Cohen spoke with Mueller team about Trump and his business dealings with Russia: report

President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen discussed Trump and his business dealings in Russia with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators, according to a report. Cohen, whose lawyer Lanny Davis previously said his client would be open to speak with the Mueller team, has reportedly met with the investigators multiple times, including within the past month, … Continue reading Cohen spoke with Mueller team about Trump and his business dealings with Russia: report

Trump Nominates Issa to Run Trade Agency He Wanted to Eliminate

Retiring Rep. Darrel Issa was nominated Wednesday to head a trade agency that a 2017 Trump administration budget blueprint wanted eliminated. The White House released five presidential nominations, one of which was President Donald Trump’s announcement of intent to nominate Issa to be the director of the United States Trade and Development Agency.  The first … Continue reading Trump Nominates Issa to Run Trade Agency He Wanted to Eliminate

Anti-Kavanaugh voices Hirono, Feinstein took campaign cash from Dem colleague who admitted hitting his wife

Sen. Mazie Hirono tells men to ‘shut up and step up’ Speaking at a press conference Tuesday evening, Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono urges men to ‘do the right thing’ amid allegations of misconduct against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, who told men to “just shut up and … Continue reading Anti-Kavanaugh voices Hirono, Feinstein took campaign cash from Dem colleague who admitted hitting his wife

Over 200,000 Undocumented Migrants in Germany Were ‘Born’ on January 1st

More than 200,000 asylum seekers in Germany who have come to the country since 2014 share the birthday of January 1st because they arrived without any form of identification. As of July 31st, a total of 207,347 asylum seekers in Germany share the same birthday of January 1st, according to the German Federal Ministry of the … Continue reading Over 200,000 Undocumented Migrants in Germany Were ‘Born’ on January 1st

Is the president really seething over Sessions and other setbacks?

The media are back in the business of reporting on Donald Trump’s mood. This has become a staple of White House coverage. The president is regularly reported to be livid, fuming, frustrated, upset, unhinged or paranoid, depending on the latest developments and how they’re playing in the press. Now sometimes this is legitimate, given Trump’s … Continue reading Is the president really seething over Sessions and other setbacks?

France: African ‘Child Refugee’ Arrested for Series of Violent, Knifepoint Rapes

A 16-year-old Ivorian who arrived in France as an unaccompanied minor has been arrested on suspicion of committing a series of violent rapes after his DNA was identified at the scene of an attack. The suspect, who had been living in asylum lodgings since he came to France four years ago, was arrested as he … Continue reading France: African ‘Child Refugee’ Arrested for Series of Violent, Knifepoint Rapes

Future of Political Discourse at Stake: Farage Calls for Social Media ‘Bill of Rights’ to End Bias

Nigel Farage has called for a Bill of Rights for social media users after tech giants were exposed for their bias against conservatives. Mr Farage told the audience in attendance at The New Culture Forum, which was also watched live by some-60,000 on Facebook, on Thursday night in London that the election of Donald Trump … Continue reading Future of Political Discourse at Stake: Farage Calls for Social Media ‘Bill of Rights’ to End Bias

Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn Wins Small Business Award

Job Creators Network presented Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) with its Defender of Small Business Award on Wednesday in Franklin, Tennessee for the key role she played in the passage of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “This is the most important tax law in three decades and it has ignited Tennessee’s economy,” Alfredo Ortiz, … Continue reading Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn Wins Small Business Award

Trump, Japan’s Abe to hold summit in New York City next week

President Trump welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White House in Washington, June 7, 2018.  (Associated Press) A summit between President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will take place next week in New York City, a spokesman for Japan’s government said Friday. The meeting next Wednesday will be on the sidelines … Continue reading Trump, Japan’s Abe to hold summit in New York City next week

Politico Editor-in-Chief: ‘God Is Laughing at Brett Kavanaugh’

Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris penned an op-ed on Monday suggesting that “God is laughing at Brett Kavanaugh,” noting the supposed irony that Kavanaugh once investigated Bill Clinton’s infidelity only to have the Senate Judiciary Committee and the media now investigate a sexual misconduct allegation brought against the Supreme Court nominee. Harris wrote his op-ed one … Continue reading Politico Editor-in-Chief: ‘God Is Laughing at Brett Kavanaugh’

Donald Trump: Fake News Media ‘Still Crying’ After 2016 Election

President Donald Trump again ridiculed the establishment media on Thursday for refusing to get over their disappointment over the election results. At a rally in Las Vegas, Trump recalled the election night coverage on television, noting that many of the news anchors were “crying” about the results. “You know what? They are still crying. Look … Continue reading Donald Trump: Fake News Media ‘Still Crying’ After 2016 Election

Trump to Supporters on 2018 Midterms: ‘Don’t Be Complacent’

President Donald Trump urged supporters on Thursday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada, to not be “complacent” in the 2018 midterm elections so Democrats do not take back Congress by riding the so-called “blue wave.” Campaigning for Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), Trump said Congress needs more Republicans to enact his America-first agenda. “But we have to … Continue reading Trump to Supporters on 2018 Midterms: ‘Don’t Be Complacent’

Trump: Dems Trying to ‘Besmirch’ Kavanaugh, ‘Have to Get On with It’

President Donald Trump on Thursday evening said Democrats are trying to “besmirch” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and need to “get on with it” without any more Senate Judiciary Committee delays. “I don’t think you can delay it any longer. They’ve delayed it a week already,” Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity before a … Continue reading Trump: Dems Trying to ‘Besmirch’ Kavanaugh, ‘Have to Get On with It’

Trump, at Vegas rally, calls for border wall, urges voters to ‘Keep America Great’

President Trump addresses a crowd at a rally in North Dakota in June. At a rally in Las Vegas on Thursday evening, President Trump blasted Democrats for obstructing his plans to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and urged voters to go to the polls to push back against a Democratic “blue wave” in … Continue reading Trump, at Vegas rally, calls for border wall, urges voters to ‘Keep America Great’

Donald Trump Boosts Dean Heller in Las Vegas Against Opponent ‘Wacky Jacky’

President Donald Trump backed Republican Senator Dean Heller for reelection during his political rally in Las Vegas on Thursday. He acknowledged that Heller was staunchly anti-Trump during the 2016 presidential election, but said they learned to work together. “We started out, we weren’t friends. I didn’t like him. He didn’t like me,” Trump said. “And … Continue reading Donald Trump Boosts Dean Heller in Las Vegas Against Opponent ‘Wacky Jacky’

Pope Francis Decries Politicians Who ‘Exploit Fear’ in Anti-Populist Conference

Pope Francis threw his weight behind a Vatican conference seeking to connect populism with xenophobia and racism Thursday as part of an ongoing pro-immigration campaign. Some politicians “yield to the temptation to exploit the fears or the objective difficulties of some groups,” Francis said in his closing address at the World Conference on Xenophobia, Racism … Continue reading Pope Francis Decries Politicians Who ‘Exploit Fear’ in Anti-Populist Conference

Donald Trump on Brett Kavanaugh Vote: ‘I Don’t Think You Can Delay it Any Longer’

President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he was growing impatient with the delays over the vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. “I don’t think you can delay it any longer,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. “They’ve delayed it a week already.” The Senate Judiciary … Continue reading Donald Trump on Brett Kavanaugh Vote: ‘I Don’t Think You Can Delay it Any Longer’

Chicago Catholic Priest Burns LGBTQ Rainbow Flag in ‘Exorcism’ Defying Cardinal Cupich

A Catholic priest in Chicago says he burned a rainbow LGBTQ flag in a private “exorcism ceremony,” calling the flag a piece of “propaganda.” The North Side priest, Rev. Paul Kalchik also said Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich (pronounced Blaze Soo-pich) warned him against burning the LGBTQ flag. Rev. Kalchik, though, said he ignored the cardinal’s … Continue reading Chicago Catholic Priest Burns LGBTQ Rainbow Flag in ‘Exorcism’ Defying Cardinal Cupich

Trump: Let Ford ‘Have Her Say,’ ‘But I Don’t Think You Can Delay It Any Longer’

During an interview on the Fox News Channel on Thursday, President Trump stated that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is an “outstanding” individual, Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford should have her say, and Kavanaugh’s confirmation can’t be delayed any longer. Trump said, “I think it’s a very sad situation. He’s an outstanding person. … Continue reading Trump: Let Ford ‘Have Her Say,’ ‘But I Don’t Think You Can Delay It Any Longer’

Trump, in Las Vegas, on Kavanaugh confirmation vote: ‘I don’t think you can delay it any longer’

President Trump was set to speak at a “Make America Great Again” rally Thursday night in Las Vegas, where Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., is up for re-election.  (AP) President Trump on Thursday night told Fox News he thinks Brett Kavanaugh is “an outstanding person” who deserves a vote on his Supreme Court nomination, adding: “I don’t … Continue reading Trump, in Las Vegas, on Kavanaugh confirmation vote: ‘I don’t think you can delay it any longer’

Top Democrat Operative Hired to Advise Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford

Ricki Seidman, a longtime Democrat operative, is advising Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who recently came forward with 36-year-old sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In an interview with Politico Thursday, Seidman confirmed she is helping Ford work through the process of arranging a potential hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Chairman … Continue reading Top Democrat Operative Hired to Advise Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford

Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s team lays out terms it wants for potential Senate interview, sources say

Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to agree to certain terms before she sits down for a potential interview over her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago, two sources told Fox News on Thursday night. Among the terms: Only members of the committee — … Continue reading Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s team lays out terms it wants for potential Senate interview, sources say

WATCH: 1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

A massive spider web estimated to span about 1,000 feet blanketed a lagoon overnight in the city of Aitoliko in western Greece. The spider web’s industrious creators, known as “stretch spiders” for their long and slender bodies, are of the genus Tetragnatha. Their impressive — and mildly terrifying — architectural ambitions have been seen in both the … Continue reading WATCH: 1,000-Foot Spider Web Appears Overnight in Greece

Gillibrand: ‘How Dare’ Republicans ‘Not Even Afford the Basic Courtesies’ to Dr. Ford

Thursday at a Capitol Hill press conference, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said Republicans were not giving “basic courtesies” to Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Gillibrand said. “I believe Dr. Blasey Ford because she is telling the truth and you know it by her story, by the … Continue reading Gillibrand: ‘How Dare’ Republicans ‘Not Even Afford the Basic Courtesies’ to Dr. Ford

U.S. Marshals Probe Threats Against Kavanaugh Family: ‘F*** YOU AND YOUR RAPIST HUSBAND’

The U.S. Marshals Service is reportedly investigating violent threats sent to the wife of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a 36-year-old sexual misconduct allegation was leveled against the judge. Citing an unnamed, high-ranking Trump official, the Wall Street Journal and CNN report at least four vulgar messages were sent to Ashely Kavanaugh’s work email address. In one … Continue reading U.S. Marshals Probe Threats Against Kavanaugh Family: ‘F*** YOU AND YOUR RAPIST HUSBAND’

Google Employees Discussed Tweaking Search Results to Counter Trump Travel Ban

Google employees brainstormed ways to tweak the tech giant’s search functions to encourage users to push back against Trump policies following the President’s proposed travel ban on certain countries in 2017, according to a report on Tucker Carlson Tonight that was also confirmed by the Wall Street Journal.  Via the WSJ (paywalled): Days after the Trump administration instituted … Continue reading Google Employees Discussed Tweaking Search Results to Counter Trump Travel Ban

Cardinal Dolan Hires Independent ‘Special Counsel’ to Investigate New York Archdiocese

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has taken the proactive step of hiring a former federal prosecutor to assist the Archdiocese of New York in dealing with the clerical sex abuse crisis. As sex abuse scandals have rocked the Catholic Church in the United States and abroad, Dolan announced Thursday that he had hired Barbara S. … Continue reading Cardinal Dolan Hires Independent ‘Special Counsel’ to Investigate New York Archdiocese

Senate Dems urge FBI to probe threats against Ford; those against Kavanaugh and kin unmentioned

Senate Democrats on Thursday called for the FBI to investigate threats against Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more than three decades ago. But they pointedly did not request a similar probe of threats against Kavanaugh or his family. In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray … Continue reading Senate Dems urge FBI to probe threats against Ford; those against Kavanaugh and kin unmentioned

California Gov. Jerry Brown blocks later school start time mandate

In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.  (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Thursday requiring that California middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., saying the decision of when to start classes should be up to schools not … Continue reading California Gov. Jerry Brown blocks later school start time mandate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Puerto Rico is still a ‘colony’ that ‘deserves real self-determination’

New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday said Puerto Rico is “still a colony” of the U.S.  (AP) A year after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday said the island was “still a colony” of the U.S. that “deserves real self-determination.” “Today marks 1 year … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Puerto Rico is still a ‘colony’ that ‘deserves real self-determination’