Trump’s words used as defense for white nationalist in viral video assault case

April 20, 2017

… out” several times from the podium at the March event in Louisville, Kentucky. Though he was clearly referring to the protesters, he didn’t say just who should be tasked with removing them. Nwanguma and two other protesters also filed a lawsuit against Trump, alleging the president incited a riot during the Louisville rally. Trump’s lawyers argue that the then-candidate’s words were never meant to make his fans believe they should shove protesters or commit another sort …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

… Kentucky. The sketch comically summed up why Trump supporters still like him even though some of Trump’s proposed policies would personally hurt them: “It’s like you found a finger in your chili, but you still eat the chili, because you told everyone how much you love chili.” But the best political comedy sketch came when Baldwin returned later in the show as Fox News’ embattled host Bill O’Reilly. And when I say best “political comedy,” …

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Kentucky’s last abortion clinic sues to stay open

March 31, 2017

(CNN)The only abortion provider in Kentucky could be required to close its doors Monday. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, based in Louisville, received a letter “out of the blue” on March 13 from the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services that said the center would lose its license in 10 days, according to court records. The Cabinet granted an extension until April 3. EMW, later joined by the ACLU, filed a lawsuit in Western District of Kentucky to stop the …

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Trump credits his Twitter wrath for Kaepernick’s unemployment

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump veered off message Monday night at a campaign-style rally aimed largely at pushing for the Republican health care overhaul to take credit for a completely different issue: keeping former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick out of a job. While talking to the crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, about the nation’s urban communities, Trump swerved in midstream and cited a report that NFL owners were avoiding hiring Kaepernick because they did not …

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House Freedom Caucus still believes it can stop leadership’s health care bill

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Members of the House Freedom Caucus continue to claim there are enough “no” votes to kill House leadership’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which is headed to the House floor Thursday. The group met Monday night for several hours with three Republican senators who have also expressed discontentment with the House legislation: Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. After their meeting, Freedom Caucus members emerged confident …

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Which Republicans are opposing the Obamacare repeal bill?

March 16, 2017

… Wittman (Virginia) — “I do not think this bill will do what is necessary for the short and long-term best interests of Virginians and therefore, I must oppose it.” 5. Dave Brat (Virginia) — “I can’t support.” 6. Andy Harris (Maryland) — Opposes in its current form 7. Darrell Issa (California) — Bill “not in a form I can approve of” 8. Tom Massie (Kentucky) — “Stinking pile of garbage” 9. Ted Yoho (Florida) …

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