant claiming that it’s lost business to a Trump-operated building within walking distance to the White House, the President’s legal team says that not only are the claims without merit, but that Trump is immune from this sort of legal action. The owners of ...

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Acting FBI Director Contradicts Trump On Comey, Says Comey Still Has “Broad Support” From FBI Staffers

The New York Times reports: The unfolding story over Mr. Trump’s abrupt firing of Mr. Comey hung over the hearing, infusing political theater into annual testimony by the nation’s top security officials about the biggest threats facing the United States. Mr. McCabe rejected the White House’s assertion that Mr. Comey had lost the backing of rank-and-file F.B.I. agents, a pointed ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Arrested After Screaming About Trump And Christianity At Muslim Texas Beachgoers

So this happened in Texas last weekend: A man faces criminal charges after police say he went on an obscenity-packed, anti-Muslim tirade directed at a family on a Texas beach. South Padre Island police arrested Alexander Jennes Downing, 35, of Connecticut, after responding to reports of a disturbance on May 3rd, according to WTIC. Police took Downing into custody for ...

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Trump Jr. Defends Daddy’s Firing Of Comey By Tweeting Claim That Bill Clinton Had Vince Foster Murdered

Raw Story reports: Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday defended his father’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey by retweeting a conspiracy theory about Vince Foster, the former deputy White House counsel in the Clinton administration who took his own life in 1993. President Bill Clinton fired former FBI Director William Sessions in 1993 amid charges of corruption, including ...

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STUDY: Life Expectancy Now Near Normal For Young HIV Patients On The Latest Antiretroviral Therapies

CNN reports: The latest treatments for HIV mean that young people living with the virus could live up to a decade longer, a new study says. The paper, published Wednesday, found that 20-year-olds who started with antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are predicted to live up to 10 years longer than those who first underwent similar treatment in 1996 — when ...

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Propaganda Minister Conway: It Was Totally Sexist For Anderson Cooper To Roll His Eyes At Me [VIDEO]

New York Magazine reports: Conway responded to the eye-roll on Thursday during an appearance on Fox & Friends. And naturally, she linked it to sexism. “Hillary Clinton is in search of sexism as a lame excuse for why her disastrous candidacy and campaign lost six months ago,” she said. “[But] I face sexism a lot of times when I show ...

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Dwayne Johnson: I Might Run For President

From an interview with GQ Magazine: Last June, when The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a viable candidate, Johnson posted a screen grab and gave the idea a boost. On Instagram, he called the Post piece “interesting” and “fun to read,” adding that “the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current ...

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DIVERSION TACTIC: Trump To Sign Executive Order Forming Commission On Voter Fraud And Elections

CNN reports: President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday forming a commission on voter fraud and elections, a senior administration adviser confirmed to CNN. An action that Trump has discussed since the beginning of his administration, it will be spearheaded by Vice President Mike Pence and controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kobach, who helped ...

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RUSSIA: Police Arrest Five Activists As They Attempt To Deliver Petitions Calling For Action In Chechnya

The BBC reports: Five gay rights activists have been detained in Moscow as they tried to deliver a petition to the office of Russia’s prosecutor general. Police said they were held because their action was unauthorised. The activists said more than two million people had signed the petition to investigate alleged torture and detentions of gay people in the Russian ...

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MISSOURI: Republican Lawmaker Declares There’s A “Distinction” Between Human Beings And Gays

From the editorial board of the Kansas City Star: Rick Brattin, a Missouri state representative from Harrisonville, seems pretty certain: Homosexuality and humanity are incompatible. “When you look at the tenets of religion, of the Bible, of the Qur’an, of other religions,” he said Monday, “there is a distinction between homosexuality and just being a human being.” The statement, made ...

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REPORT: Deputy Attorney General Threatened To Resign After Trump Pinned James Comey’s Firing On Him

The Washington Post reports: Back at work Monday morning in Washington, Trump told Vice President Pence and several senior aides — Reince Priebus, Stephen K. Bannon and Donald McGahn, among others — that he was ready to move on Comey. First, though, he wanted to talk with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his trusted confidant, and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. ...

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Kellyanne Conway To Speak At Hate Group Convention

The Des Moines Register reports: Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway will speak at this summer’s Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines. The July 15 event, hosted by Christian conservative group The Family Leader, seeks to challenge Christians to engage in government and to pursue “Christ-centered cultural transformation.” The theme for this year’s summit is “Principle over Politics.” “It’s an ...

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BREAKING: Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn, Demands Documents Regarding Russia

Ruh-roh! CNN reports: The Senate intelligence committee Wednesday issued a subpoena to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for documents regarding his interactions with Russian officials. The subpoena comes after Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, alerted the panel that he would not provide documents in response to their April 28 request. More from Talking Points Memo: In a statement, Sens. Richard ...

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Connecticut Set To Become Seventh State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture Following Unanimous State Senate Vote

Via press release from Connecticut Equality: The Connecticut Senate voted unanimously today to pass HB 6695, AAC The Protection of Youth from Conversion Therapy 36-0, with bipartisan support. Sponsored by Senator Beth Bye and Representative Jeff Currey, the bill has 100 co-sponsors and was approved in the House by an overwhelming margin last week. “We are delighted with today’s vote, and grateful ...

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Alex Jones And Roger Stone Call On Trump To Prosecute His Critics Now That James Comey Is Gone [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Today far-right host Alex Jones interviewed Roger Stone, an informal adviser to President Trump, about the president’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, where they promptly contradicted the White House’s official story behind Comey’s termination. While celebrating Comey’s ouster, the two agreed that the administration must now go after Democratic critics of ...

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One Million Moms Vs Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Right on screeching cue. Via email from One Millions Moms: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese has decided to recognize mothers in the most bizarre way this Mother’s Day. Kraft is following a trend in crude commercials and decided to air a commercial that includes foul language or bleeping and similar sounding substitute words instead of curse words. Most companies are honoring ...

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SPICEY: Melissa McCarthy Lip-Syncs I Feel Pretty In Trailer For This Weekend’s Saturday Night Live [VIDEO]

People reports: Spicey feels pretty, oh so pretty. It seems Melissa McCarthy will once again reprise her Sean Spicer impersonation for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, as shown through her West Side Story lip sync in the latest promo. The actress will host Saturday’s episode, bringing her into the fold of the coveted Five-Timers Club. In the video, released Wednesday, ...

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It’s A Great Big Gay Orbitz World [VIDEO]

Comedian Randy Rainbow has parlayed his YouTube fame into a starring spot in the latest Orbitz commercial, which is a musical number costarring Margaret Cho, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio, and Provincetown staple Miss Richfield 1981. Watch below.

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