Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions

August 19, 2017

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the fell as traders worried that the probe could derail Trump’s growth agenda. The dollar fell against the euro and U.S. government bonds rose. The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds. Trump’s businesses have involved Russians for years, however, making the boundaries fuzzy. The Justice Department’s May 17…

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Argentina Primaries Too Close to Call in Key Battleground

August 15, 2017

Exit polls were too close to call a winner in the primary race that will give Argentine President Mauricio Macri a good indication of the risks to his reform program and ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner whether she can return to the country’s political mainstage. After polls closed at 6 p.m. (5 pm EST), Macri’s Cambiemos alliance was leading in Buenos Aires city and in the provinces of Cordoba, Mendoza…

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Take a good look at the events in Charlottesvillethis is America today

August 14, 2017

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The eyes of the nation and the world turned to Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday after a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally descended into chaos. The rally brought together the members of various white nationalist hate groups, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and their smaller sub-factions. They were greeted by an army of protesters who were there to demonstrate that hateful ideologies aren’t welcome in…

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Here are Trump’s remarks on the violence in Charlottesville

August 14, 2017

On a day when white nationalists marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and their planned rally escalated into violence that left one dead, President Donald Trump decided to go ahead with a press conference covering veterans’ healthcare. Before signing a bill, Trump did address the situation in Virginia. Earlier in the day he had tweeted about the violence, saying “Charlottesville sad!” SEE ALSO: A round of applause for student…

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Sobering scenes of racists marching in Charlottesville as state of emergency is declared

August 14, 2017

Unite the Right white nationalist marchers in Charlottesville.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Nazis, white nationalists, and other hate groups are marching in Charlottesville, Virginia ahead of a rally to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Hours before the rally was scheduled to start, racists streaming into Charlottesville have been marching through the city, where they’ve been met by counter-protesters. Shortly before 12 p.m. on Saturday, Virginia’s governor…

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Trump finally comments on white nationalist rally, violence in Charottesville

August 13, 2017

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock After hours of silence, President Donald Trump finally commented on the white nationalist rally and related violence happening in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A. & all that we have done, and are doing, to make it better-but Charlottesville sad! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017 SEE ALSO: A round of applause for student counter-protesters who stood up to…

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Racists have reappropriated the Detroit Red Wings logo, and the team is not happy

August 13, 2017

Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Many Detroit Red Wings fans were confused to see their favorite team’s logo waving among swastikas, confederate flags, and other symbols of hate at a massive white supremacist gathering in Virginia on Saturday. One widely shared video shows a group of racists carrying homemade shields marked with the team’s insignia and chanting the Nazi slogan “blood and soil” as they poured into Charlottesville. SEE ALSO: Trump…

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Bill Hader nails ‘The Mooch’ on SNL’s ‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition’

August 13, 2017

The first of four episodes of Weekend Update: Summer Edition aired Thursday night, and while Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump didn’t show up, there was a very special guest: Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, played by SNL alum Bill Hader. The Mooch’s appearance like his tenure as White House communications director was short and sweet. And full of profanity. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLetClicks PRO (Platinum) LetClicks – Facebook…

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Pete Souza abandons Instagram to take down Trump on Twitter

August 13, 2017

Image: alex wong/Getty Images Hold Pete Souza’s beer and camera America. The former Obama White House photographer is so fed up with Donald Trump’s behavior that he abandoned his primary medium of trolling, Instagram, to appeal to an audience more familiar with Trump’s outrageous antics: Twitter. SEE ALSO: Forget shade, Pete Souza throws straight fire at Putin On Friday morning Souza posted a tweet concerning Twitter’s harassment policy, specifically posting…

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Pussy Riot wants YOU to become a Russian prisoner in a new theatre performance

August 12, 2017

Image: PUSSY RIOT/Jonas Akerlund You may remember that famous scene in House of Cards where Pussy Riot humiliate the fictional Russian President Viktor Petrov, a caricature of Vladimir Putin. That cameo was just the latest stepping stone in Pussy Riot’s rise to global notoriety as female icons of resistance. But in real life, the Russian feminist punk rock group have paid a heavy price for their dissident voice. Two members…

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Twitter is probably not gonna suspend Trump for those North Korea tweets

August 12, 2017

A president.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Welcome to Friday, where we’ve entered what feels like round 57 of “Is THIS finally what gets Twitter to ban Trump?” The answer is almost certainly no, to the point that I wish Vegas would put odds on this, because there are few things in this world more certain than that Twitter will not ban the president of the United States. SEE ALSO: Giant inflatable chicken with…

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Anthony Scaramucci is coming back, and if his recent tweets are a hint, it’s going to be a lituation

August 11, 2017

whyImage: michael REYNOLDS/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Wisdom has dictated that people “have to go away to come back,” but, ya know, Anthony Scaramucci recently told a New Yorker writer that he was not one to “suck my own cock,” so perhaps we should assume The Mooch is not one for norms. SEE ALSO: Anthony Scaramucci resigned and everyone is hahahahahahahahaha The former incoming White House communications director has teed up a few “please-accept-me-in-the-public-sphere”…

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Walmart dropped $18 million on ads to help repair its brand image

August 11, 2017

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Walmart dropped $18 million on ads to boast about how much its doing to buy American products and train its workforce, according to a report from The New York Times. The ads are meant to help repair Walmart’s reputation, particularly around how it treats its massive workforce. The company has been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism over its low pay while raking in billions in…

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Netflix CEO let Peter Thiel know damn well what he thought of Donald Trump

August 10, 2017

The battle of the Valley Titans: Reed Hastings, left, and Peter Thiel, right.Image: Mashable composite: Left,  Masatoshi Okauchi/REX/Shutterstock; Right,  Jim Lo Scalzo/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Remember those heady days of August 2016, just a year ago before the Trump presidency had us genuinely wondering how to prepare for a nuclear attack? SEE ALSO: Mark Zuckerberg says ‘diversity’ is why Peter Thiel should remain on Facebook’s board That happened to be when Silicon Valley…

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Orrin Hatch just schooled the internet on the meaning of ‘shot their wad’

August 9, 2017

Hey! It doesn't mean what you think it does.Image: REX/Shutterstock A Republican senator just used the term “shot their wad” and, um, the internet has some opinions. “Were not going back to health care. Were in tax now,” Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah told Politico. “As far as Im concerned, they shot their wad on health care and thats the way it is. Im sick of it.” SEE ALSO: You’re…

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This guy tried to start a political scandal on Twitter, and it, uh, didn’t go so great

August 1, 2017

When you're out the door but you can at least watch a rival play himself.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is out of a job as of Friday, but his feud with new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci still found a way to bubble up on Sunday. Arthur Schwartz, a man who’s been quoted as a “GOP operative” and “a spokesman for Scaramucci,” threatened to…

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Smackdown: Trump’s endless White House feuds as a pro-wrestling special is just too perfect

July 31, 2017

IT'S GONNA BE A SLAMMIN' GOOD TIME!Image: Mashable composite (Ring: Shutterstock / cigdem; Sessions: MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/REX/Shutterstock; Bannon: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES; Spicer: ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES; Scaramucci: Getty IMAGES; Trump: AP/REX/Shutterstock) We’re just weeks away from the WWE’s annual late-summer smrgsbord of professional sports entertainment, SummerSlam. But for all the hype of the second-biggest pro wrestling show of the year (behind spring’s WrestleMania), the real feuds are simmering in Washington, D.C. While stories about…

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Russia adds own VPN crackdown after VPN apps disappear from Apple Store in China

July 31, 2017

Russians hold a banner reading "Internet for users, factory for workers, land for peasants!" during a rally in Moscow, Russia, on23 Jul 2017.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Just one day after it was revealed that Apple had removed virtual private networking (VPN) apps from its China App Store at the behest of the government, we’ve learned that officials in Russia are cracking down on VPN services, too. SEE ALSO: With this move, China…

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The right wing has a new favorite conspiracy

July 31, 2017

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz attends a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.Image: andrew Harnik/AP/REX/Shutterstock The far right will not rest until they’ve pinned a conspiracy on the folks at the Democratic National Committee, but they’re having a hard time coming up with what that conspiracy is supposed to be. It’s only been weeks since folks from random trolls to Fox News promoted the idea that former DNC staffer Seth…

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Trump respected Reince Priebus so much he made him swat flies

July 30, 2017

Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump fired his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, via tweet on Friday after a long battle between factions at the Trump White House. It was a fitting end to the rocky relationship between Priebus and Trumpone marked by Trump’s lack of respect for the former Republican National Committee chairman. SEE ALSO: All the stuff in my fridge that lasted longer than Reince Priebus An anecdote in…

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Trump world gets its own little Twitter bot

July 30, 2017

Figuring out the tweets.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Twitter is a giant scream-fest of a social network struggling to attract new users. It also provides perhaps the best immediate insight into the thoughts and interests of the family and administration of President Donald Trump. Sure, you can follow all those accounts for that insight, but what’s the fun in that when there’s a bot that’ll do the work for you? Say hello to…

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Reince Priebus resigned and of course Trump announced it on Twitter

July 30, 2017

Sad!Image: LO SCALZO/EPA/REX/Shutterstock The Trump White House, much like life, is a bizarre circus of surreal nightmares and crushed dreams. President Donald Trump re-emphasized this with a series of late afternoon tweets on Friday, with which he announced Reince Priebus was out as his chief of staff. These were the bombshell missives: …and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a…

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Check out Trump’s drawing of, uh, whatever that thing is

July 29, 2017

The face of an artist.Image: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images You may have thought nothing in the world could ever be as mind-bendingly confusing as Donald Trump’s tweets, but have you seen the dude’s artwork? There’s abstract and then there’s “what the hell is that?” We regret to inform America that Trump’s hand-drawn masterpiece of (supposedly) the New York City skyline is most definitely the latter. Nevertheless, after 11 bids, the U.S….

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Head Boy Scout apologizes for Trump’s politically charged speech

July 29, 2017

Trump got political with the Boy Scouts.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock President Trump’s mess of a speech to the Boy Scouts at their annual jamboree earlier this week has caused enough of a stir that the head scout had to apologize for it. SEE ALSO: Everyone is tweeting the Boy Scouts values after Trump turns jamboree into full-blown political rally On Thursday, Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh wrote a letter about Trump’s speech…

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Donald Trump breathes down Melania’s neck as she introduced him at a rally

July 29, 2017

Image: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images First Lady Melania Trump joined her husband at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, on Tuesday, and proceeded to be watched like she was a bad kid who might do something wrong at any moment. As Melania took the podium to praise her husband for winning the election, Donald Trump stood a little too close for comfort, practically breathing down her neck. The USA Association, a clearly…

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Trump bars transgender people from military, calls them a \

July 28, 2017

On Wednesday morning President Trump fired off a bombshell of a tweet, leaving the world in suspense for a few painful moments as he prepped for an announcement. Trump explained after consulting with his “Generals and military experts” the United States Government “would not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” ….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our…

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