Patriots’ Safety Duron Harmon Says He Won’t Be Visiting the White House After Super Bowl Win


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Fresh off their Super Bowl win, New England Patriots’ Safety Duron Harmon told TMZ he will not be going with the team if they get invited to visit the White House. “Nah, man. They don’t want me in the White House, man,” he said. Harmon added he rather visit former President Barack Obama. “That would be dope, man. Hey Obama man, holler at me, man. We love you over here, man,” he added. The Patriots did visit the White House after their Super Bowl win in 2017, however, the Philadelphia Eagles were not invited in 2018 after it appeared over half the team would not have gone in the first place. “The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” President Donald Trump said in a statement. “They disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for Continue reading "Patriots’ Safety Duron Harmon Says He Won’t Be Visiting the White House After Super Bowl Win"

CNN Chyron Incorrectly Labels Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam as a Republican


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As CNN was reporting on Governor Ralph Northam‘s (D) apology for his yearbook photo showing him in either blackface or a KKK outfit, the chyron labeled him as a Republican. The chyron was shortly changed to (D). CNN’s Anderson Cooper, however, did correctly state Northam’s party affiliation prior to the chyron mishap. “My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me,” Northam stated in his video. “That photo and the racist and offensive attitudes it represents does not reflect that person I am today or the way that I have conducted myself as a soldier, a doctor, and a public servant. I am deeply sorry,” he continued. “I cannot change the decisions I made nor Continue reading "CNN Chyron Incorrectly Labels Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam as a Republican"

CNN Reporter on Cory Booker’s Unique Qualities: ‘He’s An Unmarried Vegan’


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With Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) having officially entered the 2020 presidential race, there are questions how he can stand out among the high number of other Democrats that are sure to run as well. CNN’s Rebecca Buck said there are a few things that stand out about him. “I asked Cory Booker about this in Iowa. He said he is not sure if it will be a winning political message, but it’s the message he believes so it will be the message of this campaign  are a couple other things that set him apart from this democratic field,” Buck explained to anchor Kate Bolduan. “He is the youngest senator running. He mentioned he is the only senator that lives in the inner city and he is an unmarried vegan. A lot of very unique qualities Cory Booker brings to the table,” she said. Booker says he intends to run his campaign by avoiding the pettiness that often occurs and not do personal attacks against Continue reading "CNN Reporter on Cory Booker’s Unique Qualities: ‘He’s An Unmarried Vegan’"

Republicans Seize on ‘GOP Pounces on Late-Term Abortion’ Stories


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A deluge of articles from outlets have finally decided to cover the late-term abortion debate in the state of Virginia, but journalists have done so in keeping with a media tradition that can only be described as committed trolling. One problem was they decided to cover the bill, and subsequent remarks from Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, only after Republicans and pro-life people voiced their shock and disgust. It was only then that mainstream media actually wrote about controversy, relying on a tired trope that misses the meat of the story: they point out how Republicans were “pouncing” and “seizing” on the controversial comments, instead of highlighting the comments themselves. In the Continue reading "Republicans Seize on ‘GOP Pounces on Late-Term Abortion’ Stories"

Pentagon Memo Reportedly Warns ISIS Can Regain Territory Within Months After US Forces Leave Syria


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The Department of Defense’s upcoming Inspector General Quarterly Report on Operation Inherent Resolve warns ISIS will be able to regain all of its lost territory within six months to a year in Syria, according to NBC News. Citing “two officials familiar with the draft,” NBC News reports:

The draft says ISIS is intent on reconstituting a physical caliphateand that with ungoverned spaces in Syria and no military pressure, the terror group could retake land in a matter of months, according to the officials familiar with the report.

The report covers the three months from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018. President Donald Trump announced in mid-December that the U.S. military would be leaving Syria.

The report is set to come in as President Donald Trump‘s administration remains committed to leave the country within 120 days, saying ISIS is defeated. “ISIS no longer has freedom to mass forces,” Acting Secratary Continue reading "Pentagon Memo Reportedly Warns ISIS Can Regain Territory Within Months After US Forces Leave Syria"

Rep. Lee Zeldin and Rep. Ilhan Omar Spar Over Disgusting Anti-Semitic Voicemail Left at His Office


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  On Thursday, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) posted audio from a call that was left at his office, where the caller went on an anti-Semitic rant. “Right now you’re nothing but animals. You know Hitler told you that right? You got my phone number, you got my zip code. You come after me if you want. I don’t give a f*ck cause I hate you people for what you did to us as black people and I wish Hitler would have done his fucking job,” the caller says in part. Zeldin also tagged Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and asked which part of it did she disagreed with:

Ellen Page Blames Mike Pence for Jussie Smollett’s Attack: ‘Connect the Dots’


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Actress Ellen Page went after Vice President Mike Pence’s term as Indiana governor while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and said it leads to attack like on Empire actor Jussie Smollett. “It feels impossible not to feel this way now with the president and Vice President Mike Pence, who wishes I couldn’t be married. Let’s be clear. The vice president of America wishes I didn’t have the love I have with my wife,” Page said as host Stephen Colbert showed a picture of her and her wife. “He wanted to ban that in Indiana. He believes in conversion therapy. He has hurt LGBTQ people so badly as the governor of Indiana, and I think what we need to know and I hope my show Gaycation did this in terms of connecting the dots to Jussie Smollett, I don’t know him personally, I send all my love, connect the Continue reading "Ellen Page Blames Mike Pence for Jussie Smollett’s Attack: ‘Connect the Dots’"

‘A Lot of Misinformation’: VA State Delegate Kathy Tran Defends Her Abortion Bill in New Video


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Virginia State Delegate Kathy Tran (D) released a new video on her Twitter account explaining her position on the late-term abortion bill that went viral this past week. “That’s why I introduced a bill to repeal the medically unnecessary and unduly burdensome barrier that Virginia women face when their accessing this healthcare service in consultation with their doctor,” Tran stated in her video — adding she was surprised with the line of question she received. “Right now women are able to access an abortion in the later stages of pregnancy under certain conditions with the approval of medical doctors,” she continued. “I have done nothing Continue reading "‘A Lot of Misinformation’: VA State Delegate Kathy Tran Defends Her Abortion Bill in New Video"

Trump: ‘I Won’t Even Look’ At Congressional Compromise That Doesn’t Have a Wall


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With Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stating she will not let any more funding goes towards walls on the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump stated he will not sign another government spending bill unless it has money for extended barriers. “They’re all saying, let’s do this, but we’re not giving one dime for the wall. That’s okay. But if they’re not going to give money for the wall, it’s not going to work. And if it’s not going to work, the politicians are really wasting their time. We have money. We’re building the wall right now, a lot of it,” he told reporters on Thursday. “On February 15th, the committee will come back, and if they don’t have a wall, I don’t even want to waste my time reading what they have because it’s a waste of time,” he added. “Because the only thing that works for Continue reading "Trump: ‘I Won’t Even Look’ At Congressional Compromise That Doesn’t Have a Wall"

Rachel Maddow Theorizes Russian Attack on Power Grid During Polar Vortex: What Would You and Your Family Do’


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Segwaying into a report from the Wall Street Journal on the vulnerabilities of U.S. infrastructures, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow used the current polar vortex to hypothesize a Russian attack on the power grid. “And it is like negative 50 degrees in the Dakotas right now. What would happen if Russia killed the power in Fargo today? What would happen if all the natural gas lines that service Sioux Falls just poofed on the coldest day in recent memories, and it wasn’t in our power whether or not to turn them back on,” Maddow said. “What would you do if you lost heat indefinitely as the act of a foreign power on the same day the temperature in your front yard matched the temperature in Antarctica? I mean, what would you and your family do,” Continue reading "Rachel Maddow Theorizes Russian Attack on Power Grid During Polar Vortex: What Would You and Your Family Do’"

George Will: Amy Klobuchar Has Best Shot at Toppling Trump


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In a new column for The Washington Post, commentary writer George Will bashed the much-hyped, possible 2020 contender former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and said Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) instead has the better chance of beating President Donald Trump. “Surely the silliest aspirant for the Democrats’ 2020 presidential nomination is already known: ‘Beto,’  a. k.a. Robert Francis, O’Rourke is a skateboarding man-child whose fascination with himself caused him to live-stream a recent dental appointment for — open wide, please — teeth cleaning,” Will wrote. Saying that once Democrats are done with “flirting with such insipidity” of O’Rourke’s road trip blogs, Will said they should focus on focus on Klobuchar:

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the person perhaps best equipped to send the current president packing.

To get the boring part over with, she satisfies the 2020 Chromosome Criterion: The Democratic nominating electorate is disproportionately female and eager to achieve what they Continue reading "George Will: Amy Klobuchar Has Best Shot at Toppling Trump"

Joe Scarborough: President Trump Is Adopting ‘Ex-KGB’ Putin’s View on FBI, Intel Community


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A day after President Donald Trump tweeted how “extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran” the intelligence community are, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Trump is adopting the views of “ex-KGB” agent Vladimir Putin. Continue reading "Joe Scarborough: President Trump Is Adopting ‘Ex-KGB’ Putin’s View on FBI, Intel Community"

VA Gov. Northam Sparks Outrage After Defending Bill Allowing Abortions During Labor


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The internet was shocked and dismayed after seeing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) being for allowing letting newborns die if the family chooses in certain circumstances. “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother,” Northam said. His comments on Wednesday did not go over well with conservatives and pro-life activists:

VA Gov. Northam Endorses Letting Newborns Die If It’s ‘What the Mother and the Family Desire’


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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) defended a proposed bill that would allow abortions during labor in an interview, even appearing to take it a step further by saying a newborn baby would still be allowed to die if that is what the family wanted. Saying he was not in attendance for a debate on the bill, Northam said the decision should be made by the family and doctors. “If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s Continue reading "VA Gov. Northam Endorses Letting Newborns Die If It’s ‘What the Mother and the Family Desire’"

Dem Congresswoman on Trump Tweets Slamming Intel Leaders: ‘He Is Becoming a National Security Threat’


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When asked about President Donald Trump’s tweets, where he criticized the intelligence community for their “passive” stance on Iran, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said the commander-in-chief is becoming a national security threat. “What is your reaction to the Continue reading "Dem Congresswoman on Trump Tweets Slamming Intel Leaders: ‘He Is Becoming a National Security Threat’"

Howard Schultz Slams Warren’s Wealth-Tax Idea: It’s a ‘False Campaign Promise to Make Noise’


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While playing word association with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, potential 2020 independent presidential candidate Howard Schultz ripped into Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) wealth tax idea, which would tax the total assets of households worth more than $50 million, according to Boston.com. “Elizabeth Warren’s proposal is a wealth tax,” Harlow stated. “Oh, God,” he replied. “It’s an additional two percent tax on Americans whose net worth, this isn’t just an income tax. It’s an asset tax,” she explained. “Well, first of all it’s an idea that has no merit,” Schultz said. “It — she knows that there’s no way this could come to pass. These are just false campaign promises to make noise. And, again, it’s punitive. No, I don’t agree with that.” Schultz told MSNBC he was approached by Warren a few year ago for money for her Senate campaign. “I did not,” he said. “I don’t believe Elizabeth Warren is what Continue reading "Howard Schultz Slams Warren’s Wealth-Tax Idea: It’s a ‘False Campaign Promise to Make Noise’"

Schultz Says He Refused When Warren Asked for a Donation: U.S. Should Not Head ‘Towards Socialism’


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Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks and potential 2020 independent presidential candidate, revealed on MSNBC he once declined Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s (D-MA) request to donate to her Senate campaign. While saying he thinks she is a smart woman, Schultz does not agree with her left wing policies. “She came to see me a few years ago and asked me for contribution for her Senate race,” Schultz said on Morning Joe. “Did you give it to her?” Willie Geist asked. “I did not,” Schultz replied. “I don’t believe Elizabeth Warren is what [I] stand for. I don’t believe the country should be heading for socialism.” “I think she believes in programs that will lead to a level of socialism in America,” he continued. “She’s a smart woman. I respect her, this isn’t personal. I just don’t agree with her. Schultz, who has been toying with the idea to run in 2020, Continue reading "Schultz Says He Refused When Warren Asked for a Donation: U.S. Should Not Head ‘Towards Socialism’"

Art of the Deal Co-Author Says Trump ‘Has No Conscience’ and No ‘Soul’: He’s a ‘Sociopath’


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Tony Schwartz, co-author of the Art of the Deal, told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Wednesday that since he worked with Donald Trump for months on his famed book, he has had a behind the scenes look. According to Schwartz, the behind the scenes is not pretty. “We had on Cliff Sims. He was in the White House. He was the media strategy guy and has a new tell-all book out. He said there is something about Donald Trump that changes the character of the people around him. He changes their moral compass,” Camerota said.  “There is no question,” Schwartz said.  “How does he do that,” she asked. “I’m an example of it. I have been in penance for 30 years over it. He did this to me — pulled me into something that violated my own values. His values violated Continue reading "Art of the Deal Co-Author Says Trump ‘Has No Conscience’ and No ‘Soul’: He’s a ‘Sociopath’"

Kamala Harris’s CNN Townhall Was Most Watched Ever for a Single Candidate


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CNN says their Monday night townhall event with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and now 2020 presidential candidate, was the most watched cable news program for a single candidate. “Monday night’s CNN Town Hall with Senator Kamala Harris was the most watched cable news single candidate election town hall ever,” CNN PR said in a statement. “The town hall averaged 712k among adults 25-54 from 10-11pm, easily topping all cable news competition.  CNN was also #1 in prime time in the demos last night.” “The Town Hall with Sen. Kamala Harris propelled CNN to 945k total day live starts across digital platforms on Monday, January 28. The day ranked #3 among Town Hall total day rankings on digital platforms. Monday also saw 23 million cross-platform unique visitors, 18 mm video starts and 84 mm page views for CNN Digital.” the network added, saying they had averaged 1.957 million viewers. During her Continue reading "Kamala Harris’s CNN Townhall Was Most Watched Ever for a Single Candidate"

Roger Stone Describes His Arrest: I Was Arrested by CNN and ‘They Brought A Few FBI Agents With Them’


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Roger Stone, the former Trump campaign advisor, spoke with Bernie and Sid on 77 WABC shortly after pleading not guilty during his court hearing on Tuesday. He gave his side of the story when the FBI arrested him at his Florida home in the early morning hours. The only media present for the arrest was a crew from CNN, which raised speculation as to whether someone had given them the exclusive.

“The street was sealed off. CNN was the only media outlet on the side,” Stone said. “If I was dangerous. If I was considered dangerous, which is the only way that you can justify this, why would the FBI allow a CNN camera crew to film the whole thing?”

“If I were dangerous, they would have cleared all media, all civilians  from the street. The street was sealed with you know yellow police tape. So out of Continue reading "Roger Stone Describes His Arrest: I Was Arrested by CNN and ‘They Brought A Few FBI Agents With Them’"