Joe Jervis

Fox Anchor Shep Smith Rips Into Rep. Devin Nunes For Colluding With White House: Is He A Shill? [VIDEO]

Fox News anchor Shep Smith this afternoon accused Rep. Devin Nunes of being a “shill” for the White House. Raw Story reports: “Chairman Nunes claims he needed to be in a secure area,” Smith said, “He also refuses to give up his sources, though he has not denied that they came from inside the White House.” Nunes apparently told House ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Roy Cooper Signs “Fake” HB2 Repeal Despite Veto Calls From ACLU, LGBT Groups

The Charlotte Observer reports: The General Assembly on Thursday approved a compromise bill that repeals House Bill 2 but restricts anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the measure into law. The Democratic governor negotiated the compromise with the Republican leaders of the legislature, House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger. “It was a very ...

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BOSTON: Mayor Marty Walsh Raises Trans Pride Flag Over City Hall As Middle Finger To NOM’s Hate Bus

Patch reports: Boston is responding to the arrival of the anti-transgender “Free Speech Bus” by raising a transgender flag at City Hall in an act of solidarity. Mayor Marty Walsh had the flag raised around 1 p.m. after saying “we are always going to support our transgender community and defend their fundamental rights.” The “Free Speech Bus” rolled into town ...

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Loony Louie Gohmert: Trump’s Attack On The Freedom Caucus Was Actually Written By Reince Priebus

The Hill reports: Freedom Caucus member Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) on Thursday speculated that the author behind President Trump’s tweet vowing to “fight” the conservative group was actually White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Trump early Thursday tweeted: “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight ...

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VENEZUELA: Crisis Worsens As President-Backed Supreme Court Effectively Dissolves Congress In “Coup”

The Miami Herald reports: In a move that Venezuela’s opposition decried as a “coup,” Venezuela’s Supreme Court effectively shut down congress, saying it would assume all legislative functions amid its contention that legislators are operating outside of the law. The decision will undoubtedly increase tensions in the South American nation where the opposition-controlled congress was seen as a last bastion ...

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Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Denounces HB2 Repeal Vote As A “Surrender To The Courts And The NCAA”

“While this measure does not lead to the violation of the privacy of women and children by allowing the dangerous policies like Charlotte’s to be re-established, it does signal that elected officials are ultimately willing to surrender to the courts and the NCAA on matters of safety and public policy. Lawmakers who voted for this legislation have no right to ...

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BREAKING: NC House Approves “Compromise” HB2 Repeal, Bill Now Goes To Dem Gov. Roy Cooper

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: The General Assembly on Thursday approved a compromise bill that repeals House Bill 2 but restricts anti-discrimination ordinances in cities and counties. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature. Opposition and support for the bill did not fall along party lines in the 32-16 Senate vote. Several Triangle Democrats banded together ...

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REPORT: Two White House Staffers Fed Surveillance Intel To Devin Nunes That He Then Shared With Trump

The New York Times reports: A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Representative Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed President Trump and his associates were incidentally swept up in foreign surveillance by American spy agencies. The revelation that White House officials assisted in the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is due to take the podium at any minute where he will likely face blistering questions about today’s tweets from Hair Furor in which he declared war on the House Freedom Caucus and threatened the freedom of the press. Also likely to come up is last night’s ruling by a federal court to continue ...

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LIVE VIDEO: NC House Debates HB2 Repeal

Earlier today the North Carolina Senate voted 32-16 for a “compromise” repeal of HB2 that has angered both LGBT activists and hate groups. The Charlotte Observer is now live-streaming the debate in the state House on their Facebook page. Watch it here. UPDATE: More from the Observer. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement overnight that he supported the ...

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Huckabee Implies Lindsey Graham Is Gay: I Wonder What Uniform He Puts On Each Morning [AUDIO]

The Daily Caller reports: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee heavily implied that Sen. Lindsey Graham is gay during a Wednesday morning interview with Laura Ingraham. “I’m very disappointed in Lindsey,” Huckabee said of the South Carolina Republican’s recent comparisons of House Intel Chair Devin Nunes to the “Pink Panther” character Inspector Jacques Clouseau. “I sometimes wonder what uniform he puts ...

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TENNESSEE: Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Dead For Session

The Associated Press reports: A watered-down version of a bill that took aim at Tennessee’s recognition of gay marriages is dead for the year. The House Civil Justice Subcommittee voted Wednesday to stop considering the bill by Republican Rep. Mark Pody of Lebanon until next year. The bill would have required the state attorney general to defend county or city ...

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ARKANSAS: Bathroom Bill Dead For Current Session

The Associated Press reports: An Arkansas lawmaker dropped her proposal Wednesday prohibiting individuals from using bathrooms in government buildings that do not match their gender at birth after the legislation had faced opposition from the state’s Republican governor and tourism groups. GOP Sen. Linda Collins-Smith withdrew her proposal, which would have required every restroom or changing facility accessible by multiple ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: “Compromise” HB2 Repeal Passes Senate In 32-16 Vote, Bill Now Moves To House

ABC News reports: A controversial compromise bill that would replace HB2 has cleared its second hurdle and is now on its way to the North Carolina House. HB142 passed its second reading in the Senate 32 to 16, meanwhile, it remains unclear if the compromise bill will pass in the House. “This law does not repeal HB2, it doubles down ...

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Trump Threatens The New York Times

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump again on Thursday attacked The New York Times for its coverage of him. He tweeted Thursday morning that the newspaper is disgracing the media industry and suggested that he might change libel laws in response. “The failing @nytimes has disgraced the media world,” Trump tweeted. “Gotten me wrong for two solid years. Change libel ...

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Carl’s Jr. Ends Famous “Sexy Girl” Ads [VIDEO]

Every few months for the last several years One Million Moms has issued a screeching denouncement of the “pornographic” ads that have made Carl’s Jr. famous. Well, those ads are apparently a thing of the past. Ad Week reports on the new launch: Folksy and charming, Carl Hardee Sr. is a no-nonsense kind of guy who doesn’t care much for ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Intelligence Committee Holds Public Hearing On Russian Interference In Election

CNN reports: The Senate intelligence committee has run a steady and low-key investigation into Russia’s interference in the US elections and communications with the campaign of President Donald Trump, but Thursday marks the panel’s first public hearing, which could offer some insights into where senators are thinking in private. There’s little chance that Thursday’s hearing will be as explosive as ...

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Trump Declares War On House Freedom Caucus

Yahoo News reports: President Trump vowed to take on the Freedom Caucus in the 2018 midterm elections if its members do not conform to his vision of the GOP. On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted that the congressional caucus of conservative members of the United States House of Representatives are on track to harm “the entire Republican agenda.” More from Politico: ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Resistance Groups Reach Deal With Pride Organizers For Front-Of-Parade Placement

Duncan Osborne reports at Gay City News: The organization that produces New York City’s pride parade, rally, and related events has agreed to allow groups eager to confront the Republican Party’s control of the federal government near the front of the June 25 pride parade. “I’m extremely proud of the people who came out to raise their voices about this, ...

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Vladimir Putin To CNBC: Claims That Russia Meddled In US Elections Are Political “Lies And Provocations”

CNBC reports: American accusations that Russia interfered in last year’s U.S. elections are “lies” used for “domestic American politics”, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. “We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident. And know for sure that opinion polls in the Unites States show that very many people are friendly towards the Russian Federation ...

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