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  • EXCLUSIVE: Special counsel probing donations with foreign connections to Trump inauguration

    05/11/2018 10:29:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    ABC News.com ^ | 11 May 18 | John Santucci, Matthew Mosk, Katherine Faulders and Soo Rin Kim
    Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned several witnesses about millions of dollars in donations to President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee last year, including questions about donors with connections to Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, sources with direct knowledge told ABC News. Those interviewed included longtime Trump friend and confidant Thomas Barrack, who oversaw the fundraising effort, as well as individuals familiar with the massive inaugural fund, according to sources with direct knowledge.
  • Al Franken blasts Facebook, election meddling in first speech since resignation

    05/02/2018 12:53:38 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2 May 18 | Emily Tillett
    In his first major public speech since resigning from the U.S. Senate, Al Franken returned to the spotlight to deliver a blistering rebuke of tech companies, specifically Facebook, over abuse of users privacy data while speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • APNewsBreak: California rejects border duties for troops

    04/16/2018 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    APnews ^ | 04/16/2018 | Elliot Spagat
    California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. Talks...
  • Tearful Jimmy Kimmel Pops off on Trump: ‘You’re Obviously Mentally Ill’

    02/16/2018 8:46:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 126 replies
    News.grabien.com ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Staff
    BC's Jimmy Kimmel is once again using his show as a political platform, encouraging his audience to vote out of office Republicans donate money to EveryTown.org, a gun control group seeking to "end gun violence in America." The host aimed his most pointed criticism at President Trump, saying, "You're obviously mentally ill." "You’ve literally done nothing," on guns, Kimmel complained. "Actually, you’ve done worse than nothing. You like to say this is a mental health issue. One of your very first acts as president, Mr. Trump, was to roll back the regulations that were designed to keep firearms out of...
  • Mo Dowd: "Trump Hits Alps, but Melania Is Frosty in Florida"

    01/29/2018 10:46:52 AM PST · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | 27 Jan 18 | Maureen "Not CZJ" Dowd
    Melania has learned a few things from the master. The first lady will never be as brilliant at trolling as her husband. He is an idiot-savant who plays in the roiling ocean of Twitter as naturally as a blubbery-necked sea lion. Only Donald Trump, a Rat Pack relic who spurred the reckoning with his transgressions toward women, could send out a tweet taking credit for the women’s march. But the Slovenian Sphinx has her moments. It started when she seemed to sartorially upbraid Trump for his Billy Bush vulgarities by wearing a pussy-bow blouse to the St. Louis debate. Then,...
  • Maxine Waters: MLK Would Be Trying To Get Trump Impeached [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/15/2018 10:46:46 AM PST · by seanmerc · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 15 Jan 18 | Peter Hasson
    California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day by claiming the civil rights leader would have encouraged people to march for the impeachment of President Trump. “If MLK was alive today, he’d be marching not only for civil rights & protecting voting rights, but to urge Members of Congress to accept their responsibility to save the U.S. from a dangerous man who has no respect for our Constitution & no concern for strengthening our democracy,” Waters wrote on Twitter on Monday.
  • Obamas criticized for lavish library plans, including 'test kitchen'

    01/08/2018 11:09:57 AM PST · by seanmerc · 105 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 8 Jan 18 | Judson Berger
    In their effort to break the mold, the planners of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago are taking heat for some less-than-lofty features in the sprawling complex. Namely, a “test kitchen.” Reports first surfaced last fall that the monument to the first black president’s legacy was taking on an activity-center vibe. There would be a museum – but also a basketball court, possibly a room for yoga classes, and a test kitchen to teach visitors “about the full production cycle of nutritious food.”
  • Senator Al Franken Resigns

    12/07/2017 8:53:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 272 replies
    https://kfiam640.iheart.com/ ^ | 12/7/2017 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
    Just reported via KFI radio, Los Angeles AM 640 -- Senator Al Franken Resigns
  • Rosie O'Donnell Breaks Her Silence on Donald Trump: "I Seriously Worry Whether I Will Be Able...”

    10/25/2017 7:42:06 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies
    W Magazine ^ | 24 Oct 17 | Brooke Marine
    As someone who's always been outspoken and especially so about her politics, it’s been an unexpectedly quiet year for Rosie O’Donnell. Donald Trump has publicly feuded with and bullied O’Donnell since December 2006, when she called him a “snake oil salesman” during a segment on The View, on which she had a brief run as co-host. For years, Trump called O’Donnell a “loser” and other epithets, bringing up O’Donnell’s appearance as fodder in the primary debates during the 2016 presidential campaign. For her part, O’Donnell has publicly criticized Trump and his politics for over a decade, responding in protest on...
  • Clinton campaign, DNC paid for research that led to Russia dossier

    10/24/2017 3:45:52 PM PDT · by mairdie · 158 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2017 | Adam Entous, Devlin Barrett and Rosalind S. Helderman
    <p>The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.</p>
  • 'It hurt': Clinton says Sanders dragged out nomination fight

    09/12/2017 9:41:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 12, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders’s reluctance to concede the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination before the party’s convention was disrespectful, hurtful and stood in stark contrast to the way she handled her primary loss to Barack Obama in 2008. “I had such a different experience in ’08,” Clinton said in an interview with the “Pod Save America” podcast that was posted on Tuesday. “Once it was over, it was over. And I quickly endorsed President Obama. I worked really hard to get him elected. I was still arguing with my supporters at the Denver convention, telling people, ‘Don’t be ridiculous. You’ve...
  • 'He is going to be the death of me': Huma Abedin broke down sobbing in front of Hillary....

    09/05/2017 10:32:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    'He is going to be the death of me': Huma Abedin broke down sobbing in front of Hillary Clinton after Anthony Weiner's underage sexts led to FBI probe of emails days before election Hillary Clinton reportedly reveals in her memoir that Huma Abedin broke down after emails found on husband Anthony Weiner's computer led to FBI probe 'This man is going to be the death of me!' a 'stricken' Abedin said to Clinton before 'bursting into tears' in front of her boss Weiner had his laptop seized by the FBI after DailyMail.com revealed that he had been sexting a 15-year-old...
  • New Clinton book blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race

    09/05/2017 10:30:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/5/2017 | Dan Merica
    (CNN) — Hillary Clinton casts Bernie Sanders as an unrealistic over-promiser in her new book, according to excerpts posted by a group of Clinton supporters. She said that his attacks against her during the primary caused "lasting damage" and paved the way for "(Donald) Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign." Clinton, in a book that will be released September 12 entitled "What Happened," said Sanders "had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character" because the two Democrats "agreed on so much." The excerpts represent a small number of the roughly 500-page book in which Clinton reflects on her stunning loss to...
  • Redford and Fonda keep sexual spark alive, 50 years on [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    09/01/2017 11:37:14 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Sep 17 | Angus MACKINNON
    Half a century after they simmered with youthful sexuality in "Barefoot in the Park", screen legends Jane Fonda and Robert Redford have teamed up again in a tale of love and sex in later life. "He's a great kisser so it was fun to kiss him in my 20s and it was fun to kiss him against at almost 80," Fonda said Friday of her famously handsome co-star in "Our Souls at Night." The Netflix production had its premiere Friday at the Venice film festival, where the veteran stars were to be presented later with Golden Lions in recognition of...
  • Hillary Clinton: Live - tickets on sale now

    08/28/2017 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    Hillary Clinton: Live ^ | August 28, 2017
    "In the past, for reasons I can't explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down." -Hillary Clinton
  • In New Book, Hillary Clinton Says ‘My Skin Crawled’ During Debate With Trump [GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    08/23/2017 10:16:44 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 101 replies
    NBC News ^ | 23 Aug 17 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    In the first excerpts from Hillary Clinton's highly anticipated upcoming memoir, the former Democratic presidential candidate said her "skin crawled" during a debate with Donald Trump. In audio clips of Clinton reading from the book, "What Happened," which were first obtained by MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday, Clinton recounted her thoughts as she toyed with the idea of telling her Republican rival to "back up, you creep" as he stood behind her during the second presidential debate. "My skin crawled," Clinton said. "It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching 'well,...
  • Mo Dowd: "President Trump's Really Weak Week"

    07/30/2017 2:41:13 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 Jul 17 | Mo "Dumped" Dowd
    Donald Trump was promising to destroy a vile criminal cartel. Unfortunately, not his own. But one could be forgiven for mistaking the vicious tactics of the MS-13 gang, as described by the president in a Long Island speech on Friday, with those of the Trump White House. “They don’t like shooting people because it’s too quick, it’s too fast,” Trump said, adding: “They like to knife them and cut them, and let them die slowly because that way, it’s more painful, and they enjoy watching that much more. These are animals.” The president could have been describing his own sadistic...
  • Rosie O'Donnell sparks outrage with Trump-killing game

    07/19/2017 11:07:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    USA Today ^ | 18 Jul 17 | William Cummings
    <p>Actress Rosie O'Donnell certainly knows how to push conservatives' buttons. And now she is drawing their ire by pushing her own button: one that makes President Trump jump off a cliff.</p> <p>"Push Trump Off A Cliff Again," O'Donnell tweeted Saturday in an apparent play on Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. The tweet links to a game in which the player can, as O'Donnell says, make the president jump off a cliff, again and again.</p>
  • 'There's a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me!' Kathy Griffin breaks down in tears...

    06/02/2017 2:38:09 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 156 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 2 Jun 17 | Chris Spargo
    Kathy Griffin accused President Donald Trump and his family of launching a campaign to destroy her life in response to the image she posted earlier this week in which she appeared to be holding the commander-in-chief's severed head. The comedian broke down in tears as she detailed the torrent of abuse she has been receiving online, and the constant death threats which she described as detailed and specific. She stated however that she will not back down from this fight, saying: 'I am not afraid of Donald Trump. He is a bully.' Later in the interview Griffin said that her...
  • Shia LaBeouf Explodes at Bowling Alley [Video at link; graphic language]

    04/06/2017 12:13:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    TMZ.com ^ | 6 Apr 17 | TMZ.com
    Shia LaBeouf got kicked out of an L.A. bowling alley Wednesday night after freaking out on a bartender, calling him a "f***ing racist." Shia was at Pinz in Studio City and according to one eyewitness, he was there for 3 hours pounding back beers. We're told Shia got rowdy in Jerry's Deli, which is connected to Pinz, and got into a verbal altercation when the staff told him to leave. We've obtained additional video that shows Shia was going off about a bartender refusing to serve him french fries. French fries.