Politics

Brian Stelter: If Any Other Nation’s Leader Tweeted Like Donald Trump, We’d Say They’re Not Well [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: CNN’s Brian Stelter said if President Trump were the leader of another country such as Germany or China, people would say his tweets were “messages from a person who is not well.” During an appearance on CNN, Stelter said some of the tweets Trump sent out Tuesday were “deeply disturbing.” He said when Trump was inaugurated last ...

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Yet Another GOP House Rep Heads For The Exit

Politico reports: House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down at the end of his term, joining the fast-growing wave of GOP lawmakers to head for the exits. Since he is term-limited out of the committee’s chairmanship after three terms, many insiders had speculated that this would be Shuster’s last year in Congress. With today’s announcement, ...

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BREAKING: Orrin Hatch To Retire From Senate

The New York Times reports: Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Senate Republican, plans to announce on Tuesday he will retire at the end of the year, rebuffing the pleas of President Trump to seek an eighth term and paving the way for Mitt Romney to run for the seat. Mr. Hatch intends to announce his decision Tuesday ...

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Trump Demands “Jail’ For Former Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin After Watching Fox & Friends Report

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump — who blabbed classified intelligence to top Russian officials — reacted to a Fox News report by calling for jailing a Hillary Clinton aide for allegedly emailing sensitive government information. The conservative network highlighted a story Monday morning from the right-wing Daily Caller website, which reported that Clinton aide Huma Abedin “forwarded sensitive State ...

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Trump Endorses Regime Change In Iran

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday said the Iranian people are “finally” taking action against the country’s “brutal and corrupt” rule, again warning its leaders that “the U.S. is watching.” The Trump administration has publicly said it supports peaceful protesters demonstrating against the Iranian government. In a New Year’s Day tweet, Trump said it is “time for change” in ...

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Trump Accuses Pakistan Of “Lies And Deceit”

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump threatened to end U.S. foreign aid for Pakistan Monday in his first tweet of 2018 — a move that comes amid strained ties over America’s decade-long war in Afghanistan. In an early-morning post, he accused Islamabad of harboring terrorists. The U.S. has repeatedly called on Pakistan to crack down on extremists in its border ...

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CALIFORNIA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin

The Associated Press reports: Californians may awake on New Year’s Day to a stronger-than-normal whiff of marijuana as America’s cannabis king lights up to celebrate the state’s first legal retail pot sales. The historic day comes more than two decades after California paved the way for legal weed by passing the nation’s first medical marijuana law, though other states were ...

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Trump: Smart Voters Don’t Vote For Democrats

Yahoo News reports: US President Donald Trump tweeted right to the end of the year Sunday, boasting of his accomplishments in his turbulent first year in office and throwing down the gauntlet for the US midterm elections. He highlighted his tax cut and a surging stock market in a series of New Year’s Eve tweets that seemed to set the ...

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EVERYTHING OBAMA DID MUST BE UNDONE: Trump Cancels Crucial Hudson River Amtrak Tunnel Project

Crain’s New York reports: President Donald Trump dropped his own New Year’s ball—in the form of a wrecking ball—with a late Friday afternoon announcement that effectively wipes out plans for perhaps the nation’s most crucial infrastructure project. The president officially scrapped his predecessor’s proposal to have the federal government underwrite half the cost of a multi-billion-dollar Amtrak tunnel connecting New ...

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REPORT: Trump Is Pleased With His Loony New York Times Interview Because It Dominated Today’s News

The Washington Post reports: When President Trump sat down with a reporter for a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview at his private golf club here Thursday, not a single aide or adviser was present at the table — and not a single aide or adviser knew about it in advance. As word trickled back to the White House, advisers worked to reach ...

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EVERYTHING IS FINE: White House Intern Flashes “White Power” Signal During Group Photo With Trump

The Daily Mail reports: A former White House intern is coming under fire after flashing a known ‘white power’ sign during a photo-op with President Donald Trump. Jack Breuer, who graduated from Emory University in Atlanta this year, is clearly bucking orders — personally given by the president — to give a thumbs-up in the picture that was taken in ...

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Hacking Defenses Still Not In Place For Midterms

Politico reports: States rushing to guard their 2018 elections against hackers may be on a waiting list for up to nine months for the Department of Homeland Security’s most exhaustive security screening, according to government officials familiar with the situation. That means some states might not get the service until weeks before the November midterms and may remain unaware of ...

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Deportations Of Mexicans Drop 27% Under Trump

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump deported substantially fewer Mexican nationals through November of 2017 than his predecessor Barack Obama did during the same time frame in 2016, according to data released by the Mexican government. In total, Trump’s use of the United States’ deportation machinery resulted in roughly 152,000 Mexican nationals being deported between and January and November ...

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Trump To NYT: Collusion With Russia Is Not A Crime

The Hill reports: President Trump in a new interview denied any collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, adding “even if there was, it’s not a crime.” Speaking to The New York Times Thursday, Trump praised lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who has argued that Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey was not obstruction of justice because Trump has ...

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Trump To Undergo First Physical Of Presidency

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the date Thursday. The White House had previously said Trump would have the physical early in the year at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Sanders has said the results will be released after the ...

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GOP House Rep: “Divisive” Trump A Factor In My Exit

CNN reports: Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania, said Republican candidates facing re-election would have to surpass challenging hurdles, among them Trump’s divisive nature as the figurehead of the party. “Well, at least in my case, I would say the President was a factor, but not the factor for me deciding to leave,” Dent told CNN’s Poppy Harlow, while a “a very ...

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Trump Gloats After Vanity Fair Apologizes For Hillary Clinton Hit Piece, Gets Name Of Editor Wrong [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Vanity Fair is trying to defuse criticism of a video mocking Hillary Clinton and her presidential aspirations. In a statement Wednesday, the magazine said the online video was an attempt at humor that regrettably “missed the mark.” Posted last weekend, the video shows editors of Vanity Fair’s Hive website offering toasts and New Year’s resolutions to Clinton. ...

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Howard Dean: Bernie Is Too Old For 2020 [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Howard Dean, former DNC chair and guy whose presidential campaign was ruined because he got excited once, was on Morning Joe today, to talk President Donald Trump and the future of progressive politics, particularly in the 2018 midterm elections. Dean gave Sen. Bernie Sanders much of the credit for boosting the idea of universal healthcare, but stopped short ...

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Trump To Plot With GOP Leaders At Camp David

The Associated Press reports: Eager for more legislative achievements before Washington’s focus shifts to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump plans to open the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders to map out the 2018 legislative agenda, the White House said. After returning to Washington from Florida, where he is spending the holidays, Trump will quickly host Senate ...

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Associated Press: Trump Is “The Homebody President”

The Associated Press reports: After living in Washington for nearly a year, President Donald Trump has yet to enjoy a single non-working meal at a restaurant that doesn’t pay him rent. He hasn’t taken in a performance at the Kennedy Center; hasn’t been to a sporting event; hasn’t toured most of the sights. Trump has spent at least part of ...

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