Idiocracy

Trump On Trumpcare Fail: “If We Don’t Get It Done It’s Going To Be Something We Don’t Like And That’s OK”

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump says that if the health care bill fails to pass in the Senate, he won’t like it — but “that’s OK.” Trump spoke Tuesday at a gathering of Senate Republicans after their leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill until at least next month. Trump says, “This will be great if ...

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Huckabee Sanders Rants At “Outrageous” Reporter, Suggests Everybody Watch James O’Keefe’s Video

Mediaite reports: Sanders began with a question from Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering, who asked if Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm against CNN this morning because the network’s retraction wasn’t good enough to satisfy the president. Sanders responded that Trump is frustrated by the “constant barrage of fake news,” and she suggested that people should watch the new video from Project ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

UNDERWAY. On camera! Via the Daily Beast: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is finally back on camera today. White House–press relations have been contentious the past few weeks as the Trump administration has cut off media access more and more. During yesterday’s audio-only, off-camera briefing, CNN’s Jim Acosta asked the question most media is wondering: “Why not turn the ...

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SURVEY: US Image Plummets Worldwide Under Trump

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump has been U.S. president for less than six months but it’s been enough time to send opinions of American leadership plunging. According to a Pew Research Center public survey of 37 countries, a median of just 22 percent of respondents have confidence in Trump to do the right thing in international matters, compared with 64 percent ...

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Fox News Host Rips Into Katrina Pierson [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Responding to news that a Super PAC sponsored by supporters of President Donald Trump is running ads against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) for opposing Trumpcare, Fox News host Neal Cavuto got into a squabble with Trump booster Katrina Pierson. It was when Pierson accused Heller of “governing as a Democrat” that Cavuto really dug in. “He’s looking ...

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Trump Family Wedding Planner Formally Appointed To Role Overseeing Multi-Billion Dollar Housing Agency

The New York Daily News reports: A Trump family wedding planner was officially appointed Monday to her new job overseeing federal housing in New York. Lynne Patton, the regional administrator for Housing and Urban Development, has zero experience in housing. She is responsible for distributing billions of taxpayer dollars to public housing in New York and New Jersey. “I have ...

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Trump Claims Victory In SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling

Via White House press release: Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective. As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm. I want people who can love the United States ...

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Trump: Obama Obstructed The 2016 Election

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday accused former President Obama of colluding or obstructing with the actions he took during the 2016 presidential election. His tweet comes after Trump in an interview that aired last week criticized Obama over Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, accusing the former president of doing “nothing” before the election. “Well I just ...

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Trump: Hillary Colluded With Dems To Beat Bernie

Politico reports: After more than five months as president, Donald Trump is still talking about the 2016 election. On Sunday morning, the president tweeted that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “colluded with the Democratic Party” to beat Bernie Sanders. It’s not clear why the president chose to revisit the 2016 campaign this morning or where his newfound sympathy for Sanders came ...

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Gingrich Suggests Banning CNN From The White House

The New York Times reports: The opportunity to take over behind the White House briefing room lectern would be the apex of a political operative’s career in any other presidency, a path to riches, fame and power. But after weeks of fitful efforts to sell a job that for decades people have plotted to get, no one has jumped at ...

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Rep. Pete Olson Fauxpologizes For Saying Bill Clinton Threatened To Have Former AG Loretta Lynch Murdered

“The personal wreckage suffered by many people during the Clinton years is well documented. Just ask Paula Jones, Jim and Susan McDougal, Kathleen Willey and many others. However, in my discussion about Loretta Lynch and Vince Foster, I took the accusations a step too far. I regret my choice of words. The fact remains Hillary Clinton broke the law, violated ...

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Trump Mocks Democrats Over Ossoff’s Loss

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump slammed the Democratic Party Wednesday morning for what he described as a failure to work with Republicans in Congress. Trump late Tuesday also mocked Democrats for losing five special elections since he was elected president. On Tuesday night, Republican Karen Handel beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, ...

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Jeff Sessions Lawyers Up, Hires Attorney Who Failed In Defense Of Anti-Gay Prop 8 Before Supreme Court

USA Today reports: Jeff Sessions, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer and top prosecutor, has private lawyer of his own. Attorney Charles “Chuck” Cooper, a longtime advocate for conservative causes, has been providing counsel to the attorney general, most recently in preparation for his appearance last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible collusion between President Trump’s ...

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Steve Bannon Explains Why White House Press Briefings Are Now Off-Camera: “Sean Got Fatter”

The Atlantic reports: Instead of canceling them entirely, the White House has appeared to embrace a different strategy: simply downgrading them bit by bit, from “briefings” to “gaggles,” and from on-camera to off-camera. Guidance for the briefings have begun to include a note that audio from them cannot be used. Additionally, though Trump has held short press conferences when foreign ...

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No More White House Press Briefings From Sean Spicer, He’s Now Interviewing Candidates To Replace Him

Politico reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer is leading a search for his own replacement at the briefing room podium as part of a larger plan to shake up the White House communications operations, according to two people with knowledge of the effort. Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus reached out to Fox News ...

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CNN’s Jim Acosta: Sean Spicer Is “Useless” [VIDEO]

The right wing Daily Caller reports: CNN’s Jim Acosta is incredibly frustrated with the communications team in Trump’s White House, arguing on Monday that the non-answers, off-camera briefings, and stonewalling does a disservice to the American people. On Monday, press secretary Sean Spicer opted to hold a press gaggle off-camera with no audio, leaving correspondents to work only with transcripts. ...

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Trump Lies About His Approval Ratings

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has claimed his approval rating is higher than that of Barack Obama – despite the data he is referring to suggesting the opposite is true. “The new Rasmussen Poll, one of the most accurate in the 2016 Election, just out with a Trump 50% Approval Rating. That’s higher than O’s #’s,” he wrote in an ...

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REPORT: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein May Also Recuse Himself From The Russia Investigation

ABC News reports: The senior Justice Department official with ultimate authority over the special counsel’s probe of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the matter, which he took charge of only after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ own recusal, sources tell ABC News. Those private remarks from ...

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Kellyanne Conway: If I Were Shot And Killed Tomorrow, Half Of Twitter Would Explode In Applause [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning, and was quick to link media coverage of President Donald Trump to the shooting at a House GOP baseball practice that wounded Rep. Steve Scalise and four others. After delivering those comments — with the incendiary rhetoric dialed up to 11 — Conway noted that since the tragedy there ...

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Trump Finally Admits He Is Being Investigated

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump confirmed Friday morning he is under investigation over his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” he said on his Twitter account. News surfaced this week that Trump is being investigated for ...

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