Joe Jervis

Junior Cancels Headlining Gig At Fundraiser For Jeb Bush’s Son After Jeb Tweets Against Migrant Policy

Axios reports: Donald Trump Jr. and George P. Bush had formed an unlikely alliance despite their fathers, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, loathing each other — with Don Jr. backing George P. in his re-election campaign for Texas land commissioner, and even planning to headline a New York fundraiser for him on June 25. Two sources close to Don Jr. ...

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Jared Kushner Meets With King Of Jordan

The Hill reports: President Trump son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on Tuesday met with King Abdullah II of Jordan to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. “Building on previous conversations, they discussed increasing cooperation between the United States and Jordan, regional issues, the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and the Trump Administration’s efforts to facilitate peace between the Israelis and ...

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TEXAS: Megachurch Pastor Screams Oppression Over Removal Of His “America Is A Christian Nation” Billboard

Todd Starnes wails in standard fashion: Billboards promoting a celebration of faith and freedom at the First Baptist Church in Dallas were removed after complaints from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and the Dallas Morning News. The patriotic billboard campaign included the title of the sermon Dr. Robert Jeffress planned to deliver on June 24 – “America is a Christian Nation.” ...

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Melania’s Immigration Lawyer Slams Trump’s Migrant Policy As “Reminiscent Of Nazi Germany, Slave Trade”

“When we’re dealing with this challenge, we should not be quarantining our children from parents. The inhumanity of what we see is reminiscent of detention centers of Nazi Germany, of the slave trade. We can do better when we try to figure out this problem. Let’s not forget, this problem needs to be fixed because the greatest risk-takers and greatest ...

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POLL: 67% Oppose Separating Migrant Families

ABC News reports: Sixty-seven percent of Americans call it unacceptable to separate children from parents who’ve been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally. Much of this is driven by large percentages of Democrats (90 percent) and independents (66 percent) who find it unacceptable, while Republicans are more divided overall, with 39 percent calling it unacceptable, and one in five ...

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Glorious Leader Lies Again About German Crime Rate

A fact check from CBS News: Leaving aside the fact that Germany has vastly different immigration patterns than the U.S. and a shorter history of welcoming immigrants, Mr. Trump’s claim that crime is up in Germany is objectively false. Crime actually fell in 2017 by 9.6 percent in Germany, with violent crime falling 2.4 percent, according to Germany’s Federal Criminal ...

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Stocks Tumble Over Trump-China Trade Battle [VIDEO]

CBNC reports: Stocks fell sharply on Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s latest threat to China increased fears of an impending trade war between the world’s largest economies. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 324 points at the open, with Boeing and Caterpillar as the worst-performing stocks in the index. The 30-stock index also erased all of its gains for the ...

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Erik Prince: I “Cooperated” With Mueller’s Investigation

From a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Beast: “I certainly understand the intense interest in the investigation and certainly some of the wild-eyed reporting in the media. I have spoken voluntarily to Congress and I also cooperated with the special counsel. I have plenty of opinions about the various investigations but there’s no question some people are taking it seriously ...

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VIRGINIA: Elementary School Named For Confederate General To Be Renamed For Barack Obama [VIDEO]

Richmond’s CBS affiliate reports: In a majority six to one vote, the Richmond Public School board voted Monday night to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart Elementary to Barack Obama Elementary School. Barack Obama Elementary school was chosen from a total of seven finalists. Earlier this year the Richmond School Board voted 8-1 to rename the Northside school that honored ...

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REPORT: John Kelly Has Given Up On Trying To Rein In Trump’s Wild Behavior Even If It Leads To Impeachment

Politico reports: Kelly’s status in the White House has changed in recent months, and he and the president are now seen as barely tolerating one another. According to four people close to Kelly, the former Marine general has largely yielded his role as the enforcer in the West Wing as his relationship with Trump has soured. While Kelly himself once ...

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Trump Replaces West Wing Photos Of French President With Photos Of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump’s warm relations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have now extended to the decoration of the White House, with photos of the two men’s historic meeting last week adorning the West Wing. And, in a move that symbolically resembles the president’s cooler relations with the United States’s chief allies, the photos of Trump and ...

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China Blasts Trump’s Tariffs As “Extreme Blackmail”

The Associated Press reports: China’s government has denounced President Donald Trump’s threat of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with “strong countermeasures.” The Commerce Ministry on Tuesday gave no details but said Beijing is ready to “defend the interests of the Chinese people and enterprises.” Trump ordered the U.S. Trade Representative to ...

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Laura Ingraham: Those Migrant Children Are Essentially Being Detained In DOJ “Summer Camps” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday described the child detention facilities housing immigrant youth as “essentially summer camps.” Ingraham’s comments come amid growing outcry over the Trump administration’s policy to prosecute migrants crossing the border illegally, leading to thousands of children being separated from their parents and housed in what the government is calling “tent cities.” ...

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Sessions: It’s An “Exaggeration” To Compare Us To Nazis, They Were Trying To Keep Jews From Leaving

The Huffington Post reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions rejected claims that the Justice Department’s new zero-tolerance immigration policy echoed Nazi Germany because concentration camps “were trying to keep Jews from leaving.” Sessions spoke with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Monday and defended his agency amid a growing outcry over family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border under the new DOJ policy. ...

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The New York Post reports: Tronc, one of the most lambasted corporate name changes of the digital era, is going to return to its original name, Tribune Publishing. An insider said that the name change for the parent company of the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News was awaiting the completion of the spinoff of the Los Angeles ...

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NASA Recognizes LGBT Pride Month

This is certainly unexpected: Dear NASA Workforce, NASA has a unique ability to recruit and retain the finest workforce in the country. If we are to accomplish the awesome and sometimes daunting tasks ahead of us, we must maintain this unique ability. In June, we recognize that part of this amazing workforce includes members of the LGBT community. You have ...

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KANSAS: Court Strikes Down Proof Of Citizenship Requirement For Voter Registration, Sanctions Kobach

Talking Points Memo reports: A federal judge on Monday ruled that Kansas’ proof of citizenship voter registration requirement was a violation of the Constitution as well as the National Voter Registration Act. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson had in previous orders temporarily blocked the requirement, which was championed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Robinson on Monday handed down ...

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Sobbing Children Mocked By Border Patrol Agent As They Cry For Their Parents At Texas Detention Facility

The New York Times reports: “Mami!” the children’s voices cry out, between sobs. “Papá!” A recording of immigrant children calling out desperately for their parents after being separated from them by United States immigration authorities was released on Monday by the investigative news site ProPublica. The recording, nearly eight minutes in length, added disturbing and intimate notes to the debate ...

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CANADA: House Of Commons Votes 205-62 To Legalize Recreational Pot, Bill Now Goes To Senate [VIDEO]

CBC News reports: The Liberal government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana has cleared another vote in the House of Commons — but it still has to get a final stamp of approval from an unpredictable Senate before it can become law. The Senate had proposed 46 amendments to The Cannabis Act but the Liberal government rejected several major ones last ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be holding a press briefing at 1:15 p.m. on Monday. Expect her to be grilled about the recent controversy over immigrant families being separated at the border. The Hill reports: The reporter who clashed with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a press briefing last week over the ...

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