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In case you missed it, the next White House Correspondents' Association dinner won't feature a comedian, circumventing tradition. It comes after Michelle Wolf's utter roasting of the Trump administration and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at this year's event, which they didn't likeAt all. SEE ALSO: Michelle Wolf blasts WHCA for not booking comedian at annual dinner Instead, the WHCA announced historian and author Ron Chernow will be speaking at the event, and he presumably won't be teasing anyone.  It's a decision that's clearly pleased Trump, who tweeted that he's now maaaaybe thinking of going, instead of ditching the dinner as he did this year. And last year.  Read more...More about Politics, Donald Trump, White House Correspondents Dinner, Michelle Wolf, and Culture
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Instead of a comedian, the White House Correspondents' Association enlisted a historian to headline the event. From Chevy Chase to Wanda Sykes to Stephen Colbert, comedy has been a long-time tradition at the White House Correspondents Dinner. But on November 19, the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) announced that there would be no comedian at the 2019 White House Correspondents Dinner. Instead, the Association will be featuring historian Ron Chernow—and comedians are not happy about it.One of them is Michelle Wolf, who was featured at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner and had some laughs at the expense of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders—inspiring a lot of whiny faux-outrage from Trumpistas.Visiting Twitter on November 19, Wolf posted, “The @whca are cowards. The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder.”“Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood, Jr. was equally outspoken about the decision, telling The Daily Beast it was...
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"The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution." CNN requested an emergency hearing Monday after the White House warned reporter Jim Acosta that it would again suspend his press pass after a two-week restraining order expires.Three days after a federal judge ordered the administration to restore Acosta's press pass allowing him to attend briefings and report on the White House, officials sent the reporter a letter warning that his rights would soon be suspended again."The White House is continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution," CNN said in a statement after Acosta received the letter. "These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations. Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the president."Acosta has been on the receiving end of much of the Trump administration's crusade against the free press, but other critics joined the network in sayi...
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WASHINGTON – They’ll be no comedy act at the next White House Correspondents’ Dinner, with historian Ron Chernow booked as the featured speaker instead. The last dinner created quite a a ruckus when comedian Michelle Wolf went after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was seated near her on the rostrum. “I actually...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into CNN’s chief White House reporter on Saturday, saying, “if certain reporters like Jim Acosta can’t be adults, then CNN needs to send somebody in there who can be.” The diss came after a judge ordered the White House to return press credentials to Acosta. The executive...
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"Recent reports indicating that the U.S. government has made a final conclusion are inaccurate," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. "There remain numerous unanswered questions with respect to the murder of Mr. Khashoggi." Nauert said the State Department will continue to seek facts and work with other countries to hold those involved in the journalist's killing accountable "while maintaining the important strategic relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia." Trump, while flying to California on Saturday, discussed the CIA assessment by phone with the agency's director, Gina Haspel, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. The CIA had briefed other parts of the U.S. government, including Congress, on its assessment, sources told Reuters on Friday, a development that complicates Trump's efforts to preserve ties with the key U.S. ally.
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said late Friday that her team is working on establishing "standard practices" for reporters for future press briefings, adding that "if certain reporters like [CNN's] Ji...
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This was a particularly bad week for Republicans in federal court. One of the only major accomplishments Republicans can claim in the past two years was their transformation of the federal judiciary.In addition to two Supreme Court justices, President Donald Trump got a huge slew of judges confirmed to district and appellate courts, with the help of now-departed White House Counsel Don McGahn. One of every six appeals court judges in America has now been appointed by Trump, and several of these judges are terrifyingly extreme.So it had to have stung that this week, Republicans were humiliated no fewer than three times in federal court, by Trump-appointed judges.The Mueller investigation was allowed to move forward.On Thursday, Trump-appointed D.C. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich denied Concord Management and Consulting's motion to dismiss an indictment against them by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with the investigation of Russia. Concord is a Russian company...
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US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton's top deputy will leave the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said.
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Media critic: Trump and Acosta — a Love Story The White House war with CNN’s Jim Acosta is actually “the fakest news in town,” according to Politico’s Jack Shafer. After all, why have President Trump and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly called on him to ask questions instead of “treating him like a ghost”?...
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The White House responded Tuesday to CNN’s lawsuit objecting to the revocation of White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials by accusing the network of engaging in a shameless publicity stunt. In a suit filed Tuesday in a Washington, D.C. district court alleging the White House violated Acosta’s First Amendment rights when it revoked his “hard pass” after he disrupted a press conference last week by refusing to surrender his microphone. The White House cannot run an orderly and fair press conference when a reporter acts this way,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
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The “debate” over the Jim Acosta video shows the right has no use for facts. Is there any way to talk to them? Last week, Donald Trump's administration pulled off another of the routine stunts it uses to hijack the media narrative, whip up the right-wing base, and distract both journalists and pundits from more important news stories. On Wednesday, Trump used a press conference to create a reality TV-style beef with CNN reporter Jim Acosta. First he got testy with Acosta for asking pointed questions, and then he directed a White House intern to try to confiscate Acosta's microphone. Acosta's efforts to hold onto the microphone resulted in incidentally touching the female intern's arm.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders immediately pretended to believe that a brief brush-off was the equivalent of deliberate gendered violence, using a doctored video created by a conspiracy theory website to back up her obvious bad-faith claims. This lie became the pretense for...
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Well, the definition of the word "altered" now seems to be up for debate — at least if you work for the Trump administration. After last week's testy exchange at the White House between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and President Trump, Kellyanne Conway weighed in Sunday on the controversial video shared by the White House press secretary. Appearing on Fox News, Conway conjured up some alternative facts by saying that the video shared by Sarah Huckabee Sanders (after it had been tweeted out by an InfoWars editor) wasn't altered but, rather, like a sports highlight: “Oh, well that’s not altered. That’s sped up. They do it all the time in sports to see if there’s actually a first down or a touchdown.” Read more...More about Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jim Acosta, Culture, and Politics
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered the world an internet sourced doctored video demonstrating CNN's Jim Acosta physically chopping at the arm of a White House intern. The White House then used that video as an excuse to take away Acosta's press pass. Acosta was repeating a question that President Trump did not like, however Acosta felt important to get answered. Journalists try to push the President to answer questions at every press conference. It is their job. Multiple sources have confirmed source video of the actual event, played at normal speed, shows Acosta to be a professional who regarded the intern with respect, while continuing to push the President. The video shared by Sanders is a sham. Meanwhile, back at the White House, damage control was whimpering and hiding in a corner. Things became desperate enough to release the Conway. Be prepared to marvel in Kellyanne's logic free-zone. From Politico: "Oh, well, that's not altered, it's sped up. They do it all the time in spo...
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On this weekend’s broadcast of on “Fox News Sunday,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said a video press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted of the interaction between CNN’s Jim Acosta and an administration intern was not altered. Conway said, “Do you mean by edited or, as others are saying, ‘doctored’ video? He either put his hands on her and grabbed the mic or he did not, and he clearly did.” She continued, “Well that’s not altered. That’s sped up. They do it all the time in sports to see if there’s actually a first down or a touchdown. So I have to disagree with them, I think, overwrought description of this video as being doctored as if we put somebody else’s arm in there.” She added, “He should have apologized to that young aide. As a woman who’s had people put their hands on me, thinking they have a right to get in my personal space. I don’t like him pulling that mike back...
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White House counsel Kellyanne Conway on Sunday pushed back on accusations that press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a video of an exchange between CNN's Jim Acosta and an administration intern that was altered t...
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Jeff Sessions tenure as Donald Trump's attorney general has come to an end, and the latest Saturday Night Live fittingly devoted its cold open to showing Kate McKinnon's ever-creepy Sessions impression the door.  Alec Baldwin's Trump is a no-show, but the sketch does welcome a line-up of Trump orbit impersonators: Aidy Bryant's Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Beck Bennett's Mike Pence, Alex Moffat and Mikey Day's Eric and Donald Trump Jr. — the gang's all here. We even get a special appearance from one Robert Mueller, played again by Robert De Niro (McKinnon has also taken on the Mueller part before). Read more...More about Entertainment, Tv, Saturday Night Live, Robert De Niro, and Kate Mckinnon
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To the editor: White House reporter Jim Acosta of CNN is not rude and he did not touch the intern in the manner claimed by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. This is pure Orwellian manipulation of the truth. What the White House is trying but failing to do is to make people question what is...
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Late night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired for tweeting out "doctored video footage to discredit" CNN's Jim Acosta."She in...
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In the latest Trump press gaggle, the president spent a lot of time lashing out at critics of his decision to appoint loyalist Matthew Whitaker as his new acting attorney general -- including the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. President Donald Trump on Friday had an angry meltdown in front of reporters on the White House lawn, as he angrily ranted about his political foes, the media and the Mueller probe.Trump's latest rant comes just two days after he delivered a similarly unhinged performance after his party lost the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, in which he attacked members of his own party who lost their seats because they didn't "embrace" him enough.In the latest Trump press gaggle, the president spent a lot of time lashing out at critics of his decision to appoint loyalist Matthew Whitaker as his new acting attorney general -- including the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.Here are the seven craziest moments fro...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming that a video the White House released depicting contact between a White House staffer and a CNN reporter wasn’t altered. Trump tells reporters that the video distributed by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was simply a “close up” and “was not doctored.” But a frame-by-frame […]
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The doctored video of the interaction between CNN's Jim Acosta and a White House intern, which was posted by the Trump administration and originated from Infowars, hardly pleased many of us, including Jimmy Kimmel. "She should be forced to resign for that," Kimmel said on Thursday. "She intentionally disseminated doctored video footage to discredit a reputable journalist ... Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired and sent to live in a JOANN's Fabrics store." Also in the line of fire was Kellyanne Conway, who also took the side of the intern. It's "so ridiculous," in fact, that Kimmel decided to take his qualms straight to Conway herself. Read more...More about Politics, Trump, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Entertainment
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Late show hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel have both referred to Sarah Huckabee Sanders' decision to share a doctored video as a fireable offence. Colbert tore into the White House press secretary on The Late Show Thursday for tweeting the doctored video of the moment during Trump's "press tantrum," when CNN's Jim Acosta held onto the microphone when an intern was dispatched to try and take it from him. Acosta's press pass was revoked, with Huckabee Sanders accusing the reporter of "placing his hands" on a White House intern during Trump's press conference. Acosta called it a blatant lie, as did CNN, and Colbert. Read more...More about Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert, Trump Administration, Jim Acosta, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, posted a clip from a contributor to Infowars, the far-right site banned by YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been accused of sharing a video doctored to make a journalist appear more aggressive.
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The White House News Photographers Association on Thursday voiced outrage over the possibility that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared a "manipulated" video to justify the Trump administration's sus...
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Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” American Urban Radio Network’s White House correspondent April Ryan said she had gotten into clashes with members of the Trump administration because she is an African-American woman. When asked about her confrontations with White House press secretaries Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and President Donald Trump, Ryan said, “Let’s put it on the table. I’ve been there for a while, and I know a lot of things. I have some of the best Republican sources, I think, than a lot of people in that room, and I don’t back down. I’m not afraid. It doesn’t help that I’m a woman. It doesn’t help that I’m from a smaller news network, American Urban Radio Network, and that I’m a black woman who is not perceived to be part of their base. So they use me as an example to show ‘See, this is what can happen to you.’ What they fail to realize is it’s not about me, and I̵...
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A CNN executive accused White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of posting a “doctored” video online to defend yanking network reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials following his microphone tussle with an intern at President Trump’s news conference. “Absolutely shameful, @PressSec. You released a doctored video – actual fake news. History will not be kind to...
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders may have used a doctored video to smear CNN's Jim Acosta. Meanwhile, the president is dismantling the Justice Department
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Conservative writer Ben Shapiro on Thursday criticized White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she ...
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The White House on Wednesday revoked Jim Acosta's "hard pass." Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a clearly-doctored video to falsely accuse CNN reporter Jim Acosta of "inappropriate behavior" and "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern."The White House Press Office, reportedly under the direction of President Trump, revoked the press pass of CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Wednesday, after he pressed the president for answers during a rare yet off-the-rails press conference.We stand by our decision to revoke this individual’s hard pass. We will not tolerate the inappropriate behavior clearly documented in this video. pic.twitter.com/T8X1Ng912y— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) November 8, 2018As many, including those who work in video editing noted, the clip is doctored and appears to be the one released by an editor who works for Alex Jones'  fake news and conspiracy theories website InfoWars. CNN's Brian Stelter a...
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The White House is spreading fake news. On Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out an apparently doctored video of a testy interchange between President Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a post-election press conference. The video she tweeted originated from an editor at InfoWars, Alex Jones' much-maligned far-right publication known for trading in outlandish conspiracy theories and outright lies.  Sanders shared the video late Wednesday night in an attempt to justify the White House's decision to revoke CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials after he sparred with Trump. It purportedly shows the moment a White House intern attempted to take a microphone from Acosta during a heated exchange with the president. Sanders alleged that the video showed Acosta acting in an "unacceptable" manner toward the young woman. Read more...More about Donald Trump, White House, Jim Acosta, Infowars, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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CNN journalist Jim Acosta has received messages of support from around the world after Donald Trump banned him from attending White House briefings. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders earlier claimed Mr Acosta had “placed his hands on” a female aide trying to retrieve a microphone at the request of the president as the pair clashed during a news conference. Footage of the incident shows Mr Acosta apparently brushing the woman’s arm as she reaches for the microphone and he tries to hold onto it.
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing accusations that she shared an edited video of the exchange between CNN correspondent Jim Acosta and an administration aide at President Trump's post...
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'We will not tolerate the inappropriate behaviour clearly documented in this video,' Sarah Huckabee Sanders says
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CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was denied entry to the White House on Wednesday evening following a heated row with President Donald Trump, who called him a "rude, terrible person" during a press conference.  Mr Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, said he was informed by Secret Service officers that he could not enter for his scheduled 8pm broadcast. Officials later confirmed that his credentials had been revoked. The episode will reignite fears that Mr Trump has scant regard for press freedom and is intent on limiting space for critical coverage. Hours earlier Mr Acosta found himself in the president's line of fire during a news conference called to trumpet Republican success in Tuesday's midterm elections, but which quickly turned hostile when Mr Trump opened the floor to questions.  Mr Acosta asked the president about his reference to migrants travelling towards America as an "invasion".  "Honestly, I think you should let me...
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Fellow journalists and members of the White House press corps came to the
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The White House has suspended the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta after President Trump clashed with the reporter during today's batshit crazy press conference. In a statement from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Acosta is accused of putting his hands on the intern who tried to take away his mic. Video clearly shows that did not happen. Read the rest
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders late Wednesday night doubled down on the White House's earlier decision to revoke CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials.Sanders tweeted a video of Acost...
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CNN on Wednesday night slammed the White House for pulling the press credentials for Jim Acosta and accussed Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of making "fraudulent accusations."The statement from the news net...
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The White House suspended press access for Jim Acosta on Wednesday after the CNN reporter had a tense exchange with President Trump during a press conference. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that the administration will “never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman” — referring to a tussle...
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Trump's assault on the free press is getting more egregious by the day. On Wednesday, hours after his party was dealt a crushing blow in the House, President Donald Trump lost control as CNN's Jim Acosta questioned him.In response to Acosta telling him that the migrant caravan was not an "invasion," Trump angrily replied "I consider it an invasion," and "Do you think they were actors? They weren’t actors. They didn’t come from Hollywood." He then said "That's enough," as his aides tried to pull the mic away, and after Acosta asked him about the Russia investigation, he completely snapped. "CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN."“You are the enemy of the people,” Trump says as a CNN reporter argues for more time questioning him about the caravan “invasion.” pic.twitter.com/sJylMGlFFD— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 7, 2018Far from apologizing for their behavio...
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The White House on Wednesday pulled press credentials from CNN's Jim Acosta after he engaged in a heated back-and-forth with President Trump.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited Acosta's refusal...
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Donald Trump has officially lost all patience with the media. At a White House press conference on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump first discussed the mixed midterm results in a flat tone. He then took questions, and things got testy quickly as he sparred with reporters — especially CNN's Jim Acosta. From the moment Acosta began asking Trump about the migrant caravan heading towards the United States, Trump was visibly angry. "Here we go," Trump said, continually interrupting Acosta as he spoke, finally losing all chill and snapping. Trump got defensive when discussing the controversial ad he recently ran against the caravan, explaining the people in it were "not actors." "I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN, and if you did it well your ratings would be much better" Trump said., taking a jab at the network's ratings. SEE ALSO: Trump and CNN's Jim Acosta have heated exchange over women reporters asking questions &qu...
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But the country’s anti-democratic electoral structures and many legitimately conservative voters are very real. The 2018 midterms were a blue wave—despite what Fox News hosts blared on Wednesday morning, mimicking the line White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered late on election day.But that wave doesn’t mean the anti-democratic features of America’s electoral process didn’t kick in, to say nothing of a catalog of intentional partisan obstructions to voting in a handful of states—led by Georgia, where it may take days for all the paper mail-in and provisional ballots to be validated and counted. When those totals are added in, there may be a run-off gubernatorial election in early December.The first affirmation of the wave was the volume of voters. As millions of votes are still being counted (in states like California), the votes cast so far total approximately 100 million, with experts estimating that figure will reach 111 million—a 47.3 percent...
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President Trump will hold a press conference on Wednesday morning, when he will speak with reporters as the GOP deals with the fallout from the midterm elections.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a...
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While speaking to the Fox News Channel on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that, based on the results she has seen so far, “the president’s had an incredible night.” Sanders said, “So far, we feel good about where we are. Frankly, right now, the president’s had an incredible night.” Sanders specifically cited Mike Braun’s win in the US Senate race in Indiana, stating the president “unified the party” in Indiana after a tough primary. She further stated that there probably isn’t going to be a “blue wave” and this is attributable to the success and leadership of the president. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters "I certainly don't think that there's a blue wave."
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Trump is making his final election pitch with women surrogates. Gloria Borger thinks that's not an accident. On Monday, in one of his final campaign stops before the polls open on Election Day, President Donald Trump brought two White House officials to help him stump for Senate candidate Mike Braun at a rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.The presence of two of the Trump administration's most prominent, forward-facing women, and Trump's simultaneous comments to local reporters about his "tone" were not lost on CNN political analyst Gloria Borger, who discussed the rally with Anderson Cooper and hit on a key point: that he may understand the most recent House polls show the Republican Party getting crushed among women, in the largest political gender gap in modern times."What do you make of President Trump bringing out Kellyanne Conway, bringing out Sarah Huckabee Sanders?" said Coo...
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FORT WAYNE, Indiana - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway joined President Trump on stage at a campaign rally in Indiana on Mond...
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On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated she doesn’t know if the 2018 elections are a referendum on President Trump, but the president has “galvanized” his supporters. Co-host Steve Doocy asked, “[T]his really is kind of a referendum on the president, isn’t it?” Sanders responded, “I don’t know if it’s a referendum on him, but I certainly think that you’re going to see supporters galvanized because of him. Certainly, we’ve seen that as he’s traveled around the country, unprecedented numbers turning out for somebody who’s not on the ballot, the type of energy and enthusiasm that we’ve seen day in, day out, over the last probably six to eight weeks is something I’ve never seen before, certainly not in a midterm election, for any president at any point.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter...
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LeBron James’ Showtime docuseries examines the power of black athletes who have advocated for social justice. You could characterize “Shut Up and Dribble,” LeBron James’ three-episode documentary examining the impact professional athletes have played in civil rights and social justice movements even prior to the NBA’s official formation, as a three-hour rebuttal to one Fox News pundit’s smarmy, uninformed declaration. But that’s not entirely accurate.Granted, the series might not exist if Laura Ingraham hadn’t made an issue out of a video posted on social media featuring James and Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant, in which James observed, “The number one person in America is someone who doesn’t understand the people and really don’t give a f**k about the people.”“Must they run their mouths like that?” Ingraham said in February on her primetime series “The Ingraham Angle," later adding, “It’s always unwise to seek political advice from...
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And now, your wholesome video of the week: Rep. John Lewis getting down to Pharrell's "Happy." CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes captured the clip at a campaign event last Thursday for Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor. As you might expect, it is truly delightful.  SEE ALSO: Oprah's literally knocking on doors in Georgia and asking people to vote Even Pharrell himself approves. Get it legend https://t.co/I88GYAFkdg — Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 2, 2018 If elected, Abrams would be the first black woman elected governor in the United States. Her race will likely be a nail-biter though, which is why you should watch this video 10-12 times before election day to build up your spirit. Thank you, John Lewis. You are truly the best among us. WATCH: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' most ludicrous moments as press secretary
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One avenue that all Donald Trump staffers might want to explore in a post-Trump presidency world: A gig as product spokeperson for whatever drugs or other items they used to keep themselves centered during these hellish years. Saturday Night Live zeroed in on White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a fake TV ad for "HuckaPM," a "nighttime tranquilizer" sleep aid loaded with ketamine and the active ingredient in roofies. For those nights when you really need to just turn off the world, and your consciousness. SNL phenom Aidy Bryant steps into the Sanders role once again for this sketch, and she's her usual great self. Read more...More about Entertainment, Tv, Saturday Night Live, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Entertainment
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In an interview, one of Fox News' conservative commentators revealed her thoughts about the president's animosity toward the media. President Donald Trump has been at war with the media for his entire time in office.From calling negative stories about himself "fake news," to saying the media is the "enemy of the people," to threatening to "open" liberl laws to sue journalists, to barring reporters from mainstream sites from meetings while allowing right-wing ones, to praising a congressman for physically assaulting a reporter, Trump has made clear that he does not care for the Fourth Estate.It has gotten to the point where even his conservative allies in the media are uncomfortable.In an interview with POLITICO's Women Rule podcast, Martha MacCallum, Fox News' midterm elections reporter and anchor of the primetime show "The Story," made clear that she is sympathetic to Trump's frustration with the media, saying that reporters "don’t give him credit for anything" — b...
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Eddie Glaude Jr. condemned Trump for continuing the same rhetoric and behavior that is whipping domestic terrorists into a frenzy. With the midterms now a week away and President Donald Trump staring down the risk of a crushing loss in the House, he appears to be panicking — and doing more and more Trumpian things, from deploying troops at the border to threatening to repeal the 14th Amendment. And all the while he continues to hold rallies where he charges people up with the same fiery rhetoric, stroking his own ego.Trump may believe that these actions will excite his base and persuade them to turn out in greater numbers. But racially charged appeals to the far right look particularly irresponsible after a week of domestic terrorist attacks.Speaking to MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on "Deadline: White House," Princeton history professor and Center for African-American Studies chairman Eddie Glaude, Jr. blasted Trump for pouring gasoline on the nation's tensions and expressed his...
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We're all waiting for the next bombshell to drop. In the high-anxiety Donald Trump era, the focus of one’s attention can change very quickly. A crisis or controversy that dominates the 24-hour news cycle one day can easily disappear the next day—or at least be sidelined—when another crisis or controversy comes along or there is a shocking new development. And the events of the past week have been a perfect example, with one act of domestic terrorism after another vying for the public’s attention.Last week on October 25, residents of Lexington, Kentucky were horrified by the random killings of two older African-Americans (67-year-old Vickie Lee Jones and 69-year-old Maurice Stallard) in what appeared to be a racially motivated hate crime at a Kroger supermarket. Surveillance footage showed that only a few minutes before the shootings, the suspect (a white man with a long history of racism) tried to forcibly enter an African-American church. But as horrific as that inc...
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"They are personally wounded and offended by this man," Stewart said of the media. "He baits them." Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart distilled President Donald Trump's ability to control the political news cycle in an interview on Tuesday evening, explaining that the president has often succeeded in distracting the corporate news media from his damaging policies by launching direct attacks on the press itself.Speaking with CNN's Christiane Amanpour along with fellow comedian Dave Chappelle, Stewart argued that journalists feel personally "wounded" by Trump's victory in 2016 and the hateful rhetoric he employs at his rallies, particularly his comments attacking the press."I think that journalists have taken it personally," Stewart said. "They are personally wounded and offended by this man. He baits them."Watch:President Trump has been able to appeal to journalists’ “own narcissism” by attacking them, says Jon Stewart. “They take it personally, a...
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2 weeks ago
Republicans say they care about the constitution — unless it does something they don't like. With the 2018 midterms less than a week away and many political analysts saying that Republicans are likely to lose their majority in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump is going out of his way to fire up his far-right base—and that includes railing against immigrants. Trump, in an interview with Axios this week, promised to end, by executive order, birthright citizenship for “anchor babies” (children born in the United States to non-U.S. parents). But according to many constitutional scholars, Trump doesn’t have that right—as it would be a blatant violation of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.During the Axios interview, Trump complained, “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States…. with all of those benefits. It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous....
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2 weeks ago
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday praised Mexico for offering "unprecedented" help in slowing the progress of a migrant caravan of Central American migrants making its way toward the southern...
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