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  • Report: PA President Abbas Fuming Over Jared Kushner Demand to Stop Paying Terrorists

    06/23/2017 9:16:06 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 85 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/23/2017 | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    The Times of Israel reports: A meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and senior White House official Jared Kushner reportedly left the Palestinian leader fuming and refusing to agree to watered-down demands that Ramallah cut off payments for some convicted terrorists and their families. According to Palestinian sources quoted in Hebrew and Arabic media Friday, Abbas and his advisers accused the US of taking Israel’s side and refused a demand to stop paying salaries to several hundred prisoners serving time for the most serious crimes. Kushner, who is US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, met...
  • DANCING GORILLA IS A MANIAC, MANIAC ... at Your Door!

    06/23/2017 8:45:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 14 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/23/2017 | tmz
    NOBODY PUTS GORILLA IN THE CORNER!! Here's 14-year-old up-and-coming dancer Zola showing off his moves in a kiddie pool at the Dallas Zoo ... which begs the question -- WHY ISN'T HE A JABBAWOCKY YET?! The video has gone gorilla viral -- and already got the "Flashdance" treatment ... and it's the best thing you're gonna see all day. So, sit back, peel a banana, groom your friend's back, beat your chest, cut up a Jane Goodall documentary, scale the Empire State building and enjoy. RIP Harambe.
  • Life’s a picnic! Melania kisses babies, Ivanka swings daughter Arabella in the Rose garden (tr)

    06/23/2017 6:17:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 73 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/22/2017 | LIAM QUINN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Donald Trump turned his first ever Congressional Picnic into a family fair on Thursday evening, with the President, his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka all letting their hair down for a night of celebration. Photographs from White House's South Lawn showed Melania kissing babies as she and her husband mingled with people in attendance. Meanwhile, Ivanka played with her daughter, Arabella, in the Rose Garden. Melania was wearing a $2,255 Mary Katrantzou 'osmond grid' print dress on the night. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4631096/Trump-says-stopped-going-baseball-game.html#ixzz4kpaZyNP7 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • BuzzFeed’s NYC office may or may not be infested with bedbugs

    06/22/2017 10:02:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    FastCompany ^ | 6/22/17 | Fastcompany
    Well, this tweet from BuzzFeed's media reporter isn't disconcerting at all: Steven Perlberg ✔ @perlberg Well then. Bed bugs detected at BuzzFeed NYC HQ. Fumigation happening tomorrow, employees asked to WFH "out of abundance of caution" 12:07 AM - 22 Jun 2017 Bedbugs, while a disturbingly common problem in New York, are still the stuff of urban nightmares. Hopefully the issue is exterminated swiftly. My thoughts will be with all BuzzFeed—or BugzFeed (I'm so sorry)—staff who may or may not be carrying the insects. Good luck, but please stay away from my apartment. CGW
  • CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL GAME HERO COP THROWS OUT FIRST PITCH

    06/16/2017 5:49:48 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 15 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/15/2017 | tmz
    Capitol Police officer David Bailey -- one of the heroes who took out shooter James T. Hodgkinson -- opened the Congressional Baseball game with an emotional ceremony. Officer Bailey came out on crutches at Nationals Park, yet still managed to throw out the first pitch. Bailey was injured while responding to the shooting Wednesday morning, and eventually helped take down Hodgkinson. Before the game began, both teams -- Republicans and Democrats -- huddled up for a group prayer for the victims of the shooting. Rep. Steve Scalise was supposed to be playing in the annual event, but is still recovering...
  • PHOTOS: Crystal Griner & David Bailey, Capitol Police Heroes

    06/15/2017 6:54:11 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 57 replies
    heavy.com ^ | 6/14/2017 | Jessica McBride 8.9k
    Instead of remembering the shooter’s name, let’s remember the names of the Capitol Police heroes who saved so many lives on June 14 at the congressional baseball practice. Crystal Griner. David Bailey. The two police officers’ quick-thinking instinct to confront – and shoot – the gunman was credited with preventing a potential bloodbath of many of the nation’s political elite. Senators. Congressmen. Their staffers. All had gathered – along with children – to practice baseball for an eventual game to benefit charity. “Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre,” U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., said to...
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday

    06/12/2017 8:32:07 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    cnn ^ | 6/12/2017 | By Tom LoBianco, Manu Raju and Laura Jarrett, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee said in a statement.
  • Chris Matthews: Trump-Russia collusion theory 'came apart' with Comey testimony

    06/08/2017 11:42:23 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 139 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6/8/2017 | eddie scarry
    Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Thursday the accusation that President Trump directly colluded with Russia to interfere in the U.S. election "came apart" following former FBI Director James Comey's testimony in front of Congress. In his written and spoken testimony on Thursday, Comey said that he never felt that Trump had tried to impede the FBI's investigation into Russia, even that the president had encouraged it and he suggested that former national security adviser Mike Flynn wasn't at the heart of the investigation.
  • BARACK OBAMA & JUSTIN TRUDEAU DINNER FOR TWO

    06/07/2017 8:52:46 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 50 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/7/2017 | tmz
    Barack Obama might be out of the White House, but he just can't quit his pal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Barack and Canada's big cheese grabbed dinner at the Liverpool House Tuesday in Montreal ... on the heels of Prez 44's speech blasting President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. Both guys rolled up their sleeves to talk shop ... namely, how to foster a new generation of leaders in their respective countries. Let's face it -- doesn't hurt to look like these guys either. The rock star treatment they got outside the restaurant proves it.
  • White House says President Trump will not claim executive privilege to block Comey testimony.

    06/05/2017 11:45:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    ap ^ | 6/5/2017 | ap
    The Associated Press‏Verified account @AP Follow More BREAKING: White House says President Trump will not claim executive privilege to block Comey testimony.
  • Dressed to the nines! The First couples Ivanka and Jared and Donald and Melania turn heads (tr)

    06/05/2017 6:51:00 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 180 replies
    daily mail ^ | 6/4/2017 | ABIGAIL MILLER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    The presidential power couples were dressed up and ready for a night out as Trump and Melania prepared for their first social gathering in the capital, joined by Ivanka and Jared. Ivanka and Melania Trump each looked stunning as they stepped out of their respective homes in Washington, DC Sunday evening on their way to the evening's Ford's Theatre Gala. The First Daughter looked regal coming out of her Washington, DC, home hand-in-hand with Jared Sunday afternoon dressed in a $5,500 J Mendel deep red tea-length gown. And at the other end of Washington, Melania stepped out of the White...
  • PEYTON MANNING Golfs with Trump FORE-MAHA!!!

    06/05/2017 6:23:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/5/2017 | tmz
    President Donald Trump has a new golf buddy ... Peyton Manning. The two hit the links together at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday -- along with Republican Sen. Bob Corker from Tennessee (same state where Peyton played his college ball). The group reportedly spent roughly 4 and a half hours playing -- no word on who emerged victorious. Manning was in town to receive the Lincoln Medal in D.C. later that night. Seems Trump has filled his QB void after his rift with his ex-BFF Tom Brady.
  • How the Clothes Make the First Lady

    06/03/2017 4:31:09 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 18 replies
    nytimes ^ | 5/27/2017 | VANESSA FRIEDMAN
    These days, every time I sit down to write about the clothes worn by a political figure, I have to take a deep breath. I wrote this week about the image engineering of the first lady, Melania Trump, as she accompanied her husband on his first trip abroad, and I know pretty soon the hate tweets are going to start flooding in. “You idiot, why are you writing about what they wear!” “How dare you normalize them!” “Oh, right: Clothes are so much more important than the budget, you airhead.” And so on.
  • Top CEOs Are In a Last Ditch Bid to Persuade Trump to Stick with the Paris Climate Deal

    06/01/2017 8:16:56 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 84 replies
    fortune ^ | 5/31/2017 | kevin lui
    Major U.S. corporations and leading business figures are raising an eleventh-hour appeal to President Donald Trump, urging him to not pull the country out of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Following Tesla (TSLA, -0.44%) CEO Elon Musk's suggestion that he would quit his positions on several White House advisory councils if Trump's decision is to exit the deal, as has been widely reported, other firms and business leaders have also come out in favor of the pact. Oil giants ExxonMobil (XOM, +0.30%) and ConocoPhillips (COP, +0.92%) were among companies that reiterated their support for the accord ahead...
  • Vatican would see U.S. Paris deal exit as slap in face - official

    06/01/2017 8:13:35 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    reuters ^ | 6/1/2017 | By Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican, which under Pope Francis' insistence has strongly backed the Paris climate change deal, would see a U.S. exit as a slap in the face and a "disaster for everyone," a senior official said on Thursday. At their meeting last month, the pope gave U.S. President Donald Trump a signed copy of his 2015 encyclical letter that called for protecting the environment from the effects of climate change and backed scientific evidence that it is caused by human activity. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged Trump in a separate meeting not to quit...
  • Trump puts America first at the G7: The president ditches the charm as he stands his ground (tr)

    05/27/2017 6:05:43 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 34 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/27/2017 | By SIMON HOLMES FOR MAILONLINE
    After starting his first presidential trip abroad wreathed in smiles, US leader Donald Trump is ending it with an uncompromising position and rebukes at the G7 summit. G7 nations risk unprecedented deadlock after Trump resisted concerted action on hot-button issues such as climate change and migrant rights on Saturday. An enduring motif of the G7, which represents the lion's share of global economic output, has been to champion free trade. However Trump on was said to be reluctant to compromise with European leaders over several key issues that prompted European council president, Donald Tusk, to admit that the meeting would...
  • Russian oligarch with ties to former Trump aide Paul Manafort asks Congress for immunity (tr)

    05/27/2017 5:58:32 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 13 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/26/2017 | By REUTERS and ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    A Russian oligarch with ties to Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump´s former campaign manager, has said he will testify to congress during the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, but lawmakers are rejecting his conditions. The offer by aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska comes amid growing attention to his links to Manafort, who is one of several Trump associates under scrutiny by the FBI over possible collusion with Moscow during the election campaign, The New York Times reported on Friday. Manafort and Deripaska did business in the mid-2000s, when Manafort, a Republican operative, was providing campaign advice to Ukrainian...
  • ICE agents eat breakfast, compliment chef, then arrest 3 workers at Michigan restaurant

    05/27/2017 5:51:49 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/27/2017 | AP
    The owner of a Michigan restaurant said U.S. immigration agents who were conducting enforcement at the business ate breakfast — and complimented the chef — before arresting three workers, according to media reports on Thursday. The Ann Arbor News reported that two of the men arrested Wednesday at Sava's Restaurant remain in custody. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said agents were doing "a targeted enforcement action" at the Ann Arbor restaurant. ICE officials said two of the men entered the country illegally and another overstayed his visa. Authorities said the men tried to leave the restaurant before being arrested. Another...
  • Who won the battle of the G7 WAGs? Melania Trump puts her fellow first ladies' sensible (tr)

    05/26/2017 11:08:12 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 43 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/26/2017 | By SIOFRA BRENNAN FOR MAILONLINE
    Yesterday, she put the NATO spouses and royalty in the shade with two elegant outfits on a visit to Brussels. And today Melania Trump, 47, pulled off another style triumph as she joined her fellow G7 spouses in Catania, Italy, in a $51,000 floral coat by Dolce & Gabanna, which was covered with colorful 3-D flower embellishments - and came complete with a matching $1,630 purse by the Italian luxury label. Akie Abe, the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also went for florals but her pretty peplum dress couldn't compete with the First Lady's wow factor as they...
  • Flower power! Melania Trump beams at the cameras as she steps out in sunny Sicily wearing (tr)

    05/26/2017 5:54:52 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 148 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/26/2017 | By Erica Tempesta and Charlie Lankston For Dailymail.com Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/fem
    It is the final day of Donald and Melania Trump's first official tour as President and First Lady, and it looks like 47-year-old Melania is eager to go out with a sartorial bang. Having made a chic arrival in Sicily, where her husband is attending a G7 summit, on Thursday evening wearing her third outfit of the day, Melania stepped out on Friday morning in the coastal down of Catania, making a very stylish statement in a floral coat by Dolce & Gabanna, which was covered with colorful 3-D flower embellishments - and came complete with a matching $1,630 purse...