Monthly Archives: July 2019

Top Pentagon Officials To Attend Trump’s DC Ego Rally

The Hill reports: The nation’s top defense officials are slated to attend President Trump’s “Salute to America” event Thursday on the National Mall, adding to the military-style celebration that will also include tanks and flyovers. Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and acting Air Force Secretary Matthew …

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Trump: Don’t Believe “Fake News” About Us Dropping Census Question, We’re “Absolutely Moving Forward”

Trump’s latest tweet comes just after this: Republican Congressman Chip Roy (R-TX) urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision on a controversial census citizenship question, advising him to print the survey with the question regardless of the court’s ruling. “It’s the lawyers advising him,” Roy tweeted, evidently referring to the Supreme Court Justices. “[Trump] should …

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Trump Congratulates SEAL For Beating War Crimes And Murder Charges: “Glad I Could Help!” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Decorated Navy SEAL team leader Eddie Gallagher was acquitted of nearly all charges in the death of an ISIS prisoner in Iraq, including premeditated murder. But a jury of seven soldiers in his court-martial found him guilty of posing for a photo with the 12-year-old ISIS fighter, an offense carrying a maximum sentence of four months. Navy prosecutors …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Takes Lead In New Iowa Poll

Iowa Starting Line reports: We have a shakeup in Iowa. Elizabeth Warren leads the pack in the Iowa Caucus, according to a new poll out this morning from David Binder Research, currently earning the support of 20% of likely Democratic caucus-goers. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are both within the margin of error with Warren for first place, but they …

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Pence’s Abruptly Canceled Trip Remains A Mystery

The New York Times reports: Within the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence is known as a port of calm and stability amid the churn of chaos. So on Tuesday, when he abruptly abandoned a planned trip to New Hampshire after he had already boarded Air Force Two at Joint Base Andrews in suburban Maryland, it raised immediate questions. It …

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NRA Implosion Has Trump 2020 Team Panicking

Well, this is just a shame: The National Rifle Association aired an avalanche of TV ads and pushed its 5 million-plus members to the polls for Donald Trump in 2016, propelling him in the Rust Belt states that delivered him the presidency. Now, the gun rights group is in total meltdown — and senior Republicans and Trump 2020 officials are …

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Army Warns DC Residents Not To “Panic” Over Tanks

DC’s CBS News affiliate reports: The military is telling Washington, D.C., residents not to panic this evening if they see an armored personnel carrier rolling through their neighborhood. According to an Army spokesperson, Bradley armored personnel carriers being stored at a Southeast rail yard will be moved to the National Mall in preparation for President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” …

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Trump Uses Paid Stock Models In Endorsement Ads

The Associated Press reports: A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president. “I could …

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Mayor Pete Proposes Expanded National Service Plan

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is proposing a massive expansion of national service programs in a bid to help unify Americans and bring people from different backgrounds together. Buttigieg, 37, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a military veteran, is due to unveil the plan during a speech on Wednesday in Iowa, where the Democratic nominating contest …

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Trump Schedules Rally On Day Of Mueller’s Testimony

Mediaite reports: Since July 17 promises to be Mueller-palooza in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump‘s re-election team has decided to take Trump on the road that day and make some news of its own at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C. The Trump campaign’s latest 2020 rally for supporters will be held on the same day that Special Counsel Robert …

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Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman Files SCOTUS Brief For LGBT Worker Rights: Gay Rights Are A Republican Value

Former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman writes in a NYT op-ed: Members of the Republican Party are heirs to the legacies of Lincoln and Reagan. Our party should support people’s ability to reap the rewards of their labor — to earn a fair and honest living, and to work where they want to work. We are the party of economic freedom, …

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Trump Claims He’s Not Giving Up On Census Question

Politico reports: President Donald Trump expressed frustration Tuesday night that the 2020 census will not include a citizenship question, adding that his administration is not giving up on the fight. The Commerce Department confirmed earlier Tuesday that the Census Bureau would not ask about citizenship, which Trump had pushed to be included on the 2020 count. Legal experts have argued …

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Mayor Pete Welcomes Lil Nas X To LGBTQ “Family”

Page Six reports: The first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, just welcomed Lil Nas X to the LGBTQ community after the “Old Town Road” rapper came out came out on World Pride Day Sunday. “.@LilNasX has gone from viral sensation to groundbreaking musician,” Buttigieg, 37, tweeted on Tuesday. “As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him …

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Auto Industry Icon Lee Iacocca Dead At 94 [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Lido Anthony Iacocca, the automobile industry legend best known as “Lee,” died at the age of 94 on Tuesday morning, his family confirmed. A child of Italian immigrants who grow up in humble conditions, Iacocca became one of the most powerful — and best known — executives in Detroit. Iacocca rose to become president of Ford Motor in …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Newsweek reports: A Florida man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly pelted a woman with condiment packets for bringing him the wrong food order from McDonald’s. Jesus Oscar Ferrer Jr., 30, is facing a felony charge after he allegedly battered a woman, with whom he shares a child, with “sweet and sour sauce packets” on Sunday evening because …

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National Park Service Diverts $2.5M In Improvement Funds To Pay For Trump’s DC Ego Rally On 4th Of July

The Washington Post reports: The National Park Service is diverting nearly $2.5 million in entrance and recreation fees primarily intended to improve parks across the country to cover costs associated with President Trump’s Independence Day celebration Thursday on the Mall, according to two individuals familiar with the arrangement. Trump administration officials have consistently refused to say how much taxpayers will …

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ARIZONA: Mark Kelly Reveals Huge Fundraising Haul

The Arizona Republic reports: Democrat Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut who is hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona’s 2020 Senate race, raised $4.2 million during April, May and June, exceeding his first-quarter fundraising. All told, he has raised $8.3 million since announcing his candidacy in February, and he has nearly $6 million cash on hand, according to …

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Tony Perkins: Hooray, Some Young People Hate LGBTs

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: For everyone who’s tired of scrolling through rainbow pride, here’s some good news. This constant saturation of LGBT messaging may finally be having an effect — and not the one liberals were counting on. Turns out, the Left’s in-your-face approach to sexuality is backfiring, and in the least likely generation of …

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MSNBC Won’t Carry Trump’s Hijacking Of DC’s Fourth

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s controversial takeover of the Fourth of July celebration at the National Mall won’t completely take over the cable airwaves. MSNBC, for one, doesn’t plan to carry his “Salute to America” live, though the network will assess in real-time whether to air clips of the event, a spokesperson told POLITICO. Fox News is planning to cover …

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BREAKING: Trump Administration Surrenders On Census Citizenship Question After Supreme Court Ruling

The Hill reports: The Trump administration said Tuesday that it was dropping a citizenship question from the 2020 census, days after the Supreme Court ruled against the question’s inclusion. Former Obama White House lawyer Daniel Jacobson made the revelation in a tweet Tuesday, sharing a screenshot of an email he received from a Justice Department lawyer confirming the decision. DOJ …

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