Monthly Archives: June 2017

LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

UNDERWAY. On camera! Via the Daily Beast: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is finally back on camera today. White House–press relations have been contentious the past few weeks as the Trump administration has cut off media access more and more. During yesterday’s audio-only, off-camera briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked the question most media is wondering: “Why not turn the ...

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EHE FÜR ALLE: German Opposition Leader Vows That Marriage Will Come “This Week” After Merkel Relents

CNN reports: German lawmakers will decide Friday whether to legalize same-sex marriage, according to CNN affiliate NTV. The snap vote comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would like to see parliament move towards a “vote of conscience” on the issue. Following Merkel’s comments, German politicians writing on Twitter called for a vote to be held as soon ...

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BREAKING: Mitch McConnell Delays Trumpcare Vote

CNN’s Manu Raja reports on Twitter that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has decided to delay the Trumpcare vote until after the July 4th recess. The reversal comes on the heels of the devastating Congressional Budget Office report which declares that 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance should the bill be approved. MCCONNELL tells senators: He will delay ...

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Major Ransomware Attack Hits Firms Worldwide

The BBC reports: Companies across the globe are reporting that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. British advertising agency WPP is among those to say its IT systems have been disrupted as a consequence. Ukrainian firms, including the state power company and Kiev’s main airport were among the first to report issues. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Subway Train Derails In Harlem, 34 Reported Injuries, Hundreds Evacuate Through Tunnel

The New York Times reports: Two cars of a crowded subway train veered off the tracks Tuesday morning and crashed into a wall in northern Manhattan, injuring dozens of people and causing panic as riders evacuated and made their way through an underground tunnel to the nearest station. Joseph J. Lhota, the newly named leader of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, ...

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TORONTO: Trump To Be Paid Millions By Hotel Owners Desperate To Wipe His Name From The Building

Bloomberg Politics reports: Donald Trump’s business will be paid millions of dollars to release the owner of a Toronto hotel complex from using his name. JCF Capital ULC, the closely held U.S. firm that owns the Trump International Hotel & Tower in the city’s downtown business district, reached a buyout deal to exit the contracts with the Trump Organization’s hotel ...

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Hits The Exit With Call For $2500 Monthly Housing Stipend For All Federal Legislators

The Hill reports: Just days before he resigns from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday that House and Senate lawmakers should receive a $2,500 per month housing allowance — something he explained would help ease housing costs for members who can’t afford two mortgages or rents. “I really do believe Congress would be much better served if there was ...

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Pastor Bad Wig: Angels Literally Dusted My Face With Gold Flakes Because I Love Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Right-wing preacher Lance Wallnau posted a video on his Facebook page yesterday recounting a meeting he had just attended that had such a strong presence of the Lord that he left literally covered in angelic gold dust. Wallnau said he had recently joined with several “Seven Mountains” activists in Bend, Oregon, at a ...

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REPORT: Trump Lawyer Jay Sekulow’s Firm Steered $60 Million In “Charity” Donations To Family Members

The Guardian reports: More than 15,000 Americans were losing their jobs each day in June 2009, as the US struggled to climb out of a painful recession following its worst financial crisis in decades. But Jay Sekulow, who is now an attorney to Donald Trump, had a private jet to finance. His law firm was expecting a $3m payday. And ...

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New York City Cop Goes Viral With LGBT Pride Post

A New York City cop who chronicles his weight loss and bodybuilding efforts on social media under the moniker “Huge Fat Loser” has earned thousands of shares for a touching post he made this weekend on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His real name doesn’t seem to appear on any of the accounts, but he identifies himself as working out of ...

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SURVEY: US Image Plummets Worldwide Under Trump

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump has been U.S. president for less than six months but it’s been enough time to send opinions of American leadership plunging. According to a Pew Research Center public survey of 37 countries, a median of just 22 percent of respondents have confidence in Trump to do the right thing in international matters, compared with 64 percent ...

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Jury Selection Crawls In NYC Trial Of Pharma Douche Because Everybody Hates Him: “He Looks Like A Dick”

The New York Times reports: More than 120 potential jurors in the fraud trial of Martin Shkreli were dismissed Monday, with some calling him “a snake,” “the most hated man in America” and “the face of corporate greed.” Several potential jurors on Monday blamed Mr. Shkreli broadly for the problems of the pharmaceutical industry. Three, for instance, castigated him for ...

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Trump Renews “Fake News” Attack On CNN After Outlet Retracts Russia Story And Three Staffers Resign

Politico reports: CNN’s decision to retract a story published last week tying a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team to ongoing Russia investigations offered the president an opportunity Tuesday morning to attack perhaps his favorite media target, which he labeled “fake news” and questioned for publishing “phony stories.” The story in question, published late last week, reported that the ...

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GERMANY: Merkel Signals Green Light For Marriage

The Guardian reports: Angela Merkel has signaled a change in her party’s opposition to gay marriage after stating MPs should be allowed a free vote in the German parliament. Speaking at an event organised by women’s magazine Brigitte, the German chancellor said she felt aggrieved that the gay marriage debate was mainly carried out along party lines and that she ...

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EU Hits Google With Record $2.7B Antitrust Fine

Reuters reports: EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company’s dominance in searches and smartphones. It is the biggest fine the EU has ever imposed on a single company in an antitrust case, exceeding a 1.06-billion-euro sanction handed down ...

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Fox News Host Rips Into Katrina Pierson [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Responding to news that a Super PAC sponsored by supporters of President Donald Trump is running ads against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) for opposing Trumpcare, Fox News host Neal Cavuto got into a squabble with Trump booster Katrina Pierson. It was when Pierson accused Heller of “governing as a Democrat” that Cavuto really dug in. “He’s looking ...

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FBI Repeatedly Grills Carter Page Over Russia

The Washington Post reports: FBI agents have repeatedly questioned former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page about his contacts with Russians and his interactions with the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the investigation. Over a series of five meetings in March, totaling about 10 hours of questioning, Page repeatedly denied wrongdoing when asked about allegations that he may have ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks With Indian Prime Minister

CNN International reports: President Donald Trump looked to show unity with Narendra Modi when the Indian prime minister visited the White House on Monday, heralding the military cooperation between the United States and India in a move that thrusts the new President into the delicate world of India-Pakistan relations. The meeting between the off-the-cuff President and the prime minister who ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore’s Hate Group Celebrates Supreme Court’s Decision To Hear Case Of Anti-Gay Baker

Via press release from Christian Newswire: The Foundation for Moral Law, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to the defense of religious liberty, applauded the Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari to Masterpiece Cakeshop in its case against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Foundation President Kayla Moore stated, “We are excited that the Court has agreed to hear this case, because the ...

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Congressional Budget Office: 22 Million To Lose Health Insurance Coverage Under Senate Trumpcare Bill

Talking Points Memo reports: Twenty two million fewer people would have insurance under the Senate GOP’s health care bill by 2026 when compared to current law, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The CBO’s analysis of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would partially dismantle the Affordable Care Act, comes just days before the Senate is expected to vote ...

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