BREAKING: Robert Mueller Set to Testify Publicly on July 17th


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The chairs of the House Judiciary and Intel Committees announced tonight that special counsel Robert Mueller is set to publicly testify next month. Pursuant to a subpoena, Mueller has agreed to testify on July 17th. Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff put out a statement tonight saying that there is significant interest from Americans in “hear[ing] directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack. Mueller indicated in his short public statement weeks ago that any testimony from his office “would not go beyond our report.” [image via Andrew Burton / Getty Images]

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"

People Can’t Stop Watching Boris Johnson Interview Answer: ‘One of the Oddest Things You’ll See Today’


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Boris Johnson, a leading candidate to be the next British prime minister, gave a rather interesting answer to a question about what he does to relax that has gotten a lot of attention on social media. In a talkRADIO interview, Johnson was asked by Ross Kempsell how he relaxes. He said the following (but know that any feeble attempts at transcription can’t do justice to the actual video):
JOHNSON: I… I… I like to paint. I make things. I like to… KEMPSELL: What do you make? JOHNSON: I make… I have a thing where I make models of… I mean, when I was Mayor of London, we built a beautiful… I make buses. BJ: I make, I have a thing where I make models of… When I was mayor of London… I make, buses. KEMPSELL: You make models of buses? JOHNSON: I make models of buses… So what I Continue reading "People Can’t Stop Watching Boris Johnson Interview Answer: ‘One of the Oddest Things You’ll See Today’"

Latinos for Trump Crowd Gets Ugly After Pence Mentions Democrats: ‘Traitors!’ ‘Murderers!’ ‘Lock Them in the Cages!’


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Things turned ugly during Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Latinos for Trump kickoff rally when Pence mentioned Democrats in Congress, and members of the crowd shouted “Traitors!” and “Lock them in the cages they built!” On Tuesday morning, Pence delivered remarks at the DoubleTree Miami Airport & Convention Center for what was billed as the Donald J. Trump for President Latino Coalition Rollout and whipped the small but vocal crowd into a frenzy over Democrats. At one point, Pence spoke about the migrant crisis at the southern border, telling the crowd, “The truth is we are on track this year for nearly a million people coming across our border. And it’s amazing to think that Democrats and many in the media spent the last 6 months saying it was a manufactured crisis.” At least three different shouts of “Traitors!” could be heard, as Pence Continue reading "Latinos for Trump Crowd Gets Ugly After Pence Mentions Democrats: ‘Traitors!’ ‘Murderers!’ ‘Lock Them in the Cages!’"

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:

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’"

Seth Meyers Channels Bernie Sanders’ ‘Old Man Sarcasm’ Response About ‘Limited Strike’ on Iran


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On his “Closer Look” segment, NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers both praised and then channeled 2020 hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders “old man sarcasm” response to a CBS News reporter saying President Donald Trump was only considering a “limited strike” on Iran. “He’s right,” Meyers said after playing a clip from Sunday’s Face the Nation where Sanders snarkily shot back at the way the CBS News interviewer seemed to minimize attacking another country. “Oh, just a limited strike. Oh well, I’m sorry!” Sanders had replied, waving his arms. “I just didn’t know that it’s okay to simply attack another country with bombs just for limited strike — that’s an act of warfare.” “You got to love his old man sarcasm,” Meyers observed, before breaking into a Sanders impersonation. “What are you always doing on your phone?” Meyers’ mock-Bernie asked in exasperation. “I’m just sending an Emoji, Grandpa.” Continue reading "Seth Meyers Channels Bernie Sanders’ ‘Old Man Sarcasm’ Response About ‘Limited Strike’ on Iran"

Lou Dobbs and Guest Push Already-Debunked Conspiracy Theories About Massive Illegal Voting to ‘Steal Elections’


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Lou Dobbs hosted Judicial Watch’s Tom Flitton on his show and together the pair pushed numerous, unfounded conspiracy theories about undocumented aliens illegally voting as part of a grand scheme by “the left” to “steal elections.” “It’s tied to border crisis,” Flitton said. “We’ve got tens of millions of aliens both legally and unlawfully present, and the idea that they don’t register to vote and then vote is just ludicrous. So there’s a large number of aliens who are illegally voting. It’s pretty clear, numbers in Texas have borne that out, numbers in Pennsylvania have borne that out. And, you know, frankly, Lou, the left wants to be able to steal elections when necessary.” Flitton’s organization has repeatedly made outrageous claims that it has found evidence documenting massive voter fraud by Democrats or Democratic-leaning groups, only to have its claims debunked time and again. Just last month, Texas’ Continue reading "Lou Dobbs and Guest Push Already-Debunked Conspiracy Theories About Massive Illegal Voting to ‘Steal Elections’"

Trump Supporter at NY Post Reportedly Pressured NY Post Into Deleting Story on E. Jean Carroll Sexual Assault Allegations


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E. Jean Carroll Describes Trump Alleged Sexual Assault According to a CNN report, a Trump-supporting former top editor of the New York Post pressured the newspaper into deleting its story about the latest sexual allegations against Donald Trump, from advice columnist E. Jean Carroll. In its story, CNN reports that Col Allan, a longtime lieutenant of Rupert Murdoch who owns the Post as well as Fox News, ordered the story be scrubbed from the newspaper’s website. Allan is a former editor-in-chief of the Post who left the paper in 2016 but returned earlier this year as an adviser. During the 2016 election, Allan openly supported Trump — proudly wearing a MAGA hat in the newsroom —  and is now an occasional golfing partner to the president. One of the cable network’s sources from the Post said the reason behind such an unprecedented move — to unpublish a story that had no editorial inaccuracies — was obviously political: “Nobody needs Continue reading "Trump Supporter at NY Post Reportedly Pressured NY Post Into Deleting Story on E. Jean Carroll Sexual Assault Allegations"

Mitch McConnell Reportedly Meeting With 9/11 First Responders After Public Back-and-Forth With Jon Stewart


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Mitch McConnell Says We Don't Need Reparations Because We Elected Barack Obama Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly meeting with 9/11 first responders Tuesday after Jon Stewart called him out in a very public back-and-forth last week over reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. To recap: Stewart and several first responders and advocates appeared before a House committee over a week ago, and Stewart shamed members of Congress for not showing up. He subsequently called out McConnell in particular for being an obstacle in this years-long fight. McConnell responded that they would take care of first responders and that he didn’t understand why Stewart was “bent out of shape.” Stewart fired back saying that he needs to stop slow-walking the process and actually meet with first responders. And now McConnell has agreed to meet with them. Per CBS News:
John Feal, a 9/11 recovery worker and the founder of the FealGood Foundation, confirmed to CBS News that McConnell Continue reading "Mitch McConnell Reportedly Meeting With 9/11 First Responders After Public Back-and-Forth With Jon Stewart"

Ilhan Omar Says Bernie’s Student Debt Bill Isn’t Giveaway to Rich Because Trump’s Kids Aren’t Taking Student Loans


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Rising progressive star and Democratic Michigan Congresswoman Ilhan Omar responded to criticism of a plan she’s introduced — along with Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders — to cancel all student debt, without exceptions or income limits, by noting that “The children of Donald Trump aren’t asking or taking out student loans.” On Monday, Omar spoke at a press conference with Sanders and others to introduce a bill that would cancel $1.6 trillion in student debt. “What my bill does is simple as it is revolutionary,” Omar said, name-checking Sanders and adding “It cancels all of 1.6 trillion student loan debt. No exceptions, no questions asked, full cancellation.” “You might ask why full cancellation? What about the people who can pay off their student debt?” Rep. Omar continued. “Well, let me say this. The children of Donald Trump aren’t asking or taking out student loans. Canceling Continue reading "Ilhan Omar Says Bernie’s Student Debt Bill Isn’t Giveaway to Rich Because Trump’s Kids Aren’t Taking Student Loans"

Ilhan Omar Says Bernie’s Student Debt Bill Isn’t Giveaway to Rich Because Trump’s Kids Aren’t Taking Student Loans


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Rising progressive star and Democratic Michigan Congresswoman Ilhan Omar responded to criticism of a plan she’s introduced — along with Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders — to cancel all student debt, without exceptions or income limits, by noting that “The children of Donald Trump aren’t asking or taking out student loans.” On Monday, Omar spoke at a press conference with Sanders and others to introduce a bill that would cancel $1.6 trillion in student debt. “What my bill does is simple as it is revolutionary,” Omar said, name-checking Sanders and adding “It cancels all of 1.6 trillion student loan debt. No exceptions, no questions asked, full cancellation.” “You might ask why full cancellation? What about the people who can pay off their student debt?” Rep. Omar continued. “Well, let me say this. The children of Donald Trump aren’t asking or taking out student loans. Canceling Continue reading "Ilhan Omar Says Bernie’s Student Debt Bill Isn’t Giveaway to Rich Because Trump’s Kids Aren’t Taking Student Loans"

Jason Miller Reportedly Leaves Consulting Firm After Calling Nadler a ‘Fat F*ck’


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A few days ago, former Trump campaign aide Jason Miller went on a profanity-laced Twitter tirade against House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler. During last week’s closed-door testimony with Hope Hicks, Nadler referred to her more than once as “Ms. Lewandowski.” Miller bashed Nadler in response, in tweets repeatedly calling him a “fat fuck.” Miller ended up taking down his Twitter account. Now The Daily Beast is reporting that Miller is no longer working at the consulting firm Teneo:
“I have parted ways with Teneo by mutual consent and look forward to formally announcing my next move in the coming weeks,” Miller said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Teneo is an incredible firm and Continue reading "Jason Miller Reportedly Leaves Consulting Firm After Calling Nadler a ‘Fat F*ck’"

Jason Miller Reportedly Leaves Consulting Firm After Calling Nadler a ‘Fat F*ck’


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A few days ago, former Trump campaign aide Jason Miller went on a profanity-laced Twitter tirade against House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler. During last week’s closed-door testimony with Hope Hicks, Nadler referred to her more than once as “Ms. Lewandowski.” Miller bashed Nadler in response, in tweets repeatedly calling him a “fat fuck.” Miller ended up taking down his Twitter account. Now The Daily Beast is reporting that Miller is no longer working at the consulting firm Teneo:
“I have parted ways with Teneo by mutual consent and look forward to formally announcing my next move in the coming weeks,” Miller said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Teneo is an incredible firm and Continue reading "Jason Miller Reportedly Leaves Consulting Firm After Calling Nadler a ‘Fat F*ck’"

Listen to Sonia Sotomayor Shut Down Clarence Thomas Question in Supreme Court Case on Racist Jury Selection


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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked a rare question during oral arguments in a case involving a racist prosecutor that was decided this week, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor quickly shut down what could have been a point in that racist prosecutor’s favor. The Supreme Court issued a 7-2 ruling on Friday in the case of Flowers v. Mississippi, overturning the conviction of defendant Curtis Flowers because the court found that a lower court erred in ruling that prosecutors were not motivated by discriminatory intent when they struck Carolyn Wright  — a black woman — from the jury. Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s majority opinion summarized the facts of the case, which involved the striking of jurors using “peremptory strikes,” which are at the discretion of the lawyers, but which may not be used in a discriminatory way:
Petitioner Curtis Flowers has been tried six separate times for the murder of Continue reading "Listen to Sonia Sotomayor Shut Down Clarence Thomas Question in Supreme Court Case on Racist Jury Selection"

Biden Compares Trump’s Election to the Assassinations of MLK Jr. and Bobby Kennedy


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Former Vice President and current Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden compared the election and administration of President Donald Trump with the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. On Saturday, Biden sat for his first cable news interview since launching his campaign, speaking at length with Rev. Al Sharpton during MSNBC’s coverage of the South Carolina Democratic Convention. During that interview, Biden was speaking about criminal justice reform when he expressed hope that public pressure could help to get things done. “There’s so much we can do, and it’s within our capacity to do it,” Biden said. “That’s the interesting thing.” “I think what’s happening now is, I think that Donald Trump may have reawakened sensibilities in this country to say ‘Whoa, maybe we can do this now, just like our generation was awakened when Dr King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated,” Biden continued. “Our whole Continue reading "Biden Compares Trump’s Election to the Assassinations of MLK Jr. and Bobby Kennedy"

Tulsi Gabbard: Biden Comments on Segregationist Senators Were ‘Unfairly Misrepresented’ for ‘Cheap Political Points’


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Several Democratic candidates have publicly criticized former VP Joe Biden over his comments about working with segregationist senators, but 2020 contender Tulsi Gabbard said he’s being unfairly attacked. In tweets tagging Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, Gabbard said, “Joe Biden did not ‘celebrate’ or ‘coddle’ segregationists. His critics have unfairly misrepresented his important message to score cheap political points.” She said she agrees with Biden on “the ability to work with those who we disagree, even those who hold some views which we abhor.”

WATCH: Angry Protestors Confront Mayor Pete Buttigieg Over Police Killing of Black Man


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South Bend, Ind. Mayor and 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg faced a backlash of angry protestors in his hometown on Friday over the recent killing of a 53-year-old black man, Eric Larson, by a white police officer whose body camera was turned off. “I do not have evidence that there has been discipline for racist behavior in the case so far,” Buttigieg said through a bullhorn in the face of numerous African-American constituents who had gathered outside city hall holding “Black Lives Matter” signs. “You running for president, you want black people to vote for you, and that’s how you feel? That’s not going to happen,” one woman shot back at him. Last Saturday, Larson was shot in the stomach by a white police sergeant, Ryan O’Neill, and subsequently died. The police had been responding to reports of possible car burglaries when O’Neill encountered Larson. O’Neill claims Larson was holding Continue reading "WATCH: Angry Protestors Confront Mayor Pete Buttigieg Over Police Killing of Black Man"

Washington Examiner Issues Correction That Wholly Discredits Its Story Claiming NYTimes ‘Fed Info’ to FBI


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Less than 24 hours after publishing a incendiary story claiming the New York Times “fed information” to the FBI about President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the Washington Examiner issued a lengthy correction that wholly abandoned the article’s central premise. The correction went on to apologize for publishing a story that “did not adhere to the Washington Examiner‘s normal standards and procedures.
CORRECTION: The Washington Examiner has updated this story to: remove the characterization that the New York Times reporter “fed information” to the FBI; clarify when the email was written and when and to whom it was forwarded; include a post-publication response from the New York Times; and reflect the fact that four days after the email was sent the New York Times published a report headlined, “Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians.” We regret that this story did not adhere to Continue reading "Washington Examiner Issues Correction That Wholly Discredits Its Story Claiming NYTimes ‘Fed Info’ to FBI"

Trump Impeachment Advocate Tom Steyer Slams Hannity-Manafort Texts: Sounds Like ‘Mobsters on a TV Show’


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Billionaire activist and Trump impeachment advocate Tom Steyer blasted the newly revealed text messages between Fox News host Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, calling out their secret plotting and over-the-top rhetorical bravado as something from “mobsters on a TV show.” Steyer was reacting to newly unsealed court documents, which revealed that Hannity had been communicating for months with Manafort, a key subject in the Special Counsel investigation who was ultimately indicted and convicted on eight counts of bank and tax fraud. The transcripts of those text messages portray two men in close, intimate contact, constantly urging each other on in their defense of President Donald Trump and their antipathy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In response to Melber’s joking characterization of the “hot texts,” Steyer said they provide yet another example that Trump is unfit for the Office of the Presidency. “I think what Continue reading "Trump Impeachment Advocate Tom Steyer Slams Hannity-Manafort Texts: Sounds Like ‘Mobsters on a TV Show’"