Politics

LOS ANGELES: Democratic Socialist Protesters Hound “Fascist” Proud Boys Meeting Out Of Local Bar [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Members of the pro-Trump group “Proud Boys” were chased out of a Los Angeles bar on Saturday by a group of Democratic Socialist protesters. Video from the incident shows the leftwing activists shouting “No Proud Boys, no KKK, no fascist USA” at the group at LA bar “The Griffin.” The LA chapter of Democratic Socialists of America …

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Germany Says Europe Can No Longer Rely On The US

Reuters reports: Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday Europe could not rely on Donald Trump and needed to close ranks after the U.S. president called the European Union a “foe” with regard to trade. “We can no longer completely rely on the White House,” Heiko Maas told the Funke newspaper group. “To maintain our partnership with the USA we must …

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Chinese Tariffs May Double Price Of MAGA Hats

ABC News reports: The latest round of tariffs on products from China proposed by President Donald Trump could double the price of “Make America Great Again” hats inspired by his 2016 campaign slogan, according to a merchandiser who imports them. The new tariffs announced Thursday would hit $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, especially consumer goods, including the popular hats …

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Most Russians Find Trump Self-Centered, Dangerous

The Conversation reports: Donald Trump sits down with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki for their first one-on-one summit. In anticipation of this event, Russian pollster VCIOM asked the Russian public this week about how they viewed the American president and U.S.-Russian relations. Though an authoritarian country, public opinion is still an important factor that the Russian …

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House Freedom Caucus Preps To Impeach Rosenstein

Today’s indictments are only speeding up the plan: House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark …

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Hudson’s Bay Drops Ivanka Trump’s Fashion Line

Global News reports: Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) pulled all items from the Ivanka Trump fashion line from their website overnight and said they will be “phasing” out the brand, both online and in-store, through the fall. In an email to Global News, HBC sent the following statement: “Hudson’s Bay is phasing out this brand through the fall based on its …

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Jill Stein Spends Recount Cash On Russian Defense

The Daily Beast reports: Money that Jill Stein raised to recount votes in 2016 swing states is being used by her campaign to pay for legal bills stemming from the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election. In June, The Daily Beast reported that the the U.S. Green Party candidate’s campaign, which raised $7.3 million for recounts in …

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Top National Security Council Official Ousted After Clashes With Miller Over False Immigration Reports

Politico reports: A top National Security Council official was forced out this week, the latest staffing change at the White House-based group since President Donald Trump named John Bolton his national security adviser in March. Jennifer Arangio, a senior director in the NSC division that deals with international organizations, was let go Thursday, according to a former White House official …

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LIVE VIDEO: Rod Rosenstein Unveils Indictments Of 12 Russian Military Officers For 2016 Hacking Of DNC

Speculation is running rampant of course: The Department of Justice announced in a tweet Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be holding a news conference with a law enforcement announcement the same day. No other details were released, but many believe this could lead to possible indictments. A similar situation occurred in February 2018, when Rosenstein called an …

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STUDY: Dark Money Funds 40% Of Congressional Ads

USA Today reports: Secret donors financed more than four out of every 10 television ads that outside groups broadcast this year to influence November’s high-stakes congressional elections, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Kantar Media data. Leading the way: organizations affiliated with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, whose conservative donor network plows hundreds of millions of dollars into politics and …

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Indiana Has Paid $21M To Clean Up Contamination By Pence Family Gas Stations, Huge Costs Still To Come

The Associated Press reports: Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build an empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the “front row of the American dream.” The collapse of Kiel Bros. Oil Co. in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is …

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OHIO: Columbus Police Chief Promises Probe Into “Motivations” Of Vice Cops In Arrest Of Stormy Daniels

Via press release from Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs: Vice personnel working Wednesday night believed they had probable cause that state law regulating sexually-oriented businesses was violated; however, one element of the law was missed in error and charges were subsequently dismissed. The facts behind the charges and the behavior witnessed by the Vice officers are a matter of public …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump And Theresa May Hold Joint Presser

CBS News reports: President Trump is holding a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Teresa May Friday, in the middle of his trip to the United Kingdom. Mr. Trump’s visit to Britain is sandwiched between the Brussels NATO summit, where he blasted allies over defense spending and trade, and ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in …

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Sacha Cohen Demands “Apology” From Sarah Palin

The Daily Beast reports: In a long Facebook post this week, Sarah Palin admitted that she had been “duped” by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his new Showtime series Who Is America?, called him “evil,” “exploitive” and “truly sick,” and challenged him to donate the proceeds to pro-veterans charities. Today, she got her response. As his new character Dr. Billy …

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LIVE VIDEO: FBI’s Peter Strzok Testifies Before House

The Hill reports: House lawmakers are poised to question Peter Strzok on Thursday in what is sure to be a lengthy, tense standoff between Republicans and the FBI agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference. Strzok has been in Republicans’ sights for several months after a Justice Department inspector general investigation revealed that he …

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Ryan: I’m Betting On Kevin McCarthy As Next Speaker

Roll Call reports: Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s Thursday interview with David M. Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., started with an admission that he has no regrets — “none whatsoever” — about retiring. It then diverted into a wide array of topics including his replacement, future plans and policy goals for his last few months in office. …

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OHIO: Charges Against Stormy Daniels Dismissed

CNN reports: Charges against adult film actress Stormy Daniels for allegedly touching three undercover detectives while performing at an Ohio strip club were dismissed Thursday, her attorney said. Daniels, who gained notoriety after suing President Donald Trump following an alleged affair, had faced three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron, court records show. She posted a $6,054 bail and …

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