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CNN: Trump Thinking Again About Tapping Unqualified Ratcliffe To Be DNI

President Donald Trump is reportedly circling back to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), one of the President’s most outspoken supporters in Congress, as a possible candidate for the position of director of national intelligence. It wouldn’t be the first time. Several unnamed sources told CNN on Tuesday that Trump has been discussing potential appointment with the Texas Republican recently. The President had originally planned to tap Ratcliffe for the position in July 2019 after the Trump loyalist l...
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Bloomberg Argued For Bribing Congress, Said He’d ‘Defend’ Banks If He Ran For Prez

During a private event hosted by Goldman Sachs in June 2016, former New York City Mayor and now-2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg made a number of damning remarks about his relationship with the banking industry, the merits of a president extending bribes to powerful people in the form of gifts and his distaste for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) progressivism. According to an audio tape that captured a Q&A with Bloomberg at the event, first reported by CNN on Monday, the founder and CEO of Blo...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Senate, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Cnn, Bill Clinton, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg LP, Michael Bloomberg, Oval Office, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Sen Elizabeth Warren D MA


POTUS Demands Justices Ginsburg And Sotomayor ‘Recuse’ Themselves From Trump Cases

President Donald Trump is calling on Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor to step down from cases related to him and his policies, claiming that they’re both biased against him. Trump made the demand via Twitter on Monday night after learning about Sotomayor’s accusation that the Supreme Court has allowed Trump to use it to boost his agenda. “This is a terrible thing to say,” Trump tweeted. “Trying to ‘shame’ some into voting her way? She never criticized Justice Gin...
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Trump Claims Purging Officials Who Are ‘Disloyal’ To Him Is Good For America

President Donald Trump wants America to know that his plans to remove government officials deemed insufficiently loyal to him is actually for the country’s own good. When a reporter asked Trump about the purge during a press conference in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, the President initially downplayed the number of people he felt deserved to be kicked out. “I don’t think it’s a big problem,” Trump said. “I don’t think it’s very many people.” He brought up the “very sad situation” with the “f...
Tags: News, White House, America, Ukraine, Donald Trump, Trump, New Delhi India, Axios, Richard Grenell, Cristina Cabrera, Trump Axios, Volodymyr Zelensky, Johnny McEntee Trump


Bloomberg Blames Sanders Campaign For Office Vandalism With Zero Evidence… Again

For the second time, 2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has accused Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) supporters of vandalizing one of the campaign’s offices without providing any evidence. The Bloomberg campaign reported on Monday that vandals had spray painted “OLIGARCH” on the entrance of its office in Chicago, Illinois Sunday night, which the campaign described as “an act of hate.” Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey admitted in a statement that “while we do not know who is direct...
Tags: News, Bloomberg, Chicago, Gop, Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Chicago Police Department, Knoxville Tennessee, Sen Sanders, Chicago Illinois, Anthony Guglielmi, Democratic presidential primary, Cristina Cabrera


How The Judge Gutted Stone’s Ridiculous Attempt To Get Her Removed From His Case

Trump ally Roger Stone tried to get U.S. District Judge Amy Jackson Berman to recuse herself from his criminal case on Friday, claiming that she could not be trusted to be impartial because she mentioned the jurors had “served with integrity” in the trial. The judge responded to Stone’s request by shredding his accusation into itty-bitty pieces. Stone, who claims one of the jurors was biased and therefore he deserves a new trial, accused Berman Jackson of being biased herself when she made th...
Tags: News, Congress, Court, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Stone, United States Department of Justice, Amy Berman Jackson, Cristina Cabrera, Berman Jackson, Amy Jackson Berman


Judge Schools Stone While Shooting Down His Request To Get Her Kicked Off His Case

Judge Amy Berman Jackson doesn’t have time for Roger Stone’s attempt to get her kicked out of his criminal case. On Sunday night, Berman Jackson flatly rejected Stone’s request that she recuse herself because she had said the jurors in the case had served “with integrity,” which Stone claimed indicated bias against him. First, the judge pointed out in the six-page filing, her “very general comment” about the jurors was not in response to Stone’s allegations of bias of one of the jurors. Berma...
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Judge Schools Stone While Shooting Down His Request To Get Her Kicked Out Of His Case

Judge Amy Berman Jackson doesn’t have time for Roger Stone’s attempt to get her kicked out of his criminal case. On Sunday night, Berman Jackson flatly rejected Stone’s request that she recuse herself because she had said the jurors in the case had served “with integrity,” which Stone claimed indicated bias against him. First, the judge pointed out in the six-page filing, her “very general comment” about the jurors was not in response to Stone’s allegations of bias of one of the jurors. Berma...
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Reports: Clyburn To Endorse Biden As Former VP’s Lead With Black Voters Shrinks

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) has chosen to endorse 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, according to Politico and NBC News. Clyburn will reportedly announce his endorsement on Wednesday, the day after the next Democratic debate and three days before South Carolina’s primary on Saturday. During a Sunday morning interview on “Meet The Press,” the Democratic leader declined tell NBC News host Chuck Todd who he’d endorse, only that he believed Biden “could have done more to say why he w...
Tags: News, Nbc, Nbc News, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, House, Iowa, Nevada, Biden, South Carolina, Sanders, Endorsements, Chuck Todd, Sen Bernie Sanders, Jim Clyburn, Clyburn


The Frontrunner: Bernie Sanders Projected To Win Nevada Caucuses

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is projected to win Nevada’s Democratic caucus handily on Saturday night, giving his campaign another boost after his win in New Hampshire and strong showing in the unsettled Iowa caucuses. With about 4 percent of the vote in, Sanders emerged as the victor at 54.3 percent, winning about 500 County Convention Delegates (CCDs), according to the New York Times. Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to come in second at 17.2 percent. F...
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She’s Running: Ilhan Omar’s GOP Challenger Is On The Lam Amid Shoplifting Charges

She’s running for Congress–and from the law. Local Minnesota authorities are on the lookout for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) Republican challenger, Danielle Stella, who failed to appear in court after she was charged with theft. Staffers at the Hennepin County District Court and the county sheriff’s office confirmed to TPM that a judge had issued an arrest warrant after Stella skipped her hearing on October 31. “We can confirm that she does have an active felony theft warrant in Hennepin County,”...
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Report: Ex-Nunes Aide Who Helped Smear Russia Probe Now Adviser To New Acting DNI

Kash Patel, Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) former top aide, is reportedly serving as an aide to acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell. Politico reported that Patel began his new role on Thursday. He previously worked for the White House’s National Security Council after he had left Nunes’ office. As Nunes’ aide, Patel helped craft the infamous “Nunes memo” back when the California Republican was the chair of the House Intelligence Committee in early 2018. The memo, which aimed to...
Tags: News, California, White House, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, National Security Council, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Director Of National Intelligence, Dni, Patel, NSC


‘Parasite’ Distributor Says Trump ‘Can’t Read’ After He Moans About Subtitled Film’s Oscar Win

NEON, the film distributor of the Korean blockbuster film “Parasite,” swiped at President Donald Trump on Thursday night after he complained about the subtitled movie winning “Best Picture” at the Oscars. “Understandable, he can’t read,” the distributor tweeted. A few hours earlier, Trump had ranted about the Oscar for “this foreign film” during his campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “What the hell was that all that about?” he asked. “We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, wit...
Tags: South Korea, News, Senate, Pop Culture, Brad Pitt, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Colorado Springs Colorado, Cristina Cabrera, Hollywood Trump


Doug Collins Turns Down Trump’s Potential Offer To Be DNI, Says He Wants To Focus On Senate

Rep. Doug Collins’ (R-GA) fawning loyalty to President Donald Trump seemed to pay off on Thursday when Trump floated appointing the Republican to be his permanent Director of National Intelligence–but Collins isn’t interested in the role. Collins told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Friday morning that while it was “humbling” to be considered for the position, he wouldn’t accept the offer if Trump did decide to choose him. “Let me just tell you right now, I know the problems in our intel...
Tags: News, Senate, Germany, Georgia, Gop, House, Donald Trump, Collins, Fox Business, Trump, Director Of National Intelligence, Dni, National Intelligence, Maria Bartiromo, Bartiromo, Maguire


Bloomberg’s Own Campaign Manager Concedes Ex-Mayor Tanked Last Night

Kevin Sheekey, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign manager, admitted on Thursday that his boss’ debut in the Democratic presidential primary debate wasn’t pretty. “Listen, I think Mike’s gotta get his legs under him,” Sheekey told MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle. “Certainly he had a better second half of debate than the first, I will admit that.” Though he downplayed Bloomberg’s performance as a mere hiccup in the long election cycle ahead, the campaign manager agreed grimly wi...
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Mulvaney Admits GOP Doesn’t Care About Bloated Deficit Under Millionaire-Friendly Trump

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said the quiet part out loud on Wednesday night. Mulvaney reportedly admitted during a speech at an Oxford Union event in Britain that today’s Republican Party doesn’t honestly care about curtailing the now-staggering deficit when it comes to their preferred policies, according to an audio tape obtained by the Washington Post. “My party is very interested in deficits when there is a Democrat in the White House,” the acting chief of staff said. “...
Tags: News, Republicans, White House, Barack Obama, Britain, Gop, Treasury, Republican Party, Deficit, Donald Trump, Oxford Union, Mick Mulvaney, Mulvaney, Steven Mnuchin, Kevin Brady R TX, Cristina Cabrera


Trump Mocks Bloomberg After Billionaire Gets Thrashed In Dem Debate

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took quite a beating during Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate, which didn’t go unnoticed by President Donald Trump. “Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones,” Trump tweeted early Thursday morning. “He was stumbling, bumbling and grossly incompetent.” He also retweeted a video of a shrunken Bloomberg peering over a podium before getting crushed by ...
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Trump Drags Comey Into His Griping About Blagojevich’s Prison Sentence

As he was defending his commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) prison sentence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump dragged one of his favorite punching bags onto the scene. Arguing that the disgraced ex-governor “did not sell” Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat (he was arrested before he could do so), Trump lamented Blagojevich’s eight years in prison. “He paid a big price,” Trump tweeted. “Another Comey and gang deal!” It was the second time Trump blamed former FBI Directo...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, Ed, Lockheed Martin, Department Of Justice, Illinois, Donald Trump, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Roger Stone, Fitzgerald, Comey


Trump Blames Blagojevich’s Prison Sentence On Comey, Who Wasn’t At DOJ At The Time

As he was defending his commutation of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s (D) prison sentence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump somehow managed to drag one of his favorite punching bags onto the scene – even though said punching bag had nothing to do with Blagojevich’s criminal case. Arguing that the disgraced ex-governor “did not sell” Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat (he was arrested before he could do so), Trump lamented Blagojevich’s eight years in prison. “He paid a big price,” T...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, Lockheed Martin, Illinois, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, James Comey, Trump, Roger Stone, Comey, Rod Blagojevich, Blagojevich


Family Of Pardoned Construction Exec Donated Over 200K To Trump’s Reelection Campaign

One of President Donald Trump’s pardons apparently came with a hefty price tag. On Tuesday, the White House announced a slew of pardons and commutations for various white-collar criminals, including Paul Pogue, the founder of Pogue Construction, who pleaded guilty in 2010 for cheating the government out of over $473,000 in taxes and was sentenced to three years of probation. Pogue made “significant charitable contributions,” according to the White House’s glowing praise of the now-pardoned fe...
Tags: News, White House, House, Paul ryan, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Pardons, Republican National Committee, Trump, Rnc, Ben, Donald J Trump, FEC, Ashleigh, Pogue, Cristina Cabrera


Where Things Stand: Barr’s Saving Face

Three prominent news outlets reported this morning, citing unnamed administration officials, that the attorney general is mulling resigning over President Trump’s tweets about the Roger Stone case. The Justice Department outright denied these claims, but it’s not the first time Barr has been publicly distanced from the President — whether by his own volition or not — since his department suddenly reversed its sentencing recommendation for Stone just hours after Trump tweeted criticism of the ...
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Barr Privately Says He May Resign Over Trump’s Tweets About Roger Stone Case

Attorney General Bill Barr has been telling administration officials that he’s thinking about resigning in wake of President Donald Trump’s meddlesome tweets bashing Roger Stone’s criminal case. Three unnamed administration officials told Washington Post about Barr’s private comments about Trump’s interference on Tuesday night. “He has his limits,” one of the sources said. The Associated Press and ABC News also reported Barr’s musings. Kerri Kupec, Barr’s spokesperson, denied the reports, wit...
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Reports: Barr Privately Says He May Resign Over Trump’s Tweets About Roger Stone Case

Attorney General Bill Barr has been reportedly telling administration officials that he’s thinking about resigning in wake of President Donald Trump’s meddlesome tweets bashing Roger Stone’s criminal case. Three unnamed administration officials told Washington Post about Barr’s private comments about Trump’s interference on Tuesday night. “He has his limits,” one of the sources said. The Associated Press and ABC News also reported Barr’s musings. Kerri Kupec, Barr’s spokesperson, denied the r...
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Nevada Dem Party Promises Its Caucuses Won’t Be Another Iowa

The Nevada Democratic Party is bound and determined to make sure its caucuses on Saturday won’t be a disaster, according to party communications director Molly Forgey. Forgey told CNN anchor Kate Bolduan on Tuesday that Nevada precinct captains have been undergoing robust training every day until Saturday, and that the party is certain the caucuses will go off without a hitch. “We’ve had our heads down, working around the clock the last three weeks and we feel very good, very confident,” the ...
Tags: News, Cnn, Iowa, Associated Press, Nevada, Sen Bernie Sanders, Iowa Democratic party, Nevada Democrats, Nevada Democratic Party, Nevada Caucus, Democratic presidential primary, Kate Bolduan, Pete Buttigieg, Cristina Cabrera, Forgey, TV Clip


Limbaugh Says Trump Told Him To ‘Never Apologize’ For Homophobic Smears On Buttigieg

Hard-right radio host Rush Limbaugh claimed on Monday that President Donald Trump, who had honored him with the Medal of Freedom earlier this month, personally told him to stand by the homophobic attacks he’d made against 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg. Limbaugh, who is currently undergoing treatment for advanced lung cancer, said during his radio program that Trump called him after a medical procedure. “Rush, I just gotta tell you something: Never apologize. Don’t ever apologize,” Trump said,...
Tags: News, White House, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Donald Trump, Trump, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Cristina Cabrera, Pete Buttigieg Limbaugh


Bloomberg Qualifies For Debate, Faces Attacks On Stop-And-Frisk Policy And Sexist Comments

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has qualified to appear on the 2020 primary debate stage on Wednesday night after having reached the Democratic National Committee’s required polling threshold. “Mike is looking forward to joining the other Democratic candidates on stage and making the case for why he’s the best candidate to defeat Donald Trump and unite the country,” Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg’s campaign manager, said in an emailed statement to TPM. The DNC eliminated its donor requ...
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Federal Judges Association To Hold Emergency Meeting Amid Roger Stone Debacle

The Federal Judges Association’s (FJA) board of directors will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday in the wake of President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr’s meddling in the criminal case of Trump’s former adviser, Roger Stone. Though the board’s annual meeting is slated for April 18-19, the president of FJA, Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, told USA Today that the association’s leaders “could not wait” until then to discuss the ongoing scandal. “There are plenty of...
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Bolton: I ‘Really Hope’ My Book Isn’t ‘Suppressed’ By Trump

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Monday night that he was concerned that President Donald Trump and the White House would try to muzzle his tell-all book, “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.” “I hope, ultimately, I can get the book published,” Bolton told the audience at an event at Duke University, his first public appearance since the beginning of the impeachment proceedings against Trump. “I hope it’s not suppressed.” The former adviser slammed the White ...
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Ted Cruz Can’t Believe A Lawmaker Is Trying To Legislate Away A Man’s Reproductive Rights

A law requiring vasectomies? Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will not stand for this blatant violation of a (male) person’s bodily autonomy! On Sunday, Cruz tweeted an article from a conservative news site about Alabama state Rep. Rolanda Hollis’ (D) bill requiring men to undergo vasectomies at the age of 50 or after the birth of their third child. “Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything…literally!” Cruz, a staunch opponent of abortion rights, wrote. The R...
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Oops: Trump Camp Posts Pic Of Giant Crowd Near Air Force 1 From Bush Era

On Sunday, Trump reelection campaign manager Brad Parscale posted, then deleted, a post with a photo purporting to show a giant crowd near President Donald Trump’s Air Force One at the Daytona 500 NASCAR Cup Series race. “[email protected] won the #Daytona500 before the race even started,” Parscale tweeted with the photo of the plane taking off at Daytona International Speedway (seen above). He deleted the post several hours later and replaced it with a new photo with the same caption after ...
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