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CNN’s John King: ‘Fox & Friends’ Is ‘State TV’

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:59

Friday on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” anchor John King described Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” as “state TV” for show co-host Ainsley Earhardt saying President Donald Trump’s tweet was “smart.” King played a clip of the interview that centered on Trump’s initial “tape” tweet and his tweet yesterday saying he did not tape his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Earhardt said Trump’s suggestion of the possible existence of tapes was “a smart way to make sure he stayed honest in those hearings.” Trump replied, “Well it wasn’t very stupid. I can tell you that.” King said, “Let’s set aside the tough, probing questions on state TV there.” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Sammy Hagar: ‘Crazy’ Opposition Won’t Give Trump a Chance to Lead

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:31

Rock icon Sammy "The Red Rocker" Hagar says the amount of "crazy" political opposition to President Donald Trump has so far stopped him from being able to lead.

Trump Trolls Media with Three Unanswered Questions about the Democrats and Russia

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:59

On June 22, President Donald Trump raised three unanswered questions about the Democratic Party and the Obama administration’s role in claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

‘Dirty Old Santa’ Allegedly Arranged Sex Meetup with Teenager

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:51

A Philadelphia man who referred to himself as 'Dirty Old Santa' has been arrested following his alleged attempt to arrange a meetup with a 14-year-old girl.

Nancy Pelosi Aides Seek to Drum Up Backing with Supportive Tweets: #StandWithNancy

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:41

Aides to under-fire Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) are reportedly sending out suggested tweets to support her. They have created the hashtag #StandWithNancy -- suggesting that Pelosi is concerned about a leadership challenge in the wake of the devastating defeat in Georgia this week.

FBI Alexandria Report Undermines Democrat’s Gun Control Dreams

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:20

The FBI's Alexandria report undermines every prominent gun control the Democrats have been pushing for the past 20 years.

Turkey Slams German Mosque Bringing Men, Women and Gays Together as ‘Incompatible’ with Islam

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:15

(AFP) -- Turkey's religious affairs agency has expressed distaste over a new mosque in Berlin where men and women mingle freely, saying it was incompatible with the principles of Islam.

Police: Schuylkill County man accused of homicide caught on the Atlantic City boardwalk

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:13

State police said a 37-year-old Schuylkill man suspected of killing his father Monday was arrested Friday morning in Atlantic City.

Michael David Marchalk, of the Barnesville area of Ryan Township, was arrested about 11:50 a.m. on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, according to state police in Frackville.

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Jets Owner Woody Johnson to Become U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:10

Fulfilling a pledge that he made five months ago, President Donald Trump intends to nominate New York Jets owner and philanthropist Woody Johnson as U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain.

200-Plus Teens Erupt in Massive Brawl Near Ohio Amusement Park

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:10

Police arrested up to 11 suspects after a massive brawl involving some 200 people believed to be employees and patrons of northern Ohio's Cedar Point amusement park outside Sandusky, Ohio.

London Pride Surrounded by Concrete Road Blocks After ‘Attacks on Our Way of Life’

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:49

This year’s Gay Pride celebrations in London will be surrounded by a ring of concrete roadblocks to guard against vehicle attacks as witnessed in the Westminster and Borough Market Islamist terror attacks.

Macron Accuses Countries Resisting Mass Immigration of ‘Betraying’ the EU

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:46

French president Emmanuel Macron has accused Central European countries resisting mass immigration of betraying EU principles and taking advantage of the bloc.

State to Northampton County fire department: Stop fundraising or else

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:30

A Northampton County-based fire department has been told it must stop asking the public for donations.

The Pennsylvania Department of State said Friday that Diamond Fire Company in Walnutport is among nine state and nationally based organizations told to cease soliciting donations. In Diamond Fire's...

Nebraska Democratic Official Fired for Saying He Wishes Steve Scalise Was Dead: ‘I’m Glad He Got Shot’

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:20

A Nebraska Democratic official was fired Thursday after he was apparently recorded saying he wished Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was dead, that he was glad he was shot, and called him a “motherfucker.”

National Reciprocity: GOP Reps. Must Adopt ‘America First’ Not ‘Congress First’

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:17

Many House members focused on national reciprocity are consumed with special carry privileges for themselves that the common man can't enjoy.

Peggy Noonan: 'Dislike of Trump Within Mainstream Media Is Unalterable'

National News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:01
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan says the mainstream media's dislike for President Donald Trump permeates every network and is destructive.

FAST FACTS: Comparing Senate and House health bills to 'Obamacare'

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:56

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans...

Sears closing another 20 stores, none in Pa.

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:53

Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business.

Real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 real estate properties, confirmed the closings— 18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores — in a government filing Friday. Business Insider posted the...

Warriors’ Steve Kerr on Potential White House Visit: ‘It Could Have Really Positive Ramifications if We Did Go’

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:49

In a podcast interview with Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, outspoken Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he believes it would be good for his team to “respect the institution” and “consider” visiting President Donald Trump at the White House to celebrate their NBA Finals victory. The NBA Champions are said to be considering turning down the invitation, but Kerr, who has been open in his criticism of the president himself, urged his guys to go to help bridge the “divide” in the country. [Relevant portion beginning at the 31:55 mark] “Everybody knows I’ve been a very outspoken critic of Trump,” Kerr told Kawakami. “As a result, maybe we won’t even get the invitation. But I do think it’s very important to consider a potential invitation because I think it could have really positive ramifications if we did go.” Kerr said that although he and many of his players were “offended” by Trump during his campaign, it is important to respect the office. “I think it could make a statement in a time where there’s so much divide and everybody seems to be angry with each other. It might be a good statement for us to

Dem Rep Who Joked About Kellyanne Conway on Her Knees: Sexism Plays Well in the South

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:48

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Congressional Black Caucus chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), who once joked White House aide Kellyanne Conway “really looked kind of familiar” kneeling on an Oval Office couch, said sexism was an “effective” tactic in the South. Richmond made that comment with regards to ads attacking Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-CA) in Georgia’s special election earlier this week. After a backlash, Richmond apologized for the sofa comments. Discussing the Pelosi ads, Richmond said, “Well, I think that you use that in the South. I’m from the south. And I represent a district in Louisiana, and I think that there are a number of things you can do in the South that are easy — that doesn’t make it right. You can you always have subtle hints of racism or sexism and other things, and it will be effective to some extent, unfortunately. I don’t think it makes it right. I think it’s the reality we live in. We have to do a better job as Democrats of talking about what we believe in, what we stand for, and what our track record is.” “I think that you also can anticipate what people use against you and

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