The easy answer when asked why Kelly seemed irritated during Trump’s broadside at the Germans would have been, “He wasn’t. You’re misinterpreting his facial expressions to serve your own anti-Trump agenda.” Which would have been a plausible response. Watch the clip below and you’ll see that there’s nothing *so* obviously disdainful of Trump in Kelly’s mien that it couldn’t have been shrugged off.
What’s interesting and sort of newsy is how lame the actual White House response is.
Typically, when people are “involved in a persuasive effort together,” those in nonspeaking roles will gaze at the person who is talking, occasionally nod to reinforce what they are saying and then look at those on the opposite side of the table to convey a sense of unity, Civiello said. In contrast, she said, Kelly looks away from the table and at the ceiling but rarely at Trump or at the NATO representatives across from him.
I would call this an oddball story, but it begins on a New Jersey Transit train leaving New York City, so “oddball” is a pretty high bar
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Uh, no, and I can’t imagine any other type of bare allegation that might be thrown at a nominee for a government position that would lead
Cristhian Bahena Rivera appeared in court today where he pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of college student Mollie Tibbetts
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John wrote yesterday about Democratic Hawaii Senator Maize Hirono and how men should “just shut up.” But fortunately for us, she didn’t s
He really must be serious about 2020. Nothing gets progressives as excited as taking a public dump on due process in a sex-crime dispute.
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Well, the title is partially misleading, because for the purposes of this story, Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro isn’t even in Venezue
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"P.J." Smyth stands by Kavanaugh's "great integrity."
The Latest on President Donald Trump’s meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda (all times local):
If Ford won’t agree to testify, hold the vote tomorrow as planned.
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These people just don’t stop with the threats.
Via Daily Caller:
Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown called President Do
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A messianic faith in salvation through technology is monopolizing the talent of the nation.
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