Politics

ISRAEL: Netanyahu Slams Trump, Trump Cancels Visit

Donald Trump has canceled his visit to Israel after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the proposal to ban Muslim immigration. CNN International reports: Trump had planned to meet with Netanyahu December 28 in Israel, according to an Israeli government official, but shortly after the meeting was reported, Netanyahu’s office condemned Trump’s comments about Muslims. “Prime Minister Netanyahu rejects Donald Trump’s …

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Donald Trump Attacked By Bald Eagle [VIDEO]

USA! USA! Politico reports: A hyperactive bald eagle named Uncle Sam did not frighten Donald Trump during a photo shoot for Time magazine earlier this year, the Republican presidential candidate said Thursday. “No, not really,” he told the co-hosts of “Fox and Friends” in a telephone interview. With the release of its annual list, Time also posted previously unpublished content …

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White House: LGBT Refugees To Get Priority

The White House has rejected any quota for LGBT Syrian refugees but says their asylum requests will get priority attention due to their status as a persecuted minority. Stand by for Teabagistan to completely lose their shit. Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: White House Press Josh Earnest explained the administration’s position in response to a question from the …

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BRITAIN: Over 200,000 Sign Petition Calling For Trump To Be Banned, Parliament Must Now Consider

Well, THAT didn’t take long. The BBC reports: A petition calling for Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump to be barred from entering UK has gathered more than 200,000 names, so MPs will have to consider debating the issue. The petition went on Parliament’s e-petition website on Tuesday. It was posted in response to Mr Trump’s call for a temporary halt …

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Sanders: Trump Has Emboldened Racists [VIDEO]

Last night Bernie Sanders told Rachel Maddow that Donald Trump has encouraged the nation’s racists to come out of the shadows:  Top Democrats bashed Donald Trump Tuesday for his plan to ban foreign Muslims from entering the country. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Trump’s call for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” has encouraged racists …

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White House: Donald Trump’s “Toxic Rhetoric Is Disqualifying” For The Presidency [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: White House press secretary Josh Earnest sharply denounced Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is “disqualifying” and calling on all other Republicans to renounce any support for the real estate mogul even if he becomes the GOP nominee. “What he said is disqualifying,” Earnest said of Trump. …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Denounces Trump [VIDEO]

Saying that he typically does not comment on the presidential race, this morning newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan held a press conference is which he forcefully denounced Donald Trump and the call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. Watch below. Ryan’s message is, of course, being met with scorn and ridicule at Breitbart.

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NEVADA: GOP State Pol Michelle Fiore Volunteers To Shoot Syrian Refugees In The Head

Nevada GOP Assemblywoman Michello Fiore went viral in the last week with her holiday card which features every member of her family clutching guns. Today we learn that she would just love to “put a piece of brass” in the heads of Syrian refugees. Via Talking Points Memo: During her weekly show on Las Vegas radio station KWDN, Fiore discussed …

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FIREWORKS: Trump Vs CNN’s Chris Cuomo [VIDEO]

Donald Trump is calling into all of the morning shows today and his exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo really got heated. Mediaite recaps: Chris Cuomo‘s interview with Donald Trump went completely off the rails this morning on CNN’s New Day as they battled over the implications of his extreme call from yesterday to ban all Muslims from coming into the …

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BRITAIN: Petition Launched To Ban Trump From UK Over “Hate Speech & Unacceptable Behavior”

“The signatories believe Donald J Trump should be banned from UK entry for his continued, unrepentant hate speech and unacceptable behaviour. His unacceptable behaviour is well documented, and we feel it foments racial, religious and nationalistic intolerance which should not be welcome in the UK.  The UK has banned entry to many individuals for hate speech. This same principle should …

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Addresses Nation On ISIS

President Obama will address the nation shortly with a message about ISIS and the continuing battle against terrorism. Watch the official live White House video feed below.

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Jimmy Carter: I’m Now Cancer-Free

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday his cancer is gone. Carter, 91, made the announcement near the beginning of the Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, a close friend and fellow church member said. “He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” Jill Stuckey said …

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Obama Issues Statement On San Bernardino Shooting, Calls Gun Law Loopholes “Insane ” [VIDEO]

NBC News recaps today’s address by the president: President Barack Obama pledged Saturday that Americans “will not be terrorized” by the threat of mass shootings, but described U.S. gun laws as “insane.” In his weekly address, he said the victims of the San Bernardino massacre should be honored by ongoing efforts to defend America. “That’s how we can send a …

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GERMANY: Parliament Votes To Support ISIS Fight

The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of supporting the fight against ISIS. TIME reports: Members of Germany’s Parliament approved Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to send forces to Syria in support of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday. Germany will deploy 1,200 troops as part of the one-year mission, which is projected to …

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Trump Leads By 20 Points In New National CNN Poll

Right wing sites are slightly pausing their San Bernardino celebrations to trumpet the “media fail” evidenced by the latest national poll which shows Donald Trump leading the field by 20 points. CNN reports: Donald Trump is once again alone at the top of the Republican field, according to the latest CNN/ORC Poll, with 36% of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents …

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Senate Votes To Repeal Obamacare

This one will actually get to Obama’s desk. The Hill reports: The Senate on Thursday passed legislation repealing the core pillars of ObamaCare, taking a major step toward sending such a bill to the president’s desk for the first time. Republicans hailed it as a political messaging victory and a fulfillment of their promise from the 2014 midterm election to …

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GOP Says No To New Gun Regulations, Not Even For Suspected Terrorists On No-Fly Lists [VIDEO]

House Speaker Paul Ryan today dismissed President Obama’s call for new gun regulations, saying instead the nation should focus on mental illness. Via USA Today: “People with mental illness are getting guns and committing these mass shootings,” Ryan said on CBS This Morning. Ryan made the same point earlier this week in reaction to the post-Thanksgiving shooting at a Colorado …

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Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Staffer Arrested For Bringing Loaded Gun Into Capitol Office Building

Roll Call reports: Capitol Police arrested an employee with the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms for attempting to bring a loaded handgun into a Senate office building. Christopher Carpenter ‎of Stafford, Va., was arrested around 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, when an X-ray bag screening required to enter the building revealed a gun. Capitol Police Spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider wrote …

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Sen. Orrin Hatch: The Wall Of Separation Between Church And State Must Come Down

“Our history tells us that faith and public life are complementary parts of American life. But invocation of the “wall of separation” between church and state has become shorthand for a particular narrative about the history and status of religion in American life. This narrative is wrong. “Such an approach undermines religious liberty and limits the ways in which faith …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan: How Do You Like My Beard?

Paul Ryan is pumping out photos of his stubble on social media and is asking how long it’s been a House Speaker had a beard. SO many joke opportunities, but the most obvious answer is Dennis Hastert. Insert rim shot.

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