Joe Jervis

Questions Arise Over Cancer Fundraiser By Corsi

The right wing Daily Caller reports: Jerome Corsi, the right-wing author ensnared in the special counsel’s probe, raised tens of thousands of dollars on his website and web show over the summer for an Alaskan man who claimed he needed experimental cancer surgery from an Israeli physician. To help raise the funds, Corsi touted Dr. Eliat Mendelsohn, claiming the oncologist …

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WISCONSIN: Scott Walker Signs Bill Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Gov And Attorney General

The New York Times reports: Scott Walker, the outgoing Republican governor of Wisconsin, on Friday signed into law measures that diminish the power of his Democratic successor and expand the authority of Republican lawmakers who teamed up with him over the last eight years to move the state firmly to the right. Mr. Walker approved the measures over the vehement …

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Christie Withdraws From Chief Of Staff Consideration

The Hill reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined the White House chief of staff role on Friday. Christie and President Trump reportedly met last night to discuss the role of replacing John Kelly, who will be departing as chief of staff by the end of the year. JUST IN: Chris Christie says he has asked Pres. Trump …

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Homeland Security Head Blames Family After Migrant Child Dies Of Dehydration In Border Patrol Custody

Talking Points Memo reports: While addressing a question about the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl — who died of shock and dehydration while in Border Patrol custody — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen harped on the “dangers of this journey.” She called the death “heart-wrenching,” but said it was “a very sad example” of what can happen …

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Retiring GOP Rep. Joe Barton: Trump Has No Idea Of What’s About To Hit Him When Democrats Take Over

Roll Call reports: Rep. Joe Barton has a warning for President Donald Trump and the GOP: Brace yourselves. The Texas Republican, who is retiring in January at the end of his 17th term, said the president is in for a “rude awakening” on Jan. 3, when the 116th Congress is sworn in and Democrats take back the House majority. “Trump’s …

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Arizona GOP Sen. Jon Kyl To Resign On December 31st

The Arizona Republic reports: U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl will resign from the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31, The Arizona Republic has confirmed, setting up a second appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey to the seat once occupied by the late John McCain. Ducey is required under law to name another Republican to the seat. There is intense interest from Senate Majority …

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Frothy Mix: Trump’s Affair With A Porn Star Is “Tawdry And Disgusting” And I’m Not Condoning That [VIDEO]

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin: “How amazing it is to listen to Rick Santorum, who made his entire career — successful for a time — on the basis of morality in politics, making excuses for paying off porn stars and women with whom you’ve had affairs. Putting that to one side, isn’t the reason –” Rick Santorum: “I’m not making excuses for …

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Trump To Spend 16 Days At Mar-A-Lago Over Holidays

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump is expected to spend 16 days at Mar-a-Lago over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to an alert issued by the Federal Aviation Administration this morning. The alert warns pilots to avoid the airspace over Mar-a-Lago during the more than two-week time frame, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6. Trump’s extended …

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Farewell Speech: Sen. Orrin Hatch Calls For “Protecting LGBTQ Individuals From Invidious Discrimination”

“Religious liberty is a fundamental freedom. It deserve the very highest protection our country can provide. At the same time, it’s also important to account of other interests as well — especially those of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. “Pluralism shows us a better way. It shows us that protecting religious liberty and preserving the rights of LGBTQ individuals are …

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Tucker Carlson: Immigration Makes America “Dirtier”

“Our leaders demand that you shut up and accept this. We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided. Immigration is a form of atonement. Previous leaders of our country committed sins — we must pay for those sins by welcoming an endless …

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UK Bans “Harmful Gender Stereotypes” In Advertising

The BBC reports: The UK’s advertising watchdog has said it will ban “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence”. The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) said harmful stereotypes in adverts “contribute to how people see themselves and their role in society”, and can hold some people back. The ban will cover men struggling with …

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Michael Cohen: I Hope I’m Remembered In History As Helping To Bring This Country Back Together [VIDEO]

“One of the hopes that I have out of the punishment that I’ve received, as well as the cooperation that I have given, I will be remembered in history as helping to bring this country back together. It’s never good to be on the wrong side of the president of the United States of America. But somehow or another, this …

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Brooklyn Rabbis Back Off Ban On Lesbian Comedian

The New York Daily News reports: City anti-discrimination law trumped religious rules in the case of a Jewish lesbian comic Brooklyn rabbis sought to bar from performing at a kosher restaurant on New Year’s Eve. The Vaad Harabanim of Flatbush had put the kosher kibosh on Leah Forster’s gig after it decided allowing the restaurant to host it would be …

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Theresa May Has Tense Exchange With EU Leader

Business Insider reports: An angry-looking Theresa May confronted European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday after EU leaders rejected her latest Brexit proposals and he publicly chastised her approach to negotiations. Arriving at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels this morning, May was filmed approaching Juncker and having what looked like a frosty exchange with the EU chief. She …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Mark Harris Ordered Hiring Of Scamster Aide After Having Been Warned About Him

The Washington Post reports: North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Harris (R) directed the hiring of a campaign aide now at the center of an election-fraud investigation, according to three individuals familiar with the campaign, despite warnings that the operative may have used questionable tactics to deliver votes. Harris sought out the operative, Leslie McCrae Dowless, after losing a 2016 election …

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George Conway: Trump Lies About Virtually Everything

Newsweek reports: On Thursday evening, Kellyanne Conway defended President Donald Trump over accusations of lying, criticizing CNN’s Chris Cuomo during a heated on-air debate. Trump has come under fire for denying he directed Cohen to make payments to Daniels—legal name Stephanie Clifford—and Karen McDougal during his presidential campaign. Her remarks are in stark contrast to the views of her husband, …

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Mika Issues On-Air Apology For “Butt Boy” Comment: The Term Is Offensive, I Especially Apologize To LGBTs

“I wanted to address a term that I used on this show on Wednesday that was vulgar. I knew it right away and I tweeted that it was a terrible choice of words and that I was sorry. But, please allow me to say this face to face: The term is crass and offensive and I apologize to everyone, especially …

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DeVos Forced To Cancel $150M In Student Loan Debt

Politico reports: The Trump administration said Thursday it will cancel thousands of borrowers’ federal student loans, carrying out an Obama-era policy that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had fought to kill. The move comes as DeVos is being forced to implement a package of regulations that created more protections for student loan borrowers who were affected by a school closure or …

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REPORT: Chris Christie Interviews For Chief Of Staff Job

Axios reports: President Trump met with Chris Christie on Thursday evening and considers him a top contender to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, according to a source familiar with the president’s thinking. “He’s tough; he’s an attorney; he’s politically-savvy, and one of Trump’s early supporters.” Trump has met with a couple of others, but the way he’s discussed …

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Cohen: Trump Knew The Hush Money Payoffs Were Wrong But He Was Worried About The Election [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with two women because then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if their allegations of affairs became public, the president’s former personal attorney said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. “I knew what I was doing was wrong,” Cohen told ABC News’ …

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