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White House tells Bannon to refuse to cooperate with Congressional investigation of Russian interference, forcing c… https://t.co/cJcgwucpJY

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The Denver Post
Trump officials weigh keeping national parks open even if government shuts down

WASHINGTON - As a Friday deadline for a government shutdown approached, the Trump administration began setting plans in motion to halt scores of federal functions - even as it scrambled to keep hundreds of national parks and monuments open to the public to minimize anger over the disruption of services. With government funding set to expire at midnight Friday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was still working out details of a plan to permit the parks to function without rangers or other staff on site. With many parks in peak season, drawing thousands of visitors, the lack of finality was ca

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WND
How Trump dismantled Obama's legacy in 1 year

President Trump and wife Melania (Photo: U.S. Embassy in France) Shortly after President Trump announced his administration would end key payments to insurers selling Obamacare plans and not certify Iran"s compliance with the international nuclear deal President Obama helped broker, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper remarked on his nightly show that it was becoming clear the current president was trying to demolish his predecessor"s legacy. "Never  - ; have we seen a president so seemingly bent on reversing, negating, even obliterating his predecessor"s signature accomplishments," Cooper said Oct.

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Traitors who mishandle government classified info can cause the deaths of American heroes. #TraitorBradleyManning… https://t.co/bPVUGG5bb4

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WND
Hillary diehards still conjuring path to Oval Office

Hillary Clinton diehards still are plotting a possible path to the Oval Office, a full year after President Trump was inaugurated and 15 months after she went down in flames in the 2016 presidential election. And that was her second failed bid for the presidency. Newsweek tweeted Thursday, "Hillary Clinton could still become president if Russia probe finds conspiracy evidence." Hillary Clinton could still become president if Russia probe finds conspiracy evidence https://t.co/7fH8dnVS0m pic.twitter.com/F3Wqea3bYC — Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 18, 2018 Cortney O"Brien, at Townha

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Hot Air
More big news from “News”week: You’ll never guess how Hillary could still become president

Actually, yes you will , because it"s the same tired nonsense as before - literally. John wrote about the magazine"s deep look into Donald Trump"s, um, "equipment," but at least that related in some manner to actual  news from this year. Long after the "Hillary could still become president!" meme turned into a national laughingstock, Newsweek"s Maya Rajamani tries resuscitating it and fails miserably . Spoiler alert -   it"s not "news," and it"s not from this week - or even this year: Nearly a year after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a Harvard University professor says 2

10 hours ago.

The Huffington Post
Read The House Intelligence Committee’s Interview With The Head Of Fusion GPS

Glenn Simpson was questioned as part of an investigation into Russian election interference.

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Tom Fitton
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Why hasn't Hillary Clinton been arrested yet? Identity of CIA official found on Weiner's laptop by FBI.… https://t.co/7otXIi5YSG

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WND
Here it is! Big list of Trump's 'Fake News Award' winners

President Trump (Photo: Flickr/Michael Vadon) As promised, President Trump has announced the winners of his 2017 "Fake News Awards," an award for the most corrupt and biased in today"s news media. In a tweet Wednesday evening, Trump linked to GOP.com, where he had posted the following list: 1. The New York Times" Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump"s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover. 2. ABC News" Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report. 3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Do

13 hours ago.

Washington Free Beacon
CNN’s Jim Acosta on Trump: He Is the ‘King of Fake News’

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta slammed President Donald Trump as the "king of fake news" while appearing on a panel at an event hosted by the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and the Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday night. Acosta was joined by other White House correspondents, including Fox News' John Roberts and Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan, to discuss press freedom in the U.S., Mediaite reported . Politico reporter Cristiano Lima was in the audience and mentioned that CNN won several categories in Trump's fake news awards, which were  released  through the

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Judicial Watch 🔎
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Huge: Judicial Watch's dogged investigations & battles in court forced the State Dept to release the Huma Abedin em… https://t.co/qda4MiG4kR

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Washington Free Beacon
Cuomo Raises $30 Million War Chest for Reelection Bid, Potential 2020 Run

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) raised more than $32,000 per day over the course of the last six months, amassing $30.5 million in campaign funds, according to campaign finance reports. Cuomo, who has been floated as a potential 2020 contender despite dodging questions about his presidential aspirations, has received money from companies and wealthy donors, ranging from big Albany lobbying shops and real estate developers to Hollywood moguls and the pharmaceutical industry, the New York Times reported . New York maintains caps on donations — $65,100 is the maximum Mr. Cuomo can receive

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Aditya Raj Kaul
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Former CIA Director General David Petraeus silences a young lady who asked about Indian activities in #Balochistan… https://t.co/N9RCclQPKB

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Washington Free Beacon
Newsweek Insists Clinton Can Still Be Installed as President

A Newsweek story published Thursday insisted, again, that there was still a chance that 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could be installed as president. Despite being written by Newsweek ‘s "breaking news reporter," the story was based off a Medium post by Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig written in October . Lessig argued President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence could both resign if Trump was found guilty of colluding with Russia during the election. From there, Lessig insisted House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) should appoint Clinton hi

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Sarah Stone
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@fran_the_man @sarahkendzior What got Trump elected was the Republicans planning for years to rig the vote by gerry… https://t.co/0AEPLbGxwc

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Hot Air
McClatchy: Did Russia launder money through the NRA for Trump election bid?

Just how far did Russia penetrate the American political system in 2016? Counterintelligence officials at the FBI suspect that a Russian banker might have used the National Rifle Association to fund efforts to get Donald Trump elected president, McClatchy reports this morning . The FBI has been probing the money trail of Alexander Torshin, already wanted by Spain for money laundering, and his activities with the NRA"s super-PAC: The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win

18 hours ago.

The Denver Post
Trump insists his views on a border wall have not “evolved”

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, pushing back against his own chief of staff"s comments to lawmakers. Trump said on Twitter: "The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it." Some Democrats who met with White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday say Kelly told them parts of the border don"t need a wall - and that Trump didn"t know that when making campaign promises. Trump tweeted Thursday that some of the wall will be "see through," and he wrote that the wall

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Mark Manuel Galvan
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@DRUDGE_REPORT So what? 12 years ago if it did happen. Have you looked at the Clinton Killed or Suicided List latel… https://t.co/VfndTD0dtQ

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The Denver Post
Big money — more than $13 million in 2017 — flows into Colorado governor’s race with a new record and super PAC

The big-dollar contest for Colorado governor came into better focus this week as the latest financial reports revealed a new fundraising record, another super PAC-styled spending group and several candidates willing to pump their own cash into the race. The financial records also showed that two new Republican competitors - Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and former Congressman Tom Tancredo - had trouble raising money at the start of their campaigns. Tancredo netted $75,000 in donations, and Coffman garnered about $85,000. Both candidates trailed Republican rival Walker Staplet

21 hours ago.

Hollywood Wannabe
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CIA Badge | The Specialists LTD | The Specialists, LTD. https://t.co/TLu808dq4o

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The Huffington Post
White House Attorney: Trump ’Very Eager’ To Speak With Mueller For Russia Probe

When asked if he'd be willing to be interviewed for the probe, President Trump was noncommittal.

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Alex Wick
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@RhodesJohn82 Wow, you believe everything CNN which is run by the CIA, your an idiot. Not on my level.

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Agniv Datta
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@anniegowen 😂😂 Trying 2 change the narrative in their favour desperately..but don't worry #Terroristan...world is n… https://t.co/ICjgP4zzm0

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Rajaram Mantha
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I've never once heard the term 'Indian state-sponsored terrorism': Former CIA chief https://t.co/zrrvKqS1rP

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The Denver Post
Bob Dole gets Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON - Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole knew the art of the deal before President Donald Trump published the 1987 book of the same name. The two shared a stage under the Capitol dome Wednesday as Dole, 94, accepted Congress" highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate. Trump, meanwhile, was mired in a pitched budget battle that threatened to end in a government shutdown at week"s end. The president nonetheless saluted Dole as "a patriot" and gave tribute to Dole"s struggle as a veteran who worked

1 day ago.

R A K I Y /.\ 🌹
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Me & Cia use to be so thirsty and geeked to tell each other about some juicy/freaky shit that happened 😂

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Washington Examiner
Ty Cobb: Trump 'very eager' to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller

Cobb previously predicted the Russian probe would wrap up before Thanksgiving. Now he says it should close in a matter of weeks. Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

1 day ago.

Frank Fusco
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Remember CIA’s Heart Attack Gun? CNN Predicts Trump Will Die From Heart Attack - https://t.co/9a3ubC6W9k @LinZbeee

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WND
New scandal in Obama's war against Netanyahu

Former President Obama (Photo: Twitter) Democrats in Washington have expressed outrage over still-unproved allegations the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to defeat their candidate, Hillary Clinton. But Democrats and their media allies have been virtually silent regarding evidence of interference by Democrat Barack Obama in Israel"s elections. Last October,  WND CEO Joseph Farah pointed out  the Obama administration sent money in 2015 to a non-profit U.S. group that sought to prevent Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a coalition government to remain

1 day ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Cotton Speaks in Favor of Reauthorizing ‘Vital’ FISA Program

Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Wednesday spoke on the Senate floor in support of reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which enables intelligence agencies to collect surveillance of foreigners suspected of terrorism. "It’s one of the best tools we have for detecting and preventing terrorist attacks against our country, and it has a long track record of success," he said. "It’s one reason, for instance, that Najibullah Zazi today is not a household name, but yet just another bin Laden–wannabe sitting behind bars. He was planning to blow up the New York subway s

1 day ago.

Hot Air
Stormy Daniels lost out on a lot of money by signing that NDA, huh?

John already wrote up the 2011 interview in InTouch that made waves this morning but let me tack on a few questions stream-of-consciousness-style. 1. Was the In Touch interview the genesis of the rumors about Trump and Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a. Stormy Daniels, years ago? Remember, long before he was a presidential candidate a gossip site claimed that he and Clifford had had a fling while Melania Trump was pregnant with their son. That claim appeared - ta da - in 2011. Did Clifford or one of her friends shop the story directly to the gossip site or did someone at In Touch, possibly fr

1 day ago.

Hot Air
Finally: Trump announces the “Fake News Awards”

Eh, they"re just nominees. Some involve serious screw-ups, like CNN"s notorious botched reporting on Anthony Scaramucci and the Russian bank, some involves minor ones like Trump supposedly overfeeding Japanese fish with Shinzo Abe. After reading them you"re supposed to vote on which outlet is the worst and entire your name, email, etc. It"s a fundraising ploy! A crummy commercial , as Ralphie Parker famously said. The GOP being what it is, despite having had two weeks to prepare for the monster traffic Trump would drive once he made this announcement, the RNC website crashed instantly afte

1 day ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Pentagon Shadowing Russian Spy Ship

Russia has dispatched an intelligence gathering ship to the Caribbean Sea that is being closely monitored by the Pentagon, according to defense officials. The spy ship Viktor Leonov was spotted leaving Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday after five days on the island, and its current destination is unknown, said two officials familiar with reports of the intelligence gathering ship. "We're monitoring [the ship]. It's an annual thing," said one of the officials. "We've seen it off Cape Canaveral, [Fla.], Kings Bay, [Ga.], Norfolk, [Va.], and New London, [Conn.]." Kings Bay is home

1 day ago.

NPR
As Trump Enters Year Two In Office, Mueller Looking At Money Laundering

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian influence in U.S. elections. While his probe's details are unknown, one focus may be links between President Trump and Russian money launderers.

1 day ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Trump Says Russia Helping North Korea Skirt Sanctions; Pyongyang Getting Close on Missile

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States. "Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea," Trump said during an Oval Office interview with Reuters. "What China is helping us with, Russia is denting. In other words, Russia is making up for some of what China is doing." With North Korea persisting as the major global challenge facing Trump this yea

1 day ago.

Hot Air
Jeff Flake to Trump before the “Fake News” Awards: America’s press isn’t the “enemy of the people”

We inhabit a deeply sick political culture when a speech this anodyne and platitudinous can send tribalists on both sides into a rage . A year into Trump"s presidency, slow-witted liberals still can"t compute why Flake would continue to vote for Republican policies despite his personal contempt for the president. And because conservatives bristle at any defense of the media from the right, they"re killing Flake for noting that Trump took a page from Stalin"s playbook in dismissing the media as an "enemy of the people." (Technically just the "fake news media," not the media writ large, but c

1 day ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Two House Dems Back Challenger to Incumbent Pro-Life Dem

Two Democratic House members are endorsing a primary challenger trying to unseat Rep. Dan Lipinski (D., Ill.), one of the only pro-life House Democrats. Illinois Democratic Reps. Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutierrez on Wednesday endorsed Marie Newman, a marketing consultant vying to defeat Lipinski in the upcoming March 20 primary, the Hill reported . The winner of the primary is expected to win the solidly blue House seat in November's general election, according to the Hill . Newman and the two lawmakers will hold a press conference on Capitol Hill on the endorsements Wednesday afternoo

1 day ago.

Washington Examiner
Steve Bannon to meet with Robert Mueller's team instead of grand jury: Report

The interview date is unclear, but Bannon is expected to cooperate with the special counsel. Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

1 day ago.

The Denver Post
White House directed Bannon silence in House interview, AP sources say

WASHINGTON - Steve Bannon"s attorney relayed questions, in real time, to the White House during a House Intelligence Committee interview of the former Trump chief strategist, people familiar with the closed-door session told The Associated Press. As lawmakers probed Bannon"s time working for President Donald Trump, Bannon"s attorney Bill Burck was asking the White House counsel"s office by phone during the Tuesday session whether his client could answer the questions. He was told by that office not to discuss his work on the transition or in the White House. It"s unclear who Burck was comm

1 day ago.

The Denver Post
Democratic challenger expands cash advantage over Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams

Jim Anderson, The Associated Press Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams has projected confidence that voters will give him a second term in November, but leading Democratic opponent Jena Griswold expanded her fundraising advantage over him in the latest finance reports. After raising nearly $58,400 in the final three months of 2017, Griswold, a Louisville attorney, ended the year with $114,538 in the bank, according to a campaign finance report filed late Tuesday. She spent about $21,200 during the period. Williams, a Republican from Colora

1 day ago.

Hot Air
NBC: Bannon will “answer any questions” Mueller wants to ask; Update: Deal reached?

As Wilford Brimley said in Absence of Malice, "Wonderful thing, subpoenas," and former White House adviser Steve Bannon should know - he"s gotten a couple of them recently. One came yesterday from the House Intelligence Committee after he initially refused to answer some questions in a contentious closed-door session, saying the White House had advised him to keep quiet: Sources: Steve Bannon told House Intelligence Committee that the WH told him not to answer questions about his time working alongside President Trump pic.twitter.com/1c2ZGxBtXY — TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 17,

1 day ago.

The Huffington Post
Reports Suggest Steve Bannon Willing To Cooperate With Mueller

Bannon wouldn't open up to Congress, but he'll reportedly "answer any questions" the special counsel asks.

1 day ago.

Washington Examiner
59 percent of voters don't want Oprah to run in 2020

The survey found 24 percent of registered voters want Winfrey to jump into the next presidential election. Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

1 day ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Scott Walker Sounds Alarm Over State Senate Defeat: ‘Wake Up Call for Republicans in Wisconsin’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R.) expressed alarm Tuesday night over the flipping of a longtime Republican seat in the state Senate to the Democrats, tweeting the result was a "wake up call." Democrat Patty Schachtner defeated Republican state Rep. Adam Jarchow in a special election to fill the rural, western Wisconsin seat vacated by former Sen. Sheila Harsdorf. Harsdorf had held the seat since 2001 and resigned to become Walker's new agriculture secretary. The result is a bad omen for Republicans, seeing as President Donald Trump carried the district easily in 2016 en route to a statewide

1 day ago.

NPR
As Mueller Investigation Has Become Politicized, Americans Are Split On Its Fairness

The Russia probe is largely viewed with a political tint, but most Americans believe the special counsel should be allowed to finish the investigation, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. (Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

1 day ago.

The Denver Post
House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

WASHINGTON - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel"s Republican chairman. The development brought to the forefront questions about White House efforts to control what the former adviser tells Congress about his time in Trump"s inner circle and whether Republicans on Capitol Hill would force the issue in light of the newly issued subpoena from the GOP-controlled panel. The congressional subpoena came the

2 days ago.

Washington Examiner
Steve Bannon will tell special counsel Robert Mueller 'everything': Report

An executive "gag order" shouldn't prevent Bannon from disclosing information to the special counsel. Read more at WashingtonExaminer.com

2 days ago.

WND
Big Brother on America's fishing boats

Salt water. Seagulls. Striped bass. My fondest childhood memories come from fishing with my dad on the creaky piers and slick jetties of the Jersey shore. The Atlantic Ocean is in my blood. So when fishing families in New England reached out to me for help spreading word about their economic and regulatory struggles, I immediately heeded their call. Now, these "forgotten men and women" of America hope the Trump administration will listen. And act. The plague on the commercial fishing industry isn"t "overfishing," as environmental extremists and government officials claim. The real threats t

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Poll: Trump’s disfavor has completely destroyed Steve Bannon’s standing on the right

You would assume this is true even if you didn"t already know for a fact that it"s true . Still, I can"t get over the sheer scale of Bannon"s unpopularity right now, not just among the country writ large but among his own base . This is a guy who helped Trump get elected. Who promoted him day in, day out, in state-media-ish terms on Breitbart. Who went to work for him in the White House as his chief strategist. And who then hit the trail to try to expand the Trump revolution to the Senate by promoting longshot populist candidates. There"s no one in the United States right now, not even Trum

2 days ago.

WND
Meet the real Walter Cronkite

Editor’s note: With the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, WND takes a fresh look at the way CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite’s famous 1968 editorial altered U.S. public opinion about the war – a broadcast that was untrue, turning a monumental defeat for the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces into a propaganda victory. This is the last of a three-part series. See Part 1: ‘Lost" Cronkite broadcast reveals 180-degree war flip and Part 2: Cronkite admitted blowing it on his famous commentary By WND staff WASHINGTON – It was an unlikely road Walter Cronkite tr

2 days ago.

Hot Air
DETER-rence? Bipartisan bill takes aim at future foreign interference in elections

Lost in all of the bluster over supposed collusion with Russians occurred in the 2016 election, the fact that Russia has targeted our elections for quite a long time. Their impact on the American psyche after this election cycle will no doubt encourage other geopolitical foes to follow suit, and Congress has debated how to set up significant disincentives - at least to getting caught at it. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act today which sets triggers for sanctions on nations and individu

2 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Continetti: Democrats Are Just as Divided as Republicans on Immigration

Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti said Tuesday that Democrats who are considering 2020 presidential campaigns are deepening the party’s divisions on immigration. Continetti pointed to Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) and Cory Booker (D., N.J.) as "2020 Democrats" who are threatening a government shutdown if Republicans don’t give into their demands on immigration policy. "Meet the Press Daily" host Chuck Todd said Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) would pass a bill without majority Republican support if President Donald Trump said he’d sign it. "There is one

2 days ago.

WND
The president and the porn star

The major media are pretty excited about Stephanie Clifford, aka "Stormy Daniels," who they claim Donald Trump paid off before the election to prevent her from talking about an "alleged" sexual encounter. But this is just media"s latest desperate effort to trash Trump, and I"ll tell you why. First of all, as an evangelical, Bible-believing Christian, I believe any sexual activity outside of marriage is sinful, a transgression of the law of God. I don"t approve of it. I don"t condone it. I don"t excuse it. I don"t rationalize it. I would tell Donald Trump the same thing if he sought my counse

2 days ago.

WND
The tyranny of majority rule

Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, "What Happened." Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple majority vote, distorts the one-person, one-vote principle of democracy because electoral votes are not distributed according to population. To back up their claim, they point out that the Electoral College gives, for example, Wyoming citizens disproportionate weight in a preside

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
Democrats accuse Trump administration official of “amnesia” on president’s vulgarity

WASHINGTON — Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump"s Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist. Democrats accused Republicans of selective amnesia, as Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath that she "did not hear" Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries. "It was a meeting of 12 people. There was cross-talk," she explained at a congressional hearing, but she didn"t "dis

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
Mitt Romney declines to say whether he’d run for Utah Senate seat

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declined to say Tuesday whether he would run for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch , telling reporters the "time will come" for him to make some kind of announcement. Romney, who moved to Utah after losing the 2012 presidential election, repeatedly demurred when asked at a gathering of about 1,000 Utah business leaders in Salt Lake City whether he would run for office. "I don"t have anything for you on that topic today. Time will come," the former Massachusetts governor told reporters af

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
Trump healthy, did “exceedingly well” on cognitive test, doctor says

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump"s overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening, the Navy doctor who performed Trump"s first medical checkup said Tuesday. Ronny Jackson had issued a blanket declaration that Trump was in "excellent health" after last Friday"s exam, and promised to provide a fuller readout on Tuesday. He reported that the 6-foot-3 president weighed in at 239 pounds - three pounds heavier than he was in September 2016, the last time Trump revealed his weight to the public. Trump"s blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total choles

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
House panel wants Steve Bannon to explain Comey firing, AP source says

WASHINGTON - A House panel questioned Steve Bannon on Tuesday, aiming to find out President Donald Trump"s thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey , according to a person familiar with what the panel was planning to ask the former White House chief strategist. The committee also planned to press Bannon on other "executive actions" taken by Trump that have drawn interest from congressional investigators prying into ties between Trump"s campaign and Russian operatives, said the person, who wasn"t authorized to speak on the record about the closed-door session and spoke to The Associa

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Pawlenty: No, I’m not running for Franken’s seat

Minnesota Republicans will have to try to win a statewide election without the man who last succeeded at it in 2006. After several weeks of speculation, former governor and presidential aspirant Tim Pawlenty told Fox"s Neil Cavuto ruled out any run for office in 2018, including the special election to fill the rest of Al Franken"s Senate term. That leaves the field open for Karin Housely, but might dim prospects for a national spotlight on the race: . @TimPawlenty : I am not running for Senate in 2018 pic.twitter.com/nZElDNoElt — FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) January 16, 2018

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Friend of Stormy Daniels: She told me Trump chased her around a bed in his underwear

Last Friday, Allahpundit wrote about an alleged $130,000 payoff to porn star Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) who considered coming forward in 2016 to claim she"d had an affair with Trump. The payoff was allegedly made by Trump"s attorney to prevent Daniels from talking with Slate and ABC’s "Good Morning America." Today Daniels" friend Alana Evans, who is also a porn star, sat down with Megyn Kelly and recounted the phone call she made to Daniels the day after her 2006 encounter with Trump at a charity golf event. She recalls Daniels telling her, "Well picture this, Donald Trum

2 days ago.

WND
N.Y. Times: Mueller subpoenaes Bannon

Steve Bannon ("60 Minutes" screenshot) The New York Times, citing only an unidentified source close to the investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, is reporting that Stephen Bannon, President Trump"s former chief strategist, has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. The paper said it was the first time Mueller is "known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of Mr. Trump"s inner circle." Bannon, who before and after his service to the president was executive chairman of Breitbart News, became a flashpoint with the recent release of journalist

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Steve Bannon was subpoenaed by Mueller’s investigation last week

Steve Bannon is testifying before the House Intel committee today. Meanwhile, it seems that Fire and Fury, the book by Michael Wolff, may have inspired Special Counsel Robert Mueller to decide it was time to talk with Bannon as well. Today the NY Times reports that after press reports that Bannon had called a Trump Tower meeting between Trump Jr. and Russia attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya "treasonous," Mueller issued a subpoena . Mr. Mueller issued the subpoena after Mr. Bannon was quoted in a new book criticizing Mr. Trump, saying that Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting with Russians was “tr

2 days ago.

Washington Free Beacon
Report: Bannon Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Probe

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon was subpoenaed last week by special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury as part of the sprawling Russia investigation, according to a new report. This marks the first time that Mueller is known to have employed a grand jury subpoena to get information from a member of President Donald Trump's inner circle, according to the New York Times . Bannon was named Trump's campaign CEO in August 2016 and served as the president's chief strategist from his inauguration until his dismissal last year in August. The Times  cited a person wi

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
Trump aides debate which version of vulgarity Trump uttered

WASHINGTON - As the fallout over President Donald Trump"s use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during immigration talks with senators. Trump was said to have uttered "shithole" during last Thursday"s conversation in the Oval Office, a version backed up by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and some Republicans. But there is now some internal debate in the West Wing over whether Trump said "shithole" or "shithouse." One person who attended the meeting

2 days ago.

The Denver Post
North Korea calls Trump a “lunatic” and a “loser” in response to nuclear button tweet

North Korea"s official news agency responded Tuesday to President Donald Trump"s controversial "nuclear button tweet," describing it as the "the spasm of a lunatic," according to AP. "The spasm of Trump in the new year reflects the desperate mental state of a loser who failed to check the vigorous advance of the army and people of the [Democratic People"s Republic of Korea] - ; He is making [a] bluff only to be diagnosed as a psychopath," said a commentary in country"s ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, summarized by the official state news agency. North Korean media were referring to th

2 days ago.

Hot Air
Claim: Trump has NDA with a second porn star

Something that fell through the cracks on Saturday as the country was momentarily distracted by a false alarm involving a nuclear attack on Hawaii . I don"t know why I"m calling this a "claim," really. "Claim" implies that it"s some publication alleging that the NDA exists based on a shadowy anonymous source. That"s not what this is. It"s the spokesman for the porn star herself, Jessica Drake, who"s alleging it - or who was alleging it, I should say. “Jessica’s NDA blankets any and every mention of Trump, so she’s legally unable to comment,” her publicist, Josh Ortiz, informed The

3 days ago.