Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Michelle Obama: I’ll Never Forgive Trump’s Birtherism

The Washington Post reports: In the 426-page book, Obama lays out her complicated relationship with the political world that made her famous. But her memoir is not a Washington read full of gossip and political score-settling — though she does lay bare her deep, quaking disdain for Trump, who she believes put her family’s safety at risk with his vehement …

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Acting AG Matt Whitaker: Judges Should Be Christians

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s new attorney general once said that judges should be Christian and proposed blocking non-religious people from judicial appointments. Matthew Whitaker, who was made acting attorney general on Wednesday after Trump fired Jeff Sessions, said judges needed a “biblical view of justice” and questioned the judgment of secular lawyers. Whitaker made the remarks at a conservative …

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LIVE VIDEO: Protect Mueller Protest In Times Square

MoveOn’s protests calling for Trump to keep his tiny elfin hands of the Mueller investigation are happening right now all over the country. Watch below as New Yorkers gather in Times Square before marching down to Union Square for speeches from prominent activists, politicians, and celebrities. I’ll add live-streams from other cities as they become available.

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Trump Edict Restricts Migrants From Seeking Asylum

Axios reports: The Trump administration has posted a new regulation that will allow President Trump, via proclamation, to prohibit certain immigrants from seeking asylum, senior administration officials told reporters Thursday afternoon. This will allow Trump to block any immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally from receiving asylum, and comes as a caravan of Central Americans makes its way toward the …

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Trump’s Acting AG Won’t Recuse From Russia Probe

The Washington Post reports: Acting attorney general Matt Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the special-counsel probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people close to him who added they do not believe he would approve any subpoena of President Trump as part of that investigation. Since stepping into his new role Wednesday, Whitaker …

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DC Arts Commission Bans “Lewd, Vulgar, Political” Art Days After Trump Taps Rick Scott Aide To Head NEA

The Washington Post reports: The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities has added sweeping language to already approved grants requiring artists and arts organizations to avoid producing work that could be considered lewd, vulgar or political. In a rare step made after millions of dollars in public funding was approved last month, the local arts commision said it would …

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Man Charged With Death Threats Against Don Lemon, Also Called Maxine Waters, Schumer, Avenatti, Others

USA Today reports: A 39-year-old Arkansas man was arrested on election day after he allegedly made more than 40 calls to CNN headquarters, some of which included death threats against CNN anchor Don Lemon. Benjamin Craig Matthews of Mountain Home faces five felony counts of terroristic threatening, nine misdemeanor counts of harassing communications and four misdemeanor counts of second-degree terroristic …

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Appeals Court Rules Against Trump On Ending DACA

Buzzfeed News reports: Current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue to receive the protections of the Obama-era program for now, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction preventing the Trump administration from rescinding DACA as to current recipients. Earlier this week, the …

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New Acting Attorney General Has Very Shady Past

The Daily Beast reports: Our new acting attorney general was listed on the advisory board of a patent marketing company that federal authorities shut down as a fraudulent scheme that bilked aspiring inventors of millions of dollars and intimated that those who publicly complained might have to deal with a “security team” of Israeli ex-special forces operators schooled in Krav …

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White House Bans CNN Reporter Jim Acosta, Shares Clip Doctored By Infowars “Proving” He Assaulted Intern

NBC News reports: Acosta tweeted Wednesday night that he was denied access when he tried to enter the White House. He added in another tweet that he didn’t “blame” the U.S. Secret Service agent who stopped him. “I know he’s just doing his job,” Acosta wrote. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders later issued a statement that said the reporter’s “hard pass” …

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TOMORROW: #ProtectMueller Protests Nationwide

Via press release from MoveOn: BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Trump has …

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Schumer: Trump Is “Delusional” For Claiming Victory

Politico reports: Chuck Schumer charged Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “delusional” for claiming victory in the midterm elections, insisting that the Democratic Party is poised to compete for the Senate and presidency in 2020 despite losses in key Senate races. Trump cast the election as vindication for his campaign strategy, emphasizing the GOP’s gains in the Senate and claiming …

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Pelosi Demands Acting AG Recuse Himself On Mueller

Yahoo News reports: House minority leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called on newly appointed acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to recuse himself from overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling. Whitaker, the former chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, succeeded Sessions Wednesday after the one-time Alabama senator resigned at Trump’s direction. Whitaker criticized Mueller for …

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BREAKING: Attorney General Jeff Sessions “Resigns”

The Wall Street Journal reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has resigned at the request of President Trump. The move follows months of Mr. Trump expressing his displeasure with Mr. Sessions in critical tweets. The abrupt move ended Mr. Sessions’ tumultuous tenure as the nation’s top law-enforcement officer. Throughout, he couldn’t shake Mr. Trump’s displeasure over the special-counsel investigation into Russian …

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Trump Explodes At Jim Acosta: You Are Rude Terrible Person And Shouldn’t Be Working For CNN [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Trump refused to answer a follow-up question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who persisted in his attempt to ask the president about the Russia investigation. Trump spoke loudly over Acosta and demanded he hand over the microphone. “That’s enough,” Trump said repeatedly as Acosta continued to try and ask his question. When a White House aide attempted …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser On Midterm Results

Patch reports: President Donald Trump will hold a press conference late Wednesday morning, the day after Democrats officially took control of the U.S. House of Representatives. With the Democrats taking the House, there are major implications for Trump himself. Key House committees that can investigate the president will now have Democrats in charge and can take on more aggressive probes …

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Trump Threatens Democrats As Investigations Loom

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump will soon be on the receiving end of something he didn’t see much from a Republican-led Congress: orders, backed up by subpoenas, for officials to answer questions on controversial policies like the dispatch of thousands of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. “Two can play that game!” Trump wrote Wednesday on Twitter. Now that Democrats have …

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Trump Claims “Very Big Win” Despite Losing House

Roll Call reports: Even though his party lost control of the House, President Donald Trump declared a “big victory” on Wednesday morning as he focused on Republicans picking up seats in the Senate. The Associated Press projects the chamber will remain in Republican hands, with a Democratic takeover bid blocked after losses in Indiana and North Dakota. But Democrats, fueled …

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FTC Shuts Down $100 Million “Trumpcare” Scam

The Miami Herald reports: A South Florida company that collected more than $100 million in premiums selling sham health insurance “for smart people” through a network of deceptive websites, including one called trumpcarequotes.com, was ordered by a federal judge to temporarily shut down following consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. Simple Health Plans, based in Hollywood, lured “tens of …

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MONACO: Russian Billionaire Targeted By Mueller For Links To Trump Gets Arrested On Corruption Charges

Radio Free Europe reports: A Russian billionaire who purchased a mansion from President Trump in 2008 in a business deal that is now being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller was arrested Tuesday in Monaco on corruption charges. Dmitri Rybolovlev, president of AS Monaco, was taken into custody by Monacan authorities on Tuesday and is under investigation for charges of …

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