Author: Hayley Miller

Sean Spicer Says Nothing Useful In First On-Camera Briefing In Over A Week

THE HUFFINGTON POST White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s first on-camera press briefing in over a week was full of non-answers and promises to “touch base” with President Donald Trump at a later date. When asked Tuesday if Trump believed Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election, as the U.S. intelligence community determined in January, Spicer said he wasn’t sure. ″I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing,” Spicer said. “Obviously, we’ve been dealing with a lot of other issues today. I’d be glad to touch base.” It’s been six months since the FBI,...

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Wyoming Town Hall Replaces Donald Trump Portrait With Photo Of Native American Chief

THE HUFFINGTON POST A Wyoming mayor’s decision to remove portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence from the town hall and replace them with a picture of a Native American chief has some community members up in arms. Mayor Pete Muldoon of Jackson, Wyoming, directed town staff members to make the swap on June 5, saying there is no requirement to have a picture of the president displayed in the building. “When the Town Of Jackson decides to honor such a divisive person, it is taking sides against some of its residents,” Muldoon said in the...

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Nancy Pelosi Says Donald Trump Isn’t Sleeping Enough

THE HUFFINGTON POST House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has some simple advice for President Donald Trump: Go to sleep. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday, Pelosi was asked what advice she’d give Trump on how to become a stronger leader. “Well, what I have advised him to do: Go to sleep,” Pelosi said. “Get some sleep. Bring yourself to a place where the synapses are working.” “More sleep might be a solution for him,” she added. .@NancyPelosi has some advice for the president. #morningjoe pic.twitter.com/l7iEyihY7v — Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 9, 2017 Trump has often...

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Donald Trump’s Aides Can’t Agree On Whether His Tweets Are Official Statements

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump’s aides just can’t seem to get on the same page regarding the significance of their boss’s Twitter feed. White House press secretary Sean Spicer called Trump’s tweets “official statements by the president of the United States” during a press briefing on Tuesday. His statement contradicts comments made by three other Trump advisers the previous day. Are Trump’s tweets considered official WH statements? Spicer: “They’re considered official statements” by President https://t.co/F4FYsdyMXK — CNN (@CNN) June 6, 2017 On Monday, Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to the president, attempted to downplay Trump’s recent Twitter rants over the London terror attacks and his court-stymied “travel ban” by saying the media shouldn’t take those tweets so seriously. “It’s not policy,” Gorka told CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “It’s not an executive order. It’s social media.” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway echoed Gorka’s position on NBC’s “Today,” claiming that the media has “an obsession” with covering Trump’s tweets. WATCH: “This obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little what he does as president…” –@KellyannePolls pic.twitter.com/iyS3WnHoxh — TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 5, 2017 Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the principal deputy White House press secretary, pushed the “obsession” theory hours later. “I think [Trump’s tweets] matter in the sense that it gives him a communications tool that isn’t filtered through media bias,” Sanders said during a Monday press briefing. “But at the same time, I think that the...

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Oregon Protesters Arrested After Some Threw Cans Of Pepsi At Police

THE HUFFINGTON POST A May Day march in Portland, Oregon, on Monday turned violent after demonstrators began throwing rocks, bottles and full cans of Pepsi at police, resulting in 25 arrests. What began as a peaceful pro-labor rally honoring International Workers’ Day in Portland’s Shemanski Park “devolved into a full-scale riot” after “anarchists” vandalized local businesses and set fires in the street, the Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.  Rocks, lead balls and full cans of @pepsi being launched at police. Officers will be donning personal protective equipment. #MayDay2017 — Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) May 1, 2017 Anarchists have destroyed a police...

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WATCH: Steve King Defends His White Nationalism Tweet By Saying He Wants U.S. To Be ‘So Homogenous’

Rep. Steve King doubles down on his controversial tweet: "I meant exactly what I said" https://t.co/onPwAdQ3SD https://t.co/Rkn8J2MMC4 — New Day (@NewDay) March 13, 2017 Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is standing behind his controversial tweet indicating support of white nationalism, saying on Monday that he’d like the United States to be “so homogenous that we look a lot the same.” King faced severe backlash Sunday after retweeting an Islamophobic cartoon. Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies. https://t.co/4nxLipafWO — Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 12, 2017 When CNN host Chris Cuomo confronted King about the tweet, the congressman chose to double down on the message. “This is being condemned by many regions of American politics and citizenry,” Cuomo said about King’s tweet. “What did you mean?” “Well, of course, I meant exactly what I said,” King replied. “You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep your birth rate up. … You need to teach your children your values and in doing so, then you can grow your population, and you can strengthen your culture, you can strengthen your way of life.” Rep. Steve King doubles down on his controversial tweet: “I meant exactly what I said” https://t.co/onPwAdQ3SD https://t.co/Rkn8J2MMC4 — New Day (@NewDay) March 13, 2017 Cuomo called out King for wanting to “white cleanse” the U.S. population...

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Trans Pastor To Texas Bathroom Bill Supporters: ‘Stop Using God As An Excuse To Hate People’

A transgender pastor is lashing out against people who cite God as their reason for supporting a controversial Texas bill that aims to prevent trans people from using public bathrooms that correspond best with their gender identity. The Rev. S. David Wynn, a senior pastor from Agape Metropolitan Community Church in Fort Worth, Texas, spoke Tuesday to hundreds of LGBTQ advocates protesting the bill outside the state Capitol in Austin. “In the beginning, God created humankind in God’s image. … So God is transgender, ” Wynn said, to which the crowd roared in approval. “We’re all created in the image of what is holy and divine and sacred, and we should all be treated that way.” More than 200 people, including Wynn, testified against Senate Bill 6, known as the “Texas bathroom bill,” during a public hearing with the Senate State Affairs Committee that began Tuesday morning and spilled into Wednesday morning. Pastor: “Stop using God as an excuse to hate people” #txlege #sb6 pic.twitter.com/BAENGl2RjE — LeAnn Wallace (@LeAnn_Wallace) March 7, 2017 Despite more than 13 hours of mostly oppositional public testimony, the committee voted Wednesday 7-1 in favor of the proposed legislation. The bill will now advance to the full Senate, where its passage is all but assured. Many senators, including the majority of Republicans and one Democrat, have already voiced support for the bill. During Tuesday’s hearing, Democratic state...

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Jason Chaffetz: Poor People Should Stop Buying iPhones If They Need Money For Health Care

  Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is proposing a quick fix for low-income Americans unable to afford coverage under President Donald Trump’s newly proposed health care law: Don’t buy an iPhone. The American Health Care Act, unveiled by House Republican leaders Monday, offers less financial assistance to low-income people than former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, so it would likely result in millions of Americans losing the health coverage they have today. “Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone” Americans “should invest in their own healthcare” – Rep. Jason Chaffetz https://t.co/sxWaRohbEh pic.twitter.com/aEWYikdWiw — CNN (@CNN) March 7, 2017 But the Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Tuesday that Americans who might struggle to afford insurance under the GOP plan simply need to make the choice to “invest in health care.” “Americans have choices, and they’ve got to make a choice,” Chaffetz said Tuesday on CNN. “So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care. They’ve got to make those decisions themselves.” Having to choose between a smartphone and health care coverage is a scenario Chaffetz likely can’t relate to. With a net worth of at least $320,000 in 2014, he makes less than many of his colleagues in Congress and was only the 301st wealthiest lawmaker based on financial disclosures that...

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