As Joe Biden continues to fend off criticism for his remarks about working with segregationists, an old news story is resurfacing — bringing attention to the ex-veep once referring to Jesse Jackson as “that boy.”
Journalist Walker Bragman unearthed an old news article from the 1980s in which Biden used the term while speaking about Jackson at a news conference
From the article:
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), while praising Democratic presidential candidate Jesse L. Jackson, used the word “boy” to refer to him and Sen. Gary Hart (D-Colo.) during an informal news conference here late Friday night.
Jackson “is one of the brightest guys around,” Biden said in remarks made after a speech. “That boy ain’t no dummy, just like Gary Hart, that boy ain’t no dummy either.”
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Despite the ominous tenor of his statement earlier Thursday about how Iran “made a very big mistake,” it seems President Donald Trump is willing to accept the idea that the shooting down of American drone was an accident.
While taking questions from the Oval Office on Thursday alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump repeatedly said “you’ll soon find out” when asked if America would retaliate following an Iranian surface-to-air missile hitting a U.S. drone flying over international waters. Eventually, Trump went into a strange tangent about how “probably Iran made a mistake.”
“I would imagine it was a general or somebody that made a mistake in shooting that drone down. Fortunately, it was unarmed. There was no man in it…Would have made a big difference,” Trump said. “I have a feeling: I may be wrong, and I may be right, but I’m right a Continue reading "Trump Suggests Iran Shot Down U.S. Drone By Accident: ‘Probably’ a Mistake…’Hard to Believe It Was Intentional’"
Whoopi Goldberg led The View on Thursday with a defense of Joe Biden and his comments about working with segregationists.
The former vice president is facing criticism for his remarks about how civility in politics is possible because he managed in the past to work with segregationist senators. As Goldberg noted that Biden’s Democratic rivals are pummeling himfor his comments, she let out a deep sigh before remarking that there used to be a lot of racists and civil rights opponents in Congress, and “this is the world as it was”:
President Donald Trump issued an ominous message to Iran on Twitter Thursday, after news broke that their military shot down a U.S. drone as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz.
“Iran made a very big mistake!” Trump declared.
The tweet comes after U.S. Central Command confirmed that an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a drone as it flew over international waters. Iran insists they blasted the drone after it flew into their airspace, but CENTCOM insists those are “false” reports about an “unprovoked attack.”
The development comes amid growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which seemed to reach a recent high point due to signs that Iran was responsible for an attack last week on two American tanker ships. The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has taken Continue reading "BREAKING: Trump Tweets Threat to Iran After Drone Shot Down: ‘Iran Made a Very Big Mistake!’"
An Australian detective’s press conference came to an unexpected halt this week when he ended it suddenly in order to tackle a man accused of harassing a young woman.
Daren Edwards, a police detective who used to play junior league rugby for the Redcliffe Dolphins, was speaking to reporters on Wednesday at the Maroochydore Magistrates’ Court in Queensland when a shouting situation started happening behind him. As a man came running through the area, Edwards turned around and downed him rugby-tackle style.
Reports indicate that the man Edwards tackled intruded the press conference because he was running away from the father of a teenage girl after making inappropriate comments to her. Multiplenews outlets say the man was arrested after the tackle and charged with unlawful stalking and committing public nuisance.
It was a good tackle,” Edwards told The Sunshine Coast Daily as he reflected on the tackle.
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In a preview of his upcoming interview with Telemundo, President Donald Trump ripped into Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders when asked who he would prefer as an opponent in 2020.
Trump spoke to Jose Diaz-Balart for the first Spanish-language network interview of his presidency, and he was asked if he’d prefer to run against the former vice-president or the Vermont senator, both of whom continue to lead in Democratic primary polls.
“Bernie looks like he’s had it. Bernie looks crazy, but he always did. But he looks like a tired crazy right now,” Trump said. “Joe Biden, he looks like he’s just exhausted. I don’t know what happened to him but he is exhausted and he doesn’t do any work, he’s not working.”
“One thing I found out about this job, to do it right, and I’ve done it right — you have to work hard,” Trump continued.
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is saying the nation is “ready for the war” after shooting down a U.S. military drone over the Strait of Hormuz.
American officials have confirmed to multiplenews sources that an unmanned aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. Iranian officials claim that the drone was flying in their national airspace, but American officials have disputed that by saying the drone was still in international airspace.
The development comes amid tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which escalated dramatically amid indications that Iran was responsible for the recent attack on two American tanker ships. Gen. Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, gave a threatening statement on the matter, and here’s the translation, per ABC:
When Jon Stewart demanded renewed congressional support for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund last week, the former Daily Show host was flanked by several first responders who continue to cope with the aftereffects of the attack. One of them, Luis Alvarez announced on Tuesday night that he has entered hospice care.
Alvarez, a former detective for the New York Police Department, wrote a message on Facebook sharing the news with his followers, and adding that there “is nothing else the doctors can do to fight the cancer.”
“The day after my trip I was scheduled for chemo, but the nurse noticed I was disoriented. A few tests later they realized that my liver had completely shut down because of the tumors and wasn’t cleaning out the toxins in my body and it was filling up with ammonia, hence the disorientation,” Alvarez wrote. “So now I’m resting and I’m at Continue reading "9/11 First Responder Who Testified Before Congress With Jon Stewart Now In Hospice Care"
Sean Hannity poured fuel on his feud with Jim Acosta by blasting the CNN White House correspondent this week on his radio show and website.
This week, Acosta has been promoting his new book, The Enemy of the People, by taking shots at Hannity and fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson over their coverage of the Trump administration. When Acosta claimed the Fox hosts ducked him in Helsinki, Hannity retaliated by saying Acosta has been “begging” for a chance to come on his program. Acosta replied by comparing the two Fox News hosts to state TV and accusing them of receiving scripts from the White House.
Hannity returned fire again on his radio show Tuesday, slamming Acosta as an “egomaniac” trying to peddle his “stupid,” “conspiracy theory book.” He went further by calling out Acosta on his blog:
Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel claimed President Donald Trump broke fundraising records on Tuesday night after launching his 2020 re-election campaign.
“Donald Trump has raised a record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election,” McDaniel said in a tweet. “The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!”
@realDonaldTrump has raised a record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election. The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen! #trump2020#KeepAmericaGreat
The adulation flowed like a river on Fox & Friends Wednesday when the curvy couch sang unmoderated praise of President Donald Trump‘s 2020 kickoff.
As the panel ran through the highlights of Trump’s commencement rally for his re-election campaign, they eventually focused on how electrified the crowd became when the president brought Sarah Huckabee Sanders onstage and suggested her for a possible governor’s role. Ed Henry acknowledged the praise for the outgoing press secretary by saying “Washington doesn’t like her. The rest of the country likes her.”
“She got the biggest ovation of all,” he said. “They love around the country the way Sarah Sanders fights and pushes back against the media.”
“She is tough, but she’s still good. We love her family,” Ainsley Earhardt continued, reminding viewers that Sanders’ dad is a regular commentator for Fox. “She has all these kids. It’s a hard job. She Continue reading "Fox & Friends Absolutely Fawn Over Sarah Sanders’ Trump Rally Appearance: ‘America is Behind Her and Loves Her’"
A new profile on a former Republican operative-turned-opinion writer for Wall Street Journal is shedding some light on his ties to white nationalism.
Marcus Epstein, a former staffer for ex-Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo, has published numerous works for the Journal, The Hill, Forbes, and other outlets under the byline “Mark Epstein” over the last two years. According to BuzzFeed News, however, Epstein has extensive ties to white nationalism, including writing for website VDare and counting as a member to a nativist political club he founded with Richard Spencer.
The report says Epstein formed the Robert A. Taft Club in 2006 with Spencer and Kevin DeAnna, another noted white nationalist with whom Epstein also helped fun a far-right student group, Youth for Western Civilization. These activities connect Epstein to other figures like Matthew Heimbach, a prominent white nationalist, and John Derbyshire, another Continue reading "Ex-GOP Staffer Who Wrote For White Nationalist Site Writes For Wall Street Journal and Forbes: Report"
As President Donald Trump announced that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will not go forward to pursue confirmation for the job, new reports have shed some light on why Shanahan might’ve decided to withdraw.
USA Today reported that that the FBI’s background check has led to the bureau investigating a domestic violence incident nine years ago between Shanahan and his ex-wife, Kimberley Jordinson. According to court filings and police records, Shanahan and Jordinson both alleged the other had punched them, but Jordinson was taken into custody as police found Shanahan with a bloodied nose, a blood-stained hand and scratched chin.
Shanahan and Jordinson stood by their respective accounts when USA Today reached out for comment, but they also got a statement from their son, William Shanahan, who witnessed the incident. Shanahan claims his mother “coerced” him into submitting a statement to his mother’s criminal lawyer back then after saying Continue reading "Trump’s Defense Secretary Pick Opens Up on Family’s Shocking History With Domestic Violence in Exit Interview"
Parkland Shooting survivor and Second Amendment activist Kyle Kashuv taped an apologetic video on Tuesday following Harvard University’s decision to withdraw his acceptance to their school.
The university rescinded Kashuv’s acceptance amid revelations of his racist social media posts as a 16-year-old. Kashuv’s rejection has sparked numerous public debates about what it takes for people to earn redemption for their past transgressions, and in a new video released by the Daily Caller, Kashuv issued a new apology and talked about how he tried to explain himself to Harvard’s Admissions Committee.
“A few weeks ago, I was made aware of some extremely terrible things I said when I was 16…months before the shooting,” Kashuv said. “I immediately apologized, not because I had to, but because it was the right thing to do.”
Kashuv went on to claim that his remarks were released by “vindictive peers” who wanted to “destroy Continue reading "Kyle Kashuv Shouts Out ‘Liberal Left’ Supporters In New Apology Video After Harvard Rejection"
As Donald Trump prepares to kick off his 2020 re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida, the city’s local newspaper has made clear that they don’t want him to have another term as president.
The Orlando Sentinel‘s editorial board released a column on Tuesday saying that even though the paper has a history of endorsing Republicans for the White House, they’ve decided that their 2020 pick is “not Donald Trump.”
From the editorial:
“We’re here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020, or, at least, who we’re not endorsing: Donald Trump. Some readers will wonder how we could possibly eliminate a candidate so far before an election, and before knowing the identity of his opponent. Because there’s no point pretending we would ever recommend that readers vote for Trump. After 2½ years we’ve seen enough.”
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough argued on Tuesday that TV news networks should make an agreement to not give President Donald Trump any airtime if he live-tweets the upcoming Democratic primary debates.
The Morning Joe host floated the idea as his colleagues discussed a Wall Street Journal report that Trump’s advisers are trying to dissuade him — unsuccessfully, so far — from live-tweeting through the first debates next week.
“Can we all have an agreement — like all the networks that matter — nobody reports on his live tweets until the morning after,” Scarborough suggested. “He is doing it deliberately to do what we talk about all the time — draw attention away.”
Mika Brzezinski agreed that network executives will have to figure out how to account for Trump’s tweeting, though Sam Stein noted that the Journal “might as well report he will breathe during the debates.” Scarborough was still Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Argues TV Networks Should Not Cover Trump’s Live Tweeting of Dem Debates Until Next Morning"
Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones allegedly faced racist taunts this weekend as he covered an anti-Trump rally in New York City.
Jones’ segment aired on Sean Hannity’s show Monday night, during which, the Fox host said two rally attendees approached him and “told him to go back to Fox News where there is ‘more cotton for you to pick.'” Here’s how the incident was described on the Fox News website:
In a recent Instagram live video, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) compared America’s southern border centers to concentration camps.
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a video picked up by Fox News. “If that doesn’t bother you…I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.”
The video comes just after President Donald Trump took Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by surprise when he announced on Twitter Monday night that the agency is about to launch a nationwide operation to deport illegal immigrants. The Trump Administration still faces regular scrutiny for how immigrant families are treated at ICE detention centers around the border, and to that point, Ocasio-Cortez said in her video “the fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized Continue reading "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘The U.S. is Running Concentration Camps On Our Southern Border’"
Indeed, that is what’s happening.
It’s well established that President Donald Trump not only loves binging on his favorite cable news program, but also that he loves to tweet out favorable Fox News clips. On Monday, several hours after Trump said all polls showing him down to Democrats are “Fake”, the president offered up this out of context note:
Of course, our first instinct was to check in on Fox News. Sure enough, it appears the president was watching the network’s reporting on the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Minutes before Trump’s tweet came out, Fox ran the chyron – “Iran to defy Uranium Stockpile Limits” – as Julie Banderas spoke to former CIA Chief of Station Daniel Hoffman about the tensions between Washington and Tehran.
Watch above, via Fox News.
Former RedState editor-in-chief Erick Erickson is condemning his former blog for giving air to conspiracy theories about the murder of former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
“I banned birthers from RedState,” Erickson said in a Monday morning tweet. “It is sad to see Downhill.com letting Seth Rich conspiracy theorists on the site not just as commenters, but actual site contributors.”