Politics

Trump And Melania To Visit Texas Tomorrow

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump will travel to Texas Tuesday in response to record-level flooding from Hurricane Harvey, according to the White House. “We are coordinating logistics with state and local officials, and once details are finalized, we will let you know,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. First lady Melania Trump will accompany the president on ...

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Mexico Offers Hurricane Relief Aid To Texas

The Dallas Morning News reports: The Mexican government expressed its solidarity Sunday with the United States following the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey and offered assistance to Texas. Mexico offered to help Texas deal with the disaster, “as good neighbors should always do in trying times.” On Sunday evening, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray [photo] and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke ...

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Sebastian Gorka Goes Star Wars Over White House Ouster: If You Strike Me Down, I Become More Powerful

“We are winning and we will continue to do so. With Steve back at the helm, it’s like the last scene from Star Wars. Do you remember what Obi Wan Kenobi said to Darth [Vader]? ‘If you strike me down, I will be more powerful than you can ever imagine.’ The left thinks they’re winning. They have no idea what’s ...

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Police To Get Surplus US Military Equipment Again

USA Today reports: The Trump administration is preparing to lift a controversial ban on the transfer of some surplus military equipment to police departments whose battlefield-style response to rioting in a St. Louis suburb three years ago prompted a halt to the program. The new plan, outlined in documents obtained by USA TODAY, would roll back an Obama administration executive ...

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Tillerson Backs Away: The President Speaks For Himself

The AFP reports: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended American values on Sunday after a UN panel criticized the official response to racist violence — but conspicuously declined to speak for President Donald Trump. Asked on Fox News Sunday whether Trump’s stance had made it harder for Washington’s top diplomat to promote US values around the world, Tillerson spoke for ...

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Sen. John McCain: By Pardoning Joe Arpaio, Trump Has Undermined His Claim Of Respecting The Rule Of Law

“No one is above the law and the individuals entrusted with the privilege of being sworn law officers should always seek to be beyond reproach in their commitment to fairly enforcing the laws they swore to uphold. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status ...

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The Mooch To Appear At Liberty University

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is coming to Liberty University. Via Twitter, Scaramucci confirmed to The News & Advance that he will be at LU in November. Scaramucci did not confirm an exact date for his appearance or the purpose of his visit. Contacted by phone, Liberty spokesperson Mitzi Bible was unable to provide ...

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TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Contradicts Local Emergency Experts And Urges Houston Residents To Flee Hurricane

The Houston Chronicle reports: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave evacuation advice Friday afternoon that conflicts with the advice of Houston area elected officials and emergency management experts ahead of Hurricane Harvey. “Even if an evacuation order has not been issued by your local official, if you are in areas by Corpus Christi and Houston … you need to strongly consider ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Scheduled to begin shortly: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is set to host a press briefing from the White House on Friday, which will begin at 1:45 p.m. ET. Sanders will field questions from reporters related to the latest news surrounding the Trump administration, which will likely include President Donald Trump’s continued threats to close down the government if ...

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Alec Baldwin’s Trump Makes A Return [VIDEO]

USA Today recaps: Though Alec Baldwin sounded iffy earlier this summer about whether he would resume his Trump persona for Saturday Night Live, fans of the impersonation got a special treat during the cold open of Thursday’s Weekend Update. Baldwin’s Trump took the stage at the Phoenix rally identifying himself as the “tragic victim” after Charlottesville due to the media ...

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James Mattis: Trump Is Considering Arming Ukraine

The New York Times reports: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis vowed on Thursday to help Ukraine stand up to Russian violations of its sovereignty and signaled that the Trump administration was considering providing defensive weapons to the Ukrainian military. President Barack Obama had resisted such a step, fearing it would be seen as a provocation by Russia. In the first visit ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Mediaite reports: After an extended hiatus from the White House Press Room, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will appear at the podium today in order to hold an on-camera briefing. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. EST. Today’s briefing will be the first since the nation was shaken by the racially-charged events of Charlottesville. The issue has become a ...

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Web Hosting Company Suffers DDoS Attack After Court Rules They Must Reveal Visitors To Anti-Trump Site

Bloomberg reports: U.S. prosecutors prevailed in their request to seek information about subscribers to an anti-Trump website allegedly linked to rioting during the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. A judge in District of Columbia Superior Court on Thursday ordered DreamHost LLC, the host of the website disruptj20.org, to comply with a government warrant seeking information about the site’s subscribers. The ...

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GOP Senate Committee Hires Mariachi Band To Mock Dem Over Mexico And Makes An Ad About It [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Wednesday pushed a video using a Mariachi band to highlight a Democratic senator’s past positions on outsourcing jobs to Mexico. The video, posted by NRSC communications director Jon Adams, features the band playing outside what appears to be Sen. Joe Donnelly’s (D-IN) campaign headquarters, along with the hashtag “#MexicoJoe.” In ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Appears To Level Race Traitor Charge Against Democrat For Opposing Monuments To Slavery

The Daily Beast reports: The Virginia Republican Party on Wednesday essentially deemed the state’s lieutenant governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam a race traitor for his call to remove Confederate monuments. Northam discovered earlier this year that his ancestors on Virginia’s Eastern Shore owned slaves. Several months later, he called for the relocation of Confederate statues to museums. Northam ...

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Paul Ryan Limply Pushes Back On Trump’s Threat To Shut Down Government Over Border Wall Funding

Talking Points Memo reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday said he doesn’t “think a government shutdown is necessary,” though President Donald Trump has suggested he would be willing to threaten a shutdown to get funding for his proposed border wall. “I don’t think a government shutdown is necessary, and I don’t think most people want to see a ...

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CALIFORNIA: Super PAC Ad Raps About Bobblehead Darrell Issa’s Vote To Repeal Obamacare [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: Former California Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is taking on Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) over his healthcare vote in an ad for her super PAC aimed at electing Democrats. The online ad, titled “Darrell-iction,” aimed at people in Issa’s district, began running Wednesday. It is the first in the super PAC’s campaign targeting House Republicans ...

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Democrats Lead Generic 2018 Ballot By 14 Points

Public Policy Polling reports: Things are continuing to look good for Democrats in 2018, as they lead the generic Congressional ballot 49-35. The 14 point lead for Democrats may be too good to be true though- it’s a function of a highly divided Republican base at this point. While Clinton voters say they’ll vote Democratic for Congress next year 90-4, ...

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Ex-UK Ambassador To US: This Is Like Nazi Germany

The Hill reports: Former British ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott compared President Trump to an autocrat in Nazi Germany after the president’s campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona. The tweet on Wednesday morning came in response to a report from NBC’s Andrea Mitchell that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is “scared and worried about the President’s fitness to ...

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Excerpt From Hillary’s Book: Trump’s Creepy Stalking During The Debate Made My Skin Crawl [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said her “skin crawled” during last year’s second presidential debate, a reaction to Donald Trump standing ominously near her as she delivered answers before a national audience. “This is not OK, I thought. It was the second presidential debate and Donald Trump was looming behind me. Two days before, the world heard ...

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