Politics

PolitiFact Rips Into The Many “Flagrant Falsehoods” Told By Trump During Latest Time Magazine Interview

Via PolitiFact: Confronted by his most flagrant falsehoods, President Donald Trump finally faced the question of why he makes so many unsubstantiated claims. “What have I said that is wrong?” Trump asked. Trump said his instinct is usually right, and he usually finds evidence supporting his claims that the media and his critics ignore — even as he continued to ...

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BREAKING: House GOP Postpones Trumpcare Vote

Business Insider reports: Multiple sources told Business Insider that the Thursday vote on the House Republicans healthcare-reform bill would be postponed because party leaders failed to reach an agreement on the bill. One of the sources, who spoke with multiple Hill Republicans, said the vote on the American Health Care Act — the GOP leadership’s bill to repeal and replace ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Owner Of Popular Gay Bar Caught Up In Corruption Scandal Involving Dem District Attorney

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams [photo] sent his friend and benefactor Michael Weiss this text in November 2014: “What does your badge say?” Weiss replied: “District Attorney, Special Advisor.” “Fancy,” Williams countered playfully about the official role he had conferred on Weiss, who owns bars in Philadelphia, including Woody’s, an iconic gay bar in Center City. ...

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Huckabee Begs Trump Not To Gut The Arts

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mike Huckabee manages to simultaneously defend the arts and heap insults on artists. He writes: Donald Trump wasn’t my first choice for president. I was. But he was my second choice, and I’m proud that I supported him. In tackling the federal budget, he faces a debt that has doubled to $20 trillion in ...

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CNN Report: FBI Has Intel Showing That Trump Team Worked With Russia To Damage Hillary [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN. This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the ...

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Rep. Adam Schiff: Evidence Of Trump’s Collusion With Russia Is Now “More Than Circumstantial” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that there is “more than circumstantial” evidence pointing to collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. In an interview with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said evidence suggesting that members of President Trump’s campaign conspired with the Kremlin to influence the presidential ...

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CNN’s Jake Tapper Grills GOP Rep. Devin Nunes On Intel Reveal: Dems Will Question Your Impartiality [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday hammered Republican House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes over his assertion there may have been “incidental collection” of President Donald Trump during the transition. “You said he could have been, but I don’t know what that means,” Tapper began in a lengthy and contentious interview, pointing out that the incidental collection of communications ...

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Roger Stone Attacks “Pussies” At House Intelligence Committee For “Sliming” Him Over Ties To Putin

Mediaite reports: Longtime political operative and Donald Trump consigliere, Roger Stone, visited Joe Piscopo on AM 970 THE ANSWER radio show Wednesday to talk Russia. “Pardon me, I had Vladimir Putin on the other line,” Stone quipped. “Let me get rid of him.” From there, Stone launched into a spirited denial of claims that he secretly colluded with the Russian ...

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Rep. Devin Nunes: Trump Transition Team Members Were Listened To During Surveillance Of Foreign Targets

Politico reports: Members of the Donald Trump transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under U.S. government surveillance following November’s presidential election, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday. Nunes said the surveillance appeared to be legal but that he was concerned because it was not related to the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the election and ...

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Secret Service Requests Additional $60M To Protect Trump Family’s “Unusually Complicated Lifestyle”

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the unusually complicated lifestyle of the Trump family, according to internal agency documents reviewed by The Washington Post. Nearly half of the additional money, $26.8 million, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Starting right now. Via Death & Taxes: It’s time for the highlight of everyone’s day, when the world’s greatest living prop comic (sorry, Carrot Top), White House press secretary Sean Spicer, fields questions about the Trump administration from reporters and basically craps his pants on live television. Feel free to watch along with us as Spicer berates members of the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day Three

Already underway. CBS News reports: Today is the third day of Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings to become confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. Yesterday Senators grilled him with questions for nearly 12 hours. Today’s hearings will include testimony from outside witnesses. Gorsuch is expected to face a second round of questioning by senators on the committee, and then move onto ...

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Trump To Give Commencement At Liberty University

The return of Two Corinthians. CBN News reports: The Brody File has learned that President Donald Trump will deliver the upcoming commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday, May 13th. The influential college bills itself as the “largest Christian university in the world.” “I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion,” President ...

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Sean Spicer: Ivanka Is Getting Security Clearance And Will Totally Promote High Ethical Standards [VIDEO]

FAKE NEWS: Ivanka Trump’s new office in the White House was cleared by White House lawyers and the federal government’s ethics watchdog, press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday. News came out Monday that the president’s daughter would be getting an office and a security clearance at the White House, even though she has not taken a formal job in the ...

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REPORT: Russian Mafia Kingpin Still At Large After FBI Wiretapping Of His Trump Tower Headquarters

ABC News reports: There, indeed, was an FBI wiretap involving Russians at Trump Tower. But it was not placed at the behest of Barack Obama and the target was not the Trump campaign of 2016. For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a sophisticated Russian organized crime money laundering network that operated ...

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Gorsuch: If Trump Had Made Me Promise To Overturn Roe V Wade, I’d Have Walked Out The Door [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said during the campaign that he would nominate people to the Supreme Court who would overrule Roe v. Wade and return decisions on abortion rights to the states. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Gorsuch if Trump had asked him during his interview before his nomination whether he would rule to overturn the 1973 decision. ...

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Trump Warns House GOP To Repeal Obamacare Or Lose Their Seats In 2018: “I’m Gonna Come After You”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning with a stern message for Republicans who’ve been wobbly about dismantling Obamacare: Give me your vote or you may lose your seat in 2018. Trump warned Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, who has led conservative opposition to the Republican health care plan, that “I’m gonna come after you” if ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Day Two

Starting right now: The second day of confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch are set to take place Tuesday. Gorsuch delivered his opening statement on Monday amid Republican praise and some opposition from Democrats, who remain bitter that former President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, was not even considered by Senate Republicans ...

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Ivanka Trump To Get West Wing Office

CNN reports: Ivanka Trump will work out of an office in the West Wing, a White House official told CNN on Tuesday. The official also confirmed Trump will seek a security clearance and government-provided communication devices, although she will not be a government employee. The move places President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter — long one of his closest advisers — ...

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Colin Farrell To Play Oliver North In Amazon Series

Variety reports: Colin Farrell is ready to return to the small screen. Farrell and his “Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos are teaming up again on an Amazon show about Oliver North and his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. Farrell will star as the former U.S. Marine in the untitled limited series, which will primarily focus on the Iran-Contra scandal, and Lanthimos ...

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