Politics

Democrats Vow To Fight Back And Reverse Trans Ban

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: “Prejudice is not patriotism. Discrimination is not a national security strategy. This ban is nothing more than bigotry codified into law and an insult to all who have worn our nation’s uniform. Not only does it go against our values as Americans, it also makes us less safe. “Democrats believe diversity is our …

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GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Divorces Because Husband’s Hatred Of Her “Any Successes” Cost Her Being Trump’s VP

The Guardian reports: The Iowa senator Joni Ernst has stated she turned down the opportunity to be Donald Trump’s vice-president because she believed her husband Gail “hated any successes I have”. In an affidavit filed as part of divorce proceedings with her husband of 26 years, Ernst states: “in the summer of 2016, I was interviewed by Candidate Trump to …

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AOC Gives “Zero Fucks” About Her Critics [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Freshman New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) in an interview late Monday said she gives “zero” f—s about criticism she’s received from members of her own party. “I want to ask this question in a respectful manner, knowing also that you’re from Queens, so you will understand this question,” he continued. “And the BX,” Ocasio-Cortez, who is …

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Trump: Covington Students Are Symbols Of Fake News

The Washington Post reports: After a weekend marked by bitter recriminations over race and political bias, with the nation transfixed by viral videos depicting a confrontation between a crowd of Catholic schoolboys and a Native American elder, calls went out Monday — the federal holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. — for restraint. But for President Trump, …

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Anti-Israel Protesters Crash French Eurovision Semifinal

The Times Of Israel reports: Anti-Israel protesters briefly interrupted a Eurovision song contest qualifying round in France Saturday, as Israeli singer Netta Barzilai stood on stage. A broadcast of the concert showed four or five protesters rush the stage, with at least one person holding a sign reading “No to Eurovision 2019 in Israel,” before being swiftly escorted away. The …

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Sen. Kamala Harris: I’m Running For President [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced on Monday that she will run for president in 2020, becoming the third senator since December to enter what is likely to be a crowded Democratic primary field. “I am running for president,” Harris, the first African-American to formally enter the 2020 fray, said on an early-morning Martin Luther King Jr. Day …

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Jimmy Carter Urges Cory Booker To Run For President

The Hill reports: Former President Jimmy Carter urged Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to run for president in an Instagram Live video on Sunday. Booker, who is known for his social media savvy, took to the platform to film a road trip through Georgia with civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) ahead of MLK Day. “I’m very glad to have …

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Giuliani Says Maybe Trump Did Talk To Michael Cohen Before Testifying To Congress But “So What?” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Guiliani on Sunday said it’s “possible” that president spoke to his former attorney Michael Cohen ahead of his congressional testimony. “Which would be perfectly normal,” Guiliani told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “So what?” “As far as I know, President Trump did not have discussions with him,” he added. “Certainly no discussions with …

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TWEETSTORM: Trump Rages At “Radical” Nancy Pelosi

The Hill reports: President Trump early Sunday sought to sell his new immigration proposal, which includes funding for a wall along the southern border and extended protection for certain immigrant groups, amid pushback from Democrats and hard-line conservatives. In several tweets, Trump singled out Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her opposition to the proposal, calling her a “Radical Democrat” and …

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SNL’s Donald Trump Plays “Deal Or No Deal” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: “Saturday Night Live” returned from its winter break to skewer President Trump’s attempts to end the partial government shutdown that’s been ongoing for nearly a month. President Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, as a contestant on the television game show “Deal or No Deal,” was given an opportunity to negotiate an end to the shutdown, created by …

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LIVE VIDEO: Women’s March On Washington DC

USA Today reports: Battling internal power struggles, including accusations of anti-Semitism, the Women’s March that roared onto the political scene following the election of Donald Trump as president is hitting the streets of Washington Saturday, joined by “sister marches” in hundreds of other U.S. cities. But a cause that in 2017 drew 3.3 million to 5.2 million nationwide – making …

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Gillibrand Defends Call For Al Franken To Resign: My Silence Meant Defending Him, Which I Wouldn’t Do

CNN reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defended her decision to call on former Sen. Al Franken to resign after allegations of unwanted touching and kissing were made against him, earning praise from a friendly audience of Iowans in Sioux City on Friday. Gillibrand said Friday that she made the decision to help push him out because “my silence meant I was …

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GOP Leaders Of Michigan And North Carolina Offer To Host Trump’s SOTU At Their State Capitol Buildings

Mediaite reports: The GOP House Speakers of two states have invited President Donald Trump to give his State of the Union from their respective state capitols. “Due to the unavailability of the United States House of Representatives for your State of the Union address, I would like to extend to you an official invite to deliver your address in the …

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Mueller’s Office Disputes Buzzfeed’s Perjury Report

CNN reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office is disputing a BuzzFeed report that President Donald Trump directed his then-personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the proposed Moscow Trump Tower project. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not …

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Kamala Harris Picks Baltimore For 2020 Headquarters

The Baltimore Sun reports:  Sen. Kamala Harris has selected Baltimore for her campaign headquarters if she runs for president, as expected, in 2020, according to sources familiar with the California Democrat’s plans. Harris picked Baltimore because of its diversity, its proximity to Washington and because it is in the Eastern time zone, the sources said, who requested anonymity because Harris …

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Pelosi’s Spox: Our Trip To Afghanistan Is Off Due To “Grave Threat” Created By Trump Revealing Its Details

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump and the White House’s revelation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Afghanistan travel plans had put the group traveling there in danger and forced them to scrap the trip entirely, her spokesperson said Friday, pointing to a formal government assessment. After Trump decided to block Pelosi, D-Calif., and other lawmakers from using a military jet …

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GOP Rep. Steve King Fundraises Off Racism Backlash

The Des Moines Register reports: While Republicans and Democrats are condemning or calling for Rep. Steve King’s resignation after his comments on white nationalism and white supremacy, the congressman is using the backlash to raise money for his campaign. “The unhinged left has teamed up with Republican ‘NeverTrumpers’ and is pulling out all the stops to destroy me,” King wrote …

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McConnell Again Blocks Bill To Reopen Government

ABC News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked legislation on Thursday that would have reopened most of the federal government impacted by the partial shutdown. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tried to get consent to take up a House-passed bill that would reopen all agencies except the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is at the center of the …

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Tapper: Trump Told The Taliban That Pelosi Is Coming

Mediaite reports: A visibly astonished and displeased Jake Tapper took pains to point out that when President Donald Trump ostentatiously canceled Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s secret trip (with a congressional delegation) to Afghanistan, he compromised the entire delegation by announcing “to the world, including the Taliban,” that Pelosi was headed to the war-torn region. Tapper led Thursday’s edition …

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GOP House Rep. Tom Marino Abruptly Resigns

CNN reports: Rep. Tom Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican, announced Thursday he’ll resign from Congress to pursue a private sector job, after just starting his fifth term in Congress. “As of January 23, 2019, I am officially stepping down from Congress,” Marino said in a statement. “Having spent over two decades serving the public, I have chosen to take a position …

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