Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake Slams GOP For Birtherism [VIDEO]

Flake’s approval rating currently stands at 18% and he’s been backpedaling from the far-right all week. The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an interview broadcast Sunday said he wished the Republican Party had stood up to bitherism. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd discussed Flake’s new book about conservatism and asked the Arizona senator if the ...

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Caitlyn Jenner Apologizes For “Accidental” MAGA Hat: What Trump’s Done To Us Is “Absolutely Fucking Awful”

TMZ reports: Caitlyn Jenner did not wear a “Make America Great Again” hat Thursday as a show of support for Donald Trump … it was a mistake tied to golf, a convertible, Starbucks and a purse. Caitlyn tells TMZ she drove from her Malibu home to Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA, in a 1960 Austin-Healey convertible. Before leaving ...

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FBI Tracked Russian Fake News On Election Day

CNN reports: The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing “fake news,” CNN has learned. In the months leading up to Election Day, Twitter and Facebook were the feeding grounds for viral “news” stories floating conspiracies and hoaxes, many aimed at spreading negative false claims about Hillary ...

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REVEALED: House GOP Staffers Secretly Went To London To Track Down Spy Behind Pissgate Dossier

A bit of a bombshell revelation from Politico: Two Republican House Intelligence Committee staffers traveled to London earlier this summer to track down the former British intelligence operative who compiled a controversial dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia, according to three people familiar with the matter. The previously unreported trip underscores the importance of the 35-page dossier Christopher Steele ...

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Waters: After Trump, We Need To Get Pence [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been leading the charge in the Democrats’ fantasy of impeaching and removing President Trump from office. And it would now appear as though Waters is already looking into the post-President Trump future and directing her ire at the man who would fill the void in the Oval Office, Mike Pence. While discussing her dream ...

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Trump Begins His 17-Day Golf Vacation

The Washington Post reports: By our count, by the end of August, Trump will have spent all or part of 53 days in office at leisure, compared with 15 days for Obama through August 2009. What’s more, Trump will have played at least 33 rounds of golf, nearly double Obama’s 17 rounds — and that’s even before Trump gets to ...

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Cynthia Nixon Mulls Bid For New York Governor

The Hill reports: Actress Cynthia Nixon is being floated as a possible primary challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) in 2018. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the “Sex & The City” star is considering a run against Cuomo, whose policies she has criticized before on The View. “Basically, Gov. Cuomo is shortchanging the children of New York State,” ...

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Sean Spicer Signs With Top Television Lawyer

The New York Post reports: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer today signed with renowned attorney Bob Barnett, who represents a host of top politicians and TV news personalities, as he negotiates a big TV deal. Sources say Spicer signed with Barnett and Michael O’Connor of Williams & Connolly Thursday after taking meetings with all the major TV and ...

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FUCKING WALL: Former Mexican President Drops Another F-Bomb During Live CNN Interview [VIDEO]

This was not the first he’s done this: In an interview on CNN this morning, former Mexican President Vicente Fox ended up dropping an F-bomb while speaking to CNN host Alisyn Camerota, much to the consternation of the anchor. Discussing the recently leaked transcript of President Donald Trump’s January phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and their conversation ...

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Senate Blocks Trump From Recess Appointments

The New York Daily News reports: The Senate unanimously agreed to block President Trump from making appointments during their August break amid concerns that he’ll replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the recess. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who Trump blasted on Twitter after she voted against the party on health care last month, locked in nine “pro forma” sessions over ...

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Newsweek Zings: Trump Is A Lazy Boy

This certainly lit up Twitter last night. Via The Verge: Add Newsweek to the list of publications that no longer care at all if Trump or his ever-changing administration coterie ever give them the time of day again. The weekly has probably pretty much burned every bridge with its latest cover story – or more accurately, its latest brutal cover. ...

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Secret Service Vacates Trump Tower Command Post After Lease Dispute With The Trump Organization

The Washington Post reports: The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Previously, the Secret Service had stationed its command post — which houses supervisors and backup agents ...

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WEST VIRGINIA: Billionaire Democratic Governor To Switch Parties At Tonight’s Campaign Rally With Trump

The New York Times reports: Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President Trump carried the state by 42 points, is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with Mr. Trump that he is changing parties, according to three sources familiar with the plans. Speaking to reporters in the White House ...

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McCain Hits Back At Trump Over Russian Blame

The Hill reports: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday put blame on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his actions for the U.S.-Russia relationship. His comments come after Trump on Thursday morning put blame on Congress for the current relationship the U.S. has with Russia. Besides imposing new sanctions on Russia in addition to Iran and North Korea, the bill would ...

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Senators Move To Protect Mueller From Trump’s Axe

The Associated Press reports: Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. The bill would allow ...

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Trump’s First Wife Files TV And Book Trademarks

Bloomberg reports: As Ivana Trump, the fashion model turned businesswoman and ex-wife of U.S. President Donald Trump, prepares for the October release of a new book about raising her children, she’s seeking approval from trademark officials to protect her name in various entertainment and business services. Trump filed a request with the U.S. trademark office in late June to safeguard ...

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Trump Blames Congress For Battle With Russia

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday blamed Congress for the current “very dangerous” relationship with Russia. The comments come on day after Trump signed legislation that imposes new sanctions on Russia. The bill — which was overwhelmingly approved by Congress — limits the president’s ability to lift sanctions on Russia or return diplomatic compounds seized by the Obama administration ...

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AFGHANISTAN: Trump Wants To Fire “Losing” General

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war’s top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials. Trump repeatedly suggested that Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ...

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Dem House Rep. Judy Chu: Nevertheless She Persisted

PERFECT: The first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress clapped back at a top White House aide’s defense of legislation aimed at curbing legal immigration on Wednesday. Stephen Miller, a policy aide to President Trump, was responding to a CNN reporter quoting lines about “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” from the poem “The New Colossus,” which is found on the ...

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Russian PM Blasts “Completely Impotent” Trump Over Sanctions, Declares Start Of “Full-Fledged Trade War”

WOW. The Washington Examiner reports: On Wednesday, President Trump signed a new sanctions bill targeting Russia. Russia has reacted with unrestrained fury. Indeed, fury is an understatement. In a Facebook post specifically referencing Trump, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (No. 2 only to Putin), warned that Congress sees Trump as “an incompetent player” who must be “liquidated”. Yes, you ...

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