Hillary Clinton admits she “really tried to get out of going” to President Trump’s inauguration. The former first lady and failed Democratic presidential nominee said on BBC One’s “The Graham Norton Show” that she asked the remaining former presidents if they were going to the Jan. 20 inauguration in an effort to justify not showing up herself. “I really tried to get out of going,” Mrs. Clinton said. “We thought ‘OK, maybe others aren’t going.’” She explained that it’s tradition for former presidents and first ladies to attend a presidential inauguration, regardless of party, to show “support” and “continuity of
I avoided Obola´s inauguration not once but twice. And I certainly would have avoided hers. But I bet as many cared about the ones I missed as would have cared if she had missed PDJT´s. Would someone who loves her please tell her to sit down and shaddup. Because NO ONE CARES.
Secretary Clinton might have phrased this differently.
Decorum and character might have lead Madame Secretary to represent herself— possibly in contradiction to her innermost sentiments— in a more resigned and hence more honorable way.
The honor of winning the popular vote, for instance, might have moved the Secretary of State to appear at this most important of American civic ceremonies, if only to pay some homage to those who voted for her.
Unless that’s what she actually, honorably, did, and this revisionism is— as Harvard Law might have it— a, “strategic misrepresentation.”
I bet she did. She had a few bottles of Chardonnay on ice she couldn’t wait to drink. But she threw down a few tequila shooters before leaving and probably swallowed a few pills just to take the edge off. I’m sure she was three sheets to the wind most of the day. Then when she got back home it was time to hit the sauce.
Comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler has apologized to Bill Clinton rape-accuser Juanita Broaddrick for “not knowing” her story, telling her now, “I believe you.” The Chelsea host and left-wing activist tweeted Sunday about the accusations against Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore: (Tweet) “Imagine being molested by an older man,” Handler tweeted. “Then that man denies every doing it and then goes on and gets elected to United States senate. What kind of message does that send to young girls everywhere? And men to all the men who abuse women?” (Tweet) Broaddrick — who has repeatedly detailed allegations
House Republicans managed to pass the first comprehensive tax reform bill in over three decades Thursday without the support of 13 GOP defectors. The bill, which passed 227-205, eliminates the state and local tax deduction, a measure designed to compensate residents of high tax states by reducing their federal tax bill. This revenue saving measure sparked opposition from Republican delegations from New Jersey, New York and California, who believe the bill will result in a higher net tax for their constituents.Here are the 13 GOP members who voted “no” on the bill:
An 83-year-old retired Marine kept a promise he made to a fellow officer while they were hunkered down in a bunker during the Vietnam War.Retired Marine Master Sgt. William H. Cox and Retired Marine First Sgt. James ´Hollie´ Hollingsworth were shielding themselves from rockets and mortars in 1968 as they were fighting in the Marble Mountains during the war on New Year´s Eve. The two men, who were strangers to each other, had decided if they made it out of the bunker and survived the war, they would contact each other every New Year´s Eve.For the next five decades they
The Department of Defense retweeted a post Thursday calling for the president’s resignation.The Pentagon marred its Twitter presence briefly by retweeting a post from a Twitter user named “PROUD RESISTER” that proposed a so-called “simple” solution to the sexual harassment situation going on in Washington. The Twitter user appears to be a staunch critic of the right, as well as the president, and seems to be affiliated with the website proudresister.com, which sells resistance merchandise.Unlike the act of liking a post, retweeting is a two-step process.(Tweets) The Department of Defense promptly undid the retweet, but not before journalists and other
BALTIMORE– Last week the Baltimore police commissioner was fired up at a press conference, Wednesday, the mayor responded to those who are lashing out at her. They say she doesn’t take the violence seriously.Mayor Catherine Pugh says every time there’s a shooting or murder, her phone rings, and it couldn’t be more disturbing.Pugh says they’re moving the hiring process along as fast as they can with officers but the City might not feel the impact until next year.The department said once officers make it through the academy, they are immediately deployed to foot patrol in various communities, including the Inner
WASHINGTON, DC–Conservatives are pushing the Senate to jettison the American Bar Association (ABA) from any role in evaluating President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, noting that the ABA unfairly discriminates against conservatives.The private-sector group has created a “Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary,” which was used by officials in the Democratic administrations of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to vet potential nominees before the presidents nominated them.Under recent Republican administrations of George W. Bush and Donald Trump, the White House does not seek ABA input before making nominations.But the Senate Judiciary Committee currently considers the ABA’s evaluation once a nomination is
House Democrats mocked Republicans after the lower chamber passed legislation to overhaul the tax code on Thursday. House Republicans had started to clap after the bill received enough votes to pass when Democrats joined in and sang “na na na na hey hey hey goodbye." House Democrats appear to be referring to the possibility that Republicans who voted for the bill will not be reelected due to their decisions. Democrats mockingly sang the same song in May when House Republicans passed their ObamaCare repeal and replace legislation. The measure was approved by a vote of 227-205 Thirteen Republicans in the
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called for the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate sexual assault allegations against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) on Thursday. Unlike the recent allegations targeted towards Alabama Judge Roy Moore, McConnell did not call for Franken to “step aside.” In a statement, McConnell called the allegations against Franken “credible”, yet did not name Franken by name or call for the senator to resign: “As with all credible allegations of sexual harassment or assault, I believe the Ethics Committee should review the matter. I hope the Democratic Leader will join me on this. Regardless of party, harassment
Democratic Sen. Al Franken was accused by a California sports radio broadcaster on Thursday of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006 -- but the politician has a history of making crude remarks about sexually assaulting women. Franken, then a comedian, was quoted in a 1995 New York Magazine article discussing a skit for “Saturday Night Live” that involved drugging and raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl. Franken, at the time a writer for “SNL,” suggested one skit should play out with “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney finding an empty pill bottle on his desk. (Photo) “´I give the
Broadway stars were proud to host failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday night for "an evening that was all about women, by women, and for women," according to InStyle. "Tony and Grammy winners packed The Town Hall theater in N.Y.C. for a special concert all about women´s empowerment called ´Double Standards,´" reports InStyle. "Everyone from ´Waitress´ lyricist Sara Bareilles to ´The Great Comet of 1812´s´ former Sonya Rostova, Ingrid Michaelson, sang about women´s rights, Hillary Clinton, and standing up in the face of the patriarchy, with 100 percent of the proceeds from the concert tickets and donations going toward
President Donald J. Trump is routinely referred to as a fascist by the left. Much of that rhetoric originates from within the Democrat Party. We hear little to no outrage by either Democrats or Republicans at the use of this inflammatory language. In fact, the cliched phrase “the silence is deafening” finds a real application in this climate of extreme disparagement. Think of it: Trump’s desire to have extreme vetting of immigrants from certain war-torn Islamic countries is portrayed repeatedly as racist, Islamaphobic, and fascist. These countries are hotbeds of Islamic terrorism. They are countries where members of the Taliban,
Hillary Clinton believes appointing a special counsel to investigate her ties to a uranium deal with Russia would be an abuse of power. Clinton said that if she were to be put under investigation by a special counsel, the United States would be like an “authoritarian regime.” Clinton believes it would send a bad message to the country and would be “demoralizing” to people who have served at the Department of Justice, Axios reported Wednesday. Clinton told Mother Jones: If they send a signal that we’re going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are
Former model Leann Tweeden accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Thursday of harassing her multiple times during a USO entertainment tour in the Middle East in 2006. Tweeden alleges that Franken, a writer for Saturday Night Live before he became a Senator, wrote a script that featured him kissing her, and harassed her during rehearsals, Tweeden writes for KABC. When Tweeden returned from the tour, she noticed a photo from the tour where Franken has his hands on her breasts and is smiling into the camera. “You knew exactly what you were doing. You forcibly kissed me without my consent, grabbed my
Appointing a special counsel to probe her Uranium One deal would be “such an abuse of power” by the Trump administration, Hillary Clinton said Wednesday. The former Democratic presidential candidate said Trump risked dangerously politicizing the Justice Department, “like some authoritarian regime.” Clinton made the remarks in an interview with Mother Jones about reports this week that Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked two top prosecutors to look into the sale of a uranium company to Russian interests during Clinton’s time as secretary of state. President Trump and other Republicans allege ties between donations to the Clinton Foundation and the company sale, even though
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told attendees at a Wall Street Journal event on Tuesday that if Judge Roy Moore wins the Alabama Senate race in December, he will face a Senate ethics committee investigation. McConnell argued, “I think it’s safe to say that if he were to be sworn in, he would immediately be in a process before the Senate Ethics Committee. He would be sworn in and be asked to testify under oath as well, and it would be a rather unusual beginning.” The Washington Post released an article last week that alleged that Moore engaged in sexual
The allegations by five women that Roy Moore pursued and sexually molested teenage girls while he was in his 30s are disgusting, and disqualify him to serve in the United States Senate. Conservatives should be outraged at Moore for his loathsome conduct. But they should also be outraged at the man who helped put Moore on the ballot and is in the process of destroying the Trump presidency: Stephen K. Bannon. If the man Trump supported in the primary, Sen. Luther Strange, were the Republican nominee today, the GOP would be cruising to an easy victory in the Dec. 12 special
Lil Peep, a fast-rising rapper whose emotional tracks charted depression and drug use, has died aged 21. His UK representative confirmed the news to the Guardian. Gustav Åhr, who grew up in Long Beach, New York, was reportedly taken to hospital following an overdose, according to music manager Adam Grandmaison. In a video Åhr posted online hours before his death, he said he had taken prescription drugs and other substances, saying: “I’m good, I’m not sick”. Lil Peep: the YouTube rapper who´s taking back emo Read more The rap world has paid tribute to him, with Diplo writing on Twitter that Åhr “had so
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that the Senate Ethics Committee should investigate Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) after his bribery and corruption trial ended in a mistrial. “Because of the seriousness of these charges, I am calling on the Senate Ethics committee to immediately investigate Senator Menendez’s actions which led to his indictment," McConnell said in a statement. He added that "Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies. He is one of only twelve U.S. senators to have been indicted in our history." Menendez´s bribery and corruption trial ended with the judge declaring a mistrial on Thursday after jurors
Multiple NFL owners have engaged in discussions about removing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones from the league. (Snip) The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday the following: The tension has grown so severe that the topic of removing Jones has been discussed by at least some owners, according to three people familiar with the matter. That type of drastic action would require the league showing conduct detrimental to the league—which is exactly the language the league used in its Nov. 15 letter to Jones’s attorney, David Boies. That letter was shared with all of the league’s 32 owners. It was
WASHINGTON — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, who holds Hillary Clinton’s former seat, said on Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with an intern came to light nearly 20 years ago. Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.” But she also appeared to signal that what is currently considered a fireable offense may have been more often overlooked during the Clinton era. “Things have changed today, and I think under those
Following The Gateway Pundit’s viral story on Judge Roy Moore’s alleged signature inside accuser Beverly Young Nelson’s yearbook, more evidence suggests it may be a forgery.On Monday, CNN published photos of the signature showing two different inks. The signature says “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House.” Strangely, “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas.’ Love, Roy,” is written in black ink, while “Moore DA, 12-22-77, Olde Hickory House,” is in blue ink. (Snip)Known for his insightful take on politics, journalist and
LOS ANGELES- Three UCLA basketball players detained for shoplifting at three high-end stores in China publicly apologized Wednesday before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley won’t be allowed to suit up, practice or travel with the team while the university continues to sort out the circumstances of last week’s incident in Hangzhou, China, Alford said during a news conference at Pauley Pavilion. ”These are good young men who have exercised an inexcusable lapse of judgment and now they have to live with that,” Alford said. ”They let a lot
A Texas sheriff reportedly threatened to bring disorderly conduct charges against a truck driver for displaying a profane anti-Trump sticker on the rear window of the vehicle. Sheriff Troy Nehls in Ford Bend County told the Houston Chronicle that he had received many complaints about the sticker, which read: “F--- TRUMP AND F--- YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM.” Nehls posted a photo of the truck and the offending sticker on his Facebook page with the following message: “I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359. If you know who owns this
Senator Al Franken’s past jokes about rape and other forms of inappropriate sexual conduct resurfaced Thursday after a radio anchor accused him of forcefully kissing her during a rehearsal and of groping her breasts while she slept on a flight from Afghanistan following a USO tour in December 2006. (Snip) Franken once joked about child rape during a comedic roast of film director Rob Reiner. Franken laid out a scene where Reiner’s father, Carl, would invite famous friends over to rape his son. “On a typical night, Carl would slip into Rob’s bed, roll him over, swab him down and