Tag: White

Feb 21

At emotionally raw White House ‘listening session,’ Trump reminded himself to say, ‘I hear you’

The White House “listening session” on guns Wednesday was full of raw emotion, some competing ideas for solutions, and of course, bluster from Donald Trump.  “It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past,” Trump promised, saying that he would be “very strong on background checks” and “mental health” issues (too bad …

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Feb 21

The White House plans to crack down on security … for everyone except Jared Kushner

When asked about White House security at her first-in-a-week press conference on Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was quick to say that the White House was going to tighten up the ship. But in questioning, she repeatedly denied that it would impact one person in particular—senior advisor, son-in-law, and subject of interest Jared Kushner. Sanders slapped …

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Feb 20

North Korea cancelled Mike Pence meeting last minute, White House says

Officials ‘dangled’ face-to-face talks at Winter Olympics, which collapsed after vice-president condemned human rights record North Korean officials “dangled” a historic meeting with the US vice-president Mike Pence during the Winter Olympics but pulled out at the last minute, the White House claimed on Tuesday. The face-to-face encounter in South Korea would have been the …

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Feb 20

How long will white women continue to vote Republican? | Jill Abramson

Republicans are panicking over dropping support among white women. The handling of recent domestic violence accusations only makes things worse Support for Donald Trump among white women is cratering. This helps explain why, after days of tacitly condoning alleged spousal abuse by Rob Porter, which Porter denies, and former White House speechwriter David Sorensen, who …

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Feb 19

Toxic White Masculinity: The Killer That Haunts American Life

Joseph Nickell’s murderous rampage last weekend in Kentucky was not exceptional. That’s the terrifying part. Over and over again in America, it is revealed that whiteness is the complexion for the protection. Toxic white masculinity has proven itself to be lethal once again. On Feb. 10, a man named Joseph Nickell went on a lethal …

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Feb 18

To honor victims of latest mass shooting, White House says Trump will skip one game of golf

After flying to Florida to meet with some of the victims of this nation’s latest mass shooting and the law enforcement officers who responded to that shooting, Donald Trump’s team quietly announced that he would be making the ultimate sacrifice. President Trump reportedly skipped a day at the golf course on Saturday following the Florida school …

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Feb 18

The first rule of White House Wife-Beaters Club is don’t talk about … the wives

Have you ever faced an integrity test? For example: someone reaches into their pocket and when they pull out their hand, a $ 20 bill slips out and lands or the floor. Or someone ahead of you in line at the grocery accidentally forgets their wallet and leaves it on the counter. Do you immediately alert …

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Feb 18

The White House vs. working stiffs

Have you noticed that Donald Trump constantly prefaces his outlandish lies with such phrases as: “To be honest with you,” “To tell the truth,” and “Believe me”? Why? Because like a snake-oil salesman, he constantly needs to convince himself that he’s speaking the truth in order to perform his next lie convincingly. The show must …

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Feb 18

Chronicle of a White Supremacist PR Crisis and the Making of a Hoax

It created a lesson for media to not take attention-seeking extremists at their word. Following the deadly high school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, FL, news sites and outlets scrambled to report details about the shooter’s identity and motive in a timely manner. Some of those details were manipulated by far-right trolls in …

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Feb 17

Former Bush White House Official Sounds Alarm That Americans Are ‘Sitting Ducks’ Amid Russia Threats

“You can’t overstate what is happening right now." Richard Painter, the former chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush adminstration, warned on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” that America remains a “sitting duck” for Russian interference in our politics. “You can’t overstate what is happening right now, you are looking there …

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