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Bernie Sanders Hires Fierce Biden, Beto, Harris Critic As Top Adviser

Bernie Sanders has brought an old ally back into the fold — one who has a long-running history of painting a number of Sanders’ top 2020 foes as being corporatist traitors. Sanders’ campaign announced Tuesday that he’s hired journalist David Sirota as a senior communications adviser and speechwriter. Sirota began his career in populist-liberal politics, working as Sanders’ press secretary back when he was a House member before working for a number of Democratic candidates and elected officials...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Dc, Biden, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Rourke, David Sirota

Vulnerable 2020 Senate Republicans Stick With Trump On Border Declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans voted to end President Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday. But those with the most to lose from Trump’s unpopularity stood by their man. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was the only one of the Senate Republicans who face potentially tough 2020 reelection races broke with Trump on the vote. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Thom Tillis (R-NC), David Perdue (R-GA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) all voted to protect his emergency declaration....
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Donald J Trump, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Gardner, Cory Gardner, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Martha McSally

Capitol Police arrest man projecting 'Discrimination is Wrong' on Rayburn House Office Building

WUSA9's Mike Valerio reports that Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. have arrested a man who was projecting the words 'Discrimination is Wrong' on the exterior wall of the Rayburn House Office building. The man who was arrested is said to have been working with or for multimedia artist Robin Bell of Bell Visuals. • Man was working for artist @bellvisuals • His team is famous for projecting images on Trump Hotel • Police confiscated their equipment last night UPDATE — Artist known for anti-...
Tags: Art, Post, Politics, News, Protest, Washington, Dc, Capitol Police, Trump, Trump hotel, Rayburn House Office Building, US Capitol Police, Rayburn House, Robin Bell, Mike Valerio, Rayburn House Office

Thom Tillis Flip-Flops, Will Support Trump On Emergency Declaration

Op-ed oops! Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’s reversed course and will vote against a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, just weeks after penning an op-ed promising to buck Trump on the bill. “I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, shortly before the vote. Tillis said his op-ed allowed him to “engage in a discussion with some of my colleagues here and with the White...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Gop, Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Tillis, Thom Tillis, Sen Thom Tillis R NC, Border Wall, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Emergency Declaration

Bernie Sanders Boosts Foreign Policy Cred For 2020 With Yemen Vote Win

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) scored a major victory on Thursday when the Senate passed his resolution to end U.S. involvement in the Yemen civil war — one that could help his 2020 prospects. The Senate passed a resolution to defund America’s support for the Saudi-led efforts in the humanitarian disaster, a rare bipartisan rebuke to President Trump’s cozy relationship with Saudi Arabia. Sanders has led on this issue for years, working closely with Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Iraq, America, Hillary Clinton, Dc, Biden, Yemen, Ali, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump

Senate Rebukes Trump Over Saudi War In Yemen

The Senate has passed a resolution aimed at ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen, a rebuke to President Trump that may force him to issue the first veto of his presidency. The resolution passed by 54-46 with bipartisan support, the culmination of a years-long effort led by Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) to claw back Congress’s constitutional war powers and end American support for a humanitarian disaster in Yemen. “Today, we in the S...
Tags: News, Congress, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Democrats, House, United Arab Emirates, Dc, Republican, Yemen, Mike Lee, Uae, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders

Bill Shine Abruptly Resigns From White House To Head To Trump Campaign

White House Communications Director Bill Shine is leaving the Trump administration and heading to help out Trump’s reelection campaign, the White House announced Friday. Shine, a former Fox News head honcho who left after a series of sexual harassment scandals rocked the network, joined the White House last July and quickly emerged as a key behind-the-scenes player in Trump’s orbit. He played a top role in messaging around the government shutdown as well as helping to handle the swirl of invest...
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Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison in Virginia trial, sentencing in Washington DC case next week

Paul Manafort speaking to the court today, courtroom sketch artist: Art Lien A judge sentenced former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort today. Paul Manafort was convicted by a jury on eight charges: 5 counts of tax fraud, 2 counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to disclose a foreign bank account. NOTE: In a separate trial, Manafort is scheduled to be sentenced for other crimes in DC next week. Before issuing the sentence, Judge T.S. Ellis said the sentencing ra...
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Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform the Earliest Version of Hamilton at the White House, Six Years Before the Play Hit the Broadway Stage (2009)

Another immigrant comin' up from the bottom His enemies destroyed his rep, America forgot him…  Holler if you can remember a time when few Americans were well-versed enough in founding father Alexander Hamilton’s origin story to recite it in rhyme at the drop of a hat. Believe it or not, as recently as the summer of 2015, when Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton: An American Musical exploded on Broadway, Hamilton the man was, as the Tony award winning lyrics above sugges...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, Obama, College, White House, New York City, Theatre, America, History, Broadway, James Earl Jones, Dc, Miranda, George Stephanopoulos, Dick Cheney

Will Senate Republicans Jerk Around 9/11 Survivors Again?

For the third time over the last two decades, first responders and other survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks have come to Congress to ask for help. The question this time around is whether Senate Republicans will force them to repeatedly drag themselves back this year to beg for their country’s support as more continue to die. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act is facing its second reauthorization fight, and funds have run dry for the part of program that gives out mone...
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Three Reasons Bernie Sanders Faces A Tougher Path In 2020 Than In 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he’ll run for president Tuesday morning. While he brings some huge advantages to his second stab at the White House that he didn’t have last time around, including a strong brand and the loyal following he built in the 2016 campaign, he faces some significant new challenges he didn’t have last time around Here are three reasons why Sanders faces an even tougher path to the nomination than he did four years ago: He Isn’t The Only True Progressive In 2016,...
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House Dems Open Probe Into Trump Border Move, With Hearing In ‘Coming Days’

Top Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are opening an “immediate investigation” into President Trump’s move Friday morning to declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a border wall.  In a letter to Trump on Friday afternoon, the Democrats requested that he make available to them individuals involved in the decision — including White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and officials at the Department of Justice — for “a hearing in the coming days.” The Democrats are also seeking...
Tags: News, White House, Dc, Department Of Justice, Trump, Tierney Sneed, House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, Pat Cipollone

How Trump’s Off-The-Rails Presser Will Play In The Court Fight Over His Border Move

President Trump yet again made life more difficult for the attorneys who defend his policies, by speaking candidly about why he was taking the extraordinary step of issuing an emergency declaration to fund the building of his border wall. Over the course of a nearly hour-long, meandering press conference Friday in the Rose Garden, Trump made a number of comments about his decision that caught the attention of — and outright excited — the lawyers who might be involved in the legal challenges e...
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Trump Freestyled His Emergency Border Declaration And It Wasn’t Pretty

President Trump announced his intention to declare a national emergency at the southern border Friday in one of his most bizarre, rambling White House appearances yet. Trump’s weaved and bobbed between talking about immigration and making asides about completely unrelated issues. So we’ve pulled together the highlights, in chronological order, from Trump’s chaotic rant: It began with an aside about trade deals Trump began the announcement by first mentioning the administration’s ongoing tra...
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White House: Trump’s Declaration Will Help Free Up $8 Billion For Border Wall

President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency — along with other measures he will take to move around money — will allow him to access roughly $8 billion to build a border wall, senior administration officials told reporters on a press call Friday morning. They expect it to fund the 234 miles of barriers that he had sought to build with his $5.7 billion request that Congress rebuffed. Congress, in a spending deal both chambers passed Thursday, instead has appropriated just $1.375 bill...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Department Of Defense, House, Dc, Puerto Rico, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Department of Treasury, Mick Mulvaney

Trump Will Sign Border Deal And Also Declare National Emergency On Wall

President Trump plans to sign a border deal that will avoid a partial government shutdown, and at the same time declare a national emergency, as he has threatened to do, in order secure more funding to build a border wall. The White House confirmed Trump’s decision, which was first announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the Senate floor. “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — includ...
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The Art Of The Kneel: How Trump’s Tactics Kept Shrinking His Wall

No big, beautiful wall after all. After forcing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, seeing his poll numbers take a hit and stirring consternation from a broad swath of Republicans, President Trump looks poised to accept a bipartisan deal that would get him just $1.375 billion for new border money, not the $5.7 billion in wall money he was seeking. That’s enough for only 55 miles of new physical barriers, and even less than the $1.6 billion he’d been offered by Democrats in pre-sh...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, White House, Gop, House, Dc, Trump, Democratic, Tierney Sneed, Freedom Caucus, Jim Jordan, Ryan, Paul Ryan R WI, House Freedom Caucus, White House Press

Trump’s Senate Allies Talk Up Border Deal To Avoid Shutdown

President Trump may not be so hot on the tentative border funding deal to avoid another government shutdown, but many of his top Senate allies seem ready to embrace it. Almost no Senate Republicans came out firing against the bipartisan agreement that negotiators reached in principle on Monday night. And while many said the devil will be in the details of the agreement, which is still being hammered out, some of Trump’s closest Senate associates publicly argued that it was as good as they were...
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Matt Whitaker testifies before House committee following dispute – live

Acting attorney general is first Trump cabinet official to be brought before panel led by DemocratsSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 3.14pm GMT White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has said she was grabbed and shaken by a woman while at a restaurant with her teenager daughter last year.Conway detailed the alleged assault in an interview with CNN on Friday, stating she was approached at a Mexican restaurant in the DC suburbs in October by a woman who was “screaming...
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Trump State Of The Union Frames 2020 Campaign With Warnings Of Socialism

Happy 2020, everyone. President Trump used his State of the Union speech Tuesday to recast himself as the great uniter after two years of division, striking an unusually unifying tone at points even as he looked to paint Democrats as outside the mainstream by attacking late-term abortion and socialism . “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control,” ...
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Trump Promises Wall But Doesn’t Threaten Gov’t Shutdown Over It

In his State of the Union Tuesday, President Trump vowed he would build a wall that is “a smart, strategic, see-through steel barrier.” However, he gave no indication that he would shut down the government again if Congress refused to fund it, nor did his speech go into specifics of what a deal with Democrats on immigration would look like. As a bipartisan group of lawmakers have been tasked to hash out a deal on immigration that could keep the government fully open come its next funding dead...
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Trump’s SOTU Cabinet Isn’t Going To Be Around For Long

There are going to be a lot of new butts in the chairs reserved for President Trump’s cabinet at the State of the Union Tuesday night — and for many, it will likely be a one-time seating assignment. President Trump’s cabinet has had a historically high level of turnover for a first-term president — and his cabinet’s composition has an unusually high number of temporary appointees right now. Nearly a quarter of Trump’s current 22-member cabinet are temporary appointees: acting Attorney General ...
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Trump’s Belated State Of The Union To Focus On ‘Choosing Greatness’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump heads into his State of the Union address dogged by bruising midterm losses and sinking poll numbers, wounded by a blistering standoff with Democrats. But for the stately speech, he plans to embrace unity — at least for the night. “Choosing Greatness” is the official White House theme. Addressing the nation at the weakest point of his presidency, Trump will seek to use the ceremonial moment to pitch a unifying vision and reset relations with Democrats. Th...
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GOPers Try To Dunk On Dems Over Northam Pic Despite Dem Calls For His Ouster

Hours after reports first surfaced of a racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page, top state and national Democratic figures issued impassioned calls for his resignation. But that didn’t stop conservatives from trying to play the hypocrisy card. Despite all evidence to the contrary, Trump administration officials, conservative activists and far-right journalists claimed that the media and Democrats who often speak out against racism were trying to protect one of their own. Se...
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Author Of Bogus Nunes Memo Joining National Security Council

One of the authors of the bogus Republican House Intelligence Committee memo accusing the FBI and Justice Department of anti-Trump bias is joining the National Security Council, CNN reported Friday. The White House confirmed to CNN that congressional aide Kashyap Patel will join the NSC’s International Organizations and Alliances directorate. Per CNN, Patel was one of four Intel committee staffers behind the so-called “Nunes memo,” which alleged that top intelligence and DOJ officials abused t...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Intel, Cnn, Fbi, United Nations, Dc, Doj, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Commerce Department, Patel, NSC, Robert Mueller, Erin Walsh

Moderate Lawmakers’ Plea To Howard Schultz: Don’t Run As An Independent!

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has already created some bipartisan agreement on Capitol Hill, but he might not be thrilled to hear the conclusions lawmakers have reached. Members of Congress from both parties whose policy views aren’t far from Schultz’s expressed skepticism and frustration at his presidential ambitions. Many predicted that if the billionaire ran as an independent, he was much more likely to hand President Trump another term in office than to win himself. “ Third-party ca...
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Roy Moore Is Back — And Co-Signing Open Letters With Trump Advisers

If you thought you’d heard the last of Judge Roy Moore, you’d be wrong. The former Alabama Supreme Court Justice whose U.S. Senate bid famously flamed out amidst accusations from multiple women of sexual misconduct isn’t done in politics. Moore and his wife Kayla are co-signatories on a letter released Monday by the Conservative Action Project that takes aim at House Democrats’ top messaging bill for this Congress, H.R. 1. The letter’s signatories include a number of top conservative activist...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, House, Citizens United, Dc, Mercedes, Trump, Roy Moore, Moore, Tony Perkins, ACU, Matt Schlapp, American Conservative Union, Heritage Foundation, Kayla

Trump Blows Up Latest Bipartisan Efforts To End Shutdown

It looked for a moment on Thursday that a bipartisan Senate group was making progress on a deal to end the shutdown. President Trump then threw a wall up in front of the compromise. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and a bipartisan group of senators talked up a new potential agreement to fund the government for a few weeks so they could negotiate around the wall and other immigration measures. Graham said he talked to Trump, who didn’t rule out the measure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R...
Tags: News, Mexico, Senate, White House, Senate Appropriations Committee, Graham, Dc, King, Trump, Sanders, Schumer, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, White House Press

Congress Now Wants Twitter to Explain How That Covington Teens Video Went Viral

Pretty much half the news media is backpedaling from their coverage of footage of white Covington Catholic High School students in MAGA hats taunting and harassing a Native American elder, Nathan Phillips, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in DC amid the Indigenous Peoples’ March earlier this month. Footage of the…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Native Americans, Dc, Bots, Lincoln Memorial, Maga, Nathan Phillips, Covington Catholic High School, Covington Catholic, Indigenous Peoples March, Maga Teens, Congress Now Wants Twitter

T-Mobile CEO’s Twitter war with Trump ended the moment the Sprint merger was announced

Back when he and a not-yet-president Donald Trump were feuding on Twitter, T-Mobile CEO John Legere very publicly bashed the quality of Trump's hotel in New York City. It was a Twitter spat in which both men were taking shots at each other's businesses, with Trump carping in a tweet about the quality of T-Mobile's service. Legere shot back with a tweet promising to immediately check out of Trump's property and gushed: "Now I don't have to watch tv with the 1st 9 channels bein...
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