Politics

New Book Details Trump’s Obsession With The Press

The Guardian reports: A new book depicts Donald Trump as a media obsessive who measures his staff’s loyalty by how well they defended him on television. But despite his Twitter habit, he rarely looks at the web. A copy of Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War Over the Truth by Howard Kurtz, a host and media critic ...

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COURT: Kushner Firms Must Disclose Ownership Deal

Politico reports: A federal judge has rejected a bid by companies connected to President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to keep secret details in a pending lawsuit claiming that Maryland apartment complexes owned or managed by Kushner’s companies collected illegal fees from tenants. Two Kushner-linked firms caught up in the suit wanted to file details on their ...

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NYT Board Mocks GOP Rep. Devin “Memo” Nunes

From the editorial board of the New York Times: In nearly every crime-caper movie there’s a shifty guy on the street corner who, seeing the cops in hot pursuit, flips over a fruit cart to slow them down and give the culprits a chance to get away. In Trump-era Washington, that role is being played with impressive conviction by Devin ...

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Trump Divorces Lawyer Auctions Tell-All Book

The New York Post reports: The legal eagle who represented Donald Trump in both of his blockbuster divorces has written a tell-all book, Page Six has learned exclusively. Jay Goldberg — who has also represented Robert F. Kennedy, Bono, Diddy, Bess Myerson, Willie Nelson, Miles Davis, the Rolling Stones and Matthew “Matty the Horse” Ianniello of the Genovese family — ...

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Hillary Sends Thanks To “Activist Bitches” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “Hey everyone, I just wanted to say thanks,” Clinton says in the video. “Thanks for your feminism, for your activism, and all I can hope is you keep up the really important, good work.” Off screen, someone can be heard saying, “activist bitches supporting bitches,” which Clinton then repeats, laughing. “And let me just say, this is ...

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Maxine Waters To Deliver SOTU Response For BET

Buzzfeed News reports: One of President Donald Trump’s fiercest critics on Capitol Hill will address the country just after next Tuesday’s State of the Union. Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, will speak at the top of a BET News special after Trump delivers the State of the Union, a BET spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. The program, “Angela Rye’s State ...

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TUESDAY: Jimmy Kimmel To Interview Porn Star Stormy Daniels After Trump’s First State Of The Union Address

USA Today reports: Well, this can’t be cheerful news for President Trump and first lady Melania Trump: Stormy Daniels, the ex-porn star with whom he allegedly had an affair in 2006 and then reportedly paid off before the 2016 election, is set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! following Tuesday’s State of the Union address. Kimmel tweeted out the news ...

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FLOTUS Spox Flips Out After Tabloid Claims Melania Is Staying In “Posh DC Hotel” Because Of Porn Star Story

“The laundry list of salacious & flat-out false reporting about Mrs. Trump by tabloid publications & TV shows has seeped into ‘main stream media’ reporting. She is focused on her family & role as FLOTUS – not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news.” – Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for Melania Trump. Grisham is likely reacting to this ...

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White House Remembers To Mention Jews In Holocaust Remembrance Day Message, Also Cites Gay Victims

Politico reports: The White House on Friday recognized International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a message that specifically mentioned the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis, a year after coming under a barrage of criticism for omitting any specific mention of Jews when marking the day in January 2017. “Tomorrow marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the ...

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RNC Finance Chair/Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Hit With Sex Misconduct Allegations From Multiple Employees

Vox reports: Republican finance chair and Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn engaged in decades of sexual misconduct with his employees, according to a new bombshell report by Alexandra Berzon, Chris Kirkham, Elizabeth Bernstein, and Kate O’Keeffe in the Wall Street Journal. The Journal reached out to more than 150 people who have worked for Wynn, who is chair and chief ...

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Jeb Bush Rips Trump’s Racist Comments [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Former Florida governor Jeb Bush warns that Republicans are in for a beating in the fall elections if congressional races focus on the rhetoric and character of President Trump. Bush lambasted Trump’s erratic leadership style, obsession with Twitter and “racist” comments that could cost Republicans control of Congress in November if they can’t distance themselves from the ...

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EPA Official Wore Fake Nose To Spy On Driving Test

The Associated Press reports: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Cathy Stepp’s daughter says her mother wore a fake nose and sunglasses to try to help her pass a 2011 driving test after she failed her initial attempt. Stepp had her daughter, Hannah, introduce her to staff on Jan. 11 after President Donald Trump appointed the former Wisconsin Department of Natural ...

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Haley Blasts “Disgusting” Rumor Of Affair With Trump

Newsweek reports: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has angrily shot down rumors she was having an affair with President Donald Trump, calling the speculation “disgusting” and “highly offensive.” Haley’s comments to Politico’s Women Rule podcast on Thursday come after Michael Wolff, author of an explosive tell-all book about Trump’s first year in office, hinted at the affair last week on HBO’s ...

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State Media Ridicules NYT’s Story On Trump Wanting To Fire Robert Mueller: Do You Even Care? [VIDEO]

Uproxx reports: Holding up a copy of this morning’s paper, Steve Doocy remarked, “Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the cover of the New York Times, there’s a big story that apparently, the President of the United States, last June, wanted to fire Robert Mueller because the president felt that he had a bunch of conflicts of interest, could not ...

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Trump “Apologizes” For Retweeting British Extremists

Politico reports: U.S. President Donald Trump apologized for retweeting the ultra-nationalist far-right group Britain First, saying in a TV interview he knew “nothing” about the organization at the time. “If you’re telling me they are horrible racist people, I will certainly apologize if you’d like me to do that,” Trump told ITV Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan. “I know ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Addresses Davos Summit

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to use his maiden speech to the World Economic Forum on Friday to promote his tax cuts, deregulation and trade policies to chief executives, bankers and political leaders. Trump, who flew into the sanctum of the global elite at the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Thursday, will deliver the event’s main ...

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BREAKING: Republican Rep. Pat Meehan To Retire

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection amid a furor over his use of taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment claim lodged by an aide, and the national response to his describing the woman as his “soul mate.” “After consultation with my wife Carolyn and with my three sons, and after prayerful reflection, I write ...

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Pennsylvania GOP Petitions SCOTUS On Gerrymandering

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Republican legislative leaders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order that lawmakers redraw the state’s congressional district maps, arguing that the justices are intruding on their turf. “In short, the question in this case is whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the Pennsylvania ‘Legislature’ under the federal Constitution, and the ...

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White House Asks To Borrow Van Gogh Painting From Guggenheim, Gets Offered Gold Toilet Instead [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The emailed response from the Guggenheim’s chief curator to the White House was polite but firm: The museum could not accommodate a request to “borrow” a painting by Vincent Van Gogh for President and Melania Trump’s private living quarters. Instead, wrote the curator, Nancy Spector, another piece was available, one that was nothing like “Landscape With ...

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Soros At Davos: Trump Is A Danger To The World

Bloomberg reports: Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros on Thursday took aim at President Trump and tech giants during an appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “I consider the Trump administration a danger to the world,” Soros said. “But I regard it as a purely temporary phenomenon that will disappear in 2020, or even sooner.” “I give President ...

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