Politics

FLORIDA: GOP State House Candidate Admits To Faking Diploma, Will Stay In Race With Backing Of Party

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports: State House candidate Melissa Howard admitted Monday that she lied about having a degree from Miami University, apologized and declared she intends to stay in a race that has drawn national attention after it came out she was displaying a fake diploma and had gone to great lengths to deceive people about her college credentials. “I ...

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Scott Walker Opposes Trump-Backed Harley Boycott

The Associated Press reports: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out Monday against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be “great” if there was a boycott. Trump’s Sunday tweet forced Walker and other Republicans to take a position on the sticky political issue involving an iconic Wisconsin ...

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Stephen Miller’s Uncle: He’s An Immigration Hypocrite

The uncle of White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller today published a blistering takedown of his famously anti-immigrant nephew. The essay begins: Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration. It begins at the turn of the 20th century in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in what ...

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Trial Witness Says Bank President Opposed Loan To Manafort, Was Overruled By Bank CEO Trump Advisor

Talking Points Memo reports: An employee of Federal Savings Bank, where former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort successfully obtained $16 million in loans, testified Monday that the bank’s president opposed extending one of those loans to Manafort but was overruled by bank CEO Steve Calk, who served as an adviser on the Trump campaign. “It closed because Mr. Calk wanted ...

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Son Of House Judiciary Chair Is “Embarrassed” That His Father’s “Grandstanding” Got FBI’s Peter Strzok Fired

Does this qualify as more infighting? Bobby Goodlatte, the son of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said on Monday he is “embarrassed” that his father’s “political grandstanding” cost FBI agent Peter Strzok his job. Earlier Monday, it was announced that Strzok was fired on Friday after sending disparaging text messages about President Trump during the 2016 election. Strzok, ...

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Stormy Daniels Joins Cast Of UK’s Celebrity Big Brother

The Daily Mail reports: The full Celebrity Big Brother line-up for the upcoming 2018 series has been confirmed. Reality stars Gabby Allen and Dan Osborne, as well as porn star Stormy Daniels and actress Roxanne Pallett lead the string of big personalities heading into the famous Borehamwood mansion. The series will be the last on Channel 5, and is set ...

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Republicans Have Spent Millions At Trump Properties

McClatchy reports: At least 125 Republican campaigns and conservative political groups spent more than $3.5 million at President Donald Trump’s resorts, hotels and restaurants since January 2017, the month he was sworn in, according to an analysis by McClatchy. The money paid for catering for a fundraiser at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla. , a night’s stay at ...

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FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired Over Anti-Trump Texts

The Washington Post reports: The FBI has fired Agent Peter Strzok, who helped lead the bureau’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election until officials discovered he had been sending anti-Trump texts. Aitan Goelman, Strzok’s lawyer, said FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich ordered the firing on Friday — even though the director of the FBI office that normally ...

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Omarosa Taped Her Own Firing By John Kelly [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman released an alleged audio recording of her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly in the White House Situation Room during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. While the White House stated that Omarosa resigned back in December, it was an open secret at the time that she had actually ...

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MANHATTAN: Homocon Runs For New York Senate

Homocon Pete Holmberg is running for the New York Senate against eight-term Democratic Sen. Liz Krueger, who has represented my Upper East Side district in Manhattan since winning a special election in 2002. From the below campaign video: My name is Pete Holmberg, and The New York Republican County Committee produced this video for me to share my experience as ...

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Ivanka Trump Condemns Nazis Ahead Of DC Rally

The Washington Examiner reports: Ivanka Trump marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., by condemning racism late Saturday. Hours ahead of the “Unite the Right 2” rally, the first daughter and White House adviser once again went further in singling out white supremacy than her father, President Trump, who earlier in the day denounced “all types ...

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GOP Florida House Candidate Nailed For Fake Diploma

Florida News Online reports: After FLA News exclusively reported Tuesday that Republican State House candidate Melissa Howard didn’t have the college degree from Miami University in Ohio that she claimed to have earned, Mrs. Howard flew to Ohio Friday to prove our report wrong. She posted a picture of a partial college transcript on her Facebook page and then later ...

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Avenatti On His Potential 2020 Run Against Trump: When They Go Low, I Say We Hit Back Harder [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, positioned himself on Friday in Iowa as the only possible presidential candidate prepared to hit President Donald Trump as hard as Trump hits Democrats. Avenatti, who had told CNN on Thursday that he was seriously considering a presidential bid, delivered a complete rebuke of the idea that Democrats ...

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Democrats Serve Wikileaks With Lawsuit Via Tweet

CBS News reports: The Democratic National Committee on Friday officially served its lawsuit to WikiLeaks via Twitter, employing a rare method to serve its suit to the elusive group that has thus far been unresponsive. As CBS News first reported last month, the DNC filed a motion with a federal court in Manhattan requesting permission to serve its complaint to ...

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Set To Start Sept. 4th

Politico reports: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings will start on Sept. 4 and last between three and four days, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday. That scheduling tees up the GOP to meet its goal of getting President Donald Trump’s pick seated on the high court by the time its term begins in early October, ...

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Stone Aide Found In Contempt For Refusing To Testify

The Washington Post reports: A federal judge has found a witness in contempt for refusing to testify before the grand jury hearing evidence in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. U.S. District Chief Judge Beryl Howell made the ruling Friday after a sealed hearing to discuss Andrew Miller’s refusal to appear ...

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Notorious RBG Marks 25 Years On Supreme Court

CNN reports: There is something in the current “Notorious RBG” fervor that offers the perfect paradox for a woman whose early career was marked by rejection and work in the trenches of anti-discrimination law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s superstardom has not been fleeting, precisely because of what she did before and what she represents today. She made the law review at ...

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Michael Avenatti: “I’m Exploring A Run For President”

The Des Moines Register reports: Michael Avenatti has arrived in Iowa. After three canceled flights and a 700-mile road trip, the lawyer known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her case against Republican President Donald Trump, is ready to put his stake in the ground in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. “I’m exploring a run for the presidency of ...

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Omarosa’s Book: Trump Is On Tape Saying The N-Word

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump is a “racist” who has used the “N-word” repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir. The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur “multiple times” during the making of his reality TV show The Apprentice and there is ...

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Kanye Goes Silent When Jimmy Kimmel Asks: What Makes You Think Trump Cares About Black People?

NBC News reports: Rapper Kanye West isn’t known for holding his tongue, but at one point in a meandering interview on TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday, one question brought silence. Kimmel, a near nightly critic of President Donald Trump, hammered the performer over his support for Trump, whom West once described in a tweet as “my brother.” Kimmel asked, “I ...

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