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Colbert mocks vulgar Scaramucci rant: ‘If Bannon could do that he’d never leave the White House’

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

“We got an incredible dose of unfiltered ‘Mooch’ today,” said Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, referring to new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci’s vulgar meltdown on the phone with The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza. “I’m going to...

Stephen Colbert to bring animated Trump series to Showtime

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Stephen Colbert has ridden anti-Donald Trump sentiment to the top of the late-night ratings. Now he’s riding it all the way to premium cable. On Thursday, Showtime announced it had ordered 10 episodes of an as-yet-untitled animated series featuring cartoon renderings of the president, his...

What the GOP’s ‘skinny repeal’ could mean for you

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans are barrelling toward a conclusion of their efforts to dismantle Obamacare, now with a new end goal: a so-called “skinny repeal” that takes aim at only a handful of the Affordable Care Act’s least popular provisions. Senate leaders...

‘The American people hate all their plans’: Al Franken scorches GOP on healthcare debacle

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

On Thursday night, with the vote on a possible “skinny repeal” of Obamacare looming in the Senate, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) told Rachel Maddow that the Republican healthcare bill is so bad that Republicans are demanding assurances from the House of Representatives that they will not...

‘The president does not understand the rule of law’: FBI expert says Trump breaks laws ‘like a twig’

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Historian and expert on the FBI Tim Weiner told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday night that President Donald Trump is wholly ignorant not only of how the FBI and Department of Justice work, but “does not understand the rule of law” at all. Weiner said that Trump is unable to fire...

‘Things start to crack’: Columnist says Scaramucci freakout shows Trump White House is floundering

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Esquire columnist Charles P. Pierce blasted new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for his attempts to back away from his profane rant at The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza. First, Scaramucci apologized for his “colorful language,” but didn’t back away from the...

Trump booster gets smacked down for claiming Fox News is nothing like state-run media

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Thursday evening panel on MSNBC discussed Fox News and its relentless Trump boosterism, asking how it’s really an different from state-run media in North Korea or Russia. American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp said the conversation was unfair, said “This rhetoric is...

Federal judge rips North Carolina GOP for fighting effort to undo racist redistricting

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Federal judges had pointed questions and comments Thursday for the lawyer representing North Carolina lawmakers who have not yet complied with the panel’s order to draw new districts for electing General Assembly members. The judges want the legislature to fix what they...

Russia expert tells Senate: ‘No doubt’ Kremlin arranged meeting with Donald Trump Jr.

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

William “Bill” Browder, a financier and longtime critic of the Russian government, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday “there is no doubt” the Kremlin was behind the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer. Browder is CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, an...

Trump booster Devin Nunes continues to push discredited ‘unmasking’ story attacking Obama officials

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) continued to push his unfounded accusations that members of President Barack Obama’s administration maliciously “unmasked” the identities of Trump campaign and transition team officials who intelligence agencies caught...

The Internet will never forgive Scaramucci for the mental image of Bannon ‘sucking his own cck’

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

One of the more disturbing aspects of Anthony Scaramucci’s bizarre outburst at New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza on Thursday was his slam at senior White House adviser Steve Bannon as a self-promoter. So proud to have the sentence “I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock”...

Scaramucci issues apology on Twitter — but only for his ‘colorful language’

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci issued an apology for his expletive-laden blowup at The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza, but only for his “colorful language.” He did not apologize for attacking Reince Priebus, White House adviser Steve Bannon and saying he wants...

US says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development. Iranian state television showed footage of the...

‘Kill all the fcking leakers’: Scaramucci comes unglued after less than a week on the job

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Freshly hired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci exploded at a writer for The New Yorker, the said, calling Reince Priebus a “paranoid schizophrenic” and saying that he personally wants to “kill all the leakers” in the administration. On...

Republicans in revolt: GOP senators trash ‘skinny repeal’ in press conference

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

GOP senators John McCain (AZ), Lindsey Graham (SC), Dean Heller (NV) and Bill Cassidy (LA) held a press conference on Thursday to discus their discomfort with the so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” The press conference...

New CIA documents reveal spy’s theory about JFK

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. government released Monday a large trove of documents pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including previously top-secret audio files and transcripts of the CIA interrogating a former Soviet spy who claimed to have intimate knowledge about the killer’s...

Attorney General Sessions to unveil leak probes soon: reports

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to announce soon several criminal investigations into intelligence leaks, news outlets reported on Wednesday, as the country’s top law enforcement official faced mounting criticism from President Donald Trump. The announcement has “been in the...

Long Island cop charged with sexually assaulting arrested woman

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Long Island, New York, police officer was arrested on Thursday and charged with forcing a woman he arrested to perform oral sex on him in a police station in March. Suffolk County Officer Christopher McCoy was expected to make his initial appearance in federal court on Long Island on Thursday...

Steve Bannon’s external press office may violate federal law

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Former CEO and senior White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon’s current press office arrangement may be a violation of federal law, according to a report from Bannon is referring all media inquiries to public relations representative Alexandra Preate, 46, whose company...

Jury urged to convict ‘pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli on fraud charges

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. prosecutor on Thursday urged jurors to convict former drug company executive Martin Shkreli of defrauding investors in his hedge funds and stealing from his old company to repay them. In a five-hour closing argument capping off a month-long trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alixandra Smith told...

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