‘SNL’ Cold Open Goes After Trump Declaring a National Emergency: ‘We Need Wall. Wall Works.’


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During “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open, Alec Baldwin, once again portraying President Donald Trump, lampooned his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. “I’m here to declare a very urgent, important national emergency. This is a big one so I don’t want to waste any time. That’s why first I would like to blow my own horn a little bit. I had a great health exam. 6’7″, 185 pounds, shredded,” Baldwin said. “Let’s cut to the chase, folks. We need wall. Okay? We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into the country from the southern border or the ‘brown line’ as many people have asked me not to call it,” he continued. “That’s why we need wall. Wall works. Wall makes us safe.” The skit also made fun of the interaction between Trump CNN reporter Jim Acosta. “How do you keep getting Continue reading "‘SNL’ Cold Open Goes After Trump Declaring a National Emergency: ‘We Need Wall. Wall Works.’"

Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys: ‘He Has Now Been Further Victimized By Claims’ He Is Behind Alleged Attack


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With the news Chicago police have new evidence suggesting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged his own hate crime attack, his attorneys released a statement flatly denying the reports. “As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are individuals he is familiar with,” the statement read. “He has now been further victimized by claims attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussie played a role in his own attack. Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying.” “One of the purported suspects was Jussie’s personal trainer who he hired to read him physically for a music video. It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or falsely claim Jussie’s complicity,” the statement continued. “Jussie and his attorney’s anticipate being further updated by Continue reading "Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys: ‘He Has Now Been Further Victimized By Claims’ He Is Behind Alleged Attack"

Elizabeth Warren Heckled at Campaign Stop About Her Native American Claims: ‘Why Did You Lie?”


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During a campaign stop in Georgia on Saturday, Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was heckled at the beginning of her speech. Before Warren started telling her back story to her supporters, a man started to shout “Why did you lie” at her. “Be easy, be easy,” Warren said to the man as the crowd booed and chanted “Warren!” Eventually, the man was escorted out. It can be seen he was carrying a parody “Warren” campaign sign that read “1/2020,”  referencing her exaggerated Native American ancestry claims she made for years. Following a DNA test she went through, it was found Warren could be anywhere between 1/64th and 1/1,204th Native American. Watch above, via CBS 46.

Heather Nauert Has Withdrawn Herself From Consideration For US Ambassador to the UN


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On Saturday, State Department spokeswomen Heather Nauert withdrew herself from consideration to be the replacement to Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.: Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for the The Washington Post, also confirmed the news.
In a statement, Nauert said she was grateful to be considered for the post, but had to say no due to her family. “The past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration,” she said. “Serving in the Administration for the past two years has been one of Continue reading "Heather Nauert Has Withdrawn Herself From Consideration For US Ambassador to the UN"

Report: New Evidence Points to Jussie Smollett Orchestrating the Alleged Attack


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In the high profile case of an alleged hate crime against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, CNN reports two Chicago police sources tell them it appears he hired the two brothers to stage the attack. The Nigerian brothers were arrested on Wednesday and then were released without charges Friday because of “new evidence” and their cooperation with police. CNN’s latest report is consistent with what other reporters have found:

Sen. Klobuchar Calls for More ‘Sensible’ Gun Control After Mass Shooting in Aurora, IL


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In the wake of the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois that left five people dead on Friday, presidential candidate and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called for more gun control during a campaign stop in Wisconsin. “It is time to do something about, by the way, after the tragedy in what we saw happen in Aurora, Illinois yesterday. It is time to put sensible gun legislation in place,” Klobuchar said to voters. “I actually sat across from the president at that meeting, because I have a bill, a bipartisan bill, involving domestic violence, I counted nine times he said he was for universal background checks,” she added. CNN reported the shooter had been identified by police and they said he was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm because he was convicted of felony aggravated assault in Mississippi in 1995. His conviction was flagged a few days shortly after he bought the gun Continue reading "Sen. Klobuchar Calls for More ‘Sensible’ Gun Control After Mass Shooting in Aurora, IL"

Campaign Reporters Criticized for ‘Going Shopping’ with Kamala Harris to Put ‘Out Glowing Tweets’


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Campaign reporters from NBC, CNN, CBS were heavily criticized on Saturday after they posted tweets about presidential candidate and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) trying on and buying an “amazing rainbow coat.” Judging from the tweets, it appeared the reporters had actively participated in Harris’ shopping, raising questions on if they could fairly cover the candidate. “We kind of forced @kamalaharris to try on this awesome oversized rainbow sequin jacket … She snapped it up. @alivitali perfectly named it as “the Mardi Gras Jacket,” CNN reporter Maeve Reston tweeted.
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BREAKING: Multiple Injuries Reported in Active Shooting Incident in Aurora, IL; Shooter Apprehended


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Reports and social media postings coming out of Aurora, IL state there is an active shooter situation with multiple people wounded. ABC Chicago reports the situation is taking place at the Henry Pratt Company. The Daily Herald reported four City of Aurora Police Officers are also injured.
Schools near by have been placed on either complete lockdown or “soft” lockdown, where students can not leave the building. “There are reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt building near Cleveland and Prairie just east of Luigi’s Pizza, as a result, we are holding Continue reading "BREAKING: Multiple Injuries Reported in Active Shooting Incident in Aurora, IL; Shooter Apprehended"

Kirsten Gillibrand Follows Beto’s Lead: If Locals Say it Makes Sense, ‘I Could Support’ Tearing Down Existing Walls


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A day after former congressman and potential 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke said he would be willing to remove the walls in place in El Paso, Texas, presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she would be open to the idea during a campaign stop on Friday. O’Rourke was also confident that if the proposal became a referendum to remove the wall for the townspeople to vote on, it would pass. “Well I would have to ask folks in that part of the country to see whether the fencing today is helpful or unhelpful,” she told reporters. “You know, Democrats are not unafraid of national security or border security. Democrats have funded border security for decades.” Gillibrand further stated Democrats just don’t want a “medieval” wall made out of concrete along the entirety of the U.S.-Mexico border. “It is a hateful message. [Trump] is trying to create a picture of Continue reading "Kirsten Gillibrand Follows Beto’s Lead: If Locals Say it Makes Sense, ‘I Could Support’ Tearing Down Existing Walls"

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Repulsive That a ‘Chicken Hawk’ Like Trump Is Stealing Money from Our Military


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After President Donald Trump’s fiery press conference announcing a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) told CNN it was disgusting for him to take money away from the military to build a wall. “It’s repulsive that a chickenhawk like President Trump would steal money from the military troops, damage military readiness and damage national security. All in the name of going around Congress because he didn’t get his way in the compromise deal to build a border wall that is unnecessary, that is an ancient form of barrier for border security,” Wasserman Schultz said. “Not to get into the weeds, but you are the chairwoman of the subcommittee that handles funding on military construction, which is the pot of money that Donald Trump is now talking about, $3.6 billion is what the White House says that they’ll be redirecting taking and Continue reading "Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Repulsive That a ‘Chicken Hawk’ Like Trump Is Stealing Money from Our Military"

Trump Dismisses Jim Acosta’s ‘Manufactured Crisis’ Question: ‘You’re CNN, You’re Fake News’


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President Donald Trump and Jim Acosta, chief White House correspondent for CNN, got into another verbal clash during the press conference in the Rose Garden on Friday. Trump announced he will sign the government funding bill and declare a national emergency along the southern border. “I wonder if you could comment on this disconnect that we seem to have in this country where you are presenting information about what is happening at the border, calling it an invasion and yet there is a lot of reporting and crime data out, there is a lot of Department of Homeland Security data that shows border crossings at a near record low and shows undocumented immigrants committing crime at lower levels than native-born Americans,” Acosta explained. “You don’t really believe that. Do you really believe that?” Trump asked. “I believe in facts and statistics,” Acosta replied. “What do you say to Continue reading "Trump Dismisses Jim Acosta’s ‘Manufactured Crisis’ Question: ‘You’re CNN, You’re Fake News’"

Donny Deutsch: ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Ocasio-Cortez Is Going to Hand the Presidency Back to Trump


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Morning Joe contributor Donny Deutsch warned Democrats about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her recent praise with Amazon not building their new headquarters in New York City. “When you have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who I find extremely dangerous at this point, and I hope she doesn’t tweet ‘Who are you Donny Deutsch I don’t care about you or anything,’ basically she has a Twitter following that’s her power base, to basically come out and say what a great thing it is, we can take that money and give it to teachers. It doesn’t exist. It’s an abatement. $27 billion, we put down 3. That’s business. That’s what happens,” Deutsch said. He continued to say that if she and the new freshmen Democrats in Congress stay the course, then President Donald Trump will be re-elected:
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Martha MacCallum Spars with Dem Rep’s Claim Fox News Doesn’t Care About Dreamers: ‘You Don’t Watch Very Often’


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Fox News host Martha MacCallum and Rep. Sean Maloney (D-NY) got into a verbal scuffle after the congressman said he was surprised to hear concern about DACA recipients from the network. The pair were discussing President Donald Trump’s plan to sign the government funding bill and to declare a national emergency on the border. “What he did instead is he drove us down this blind alley, got a worse result for himself, making a bunch of conservatives and Republicans unhappy. He’s setting a very dangerous precedent that’s will to come back to haunt us, I will predict you,” Maloney explained. “The fact is he’s getting less money for the priorities he’s announced and the robbing funds from institutions like West Point for this is a disaster. It’s a mess. It’s on the president.” “I’m just wondering what the DACA and dreamers feel when they look at this deal as well,” MacCallum asked. Continue reading "Martha MacCallum Spars with Dem Rep’s Claim Fox News Doesn’t Care About Dreamers: ‘You Don’t Watch Very Often’"

‘Lost Economic Opportunity’: NY Gov. Cuomo Rips Into State Dems For Rejecting Amazon’s HQ2


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With Amazon announcing they will not be moving their second headquarters to New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) released a statement bashing state Democrats, without naming them, for their part in making the move not happen. “Amazon chose to come to New York because we are the capital of the world and the best place to do business. We competed in and won the most hotly contested national economic development competition in the United States, resulting in at least 25,000-40,000 good paying jobs for our state and nearly $30 billion dollars in new revenue,” Cuomo said, saying it could have gone towards things like schools and infrastructure. “A small group politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community — which poll after poll showed overwhelming supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City — the state’s economic future and the best interests of the people of their state,” Continue reading "‘Lost Economic Opportunity’: NY Gov. Cuomo Rips Into State Dems For Rejecting Amazon’s HQ2"

Sarah Sanders Bashes Andrew McCabe: He Has ‘No Credibility’ and is an ‘Embarrassment’ to the FBI


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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in a statement released on Thursday. “Andrew McCabe was fired in total disgrace from the FBI because he lied to investigators on multiple occasions, including under oath,” Sanders said. “His selfish and destructive agenda drove him to open a completely baseless investigation into the President. His actions were so shameful that he was referred to federal prosecutors.” Adding he has “no credibility,” Sanders said he is “an embarrassment to the men and women of the FBI and our great country.” President Donald Trump gave his own tongue-lashing on McCabe in two tweets:

Rep. Omar and Trump’s Venezuela Envoy Throw Down in Explosive Clash: Will You ‘Look the Other Way’ on Genocide?


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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams got into a heated exchange on Wednesday during a hearing on America’s military role for Venezuela. After incorrectly addressing him as “Mr. Adams,” Omar went after his credibility for withholding information from Congress during the Iran-Contra affair and how he considered American involvement in El Salvador as a success. “If I can respond to that,” Abrams interjected. “It wasn’t a question,” Omar replied. “It was an attack, an attack,” Abrams shot back. “I reserve the right to my time,” Omar continued over the protest of Abrams. “It is not right for members of this committee can attack a witness who is not permitted to reply,” he said. When asked if he thinks a massacre that occurred in El Salvador “under our watch” was a “fabulous achievement,” Abrams said it was a ridiculous question and won’t respond to a personal attack. “Under your watch a genocide will Continue reading "Rep. Omar and Trump’s Venezuela Envoy Throw Down in Explosive Clash: Will You ‘Look the Other Way’ on Genocide?"

Sarah Sanders Rips Pelosi: We Actually Like to Read Legislation Before We Agree to It


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Talking with reporters on the White House’s driveway, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a swipe at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and said it’s difficult to say if President Donald Trump will sign the proposed border security bill, which has only $1 billion for wall funding and less capacity to hold migrants in detention centers. “It’s hard to say definitively whether or not the president’s going to sign it until we know everything that’s in it. Unlike Nancy Pelosi, we actually like to read legislation before we agree to it,” Sanders said, referring to Pelosi’s infamous “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy,” remark. Sanders added there were some “positive pieces” to the bill “and one thing you can be sure of is at the end of the day, the president is Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Rips Pelosi: We Actually Like to Read Legislation Before We Agree to It"

David Hogg: Instead of Arming Teachers, We Should ‘Improve Ambulance Response Time’


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On Wednesday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor turned pro-gun control activist David Hogg again voiced his opposition to armed school staff and said other things should be fixed, like ambulance response time. “Every public school in Florida is now required to have one armed security guard because of what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. And you know, there is so much debate about whether that’s dangerous or whether that’s the right answer. How do you all feel about that,” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota asked. “I for sure don’t think arming teachers is a good idea. I think overall we have to work to make sure that we’re stopping shooters before they get on campus. Because by the time they get there it’s already too late. Because as we know that somebody else is going to be lost to that process,” Hogg said. “We have to be working together not as Continue reading "David Hogg: Instead of Arming Teachers, We Should ‘Improve Ambulance Response Time’"

Sen. Markey Accuses Sen. McConnell Of Sabotaging Green New Deal…By Bringing it to Senate Floor


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Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of trying to “sabotage” and “silence” voters by bringing the Green New Deal, which was also proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), to the Senate floor to vote on. “I’ve noted with great interest the Green New Deal. And we’re going to be voting on that in the Senate. Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal,” McConnell told reporters on Tuesday. In response, Markey said it was just a tactic to “sabotage the movement we are building” on climate change:

Beto at Counter Rally: ‘We Know That Walls Do Not Save Lives. Walls End Lives’


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While President Donald Trump was holding his rally in El Paso, former Rep. Robert O’Rourke held a counter-rally to speak out against the president and his calls to expand walls in certain places along the border. According to O’Rourke, walls do not make people safer and they actually kill because it forces people who are illegally crossing to go to more remote, dangerous places along the border. “We know that walls do not save lives. Walls end lives,” he said. “In the last ten years, more 4,000 children, women, and men have died trying to come to this country, to work jobs no one will take, to be with a family member, to flee horrific brutality  and violence and death in their home countries.” “And as we build these walls, 600 miles of the 2,000-mile border walled up and counting, we push them to ever more treacherous and remote stenches Continue reading "Beto at Counter Rally: ‘We Know That Walls Do Not Save Lives. Walls End Lives’"