Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mueller Enlists IRS Unit For Trump/Russia Probe

The Daily Beast reports: Special counsel Bob Mueller has teamed up with the IRS. According to sources familiar with his investigation into alleged Russian election interference, his probe has enlisted the help of agents from the IRS’ Criminal Investigations unit. This unit—known as CI—is one of the federal government’s most tight-knit, specialized, and secretive investigative entities. Its 2,500 agents focus ...

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Trump Guts Obamacare Enrollment Ad Budget

Bloomberg reports: The Trump administration will slash spending meant to help enroll people in Obamacare, making good on the president’s threat to let the law wither after Republicans failed to repeal it earlier this year. Arguing that the promotional spending was ineffective, the Health and Human Services department will cut the sign-up advertising budget to $10 million for 2018 coverage ...

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David Clarke To Take Trump Administration Job

Politico reports: David Clarke, the controversial outgoing sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wis., is expected to take a job in the Trump administration, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Clarke resigned as sheriff on Thursday. A regular presence on Fox News, Clarke has become a well-known figure in conservative circles in recent years. He is also an avowed supporter ...

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Trump Official Resigns After Claiming Racist Attacks On Obama Resulted From Disqus Account Being Hacked

CNN reports: William C. Bradford, a Trump administration appointee who heads the Energy Department’s Office of Indian Energy, resigned Thursday after claiming this week inflammatory comments that appeared to have been made by him online were the result of hacking. “William Bradford tendered his resignation this afternoon and is no longer with the Department of Energy,” said DOE spokesperson Shaylyn ...

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TEXAS: Governor Issues Day Of Prayer Proclamation To Thank God For Saving The People He Didn’t Murder

ABC News reports: The Texas Governor signed a gubernatorial proclamation Thursday at the grounds of what remains of the First Baptist Church in Rockport declaring Sunday, Sept. 3, a Day of Prayer in Texas. “Howdy Texans,” Governor Greg Abbott began, addressing a large crowd of people at the destroyed church. “As we gather today here at this church, it’s important ...

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MILWAUKEE: Extremist Sheriff David Clarke Resigns

Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate reports: Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke resigned Thursday, TODAY’S TMJ4 has learned. Milwaukee County Clerk George L. Christenson confirmed the news Thursday afternoon. His letter of resignation was received at 3:17 p.m. There’s no word yet on why the sheriff chose today to tender his resignation or what his next moves may be. My guess is that ...

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AUSTRALIA: “Regular Moms” Of Anti-Gay Marriage Ad Exposed As Liars, Crackpots, Ex-Gay Torture Advocates

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: A Melbourne principal has disputed a mother’s claim – aired in an anti same-sex marriage TV ad – that her son was told he could wear a dress to school. Cella White, who has previously appeared in videos attacking the Safe Schools program and whose claims have been heavily promoted by the Australian Christian Lobby, ...

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SURE JAN: White House Claims Trump Will Personally Donate $1 Million To Hurricane Relief Effort [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump plans to donate $1 million to victims of the historic floods and rains that have devastated the Gulf region, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. Trump has not finalized what group the money will go to, and the White House said it would solicit ideas from the press corps, taking a dig ...

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Hurricane Irma May Arrive As Category 4 [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Tropical Storm Irma is now a hurricane in the open Atlantic and is expected to strengthen into a category 4 storm as it treks west. As of late Thursday morning, Irma was a category 2 storm packing sustained winds of 100 mph and was located more than 3,000 miles away from Florida. The storm is headed west ...

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Trump To Announce End To Obama’s DACA Program

Fox News reports: The fate of DACA looms as the border wall debate heats up. President Trump is expected to announce plans to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had halted the deportation of certain young illegal immigrants, a senior administration official told Fox News. The announcement could come as early as Friday. Trump promised to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Starting at 2:30PM: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was set to give an on-camera briefing to reporters on Thursday. Sanders’ session with journalists comes hours are Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that the Trump administration has a “very detailed” tax reform plan ready. “The House and the Senate are now socializing the plan with their members,” Mnuchin ...

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Steve Mnuchin Backs Away From Plan To Replace Andrew Jackson With Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

CNBC reports: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin put Harriet Tubman’s role on the $20 bill in question. Mnuchin told CNBC on Thursday: “Ultimately we will be looking at this issue. It’s not something I’m focused on at the moment.” Instead, he said he’s concentrating on making sure any tweaks to U.S. currency bills thwart counterfeiters. “The No. 1 issue why we ...

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Breitbart: Globalists Have Trump Under “House Arrest”

Pizzagate nutjob says so! They write: Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow spoke to journalist Mike Cernovich on Breitbart News Daily this morning discussing the Trump presidency, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s influence, and the possibility of President Trump being held under “house arrest.” “There’s some pretty explosive stuff in your report,” said Alex Marlow referencing Cernovich’s recent Trump Dispatches, “and ...

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US Expels Russian Diplomats In NYC, DC, And SF

USA Today reports: The Trump administration retaliated Thursday against Russia’s expulsion of U.S. diplomats ordering the Russian consulate in San Francisco closed and reducing the number of Russians in the Washington, D.C., embassy and consulate in New York. The closures will need to happen by Saturday, the State Department said. Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the move brings the U.S. and ...

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Christian Site Marks Katrina Anniversary By Reminding Readers God Killed All Those People Because Gay Sex

Posted today by World Net Daily: Katrina hits just before big ‘gay’ event – act of God? Aug 31, 2005: While stunned Americans were still trying to fathom the destruction Katrina brought to New Orleans, one Christian organization saw a divine hand. The hurricane walloped the city just two days before the annual homosexual “Southern Decadence” festival was to begin, ...

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Death To Gays Pastor: God Sent Harvey To Punish Texas For Failing To Pass Its Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill [AUDIO]

I called this last week. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson is joining other radical Religious Right activists in declaring that Hurricane Harvey is God’s judgment on Houston and other cities that refuse to repent for their embrace of “sexual perversion.” “Jesus sends the message home, unless Americans repent, unless Houston repents, unless New ...

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US Air Force Conducts Bombing Drills With South Korea

The Associated Press reports: The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said. North Korea hates such displays of U.S. military might ...

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Twitter Mocks Trump’s Claim Of “Witnessing First Hand The Horror Of Harvey” By Gazing At A Map Of Texas

Mediaite reports: After Donald Trump claimed he witnessed the “horror and devastation” of Harvey “first hand” in Texas, a photo was posted to his Instagram account that shows the president staring at a screen with a map — an exact opposite of what one would describe as “first hand.” As the internet is known to do, Twitter roasted the president ...

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Fox & Friends Host Calls For End To Mueller Probe

Raw Story reports: A co-host on President Donald Trump’s favorite morning news show said on Thursday morning that it’s time to wind down special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade declared on Thursday that “six months is enough” time for Mueller to fully investigate the complex web of ...

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Trump Ally Felix Sater Bought IAmAFaggot.com And Other Obscene URLs To Attack Former Business Partner

The Daily Beast reports: Documents disclosed this week show just how far former Trump Organization adviser and convicted felon Felix Sater will go to help his one-time business associate President Donald Trump. In emails released by The New York Times on Monday, Sater bragged to the president’s lawyer in 2015 that, with Kremlin help, “our boy can become president of ...

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