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Pelosi Prays for George W. Bush to Be President Again Instead of Trump

Share Tweet Email [embedded content] BY: Sam DormanApril 30, 2017 10:49 am House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) prayed during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that former President George W. Bush was in the White House instead of President Donald Trump, suggesting that Democrats were able to cooperate with Bush better than with Trump. Pelosi appeared to start making a comment about Trump and how his priorities were different than the country’s, but accidentally said “President Bush.” “I’m so sorry President Bush. I never thought I’d pray for the day that you were president again,” Pelosi said, in an apparent dig at Trump. “You’re praying for the day that President Bush is president again?” guest host Jonathan Karl asked. Pelosi responded by arguing that a House of Representatives led by Democrats would work with Trump as they did with Bush. Karl challenged Pelosi earlier in the interview, suggesting that the Democratic party was looking “a lot like a party of ‘no’ right now.” “I don’t think that at all,” Pelosi rebutted, before arguing Trump “hasn’t really proposed anything.” This entry was posted in Politics and tagged Donald Trump, George W. Bush, House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Bookmark the...

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Pelosi Grades Democrats ‘100 Percent’ on Unity in Trump’s First 100 Days

Share Tweet Email [embedded content] BY: David Rutz Follow @DavidRutzApril 30, 2017 10:36 am House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Sunday she would give the Democrats a “100 percent” grade in President Trump’s first 100 days for their “unity,” despite the party’s recent rocky unity tour, conflicts on abortion and inability to name who their current leader is. After Pelosi gave Trump an “F” for his first 100 days, ABC “This Week” host Jonathan Karl asked Pelosi how she’d grade the Democrats to date. “Oh my gosh. In terms of unity, 100 percent unified,” she said. “That’s how we were able to work with an outside mobilization channeling the energy of the American people to defeat their drastic, horrible health care bill.” Karl responded with a recent ABC poll showing two-thirds of Americans believe the Democratic Party is out of touch with the average person’s concerns, a higher percentage than for Republicans or Trump. “Isn’t the Democratic Party a bit of a mess right now, too?” Karl asked. “No it isn’t,” she said. “The Democratic Party is unified. I would say, my own critique of the Democrats, we have walked the walk, but we haven’t talked the talk. All we do is fight for America’s working families against special interests that the Republicans represent, but that does not come across.” Pelosi’s remarks came one week after she...

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Samantha Bee Doesn’t Think America Has a ‘Smug Liberal’ Problem

Share Tweet Email [embedded content] BY: David Rutz Follow @DavidRutzApril 30, 2017 10:15 am Left-wing comedian Samantha Bee shot down the idea that America has a “smug liberal” problem during an interview airing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Bee was fresh off hosting the “Not The White House Correspondents Dinner” on Saturday, where she did a series of anti-White House routines, as she does weekly on her half-hour TBS program “Full Frontal.” CNN host Jake Tapper brought up a September piece by conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat called the “Clinton’s Samatha Bee Problem.” He wrote the Democratic Party’s problem can be personified in Bee: “the rapid colonization of new cultural territory by an ascendant social liberalism.” Douthat criticized Bee and other left-leaning late-night comedians’ smirking, hectoring brand of comedy as “an echo chamber from which the imagination struggles to escape:” The culture industry has always tilted leftward, but the swing toward social liberalism among younger Americans and the simultaneous surge of activist energy on the left have created a new dynamic, in which areas once considered relatively apolitical now have (or are being pushed to have) an overtly left-wing party line. On late-night television, it was once understood that David Letterman was beloved by coastal liberals and Jay Leno more of a Middle American taste. But neither man was prone to delivering hectoring monologues in the style...

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Elizabeth Warren Not Amused When Bill Maher Calls Her ‘Pocahontas’

Share Tweet Email [embedded content] BY: David Rutz Follow @DavidRutzApril 30, 2017 9:09 am Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) didn’t appear to take kindly to comedian Bill Maher calling her “Pocahontas” to her face, a reference to President Trump’s derogatory nickname for her. During an interview on HBO’s “Real Time” that aired Friday, Maher criticized Trump’s tax plan as favoring the wealthy and asked Warren why more working-class people still backed Trump and weren’t with the Democratic Party. “They’re still with him. They’re not with you,” he said. “Explain to me what that disconnection is.” “Actually, I’m going to push back. I disagree with you,” Warren said. “When you talk—” “Well, his fans are not with you,” Maher shot back. “Come on. They don’t like you, Pocahontas.” He grinned and his left-leaning crowd laughed, but Warren didn’t smile or even acknowledge the joke, moving on with her remarks about the progressive agenda. Trump frequently refers to Warren as “Pocahontas” as a jab at her supposed Native American ancestry. Warren was criticized during her 2012 Massachusetts senatorial campaign for listing herself as a minority in directories of law professors earlier in her career. The Washington Post Fact-Checker found that Warren relied on “family lore” rather than official ancestral documentation to make the claim that she had Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage: A genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society initially had...

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Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss

Share Tweet Email Former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.), resplendent in furs on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court / Getty Images BY: Joe Schoffstall Follow @JoeSchoffstallApril 30, 2017 5:00 am The campaign committee of former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.), who is currently on trial for corruption charges, spent thousands on hotels and small travel expenses after Brown was defeated in the Democratic primary last year. Brown, who lost to former Florida State Sen. Al Lawson in the August 2016 primary, spent $11,278 on “lodging” at a Marriot Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland in late September 2016, nearly one month after the election. In addition to the hotel expenditures, the campaign disclosed three “petty cash” transactions totaling more than $2,000 during the two-week span between October 16 and November 4. A small amount ($185) also was spent on travel expenses in Houston, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida. Thousands more were spent on more typical transactions following an election loss, such as payments to campaign vendors. Brown and her chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, were indicted in July 2016 on 24 counts of fraud stemming from a sham foundation created by the former congresswoman. More than $800,000 was deposited into Brown’s Virginia-based foundation, One Door for Education, which spent only $1,200 on charity. Federal authorities found that Brown, Elias, and Carla Wiley, the foundation’s president, spent $200,000 of the group’s funds on luxury vacations, NFL tickets, plane tickets,...

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