Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Trump Rages About Woman’s Claim Of Forcible Kissing

The Washington Post reports: She believed her best chance to be heard was through sheer repetition, so Rachel Crooks took her seat at the dining table and prepared to tell the story again. She was used to difficult audiences, to skeptics and Internet trolls who flooded her Facebook page with threats, but this was a generous crowd: a dozen women, ...

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Mitt Romney Hails Endorsement From Glorious Leader

NPR reports: The strained – and often strange — relationship between President Trump and Mitt Romney just added another layer of complexity: In a tweet on Monday, the president endorsed Romney to fill the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Utah’s Orrin Hatch. In a famously scathing speech delivered in the midst of the presidential campaign in ...

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Daily News Blasts Trump For Golfing Amid Funerals

The New York Daily News reports: Just 45 miles from where the mournful families broken by the latest school shooting laid their loved ones to rest, the President of the United States slipped on a white polo shirt, put a matching white cap on his head and set out for the golf course. The President arrived at the Trump International ...

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REPORT: White House Officials Viewed Florida Shooting As “Distraction Or Reprieve” From Endless Scandals

The Washington Post reports: The White House was under siege. Domestic abuse allegations against a senior aide were ignored, pointing to a potential high-level coverup. Two Cabinet secretaries were caught charging taxpayers for luxury travel. A Playboy centerfold alleged an extramarital affair with the president. And the special counsel’s Russia investigation was intensifying. The tumult was so intense that there ...

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Trump Again Attacks Obama On Russian Meddling

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor on Twitter, asking why he didn’t do more to prevent Russian election meddling. Trump raised similar questions over the weekend, after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. President Barack Obama in late 2016 defended ...

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Presidents Day: Political Scientists Rank Trump Last

Politico reports: Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan are up, Bill Clinton is down and Donald Trump is off to a historically bad start — and the greats, meanwhile, remain the greats. It was the finding of the 2018 Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, released Monday by professors Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston and Justin S. Vaughn ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Golfs As Parkland Funerals Continue

The Hill reports: President Trump hit the golf course on Monday, three days after visiting people affected by the deadly school shooting in nearby Parkland, Fla. The president arrived at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach shortly after 9 a.m. Trump avoided golf over the weekend, a decision aides said was out of respect for the 17 ...

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Fox Host Calls For Retaliatory Cyber Attack On Russian Elections: They Don’t Fear Us And That Has To Change

“They’ve already proven — last week in testimony with all our intelligence chiefs out there, they said there’s already indications they’re messing with 2018 midterm elections. Whether it’s fake news through social media, through using these bots, whatever it is. Nobody knows more than about cyber technology than us. They have an election coming up. Why don’t we get involved ...

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Trump Spends Weekend Watching Cable News And Fuming That Media “Won’t Let Go” Of Russia Probe

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump spent the holiday weekend hunkered down at his Florida estate, watching cable television news, grousing to club members and advisers and fuming over the investigation of Russian election meddling. In a marathon series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a ...

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Trump Unleashes Raging Tweetstorm On Russia

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Sunday Russia accomplished its goal of creating “discord, disruption and chaos” in the United States and now Russians are “laughing their asses off” at the U.S. Trump spent the early part of Sunday morning tweeting thoughts about Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Rep. Adam Schiff’s criticisms of the Obama administration, and a ...

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REPORT: Kushner Requests More Intel Than Most White House Staffers Despite Having No Security Clearance

The Washington Post reports: White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly announced Friday that beginning next week, the White House will no longer allow some employees with interim security clearances access to top-­secret information — a move that could threaten the standing of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law. Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, has been able to ...

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Kelly Orders Overhaul Of Security Clearance Process

The New York Times reports: John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, ordered an overhaul of the process for granting security clearances, acknowledging that mistakes and shortcomings were exposed by the handling of marital abuse allegations against one of President Trump’s top aides. In a five-page memo distributed Friday afternoon to White House staff, Mr. Kelly suggested that ...

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Scott Pruitt: I’m Forced To Fly First Class Because Once Someone Said Something Rotten To Me At The Airport

The Washington Post reports: Verbal confrontations with members of the public prompted Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to switch to flying first or business class whenever possible, officials said Thursday. Henry Barnet, who directs EPA’s Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, said in an interview that the head of Pruitt’s security detail, Pasquale Perrotta, recommended in May that ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Florida Mass Shooting

ABC News reports: In what has become a familiar ritual of grief, President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, after focusing on mental health, rather than guns, in his early comments. The president’s address comes a day after a former student opened fire at the Parkland, Florida, ...

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Trump Finally Breaks Silence On Rob Porter: Everyone Knows I’m Totally Opposed To Domestic Violence

CBS News reports: President Trump gave his first personal, full-throated condemnation of domestic violence Wednesday since the controversy surrounding former White House aide Rob Porter. “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind, everyone knows that. And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So now you hear it. But you all know it,” the president said ...

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White House Sees Third Resignation This Week

Politico reports: A senior official on the National Economic Council resigned on Tuesday after being informed that he would not receive a permanent security clearance, as the White House faces increasing scrutiny over the number of high-ranking officials allowed to work on interim clearances. George David Banks, who had served since February 2017 as special assistant to the president for ...

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Mick Mulvaney: Military Parade Could Cost $30 Million

MarketWatch reports: The military parade proposed by President Donald Trump could cost between $10 million and $30 million, depending on the length, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told the House Budget Committee on Wednesday. Last week, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Pentagon was “putting together some options” on the parade. Democrats have criticized the idea. Remember ...

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Junior Attacks Olympic Medalist Adam Rippon

The New York Post reports: Donald Trump Jr. slammed US Olympic medalist Adam Rippon for the athlete’s criticism of Vice President Mike Pence’s position on gay rights. The president’s eldest son was responding to a report that claimed Rippon — an openly gay figure skater — did not want his Olympic experience to be “about Mike Pence.” “Really?” Trump Jr. ...

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Trump Administration Proposes Replacing Food Stamps With Government-Shipped Boxes Of Canned Food

Politico reports: The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps. White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday hailed the idea as one that kept up with the modern era, calling it a “Blue Apron-type program” — a nod to ...

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REPORT: Kelly Fired Omarosa Over WH Car Service

Politico reports: Omarosa Manigault had been using the White House car service — known as “CARPET” — as an office pick-up and drop-off service, something strictly forbidden by the federal government, according to three administration officials. After Kelly dismissed her, Manigault tried to storm the White House residence to appeal to Trump, according to one of the officials, accidentally tripping ...

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