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Even A Church Is Dunking On Trump For His McCain Comments

The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. clapped back at President Donald Trump Thursday, with a spokesman clarifying that no funerals held there, including the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ), require the approval of a President. “Washington National Cathedral was honored to host the funeral service for Senator John McCain. All funerals and memorial services at the Cathedral are organized by the family of the deceased; only a state funeral for a former President involves consultation with g...
Tags: News, Washington, Barack Obama, John Mccain, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, McCain, Washington National Cathedral, Kevin Eckstrom, National Cathedral, Kate Riga

Trump Wants His Buddy Robert Kraft At The WH Despite Prostitution Scandal

President Donald Trump told aides that he wants Patriots owner Robert Kraft to come with the team on the celebratory White House visit, despite the bad optics of a President cozying up to a man allegedly caught in a high-profile prostitution sting. According to a Wednesday Politico report, staffers think it’s a bad idea, but know that Trump’s high premium on loyalty and tendency to stick by men accused of sexual misdeeds will probably land Kraft in the White House anyway. They are reportedly ...
Tags: News, White House, New England Patriots, Donald Trump, Kraft, Patriots, Trump, Robert Kraft, Wednesday Politico, Kate Riga, Trump Wants His Buddy Robert Kraft

Hicks To Turn Over Docs For Judiciary Committee’s Trump Obstruction Probe

Former White House communications director Hope Hicks has agreed to turn over a wide range of documents to the House Judiciary Committee after a request for information on topics including the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, according to committee chair Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) spokesperson. According to a Wednesday CNN report, the request includes documents like diaries and notes about the Trump administration, organization and campaign. Despite her promise of cooperation, it is uncl...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Fbi, House Intelligence Committee, Obstruction, James Comey, Trump, Hope Hicks, House Judiciary Committee, Hicks, Former White House, Jerry Nadler, Kate Riga

Charles Kushner Writes Op-Ed To Push Back On ‘Crazy Stuff’ Written About His Business

Charles Kushner, father of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and founder of Kushner Companies, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post Wednesday to push back against the “crazy stuff” written about his company. “Jared’s service to the country has brought unprecedented scrutiny of the Kushner Companies from the media and government investigators,” he writes. “We are happy to assist with all inquiries, but I must note that we are already voluntarily adhering to the strictest standards to a...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, White House, Jared, Kushner, Kushner Companies, Jared Kushner, Charles Kushner, Kushner Cos, Kate Riga

GOP Senators Push Back Against Trump’s Relentless McCain Attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain , even claiming credit for the senator’s moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked. By the time the president began his anti-McCain tirade in Ohio on Wednesday, several leading Republicans had signaled a new willingness to defy Trump by defending the Vietnam War veteran as a hero seven months after he died of brain c...
Tags: Utah, New York, News, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, Gop, United States, Arizona, Mitt Romney

Trump Complains He Wasn’t Thanked For Approving McCain Funeral

President Donald Trump could not get the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) out of his craw on Wednesday, going on an extended riff on how approved the funeral McCain wanted and lamenting that he was never thanked. “I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as President I had to approve,” Trump said at a speech at a factory in Lima, Ohio. “I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a thank you, but that’s okay. We sent him on the way but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain.” It isn’t entirely clear...
Tags: News, Funeral, Barack Obama, Arizona, John Mccain, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Trump, McCain, Lima Ohio, Sen John McCain R AZ, National Cathedral, Kate Riga

Kellyanne Sides With Trump: ‘You Think He Should Just Take That Sitting Down?’

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway picked her boss over her husband Wednesday, asking a reporter incredulously if President Donald Trump was expected to “just take that sitting down?” “He left it alone for months out of respect for me,” Conway told Politico. “But you think he shouldn’t respond when somebody, a non-medical professional accuses him of having a mental disorder? You think he should just take that sitting down?” “Don’t play psychiatrist any more than George should be,” she con...
Tags: News, White House, Politico, Donald Trump, Trump, George, Conway, Kellyanne Conway, Kellyanne, George Conway, Kate Riga, Kellyanne Sides With Trump

Trump: George Conway Is ‘Whack Job’ Doing ‘Tremendous Disservice’ To Kellyanne

President Donald Trump repeated his (rebutted) claim that he doesn’t know George Conway on Wednesday, calling him a “whack job” who is doing a “tremendous disservice” to his wife, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. “He’s a whack job. There’s no question about it, but I really don’t know him,” Trump told reporters outside the White House before leaving for Ohio. “I think he’s doing a tremendous disservice to a wonderful wife.” “Kellyanne is a wonderful woman, and I call him Mr. Kellyanne,...
Tags: News, White House, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Kellyanne, George Conway, Kate Riga, Kellyanne Trump

NYC Councilman: Kushner Firm Flouted Rules, Endangered Tenants

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City councilman accused the Kushner family real estate company on Tuesday of putting tenants in danger by allowing several of its buildings to avoid safety inspections. New York Oversight Committee Chair Ritchie Torres said his investigation showed that the firm once run by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has been renting apartments to hundreds of tenants in nine buildings with certificates of occupancy that expired months or years ago. Torres al...
Tags: New York, News, White House, New York City, Ap, Manhattan, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, East Village, Torres, Buildings Department, Aaron Carr, Kushner, Department of Buildings, Jared Kushner

Trump To Visit Ohio As Part Of 2020 Blitz On The Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort. Trump’s visit to Ohio on Wednesday marks his first trip to the state since last year’s midterm election campaign , when the state was a rare bright spot for Republicans in the upper Midwest. But with Trump’s path to another four years in the White House relying on a victory in the state, his nascent campaign is mindful of warning signs that Oh...
Tags: Florida, News, Obama, Washington, White House, General Motors, Ap, Gop, New Hampshire, Mary Barra, Gm, PAC, Mitt Romney, Ohio, Fox News, Donald Trump

Conway: People Look For ‘Cheap And Easy’ To Align NZ Shooter With Trump Ideology

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway berated people for looking for the “cheap and easy” by aligning the motivations of the New Zealand shooter with a Trump-MAGA ideology. “I guess everybody scoured [the shooter’s manifesto], searched for Donald Trump’s name and there it is one time,” Conway said Monday morning on “Fox and Friends.” “I think people look for the cheap and easy, especially if it fits their own ideology.” She called the comparison “predictable and outrageous.” Conway says peo...
Tags: News, White House, Fox, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Conway, Manifesto, Kellyanne Conway, Trump MAGA, Kate Riga, New Zealand massacre

Some 2020 Dems Openly Mulling Idea Of Expanding The Supreme Court

A myriad of 2020 Democratic contenders are now openly considering the idea of expanding the Supreme Court should they become President, according to a Sunday Politico report. Their ranks now include Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) along with former congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The position, which once would have been seen as radical, is a clear reflection of the fury liberals feel at Sen. Majority Leade...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Merrick Garland, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, Sunday Politico, Kate Riga, Kirsten Gillibrand D NY, 2020 Democratic Primary, Sens Elizabeth Warren D MA Kamala Harris

Where’s Mick? The Hands-Off COS Was In Las Vegas During Nat’l Emergency Debacle

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump struggled with mounting Republican defections over his emergency declaration to pay for a border wall, his acting White House chief of staff wasn’t on Capitol Hill cajoling former colleagues or in the West Wing making calls. Instead, Mick Mulvaney was in Las Vegas for an annual getaway with friends and family. It was a telling example of Mulvaney’s laissez-faire approach as he settles into a role that has bedeviled those who came before him. His pre...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, North Korea, White House, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, New Zealand, Capitol Hill, Las Vegas, Cia, Vietnam, Donald Trump

Trump Abruptly Changes His Tune: ‘There Should Be No Mueller Report’

President Donald Trump, yet to master a Twitter thread, buried a serious change of tone in his usual angry word salad about Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Democrats: “…there should be no Mueller report.” So, if there was knowingly & acknowledged to be “zero” crime when the Special Counsel was appointed, and if the appointment was made based on the Fake Dossier (paid for by Crooked Hillary) and now disgraced Andrew McCabe (he & all stated no crime), then the Special Counsel……. — Donal...
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Bannon Gives ‘War Horse’ Pelosi A 10/10 Job Performance Rating

Nancy Pelosi has an unexpected fan. Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, graded the House speaker a 10 out of 10 on her job performance so far in a clip of the show “The Circus.” “She’s a war horse,” he said. “For what she’s trying to accomplish, I think Pelosi’s done a good job.” He applauded her recent impeachment comments as the perfect way to step back unless the political winds shift and the American public gets on board with ousting President Donald Trump from office. Watc...
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Pelosi, Bannon, Steve Bannon, House Speaker, Kate Riga

GOP Senators Interrupt Trump’s Family Dinner To Change His Mind On Emergency

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) busted in on President Donald Trump’s family dinner in his private residence Wednesday night to craft a last-minute out for Trump as a bicameral rebuke on his national emergency declaration becomes more and more likely. According to a Thursday Washington Post report, they pushed an 11th hour proposal to give senators a way to vote for the emergency declaration and also take a stand on what is being perceived as presidential ove...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Cnn, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Mike Pence, UT, Donald J Trump, Pence, United States Senate, Sen Mike Lee, Lindsey Graham R SC

‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, Maine, Alaska, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump

Despite Backlash, Schultz Pushes Ahead With Vision For Independent Presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to provide more details on what an independent presidency could look like despite not yet deciding whether to enter the White House race himself. In a speech Wednesday at Miami Dade College in Florida, Schultz will further explain how a president elected outside the two-party system could repair the current dysfunction in Washington, according to prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. Schultz will commit to signing only ...
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Pliable GOP May Help WH Snatch Victory From Jaws Of Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

The White House is making some headway in the attempt to ward off congressional humiliation, as more and more Senate Republicans are being coaxed to get behind a new proposal related to the national emergency. According to a Tuesday White House report, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has drafted legislation that would put reins on the 1976 National Emergencies Act by limiting any President’s unilateral action to a 30-day period before requiring congressional approval. A growing number of Senate Republic...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Gop, Donald Trump, Lee, Sen Rand Paul R Ky, Nat, Sen Mike Lee R UT, Senate Republicans, Kate Riga, Border Wall Declaration

Pelosi Snatches Back Office Space That Paul Ryan Gave To Pence

One of Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) privileges as House speaker is to distribute highly prized office space however she wants. One of her first orders of business has been to strip Vice President Mike Pence of a mostly ceremonial office gifted to him by former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-MN). the first-floor office, prime real estate, was given as a sign of the synergy between Pence and Ryan and the other House Republicans. The vice president also has a standing office on the Senate side, which he ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, House, Paul ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Mike Pence, Ryan, Pelosi, Kate Riga, Paul Ryan Gave To Pence

Omar On Obama And Trump: ‘One Is Human, The Other Is Really Not’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tried to soften her criticism of former President Barack Obama Monday by dismissing comparisons between him and President Donald Trump. “That is silly to even think, and equate the two,” Omar told Fox News. “One is human, the other is really not.” Omar on Trump and Obama: “one is human, the other is really not” pic.twitter.com/Mwr3TWS09P — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 12, 2019 Last week, Omar said Obama’s drone policy and treatment of children at the border were...
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Trump’s Budget Shows Few Policy Ambitions, Many Campaign Talking Points

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years. Trump’s budget plan increases spending on his border wall and the military but is light on fresh ideas heading into his re-election campaign. His budget for the next fiscal year, which has little chance of advancing in Congress, largely focuses on deep spending cuts and...
Tags: Budget, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Barry Bennett, Democratic

Special Election For Iowa State Senate Suddenly Magnet For 2020 Hopefuls

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like the most popular Democrat in Iowa. California Rep. Eric Swalwell called to congratulate him the day he won the nomination for a surprise special election for Iowa state Senate. California Sen. Kamala Harris did the same the next day. And this month, Democratic White House hopefuls have descended on his district to s...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Montana, Senate, White House, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Rogers, HARRIS, Steve Bullock, Sen Bernie Sanders, University of Northern Iowa

Sanders Dodges Question On Dems Hating Jews, Snaps At Reporter

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders contorted herself to avoid NBC News correspondent Hallie Jackson’s question about President Donald Trump saying that Democrats hate Jewish people, eventually snapping at the reporter as she continued to push. “I’m not going to comment on potentially leaked [information],” Sanders said, referring to the Axios report of leaks from a donor event at Mar-a-Lago on Friday. “I think they’ve had a lot of opportunities over the past few weeks…” she co...
Tags: News, White House, Judaism, Jackson, Donald Trump, Trump, Sanders, Hallie Jackson, Lago, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Briefing, Kate Riga

GOP Group To Launch Ad Campaign Against Beto, Who Is Seen As Huge Threat

As Republicans take stock of the ever-morphing 2020 Democratic field, many are raising the alarm about potential contender Beto O’Rourke who they see as wielding significant fundraising abilities and a chance to win Texas, where President Donald Trump has recently lost popularity. According to a Sunday Politico report, the Club for Growth has prepared an ad spot to highlight O’Rourke’s “white male privilege,” an attempt to distance him from former President Barack Obama, to whom he’s often co...
Tags: Texas, News, Politico, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Cruz, David McIntosh, 2020 Elections, John Cornyn R TX, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Sunday Politico, Kate Riga, Political Ad, GOP Group To Launch Ad Campaign Against Beto

Jimmy Carter Willing To Travel To North Korea To Help Broker A Deal

Former President Jimmy Carter, who once brokered a deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s grandfather, is offering his services to the Trump administration to help push negotiations forward. According to a Thursday Politico report, Carter (age 94) no longer travels, but told Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) that he would make the trek if President Donald Trump asked him. In 1994, Carter met with Kim Il Sung and the two leaders hammered out a detailed plan to work towards peace and denuclearization....
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Trump, Carter, Robert Malley, Kim Il Sung, Ro Khanna, Kate Riga

Fox News’ Lou Dobbs: ‘The White House Has Simply Lost Its Way’

Fox News host Lou Dobbs, a reliable Trump ally, said Wednesday night that the White House “has simply lost its way.” “Today, on the same day the Commerce Department reported the United States had the largest trade deficit in our history, the same day the President of the New York fed said straightforwardly that economic growth is slowing, that the certain border is being overrun by record numbers of illegal immigrants, it all means the White House has simply lost its way and that the nation’s...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Cnn, United States, Fox News, Trump, Dobbs, Commerce Department, LOU DOBBS, Kate Riga

Collins Predicts That More GOPers Will Turn On Trump At Nat’l Emergency Vote

Already, a few Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Rand Paul (KY), Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Thom Tillis (NC) — have expressed their intention to vote against President Donald Trump’s national emergency. Collins predicts that even more Republicans will defect when the time comes. “I haven’t taken a count,” Collins told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. “But I can tell you from talking with my colleagues that many are troubled, even those who are the strongest supporters of the President and his views ...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Collins, Trump, Alisyn Camerota, Thom Tillis, Lamar Alexander, Kate Riga, Border Wall Declaration

Seoul: Increased Activity At North Korea’s Nuclear And Missile Facilities

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said Thursday it is carefully monitoring North Korean nuclear and missile facilities after the country’s spy agency told lawmakers that new activity was detected at a research center where the North is believed to build long-range missiles targeting the U.S. mainland. Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo said the U.S. and South Korean militaries are closely coordinating intelligence over the developments at the North’s missile research ce...
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DNC Decides To Omit Fox News From Debates, Cites New Yorker Article

The DNC has officially decided to block Fox News from airing any of the Democratic debates, citing a New Yorker article that detailed the revolving door between the network and the White House. “Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates,” chairman Tom Perez told the Washington Post. “Therefore, Fox...
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