Politics

VIRGINIA: Richmond Bookstore Owner Calls 911 After Woman Calls Steve Bannon “A Piece Of Trash”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: A bookstore owner in Richmond said he called the police after a woman confronted Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist for President Donald Trump, in his shop Saturday. Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books on West Main Street in the Fan District, said Bannon was in the bookstore Saturday afternoon and that a woman ...

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Anti-Trans Lesbians Disrupt London Pride [VIDEO]

Gay Star News reports: A group of lesbian activists blocked the start of the Pride in London march today (7 July) in protest against transgender women. A group of eight women stormed the parade route without accreditation. Then five of them laid down on the road in front of the parade and draped a banner over them. The banner read: ...

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Paul Ryan On Jim Jordan Allegations: It’s Serious But I’ll Wait Until The University Completes Its Investigation

USA Today reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan has weighed in on accusations that Republican Rep. Jim Jordan ignored allegations of sexual abuse while he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University decades ago. Through a spokesman, Ryan said the university was right to investigate the claims and that he would await the outcome of the review. “These are ...

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Duterte: Prove God Exists And I’ll Resign Immediately

The Philippine Star reports: President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed to immediately resign if Christians can prove that their God exists. “If there is anyone of you there, the noisy ones, who would say that you have been to heaven, talked to God, saw him personally, and that He exists, the God that is yours, and if He does is ...

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DOJ Loses Bid To Extend Reunification Deadline, Must Give List Of 101 Migrant Children To ACLU By Today

The Associated Press reports: A judge on late Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases. The administration said it needed more time to reunite 101 children under 5 years old to ensure ...

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Jordan Again Says Accusers Are Lying, Says Timing Is Suspect Because Of His Bid For House Speaker [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Friday repeatedly denied claims that he knew of alleged sexual abuse taking place on the Ohio State University wrestling team while he served as assistant coach, while calling into question the timing of the allegations. Jordan said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the timing of the allegations was ...

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Twitter Is Deleting One Million Fake Accounts A Day

The Washington Post reports: Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to the Post, has more than ...

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Mitt Romney Is “Not A Fan” Of Trump’s Trade Wars

Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate reports: As new tariffs on internationally imported goods go into effect today, Mitt Romney tweeted his disapproval towards the trade wars these tariffs are causing. “I’m not a fan of trade wars,” Romney tweeted. “I hope the new tariffs going into effect today can soon be removed and replaced by a mutually agreeable trade agreement.” ...

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Fox Host: If Obama Had Implemented These Tariffs We’d Be Screaming That He’s Killing The US Farmer

The Hill reports: Fox Business host Dagen McDowell said on Friday that conservatives would be “shouting to the high heavens” if former President Obama had implemented massive tariffs the way President Trump has. McDowell, speaking on Fox News’s “Outnumbered,” said there has been a lack of criticism for Trump over escalating trade conflicts between the U.S. and other countries. “If ...

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DOJ Asks Court To Ease Migrant Reunification Deadline

Politico reports: With a court-ordered deadline looming for the Trump administration to reunite young immigrant children separated from their parents, the Justice Department is asking a federal judge to allow officials more time in some cases. Immigration officials are also asking for relief from part of U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw’s injunction that could require the release of adult ...

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Fifth OSU Wrestler Comes Forward: Unless Jordan “Has Dementia” There’s No Way He Shouldn’t Remember

The Wall Street Journal reports: Five former wrestlers, including former UFC world champion Mark Coleman, said this week that Rep. Jim Jordan was aware of, but didn’t respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor when the lawmaker was an assistant wrestling coach there in the 1990s. “There’s no way unless he’s got dementia or ...

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Trump To Mostly Avoid London During UK Visit

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump will almost entirely avoid London during his four-day visit to the UK next week, Downing Street has said, unveiling an itinerary likely to prompt accusations the US president is trying to avoid planned protests against him. And while the president is conducting his meetings, the first lady, Melania, will have an agenda of her own, ...

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INDIANA: Top Republicans Demand Resignation Of GOP Attorney General Over Drunken Groping Accusations

The Associated Press reports: Two more Republicans are calling on Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid claims he drunkenly groped four women, including a lawmaker. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in a statement late Thursday that she supports Gov. Eric Holcomb’s call for Hill to step down. She says “sexual harassment should never be tolerated.” Secretary of State ...

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CHINA: Social Media Users Root On US Cargo Ship Carrying Soybeans As It Races To Beat Tariffs Deadline

Reuters reports: It is not often that the niche world of commodities trading enters the public conversation, but on Friday China’s social media was rooting for a ship carrying soybeans from the United States to beat the deadline before Chinese tariffs kicked in. Tracking the journey of the vessel, Peak Pegasus, as it motored toward the northern Chinese port of ...

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REPORT: Trump Wants All-American Looking Nominee

Talking Points Memo reports: As the President vets candidates who could become his next Supreme Court justice nominee, Trump’s level of comfort with each candidate is a key factor, according to Axios. Citing a White House official, Axios reported that the person that Trump ultimately picks will be “who he feels most comfortable with in a personal setting.” The candidate ...

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Alan Dershowitz Whines: Wealthy Liberal Socialites Are Saying Rotten Things About Me Because Trump [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Alan Dershowitz said Thursday night that a woman told him he should be “stabbed through the heart” for speaking out against special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. “At a party this week on Martha’s Vineyard, a woman said,’ if Dershowitz were here tonight, I’d stab him through the heart,” Dershowitz ...

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China: Trump Has Started Biggest Trade War In History

CNN reports: China on Friday accused the United States of starting “the biggest trade war in economic history” as the two sides imposed steep new tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of each other’s exports. The Trump administration’s 25% tariffs affect more than 800 Chinese products worth $34 billion such as industrial machinery, medical devices and auto parts. They ...

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NYC Ends Tax Break For Glorious Leader’s Trump Tower Apartment As It’s No Longer His Primary Residence

The New York Daily News reports: New York City has nixed a $48,000 tax break President Trump was set to receive on his Trump Tower condo following inquiries from the Daily News about whether he is still eligible for the savings. On Tuesday, city records indicated that Trump was set to save $48,834.62 on his tax bill for the year ...

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Trump Claims He “100% Believes” Jim Jordan As Fourth Wrestler Comes Forward To Say Jordan Totally Knew

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not believe allegations by several former wrestlers at Ohio State University coached by Republican Representative Jim Jordan that he was aware the team doctor was molesting them. “Jim Jordan is one of the most outstanding people I’ve met since I’ve been in Washington. I believe him 100 percent,” Trump ...

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Woman Who Confronted Scott Pruitt At DC Eatery Trolls Trump: Hey Where Are You Going To Lunch Tomorrow?

The Hill reports: A woman who went viral earlier this week after publicly telling Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign targeted President Trump after the EPA head’s sudden resignation on Thursday. In a posting on Facebook of her encounter with Pruitt, Mink listed off multiple scandals Pruitt has been involved in since becoming EPA chief. “I would ...

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