Idiocracy

Trump Goes Golfing For 72nd Day Since Inauguration

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., appear to be golfing again for the second time in a week. White House pool reports Saturday say that Graham and Trump were seen entering a limo together at the White House. The presidential motorcade headed to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. One report said that golf ...

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Major Medical Groups Denounce Trump’s “Catastrophic” Decision To Stop Obamacare Subsidy Payments

The Associated Press reports: Six physician groups are condemning a Trump administration decision to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law. Their statement Friday calls on Congress to act immediately to restore the payments to prevent what it called “dramatic, if not catastrophic, increases in premiums across the country” and millions of Americans losing coverage. The groups ...

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MSNBC Chyron Fact-Checks Trump In Real Time

I love when they do this. Via Mediaite: Following his speech announcing the decertification of Iran nuclear deal Friday, President Donald Trump made some informal remarks on a variety of subjects to the White House press pool. One of the subjects the President hit on was Puerto Rico. And yet again, Trump praised himself and his team for their work ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Rants Uselessly About Iran Deal

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump is expected to put the 2015 Iran nuclear deal squarely in the hands of Congress, refusing to certify that Iran is in compliance with the deal but letting lawmakers decide whether to tear it up. Congress will now have to decide if they will reimpose sanctions on Iran with regard to the country’s nuclear ...

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Trump At Hate Convention: Now That I’m President, Americans Are Saying “Merry Christmas” Again [VIDEO]

“We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values. As we approach the end of the year—you know, we’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word Christmas because it’s not politically correct. You go to department stores and they’ll say Happy New Year and they’ll say other things; it’ll be ...

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Trump Orders Halt To Obamacare Subsidy Payments

The Associated Press reports: In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. Before sunrise Friday morning, Trump went on Twitter to urge Democrats to make a deal: “The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding,” he wrote. “Massive subsidy ...

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O’Reilly And Trump Cheer “Damage” To NBC News

Politico reports: President Donald Trump lashed out once again Friday morning at NBC News, blaming it and other outlets for disseminating what he labeled “fake news” that he claimed the public is learning to recognize. “Sadly, they and others are Fake News, and the public is just beginning to figure it out!” Trump wrote Friday morning, linking to a post ...

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NOT THE ONION: Legal Group Files FOIA Request For “Information On Whether President Trump Is A Moron”

Law Newz reports: On Thursday, a legal group filed three separate Freedom of Information Act requests to learn if President Donald Trump is a “moron” and must be removed under the 25th Amendment. Seriously, that’s how they titled their statement, obtained by Law Newz: “Legal Advocacy Group Files Urgent Freedom Of Information Act Request Of Government Information On Whether President ...

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Vs Sean Hannity, Round 2

Sasse is a tool, but this is fun: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) fired back at Sean Hannity on Thursday after the Fox News host said he regretted supporting the senator, who has become a vocal critic of President Trump. “Sorry, Sean — you changed, not me. Some of us still believe in the Constitution,” Sasse tweeted. Hannity criticized Sasse after ...

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Tapper: If Obama Had Threatened The License Of Fox News, There Would Be Torches In The Street [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: During a panel discussion on CNN’s The Lead this afternoon, anchor Jake Tapper noted that if Trump’s predecessor had taken aim at conservative outlets in this manner, the outrage would have been so loud that we would have likely seen action in the streets. Pointing out that he began yesterday’s broadcast by holding up a copy of the ...

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For Third Time, Trump Forgets To Sign Order, Starts To Leave Room Before Pence Calls Him Back [VIDEO]

I wasn’t watching the screen so I missed this. The New York Daily News reports: President Trump had to be ushered back to sign his executive order peeling back parts of Obamacare, which he’s spent years bashing. The commander-in-chief began strolling out of the White House’s Roosevelt Room after delivering a full-throated rebuke of the Affordable Care Act. “Thank you ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer questions from reporters on Thursday afternoon after President Trump signed an executive order on health care. Trump’s order seeks to expand the ability of small businesses and other groups to band together to buy health insurance through what are known as association health plans. It also lifts limits ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Signs Executive Order To Destroy Obamacare Markets, Enable “Junk” Health Insurance

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is trying to do with the stroke of a pen what Republicans in Congress could not — bring about the end of the Obamacare markets. Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday directing an overhaul of major federal regulations that would encourage the rise of a raft of cheap, loosely regulated health ...

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Trump Pulls US Out Of UN Human Rights Agency

UNESCO’s mission statement: “Contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.” The Associated Press reports: U.S. officials have told the Associated Press that the United States is pulling ...

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Trump Threaten To End Aid To Puerto Rico

The Washington Post reports: President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Declaring the U.S. territory’s electrical grid and infrastructure to have been a “disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote Thursday that it will be ...

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Trump Again Threatens The Free Press

As everyone in the country seems to know except Hair Furor, broadcasting licenses are granted to individual stations, not networks. But here we go again: President Trump is doubling down on his suggestion that the federal government “challenge” the broadcast licenses of networks that report what he deems “fake news.” “This threat alone could intimidate the press and lead to ...

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REPORT: Trump Often Calls Hannity After His Show

The Los Angeles Times reports: John Kelly, the retired Marine general who is Trump’s second chief of staff, has sought to tighten the flow of information and visitors to the president, to bring order to an unruly White House and to the way that Trump makes his decisions. But he is often thwarted by one man: Trump. The president by ...

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REPORT: Steve Bannon Gave Trump 30% Chance Of Full Term, Warned Of Removal Via The 25th Amendment

Vanity Fair reports: At first it sounded like hyperbole, the escalation of a Twitter war. But now it’s clear that Bob Corker’s remarkable New York Times interview—in which the Republican senator described the White House as “adult day care” and warned Trump could start World War III—was an inflection point in the Trump presidency. It brought into the open what ...

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Trump Attacks The Free Press: “It Is Frankly Disgusting That The Press Is Able To Write Whatever It Wants To”

The Week reports:  President Trump skewered the free press on Wednesday, telling reporters that “it is frankly disgusting that the press is able to write whatever it wants to write.” The comments followed Trump’s tweets Wednesday morning, which reacted to an NBC News story that claimed the president had called for the nuclear arsenal to be increased “tenfold.” “With all ...

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BRITAIN: No Royal Treatment For Trump’s Visit

The London Evening Standard reports: Donald Trump is set to visit Britain early in 2018 – but for a stripped-down trip that will not include staying with the Queen. Diplomats are discussing plans for a “working visit” by the US president that will be shorn of the pomp and flummery of a full-blown State Visit. And instead of a red ...

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