Idiocracy

Trump Spikes Planned Pay Raise For Federal Workers

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Thursday that civilian employees of the federal government will not receive raises in 2019. In doing away with the 2.1 percent across-the-board pay increase that was scheduled to take effect in January, Trump said he was working “put our Nation on a fiscally sustainable course.” Scrapping the raises will save more than $25 billion, …

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REPORT: Trump Complains That Sessions Doesn’t Have An Ivy League Degree, Ridicules His Alabama Accent

Politico reports: If Sessions’ recusal was his original sin, Trump has come to resent him for other reasons, griping to aides and lawmakers that the attorney general doesn’t have the Ivy League pedigree the president prefers, that he can’t stand his Southern accent and that Sessions isn’t a capable defender of the president on television — in part because he …

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Junior Would “Love” To Create A Right Wing Facebook

Mike Allen reports at Axios: Donald Trump Jr., who has 3 million Twitter followers and 1.3 million Instagram followers, told me there is “exactly zero doubt in my mind” that tech bias is real: “I don’t think [this issue] is going away, because I don’t think it’s changing.” The president’s oldest son, reflecting Trumpworld’s growing appetite for action against Big …

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Trump Demands Firing Of CNN Head “Little Jeff Z”

Glorious Leader is watching the evil fake news as usual: President Donald Trump has started his day on social media by attacking two cable news outlets known for their consistent critical coverage of the White House. Trump tweets talking trash on negative coverage has become standard operating procedure under this administration, but tweets discussing (even suggesting!) the firing of presidents …

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Trump Complains That “Biased” Google Promoted Obama’s SOTU Addresses, Didn’t Promote His [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is going all in with his attacks on Google. Wednesday afternoon on Twitter, the president posted a video in which he accused the tech behemoth of tipping the scale by promoting former President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union speeches on their homepage — and then ceasing the practice during the Trump administration. Along with …

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Trump Again Warns Of Violence If Dems Win Midterms

Newsweek reports: “I just hope there won’t be any violence,” Trump told the media on Wednesday, speaking about the upcoming midterm elections later this fall. The comment came after reporters asked the president what can be expected come November. “I can tell you that because that’s the way, I guess, if you look at what happens there’s a lot of …

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Trump Unblocks More Twitter Users After Court Ruling

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unblocked some additional Twitter users after a federal judge in May said preventing people from following him violated individuals constitutional rights. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled on May 23 that comments on the president’s account, and those of other government officials, were public forums and that blocking Twitter …

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Trump Claims China Hacked Hillary’s Email Server

The Hill reports: President Trump tweeted early Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails were hacked and obtained illegally by China, warning that the Justice Department must act on the news or risk losing its credibility. The president’s tweet, which did not cite any evidence for the claim, comes following a report from The Daily Caller citing unnamed …

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Stormy Daniels: Trump Lasted “Two Minutes” In Bed

Vogue Magazine reports: It is just after 10:00 a.m. on a Tuesday, still early morning in the world of adult-film stars and their entourages. Daniels is barefoot, in black skinny jeans with silver zippers at the ankles and a purple V-neck T-shirt. With no makeup Daniels, 39, looks much younger than when she appeared on 60 Minutes last March and …

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Trump Administration To Pay $4.7 Billion In Relief To US Farmers Hurt By Trump’s Stupid Trade War With China

NPR reports: The Department of Agriculture will pay $4.7 billion to farmers growing soybeans, cotton and other products hit by tariffs in the Trump administration’s hard-line trade war with China, announcing the first batch of payments from a $12 billion government aid package. Starting next Tuesday, the agency will take applications from farmers who produce corn, cotton, dairy, hogs, sorghum, …

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Larry Kudlow: We’re Looking At Regulating Google

Politico reports: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that the Trump administration is “taking a look” at imposing regulations on Google following the president’s tweet Tuesday morning accusing the search giant of favoring news outlets critical of him in search results. Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning that Google’s search results only show reporting from what he labeled the …

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Nunberg Blasts “White Trash Scumbag” Lewandowski

Mediaite reports: Hey, remember that time when Sam Nunberg went on an explosive, full-throttle media blitz that was equal parts highly entertaining and completely insane? Well, this sorta looks like that, but on Twitter. It isn’t clear what set off Nunberg on Tuesday morning, but he got online and threatened to take action against “white trash scumbag” Corey Lewandowski if …

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POLL: 44% Support Starting Impeachment Process

Axios reports: Almost two thirds of Americans believe Michael Cohen’s claim that President Trump ordered him to make illegal payments to two women to keep them quiet about his affairs — but less than half of Americans believe Congress should start impeachment proceedings, according to a new Axios poll. Republicans believe it’s those payments, which would have violated campaign finance …

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Junior’s Mistress: We Make The Perfect Team

The New York Post reports: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr. hit the Hamptons last week to help raise big bucks for Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin. After headlining a fund-raiser Tuesday night with 600 guests at the home of Steve Louro on Smithtown Bay, the lovebirds were in Bridgehampton on Friday night at the Sandcastle, the estate that builder Joe …

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Trump Threatens Google Over “Rigged” Search Results

The Verge reports: The perceived leftwing bias of big tech companies has become a major talking point for conservatives. And this morning on Twitter, President Trump escalated their claims. Trump suggested that not only was there a tendency for tech companies to suppress right-wing voices, but that Google has “rigged” its search results to only show negative reporting about him. …

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GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter +8 Despite Theft Arrest

The Hill reports: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) holds an 8-point lead over his Democratic opponent despite being indicted on charges of misusing campaign funds, according to a new poll. A Survey USA poll published Monday found that among likely voters in California’s 50th District who were surveyed, 47 percent plan to vote for Hunter, compared to 39 percent who favor …

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Trump Finally Issues Statement Praising John McCain’s “Service To Our Country”, Orders Full Military Honors

Just in from the White House press office: Statement from the President: Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain’s service to our country and, in his honor, have signed a proclamation to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff until the day of his interment. I have asked Vice President Mike Pence to …

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White House Flag Returns To Half-Staff For McCain

CBS News reports: Late Monday afternoon, the White House lowered the flag flying at the White House to half staff. It had had been lowered to half staff Sunday and raised to full staff again on Monday morning, even as the nation continued honoring the life and legacy of Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican, whose relationship with President Trump …

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Trump Says He’ll Terminate NAFTA, Threatens Canada

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says he’ll be “terminating” the North American Free Trade Agreement as he pursues a deal with Mexico and starts negotiations with Canada. Trump said Monday during an Oval Office event that he’ll be calling the emerging agreement the “United States-Mexico Trade Agreement.” He says it will mark the end of the NAFTA name. …

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