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USDA Enacts Policy Allowing Anti-LGBT Materials

Back in May, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Purdue issued a letter allowing the posting of anti-LGBT materials at USDA-inspected plants. This week that policy went into effect. Tony Perkins, of course, is thrilled: The Family Research Council praised policy guidance released today by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service that makes clear the agency will protect religious freedom and will not ...

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Trump Tweets Congratulations To His “Deplorables” For “MASSIVE Landslide Victory” On Anniversary Of Election

The Hill reports: President Trump congratulated his supporters on the Wednesday anniversary of his historic victory in the 2016 election, calling them “deplorables” in a nod to former Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. The anniversary tweet came attached to a photo of the president with key White House aides aboard Air Force One on Trump’s 13-day trip through Asia, including White ...

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Billionaire Joe Ricketts Shuts Down Gothamist And DNAinfo, Deletes Their Archives After Writers Unionize

The New York Times reports: A week ago, reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of DNAinfo and Gothamist, two of New York City’s leading digital purveyors of local news, celebrated victory in their vote to join a union. On Thursday, they lost their jobs, as Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade who owned the sites, shut them ...

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Papa John’s Yanks NFL Advertising Due To Anthem Protests And Then Bitches That Sales Have Cratered

ESPN reports: Executives from Papa John’s, the official pizza company of the NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday about the league’s ongoing player protests during the national anthem. “The NFL has hurt us,” company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.” Executives said the company has pulled ...

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Twitter Roasts Sebastian Gorka For Parking His Car On The Sidewalk: I Can’t Believe He Left It Reich There

The Daily Beast reports: Former White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka’s Ford Mustang was spotted parked on an Arlington, Virginia sidewalk on Tuesday. The car, made immediately recognizable by its vanity plates, which spell “ART WAR,” was pictured by a passer-by, who posted the photos on Twitter and noted that Arlington laws prohibit the parking of vehicles on pedestrian sidewalks. ...

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Trump: I’m Not A Jerk, I’m A Very Smart Ivy League Graduate, One Of The Greatest Memories Of All Time

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday cited his Ivy League education in pushing back at the notion that he is an uncivil leader. “You know people don’t understand, I went to an Ivy League college,” he told reporters at the White House. “I was a nice student. I did very well. I’m a very intelligent person.” Trump blamed the ...

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Trump Accuses Gold Star Widow Of Lying

As always, Trump is spending his morning watching TV. The New York Times reports: The widow of one of four soldiers killed in Niger went on television on Monday to criticize President Trump for how he spoke to her during a condolence call last week, saying the president blundered through the conversation and only deepened her grief because he did ...

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GEORGIA: GOP State Rep Defends Her Suggestion To Quarantine HIV+ People: I Was Just Being Provocative

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia Rep. Betty Price said her comments on people with HIV that ignited a national firestorm this week were “taken completely out of context.” Price, the wife of former U.S. health secretary Tom Price, was in a study committee Tuesday when she asked a state health official whether people with HIV could legally be quarantined. Price ...

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GEORGIA: GOP State Rep Suggests Quarantining People With HIV Because They Don’t “Die As Readily” As Before

Regina Willis reports at Project Q Atlanta: State Rep. Betty Price, a Republican from Roswell, suggested quarantining people living with HIV during a House study committee meeting addressing the barriers HIV-positive people face. Price’s suggestion came Tuesday during a two-hour meeting of the House Study Committee on Georgians’ Barriers to Access to Adequate Health Care. Price – a medical doctor ...

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MAINE: High School Football Coach Canned After Telling Players To Taunt Opponent For Having Two Mothers

The Bangor Daily News reports: Gray-New Gloucester’s top school official told WMTW television a high school football coach is no longer employed by the district after allegations he told players to taunt an opponent for having two mothers. Maine School Administrative District 15 Superintendent Craig King told WMTW the district “takes concerns about the safety and security of students very ...

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Trump Retweets Account That Yesterday Posted This

This morning Trump retweeted praise from a Twitter user who yesterday posted the above image. This tracks perfectly with Trump’s history of promoting Twitter users who are openly racist and openly anti-Semitic. You may recall that last year he even retweeted a user who had “White Genocide” in their name. If you dig into the history of @USArmy333 you’ll find ...

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Grieving Gold Star Father Says Trump Offered $25,000 In Personal Phone Call But Never Followed Through

The Washington Post reports: President Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, but neither happened, the father said. Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, told The Washington Post that Trump called him at his home ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

An avalanche of fresh lies are incoming: Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is scheduled to provide press with the White House briefing on camera Wednesday. Questions may center around President Donald Trump attacking the NFL over protests, his pitch to reluctant Democrats regarding GOP tax reform and tweets targeting James Comey. Trump alleged early Wednesday morning that the former FBI ...

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Compulsive Liar Whines Yet Again About Fake News

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter late Tuesday afternoon to complain about “fiction writers” at cable networks and “dying magazines and newspapers.” He also preemptively shifted blame to Democrats for “any rise in ObamaCare premiums.” It was unclear whether Trump was referring to any particular report of a number published recently that seemed likely to draw ...

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Trump Threatens McCain Over “Nationalism” Speech: “At Some Point I Fight Back And It Won’t Be Pretty”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday slapped at Sen. John McCain’s condemnation the previous night of “spurious nationalism,” warning the Arizona Republican that “at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty.” “Well it’s a shocker,” the president told radio host Chris Plante in response to a question about McCain’s comments. “Yeah, well I hear it and ...

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Trump Doubles Down: Ask Gen. John Kelly If Obama Ever Called When His Son Died In Combat [VIDEO]

Every day the Dotard-In-Chief finds a new way to demonstrate that he’s a detestable lying scumbag. The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Tuesday that anyone with questions of whether former President Barack Obama called the families of fallen service members can ask White House chief of staff John Kelly if he received a phone call from Obama. “I think ...

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Trump Orders Halt To Obamacare Subsidy Payments

The Associated Press reports: In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. Before sunrise Friday morning, Trump went on Twitter to urge Democrats to make a deal: “The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding,” he wrote. “Massive subsidy ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Signs Executive Order To Destroy Obamacare Markets, Enable “Junk” Health Insurance

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is trying to do with the stroke of a pen what Republicans in Congress could not — bring about the end of the Obamacare markets. Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday directing an overhaul of major federal regulations that would encourage the rise of a raft of cheap, loosely regulated health ...

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Trump Threaten To End Aid To Puerto Rico

The Washington Post reports: President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal relief workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a staggering humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Declaring the U.S. territory’s electrical grid and infrastructure to have been a “disaster before hurricanes,” Trump wrote Thursday that it will be ...

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MONTAGE: When Trump Brags About His IQ [VIDEO]

This morning Trump challenged Rex Tillerson to an “IQ test” and guaranteed that he would be the winner. Later in the day White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders essentially told reporters that they are too fucking stupid to know that Trump was joking. However, as the montage broadcast this afternoon by CNN demonstrates, Trump is as obsessed with bragging ...

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