Politics

James Comey: Trump Will Lie About Anything

Politico reports: Former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday pushed back against allegations by President Donald Trump and his allies that the bureau may have been “spying” on his campaign through an informant during the 2016 elections, warning that attacks on the U.S. law enforcement agency “will do lasting damage to our country.” “Facts matter. The FBI’s use of Confidential ...

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Robert De Niro Bans Trump From His Restaurants

The Daily Mail reports: While he is one of Hollywood’s greatest actors, Robert De Niro also prides himself on being a co-founder of the Nobu restaurant and hotel chain. The Taxi Driver legend, 74, spoke exclusively to MailOnline about life as a superstar, restaurateur and hotelier when he joined fellow founders Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper in launching the new ...

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Rep. Jared Polis To Intro Bill To Repeal GOP Tax Cut

Business Insider reports: As the new tax cuts ushered in solely by Republicans begin to take effect, one Democratic congressman is unveiling a repeal plan, signaling that President Donald Trump’s primary opposition is serious about reversing his signature legislative achievement. Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado will introduce the Students Over Special Interests Act next Tuesday. The legislation, according to a ...

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NYC Council To Consider Banning Plastic Straws

The New York Daily News reports: Suck on this — plastic drinking straws could be banned in New York. Businesses in the city would be barred from using disposable plastic straws under a bill set to be introduced Wednesday in the City Council. Plastic coffee stirrers would be forbidden, too. Restaurants and take out spots would either have to forgo ...

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2020 Poll: Trump Trails Generic Dem By Eight Points

Politico reports: The 2020 presidential election is still two and a half years away, but President Donald Trump’s path to a second term is littered with roadblocks, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Just 36 percent of voters say they would vote for Trump over a generic Democratic candidate in 2020, compared with 44 percent who would pick the ...

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TEXAS: GOP Judge Who Will Disinherit His Kids For Not Marrying White People Loses Narrowly, Recount Possible

The Dallas Morning News reports: Dallas attorney J.J. Koch eked out a win for the Republican nomination for Dallas County commissioner, beating Vickers “Vic” Cunningham, a former judge who drew national headlines over alleged racist behavior and language. Twenty-five votes decided the race for northern Dallas County’s District 2 seat. Because the race was so close, Cunningham could have the ...

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GEORGIA: Stacey Abrams Wins Dem Gov Primary

NBC News reports: Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday that attracted national attention. Now, Abrams will attempt to make history by becoming the nation’s first black female governor — and Georgia’s first woman governor — by winning the general election in November in a state that Republicans still dominate. “We are writing the ...

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House Votes To Rollback Dodd-Frank Banking Regs

USA Today reports: The House sent a major revision of banking regulations to President Trump’s desk on Tuesday after conservatives who wanted a more sweeping rollback decided to accept a bipartisan deal crafted by the Senate. Supporters said the bill would give businesses more access to loans for homes and cars that they cannot get now because of government regulations. ...

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Republicans Take Slim Lead In Generic 2018 Ballot

The Hill reports: Republicans hold a slim lead over Democrats in a generic ballot among registered voters, a new Reuters poll found, marking the first time the survey showed the GOP ahead in this election cycle. The poll showed 38.1 percent of registered voters said they would vote for a Republican candidate if midterm elections were held today, compared to ...

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REPORT: Trump Rejects Pentagon Attempts To Secure His Cellphones Against Surveillance, “Too Inconvenient”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump uses a White House cellphone that isn’t equipped with sophisticated security features designed to shield his communications, according to two senior administration officials — a departure from the practice of his predecessors that potentially exposes him to hacking or surveillance. The president, who relies on cellphones to reach his friends and millions of Twitter followers, ...

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Trump Admits North Korea Summit May Not Happen

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that there’s a substantial chance that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “may not work out” for June. Trump made the remark while he met with Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, for pivotal discussions ahead of the American president’s planned meeting with the North Korean dictator. The summit is scheduled ...

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GOP House Candidate: Puerto Rican Evacuees Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Register To Vote In Florida [VIDEO]

Politico reports: A Florida congressional candidate is under fire for saying that he didn’t believe hurricane evacuees from Puerto Rico should be allowed to register to vote in the Sunshine State, a comment that some fellow Republicans denounced as complicating GOP efforts to reach out to a growing segment of voters. Amid the blowback at his remarks, political newcomer John ...

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REPORT: Trump Aides Deliberately Misspell His Tweets Because It Shows His Base He Has The Common Touch

The Boston Globe reports: Presidential speechwriters have always sought to channel their bosses’ style and cadence, but Trump’s team is blazing new ground with its approach to his favorite means of instant communication. Some staff members even relish the scoldings Trump gets from elites shocked by the Trumpian language they strive to imitate, believing that debates over presidential typos fortify ...

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Christie: Mueller Is Honest, Smart, Hard Working, And His Investigation Has Been Effective So Far [VIDEO]

This will go down well in the Trump camp: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) defended special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election meddling on Monday, saying that “you can’t argue the investigation hasn’t been effective so far.” In an appearance at the University of Chicago, Christie said he has repeatedly told President Trump that “there’s no way ...

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White House Issues Coin Celebrating Summit With “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-Un That Might Not Happen

Vox reports: The US government has issued an official commemorative coin for President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un — a summit that has not happened yet. The coin, pictured above, is more than a little troubling. An official American coin with a likeness of Kim Jong Un on it that refers to him as “Supreme Leader” feels off, ...

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Howard Stern Reminisces With Letterman On Trump’s Creepy Praise For Ivanka’s Looks: “She’s A 10” [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Howard Stern reflected on his now-infamous radio interviews with President Trump. He said the future president’s unfiltered responses made him the ideal guest in a preview of an upcoming episode of David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. “He goes, first of all – straight face – the great beauties, Howard, are not actresses. It’s models. ...

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NYC Mayor To End Arrests For Public Pot Smoking

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio will tell the NYPD to stop arresting people for public pot smoking — and launch a new group to officially prepare the city for the outright legalization of marijuana in New York. De Blasio, who has long opposed making recreational pot legal, now says he thinks legalization is inevitable and is ...

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NEW YORK: Hillary To Endorse Cuomo For Governor

The New York Times reports: Hillary Clinton is expected to break her virtual hiatus from the campaign trail this week, when she will endorse Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York in a contested Democratic primary, her spokesman, Nick Merrill, confirmed — a move sure to enrage liberal activists seeking Mr. Cuomo’s ouster at the hands of Cynthia Nixon, the ...

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VENEZUELA: US Slams “Sham” Reelection Of President

The Associated Press reports: Embattled incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela’s presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run to prevent a national social crisis from exploding. The National Election Council announced that with more than 92 percent of polling stations reporting, Maduro won ...

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Blankenship To Attempt Third-Party Senate Run

Politico reports: West Virginia coal baron and former prisoner Don Blankenship announced on Monday that he plans to launch a long-shot third-party Senate bid after finishing a distant third in this month’s Republican primary. Blankenship said he would run in the general election as the Constitution Party nominee. But he would need to overcome a “sore loser” law in West ...

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