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Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama returned to their customary summer retreat in keeping with their old tradition. The couple is visiting Martha’s Vineyard and have been quietly enjoying themselves on the low-key and picturesque island — likely to stay until the end of August according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times. The local news organization has much to cover. “Golfing, bicycling, and visiting some of the Island’s restaurants are among the president’s August pastimes on-island. On Sunday he reportedly dined at the Red Cat in Oak Bluffs. Monday night, Barack and Michelle Obama went to The Cardboard Box —…

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has obtained  secretly recorded audio of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) during a closed-door fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McCorris Rodgers (R-WA), where the California congressman was giving a speech. During his remarks, Nunes explains the conundrum of moving to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia, as well as obstruction of justice. Should he proceed in his blatantly politically driven agenda of impeaching Rosenstein – who would then theoretically be replaced by someone willing to do Trump’s bidding of ending the Mueller probe –…

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Celebrities including Amy Schumer and Alexa Chung are not happy with President Donald Trump. These celebrities  have launched a coordinated campaign urging Ivanka Trump to speak out against the effects of the Trump administration’s family separation policy and to call for the resignation of the secretary of homeland security Kirstjen Nielsen. Ivanka Trump recently gave her view on the child separation policy adopted by the White House for the first time. While many have called the policy inhumane, Trump’s assessment was that it was more like a bad day at the office. Describing the policy as “a low point for…

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CNN’s Don Lemon has warned viewers that they shouldn’t read too much into Ivanka Trump’s message. Melania defended NBA star LeBron James after President Donald Trump attacked James and Lemon. “We also have to remember that she was a birther, too,” Lemon said, referencing the racist questioning of former President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship. Trump built his political career by peddling the debunked conspiracy theory. Melania defended her husband’s birtherism during an interview with Joy Behar in 2011. “It’s not only Donald who wants to see it,” she said, referring to Obama’s birth certificate. “It’s American people who voted for…

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Carl Bernstein gave a warning to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and said that what’s happening with the Trump administration right now is actually worse than Watergate. At least Nixon, he said, didn’t “publicly act unhinged.” “In Watergate, the system worked,” Bernstein explained. “The President of the United States did not publicly declare the press an enemy of the people and seek to undermine the First Amendment and the very legitimacy of what the press did, though he did try to make our conduct an issue… in Watergate rather than his own conduct.” Bernstein then explained how things are worse now: “What…

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The damage control has begun. Ivanka Trump finally spoke up about the family separations at the border, telling an audience in Washington that the crisis was a “low point” of her time working in the White House. “I felt very strongly about that, and I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children.” She added that “immigration is incredibly complex as a topic. Illegal immigration is incredibly complicated.” Thank you, First Daughter, for stating the obvious. Although she was likely attempting image rehabilitation in the wake of her father’s “zero tolerance policy,”Ivanka Trump’s inaction and…

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According to Rolling Stone, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is having serious financial issues that may render it “unable to exist… or pursue its advocacy mission,” according to a legal complaint filed by the gun-rights organization against New York state. In documents obtained by Rolling Stone, the NRA claims the state of New York subjected it to a “blacklisting campaign” that resulted in “tens of millions of dollars in damages” because it has lost insurance coverage, which it needs to “maintain its physical premises, convene off-site meetings and events, operate educational programs,” and “hold rallies, conventions, and assemblies.” Its inability…

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Finally, President Donald Trump appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel’s investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his political opponent. “Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower,” Trump wrote. “This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics – and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!” That is a far different explanation than…

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Melania Trump, the first lady, is by many accounts, an altogether pleasant person, more comfortable at home with her son Barron Trump than demanding or sharing the limelight. Which is just as well since she is married to the most demanding-of-the limelight US president ever. Instead Melania appears to keep her counsel (mostly) and behaves with the sort of composure demanded of a royal. Donald Trump taunts basketball’s LeBron James in late night Twitter rant. Except when she doesn’t. Much time is spent speculating on her silent, discreet presence. For the right, she’s a fashion icon and source of inspiration…

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Russia has taken an unconventional pick in the person of Steven Seagal, who will be Russia’s special representative to the U.S. Seagal has been recruited to deepen ties with the U.S. in the humanitarian field, assisting “cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges,” according to Russia’s foreign ministry. The 66-year-old star of ’90s martial arts movies like Under Siege and Hard to Kill has been courted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the past few years. Seagal received Russian citizenship back in 2016, where he’s been outspoken in his defence of Putin, even calling him a “great, great, great…

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