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Rex Tillerson out of touch with the White House: ‘Calls aren’t getting returned — that kind of crap’

54 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

White House officials have complained they can’t get through to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whose chief of staff has closed off access to her boss. The former Exxon Mobil chief executive has frustrated White House officials by surrounding himself with a tight circle of aides, led by his...

Israeli defense minister: No Palestinians will return

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Israel’s defense minister has said that his government will not allow any Palestinians to return to the lands historically settled by them and currently claimed by Israel. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman outright dismissed the possibility that his government would make any deals...

Pentagon weighs possible delay in new transgender recruits

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Pentagon said on Friday it was reviewing recommendations from the U.S. military chiefs that included calls for more time to implement plans to allow new transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said no decision on the matter had been made yet....

WATCH: Shep Smith nails Trump for continuing to stoke questions over whether Comey tapes exist

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Fox News host Shep Smith on Friday went off on Donald Trump for continuing to stoke questions over the existence of “tapes” pertaining to his conversations with former FBI director James Comey, arguing the president “can find out for us” if there are any such recordings. Smith started by railing...

Republican Senator Heller opposes healthcare bill: MSNBC

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Republican Senator Dean Heller said on Friday he would not support a healthcare bill unveiled by the Senate Republican leadership in its current form, becoming the fifth Republican senator to oppose the draft legislation, MSNBC reported. “This bill … is not the answer,”...

Sean Spicer finally talked to Donald Trump about Russia, who ‘probably’ interfered

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In an audio only Friday press briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced he had finally spoken to President Donald Trump about Russian interference into the election. Spicer was widely mocked when he refused to answer whether President Trump believes that Russia attempted to...

‘Triggered as fck’: Alt-right melts down after Seth Rogen jokes he looks like white nationalist’s bodyguard

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

When comedian Seth Rogen joked about his striking resemblance to Antonio Foreman, the bodyguard for white nationalist Tim “@BakedAlaska” Gionet, who was injured earlier this week, the alt-right imploded on themselves in condemnation. “Just so everyone knows, I’m NOT a white nationalist,...

Trump’s approval rating hikes upward

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Some good news for President Donald Trump: his approval rating actually went up Friday. Lately the polls haven’t been kind to Trump, with results that found he was either sinking or holding steady at relatively low levels of support. But Gallup’s tracking poll Friday found the...

Is Sean Hannity ‘batsht crazy’ critics ask

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Sean Hannity has been a little much, even by the standards of Sean Hannity. Never exactly known as a cool cucumber, the Fox News host has been intensifying the conspiratorial insinuations that have always marked his style, though never quite to this degree. He has done so even as he has denied...

White House spokesman does not rule out Trump-Putin July meeting in Germany

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A White House spokesman did not rule out a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was asked about reports the two leaders may hold talks on the sidelines of a Group of 20 meeting in Germany next month. “To the extent that we can work with Russia to...

Trump Department of Energy official sent racist and sexist tweets — called Obama ‘Kenyan creampuff’

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

William Bradford, President Donald Trump nominee to head the Energy Department’s Department of Indian Energy was a voluble Twitter user prior to his appointment, using off-color language to lob a number of racist, sexist right-wing tweets at former President Barack Obama and others. The...

Ohio judge declares mistrial in case against white cop Ray Tensing — who killed unarmed Samuel DuBose

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Ohio judge declared a mistrial Friday afternoon in a case against former University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing, who fatally shot Samuel DuBose in July 2015, CNN is reporting. Tensing, who is white, was fired from his job and arrested after the shooting that followed a traffic stop...

Poll: Voters want Congress off Trump-Russia probe

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

For months, Americans have been engrossed by the numerous twists and turns surrounding President Donald Trump and his former campaign’s alleged links to Russia during last year’s election, but now it turns out many have tired of this drama. A Harvard-Harris poll released Friday found 64 percent of...

Incoming GOP chair of House Oversight Committee says he’s completely dropping Russia investigation

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who is taking over the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform from the departing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), said on Friday that he will not pursue any investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. Politico reports that Gowdy told...

‘He took my baby from me’: 16-month-old Brooklyn baby dies after being beaten into a coma on Father’s Day

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A 16-month-old girl who was allegedly beaten by her her teenaged father on a Father’s Day visit died early Friday at a Brooklyn hospital. According to the New York Daily News, 16-month-old Nylah Lewis was admitted to a hospital on last Sunday suffering from multiple skull fractures and bleeding on...

WATCH: Toby Keith and Willie Nelson team up in new ode to ‘Wacky Tobaccy’

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Despite once declaring he would “never smoke weed with Willie again,” country superstar Toby Keith has once again paired up with pot king Willie Nelson in a new ode to “Wacky Tobaccy.” “That old wacky tobaccy, when you feel it creeping up on you, that old wacky tobaccy, kick back and let it do what...

‘Fck my life’: Trump’s new conspiracy theory already has staffers dreading the backlash

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

On Thursday, President Donald Trump settled one controversy while igniting another on Thursday when he tweeted that he personally does not have tapes of his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, but then raised the question that the Oval Office itself might be under surveillance....

Court lifts injunction on Mississippi law seen as anti-LGBT

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday lifted an injunction that blocked a Mississippi law allowing businesses and government employees to deny services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by citing religious beliefs. Opponents said they would likely seek to overturn the decision, arguing...

Trump’s lie about Comey tapes is evidence of ‘witness intimidation’: Ex-White House ethics counsel

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Responding to reports that President Donald Trump claims to not have any recordings of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey as he claimed last month on Twitter, a former White House ethics lawyer said being caught in this lie opens the president up to obstruction of justice....

Bill Cosby to lecture on avoiding sex assault charges

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Following the declaration of a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault, spokespeople for the comedian have said he plans to embark on a town hall speaking tour to teach people how to avoid sexual assault accusations. “Mr. Cosby wants to get back to work,” Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Cosby,...

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