Politics

ARKANSAS: Town Hall Crowd Boos Sen. Tom Cotton For Defending Trump Over Hiding Tax Returns [VIDEO]

Think Progress reports: During a town hall event Monday afternoon, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) defended President Trump’s decision not to release his tax returns. “As far as I’m aware of the president says he’s still under audit,” Cotton said, prompting the crowd to erupt in boos. Once they subsided, Cotton went on to say that he believes Trump has already ...

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Super Bowl-Winning Patriots Players Explain Why They’ll Boycott White House Visit With Trump [VIDEO]

Fox Sports reports: Several members of the 2016-2017 NFL Champion New England Patriots will boycott their team’s customary trip to the White House later this year. DT Alan Branch, DE Chris Long, RB LeGarrette Blount, TE Martellus Bennett and LB Dont’a Hightower all decided to skip the opportunity to meet with President Trump. Long, the son of sportscaster and former ...

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Trump Calls To Congratulate Turkish President For Greatly Expanding Powers In Controversial Referendum

Haaretz reports: U.S. President Donald Trump called Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning a referendum expanding his authority, sources in Erdogan’s palace said on Monday. Turkey voted on Sunday to switch to a presidential system, greatly increasing Erdogan’s powers. Unofficial results, which the opposition said it would challenge, showed a narrow victory for him with 51.4 percent ...

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Spicer: When Obama Released White House Visitor Logs, That Was Just “Faux Transparency” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: When the Trump administration initially announced last Friday that it would not release a log of visitors to the White House, reversing a practice begun by former President Barack Obama, White House communications director Michael Dubke said the move would protect the nation’s national security interests as well as the privacy of those visiting the Trump administration. But ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Starting now. AOL News reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer is set to address the press corps on Monday, as Vice President Mike Pence continues his Asia trip and President Trump works through continued tension between the U.S. and North Korea. Spicer was present earlier on Monday as the Trump family hosted their first Easter Egg Roll — one ...

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North Korea Taunts Trump With Vow Of “All Out War” If US Takes Military Action, Promises Weekly Missile Tests

The BBC reports: North Korea will continue to test missiles despite international condemnation and increasing military tensions with the US, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang. “We’ll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC’s John Sudworth. He said that an “all out war” would ...

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Melania Has To Nudge Trump To Place His Hand Over His Heart During The National Anthem: [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: So much for “America First.” President Trump broke another pledge after having to be reminded — with an apparent nudge from his wife — to place his hand over his heart during the National Anthem Monday morning. Video shows First Lady Melania Trump and the couple’s 11-year-old son, Barron, lifting their hands to their ...

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WEDNESDAY: SCOTUS To Hear Church/State Separation Case With Justice Neil Gorsuch Now On The Bench

The Associated Press reports: It took less than 15 minutes for newly minted Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to ask his first questions from the bench. Gorsuch and his colleagues were hearing arguments Monday for the first time since President Donald Trump’s pick was sworn in April 10. The case before the justices involved a procedural issue in a federal ...

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“First, You Hire 15,000 New ICE Agents…”

The Hill reports: Sean Spicer is ditching the Easter Bunny outfit, instead opting for a suit at this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll. The White House press secretary sported a dark suit and red tie as he read “How to Catch the Easter Bunny” to children and posed with a pink-nosed, life-sized Easter egg dye company’s bunny mascot on ...

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Propaganda Minister Conway Calls On Democrats To Denounce Violence By Anti-Trump Protesters [VIDEO]

This morning Propaganda Minister Kellyanne Conway called on Democrats to denounce the violence seen at anti-Trump protests this weekend. Conway, unshockingly, made no reference to the self-professed pro-Trump Nazis and admitted white supremacists that participated in the violence. Politico reports:  “Six months after Donald Trump won 306 electoral votes, you have people still trying to make it go away, and ...

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Trump Parrots This Morning’s Fox & Friends

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on praised a book titled “Reasons to vote for Democrats” that is filled with blank pages following a Fox News segment on the book. “A great book for your reading enjoyment: ‘REASONS TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS’ by Michael J. Knowles,” Trump tweeted. Knowles appeared on Fox & Friends earlier Monday morning to talk about ...

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Pence Warns North Korea: Trump’s Strikes On Syria And Afghanistan Show He Won’t Back Down [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday, warning that recent U.S. strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed that the resolve of President Donald Trump should not be tested. Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking a day after a failed missile test by the North and two days after a huge ...

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John Oliver Issues Warning On Marine Le Pen [VIDEO]

If you’re unfamiliar with the French presidential runoff system, Oliver provides a good explanation. The Daily Beast recaps: John Oliver has a message for France: “Don’t fuck up, too.” On Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight, the British comedian broke down the upcoming French presidential election. With current president François Hollande, a Socialist, enjoying a dismal 4 percent approval rating—due ...

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Trump Makes Rare Church Appearance [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: President Donald Trump arrived with First Lady Melania Trump and other family members for the 11 a.m. Sunday morning Easter services at The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach. Trump, in a dark suit and red tie, waved to photographers across the street from the church. He was accompanied by his wife, daughter Tiffany, ...

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SNL Riffs On Sean Spicer And Jared Kushner [VIDEO]

Variety recaps: Melissa McCarthy returned to “Saturday Night Live” to reprise her impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, skewering his gaffe earlier this week involving Hitler and the Holocaust. McCarthy came out in a bunny suit, a reference to Spicer having played the Easter Bunny at one of the White House’s Easter Egg Roll events during the George ...

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GOP US House Rep Defends Vote To Rollback Web Privacy: Nobody HAS To Use The Internet [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: In a town hall appearance held on Thursday, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. defended his decision to vote to repeal the Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules passed by the FCC last October by arguing that “nobody’s got to use the internet.” When a constituent attending the event in Wisconsin’s fifth district raised the issue that she has only one ...

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BRITAIN: Trump Demands Royal Carriage Procession For October Visit Despite UK Security Concerns

Britain’s Sunday Times reports: Donald Trump waving from the Queen’s royal carriage is not a scenario many would have foreseen a year ago, but it has become a very real prospect, forcing security services to plan an unprecedented lockdown. The White House has made clear it regards the carriage procession down the Mall as an essential element of the itinerary ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Visits Golf Course For 19th Time, Secret Service Pays Him $35K For Golf Cart Rentals

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump is back at his golf course in West Palm, Fla. The president, who is spending Easter Weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort in nearby Palm Springs, traveled to Trump International Golf Club on Saturday morning, according to press pool reports. It is his 19th trip to a golf course since taking office on Jan. 20. ...

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ARKANSAS: Federal Court Blocks Mass Executions

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Saturday halted Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute several inmates before the end of the month because one of its execution drugs is about to expire. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a preliminary injunction requested by the inmates to block the executions. Arkansas was set to execute the first two of six ...

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China Warns US And North Korea That “Gathering Storm Clouds” Of War Could Spin Out Of Control

The New York Times reports: China warned on Friday that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could spin out of control, as North Korea said it could test a nuclear weapon at any time and an American naval group neared the peninsula in a show of resolve. “The United States and South Korea and North Korea are engaging in tit for ...

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