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Missouri Republican calls for vandals of Confederate monument to be lynched

In a Facebook post published Wednesday, Missouri Rep. Warren Love (R) expressed hope that the people responsible for vandalizing a Confederate monument in Springfield National Cemetery will be found and lynched. “This is totally against the law,” Love wrote while sharing an article about how paint was thrown on a statute of Confederate Major General Sterling Price. “I hope they … [Read more...]

White House acknowledges Trump lied about ‘witnessing first hand’ the devastation of Harvey

On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that “[a]fter witnessing first hand the horror & devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, my heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas!” After witnessing first hand the horror & devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey,my heart goes out even more so to the great people of Texas! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) … [Read more...]

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is shocked to learn he isn’t above the law

A day after President Trump suggested during a rally in Arizona that he will pardon him, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio joined Trump’s favorite evening television show for an interview. During it, Arpaio unwittingly described how the rule is supposed to work while complaining about how he thinks he’s being treated unfairly for violating it. Arpaio, a staunch Trump supporter who was recently … [Read more...]

Conway wants you to forget Trump’s promise that American taxpayers wouldn’t pay for a border wall

Appearing on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway affirmed that President Trump is prepared to shut down the federal government unless Congress funds a border wall. Asked by host Ainsley Earhardt if comments Trump made at his rally in Arizona on Tuesday night were meant to indicate he views funding the wall as a necessary condition of him signing any budget … [Read more...]

Fox News ignores eyewitness account from its own reporter, buries GOP candidate’s assault charge

“Gianforte’s campaign says the men both fell…”CREDIT: Fox News screengrabFox News journalists were key witnesses to the violent incident that occurred on Wednesday in Montana involving Greg Gianforte, Republican House candidate in Thursday’s special election, and Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. But you wouldn’t know it from watching Fox and Friends.Jacobs accused Gianforte of assaulting him after … [Read more...]

Ted Nugent’s repeated calls for Obama’s death didn’t stop Trump from hosting him at the White House

Deplorable.CREDIT: Ted Nugent on FacebookOn Wednesday evening, President Trump dined and posed for photos with rock star Ted Nugent, a man who became the target of a Secret Service investigation after he said in 2012 that if President Obama were reelected, Nugent would “either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”Nugent posted about his White House visit on … [Read more...]

Mike Pence thinks mean-mugging at North Korea might deter nuclear aggression

In lieu of an armed armada, the VP deployed a withering glare.Vice President Mike Pence looks at the North side from Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on April 17. CREDIT: AP Photo/Lee Jin-manThe Trump administration may have fibbed about sending an aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula to deter North Korea, but they did send Vice President Mike … [Read more...]

Spicer attacks Nordstrom for discontinuing Ivanka Trump merchandise, calls decision ‘unacceptable’

Nordstrom says the decision was made because Ivanka-branded products aren’t selling.During his Wednesday press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer characterized Nordstrom’s decision to discontinue sales of Ivanka Trump-branded products as “an attack” that is “not acceptable.”Nordstrom says the decision was strictly business, but Spicer made clear he interprets the move as unfairly … [Read more...]

Trump dodges question about whether his campaign colluded with Russia

He ignored the question.President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower on January 11. CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan VucciBuried in the middle of CNN’s report about an intelligence dossier that says Russia has “compromising personal and financial information” about President-elect Donald Trump is an explosive bit that alleges collusion between the Trump campaign … [Read more...]

More GOP electors are open to dumping Trump, Electors Trust organizer says

If 37 GOP electors break with Trump, he might not become president.President-elect Donald Trump holds up Green Bay Packers jersey given to him by House Speaker Paul Ryan at a rally Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in West Allis, Wis. CREDIT: AP Photo/Morry GashOn election night, Donald Trump presumably won 306 electoral votes — 36 more than needed to become president-elect. But he’s not officially … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Jr. goes hunting with mysterious Turkish businessman

He’s on his father’s transition team and will soon help run the Trump Organization. What could possibly go wrong?Donald Trump Jr., son of President-elect Donald Trump, walks from the elevator at Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in New York. CREDIT: AP Photo/Carolyn KasterOn Wednesday, the Hurriyet Daily News, a Turkish website, reported that one of President-elect Donald Trump’s adult sons … [Read more...]

Libertarian VP nominee quietly throws in towel, urges voters to choose Clinton over Trump

“This is not the time to cast a jocular or feel-good vote for a man whom you may have briefly found entertaining.”CREDIT: CBS screengrabLibertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is still making the case that neither Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are worthy presidential candidates.Earlier this month, Johnson urged rally-goers at the University of New Mexico, “Don’t vote for Clinton and don’t … [Read more...]

Trump congratulates Gingrich for telling Megyn Kelly she’s fascinated with sex

“We don’t play games Newt, right?”CREDIT: ScreengrabDuring an interview on Fox News interview on Tuesday night, Trump surrogate Newt Gingrich accused host Megyn Kelly of being “fascinated with sex.” The reason? Kelly had the gall to bring up the numerous sexual assault allegations that have recently emerged against Donald Trump.“You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy,” … [Read more...]

Rudy Giuliani attempts to gaslight America about Hillary Clinton and September 11

Clinton traveled to Ground Zero as soon as humanly possible.From left: Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., New York Governor George Pataki, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton D-N.Y., and New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerrick walk along Greenwich Street, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, to visit the scene of the World Trade Center destruction. CREDIT: AP Photo/Mark … [Read more...]

Don King drops n-word during Trump church event, delighting campaign advisors

Others in attendance cringed.CREDIT: ABC NEWS SCREENGRABOn Wednesday morning, boxing promoter Don King offered a spirited endorsement of Donald Trump during a speech in a largely black church in his hometown of Cleveland. Speaking while Trump watched on behind him at the New Spirit Revival Center, King at one point let a racial slur slip.Here's video of Don King accidentally dropping the … [Read more...]

Anti-Trump Senator Says He’s Writing In Colin Powell, But His Rationale Makes No Sense

CREDIT: AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhSen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has made his distaste for Donald Trump clear for months. After saying earlier this year that he intended to support whoever ended up as the Republican presidential nominee, Kirk officially dumped Trump following the billionaire’s racist attack on U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel in early June.Kirk reiterated that sentiment during a CNN … [Read more...]

Chicago Officials Release Footage Showing Police Misconduct That Led To Unarmed Black Teen’s Death

In this video screengrab, an officer can be seen open fire into a car driven by Paul O’Neal. CREDIT: SCREENSHOTOn Friday, Chicago officials released videos showing the July 28 killing of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal by city police officers. You can watch them here.The footage, from dash and body cams, reveals that officers didn’t follow procedure in the chaotic moments that led to O’Neal, who was … [Read more...]

Trump Has A Theory About Why ‘The Election Is Rigged.’ It’s Been Totally Debunked.

There are many reasons Trump might lose, but this isn't among them. The post Trump Has A Theory About Why ‘The Election Is Rigged.’ It’s Been Totally Debunked. appeared first on ThinkProgress. … [Read more...]