Monthly Archives: May 2017

Trump Says He Would Be “Honored” To Meet With Dictator Kim Jong Un “Under The Right Circumstances”

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump said he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid heightened tensions over his country’s nuclear weapons program if the circumstances were right. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it,” Trump said Monday in an interview with Bloomberg News. ...

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Trump On Neil Gorsuch: “Every 5-To-4 Decision Is Because Of Me And That Could Go On For 40 Years”

The Washington Examiner today published a lengthy interview with Trump. An excerpt: He promises, as he did during the campaign, to get rid “of tremendous regulations,” to help American companies compete more easily in the world market and to put more of America’s citizens back to work. That leads, naturally, to an assessment of his own work in his first ...

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Trump Appoints Anti-Abortion Activist Who Worked For FRC To Run Federal Family Planning Programs

The Hill reports: President Trump has picked an anti-abortion advocate to lead federal family planning programs. Teresa Manning, who has worked for the Family Research Council, will serve as the deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, The Hill confirmed Monday. In her role, Manning will help oversee the distribution of Title X ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: 18,000 Canadian Hockey Fans Sing American National Anthem When Performer’s Mic Fails

USA Today reports: It’s always a cool pregame scene when a crowd joins together to sing The Star-Spangled Banner. Those crowds, though, are almost exclusively in the U.S. Almost. Before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Ducks and Oilers in Edmonton, apparent microphone issues left the Oilers fans on the hook to help with the U.S. anthem. ...

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Trump Angrily Ends Interview After Questions About Wiretapping Claim: “I Have My Own Opinions” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: President Trump cut short an interview with the host of “Face the Nation” on CBS after being asked about his unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped his campaign, saying he was entitled to his own “opinions.” Mr. Trump, speaking during a prerecorded interview in the Oval Office with John Dickerson that was broadcast on ...

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Casino Lawyer Got 2009 Phone Call: If You Don’t Stop Fucking With Mr. Trump, We’re Coming For Your Kids

This story is REALLY something. Buzzfeed reports: When Donald Trump’s casino business went bankrupt in 2009, a lawyer whose clients stood to lose more than a billion dollars told police and the FBI that he got a menacing phone call from a man with a thick New York accent who threatened his family. “My name is Carmine. I don’t know ...

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Human Rights Groups Denounce Trump’s White House Invitation To Murderous President Of The Philippines

TIME Magazine reports: A U.S.-based human rights group says President Donald Trump should not roll out the White House red carpet for Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, whom it accused of being a “mastermind” of mass murder because of his anti-drug crackdown in which thousands have died. Human Rights Watch and other critics reacted with alarm Monday at Trump’s invitation to ...

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Trump Wonders: “Why Was There The Civil War?”

In a radio interview set to air later today, Trump wonders aloud why the US Civil War took place and suggests that Andrew Jackson could have stopped it if only he’d been in office at the time. And not, you know, already dead. Seriously. The Hill reports: “I mean had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later you wouldn’t have ...

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Republican PAC Launches Multi-State Television Ad Blitz: Trump Is Already Making America Great [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller reports: Republican special interest group 45 Committee announced plans to invest in a new ad campaign devoted to promoting President Donald Trump’s first 100 days, according to a Friday report from Politico’s Playbook. The group will spend $1 million sending ads to the swing states of Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — all states the ...

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RUSSIA: St. Petersburg Police Arrest Activists At May Day Protest Against Chechen Persecution Of Gay Men

The Independent reports: Russian police have detained LGBT activists attempting to raise awareness about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya. The demonstration was held during a May Day march in St Petersburg, with a group of around 10 protesters arrested near the Anichkov Palace in the centre of Russia’s second city. Images shared on Twitter showed activists lying on ...

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On Russia and The American Right Wing

The Washington Post today reports on how the American right is increasingly turning to Russia. They write: Growing up in the 1980s, Brian Brown was taught to think of the communist Soviet Union as a dark and evil place. But Brown, a leading opponent of same-sex marriage, said that in the past few years he has started meeting Russians at ...

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ANALYSIS: Bitching About “Media” And “Fake News” Leads List Of Trump’s 470 Tweets In First 100 Days

ABC News reports: Four hundred and seventy: the number of times a user of the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account has clicked “Tweet” since Jan. 20 — Inauguration Day. In his first 99 days in office, President Donald Trump has occupied one of the most controversial presidencies of the modern era, tangling with reporters, protesters, foreign countries and members of both major ...

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Nazi-Linked White House Advisor Sebastian Gorka Bails From Post After Fake Doctorate Exposé

Raw Story reports: Controversial White House adviser Sebastian Gorka is stepping down from his role in the Trump administration to take an unspecified position in “the war of ideas,” said TheHill.com on Sunday. The announcement comes after Gorka’s Ph.D. was revealed to be fraudulently awarded and his connections to a Hungarian neo-Nazi group were exposed the Jewish Daily Forward. The ...

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