Dem. Congressman Suggests North Korea Could Smuggle Nuke Into U.S. Inside ‘Bale of Marijuana’

Brad Sherman Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) took to Twitter Wednesday to voice his fear that North Korea could smuggle a nuclear bomb into the United States – simply by hiding the devastating weapon inside a bale of marijuana. After the U.S. Senate was bussed to the White House for a briefing on North Korea, Vice President Mike Pence and other officials headed to the Capitol to brief Congress. While many Democrats slammed the briefing as little more than a photo-op, Sherman had serious questions for the Trump administration – namely, whether it’s prepared for North Korea to slip a nuclear weapon into the U.S. disguised as a large bale of marijuana. The congressman also suggested that North Korea could sell its weapons to a cash-rich Iran, and slammed the administration’s resolve as “weak.”

Alex Jones Child-Custody Trial Ends With Only A Hint Of Conspiracy

AUSTIN, Texas ― When noisy conspiracy theorist Alex Jones went into his child-custody trial two weeks ago, his ex-wife’s attorneys promised to showcase his vitriolic talk-show comments for the jury as evidence of his lack of fitness as a father.
The spectacle of Jones ― a trusted source of news for President Donald Trump ― having to account for his history of fact-free, aggressive and often spiteful opinionating, attracted a flock of national reporters.
But as the jury began deliberations Thursday, the trial remained what it always was for the Jones family: a bruising custody battle stemming from an ugly divorce.
Travis County Judge Orlinda Naranjo said from the trial’s first day last week that she wouldn’t allow a focus on Jones’ politics or public statements. She refused to admit all Continue reading "Alex Jones Child-Custody Trial Ends With Only A Hint Of Conspiracy"

Scarlett Johansson Wants to Get Drunk With Her 72-Year-Old Doppelgänger

Recently, Reddit user denverjoel shared a photo of his 72-year-old grandmother from when she was 22 years old, noting that she looked pretty much exactly like Scarlett Johansson:
My Grandma Looked Like Scarlett Johansson When She Was Younger
The Reddit community responded, and eventually news got to Johansson herself. In a video she posted to YouTube, she said she’s been “Absolutely inundated with emails and messages about how much [we] look alike and I had to look at the photo of myself. Holy crap! I want to meet you in person. I saw that you were, quote, drunk as a skunk when taking that photo, and I would like to see your drunk face. I want to share a drunk face with you. Let’s have a drink, Geraldine.” She continued, saying, “Do you want to come see Rough Night with me? Be my guest? We’re a bunch of partying girls, Continue reading "Scarlett Johansson Wants to Get Drunk With Her 72-Year-Old Doppelgänger"

WATCH LIVE: Trump Signs Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection

President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign an executive order on improving accountability and whistleblower protection at 4:45 PM ET today. The EO will impact the Department of Veterans Affairs and the signing will take place at the VA. On Wednesday, VA Secretary David Shulkin held a press briefing on the upcoming executive order, explaining that the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Office will place “an executive in charge that will report directly” to him so they can identify who shouldn’t be working at the VA anymore. Shulkin acknowledged that there will be an additional cost to this office, stating that it is an important responsibility. However, he didn’t have the exact figures yet on the costs. Watch above, via the White House. [image via screengrab]

Let’s Reconsider That Rachel Maddow Segment On Trump’s Taxes That Everyone Hated

On March 14 MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took to the airwaves and presented an hour-long segment on two pages of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns. Those documents, obtained by journalist David Cay Johnston, revealed that Trump made $150 million in personal income that year, on which he paid $38 million in taxes.
It was one of the most hyped segments to air on cable news this year, with Maddow tweeting ahead of time, “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously).” It was also widely felt to be one of the most disappointing cable news segments of the year. The National Review’s Jim Geraghty opined that it was a “waste [of] everyone’s time.” Slate’s Willa Paskin called it “a cynical, self-defeating spectacle.” The Observer’s Ashe Schow summed it up as an “epic fail.”
While most of the criticism Continue reading "Let’s Reconsider That Rachel Maddow Segment On Trump’s Taxes That Everyone Hated"