Monthly Archives: September 2017

Jared Kushner’s Voter Registration Form: Female

Wired reports: Since moving into the White House months ago, Jared Kushner—senior advisor and son-in-law to the President, savior of the Middle East, and possible person of interest in a federal investigation—has amassed a rather extensive project portfolio. The issues under Kushner’s purview include negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine, fixing the opioid crisis, updating technology across the entire federal ...

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Homocon Drudge Rips Trump’s “Betrayal” On Tax Plan

The Hill reports: The Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge sent out a rare tweet Wednesday morning criticizing the GOP for making concessions to Democrats on taxes and health care, saying there is no longer an “illusion” of difference between the two major parties. “First keep Obamacare, now raise taxes on top earners? At least illusion there is difference between parties is ...

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Trump “Embarrassed And Pissed” About Alabama Senate Result, Rages About His Staff And McConnell

CNN reports: Returning from a high-dollar fundraiser in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, an infuriated President Donald Trump watched aboard Air Force One as Fox News called the Alabama Senate primary for Roy Moore against Trump’s favored candidate, Luther Strange. What ensued was a barrage of angry venting at his political team and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had consolidated ...

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Satanic Temple: If Supreme Court Rules Against LGBTs, We’ll Make Anti-Gay Bakers Make Satan Wedding Cakes

Via press release from the Satanic Temple: This fall, the United States Supreme Court will hear a case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding. The argument has been contextualized as a matter of Free Speech versus Civil Rights. However, because sexual orientation is not a protected class under the Civil Rights Act ...

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The Weeping Nazi Continues Radio Show From Jail

Charlottesville’s C-VILLE reports: Jailed and denied bond for three felony counts related to allegedly pepper spraying two people during an August 11 tiki-torch march on Grounds at the University of Virginia, Christopher Cantwell denies those claims and says the only person he pepper sprayed that weekend didn’t file charges. He says his status as a “political prisoner” hasn’t kept him ...

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Trump: Facebook And All Media Conspire Against Me

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump alleged Wednesday major media organizations and social networks are working in a vast conspiracy against him. Trump has long maintained the media is out to get him and harm his administration, or at the very least not telling the full story of his presidency or electoral victory. The tweet comes after Facebook revealed Russian-connected ...

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Russian Facebook Ads Backed Stein, Sanders, Trump

Politico reports: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was the beneficiary of at least one of the Russian-bought political ads on Facebook that federal government officials suspect were intended to influence the 2016 election. Other advertisements paid for by shadowy Russian buyers criticized Hillary Clinton and promoted Donald Trump. Some backed Bernie Sanders and his platform even after his presidential ...

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Trump “Physically Mocks” McCain And McConnell

Axios reports: In private, President Trump has taken to physically mocking M&M: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (slumped shoulders; lethargic body language) and Sen. John McCain (imitating the thumbs-down of his historic health-care vote). Trump is venting about his frustration with what he considers failed leadership by Senate Republicans as he takes his lumps this week in wars with, well, ...

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Megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress: Kneeling Players Would Be Shot In The Head In North Korea [VIDEO]

The Dallas Morning News reports: Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, said Monday that NFL players kneeling to protest during the national anthem should thank God they don’t have to worry about being shot in the head “like they would be in North Korea.” Jeffress, an adviser to President Donald Trump, made the comment during an appearance in the ...

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Federal Agencies Battle Each Other In Appeals Court Over Whether It’s Legal To Fire Someone For Being Gay

Vice News reports: Trump’s Justice Department appeared in federal court Tuesday to argue that employers should be able to fire people because they are gay. In a rare occasion, all 13 judges of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Zarda v. Altitude Express Tuesday. The case originated in 2010 when skydiving instructor Donald Zarda sued his ...

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Viral Fake News Writer Found Dead At Age 38

The Associated Press reports: A leading purveyor of fake news in the 2016 presidential election has died outside Phoenix at the age of 38. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Casey said Tuesday authorities discovered Paul Horner dead in his bed on Sept. 18. Casey said the Maricopa County medical examiner performed an autopsy which showed there were no signs ...

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Trump Scores 21% Approval Rating With Millennials

Via Mediaite: The latest NBC polling on President Donald Trump’s approval rating amongst millennials is out — and, unsurprisingly, the president is not doing so hot. Overall, Trump has a 64% disapproval and 21% approval amongst all millennials. He fares even worse with African Americans (79% disapproval, 13% approval), Asian Americans (78%-11%) and Latinos (77%-11%). He does somewhat better amongst ...

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Trump Deletes Tweets Backing Sen. Luther Strange

IT NEVER HAPPENED, people. The Hill reports: President Trump began deleting his tweets supporting Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in the Republican Alabama Senate primary after Luther lost the race. Trump had tweeted about Strange several times in the days leading up to the primary, including the day of, but started to delete the tweets Tuesday night. Those deleted tweets included ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Wins GOP Senate Runoff

Politico reports: Republican challenger Roy Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s Senate primary Tuesday night, riding a wave of rural support over the incumbent backed by President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice, had 57 percent of the vote to Strange’s 43 percent when the Associated Press called the race ...

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OPEN THREAD: Alabama Senate Runoff Results

The New York Times reports: Alabama votes today in the Republican runoff to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general. Polls close at 8 p.m. Eastern. The winner will face the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, a former United States attorney, on Dec. 12. Northern Alabama may end up being a pivotal region, with ...

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POLL: Majority Oppose Trump On NFL Protests

Reuters reports: A majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s assertion that football players should be fired for kneeling during the national anthem, even though most say they would personally stand during the song, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. The Sept. 25-26 poll found that 57 percent of adults do not think the National ...

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Mueller Almost Ready To Interview White House Staffers

CNN reports: Special counsel investigators could start interviewing current and former White House staff as soon as later this week regarding the Russian probe, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. One source cautioned it is still being worked out with Robert Mueller’s office and said it might be delayed until next week. As CNN previously reported, among the ...

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DOUBLED: Twitter Tests 280 Characters Limit

Recode reports: Twitter’s iconic 140-character limit for tweets may be on the way out. In the hope that it will encourage more people to post, Twitter is doubling the number of characters that some users get for a tweet. The test means that a small group of Twitter users will now get 280 characters per tweet instead of the traditional ...

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AUSTRALIA: Daughter Of Anti-Gay Former PM Tony Abbott Appears In Marriage Equality Ad [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Two weeks after she put herself at odds with her father, the country’s former prime minister, with a post on Instagram, Frances Abbott has appeared in an advert calling on Australians to back marriage equality in the country’s non-binding, voluntary survey. “You can’t help who you fall in love with. Love just happens sometimes and it’s unexpected ...

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CONE OF SILENCE: EPA Spends $25K To Build “Secure And Soundproof” Communications Booth For Scott Pruitt

The Washington Post reports: The Environmental Protection Agency is spending nearly $25,000 to construct a secure, soundproof communications booth in the office of Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to government contracting records. The agency signed a $24,570 contract earlier this summer with Acoustical Solutions, a Richmond-based company, for a “privacy booth for the administrator.” The company sells and installs an array ...

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