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Donald Trump praises Syria strikes and declares: ‘Mission accomplished’

US president thanks London and Paris for their wisdom and power while Russia loses UN vote to condemn airstrikes Donald Trump hailed the strikes carried out against Syria by the US, UK and France as perfectly executed on Saturday, adding: Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished! The US president thanked London and Paris for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military in joining Washington in launching more than 100 missiles on Friday night against what they say were Syrian chemical weapons facilities. Trump added: So…

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Laura Ingraham is a victim of a totalitarian campaign from the left, apparently

The American right have revealed a vision of free speech that is very expansive for conservatives but far less accommodating for those who disagree with them In the past week, the American right has rallied around a number of their own who have spoken unwisely. In doing so, they have revealed a vision of free speech that is very expansive for conservatives, but far less accommodating for those who disagree with them. The biggest fight has been centered on Laura Ingraham, Fox News star, talk radio host, bestselling author and…

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Stormy Daniels: I was told to ‘leave Trump alone’ in parking lot threat

Adult film actor says man told her in 2011: Thats a beautiful little girl. Itd be a shame if something happened to her mom Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who alleges she had sex with Donald Trump in 2006, claimed on Sunday night that she was threatened with physical violence after she first attempted to go public with the story by a man who told her: Leave Trump alone. Speaking to Anderson Cooper in a highly-anticipated broadcast on CBSs news magazine, 60 Minutes, Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie…

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Playing Cupid: Barron Trump Tricked Donald Trump And Stormy Daniels Into Showing Up To The Same Romantic Dinner In Hopes They Get Back Together

Sometimes kids get sentimental ideas in their heads that can seem a bit idealistic to more practically minded adults, but you have to admit that this one is pretty cute: Barron Trump has tricked Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels into showing up to the same romantic dinner in hopes they get back together. Aw. Looks like Barron is determined to play Cupid and rekindle the romance between his father and Stormy Daniels! And it looks like his clever plan might just work. Barron’s plan to reunite his father with the…

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Revealed: 50 million Facebook profiles harvested for Cambridge Analytica in major data breach

Whistleblower describes how firm linked to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon compiled user data to target American voters How Cambridge Analyticas algorithms turned likes into a political tool The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trumps election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in one of the tech giants biggest ever data breaches, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box. A whistleblower has revealed to the Observer how Cambridge Analytica…

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Mueller charges 13 Russians with interfering in US election to help Trump

DoJ indictment alleges Russian operatives communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign Mueller charges 13 Russians with interfering in US election to help Trump DoJ indictment alleges Russian operatives communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign Marc Bennetts in Moscow First published on Fri 16 Feb 2018 13.08EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Thirteen Russians have been criminally charged for interfering in the 2016 US election to…

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James Gunn says he’ll donate $100k to get Trump’s actual weight

White House’s physician Dr. Ronny Jackson announced on Tuesday that President Donald Trump weighed 239 pounds during his physical last week—but the internet wasn’t buying it. Now, skeptics have coalesced around a “#girther” hashtag to make their disbelief known. The main criticism, it seems, is that Jackson announced Trump was 6’3″ and weighed 239 pounds, just one pound shy of the level that would be considered obese. Using a hashtag that plays off Trump’s infamous “birther” movement—where he falsely claimed that President Barack Obama was not born in the United…

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Law professor sees path to impeachment from Trump’s ‘sh*thole countries’ comment

Rep. Al Green might have been the first to call for another impeachment vote after reports circulated of President Trump’s alleged “shithole countries” comment in the Oval Office, but he wasn’t the only one with impeachment on his mind. Convinced that Trump’s comment was racist, Cornell law professor Josh Chafetz put together the case for impeachment of the president in a series of tweets Thursday. In my view, a constitutionally conscientious legislator could conclude that a demonstrated pattern of racist conduct by a president constituted a high crime or misdemeanor…

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Frank Luntz asks how you’d feel if someone called your hometown a s**thole, gets his answer

Count Frank Luntz among those unimpressed by President Trump’s alleged use of the word “shithole” during an Oval Office meeting about DACA, immigration, and border security. He didn’t tear up over it on air like Anderson Cooper, but still … Someone please tell me how insulting billions of people across the globe makes America great again. Teach me how you defend the indefensible, because I sure can't. https://t.co/ASRJ3SF7cZ — Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 14, 2018 And if you don’t think calling a country a “shithole” necessarily means the people are…

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Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study

University of Oxford project finds Trump supporters consume largest volume of junk news on Facebook and Twitter Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study University of Oxford project finds Trump supporters consume largest volume of junk news on Facebook and Twitter Alex Hern @alexhern Last modified on Tue 6 Feb 2018 07.25EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Trump supporters in 2016. Photograph: Bill Wechter/AFP/Getty Images Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed and shared by rightwing…

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Bob Muellers Investigation Is Largerand Further AlongThan You Think

President Trump claimed in a tweet over the weekend that the controversial Nunes memo “totally vindicates” him, clearing him of the cloud of the Russia investigation that has hung over his administration for a year now. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if anything, the Mueller investigation appears to have been picking up steam in the past three weeks—and homing in on a series of targets. Last summer, I wrote an analysis exploring the “known unknowns” of the Russia investigation—unanswered but knowable questions regarding Mueller’s probe. Today,…

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THWAP: Barbra Streisand steps on reality rake in rush to slam Trump for breaking presidential ‘arts’ precedent

Barbra Streisand is among the Hollywood lefties who would like to see Trump impeached for any reason at all, but she also appears offended as an artist at which event the president is skipping: Great presidents, from Roosevelt to Obama, have always embraced the arts and appreciated artists, but not… guess who. It’s the first time in the history of the Kennedy Center Honors that the president didn’t show up. — Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) January 4, 2018 Trump wouldn’t want to go hang out with people who hate him? Shocker!…

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Jake Tapper picks the PERFECT screencap for a piece on Trump’s mental fitness

As Twitchy reported earlier, lawmakers concerned about President Trump’s mental health invited a Yale psychiatry professor to brief them in December, although Geraldo Rivera says Trump is “sharp, focused, and exactly as he’s been for the last 40 years.” Lawmakers concerned about Trump's mental health invited a Yale psychiatry professor to brief them in December https://t.co/MDWAylTreA pic.twitter.com/EwzF9dRJ6O — POLITICO (@politico) January 4, 2018 On his show Thursday, CNN’s Jake Tapper invited one of those concerned lawmakers to give his point of view. Unfortunately for Rep. Jamie Raskin (but fortunate for us), Tapper inadvertently…

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