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Samantha Bee Takes On Trump’s Health Care Fail [VIDEO]

30/03/2017

Samantha Bee takes a look at Trump’s first major failure as president, “Let’s check in with the winning, shall we?” “He couldn’t sell Obamacare repeal to a House that voted for it 60 times already?” she asked. “Closing deals is the one thing President Big Boy Truck was supposed to know how to do!”
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TRUMP THREATENS THE FREEDOM CAUCUS ON TWITTER

30/03/2017

Trump just put the ‘Freedom Caucus’ in the crosshairs on his wrath (at least on Twitter) with this tweet today where he said it “will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!”. So in typical Trump fashion, the “Orange...
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China President To Meet Donald Trump In Mar-a-Lago

30/03/2017

China’s foreign ministry confirmed Thursday that President Xi Jinping will travel to Florida April 6-7 for his first meeting with President Trump. The leaders of the world’s largest and second-largest economies will meet at Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago, where Trump also hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. Unlike Abe, Xi will not...
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Judge In Hawaii Extends Order Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban

30/03/2017

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday evening extended his previous order that halts President Trump’s revised travel ban. He made his decision after hearing arguments from the government and from Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, who argued that Trump’s order was like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim ban, Muslim ban'” and that Watson’s...
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Senate To Explore Trump/Russia Ties In Open Hearing

30/03/2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee is holding open hearings Thursday on Russian interference in the U.S. election through technology and disinformation, with a slate of academic and cybersecurity experts scheduled to testify, including former NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander. The hearing will explore the various ways Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential election and...
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MSNBC’s Mika & Joe: Trump’s ‘Far Worse’ Than We Ever Expected [VIDEO]

29/03/2017

Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough visit Late Night with Seth Meyers and told him what they really think of Donald Trump‘s presidency. “It’s far worse ,” Mika told Seth. “It’s as bad as it gets,” Joe added, reminding everyone that the pair have actually had a relationship with the...
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Manafort’s Cyprus Linked Accounts Raised Red Flags

29/03/2017

Financial accounts in Cyprus linked to Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, were probed for possible money-laundering, NBC News reported. The Mediterranean island nation has been a well-known hub for transferring money in and out of Russia. Manafort’s past is under intense scrutiny, in part, over his ties to a Russian oligarch who...
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President Trump’s Company Pursues Second Washington Hotel

29/03/2017

President Trump’s company is actively seeking to open a second Washington hotel as part of a planned nationwide expansion, potentially creating another venue where he stands to benefit financially from customers doing business in the nation’s capital. Representatives of the Trump Organization, now run by the president’s adult sons, have inquired in recent months...
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Colbert On Trumpcare Fail: ‘The Cabinet Of Broken Republican Dreams’

28/03/2017

Colbert mocked Donald Trump’s failure to push through a plan repeal and replace Obamacare, noting that despite the weight of the White House behind the bill, the GOP had to add it to the “cabinet of broken Republican dreams.” “The White House tried to get this thing through,” Colbert said during his opening monologue...
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Colbert Takes On Jared Kushner, Chief White House Nepotism Beneficiary

28/03/2017

Stephen Colbert mocked President Donald Trump for hiring his own son-in-law for a key job in a newly created department. Jared Kushner, who is married to the president’s elder daughter, Ivanka Trump, has been tapped by the commander in chief to oversee the “overhaul” of the government bureaucracy. “And the government desperately needs overhaul,”...
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Russian Bank: We Met With Kushner

28/03/2017

A controversial Russian bank disclosed Monday that its executives met with Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, in December. The meeting, just weeks before the inauguration, holds significance because the Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank has been under Western economic sanctions after Russia’s invasion of Crimea and forays into Ukraine. Kushner, 36, is now a...
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Nunes Calls Off All House Intel Meetings This Week

28/03/2017

During escalating tensions for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) to recuse himself from investigations of Trump team contacts with Russian officials on Tuesday morning, Nunes reportedly canceled all upcoming full committee meetings. Multiple outlets reported the move, based on sources, the morning of a public hearing set for Tuesday, which Nunes had...
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Gov. Watchdog to Review Mar-a-Lago Trips, Trump’s Hotel Profits

28/03/2017

The Government Accountability Office, the top auditing institution of the federal government, announced Monday that it will review how classified information is protected at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The review will also look into expenses incurred by government employees accompanying Trump on trips to the Palm Beach club, the GAO said in a letter...
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Senate To Question Kushner Over Russia Meetings

27/03/2017

Senate investigators have notified the White House Counsel’s Office of their intention to question Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, as part of their probe into ties between the Russian government and Trump associates, The New York Times reports. Citing “administration and congressional officials,” the paper reported this morning that the Senate Intelligence Committee, which...
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Morning Joe: ‘Everyone Should Ban’ Kellyanne Conway From News Programs

27/03/2017

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski went after Kellyane Conway again saying that she should be blacklisted on all news programs. “I feel even more so that everyone should ban her,” Brzezinski explained to Variety. “I’m surprised that these little acrobatic games are played with her on live national television. I think it denigrates what we do....
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Schiff: Nunes Trying To ‘Choke Off’ Public Access To Information

24/03/2017

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Friday accused House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) of running a “dead-of-night excursion” for documents on alleged NSA surveillance of Trump associates, keeping the rest of his committee members “in the dark.” Schiff, the ranking member of the intelligence committee, held a press conference an hour after Nunes,...
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Nunes: Manafort Will Testify to Intel Committee

24/03/2017

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, reached out to the House Intelligence Committee to volunteer his testimony before the panel, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said during a Friday press conference. Manafort has offered to be “voluntarily interviewed” by the committee, but whether it will happen in either open or closed...
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Canada School Board: No More U.S. Travel

24/03/2017

The Toronto District School Board, the largest in Canada, has decided to no longer book trips to the United States because it fears students might have issues at the border due to travel restrictions enacted by President Trump’s administration. “We just can’t have trips going across the border and a student for no legitimate...
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Trump Ultimatum To GOP: Pass Health Care or Else

24/03/2017

President Trump has urged a vote on the American Health Care Act on Friday after the vote was postponed Thursday due to a lack of sufficient support to pass it. According to The Washington Post, Trump delivered an ultimatum: Pass the bill or he will move on from the repeal-and-replace cause. House Speaker Paul...
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Trump Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

24/03/2017

The Trump administration on Friday issued a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be built, effectively reversing the previous White House’s decision to reject the plans two years ago. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. State Department, in reviewing the project plans, decided the pipeline would be in “the national interest,”...
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Trump: ‘I Can’t Be Doing So Badly, Because I’m President, And You’re Not’

23/03/2017

President Trump defended a number of his baseless claims in a head-turning interview with Time magazine published Thursday morning. When pushed by reporter Michael Scherer about sharing conspiracies that he couldn’t verify as true, Trump became defensive: “I know you are going to write a bad article because you always do,” he said. After...
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GOP Struggles To Secure Votes On Health Bill

23/03/2017

Republicans say they still plan to put the American Health Care Act up for a vote on Thursday, even as the White House and House Republican leaders continue to work to whip up enough votes to ensure passage. Late Wednesday, the White House and the conservative House Freedom Caucus reportedly reached a deal to...
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Intel Committee’s Devin Nunes Tries to Rescue Trump & Blows Himself Up

23/03/2017

Intel Committee’s partisan hack Devin Nunes tries to rescue Trump, and may have made the deepening scandal worse House Intelligence chair rushes to White House with supposed bombshell that definitely doesn’t help Team Trump. Here is his press conference he held after he inappropriately ran to Trump to tell him of what he learnt...
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Manafort Worked For Russian Billionaire To ‘Benefit Putin Government’

22/03/2017

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to “greatly benefit the Putin government,” according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The new report directly contradicts the Trump administration and Manafort, who have both alleged that the former campaign operative never worked on behalf of Russian interests. In...
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Trevor Noah: Forget Trump, Fox News Is the ‘Real President’

21/03/2017

Omarosa Manigault bailed Trevor Noah’s Daily Show Monday night, “We were supposed to be joined by senior Trump adviser Omarosa, who, of course, was here to promote her episode of Say Yes to the Dress,” Noah revealed midway through Monday night’s episode. “That is true, by the way. But, at the last minute, she...
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Tillerson Plans To Skip NATO Meeting, Visit Russia In April

21/03/2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April 5-6 meeting of NATO foreign ministers for a U.S. visit by the Chinese president and will travel to Russia later in the month, U.S. officials said on Monday, a step allies may see as putting Moscow’s concerns ahead of theirs. Tillerson intends to...
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Ivanka Trump to Move Into White House Office

21/03/2017

Ivanka Trump will begin working from a White House office, despite previously stating that she would not take a formal role in her father’s administration, Politico reports. Trump’s new West Wing office will be located on the second floor, next to that of senior adviser Dina Powell. Trump’s new unofficial position will come with...
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U.S. Limits Devices on Planes From 8 Muslim-Majority Nations

21/03/2017

Starting Tuesday morning, electronic devices larger than a smartphone are forbidden from passenger cabins on foreign airlines’ nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries across the Middle East and Africa. The new Trump administration policy, which took effect at 3 a.m. ET, means passengers traveling from those areas must...
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Comey, Rogers Debunk Trump’s Wiretap Claims

20/03/2017

FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers said on Monday that there is no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama. “I have no information that supports those tweets, and we have worked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey said, adding...
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Comey Confirms FBI Investigating “Any Links” Between Russia & Trump

20/03/2017

FBI Director James Comey confirmed investigation into potential collusion between Russia & Trump camp #ComeyHearing James Comey, the Director of the FBI, has confirmed that the agency is investigating any possible links between people associated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Mr Comey, appearing before the House intelligence committee, took the usual step...
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