Politics

Restaurant Owner: I’d Kick Her Out Again, No Regrets

The owner of Virginia’s Red Hen restaurant has explained how things went down with booting Sarah Huckabee Sanders. An excerpt: The Red Hen is no bigger than some apartments, and the group table was impossible to miss: Sanders in a black dress, her husband, three or four men and women of roughly similar ages, and an older couple. “They had …

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Ana Navarro: Getting Kicked Out Of Restaurants Is The Cost Of Being An Accomplice To Trump’s Cruelty

Mediaite reports: Ana Navarro said this afternoon people are clearly bothered to see President Trump “lie and lie and lie.” And while some people are offended by baking cakes for gay couples, she added, “some people find the idea of tearing children away from their families and then lying about it morally offensive.” She said she does feel badly Huckabee …

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Comey: I’m So Embarrassed By Trump’s Migrant Policy, I Wanted To Tell Irish Customs Agents I’m Canadian

The Irish Times reports: Former FBI director James Comey has said he was so ashamed by his country’s separation of children and parents at the Mexican border that he and his wife had considered telling people they were Canadian on arriving in Ireland. “I am ashamed of the way my country has acted with respect of those children. I am …

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Virginia Restaurant Boots Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Newsweek reports: After a Virginia restaurant reportedly threw out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family on Friday night, reviewers swarmed to their Facebook and Yelp page to post feedback. On Friday night, Jaike Foley-Schultz, allegedly a waiter at The Red Hen, a restaurant on Washington Street in Lexington, took to Facebook to announce that Sanders was …

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ICE Seeks 15,000 More Beds For Migrant Families

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States. Immigration authorities on Friday issued a notice that they may seek up …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republican US House Nominee Katie Arrington Seriously Injured In Fatal Car Accident

The Post & Courier reports: Katie Arrington, who two weeks ago won the Republican 1st Congressional District nomination over Mark Sanford, was in a fatal car accident late Friday, sustaining serious injuries but was alert and talking after surgery early this morning, her spokesman said. She sustained a fracture in her back and several broken ribs. Other injuries will require …

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Stormy Daniels And Kathy Griffin: #FuckTrump

The Hill reports: Comedian Kathy Griffin and adult-film actress Stormy Daniels posed together in a photo this week raising a middle finger to President Trump. Daniels later shared the tweet, thanking the comedian. The photo comes just days after Griffin went after first lady Melania Trump over her statement saying she “hates” seeing immigrant families separated at the border. “F— …

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GOP Rep Summons Sergeant-At-Arms When Dem Rep Won’t Stop Playing Audio Of Crying Children [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Two lawmakers got into a scuffle on the House floor Friday when a Democratic lawmaker defied demands to stop playing audio of crying immigrant children separated from their parents during a speech in the House chamber. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., started his remarks by saying “if the Statue of Liberty could cry, she would be crying today. …

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NYPD Sued For Trump Family’s Handgun Records

Courthouse News reports: The New York City Police Department was hit with a lawsuit on Thursday to cough up handgun license applications submitted by President Donald Trump and his sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. “[The NYPD’s] failure to fulfill their public disclosure obligations has stifled public knowledge of matters of great public interest regarding the president and his …

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76% Say Self-Pardon Should Result In Impeachment

The Associated Press reports: Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. And if the nation’s chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president. Those are the findings of a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which …

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Trump To GOP: Stop Wasting Time On Immigration

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday told Republican lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation as the House grapples with a compromise bill. The tweet comes after the House rejected a hardline immigration bill and Republican leaders delayed the vote on a separate, more moderate bill to next week. “Elect more Republicans in November and we will …

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Bolton To Visit Moscow To Broker Summit With Putin

Politico reports: National security adviser John Bolton will visit Moscow next week to discuss a potential meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House said on Thursday morning. “On June 25-27, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton will meet with U.S. allies in London and Rome to discuss national security issues, and travel to Moscow …

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Melania Trump Wore This Jacket On The Way To Texas

The Daily Mail reports: Melania Trump made quite the sartorial statement on Thursday when she donned a jacket with the words, ‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ written across the back while boarding a plane to visit immigrant children being held at the border in Texas. The 48-year-old first lady was pictured arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland …

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Melania Makes Surprise Visit To Texas Detention Center

CBS News reports: First Lady Melania Trump has arrived at a detention center in Texas housing immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “First Lady Melania Trump has arrived in Texas to take part in briefings and tours at a nonprofit social services center for children who have entered the United States illegally and a customs and …

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WEST VIRGINIA: Anti-Gay Supreme Court Justice Who Wrote Book On Corruption Indicted On 22 Counts Of…

You knew how to finish the headline before you clicked. Law & Crime reports: West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry, who authored a book on political corruption in his home state, was indicted on 22 federal charges, ranging from fraud to witness tampering, for alleged corruption of his own. According to the indictment, Loughry fraudulently used a government-issued credit …

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Trump Mocks “Elite” Opponents: I’m Richer, Smarter, Have A Better Apartment, And I’m President [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has questioned why his opponents are often referred to as “the elite,” saying he is richer than they are and has a nicer apartment. Speaking at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota, the president took a break from espousing his “tough” immigration policies to outline his power and wealth in comparison to “the elite.” “Do you …

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Netanyahu’s Wife Charged With “Systemic Fraud”

Haaretz reports: Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on Thursday for alleged “systematic fraud” involving hundreds of thousands of shekels in connection with meal expenses incurred at the Prime Minister’s Residence. Sara Netanyahu was charged along with Ezra Saidoff, a former deputy director general of the Prime Minister’s Office. The two are charged in an …

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Judges And Religious Leaders File To Revoke Liquor License For Trump’s DC Hotel Over “Egregious Conduct”

The BBC reports: A hotel owned by US President Donald Trump should have its liquor license revoked, a group of religious leaders and judges say. The group filed a complaint to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) saying the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC should lose its license due to Mr Trump’s “egregious conduct”. Local laws say only people …

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TEXAS: Anti-Liberals Billboard Removed After Uproar

Fox News reports: A billboard in Texas that warned liberals to keep driving until they leave the state has been removed. The billboard, which read, “Liberals, Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS,” was removed Wednesday after someone posted a photo of it to Facebook. The owner of the billboard said that the client …

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REPORT: Trump Tossed Starburst Candy To Merkel At G7 Summit, Said “Don’t Say I Never Give You Anything”

Newsweek reports: During his controversial meeting with leaders of the G-7 less than two weeks ago, President Donald Trump allegedly threw two pieces of Starburst candies on the table in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying “Here, Angela. Don’t say I never give you anything.” The exchange, described on CBS News by Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, sheds further …

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