Idiocracy

Trump Calls Into Rush Limbaugh Show: Shutting Down The Government Would Be A “Great Campaign Issue”

Breitbart reports: President Donald Trump surprised talk radio host Rush Limbaugh by calling him on the air to congratulate him on the 30th anniversary of his show. “You’re a very special man, Rush, and you have people that love you. I’m one of them,” Trump said. “What you do for this country, people have no idea how important your voice …

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Pentagon Takes First Steps To Launch Space Force

Defense One reports: The U.S. Defense Department this week will take the first steps to create the Space Force, a new branch of the military ordered up by President Trump but not yet fully backed by Congress. In coming months, Defense Department leaders plan to stand up three of the four components of the new Space Force: a new combatant …

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REPORT: Trump Ignores Direction From John Kelly, Sets Daily Agenda By What He Just Saw On Fox & Friends

From a Politico article on the “futility” of John Kelly’s job: With the president working around his own chief, keeping Trump on task has proved a challenge. Trump now adds to his daily schedule in a black appointment book, jotting down meetings he schedules the day of with the help of his personal aide, Madeline Westerhout. A White House spokeswoman …

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NYT Publisher: Trump Boasted About Popularizing “Fake News” Phrase, Cited Countries That Suppress Media

Yesterday afternoon Trump tweeted about a previously off-the-record meeting with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, prompting Sulzberger to issue a statement discounting Trump’s account of the meeting. That, of course, sent Glorious Leader into a raging tweetstorm in which he accused the nation’s newspapers of being “unpatriotic.” Today, we have a follow-up. The New York Times reports: In a …

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Trump Rages About “Unpatriotic” Media After NY Times Publishes Report Of His Meeting With Their Publisher

Glorious Leader is ever so pissed once again: Here’s four more: President Trump on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the media in which he called reporters “unpatriotic” for reporting on the inner workings of the government. In a series of tweets, the president singled out The New York Times and The Washington Post for writing “bad stories” about his administration, …

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Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday threatened a federal government shutdown if Congressional Democrats would not back immigration reform, including a border wall. In a series of early morning posts on Twitter, the president lambasted Congress over immigration reform. He then threatened to shut down the government if Congress didn’t move U.S. laws “based on MERIT!” Amid searing …

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Covfefe 2: Twitter Completes Giuliani’s “You” Tweet

Rudy Giuliani this morning tweeted the single word “You” before posting a second tweet promoting his appearances on this morning’s Sunday news shows, saying “I know what’s in the remaining tapes a lot of them. More disgusting deception about not recording. A lot more support for what should be obvious the President did nothing wrong.” Twitter, of course, is having …

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Trump Again Lies About Polling Better Than Lincoln

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday repeated false claims that his poll numbers among Republican are higher than former President Lincoln. In an early morning tweet, Trump tweeted that he has the “highest Poll Numbers in the history of the Republican Party.” It is unclear what poll Trump was citing, but the tweet echoed similar comments he made earlier …

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Junior Lies About Obama’s Economic Record

The Week reports: Donald Trump Jr. is a proud son. When he heard the news of the economy surging to 4.1 percent GDP growth, he immediately took to Twitter to tout his father’s achievements. There’s just one problem with Jr.’s claim: Former President Barack Obama did, in fact, break 2 percent growth on multiple occasions. There were 15 quarters during …

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White House Hails Trump For United “Sates” Economy

In a tweet that was posted three hours ago and has not been removed at this writing, the White House hailed the booming economy given to the United “Sates” by Glorious Leader. Embarrassing misspellings, aside, here’s some fact-checking from the Associated Press: The U.S. economy just entered its 10th year of growth, a recovery that began under President Barack Obama, …

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Omarosa Promotes Her “Explosive” Trump Tell-All Book

From the Amazon description of her book: The former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House provides a jaw-dropping look into the corruption and controversy of the current administration. Few have been a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship has spanned …

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Cuccinelli Tweets Photo Of Jim Jordan: “Who Better To Wrestle Dems To The Ground? #JimJordan4Speaker!”

This really happened today: While trying to promote Congressman Jim Jordan’s campaign to replace Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Speaker of the House, Ken Cuccinelli — who is the president of the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC and frequently appears on CNN — accidentally reminded everyone that the lawmaker has been accused of allowing physical abuse to take place while he …

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Trump Lies To Steel Workers: I Won The Women’s Vote

Mediaite reports: During a Thursday Granite City, IL speech at one of U.S. Steel’s mill, Trump touted job numbers, giving himself a pat on the back for recent employment growth before erroneously claiming he secured the majority of the women’s vote. Addressing a cheering crowd, Trump said, “I did win that women’s vote, didn’t I? Remember? Remember they said, why …

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WH Cites Bad Weather As Trump Ducks Media On Way To Airport, Reporters Note Current Clear Skies Over DC

Trump rarely misses a chance to bloviate: President Trump departed the White House on Thursday for a trip to Iowa and Illinois without facing the news media, citing bad weather despite clear skies in the nation’s capital. The president typically reaches Air Force One by taking a helicopter from the White House to Joint Base Andrews, a setting that allows …

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Trump Threatens “Shadow Ban” Probe Of Twitter

Bloomberg reports: Twitter stock extended losses, declining 4 percent in pre-market trading as U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the social network for “shadow banning” Republicans. Trump’s tweet came the morning after a Vice News report that said Twitter was limiting the visibility of prominent Republicans in search results. The report said Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, as well as some …

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House Republicans File To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

The Hill reports: A group of conservative House lawmakers on Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the top Department of Justice (DOJ) official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The impeachment document makes a series of charges against Rosenstein, the latest sign of escalating efforts among conservatives to oust the DOJ’s No. 2 official. …

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WH Bans CNN Reporter For Asking Trump About Putin

CNN reports: The White House took retaliatory action against Kaitlan Collins, a White House reporter for CNN, after Collins asked President Trump questions at an Oval Office photo op on Wednesday. Collins was representing all the television networks as the “pool reporter” in the room during the early afternoon meeting between Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European …

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MISSOURI: US Senate Candidate “Triggers Liberals” By Giving Away Machine That Makes Untraceable Guns

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Nearly a year after he was temporarily booted off of Facebook for raffling off an AR-15 rifle, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate is giving away a machine capable of printing parts for a similar firearm. Austin Petersen, who ran for president as a Libertarian in 2016, issued a press release and a letter to …

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Paul Ryan Reads Mean Tweets About Him [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Speaker Paul Ryan took a break from his GOP leadership duties on Wednesday to read a series of nasty (and funny) tweets aimed at his political character, his workout routine, and the fate of his animal-infested SUV. Ryan’s staff made the video ahead of a speech the speaker will give Wednesday morning to congressional interns. His remarks …

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GEORGIA: GOP State Rep Resigns After Dropping Pants And Shouting N-Word In Sacha Baron Cohen Episode

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: The Georgia lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs during an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series is resigning his seat in the state Legislature, according to House Speaker David Ralston’s office. State Rep. Jason Spencer faced increasing pressure to step down shortly after the episode of “Who is America?” aired Sunday night, and …

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