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‘Is there cheese on the moon?’: Internet erupts after GOP rep asks NASA if Mars had ancient civilizations

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 5:52pm
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) on Tuesday raised eyebrows when he asked a panel of space experts if an advanced civilization ever lived on Mars. The panel—which included the project scientist for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, Ken Farley—was testifying in a public hearing before the House Commi...

Chris Christie defends July 4th party on closed beach: Not willing to ‘sacrifice’ his family’s fun

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 5:45pm
In an MSNBC segment, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) claimed that he was putting family first during his now-infamous July 4 beach trip. Speaking with host Nicolle Wallace, Christie claimed that his decision to go to a closed beach was a family matter — and that he will always choose family over hi...

Mitch McConnell says US Senate to vote early next week on Obamacare repeal

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 5:39pm
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate will vote early next week on a motion that would pave the way for a vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare without a replacement plan. McConnell’s decision to hold a vote comes despite opposition from at least four Republican...

Australian prime minister demands answers on Minneapolis police shooting

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 5:33pm
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend “shocking” and “inexplicable” and said his diplomats were seeking answers from U.S. authorities. A Minneapolis police officer shot Just...

Senate intelligence panel wants to interview all in Trump Jr.-Russia meeting

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 5:31pm
A congressional panel wants to interview President Donald Trump’s eldest son, his former campaign chairman and all others who were at a June 2016 meeting with Russian nationals, part of investigations into allegations that Moscow meddled in the U.S. election campaign, senators said on Tuesday....

11 governors oppose repeal-only health plan

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 5:08pm
A bipartisan group of governors on Tuesday came out in opposition to the U.S. Senate’s effort to proceed with a plan to first repeal Obamacare, then replace it at an unknown date. Related: White House bets against Senator Jeff Flake The governors called on congressional legislators from both sides o...

5 Trump-brand items not made in America

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 4:58pm
President Donald Trump’s “Made in America” week kicked off Monday, but many of the products that Trump’s own companies sell are not, in fact, made in America. When asked about that fact Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer demurred. “It’s not appropriate for me to stand up here and ...

Motorist fatally shot by Virginia police, shotgun found: state police

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 4:52pm
Deputy sheriffs in Virginia shot and killed a motorist carrying a shotgun after a late-night car chase following a report of a domestic assault, state police said on Tuesday. The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call on Monday night reporting an assault at a residence in ...

‘Sometimes facts are displeasing‘: Shep Smith hits back at Sean Hannity for whining about his Trump coverage

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 4:47pm
Fox News chief news anchor Shepard Smith has responded to Fox News host Sean Hannity in the latest escalation of the war of words in the battle for the soul of the network. “Sometimes facts are displeasing,” Smith told Mediate. “Journalists report them without fear or favor.”...

Trump to nominate Jon Huntsman as Russia ambassador: White House official

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 - 4:47pm
U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate the former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as U.S. ambassador to Russia, with the announcement expected later on Tuesday, a White House official said. Should he receive confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Huntsman, who has long been expected to be Trump’s pick...

New details emerge proving Trump campaign and Russia both went after online Clinton supporters

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 11:40pm
Donald Trump’s campaign was working in parallel with Russian anti-Hillary Clinton propaganda efforts, although the specific nature of their cooperation has yet to emerge, according to new analyses connecting the dots between Russia’s theft of Democratic Party and Clinton campaign emails and Trump ca...

‘It’s not a RompHim!’: Seth Meyers torches Don Jr for saying meeting happened before Russia was ‘en vogue’

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 11:22pm
Seth Meyers on Monday caught up on last week’s insane avalanche of Donald Trump news, paying particular attention to revelations involving the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and his meeting with a Russian emissary. Speaking about the president’s attempts Monday to distract from the growin...

‘Don’t you get it, guys?’: WSJ eviscerates ‘oblivious’ Trump over Russia scandal in devastating editorial

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 11:06pm
The Wall Street Journal unloaded on President Donald Trump late Monday night, lambasting the president for being mired in an investigation into Russian involvement in his campaign and for continually hiding damaging details that inevitably are leaked. Following a weekend when Trump’s attorney ...

‘Somebody’s got a case of the Mondays’: Internet loses it over Trump’s obtuse late-night healthcare tweet

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 10:09pm
Donald Trump on Monday flexed his grasp of both the legislative process and healthcare system in the United States, suggesting his party simply “REPEAL failing ObamaCare now” and work on a new healthcare plan with Democrats. The president’s dream is unworkable for many reasons. For starters, Democra...

‘Dems will join in!’: Trump tweets pipe dream the GOP will fix latest Trumpcare disaster

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 9:31pm
President Donald Trump indulged in a rare late-night tweet, telling Republicans to go ahead and repeal Obamacare forcing Democrats to come to the table and work with them. After two more GOP senators announced their intention to not allow the Trumpcare bill to go forward — thereby dooming the ...

‘Flat-out false’: Anderson Cooper calls BS on Spicer’s ‘alternative history’ of Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 9:17pm
CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday railed into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for his claim there’s no evidence the meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a Russian emissary was about anything other than adoption, calling the assertion “demonstrably false.” “We begi...

‘When it comes to Don Jr, there’s not much intelligence to counter’: Colbert mocks Russian lawyer meeting

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 9:10pm
Late Show host Stephen Colbert spent a week in Russia to figure out exactly who President Donald Trump and his cronies were colluding with — but realized that Russia was as present in the U.S. at it was in the former Soviet Union. “I just wanna get out ahead of the story here — I r...

Olbermann: Trump’s attorney ‘opened door’ candidate was at Russia meeting – ‘Can we impeach now?’

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 8:38pm
In the latest episode of “The Resistance,” host Keith Olbermann made the case for the arrests of Donald Trump, Jr. and his co-conspirators in the now-infamous June 9, 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian attorney. “Trump has now jumped on this bandwagon,” Olberm...

Due to Trump, US no longer most powerful country

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 8:24pm
Due to Trump, U.S. No Longer Most Powerful Country Donald Trump’s “America first” policies have helped strip the U.S. of its status as the country with the most soft power, according to a new report. Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump’s top rival in the handshake stakes, has helped u...

Two more GOP senators oppose Trumpcare bill dooming McConnell’s vote

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 - 8:21pm
Republican Senators Jerry Moran and Mike Lee announced their opposition on Monday to a revised Republican healthcare bill, delivering a serious blow to the legislation. “We must now start fresh with an open legislative process to develop innovative solutions that provide greater personal choic...