Trump Crows About Manufacturing Job Growth, Swipes at Obama: ‘I Guess I Found the MAGIC WAND’


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President Donald Trump is crowing over statistics showing manufacturing adding more jobs last year than in any other over the past two decades — and he’s taking a swipe at his predecessor in the process. In a Monday morning tweet, Trump boasted about the manufacturing job numbers — which, according to CNBC, were the highest since 1997 — and also jabbed at former President Barack Obama. “Last year was the best year for American Manufacturing job growth since 1997, or 21 years,” Trump wrote. “The previous administration said manufacturing will not come back to the U.S., ‘you would need a magic wand.’ I guess I found the MAGIC WAND – and it is only getting better!”

Trump Goes to Bat For MLB Great (and MAGA Fan) Curt Schilling: Put Him in Hall of Fame


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President Donald Trump is going to bat for a baseball great. In a tweet late Sunday night, the president called for former Boston Red Sox star pitcher Curt Schilling to be elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. “Curt Schilling deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame,” Trump wrote. “Great record, especially when under pressure and when it mattered most. Do what everyone in Baseball knows is right!” The pitcher, a three-time World Series champion who amassed a 216-146 record in his career, believes he’s been kept out of baseball’s Hall of Fame partially because of his conservative beliefs and support for Trump. “People that have not voted for Continue reading "Trump Goes to Bat For MLB Great (and MAGA Fan) Curt Schilling: Put Him in Hall of Fame"

Baseball Great Curt Schilling Tells Mark Levin: I’m Not in the Hall of Fame Because I’m a Trump Supporter


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On Tuesday afternoon, the Class of 2019 for the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced. And one of the men who figures to be very close to the 75 percent voting threshold for induction is former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. But he believes that his conservative politics, and support for President Donald Trump, may very well keep him out. Appearing with on Fox News in an interview which aired Sunday night, the former Red Sox star was asked directly by host Mark Levin whether he thinks he’s been left out of the Hall in the past over his conservative beliefs. “Is that because of your views?” Levin asked. “You think it’s political?” “Part of it is,” the pitcher said. “I mean, it’s not a guess. People that have not voted for me specifically because of the things I’ve said or did, they’ve said it. Continue reading "Baseball Great Curt Schilling Tells Mark Levin: I’m Not in the Hall of Fame Because I’m a Trump Supporter"

Wife of Acting AG Matt Whitaker Pens Scorching Letter to Slate Over Critical Piece: Can’t Understand the ‘Zeal in Trying to Destroy’ Him


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Marci Whitaker — the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker — was so incensed by an article criticizing her husband that she wrote an absolute scorcher of an email to one of the authors. On Jan. 14, the website published a piece arguing that the Senate should not confirm Attorney General William Barr just for the sake of replacing Whitaker in that post. Marci Whitaker took strong issue with several assertions contained therein. “I understand the message that Slate wants to send its readers,” Marci Whitaker wrote. “You hate Trump – noted. I also understand that I cannot stop people from writing what they want, if they toss in a few words like “allegedly” or “likely”. But I cannot understand the zeal in trying to destroy an individual who has done nothing to deserve this tearing down.” Specifically, Marci Whitaker took umbrage with a passage in the original Continue reading "Wife of Acting AG Matt Whitaker Pens Scorching Letter to Slate Over Critical Piece: Can’t Understand the ‘Zeal in Trying to Destroy’ Him"

Trump Cancels Davos Trip For WH Officials Hours After Nixing Pelosi Trip to Afghanistan


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Hours after President Donald Trump postponed a planned trip to Afghanistan and Brussels by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a Congressional delegation, the White House followed suit by nixing a trip to Davos, Switzerland on which several members of the administration were about to embark. In a statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (via CNN’s Kaitlan Collins), the White House announced that the trip to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland is off due to the ongoing government shutdown. “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his Delegation’s trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland,” Sanders said. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross were among those set to make the trip.

Dan Abrams: This Has Been ‘The Worst 48 Hours For Trump So Far’ in the Russia Probe


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“I’m going to make a big statement here,” said Mediaite founder Dan Abrams on SiriusXM Thursday. And indeed, he did. At the outset of his daily show on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel, Abrams said this about the potential implications of the disclosures from the past two days coming from current and former members of President Donald Trump’s team: “I think that what we have learned from the Trump team in the past 48 hours has [resulted in] the worst 48 hours for Trump so far,” Abrams said.

Abrams went on to explain the reasoning behind his comment — citing the trifecta of disclosure from Rudy Giuliani on CNN that he “never said” that members of the Trump campaign didn’t collude with Russia, a conversation in which Trump denied Russian election interference to New York Times reporter (which, as Abrams notes, completely flies in the face of the charges spelled out in Continue reading "Dan Abrams: This Has Been ‘The Worst 48 Hours For Trump So Far’ in the Russia Probe"

‘Ridiculous’: CNN’s Gloria Borger Zaps Trump For Painting Pelosi’s Afghanistan Excursion as a ‘Pleasure Trip’


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CNN’s Gloria Borger reacted in real-time, Thursday, to President Donald Trump‘s letter — in which he informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that he trip to Egypt, Brussels, and Afghanistan was being postponed. And Borger — ordinarily reserved in her commentary — was, in this case, more than a little critical. Appearing on CNN Newsroom, Borger zapped the President for attempting to portray Pelosi’s excursion to a war zone as something of a vacation in the middle of the government shutdown. “You do have two sides here that are boxed in,” Borger said. “And people are suffering. And it seems ridiculous that in the middle of all of this, the president is responding to Pelosi, essentially saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to let you take your trip to Afghanistan.’ Which I’m sure is a pleasure trip. An excursion. Come on. I mean…” CNN’s correspondent at the Pentagon, Continue reading "‘Ridiculous’: CNN’s Gloria Borger Zaps Trump For Painting Pelosi’s Afghanistan Excursion as a ‘Pleasure Trip’"

WATCH: CNN’s Cuomo and Giuliani Battle It Out in Off the Rails Shoutfest


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Chris Cuomo is one of the only CNN hosts who is willing and/or able to book prominent guests from President Donald Trump‘s White House. As evidenced multiple times during appearances by Kellyanne Conway, those conversations get heated fast and usually go nowhere. Wednesday night, it was Rudy Giuliani‘s turn in the Cuomo Prime Time spotlight. We’ve already posted about the major highlight from the chat — that the president’s attorney is now claiming he’s “never said there was no collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia. But the conversation went on for more than 20 minutes, and there was quite a bit to sort through. Notably, Giuliani tried to put some distance between Trump and his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort by saying that the president was unaware of the Russia-friendly platform shaped by Manafort. “Chris, come on, you’ve been around politics,” Giuliani said. “Candidates don’t know Continue reading "WATCH: CNN’s Cuomo and Giuliani Battle It Out in Off the Rails Shoutfest"

Pols and Pundits Keep Coming Up With Far-Fetched TSA Shutdown Anecdotes…And Nobody’s Really Buying Them


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TSA agents across the country have reportedly been calling in sick at much higher rates than normal due to the government shutdown. But the ones who are showing up to work are apparently eager to engage in political discussions…which just happen to conform perfectly to the beliefs of their screenees. This week, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), MSNBC Morning Joe regular Mike Barnicle, and Donald Trump campaign advisor Katrina Pierson are among those who have had interactions about politics with TSA agents. And hey, what are the odds?! In each of their stories, the TSA agents’ views aligned fully with their own!

Meghan McCain Clashes With View Hosts Over GOP and Race: ‘Do You Think 42 Percent of Americans Are Racist?!’


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During a discussion about Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and his comments on white supremacy, Meghan McCain took strong issue with several of her colleagues on The View — as they, in her opinion, tried to paint the entire Republican party with the same brush. As part of a heated debate, McCain seized on a comment made by Sunny Hostin. “Will Republicans now step up to the plate with Donald Trump?” Hostin said. “Because he has been using, I think, the border wall as sort of this dog whistle for racism. The government is still shut down. And I think it’s all about ‘Let’s not let all these brown people in.'” Abby Huntsman asked Hostin if the reported 42 percent of Americans who support the wall are racist. “I don’t know,” Hostin said. McCain then jumped in. “I think this is the problem with identity politics in the country,” Continue reading "Meghan McCain Clashes With View Hosts Over GOP and Race: ‘Do You Think 42 Percent of Americans Are Racist?!’"

AG Nominee Barr Breaks From Trump: Sessions Should Have Recused Himself, Mueller Not on a Witch Hunt


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Attorney General nominee William Barr is breaking sharply with the man who nominated him, President Donald Trump, on several issues near and dear to the commander-in-chief’s heart. During questioning from new Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) as part of his confirmation proceedings Tuesday morning, Barr was asked about special counsel Robert Mueller. The attorney general nominee’s views differ quite a bit from those of his boss. Saying he is “good friends” with Mueller, Barr answered affirmatively when asked if he believes Mueller is fair-minded, and will be fair to the president. Graham followed up by asking if Barr thinks Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt — the label which Trump has repeatedly applied to the special counsel probe. “I don’t believe Mr. Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt,” Barr said. The nominee went on to say that Jeff Sessions, the man Continue reading "AG Nominee Barr Breaks From Trump: Sessions Should Have Recused Himself, Mueller Not on a Witch Hunt"

Mueller is Reportedly Renewing His Efforts to Interview Trump in Person


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Special counsel Robert Mueller has renewed his attempts to get a face-to-face interview with President Donald Trump. According to CNN, the Trump and Mueller teams have been at “loggerheads” for the past five weeks over Mueller’s request to sit down with the president. The question then becomes whether Mueller would take the step of issuing a subpoena for Trump. Appearing on CNN’s New Day Tuesday, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin suggested that the special counsel would be entering a legal gray area if he were to issue a subpoena. “[S]ubpoenaing the president of the United States is something that has never been ruled on definitively by the courts,” Toobin said. “So if Mueller is going to subpoena the president — first of all, he’s tried to avoid doing that by getting voluntary cooperation. He got the take-home exam answers, which is a poor substitute. But at least it’s something. “The equation Continue reading "Mueller is Reportedly Renewing His Efforts to Interview Trump in Person"

Trump Goes on Retweet Frenzy Amid Shutdown Stalemate, Latest Russia Reports


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Amid poll data that shows that he hasn’t really been able to sway anyone in favor of a Southern border wall, President Donald Trump deployed arguably the most powerful tool in his arsenal to try and rally support — his Twitter account. Morning tweeting from the president is nothing new, of course. But Tuesday’s activity is noteworthy in that it predominantly consisted of retweets. Among the far-right conservatives whom Trump amplified in an effort to drive home his points to a mass audience; Talking Points USA founder Charlie Kirk, former CNN contributor Paris Dennard, and Donald Trump Jr. And the border wall was not the only topic on the president’s mind. Amid the latest reports on Russia and the FBI from The New York Times and the Washington Post, the president also retweeted some commentary from his backers on the special counsel’s investigation. Here’s a look the
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How to Watch NFL Divisional Playoffs — New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers Live Stream Online


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Six teams remain in the chase for the Vince Lombardi trophy. Sunday afternoon, two of them will square off in Foxboro, MA — with a spot in the NFL’s final four on the line. It’s the New England Patriots vs. the Los Angeles Chargers, live from Gillette Stadium. If it’s January, it’s the Pats hosting a playoff game. New England got off to a shaky start this season, and struggled at times. But they clawed their way to the No. 2 seed in the AFC — earning the all important first round bye and Sunday’s Divisional round home game. One of these years, the remarkable Patriots run will end. Tom Brady, now 41, is hoping to delay the inevitable for another season and earn his sixth Super Bowl title. Philip Rivers, on the other side, is one of the best quarterbacks ever not to have won a championship. Continue reading "How to Watch NFL Divisional Playoffs — New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Chargers Live Stream Online"

How to Watch NFL Divisional Playoffs — Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts Live Stream Online


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The Super Bowl is for the casual fans. But for NFL die-hards, it doesn’t get any better than Divisional playoff weekend. This year features four sparkling matchups. And it kicks off at Arrowhead Stadium — where the No. 1 seeded Kansas City Chiefs welcome the red hot Indianapolis Colts. This is not your typical 1 vs. 6 matchup. The Colts come in scorching hot, having rallied from a 1-5 start to win 10 of their last 11 — counting last week’s Wild Card round triumph over Houston. The Colts really don’t have a discernible weakness. They are playing stellar defense. And on offense, they have become a juggernaut — led by the superb Andrew Luck at quarterback. But the Chiefs have, at times, been truly dominant. Second-year quarterback phenom Patrick Mahomes posted eye-popping stats and made his team positively unstoppable. The question for the home team is their defense. Can Continue reading "How to Watch NFL Divisional Playoffs — Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts Live Stream Online"

Rep. Matt Gaetz Not on Board With Trump Emergency Power: Future Dems Could ‘Build Transgender Bathrooms’


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If one were to list President Donald Trump‘s most staunch supporters on Capitol Hill, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) would have to be at or near the top. The Florida Congressman has been a reliable mouthpiece for the Trump administration — becoming a mainstay on cable news to speak out in support of the White House agenda. But one move the president is currently weighing just might be a bridge too far for Gaetz. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the Florida Representative expressed his reservations with the plan currently under consideration by Trump to declare a national emergency in order to fund a Southern border wall. Gaetz told the Journal that he’s concerned about the precedent which could be set, if Trump were to take that action. “I don’t want the next national emergency to be that some Democrat president says we have to build transgender bathrooms in Continue reading "Rep. Matt Gaetz Not on Board With Trump Emergency Power: Future Dems Could ‘Build Transgender Bathrooms’"

WATCH: Local Station Says CNN Spiked Segment on Border After Learning Reporter Was Pro-Wall


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A San Diego TV station is claiming that CNN reached out to them, asking if they could provide one of their reporters to offer a “local view” from the U.S.-Mexico border — but declined when they discovered that the reporter, and the station at large, are pro-wall. KUSI — an independent station owned by McKinnon Broadcasting — says that they were contacted by CNN on Thursday morning asking for one of their reporters to offer the perspective from the border. The network, in response, supplied reporter Dan Plante, whom KUSI says has filed “dozens” of reports from the border. CNN, according to the San Diego station though, abandoned their request. “We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,” a report on the station’s website said. “A Continue reading "WATCH: Local Station Says CNN Spiked Segment on Border After Learning Reporter Was Pro-Wall"

Brian Kilmeade: Vice Portrays Bush as ‘Doofus,’ Cheney as ‘Satan,’… So There’s ‘Nothing Accurate About it’


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Donald Trump did not get a single mention by name” at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, Steve Doocy reported Monday morning on Fox & Friends. Still, viewers tuning in expecting the morning show to tee off on the Hollywood left were not disappointed — as co-host Brian Kilmeade unleashed on the Dick Cheney biopic Vice, and star Christian Bale. The show played a clip of the actor thanked “Satan” for providing him inspiration to play the former vice president. After the clip, Kilmeade teed off on a movie he has not yet seen. “He did make him seem like Satan, by reports,” Kilmeade said. “Also made [Donald] Rumsfeld seem extremely evil…President [George W.] Bush look like a doofus. Condoleezza Rice totally was ignored, as was Karl Rove, they didn’t say a word, evidently, in the entire movie. And Colin Powell was duped. So nothing accurate about Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade: Vice Portrays Bush as ‘Doofus,’ Cheney as ‘Satan,’… So There’s ‘Nothing Accurate About it’"

How to Watch NFL Wild Card Playoff — Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers Live Stream Online


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Sunday’s Wild Card doubleheader kicks off with a fun AFC clash between a pair of hot teams, as the Los Angeles Chargers head east to take on the Baltimore Ravens — with the winner earning a trip to New England next Sunday to take on the Patriots. Baltimore has been superb ever since rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson took over for longtime starter Joe Flacco. Jackson’s speed has brought a new element to the Raven offense, making that unit quite difficult for opponents to handle. Couple Baltimore’s recent offensive potency with their standout defense, and the Ravens are arguably most balanced team left in the playoff field. Is this the year for Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers? The longtime star has watched fellow 2004 draftees Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger each win two Super Bowls. Now, despite being faced with the prospect of three road games in the AFC playoffs (barring an Continue reading "How to Watch NFL Wild Card Playoff — Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers Live Stream Online"

How to Watch NFL Wild Card Playoff Game — Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks Live Stream Online


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Saturday’s NFL Wild Card playoff doubleheader concludes with a fascinating clash down in Big D. The Dallas Cowboys play host to the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium for a spot in the Divisional round to take on either the Saints or the Rams. Dallas finished the season red hot, winners of seven of their last eight. They did it on the strength of a superb defense — led by outstanding defensive end Demarcus Lawrence and standout rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Their shutdown of the Saints on Nov. 29 opened eyes around the league. And with Ezekiel Elliott, one of the NFL’s best running backs, in the backfield for the Cowboys, this team could be primed for big things. Despite having previously won a Super Bowl, this season might well have been Pete Carroll‘s best-ever coaching job with the Seattle Seahawks. Despite massive personnel losses over the past Continue reading "How to Watch NFL Wild Card Playoff Game — Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks Live Stream Online"