Politics

Bill Maher Slams “Liberal Purists” Who Opposed Hillary: Go Fuck Yourself With An Organic Cucumber [VIDEO]

HuffPost reports: Bill Maher took aim on Friday at liberals who “couldn’t bring themselves to vote” for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The “Real Time” host asked the “liberal purists” who said Clinton was “the lesser of two evils” how they were feeling now that President Donald Trump had celebrated his first 100 days in office last …

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FRANCE: Final Macron Ad Warns Of What Happened To Hillary: “The Worst Is Not Impossible, Vote” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton looms over the French presidential election. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is reminding supporters of President Trump’s shocking upset over Clinton in a new ad two days before the French election. The ad compiles multiple Democrat surrogates and pundits on news shows declaring victory for Clinton ahead of the U.S. election. “The worst is not …

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Notice Anything About The Senate Trumpcare Team?

Quartz reports: The day after the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was passed in the US House of Representatives, a group of Republican senators are at work on a version they hope will pass in the Senate. The revisions are expected to be so substantial that the senators crafting the legislation are reportedly not even bothering starting with the text …

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FRANCE: Thousands Of Emails Leaked From Hacking Attack On Leading Candidate Emmanuel Macron

Reuters reports: A large trove of emails purporting to be from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was posted online late on Friday, 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose the country’s next president in a run-off with Marine Le Pen. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, …

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WISCONSIN: Gov. Scott Walker Considers Opting Out Of Pre-Existing Conditions Rule Under Trumpcare

Because he’s a monster. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he would consider having Wisconsin opt out of the pre-existing condition policies under the Affordable Care Act, depending on the final version of legislation headed to the U.S. Senate. The Republican governor stressed that the Senate was likely to make significant changes to the bill the House …

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Trump Doubles Down On Australian Health Care Hours After Deputy Press Secretary Said He Didn’t Mean It

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump contradicted his spokeswoman’s statement that he was just being nice when he said Australia has a better healthcare system than the United States Friday, saying “of course” Australia’s universal healthcare system is better. Earlier Friday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump wasn’t saying Australia’s healthcare system was better than the United …

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FDA Ordered To Switch All TVs To Fox News

Buzzfeed reports: Staffers at the Food and Drug Administration were told that office TVs were switched from CNN to Fox News by order of the “current administration,” according to an email obtained by BuzzFeed News. The email was sent on Wednesday to researchers at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, the FDA branch that regulates medical products. “The reason …

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LIVE VIDEO: Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Substitutes For Sean Spicer

Well, this should be interesting. CNN reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer won’t be at the podium Friday, but he doesn’t have the day off. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Donald Trump’s deputy White House press secretary, will do her first on-camera briefing with the White House press corps Friday while Spicer fulfills his Navy reservist duty at the Pentagon. …

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FRANCE: Marine Le Pen Predicts “Explosion Of Social Violence” If She Loses, Macron Leads By 24 Points

Reuters reports: “My goal is to win this presidential election,” she said on RTL radio. “I think that we can win.” Le Pen was criticised by some pundits for her aggressive approach to Wednesday’s presidential debate, seeing this as a setback to her attempts to rid the party of the fringe, extremist image it acquired under the nearly 40-year leadership …

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April Jobs Report: Unemployment Hits 10-Year Low

MarketWatch reports: Some 211,000 people found new jobs in April as hiring rebounded from a wobbly showing in early spring, offering fresh evidence the U.S. economy is still growing at healthy pace after a slow start to the year. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, dipped to 4.4% from 4.5% to set a postrecession low. The last time the rate was so …

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Onward Together: Hillary Clinton To Launch New Political Group, Will Donate To Resistance Organizations

Salon reports: Despite her devastating loss to Donald Trump in the November election, Hillary Clinton apparently has no plans to give up on politics. The former secretary of state is creating a new political group that will send money to organizations that are resisting President Trump’s agenda, according to a new Politico report. The group, expected to be called “Onward …

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Trump Praises Australia’s Universal Health Care System Hours After Celebrating “Death” Of Obamacare [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Hours after scoring a victory in the House to effectively kill Obamacare, US President Donald Trump praised Australia’s universal health care system during a press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “It’s going to be fantastic health care,” Trump said, referring to his new health care plan. “I shouldn’t say this to our great gentleman and my friend …

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VIRGINIA: Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Crushes Ambulance In Ad Posted Minutes After Trumpcare Vote

Blue Virginia reports: Minutes after congressional Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a law that could lead to millions of Americans losing insurance coverage, Tom Perriello, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, is releasing a powerful new TV ad vowing to protect Virginians from the crushing agenda of President Trump and Republicans in Washington …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Republicans Celebrate With Trump

After voting to eviscerate health care in the United States, House Republicans leapt onto buses to celebrate in the Rose Garden with Trump and Pence. Watch if you can stand it.

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Senate GOP: No Timeline For Trumpcare Vote

Reuters is reporting the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that he’ll wait for Trumpcare’s CBO report before bringing the bill to a Senate vote. More from The Hill: Senate Republicans are signaling they are in no hurry to move legislation replacing ObamaCare after it passed the House Thursday. “There is no timeline,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the …

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LIVE VIDEO: US House Vote On Trumpcare

TIME reports: The House of Representatives is slated to vote on a new health care bill Thursday that will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), just six weeks after an earlier GOP bill was abandoned amid concerns it would not pass in the House. The vote is expected to take place early Thursday afternoon, according to the Associated …

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DNC Chairman Tom Perez On Obamacare Repeal Vote: Trump “Will Own Every Preventable Death” That Results

The Hill reports: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez blasted the Republican effort to repeal ObamaCare ahead of the House vote on Thursday, saying President Trump and Republicans “will own every preventable death” as a result. “Trump and Republicans will own every preventable death, every untreated illness and every bankruptcy that American families will be forced to bear if this …

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Obama Endorses France’s Emmanuel Macron [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Barack Obama is weighing into France’s presidential election, in support of Emmanuel Macron. In a message posted on Macron’s Twitter account, the former U.S. president said he was endorsing the centrist candidate “because of how important this election is.” Macron is facing far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s runoff vote. Polls suggest Macron is well …

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FRANCE: Emmanuel Macron Leads Le Pen By 18 Points In Final Poll After Insult-Filled “Dirty Debate” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Emmanuel Macron appeared to have kept his frontrunner status against Marine Le Pen after a bruising live TV presidential debate days before the final vote this weekend in which the centrist and far-right candidates traded venomous personal insults and clashed over how to fix the sluggish French economy and fight terrorism. In the prolonged two-and-a-half-hour slanging match …

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Congress To Go After Obama’s Pension

USA Today reports: Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000 or more. So now that former president Barack Obama has decided to accept $400,000 for an upcoming Wall Street speech, the sponsors of that bill say they’ll reintroduce that bill in hopes that …

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