Radio host Rush Limbaugh praised the idea of the Trump administration wanting to release detained migrants into Democratic-controlled sanctuary cities during his latest radio show.
The Washington Post was the first to report on the idea, which was rejected twice by DHS, on Thursday.
After WaPo’s story, Trump both spoke and tweeted about the issue.
Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only….
After President Donald Trumpposted a video of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent remarks about 9/11 with footage of the attacks from that horrifying day on Twitter Friday, some on Twitter accused Trump of putting Omar’s life in danger.
The President is actively and willfully endangering the life of a member of Congress.
A man was charged last week with trying to kill Omar. He is a Trump supporter. A few months ago another man, Cesay Sayoc, was arrested for sending functional mail bombs to nearly a dozen people Trump has targeted.
They wont rest until Ilhan Omar is dead. https://t.co/MXxgoIsrtU
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) April 12, 2019
Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) did not hold back with his criticism of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) response to her recent comments about the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
In an interview with NBC, Crenshaw said the clip that went viral on social media was not taken out of context — which many have suggested — and it was right for people to call it out.
“All Representative Omar had to do is really, I don’t know, explain herself,” Crenshaw said. “[She can] say whatever she wants, say she didn’t mean it, I don’t know. Diffuse the situation, but don’t double down, alright. Don’t play the victim card. Don’t start making accusations of me. I just think that was uncalled for.”
He also said this recent situation that has dominated the news cycle has been “the height of partisanship.”
Crenshaw has taken some heat for giving his two Continue reading "Rep. Crenshaw Rips Rep. Omar’s Response to 9/11 Comments Backlash: ‘Don’t Play the Victim Card’"
After it was reported officials in President Donald Trump’s administration tried to pressure the Department of Homeland Security to released detained migrants in Democratic-controlled sanctuary cities, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to answer when asked during his interview on CNN.
“The president today admitted he’s considering trying to moving undocumented migrants to sanctuary cities and seemed to acknowledge it was for political reasons, to retaliate against Democrats. Why do you think that’s the right policy, if you do, in fact,” CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked.
“Jake, I’m here in Santiago, Chile. I came on to talk with you today about an enormously important decision to help keep Americans safe, outside the threat that our soldiers, sailors, airman, and Marines who have protected American for years, are now, because of the policies the Trump administration undertaken, no longer threatened by a rogue court, the international criminal court,” Pompeo replied. “That’s Continue reading "Sec. Pompeo Dodges When Asked About Trump Wanting to Release Migrants Into Sanctuary Cities"
Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show his recent criticisms of Vice President Mike Pence have not been because of his faith, rather the policies he has pushed for during his time in government.
“All right, so I want to get your reaction. Because Mike Pence has said that you, you, have been critical of his faith and critical of him, and you should know better, and that you’re just criticizing him to get elected. So what would you say to that,” host Ellen Degeneres asked.
“Yeah, I’m not critical of his faith. I’m critical of bad policies. I don’t have a problem with religion. I’m religious too. I have a problem with religion being used as a justification to harm people, and especially in the LGBTQ community,” Buttigieg replied.
“So many people, even today, feel like they don’t belong. You can get Continue reading "Mayor Pete Buttigieg Says He’s Not Attacking VP Pence’s Faith, But He’s Not For ‘Religion Being Used’ to Harm People"
After we posted about a column for The Boston Globe, authored by freelance writer Luke O’Neil, which was edited to remove his suggestion of having waiters “tamper” with food intended for members of Trump’s administration, the piece has now been taken down entirely.
“The Globe Opinion page has removed from its website an April 10 column by Luke O’Neil on former homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen because it did not receive sufficient editorial oversight and did not meet Globe standards,” the paper posted on its website. “The Globe regrets its lack of vigilance on the matter. O’Neil is not on staff.”
The Globe also initially changed the lead, which originally stated: “ONE OF THE biggest regrets of my life is not pissing in Bill Kristol’s salmon…”
In response, O’Neil voiced his extreme displeasure in the Globe’s decision.
“I really like the lead,” O’Neil told The Washington Continue reading "Writer Rips Boston Globe After His Piece Suggesting Tampering with Trump’s Officials Food is Pulled: They ‘Cut My Throat’"
Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is once again firing back at Fox News for their extensive coverage of her words and tweets.
On Friday Ocasio-Cortez responded to a montage made by Media Matters, which shows different Fox News hosts and guests criticizing her, and said the network had “brought me up 3,000+ times in 6 weeks.”
I documented six weeks of what Fox’s obsessive coverage of @AOC looks like. Fox mentioned her at least 3,181 times in six weeks, and not a day went by where she wasn’t brought up. This is just a small look into what Fox’s relentless coverage looks like: pic.twitter.com/czbrYyPoWU
In a new report from The Washington Post, some in President Donald Trump’s administration tried to pressure Department of Homeland Security officials into releasing detained migrants in cities controlled by Democrats.
The Post reports they wanted the detainees to be released at certain times when immigration was the topic of the day:
Trump administration officials have proposed transporting detained immigrants to sanctuary cities at least twice in the past six months — once in November, as a migrant caravan approached the U.S. southern border, and again in February, amid a standoff with Democrats over funding for Trump’s border wall.
While interviewing economist Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s potential pick to be on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, CNN’s Erin Burnett asked how he felt about his past statements advocating to implement the gold standard.
“So the top banks testifying on Capitol Hill this week, as you know, they were asked specifically about your previous statements supporting overturn of the gold standard,” Burnett said.
“By the way, I don’t think I’ve ever really said anything much about the gold. I’m not in favor of gold standard, I am in favor of using commodities as forward looking indicator where prices are,” Moore replied.
Burnett then played a montage of Moore advocating to return to a gold standard over the course of a few years, with the most recent example occurring in 2016.
After the montage was played, Moore said he has since changed his mind on the issue.
“So Continue reading "CNN Plays Montage of Stephen Moore Calling for the Gold Standard After Saying He’s Not For It"
Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy took a jab at presidential hopeful Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) as he was responding to his and other Democrats’ criticism of Attorney General William Barr on The Story with Martha MacCallum.
“I think that last voice was Eric Swalwell’s and for your viewers that don’t know who that is, that’s a member of the judiciary committee and intelligence committee from California, he’s running for president, which I’m sure none of your viewers are familiar with and they won’t be a year from now,” Gowdy said. “So he’s trying to get attention.”
“Nancy Pelosi said that Barr was off the rails, if anyone in the country would understand being off the rails, it would be Speaker Pelosi,” he continued. “This is a guy who was voice voted by the Senate. Democrats loved him. They thought he was an institutionalist, he was going to Continue reading "Trey Gowdy Takes a Swipe at Rep. Swalwell’s Presidential Bid on Fox: ‘None of Your Viewers’ Will Care In a Year"
In response to the massive amount of criticism Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has received after calling the terrorist attacks on 9/11 “something some people did,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said the backlash “is an incitement of violence.”
“The levels which Republicans and conservative groups, whether they are official party apparatuses, sending out emails calling me and others domestic terrorists or whether it’s Ruppert Murdoch and the New York Post printing on the front page to circulate all around New York City an image that is incredibly upsetting and triggering for New Yorkers that were actually there and were actually in the radius that woke up one morning or were in there schools and didn’t know if they were going to see their parents at the end of the day,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters.
“We are getting to the level where this is an incitement of violence against progressive women of Continue reading "Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says Criticism of Omar’s 9/11 Comments ‘Is An Incitement of Violence’ Against Women of Color"
After publishing an op-ed from Luke O’Neil that endorsed tampering food intended for officials from the Trump administration, The Boston Globe edited the piece to tone it down.
When first published, O’Neill’s op-ed, titled “Keep Kirstjen Nielsen unemployed and eating Grubhub over her kitchen sink,” ended with the following kicker:
As for the waiters out there, I’m not saying you should tamper with anyone’s food, as that could get you into trouble. You might lose your serving job. But you’d be serving America. And you won’t have any regrets years later.
After facing a backlash on social media, the Globe issued an editor’s note at the top of the piece: “A version of this column as originally published did not meet Globe standards and has been changed. The Globe regrets the previous tone of the piece.”
The op-ed now ends with the following:
Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough went in on Attorney General William Barr on Thursday for the comments he made during his Senate hearing.
Barr said, and then later clarified, on believing if the Department of Justice spied on candidate-Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
“The attorney general of America shamed himself yesterday by throwing out a Roy Cohn-type charge. Of course unlike Roy Cohn, by the end of the hearing, he backed off of that,” Scarborough said. “But in case you don’t know what’s going on at home and in case you’re trying to figure out why Donald Trump would say, after Barr’s letter came out, that Robert Mueller ran an honorable investigation, said he’s basically an honorable man and now he’s freaking out, he’s melting down, he’s seeing the report part. He knows what’s in the report.”
Scarborough added how people who first ran with Barr’s summary of Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Hits AG Barr: He’s Attacking U.S. Intelligence The Way Putin Would"
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defended fellow freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the recent wave of criticism she has received for her remarks regarding to 9/11.
Omar is facing backlash after stating, “[The Council on American-Islamic Relations] was founded after 9/11, because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Tlaib said her critics were taking her words out of context in “racist” attacks.
“They do that all the time to, especially women of color,they take our words out ofcontext because they’re afraidbecause we speak truth, we speaktruth to power.My sister Omar was talking about uplifting people by supportingtheir civil liberties and civilrights,” Tlaib said.“This is just pure racist act bymany of those, hateful acts byContinue reading "Rep. Tlaib Defends Rep. Omar’s 9/11 Comments, Claims Attacks on Her Are Racist: ‘She Does Speak Truth’"
With the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuador embassy in London on Thursday, Jason Johnson, a politics editor for The Root, said that while he does not like the controversial figure, the arrest is “dangerous” for journalists.
“So this is the journalism professor hat thing. This is flimsy and I don’t like Julian Assange. A lot of us don’t like Julian Assange. We have to separate from what he seems like in his videos and his sexism and his hostility toward the United States,” Johnson began.
“At the end of the day, if this is the argument made by this particular administration that he somehow was involved in this hacking information in this very vague way. Unless we find out he directly was involved in hacking into U.S. systems, this is just an excuse to basically threaten and create sort of a chilling effect Continue reading "The Root Politics Editor Defends Julian Assange on MSNBC, Calls Arrest ‘Dangerous’"
Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade walked back comments he made about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) this mornin. Kilemeade was reacting to Omar’s recent comments about the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
“Really? ‘Some people did something?’ You have to wonder if she is an American first,” Kilmeade said Wednesday morning. “Can you imagine if she was representing your community, and you were in her district, how embarrassed you must feel today.”
In a tweet later in the afternoon, the co-host said, “I didn’t intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American”:
I didn’t intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American – I am questioning how any American, let alone a United States Congresswoman, could downplay the 9/11 attacks.
Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin gave his side of the story after a testy exchange with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, where Mnuchin said he had other meetings to attend to, with Waters saying he could leave at any time.
“This is a new way and it’s a new day. And it’s a new chair. And I have the gavel,” Waters told him.
Mnuchin told CNBC it was an “unnecessary” and “silly way” to end the over three hour testimony.
“Really unnecessary ending,” Mnuchin said. “I offered I would be happy to come back to the committee and answer all their questions so I look forward to seeing them in May. I think it’s important that of all the Congress people have the appropriate time that they have their questions answered I knew we weren’t going to be able to do it all Continue reading "Sec. Mnuchin on Clash With Rep. Maxine Waters at Hearing: ‘Really Unnecessary’ and ‘Silly Ending’"
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, pushed back against Attorney General William Barrsaying he is concerned the Department of Justice spied on then-candidate Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign.
“I think spying did occur, yes. I think spying did occur,” Barr told Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).
In response, Nadler said Barr’s comments were “directly contradict what DOJ previously told us”:
These comments directly contradict what DOJ previously told us. I’ve asked DOJ to brief us immediately. In the meantime, the AG still owes us the full Mueller report. #ReleaseTheReporthttps://t.co/DFOP5igcnO
CNN’s Jim Sciutto pressed Kellyanne Conway on President Donald Trump‘s falsehoods he stated during the presidential campaign in a heated interview Wednesday.
“I want to talk about everything. To get to your point about it’s been litigated in the election. I’ve heard you make this point and others. The president lied during the election, as you know, he lied about birtherism, lied about Muslims celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey and others and, yes he was elected,” Sciutto said. “Does that give him license to then share falsehoods while he is president? Does the election give you license to do whatever you did during the campaign?”
“That’s a lot of opinionating about the campaign,” Conway replied. “So, focus on my work here at the White House, since you want to talk about the 2016 campaign since you brought it up, I certainly didn’t because I never have to talk Continue reading "CNN’s Jim Sciutto Lists Trump’s False Claims to Kellyanne Conway: Does President Have a License to Lie?"
Second Lady Karen Pence defended her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, during her interview with Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday from the recent comments made by presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Pence was with her daughter, Charlotte Pence, to talk about their book, Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President.
Buttigieg has slammed Pence’s stance on LGBTQ issues in recent days.
“If me being gay was a choice, it was a choice that was made far, far above my pay grade,” Buttigieg said, according to CNN. “And that’s the thing I wish the Mike Pences of the world would understand. That if you got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me — your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”
Mrs. Pence said her husband does not have a problem with Buttigieg in the first place.
Continue reading "Karen Pence Defends Husband from Pete Buttigieg: ‘You Shouldn’t Be Attacked’ Over Religious Beliefs"