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Morning Joe Blasts Mnuchin’s Wife Louise Linton As ‘Definition of Vulgarian’

22/08/2017

Joe Scarborough joined the rest of the Internet today by condemning Louise Linton for her blistering tirade against a critic on Instagram. The commotion began after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin‘s wife posted a picture of herself disembarking from an official U.S. government jet. A snarky social media user commented “glad we could pay for...
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Trump: New Afghanistan Strategy Is ‘Killing Terrorists,’ Not ‘Nation-Building’

22/08/2017

President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States’ new approach to the war in Afghanistan does not amount to “nation-building,” but rather “killing terrorists.” He said U.S. support for Afghanistan is “not a blank check,” and acknowledged his recent skepticism of increased involvement in the Middle Eastern nation. “My original instinct was to...
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The Secret Service Is Out Of Money, Cannot Pay Hundreds Of Agents

21/08/2017

The combination of President Trump’s frequent travel, numerous properties, and large family is gobbling up the Secret Service’s funds at an unprecedented rate. USA Today revealed Monday that roughly a third of America’s Secret Service agents have “already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the...
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Trump, Melania To Skip Kennedy Center Honors After Artists’ Boycott

19/08/2017

President Trump and the first lady have pulled out of events for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors after a major backlash from artists over Trump’s remarks on last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville. The awards, scheduled for early December, have traditionally seen previous presidents play an active part and host a White House reception honoring...
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Steve Bannon Leaving Trump White House

18/08/2017

President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, multiple outlets reported Friday. The controversial aide, who previously ran right-wing website Breitbart and Trump’s campaign, reportedly submitted his resignation on August 7, The New York Times reported, but his exit was delayed by violent protests in Charlottesville. Conservative news aggregator Drudge...
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Mitt Romney: Trump Should Apologise Over Charlottesville Comments

18/08/2017

Mitt Romney condemned President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville terror attack in a moving Facebook post in which he warned of the “unraveling of our national fabric” and asked the president to apologize. I will dispense for now from discussion of the moral character of the president’s Charlottesville statements. Whether he intended to...
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SNL: Tina Fey on Protesting After Charlottesville [VIDEO]

18/08/2017

Tina Fey reacts to the events of Charlottesville and offers a plan for how to deal with future Alt-Right protests. Colin and Michael tackle super orgasms and two ninety-year-olds getting married. “Who drove the car into the crowd, Hillary’s emails?”
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Charlottesville Victim’s Mom: ‘I Will Not’ Talk to Trump

18/08/2017

The mother of the 32-year-old woman killed in Charlottesville last weekend says she isn’t willing to speak to President Trump anymore, following his Tuesday comments “equating the protesters with the KKK and the white supremacists.” Trump reportedly called Susan Bro during the funeral for her daughter, Heather Heyer. “At first I just missed his...
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Corker: Trump Hasn’t Shown Stability Or Competence To Be Successful

17/08/2017

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump’s handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.” The Tennessee Republican told reporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday that he thinks there must be “radical changes” within the White House. “The President...
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Bannon White-Nationalists Losers And A Collection Of Clowns

17/08/2017

The latest Stephen Bannon interview comes from a surprising source: The American Prospect, a progressive publication. Bannon associates told CNN and Axios that the White House chief strategist did not know his conversation with magazine co-founder Robert Kuttner would be turned into an article, published Wednesday, and that he had only called to chat...
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Trump Says He’s ‘Ending’ 2 Economic Councils After Members Resign

17/08/2017

President Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he had decided to disband his American Manufacturing Council and his Strategic and Policy Forum. “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump wrote. He made the announcement shortly after...
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Trump Calls Confederate Statues ‘Beautiful,’ Says ‘Sad to See’ Them Torn Down

17/08/2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning expressed sorrow at the removal of Confederate-era statues from various cities. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” the president wrote on Twitter. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from...
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Michael Moore Takes Audience To Protest Outside Trump Tower

16/08/2017

Filmmaker Michael Moore wrapped up his one-man show on Broadway on Tuesday night by leading the audience over to Trump Tower to join a protest against President Trump’s comments on Charlottesville. Moore announced the move on Facebook, saying he and his audience members wanted to “nonviolently express our rage” over Trump’s assertion that counter-protesters...
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Hope Hicks To Be Next White House Communications Director

16/08/2017

Senior communications adviser Hope Hicks will likely take on the role of White House communications director, according to two sources inside the White House and one outside. Discussions are in the final stages, the sources said. Earlier this month, a White House official told CNN there were internal discussions that Stephen Miller, a senior...
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Report: WH Urges GOPers To Defend Trump As ‘Entirely Correct’

16/08/2017

The White House is reportedly urging Republican lawmakers to defend President Trump as “entirely correct” in his assertion that Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville was partly caused by counter-protesters demonstrating against racism. In its daily “evening communications briefing” sent out to Republican members of Congress late Tuesday, the White House encourages members of the party...
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Trump Blames ‘Alt Left’ For Charlottesville Violence [VIDEO]

15/08/2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the “alt left” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday that he said led James Fields to “murder” a protester. “You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious...
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Emails Show Aide’s Repeated Efforts to set up Meetings With Russia & Trump

15/08/2017

According to internal campaign emails read to the Post, a low-level foreign adviser to Donald Trump passed along multiple requests for him to meet with Russian officials, and even Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the 2016 campaign. Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of...
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Iran May Quit Nuclear Deal in ‘Hours’ If New Sanctions Imposed

15/08/2017

Iran is prepared to quit its nuclear deal with world powers “within hours” if new sanctions are imposed by the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time–not a week or a month but...
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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Suspends Plan To Fire Missiles At Guam

15/08/2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after being briefed by top military commanders, decided on Tuesday not to fire four missiles at Guam right away, North Korean state media reported, but said he’d likely change his mind if the “Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous, reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula.” Tensions have been...
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Three CEOs Quit Trump’s Manufacturing Council After Charlottesville

15/08/2017

Three business executives resigned from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday: Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank. Frazier resigned from the council following Trump’s refusal to single out white supremacists following the deadly white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying it was...
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John Oliver Rips Trump For Refusing To Condemn Nazis [VIDEO]

14/08/2017

On his latest episode John Oliver addressed this weekend of hate display in Charlottesville, Virginia: “It was truly a weekend of horrifying images. We saw Nazi flags and marchers carrying torches—tiki torches, by the way, because nothing says ‘white nationalist’ like faux Polynesian kitsch”. “We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display...
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Trump Rips Merck CEO For Quitting WH Drug Council Over ‘Extremism’

14/08/2017

President Trump apparently began his Monday morning by taking to Twitter to bash the Merck CEO who stepped down from a White House advisory panel over the president’s failure to denounce white nationalism. “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF...
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Trump’s Secretary Rhona Graff Wanted For Questioning In Russia Probe

11/08/2017

Congressional investigators want to question Rhona Graff, a longtime secretary for Donald Trump who now serves as senior vice president at the Trump Organization, ABC News reported early Friday. Graff has worked at Trump Tower for nearly three decades, and officials are now scrutinizing her as part of the probe into the infamous June...
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Trump To North Korea: Military Solutions Are ‘Locked and Loaded’

11/08/2017

President Trump used Twitter Friday morning to warn that the U.S. is ready to go to war with North Korea. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely,” he wrote. “Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Meanwhile, the United States and South Korea are preparing...
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Trump: ‘I Want To Thank Putin’ For Expelling U.S. Diplomats

11/08/2017

President Trump on Thursday said he’s thankful to Russian President Vladimir Putin for expelling U.S. diplomats because now the U.S. government can save money on that payroll. “I want to thank him because we’re trying to cut down our payroll and as far as I’m concerned I’m very thankful that he let go of...
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Manafort Alerted Authorities to Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

10/08/2017

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager to Donald Trump, tipped off authorities to the controversial meeting between Trump’s son and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information about then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Bloomberg News reported Thursday. The June 9, 2016 came to light after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted emails leading up to the meeting (he initially...
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Half Of Republicans Would Back Postponing 2020 Election

10/08/2017

According to a WaPo poll more than half of Republicans think the 2020 election should be postponed “until the country can make sure that only eligible American citizens can vote”. Those fears likely stem from President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions, in attempts to explain away the fact that he lost the popular vote by...
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Anthony Scaramucci To Appear On Colbert Monday

10/08/2017

Anthony Scaramucci will be a guest on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show next week, the comic and CBS announced Wednesday. The network said Wednesday that Scaramucci will appear on Colbert’s “The Late Show” on Monday, August 14. Colbert announced the booking on Twitter Wednesday evening, adding, “This is just a heads up for our censors...
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Bee Explains How ‘Penis Goblins’ Helped Steve Bannon Take Over White House

10/08/2017

On Wednesday’s “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee read highlighted parts of the book, Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency, by Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green which talks about Bannon’s rise to President Donald Trump’s administration. “This is the true story of how Steve Bannon brought the alt-right into our...
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North Korea Mocks Trump Warning, Prepares To Fire Missiles Toward Guam

10/08/2017

North Korea on Thursday dismissed President Trump’s warning that the U.S. would unleash “fire and fury” on the communist-run nation if Pyongyang continued to threaten America, saying Trump’s statement was a “load of nonsense.” North Korea said it was finalizing a plan to fire four missiles over Japan into waters around the tiny Pacific...
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