Somehow, on Valentine’s Day, while he was trying to find a new national security adviser to replace the one he’d just fired, and while he was staring down multiple investigations over potential collusion with Russia, and while he was dealing with the fallout from having conducted missile diplomacy with the Japanese in the public dining room at Mar-a-Lago as if it were one of those party games where everyone got to dress up as a country in World War II … somehow, with all this swirling around him, President Trump managed to lunch with his old friend Chris Christie. I don’t
If the sun rose this morning, you will just as surely get the liberally-biased spew from Yahoo.com. The National Enquirer provided more unbiased reporting in the last 24 hours than Yahoo.com has provided in the last year. Yahoo includes HuffingtonPost and Al Jazeera as their "news feeds."
Moot point. Christie will never get within hailing distance of the White House because Jared Kushner hates Christie´s guts. Christie, as prosecutor, was instrumental in nailing Charles Kushner on 18 counts of tax evasion and witness tampering.
Charles Kushner is an epic sleaze. He hired a prostitute to come on to his brother-in-law and seduce him. He had the encounter taped, and sent the tape to his sister. Kushner went to prison. Jared is not going to forgive the man who put him there.
Oh, Golly! Yahoo- who ever you are, step outside, take a deep breath, breathe into a paper bag ten times, take a valium or a lithium tablet or both and calm the F down! You are going to have an apoplectic aneurysm if you keep this up.
Yahoo has a placard at the top of their webpage every day with an antiTrump heading. Yahoo is not a credible source, and they are not honest about the hacking of their email service, and their work has become of very low quality. Maybe Verizon can salvage this disaster, but it they do, they are going to have to clean house.
According to the President in his press conference, it was PENCE who got Flynn canned. So the posters who are spreading the rumor that Preibus pushed him out would appear to be trafficking in Fake News as they are contradicting the President himself.
Camille Paglia is much more worried about the media than about the steady string of Trump-related scandals they claim to be uncovering. In a Tuesday interview with the Washington Examiner, Paglia excoriated the press for its coverage of Trump´s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and his alleged sharing of classified information with Russian officials. Fresh off a spirited panel with Christina Hoff Sommers hosted by the Independent Women´s Forum, the iconic feminist dissident, who serves as a professor of media studies at the University of the Arts, accused journalists of colluding with the Democratic Party in an effort to damage
President Trump fancies himself an innovator, but his political playbook to try to dig out of scandal quicksand owes a lot to the 42nd president. On Thursday, Trump aped defense techniques used during Bill Clinton’s impeachment saga (with the added twists of a Republican complaining in 2017 about a vast left-wing conspiracy via social media that didn’t exist in the late 1990s). In three formats -- Twitter, a roundtable session with TV anchors, and an afternoon joint news conference -- the president repeated his belief that the special counsel appointed by the deputy attorney general on Wednesday, plus ongoing FBI and congressional
There’s something about the very existence of a large government-run crematorium just outside the once-civilized Syrian capital of Damascus that is enough to send shivers through the conscience of the civilized world. Yesterday the U.S. State Department confirmed that such a thing exists, and that it has been used to dispose of the bodies of an estimated 50 prisoners a day, hanged at the nearby Saydnaya military prison. “We believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place,” said Stuart Jones, acting assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs. He accused the
Sen. Chuck Schumer is trying to sabotage the Trump administration, at the expense of the country. The obvious retort, that President Trump is doing a lot to sabotage himself, isn´t wrong. But that doesn´t justify the extraordinary depths of the minority leader´s partisan irresponsibility. Schumer says he will try to block a new director of the FBI until Trump appoints a special counsel to investigate Russia´s meddling in the 2016 election. It´s obvious what Schumer sees to gain from this effort. It pleases the liberal base and serves Schumer´s broader purpose of crippling an administration, making it ineffective, and then reaping the electoral
FNC´s Tucker Carlson rips MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough for their unprofessional comments about Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway and says the incident is an example of the "hysteria" gripping much of the mainstream media. TUCKER CARLSON: His critic in the media often say that Donald Trump is diminishing the American presidency... But it is also true that in covering Trump the way they have, many journalists and have degraded and humiliated themselves. There are countless example, but watch this one... I have no idea if Kellyanne Conway ever said anything like that, but I do know Tv anchors almost never reveal
Where do you draw the line between the right of voters to vent their anger at public officials whose policies they oppose and actual violence? The answer is pretty obvious: at the point where verbal abuse turns to action that puts the safety of the officials in danger. That line was crossed earlier this month when a Tennessee woman began chasing Representative David Kustoff as he drove away from an appearance. Fearing for his safety as the woman tried to force his car off the road, the GOP congressman pulled off and was then confronted by 35-year-old Wendi Wright, who
Last Thursday, President Trump announced the formation of a bipartisan commission to investigate voter irregularities and fraud as well as charges of voter suppression in America. The hysterical criticism of his move lays bare the ideological conflict of visions raging over efforts to improve our election systems. Britain’s Guardian newspaper declared the notion of a commission “a white power grab” designed to reduce minority voter turnout. It said that appointing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to be vice chairman of a group examining election integrity was “like Hitler asking Goebbels to help put out the Reichstag fire.”
The concept of a “born leader” seems so fanciful and clichéd that it belongs on the cover of a bad business book, or in a quote from a glib cable news commentator. But it turns out that born leaders are real, and researchers have discovered a key variable that isn’t genes, parents, or peers. It’s birth order. First-born children are 30 percent more likely to be CEOs or politicians, according to a new paper by several economists, Sandra E. Black at the University of Texas-Austin, and Bjo¨rn O¨ckert and Erik Gro¨nqvist at Sweden´s Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education
One of the most dramatic moments in then-FBI Director James Comey´s May 3 appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee came when Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal tried to press Comey into revealing that President Trump is a target of the FBI´s Russia investigation. "You have confirmed, I believe, that the FBI is investigating potential ties between Trump associates and the Russian interference in the 2016 campaign, correct?" Blumenthal asked the director. "Yes," said Comey. "And have not, to my knowledge, ruled out anyone in the Trump campaign as potentially a target of that criminal investigation, correct?" "Well, I haven´t said anything publicly about who we´ve
As Senate Republicans prepare for their turn in the health-care meat grinder, it increasingly appears that the question of preexisting conditions will be toughest to address. This is an issue so fraught with emotion as to cry out for some straight talk. First, let’s be clear about whom we’re talking about when the conversation turns to preexisting conditions: people who are already sick or at high risk of becoming sick. Insurance is — or should be — about managing risk. We buy coverage to protect us against events that are unlikely to happen but would carry a catastrophic cost if
In the wake of Tuesday´s sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey, his deputy is currently serving as the acting head of the agency, but a Justice Department official told NBC News four others are also being considered to fill in as interim director. The decision, a justice department official said, is expected to come this week. Here´s a quick look at who´s on the list: Andrew McCabe, current acting director: McCabe has been in the FBI for 20 years and was promoted to deputy director in 2016. His name recently surfaced in media reports about White House chief of
A few days ago Parents Magazine published a grossly distorted “news” article on the House-passed American Health Care Act, which misinformed readers about the potential effects of the legislation and the state of health care today. This is extremely disappointing, considering families rely on this publication for factual information, not inaccurate rumors. Here are just a few examples of what they got wrong.First, Parents made no mention of the realities of the current health law’s failure. Of course, some people have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, but many have also suffered, and more will
Barack Obama received a rock-star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate Thursday with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his ´favorite partners´ during his presidency. Obama´s trip comes at the same time President Trump is making his inaugural excursion to Europe as president, visiting the European Union today. Security was tight in front of the German capital´s iconic Brandenburg Gate, where Obama and Merkel appeared on a podium before thousands of people attending a gathering marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Police helicopters patrolled the skies and snipers with balaclavas watched the scene
The Democrat who took to the House floor to call for President Trump´s impeachment said he is moving forward in the process. Congressman Al Green (D-Texas) said on C-SPAN that every member of Congress has the right to draft articles of impeachment. He said such documents must be heard during official House business within two days. "I am currently crafting - drafting if you will - articles of impeachment," Green said. Green said Trump committed obstruction of justice by firing FBI Director James Comey in the midst of the Russia investigation. He added that Trump further incriminated himself by tweeting "intimidating
The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he is alleged to have slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the eve of the state’s special election, breaking his glasses and shouting, “Get the hell out of here.” Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, was asking Greg Gianforte, a tech millionaire endorsed by Donald Trump, about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate allegedly “body-slammed” the reporter. GOP candidate Greg Gianforte has financial ties to US-sanctioned Russian companies Read more “He took me to the ground,” Jacobs said by phone from the back of an ambulance. “I
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on Thursday that he won’t be voting for the president’s budget plan because of the cuts it makes to foreign aid for U.S. allies like Jordan that could jeopardize the war on terror. “For eight years, President Obama presented a budget, which was a proposal, and got zero votes in the United States Senate or the United States House. It’s fair to say we’re going to continue that trend,” Graham said, laughing. “You might get one, but it won’t be mine, and let me tell you why.” First, Graham
Pop megastar Katy Perry made an impassioned plea for people to “co-exist” and said that “barriers” or “borders” could detract from that goal in an interview following the terrorist bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K. on Monday night that claimed the lives of at least 22 people and injured dozens of others. (Snip) “Whatever we say behind people’s backs, the Internet can be a little bit ruthless as far as fan bases go but I think that the greatest thing we can do is just unite and love on each other,” Perry said, adding, “No barriers, no
Guilt by association. That’s what Andrea Mitchell believes. Despite the fact that Donald Trump is on another continent, the Andrea Mitchell Reports anchor thinks that the assault against a journalist by a Montana congressional candidate is an “extension” of the President. Talking about Greg Gianforte’s attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, the MSNBC host connected, “There is so much hostility, frankly, to the press, a lot of it generated by the Donald Trump rallies.” Mitchell declared, “And a lot of my colleagues faced the blowback from that. So, this is kind of an extension of that.” MSNBC has pretty much
Talk to anyone who has tried to run a business and ask them how hard it is. I can speak from experience when I tell you that it isn´t easy. Long hours, sleepless nights, and concerns you never even thought about as an employee are the norm. Add in the fact that you get paid last, which can mean some very lean times, and the challenges of owning a business become rather obvious. Now, you may also have to consider the idea that Social Justice Warriors think you have the wrong DNA for your line of work, because they´re horrible. Bad link repaired*
Bozeman, Montana - Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana´s open US House seat, CNN projects, defeating Democrat Rob Quist and capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours of the campaign that saw Gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter. With 83% of precincts reporting, Gianforte had 171,149 votes -- or 50.3% of the vote, compared to Quist who has 149,138 votes, 43.9% of the vote, according to Edison Research. Gianforte was considered the favorite heading into Thursday´s election to fill the seat once held by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, but that was before he allegedly "body-slammed" a
Republican Greg Gianforte won Thursday’s special election for the U.S. House in Montana, defeating Democratic challenger Rob Quist despite being charged with misdemeanor assault the day before. Gianforte will now take over former Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke’s House seat. Zinke vacated the seat when he accepted the post of Secretary of the Interior in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The election results — with Gianforte winning over 50% of the vote and leading by a seven-point margin — were a major blow to Democrats’ anti-Trump efforts, and to the media’s expectations, after Gianforte had allegedly “body-slammed” a reporter before his final
Melania Trump proved herself to be just as unpredictable as her famous husband on Wednesday afternoon, with the First Lady photographed holding President Trump´s hand twice in public. The infrequently affectionate couple was taking a tour of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City when a photographer managed to get a picture of the two staring up at Michelangelo´s famed painted ceiling while holdings hands. The President and First Lady were then back at it again moments later when it was time for the family photo, in which the two stood next to Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner for a picture
Former President Barack Obama struggled over his failure to stop the brutal war in Syria as president, telling an audience that at least he tried. “As president I didn’t always have the tools I wanted to affect those changes, but at least we tried,” he said, referring to the conflict in Syria. Obama made his remarks during a panel conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, admitting that the two leaders were unsuccessful in stopping the conflict, “despite our best efforts.” He assured the audience that the atrocities in Syria “have haunted me since we first started seeing the
The Obama administration allowed at least 16 teenage foreigners into the United States even though it knew they were members of the so-called ´MS-13´ gang, according to a Republican senator. Senator Ron Johnson, a Republican from Wisconsin who heads the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said internal documents showed that the teenagers were sent to juvenile homes across the US, The Washington Times reported on Wednesday. Johnson said he received the documents from a whistleblower who obtained documents from Customs and Border Protection dated 2014. The documents include details about the 16 people who were caught crossing the border from Mexico.