Politics

LIVE VIDEO: FBI’s Peter Strzok Testifies Before House

The Hill reports: House lawmakers are poised to question Peter Strzok on Thursday in what is sure to be a lengthy, tense standoff between Republicans and the FBI agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference. Strzok has been in Republicans’ sights for several months after a Justice Department inspector general investigation revealed that he ...

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Ryan: I’m Betting On Kevin McCarthy As Next Speaker

Roll Call reports: Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s Thursday interview with David M. Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., started with an admission that he has no regrets — “none whatsoever” — about retiring. It then diverted into a wide array of topics including his replacement, future plans and policy goals for his last few months in office. ...

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OHIO: Charges Against Stormy Daniels Dismissed

CNN reports: Charges against adult film actress Stormy Daniels for allegedly touching three undercover detectives while performing at an Ohio strip club were dismissed Thursday, her attorney said. Daniels, who gained notoriety after suing President Donald Trump following an alleged affair, had faced three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron, court records show. She posted a $6,054 bail and ...

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FBI Agent Rages At Trey Gowdy: My Anti-Trump Texts Were In Response To His Disgusting Behavior [VIDEO]

“Sir, I think it’s important when you look at those texts that you understand the context in which they were made, and the things that were going on across America. In terms of the texts that, ‘We will stop it.’ You need to understand that that was written late at night, off-the-cuff and it was in response to a series ...

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Extremist Ranchers Fly Home On Pence Donor’s Jet

The Los Angeles Times reports: A day ago, ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond were prisoners at the minimum-security federal prison on Terminal Island in San Pedro, serving five-year sentences for arson. But on Wednesday, following a Tuesday pardon by President Trump, the father-and-son pair got to fly home in style to Burns, Ore., on an oil company’s private jet, riding ...

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Senior WH Aide Marc Short To Quit On July 20th

Rachel’s wall keeps growing and growing: President Donald Trump’s legislative affairs director is heading for the exits just as the White House gears up for a major Supreme Court nomination battle and approaches a daunting midterm election landscape. Marc Short, one of the administration’s longest-serving senior aides and a frequent spokesperson for the president on television, is planning to depart ...

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OHIO: Stormy Daniels Arrested Over Strip Club Show

NBC News reports: Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump and is suing the president, was arrested during a performance at an Ohio strip club, her lawyer said early Thursday. Michael Avenatti told NBC News that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was touched in a non-sexual manner while on stage. An ...

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Sarah Sanders: John Kelly Grimaced At Trump’s Attack On Germany Because He Didn’t Like His Breakfast

The Washington Post reports: President Trump kicked off his trip to Europe with a biting critique of the United States’ longtime allies, declaring at a breakfast meeting that Germany “is captive to Russia.” Next to him, three of his senior officials seemed uncomfortable at times, pursing their lips and glancing away from the table. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg remains ...

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GOP House Rep Bought Yacht On Very Day He Saved Millions On His Taxes With Passage Of GOP Tax Bill

Florida Politics reports: A recently filed financial disclosure shows U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan celebrated the Republican Party’s successful push for tax reform in quite the lavish way. According to the disclosure, Buchanan spent between $1 million and $5 million purchasing an Ocean Alexander yacht on Nov. 16, 2017, the same day he joined 226 other Republicans and no Democrats in ...

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Dwayne Johnson: I Won’t Run For President In 2020

Vanity Fair reports: Despite enormous public support, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will not run for president of the United States in two years. “Unfortunately I don’t see it happening in 2020. It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills. There’s a lot of ground to cover, and due to my schedule, it’s not ...

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PHILIPPINES: Catholic Church Calls For Three Days Of Fasting In Repentance For President’s “Blasphemy”

The South China Post reports: Philippine Catholic bishops on Monday called for fasting and prayers after President Rodrigo Duterte called God “stupid” and questioned God’s existence in profane remarks that set him on a collision course with Asia’s largest Catholic Church. Archbishop Romulo Valles and the association of bishops that he heads called for a day of prayers on July ...

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House Rebukes Trump With Unanimous Pro-NATO Vote

The Washington Examiner reports: The House on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting NATO just hours after President Trump rebuked intergovernmental military alliance. The House approved the nonbinding measure by voice vote. The Senate passed a similar resolution on Tuesday by a vote of 97-2. Republican Sens. Mike Lee, of Utah, and Rand Paul, of Kentucky, voted against the Senate ...

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Obama Tops List Of “Best In My Lifetime” Presidents

Just in from Pew Research: When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president. More than four-in-ten (44%) say Obama is the best or second best president of their lifetimes, compared with about a third who mention Bill Clinton (33%) or Ronald Reagan (32%). Which president has done ...

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Papa John’s Chair Drops N-Word In Conference Call

The New York Post reports: Papa John’s can’t get out of its own way. Its stock was down more than 4 percent on Wednesday following a report that founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he was receiving public relations training from an outside marketing firm. The controversial restaurateur — who ...

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New Book From Obama’s Photographer: SHADE

This will surely be fantastic: Former White House photographer Pete Souza on Wednesday revealed the cover of his upcoming photography book about the Trump and Obama administrations. Publisher Little, Brown and Company announced “Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents” earlier this year, saying that the book would contrast the two presidents with “unforgettable images of President Obama delivering new power ...

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Paul Ryan: Jim Jordan Is A Man Of Honesty, Integrity

The Hill reports: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday vigorously defended Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who is facing allegations that he ignored reports that a team doctor was sexually abusing college athletes while Jordan was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University decades ago. “Jim Jordan is a friend of mine. We haven’t always agreed with each other over the ...

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Sarah Palin Rages About Having Been Punked By “Sick, Perverse, Piece Of ****” Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen

Sarah Palin rages on her personal Facebook page: Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now? I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick “humor” of the British “comedian” Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime. This “legit opportunity” to honor American Vets and contribute ...

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Trump Administration To Pay For Detention Of Migrant Children By Siphoning Funds From HIV/AIDS Program

Slate reports: The Office of Refugee Resettlement is preparing for the possibility of another surge in family separations. Internal documents obtained by Slate show that ORR has modeled a scenario in which the Trump administration’s border policies could require the detention of thousands more immigrant children. To help cover these potential costs, the documents say, HHS will seek supplemental appropriations ...

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POLL: Majority Of Voters Oppose Abolishing ICE

Politico reports: A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll shows that most voters oppose eliminating Immigration and Customs Enforcement — the homeland security agency some liberal Democrats have called for abolishing. Only 1 in 4 voters in the poll, 25 percent, believe the federal government should get rid of ICE. The majority, 54 percent, think the government should keep ICE. Twenty-one percent ...

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Eighth Wrestler Comes Forward: Jordan Just Snickered When I Told Him The Doctor Was Groping My Balls

CNN reports: Another former OSU wrestler has told CNN that Jim Jordan knew about the actions of Dr. Richard Strauss, the former Ohio State University medical doctor who treated athletes, and called Jordan, who is now a US Congressman, a “phony” for saying he was not aware of any sexual abuse allegations. “Jordan is denying this because obviously it would ...

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