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Steve Earle Predicts ‘Real Live Fascist’ Trump Won’t Finish His First Term

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:38

Country music star Steve Earle unloaded on President Donald Trump in an interview this week, calling him a "real live fascist" and predicting that he wouldn't finish his first term in office.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Ex-IT Aide Indicted on 4 Counts

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:34

Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.

White House Will Temporarily Hand Out Subsidies to Obamacare Health Insurers

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:03

The White House said that it will provide subsidies for health insurers for August, despite President Donald Trump’s previous threats that he would end the subsidies after the fallout of the failed Senate vote to repeal Obamacare.

Bad News for Weiners of the World: ‘D**k Pic Locator’ Site Is Here

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:59

Swedish web designer Per Axbom has designed a website dedicated to tracing unsolicited genital photos to their source.

Vice Editor: ‘Let’s Blow Up Mount Rushmore’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:35

Corporate-owned Vice Magazine posted an article urging "Let's Blow Up Mount Rushmore" which called for Americans' politics, culture, and history to be purified by fire.

GOP Sen Corker: Trump Has Not Demonstrated ‘Stability,’ ‘Competence’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:27

Thursday while talking to reporters in Chattanooga, TN, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said President Donald Trump had “not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence” to be successful. Corker said, “I do think there needs to be some radical changes. The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful. And we need for him to be successful. Our nation needs him to be successful. It doesn’t matter whether you are Republican or a Democrat, our nation and the world needs for our president to be successful.” He continued, “He also recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation. He has not demonstrated that he understands what has made this nation great and what it is today. And he’s got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that. And without the things that I just mentioned happening, our nation is going to go through great peril.” He added, “We’re at a point where there needs to be radical changes taking place at the White House itself. It has to happen. I think the president

CNN’s Rye: Statues of Washington, Jefferson, and Robert E. Lee ‘All Need to Come Down’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:25

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” CNN Political Commentator Angela Rye argued that statues of slave owners, whether they’re of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Robert E. Lee should come down. CNN Political Analyst and Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief John Avlon who had referred to comparisons between Washington and Robert E. Lee as “idiotic” and stated that Confederates tried to claim Washington. Avlon also argued that there is no comparison between the Confederacy and Washington because Washington tried to unite the country and the Confederacy tore it apart. Later on, Rye said, “I think that we have to get to the heart of the problem here, and the heart of the problem is the way in which many of us were taught American history. American history is not all glorious. And even though I love John to death, I couldn’t disagree more about George Washington. George Washington was a slave owner. And we need to call slave owners out for what they are, whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not. He wasn’t protecting my freedom. I wasn’t someone who, my ancestors weren’t deemed human beings to him. And so, to me, I don’t care if it’s

In Corporate Antifa’s Wake, Stocks Fall by Most in Three Months

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:22

Shares of many of the companies whose CEOs rebelled against Trump saw there biggest declines in months.

Florida’s Entire Prison System on Lockdown, Threats of Prisoners Uprising

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:19

Florida's entire prison system, comprising of 97,000 inmates, is on lockdown due to unspecified threats of uprisings, Florida Department of Corrections officials confirmed Thursday.

VP Mike Pence on Barcelona Terror: U.S. Stands Ready to Assist, Find, Punish Those Responsible

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:38

On the last stop of Vice President Mike Pence’s four country tour of South America, he reaffirmed President Donald Trump’s condemnation of the terror attack in Spain and offered assistance from the United States to Spain to “find and punish those responsible.”

Florida Woman Accused of DUI with Unbuckled 3-Year-Old Had Bug-Eyed Expression in Mug Shot

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:19

A woman accused of drunk driving and leaving her 3-year-old with her seat belt unbuckled in the car looked extremely disheveled, South Florida deputies say.

GOP Sen Scott: Trump’s ‘Moral Authority Is Compromised’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:55

During an interview with Vice News on Thursday, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said President Donald Trump’s comments on Tuesday about the violence that took place last week in Charlottesville, VA have “compromised” his “moral authority.” Scott said, “I’m not going to defend the indefensible. I’m not here to do that.” He continued, “His comments on Monday were strong. His comments on Tuesday started erasing the comments that were strong. What we want to see from our president is clarity and moral authority. And that moral authority is compromised when Tuesday happens. There’s no question about that.” Follow Pam Key On Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Report: GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Meets With Julian Assange, Receives ‘Earth-Shattering’ Information

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:54

Republican California Representative Dana Rohrabacher met with WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London this week.

American Left Adopts Taliban Tactics in Destruction of Historical Icons

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:23

As the American left targets historical icons for destruction, one is reminded of the way the Taliban destroyed centuries-old Buddhist statues.

UC Berkeley Immigration Attorney: ‘White Americans are the Original Nazis’

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:22

Prerna P. Lal of UC Berkeley's Undocumented Student Center took to Twitter in the aftermath of the Charlottesville chaos to argue that "white Americans are the original Nazis."

Dem Rep: Impeach Trump, He ‘Can’t Discern the Difference’ Between Protesters and Nazis

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:12

Thursday, on MSNBC, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said President Donald Trump should be impeached because he “can’t discern the difference between a domestic terrorist and a protester.” Cohen said, “Well, there has been a thought in the Democratic caucus that the president will hang himself. And he’s certainly doing a real good job of it, and that we should let him do that. I have been tempted to introduce an impeachment resolution. … I will be introducing my own impeachment resolution.” He added, “What happened in Charlottesville showed that the president can’t discern the difference between a domestic terrorist and a protester. He can’t distinguish between citizens, Americans who are objecting to abhorrent behavior of Klansmen and Nazis and Nazis and Nazis and Klansmen. That demonstration in Charlottesville reminded me of Kristallnacht in 1938 in Germany. It reminded me of Klan rallies with the torches. Those people were yelling, ‘Jews will not take our jobs.’ They do not like African-Americans. They don’t like Jews. They don’t like America.” Follow Pam Key On Twitter @pamkeyNEN  

Democrat Proposes Impeachment Articles Against Trump for Charlottesville Remarks

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:16

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) announced Thursday he is taking the first step towards implementing impeachment articles against President Trump for his remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Blitzer: There Will Be Questions About Whether Barcelona Attack Is ‘A Copycat Version’ of Charlottesville Attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:13

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” anchor Wolf Blitzer stated that there will be questions about whether the Barcelona terror attack was a copycat of the Charlottesville, Virginia car attack. CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Scuitto said, “[I]n light of the uproar over the last several days, five days apart, you have white supremacists in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have — attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles, apparently to kill as well. And it’s that — those shared tactics that should be alarming.” Blitzer added, “Yeah, and there will be questions about copycats. There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona, was at all, at all, a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Even though they may be different characters, different political ambitions, they used the same killing device, a vehicle going at high speed into a group, a large group of pedestrians.” (h/t Jay Caruso) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Corporate Antifa: CEOs Revolt Against American Democracy

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:12

The leaders of corporate America launched an unprecedented revolt against President Donald Trump this week, abandoning two CEO councils created by the White House in protest at the president's comments on the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Mike Pence Asks Latin American Leaders to Cut Ties with North Korea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:07

Vice President Mike Pence urged Chile, Peru, Mexico, and other Latin American nations to consider cutting all diplomatic ties to North Korea during his visit to Chile on Wednesday, suggesting only a full diplomatic freeze could pressure the rogue communist state to cease its constant threats of nuclear attack.