Politics

Republicans Pitch Merrick Garland For FBI Director

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, Josh Holmes, on Sunday declared his old boss’s strong support for the potential nomination of Merrick Garland as FBI director. “I think the Senate majority leader thinks that’s a fantastic idea,” Holmes said during a panel discussion on “Fox News Sunday.” He was reacting to Sen. Mike ...

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James Comey And Wife Attend Smash LGBT Musical Fun Home In First Public Appearance Since Being Fired

ABC News reports: Former FBI director James Comey attended a Broadway musical matinee in Washington Saturday, marking his first prominent public appearance since being dismissed Tuesday by President Trump. Comey and wife Patrice attended the afternoon performance of “Fun Home,” a Broadway musical currently on tour across the country, at the National Theater. “Fun Home” is a true story about ...

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White House Responds To Latest North Korean Missile Test: The President Can’t Imagine Russia Is Pleased

Politico reports: The White House on Saturday said President Donald Trump “cannot imagine that Russia is pleased” with North Korea’s latest missile test. The statement from press secretary Sean Spicer said “the missile impacting so close to Russian soil – in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan – the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased.” South Korea and ...

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Embattled Spicey Roars Back To SNL’s Podium [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone recaps: Sensing that Huckabee Sanders was targeting his job, McCarthy’s “Spicey” reappeared mid-press conference to reassume his prop-filled podium and spew rancor at reporters. “That’s right, Spicey’s back, Sarah’s out. Booyah,” he said. “Let me just put this whole Russian thing to bed once and for all: Trump is innocent,” Spicer told the press. “How do we know? ...

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Interviews To Replace James Comey Begin Today

The New York Times reports: President Trump has broadened his search for a new F.B.I. director in recent days, moving to install a leader who would be viewed as independent from the White House amid the backlash over his abrupt dismissal of James B. Comey. Four candidates will be interviewed Saturday, according to a person familiar with the meetings: Andrew ...

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James Comey Declines To Testify Before Senate Panel

CNN reports: Former FBI Director James Comey will not testify before the Senate intelligence committee next week, according to the panel’s vice chairman, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia. “We just heard from the director that he’s not able to make Tuesday,” Warner told CNN’s Manu Raju. “It’s my hope that that we will be able to find a time. ...

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Trump Doubles Down On Threat To End Press Briefings, Won’t Commit To Keeping Sean Spicer [VIDEO]

Fox News this afternoon released a portion of an interview Trump has done with nutcase Jeanine Pirro in which he doubles down on this morning’s tweeted threat to pull back on press briefings. Not only that, Trump wouldn’t commit to keeping Spicey around much longer. Via Mediaite: “Is Spicer your press secretary today and tomorrow?” Pirro asked. “Will he be ...

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ALABAMA: Senate Approves Constitutional Amendment Allowing Ten Commandments Displays In Schools

AL.com reports: The Alabama Senate today passed a proposed constitutional amendment to allow Ten Commandments displays on state property and in public schools. The bill is by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, who has proposed similar bills for years. It moves to the House of Representatives. If at least 63 of 105 House members approve it, it would go to voters ...

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Caitlyn Jenner: I Might Run For Congress

Caitlyn Jenner has told a British chat show that she’s so very upset with Trump, she’s considering a run for Congress. As a Republican, of course. The BBC reports: The ex-Olympic athlete, who changed her name and transitioned to living as a woman aged 65, said Mr Trump was being “influenced by people around him”. Jenner said her life was ...

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AG Jeff Sessions Moves To Lengthen Drug Sentences, Rolls Back Obama-Era Directive On Minor Offenses

Politico reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing one of the central elements of the Obama administration’s criminal justice reform agenda: a Justice Department policy that led to prosecutors in drug cases often filing charges in a way that avoided triggering mandatory minimum sentences in federal law. Sessions is withdrawing a 2013 directive from Attorney General Eric Holder that instructed ...

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Family Guy Makes Their Pitch To Emmy Voters

Entertainment Weekly reports: Family Guy is campaigning for the Emmys in its traditional manner: by going on the offensive. In a new for-your-consideration mailer that was sent to Emmy voters this week, Peter Griffin is doing his best impression of White House counselor and Anderson Cooper eyeroll recipient Kellyanne Conway, dressed in the $3600 red, white, and blue Gucci coat ...

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GALLUP: Americans Turn Increasingly Liberal On “Moral” Issues, New Highs For Gay Sex, Porn, Birth Control

Gallup reports: Americans continue to express an increasingly liberal outlook on what is morally acceptable, as their views on 10 of 19 moral issues that Gallup measures are the most left-leaning or permissive they have been to date. The percentages of U.S. adults who believe birth control, divorce, sex between unmarried people, gay or lesbian relations, having a baby outside ...

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Trump Claims He Doesn’t Watch CNN Anymore Because Of “Lunatic” Chris Cuomo And “Dumb” Don Lemon

“I don’t watch CNN. I don’t watch MSNBC. Scarborough used to treat me great. But because I don’t do interviews and stuff and want to … He went the other way. Which is fine. He’s got some problems. But I don’t watch the show anymore. It drives him crazy. I don’t watch the show. I do watch Fox in the ...

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Dwayne Johnson: I Might Run For President

From an interview with GQ Magazine: Last June, when The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting he could be a viable candidate, Johnson posted a screen grab and gave the idea a boost. On Instagram, he called the Post piece “interesting” and “fun to read,” adding that “the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current ...

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REPORT: Deputy Attorney General Threatened To Resign After Trump Pinned James Comey’s Firing On Him

The Washington Post reports: Back at work Monday morning in Washington, Trump told Vice President Pence and several senior aides — Reince Priebus, Stephen K. Bannon and Donald McGahn, among others — that he was ready to move on Comey. First, though, he wanted to talk with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his trusted confidant, and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. ...

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SPICEY: Melissa McCarthy Lip-Syncs I Feel Pretty In Trailer For This Weekend’s Saturday Night Live [VIDEO]

People reports: Spicey feels pretty, oh so pretty. It seems Melissa McCarthy will once again reprise her Sean Spicer impersonation for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, as shown through her West Side Story lip sync in the latest promo. The actress will host Saturday’s episode, bringing her into the fold of the coveted Five-Timers Club. In the video, released Wednesday, ...

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Trump’s Approval Rating Sags To Near-Record Low

Via Quinnipiac: American voters, who gave President Donald Trump a slight approval bump after the missile strike in Syria, today give him a near-record negative 36 – 58 percent job approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Critical are big losses among white voters with no college degree, white men and independent voters. Today’s job approval ...

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FLORIDA: Students Boo Loudly And Turn Their Backs On Betsy DeVos During Speech At Black College [VIDEO]

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was loudly booed by the students at Florida’s historically black Bethune-Cookman College today as she attempted to deliver the commencement address. The Washington Post reports: Many students and alumni had objected to having DeVos as speaker in part because they said the outreach by President Trump and the education secretary to historically black colleges is an ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Unsurprisingly, Spicer is ducking the gig today: One day after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Sean Spicer will not be conducting the daily White House press briefing. In his place will be Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy White House press secretary, who previously filled in for Sean Spicer on Friday, May 5th. So where is Sean Spicer ...

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Vladimir Putin Reacts To Comey Firing: Your Question Is Funny, We Have Nothing To Do With That [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin said the firing of former FBI Director James Comey will have “no effect” on U.S.-Russia relations, reacting for the first time to President Trump’s dramatic ouster of the man leading the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign. Putin spoke with CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer shortly before taking to the ice ...

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