Politics

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador, To Withdraw Students From Canada Over Women’s Rights Criticism

The Associated Press reports: Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and froze “all new business” with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom’s arrest of women’s rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh’s newly assertive foreign policy. The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s ...

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WeHo City Council To Vote On Removing Trump’s Star

From the Hollywood Reporter: The West Hollywood City Council will vote Monday night on a resolution urging the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to permanently remove Donald Trump’s walk of fame star. The marker, which was unveiled in 2007, has been vandalized numerous times and completely destroyed twice to date. “The City Council will consider adopting ...

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“Manhattan Madam” To Testify Before Grand Jury

NBC News reports: Kristin Davis, the “Manhattan Madam” who says she provided prostitutes to New York’s rich and famous, is scheduled to testify before special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury in Washington this week, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Last week an investigator on Mueller’s team questioned Davis about Russian collusion, said the source. Davis declined ...

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Putin Appoints Steven Seagal As Special Envoy To US

The New York Times reports: The action-movie star Steven Seagal has played a former C.I.A. agent, a hit man and a killer of criminals. On Saturday, Russian officials tapped him for another role: special representative to improve relations between the United States and Russia. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the appointment on Facebook, saying his mission will include promoting “relations ...

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Joe Arpaio: I’d Probably Let Trump Blow Me [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Playing a Finnish “unboxing” celebrity named OMGWhizzBoyOMG with a shock of bright orange hair, Sacha Baron Cohen sat down with the former sheriff and first asked him to explain “what communists are doing to stop people having guns.” “I have 43 guns,” Baron Cohen told his guest. “I’ve been collecting them for the upcoming race war.” ...

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VENEZUELA: President Survives Assassination Attempt, Blames Colombia And US Expats In Florida [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has survived an apparent assassination attempt after what officials described as drones armed with explosives detonated overhead during a speech he was making at a military event. The drones, according to officials, were flown towards Maduro as he addressed soldiers in Caracas on Saturday. Mid-speech, Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up ...

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Rob Reiner: Archie Bunker Is Now In The White House

I somewhat disagree. At least Archie had some lovable moments. Actor Rob Reiner compared President Trump to sitcom character Archie Bunker on Friday, telling CBS’ Stephen Colbert that the country is “living” the sitcom “All in the Family” in real life. Reiner said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Friday night that the bigoted Bunker character bears comparisons ...

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SPAIN: Fascists Battle Plan To Dig Up Francisco Franco

Courthouse News reports: Spain’s left-wing government is seeking to remove the body of dictator Francisco Franco from a fascist-era monument near Madrid and set up a commission to investigate crimes committed during Spain’s civil war and military dictatorship, a move strongly opposed by retired military officers and others. The moves by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his Spanish Socialist Workers’ ...

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CNN Trolls Trump: Sounds Like Melania Had The Remote

The Hill reports: CNN on Saturday mocked President Trump for tweeting about an interview on the network despite his repeated attacks on it for being “fake news.” The network’s communications team responded to Trump’s tweet, suggesting that if Trump was watching CNN, it must have been because first lady Melania Trump was choosing the channel. Last month a report said ...

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Steve Schmidt: 35% Of The Country Are Trump Cultists

“We’re seeing somebody go to mass rallies, constantly lie to incite fervor in a cult of personality base, we are seeing him make victimization honorable – they’re all victims, right? We are seeing the allegation of conspiracy, the ‘Deep State,’ hidden, nefarious movements that only the leader can see. We see the scapegoating of minority populations, vulnerable populations, and lastly, ...

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Fox News Editor: End The White House Briefings And Stop Covering Trump Rallies, It’s All Useless [VIDEO]

“We’re at a point where the White House briefs [the press] very rarely and when they do, it’s useless. We should stop the televised briefing. It’s counter productive, it’s turned into showboat theater, the substance of issues is not addressed. It’s become a forum for personal achievement and politic utility for the administration. Just as we should also stop having ...

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Mueller Interviews “Manhattan Madam” Kristen Davis

CNN reports: Kristin Davis, the woman famously known as the “Manhattan Madam,” met with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team for a voluntary interview on Wednesday, according to four sources familiar with the situation. Investigators appear to be interested in her ties to longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, whom she has known for a decade. Sources said investigators expressed interest ...

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TENNESSEE: Diane “Porn Causes School Shootings” Black Loses GOP Gov Primary, House Seat Now Open

CNBC reports: Rep. Diane Black lost the hotly contested Tennessee GOP gubernatorial primary on Thursday, making her the fifth House Republican this election cycle to lose a primary for statewide office. It’s a potentially ominous sign for Republicans as the party fights to hold its majority in Congress this fall. Black, who had been considered the favorite in the race ...

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National Archives Rejects Schumer’s Request For Brett Kavanugh’s Records: GOP Committee Chair Has To Ask

The Hill reports: The Democratic push to get documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s work in Bush administration ran into a new roadblock on Friday. The National Archives, in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), said it will only respond to a request for documents under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) if they come from a ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Former GOP State Chair Arrested For Killing Mother’s Dog, Claimed He Is Jesus Christ

South Carolina’s The State reports: The former leader of the South Carolina Republican Party was recently arrested after police said he “cruelly” killed his mother’s dog, and told them he did it because he was acting on a command from God — and that he was the second coming of Jesus Christ. It was the latest in a downward spiral ...

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Handmaids Actress Ann Dowd: Aunt Lydia Would Make Mincemeat Out Of Sarah Huckabee Sanders [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: Sarah Huckabee Sanders would not get an easy ride in “The Handmaid’s Tale” universe, according to one of the dystopian drama’s stars. On Thursday’s “Late Night,” actress Ann Dowd — who plays the ruthless Aunt Lydia in Hulu’s TV adaption of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel — claimed her character “would make mincemeat” of the White House ...

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MARYLAND: GOP Governor Mulls White House Bid

The Washington Post reports: For the second time this week, Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan held forth about local and national politics during a visit to Democrat-rich Montgomery County, floating the idea of open primaries and contemplating a future in national politics. “You never say never,” Hogan told a gathering of business leaders in Bethesda when asked if he would ...

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Top Trump Donor Agreed To Pay Cohen $10M If Cohen Secured $5B Federal Loan For Nuclear Power Plant

The Wall Street Journal reports: A major donor to President Trump agreed to pay $10 million to the president’s then-personal attorney if he successfully helped obtain funding for a nuclear-power project, including a $5 billion loan from the U.S. government, according to people familiar with the matter. The donor, Franklin L. Haney, gave the contract to Trump attorney Michael Cohen ...

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Omarosa’s Book: Trump’s Mental Decline Is Undeniable

Britain’s Daily Mail reports: Omarosa Manigault-Newman is about to rip the lid off what she deems the deteriorating mental condition of President Trump in her bombshell new book. In an exclusive excerpt obtained by DailyMail.com, Omarosa, 44, who first met Trump when she appeared on The Apprentice and later became an assistant to the president, tells of the dread she ...

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New York State Moves Closer To Legalizing Marijuana

The New York Post reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday named several close allies and aides to a new panel he is convening to draft legislation that would result in the legalization of recreational marijuana. “I have reviewed the multi-agency report commissioned last January and have discussed its findings with Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker,” Cuomo said in a statement. ...

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