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Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Confirms Gov. McAuliffe ‘Made the Decision…to Shut Things Down’

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:04

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran told Richmond talk radio host Jeff Katz on Monday that Governor Terry McAuliffe "made the decision . . . to shut things down" at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville on the morning of August 12.

90-Year-Old Bust of Abe Lincoln Destroyed in Chicago Neighborhood

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:43

A ninety-year-old bust of Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president, was destroyed in a South Side Chicago neighborhood overnight on Wednesday.

Amateur Hour: Axios Reporter Reveals Incompetence of His WH Sources

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:38

Axios’ Jonathan Swan inadvertently revealed how clueless, out of touch, ignorant, and in over their heads some of his trusted White House sources were on Wednesday evening when he disclosed that many White House operatives have never heard of The American Prospect magazine.

No. Gary Cohn’s Exit Would Not Crash the Stock Market

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 23:28

The stock market is not going to crash if Gary Cohn abandons his White House post.

Police: 45 Men Face Charges for Having Sex on Public Beaches in Florida

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:19

Forty-five men face arrest for allegedly having sex on public beaches in Florida, authorities said.

CNN’s Jim Sciutto Adds Charlottesville to List of Vehicle Terror Attacks in Europe

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 22:13

CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto embarrassed himself on Twitter Thursday afternoon, after he insisted on including this weekend's murder in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a list of European terror attacks.

NYT Magazine: Breitbart News Comment Section ‘Dwarfs’ NYT by ‘Factor of 10’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:55

New York Times Magazine writer Wil S. Hylton acknowledges in a lengthy article that Breitbart News' comment section surpasses the Times' by "a factor of 10."

NYT Magazine: Breitbart Maintains ‘A Borderline Fanatical Advocacy for Israel’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:18

The New York Times Magazine concludes in a lengthy article that Breitbart News has made a "fundamental commitment" to advocate for Israel.

Missouri State Sen. Posts Hopes for Trump Assassination, Deletes, Apologizes, but ‘I’m Not Resigning’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:14

Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, posted on her Facebook on Thursday, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” in response to a post by someone who said their cousin is on President Donald Trump’s Secret Service detail.

New Hampshire GOP HQ Vandalized, ‘NAZIS’ Spray Painted on Wall

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:37

Wednesday evening the New Hampshire Republican Party Headquarters in Concord was vandalized, and the word "Nazis" was spray-painted onto the side of the building, with a heart around it.

Ayatollah Khamenei Demands America ‘Tackle White Supremacy’ After Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:36

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used his English-language Twitter account on Wednesday to declare, “If the U.S. has any power, they better manage their country, tackle white supremacy rather than meddle in nations’ affairs.”

Morning Mika: Time to Remove Trump Under 25th Amendment

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 20:20

Incensed over President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski said “blood and carnage” will be on Trump’s hands if he is not removed from office via the 25th Amendment. “White House cabinet and staff must speak out, step down or act decisively or it will be on their hands too. #itistime,” she tweeted on Wednesday. “With his own words TRUMP has created a permissive climate for violence. The blood and carnage will be on his hands. #shame.” She had previously tweeted: “Is it time? #25thamendment #GodBlessAmerica.” Brzezinski is referring to this provision in the 25th Amendment: Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. If the president objects, then Congress has an opportunity to remove him if two-thirds of both houses determine that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and

CNN Focuses on Bannon, Not Barcelona Terrorism, at State Department Briefing

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:57

As State Department holds press conference with Japanese dignitaries, CNN journalist obsess on Steve Bannon's influence in the White House

Busted! Morning Joe Caught Lying About Steve Bannon

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:53

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough was caught lying about White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Thursday morning. Scarborough's lie--telling his viewers and panel that Bannon had called President Donald Trump a "blundering fool" when Bannon never said that--was so blatant and obnoxious that he was called out by a conventional media reporter who has been on a roll of late publishing unfavorable stories about Bannon.

Spotify Removes ‘Hate Bands’ from Platform Following Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:47

Popular music streaming service Spotify has removed a list of "hate bands" from the platform in response to the Charlottesville white supremacist rally last week.

Five Times Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Vacationed During a Crisis

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:23

When the going gets tough -- go on vacation. That appears at least to be the motto of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

Nadler: Trump Must Be Censured — He Is an ‘Immoral President’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:22

Thursday on MSNBC, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Republicans should back the House Democrats’ resolution to censure President Donald Trump for his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, VA because Trump is “an immoral president.” When asked if Republicans should support the move, Nadler said, “Yes, they should be for the censure. The censure is necessary.” He continued,  “The president is normally seen as speaking for the United States or the United States government. When the president speaks such in moral calamity. When he equates neo-nazis and white supremacists—violent people—with people who were opposing them. When he seeks to create a moral equivalency—white supremacists and neo-Nazis with decent people, he must be rebuked. Congress must officially say—Congress is the other branch of government. The judiciary cannot speak—that this does not represent the American view. This does not represent the American people. We represent the American people. This is morally objectionable. The United States is a moral country even if it has an immoral president.” He added, “The monuments are monuments to traitors. People who went to war against the United States that resulted in the deaths of over 600,000 American soldiers on both sides in defense of the indefensible. In defense of

Free Speech Social Network ‘Gab’ Banned From Google Play Store

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:16

Gab, a free speech competitor to Twitter, was banned from the Google Play store Thursday after the social network startup had already raised over $1 million in investments.

Acclaimed Chinese Filmmaker Preps Trump Wall Thriller

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:03

Acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Wang Quan’an is set to write and direct a political thriller that will tackle President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall proposal.

NPR Poll: 62% Say Confederate Statues Honoring Leaders Should Remain

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:49

A new poll by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist says 62 percent of those polled said Confederate statues honoring leaders should remain.