Hold The Phone. Trump Tweets He Now Wants More Money For Health Care

Donald Trump had concerned Americans scratching their heads Sunday night after he tweeted that he now wants to pour more money into health care.
“I say we add more dollars to the Healthcare and make it the best anywhere,” he wrote.




That was strange because Trump’s budget plan submitted just days ago called for cutting at least $610 billion from Medicaid and slicing an additional $250 billion from health care by repealing Obamacare. The White House plan also calls for cuts in future spending on health care for children from low-income households. There is no additional spending for any health care in the plan.
The weird disconnect on health care wasn’t a first for the president. When Continue reading "Hold The Phone. Trump Tweets He Now Wants More Money For Health Care"

People Whose IDs Were Stolen In Bot Push Against Net Neutrality Demand FCC Probe






Several victims of imposters who used their names to send messages opposing net neutrality are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the acts.
The 14 victims are also calling on the FCC to inform up to 450,000 others whose names might also have been hijacked in the sham campaign — and remove the faked comments from the commission’s messages site.
Thousands of identical comments opposing net neutrality were sent to the FCC, according to the activist group Fight for the Future, which helped arrange the group letter to the FCC.  Spam bots attached to names snatched in data hacking are believed to have generated the comments.
Both the GOP and Democrats, along with 80 percent of Americans, support net neutrality, which would follow current FCC regulations to continue Continue reading "People Whose IDs Were Stolen In Bot Push Against Net Neutrality Demand FCC Probe"

Morning Joe: ‘Thuggish Trump’ Responsible For Reporter Assault




MSNBC’s still-Republican — but reconsidering — Joe Scarborough blamed “thuggish” Donald Trump for Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte “body slamming” a Guardian reporter after the journalist asked him a question the day before a special election to fill a U.S. House seat. Gianforte, a Republican, won the election late Thursday.
Scarborough said Thursday on “Morning Joe” that the president has essentially encouraged an open season on journalists with his incredibly rude, relentless attacks on the press, and “irresponsibly” fueling anger against reporters in large crowds. 
When you see the president calling the press “enemies of the people several times” and “who repeatedly verbally abused reporters, recklessly and irresponsibly in large arenas calling out people’s names ... What do we expect?” Scarborough said, adding that people are “clueless” if they think “the thuggish behavior from the president of the United States does not have an impact on people who Continue reading "Morning Joe: ‘Thuggish Trump’ Responsible For Reporter Assault"

Morning Joe: ‘Thuggish Trump’ Responsible For Reporter Assault




MSNBC’s still-Republican — but reconsidering — Joe Scarborough blamed “thuggish” Donald Trump for Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte “body slamming” a Guardian reporter after the journalist asked him a question the day before a special election to fill a U.S. House seat. Gianforte, a Republican, won the election late Thursday.
Scarborough said Thursday on “Morning Joe” that the president has essentially encouraged an open season on journalists with his incredibly rude, relentless attacks on the press, and “irresponsibly” fueling anger against reporters in large crowds. 
When you see the president calling the press “enemies of the people several times” and “who repeatedly verbally abused reporters, recklessly and irresponsibly in large arenas calling out people’s names ... What do we expect?” Scarborough said, adding that people are “clueless” if they think “the thuggish behavior from the president of the United States does not have an impact on people who Continue reading "Morning Joe: ‘Thuggish Trump’ Responsible For Reporter Assault"

Onion Begs Gianforte To Beat Its Bad Staff Because They All Ask Questions






The wisecrackers at The Onion are pleading with Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte to please beat up its reporters because they’re so bad about asking politicians questions.
The tongue-in-cheek cheek provided a bit of comic relief in the stunned wake of Gianforte’s witnessed “body slamming” of a Guardian reporter who dared to ask him about Trumpcare.
GOP billionaire Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after the altercation Wednesday night, the eve of the special election for Montana’s lone congressional seat. He’s running against Democratic folk musician Rob Quist, and polls close Thursday night.
At least three newspapers yanked their endorsement of Gianforte, backed by Donald Trump, after a Fox News crew said they witnessed him grabbing reporter Ben Jacobs by the neck, hurling him to the floor and punching him Continue reading "Onion Begs Gianforte To Beat Its Bad Staff Because They All Ask Questions"

Israeli Telecom Company Launches Trump Spoof Ad




Just in time for Donald Trump’s visit, an Israeli telecom company released a TV commercial that mocks the American president.
The 65-second spot aired for the first time soon after Trump arrived in Israel on Monday.
In the Bezeq commercial, an Israeli tourist visiting the White House — played by actor Gidi Gov — sneaks away from his group to duck into the Oval Office, where he doffs a blond wig and puts on the suit and long red tie he finds there.
The tourist is then mistaken for the president by a worried crew of aides who tell the faux Trump that “someone’s broken into the internet. It’s the Russians.”
The tourist keeps up the ruse by spouting the words “tremendous” (several times), “China” and later “crooked Hillary.” The aides are puzzled when he breaks into Hebrew.
The imposter pitches better security and concludes, in English, “Let’s Continue reading "Israeli Telecom Company Launches Trump Spoof Ad"

Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security






Wisconsin sheriff and outspoken Donald Trump supporter David Clark reportedly plagiarized parts of his college master’s thesis on U.S. security, according to evidence uncovered by CNN.
The sheriff used nearly identical language from sources without properly attributing passages 47 times in his thesis on security, CNN’s investigative KFile reported Saturday.  
The controversial Milwaukee lawman, who labeled the Black Lives Matter movement a hate group, announced this week that he was joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an assistant secretary.
Clarke earned a master’s degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 2013. His thesis was titled, “Making U.S. Security and Privacy Rights Compatible.”
CNN listed sections of Clarke’s thesis alongside source material with virtually verbatim language that was Continue reading "Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security"