Tag Archives: Idiocracy

Trump: “Cryin Chuck” Lied About My Temper Tantrum

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is back on Twitter, this time disputing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer‘s account of how their meeting together fell apart yesterday. Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Congressional Democrats journeyed to the White House yesterday for a new round of discussions about the government shutdown over Trump’s demand for a border wall. After negotiations …

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Trump Rages: NBC Is Working With The Democrats

Deadline reports: Some folks just never get over their former employer. President Donald Trump threw some evening shade on NBC and its cable news outlet late last night, tweeting that both “are going crazy” and “are truly the Opposition Party.” The former host of NBC’s The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice even threw in a slam at an MSNBC rival …

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Trump’s Shutdown Halts FDA’s Food Safety Inspections

NBC News reports: The ongoing federal government shutdown has stopped most food safety inspections, but the Food and Drug Administration is planning to resume at least some of them. To do it, the agency will have to force furloughed workers to come back without pay. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said he is trying to pinpoint the most essential inspections, …

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Coast Guard Shutdown Tips: Garage Sales, Babysitting

The Washington Post reports: Employees of the U.S. Coast Guard who are facing a long U.S. government shutdown just received a suggestion: To get by without pay, consider holding a garage sale, babysitting, dog-walking or serving as a “mystery shopper.” The suggestions were part of a five-page tip sheet published by the Coast Guard Support Program, an employee-assistance arm of …

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Second Federal Union Sues Trump Over Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: The National Treasury Employees Union became the second federal employees’ union to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the shutdown. Tuesday’s collective action alleges more than 400,000 federal employees — including tens of thousands of NTEU members — are being forced to work without pay during the partial government closure. The complaint asked that …

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Sanders: Emergency Wall Order Is Still On The Table

The Hill reports: President Trump considers the declaration of a national emergency to circumvent Congress and begin construction on a border wall to be on the table, his top spokesperson said Wednesday. Though Trump didn’t mention the possibility of a declaration during a primetime address to the nation Tuesday night, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told Fox News that …

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Trump: My Border Visit Is Pointless, But I’m Still Going

The New York Times reports: In taking his argument to a national television audience and on a trip to the Texas border he plans to take on Thursday, Mr. Trump hoped to reframe the debate. Yet privately, Mr. Trump dismissed his own new strategy as pointless. In an off-the-record lunch with television anchors hours before the address, he made clear …

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REPORT: Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein To Resign Soon

ABC News reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks, multiple sources familiar with his plans told ABC News. Rosenstein has communicated to President Donald Trump and White House officials his plan to depart the administration around the time William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, would take office following a Senate …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speech And Democratic Response

CNN reports: President Donald Trump will declare to an American television audience Tuesday there is a crisis at the US southern border and that a wall is the best and only remedy — an exceptional step, at odds with facts, to fulfill his central campaign promise. After weeks of a partial government shutdown, Trump and his negotiators have made little …

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POLL: Voters Blame Trump And GOP For Shutdown

Politico reports: A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, conducted as the partial government shutdown reached its third week, reveals the scope of Trump’s challenge. A minority of voters agree with Trump’s description of a crisis of illegal immigration at the southern border. There’s only tepid support for the wall he wants to build there. Voters are opposed to shutting down the …

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McConnell: Dems Are Throwing A “Partisan Tantrum”

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ripped Senate Democrats on Tuesday, comparing their plan to prevent the chamber from taking up legislation to a “partisan tantrum.” “Now they’re threatening to shut the Senate down, too. They’re threatening to shut down efforts to protect our allies and strengthen our relationship with Israel. Something they all recently claim to support,” …

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REPORT: No “Emergency” Wall Declaration Tonight

The New York Times reports: The White House has floated the idea of invoking emergency powers to build a wall along the country’s southwestern border without approval from Congress. But while Democrats have been bracing themselves for him to make that declaration on Tuesday night, administration officials who had seen a draft copy of his speech said the president was …

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Conway Admits Sanders Lied About Terrorists At The Southern Border: It Was An “Unfortunate Misstatement”

The Washington Examiner reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made an “unfortunate misstatement” about border security, her colleague Kellyanne Conway said Monday. Sanders was fact-checked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace on Sunday about her claim that about 4,000 known or suspected terrorists have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. Government figures show in fiscal 2017 most of …

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Mike Pence: Americans Don’t Care About Trump’s Lies

Mediaite reports: “How can his word be trusted when he has said so many things that are not true?” ABC’s Jon Karl asked. “How can the American people trust the president when he says this is a crisis, when he says things over and over again that aren’t true?” “The American people aren’t as concerned about the political debate as …

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Pence Says Trump Had “Impression” Former Presidents Backed Wall After All Former Presidents Say Trump Lied

The Hill reports: Vice President Pence on Tuesday said President Trump has the “impression” that previous presidents wanted to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, following claims from Trump that former presidents have told him that they wanted to build a wall. Spokespeople for multiple former presidents, including Former President Carter, Clinton and George W. Bush, in recent days have publicly …

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Networks Cave On Carrying Trump’s Shutdown Speech

Variety reports: Major broadcast and cable networks will carry President Donald Trump’s prime time speech on border security, as the White House tries to use the power of the bully pulpit to break an impasse with Democrats that has led to the partial government shutdown. The White House requested primetime at 9 p.m. ET for the speech, but the broadcast …

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Networks Balk At Trump’s Demand For Prime Time

The New York Times reports: President Trump announced on Monday that he would address the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday evening to discuss what he called the crisis at the southern border, and the White House said that later in the week he would travel to the border as part of his effort to persuade Americans of the …

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Sanders: Trump To Visit Mexican Border On Thursday

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Monday. The government shutdown has dragged on over Trump’s insistence on more than $5 billion for a border wall. No end to the shutdown before then, apparently. President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet …

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Trump Rages Against “Crazed Lunatics” In The Media

Mediaite reports: President Trump appears to be upset with media outlets for not covering a recent and glowing jobs report to the degree that he would prefer. In a vacuum of news, this would certainly get more attention than it has, but the nation is currently in day 17 of a government shutdown over a significant political impasse over Trump’s …

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Trump: I Can Relate To Unpaid Federal Workers [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he can “relate” to federal workers who are not getting paid during the ongoing partial government shutdown. He also insisted that they agree with his push to secure funding for a border wall. “I can relate, and I’m sure that the people that are on the receiving end will …

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