Christie gives Trump a ‘B,’ says WH staff need to ‘get their act together’

April 25, 2017

Washington (CNN)With a few days left of his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump’s friend Gov. Chris Christie graded his performance so far as a “B.” “The reason I’d give him a B is first and foremost because of (Supreme Court Justice) Neil Gorsuch,” the New Jersey governor said on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” Christie, a Republican Trump supporter, said the impact of the successful Supreme Court nomination would survive …

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Glenn Beck: Trump ‘doing a really good job of misdirection’

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck said Monday he believes President Donald Trump is “doing a really good job of misdirection.” An ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday showed 42% of people approve the President’s performance so far. The poll also showed Trump retaining support among his base, with 96% of people who said they voted for him saying they would do so again. “He’s done a good job of still appearing to be the guy who is …

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Farewell Kate O’Beirne of CNN’s ‘Capital Gang’

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The political world lost a legend this weekend. Kate O’Beirne, longtime Washington editor of National Review and longtime panelist on CNN’s “Capital Gang” passed away Sunday of cancer. Kate O’Beirne wasn’t just a conservative, she was conservative with a pronounced New York accent, something even more rare. And she could make an argument better, faster and with more wit than almost anyone else in Washington. Every Saturday on “Capital Gang,” …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 21, 2017

… such as Hot Women Eating Cereal. But I also believe that beauty is important, and were not embarrassed to put things that are beautiful not necessarily sexual or debased, Carlson said to the woman, according to Raw Story.(To be fair, some HuffPost readers became accustomed to attentive side boob coverage on this site.) Despite Carlsons past pronouncements, Kelly vouched for him in an interview with The Washington Post. …

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How prisons keep their suicidal inmates on watch

April 20, 2017

(CNN)The suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez in his prison cell is one of several recent suicides of people in custody, prompting experts to question whether these deaths were preventable. Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015, hanged himself Wednesday morning with a bedsheet tied to his window, according to prison officials. A Washington state inmate accused of fatally shooting five people last year also hanged himself this week,and a triple-murder suspect recently fell …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… Progressives, canceled its phone-banking last weekend after complaints. Photo: Jon Marks o on to a runoff election in June. Democrats in Washington thought there was a good chance the top two finishers would both be Republicans. That wont happen. Polls now have Ossoff in the low- to mid-40s, with the closest rival, Republican Karen Handel, in the low-20s and high-teens. Republicans have been blanketing the airwaves with ads linking Ossoff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi …

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20 cherry blossom items to indulge in if you’re ready for spring

April 18, 2017

… smell like them? Bath & Body Works, purveyor of almost every scent imaginable, has a Japanese Cherry Blossom “room perfume” that will give you exactly the immersive experience you want. Price: $7.50 4. Candle that smells like cherry blossoms (and Washington D.C.) Image: 42 pressed co. We’re not exactly sure that we want to own a candle that smells like Washington D.C. because, you know, politics doesn’t smell good. But if cherry blossom is in it then it’s …

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This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

… found the story and promoted it with the hashtag, #SyriaHoax. Soon, that hashtag was trending across the United States. Cernovich latching onto the story should tell the rest of us that its credibility is pretty damn questionable. The man is also a #pizzagate truther, which means he claims to believe Hillary Clinton’s campaign ran a child sex ring out of a pizza place in Washington, D.C. Cernovich is also a rape apologist, and has said Clinton has Parkinson’s disease. Though analysts …

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Trump: Flip, flop or flexibility?

April 14, 2017

Washington (CNN)One of Donald Trump’s many memorable lines on the campaign trail was about ISIS. “I would bomb the s**t out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers,” he said. Given that, launching the so-called “mother of all bombs” against an ISIS target makes a lot of sense. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Report: VA hospital in D.C. putting ‘patients at unnecessary risk’

April 13, 2017

(CNN)The Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general says practices at the Washington VA Medical Center are putting “patients at unnecessary risk,” and the VA has removed the director of the hospital from his position, assigning him to temporary administrative duties. A report out Wednesday raised several concerns related to staffing shortages, dirty storage areas and failure to keep track of medical equipment, leading to shortages that could endanger patient health. …

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House Freedom Caucus member Justin Amash suggests time for Ryan ouster, blasts Trump

April 11, 2017

Cedar Springs, Michigan (CNN)Rep. Justin Amash said Monday the solution for dysfunction in Washington likely boils down to removing House Speaker Paul Ryan and replacing him with someone who is “nonpartisan.” “We need either a change in direction from this speaker, or we need a new speaker,” Amash said while answering a question about the perpetual gridlock in Washington. The Michigan Republican also laced into President Donald Trump, hewing close to a strategy of …

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When Heroin Almost Took My Life, My Phone Saved It

April 10, 2017

… sentence. Ryan and Greg in April 2015. Greg died a few months after this picture was taken. On the evening of October 4, 2015, I opened my Facebook app. And there, in my hands, was the livestream video that changed my life forever: the UNITE to Face Addiction rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It sounds like a small thing, but watching that concert, which was attended by tens of thousands of people in recovery and included performances by sober artists that I grew up listening to …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… waged war on German-American culture. Newspapers warned of “German troublemakers” and “German traps.” People refused to drink German beer, and children were instructed to rip German songs out of music books. In one Ohio town, officials slaughtered all dogs belonging to German breeds. A German-American coal miner accused of being a spy was even attacked by a mob, stripped of his clothes and hanged from a tree, the film reveals. The Washington Post applauded the …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

Washington Richard Spencer, a top figure in the white nationalist alt-right movement, was upset with President Donald Trumps military strike on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday night. Spencer, a big fan of both leaders, says he wants them to get along. So, he hinted that Trumps military attack would turn him away from the president in the next election to someone who seems like a startling alternative a Democrat and prominent booster of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). …

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Americans Persecuted By Egypt Regime Watch As Trump Embraces It

April 6, 2017

Washington When 29-year-old Egyptian-American Mohamed Soltan tells his story, he says Egyptian authorities first shot him in the arm, and then beat him with batons and belts. Locking him in a windowless room, they encouraged him to commit suicide, occasionally slipping razor blades inside his cell. The authoritarian Arab government still has at least seven other Americans in their prisons, he says. But President Donald Trumps America First administration hasnt punished the boss of Egypts …

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US cuts women’s health funding to UN

April 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)The US cut funding for a UN program for women and girls, a move that critics said was based on faulty information, could lead to greater instability in the Middle East and hurt women around the world. The United States, as promised, has drastically cut funding to the United Nations’ most significant population agency, which helps women in 155 countries around the world. The Trump administration announced the move late Monday, sending notice that it would pull $32.5 …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… looking to either congratulate the new US leader or begin diplomatic talks. The role has gained Kushner scrutiny in recent weeks when it was revealed he met with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, as well as the head of a Russia state-owned bank, Sergey Gorkov, in December. According to a source familiar with what transpired, Kushner’s interactions with Russians during the transition as a point man “looking for the right person to engage with on Russia,” …

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In executive order, Trump to dramatically change US approach to climate change

March 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government’s enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change. The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government’s approach to rising sea …

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Dems say a WH by any other name … still needs a guest log

March 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)Whether the Trump administration wants to call Mar-a-Lago the Winter White House, the Southern White House, the Weekend White House or something else altogether, some Democrats are now demanding that they treat the parade of visitors coming and going from there like their predecessors largely treated the regular White House itself — by actually recording their names. A group of Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to force the White House to create an online …

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