Monthly Archives: August 2017

Kellyanne Conway Blasts “Amateur Climatologist” Chris Cuomo For Asking About Climate Change [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Kellyanne Conway didn’t take kindly to Chris Cuomo insistence on talking about climate change during an interview about Hurricane Harvey disaster relief on Wednesday night, prompting her to say the CNN host was playing “amateur climatologist.” Conway, who is counselor to President Trump, pushed back on Cuomo’s question, saying the focus should remain on helping “the ...

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Trump Lawyer “Vehemently” Denies Russian Collusion

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, has given Congress a point-by-point rebuttal of a dossier alleging that he has deep ties to Russian officials — an effort to clear his name as the Justice Department and congressional committees investigate Russia’s attempts to disrupt last year’s election. Mr. Cohen encouraged lawmakers to investigate those who ...

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The Weeping Nazi: Stop Mocking My Tears!

The Daily Beast reports: Christopher Cantwell is not happy being labeled “the crying Nazi.” The white supremacist got the moniker after he recorded a tearful video upon hearing he was wanted for arrest after pepper-spraying protesters at the University of Virginia on August 11. “When I come down here for a permitted demonstration, championed by the ACLU, where the police ...

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Mayor Of Hell Bans All Straight People

Michigan Live reports: “Make Hell gay again.” That was the message from the newly-appointed-and-then-impeached “mayor of the small, unincorporated community in Michigan’s Livingston County. Confused? Let’s explain further. In a series of comical Tweets sent out on Wednesday, Aug. 30, comedian and internet personality Elijah Daniel explained that he was named the legal mayor of Hell, Michigan when he was ...

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Texas Chemical Plant Explodes Over Lack Of Power

NBC News reports: A flooded chemical plant near Houston exploded twice early Thursday, sending a plume of smoke into the air and triggering a fire that the firm plans to let “burn itself out.” Arkema Group, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, had warned Wednesday that the plant would catch fire and explode at some point — adding that ...

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BOOM: Robert Mueller Teams Up With NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman On Manafort Investigation

Politico reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is working with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on its investigation into Paul Manafort and his financial transactions, according to several people familiar with the matter. The cooperation is the latest indication that the federal probe into President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman is intensifying. It also could potentially provide Mueller with ...

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Devastating Fox News Poll: Lowest Approval Rating Ever, Majority Say Trump Is “Tearing The Country Apart”

Fox News reports: Voter satisfaction with the direction of the nation is down by double digits, as a majority says President Donald Trump is tearing the country apart. That’s according to the latest Fox News Poll. The number of voters happy with how things are going in the country is down 10 percentage points since April and stands at just ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff To Intro Measure Preventing Secret Service From Paying Any Business Owned By Trump

USA Today reports: If Rep. Adam Schiff has his way, the Secret Service wouldn’t be able to pay any businesses owned or operated by President Trump. The California Democrat announced Wednesday his plans to introduce an amendment to an appropriations bill meant to fund the government for fiscal 2018. The amendment reads: “None of the funds made available by this ...

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Trump Praises 1986 Tax Bill That He Denounced In 1999 As “One Of The The Worst Ideas In Recent History”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday praised the 1986 Tax Reform Act while unveiling his administration’s plans on tax reform, marking an apparent reversal from his previous criticism of the law. “Our last major tax rewrite was 31 years ago,” Trump said to a crowd of supporters in Springfield, Missouri, on Wednesday, referring to the 1986 Tax Reform Act. ...

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GOP US House Rep. Duncan Hunter Tells Republican Group: Trump Is An Asshole, But He’s OUR Asshole

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter, one of Donald Trump’s first allies in Congress, described the president in profane terms to a group of Republicans on Friday, but also touted the president as their champion. “He’s just like he is on TV,” Hunter, R-Alpine, told the group. “He’s an asshole, but he’s our asshole.” Hunter was speaking at ...

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NOM Endorses Roy Moore For Senate Because He Will Totally Something Something We Hate Gays [VIDEO]

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: I’ve got some exciting news. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today endorsed Judge Roy Moore for US Senate in Alabama! This is a special election to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he was appointed as Attorney General. As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Judge Moore properly ...

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West Virginia County To Pay Settlement And Apologize After Deputy Clerk Called Gay Couple An “Abomination”

CBS News reports: A settlement has been announced in a federal lawsuit against Gilmer County. The case Brookover v. Gilmer County was a result of alleged harassment received by a same-sex couple when going to get their marriage license. According to a news release by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Gilmer County Deputy Clerk Debbie Allen called ...

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Critics Blast New York Times Over Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Op-Ed Arguing For More US Mercenaries

Slate reports: Erik Prince is a former Navy SEAL who founded the “security contractor” Blackwater in 1997 and acted as its CEO until 2009. Blackwater was heavily involved in the Iraq War, and in September 2007, Blackwater employees shot and killed 17 Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in what numerous witnesses—including some Blackwater whistleblowers—described as the grotesque, unprovoked massacre of ...

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Reese Witherspoon To Produce Westboro Baptist Biopic

Variety reports: Marc Webb has come on board to direct the upcoming feature film “This Above All,” based on the true-life story of Megan Phelps-Roper, former member of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Producers are Dawn Ostroff and Jeremy Steckler of Condé Nast Entertainment, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea for Made Up Stories, Marc Webb and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. ...

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Former Monk Sues L’Oreal Over Wrinkle Cream Patent

The Associated Press reports: A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L’Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise money for the poor. Dennis Wyrzykowski and his company, Carmel Laboratories LLC, have been joined in the lawsuit by the University of Massachusetts ...

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James Mattis Pushes Back On Trump’s “No More Talking” Tweet: We Are Never Out Of Diplomatic Solutions

Reuters reports: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that the United States was not out of diplomatic solutions with North Korea, just hours after President Donald Trump tweeted that “talking is not the answer.” When asked by reporters before a meeting with his South Korean counterpart at the Pentagon if the United States was out of diplomatic solutions ...

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Two Federal Agencies Probe Lease Of Trump’s DC Hotel

Bloomberg reports: Two federal watchdog agencies are taking an active look at the controversial General Services Administration lease for the Trump International Hotel in Washington, Bloomberg BNA has learned. Both the Government Accountability Office and GSA’s Office of Inspector General have opened probes into the lease, officials with both groups confirmed. The GAO since June has been looking into GSA’s ...

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Pastor Rick Wiles: God Punished Houston With Harvey Because They Love “LGBT Sexual Perversion” [AUDIO]

This took longer than usual. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: End Times radio host Rick Wiles used his “TruNews” broadcast yesterday to declare that the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston’s “affinity for the sexual perversion movement.” “This is a proud city that, in recent years, has boasted of its allegiance, its dedication, its ...

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Large Asteroid To Make Near-Earth Pass On Friday

Space Flight Insider reports: A large rock will fly past Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of 4.4 million miles (7 million kilometers). Asteroid 3122 Florence, named after modern nursing founder Florence Nightingale, is the largest object to make a close-encounter since NASA began tracking near-Earth objects (NEO) in the 1990s. “While many known asteroids have passed by ...

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Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio Faces Legal Challenge

The Washington Post reports: Protect Democracy, an activist group seeking to thwart Trump’s violations of legal norms, and a group of lawyers have sent a letter to Raymond N. Hulser and John Dixon Keller of the Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division of the Justice Department, arguing that the pardon goes beyond constitutional limits. In their letter obtained by Right Turn, ...

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