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E Jean Carroll says she received death threats after accusing Trump of rape

Exclusive: advice columnist says for the first time in her life she has bullets loaded into the handgun in her bedroom E Jean Carroll, the esteemed New York journalist who has alleged Donald Trump raped her in the Bergdorf Goodman department store in Manhattan in the 1990s, now sleeps with a loaded gun by her bed having received online death threats. In the course of a two-hour interview with the Guardian in her upstate New York cabin, the advice columnist described the fallout of her decision to go public last…

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‘Afraid of her party’? Nancy Pelosi ties herself in knots to avoid condemning AOC for ‘concentration camps’ remarks [video]

Man. Nancy Pelosi really doesn’t want to deal with the Democratic Party’s anti-Semitism problem. When asked to comment on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “concentration camps” remarks trivializing the Holocaust, here’s how Pelosi handled it: Pelosi would not address Ocasio-Cortez’s holocaust comments this morning. Watch here: https://t.co/Ww6ZpV7Eh5 — Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) June 19, 2019 From the Daily Caller: “These members of Congress, they come to represent their districts and their point of view and they take responsibility for the statements that they make,” Pelosi 

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Trump says mass deportations will start next week

Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States, wrote Trump on Twitter last night. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people……. —…

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Faith and freedoms: why evangelicals profess unwavering love for Trump

The faithful have been ardent supporters who turn a blind eye to the presidents moral indiscretions in favor of agenda When Donald Trump took the stage last month at a mega-conference for the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the countrys largest organization of evangelical Christians, he was granted an extraordinary welcome by the groups chairman, Ralph Reed. We have had some great leaders, Reed said, to cheers. There has never been anyone who has defended us and fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J Trump. We have…

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Trump hits back over UK ambassador’s leaked memos

US president criticises Kim Darroch, saying he has not served Britain well Donald Trump has said Britains ambassador to the US has not served the UK well as he hit back following the leak of confidential internal memos that presented an unflattering portrait of the president and his administration. Earlier, the Foreign Office ordered an inquiry into the leaking of the cables, written by the ambassador, Kim Darroch, in which Trumps White House is described as uniquely dysfunctional and inept. Darroch said in the memos that media reports about vicious…

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Democrats must just bring down Trump for the sake of the world | Robert Reich

We do not need 20 candidates having confusing fights over healthcare. We need urgent action to defeat a would-be tyrant Imagine an opposition political party in a land being taken over by an oligarchy, headed by a would-be tyrant. The tyrant and the oligarchy have convinced many voters the reason they feel powerless and economically insecure isnt because the oligarchy has taken most of the economic gains and overwhelmed the government with its money. Its because the country has been taken over by undocumented migrants, Latinos, African Americans and a…

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Were watching: Trump stokes UFO rumors during ABC News interview

Three senators had recently been briefed by the Pentagon on navy encounters with unidentified aircraft, a report said UFOs are usually the preserve of science fiction, but lately they have been enjoying a newfound status across the US, infiltrating conversation from Washington to Kansas City. Donald Trump kicked the latest round off last week when, responding to a question about the rise in reports of unidentified aircraft by US navy pilots, he revealed that he had been briefed on ABC News. They do say, and Ive seen, and Ive read,…

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Seriously? Try not to laugh while watching CNN’s Jim Acosta describe his job to Don Lemon

You probably know that CNN’s Jim Acosta has been making the rounds promoting his new book about how “dangerous” it is to “tell the truth in America,” especially ever since Donald Trump took office. The Godfather of Fake News, Dan Rather, agrees with Acosta, and judging from excerpts, the book is every bit as self-aggrandizing as we imagined. During an interview with Don Lemon, Acosta described what his job as a “journalist” entails, and try not to laugh — especially considering that he said these things on CNN: “We are…

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John Oliver on impeachment: ‘The case for inaction is starting to get weak’

The Last Week Tonight host made a case for impeaching Trump in the name of equality and fairness under the law On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed the growing calls for impeachment and what it might actually mean for Donald Trump and Democrats. Ever since this president was elected, some people have been dying to see him impeached, sometimes literally, Oliver opened, showing an Inside Edition clip where two old men passed away only after their families told them impeachment had begun. But the question of impeachment hasnt just…

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Beto O’Rourke is campaigning on that CNN poll in which he pummels President Trump by 10 points

As Twitchy reported earlier this week, CNN unveiled its latest poll in which Beto O’Rourke destroys President Donald Trump by a margin of 10 points in a hypothetical matchup. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, both who have been leading in the polls, also defeat Trump, but only by 6 points each. Trump also loses to Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg in CNN’s poll, but he does manage to beat Elizabeth Warren by 1 point. Obviously, O’Rourke is going to run with that poll — the Monmouth University poll released the week…

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Stephen Colbert on Ben Carson: Not a rocket scientist, only a brain surgeon

Late-night hosts poked fun at the possibility of the presidents case being seen by Merrick Garland and Ben Carsons Oreo error Late-night hosts focused on Donald Trumps latest failure in court and the prospect of one of his cases being seen by the former supreme court nominee Merrick Garland. Stephen Colbert The Late Show with Stephen Colbert opened with a direct jab at the presidents losing battle with Congress, with the host telling his audience: If you pay attention, you know that Donald Trump and Congress are fighting. I would…

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‘Deep State propaganda’: James Comey claims ‘the FBI doesn’t spy’ in softball interview (and people have thoughts)

Former FBI Director James Comey was interviewed this morning on television for the first time since the Mueller report was released: Former FBI Director James Comey’s firing by President Trump led to Mueller’s appointment as Special Counsel. @Comey joins us for his first TV interview since the Mueller report was released to the public. pic.twitter.com/ShZFCNjGBA — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 8, 2019 Among the claims Comey made was this response about having “no idea what he’s talking about” to a question about Trump citing a New York Times report…

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‘They just don’t care’: CNN’s headline about what Trump ‘can’t stop talking about’ MELTS irony detectors

Every now and then we see a headline that almost leaves us speechless, and this is definitely one of them: The lack of self-awareness here is phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/OtgFPwjoff — Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) May 6, 2019 Gee, does anybody at CNN even watch CNN, or are they too busy keeping tabs on what Fox News is doing? Do they even listen to themselves? — Kevin Krause (@KevinKr94697642) May 6, 2019 Apparently not. Here’s the sad part…they are aware. They just don’t care. — Arthur “Some Julie did Something” Kirkland Esq. (@KirklandEsq)…

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Trump turns on Fox News over 2020 coverage: ‘What’s going on there?’

President criticized Fox News at a rally on Monday for giving Democrats airtime after candidate Pete Buttigieg appeared on the channel Anyone watching Donald Fox News. The rightwing cable network is a well-known Trump cheerleader. Literally: in November Fox News host Sean Hannity Pennsylvania. Someones going to have to explain the whole Fox deal to me. Some of the crowd booed, a sort of Pavlovian response to Trump criticizing something or someone. But others looked confused. Could Trump really be attacking Fox News? He was. Specifically it was the appearance…

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Michael Cohen: Trump’s lawyer advised me to lie about Moscow tower project

Recently released transcripts of a closed-door meeting show Cohen accusing Jay Sekulow of telling him to lie to Congress Donald Trumps two transcripts of closed-door interviews with Cohen from earlier this year, along with some exhibits from the testimony. Cohen, who is serving a three-year prison sentence, transcripts of interviews with the former attorney general Loretta Lynch and several other current or former justice department officials, including many who played key roles in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. The Intelligence committee is also seeking more information about Cohens 2017 testimony…

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