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The wait is over. We now have a definitive idea what Pres. Donald Trump’s “big, beautiful wall” will look like. Customs and Border Protection made public the specs for the proposed border fence along the Mexican border. CBP is an agency within Homeland Security that will oversee the project as well as patrol the wall when it’s built. Trump’s brainchild and complete waste of taxpayer money should be 30 feet tall (although the government will settle for 18 feet), and constructed so that it endures at least 30 minutes (but ideally four hours) of attempts to cut through it with…

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The FBI has finally confirmed that it’s been investigating Trump-Russia ties since July of last year. FBI Director James Comey spoke at a House of Representatives Select Intelligence Committee hearing on possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Comey said, for the first time, that the FBI is investigating possible connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and administration and Russia. https://youtu.be/MfKCFnQPs5U As you know, our practice is not to confirm the existence of ongoing investigations, especially those investigations that involve classified matters. But in unusual circumstances, where it is in the public interest, it may be appropriate to do so.…

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The former British ambassador to the U.S. warned that Trump is playing a “dangerous game” by claiming former President Barack Obama used the U.K.’s GCHQ intelligence agency to spy on him. Sir Peter Westmacott, who resigned from his post last year, wrote a scathing opinion piece in the Guardian, saying Trump administration officials are “peddling falsehoods” that could potentially risk damaging U.S.-U.K. ties, including in the field of shared intelligence. Westmacott wrote: This is a dangerous game. … The intelligence relationship between Britain and America is unique and precious. It is critical to our shared efforts to counter terrorism. Gratuitously…

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President and serial vacationer Donald Trump has spent yet another weekend in his gaudy Florida club Mar-a-Lago, or as he nauseatingly likes to call it, the “Winter White House.” (Although now that spring is around the corner, he’s switched to calling it “Southern White House.” We don’t know which is more vomit-inducing.) According to ThinkProgress, Trump had spent approximately $10 million on travel by mid-February (approximately a month into his presidency), whereas his predecessor President Barack Obama had spent $12 million per year. According to calculations done by Quartz, Including this coming weekend, Trump will have taken five trips to…

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A 2015 video of Donald Trump saying he’d never take a vacation as president has been making the rounds on social media. What he says in the video is of course in sharp contrast with what he’s done — vacationing every weekend at huge cost to the taxpayer. https://youtu.be/eNe1VnLzwsc In the video, Trump, appearing alongside New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heard saying: There’s no time for vacations. We’re not going to be big on vacations. The White House is like this incredible place, right? Represents so much, and you’re there for a limited period of time. If you’re at the…

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“Surprised” and “disappointed” Trump voters are increasingly coming out of the woodwork. They’re simply stunned that their beloved president and alleged narcissist Donald Trump would hurt his base, which is overwhelmingly rural, older, and poor. Meals on Wheels has been around for over 40 years. It is a program that offers crucial assistance to 2.4 million seniors, veterans and disabled citizens. A third of its budget comes from the federal government, and Trump’s proposed budget cuts are putting the program at risk. CBS News interviewed Meals on Wheels recipients and volunteers in Macon, Georgia. Volunteer Sandra Bush offered a scathing…

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Conservative political commentator and angry Barbie Tomi Lahren is reportedly leaving The Blaze soon. Lahren has her own show on conservative multi-platform network The Blaze. She has been known for her vicious rants on current event and news topics, such as the Black Lives Matter movement. The Daily Caller speculates that Lahren’s “inflammatory, oftentimes angry style has placed her increasingly at odds with coworkers at The Blaze.” It’s also very, very likely that her recent comments on abortion, and coming out as strongly pro-choice is what did her in. On Friday, Lahren appeared on The View and said, “I can’t…

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Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter earlier to offer a touching remembrance of Chuck Berry, who passed away on Saturday. Obama has been largely out of the public eye since he left office. He and former First Lady Michelle Obama have been working on their foundation, crowdsourcing for ideas on social media. Sharing his thoughts on Berry’s passing, Obama tweeted: This was followed by a huge outpouring of love for the former president by people in the U.S. and around the world who profoundly miss him: Back in 2012, Berry praised Obama in an interview with Rolling Stone: I…

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The Trump administration’s plan to slash billions of dollars from medical and scientific research would cost thousands of jobs, and set medical advances in the U.S. back, according to experts. Dr. Clifford Hudis, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, told NBC News that “cutting the funding in this way will have devastating and generation-long effects. … [Medical research] is a fundamental driver of American economic strength and it is being compromised here. It’s a jobs program.” Donald Trump’s budget proposal would cut $6 billion from the National Institutes of Health’s funding alone. NIH funds most medical research in…

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While Pres. Trump is golfing in Florida, the Trump kids and grandkids are converging in Aspen for a luxurious ski vacation this weekend. The Trump clan is expected to arrive in Aspen later tonight or early Sunday morning, bringing with them around 100 Secret Service agents. ONE HUNDRED. An Aspen area source said to local paper The Aspen Times that the visit is sure to include Donald Jr., Eric, Ivanka, and their respective spouses and children. Their ski getaway, including the taxpayer-funded security, comes right on the heels of the Trump administration’s cruel budget proposal that wants to literally take…

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