Joe Jervis

FEC Complaints Accuse Trump Of Violating Campaign Finance Laws With Porn Star Hush Money Payoff

Law & Crime reports: Two complaints filed today accuse President Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign of violating federal campaign finance laws by not reporting $130,000 in hush money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels. The complaints in question were filed by non-profit and nonpartisan watchdog group Common Cause, which was founded in 1970 by Republican John W. Gardner. ...

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Catholic League To Demand Trump’s NEA Cease Funding Any Art That Might Be Considered “Anti-Christian”

Via press release: On January 23, “Jerry Springer: The Opera,” a New Group production, will preview at the Pershing Square Signature Center, an off-Broadway venue. That morning, at 9:30 a.m., I will hold a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., raising objections to the play and the source of funding for the New Group. Regarding the ...

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Ralph Lauren Unveils US Olympic Uniforms [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA’s Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. Roundly mocked in 2014 for a chaotic, patchwork cardigan sweater, the brand went classic red, white and blue this time around for the opening ceremony and white for the closing parade of athletes in ...

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REPORT: Trump Imitates Accent Of Indian PM

Buried in a report from the Washington Post: Senior administration officials said that the president has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in an Oval Office meeting last year told him, “Never has a country given so much away for so little in return” as the United States in Afghanistan. To ...

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Erick Erickson Turns On Franklin Graham Over Trump’s Adultery, Will No Longer Recommend Samaritan’s Purse

The Christian Post reports: Evangelist Franklin Graham is being criticized for defending President Donald Trump after accusations surfaced that a lawyer for Trump had paid $130,000 to a porn star to keep quiet about an alleged affair. “I’m afraid I have to stop recommending Samaritan’s Purse. The judgment of its leadership raises too many questions,” wrote radio host and editor ...

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Christian “Prophet”: God Might Have Former Presidents Executed For Daring To Criticize Trump [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Last Thursday, self-proclaimed “firefighter prophet” and right-wing conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor made yet another appearance on Sheila Zilinsky’s “Weekend Vigilante” podcast, where he claimed that former presidents might be executed as punishment from God for criticizing President Trump. Citing his previous prophecy that of the five living former presidents, “two will be taken, ...

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BOOM: Joy Reid Calls Out Ted Cruz For Claiming He Opposes Shutdowns: You’re Not Even A Good Liar

The Daily Beast reports: Asked whether shutdowns should be used as political leverage, Cruz bafflingly replied, “We should not be shutting the government down. I have consistently opposed shutdowns. In 2013, I said we shouldn’t shut the government down; I went to the floor asking unanimous consent to reopen the government.” When Hunt noted that he actually “stood in the ...

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Rupert Murdoch: Facebook Should Pay News Outlets

Variety reports: Rupert Murdoch weighed in on Facebook’s attempts to improve the accuracy of the news its delivers across its global platform — and suggested that what would really work is for the internet giant to follow the model of the pay-TV industry. “If Facebook wants to recognize ‘trusted’ publishers then it should pay those publishers a carriage fee similar ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: State Supreme Court Rules US House Maps Are Unconstitutional, Likely Pickups For Dems

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack just announced on Twitter that the state Supreme Court has ruled 4-3 that the state’s US House district maps are unconstitutional, giving the state legislature under a month to redraw the maps. The Times weighed in on the pending ruling last week: If Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court rules that the state’s congressional map must be redrawn, ...

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BOOK: Trump Regrets Lies About Inauguration Size

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump privately admitted he shouldn’t have sent former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer to argue over the crowd size at his inauguration, according to a new book. The commander-in-chief reportedly fumed over reports and photos comparing his crowd to the one eight years earlier for President Obama. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Incoming victory lap. PBS reports: The White House says President Donald Trump is focused on minimizing the harm Democrats are causing through the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that managing the shutdown is the “biggest part of the process” for Trump. She says the president is taking the “absolute opposite approach” from President Barack Obama’s administration, which ...

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Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To End Shutdown

Politico reports: In a dramatic turnaround, Senate Democrats said they would vote to re-open the government on Monday after receiving a commitment from Republicans to hold a vote on immigration legislation — paving the way to end the three-day shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) agreed to end the shutdown and fund ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Tries To Restart US Government

NBC News reports: The Senate headed toward an uncertain vote Monday as the government shutdown entered Day 3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote for noon on a short-term funding extension that would allow for three more weeks of negotiations on key immigration issues. But the vote’s prospects for passage appeared dim as Democrats openly questioned whether McConnell’s ...

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SHUTDOWN: White House Delays Davos Departures

The Associated Press reports: The White House said Monday that Cabinet members are delaying their departure for this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland amid the federal government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said they will determine what to do “as the day goes on and as we see how the next couple of hours go.” Treasury Secretary ...

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Amazon Opens Its First “No Checkout” Store

USA Today reports: After a year of testing with its own employees, Amazon opens its store that lets you browse, grab and walk out — skipping the checkout line, but not the bill — to the public Monday. The convenience store and its proprietary technology, made up of hundreds of cameras and sensors and requiring a new Amazon app, dangled ...

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Conway: Trump Isn’t Demanding That Border Wall Funding Be Part Of Shutdown Negotiations [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Times: Kellyanne Conway said Monday that President Trump is not making demands for a border wall as part of negotiations on the funding measure. “The president has not injected the wall into the continuing resolution,” said Mrs. Conway, counselor to the president. “That will come after the continuing resolution is passed.” Mrs. Conway said the ...

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BOOK: Trump Aides Say He Has “Defiance Disorder”

The Washington Post reports: The White House — and the politerati diaspora — has just barely stopped reeling from author Michael Wolff’s account of life in Trump’s West Wing, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and now another life-in-the-White-House book is about to drop, this one from Fox News host Howard Kurtz. Like the books that came before ...

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Catholic Group Doesn’t Care About Trump’s Adultery

Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM), this weekend summed up the hypocritical Christian right’s utter disinterest in Trump’s adultery by referencing the famous quote from former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who in 1983 declared, “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl ...

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ISRAEL: Lawmakers Brawl In Pence Protest [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s speech to the Israeli parliament was disrupted Monday after Arab lawmakers held up placards and engaged in a brawl with security staff in a protest against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The lawmakers from the Arab Joint List, Israel’s third-biggest party, were forcibly ejected from the speech that they had earlier ...

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Trump: Dems Are Powerless With Their Far-Left Base

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump blamed Democratic lawmakers on the third day of the government shutdown for placing noncitizens’ demands over the needs of Americans. The partial government shutdown started midnight Saturday following Republicans and Democrats’ inability to compromise on when they would vote on a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals bill. Democrats wanted DACA legislation included in a ...

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