Tag Archives: Washington Post

Trump Seeks To Double Amazon’s USPS Costs

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of dollars. Brennan has so far resisted Trump’s demand, explaining in multiple conversations ...

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MSNBC And Washington Post Reprimand Hugh Hewitt For Brokering Meeting With EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

From the Hollywood Reporter: MSNBC said on Wednesday that it gave Saturday morning show host Hugh Hewitt a “verbal warning” after learning a day earlier that he helped broker a meeting between EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and lawyers representing a California water district, which the network said is a “violation” of the company’s standards. The revelation came from a batch ...

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White House Denies “Outrageous Tabloid Gossip” Report That Melania Actually Lives With Her Parents [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The Washington Post reported Sunday that the allegedly frayed relationship between the first lady and the president has spawned rumors that Melania Trump lives with her parents in Washington, D.C., and does not stay in the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted the story as “something that belongs in tabloid gossip.” “Just when ...

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Roy Moore: Washington Post’s Forces Of Evil Just Won A Pulitzer Prize For Lying About Me, So Send Money Now

The Birmingham Herald reports: The latest fundraising efforts by Roy Moore references the Washington Post’s Pulitzer – a prize it won for stories detailing allegations the former Republican Senate candidate had sexual contact with teenage girls in the 1970s. An email from the Roy Moore Legal fund is topped with the headline “Washington Post’s 2018 Pulitzer Prizes for Roy Moore ...

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Washington Post Wins Pulitzer For Roy Moore Exposé, Ronan Farrow Wins For Sexual Harassment Reporting

The Washington Post reports: The Washington Post was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, capturing journalism’s most prestigious honor for its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and for its coverage of the 2017 Senate race in Alabama, in which The Post broke the story of sexual misconduct allegations against the Republican candidate, Roy Moore. The reporting about ...

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Trump Orders Overhaul Of USPS Business Model

Another obvious attack on Jeff Bezos: President Trump, who has assailed Amazon.com and falsely accused the online retail giant of cheating the U.S. Postal Service by taking advantage of bulk delivery rates, on Thursday night ordered a sweeping overhaul of the Postal Service’s business model. Trump issued an executive order forming an administration task force, to be chaired by Treasury ...

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Your Daily “Fake News” Rant From Glorious Leader

Three tweets already this morning but nothing about the man who died yesterday in his “well built building.” From the Post story that has him raging: After White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly pressured President Trump last fall to install his top deputy, Kirstjen Nielsen, atop the Department of Homeland Security, the president lost his temper when conservative ...

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WaPo Analysis: Who Are These Millions Of Protesters?

Since Trump’s election tens of millions of Americans have turned out in the streets in the largest protests seen in decades. Today the Washington Post breaks down the numbers: One in five Americans have protested in the streets or participated in political rallies since the beginning of 2016. Of those, 19 percent said they had never before joined a march ...

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Preet Bharara To Bezos: Buy Twitter And Delete Trump

Raw Story reports: Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made what must have been a tempting suggestion to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: Buy Twitter and shut down President Donald Trump’s account. Amazon lost $53 billion in market capital recently after Axios reported that the president wanted to “go after” the company. Trump has had a long-running beef with Bezos, who also ...

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REPORT: Trump Obsessed With “Fucking With” Bezos

Vanity Fair reports: For the first time in Donald Trump’s presidency, the West Wing soap opera appears to be in hiatus, with many of its starring characters (Gary Cohn, Hope Hicks) either permanently offstage or with much reduced roles (John Kelly, Jared Kushner). Currently, there’s one star—a situation Trump is obviously enjoying—and his new freedom is used to focus ever ...

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Stock Slumps After Trump Again Threatens Amazon

Reuters reports: Shares of Amazon.com Inc fell 3 percent on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump again attacked the online retailer over the pricing of its deliveries through the U.S. postal system and promised unspecified changes. Trump on Thursday accused Amazon of not paying enough tax, making the postal system lose money and putting small retailers out of business. But ...

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Trump Continues Attack On Amazon & Washington Post

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday claimed that The Washington Post is a “lobbyist” for Amazon. Trump made the claim during a pair of tweets railing against Amazon. The Post is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. However, The Post and Amazon are two separate entities. This isn’t the first time that Trump has accused The Post of lobbying ...

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Trump Falsely Claims Amazon Pays “Little Or No” Sales Tax (Amazon Now Pays In All States With Sales Tax)

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Donald Trump criticized Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday, saying the e-commerce giant was “putting many thousands of retailers out of business.” Shares of Amazon.com slid on Wednesday amid speculation that the White House wanted to curb the company’s growing dominance. In a briefing on Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Mr. ...

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REPORT: Trump “Obsessed” With Punishing Amazon

Axios reports: Capitol Hill wants Facebook’s blood, but President Trump isn’t interested. Instead, the tech behemoth Trump wants to go after is Amazon, according to five sources who’ve discussed it with him. “He’s obsessed with Amazon,” a source said. “Obsessed.” What we’re hearing: Trump has talked about changing Amazon’s tax treatment because he’s worried about mom-and-pop retailers being put out ...

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WaPo To Dems: Accept Trump’s Wall To Save Dreamers

From the Washington Post editorial board: President Trump says he is optimistic a deal can be struck to shield “dreamers,” the young undocumented immigrants whose lives he put in jeopardy by stripping them of work permits and deportation protection, beginning March 5. His price, and that of many Republicans, is up to $33 billion in border-security measures, including Mr. Trump’s ...

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White House Requests Screening Of The Post

From the Hollywood Reporter: This weekend, filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s The Post expands into additional theaters — including the White House. President Donald Trump’s team has requested, and been granted, access to the 20th Century Fox political drama for both 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and Camp David, where the president is scheduled to host a summit on Saturday and Sunday with top ...

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Trump Demands US Post Office Raise Prices To Ship For Amazon In Order To Punish WaPo Owner Jeff Bezos

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump targeted online retailer Amazon on Friday in a call for the country’s postal service to raise prices of shipments in order to recoup costs. The U.S. Postal Service is an independent agency within the federal government and does not receive tax dollars for operating expenses, according to its website. The organization makes up a ...

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REPORT: White House To Discredit Flynn As A Liar

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s legal team plans to cast former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn as a liar seeking to protect himself if he accuses the president or his senior aides of any wrongdoing, according to three people familiar with the strategy. The approach would mark a sharp break from Trump’s previously sympathetic posture toward Flynn, whom ...

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Size-Obsessed Trump Melts Down Over “Fake” Photo

Axios reports: Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel has apologized to President Trump on Twitter after Trump lambasted him for posting a photo from before his rally in Pensacola, Florida, Friday night. The photo Weigel posted spread quickly online, with Weigel and others thinking it showed the moment Trump took the stage. In fact, it was before the event began. Trump ...

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Roy Moore Campaign Rips “Piece Of Crap” Washington Post After Being Busted In Lie About His Accuser

The Washington Post reports: Senate candidate Roy Moore’s campaign refused Wednesday to substantiate a key claim it made as part of an effort to raise doubts about one of the Alabama candidate’s accusers. The campaign has claimed to have found documents that show Leigh Corfman lived more than a mile from the intersection where she said Moore picked her up ...

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