Joe Jervis

Giuliani Privately Pushed Trump To Expel Turkish Cleric

The Washington Post reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani privately urged President Trump in 2017 to extradite a Turkish cleric living in exile in the United States, a top priority of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to multiple former administration officials familiar with the discussions. Giuliani, a Trump ally who later became the president’s personal attorney, repeatedly argued to Trump that …

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Washington DC Gets Its First World Series In 86 Years

Deadspin reports: Since Oct. 7, 1933, there have been 14 American presidents, 12 men on the moon, hundreds of Academy Award-winning performances in movies, and countless insults hurled during election debates but not a single World Series game played in Washington, D.C. That is about to change. Doing their best to defy the famous 1904 Charles Dryden quip about D.C. …

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Erdogan Refuses To Meet With Pence And Pompeo

NBC News reports: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will refuse to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, who is due to travel to Turkey to argue for a ceasefire in the ongoing Syria conflict. “I’m not going to talk to them. They will be talking to their counterparts. When Trump comes here, I’ll be talking,” he said …

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Trump: None Of Last Night’s “Clowns” Can Beat Me

The Hill reports: President Trump asserted in an early morning tweet on Wednesday that none of the Democratic presidential contenders could defeat him in the 2020 general election and that House Democrats are trying to “illegally” impeach him as a result. Trump later called the Democratic candidates “clowns” and claimed the economy would crash if any of them were elected …

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Trolls Again Give Gabbard Win In Drudge Debate Poll

From the right wing Daily Caller: Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard won the fourth round of Democratic debates Tuesday night, according to a poll by Drudge Report. The poll crowned Gabbard the winner of the debate with about twice as many votes as the second-place candidate, businessman Andrew Yang, at the time the debate ended. Gabbard got 40.16% of the votes …

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Bernie Scoops Up Endorsements From AOC, Tlaib, Omar

The New York Times reports: Representative Ilhan Omar endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will endorse Mr. Sanders at a rally this weekend, according to his campaign. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York and a star of the progressive left, will join Mr. Sanders at his “Bernie’s Back” rally …

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Bernie Shrugs Off Health Concerns At Debate [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: It was almost inevitable that questions around age and health would come up at Tuesday night’s Democratic primary debate after Sen. Bernie Sanders’s heart attack, but he had not even been asked about his health when he volunteered information about his wellbeing: “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said, adding a quip. “We are going to be …

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Mayor Pete Takes Combative Stance At Debate [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Pete Buttigieg is better known for his cogent policy explanations than his political brawling. But in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Ohio, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., displayed a sudden feistiness toward his opponents, and not just the ones polling higher than him. He went after Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) on …

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Joe Biden Fiercely Defends His Son At Debate [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden offered a forceful defense of his son during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, saying voters should focus on President Donald Trump’s “corruption” instead of Hunter Biden’s previous work in Ukraine. “My son did nothing wrong. I did nothing wrong,” Biden said during the debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. “I carried …

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Warren Draws Fire From All Sides At Debate [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: The CNN/New York Times debate on Tuesday night revealed new dynamics in the Democratic presidential race: Senator Elizabeth Warren took sustained fire from multiple rivals, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. struggled to make an impact and Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other candidates were newly aggressive in making their points. For a candidate who …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say a Florida man repeatedly called 911 to report that his roommate had stolen his marijuana. A deputy for the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office posted a Twitter response to the man’s calls Saturday night: Stop calling. Deputy Neal Zalva says in the Twitter video that he called the man back to tell him to quit …

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Pelosi: No Vote Yet To Authorize Impeachment Probe

CNBC reports: House Democrats will not hold a vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump as of now, which the White House had sought, according to a person familiar with the discussions Tuesday evening. The decision to hold off on a formal vote comes amid growing pressure from Republican lawmakers and White House officials who have criticized …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate

The New York Times reports: Each of the 12 candidates onstage tonight will be looking for standout moments. But if history is a guide, avoiding the wrong kind of standout moment may be even more important. However superficial it may be, a gaffe at a debate can destroy a campaign. Just look at Rick Perry’s “oops” moment in 2011, when …

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QAnon Nutbag Liz Crokin: Deep State Puppet Rachel Maddow’s Medical Boot Is Covering An Ankle Monitor

“Rachel Maddow, another deep state puppet, she’s been wearing the boot, okay? Why is this relevant? Well, if you remember – and I believe it was in 2017 – John McCain and Hillary Clinton were both wearing medical boots. And there was speculation that they had ankle monitors on their ankles. And at one point, John McCain had the medical …

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Pence Refuses To Comply With House Request For Docs

NBC News reports: Vice President Mike Pence’s office Tuesday said it will not comply with a request from the House to turn over documents related to President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. In a letter to the chairman of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees, Pence counsel Matthew Morgan called the request …

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2020 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Whitney, Kraftwerk, Depeche, NIN, Biggie, Pat Benatar, T. Rex, And Others

Billboard Magazine reports: On Tuesday (Oct. 15), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for the Rock Hall Class of 2020 — and of the 16 artists shortlisted, nine are first-time nominees. Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, The Doobie Brothers, Motörhead, The Notorious B.I.G., Soundgarden, T. Rex, Thin Lizzy and Whitney Houston are up for the honor …

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Trump Orders Lift On Logging Ban In Alaska Rainforest

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration Tuesday proposed allowing logging on more than half of Alaska’s 16.7 million-acre Tongass National Forest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in North America. President Trump instructed federal officials to reverse long-standing limits on tree cutting at the request of Alaska’s top elected officials, on the grounds that it will boost the local economy. …

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McConnell Rages Against “Unfair” Impeachment Probe

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed off against the House impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, marking his first comments since Congress returned from its two-week break. “House Democrats are finally indulging in their impeachment obsession. Full steam ahead,” McConnell said during a speech from the Senate floor, adding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had “crumbled” to …

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Porno Pete Blames “Radical Lying Homosexual Activist” JMG For Beto O’Rourke’s Stance On Ex-Gay “Torture”

During last week’s CNN town hall on LGBTQ issues, Beto O’Rourke spoke out against so-called conversion therapy. “As president, we will seek to outlaw it everywhere in this country. In my opinion, this is tantamount to torture. Torture that we’re visiting on children who are absolutely defenseless. We’re going to make sure that whatever the penalty is, it is steep …

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Trump Trade Advisor Busted For Inventing Book Quotes

The Chronicle reports: Ron Vara has strong opinions. He thinks you’ve “got to be nuts to eat Chinese food.” He doles out little scraps of wisdom, like “Don’t play checkers in a chess world.” Vara is a military veteran and Harvard-trained economist who made seven figures in the stock market by investing in companies that do well during international crises. …

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