Monthly Archives: May 2017

Trump: I Have “Total Confidence” In Jared Kushner

The New York Times reports: In a statement Sunday night, Mr. Trump praised his son-in-law and the work he has done in the White House. “Jared is doing a great job for the country,” he said. “I have total confidence in him. He is respected by virtually everyone and is working on programs that will save our country billions of ...

Read More »

KENTUCKY: GOP Governor Blasts Reporter As “Peeping Tom” Over Report On Shady Mansion Purchase

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, facing an ethics complaint about the unusually low purchase price of the Anchorage mansion he’s living in, took to Twitter on Saturday to personally attack a journalist who has been reporting about the controversy. Bevin called Courier-Journal reporter Tom Loftus a “sick man” for allegedly being “caught sneaking” around Bevin’s home and ...

Read More »

US Soccer Teams To Don Rainbow Jerseys For Pride

USA Today reports: The U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams plan to sport rainbow-themed numbers on their uniforms during June contests to support LGBT Pride Month as part of a collaborative initiative between U.S. Soccer and You Can Play— an organization dedicated to eradicating homophobia and transphobia through the sports world. The men’s team members will wear the rainbow ...

Read More »

8th Graders Refuse Photo-Op With Paul Ryan

Mashable reports: Speaker Ryan is one of the most unpopular politicians in the country — and he’s polling particularly poorly among one 8th grade class. Eighth grade students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey were on a school trip to Washington D.C. on Friday when they were given a very special opportunity: a photo-op with Speaker ...

Read More »

Lindsey Graham Trashes Latest Kushner Revelation: I Don’t Trust This Story As Far As I Can Throw It [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., doubts the factuality of a Washington Post report published Friday that stated White House senior adviser Jared Kushner had tried to set up a secure, secret line of communication between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. “You’ve got the ambassador to Russia reporting back to Moscow on an open channel, ‘Hey, ...

Read More »

Cory Booker: I’m Not Rushing To Impeachment [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Democratic Sen. Cory Booker preached patience in the ongoing investigations into Russian election interference and potential ties to the Trump campaign, saying he was not ready yet to entertain talks of impeachment charges. “I’m not going to rush to impeachment,” Booker (D-N.J.) said Sunday on CNN’s “Face the Nation.” “I think we need to deal with this in ...

Read More »

Fox News Op-Ed Lists Ways You Can Become A Better, Stronger Person By Being More Like Donald Trump

Fox News yesterday published an op-ed by unhinged psychiatrist Keith Ablow in which he ticks off the many way you can become a better person by being more like Donald Trump. An excerpt: 1) Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough to work toward any goal. Just don’t forget the work. 2) Don’t mimic your competitors. Have the ...

Read More »

Trump Unleashes Yet Another “Fake News” Rant

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that many of the leaks from the White House were “fake news,” following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Trump returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday ...

Read More »

White House Omits Husband Of Luxembourg Prime Minister In Official Photo Caption, Lists Melania Twice

The Guardian reports: The Trump White House on Saturday omitted Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel, from the caption to an official photograph of the spouses of Nato leaders, taken at this week’s summit in Brussels. Destenay, a Belgian architect, married Bettel in 2015, becoming the first same-sex spouse of a leader of a European Union ...

Read More »

Rocker Gregg Allman Dies At Age 69

From the Hollywood Reporter: Gregg Allman, the soulful singer-songwriter and rock ‘n’ blues pioneer who founded The Allman Brothers Band with his late brother, Duane, and composed such classics as “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and the epic concert jam “Whipping Post,” has died at age 69. He was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1999 and underwent a liver transplant in 2010. ...

Read More »

Trump Only G7 Leader Not To Hold Press Conference

The Hill reports: President Trump was the only world leader not to give a press conference following the G7 summit Saturday, adding to already existing tension between the president and the press. The Trump administration did offer a press briefing after the summit by the president’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn. The briefing, ...

Read More »

Trump Hails Foreign Trip As A “Home Run” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday said his maiden first trip abroad was a “home run” and he vowed to overcome the threat of terrorism, concluding a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord. Trump ended his nine-day trip with a speech to U.S. troops in ...

Read More »

Lawyer: Kushner Is Ready To Talk To The FBI

The Associated Press reports: If the FBI wants to talk to Jared Kushner about his Russian contacts, they won’t have to track down the president’s son-in-law. Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner’s encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. ...

Read More »

REPORT: Sean Hannity May Not Return To Fox News

The right wing Independent Journal Review reports: Amid ongoing turmoil at Fox News, an internal battle appears to be brewing between top executives and one of the last remaining vestiges of the lineup that made the network a powerhouse in cable news — Sean Hannity. Hannity has gone “underground” and is actively considering whether or not he will return to ...

Read More »

McMaster “Not Concerned” With Kushner Revelations

Politico reports: National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster said he’s “not concerned” following reports that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner may have discussed setting up diplomatic backchannels to Moscow during the presidential transition. McMaster told American reporters traveling with Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily that the U.S. frequently sets up backchannels to countries for discreet ...

Read More »

Comey Visits Trump On The Simpsons [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps: Donald Trump attempts to make a deal with former FBI director James Comey and is visited by Richard Nixon’s ghost in The Simpsons’ latest biting look into the Trump White House. The “125 Days” short opens with scandal surrounding the administration, as Trump’s closest advisors – Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and Kellyanne Conway – all hang from ...

Read More »

Trump Cancels Iowa Campaign Rally

Hmm. The Hill reports: President Trump has canceled a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that was previously scheduled to be held next week. “Due to an unfortunate change in President Trump’s schedule, we will need to unfortunately postpone the previously schedule rally in Cedar Rapids,” a statement from the Trump campaign read. “President Trump will see you in Iowa ...

Read More »

MIAMI: World OutGames Abruptly Canceled Amid Financial Turmoil As Athletes Begin Arriving [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: The long-planned sporting and cultural event known as the World OutGames, a 10-day LGBTQ-themed meeting advertised as a spectacular gathering of athletes from around the world, unraveled Friday about 24 hours before the opening ceremonies. Most of the sports events, along with opening and closing ceremonies, were canceled at the very last minute amid a flurry ...

Read More »

BREAKING: Jared Kushner Implicated In Plot To Create “Secret Communications Channel” With The Kremlin

The Washington Post reports: Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports. Ambassador Sergei Kislyak reported to his superiors ...

Read More »

THE SADZ: Franklin Graham Freaks Out After NFL Team Sponsors “Sinful” LGBT Flag Football Tournament

“The New England Patriots announced they will be the first NFL team to sponsor a ‘Gay Bowl.’ They’re sponsoring Gay Bowl 17, which is a national championship tournament for LGBT flag football teams. The Patriots have the right to do whatever they want, but I’m disappointed that a great team from such a wonderful area of the country would promote ...

Read More »