Monthly Archives: August 2017

Melania Trump: Stop Mocking My Disaster Heels

The Hill reports: First lady Melania Trump’s office on Tuesday morning fired back at reporters who criticized her attire while heading to Texas to visit the areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey, saying it is “sad” that some people are concerned about fashion during a national disaster. Trump’s communications director in a statement released to CNN ripped reporters for being “worried ...

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Pro-Trump Nazi Site Stormfront Loses Web Host

The Guardian reports: One of the oldest and largest neo-nazi sites on the internet, the white supremacist chatroom Stormfront, has been thrown off the open web by its hosting provider. Stormfront has been described by the anti-hate group Southern Poverty Law Center as the “murder capital of the internet”. The group pointed out that “registered Stormfront users have been disproportionately ...

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Texas Officials Say “Get Out Now!” After Levee Breach

CNBC reports: Officials in Brazoria County, outside Houston, warned on Twitter on Tuesday that a levee at Columbia Lakes had been breached by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey and urged any residents who had not already evacuated the area to leave immediately. Houston reservoirs that have contained heavy rains from Tropical Storm Harvey are starting to overflow, forcing authorities to ...

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Trump Campaign Sells “Hurricane Hat” For $40

Law Newz reports: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) doesn’t appear to be thrilled with President Donald Trump‘s new hat. Not what’s written on it, which is a simple USA in white print on a red background, with the Trump name on the back, but its marketing. Turns out they’re not alone, as Trump’s own former head of ...

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Trump Declares That “All Options Are On The Table” After North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that “all options are on the table” in terms of a U.S. response to North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan. In a terse, written statement Tuesday, Trump said that with the missile launch North Korea has “signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, ...

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Tropical Storm Harvey Takes Aim At Louisiana

The Weather Channel reports: Harvey’s circulation center will crawl northward just offshore from the upper Texas coast before making a final landfall on either side of the Texas and Louisiana border on Wednesday. Later this week, Harvey’s center will then track through central Louisiana as it turns northeast. That places Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and New Orleans, in ...

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Fox Host Falls For “Biblical” Fake Photo Of Shark

“It’s like Sharknado!” The Hill reports: Fox News host Jesse Watters fell for a fake photo of a shark swimming down a highway that circulated through social media Monday alongside legitimate images of flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. Watters was discussing the extent of the “biblical things” that he saw on social media about the storm on “The Five” Monday ...

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ILLINOIS: Governor Signs Ban On “Gay Panic” Defense

MetroWeekly reports: Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed two bills into law that will help LGBTQ people achieve greater equality under the law. The first eliminates what is known as the “gay panic” defense in murder cases. Historically, the “gay panic” defense is when a defendant claims that the murder victim was homosexual and made a pass at them, making them ...

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GOP Rep Pushes Bid To Kill Mueller’s Investigation

Politico reports: Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is pushing an amendment to severely curtail special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. DeSantis has put forward a provision that would halt funding for Mueller’s probe six months after the amendment’s passage. It also would prohibit Mueller from investigating matters that occurred before June 2015, when Trump launched ...

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REPORT: Mueller Zeroes In On Trump’s “Knowingly False Statement” About Junior’s Meeting With Russian Agents

NBC News reports: Federal investigators working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller are keenly focused on President Donald Trump’s role in crafting a response to a published article about a meeting between Russians and his son Donald Jr., three sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. The sources told NBC News that prosecutors want to know what Trump knew about ...

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Joe Arpaio Would Really Like You To Stop Calling Him “Racist” Because That Characterization Is “Distressing”

According to tweet posted late this afternoon by the Arizona Republic – the state’s largest newspaper – Joe Arpaio’s legal team intends to put out a plea calling on the media to stop calling him a racist because “he’s been distressed by characterization.” Take it away, Daily Kos: “Distressed,” like getting shackled to a bed during childbirth “distressed”? “Distressed” like ...

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Bryan Fischer Took “Authority” Over The Hurricane And Ordered It Away From Texas In Jesus’ Name [VIDEO]

Over the weekend I posted a roundup of scamvangelicals failing to turn Hurricane Harvey away from Texas with the power of their prayers to White Jesus. But I missed what might be the funniest one. Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist has the transcript of Bryan Fischer’s prayer: “We’re gonna take authority over the storm in Jesus’ name. We’re gonna ...

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REVEALED: During Campaign Trump Signed Letter Of Intent For Licensing Royalties For Trump Tower Moscow

ABC News reports: Four months into his campaign for president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a “letter of intent” to pursue a Trump Tower-style building development in Moscow, according to a statement from the then-Trump Organization Chief Counsel Michael Cohen. The involvement of then-candidate Trump in a proposed Russian development deal contradicts repeated statements Trump made during the ...

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Trump Defends Pardoning Joe Arpaio By Citing Cheering From “Massive Crowd” At His Arizona Rally [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio by citing applause from one of his rallies — and then attacked former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. “Well, a lot of people think it was the right thing to do and actually in the middle of a hurricane, even though ...

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Aetna Hit With Class Action Suit Over HIV Disclosures

STAT News reports: Legal groups on Monday filed a class-action lawsuit against the health insurer Aetna, alleging the company violated the privacy of its customers by sending many of them letters through which the phrase “filling prescriptions for HIV” was visible through envelope windows. The federal suit alleges the breach affected as many as 12,000 Aetna customers living in 23 ...

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Birther Loons Lavish Praise On Trump Over Joe Arpaio

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Jerome Corsi, the former WorldNetDaily writer who was one of the primary drivers of the birther conspiracy theory, blasted critics of the pardon as “ELITE GOP GLOBALISTS Anti-Trump.” Corsi now works at Alex Jones’ Infowars, where he has been advocating Arpaio’s case. Arpaio recently thanked Jones and his staff for helping to influence ...

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Brian Brown Claims Credit: Trump Issued Anti-Trans Rules To Pentagon “Within Hours” After We Told Him To

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: Late last week we issued a call for our political leaders to give us more than words, but give us deeds when it comes to fulfilling campaign promises to protect people of faith, defend religious liberty and roll back the dangerous agenda of LGBT extremists pushed by President Obama. Within hours of ...

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REPORT: Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Asked For Putin’s Help On Moscow Trump Tower Deal During Campaign

The Washington Post reports: A top executive from Donald Trump’s real estate company emailed Vladi­mir Putin’s personal spokesman during the U.S. presidential campaign last year to ask for help advancing a stalled Trump Tower development project in Moscow, according to documents submitted to Congress Monday. Michael Cohen, a Trump attorney and executive vice president for the Trump Organization, sent the ...

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Man Busted For Claiming Black Man Stabbed Him Over His “Neo-Nazi” Haircut, Cops Say He Stabbed Himself

Denver’s ABC affiliate reports: A man who claimed he’d been stabbed outside a Sheridan restaurant on Aug. 16 because his haircut made him look like a neo-Nazi actually stabbed himself, police say. Joshua Lee Witt, 26, was booked late last week on a false reporting to authorities criminal summons, which could land him a fine of $2,650 and up to ...

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Mexico To Trump: Yeah, We’re Totally Still Not Paying

CNN reports: The Mexican government again stressed its position that it will not pay for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. Trump tweeted Sunday morning: “With Mexico being one of the highest crime Nations in the world, we must have THE WALL. Mexico will pay for it through reimbursement/other.” In response, the country’s foreign ministry released a statement saying Mexico ...

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