Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sessions Targets Affirmative Action At Universities

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times. The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested ...

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Boy Scouts: Trump Lied About His Speech To Us

TIME reports: President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that after his controversial speech at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree in West Virginia, the head of the Boy Scouts called him and told him it was “the greatest speech that was ever made to them.” But the organization told TIME they are unaware of any call from national leadership ...

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Trump To Golfers: “The White House Is A Real Dump”

From an story published today by Golf.com: During election season, Bedminster morphed into a kind of permanent campaign rally site. Trump posters and bumper stickers were plastered across the property, and an anti-Hillary shrine was built in a bar in the men’s locker room. The club held a Ryder Cup–style competition in which the teams wore either red or black ...

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ILLINOIS: Former Rep. Aaron Schock Furious After Feds Ask If He’s Gay And If That’s Really His “Girlfriend”

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Lawyers for former Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., on Tuesday accused federal investigators of prosecutorial misconduct on a variety of grounds, including asking witnesses about Schock’s sexuality, whom he slept with and if he is gay. Schock was indicted on Nov. 10, 2016, and his defense lawyers in a Tuesday 92-page pre-trial filing asked a judge to ...

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Senate Confirms Trump’s Replacement For Comey

The Washington Post reports: The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director, filling a critical post that has remained vacant since President Trump fired James B. Comey in May. The vote was 92 to 5. Wray, a former senior Justice Department official known for his low-key demeanor, told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing ...

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Macho Macho Man Paul Ryan Rides A Horse In Texas In Clip Promoting Trump’s Racist Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Week snorts: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has made a short action-adventure movie to convince you that “it is time for The Wall” and also that “The Wall” is “cool.” The 30-second clip, posted to his Twitter feed Tuesday, recaps the fun, informative trip Ryan made to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year, where he apparently spent much of ...

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House Republicans Retaliate After Democrat Refuses To Name Building For Racist Homophobe Jesse Helms

Democratic US House Rep. G.K. Butterfield wants to rename a Durham post office after his late mentor, black civil rights activist John Hervey Wheeler. But according to Butterfield, two US House Republicans from his state are holding up what would normally be a routine issue because he refused to sign their bill to rename another federal building after notorious racist ...

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Rexxon Tillerson Is Unhappy About Russian Sanctions

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says neither he nor President Donald Trump is “very happy” about new sanctions on Russia that Congress has voted to put in place. But he says the sanctions show that Americans are frustrated by Moscow, even though they want the U.S. to have a functional relationship with the nuclear-armed power. Tillerson ...

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White House Denies Colluding With Fox News On False Seth Rich Story Meant To Divert Attention From Russia

The Hill reports: The White House on Tuesday denied that Fox News gave President Trump prior review of a story that raised conspiracy theories about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer. “The president had no knowledge of the story and its completely untrue that he or the White House [had] involvement in the story,” said White House press ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Happening now! I got this post up a few minutes late, but you can rewind the clip to catch up on the insanity that has already happened, including an accusation that the Clintons colluded with Russia and the claim that Trump hasn’t yet received the Russian sanctions bill. He has, but even simple little facts like that aren’t beyond lying about. ...

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One Million Moms Vs TNT’s Claws

I believe this is their sixth attack on the show, which per Variety has already been renewed for a second season after averaging an “impressive” 7.7 million viewers per episode. Via email from Monica Cole: TNT continues to air the sacrilegious program “Claws” on Sunday evenings at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT, and again in the following hour at 10:00 ...

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REPORT: Fox Exec Ousted In Sexual Harassment Scandal Up For White House Communications Gig

The New York Times reports: Bill Shine, a former co-president of Fox News and top lieutenant to the network’s founder, Roger Ailes, has spoken with White House officials about taking a position on President Trump’s communications team, according to several people briefed on the discussions. Mr. Shine has no political experience outside of producing cable news, and he was forced ...

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The Mooch Shoots Down DWTS Buzz: I Can’t Dance

Mediaite reports: TMZ scored the first on-camera comments from Anthony Scaramucci since the former White House communications director was ousted from his job yesterday. Scaramucci didn’t really have much to say today, and he deflected questions about his future plans and whether he had a chance to say goodbye to President Trump. At the very end, Scaramucci got the question ...

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Coast Guard Commandant Paul Zukunft: I Won’t Turn My Back Or Break My Faith In Trans Service Members

Military.com reports: As military services await guidance following President Donald Trump’s announcement last week via Twitter of a ban on transgender service members, the commandant of the Coast Guard is speaking out, saying he has no intention of leaving transgender Coast Guardsmen out in the cold. Speaking on the topic for the first time at the Center for Strategic and ...

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56 Retired Generals And Admirals Warn Trump That His Transgender Ban Would Degrade Military Readiness

Via press release: Fifty-six retired General and Flag Officers provided the following statement to the Palm Center today: “The Commander in Chief has tweeted a total ban of honorably serving transgender troops. This proposed ban, if implemented, would cause significant disruptions, deprive the military of mission-critical talent, and compromise the integrity of transgender troops who would be forced to live ...

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Jared Kushner Brags That His Middle East Talks Haven’t Been Leaking, Bragging Immediately Leaked To Press

Talking Points Memo reports: Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday bragged that no details of the White House’s negotiations in the Middle East have been leaked, in a talk to congressional interns which itself was immediately leaked to the press. “Nothing’s leaked out, right?” Kushner told congressional interns, according to audio of his talk that Wired obtained. “Nothing ...

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Sen. Cory Booker To Intro Bill To Legalize Marijuana

The Hill reports: Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is introducing legislation to end the federal prohibition on marijuana and encourage states to legalize pot. The legislation, which Booker will formally roll out later Tuesday during a Facebook event, would amend the Controlled Substance Act to eliminate marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 drug—a move that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal ...

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Jim Bakker: God Told Me If You Don’t Buy My Food Slop Buckets, You’ll Have To Sell Your Soul To Satan [VIDEO]

“The news is crazy. Evil, evil, evil. And how they’re trying to destroy the president and his family, God is speaking to me about it. What He is saying is He is going to send judgment and He’s going to judge some people. There is coming a time when the Bible says there will be no food to eat. And ...

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Chinese State Media Blasts Trump For “Stabbing China In The Back” With His “Emotional Venting” On Twitter

The New York Times reports: After President Trump pilloried China in 48 tweeted words, accusing it of failing to tame its neighbor and longtime ally North Korea, Beijing issued its own rebuke to Mr. Trump — in a cutting editorial of 1,000 Chinese characters from Xinhua, the official news agency. “Trump is quite a personality, and he likes to tweet,” ...

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Trump: Something Something Fake News

The Washington Post recently busted that 110 million followers number: One can debate whether Trump’s Twitter feed has been terribly effective at making him successful, post-election. But one cannot debate the assertion that Trump has 110 million people following him on social media, because he doesn’t. Trump has at least two accounts on four of the biggest social media platforms. ...

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