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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBC News runs down potential topics: Rex Tillerson: Rumors of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s White House exit surfaced Thursday morning. CBS News confirmed that current CIA director Mike Pompeo is likely to replace Tillerson. Rep. John Conyers: In light of recent sexual harassment claims against the representative, both Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy ...

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Rep. Joe Barton To Retire After Porn/Adultery Scandal

The Dallas Morning News reports: Rep. Joe Barton, whose private life came under national scrutiny after sexual images he shared in an extramarital relationship were made public, won’t seek re-election. The Ennis Republican announced his retirement in an interview with The Dallas Morning News on Thursday, three weeks after saying he would seek an 18th term. He’s faced crushing pressure ...

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Nancy Pelosi: Rep. John Conyers Must Resign [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday upped the pressure on Rep. John Conyers, who is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct and a House Ethics Committee probe, by calling on him to resign from office — a change in her position from just days ago. Pelosi’s comments are a stark turnaround from her stance on Sunday ...

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MSNBC Trolls Trump On “Merry Christmas” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: MSNBC trolled President Trump’s claim that he is bringing back the “Merry Christmas” tradition on Wednesday by airing an edited compilation of clips that show former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama wishing the country “Merry Christmas” while he served in office. “As we approach the end of the year we got to thinking, ‘Did ...

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Meet The Guy Who Took Down Trump’s Twitter Account

TechCrunch has tracked down the former Twitter staffer (technically a contract employee) who early this month briefly took down Trump’s Twitter account on his last day on the job. From their deep-dive interview: We were among those looking for the contractor, and through a string of events found out his name, Bahtiyar Duysak, and got him to agree to talk ...

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GOP Senate Staff Stole Donor Info From GOP House

Politico reports: Staffers for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm seized information on more than 200,000 donors from the House GOP campaign committee over several months this year by breaking into its computer system, three sources with knowledge of the breach told POLITICO. The unauthorized raid on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s data created a behind-the-scenes rift with the National Republican Senatorial ...

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Breitbart Slams Trump For “Hate Speech” Retweets

InfoWars and Breitbart turn on Trump in the same day. From Breitbart senior editor Joel Pollak: Even without knowing more about [Jayda] Fransen or Britain First, the president was wrong to retweet what she had posted. There is no way of knowing whether the videos are authentic, and — most important — when and where they were made. That is ...

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New York Daily News: Trump Is A Profoundly Unstable Madman And We Are Witnessing Signs Of His Mania

From the editorial board of the New York Daily News: After his latest spasm of deranged tweets, only those completely under his spell can deny what growing numbers of Americans have long suspected: The President of the United States is profoundly unstable. He is mad. He is, by any honest layman’s definition, mentally unwell and viciously lashing out. Some might ...

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AMERICA FIRST: New Trump Merch Is Made In China

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump’s company started selling a new line of Trump-branded merchandise this month and some of the products are manufactured overseas, The Daily Beast found. The Trump Organization launched Trumpstore.com and sells a $32 Trump Golf hat made in Bangladesh and a $25 faux gold bouillion “TRUMP” coin bank made in China. The Trump Organization ...

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Pelosi Mocks Trump’s “Sad!” Empty Chair Photo Op

“Donald Trump now knows that his verbal abuse will no longer be tolerated. His empty chair photo opp showed he’s more interested in stunts than in addressing the needs of the American people. Poor Ryan and McConnell relegated to props. Sad!” – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Earlier today Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer canceled their White House ...

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World Net Daily: Michelle Obama Will Run For President

Oddly, I’m totally OK with this. From World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah: Is she or isn’t she? That’s the question about Michelle Obama’s intentions regarding a possible run for president in 2020. While she has consistently denied any interest in running, how plausible does that really sound? If the Democratic Party needed her and pleaded with her to run, ...

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Dems Cancel White House Meeting After Trump Rant

USA Today reports: Democratic leaders pulled out of a meeting scheduled with President Trump after the president tweeted that he didn’t see any possibility of striking a deal with them on immigration or other issues. “Given that the President doesn’t see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with ...

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Forrest Trump Proves SNL Right Once Again

Talking Points Memo reports: Eric Trump on Tuesday argued that an ABC News reporter didn’t have any right calling the President’s use of “Pocahontas” as an attack offensive. President Donald Trump on Monday called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Pocahontas, an attack he uses often, during a White House event celebrating Navajo code talkers. Eric Trump, 33, appeared to be referring ...

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Poland To End Sunday Shopping Because Jesus

The Catholic Herald reports: Polish MPs have approved a bill that will phase out Sunday shopping by 2020. The Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s parliament, passed the bill by 254 to 156 to restrict Sunday shopping to the first and last Sunday of the month until the end of 2018, only on the last Sunday in the month in ...

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2018 Grammy Nominations: Daddy Yankee, Jay-Z, Leonard Cohen, Khalid, Glen Campbell, Bernie Sanders

NPR reports: Hailed as music’s biggest night, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards will return to New York City, taking place at Madison Square Garden Jan. 28. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s crossover smash “Despacito” was well-received by the Academy; after taking home four awards at the 18th Annual Latin Grammys held earlier this month, the track has been nominated in ...

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REVEALED: Trump Paid $1.4M Settlement In Class Action Suit Over Undocumented Labor At Trump Tower

The New York Times reports: In 1980, under pressure to begin construction on what would become his signature project, Donald J. Trump employed a crew of 200 undocumented Polish workers who worked in 12-hour shifts, without gloves, hard hats or masks, to demolish the Bonwit Teller building on Fifth Avenue, where the 58-story, golden-hued Trump Tower now stands. The workers ...

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Seth Meyers Rips Trump Over Reports He Now Claims The Pussygate Tape Is Fake: Are You Insane? [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: On Monday night, Seth Meyers ripped President Trump, who he believes will go down as the “neediest and the most insecure president.” The Late Night host then slammed the president for questioning the authenticity of the now-infamous Access Hollywood tape. “Wait, you’re claiming that the Access Hollywood tape is fake?!?” Meyers said in shock. “Are you insane?!?… Oh, ...

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GOP Sen. Richard Shelby: I Didn’t Vote For Roy Moore, I Wrote-In Another Republican On My Absentee Ballot

The Hill reports: GOP Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said on Monday that he did not vote for Republican nominee Roy Moore in the state’s Senate special election. “No, no, no, I voted absentee. I didn’t vote for him. I voted for a distinguished Republican write-in,” Shelby told reporters when asked if he would vote for Moore, who has been accused ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

UPDATE: Coming up on an hour late but allegedly starting any minute. But what about this weekend’s PieGate story? White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will answer questions from reporters on Monday afternoon for the first time since President Trump announced that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney would lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The deputy ...

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Another Sign Of Plea Deal For Michael Flynn

ABC News reports: The lawyer for President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn met Monday morning with members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, the latest indication that both sides are discussing a possible plea deal, ABC News has learned. President Trump’s legal team confirmed late last week that Flynn’s attorney Robert Kelner alerted them that he could ...

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