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  • George W. Bush warns "bigotry seems emboldened" under Trump

    10/19/2017 11:11:19 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 173 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 19, 2017 | Rebecca Shabad
    President George W. Bush on Thursday issued a thinly veiled warning about the state of American democracy under the current president, arguing that "bigotry seems emboldened" and politics is "more vulnerable" to conspiracy theories. Speaking at the George W. Bush Institute's "The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, in the World," a national forum in New York City, the former president warned that the trend in Western countries of moving away from democratic confidence and global engagement is seeping into American culture. Parts of Europe, Bush said, have developed an "identity crisis" as a result of economic stagnation, youth unemployment and...
  • Tens of thousands of witches around world join forces every month to cast spell on Donald Trump (Tr)

    09/07/2017 8:01:15 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 27 replies
    UK Sun ^ | Sept. 7, 2017 | Emma parry
    Hollywood witch Vicky Adams says she has been inundated with people wanting to learn the spell and buy ingredients. Vicky, who runs a renowned occult store in tinseltown, says the spell aims to stop the US President from reaping “harm and destruction” across the globe. She says she has been inundated with people wanting to learn the spell and buy ingredients. She says her shop has been inundated with people desperate to learn the spell and buy the ingredients - which include an orange candle to signify the President’s trademark fake tanned skin. The 49-year-old says the spell, which started...
  • Ivanka Trump briefly sits in for President Trump at G-20 meeting

    07/08/2017 6:45:54 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 153 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 8, 2017 | Stefan Becket
    Ivanka Trump, President Trump's daughter and White House adviser, took Mr. Trump's seat during a meeting of G-20 leaders in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday as Mr. Trump stepped away during the proceedings. A photo posted to Twitter by a Russian official attending the session during the last day of the G-20 summit shows Ivanka Trump seated next to British Prime Minister Theresa May. Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel can be seen seated nearby. Svetlana Lukash, the official who posted the photo, is the Russian sherpa to the G-20, the group of...
  • Trump Tweet: Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at?

    06/15/2017 12:57:11 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 165 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 15, 2017 | Donald Trump
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 11 minutes ago Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?
  • D.C., Maryland announce they're suing Trump over foreign payments to his business

    06/12/2017 10:23:46 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 12, 2017 | Rebbeca Shabad
    Attorneys general for Washington, D.C. and Maryland announced they're suing President Trump for accepting millions in payments from foreign governments which they say is "flagrantly violating" the Constitution's anti-corruption laws. "Never in the history of this country have we had a president with these kinds of extensive business entanglements, or a president who refused to adequately distance themselves from their holdings," said D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine in a news conference on Monday. "President Trump's business and his dealings violate the constitution's anti-corruption provisions." The lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland,...
  • Reality Leigh Winner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    06/05/2017 4:12:26 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 111 replies ^ | June 5, 2017
    A 25-year-old federal contract worker from Augusta, Georgia has been charged by the Department of Justice for taking Top Secret materials from her workplace and mailing them to a news outlet. Reality Leigh Winner was arrested by the F.B.I. on June 3 and appeared in federal court in Augusta on June 5. She was charged with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information that could have been damaging to the U.S. It’s alleged that she took a Top Secret document, copied it and mailed it to a news organization, believed to be a podcast that wasn’t identified by authorities. Here’s what...
  • Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize air traffic control

    06/05/2017 8:55:12 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 5, 2017
    President announces Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative Live video at Fox link
  • Kathy Griffin apologizes for beheaded Trump photo: 'I crossed the line' (Secret Service steps in)

    05/30/2017 7:21:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 30, 2017 | David Caplan
    Comedian Kathy Griffin has apologized for a photo of herself holding what appears to be a bloody, decapitated fake head of President Trump, despite sweeping bi-partisan disapproval of the image. The photo, taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, was posted by Griffin and Shields Tuesday to their social media accounts. "I caption this 'there was blood coming out of his eyes, blood coming out of his ... wherever,'" Griffin tweeted, referring to an exchange between Donald Trump and former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly during the primary season. But in an attempt to appease those who were offended by the...
  • Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

    05/26/2017 5:37:40 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 75 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Mary Kay Jalonick
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's time in office has so far been a "complete disaster." Speaking at an energy conference Thursday in Houston, Boehner praised Trump for his approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone. "Everything else he's done (in office) has been a complete disaster," the Ohio Republican said, according to the publication. "He's still learning how to be president." Boehner said he's been friends with Trump for 15 years, but still has a hard...
  • MELTDOWN IN MONTANA Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter

    05/24/2017 8:50:21 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 169 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24, 2017 | Alicia Acuna
    The race to fill Montana's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives took a violent turn Wednesday, and a crew from the Fox News Channel, including myself, witnessed it firsthand. As part of our preparation for a story about Thursday's special election to air on "Special Report with Bret Baier," we arranged interviews with the top two candidates, Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist. On Wednesday, I joined field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Railey in Bozeman for our scheduled interview with Gianforte, which was to take place at the Gianforte for Congress Bozeman Headquarters. ~snip~ At...
  • Melania Trump caught on camera swatting away husband Donald as he tries to hold her hand

    05/22/2017 9:49:57 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 69 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | May 22, 2017
    Footage filmed as the President and First Lady disembarked from their plane in Israel shows Trump holding out his hand behind him as if he's encouraging his wife to grasp it. Trump's hand lingers behind him for a few seconds before wife Melania does a swift flick of the wrist and swats his fingers away from her. His hand recoils and he continues walking as if nothing happened. It's so subtle and her movements so seamless, anyone would miss it - but luckily for us, it was captured on camera. When the footage is slowed down, it becomes apparent she...
  • Coulter: If Trump Doesn't Keep His Promises, Dems Will Win Big in 2018 & Impeach Him

    05/22/2017 11:27:37 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | May. 22, 2017
    Ann Coulter was one of President Donald Trump's most outspoken supporters during the 2016 election, but so far she's been underwhelmed by his presidency. On "Varney & Co." today, Coulter said that the American people elected Trump to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, enforce immigration laws, end NAFTA and end our role as the world's police. "Unfortunately, we're not getting what we voted for," Coulter said. She acknowledged, however, that much of the "vicious and violent" criticism of Trump is unfair. "Both political parties for years and years have been pushing whatever Wall Street and the elites want....
  • Anderson Cooper 'genuinely sorry' for 'crude' remark directed at Jeffrey Lord

    05/20/2017 7:43:07 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 111 replies
    USA Today ^ | May 20, 2017 | Charles Ventura
    <p>CNN host Anderson Cooper apologized for a "crude" remark directed at President Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord during his show on Friday, calling his comment "unprofessional."</p> <p>During a segment on AC360, Cooper verbally sparred with Lord, a CNN political commentator, over revelations that Trump reportedly told Russian officials that former FBI Director James Comey is a "nut job" who was adding pressure to the ongoing investigation of possible interference in the 2016 election. Clearly frustrated with Lord's response to the matter, Cooper interrupted the conservative pundit and interjected with a not-so-subtle jab.</p>
  • Fox's Lou Dobbs Calls For Clinton Investigation To Be Reopened Now That Comey Is Gone

    05/09/2017 9:27:27 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 55 replies ^ | May 9, 2017
    LOU DOBBS: The issue here is that Comey had it wrong from the very beginning. It's all based on an investigation that took 11 months to just drop everything, as you pointed out. The conclusion was to not prosecute, when every charge against Hillary Clinton was staring Americans who are not lawyers in the face. They know that she acted irresponsibly, she acted against the law -- SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Illegally. DOBBS: And there were -- and there were absolutely no consequences. It is disturbing that this recommendation that came out today, that the president fired the FBI director does...
  • North Korea 'will test missiles weekly', senior official tells BBC

    04/17/2017 9:47:15 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 106 replies
    BBC News | April 17, 2017
    North Korea will continue to test missiles despite international condemnation and increasing military tensions with the US, a senior official has told the BBC in Pyongyang. "We'll be conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis," Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-Ryol told the BBC's John Sudworth. He said that an "all out war" would result if the US took military action. Earlier, US Vice-President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the US. He said his country's "era of strategic patience" with North Korea was over. Mr Pence arrived in Seoul on Sunday hours after North...
  • US government asks public which departments to ax

    04/13/2017 6:58:13 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 117 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 13, 2017
    Washington (AFP) - Not much about Donald Trump's administration has followed presidential tradition, and here's another example: it is asking the American people what government departments and agencies they would like to see reformed or even axed. Options include the CIA, the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and even the Executive Office of the President. A website created by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (itself among the choices) allows people to make suggestions as Trump moves to make good on a pledge to streamline a bureaucracy he derides as bloated and inefficient. A questionnaire...
  • Susan Rice: No political motivation behind 'unmasking' of Trump associates

    04/04/2017 11:45:39 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 31 replies
    USA Today ^ | April 4, 2017 | Gregory Korte
    WASHINGTON — Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Tuesday that she did not seek to "unmask" the names of Trump associates for political purposes, but also described the process of asking for the intelligence community to reveal the names of U.S. citizens as a "longstanding, established process." "The allegation is that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes," Rice told MSNBC. "That's absolutely false." Rice was responding to allegations in conservative media outlets that she used her office to request information about Trump transition officials. While she would not discuss specific information that she asked for —...
  • 'I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THIS' Rice on record denying knowledge of Team Trump 'unmasking'

    04/04/2017 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2017 | Cody Derespina
    Less than two weeks before sources said it was Susan Rice who requested to unmask the names of Trump associates caught up in sensitive intelligence reports, former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser said she knew “nothing about” surveillance allegations. Rice told PBS on March 22 that she “was not aware of any orders given to disseminate that information.” She did skirt the issues of whether she herself unmasked or disseminated information outright. Rice also limited her remarks to Trump’s debunked early March tweet claiming a wiretap of Trump Tower and vague remarks made by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin...
  • The totally phony Susan Rice story, explained ("Nothing here, move along")

    04/03/2017 2:39:18 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 57 replies
    ThinkkProgress ^ | April 3, 2017 | Kira Lerner
    Conservatives are seizing on a report that former national security advisor Susan Rice requested the identity of anonymous people named in intelligence reports, claiming that it provides evidence for President Trump’s false claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped. Bloomberg’s Eli Lake reported Monday that Rice requested the “unmasking” of third parties whose information is collected during targeted surveillance of other individuals. Conservative media jumped on the claim and reported that it corroborates Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee’s allegation that information about Trump’s transition team had been “incidentally collected” during U.S. government surveillance of foreign officials....
  • Legislator Demands Resignation Of NC Sec Of State Who Gave Notary Licenses To Illegals

    03/31/2017 9:14:35 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mar. 28, 2017 | Alex Pfieffer
    A North Carolina state representative is calling for the resignation of North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall after he found hundreds of cases of illegal immigrants improperly becoming notaries public. State law requires a notary public to “reside legally in the United States.” Marshall, a Democrat, has commissioned 320 individuals as notaries who are not either legal permanent residents or citizens, according to records provided to North Carolina state Rep. Chris Millis. The legislator received records from the North Carolina secretary of state’s office which showed 250 illegal immigrants who received amnesty have become notaries public. Another 72 other...