Trump to Mark One-Year Anniversary With Gala at Mar-a-Lago

January 21, 2018

President Steve Wynn, will benefit the Trump presidential campaign and the RNC. McDaniel’s maiden name, Romney, is not written on the invitation. Trump has had testy relations with her uncle Mitt Romney. Wynn is the RNC’s finance chairman. It’s unclear whether Trump’s plans to travel to Florida for the weekend would change if the government is shut down when current funding runs out at midnight Friday. Legislation to extend the…

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Trump, Once Again, Blows Up Congressional Negotiations Hours Before a Critical Deadline

January 20, 2018

Republican lawmakers found themselves in a familiar place Thursday: trying to divine what President Donald Trump was thinking just hours before a critical legislative deadline. In the wee hours of the morning, the president upended his own partys strategy for avoiding a government shutdown in the form of a 16-word tweet. The Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) outside of a short-term extension of government fundingwhich is precisely the opposite of…

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America Has a Foreign Tourism Problem

January 20, 2018

As more international travelers decide to skip the United States, 10 business associations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Restaurant Association, have created a travel industry group aimed at reversing the growing unpopularity of the U.S. as a vacation destination. Historically, the U.S. had only to sit back and let foreign tourists and their money roll in. Over the past few years, though, that gravy train has begun to dry up,…

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SIREN: Democrats have now won 34 Republican state legislative seats since Trump became president

January 20, 2018

(CNN)On Tuesday night, it happened again. It’s not just Wisconsin. In Virginia, Democrats flipped 15 Republican seats in the November 2017 election. A 16th seat ended tied but Republicans retained control after their candidate won a drawing of lots. In Oklahoma — not exactly a Democratic-friendly state — Democrats nonetheless picked up three GOP-held state legislative seats last year. In New Hampshire, two GOP seats flipped in September. It’s not…

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Sturgeon call on indyref2 by end of year

January 20, 2018

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Programme, the first minister said that people wanted to see clarity on the future relationship between the UK and Europe. Study suggests Brexit pessimism increasing Brexit: All you need to know SNP calls on Labour to keep UK in single market Sturgeon puts referdendum bill on hold She added: “At that point, what I’ve said is that we will look at that and determine…

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Here’s how to recover if you reach for nonexistent glasses

January 20, 2018

Today’s collective LOL at the expense of lawmakers came courtesy of Senator Orrin Hatch, who just reached for his glasses and, upon finding there were none there, decided to take them off anyway. SEE ALSO: This state senator wants to revive net neutrality in California The 83-year-old was deep in the middle of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when he made the gaffe. Of…

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GOP Access to FBI Files Rattles Agents Caught in Political Fight

January 19, 2018

The Justice Department’s decision to give congressional Republicans access to documents about FBI investigations risks exposing sensitive sources or material and poses a critical early test for bureau Director Christopher Wray, current and former U.S. law enforcement officials say. Some officials view the department as capitulating to a small group of Republicans who are intent on helping President Donald Trump undermine the integrity of the FBI and, by extension, Special…

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How Michael Wolff Got Into the White House for His Tell-All Book

January 19, 2018

Author Michael Wolff’s pitch to the White House to win cooperation for his book included a working title that signaled a sympathetic view, a counter-narrative to a slew of negative news stories early in Rupert Murdoch, the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. co-chairman. The published Trump book carries the title “Fire and Fury,” and it paints a portrait of a White House in turmoil, where nearly everyone close to the president…

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Republicans Weaponize Childrens Health Care Against Dems

January 19, 2018

Theres a potentially major breakthrough on the docket for Congress to resolve a months-long standoff over childrens health insurance. But a proposal to extend the bipartisan Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years could end up failing because Democrats are convinced that Republicans are using the health care of 9 million children as a cudgel to cajole them into keeping the government open without a separate immigration deal. The…

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Sharon Stone was asked about sexual harassment. She went into a fit of laughter.

January 19, 2018

On January 14, actress Sharon Stone sat down with the anchors of “CBS Sunday Morning” to chat about the next phase of her career. After decades as a Hollywood A-lister, Stone dropped out of the limelight when she suffered serious brain hemorrhaging after a stroke in 2001. “There was about a 5% chance of me living,” she explained to CBS correspondent Lee Cowan. Now healthy and ready to turn a…

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This Man Received Death Threats For Choosing To Take His Wife’s Surname When They Married

January 19, 2018

Your name is the base layer of your identity. It is the part of you that everybody in the world has full access to, whether you like it or not. As a result, parents choose their baby’s name carefully to ensure that it’s perfectly suitable (for example, naming your child Issac if your surname is Hunt, is about the most irresponsible thing you can do). It’s the reason why some…

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People from ‘shithole countries’ share their inspiring life accomplishments

January 19, 2018

Image: REX/Shutterstock/twitter In light of President Donald Trump’s disgusting and racist comments, people from around the world are sharing their life accomplishments on Twitter. A report from the Washington Post reveals that in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, Trump asked why the United States was accepting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries. The president reportedly asked the room: “Why are we having all these people from shithole…

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The results are in for the Fake News Award, but no one can read them

January 19, 2018

Who'd have thought?Image: gop.com President Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards were, perhaps unsurprisingly, a complete and total disaster. After weeks of anticipation the event turned out to be, well, not an event at all. In fact it was just a quick listicle which, for many, displayed as a 404 page. SEE ALSO: Trump’s first presidential physical prompts ‘girther’ conspiracy Earlier this month, Trump boasted that he would hold “THE MOST…

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Shoveling Sh*t for Donald Trump, Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue Get Covered In It

January 19, 2018

I dont recall is the two-foot putt of politicsa gimme. No ones going to hassle you over it. It could be total bullshit and everybody knows its total bullshit, but if you say I cant recall, nobody can really challenge it, so you get away with it, and sooner or later, usually sooner, the world moves on to other matters. So GOP senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue could easily…

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Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm; officials blame employee who pushed ‘wrong button’

January 19, 2018

Washington (CNN)An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” was a false alarm, according to state leaders and emergency officials, who blamed it on an employee who “pushed the wrong button.” “It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button,” he said. The warning went out to television…

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White House Doesnt Deny Trump Slammed Sh*thole Countries

January 18, 2018

The White House on Thursday responded to reports that Trump privately disparaged shithole countries by touting the presidents immigration proposals. In a statement, White House spokesman Raj Shah did not deny that Trump made the remark. shithole countries come here?The president was referring to attempts to restore protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations. Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will…

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Trumps Physical Told Us Two Things: Hes Obese and Can Recognize a Rhino

January 18, 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, Physician to the President Ronny Jackson discussed how President Trumps physical examination went on Friday. For several minutes, Jackson ticked off statistics. Vitals as follows, he began, and in one breath, spewed out numbers. Age, 71 years, 7 months at the time of the exam. Height 75 inches. Weight 239 pounds. Resting heart rate 68. Blood pressure 122/74. Pulse oximetry, 99 percent on room air. Temperature was…

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Will President Trumps Physical Show That Hes Obese?

January 18, 2018

Donald Trumps physical will take place Friday, his first as president. Hell be examined by Bornsteins letter (which the though a controversial measure, one that is widely used) rang in at 29.5, which placed him squarely into being considered overweight, and precariously close to being considered obese. Trumps cholesterol was 169 mg/dL, which isnt great but isn't necessarily terrible. His HDL (good cholesterol) of 63 and LDL (bad cholesterol) of…

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When Trump Hatchet-Man Roy Cohn Sued Martin Luther King for Libel

January 18, 2018

Believe it or not, Roy Cohn, the slimy lawyer who unintentionally helped make McCarthyism American for smear, once sued Roy Cohns occasional cross-dressing playmate, the FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, was trying hard to crush King. Still, Gilliganrepresented by Roy Cohn of Saxe, Bacon & Bolanlumped King and Farmer with Epton, Gray, and the Harlem Progressive Movement. By the time he was 27 in 1954, Cohn was nationally famous and…

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The Oprah 2020 Fantasy: Saving Us From Our Sh*thole President

January 17, 2018

On Sundayless than a week ago, which somehow feels like 10 years agodied of cancer in 2010. Oprahs show provided a platform for Jenny McCarthy to spread falsehoods about the link between vaccination and autism, a pervasive and dangerous myth that has led to small outbreaks of such old-timey diseases as the whooping cough. Oprah is responsible for the careers of Doctors Oz. And the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For…

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U.S. Treasurys List of Putin Oligarchs Jolts Russias Elite Class

January 17, 2018

The U.S. Treasury Department is finishing its first official list of “oligarchs” close to President Vladimir Putin’s government, setting off a flurry of moves by wealthy Russians to shield their fortunes and reputations. Some people who think they’re likely to land on the list have stress-tested the potential impact on their investments, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Others are liquidating holdings, according to their U.S. advisers. Russian…

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