Idiocracy

Sessions Fires McCabe Two Days Before His Retirement

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe late Friday, less than two days shy of his retirement, ending the career of an official who rose to serve as second-in-command at the bureau. McCabe had more recently been regularly taunted by President Donald Trump and besieged by accusations that he misled internal investigators at the ...

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UNSHOCKING: Study Shows Cities See Increase In Violent Assaults On Days They Host Trump Rallies

The New York Times reports: A study published on Friday appears to confirm what news reports suggested long ago: President Trump’s campaign rallies were associated with a rise in violence when they came to town. A city that hosted a Trump rally saw an average of 2.3 more assaults reported on the day of the event than on a typical ...

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Trump To Fire National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration. Trump is now comfortable with ousting McMaster, with whom he never personally gelled, but is ...

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Trump Denies Lying About Trade To Canadian PM

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday insisted that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada after he reportedly acknowledged mentioning the deficit to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a meeting without knowing if it the claim was actually true. Trump tweeted that the U.S. does “have a Trade Deficit with Canada” noting that the U.S. has a ...

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Trump Boasts About Lying To Justin Trudeau

The Washington Post reports: President Trump boasted in a fundraising speech Wednesday that he made up information in a meeting with the leader of a top U.S. ally, saying he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the United States runs a trade deficit with its neighbor to the north without knowing whether that was the case. “Trudeau came ...

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Very Stable Genius Hails The “Marine Core”

The Huffington Post reports: On the same day President Donald Trump proposed that the United States develop a “Space Force” to fight wars in space, he also paid tribute to the men and women in uniform here on Earth. Except his since-deleted tweet on Tuesday didn’t refer to the Marine Corps, but the Marine “Core,” a mistake many said the ...

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Trump Calls For Militarizing Space With “Space Force”

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump doesn’t think the U.S. military is large enough — so he announced during a bizarre press conference Tuesday that it will expand beyond planet Earth. “My new national strategy for space recognizes that space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea,” Trump told a crowd of Marines at ...

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SURE JAN: Betsy DeVos Claims 60 Minutes Unfairly Edited Interview To Make Her Look Really Really Stupid

The Hill reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos took a shot at the CBS news program “60 Minutes” on Tuesday, days after she was criticized for struggling to answer basic questions about school performance and education policy during a pointed interview that aired Sunday on the program. In a keynote address to the National PTA Legislative Conference in Crystal City, Va., ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Rex Tillerson Holds Press Conference

CNBC reports: Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose firing was announced hours earlier, is slated to address reporters from the State Department briefing room on Tuesday afternoon. Tillerson’s ouster, first reported Tuesday morning, was quickly confirmed by President Donald Trump in a tweet. White House officials said Tillerson found out on Friday that he would be fired, according to ...

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Tillerson Found Out He Was Fired From Trump’s Tweet

Axios reports: The State Department said that Rex Tillerson did not speak to President Trump before the announcement that Mike Pompeo would replace Tillerson as Secretary of State, adding that Tillerson was “unaware of the reason” for his dismissal. State added that Tillerson “had every intention of staying because of the critical progress made in national security.” Remarkable statement from ...

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Bannon Celebrates Ousting Of “Globalist” Tillerson

Mediaite reports: It would seem Steve Bannon is delighted by the news that Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State. When the news started to make waves on Twitter, Axios‘ Jonathan Swan tweeted that received a text from Bannon with what may be his first reaction to the Tillerson development. Bannon also expressed joy over the departure of WH ...

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ICE Spox Resigns Over False Statements By Sessions

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The San Francisco spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resigned after the agency’s recent Northern California sweep, saying he couldn’t continue to do his job after Trump administration officials made false public statements about a key aspect of the operation. James Schwab told The Chronicle on Monday that he was frustrated by repeated statements ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House unveiled a new plan to prevent school shootings that backs off President Donald Trump’s support for increasing the minimum age for purchasing assault weapons to 21. Instead, a new federal commission on school safety will examine the age issue as part of a package the White House announced Sunday in response to the ...

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Trump: Schools Should Not Be Gun-Free Zones

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Monday said his administration is pushing reforms to gun laws and school safety measures similar to the initiatives Florida made to its policies. On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law legislation that overhauls state policies governing gun sales, the treatment of mental health disorders and school safety procedures, and allows teachers ...

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Betsy DeVos Flames Out In 60 Minutes Interview, Can’t Answer Basic Questions About Public Schools [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stumbled her way through a tense portion of her interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, struggling to answer some basic questions about schools in her home state of Michigan and admitting that she does not “intentionally” visit underperforming schools. “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl asked DeVos if in Michigan, students who ...

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Mnuchin: Trump’s Rally Vulgarities Are “Funny” [VIDEO]

At last night’s rally in Pennsylvania, Glorious Leader ranted about “Pocahontas” Elizabeth Warren, “very low IQ” Maxine Waters, and “sleepy son of a bitch” Chuck Todd, among many other typical Trump attacks.  At one point, Trump even hushed boos of Kim Jong-Un while encouraging the crowd to boo the reporters in the back of the room. Today Treasury Secretary Steve ...

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Pentagon Memo: No Tanks In Trump’s Military Parade

NBC News reports: It looks like President Donald Trump is getting the military parade he wants in Washington — though he may get no tanks for the effort. A Pentagon planning memo issued Thursday and released Friday says the parade being planned for Nov. 11, Veterans Day, will “include wheeled vehicles only, no tanks — consideration must be given to ...

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Trump Dines With “Great” State TV Host Jesse Watters

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump welcomed Seb Gorka back into the White House—not for a job, but for a meal. The president was joined for dinner in the White House residence by Fox News personalities, including host Jesse Watters and Gorka, a former White House official and aide to former chief strategist Steve Bannon. According to a White ...

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The Mooch: Rachel Maddow Needs A Suppository To Get Over Her Trump Derangement Syndrome [VIDEO]

“One of the reasons why we never met with the North Koreans is out of the respect for the Chinese. When we cut that deal in 1953 — the armistice. China has grown. It’s now the second largest economy in the world. The president has a great relationship with President Xi. They obviously don’t like talking about that. And the ...

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THE REAL PROBLEM: White House Posts Gory Video Game Montage To Official YouTube Channel [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: Yesterday, President Trump brought together top executives from the gaming industry, parents groups, and members of Congress for a meeting to discuss violence in video games. Announced last week as part of President Trump’s response to the Parkland shooting, the meeting was hastily assembled and has been criticized as a purposeful distraction from more concrete gun-control measures. ...

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