Politics

Ivanka Trump Has Baby Boy

USA Today reports: Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican front-runner Donald Trump, has given birth to a baby boy, she announced via Twitter Sunday. Theodore James is her third child with her husband Jared Kushner. “Jared and I feel incredibly blessed to announce the arrival of Theodore James Kushner,” Ivanka Trump tweeted. Donald Trump has made frequent reference to his …

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CUBA: Rolling Stones Play Historic Concert [VIDEOS]

CNN reports: It may have only been rock ‘n’ roll — but Cubans seemed to like it. On Friday, the Rolling Stones became the first major international rock band to play in Cuba, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to a free concert at a decrepit sports complex on the road to the airport. For years, following the Cuban revolution, …

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Bernie Sanders May Sweep Today’s Caucuses

Via Politico: Washington state, Alaska and Hawaii all hold Democratic nomination contests on Saturday, and Sanders has a fighting chance for a sweep. All three states are holding caucuses, an activist-heavy format that Sanders has thrived on. Washington state and Alaska are also heavy on white Democrats, a core Sanders constituency, and have relatively few African Americans. Hawaii is a …

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Trending Today On Twitter: #CruzSexScandal

Teabagistan is aflame today over the National Enquirer’s claim that Ted Cruz made sexytime with five women not married to him in Jesus’ name. They write: Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is trying to survive an explosive “dirt file” on the finger-wagging conservative senator! And the new issue of The National ENQUIRER — on newsstands now — reveals how the reports …

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Trump Mocks Backers Of Cruz In New Clip [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is using quotes from people who have endorsed rival Ted Cruz in a video attacking the Texas senator. The video, posted on Instagram, highlights quotes Cruz’s former rivals for the GOP nomination made before they dropped out and endorsed him. It starts with an interview with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who …

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The View Panel Rips Into Ben Carson Over His Endorsement Of “Racist” Donald Trump [VIDEOS]

Via Mediaite: This morning, Ben Carson appeared on The View and the hosts there dug way, way into him about his support of Donald Trump. They called the presidential candidate a racist and took Carson to task for endorsing someone who has called him “pathological” and compared him to a child molester in the past. They held nothing back and …

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ARGENTINA: Obama Does The Tango [VIDEO]

NPR reports: When in Rome — or in this case, Buenos Aires. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama (right) tango with dancers during the state dinner in Argentina on Wednesday. President Obama danced the famous Argentine tango with a lithe dancer in a shimmery gold dress during the official state dinner at the Centro Cultural Kirchner in Buenos Aires, …

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ARIZONA: GOP Maricopa County Recorder Won’t Resign Over Primary Voter Suppression [VIDEO]

News outlets nationwide have reported on the mess in Arizona’s Mariciopa Country, the state’s most populous, where primary voters waited for hours due to a 70% reduction in the number of polling places. The GOP official who made that call says she won’t resign. Via the Arizona Republic: Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell took responsibility for the hours-long lines at …

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ALABAMA: Sanctity Of Marriage Champion Gov. Robert Bentley Busted Making Sexy Talk With Aide [AUDIO]

AL.com reports: Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley this afternoon apologized to the people of Alabama for explicit comments he made to Rebekah Mason, his top political adviser. But Bentley, who has been under siege since former Alabama Law Enforcement Secretary Spencer Collier accused him of having an affair, denied he had been involved in a physical relationship with her. Bentley said …

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AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Lifts “Continuity & Change” Slogan From HBO’s Veep

Actress Julie Louis-Dreyfus yesterday tweeted that she is “dumbstruck” that Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has begun using her Veep character’s amusingly contradictory campaign slogan in media appearances. Junkee reports: Over the past couple of days, Turnbull has been channeling his predecessor and whipping out a bit of a three-word slogan. He first broke it in on 7.30 with Leigh …

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Sanders And Cruz Win Utah Caucuses

Both Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz dominated the Utah caucuses last night, taking 79% and 69% of the votes respectively. Cruz takes all 40 of Utah’s delegates and Sanders picks up 18 on the Democratic side, leaving five for Hillary Clinton. The pledged Democratic delegate count stands at Clinton 1214, Sanders 901.

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Jewish Group AIPAC Apologizes For Trump Speech

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports: In an emotional apology, the AIPAC leadership expressed regret to President Barack Obama for an attack on him from its stage by Donald Trump, and for the loud applause it earned. “While we may have policy differences, we deeply respect the office of the President of the United States and our President Barack Obama,” Lillian …

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Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dies At Age 46

CTV News reports: Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor whose brash political style and admission he smoked crack cocaine while in office made headlines around the world, has died. He was 46. Ford, who was first diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in September 2014, died in a Toronto hospital on Tuesday, his family has confirmed. He began his …

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Dems Plot To Flip House If Trump Is Nominee

Democrats already have a decent chance of taking back the Senate majority, regardless of who the GOP nominee turns out to be. Today Politico reports that the GOP House majority may also be in jeopardy, should Trump prevail at the convention. They write: Donald Trump is on the verge of two things once thought to be impossible: winning the Republican …

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LIVE VIDEO: President Obama Arrives In Cuba

President Obama has just landed in Havana for his historic visit to Cuba. Watch below. Via Yahoo News: The three-day trip, the first by a U.S. president to Cuba in 88 years, is the culmination of a diplomatic opening announced by Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December 2014, ending a Cold War-era estrangement that began when the Cuban …

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Paul Ryan Meets With “Stop Trump” Donors

This happened on Trump’s home turf in Palm Beach. Via Politico: House Speaker Paul Ryan met Thursday night at a pricey French restaurant here with some of the party’s biggest donors to assess a political landscape dominated by one vexing question: what to do about Donald Trump. The dinner was a highlight of a secretive two-day conclave, convened under heavy …

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House Rep Blasts Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Inaction On Flint Crisis: You Haven’t Been In A Coma [VIDEO]

Whoa. The Detroit News has the exchange: Democrats on the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee attacked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday as he testified over the Flint water contamination crisis, with one member calling on him to resign. “I’ve had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies,” Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania told the governor. …

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Feds Weigh Indictment Of Former Rep. Aaron Schock

Politico reports today that federal prosecutors “have their sights” on disgraced former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock. They write: There have been a few random glimpses of the Illinois Republican since his abrupt departure from Capitol Hill: having dinner with his father in Peru last summer, and snowboarding with a friend in Aspen, Colorado, in February. Just this month, Schock was …

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FLOTUS: No White House Bid For Me [VIDEO]

The First Lady says there will not be another Obama in the White House any time in the near future. Via The Hill: “I’m going to continue to work with our young people all over the world,” the first lady said onstage during a conversation with rapper and actress Queen Latifah at the South by Southwest festival on Wednesday. “Not …

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Cites “Biden Rule” – Says There Will Be No SCOTUS Hearing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday shot down the idea of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland getting a hearing. McConnell insisted in a floor speech that the vacancy should be filled by the next president. “The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, …

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