Monthly Archives: June 2017

Trump: I Only Want Rich People In Charge [VIDEO]

TIME Magazine reports: Contradicting rhetoric from his presidential campaign, President Donald Trump explained why he chose Wall Street billionaires for several of his Cabinet roles during a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday evening. “So somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’ I said, ‘Because that’s the kind of thinking ...

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SELF-DEALING: Trump To Host First Trump 2020 Re-Election Fundraiser At Trump’s Washington Hotel

The Associated Press reports: President. Candidate. Businessman. Three of President Donald Trump’s roles converge next week as he holds his first re-election fundraiser at his hotel in Washington. Trump can see the Trump International Hotel from the White House lawn, making it a premier and convenient location for the June 28 major-donor event, his campaign director Michael Glassner said. But ...

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Montana Dems Gift GOP House Rep. Greg Gianforte With An Orange Jumpsuit As He’s Sworn Into Office

From the Montana Democrats: Today, convicted criminal Greg Gianforte – who, after infamously picking up another person, slamming him to the ground, and then punching him, blamed it on the victim – will be sworn into Congress. To celebrate the occasion, the Montana Democratic Party mailed him a gift. Everyone knows you need plenty of suits to work on Capitol ...

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Alex Jones: Every Liberal Publication Is Calling For The Murder Of Trump, His Family, And Supporters [VIDEO]

Safiyah Riddle reports at Right Wing Watch: Conspiracy theorist broadcaster Alex Jones alleged on his radio program today that liberals are inciting violence and leading the U.S. into a civil war. Jones claimed, absurdly, that liberals are advocating on “every publication outlet they own” for people to “kill the president, kill his family and kill his supporters.” The result, according ...

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NEW YORK: State Senate Confirms Judge Paul Feinman As First Openly Gay Man On State’s Highest Court

The Associated Press reports: New York’s highest court has a new member. The state Senate on Wednesday confirmed Paul Feinman to serve on the Court of Appeals. He will be the first openly gay person to serve on the court. Feinman has been a judge for more than 20 years. He fills a vacancy created by the death of Judge ...

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Sheriff David Clarke Accuses Reporter Of “Electronic Terrorism” For Exposing His Plagiarized Master’s Thesis

Nutjob Sheriff David Clarke this week had to withdraw from a senior post to Homeland Security after CNN reporter Andrew Kacyznski revealed that he’d plagiarized 47 portions of his master’s thesis. Clarke is now out for revenge with help from the right wing group Media Equalizer. Via Mediaite: The K-File sleuths previously sunk Monica Crowley’s would-be nomination for a communications ...

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Gingrich Suggests Banning CNN From The White House

The New York Times reports: The opportunity to take over behind the White House briefing room lectern would be the apex of a political operative’s career in any other presidency, a path to riches, fame and power. But after weeks of fitful efforts to sell a job that for decades people have plotted to get, no one has jumped at ...

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Brian Brown Laughably Blames Humiliating Hate March Attendance On “Delays In Issuance Of Local Permits”

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: Last Saturday was the 2017 March for Marriage. We had a great event, albeit a smaller crowd than in past years due to insufficient time to promote the event caused by delays in the issuance of local permits. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the presence of many great leaders in the marriage and life ...

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Trump Fans Send Death Threats To Family Of Julius Caesar Director And Staffers At Unrelated Theaters

Gothamist reports: The Public Theater’s controversial production of Julius Caesar closed Sunday night, but the so-called “right-wing hate machine” surrounding the play continues to churn, with a torrent of anonymous threats made in recent days against the Public Theater’s director Oskar Eustis, as well as other Shakespeare companies across the country. The Post reports that Eustis and his wife have ...

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US House Republicans Block Democratic Resolution Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns For The Tenth Time

The Hill reports: For the tenth time in the last several months, Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic resolution offered on the House floor to request President Trump’s tax returns. The measure was defeated on a procedural vote of 227-188 that fell largely along party lines. The resolution considered Wednesday was offered by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), the top Democrat ...

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ISRAEL: Noted Diplomat Jared Kushner Arrives To Broker Peace, Journalist Forced To Delete Photos

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, has arrived in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories for a whistlestop visit aimed at restarting the long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Kushner’s carefully managed visit – conducted far from media scrutiny and lasting less than a day – comes amid scant indication of any imminent breakthrough between ...

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World Population To Hit Nearly 10 Billion By 2050

Via press release from the United Nations: The world population is now at least 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion last year, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe – the United Nations today reported. The concentration of global population growth ...

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Trump Demands 50% Tax Cut For Golf Club

ABC News reports: The Trump Organization wants its tax bill cut in half at one of its high-end golf clubs, part of a longstanding Trump practice of using legal challenges and appeals to lower his corporate tax bills. President Donald Trump’s company, now run by his adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, has requested a property tax break of a ...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Republicans Will Get Tired Of Winning If Democrats Don’t Get An Agenda [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Democrats did hold on to a seat in California earlier this month. But Republicans are now boasting a “5-0” record in special elections for seats Democrats sought to flip — counting Georgia twice, as Ossoff was unable to lock down an outright win in the initial contest and lost to Handel in the runoff. The Georgia race ...

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Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: It’s A “Plain And Simple” Fact That Putin Himself Ordered The Hacking

Raw Story reports: Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday bluntly shot down any doubts about whether Russia was responsible for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee that was intended to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. “The Russian government, at the direction of Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyber attacks on our nation for the purpose of ...

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TRAILER: Hello Again

This looks GREAT. Via press release: SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions and Martian Entertainment, have just released a sneak peek at the first trailer for HELLO AGAIN, starring six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald. The highly anticipated film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical. HELLO AGAIN chases 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history. ...

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Rep. Pete Olson Fauxpologizes For Saying Bill Clinton Threatened To Have Former AG Loretta Lynch Murdered

“The personal wreckage suffered by many people during the Clinton years is well documented. Just ask Paula Jones, Jim and Susan McDougal, Kathleen Willey and many others. However, in my discussion about Loretta Lynch and Vince Foster, I took the accusations a step too far. I regret my choice of words. The fact remains Hillary Clinton broke the law, violated ...

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House Republicans Block Russian Sanctions Bill

The Hill reports: A bill that slaps new sanctions on Russia, and passed the Senate almost unanimously, has hit a major stumbling block in the House. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said the legislation has been flagged by the House parliamentarian as a “blue slip” violation, referring to the constitutional requirement that revenue bills originate in the House. “The House obviously ...

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Bloomberg Report Links Trump To Russian Mobster

In a piece that was teased last night by Rachel Maddow, this morning Bloomberg published a report detailing the Trump family’s dealings with a “shadowy” real estate development firm linked to a notorious Russian mobster. An excerpt: One of Bayrock’s principals was a career criminal named Felix Sater who had ties to Russian and American organized crime groups. Before linking ...

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ISTANBUL: Ultra-Nationalists Vow To Disrupt Pride Because Gays Want To Stop Straights From Having Sex

Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News reports: The Alperen Hearths, an ultra-nationalist youth organization linked to right-wing nationalist Great Union Party (BBP), has threatened the LGBT Pride March set to take place on June 25 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, vowing to prevent the march from taking place. “If the state allows it, we will not. We will not allow them to walk. ...

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