Politics

Trump Threatens McCain Over “Nationalism” Speech: “At Some Point I Fight Back And It Won’t Be Pretty”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday slapped at Sen. John McCain’s condemnation the previous night of “spurious nationalism,” warning the Arizona Republican that “at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty.” “Well it’s a shocker,” the president told radio host Chris Plante in response to a question about McCain’s comments. “Yeah, well I hear it and ...

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Forbes: Trump Lost $600 Million In Last Year

Forbes reports: A tough New York real estate market, a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign all contributed to the declining fortune of the 45th president. After months of digging through financial disclosures and public property records and conducting dozens of interviews, Forbes now estimates POTUS’ net worth at $3.1 billion, down from $3.7 billion a year ago. He ...

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Watch Trump Brag About His Golfing Skills [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: According to NBC News, President Donald Trump has, since taking the Oath of Office, spent 73 days at one of his golf courses. A few pictures have emerged during that time, but not much footage of Trump playing has gone public. Until now. After two quick practice swings, the President stepped up and hit a mid-iron to what ...

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Yet Another Trump Nominee Withdraws Under Fire

CBS News reports: President Trump announced Tuesday that his nominee for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position. The announcement came following a joint investigation by CBS’ “60 Minutes” and The Washington Post on the opioid crisis. The report found that Congress helped disarm the Drug Enforcement Administration during the height of the ...

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Trump’s Approval Rating At 37% In New CNN Poll

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s approval rating holds steady in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, but that overall stability belies declining views on how things are going in the country today. Overall, 37% of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling the presidency, 57% disapprove — virtually identical to his marks in late September. But the percentage ...

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John McCain Blasts “Half-Baked Nationalism” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: In what appeared to be a thinly veiled reference to politics in the Age of Trump, Sen. John McCain on Monday warned Americans against “half-baked, spurious nationalism,” calling the abandonment of U.S. global leadership “unpatriotic.” Speaking in Philadelphia, where he was being honored with the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center, McCain did not mention the president ...

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Senate Confirms Adulteress As Ambassador To Vatican

The Associated Press reports: The Republican-led Senate on Monday confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Senators approved her nomination, 70-23, with more than 20 Democrats joining Republicans in backing her for the post. Newt Gingrich is an ally of Trump, who had announced in May that he would nominate ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will brief reporters Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Eastern. Sanders will likely face questions about the president’s recent decisions on the Iran deal and health care. At a Cabinet meeting earlier in the day, Trump declared that Obamacare is “dead,” despite the fact that his administration is still tasked with enforcing ...

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White House Insiders And Top GOP Figures Worry That Losing House In Midterms Will Mean Impeachment

CNN reports: Top White House aides, lawmakers, donors and political consultants are privately asking whether President Donald Trump realizes that losing the House next year could put his presidency in peril. In more than a dozen interviews, Republicans inside and outside the White House told CNN conversations are ramping up behind the scenes about whether Trump fully grasps that his ...

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Russian Troll Factory Worker Reveals All Were Made To Watch House Of Cards To Learn About US Politics

Yahoo News reports: The Russians who worked for a notorious St. Petersburg “troll factory” that was part of Vladimir Putin’s campaign to influence the 2016 presidential election were required to watch the “House of Cards” television series to help them craft messages to “set up the Americans against their own government,” according to an interview broadcast Sunday (in Russian) with ...

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Dem Sen. Dick Durbin Warns Trump Will Be Reelected If Democrats Become Too Liberal: “Don’t Overdo It”

The Hill reports: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) predicted that Democrats would lose to President Trump again if they are too liberal. Durbin — the second highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate — said on local Chicago radio station WLS-AM on Sunday that Democrats shouldn’t “overdo it” by acting too liberal in response to Trump. “We don’t give up on our values, ...

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Austria Lurches Far-Right In National Election [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Austria became the latest European country to take a sharp turn right on Sunday, with the conservative People’s Party riding a hard-line position on immigration to victory in national elections and likely to form a government with a nationalist party that has long advocated for an even tougher stance. The result puts the 31-year-old foreign minister ...

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Trump: I Hope “Crooked Hillary” Runs Again In 2020

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Monday morning he hopes Hillary Clinton runs for president again in 2020. Trump defeated Clinton nearly one year ago, and the next presidential election is 1,114 days away. In an interview last month with CBS, Clinton said she wouldn’t seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. “I am done with being a candidate,” ...

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REPORT: Trump Joked Pence Wants To “Hang” All Gays

From a lengthy New Yorker profile of Mike Pence: “Trump thinks Pence is great,” Bannon told me. But, according to a longtime associate, Trump also likes to “let Pence know who’s boss.” A staff member from Trump’s campaign recalls him mocking Pence’s religiosity. He said that, when people met with Trump after stopping by Pence’s office, Trump would ask them, ...

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FLORIDA: GOP House Candidate Claims She’s Flown In A UFO And Telepathically Communicated With Aliens

The Miami Herald reports: Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle. A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she’s been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in extraterrestrials. Three blond, big-bodied beings — two females, one male — visited her when she was ...

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Trump Accuser Subpoenas Campaign For Documents On Other Women Who Made Sexual Assault Claims

Buzzfeed reports: A high-stakes legal showdown is brewing for President Donald Trump, as a woman who said he groped her has subpoenaed all documents from his campaign pertaining to “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.” The previously unreported subpoena was issued in March but entered into the court file last month. The White House did not ...

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Trump Goes Golfing For 73rd Day Since Inauguration

The Hill reports: President Trump headed to his golf course in Virginia with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Sunday morning, according to multiple reports. Trump departed the White House just after 10:00 a.m., according to a reporter traveling with the president. Trump was wearing a white polo and USA hat, the reporter added. Trump and Paul have had a tense relationship ...

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Trump Predictably Blows Fuse About New York Times Story Noting Failures To Fulfill His Campaign Promises

Here’s a bit of the story that has Hair Furor raging: President Trump leaves little doubt about what he thinks of his predecessor’s top domestic and international legacies. The health care program enacted by President Barack Obama is “outrageous” and “absolutely destroying everything in its wake.” The nuclear deal with Iran is “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions ...

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SNL Turns Kellyanne Conway Into Pennywise [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: “Saturday Night Live” may have found its most uncharitable caricature of someone in President Trump’s orbit this weekend, featuring Kellyanne Conway as the scary clown from Stephen King’s recently revitalized film, “It.” The real butt of the joke, though, is cable news. In the highly cinematic, prerecorded sketch, CNN’s Anderson Cooper (played by Alex Moffat) stumbles ...

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Major Medical Groups Denounce Trump’s “Catastrophic” Decision To Stop Obamacare Subsidy Payments

The Associated Press reports: Six physician groups are condemning a Trump administration decision to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law. Their statement Friday calls on Congress to act immediately to restore the payments to prevent what it called “dramatic, if not catastrophic, increases in premiums across the country” and millions of Americans losing coverage. The groups ...

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