Anderson Cooper: There is a ‘Stench’ Coming From Officials Responsible for Mistreatment of Migrants


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On Tuesday night, CNN host Anderson Cooper slammed immigration authorities in the U.S. for failing to properly care for the influx of migrants coming across the border, amid Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders submitting his resignation this week. “Some of the people responsible… compare the influx of migrants to a storm or flood or a tide as if this all fell from the sky or rolled in from the sea,” the host observed. “At the end of the day, though, this is not an act of God. These are people, poor people, young people and whatever you think about the case they may have for coming here, they are here.” “They are now in custody here and those words in custody don’t just mean are being held, they mean in the care of, or as Webster’s has it, the act or process of preserving in Continue reading "Anderson Cooper: There is a ‘Stench’ Coming From Officials Responsible for Mistreatment of Migrants"

U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*cking White House’


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U.S. women’s soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe said her team will likely not go to the White House if they end up winning the World Cup, as she predicted that President Donald Trump would not invite them in the first place. “I’m not going to the fucking White House,” Rapinoe said in a video interview with Eight By Eight Magazine. “No. I’m not going to the White House. We’re not going to be invited.” She followed up by again voicing her “doubt[s]” over if Trump will even invite her team. Rapinoe also accused the president of trying “to avoid inviting a team that might decline. Or, like he did when the Warriors turned him down, he’ll claim they hadn’t been invited in the first place.” Continue reading "U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*cking White House’"

Former Trump Aide Omarosa Sued by U.S. Government Over Financial Disclosure


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The U.S. filed suit against Omarosa Manigault this week, for “knowingly and willfully failing to file” her financial disclosure paperwork after being fired from the Trump administration. The government is seeking a $50,000 civil fine in the complaint, filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Reuters reports that Omaraso has had since January of 2018 to file the disclosure, and was give “several reminders” by White House ethics lawyers to take care of it. Since being fired by the White House, Omarosa has been a frequent critic of the Trump, and in addition to her tell-all book, has made many appearances on MSNBC to comment on the administration and Trump personally, particularly with regard to issues of race and gender. She has also made news several times for her apparent recording of conversations that took place within the White House.

Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls Out Trump on Treatment of Kids in Border Detention Facilities: ‘Those Are the Facts’


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Fox News’ Shepard Smith knocked President Donald Trump for comments he made today in response to questions about the treatment of migrant kids at border detention facilities. As the president briefly took questions this afternoon, one reporter asked, “Mr. President, you declared a national emergency to get funding for the wall. Why have you not considered conditions for migrant children a similar national emergency?” “Hopefully they’ll be passing the bill. It’s a humane bill, it’s all about humanity, it’s about helping children,” Trump said. “What’s happened is so sad.” As he talked about Mexico doing “more for us than the Democrats in Congress,” the president elaborated:
“I think we should probably be successful with humanitarian aid. I think that’s going to have a big impact. Just remember, we are treating them and doing a much better job than the Obama administration, and the one difficulty we have is Continue reading "Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls Out Trump on Treatment of Kids in Border Detention Facilities: ‘Those Are the Facts’"

Trump: ‘I’m Very Concerned’ With Conditions of Migrant Detainment Centers


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During a press spray from the Oval Office on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters that he isn’t happy with the conditions migrant children are living with in detainment centers around the border. “I’m very concerned, and they’re much better than they were under President Obama by far,” Trump claimed. “If we get this bill signed, we’ll be able to do it. The Democrats don’t want to sign anything, and now I think they’re going to probably sign this, from what I understand, I call it humanitarian aid. This isn’t even about borders.” Trump went on to say that Mexico “has been really helping us a lot” with immigration, and claimed that human trafficking by drug cartels is slowing down because of his administration’s policies. He added further slams on Democrats, whom he continued to blame for the current state of affairs regarding immigration.
“Mexico has very, very powerful Continue reading "Trump: ‘I’m Very Concerned’ With Conditions of Migrant Detainment Centers"

Elizabeth Warren Crushes Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden in Progressive Straw Poll by More Than Double


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Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is getting a lot of attention from a progressive straw poll that shows her crushing both Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden by more than double. MoveOn.org’s latest poll of its members shows Warren as the first choice of 37.8 percent of the progressive group’s membership, with Sanders at 16.5 percent and Biden, who consistently leads national polls by a wide margin, at just 14.9 percent. As NBC News points out, this result marks a huge increase in support for Warren since MoveOn’s December straw poll, when just 6.4 percent listed her as their first choice. The new result also gives Warren a boost going into the first Democratic debates Wednesday and Thursday. There are a few things to keep in mind, however, before people begin sticking forks in Biden, Sanders, or the rest of the Continue reading "Elizabeth Warren Crushes Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden in Progressive Straw Poll by More Than Double"

Trump on Iran: ‘Whatever They Want to Do, I’m Ready’


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President Donald Trump took questions from reporters this afternoon and was, of course, asked about Iran. In the midst of tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the president of Iran said the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation,” following the sanctions announced on Irani’s Supreme Leader. Trump tweeted back blasting Iran’s leadership. This afternoon, when asked about the message he’s trying to send, the president said, “There is no message. I will tell you what the message is. When they are ready, they will have to let us know. When they’re ready, they’ll let us know. Very simple.” “Ready to negotiate, you mean?” a reporter asked. “Ready to do whatever,” Trump responded. “It doesn’t make any difference. Whatever they want to do, I’m ready.” Minutes later, Trump was asked if he has an exit strategy for Iran if war breaks out. “You’re not going to Continue reading "Trump on Iran: ‘Whatever They Want to Do, I’m Ready’"

Celebrities Staged Dramatic Reading of Mueller Report Because Of Course They Did


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The Mueller report is a long and grueling read, by some accounts. But never let it be said that boring material and pointless performance stops celebrities who know better than us about everything. Which is why a lot of actors- like seriously, a lot — gathered together on Monday night at the behest and on the dime of Law Works Action to stage a dramatic reading of that report. The performance is titled “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts”, and is listed as just #TheInvestigation on their website, because hashtags you guys!” It stars Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Jason Alexander, Alyssa Milano, Alfre Woodard, Zachary Quinto and several others (even the “I’m a Mac” kid!) reading the Mueller report. Reading. The Mueller. Report. That clip above is from the actual performance. Sorry. It was big news, Continue reading "Celebrities Staged Dramatic Reading of Mueller Report Because Of Course They Did"

BREAKING: Stephanie Grisham Announced as Next White House Press Secretary by Melania Trump


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First Lady Melania Trump just announced via Twitter that Stephanie Grisham, who has served as the First Lady’s press secretary, will be replacing outgoing Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary. Grisham has long been rumored as the presumptive favorite to take the Press Room podium and will become the third press secretary to serve President Donald Trump, following Sean Spicer then Sanders. For the second time, the Trump administration is combining the Press Secretary role and Communications Director role as Grisham will be filling both Sanders’ and Bill Shine‘s former position all at once. Melania Trump tweeted:

Trump Threatens Iran With ‘Obliteration’ After ‘Mental Retardation’ Attack: ‘Very Ignorant and Insulting’


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It currently appears that, under President Donald Trump, American foreign policy has devolved into a game of grade school playground exchanging of insults. At least that’s where we are in light of the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Trump responded on Twitter Tuesday to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calling the Trump administration’s new economic sanctions on the Persian Gulf state “outrageous and idiotic” and adding that the White House is “afflicted with mental retardation.” Trump tweeted a three-part Twitter thread. “Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality,” he wrote, while also touting the “most powerful Military Force in the world, with 1.5 Trillion Dollars invested over the last two years alone.” “Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force,” Trump continued. “In some Continue reading "Trump Threatens Iran With ‘Obliteration’ After ‘Mental Retardation’ Attack: ‘Very Ignorant and Insulting’"

Trump Threatens Iran With ‘Obliteration’ After ‘Mental Retardation’ Attack: ‘Very Ignorant and Insulting’


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It currently appears that, under President Donald Trump, American foreign policy has devolved into a game of grade school playground exchanging of insults. At least that’s where we are in light of the escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Trump responded on Twitter Tuesday to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calling the Trump administration’s new economic sanctions on the Persian Gulf state “outrageous and idiotic” and adding that the White House is “afflicted with mental retardation.” Trump tweeted a three-part Twitter thread. “Iran’s very ignorant and insulting statement, put out today, only shows that they do not understand reality,” he wrote, while also touting the “most powerful Military Force in the world, with 1.5 Trillion Dollars invested over the last two years alone.” “Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force,” Trump continued. “In some Continue reading "Trump Threatens Iran With ‘Obliteration’ After ‘Mental Retardation’ Attack: ‘Very Ignorant and Insulting’"

Serial Cougher Mick Mulvaney Reportedly on the Ropes With Trump


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A new report indicates that White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is on increasingly thin ice with President Donald Trump. The status of Mulvaney’s relationship with Trump seemed to go on display recently when the president shooed Mulvaney out of the Oval Office for coughing in the middle of his interview with with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. To expand on this, several current and former Trump Administration officials spoke anonymously to Politico and said that even though Mulvaney might not necessarily lose his job soon, the president is definitely getting weary of him. “In recent weeks, Trump has been snapping at his acting chief of staff with some frequency, and expressing greater frustration with him than usual,” the report states. “One White House official called it ‘inevitable since any chief of staff has to deliver both the good and bad news,’ and this president does not like hearing the Continue reading "Serial Cougher Mick Mulvaney Reportedly on the Ropes With Trump"

Serial Cougher Mick Mulvaney Reportedly on the Ropes With Trump


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A new report indicates that White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is on increasingly thin ice with President Donald Trump. The status of Mulvaney’s relationship with Trump seemed to go on display recently when the president shooed Mulvaney out of the Oval Office for coughing in the middle of his interview with with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. To expand on this, several current and former Trump Administration officials spoke anonymously to Politico and said that even though Mulvaney might not necessarily lose his job soon, the president is definitely getting weary of him. “In recent weeks, Trump has been snapping at his acting chief of staff with some frequency, and expressing greater frustration with him than usual,” the report states. “One White House official called it ‘inevitable since any chief of staff has to deliver both the good and bad news,’ and this president does not like hearing the Continue reading "Serial Cougher Mick Mulvaney Reportedly on the Ropes With Trump"

WATCH: That Time Trump Stunned Morning Joe Crew by Bragging About Kissing Katy Tur


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NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host Katy Tur wrote about then-candidate Donald Trump forcing an unwanted kiss on her before a 2015 appearance on Morning Joe, an incident which Trump then bragged about just seconds after it occurred. Tur described the incident in her 2017 campaign memoir “Unbelievable,” with harrowing detail. “Trump arrives. Word spreads. I take a few steps toward the entrance and see Trump’s private security detail, coming in just ahead of him. Despite my desire to avoid any interaction, I walk toward the front doors and spot Trump—who shifts his path ever so slightly so he’s walking straight toward me—barreling, really,” Tur wrote. “Suddenly he is so close I can smell what he had for breakfast. And then, before I know what’s happening, his hands are on my shoulders and his lips are on my cheek. My eyes widen. My body freezes. My heart stops.” Continue reading "WATCH: That Time Trump Stunned Morning Joe Crew by Bragging About Kissing Katy Tur"

Lawyer on CNN: Trump Will Be Deposed in Defamation Case Within the Next Few Months


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Nancy Erika Smith, the attorney who entered the public eye by representing Gretchen Carlson in her lawsuit against Roger Ailes, seemed quite confident on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is facing an imminent deposition. Appearing on CNN for a panel discussion on the social dynamics revolving around E. Jean Carroll‘s sexual assault allegation against the president, Smith argued that people are galvanized against the “misogynist,” “sexist culture” Trump is part of, and she noted that the president is still facing a defamation lawsuit from Summer Zervos — one of his other misconduct accusers. “Summer Zervos’ defamation case against Donald Trump has been upheld,” Smith said. “He’s going to be deposed.” Alisyn Camerota assumed Smith was saying that the deposition will come once Trump is out of office, and she seemed visibly surprised when the attorney answered that it could happen much sooner than that. “I think it’s Continue reading "Lawyer on CNN: Trump Will Be Deposed in Defamation Case Within the Next Few Months"

Lawyer on CNN: Trump Will Be Deposed in Defamation Case Within the Next Few Months


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Nancy Erika Smith, the attorney who entered the public eye by representing Gretchen Carlson in her lawsuit against Roger Ailes, seemed quite confident on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is facing an imminent deposition. Appearing on CNN for a panel discussion on the social dynamics revolving around E. Jean Carroll‘s sexual assault allegation against the president, Smith argued that people are galvanized against the “misogynist,” “sexist culture” Trump is part of, and she noted that the president is still facing a defamation lawsuit from Summer Zervos — one of his other misconduct accusers. “Summer Zervos’ defamation case against Donald Trump has been upheld,” Smith said. “He’s going to be deposed.” Alisyn Camerota assumed Smith was saying that the deposition will come once Trump is out of office, and she seemed visibly surprised when the attorney answered that it could happen much sooner than that. “I think it’s Continue reading "Lawyer on CNN: Trump Will Be Deposed in Defamation Case Within the Next Few Months"

The NY Times Handled the Trump Rape Allegation Just Fine & Should Not Have Been Forced to Pathetically Apologize


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It would be shocking if there is anyone, especially a conservative, who is as on record as being skeptical of President Donald Trump, the news media, and the #MeToo movement as me. Consequently, I come at the recent allegation by E. Jean Carroll that she was raped by Trump 23 years ago, and the media coverage of it, from a unique perspective. It is extremely rare for me to praise the news media in their coverage of any controversial subject, but this is particularly the case when the topics include two of the media’s hottest buttons: Trump and rape. Yet the immediate reaction of most of the news media to Carroll’s accusation, detailed in a New York magazine article to promote her new book, was actually quite measured, sensible, and fair. To be clear, this type of situation is an exceedingly difficult one to cover appropriately, especially in such Continue reading "The NY Times Handled the Trump Rape Allegation Just Fine & Should Not Have Been Forced to Pathetically Apologize"

Eugene Robinson: Trump Got Votes from Some Black Men Because of the ‘Bling’ and ‘Gangsta’ Image


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Morning Joe regular and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson offered an interesting insight to explain some of the support then-candidate Donald Trump benefitted from the community of black men in the 2016 general election Tuesday morning, saying that Trump’s “faux machismo” was behind some electoral support. The comment came in the context of promoting Joy-Ann Reid’s new book The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story which is in book stores today. Robinson noted that — outside of the five boroughs of New York City — Trump didn’t have much following in the black communities until he started the “birther thing.” “Black people started to pay attention to him and not in a good way,” he stated, adding “because he was telling, you know, these ridiculous lies about the first African-American president in a way that sought to delegitimize him.” But Robinson did Continue reading "Eugene Robinson: Trump Got Votes from Some Black Men Because of the ‘Bling’ and ‘Gangsta’ Image"

Iranian President Hits Back at US Sanctions: The White House is ‘Afflicted by Mental Retardation’


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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hit back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling the administration’s newly announced U.S. economic sanctions on the Persian Gulf state “outrageous and idiotic” and adding that the White House is “afflicted with mental retardation.” AP Reports:
Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.” President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei “outrageous and idiotic,” especially as the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to ever travel to the United States.
Rouhani added, “The White House is afflicted by mental retardation and does not know what to do.” The term “retardation” as a means to Continue reading "Iranian President Hits Back at US Sanctions: The White House is ‘Afflicted by Mental Retardation’"

Joe and Mika Get Tense Over Politicized Rape Allegations: ‘I’m Just Trying to Complete a Sentence’


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Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough appeared to work through some communications issues Tuesday morning during a remarkably tense discussion over politicized rape allegations.  The context of this marital spat was President Donald Trump’s claim that writer E. Jean Carroll — who recently alleged that Trump assaulted her in an excerpt of a book to be published next week — was not his type. In a conversation of the media coverage and seeming political shoulder shrug over Carroll’s rape allegations, Brzezinski previously pointed her finger at Republican enablers of Trump’s character and alleged behavior, which has been “baked into the cake” of his character and reputation, ostensibly giving him a pass. Scarborough then pointed out that, in his esteem, the rape allegations against former President Bill Clinton brought forth by Juanita Broderick in the 90s, saying that Clinton also benefited from the same “baked in the cake” Continue reading "Joe and Mika Get Tense Over Politicized Rape Allegations: ‘I’m Just Trying to Complete a Sentence’"