Politics

Mike Pence’s Hometown Hit Hard By Trump’s Tariffs

The Washington Post reports: According to the Brookings Institution, the Columbus, Indiana area is the most export-reliant region in the country, with just over half of its economic output linked to foreign purchases. “I’m very worried,” said Tom Linebarger, the chief executive of Cummins, who met with President Trump over dinner at the White House in January in a bid ...

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Steve Bannon Plans To Create European “Supergroup” To Consolidate Extremists, Lead Right Wing Revolt

The Daily Beast reports: Steve Bannon plans to go toe-to-toe with George Soros and spark a right-wing revolution in Europe. Trump’s former White House chief advisor told The Daily Beast that he is setting up a foundation in Europe called The Movement which he hopes will lead a right-wing populist revolt across the continent starting with the European Parliament elections ...

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Nancy Pelosi Urges Paul Ryan To Make It Clear That “Thug” Putin Is Not Welcome To Address Congress

Via press release from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “The notion that President Trump would invite a tyrant to Washington is beyond belief. Putin’s ongoing attacks on our elections and on Western democracies and his illegal actions in Crimea and the rest of Ukraine deserve the fierce, unanimous condemnation of the international community, not a VIP ticket to our nation’s capital. ...

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REPORT: Eric Holder 2020 Bid Appears More Likely

The Hill reports: Eric Holder is poised to make a late-night TV appearance early next week as chatter swirls that he’s eyeing a 2020 White House run. The former attorney general will sit down with Stephen Colbert on CBS’s “The Late Show” on Monday, the network announced Friday. American Urban Radio Networks’ White House correspondent April Ryan had reported Friday ...

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Mueller Subpoenas “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis

TMZ reports: Kristin Davis, the Manhattan Madam who went to prison and was connected to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, is being subpoenaed in the Robert Mueller investigation, TMZ has learned. Davis worked for former Trump aide Roger Stone for a decade, and had numerous interactions with Stone and Andrew Miller — who ran Davis’ campaign for Governor and ...

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Whoopi: Pirro Lied About Almost Everything [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: “I want to clear up what happened. She seemed to leave out some key points,” Goldberg stated. “Well, she left a lot of pertinent stuff out.” Goldberg continued, “[Jeanine] was upset when she got here because [anti-Trump CNN contributor] Ana Navarro was here instead of Joy [Behar]. And after the segment — which ended when it was ...

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RNC Chair: Dems Want To Hurt The American People

From RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel’s prepared remarks to be delivered today at the Republican summer meeting in Austin, Texas: As RNC Chair, I travel the country. A lot. I see and hear from Americans across this great nation who are all thriving under the leadership of our President, Donald J. Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence. This Administration is ...

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Trump Threatens Tariffs On All Chinese Goods [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said the stock market rally since his election victory gives him the opportunity to be more aggressive in his trade war with China and other countries. “This is the time. You know the expression we’re playing with the bank’s money,” he told CNBC’s Joe Kernen in a “Squawk Box” interview aired Friday. The president also ...

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Angela Merkel: Germany Can No Longer Rely On An American Superpower To Maintain World Order

Reuters reports: Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite challenges at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany’s “under pressure” relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order. In a wide-ranging news conference, Merkel described Germany’s relationship with the United States as “crucial”, even after U.S. ...

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Trump Advisors Furious Over Dan Coats Interview

The Washington Post reports: Inside the White House, Trump’s advisers were in an uproar over [Director of National Intelligence Dan] Coats’s interview in Aspen, Colo. They said the optics were especially damaging, noting that at moments Coats appeared to be laughing at the president, playing to his audience of the intellectual elite in a manner that was sure to infuriate ...

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NFL Puts Anthem Policy On Hold After Backlash

ESPN reports: With the Miami Dolphins facing backlash after submitting required paperwork to the NFL that included potential disciplinary measures for player protests during the national anthem, the league has decided to hit pause on its new policy, sources told ESPN. The league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement Thursday that said “no new rules relating to ...

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EPA Staff Sought To Protect Pruitt From Toxic Chemical Before Squashing Report On That Same Chemical

Politico reports: Then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s staff sought to protect him from exposure to toxic formaldehyde from an office desk last year, emails show — just months before his top political aides blocked the release of a report on health dangers from the same chemical. In the spring of 2017, as Pruitt was finishing the more than $9,500 redecoration of ...

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Bannon: The Biggest Threat To Trump Would Be Oprah

The Washington Post reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has weighed in on who could be President Donald Trump’s toughest challenger in 2020 – and it’s not Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or any of the other scores of Democratic politicians positioning themselves for potential bids. The biggest foe, Bannon says, would be Oprah Winfrey. “I think ...

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Extremists Fail To Show At Maxine Waters’ Office

The Los Angeles Times reports: A group of far-right protesters who planned to demonstrate outside Rep. Maxine Waters district office in South Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon failed to show up, but dozens of counter protesters did.  The Oath Keepers, a far-right anti-government group that purports to have many veterans as members, said they would protest outside the Los Angeles ...

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REPORT: Putin Privately Pitched Ukraine Plan To Trump

Bloomberg reports: Vladimir Putin told Russian diplomats that he made a proposal to Donald Trump at their summit this week to hold a referendum to help resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but agreed not to disclose the plan publicly so the U.S. president could consider it, according to two people who attended Putin’s closed-door speech on Thursday. Details of ...

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Paul Ryan Cracks Up At Trump/Hitler Joke [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Speaker Paul Ryan had a bit too rollicking of a time when he heard this joke. Speaking with the National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg at the American Enterprise Institute, Ryan laughed a bit too hard (read: way too hard) at a joke comparing President Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler – and it was favorable to Hitler. “As I keep ...

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Whoopi Goldberg And Fox’s Jeanine Pirro Angrily Clash Over Trump In Wild Segment Of The View [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Whoopi Goldberg has had enough. Fox News personality and former judge Jeanine Pirro visited the set of “The View” Thursday morning to promote her new book, “Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.” But there wasn’t much discussion about the upcoming book after Pirro made a comment to co-host Goldberg, who had been trying ...

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Feds Seek To Gut 1973 Endangered Species Act

Bloomberg reports: A decades-old environmental law credited with saving the American bald eagle from extinction would be reworked under a proposal the Trump administration announced Thursday. Enforcement of the Endangered Species Act, which seeks to prevent plans and animals from becoming extinct, would be changed to make it is easier to remove species from the list of protected ones. The ...

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FEC Report Shows GOP Rep. Devin Nunes Spent Donor Money On Las Vegas Trips, Winery Tours, Limo Rides

The Fresno Bee reports: Rep. Devin Nunes used political donations to pay for nearly $15,000 in tickets to Boston Celtics basketball games as well as winery tours and lavish trips to Las Vegas, according to reports from the Federal Election Commission and two nonpartisan watchdog groups. Nunes, R-Calif., has reportedly been a Celtics fan since high school, though he grew ...

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Dems React To Fiery Steny Hoyer Speech With “USA!” Chants After Republicans Block Election Security Bill

Fox News actually reports: They began chanting “USA, USA, USA”– but it wasn’t a Trump rally. House Democrats on Thursday erupted into the chants on the floor of the House of Representatives after House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., delivered a fiery speech condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for election meddling and accusing Republicans of not doing enough to ensure ...

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