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‘Navy Seal’ Vet Who Praised Trump on Fox News Made Up Service History

20/10/2017

Last month, Fox News interviewed a “war hero” and glass artist who showed off a massive presidential seal he had crafted for President Donald Trump — but it turns out the man fabricated his entire military record. John Garafalo — who told Fox News he was a decorated Vietnam War Navy SEAL — was...
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Jeff Sessions Testifies On Comey, Russia Investigation At Senate Hearing

18/10/2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday refused to discuss with the Senate judiciary committee his “confidential conversations with the President,” saying it remains up to the President to claim or waive executive privilege. “I can neither assert executive privilege neither can I disclose today the contents of my confidential conversations with the President,” Sessions...
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Mom Of Fallen Soldier: Yes, Trump Disrespected My Son In Phone Call

18/10/2017

The mother of a soldier killed in Niger this month confirmed Florida Rep. Frederica S. Wilson’s claim that President Trump told her family that her son “must have known what he signed up for,” The Washington Post reported Wednesday. “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,”...
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John McCain Accepts Liberty Medal, Slams ‘Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism’

17/10/2017

On Monday night in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center awarded Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) the Liberty Medal “for his lifetime of sacrifice and service.” After accepting the award from former Vice President Joe Biden, an emotional McCain mixed self-deprecating humor with a strong endorsement of American leadership and participation in “the international order we...
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Trump Falsely Claims Obama Did Not Call Families Of Fallen Troops

17/10/2017

On Monday, President Trump claimed, incorrectly, that his predecessors did not call the families of fallen U.S. troops. “The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens, soldiers are killed,” Trump said, answering a question about four U.S. Special Ops troops killed in Niger two weeks ago. “The traditional way,...
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Report: Twitter Erased Data Potentially Crucial to Russia Probes

13/10/2017

Twitter, which may have been one of Russia’s most effective weapons in its efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, erased user data and posts that would have been valuable to investigators probing the interference, Politico reports. Cybersecurity officials said the site’s strict privacy policy may have led to deletions of the information,...
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Tillerson: Trump To ‘Decertify’ But Not Leave Iran Deal

13/10/2017

On Friday, President Trump will largely wash his hands of the nuclear deal reached with Iran, Russia, China, and three European countries, according to a summary released by the White House late Thursday. Trump has long railed against the deal, grudgingly certifying Iran’s compliance two times, and by announcing he is neither certifying it...
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Trump Ends ObamaCare Insurance Subsidies For Low-Income Customers

13/10/2017

On Thursday night, the White House said it cannot lawfully make subsidy payments to insurers who rely on funding to reduce out-of-pocket costs for low-income ObamaCare customers. The subsidies are paid monthly, and are estimated to be worth $7 billion this year. Under the law, insurers must provide cheaper rates to members even if...
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Pokémon Go Apparently Used In Russian Election Meddling

12/10/2017

Russian agents used the game Pokémon Go as a tool to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report by CNN. A Russian-linked account masquerading as a Black Lives Matter activist group called Don’t Shoot Us apparently had the “dual goal of galvanizing African-Americans to protest and encouraging other Americans to view...
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John Kelly Cheerfully Tells The Press ‘I’m Not Quitting Today’

12/10/2017

During today’s White House press briefing, Kelly popped up to address the press corps and let them know that he wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon. “Although I read it all the time, pretty consistently, I’m not quitting today,” Kelly stated, to a smattering of laughs. ” I don’t believe, and I’ve just talked to...
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Trump Threatens To Limit Aid To Puerto Rico, Citing Pre-Hurricane ‘Disaster’

12/10/2017

President Trump began Thursday on Twitter by appearing to tell Puerto Rico that the federal relief effort after its worst hurricane in a century had a pending expiration date. “Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how much to spend,” he tweeted. “We cannot keep FEMA, the military, and the...
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U.S. And Israel Pull Out Of UNESCO Over ‘Anti-Israel’ Bias

12/10/2017

The Trump administration announced Thursday that is pulling the United States out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, because of its “anti-Israel” bias. Israel withdrew from the organization just hours after the U.S. made its announcement. The State Department said the U.S. will instead act as an...
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Trump Signs Health-Care Executive Order To Sabotage ACA

12/10/2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at expanding access to cheaper health-insurance plans by allowing newly formed health associations that offer less coverage. Those plans would then be able to be sold across state lines, which is illegal under the Affordable Care Act. Trump said Thursday that signing the order...
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Trump Reportedly Asked Pentagon Officials For 10 Times More U.S. Nukes

11/10/2017

At the July 20 meeting in the Pentagon that reportedly prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call President Trump a “moron,” Trump told the assembled military and national security leaders that he wanted “what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal,” NBC News reported Wednesday, citing “three officials who...
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Trump Threatens To Revoke NBC News’ Broadcasting License

11/10/2017

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that NBC News should have its broadcasting license revoked because of its report that he asked advisers in July about dramatically expanding the U.S. nuclear arsenal. “Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal,” he tweeted. “Pure fiction, made up to...
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Watch Eminem Blast Trump During Brutal BET Awards Freestyle

11/10/2017

Eminem blasted President Trump in a nearly five-minute-long freestyle rap during Tuesday’s BET Hip Hop Awards, accusing Trump of attacking the NFL as a way to distract people from gun violence and botched relief efforts in Puerto Rico, and mocking the border wall he’s promised to build. Eminem’s “The Storm” touched on Charlottesville, racism,...
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Stewart On ‘Sociopath’ Trump: ‘What The F*ck Is Wrong With This Guy?’

10/10/2017

Jon Stewart stopped by Stephen Colbert’s show to send a message to the president. Colbert started by mocking Trump’s tweet attack on late night comedians, asking if he should get “equal time” instead of the constant “anti-Trump” humor. While his initial reaction was “no,” the host was feeling charitable and decided to give him...
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Trump Boasts: I Have a Higher IQ Than Rex Tillerson

10/10/2017

President Trump told Forbes in an interview published Tuesday that he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should compare IQ tests after Tillerson reportedly called his boss a “f–king moron.” “I think it’s fake news,” Trump said. “But if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell...
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For A Deal On DREAMers, White House Demands Border Wall Funding

09/10/2017

In exchange for letting young undocumented immigrants, dubbed DREAMers, stay in the United States legally, the Trump administration will ask Congress to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and limit federal grants to “sanctuary cities,” The Washington Post reports, citing a document the administration distributed to Congress. White House aides told reporters Sunday...
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Pence Walks Out Of NFL Game After Players Kneel During Anthem

09/10/2017

Vice President Mike Pence flew from Las Vegas to Indianapolis for Sunday afternoon’s Colts game, but he and wife Karen Pence left after some visiting 49ers players kneeled during the national anthem. Most observers — reportedly including those inside the West Wing — viewed Pence’s walk-out as an effort to revitalize President Trump’s feud...
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GOP Sen. Bob Corker: Trump Is Threatening World War III

09/10/2017

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is worried that President Trump’s threats against leaders of other countries could put the United States “on the path to World War III,” he told The New York Times Sunday. Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Trump treats the presidency like a “reality show” and acts “like...
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Rex Tillerson Called Trump a Moron and He’s Furious [VIDEO]

05/10/2017

John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, abruptly scrapped plans to travel with President Donald Trump on Wednesday so he could try to contain his boss’s fury and manage the fallout from new revelations about tensions between the president and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to six senior administration officials. Kelly summoned...
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Jared, Ivanka Had Third Personal Account For White House Emails

03/10/2017

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump received hundreds of White House emails at a third, previously unreported email address, Politico reports. The email address is reportedly the couple’s shared account on their family domain, which they also shared with household staff. The emails reportedly contained official White House materials, as well as internal schedules. The...
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U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats From D.C. Embassy Amid Sonic Attack

02/10/2017

The U.S. Department of State announced Tuesday that it is ordering the ejection of 15 Cuban employees from its embassy in Washington. The department said in a statement that the decision was made because of Cuba’s “failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats,” who experienced sonic attacks that affected the health of...
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Police Identify Vegas Shooting Suspect As Stephen C. Paddock

02/10/2017

The man suspected of shooting and killing at least 50 people Sunday evening at a concert in Las Vegas has been identified as Stephen C. Paddock, a 64-year-old Nevada resident. According to reports, Paddock lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of the Strip. In a 5:45 a.m. PT press...
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At Least 50 Killed & Over 400 Injured In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

02/10/2017

A gunman opened fire on people at an outdoor concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas late Sunday, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 400 in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The shooting happened as country singer Jason Aldean was performing at the...
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Senate Republicans Won’t Vote On Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill

26/09/2017

Senate Republicans decided Tuesday that they will not vote on their health-care bill after efforts to garner support for the legislation fell short. The bill, named for co-sponsors Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), appeared doomed on Monday when moderate Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. John McCain...
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John Oliver Talks Corporate Consolidation [VIDEO]

25/09/2017

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight John Oliver explains how big businesses are getting even bigger thanks to a rise in corporate mergers. “It’s true, ‘small businesses are the backbone of our economy’ is that rare thing that every politician agrees on,” along with “support the troops,”
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Trump Targets 8 Countries In Revised Travel Ban

25/09/2017

On Sunday evening, President Trump issued a presidential proclamation placing indefinite travel restrictions on visitors from eight nations: Chad, Libya, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, and Somalia. Sudan was dropped from Trump’s original travel bans, the latter of which expired Sunday, while Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela were added. The proclamation, which Trump...
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Anthony Weiner Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Sexting Teen

25/09/2017

Former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a sexting scandal involving a 15-year-old girl. “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,” he told the court in tears this spring. Weiner, 53, is in the process of getting divorced from...
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