Politics

Steve Bannon: Trump’s Firing Of James Comey Was The Biggest Mistake In Modern Political History [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: In his first extended interview since he left the White House last month, Stephen K. Bannon was unsparing in his criticism: calling out top Republicans, West Wing staff, the “pearl-clutching mainstream media,” special counsel investigators and the Roman Catholic Church. He even singled out President Trump, labeling his firing of James B. Comey, the former ...

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Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy For Spicer Portrayal

USA Today reports: Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on Saturday Night Live. Chappelle and McCarthy were announced as best guest actor and actress on a comedy series at Sunday’s creative arts awards, the precursor to the main Emmy Awards ceremony set for next weekend. Chappelle hosted the first SNL episode to follow ...

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Hillary: “I Am Done With Being A Candidate” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she will not pursue the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “I am done with being a candidate,” Clinton said on CBS’s “Sunday Morning.” Clinton — who on Tuesday will release “What Happened,” her memoir of the 2016 campaign — does plan to stay involved in national politics, just ...

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GOP Fears Wave Of US House Retirements

The Hill reports: Two moderate House Republicans announced surprise retirements this week, quickening the pulse of Republicans waiting to see if a wave of retirements will jeopardize the party’s path to holding the House majority in 2018. As President Trump fuels uncertainty in Washington and his low approval rating raises question about whether the GOP can hold the House, there’s ...

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Clooney: Failed Fucking Screenwriter Steve Bannon Would Be Licking My Ass If He Was Still In Hollywood

WOW. Entertainment Weekly reports: Steve Bannon has called himself a “street fighter,” but George Clooney has another way to describe the controversial former advisor to President Donald Trump: a “failed f—ing screenwriter.” Speaking to journalists at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday to promote his new film, the racially-charged Suburbicon, Clooney unloaded on Bannon, who will appear on Sunday’s ...

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REPORT: Gary Cohn May Get The Boot Very Soon

Breitbart exults: Gary Cohn may not be Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser for much longer. Cohn’s fraying relationship with the president is raising questions about how much longer the former Goldman Sachs executive will remain in his post, according to a report from Reuters citing “sources close to the White House.” The Wall Street Journal reported, and Breitbart News confirmed, ...

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Wife Of Trump Organization Lawyer Arrested After Police Find Her Having Sex With Inmate At County Jail

The Fauquier County Times reports: An ongoing investigation into “suspicious” activity in the back seat of a car involving an inmate trustee at the Fauquier County jail led to the Tuesday arrest of Teresa Jo Burchfield, the wife of an ethics attorney to President Donald Trump’s business organization. Burchfield, 53, is married to Bobby R. Burchfield, a partner at Washington’s ...

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Chris Christie In Talks To Join CNN Or MSNBC

CNN reports: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s possible career as a sports broadcaster may not have panned out, but he might still have a shot at a television gig. Christie has had conversations with both MSNBC and CNN about possible contributor deals after his term ends, according to three sources with knowledge of the talks. “Yes. They are talking about ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Starting any minute: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will brief reporters Friday just hours after the House approved President Trump’s deal with Democrats to fund the government through mid-December, raise the debt limit and offer aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. Lawmakers voted 316-90 for the package that includes more than $15 billion in disaster recovery aid for ...

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Mar-A-Lago Ordered To Evacuate Ahead Of Irma

The Miami Herald reports: President Donald Trump’s seaside Mar-a-Lago resort has been ordered to evacuate because of Hurricane Irma, along with the barrier islands and low-lying areas of Palm Beach County. About 125,000 Palm Beach residents are being told to leave starting Friday at 10 a.m., according to the Sun Sentinel. All of Florida is under a state of emergency, ...

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Bannon: Christie Lost Cabinet Post When He Didn’t Back Trump During The Pussy-Grabbing Scandal [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former White House chief strategist says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) wasn’t considered for a cabinet position in President Trump’s administration because he failed to offer support after the infamous and explosive release of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape. “Christie, because of Billy Bush weekend, was not looked at for a cabinet position,” Bannon said in ...

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Anti-Gay GOP Rep. Tim Murphy Confesses To Adultery

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Congressman Tim Murphy publicly admitted Wednesday to having an extramarital affair with a personal friend, issuing a statement about the relationship hours after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prevailed in a court motion to unseal a divorce action. Mr. Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, is not a party to the divorce. However, the husband in the case, Jesse Sally, ...

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan Hits Back At Steve Bannon

Politico reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s assertion that Roman Catholic bishops “need illegal immigrants” is so “preposterous,” “insulting” and “ridiculous” that it doesn’t merit a response, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Thursday. “You might imagine I was rather befuddled to see it,” Dolan said. “I don’t really wanna care to go into what I think is a preposterous ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Press Conference With Kuwaiti Emir

Patch reports: President Trump will hold a press conference with Kuwait’s Emir al-Sabah on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. Watch a live stream of the event on Patch at the end of this article. Questions continue to hang over the White House about the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era policy that provides protections for undocumented ...

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OKLAHOMA: New Child Porn Charges For Former GOP State Senator Busted For Hiring Teen Male Prostitute

Oklahoma City’s ABC affiliate reports: Four federal child porn-related charges have been filed against former state Sen. Ralph Shortey, according to court documents. The charges include two counts of transportation of child pornography, production of child pornography and child sex trafficking, the court documents said. The two transportation of child pornography charges stem from allegations that he used a smartphone ...

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Bannon: The Catholic Church Supports DACA Because They Need “Illegal Aliens” To Fill Their Pews [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in a new interview slammed the Catholic Church for its stance on immigration, saying leaders “need illegal aliens to to fill the churches.” Bannon told “60 Minutes” that the Catholic Church has been “terrible about” immigration when Charlie Rose noted that Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York opposed President Trump’s ...

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Putin Regrets Awarding Tillerson Russia’s Order Of Friendship: He’s Fallen In With The Wrong Company

Reuters reports: Vladimir Putin took a jab at Rex Tillerson on Thursday, joking that the U.S. Secretary of State had “fallen in with the wrong company” since he had awarded him a Russian state honor for his contribution to Russian-U.S. relations. Hopes of detente in Moscow’s relations with Washington under Donald Trump, who had praised President Putin before winning the ...

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SPAIN: Catalonia Parliament Approves “Binding” Secession Vote, PM Vows To Block Via High Court

The BBC reports: Parliament in Spain’s restive Catalonia region has approved an independence referendum on 1 October which Madrid has vowed to outlaw. Separatist parties which hold a slim majority backed the referendum law and legal framework needed to set up an independent state. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has asked the constitutional court to nullify it. He will hold an ...

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White House Issues List Of Charities That Will Allegedly Get $1 Million In Hurricane Harvey Relief From Trump

Talking Points Memo reports: The White House on Wednesday listed 12 organizations to which President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had pledged to donate a total of $1 million as part of their Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Two organizations, Red Cross and Salvation Army, together received a majority of the sum, at $300,000 each. Reach Out America and ...

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Facebook Sold US Election Ads To Russian Troll Farm

The Washington Post reports: Representatives of Facebook told congressional investigators Wednesday that it has discovered it sold ads during the U.S. presidential election to a shadowy Russian company seeking to target voters, according to several people familiar with the company’s findings. Facebook officials reported that they traced the ad sales, totaling $100,000, to a Russian “troll farm” with a history ...

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