Monthly Archives: August 2017

White House Demands Privacy For Barron Trump After Fashion Critique By Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller

The Associated Press reports: The White House is appealing to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump’s young son, Barron. Stephanie Grisham, a spokesman for first lady Melania Trump, says the 11-year-old “deserves every opportunity to have a private childhood.” The request follows criticism of Barron in a column published by The Daily Caller, a conservative website. The ...

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Breitbart Ramps Up Attacks On Ivanka And Jared

As you can see by the screenshot, Breitbart is ramping up their attacks on “globalists” Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. They write: Stephen K. Bannon’s exit from the Trump administration is being seen as a victory for the Chinese government. With Bannon gone, the White House is vulnerable to falling under the influence of those in the administration China has ...

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The Village Voice Ends Its Print Edition After 62 Years

The New York Daily News reports: The venerable Village Voice, a New York newsstand staple since its 1955 inception, bid farewell Tuesday to its print edition. The left-leaning weekly, co-founded by the late Norman Mailer and once home to legendary bylines like Wayne Barrett, Nat Hentoff and Robert Christgau, is going digital-only. The Voice intends to “maintain its iconic progressive ...

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Breitbart Launches Steve Bannon Fidget Spinners

This will totally make up for the still-growing boycott by over 2600 advertisers, right? The Hill reports: Major conservative news outlet Breitbart is selling fidget spinners with Stephen Bannon’s face on it, less than a week after the former chief strategist to President Trump left the White House to resume his leadership position at the site. Fidget spinners, a toy ...

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Dem US House Rep. Ruben Gallego: The Evidence That Trump Is A Racist Liar Is Staring Us Right In The Face

Mediaite reports: On CNN this morning, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D- AZ) slammed President Trump as a racist and an “abject liar.” He told John Berman, “The President is clearly racist. I don’t understand how much more history we need… Many people may not want to admit it that we’ve elected a President that’s racist, but he is.” During the segment, ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Activists Plan Counter-Demo As Cops Issue All Hands On Deck Call For Saturday Hate Rally

The SFist reports: This Friday, city leaders will rally concerned citizens and host an afternoon event on the steps of City Hall to condemn hate and the presumed racist overtones of a planned rally in Crissy Field this Saturday. The rally, which still needs a final permit from the National Park Service, has been the source of extensive hand-wringing and ...

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Scamvangelist Paula White: Demons Attack Trump Because They Fear His SCOTUS Appointments [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Televangelist Paula White, who has for years been a key spiritual adviser to Donald Trump, was the guest on Jim Bakker’s television program again today, where she said that President Trump is under relentless spiritual attack because the demonic spirits know that if he is able to make just two more Supreme Court ...

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VIRGINIA: Ad Agency Tweaks Iconic State Slogan

Ad Week reports: Back in 1969, it was a playfully controversial tagline. Today, one small tweak turned it into a statement of tolerance and solidarity in an increasingly divided America. The Martin Agency of Richmond, Va., responded to the violence and hatred displayed in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend by telling as many people as possible that its home state is ...

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Mike Pence: I Believe In More Monuments [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday that the United States should be building more monuments around the country, not tearing them down. Pence was asked on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning whether he supported local municipalities around the country in their efforts to remove Confederate statues in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and ...

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WaPo Tool Shows You What Trump Sees On Twitter

Ad Age reports: The Washington Post has done a tremendous job keeping readers abreast of what Donald Trump is up to — in its reporting, of course, but also in the various online tools it’s created. In December, for example, it debuted the “Trump Tweet Fact- Checker,” which allowed readers to fact-check any of the then President-Elect’s tweets, right on ...

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German Cops Seize Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills

Germany’s The Local has a good take: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live inside Donald Trump’s head? Well, German police have seized a party drug that lets you experience the feeling that everything you are doing is amazing, while others only see a barely coherent, twitching mess. Police in Osnabrück found €39,000 of the Trump-shaped ecstasy pills, ...

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66 Former State Attorneys General Urge Trump Not To Equivocate On Hate Groups: Tell Them “Kiss My Ass”

Buzzfeed reports: A bipartisan group of more than five dozen former state attorneys general on Monday issued a call for leaders — including the president — not to “equivocate” when faced with “the voice of hate.” In a statement, 66 former state and territorial attorneys general, including former Senators Joseph Lieberman and Slade Gorton, call for a strong response to ...

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ARIZONA: Ahead Of Tonight’s Campaign Rally, Arpaio Claims To Have No Idea If Trump Will Pardon Him

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Arizona lawman with a reputation as “America’s toughest sheriff.” That would surely be good news for Arpaio, who was voted out of office last year and was recently convicted of criminal contempt-of-court. But it appears the White House is keeping him in suspense. ...

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Breitbart Rages Against Trump On Afghanistan Speech

Politico reports: Breitbart seems ready for one of Steve Bannon’s famed “wars.” Just minutes after President Donald Trump concluded his Afghanistan policy speech Monday night, the conservative site took an aggressive, critical approach to the address and Trump’s new policy. A banner headline blasted the president’s decision to extend the U.S. military commitment in Afghanistan as a “flip-flop” that “reverses ...

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Tucker Carlson: Trump’s Eclipse Stare Was “Perhaps The Most Impressive Thing Any President Has Ever Done”

The HuffPost reports: Life imitated satire on Monday night when Fox News host Tucker Carlson offered effusive praise for President Donald Trump’s ability to stare at the sun during the eclipse without protective lenses. “In a move that is not a complete surprise, he looked at the sun without any glasses,” Carlson gushed. “Perhaps the most impressive thing any president ...

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Wife Of Steve Mnuchin Goes Full Marie Antoinette

The New York Daily News reports: The wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin went on a tirade after an Instagram commenter criticized her for posting a picture of herself disembarking a government plane. Louise Linton, a Scottish actress who was famously ridiculed for writing a “white savior” memoir about her time in Zambia, posted a photograph of her and her ...

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Mitch McConnell Craters To 18% Approval Rating

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has an 18 percent job approval rating in Kentucky, according to a new survey. A Public Policy Polling survey found just 18 percent of respondents approve of the job McConnell is doing, compared with 74 percent who disapprove. If McConnell were up for reelection today, 37 percent of respondents said they ...

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US Navy Orders Global “Operational Pause” After Fourth Collision In 2017 Leaves Ten Sailors Missing [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The Navy’s top admiral ordered the entire fleet Monday to take a one-day “operational pause” to make sure they are running their ships safely a day after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore. Admiral John Richardson gave the order as a search was underway for 10 American sailors assigned to the ...

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Former Trump Spox Katrina Pierson Calls Slavery “Good History” In Wildly Off The Rails Fox Segment [VIDEO]

Former Trump campaign spokesperson and convicted shoplifter Katrina Pierson has (for the moment, at least) reclaimed her title as the nation’s most idiotic Republican after literally calling slavery “good history” during an off-the-rails segment on Fox News today. The Daily Beast reports: It all started with a debate over House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s push to remove Confederate monuments from ...

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Four Arrest Warrants Issued For “Weeping Nazi”

The New York Times reports: Officials at the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office of Albemarle County in Charlottesville said on Monday morning that four warrants had been issued for Mr. Cantwell’s arrest. The office referred questions about the nature of the charges to the University of Virginia Police Department. A spokesman at the department did not respond to requests for comment on ...

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