Trump Tells Congressional Leaders That Millions Of Illegal Votes Kept Him From Winning The Popular Vote


The Washington Post reports: Days after being sworn in, President Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with the meeting. Trump has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud caused him to ...

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NEBRASKA: GOP Rep Deletes Twitter Account After Suggesting Women’s Marchers Are Too Ugly To Rape


Remember last year when the governor of Nebraska called for this guy to resign after sexually explicit Skype videos starring himself were found on his government computer? The Omaha World-Herald reports: Papillion State Sen. Bill Kintner has landed in hot water again, this time over his use of Twitter. On Sunday, the senator retweeted a photograph and comment about the ...

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Senate Panel Approves Tillerson In Partisan 11-10 Vote


Reuters reports: The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil chairman Rex Tillerson, on Monday. The vote was 11-10, with every committee Republican backing Tillerson and every Democrat opposing his nomination. Tillerson is expected to be confirmed for the position when the matter comes before the 100-member Senate, where ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sean Spicer Speaks To White House Press


This should prove highly entertaining. CNN reports: Press secretary Sean Spicer will meet the White House press corps again at 1:30 p.m. Monday. What will the correspondents ask? What will Spicer say? Will people believe him? Monday could be a career-defining moment for Spicer, a Washington veteran with decades of public relations experience. Reporters were astonished on Saturday when Spicer ...

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Marco Rubio Caves On Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation


The Washington Post reports: Sen. Marco Rubio will vote for President Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, he announced Monday, resolving the final major question surrounding Rex Tillerson’s bid to be confirmed as the nation’s top diplomat. “Given the uncertainty that exists both at home and abroad about the direction of our foreign policy, it would be against our national ...

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Giuliani: Chuck Todd’s Pushback Against “Alternative Facts” Just Proves Anti-Trump Media Bias [VIDEO]


Via Politico: The media simply does not like President Donald Trump, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Monday morning, and he would be much more comfortable if they simply admitted it. Shown a clip of counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway’s confrontational appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” over the weekend, Giuliani suggested that the anchor of that show, ...

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Kellyanne Conway Retreats On Trump’s Taxes


Blame Wikileaks? Via Politico: President Donald Trump will release his tax returns after the IRS completes its audit of him, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway tweeted Monday in an apparent clarification from her earlier statement. “On taxes, answers (& repeated questions) are same from campaign: POTUS is under audit and will not release until that is completed,” Conway tweeted. Her ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Sister Wives Polygamy Case


The Salt Lake Tribune reports: The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear arguments from the husband and four wives who star in the television show “Sister Wives,” essentially affirming that polygamy remains a crime in Utah. The appeal by Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn Brown sought remove the penalties for a practice that has caused consternation in Utah ...

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Accused Of Covering Up Missile Test, Nuke Reportedly Misfired Towards US


The Guardian reports: Theresa May was told about the test of a Trident missile that reportedly misfired, less than a week before she held a House of Commons vote on renewing the £40bn nuclear system. The prime minister’s spokeswoman insisted on Monday that the operation was successful because the submarine HMS Vengeance and its crew were “certified” afterwards. However, she ...

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Dan Rather Blasts White House On “Alternative Facts”


Venerable newsman Dan Rather has gone viral with a rant posted yesterday to his Facebook page. Here it is in full: These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase “alternative facts”… When ...

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Feds Probe Michael Flynn’s Ties To Russia


The New York Daily News reports: Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is reportedly the first member of the Trump administration to garner the probing eyes of intelligence and federal law enforcement agencies for communications with Russia. Details of the six-agency investigation was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, hours after Trump and Vice President Pence appointed Flynn ...

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THEY CAN’T KEEP QUIET: Feminist Choir Goes Viral With Protest Anthem Performed At Women’s March [VIDEO]


3.5 million views already. JMG reader Michelle points us to this great performance at the Women’s March by a group of young singers, some of whom hadn’t met in person before yesterday. From their website: To bring her music to the march, MILCK has formed an all female choir called the #ICANTKEEPQUIET choir. The #ICANTKEEPQUIET Choir is an all-female super ...

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Wikileaks: Send Us Trump’s Tax Returns


This morning Kellyanne Conway flatly declared that contrary to his many, many promises to do so, Donald Trump will never release his tax returns. Conway added, “The people voted for him, they just don’t care.” Wikileaks immediately responded, calling Trump’s “breach of promise” worse than Hillary Clinton’s refusal to release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs, and offering ...

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Pope Francis Compares Rise Of Populism To Advent Of Hitler, Says It’s Too Early To Judge Donald Trump


Agence France-Presse reports: Pope Francis warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of “saviours” like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais conducted as Donald Trump was being sworn in as US president, the pontiff also condemned the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners. “Of course crises provoke fears ...

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Trump Brags About Inauguration Ratings (Which Are Lower Than First Inaugurations For Obama And Reagan)


The Hill reports: President Donald Trump early Sunday touted television ratings for his inauguration, saying 11 million more people tuned in compared to four years ago. According to Nielsen data examined by Bloomberg, Trump’s ratings fell below those for the first inaugurations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Obama’s 2009 inauguration had 7 million more viewers, the news ...

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NEWSPEAK: Park Service Resumes Tweeting With Apology For “Mistakenly” Sharing Inauguration Photos


This morning I reported that the Trump administration had ordered all Department Of Interior bureaus to suspend tweeting after the National Park Service retweeted photos showing the sparse inauguration crowd on the National Mall. Here’s the internal email sent last night to their social media administrators: We have received direction from the Department through [the Washington Support Office] that directs ...

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Trump Orders All Bureaus To Suspend Tweeting After Park Service Shares Images Of Inauguration Crowd


The Washington Post reports: The Interior Department was ordered Friday to shut down its official Twitter accounts — indefinitely — after the National Park Service shared two unsympathetic tweets during President Trump’s inauguration. The first noted the new president’s relatively small inaugural crowd compared to the number of people former president Barack Obama drew to the National Mall when he ...

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Full Senate Confirms Mattis As Defense Secretary


CBS News reports: The Senate on Friday confirmed retired Gen. James Mattis as President Trump’s secretary of defense in an overwhelming vote. Lawmakers voted 98-1 in favor of Mattis, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, as the lone senator opposing him. Mattis was approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this week in a 26-1 vote. After Mr. Trump ...

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Alabama Found Guilty Of Racist Gerrymandering By Federal Judge Favored To Be Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

WilliamPryor reports: A three-judge federal court panel has blocked Alabama from using in another election 12 legislative districts challenged as unconstitutional by black political groups. The districts are part of the district map drawn and approved by the Republican-led Alabama Legislature after the 2010 Census and were used in the 2014 election. The judges ruled for the plaintiffs in 12 ...

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WhiteHouse.Gov Now Promotes Melania’s Jewelry Line


The Washington Post reports: Visitors to the newly revamped White House website get more than a simple rundown of first lady Melania Trump’s charitable works and interests — they also get a list of her magazine cover appearances and details on her jewelry line at QVC. Trump’s biography starts with traditional details such as her date of birth in her ...

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