Politics

Orrin Hatch Says GOP “Shot Their Wad” On Health Bill, Twitter Mocks, Hatch Fires Back With “Jargon Lesson”

It all started with this quote given to Politico: “We’re not going back to health care. We’re in tax now. As far as I’m concerned, they shot their wad on health care and that’s the way it is. I’m sick of it,” Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday, a day before he outlined his committee’s agenda for the ...

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Homocon Peter Thiel Privately Backs Off “Incompetent” Trump, Warns That Everything Might End In “Disaster”

Buzzfeed reports: Donald Trump’s most prominent Silicon Valley supporter has distanced himself from the president in multiple private conversations, describing at different points this year an “incompetent” administration, and one that may well end in “disaster.” Peter Thiel’s unguarded remarks have surprised associates, some of whom are still reeling from his full-throated endorsement of Trump at the Republican National Convention. ...

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Far-Right Groups Work With Russian Bots In Campaign To Sack “Subversive And Disloyal” H.R. McMaster

For several days far-right sites such as Breitbart, aided by an army of Russian bots on social media, have pressured Trump to fire National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. Just in from the extremist Center For Security Policy: The Center for Security Policy last week joined with others  who are alarmed at the disloyal and subversive behavior of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.  ...

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Man Worth $430M Warns Trump Not To Raise Taxes On The Wealthy: Nobody Cares If Bill Gates Gets Richer

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump should not impose a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans, media mogul and two-time GOP presidential candidate Steve Forbes told CNBC on Monday. Axios reported last month that top White House advisor Steve Bannon is pushing for a tax increase “on the wealthiest Americans to pay for steep middle and working-class tax cuts.” “That kind ...

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REPORT: AT&T Considers Selling CNN After Time Warner Merger To Curry Favor With Trump Administration

Deadline reports: There are rumblings at the highest executive levels that AT&T’s top executives are considering divesting some Time Warner assets — including news organization CNN and celebrity gossip site TMZ — after they merge. AT&T expects the Justice Department to approve its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, and for the deal to close, by year end. The telco ...

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Maxine Waters: Trump Believes In Nothing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said she doesn’t think President Trump believes in anything or cares about anything. During an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Waters was asked if she believes President Trump is the worst president the U.S. has ever had. “The worst I’ve ever seen, the worst I’ve ever experienced, yes I do,” she said. “I ...

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NEW JERSEY: Trump Interrupts His Totally “Not A Vacation” To Roll Up On Golf Club Wedding In Golf Cart

Slate reports: President Donald Trump is turning into the wedding crasher in chief as he stopped by yet another couple’s wedding at his New Jersey country club over the weekend. Video posted on Instagram showed the president stepping out of his golf cart to say hello to a group of guests at his golf club in Bedminster. “Oh my God,” ...

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Jason Chaffetz Blasts The Senate For Adjourning Early After Resigning In The Middle Of His US House Term

Mediaite reports: The irony of this one did not escape us. Monday morning on Fox Business, former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz was incensed over the idea that the Senate would leave early with such a lengthy list of things to do. “It’s infuriating,” Chaffetz said. “[Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell went out in July and touted that the ...

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John Oliver Rips Into “Minion” Stephen Miller [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Oliver seemed shocked to learn Miller is 31 human years old. He is, Oliver pointed out, the same age as the Olsen twins, who Oliver continues to insist on referring to in the singular because he’s convinced they are just one person. Oliver also played for his viewers the video that’s been circulating of Miller at Santa Monica ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayor Bill De Blasio To Pitch Tax On Wealthy For Repairs To Crumbling Subway System

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio will propose a tax on the rich to fund fixes to the problem-plagued subway system. The tax on wealthy New Yorkers, which requires approval in Albany, would generate nearly $800 million a year for the MTA — including cash for subway fixes and upgrades like new signals, subway cars, and track ...

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Mike Pence Flips Out Over “Categorically False” Report That He’s Setting Up A Run Against Trump In 2020

TIME reports: Vice President Mike Pence pushed back against a report quietly laying the groundwork for a presidential run in 2020, calling the allegations “categorically false.” He released a statement Sunday following a New York Times report that he was considering his own presidential bid in the 2020 race. “The American people know that I could not be more honored ...

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Sen. Jeff Flake Slams GOP For Birtherism [VIDEO]

Flake’s approval rating currently stands at 18% and he’s been backpedaling from the far-right all week. The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an interview broadcast Sunday said he wished the Republican Party had stood up to bitherism. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd discussed Flake’s new book about conservatism and asked the Arizona senator if the ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Apologizes For “Accidental” MAGA Hat: What Trump’s Done To Us Is “Absolutely Fucking Awful”

TMZ reports: Caitlyn Jenner did not wear a “Make America Great Again” hat Thursday as a show of support for Donald Trump … it was a mistake tied to golf, a convertible, Starbucks and a purse. Caitlyn tells TMZ she drove from her Malibu home to Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA, in a 1960 Austin-Healey convertible. Before leaving ...

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FBI Tracked Russian Fake News On Election Day

CNN reports: The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing “fake news,” CNN has learned. In the months leading up to Election Day, Twitter and Facebook were the feeding grounds for viral “news” stories floating conspiracies and hoaxes, many aimed at spreading negative false claims about Hillary ...

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REVEALED: House GOP Staffers Secretly Went To London To Track Down Spy Behind Pissgate Dossier

A bit of a bombshell revelation from Politico: Two Republican House Intelligence Committee staffers traveled to London earlier this summer to track down the former British intelligence operative who compiled a controversial dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia, according to three people familiar with the matter. The previously unreported trip underscores the importance of the 35-page dossier Christopher Steele ...

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Waters: After Trump, We Need To Get Pence [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been leading the charge in the Democrats’ fantasy of impeaching and removing President Trump from office. And it would now appear as though Waters is already looking into the post-President Trump future and directing her ire at the man who would fill the void in the Oval Office, Mike Pence. While discussing her dream ...

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Trump Begins His 17-Day Golf Vacation

The Washington Post reports: By our count, by the end of August, Trump will have spent all or part of 53 days in office at leisure, compared with 15 days for Obama through August 2009. What’s more, Trump will have played at least 33 rounds of golf, nearly double Obama’s 17 rounds — and that’s even before Trump gets to ...

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Cynthia Nixon Mulls Bid For New York Governor

The Hill reports: Actress Cynthia Nixon is being floated as a possible primary challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) in 2018. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the “Sex & The City” star is considering a run against Cuomo, whose policies she has criticized before on The View. “Basically, Gov. Cuomo is shortchanging the children of New York State,” ...

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Sean Spicer Signs With Top Television Lawyer

The New York Post reports: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer today signed with renowned attorney Bob Barnett, who represents a host of top politicians and TV news personalities, as he negotiates a big TV deal. Sources say Spicer signed with Barnett and Michael O’Connor of Williams & Connolly Thursday after taking meetings with all the major TV and ...

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FUCKING WALL: Former Mexican President Drops Another F-Bomb During Live CNN Interview [VIDEO]

This was not the first he’s done this: In an interview on CNN this morning, former Mexican President Vicente Fox ended up dropping an F-bomb while speaking to CNN host Alisyn Camerota, much to the consternation of the anchor. Discussing the recently leaked transcript of President Donald Trump’s January phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and their conversation ...

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