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Ivanka Trump Tweeted About Religious Tolerance. It Didn't Go Down Well.
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 11:14 am

Ivanka Trump’s attempt at using Twitter to promote religious tolerance backfired Monday night.President Donald Trump’s daughter tweeted that “America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance” and urged people to “protect our houses of worship and religious centers.”Her well-intentioned post came following a wave of bomb hoaxes against Jewish Community Centers across the country. Trump herself converted to Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner.But the tweet, which she ended with the hashtag #JCC, wasn’t well received.America […]

US Border Patrol shooting of Mexican national goes to Supreme Court
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 11:07 am

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up the case of a 15-year-old Mexican national who was shot to death in 2010 as he cowered behind a pillar in Mexico, by a US Border Patrol agent standing on American soil. […]

Trump's aides don't want to admit the President is golfing
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

President Donald Trump has made visiting his Florida golf courses a near every-weekend habit in the first month of his administration, and his aides are trying to obscure whether Trump is actually golfing during the visits. […]

McCain steps up Trump criticism
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 11:05 am

Now that he has returned to the Senate for another six years, Sen. John McCain is back to being a president's biggest headache on Capitol Hill. […]

Here's One Reason Why Trump's Legislative Agenda Is Flailing
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

President Donald Trump and his aides keep insisting that his presidency has already yielded progress on a historic scale. “I don’t think there’s ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we’ve done,” Trump said at a press conference last week.Actually, Trump’s immediate predecessor achieved a lot more. That’s partly because President Barack Obama took office amid a real crisis, as opposed to the fake one Trump keeps insisting he faces. But it’s also because the two men approached their campaigns, and now their […]

Milo May Not Be Going To CPAC, But Gay Conservatives Won't Forget The Invite
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

The controversy, like many these days, was ephemeral, but the damage will linger. In less than a day, the organizers of the annual conservative confab CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) booked professional provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to headline the gathering before rescinding the invitation after video emerged of him seemingly condoning pedophilia. It was a momentary embarrassment for the organization. But for the gay rights activists within the Republican Party, it revived the anger and befuddlement that seems to come each year at CPAC, leaving little sense of relief at the […]

Stephen Colbert Has The Perfect Response To Donald Trump's Sweden Comment
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 10:23 am

Stephen Colbert had two words for Donald Trump after the president falsely suggested a terrorist attack had happened in Sweden last week: “Never fjorget.”The “Late Show” host mocked Trump over his latest stumble, a moment folks on Twitter were quick to pounce on. Colbert replayed a clip of Trump suggesting that something tragic happened in Sweden the night before the president held a rally in Florida.“You look at what’s happening in Germany,” Trump said. “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe […]

These Republicans didn't like Trump at first. They do now.
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 10:16 am

In the beginning, they didn't care for Donald Trump. […]

5 things to watch for in a new travel ban
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

The Trump administration is taking another crack at rewriting its embattled travel ban this week, hoping this one will stand up in court. […]

Rush Limbaugh: Barack Obama 'Got Everything He Wanted' Because He's Black
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

Right-wing talk-show host Rush Limbaugh claims any legislative success President Barack Obama enjoyed during his first year in office was because of the color of his skin.“You have the first African-American president. You have everybody falling all over themselves to acknowledge that, to reward that,” Rush told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” adding: “Obama was going to get everything he wanted in the first year because if anybody opposed it, they were going to be accused of being a racist, or a bigot, or who knows what.”Limbaugh also blamed […]

The Tiny Donald Trump Meme Just Got Taken To The Next Level
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 8:51 am

Introducing #TinyTrump: The moving picture sequel.Internet users collectively LOL’ed last week when Photoshopped images of a miniaturized version of President Donald Trump going about his daily business went viral.YouTube channel Evil Ice Cream Pictures has now taken the meme to the next level by giving the concept a video makeover. “We saw all those stills of Tiny Trump and were like that’s cool but why not do it in motion, a.k.a. next level meme it,” the YouTubers posted on Sunday. “Wait, we could do that. So we did.” […]

Seth Meyers Thinks Donald Trump's Presidency Is About 1 Thing
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 8:13 am

Seth Meyers sees a common thread running through Donald Trump’s presidency.From asking for a “friendly reporter” in his first press conference last Thursday to saying he just wanted to be “among my friends” at his campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday, the “Late Night” host lightheartedly suggested on Monday that Trump was just using his time in office to find himself a new pal.“The president of the United States just wants a friend,” said Meyers. “You know, someone he can force to eat meatloaf,” he added, […]

Trump picks Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as new national security adviser
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 7:39 am

(CNN) President Donald Trump has announced Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as the new national security adviser, and Gen. Keith Kellogg remains the National Security Council chief of staff. […]

New Trump travel ban order nearing completion
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 7:02 am

The Trump administration is planning to roll out as early as this week a revised executive order on immigration that the President says will "protect our people" while at the same time pass muster with courts that halted an earlier version. […]

Uber Taps Eric Holder To Lead Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Claims
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 6:24 am

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will lead Uber’s investigation into sexual harassment claims made by an ex-employee, the company told its workforce on Monday. In an email obtained by Reuters, The Guardian and other news organizations, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told his employees that Holder will lead an “independent review” of the claims that former Uber engineer Susan Fowler made in her now-viral blog post, as well as broader diversity issues at the company. “It is my number one priority that we come through this a better organization where we live […]

Trump's promises hit Washington reality in first month
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 6:01 am

President Donald Trump is facing a humbling prospect: The same Washington buzzsaw that frustrated his 44 predecessors can pose significant hurdles for him as well. […]

Bill O'Reilly Says We Don't Have A Free Press Because It's Too Liberal
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 5:20 am

Bill O’Reilly of Fox News defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on the press ― including calling the media the “enemy of the American people” ― by claiming that we don’t really have a free press anyway. “The Founding Fathers gave us specific freedoms so we could tell you how the people in power were behaving,” he said on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday night. “But when the press aligns itself with a political movement ― in this case, liberalism ― then it is no longer objective or […]

Swedish PM Accuses Trump Of Something That Sounds Like Fake News
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 4:49 am

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven didn’t use one of Donald Trump’s favorite phrases, “fake news,” when he scolded the president for his recent comments about Sweden. But he did say that leaders should “take responsibility for using facts correctly and verifying any information that we spread.”Former prime minister Carl Bildt also warned on a Swedish radio program that a president who “spreads lots of false rumors ... can be truly dangerous,” CBS News reported.Bildt later emailed The New York Times: “We are used to seeing the […]

Nothing Seemed To Stop Milo Yiannopoulos -- Until This
Posted by on February 21, 2017 at 4:08 am

A platform of hatred. A plethora of racist, misogynistic and transphobic remarks. But through it all, many stood by far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos, often defending his right to free speech.Over the weekend, however, the Breitbart editor finally crossed what may have seemed a non-existent line, sending the American Conservative Union, publishing house Simon & Schuster and others who once supported him running. The breaking point: defending pedophilia.Video surfaced Sunday in which Yiannopoulos appears to condone sexual relationships between adults and 13-year-old boys, saying, […]

Hickenlooper won't rule out 2020 bid
Posted on February 21, 2017 at 2:53 am

Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper refused to rule out Monday a presidential run in 2020, telling CNN's Erin Burnett "there's going to be a lot of things on the table. […]