Politics

Major Upset Rocks New York Dem House Primary

CNN reports: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district on Tuesday, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season. An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even ...

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Sarah Sanders To Receive Secret Service Protection

CNN reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is expected to receive Secret Service protection as soon as Wednesday, two sources familiar with the decision tell CNN, but they did not specify how long it will last. The Secret Service declined to comment, telling CNN: “For operational security purposes the Secret Service does not comment on its protective operations.” The ...

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Russian Pop Star Linked To Trump Tower Meeting Issues Music Video Referencing Piss Tape And Stormy Daniels

The Hill reports: A Russian singer linked to the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting released a music video Monday trolling the allegations of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia and depicting figures from adult film star Stormy Daniels to President Trump himself. Emin Agalarov, whose message to music publicist Rob Goldstone set off the chain of events leading to ...

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17 States Sue Trump Over Separation Of Migrant Kids

The Associated Press reports: Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. The states, all of which are led by Democratic attorneys general, joined Washington, D.C., in filing the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Seattle. ...

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Bloomberg Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid As Democrat

CBS New York reports: Maybe the fourth time is the charm. Michael Bloomberg is revving up to run for president in 2020, making him both the oldest and richest person to seek the job. Bloomberg considered running in 2016 as an Independent, but sources tell CBS2’s Political Reporter Marcia Kramer that if he runs in 2020, he would run as ...

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Former NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty To Leaking Govt Report On 2016 Russian Election Meddling [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Reality Winner, the first person to be prosecuted by the Trump administration for leaking sensitive government information, pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending to the news media a top-secret National Security Agency report about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Her plea agreement calls for her to serve five years and three months behind bars, though ...

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Schmidt: Imbecilic Trump’s Only Affinity For Reading Was The Hitler Speeches He Kept By His Bed [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: GOP strategist Steve Schmidt said Tuesday that President Trump’s “only affinity for reading anything were the Adolf Hitler speeches he kept on his nightstand” during an appearance on “Morning Joe.” Schmidt, Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign manager in 2008, also said Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was a fluke. “So in the 240th year of the independence ...

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Erik Prince Surrenders Electronic Files To Mueller

ABC News reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller is digging deeper into Trump ally and Blackwater founder Erik Prince, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter. Prince, America’s most famous private military contractor, acknowledged last week that he “cooperated” with Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after falling under scrutiny amid questions about an alleged ...

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Pam Bondi On State TV: Protesters Screamed At Me “An Inch From My Face” But I Will Not Be Bullied [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was confronted by hecklers at the unlikeliest of places — a Mr. Rogers documentary. It was far from a beautiful day in this neighborhood for Bondi when she went to see the movie and was told in the ticket line that she “was personally ripping babies out of the arms of mothers.” Then, ...

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Confront Trump Staffers In Person

TIME Magazine reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is calling on her supporters to confront Trump administration officials and staffers in public amid widespread backlash to the President’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet ...

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Schumer Reveals His Lesbian Daughter’s Engagement

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced two brides-to-be from the packed Pride Parade — his youngest daughter Alison and her fiancée. Schumer’s daughter, Alison Schumer, is set to marry her partner, Elizabeth Weiland, on Nov. 18, according to a registry for the couple. It was not known how long the couple has been engaged and a ...

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Dems React To JacketGate With “We Care” Shirt

The Hill reports: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is capitalizing on the controversy over first lady Melania Trump’s jacket choice during a visit to a Texas migrant detention facility this week. A shirt for sale in the DNC’s online store mocks the “I really don’t care, do u?” emblazoned on the back of Trump’s jacket, which she wore while boarding ...

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Restaurant Owner: I’d Kick Her Out Again, No Regrets

The owner of Virginia’s Red Hen restaurant has explained how things went down with booting Sarah Huckabee Sanders. An excerpt: The Red Hen is no bigger than some apartments, and the group table was impossible to miss: Sanders in a black dress, her husband, three or four men and women of roughly similar ages, and an older couple. “They had ...

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Ana Navarro: Getting Kicked Out Of Restaurants Is The Cost Of Being An Accomplice To Trump’s Cruelty

Mediaite reports: Ana Navarro said this afternoon people are clearly bothered to see President Trump “lie and lie and lie.” And while some people are offended by baking cakes for gay couples, she added, “some people find the idea of tearing children away from their families and then lying about it morally offensive.” She said she does feel badly Huckabee ...

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Comey: I’m So Embarrassed By Trump’s Migrant Policy, I Wanted To Tell Irish Customs Agents I’m Canadian

The Irish Times reports: Former FBI director James Comey has said he was so ashamed by his country’s separation of children and parents at the Mexican border that he and his wife had considered telling people they were Canadian on arriving in Ireland. “I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children. I am ...

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Virginia Restaurant Boots Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Newsweek reports: After a Virginia restaurant reportedly threw out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family on Friday night, reviewers swarmed to their Facebook and Yelp page to post feedback. On Friday night, Jaike Foley-Schultz, allegedly a waiter at The Red Hen, a restaurant on Washington Street in Lexington, took to Facebook to announce that Sanders was ...

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ICE Seeks 15,000 More Beds For Migrant Families

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States. Immigration authorities on Friday issued a notice that they may seek up ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republican US House Nominee Katie Arrington Seriously Injured In Fatal Car Accident

The Post & Courier reports: Katie Arrington, who two weeks ago won the Republican 1st Congressional District nomination over Mark Sanford, was in a fatal car accident late Friday, sustaining serious injuries but was alert and talking after surgery early this morning, her spokesman said. She sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs. Other injuries will require ...

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Stormy Daniels And Kathy Griffin: #FuckTrump

The Hill reports: Comedian Kathy Griffin and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels posed together in a photo this week raising a middle finger to President Trump. Daniels later shared the tweet, thanking the comedian. The photo comes just days after Griffin went after first lady Melania Trump over her statement saying she “hates” seeing immigrant families separated at the border. “F— ...

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GOP Rep Summons Sergeant-At-Arms When Dem Rep Won’t Stop Playing Audio Of Crying Children [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Two lawmakers got into a scuffle on the House floor Friday when a Democratic lawmaker defied demands to stop playing audio of crying immigrant children separated from their parents during a speech in the House chamber. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., started his remarks by saying “if the Statue of Liberty could cry, she would be crying today. ...

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