Man Arrested for Throwing Water at Rep. Steve King at Iowa Restaurant


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A man from Colorado was arrested on Friday for allegedly throwing a glass of water on Rep. Steve King at an Iowa restaurant. The Fort Dodge Police Department issued a media advisory stating that around 12:30 pm, police were called to the scene of the restaurant where “they discovered the intended victim, Rep. Steve King, was having a group lunch when an unknown male approached their table.” That male — identified as Blake Gibbins — threw a glass of water on King. The water also got on others at the table. Gibbins was charged with two counts of simple assault and one count of disorderly conduct. All the charges are misdemeanors. The water-throwing incident comes as King is facing criticism for comments he made about Hurricane Katrina during a Town Hall. During that Town Hall, King said the people of Iowa helped each other after their recent flooding while Continue reading "Man Arrested for Throwing Water at Rep. Steve King at Iowa Restaurant"

Schumer and Pelosi: Bill Barr Must Not Give Trump or His Team a ‘Sneak Preview’ of Mueller’s Findings


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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reacted earlier tonight to the big news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s report has finally been completed and submitted to AG Bill Barr. In a joint statement, the Democratic leaders call on Ball to “make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to Congress.” “Attorney General Barr must not give President Trump, his lawyers or his staff any ‘sneak preview’ of Special Counsel Mueller’s findings or evidence,” they say, “and the White House must not be allowed to interfere in decisions about what parts of those findings or evidence are made public.”

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and Gloria Borger Left Utterly Perplexed By Trump’s North Korea Tweet: ‘New Level of Dysfunction’


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Donald Trump‘s announcement that he will be lifting sanctions on North Korea that may or may not even exist continues to perplex, which CNN analyst Gloria Borger characterized as a “new level of dysfunction” for the Trump White House. On Friday afternoon’s edition of CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin, both Borger and host Brooke Baldwin struggled to sort out Trump’s strange announcement. After CNN National Security Correspondent Kylie Atwood tried to explain Trump’s announcement, Baldwin asked Borger for her thoughts. “My colleagues and I have been rushing around and trying to figure out who knew what when about this,” Borger said, “and it seems that this takes everything to kind of a new level of dysfunction that if the president can tweet something about his own policy on sanctions, and nobody quite understands what it means, how do you run foreign policy?” “Aside from Sarah Sanders saying Continue reading "CNN’s Brooke Baldwin and Gloria Borger Left Utterly Perplexed By Trump’s North Korea Tweet: ‘New Level of Dysfunction’"

Birth of Trump Nation: Trump Launched Racist Birther Crusade 9 Years Ago on The View


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This weekend marks a significant anniversary: it was nine years ago that Donald Trump launched the racist “birther” crusade that would propel him to the top of that cycle’s GOP primary field, and arguably put him on the political map that led him to the White House. Trump strongly hinted at birtherism during a March 17, 2011 Good Morning America interview, but stopped short of demanding to see then-President Obama‘s birth certificate:

On the March 23, 2011 edition of ABC’s The View, co-host Joy Behar dragged Trump’s innuendos about Obama into the light by quoting those insinuations, and then directly asking him “Are you a birther?” Trump first complained that “birthers” are derided as idiots, then asked “Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate?” “Why should he have to?” co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked. After a lot of crosstalk, Trump flatly declared “I want him to Continue reading "Birth of Trump Nation: Trump Launched Racist Birther Crusade 9 Years Ago on The View"

John Roberts Says Trump Not Happy with Fox Over McCain Questions: ‘Glared at Me Like Never I’ve Seen Him Glare’ Before


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Not long after a clip of President Donald Trump giving a hard side-eye to Fox News correspondent John Roberts became a hit on Twitter, Roberts went on the air for a report on America’s Newsroom and agreed that he got the cold shoulder from the President. Roberts spoke with anchor Jon Scott about the President’s latest salvos in his ongoing beef with the deceased Senator John McCain. They discussed the interview with Maria Bartiromo, whom Trump called “fake news” on Friday, and how the president was reacting. It was at the end of that discussion when Roberts explained that he’d been the recipient of the president’s ire. “President not happy with us this morning either,” said Roberts. “He glared at me like I’ve never seen him glare at me before.” “Whoa,” said Scott. “We’ll have to get to the bottom of that.” The infamous glare was Continue reading "John Roberts Says Trump Not Happy with Fox Over McCain Questions: ‘Glared at Me Like Never I’ve Seen Him Glare’ Before"

Trump Upset With Fox? John Roberts Shares Video of POTUS Glaring at Him: ‘It Was a Chilly March Morning…’


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President Donald Trump skipped Fox News Channel as he took questions this morning as he crossed the White House lawn. Some said he pointedly skipped them. So much so the word “glare” was used. The signs that there are cracks inside the Trump-Fox wall are adding up. This is only the latest, but the fact that Fox’s John Roberts all but confirmed a cold shoulder ups the ante a bit. It was ABC’s Jon Karl who first posted a clip of the glare, though several reporters noted the overt question diss. The glare started circulating Twitter pretty rapidly, but was fairly debatable. That is until its Continue reading "Trump Upset With Fox? John Roberts Shares Video of POTUS Glaring at Him: ‘It Was a Chilly March Morning…’"

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says Right-Wing Media Is to Blame for the Violent Threats Against Her


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In an interview with the New York Daily News, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blamed conservative media for the deluge of death threats she and her office receive on a daily basis. “It’s very clear that when right-wing media starts to heat up, that’s directly correlated to the amount of violent targeted threats we get,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “There’s clearly a correlation between the intensity of Fox News and Breitbart and all those folks and the amount of threats that we get,” she explained. Because of the amount of threats, Capitol Police recommended to make her schedule available to the public: “It’s a pretty regular thing, so we just have to be super vigilant.” TIME magazine reported every time someone knocks on her office’s door, they “stiffen” because of the number of threats they receive on a daily basis. In her first three months in Congress, Capitol Police have trained her Continue reading "Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says Right-Wing Media Is to Blame for the Violent Threats Against Her"

Trevor Noah Jokes About Warren’s Reparations Motive: ‘There’s Something I Didn’t Tell You About My Ancestry’


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The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah addressed the renewed push among Democrats and particularly 2020 hopefuls on the issue of reparations, on Thursday, and among several great jokes got in a nice Elizabeth Warren DNA reference. After introducing the topic, Noah played clips of various Democratic candidates talking about reparations, wrapping with remarks by Warren. When the camera cut back to the desk he said “Wow. That is likely great to hear!” “Although, I have my eye on you, Elizabeth Warren,” he added. He joked about what she’d say right after reparations are passed, using his mock Warren voice. “There’s something I didn’t tell you about my ancestry results — I’m also 1/20 black! Who knew?! I accept cash, check, or Apple pay!” Obviously, that’s a reference to her DNA test debacle after claiming to have Native American heritage. Noah hit the Republican reaction, too. “It may not Continue reading "Trevor Noah Jokes About Warren’s Reparations Motive: ‘There’s Something I Didn’t Tell You About My Ancestry’"

Eric Bolling Films Confrontation With Man Who Smeared His Late Son


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BlazeTV host Eric Bolling released online Thursday video of a confrontation with a despicable person who made a vile comment about the death of Bolling’s son as he walked through the Trump Hotel lobby. Bolling followed the man, filming, and shared the video — as well as his own commentary — on his show and on social media. The video, above, begins with the absolutely heart-wrenching description of the day the Bolling family received the awful news about the accidental death of their son, who was at college, from an opioid-laced pill. It is a tragic and painful story, but important to the context. It’s to be watched, not transcribed. After describing the circumstances, Bolling explains what happened Wednesday night in D.C. An unidentified man saw Bolling sitting with friends in the lobby of the Trump hotel, and as he passed by said “Eric Bolling’s son killed Continue reading "Eric Bolling Films Confrontation With Man Who Smeared His Late Son"

The Five Wonders What George Conway is Trying to Get from Trump Feud: ‘Maybe he’s Angling for a CNN Contributorship’


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The ongoing Twitter war between George Conway and Donald Trump was up on Fox’s The Five this Thursday, and obviously and particularly what it says about Conway’s relationship with his wife, Kellyanne Conway. During the discussion they speculated on exactly what Mr. Conway may be hoping to get from all this. Juan Williams introduced the discussion, saying “if it’s real” that Kellyanne Conway’s remarks to FBN’s Maria Bartiromo indicate she and her husband don’t really talk about this ongoing dispute at home after showing a clip. When Williams turned to co-host Jesse Watters, he prompted him by asking what Trump fans think of Conway calling Trump a “narcissist” and ‘antisocial,” which is barely a prompt because is there actually a question about how Trump fans feel about that? “He should look in the mirror,” said Watters, referring to Conway’s comments about Trump’s mental health. “Talk about psychologically imbalanced, I Continue reading "The Five Wonders What George Conway is Trying to Get from Trump Feud: ‘Maybe he’s Angling for a CNN Contributorship’"

Rep. Dan Crenshaw Stands Up to Trump: ‘Stop Talking About Senator McCain’


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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who is considered to be a rising star within the Republican party, kept his message to President Donald Trump short with regards to the late Sen. John McCain. “Mr. President, seriously stop talking about Senator McCain,” the freshman congressman from Texas tweeted Thursday. Many in the Republican party have been quiet in the face of Trump’s repeated attacks on McCain this week. By speaking out, Crenshaw joins Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who went a step further in his condemnations of the president. He said, “[T]he country deserves better, the McCain family deserves better, I don’t care if he’s president of United States, owns all the real estate in New York, or is building the greatest immigration system in the world. Nothing is more important than the integrity of the Continue reading "Rep. Dan Crenshaw Stands Up to Trump: ‘Stop Talking About Senator McCain’"

Beto O’Rourke Insists America Doesn’t ‘Need Any Walls’ Because They Solve ‘A Problem We Do Not Have’


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While campaigning in New Hampshire, Beto O’Rourke told voters America does not need “any walls” because there is no crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. “I’m here to tell you a profoundly positive story from the U.S.-Mexico border. We do not need any walls, 30 billion dollars, 2,000 miles long, 30 feet high,” O’Rourke said. “It will not be built on the international boundary line, which is the center line of the Rio Grande river,” he continued. “That wall will be built well into the interior of someone’s ranch, someone else’s farm, someone else’s home to solve a problem we do not have.” The former Congressman from El Paso has advocated to also tear down walls that are already in place at the border. “If you could would you take the wall down now? Here? Like you have a wall. Would you knock it down?” Continue reading "Beto O’Rourke Insists America Doesn’t ‘Need Any Walls’ Because They Solve ‘A Problem We Do Not Have’"

Beto O’Rourke Insists America Doesn’t ‘Need Any Walls’ Because They Solve ‘A Problem We Do Not Have’


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While campaigning in New Hampshire, Beto O’Rourke told voters America does not need “any walls” because there is no crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. “I’m here to tell you a profoundly positive story from the U.S.-Mexico border. We do not need any walls, 30 billion dollars, 2,000 miles long, 30 feet high,” O’Rourke said. “It will not be built on the international boundary line, which is the center line of the Rio Grande river,” he continued. “That wall will be built well into the interior of someone’s ranch, someone else’s farm, someone else’s home to solve a problem we do not have.” The former Congressman from El Paso has advocated to also tear down walls that are already in place at the border. “If you could would you take the wall down now? Here? Like you have a wall. Would you knock it down?” Continue reading "Beto O’Rourke Insists America Doesn’t ‘Need Any Walls’ Because They Solve ‘A Problem We Do Not Have’"

Watch: Devin Nunes Justifies Protesters Using N-Word on Rep. John Lewis During 2010 Obamacare Fight


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Newly-resurfaced video shows that Republican MOO-ver and shaker Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) defended protesters who used the n-word against civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) in 2010, saying they had “every right to say what they want,” adding only that the epithets were “not appropriate.” During protests against the House passage of the Affordable Care Act in March of 2010, several members — including Lewis, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) — reported that demonstrators hurled abuse that included the n-word. On the March 21, 2010 edition of C-Span’s Washington Journal, host Steve Scully asked Nunes about the incident, and Nunes appeared to argue that while the language was “not appropriate,” the protesters had “every right” to use it, and that they were provoked by the legislative process. “Can you give us a sense of the flavor of the debate on the floor, Continue reading "Watch: Devin Nunes Justifies Protesters Using N-Word on Rep. John Lewis During 2010 Obamacare Fight"

Ex-GOP Rep. Blasts ‘Manchild’ Trump: ‘No Amount of Fred Trump’s Money’ Can Buy Him the Honor or Integrity of John McCain


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After President Donald Trump launched another day of complaining about and attacking the late Senator John McCain, on MSNBC’s Deadline, host and former McCain senior advisor Nicolle Wallace spoke with former Republican and former Congressman David Jolly about the continuing feud with a deceased veteran. “It’s hard to temper one’s anger,” said Jolly. “It’s disgusting behavior by the President. What we know Donald Trump is he’s intimidated by people whose stature he can never achieve.” Jolly offered a set of examples. “He attacks the NFL because they would not let him in their ownership group. He attacks the media because they have a trustworthiness that goes far beyond what this president will ever have. He attacks prosecutors and Mueller because there is finality and permanence to their work that will far exceed the president’s fledgling, at times questionable, real estate empire.” “And on John McCain, Donald Continue reading "Ex-GOP Rep. Blasts ‘Manchild’ Trump: ‘No Amount of Fred Trump’s Money’ Can Buy Him the Honor or Integrity of John McCain"

Laura Ingraham and Guest Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Using ‘Latina’ Pronunciation of Her Name


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Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Trump supporter Joe diGenova mocked Congresswoman and Democratic rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for using a “Latina” inflection when pronouncing her own name, and diGenova even imitated AOC’s accent. On Tuesday night’s edition of Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle, Ingraham and diGenova took a few seconds from complaining about the media to slam Ocasio-Cortez for correctly pronouncing her own name. “You’ve noticed that AOC, the star of the moment, the It Girl, and I mean girl in a very mature way, she’s the star, and she’s the juice of the whole party, where the excitement is, but you notice when she introduces herself, does she take on that Obama, Obama put on accents…” Ingraham said. Mr. diGenova  — who was once in the running to be Donald Trump’s lawyer — said “She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio [sic] Continue reading "Laura Ingraham and Guest Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Using ‘Latina’ Pronunciation of Her Name"

Anderson Cooper to Trump Defender’s ‘Punching Back’ Excuse for McCain Attacks: ‘He’s Punching a Person Who’s Dead’


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CNN host Anderson Cooper shut down a pro-Trump guest’s excuse for Donald Trump‘s continued attacks on the late Sen. John McCain by noting that Trump is attacking a man who “can’t fight back because he’s dead.” On Tuesday night’s edition of Anderson Cooper 360, Cooper hosted a lengthy debate segment between anti-Trump Republican strategist Ana Navarro and pro-Trump strategist Adolfo Franco — each of whom knew McCain personally — to discuss Trump’s attacks against the widely-revered late senator. Navarro began by suggesting that McCain would derive “satisfaction” from the fact that “even after death, he is still haunting Donald Trump,” and drew a contrast between McCain’s service and sacrifice for his country, and Trump’s not that. Franco, on the other hand, spent most of his screen time chalking Trump’s attacks up to “style,” as when he told Cooper and Navarro that “The president’s style is when he Continue reading "Anderson Cooper to Trump Defender’s ‘Punching Back’ Excuse for McCain Attacks: ‘He’s Punching a Person Who’s Dead’"

Huckabee ‘So Proud’ of Nunes Lawsuit Against Twitter: They’re a ‘Contributing Force to the Democratic Party’


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Mike Huckabee was on Fox News on Tuesday to discuss the $250 million lawsuit against Twitter currently being brought by Rep. Devin Nunes (D-CA). Huckabee said he is “so proud” of Nunes for suing, and that Twitter is essentially a “political arm” of the Democratic party. “I’m so proud of the congressman,” said Huckabee. “He’s doing exactly what someone has needed to do for a long time, and that’s hold these social media companies’ feet to the fire.” Huckabee delivered a list of conservative complaints about the private company, including “shadow-banning conservatives” and “making it very difficult for conservatives.” Like Nunes does in the lawsuit, Huckabee complained about “fake accounts” that insult him personally as one of the problems Twitter faces. “I’ve been, at many times, just obliterated by–people have used all these fake accounts, just trashing me,” he said. “In any court of law, it should be Continue reading "Huckabee ‘So Proud’ of Nunes Lawsuit Against Twitter: They’re a ‘Contributing Force to the Democratic Party’"

Two US Lawmakers Are Trying To Help Mexican Journalist Who Fears for His Life After Deportation


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In a bipartisan move, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI) are trying to prevent Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto from being deported. Gutiérrez Soto came to the United States to claim asylum because of the threats he received from drug cartels in response to his reporting. An immigration judge ruled last week Gutiérrez Soto was unable to prove he would be in danger if he was to be returned to Mexico. “The University of Michigan community, members of the media, advocates for press freedom around the country, and many Americans continue to share our deep concerns about Mr. Gutiérrez Soto’s safety should he return to Mexico,” Dingell and Upton wrote, according to Detroit Free Press. “Mexico remains the deadliest country for journalists worldwide that is not engaged in armed conflict, and two journalists have already been murdered in the country this year. Given this set of facts, Continue reading "Two US Lawmakers Are Trying To Help Mexican Journalist Who Fears for His Life After Deportation"

Former Speaker Paul Ryan Joins Fox Corporation as Board Member


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The Disney deal is almost done, and from that major deal, Fox Corporation is trading today as its own, standalone company, (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX), separate from 21st Century Fox (“21CF”). That company, which will house Fox News, the sports networks, and Fox TV Stations, announced its board of directors, which included one perhaps unexpected name. Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Ryan was announced on Tuesday, along with investment fund CEO Anne Dias, former Twenty-First Century Fox CEO and current CEO of Formula 1 Chase Carey, and member of several media company boards and a former CEO of Telemundo Group Roland A. Hernandez. They join Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, obviously, as well as Australian businessman and member of several Murdoch boards Jacques Nasser, who was already publicly announced. “We are thrilled to welcome our new colleagues to the Fox board,” said Lachlan Murdoch, who Continue reading "Former Speaker Paul Ryan Joins Fox Corporation as Board Member"