Politics

REVEALED: Israel’s 1967 Plan To Nuke Egypt

Politico reports: On Monday, the 50th anniversary of the start of the 1967 war, the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program is releasing historical testimonies and documents—some never before published—that highlight the nuclear dimension of the crisis, and reveal of the existence of a crash effort to assemble Israel’s first ...

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Trump Doubles Down On “Travel Ban” Language

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump has doubled down on his executive order banning travel to the US from six majority-Muslim countries. “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” Trump said in the first of a series of tweets Monday ...

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Opera Vs Trump: Rossini Edition [VIDEO]

This needs to go wildly viral. I won’t spoil any of the jokes, just watch below as Operatico Politico’s Rebecca Nelson and Eric Stoklassa brilliantly skewer the entire Trump family and administration to the tune of Rossini’s Barber Of Seville. And definitely stick around for the big finish.

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Trump Predictably Exploits London Terror Attack

The Independent reports: US president Donald Trump has hit out at Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after the London Bridge terror attack, criticising “political correctness” in apparent bid to make political headway out of the outrage. The US president also commented on the fact that the attack did not feature firearms, in an apparent contribution to the US gun control ...

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State Department OK’s Pride Month At US Embassies: LGBTI Rights Is A Core Component Of US Foreign Policy

Paging Tony Perkins. Via the Washington Blade: A State Department spokesperson on Friday said embassies and consulates have received guidance that allows them to recognize Pride month. “Advancing the human rights of vulnerable groups including LGBTI persons is a core component of U.S. foreign policy,” the spokesperson told the Washington Blade. “All people should be protected from discrimination and violence, ...

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Extremist Rabbi Denounces Ivanka Trump’s LGBT Pride Message: Homosexuality Is A “Death Penalty Offense”

From the extremist Christian site LifeSiteNews: Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, are flouting their professed orthodox Jewish religion by advocating for the sins of homosexual behavior and “same-sex marriage,” several orthodox rabbis and traditional practitioners of Judaism told LifeSiteNews. “To countenance homosexual ‘marriage’ is totally beyond the pale,” Rabbi Yehuda Levin told LifeSiteNews. Levin is a ...

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BREAKING: Ireland Elects Gay Prime Minister

History!!! The Independent reports: Leo Varadkar is the new leader of Fine Gael and on course to become Ireland’s first gay Taoiseach. The Social Protection Minister got the support of 51 TDs, senators and MEP to get over the line despite losing the popular vote. Massive cheers greeted Mr Varadkar as he arrived at the count centre in the Mansion ...

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Putin On Hacking Charges: It’s Like Anti-Semitism When People Say “The Jews Are To Blame” [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday angrily denied allegations that Moscow meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, even comparing rhetoric about Russia to “anti-Semitism.” It’s like anti-Semitism,” he said, comparing Russia’s critics to people who would say things like “the Jews are to blame.” Through a live translation in the televised interview with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly, Putin ...

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Trump Appeals Block On Muslim Ban To SCOTUS

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court late Thursday to revive its revised ban that limits travelers visiting the United States from six mostly Muslim countries. The move sets the stage for a constitutional showdown over the president’s authority to make national security judgments in the name of protecting Americans from terrorism. Last week, a ...

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SNAP: French President Shades Trump On Climate

Raw Story reports: French President Emmanuel Macron closed his speech to France, and indeed the world, about the Paris Climate Agreement speaking in English in what seemed to be a direct message to U.S.A. President Donald Trump. “Make our planet great again. Thank you,” Macron said. The statement came at the end of a short message in French in response ...

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Senate Dems: Sessions May Have Committed Perjury

Politico reports: Two influential Senate Democrats disclosed Thursday that they had privately asked former FBI Director James Comey to investigate all contacts and communications that Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his aides may have had with officials from the Russian government — and raised the issue of whether Sessions had committed perjury in his Senate testimony. The revelation by Sens. ...

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STUDY: “Trump” Tops List Of Code Words For Meth

Rolling Stone reports: When it comes to talking about President Donald Trump, there is no shortage of nicknames to use. If you hear someone mention “Agent Orange,” “Cheeto-in-Chief,” “Mango Mussolini,” or “Putin’s Puppet,” you know they mean Trump. But it seems “Trump” has an alternative meaning of its own. Some people also use the name of the 45th president when ...

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GEORGIA: GOP Attack Ads Spin House Candidate Jon Ossoff As Terrorist-Loving Wealthy Gadfly [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: With the Sixth District race still 19 days from the finish line, House Republicans have leveled a new TV attack on Democrat Jon Ossoff, this time over Syrian refugees brought to the United States. Some of the ominous language: “ISIS is infiltrating America, and is using Syrians to do it. The FBI warned we can’t simply ...

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Putin Flip-Flops On Hacking Denials, Says “Patriotically Minded” Private Russians Might Have Done It [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Shifting from his previous blanket denials, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said on Thursday that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved in cyberattacks last year to help the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump. While Mr. Putin continued to deny any state role, his comments to reporters in St. Petersburg were ...

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Megyn Kelly To Interview Putin For NBC Debut

From the Hollywood Reporter: It’s official: Megyn Kelly will interview Vladimir Putin one-on-one for the first episode of her Sunday night NBC series. Kelly herself made the announcement on NBC’s Today Thursday morning, reporting live from Russia. Kelly is moderating the plenary session of an economic forum in St. Petersburg on Friday (June 2), where Putin will be one of ...

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Trump To Hold First 2020 Fundraiser Next Month

The Hill reports: President Trump will headline his first reelection event later this month, more than three years before voters again head to the polls. Trump will speak at a ritzy Trump Victory event in Washington, D.C. on June 28. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and the RNC’s finance chairman, Steve Wynn, will also be attending the ...

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Jared Kushner’s Father And Uncle Battle Over Mentioning Trump Connections To Chinese Investors

The New York Daily News reports: Millionaire brothers’ bad blood is spilling over onto their new White House connections. Charles Kushner, the father of President Trump adviser Jared, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to his brother and real estate rival Murray for mentioning his well-connected son in an investment pitch, according to a report. The brothers have a long-standing feud ...

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Hillary: Covfefe Was Hidden Code To Russians [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Hillary Clinton came prepared with more than one zinger about the mystery word of the day: Covfefe. At an interview hosted by Recode on Wednesday, one of the moderators brought up covfefe — a word that took on a life of its own after Trump tweeted a few minutes after midnight: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.” (The ...

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CNN Fires Kathy Griffin From New Year’s Eve Show

The Associated Press reports: Kathy Griffin has lost her job co-hosting New Year’s Eve on CNN after she posted online a bloody image that resembled President Donald Trump. The network tweeted Wednesday afternoon that it has terminated its agreement with the comedian. CNN, whose New Year’s Eve coverage Griffin has co-hosted for a decade, called the images “disgusting and offensive” ...

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KIM JONG ORANGE: White House Spox Channels North Korea In Gushing Praise Of “Magnetic” Trump

Salon reports: In response to a report by The Washington Post that details President Trump’s tendency to be demeaning and his condescending backhanded comments toward members of his staff, White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks issued a statement about her boss that showered him with exaggerated compliments, to say the least. “President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, ...

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