Politics

Ronny Jackson Out As Trump’s Personal Physician

Politico reports: White House physician Ronny Jackson will not return to his role as the president’s personal physician, according to two senior administration officials, after a string of allegations caused the Navy rear admiral to withdraw his nomination last week to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sean Conley, a Navy officer who took over Jackson’s role as the president’s ...

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Trump Makes Hypocritical Attack On “Filthy Comedian”

The Washington Post reports: The 24-hour whirlwind of criticism or praise for Michelle Wolf’s controversial roast at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner ended late Sunday with President Trump calling the comedian “filthy” and the association’s president expressing regret that Wolf’s monologue did not live up to the “spirit” of the dinner’s mission, which is “not to divide people.” They ...

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NORTH KOREA: Kim Jong-Un Offers To Abandon Nuclear Weapons Program If America Promises Not To Invade

The New York Times reports: Keeping diplomatic developments coming at a head-snapping pace, the South Korean government said on Sunday that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, had told President Moon Jae-in that he would abandon his nuclear weapons if the United States agreed to formally end the Korean War and promise not to invade his country. In a confidence-building gesture ...

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GOP Rep. Mo Brooks Suggests That Some Republicans Are Retiring Because They Fear Being Assassinated

Roll Call reports: Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview  that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears. Brooks was speaking on “The Dale Jackson Show” about the first Republican practice the Congressional Baseball Game after last year’s shooting that left Majority Whip Steve Scalise severely injured. “We have multiple rings of security, plainclothes, uniform, Capitol ...

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GOP Senator Slams Trump For Calling Kim “Honorable”: “He Kills Anybody That Disagrees With Him” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said on Sunday that he would not refer to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “honorable” as President Trump has, adding that Trump should just call Kim “rocket man.” “I would never use the word honorable to describe Kim Jong Un,” Lankford said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think he’s ...

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Trump: Everybody Says The Press Gala Was Boring

The Wrap reports: President Donald Trump may have skipped Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner — but that didn’t stop him from panning the annual gathering of journalists as a “big, boring bust.” POTUS, who led a campaign-style rally in Washington, Mich., on Saturday night, also slagged show host and “Daily Show” alum Michelle Wolf in a Sunday-morning tweet as ...

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Trump Rejects Warnings That US House Might Flip

The New York Times reports: President Trump is privately rejecting the growing consensus among Republican leaders that they may lose the House and possibly the Senate in November, leaving party officials and the president’s advisers nervous that he does not grasp the gravity of the threat they face in the midterm elections. Congressional and party leaders and even some Trump ...

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ALABAMA: Ten Commandments In Schools Measure Makes Ballot, Author Says It Might Stop Mass Shooters

The Associated Press reports: Two proposed constitutional amendments, passed by lawmakers during this year’s legislative session, will appear as referendums on the general-election ballot. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill threw his support behind them at a ceremonial bill-signing at the Alabama State Capitol on Friday. Republican Sen. Gerald Dial backed the amendment to authorize the display of the Ten ...

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Trump Calls For Dem Sen. Jon Tester To Resign For “Phony Charges” Against VA Nominee Ronny Jackson

And now the revenge: Donald Trump called for Democratic Sen. Jon Tester to resign after he alleged the president’s pick for secretary of Veterans Affairs had a dubious record of prescribing and drunk driving. In a Saturday morning tweets, the president took aim at Tester, after White House doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Veterans Affairs over ...

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Right Wing Site RedState Fires All Its Trump Critics

The Daily Beast reports: The influential conservative website RedState fired a handful of prominent writers on Friday in a move that appeared motivated, at least in part, by purging the outlet of anti-Trump voices. The Daily Beast confirmed that among those laid off by RedState and its parent company Townhall Media were top editors and writers Caleb Howe, Jay Caruso, ...

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Another GOP House Rep Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

The Daily Beast reports: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA), who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, announced Friday that he will resign his seat. The embattled lawmaker previously said he would not seek re-election following revelations that he used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual-harassment claim. Meehan’s district, previously drawn in moose antler fashion around Philadelphia was redrawn for November’s midterm ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Joint Presser With Merkel

NPR reports: President Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House Friday, calling her “a very extraordinary woman.” At a photo op before a working lunch, Trump said the two leaders “will be working on a lot of different subjects,” including trade and NATO. Trump and Merkel will take questions from reporters after their discussions. Merkel’s visit does ...

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Paul Ryan Forces Out House Chaplain After Prayer That “There Are No Winners And Losers In New Tax Laws”

Mother Jones reports: Reverend Patrick Conroy, the chaplain for the US House of Representatives, surprised federal lawmakers when he announced his retirement earlier this month. As it turns out, his move wasn’t voluntary. New reports suggest that the chaplain, who is a Roman Catholic priest, was forced out by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). The move raises questions from religious ...

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GOP Rep To Nominate Trump For Nobel Peace Prize

The Hill reports: An Indiana GOP lawmaker is actively working to nominate President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize as talks between North and South Korea progress. Rep. Luke Messer announced Friday that he is gathering support from his congressional colleagues to formally nominate Trump. “We are seeing unprecedented progress toward peace, and it’s a direct result of President Trump’s ...

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Trump Issues Bizarre Threat About World Cup

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump waded into the campaign aimed at bringing the 2026 FIFA World Cup to the United States on Thursday, tweeting out a veiled threat to withdraw political support from nations who vote against the bid. In a wildly surprising development, Trump, who previously has shown little appetite for soccer, appeared to throw his full backing ...

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White House Releases Photo Of Pompeo And Kim

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday that it would be a good idea to release the photographs of the meeting between then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did just that on Thursday afternoon. “Mike Pompeo did go there, he wasn’t supposed to meet with Kim Jong Un, but ...

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Cohen Was Pissed About Not Being Chief Of Staff So He Purposely Triggered Trump By Meeting With Mark Cuban

The New York Daily News reports: Upset he hadn’t gotten tapped for a White House post and desperate to get President Trump’s attention, Michael Cohen had breakfast with billionaire Trump critic Mark Cuban in Manhattan last year, ostensibly knowing that it would upset the President and result in a phone call, according to a report. Turned out, Cohen was right, ...

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Richard Grenell Confirmed As Ambassador To Germany

The Washington Blade reports: The U.S. Senate confirmed Richard Grenell on Thursday as U.S. ambassador to Germany, making him the most high-profile openly gay appointee in the Trump administration. Grenell — who has faced Democratic opposition for months over mean tweets he made about the appearance of women and other comments downplaying the significance of Russia’s influence in the 2016 ...

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Trump 2020 Campaign: Be Like “Free Thinker” Kanye West And Buy A MAGA Hat, Don’t Let Them Silence You

Oh brother: The Trump campaign is seizing on the support of rapper Kanye West in a bid to sell President Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” hats. In a fundraising text sent to supporters on Thursday, the Trump campaign applauded West as a “free thinker” often attacked for speaking truth in the same vein as the president. “Group think is ...

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Full Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo In 57-42 Vote

The Washington Post reports: The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state on Thursday despite lingering objections from Democrats who’ve questioned his record of hawkish policy positions and past controversial statements about minority groups. The split vote represents the political scrutiny Pompeo is likely to encounter as he moves from the CIA to the State Department, where he’ll face ...

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