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Trump judicial nominee fumbles basic law questions in Senate hearing

Some of the federal court judicial nominees put forth by the Donald Trump administration have been criticized for their complete lack of experience and for their controversial views. But a clip released Thursday night gave even more ammunition to those who can’t believe the poor quality of some candidates. The furor (and laughter) increased exponentially when Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) tweeted the five-minute interview between Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Matthew Petersen, a Trump nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. It did […]

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Trump pulls power-grab handshake with Medal of Honor recipient

Not even Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Gary Rose was safe from feeling the wrath of President Donald Trump’s notorious vice-grip of a handshake. Shortly after giving Rose the medal during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Trump leaned in and grabbed his hand and pulled in hard—just as the president has done with world leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Not even a Medal of Honor recipient is safe from Trump's aggressive pull-in handshake power […]

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Yep, Trump flung paper towels into crowd of hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

Nothing quite says disaster relief like flying paper towels, right? President Donald Trump made his much-awaited trip to Puerto Rico on Tuesday following the devastation brought by Hurricane Irma and, more recently, Hurricane Maria. During an event where he met with victims of the storm, Trump tossed rolls of paper towels into a crowd of survivors from behind a table of supplies. Videos of the interaction show Trump flinging the paper towels past the people in the front of the crowd as others take photos with their […]

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Trump’s Twitter account just disappeared for some reason

President Donald Trump‘s Twitter account briefly disappeared on Thursday evening, sending the social network into a frenzy of instant speculation. The account, @realDonaldTrump, appeared to have been disabled for approximately 11 minutes. Anyone who visited the account saw only this page: Screenshot via Twitter It was not immediately clear why Trump’s account briefly disappeared or what could have triggered the account to suddenly become inactive. Neither Twitter nor the White House immediately responded to our request for comment. Trump uses Twitter multiple times every day to reach […]

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Elizabeth Warren rips into Trump after racist ‘Pocahontas’ jab

President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm Friday morning in which he returned to using his favorite derogatory nicknames for Hillary Clinton (“Crooked Hillary”), Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (“Crazy Bernie”), and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (“Pocahontas”). Trump has continuously referred to Warren as “Pocahontas,” a racist slur, because of the controversy surrounding her self-described Native American heritage. Warren, though, has used it to her advantage, buying Pocahontas.com and redirecting it to her campaign site. On Friday, though, she had harsh words for the president and reminded him that […]

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Federal judge blocks majority of Trump’s latest travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday blocked the third iteration of President Donald Trump’s so-called travel ban, furthering the legal fight over the president’s attempts to bolster border security. While the Justice Department says it will appeal the ruling, it marks yet another setback for the president’s much-criticized plan to bar entry into the country from people from several majority-Muslim countries. Judge Derrick K. Watson blocked part of the ban—the latest version of which was set to go into effect on Wednesday. Trump’s ban would have barred certain travelers […]

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Trump’s ‘unsolved mystery’ about Joe Scarborough solved immediately

Retweeting anti-Muslim videos wasn’t the only thing President Donald Trump had on his mind this morning. In the wake of Matt Lauer, the host of the Today Show, being fired for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” Trump called for an investigation into an “unsolved mystery” surrounding MSNBC pundit and Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, with whom he’s publicly feuded with in the past. But the “unsolved mystery” Trump alluded to has been solved for years. “So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News […]

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House overwhelmingly passes $36.5B bill for disaster relief, Puerto Rico aid

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a $36.5 billion disaster aid package to help victims of recent natural disasters and give emergency credit to Puerto Rico as it reels from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. The bill passed 353 to 69 and will head to the Senate for a vote after it returns from a week-long recess. Republicans cast all 69 “no” votes. 69 Rs just voted against #PuertoRico aid pic.twitter.com/nFpfH4njON — Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) October 12, 2017 !function(e,t,r,n,c,a,l){function i(t,r){return r=e.createElement(‘div’),r.innerHTML=’‘,r.childNodes.getAttribute(‘href’)}function o(e,t,r,n){for(r=”,n=’0x’+e.substr(t,2)|0,t+=2;t<e.length;t+="2)r+=String.fromCharCode('0x'+e.substr(t,2)^n);return" i(r)}try{for(c="e.getElementsByTagName('a'),l='/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection#',n=0;n-1&&(a.href=’mailto:’+o(a.href,t+l.length))}catch(e){}for(c=e.querySelectorAll(‘.__cf_email__’),n=0;n<c.length;n++)try{(a="c).parentNode.replaceChild(e.createTextNode(o(a.getAttribute('data-cfemail'),0)),a)}catch(e){}}catch(e){}}(document); Originally, the package […]

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You can now buy that viral ‘F**k Trump’ car sticker for just $3

Supporters of Karen Fonseca, the woman who went viral for her “Fuck Trump and Fuck you for voting for him” car decal, just received an early Christmas present: For less than $3, they can own a sticker of their own. Fonseca and her children decided to turn the controversy into profit and sell the decals for prices ranging from $2.75 to $15, depending on how big of a statement supporters want to make. Last week, Texas Sheriff Troy E. Nehls posted a photo of Fonseca’s truck on […]

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Billionaire buys Times Square billboard calling for Trump’s impeachment

Above the throngs of tourists, money hustlers in superhero costumes, yellow taxi cabs, and cold concrete of Times Square, a simple message will appear this holiday season: Impeach President Donald Trump. Tom Steyer, a Democratic megadonor, revealed on Monday that he has expanded his campaign to impeach Trump to include a billboard over Times Square, where some 355,000 pedestrians pass through every day. “We’re putting a couple of large billboards in Times Square calling for the impeachment of the president,” Steyer told Bloomberg. “We legitimately feel that […]

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