Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

Friday, April 28th, 2017

(CNN)Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital, his spokesman said Friday. The 41st president, at age 92, had been recovering from a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis. "President and Mrs. Bush are very pleased to be home spending time with family and friends and are grateful for the outstanding care provided by his doctors and nurse," spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Bush returned to the hospital earlier this month prior to Easter due to a cough that prevented him from sleeping.

Venezuelan in Miami reportedly detained on way to political asylum hearing

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

U.S. immigration authorities in Miami on Wednesday reportedly detained Marco Coello, a Venezuelan who has been seeking asylum in the United States since 2015. According to his lawyers, Coello was on his way to an asylum hearing when he was detained. The action comes as the Trump administration has stepped up the deportation of undocumented migrants in the United States. The office of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said the lawmaker is reaching out to the Department of Homeland Security and the White House and is working to secure Coello’s release. In February, exile groups in South Florida appealed to the White House to take Venezuela’s political and economic chaos into account before deporting Venezuelans,

Tom Brady’s Ex-Teammate: No, Gisele Didn’t Make Him Skip Trump White House Visit

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

When star QB Tom Brady didn’t visit the White House with his fellow New England Patriots, many speculated it was because of his supermodel wife’s aversion to President Trump.

Sean Hannity Lashes Out at New York Times Over Trump Confidant Story

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Fox News host Sean Hannity lashed out at The New York Times on Twitter Saturday following a report labeling him a confidant of President Donald Trump. Others named in the report are Fox News owner and founder Rupert Murdoch, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone. "@nytimes You colluded with HRC in 2016.

6th District race heats up with rally, endorsements

Friday, April 21st, 2017

ATLANTA - Democrats from around the country gathered in Atlanta Thursday for an annual dinner for state Democrats.  The dinner at the Hyatt Regency downtown drew attention from big names in the party as they wanted to take part and rally support for Jon Ossoff.  "I'm here to tell you the Democratic National Committee was all in before Tuesday and we're all in through June 20," Democratic Party Chairman Tom Perez said.  Ossoff is up against Republican Karen Handel in the 6th Congressional District runoff on June 20.  TRENDING STORIES: 2017 Atlanta Falcons schedule released Bodycam video shows moments before officer-involved shooting Atlanta officer facing charges in deadly crash still has badge

The Trump administration resurrects the White House’s Flickr account

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The official White House Flickr account is finally active again, after sitting empty for 90 days since Donald Trump became president. 23 photos were uploaded by the administration today, and so far each is captioned with “Photo of the Day” followed a specific date ranging back to March 15th. The subjects vary from a photo of Trump at the White House Easter Egg Roll, to one of Neil Gorsuch being sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court, to an image of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick from just yesterday.

Health reform is dead, but Trump makes Republicans pretend it’s alive

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The Republican healthcare bill is supposedly coming back from the dead, again. Some senior officials in the White House are expressing optimism for a vote by midweek next week, Politico reports — meaning such a bill could pass the House within President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. Trump says he was wiretapped, so he sets off a frenzy as Republicans seek to substantiate that claim, even though they will never be able to.

Danny Amendola deletes tweet thanking President Trump for ‘shout out’

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

President Donald Trump meets the New England Patriots. When you’ve got a controversial Super Bowl-winning team meeting a controversial president, you can expect a few fireworks from the grandstands, and that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday when the New England Patriots visited the White House to meet President Donald Trump. Trump shouts out Danny Amendola, who wasn't at White House, and says, "Where's Danny?" Edelman doesn't help POTUS.

The New York Times trolled Trump on his Patriots crowd size, but the Patriots didn’t find it funny

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The New York Times sports section had a little fun at President Trump's expense on Wednesday, tweeting out an obvious reference to the side-by-side photos of Trump's and former President Barack Obama's inauguration crowd sizes: Trump — who was so enraged by the suggestion that his inaugural crowd was visibly smaller than both of Obama's that he made trying to debunk that fact Press Secretary Sean Spicer's very first order of business — hosted the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Wednesday. Now, the entire team really was not there — quarterback Tom Brady had to bow out at the last minute and several other players did not attend because they don't care for Trump's policies — but the

President Trump hosts Patriots at White House

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The New England Patriots are the professional sports team most closely associated with President Donald Trump, so it was fitting that they were the first championship team to visit Trump in the White House.– Frank Schwab