Rush Limbaugh Baselessly Suggests NZ Mosque Attacks Could Be False Flag Carried Out by a ‘Leftist’


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Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh promoted a fringe conspiracy that suggests the Christchurch, New Zealand Mosque massacre may have been a false flag attack carried out by a “leftist” to “to smear” right-wingers. “The terrorist had published a manifesto and the manifesto includes the claim from the terrorist shooter that he’s not a conservative, that he’s not a Christian,” Limbaugh said on the air today, hours after at least 49 people were killed and dozens injured. “He identifies as an eco-fascist, and he adds that he disagrees with Trump on politics.” Limbaugh conveniently ignored the shooter’s other comments about Trump — in which he praised the president “as a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.” “In addition to all of the emotion you have over the sheer shock, terror, and horror of it all, then you realize you’re going to face a whole day of the politicization Continue reading "Rush Limbaugh Baselessly Suggests NZ Mosque Attacks Could Be False Flag Carried Out by a ‘Leftist’"

NEW: Failed GOP Candidate Don Blankenship Files $12 Billion Defamation Lawsuit Against Major Media Outlets


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Failed Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship filed a massive defamation lawsuit on Thursday against dozens of news outlets and media personalities for referring to him as a “felon” during his 2018 run in the West Virginia primary. While Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, spent a year in federal prison after a misdemeanor conviction for conspiring to violate safety regulations prior to a deadly mining disaster in 2010, he was acquitted of all felony charges. Blankenship — whose campaign rose to national prominence after he ran an ad dubbing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “Cocaine Mitch” and called Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao‘s father a “wealthy Chinaperson” — is seeking over $12 billion in damages in the lawsuit filed in Mingo County, West Virginia Circuit Court. “Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and the other defendants in this case, when they represent themselves as a news outlet or news source, the public’s Continue reading "NEW: Failed GOP Candidate Don Blankenship Files $12 Billion Defamation Lawsuit Against Major Media Outlets"

Trump Tells Breitbart Things Will Get ‘Very Bad’ if His Supporters in Military, Police and Biker Clubs Play ‘Tough’


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In an interview with Breitbart News Wednesday, President Donald Trump threatened things will get “very bad” if his supporters in the military, police, and motorcycle clubs decide to start playing “tough.” “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny,” Trump said. “I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher.” “I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump,” he continued. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.” The president went on to accuse “the left” of playing “it cuter and tougher” than Republicans. “Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress,” he said. With all this investigating — Continue reading "Trump Tells Breitbart Things Will Get ‘Very Bad’ if His Supporters in Military, Police and Biker Clubs Play ‘Tough’"

Flashback: Rudy Giuliani Told ABC a Cohen Pardon ‘Would Just Confuse Everything’


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Donald Trump claims his ex-lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen asked for a presidential pardon amid his legal trouble. But last June, the president’s current attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said he advised his client against such a pardon. “I have advised the president, which he understands: no discussion of pardons,” Giuliani said on ABC News on July 8, 2018 — days after it was revealed Cohen would cooperate with federal prosecutors. “But he seemed not to rule out that the president might change his mind.” “You can’t abridge your power to do it. That’s something you can decide down the road, one way or the other,” he added. But Giuliani wasn’t totally opposed to the idea of letting Cohen off the hook, as he suggested it was a possibility after noting it “wouldn’t be fair to — to the president, wouldn’t be fair to Cohen, wouldn’t be fair to future presidents” to Continue reading "Flashback: Rudy Giuliani Told ABC a Cohen Pardon ‘Would Just Confuse Everything’"

Elizabeth Warren: ‘It’s Time to Break Up’ Amazon, Facebook and Google


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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) detailed her plan today to break up big tech companies — namely, Amazon, Facebook, and Google — as part of her 2020 platform. The benefit of breaking up these massive, multibillion-dollar companies is to provide market space for smaller competitors and innovative start-ups, Warren argued. “Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy,” she wrote in a Medium post. “They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.” Warren continued:
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Biden’s 1970s Comments Decrying Desegregation Busing Resurfaced By Washington Post


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Potential 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden passionately fought racial integration by bussing in the 1970s, per comments he made about the Deleware school system resurfaced by the Washington Post. Biden said in a 1975 interview with a local newspaper that he opposed the concept of reparations, as it pertained to bussing — the act of sending white children to predominately black schools and black children to white schools:
“I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race.’ I don’t buy that.”
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Trump’s Defense Department Reportedly Blew $4.6 Million on Lobster Tails and Crab in One Month


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President Donald Trump’s Defense Department blew $4.6 million on crab and lobster tails last September, the same month the agency was required to spend their “use it or lose it” funds, per a report from a government watchdog group. The transparency organization OpenTheBooks found the federal department spent millions on the luxury crustaceans last September, which was the final month in the government’s fiscal year. In total, the federal government spent $97 billion in September 2018. “In the final month of the fiscal year, federal agencies scramble to spend what’s left in their annual budget; agencies worry spending less than their budget allows might prompt Congress to appropriate less money in the next fiscal year,” the group stated. “To avoid this, federal agencies choose to embark on an annual shopping spree rather than admit they can operate on less.” Along with the lobster and crab, OpenTheBooks found the government making Continue reading "Trump’s Defense Department Reportedly Blew $4.6 Million on Lobster Tails and Crab in One Month"

Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway Fails to Note She’s a Fox News Contributor in Column Defending Fox News


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Right-wing pundit Mollie Hemingway published a piece defending Fox News after the DNC opted to bar them from moderating debates but failed to disclose that she is currently a paid contributor for the network. In fact, Hemingway — who also works as an editor for The Federalist, a conservative opinion site started by serial plagiarist Ben Domenech — doubled down by mocking a Vox writer who noted the Fox News contributor’s failure to disclose her obvious conflict of interest. “Dang it!! I was trying to keep it a secret, made more difficult by appearing on Fox News most nights,” Hemingway tweeted, before mockingly adding, “Such as tonight, on Special Report at 6 pm.”

R. Kelly’s Girlfriends Accuse Their Parents of Trying to ‘Blackmail’ Singer With ‘Sexual Videos’


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Amid R. Kelly‘s sexual abuse trial, his two girlfriends Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary appeared on CBS This Morning today and claimed their parents tried to sexually “blackmail” the singer. “I wouldn’t look [my father] in the eye because he’s a liar, he’s a manipulative liar. That is a lie, I was not having sex [R. Kelly] at 17,” Clary t0ld CBS anchor Gayle King. “When I first met [R. Kelly], my parents told me to lie about my age, so he thought I was 17. They said because if they ever have to blackmail him, what they’re trying to do now, they can use it against him, which is exactly what they’re doing.” Savage, who was not in contact with her family for over two years while with R. Kelly, then told King she feels the same way. “Everything that she’s saying is true, our parents are basically Continue reading "R. Kelly’s Girlfriends Accuse Their Parents of Trying to ‘Blackmail’ Singer With ‘Sexual Videos’"

Trump Slammed After Blasting Dems for Not Condemning Anti-Semitism: ‘Defended Neo-Nazis Marching in the Streets’


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Donald Trump was slammed on Twitter after he accused Democrats of harboring anti-Semitism in their ranks, with many media figures rehashing the president’s comments defending white supremacists after the 2017 Charlottesville rally. “It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference,” the president wrote in a tweet directed at the Democratic response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s criticism spending from pro-Israel lobbyists. “Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it’s inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!” After the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, Trump famously insisted there “were very fine people, on both sides.” The white supremacist side Continue reading "Trump Slammed After Blasting Dems for Not Condemning Anti-Semitism: ‘Defended Neo-Nazis Marching in the Streets’"

Fox News Guest Defends GOP Against Anti-Semitism Allegations: ‘George Soros is a Very Terrible Man’


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The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles defended the Republican Party against claims of anti-Semitism by calling Jewish billionaire George Soros a “very terrible man” during an appearance on Fox News today. Knowles, who is a podcast host for Ben Shapiro‘s website, made the comment while responding to Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov‘s examples of anti-semitism on the right. “I want to say that what Representative [Hakeem Jeffries] said is very important — that he doesn’t have the time to be lectured by Mitch McConnell,” Tarlov said on Outnumbered, referencing Jeffries’ response to the GOP condemnation of Rep. Ilhan Omar. She continued:
“You have the President of the United States and his son are tweeting out pictures of Hillary Clinton on a pile of cash, Jim Jordan tweeting about Tom Steyer with a money sign instead of an S there, the George Soros criticisms — all of Continue reading "Fox News Guest Defends GOP Against Anti-Semitism Allegations: ‘George Soros is a Very Terrible Man’"

Melania Trump Challenges Media to Cover Opioid Crisis as Much as ‘Idle Gossip’ in Town Hall With Eric Bolling


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First Lady Melania Trump accused the media of not sufficiently reporting on the opioid crisis during a Las Vegas town hall with the BlazeTV’s Eric Bolling. “I challenge the press to devote as much time to the lives lost and the potential lives that could be saved by dedicating the same amount of coverage that you do to idle gossip or trivial stories,” she said at the event, which was held as part of her campaign for children’s causes. “I wish the media would talk about more and educate more children, also adults, parents, about the opioid crisis that we have,” she added. “They do it already, but I Continue reading "Melania Trump Challenges Media to Cover Opioid Crisis as Much as ‘Idle Gossip’ in Town Hall With Eric Bolling"

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Calls Out Maggie Haberman’s Defense of Trump: ‘That is Absurd!’


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CNN host Alisyn Camerota and New York Times‘s Maggie Haberman clashed over the White House correspondent’s recent story on checks signed by President Donald Trump that were sent to his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen. Camerota specifically took issue with the idea that Trump did not know what the checks were for. “What people close to the president said is they are not sure he actually knew what the payments were going toward,” Haberman explained. “That he thought he was getting a legal fee to repay Michael Cohen.” “That’s absurd, Maggie,” Camerota replied, to which Haberman shot back, “It’s not absurd, I don’t agree.” “$35,000 and to not know?” the New Day host asked, referencing the payment amount. “This is a man who didn’t even pay his vendors when they completed work for him. This is somebody who doesn’t part with $35,000.” Haberman explained her reasoning:
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National Association of Black Journalists Puts CNN on ‘Monitoring List’ Over ‘Lack of Black Representation’ Concerns


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The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) placed CNN on a “special media monitoring list” after calling out the network’s “lack of black representation” in a lengthy statement. “NABJ is concerned about the lack of black representation within the ranks of CNN’s executive news managers and direct reports to CNN President Jeff Zucker,” the group stated on their website. “This concern, coupled with Zucker’s refusal to meet with a four-person NABJ delegation, has prompted NABJ to place CNN on a special media monitoring list.” NABJ said they are already in “positive” contact with “Fox, CBS, NBC and ABC” and believe “those companies see the value in such meetings and appreciates the respect those companies are showing for the positive intent of our efforts.” A team of NABJ analysts will look into the claims of CNN’s lack of diversity. The group says will file a public report on their Continue reading "National Association of Black Journalists Puts CNN on ‘Monitoring List’ Over ‘Lack of Black Representation’ Concerns"

Trump Reportedly Pressured John Kelly, Don McGahn to Approve Ivanka’s Security Clearance


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President Donald Trump reportedly angered White House officials after he trying to convince John Kelly and Don McGahn to approve his daughter Ivanka Trump‘s security clearance, according to a new report from CNN. The CNN story was released just days after the Washington Post reported Trump directed his former chief of staff Kelly and White House counsel McGahn to approve his son-in-law Jared Kushner‘s clearance. The two officials reportedly resisted Trump’s pressure to pass the security clearance of his two relatives, but ultimately, Trump personally authorized Ivanka and Jared’s clearances against the advice of his staff. This news comes after Ivanka claimed last month that Trump had “no involvement” in the approval of her and her husband’s clearances. One source CNN spoke to claimed Ivanka “did not seek, nor have, outside counsel involved in her process as no issues were ever raised,” while another person with knowledge of the matter alleged the first-daughter Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Pressured John Kelly, Don McGahn to Approve Ivanka’s Security Clearance"

R. Kelly Angrily Denies Sexual Abuse Charges in First TV Interview: ‘Not True!’


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In his first interview since the sexual abuse charges, singer R. Kelly insisted that he is still innocent while sitting down with CBS This Morning. “I sit here and say this: I had two cases back then that I said in the beginning of the interview that I would not talk about because of my ongoing case now,” Kelly said in the interview, which will tomorrow morning, after being asked if he can “really say” he hasn’t sexually engaged with minors. “Fair enough, but I will tell you this: people are going back to my past, OK? That’s exactly what they’re doing. They’re going back to the past, and they trying to add all of this stuff now to that. To make all of this stuff that’s going on now feels real to people.” Interviewer Gayle King then noted that “the past is relevant with you with underage girls.” Continue reading "R. Kelly Angrily Denies Sexual Abuse Charges in First TV Interview: ‘Not True!’"

Hillary Clinton Subtweets Trump with Mean Girls GIF: ‘Why Are You So Obsessed With Me?’


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Hillary Clinton tweeted a Mean Girls GIF with the caption, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” in response to President Donald Trump‘s tweet on Clinton’s decision not to run in 2020. Roughly 40 minutes before Clinton shared the Mean Girls quote today, the president mocked Clinton amid the news that she will not seek the Democratic nomination for a third time. “‘(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.’ Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!” Trump tweeted.

Bernie Sanders Signs DNC Loyalty Pledge, Promises to Run and Govern as a Democrat


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In a signed statement, 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) officially joined the Democratic Party, a change he was required to make to receive the DNC nomination. “I hereby affirm that, upon publicly announcing my candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 election, I am a member of the Democratic Party,” Sanders declared in a statement released on his website. “I will run as a Democrat, accept the nomination of my Party, and I will serve as a Democrat if elected.” While Sanders previously ran for the party’s nomination and caucuses with Democrats, he has run as an independent his entire Senate career — dating back to 2006. His label as an independent has contributed to criticism lobbed at him from party-loyal Democrats, who often paint Sanders as a hostile outsider given his past resistance to officially joining the party. However, Continue reading "Bernie Sanders Signs DNC Loyalty Pledge, Promises to Run and Govern as a Democrat"

Judge Rebukes Roger Stone After Request to Release New Book Attacking Mueller


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Roger Stone is dealing with new problems in his case after teasing a new book, as Judge Amy Berman Jackson slammed his request to publish his work attacking special counsel Robert Mueller. “There is no question that the order prohibited and continues to prohibit the defendant from making any public statements, using any medium, concerning the investigation,” stated Jackson, who was assigned Stone’s case after Mueller indicted him on various counts of witness tampering, obstruction, and false statements. “It does not matter when the defendant may have first formulated the opinions expressed, or when he first put them into words: he may no longer share his views on these particular subjects with the world.” Stone requested that the court sanctioned gag order not apply to his new book, “The Myth of Russian Collusion,” but Jackson rejected the idea. “I now find myself on Crooked Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s hit list because I’ve Continue reading "Judge Rebukes Roger Stone After Request to Release New Book Attacking Mueller"

Greta Van Susteren Compared Roger Ailes’s Fox News Departure to the Fall of Qaddafi


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Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren compared Roger Ailes’s dramatic departature from the network amid sexual misconduct claims to the fall of “[MuammarQaddafi in Libya.” The cable news veteran, who spent 14 years at Fox News, made the comparison while speaking to the New Yorker‘s Jane Mayer for her investigative piece on the “symbiotic relationship” between the cable news network and President Donald Trump. “It’s like what happens when a dictator falls,” Van Susteren told Mayer of Ailes’s exit in the summer of 2016. “If you look historically, when you get rid of a Saddam in Iraq, or a Qaddafi in Libya, the place falls apart.” The former Fox News star’s other comments to Mayer included a skewering of Sean Hannity for directly campaigning on behalf of Trump. “Hannity is an opinion show, but when he went onstage with Trump he became part of Continue reading "Greta Van Susteren Compared Roger Ailes’s Fox News Departure to the Fall of Qaddafi"