Monthly Archives: December 2017

EVERYTHING IS FINE: White House Intern Flashes “White Power” Signal During Group Photo With Trump

The Daily Mail reports: A former White House intern is coming under fire after flashing a known ‘white power’ sign during a photo-op with President Donald Trump. Jack Breuer, who graduated from Emory University in Atlanta this year, is clearly bucking orders — personally given by the president — to give a thumbs-up in the picture that was taken in ...

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Hacking Defenses Still Not In Place For Midterms

Politico reports: States rushing to guard their 2018 elections against hackers may be on a waiting list for up to nine months for the Department of Homeland Security’s most exhaustive security screening, according to government officials familiar with the situation. That means some states might not get the service until weeks before the November midterms and may remain unaware of ...

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Deportations Of Mexicans Drop 27% Under Trump

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump deported substantially fewer Mexican nationals through November of 2017 than his predecessor Barack Obama did during the same time frame in 2016, according to data released by the Mexican government. In total, Trump’s use of the United States’ deportation machinery resulted in roughly 152,000 Mexican nationals being deported between and January and November ...

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Trump Demands US Post Office Raise Prices To Ship For Amazon In Order To Punish WaPo Owner Jeff Bezos

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump targeted online retailer Amazon on Friday in a call for the country’s postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs. The U.S. Postal Service is an independent agency within the federal government and does not receive tax dollars for operating expenses, according to its website. The organization makes up a ...

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Actress Rose Marie Dies At Age 94

Variety reports: Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” who had a nine-decade career in show business, died Thursday in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 94. Publicist Harlan Boll confirmed her death. Rose Marie was Emmy nominated three times for her work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” in which she ...

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White House Fires Entire HIV/AIDS Council

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: With no explanation, the White House has terminated members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS amid widespread discontent with President Trump’s approach to the epidemic. After six members of PACHA resigned in June, the White House on Wednesday terminated the remaining 16 members without explanation via a letter from FedEx. Scott Schoettes, ...

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Trump To NYT: Collusion With Russia Is Not A Crime

The Hill reports: President Trump in a new interview denied any collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, adding “even if there was, it’s not a crime.” Speaking to The New York Times Thursday, Trump praised lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who has argued that Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey was not obstruction of justice because Trump has ...

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Trump: We Could Use Some Global Warming

The New York Times reports: With unusually frigid weather gripping much of the Eastern United States this week, President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to cast doubt on the reality of climate change, but he appeared unaware of the distinction between weather and climate. Climate refers to how the atmosphere acts over a long period of time, while weather ...

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Trump To Undergo First Physical Of Presidency

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the date Thursday. The White House had previously said Trump would have the physical early in the year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Sanders has said the results will be released after the ...

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Roy Moore Spox Goes Off The Rails On CNN

Mediaite reports: Even though Roy Moore has been defeated and the Alabama senate election is over, that didn’t stop campaign spokeswoman Janet Porter from joining CNN today for a wild interview about his attempts to challenge the election results. Porter spoke to Dana Bash, and she defended her boss by insisting her team has evidence and experts lined up to ...

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OREGON: Appeals Court Upholds $135,000 Fine For Anti-Gay Bakery That Turned Away Couple In 2013

Portland’s NBC affiliate reports: The Oregon Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a ruling — and a $135,000 fine — that two Gresham bakery owners discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to make them a wedding cake, violating Oregon law. The courts did reverse a portion of the Bureau of Labor and Industries decision that said Melissa and Aaron Klein ...

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Alabama Officials Certify That Roy Moore Is A Loser

The New York Times reports: Alabama officials on Thursday unhesitatingly pushed aside a legal challenge from Roy S. Moore and certified Doug Jones as the winner of this month’s Senate election. The action, during a brief meeting at the State Capitol, was essentially the state’s final step before the seating of the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama ...

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Trump 2020 Campaign Solicits Votes For “2017 King Of Fake News And Liberal Propaganda” Trophy

The Hill reports: President Trump is asking his supporters to help him award a “Fake News Trophy.” “Americans are sick and tired of being lied to, insulted, and treated with outright condescension,” reads an email sent to supporters Thursday. “That’s why President Trump is crowning the 2017 KING OF FAKE NEWS before the end of the year. “There’s no point ...

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GOP House Rep: “Divisive” Trump A Factor In My Exit

CNN reports: Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania, said Republican candidates facing re-election would have to surpass challenging hurdles, among them Trump’s divisive nature as the figurehead of the party. “Well, at least in my case, I would say the President was a factor, but not the factor for me deciding to leave,” Dent told CNN’s Poppy Harlow, while a “a very ...

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GOP Rep: If Robert Mueller Were Any More Biased, He’d Have Credentials From The Mainstream Media [VIDEO]

“Well here is what we know, the DNC and Hillary Clinton were paying people to go and pay Russians to tell lies about the president. And I guess that the best evidence of collusion against Republicans is that Republicans and Russia were all on the same Internet at the same time. It’s ludicrous. Why are we not investigating the real ...

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Trump Gloats After Vanity Fair Apologizes For Hillary Clinton Hit Piece, Gets Name Of Editor Wrong [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Vanity Fair is trying to defuse criticism of a video mocking Hillary Clinton and her presidential aspirations. In a statement Wednesday, the magazine said the online video was an attempt at humor that regrettably “missed the mark.” Posted last weekend, the video shows editors of Vanity Fair’s Hive website offering toasts and New Year’s resolutions to Clinton. ...

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MoviePass Hits One Million Subscribers

The New York Times reports: MoviePass said this month that it had signed up more than one million subscribers in just four months. It took Netflix more than three years to reach that level when it started selling low-priced subscriptions for DVD rentals in 1999. Spotify was relatively quick, at five months in 2011. It took Hulu 10 months to ...

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Howard Dean: Bernie Is Too Old For 2020 [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Howard Dean, former DNC chair and guy whose presidential campaign was ruined because he got excited once, was on Morning Joe today, to talk President Donald Trump and the future of progressive politics, particularly in the 2018 midterm elections. Dean gave Sen. Bernie Sanders much of the credit for boosting the idea of universal healthcare, but stopped short ...

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Trump To Plot With GOP Leaders At Camp David

The Associated Press reports: Eager for more legislative achievements before Washington’s focus shifts to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump plans to open the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders to map out the 2018 legislative agenda, the White House said. After returning to Washington from Florida, where he is spending the holidays, Trump will quickly host Senate ...

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Roy Moore’s “Voter Fraud Expert” Also Claims To Have “Mathematically Proven” JFK Assassination Conspiracy

Raw Story reports: Richard Charnin, the purported “expert” in voter fraud who has been cited by the Roy Moore campaign to claim that Democrat Doug Jones did not legitimately win this month’s Alabama Senate special election, is a notorious conspiracy theorist who has claimed that he has “mathematically proved” that there was a vast conspiracy to assassinate former President John ...

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