Rosie O’Donnell and dozens of Broadway stars lent some razzmatazz to the ongoing “Kremlin Annex” protest outside the White House on Monday night.
The TV personality added further fuel to the fire that is her decadelong beef with Donald Trump by joining cast members from musicals including “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King” and “Phantom of the Opera” to sing numbers in protest of his presidency.
“We are so thrilled to be here at the ‘Kremlin Annex’ at night 22,” O’Donnell told the crowd. “Let the president know in no uncertain terms that we are alive, awake and we are woke. We are not going away.”
Nearly half of Republicans surveyed — 44 percent — believe the president should be able to shutter news outlets for “bad behavior,” according to a new poll released Tuesday.
The poll by Ipsos emphasizes the clear divide between party lines when it comes to the role of the media and its coverage of the Trump administration. Twenty-nine percent, nearly a third, of the more than 1,000 people polled said they believed the news media was the enemy of the American people, a phrase that was coined and popularized by President Donald Trump. That number jumps to 48 percent if you just examine Republicans surveyed.
Former sheriff and current GOP Senate candidate Joe Arpaio apparently has no idea that he accepted the hypothetical offer of an “amazing blow job” from President Donald Trump on the latest episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America?
In a new interview with the Phoenix New Times, the 86-year-old Arpaio says that he “never agreed” to oral sex from the president who recently pardoned him. This is despite the fact that when Baron Cohen—in character as a Finnish internet celebrity named OMGWhizzBoyOMG—asked him directly, “If Donald Trump calls you up after this and says, ‘Sheriff Joe, I want to offer you an amazing blow job,’ would you say yes?” Arpaio answered, “I may have to say yes.”
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Sunday that an Ohio House candidate did not invite President Trump to appear at his campaign rally on Saturday.
The governor and former GOP presidential candidate, who has been critical of Trump, told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” that GOP hopeful Troy Balderson told him that he didn’t have anything to do with inviting Trump.
“I asked him the other day ‘Why are you bringing Trump in,’ he said ‘well, I don’t have anything to do with it,’ ” Kasich said, referring to Balderson, who is facing a tough challenge from Democrat Danny O’Connor in a district Trump won by double digits.
It is acknowledged on all sides that President Trump cannot be indicted. But that doesn’t mean his son can’t. In fact, Mueller would be a fool to not do so. The case against him is very strong. He was at that June 2016 meeting with the Russians and later admitted that he was there for the purpose of getting dirt on Hillary:
A meeting between President Donald Trump’s eldest son and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign occurred at the behest of a Moscow-based singer with family ties to Trump’s businesses, according to a participant in the talks. Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged Monday he made time for the meeting hoping to get information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.
What is this really about? Rescuing an American citizen? Not really. It is, once again, about attacking a NATO ally. And who does that benefit? Russia, of course:
The United States slapped sanctions on two Turkish officials on Wednesday over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. Turkey vowed retaliation “without delay,” warning it would harm relations between the two allies.
President Donald Trump followed through on his warning last week to impose sanctions against Turkey, a key NATO ally, for its treatment of Andrew Craig Brunson in a case that has strained U.S.-Turkish relations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said his government wouldn’t back down and was willing to “go its own way” if the U.S. did act.
Six years before President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh sided with Trump Entertainment Resorts’ successful effort to thwart a unionization drive at one of its casinos.
Kavanaugh was one of three Republican-appointed judges who in 2012 voted unanimously to set aside an order by the National Labor Relations Board that would have required the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to bargain with the United Auto Workers.
The casino has since shut down. But labor advocates point to the case — as well as ones where he backed management at Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Venetian hotel and at SeaWorld after an orca killed a worker — as evidence that Kavanaugh may hobble enforcement of workplace laws and the already-embattled union movement.
Maybe that Republican Senator should be telling that to Donald Trump. He seems to be the only one that doesn’t realize it:
A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Americans need “to be very aware that the Russians are trying to interfere in our election” any way they can “regardless of who the candidate is.”
Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford told ABC News “This Week” Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz that Russia’s aim is to disrupt American elections, including in the upcoming 2018 midterms.
The senator said the U.S. has to “be very aware that the Russians are trying to be able to interfere in our elections every other way they can to be able to harvest information and then to be able to use that against our democracy.”
It just keeps getting worse for you everyday, Donald. You might as well quit now:
In April, the New Yorker reported on a former Trump Tower doorman, Dino Sajudin. Dino had met with the National Enquirer in 2015 and sold a story about how Trump had fathered a love child with a housekeeper. Sajudin says that he received the $30,000 payment, as agreed upon, but that the story was buried and never published. Later on, many cast doubt on Sajudin’s claims, although he had passed a lie detector test. However, the New Yorker, Associated Press, and the Washington Post reportedly all corroborated the story at least in part, said Vox.
All we have are a lot of opinions by talking heads. We need to resolve this in the supreme court:
Can a sitting president be indicted? The public should be skeptical of arguments saying no, which frequently rely on two opinions by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). This office, in part through its opinions, provides legal advice to the executive branch. As legal counsel to the executive, OLC is naturally biased in favor of helping its client achieve its goals through legal analysis. Media coverage of this important question concerning presidential immunity, however, has largely failed to question the underlying rationales found in those OLC memos. And when it comes to preserving the rule of law and our constitutional system of checks and balances, OLC does not have the final word, and we should not treat its views as such.