Sessions nixes Obama-era rules leaving states alone that legalize pot

January 16, 2018

(CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded a trio of memos from the Obama administration that had adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws. While many states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana use, the drug is still illegal under federal law, creating a conflict between federal and state law. Thursday’s announcement is a major decision for an attorney general who has regularly decried marijuana use as dangerous. …

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Trump decries immigrants from ‘shithole countries’ coming to US

January 16, 2018

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump expressed frustration behind closed doors with people coming to the US from “shithole countries,” sources told CNN on Thursday. One person briefed on the meeting said when Durbin got to Haiti, Trump began to ask why we want people from Haiti and more Africans in the US and added that the US should get more people from countries like Norway. A person familiar with what was said at the meeting told CNN that Trump also said: “Why …

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Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm; officials blame employee who pushed ‘wrong button’

January 16, 2018

Washington (CNN)An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a “ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii” was a false alarm, according to state leaders and emergency officials, who blamed it on an employee who “pushed the wrong button.” “It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at the change over of a shift, and an employee pushed the wrong button,” he said. The warning went out to television and radio as well as cell …

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Donald Trump doesn’t know the difference between climate and weather

January 16, 2018

(CNN)At 8 p.m. Thursday, after a third straight day of golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and the temperature was 72 degrees, President Donald Trump tweeted this: It’s the same sort of “logic” that led Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe (R) to bring a snowball onto the Senate floor in late February 2015 as a supposed counterweight to claims of global warming. Toting his snowball in one hand, Inhofe, who was the chairman of the Environment and Public Works …

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Hoda Kotb’s new role on ‘Today’ just made history for the morning news show.

January 15, 2018

It’s official: Hoda Kotb is the new permanent co-host of “Today” on NBC. Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images. Kotb had been the temporary replacement for Matt Lauer since November. But, throughout the past month, she seemed to impress all the right people. Her earnest, delicate on-air handling of Lauer’s dismissal was widely praised, CNN noted, after the former “Today” co-host was fired for mounting allegations of sexual harassment. “This is …

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Jake Tapper Cuts Off WH Adviser Stephen Miller in Tense Interview

January 10, 2018

… strategist Steve Bannon in Michael Wolffs new book, Fire and Fury. Its tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive, Miller told Tapper, adding that Bannons role at the White House has been greatly exaggerated. tweet later Sunday morning: Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky! More …

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Doug Jones Officially Declared Winner Of Alabama Senate Election After Judge Rejects Roy Moore Lawsuit

January 10, 2018

Less than an hour before, an Alabama judge rejected Moore’s lawsuit attempting to delay certification of the results, saying that the court did not have the jurisdiction to rule in the case. Jones later filed a motion to dismiss Moore’s lawsuit.  “The short answer to that is no,” Merrill told CNN. “Doug Jones will be certified today.” Moore later issued a defiant statement, again blaming “Democrats” and “the Washington …

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CNN footage of Trump golfing leaves conservatives furious

January 7, 2018

On Christmas, President Donald Trump said he would get “back to work” after the holiday to “Make America Great Again.” However, as CNN showed in a video posted on Tuesday night, Trump apparently views work as golfing. The Associated Press reported that Trump played a round of golf with pro golfer Bryson DeChambeau, former Senior PGA player Dana Quigley, and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) on Tuesday, despite his claim that it was time to get “back to work.” I …

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Trump plants trees to block CNN’s view of him golfing

January 6, 2018

President Trump played golf for the fifth straight day on Dec. 30, but you won’t be able to find any footage of him at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida.   CNN host Ana Cabrera noted . “Yes, new trees are being planted there.” CNN “” after the holiday. furious response from the right, which painted CNN as mere paparazzi. wroteOthers, like .—the son of Trump’s former security advisor , who in December—defended …

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Donald Trump retweets doctored pic with CNNs blood splattered on his shoe

December 30, 2017

Five months after President Donald Trump tweeted a doctored video of himself beating up CNN in WWE-style, his latest attack on the network was a little more subtle. But only a little. On Sunday morning, Trump retweeted this image in which he’s seated in a limo on his car phone with the word “WINNING” written across the top. But if you look closely at the bottom of his shoe, you’ll see the bloody insult. Thank you President TRUMP!! pic.twitter.com/LKdkT0FL99 — …

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Omarosa to leave White House

December 29, 2017

Washington (CNN)White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” plans to leave the White House next month, according to a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders. “Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities,” Sanders said. “Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.” …

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Gallup: Obama, Hillary Clinton remain most admired

December 29, 2017

(CNN)Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remain the most admired man and woman in the United States — a 10-year trend for Obama and 16 years running for Clinton. Gallup said about one-quarter of respondents could not name a man or woman they admire most, roughly similar to last year’s share who offered no opinion in response to the question. …

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What Joe Biden’s Anita Hill apology tells us about his 2020 plans

December 28, 2017

(CNN)The biggest tell to date of Joe Biden’s 2020 plans came this week, when he apologized to Anita Hill. Amid the growing #metoo movement — and the series of politicians who have either resigned or lost races while battling allegations of sexual harassment — Biden’s past with Hill was sure to grow as an issue in the coming weeks and months. So he nipped it in the bud. For the second time in a month. (Last month, Biden was asked about the Thomas hearings and …

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5 years after Sandy Hook, the victims have not been forgotten

December 28, 2017

(CNN)It remains among America’s most heinous nightmares: the lives of 20 little children — dancers and swimmers, pianists and painters, budding readers, little sisters and big brothers — extinguished in a flash of violence inside Sandy Hook Elementary. Born in Waterbury, D’Avino received her undergraduate degree from the University of Hartford and her master’s from Post University. She was working toward her doctorate at the University of St. …

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USA Today bashes Trump as ‘not fit to clean the toilets’ in Obama’s presidential library

December 23, 2017

(CNN)USA Today isn’t known for its blistering opinion pieces. Which makes the one the paper’s editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage. The USA Today editorial didn’t buy that explanation. “A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush,” reads the piece.”This isn’t about …

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Ann Curry Is Every Woman Cast Aside for a Shitty Media Man

December 22, 2017

… with. All of this is why there was such an immediate, disgusted reaction when CNN reporter Dylan Byers lamented in a tweet the incredible drain of talent from media/entertainment because all these men rocked by sexual harassment scandals are losing their jobs. Its an opinion that erases the women who were forced out of their jobs or who left their industries because of those men, and an incorrect outlook on a future which could finally see the rise of all the diverse talent that had been …

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Former Pentagon UFO official: ‘We may not be alone’

December 22, 2017

(CNN)A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth. A pair of news reports in The New York Times and Politico over the weekend said the effort, the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, was begun largely at the behest of then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, who helped shore up funding for it after speaking to a friend and political …

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Kayla Moore: ‘One of our attorneys is a Jew’

December 21, 2017

Midland City, Alabama (CNN)Roy Moore’s wife, Kayla, argued that her husband is no bigot at a Monday night campaign rally, saying that “one of our attorneys is a Jew.” Kayla Moore also listed other examples of her husband supporting groups he’s faced criticism for targeting in previous comments and writings. “Fake news would also have you think that my husband doesn’t support the black community,” she said. “Yet my husband appointed …

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Alabama election: Doug Jones scores stunning win, but Moore won’t concede

December 21, 2017

Montgomery, Alabama (CNN)Doug Jones on Tuesday became the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama, beating Republican Roy Moore amid a firestorm of allegations that the GOP candidate had sexually abused teens. “When the vote is this close … it’s not over,” Moore told supporters after Jones declared victory. Dad who lost gay daughter protests Moore rally …

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CNN had the perfect response to Trump’s latest attack

December 21, 2017

Ouch.Image: NurPhoto via Getty Images Donald Trump can’t stop getting dunked on by news organizations. On Saturday, Donald Trump took to Twitter for one of his favorite activities: attacking CNN (now in 280 characters!). Clapback of the year 😩👏🏽👏🏽 — fk off wit ur xmas names its still november morons (@NavyHab) November 26, 2017 I love @CNN! pic.twitter.com/JRAt2ZkQ8n — Pretty Southern (@Pretty_Southern) November 26, 2017 …

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