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KY Gov. Bevin Exposed His 9 Kids To Chickenpox Rather Than Vaccinating

Kentucky’s governor said in an interview Tuesday that rather than vaccinating his children against chickenpox, he exposed them to someone with the disease instead. “Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox,” Bevin told WKCT, as quoted by The Hill and the Courier-Journal. “They got the chickenpox on purpose because we found a neighbor that had it and I went and made sure every one of my kids was exposed to it, and they got it. They had it as children. They were miserable for a few da...
Tags: News, Kentucky, La, America, Vaccines, Matt Bevin, Hill, Sen Rand Paul R Ky, Bevin, Matt Shuham, Sen Bill Cassidy, Paul Bill Cassidy, WKCT

Sanders Campaign Hires ’16 Clinton Staffer Who Dug Up Opposition Research On Him

Cameron Joseph contributed reporting. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign has hired the research staffer who in 2016 was tasked by the Clinton campaign with compiling opposition research on the senator, New York Magazine reported Wednesday. Per New York, Tyson Brody (pictured above, right) served as Clinton’s deputy research director and compiled information on both the candidate herself and Sanders. The magazine said Brody was the first Clinton staffer to work on Sanders’ 2...
Tags: New York, News, Hillary Clinton, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, New York Magazine, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Sanders, Bernie, Sen Bernie Sanders, Tyson, John Podesta, Brody, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph

Trump Lays Down Cover Fire Before Release Of Mueller Report

President Donald Trump on Wednesday attacked senior Justice Department officials and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an apparent attempt to undermine the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who made that call because then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions had recused himself from matters related to Russia and election interference. “I just won one of the greatest elections of all time in the history of ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Russia, United States, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, White House Trump

Former Bush Spox Tries To Debunk ‘Bush Lied, People Died,’ Fails Miserably

Ari Fleischer, who served as former President George W. Bush’s press secretary through the early months of the Iraq War, attempted on Tuesday night to argue that his former boss did not “lie” to the American public during the run-up to what became a two-decade, multi-trillion-dollar war and occupation. It did not go well for him. The Iraq war began sixteen years ago tomorrow. There is a myth about the war that I have been meaning to set straight for years. After no WMDs were found, the lef...
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, US, Prague, Un, Cia, Iraq War, George W. Bush, Cheney, Icc, Bush, Rumsfeld, Fleischer, Bush Cheney, Ari Fleischer

Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne Among Student Interns Listed On WH Economic Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s Economic Report of the President credits an unusual group of interns that includes the alter egos of Batman, Spider-Man and Captain America, Monty Python alumnus John Cleese, Kathryn Janeway from “Star Trek: Voyager” and the corpulent Star Wars villain Jabba the Hutt. These names are credited with helping to assemble the 711-page report issued Tuesday on the health of the U.S. economy and President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. The names appear to be following ...
Tags: News, Washington, John Cleese, Ap, Donald Trump, Luke Skywalker, CEA, Jean Luc Picard, Matt Shuham, Martha Gimbel, AP story, John Cleese Kathryn Janeway, Steve Rogers Bruce Wayne Peter Parker, Peter Parker Bruce Wayne, Star Trek luminaries James T Kirk

WATCH LIVE: Trump Holds Press Conference With Brazilian President At 1:45 ET

President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a joint press conference with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at 1:45 p.m. ET Tuesday. Watch live below:  [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Trump Accuses McCain Of Misleading WH: ‘He Told Us’ He’d Vote To Repeal O’Care

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) of misleading the White House about his vote in July 2017 on whether to repeal Obamacare. Asked during a White House photo-op with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro why he  seven months after his death, Trump said he was “very unhappy” that McCain “didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know.” Trump added: “He told us hours before that he was going to repeal and replace, and then for some reason — I think ...
Tags: News, Obamacare, White House, Fbi, The New York Times, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Trump, McCain, John McCain R AZ, Jair Bolsonaro, Matt Shuham

Report: WH Expects Opportunity To Review Mueller Report, Assert Executive Privilege

White House lawyers expect an opportunity to review special counsel Robert Mueller’s report before the attorney general submits it to Congress, CNN reported Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the matter. CNN’s sources said White House lawyers want an opportunity to assert executive privilege over information in the report that they may say the public doesn’t have a right to know. If any such assertions of privilege are made, congressional Democrats could challenge them in ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, House, House Of Representatives, The Washington Post, Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Mueller, Executive Privilege, Robert Mueller, Matt Shuham, Congress CNN, Emmet Flood, Mueller report

Pompeo: I’ll Be Secretary Of State Until Trump ‘Tweets Me Out Of Office’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joked Monday that he would stay in his current role until President Donald Trump “tweets me out of office.” “I’m going to be there until he tweets me out of office, which I’m not counting on, at least today,” Pompeo said at a Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit event in Overland Park, Kansas. Asked how long he plans to be in his role, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells a crowd in Kansas, "I'm going to be there until he tweets me out of office." https:/...
Tags: Twitter, News, Congress, Los Angeles, Fbi, Kansas, Cia, Donald Trump, Exxon, Executive Branch, James Comey, Trump, State, Rex Tillerson, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo

Conway: I Don’t Share My Husband’s ‘Concerns’ About Trump’s Mental State

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said Monday that she didn’t agree with her husband’s assessment of President Donald Trump’s mental state. “I don’t share those concerns,” Conway told reporters outside the White House on Monday. She added: “I have four kids, and I was getting them out of the house this morning before I got here, so I didn’t talk to the President about substance, so I may not be up to speed on all of them.” Kellyanne Conway doesn't agree with her husband's a...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Conway, Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Kellyanne Conway, Matt Shuham, George Conway, Joyce Vance, Joyce Alene

More Evacuations In Midwest As Floodwaters Head Downstream

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees. Heavy rainfall and snowmelt forced river levels across several Midwestern states to dangerous levels. At least two deaths were blamed on flooding, and two other men have been missing for days. While river levels on Sunday were starting to level off in Nebraska, other residents in Iowa, Kansas and Missouri were bracing for worse flo...
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Dems Ask FBI, Secret Service: What Do You Know About Cindy Yang?

Top Intelligence and Judiciary Committee Democrats on Friday wrote to the FBI, Secret Service and Director of National Intelligence asking them to investigate Cindy Yang, the south Florida businesswoman whose advertisements of her access to President Donald Trump came to light after Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution in a spa she founded. In addition to founding a chain of massage parlors “suspected of involvement in prostitution and human trafficki...
Tags: Florida, News, China, Democrats, New York Times, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, Patriots, Trump, Mother Jones, Yang, National Intelligence, Robert Kraft, Matt Shuham, Jerry Nadler, Sens Mark Warner D VA

Steve King Shares Meme Speculating About ‘Another Civil War’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the far-right Iowa congressman who frequently aligns himself with and endorses white nationalists, on Saturday speculated about “another civil war.” The image was shared on the “King for Congress” Facebook page, the meme-filled political mirror of King’s official page. As Vox’s Aaron Rupar observed, King’s state, Iowa, is lumped in with the blue states in the image. King was stripped of his committee assignments in January for questioning how the terms “white nation...
Tags: News, Iowa, Civil War, King, Steve King, Congress Facebook, White Nationalism, Matt Shuham, Aaron Rupar

Stories Of The Victims Of The New Zealand Mosque Attack

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded. THE DEAD HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home, despite losing his 45-year-old wife, Husna Ahmed, in the Al Noor mosque attack. They had split up to go to the bathroom when it happened. The gunman livestreamed the massacre on the inter...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, News, Minneapolis, Saudi Arabia, India, Ap, Malaysia, Pakistan, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Associated Press, Jordan

Trump Takes Pot Shots At McCain, Falsely Claims He Shared Dossier Before Election

Months after Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) death, President Donald Trump on Saturday and Sunday took pot shots at McCain on Twitter over his role in handing off the so-called “Steele Dossier” to the FBI. Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace! — Donald J. Trump...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Fbi, John Mccain, Donald Trump, David Kramer, Trump, Kramer, McCain, BuzzFeed News, Donald J Trump, Sen John McCain, Az, Ken Starr, Matt Shuham, Fake News

GOP Posts ‘Irishman’ O’Rourke’s Mug Shot On St. Paddy’s: ‘Please Drink Responsibly’

Former Texas congressman and current Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 1998. On this St. Paddy's Day, a special message from noted Irishman Robert Francis O'Rourke. — GOP (@GOP) March 17, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: Texas, News, Gop, Rourke, St Paddy, Livewire, Matt Shuham, Beto O'Rourke, Robert Francis O Rourke

Donations Preceding Cindy Yang’s Trump Photo-Op Raise Possibility She Broke Law

Cindy Yang, the South Florida businesswoman whose ties to President Donald Trump and the Chinese government were brought to light after the prostitution-related arrest of Patriots owner Robert Kraft, got a signed picture with the President after potentially engaging in illegal campaign finance practices, The New York Times reported Saturday. While there was no concrete evidence in the Times’ report that Yang committed a criminal violation, the circumstances surrounding her photo-op with Trump...
Tags: News, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Rnc, South Florida, Yang, Palm Beach Gardens, Robert Kraft, Mar-a-lago, Matt Shuham, Cindy Yang, Bingbing Peranio, Peranio

Deaths Of Six Men Tied To Ferguson Protests Prompt Fear Of Sinister Connection

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting o...
Tags: News, Ap, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Darren Wilson, Ferguson Missouri, Johnson, St Louis, Gray, Wilson, Bush, Brown, COLUMBUS Ohio, McGuire, Crawford, St Louis Post Dispatch

Trump Defends Fox News Host Reportedly Suspended For Islamophobic Remarks

As his chief of staff defended him against charges of Islamophobia on Sunday, President Donald Trump defended a Fox News anchor who was reportedly suspended for Islamophobic remarks. Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well. Fox ….. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrum...
Tags: News, Nbc News, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Cbs, Fox News, Times, Donald Trump, Islamophobia, Trump, Donald J Trump, Tucker, Brennan, Fox News Host, Jeanine Pirro

Gillibrand Marks Official Start Of 2020 Campaign With ‘Brave Wins’ Video

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination official on Sunday with a campaign video entitled “Brave Wins.” I’m running for president. Let’s prove that brave wins. Join me: — Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) March 17, 2019 The New York senator initially announced her intent to run for the nomination in January on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The “Brave Wins” video pits ...
Tags: New York, News, Stephen Colbert, New York City, Cbs, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Trump, Trump International Hotel Tower, Gillibrand, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand D NY, Matt Shuham, Gillibrand Marks Official Start

Joe Biden Accidentally Announces He’s ‘Running’

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Did Joe Biden accidentally reveal his plans to run for the White House? Or was it just another slip of the tongue by the former vice president with a reputation for veering off script? In a keynote speech at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted Saturday that he has “the most progressive record of anybody running.” The only problem is that Biden hasn’t announced whether he will launch a third run for the White House, despite repeatedly teasing the possib...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, White House, America, Joe Biden, Ap, Carney, Biden, Donald Trump, Delaware, Trump, John Carney, DOVER Del, Matt Shuham, Beto O Rourke

‘The President Is Not A White Supremacist’: Mulvaney Defends Christchurch Response

The man acting as White House chief of staff protested Sunday that “the President is not a white supremacist” and asserted President Donald Trump had done enough to combat violent Islamophobia, despite Trump’s claim that “Islam hates us” and his minimization of the white nationalist movement. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney rejected the notion that the man detained after murdering 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand was a fan of the President...
Tags: News, White House, America, New Zealand, Fox News, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Christchurch, Trump, Wallace, Chris Wallace, Mick Mulvaney, Christchurch New Zealand, Mulvaney, Matt Shuham, Fox News Sunday White House

President Of The United States Complains About Saturday Night Live, Again

It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of “the other side.” Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows…… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019 ….Should Federal Election Commission and/or FCC look into this? There must be Collusion with the Democrats and, of course, Russia! Such one sided media coverage, most o...
Tags: News, Fcc, Russia, United States, Saturday Night Live, Donald J Trump, Federal Election Commission, Livewire, Matt Shuham, MAGA Donald J Trump

Trump: ‘VETO!’

The President was presumably referring to the Senate’s vote to defy his declaration of a national emergency to secure more funds for a border wall than Congress authorized. VETO! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Donald Trump, Livewire, Matt Shuham, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration, VETO Donald J Trump

This Week: What Could Go Wrong When A Private Club Means Presidential Access?

What started as the prostitution-related arrest of billionaire Patriots owner and Trump friend Robert Kraft quickly became a fascinating look inside ground zero of President Donald Trump’s graft machine: Mar-a-Lago. Florida businesswoman Li “Cindy” Yang founded the massage parlor where Kraft allegedly solicited prostitution. But as TPM has detailed, she also advertised access to Trump and an investment-for-visa scam aimed at Chinese nationals seeking legal entry to the United States. Yang’s a...
Tags: News, China, Fbi, United States, General Services Administration, Donald Trump, Boeing, Wall Street Journal, Kraft, Federal Aviation Administration, Trump, Yang, Li, Robert Kraft, Mar-a-lago, Jared Kushner

Trump Again Hints At His ‘Tough’ Supporters’ Potential For Violence

President Donald Trump made another reference to his supporters’ potential for violence in an interview published Wednesday. Speaking to Breitbart News, Trump said that while the left “plays a tougher game,” his supporters “are tougher.” “I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Tru...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Violence, Donald Trump, Breitbart News, Daniel dale, Trump, David Nakamura, Matt Shuham, Antifa, Bikers for Trump, Breitbart News Trump

Pelosi Explains Away Her Anti-Impeachment Comment: I Say That ‘Every Week’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday tried to reframe her recent assertion that impeaching President Donald Trump is “just not worth it” unless “there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” In a press conference, Pelosi said it was merely a flashier restatement of her long-held position. “I made the comment that I made because I make it every week,” she said, adding: “It didn’t seem to catch on until I had a gimmick: ‘He’s not worth it.’ Boom. It explodes.”...
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WH On Emergency Declaration: ‘Congress Is Still Unhappy For Some Reason’

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said Thursday that senators who vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency on Thursday — as a majority of the body is expected to do — “stand in opposition to the American people.” In an interview on Fox News, Gidley asserted that, in declaring an emergency in order to obtain more funds than Congress had appropriated for a border wall, “ the President is literally using powers granted by Congress to enforce laws  passed by Congress.”...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Lamar Alexander R TN, Matt Shuham, Gidley, Hogan Gidley, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration, Fox News Gidley, Sens Mitt Romney R UT

Lee Joins Other GOPers In Announcing Vote Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Wednesday that he would vote to block the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure more funds for a border wall. After Trump indicated earlier in the day that he would not support an effort by Lee to reign in presidential emergency powers somewhat, Lee said in a statement that, as a result, “I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration.” The Utah senator joins Senate Democrats and four of the chamber’s Republicans who’ve sai...
Tags: Utah, News, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Mike Lee, Trump, Lee, TPM, Sen Mike Lee R UT, Matt Shuham, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration

Govt’s ‘Landlord’ Refuses To Answer Q’s On WH Meddling In FBI Building’s Plans

In an congressional oversight hearing focused on the FBI’s years-long effort to build a new headquarters, the government’s top landlord repeatedly refused to discuss discussions she’d had with President Donald Trump about the project — an important point, given Trump’s obsession with the FBI’s building plans. Before taking office, Trump expressed interest in purchasing the FBI’s current address, a few feet from his Washington, D.C. hotel. After he was elected (and after he became ineligible t...
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