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Washington Free BeaconHot Mic: Jack Reed Tells Susan Collins She Can ‘Beat the Sh*t’ Out of GOP CongressmanMSNBC Anchor: If My Children Behaved Like Trump, They Would Be GroundedScaramucci Attacks Media for Reporting on News That He LeakedGuardian Op-Ed on Charlie Gard: ‘Children Do Not Belong to Their Parents’U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots Toward Iranian Ship During ‘Tense Encounter’Cory Booker Targets Tech Industry Giants He Previously EmbracedReporters Furious Over Trump’s Boy Scouts SpeechScaramucci to Fire White House Press Aide, More Dismissals Possible Due to LeaksPerez Dodges on Whether Pelosi Should Stay on as Democratic LeaderGowdy on Whether Sessions Is in Trouble: ‘It Doesn’t Look Great’ Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:55:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:41:08 +0000 The post Hot Mic: Jack Reed Tells Susan Collins She Can ‘Beat the Sh*t’ Out of GOP Congressman appeared first on Washington Free Beacon. ]]> Sen. Jack Reed (D., R.I.) was caught on a hot mic telling Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) on Tuesday that she could “beat the shit out of ” a Republican congressman who had criticized her and other female Republican senators who were hampering Obamacare repeal efforts. The two senators were at the markup of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2018 discussing multiple issues among themselves when Reed skewered Rep. Blake Farenthold (R., Texas). Farenthold...

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U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots Toward Iranian Ship During ‘Tense Encounter’

Share Tweet Email Iranian Revolutionary Guard / Getty Images BY: Kathryn CovertJuly 25, 2017 11:32 am A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots toward an Iranian naval ship during a “tense encounter” in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, according to an American defense official. The U.S. Cyclone-class patrol ship, the USS Thunderbolt, was at the time involved in an exercise with American and partner vessels in the Persian Gulf, the Associated Press reported. An American defense official told the AP that the Iranian naval vessel came within 150 yards of the Thunderbolt. After the Iranian vessel did not respond to radio calls, flares, or warning sirens, U.S. sailors were forced to fire warning shots. Tense naval encounters are not uncommon between Iranian and U.S. forces in the Gulf: Ten U.S. sailors were detained by the Iranian military in January 2016. The U.S. Navy condemned the actions taken by Iranian forces, calling them “outrageous and unacceptable,” and has since taken significant steps to prevent future incidents.  The tension surrounding U.S.-Iranian relations is continuing to rise as Iran seeks to build up its military capabilities and the United States moves to increase sanctions. On April 26, the U.S. Navy confirmed that a U.S. guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel. The Iranian ship came within 1,100 yards of the USS Mahan, closing the distance even after the U.S. ship maneuvered to open...

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Cory Booker Targets Tech Industry Giants He Previously Embraced

Share Tweet Email Sen. Cory Booker / Getty Images BY: Brent Scher Follow @brentscherJuly 25, 2017 11:11 am Senator Cory Booker called for the government to investigate actions taken by tech giants Amazon and Google, two companies that have long had financial and personal ties to the New Jersey Democrat. Booker targeted the companies during an interview with Recode, in which he called for scrutiny of Amazon for its proposed merger with Whole Foods and also Google for its growing size. Booker told Recode he was signing onto a letter from legislators calling on the Justice Department to investigate Amazon’s $14 billion entrance into the grocery store business. He said he was “highly skeptical” of the merger and the impact it would have on grocery prices. “We’re having a hard enough time getting supermarkets to move into urban communities, to give people choice, to give people price competitiveness, so that actually they’re paying for affordable groceries,” Booker said. “I worry about grocery consolidation, I worry about the jobs that many of these grocery stores create, and so I am skeptical of this particular merger, highly skeptical of it.” Booker complained that the country’s “regulatory agencies … just aren’t doing their jobs” and said, “the U.S. government absolutely should take a look at Google.” The critiques of Amazon and Google come as a surprise given his past relationship with the...

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Reporters Furious Over Trump’s Boy Scouts Speech

Share Tweet Email President Donald Trump waves after speaking to Boy Scouts, July 24, 2017 / Getty BY: Andrew Kugle Follow @AndrewJKugleJuly 25, 2017 10:57 am President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday night, and some reporters were outraged by his remarks. In his speech to tens of thousands of Boy Scouts, Trump blasted the media, pushed for the repeal of Obamacare, criticized his predecessor in the White House, and made a pointed remark about “loyalty.” Some reporters were left aghast at Trump’s speech. Trump repeated a favorite campaign talking point about how the news networks would not show the size of the crowd. Reporters from CNN and NBC tweeted out screenshots of their television screens to show that news networks were showing the size of the crowd at the jamboree. As @CNN shows tons of shots of crowd (LIVE), Trump insists the media won’t air his rally or show the true size of the crowd. Unbelievable. — Maeve Reston (@MaeveReston) July 24, 2017 Every time Trump says the cameras refuse to show the crowds, the CNN cameras … show the crowds — Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 24, 2017 Here’s a live picture of the crowd @realDonaldTrump says we aren’t going to show. Mr. President we are not fake news — Kristin Donnelly (@kristindonnelly) July 24, 2017 When Trump talked about the possible repeal...

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Scaramucci to Fire White House Press Aide, More Dismissals Possible Due to Leaks

Share Tweet Email Anthony Scaramucci / Getty BY: Jack Heretik Follow @JackHeretikJuly 25, 2017 10:57 am White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci will fire a White House press aide and more dismissals are expected in his bid to stop leaks coming from the Trump administration. Scaramucci announced his intent on Tuesday to fire assistant press secretary Michael Short, Politico reports. Short said Tuesday he had not yet been terminated, however, and he denied ever leaking any information, calling those allegations false. Short was a staffer on President Donald Trump’s campaign but quit his job there well before the election, just to return as Trump took office. Scaramucci has made figuring out who was leaking information a priority since being hired last week. Scaramucci said Sunday that he would fire any leakers on his watch. “I’m committed to taking the comms shop down to Sarah [Huckabee Sanders] and me, if I can’t get the leaks to stop,” Scaramucci said. Scaramucci also offered amnesty during a meeting with staff members as he warned that Short’s firing may not be the last. “I offered amnesty in the meeting, but that decision is above my rank,” Scaramucci said. Short is known to be close to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. This entry was posted in Politics and tagged Anthony Scaramucci, Trump Administration, White House, White House Leaks. Bookmark the...

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