Politics

POLL: Majority Say Trump Is “Unfit To Serve”

Just out from Quinnipiac: President Donald Trump is not “fit to serve as president,” American voters say 56-42 percent, and voters disapprove 57-36 percent of the job he is doing as president, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. There are deep party, gender and racial divisions on whether President Trump is fit to serve, the independent Quinnipiac ...

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Roger Stone Implies John Podesta Is A Pedophile

Via Mediaite: Infamous for his dirty-tricksterism, ludicrous statements and gaudy persona, Roger Stone has never backed off from blustery political antics — and casually throwing around accusations of pedophilia are literally just another Tuesday in his life. In a tweet issued Tuesday evening, Stone called former Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta a pedophile, again implying that the Democrat strategist ...

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Jared Kushner’s Voter Registration Form: Female

Wired reports: Since moving into the White House months ago, Jared Kushner—senior advisor and son-in-law to the President, savior of the Middle East, and possible person of interest in a federal investigation—has amassed a rather extensive project portfolio. The issues under Kushner’s purview include negotiating peace between Israel and Palestine, fixing the opioid crisis, updating technology across the entire federal ...

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Trump “Embarrassed And Pissed” About Alabama Senate Result, Rages About His Staff And McConnell

CNN reports: Returning from a high-dollar fundraiser in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, an infuriated President Donald Trump watched aboard Air Force One as Fox News called the Alabama Senate primary for Roy Moore against Trump’s favored candidate, Luther Strange. What ensued was a barrage of angry venting at his political team and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had consolidated ...

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Russian Facebook Ads Backed Stein, Sanders, Trump

Politico reports: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was the beneficiary of at least one of the Russian-bought political ads on Facebook that federal government officials suspect were intended to influence the 2016 election. Other advertisements paid for by shadowy Russian buyers criticized Hillary Clinton and promoted Donald Trump. Some backed Bernie Sanders and his platform even after his presidential ...

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Federal Agencies Battle Each Other In Appeals Court Over Whether It’s Legal To Fire Someone For Being Gay

Vice News reports: Trump’s Justice Department appeared in federal court Tuesday to argue that employers should be able to fire people because they are gay. In a rare occasion, all 13 judges of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Zarda v. Altitude Express Tuesday. The case originated in 2010 when skydiving instructor Donald Zarda sued his ...

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Trump Scores 21% Approval Rating With Millennials

Via Mediaite: The latest NBC polling on President Donald Trump’s approval rating amongst millennials is out — and, unsurprisingly, the president is not doing so hot. Overall, Trump has a 64% disapproval and 21% approval amongst all millennials. He fares even worse with African Americans (79% disapproval, 13% approval), Asian Americans (78%-11%) and Latinos (77%-11%). He does somewhat better amongst ...

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Trump Deletes Tweets Backing Sen. Luther Strange

IT NEVER HAPPENED, people. The Hill reports: President Trump began deleting his tweets supporting Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in the Republican Alabama Senate primary after Luther lost the race. Trump had tweeted about Strange several times in the days leading up to the primary, including the day of, but started to delete the tweets Tuesday night. Those deleted tweets included ...

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CONE OF SILENCE: EPA Spends $25K To Build “Secure And Soundproof” Communications Booth For Scott Pruitt

The Washington Post reports: The Environmental Protection Agency is spending nearly $25,000 to construct a secure, soundproof communications booth in the office of Administrator Scott Pruitt, according to government contracting records. The agency signed a $24,570 contract earlier this summer with Acoustical Solutions, a Richmond-based company, for a “privacy booth for the administrator.” The company sells and installs an array ...

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Republican Sen. Bob Corker To Retire In 2018

The Tennessean reports: Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday he will not seek re-election next year. “After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018,” the Chattanooga Republican said in a statement. “When I ran for the ...

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Trump Contradicts State Department, Says US Opposes “Foolish” Independence Campaign By Catalonia [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Tuesday that the United States opposes an independence drive in the Spanish region of Catalonia, telling reporters that such secession would be “foolish.” “I think Spain is a great country, and it should remain united,” Trump said during a news conference with the visiting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The president’s remarks mark ...

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GOP Surrenders: No Vote On Obamacare Repeal

Politico reports: Senate Republicans do not intend to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, putting an end to their Obamacare repeal effort for now. The decision was reached Tuesday after it became clear the bill would fail. Three Senate Republicans had said they would vote against the measure, and the GOP could only afford two defections. Last night Jimmy Kimmel spiked ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Press Conference With Spanish PM

Trump will surely be grilled about the NFL, Puerto Rico, Trumpcare, and North Korea. But the Spanish prime minister’s presence will add a unique wrinkle to the press conference. Bloomberg reports: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington Tuesday while his team back in Madrid attempts to turn the screws on a secessionist push ...

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Dem Rep Vows To Force Impeachment Vote [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said Tuesday that he will move to force a House floor vote to impeach President Trump next week as he denounced Trump’s attacks on NFL players protesting police brutality. Green, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, stood on the GOP side of the House chamber to announce his plans to file a ...

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ALABAMA: Anti-Gay Former Republican State House Leader Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud, Faces 20 Years

AL.com reports: State Rep. Micky Hammon, R-Decatur, pleaded guilty to devising a scheme to commit mail fraud, U.S. Attorney Louis Franklin in Montgomery announced today. Hammon used campaign money to pay his personal expenses, Franklin said. Hammon has represented the 4th district in the Alabama House since 2002. He served as majority leader in the House from the time Republicans ...

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Bannon Rages Against GOP And Mitch McConnell: I Wear Their Contempt As A Badge Of Honor [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday night, saying he wears the top GOP lawmaker’s contempt as “a badge of honor.” “The elites represented by Mitch McConnell hold me in contempt,” Bannnon told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in a rare TV interview. “They think I’m a bad ...

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Secret Service Reactivates Trump Junior’s Protection

CNN reports: Donald Trump Jr.’s Secret Service protection has been reactivated, sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The President’s son had previously requested his protection be scaled back, seeking more privacy. By law, as an immediate family member of President Donald Trump, his son is authorized, but not required, to have protection. It is not clear what prompted the ...

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IT’S DEAD, JIM: Collins Sticks The Knife In Trumpcare

Business Insider reports: The Congressional Budget Office said the latest attempt by Republicans in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave “millions” of Americans without insurance. The CBO stopped short of putting a more specific number on its assessment, as it has in the past, saying it needs more time to do that. The score ...

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Bill Cassidy Literally Yawns As Police Drag Screaming Disabled Protesters Out Of Trumpcare Hearing [VIDEO]

Law Newz reports: Chaos erupted in the Senate today as hearings began on the Graham-Cassidy bill which aims to repeal and replace Obamacare. Almost as soon as the gavels went down to initiate the hearings, pro-healthcare protesters with the organization ADAPT–which stands for Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today–made their presence felt. A chant began, “No cuts to Medicaid, save our ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer questions from reporters Monday afternoon. It’s the first briefing since President Trump attacked NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right ...

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