Monthly Archives: October 2017

REVEALED: Russian Election Content On Facebook Was Seen By 126 Million, Many Times More Than Thought

The Washington Post reports: Facebook plans to tell lawmakers on Tuesday that 126 million of its users may have seen content produced and circulated by Russian operatives, many times more than what the company previously disclosed about the reach of the disinformation campaign during the 2016 presidential election, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post. Google on Monday acknowledged ...

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Trump Campaign Money Begs Off Manafort Arrest

USA Today reports: Less than two hours after President Trump’s former campaign manager was indicted Monday, the Trump re-election campaign decided to send out a fundraising email. The email, entitled “Still Standing” and from presidential son Eric Trump, describes the “opposition” to the administration. “The mainstream media continues to play politics, creating division and turning the American people against one ...

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Netflix Announces End Of House Of Cards

From the Hollywood Reporter: Frank Underwood’s Washington tenure is coming to an end. Netflix is currently in production on a sixth and final season of House of Cards, the landmark drama that signaled its aggressive push into original programming. The final run of House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as ruthless and ambitious beltway couple, will ...

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Robertson: Trump Should Pardon Everybody [VIDEO]

Scamvangelist Pat Robertson today called for Trump to shut down Robert Mueller’s investigation and issue a blanket pardon for everybody touched by the Russia probe. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Trump “can grant a pardon to everybody involved in this thing if he wants to,” Robertson said. “This whole thing has got to be shut down. He has ...

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Tony Perkins Has The Transgender Military Sadz

“This is where judicial activism is leading us. The courts have moved beyond legislating on the invented rights of abortion and same-sex marriage to clearly usurping the constitutional authority of the executive branch. The president has the primary task of protecting Americans but we see the courts weakening his immigration policies designed to protect America from threats and now telling ...

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Hong Kong Awarded 2022 Gay Games [VIDEO]

The Washington Blade reports: The Federation of Gay Games on Monday announced it has selected Hong Kong over D.C. and Guadalajara, Mexico, to host the 2022 Gay Games, the quadrennial international LGBT sports event that’s expected to attract as many as 15,000 athletes and thousands more spectators to the host city. The announcement came at a news conference in Paris ...

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Paul Manafort And Rick Gates Plead Not Guilty

The Associated Press reports: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates have pleaded not guilty following their arrest on charges related to conspiracy against the United States and other felonies. The charges are the first from the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. Manafort and Gates appeared before a federal ...

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GLAAD Blasts Kevin Spacey: Don’t Exploit Your Coming Out To Deflect From Allegations Of Unwanted Advances

The New York Daily News reports: GLAAD called out Kevin Spacey for using his coming out as a way to distract from damning sexual assault allegations. Spacey, 58, announced on Twitter Sunday that he was choosing “to live as a gay man” in the same statement he used to apologize to actor Anthony Rapp for an alleged encounter when Rapp ...

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Court Blocks Trump’s Trans Military Ban, Says Directive “Based Only On Desire To Disapprove Of Trans People”

The Associated Press reports that a federal court has blocked Trump’s attempt to ban transgender military service. Story developing…. UPDATE: On July 26 Trump issued a statement via Twitter announcing that “the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” A formal presidential memorandum required the military to remove ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Get out your popcorn. UPI reports: The White House will have a response Monday afternoon to charges announced against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Press secretary Sarah Sanders is scheduled to hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. Sanders will be asked about a 12-count indictment Monday naming Manafort and former business associate Rick Gates. Separately, George Papadopoulos, a ...

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Napolitano: This Was The First Of Many Dominoes

“This is the first of many dominoes to fall. Bob Mueller is following the standard M.O. of federal prosecutors. You’ve got a totem pole, you’ve got somebody at the top of the totem pole, that’s your big prize: no surprise, it’s the president of the United States. You’re going to indict people going up the totem pole to see if ...

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Trump Attempts To Distance Himself From Manafort

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Monday responded to charges against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a Manafort business associate in special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in last year’s election. In a tweet, Trump sought to distance himself from Manafort and insisted that “the focus” should turn to ...

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Trump Campaign Advisor Pleads Guilty Of Lying To FBI

ABC News reports that former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopolous has pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents in a plea agreement made public this morning. Papadopolous first worked as an advisor to Ben Carson’s campaign and joined the Trump team in May 2016. He reportedly made at least six attempts to have Trump meet with Kremlin officials ...

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#ManafortMonday: Trump To Lunch With Jeff Sessions

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday is scheduled to have lunch with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, just hours after Trump’s former campaign chairman was indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions was invited to join Trump’s weekly lunch with Vice President Pence, which is closed to press coverage. It’s likely Trump will raise the indictment of former Trump campaign ...

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AUSTRALIA: Conservative MPs Plan 100 Amendments To Marriage Bill If Postal Survey Result Is “Yes”

The West Australian reports: Conservative MPs believe up to 100 amendments are needed to a same-sex marriage Bill being proposed if the Yes vote succeeds, posing a major test for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as he seeks to manage an emerging partyroom split. With expectations growing that the Yes vote will be successful next month, conservative MPs are preparing a ...

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Paul Manafort Hit With 12 Felony Charges: Conspiracy Against United States, Money Laundering, Lying To Feds

The BBC reports: The FBI special counsel’s spokesman has just given us this statement: “Paul J. Manafort, Jr., 68, of Alexandria, Va., and Richard W. Gates III, 45, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 27, 2017, in the District of Columbia. “The indictment contains 12 counts: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to ...

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Roger Stone: I’m Suing Twitter Over My Banning

The Wrap reports: Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone Jr. said he will sue Twitter in response to the company banning him from the platform. “I have retained one of the best telecommunications lawyers in the country and will be bringing a legal action against Twitter over the suspension of my account,” he told TheWrap. “The battle for free speech has ...

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Trump Attempts To Distract From Manafort Arrest

The Hill reports: President Trump early Monday cited a report claiming the Obama campaign paid the law firm that routed money to the research firm behind the controversial and unverified dossier that alleges connections between Trump and the Kremlin. The president is referencing a report from the conservative website The Federalist that says Obama’s campaign paid $972,000 to the law ...

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BREAKING: Paul Manafort To Surrender To FBI

Here we go: Paul Manafort and his former business associate Rick Gates were told to surrender to federal authorities Monday morning, the first charges in a special counsel investigation, according to a person involved in the case. The charges against Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Mr. Gates, a business associate of Mr. Manafort, were not immediately clear ...

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Spain Charges Catalonia Leaders With Rebellion

The New York Times reports: The Spanish attorney general said on Monday that Carles Puigdemont, the former Catalan leader, and other top regional officials would be prosecuted for rebellion after illegally declaring independence from Spain. The attorney general, José Manuel Maza, stopped short of ordering the immediate arrest of Mr. Puigdemont and other separatist leaders in Catalonia, instead ordering them ...

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