Politics

Kellyanne Conway: Dems Want A Shutdown Because They’re Playing To Their “Very Left Wing Base” [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Times: Kellyanne Conway said Friday the Democrats are the ones to blame for the shutdown, arguing that they will are hurting more than President Trump with their actions. “It really is regrettable that Democrats are willing to shutdown the government — which means not just saying no to President Trump, but saying no to our ...

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Trump Blames Democrats For Looming Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against the GOP proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes ...

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House Votes To Avert Shutdown, Senate Vote Coming

Roll Call reports: A government shutdown still looms even as the House passed a four-week stopgap funding bill Thursday evening, sending the measure to the Senate, where prospects for its passage remain grim. House Republicans put up the needed votes to pass the continuing resolution before a few Democrats added their “yes” votes, for a final tally of 230-197. A ...

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Son Of New Jersey Gov Makes “OK” Hand Sign

The Washington Examiner reports: Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s son stirred controversy after he appeared to form a hand sign during his father’s official swearing-in ceremony that’s been linked to white supremacists and nationalists. Josh Murphy, 20, formed an upside-down “OK” signal with his right hand as the new governor took his oath of office Tuesday in Trenton, N.J. ...

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Shep Smith: The GOP Will Own The Shutdown [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News’s Shepard Smith on Thursday said blame over a possible government shutdown lies with Republicans as long as they control both Congress and the White House. “With one party in charge of everything, a government shutdown will not happen, right?” Smith said. “I mean, never in the history — at least modern history — of the ...

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Christie Booted From Airport Security VIP Line

CBS News reports: Being governor is so yesterday. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie learned the hard way that his special treatment is over. Christie tried to circumvent a TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal C Thursday morning. Christie was with his State Police detail and attempted to enter through a special access area, located near the exit ...

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REPORT: Stormy Daniels Once Claimed She Spanked Trump With A Copy Of Forbes (With Him On The Cover)

Mother Jones reports that in 2009 when porn star Stormy Daniels was considering a challenge to then-Sen. David Vitter, consultants were provided a list of prospective donors to her campaign. Let’s pick up the story near the end: This email was sent to Andrea Dubé, a Democratic political consultant based in New Orleans. In response, Dubé expressed surprise that Daniels ...

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Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy: Trump’s Fake News Awards Are Out Of The Fascist Propaganda Playbook

Via press release from Gov. Dan Malloy: “The modern-day Republican party seems to have taken a page out of the 20th century fascist regime propaganda playbook. The primary purpose of today’s theater regarding ‘fake news’ awards is to bully and intimidate members of an independent press who seek to report the facts. “Democracy does not exist without a free and ...

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HUNGARY: Sebastian Gorka Wanted On Gun Charges

Buzzfeed News reports: Former Trump White House staffer Sebastian Gorka has an active warrant out for his arrest in his native Hungary, according to the Hungarian police’s website. Gorka, whose exact role in the White House while serving as a deputy assistant to the president was never entirely clear, apparently is in trouble with the law over a charge of ...

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TODAY: Funding Vote As Government Shutdown Looms

Reuters reports: Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress stepped up their efforts to pass a temporary extension in funding government operations and avert a shutdown, scheduling a vote on the measure for later Thursday. For months, the Republican-controlled Congress has been struggling to fund the government, which is now operating on its third temporary funding extension since the 2018 fiscal ...

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FLORIDA: Hulk Hogan Hedges On US Senate Bid

Miami’s CBS affiliate reports: Could “Hulkamania” be making its way to the U.S. Senate? If one high profile supporter of President Donald Trump has his way, that might just be the case. In an interview with GOP communications consultant Patrick Slevin on his online blog, Roger Stone – a long-time Republican consultant, lobbyist and strategist who has spent decades working ...

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Wikileaks: Trump Frequently Issues False Information

Newsweek reports: WikiLeaks has hit out at the White House as a source of false information following Donald Trump’s so-called Fake News Awards. The awards, which were announced on Wednesday evening (and saw Newsweek take a very respectable eight place), singled out The New York Times, ABC and CNN for the top spots—but WikiLeaks took the time to remind Trump ...

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Trump Issues His “Fake News Awards”

The New York Times reports: President Trump — who gleefully questioned President Barack Obama’s birthplace for years without evidence, long insisted on the guilt of the Central Park Five despite exonerating proof and claimed that millions of illegal ballots cost him the popular vote in 2016 — wanted to have a word with the American public about accuracy in reporting. ...

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Trump To Address Annual Anti-Abortion March

The Washington Post reports: A year ago, throngs of abortion opponents gathered in Washington for the March for Life on the Mall and to celebrate the promises of a newly sworn-in President Trump — wins they’d been seeking for decades: Defunding Planned Parenthood, permanently banning federal money for abortion, and overturning Roe v. Wade, something he said would happen “automatically” ...

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Tillerson Vows Indefinite US Presence In Syria

Bloomberg reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged patience in waiting out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying there’s no place for him in the war-torn country’s future while vowing that the U.S. military will remain to counter Islamic State, al-Qaeda and Iran. In remarks prepared for a policy speech Wednesday on the Syrian war, Tillerson called for closer cooperation with ...

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RNC Accuses Sen. Cory Booker Of “Mansplaining” Trump’s Bigotry To DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

The Hill reports: The Republican National Committee (RNC) slammed Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Wednesday, accusing him of “mansplaining” to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during her hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In an email titled “Derogatory Cory”, the RNC urged readers to “picture” a male Republican lawmaker “mansplaining” to a female Cabinet secretary. “There’d ...

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Tabloid Publishes 2011 Interview With Porn Star About “Textbook Generic” Adulterous Sex Romp With Trump

In Touch Magazine reports: Allegations of an affair between President Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels recently resurfaced after a Wall Street Journal article reported that the porn star was paid a reported $130,000 to stay silent. While Stormy adamantly denied that anything happened in a letter released by Trump’s lawyer on Jan. 10, In Touch has an explosive first-person interview ...

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Jeff Flake Condemns Trump’s Attacks On The Press: He Uses The Same Words Spoken By Josef Stalin [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Wednesday delivered a searing condemnation of President Donald Trump, specifically the way he employs the term “fake news” to dismiss objective reality. “2017 was a year which saw the truth – objective, empirical, evidence-based truth – more battered and abused than any other in the history of our country, at the hands of ...

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WISCONSIN: Dems Flip Seat In Deep-Red District

The Associated Press reports: A Democrat has been elected to represent a traditionally conservative Wisconsin senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump in 2016, in an upset that Democrats suggest could lead to more Republican losses in the state. Patty Schachtner’s victory in the 10th Senate District late Tuesday could be a sign of hope for Democrats, who ...

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Wolff Gained WH Access With Flattering Book Title

Bloomberg reports: Author Michael Wolff’s pitch to the White House to win cooperation for his book included a working title that signaled a sympathetic view, a counter-narrative to a slew of negative news stories early in Donald Trump’s presidency. He called it “The Great Transition: The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration.” And in part due to that title, ...

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