Politics

Trump Logic: Just Because I Approvingly Quoted Julian Assange Doesn’t Mean I Actually Believe Julian Assange

CBS News reports: On Twitter Thursday, Donald Trump objected to news stories that have suggested he places a higher value on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s statements than on the findings of the U.S. intelligence community. In the tweet that mentioned Assange Wednesday, Mr. Trump cited the WikiLeaks founder, who had claimed in an interview with Fox News that Russia was ...

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REPORT: 50+ Trump Electors Were Seated Illegally

This last-ditch attempt to derail Trump won’t succeed, but it IS very interesting. Salon reports: More than 50 Electoral College members who voted for Donald Trump were ineligible to serve as presidential electors because they did not live in the congressional districts they represented or held elective office in states legally barring dual officeholders. That stunning finding is among the ...

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PAYOFF: Pam Bondi To Get White House Job

It looks like Pam Bondi is getting her reward for refusing to investigate Trump University three days after Hair Furor gifted her campaign with $25,000. The Tampa Bay Times reports: Immediately after Donald Trump was elected president, one Florida name was floated above the rest for a job in his administration: Attorney General Pam Bondi. About two weeks out from ...

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Trump Attacks “Clown” Chuck Schumer On Obamacare

The name-calling will never end. The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday blasted ObamaCare and Democrats, saying lawmakers from both parties must come together to create an effective healthcare plan. “The Democrats, lead by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in,” the president-elect said in a tweet Thursday morning. Throughout ...

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SWAMPITY: Trump Nominee Rex Tillerson To Get $180M Exxon Payout In Advance Of Confirmation Hearing

The Guardian reports: Exxon boss Rex Tillerson will receive more than $180m from the company as he severs financial ties with the oil industry to become Donald Trump’s secretary of state. Tillerson’s confirmation hearings begin next week. If confirmed, Tillerson will surrender all unpaid stock that was part of his pay package, more than 2m shares. In exchange, the company ...

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STUDY: Obamacare Repeal Would Cost $350 Billion

Everything is fine: Repealing ObamaCare would increase the budget deficit by $350 billion over 10 years, according to a new study. The analysis from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) finds that repealing the law’s spending on providing coverage would save $1.55 trillion, but that would be canceled out by repealing $800 billion in tax increases and $1.1 ...

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CNN Unearths 2010 Clip Of Trump Telling Fox Host That “Disgraceful” Wikileaks Deserves Death Penalty [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Donald Trump called WikiLeaks “disgraceful” and suggested there be a “death penalty” for their actions during a 2010 interview. Speaking on camera to preview Brian Kilmeade’s radio show, the Fox News anchor brought up the topic of WikiLeaks. At the time, WikiLeaks had published hundreds of thousands of classified documents and videos that were leaked to the organization ...

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Bernie Sanders Trolls Trump With His Own Tweet: Just Admit You Were Lying Or Leave Medicare Alone [VIDEO]

SUH-NAP. Via Gizmodo: The Senate is currently debating the repeal of Obamacare. And since Senators love their visual aids, it makes sense that Bernie Sanders brought one along with him to work today. But Bernie’s sign marks the dawn of a new era in a lot of ways. He literally just printed out a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump. To ...

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Dem Bill Would Force Trump To Release His Taxes

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require President-elect Donald Trump to release his tax returns. The measure comes as Democrats are pushing to increase the financial transparency of Trump and his wealthy Cabinet picks. But it is unlikely to be enacted with Trump taking ...

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More Inaugural Butthurt From Hair Furor

You’ll be shocked that Billboard says Trump is full of shit: On Wednesday (Jan. 4), president-elect Donald Trump posted on Twitter that Jackie Evancho’s album sales have “skyrocketed” since the 16-year-old singer was announced to be performing the national anthem at his presidential inauguration later this month. “Some people just don’t understand the ‘Movement,’” Trump wrote in praise of the ...

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Trump Taps Goldman Sachs Advisor To Head SEC

Swampity swamp swamp. The New York Times reports: President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he planned to nominate Jay Clayton, a partner with the prominent New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, the latest appointment with strong ties to Wall Street. If confirmed, Mr. Clayton will be responsible for “encouraging investment ...

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Bucks Trump On Trade Tariffs, Slams Julian Assange As “Sycophant For Russia”

Roll Call reports: Speaker Paul D. Ryan, in a break from President-elect Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Congress is not going to increase taxes on imports and exports. “We’re not going to be raising tariffs,” Ryan said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.” Trump has called for a “big border tax” on companies that leave the United States but continue to ...

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton Defies Trump On Wikileaks: I Trust Our Analysts More Than I Trust Assange [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday said he had more trust in the country’s intelligence community than in WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange. “I have a lot more faith in our intelligence officers serving around the world, very smart and experienced analysts that we have here in the nation’s capital, than I do in people like Julian Assange,” ...

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Progressive Group Launches Campaign Pressuring Senate To Reject Trump’s Treasury Nominee [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A progressive advocacy group is launching a television ad campaign designed to pressure Republican Sens. Dean Heller and Jeff Flake to oppose Steven Mnuchin’s nomination as Treasury secretary. The ads, paid for by the group Allied Progress, are scheduled to begin airing Wednesday in the senators’ home states of Nevada and Arizona. The TV spots highlight the money ...

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ALASKA: Ex-Girlfriend Of Sarah Palin’s Son Files For Sole Child Custody, Claims Baby Isn’t Safe Around Him

Law Newz reports: Track Palin, the son of former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin, is at the center of another custody battle over his three-month-old son, according to tabloid reports. Palin’s ex-girlfriend, Jordan Loewe, filed a new petition in an Anchorage, AK courtroom last week asking for full custody of the couple’s three-month-old son, according to court filings obtained Radar ...

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Trump Takes Word Of Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

Donald Trump this morning issued the above tweet in response to Sean Hannity’s interview with Julian Assange, which aired late last night. The Hill reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warned it would be a “stupid maneuver” for Democrats to continue to hound President-elect Donald Trump for Russian hacking on various Democratic agencies. “[Y]ou watch. They will seize on this and ...

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Paul Ryan Forced To Ask GOP Rep’s Son To Stop “Dabbing” During Commemorative Photo-Op [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A commemorative picture in Congress is no place for “dabbing,” according to House Speaker Paul Ryan. The Wisconsin Republican shut down a young man’s attempts Tuesday to pull off the popular hand gesture. After being sworn into the new Congress Tuesday, Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall (R) paused to take a photo with his family and Ryan when ...

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ALL IN THE FAMILY: Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Interviews With Jeff Sessions For Solicitor General Post

Law Newz reports: A source close to the matter has confirmed to LawNewz.com that Kellyanne Conway‘s husband, George Conway, met with Trump’s incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions about a potential top position at the U.S. Department of Justice. Conway is being considered for the role of solicitor general. In this powerful position, Conway would be the top defender of the ...

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REPORT: Clintons To Attend Trump’s Inauguration

New York Magazine reports this afternoon that according to “two well-placed sources,” Bill and Hillary Clinton have decided to attend Trump’s inauguration out of a “sense of duty and respect for the American democratic process.” The Clintons had reportedly consulted with advisers and close friends before making the decision. Former presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush have also confirmed ...

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Chuck Schumer Vows Dems Will Fight “Tooth And Nail” Against Trump, Won’t Stand For “Twitter Presidency”

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), in his first speech as the chamber’s minority leader, laid out in sweeping terms Tuesday how he would use his new leadership job to hold President-elect Trump “accountable” to voters and to his own campaign promise to “make America great again.” In sharply worded remarks spanning 20 minutes on the ...

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