Tag Archives: Donald Trump

White House Sees Highest Turnover In Decades

The New York Times reports: The doors at the White House have been swinging a lot lately. A deputy chief of staff moved on. A speechwriter resigned. The associate attorney general stepped down. The chief of staff offered to quit. And that was just Friday. All of that came after the departure of Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary ...

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Omarosa Warns About “Scary” Pence: If He Became President, You’d Be Begging To Have Trump Back

CBS News reports: In conversation with fellow “Big Brother” contestants on DACA and uptick in deportations of undocumented immigrants with the current administration, Omarosa Newman said it’s only “going to get worse.” “I’ve seen the plan,” she said. “The roundup plan is getting more and more aggressive. He’s a numbers guy. He wants to outdo his predecessors.” “As bad as ...

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Trump Announces Return to Right Wing Convention Where He Got Start In Politics Thanks To Homocons

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump confirmed Monday his upcoming appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a major annual gathering of conservatives near Washington, D.C., that will take place next week. Trump’s speech to the conservative confab in 2011 is widely viewed as the beginning of his foray into politics. The president attended CPAC just a few weeks after ...

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REPORT: Third-Ranking DOJ Official Who Quit Feared She Would Be Asked To Oversee Russia Investigation

NBC News reports: The Justice Department’s No. 3 attorney had been unhappy with her job for months before the department announced her departure on Friday, according to multiple sources close to Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand. Brand grew frustrated by vacancies at the department and feared she would be asked to oversee the Russia investigation, the sources said. She will ...

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Twitter Bans Extremist GOP US House Candidate

Newsweek reports: Twitter has suspended the account of alt-right GOP candidate Paul Nehlen after he was accused of racism for a tweet about Meghan Markle, fiancée of British royal Prince Harry. In the tweet, he superimposed a picture on Markle’s image of the reconstructed appearance of Cheddar Man, an ancient Briton who experts now believe was dark skinned after conducting ...

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Trump Unveils Budget With Trillion Dollar Deficit

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years. The growing deficits reflect, in great part, the impact of last year’s tax overhaul, ...

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GERMANY: Russian Bear Screws Trump At Parade

The International Business Times reports: Germany is celebrating its annual Rose Monday carnival in traditionally satirical fashion: with floats that feature huge, unflattering puppets of politicians. US President Donald Trump is the focus of much of the rude humour this year. A float in Düsseldorf depicts a naked Donald Trump being shafted by a gigantic brown bear with the slogan ...

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Trump Drops GOP’s Goal Of Balanced Budget

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is remaking the Republican economic playbook in his own image, abandoning ideological consistency in ­favor of a debt-busting strategy that will upend how Washington taxes and spends trillions of dollars each year. On Monday, Trump is slated to announce a new budget plan that will no longer seek to eliminate the deficit over the ...

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Adam Rippon To Boycott White House Reception

The Daily Mail reports: Skating sensation Adam Rippon put himself on a collision course with the White House on Monday after declaring he will snub President Trump’s White House party for Team USA. The 28-year-old, who won a team bronze medal at his first Olympics on Sunday night, told Daily Mail.com that he would give the traditional gathering a miss ...

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BOOK: Steve Bannon Mulled Run For President

This morning Politico published an excerpt from Joshua Green’s new book, Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising. If Trump quit or was impeached, Bannon told friends, it would eliminate the first great champion of Trumpism—but it wouldn’t be a negative judgment on the politics that had swept him into office. In such a scenario, who better ...

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Trump Plans To Privatize International Space Station

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration wants to turn the International Space Station into a kind of orbiting real estate venture run not by the government, but by private industry. The White House plans to stop funding the station after 2024, ending direct federal support of the orbiting laboratory. But it does not intend to abandon the orbiting laboratory ...

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Trump Whines About “Fake News” For 1000th Time

The Hill reports: President Trump ripped the news media on Sunday, saying the press does not want to cover positive stories. The tweet comes as the White House is facing major backlash for its handling of domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter. Porter resigned last week, but chief of staff John Kelly reportedly knew for months that ...

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Trump Backs Pro-Trump Book By State TV Host

The New York Times reports: Jeanine Pirro, the Fox News personality and longtime friend and champion of President Trump, has discussed with him the possibility of a book project to counter the damning portrayal of his presidency in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” according to three people with knowledge of their conversations. The project has been described among West ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Trump Hotel Seeks $6M In Tax Breaks

The New York Times reports: As President Trump’s family business prepares to open a hotel in the Mississippi Delta this fall, its local development partners have asked the State of Mississippi to subsidize the project with up to $6 million in tax breaks, according to documents obtained through an open records request. If approved, the benefits could offset nearly a ...

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Man Who Makes Wild Unfounded Allegations About His Political Enemies Whines About Lack Of Due Process

The AP reports: The morning after defending a former aide who is accused of abusing his ex-wives, President Donald Trump lamented that lives are being “shattered” by a “mere allegation.” The president’s Saturday morning tweet came after wished Rob Porter well in his future endeavors without any mention of the two ex-wives who have accused Porter of physical and emotional ...

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Trump Scores 90% On Maher’s Dictator Checklist

Deadline reports: Is Donald Trump just an epaulet away from being a dictator? According to Bill Maher’s on-going “Dictator’s Checklist,” it appears so. With Trump’s announcement this week that he’d love a military parade, Maher was able to cross off yet another entry on the authoritarian to-do list he unveiled on an episode of last season’s Real Time With Bill ...

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Nathan Lane: Trump Learned To Lie From Roy Cohn

The Hill reports: In an interview with “The Late Show,” Lane, who is starring as Roy Cohn in the play “Angels in America,” told host Stephen Colbert that he thinks Trump learned a lot about how he acts today from the attorney, a famous “fixer” who mentored Trump. Cohn died in 1986. “Really, what you learn [from the play] is ...

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BREAKING: Trump Won’t Release Dem Memo

The Hill reports: President Trump has reportedly told House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes that he is unable to approve the release of the Democratic countermemo to Nunes’ surveillance memo, according to Bloomberg. Nunes’ memo was released publicly last week after weeks of public battle between committee Republicans and Democrats. The memo accuses FBI and Justice Department officials of ...

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REPORT: John Kelly May Be On His Way Out

CNN reports: White House chief of staff John Kelly did not formally tender his resignation to President Donald Trump on Friday, but he did make clear that he would resign if the President wanted him to, a source with knowledge of the matter told CNN. Talk of Kelly’s viability as chief of staff reached a fever pitch on Friday afternoon ...

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Biden Blasts Trump’s Praise For Rob Porter: That’s Like Saying An Axe Murderer Is A Great Painter [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden reacted to comments made today by President Trump about the outgoing White House aide accused of domestic abuse by two ex-wives. During a speech in Indiana talking about sexual assault, Biden read the statement from Trump that, while not mentioning the victims, did say the White House wishes Porter well. The former VP ...

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