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Trump downplays Kristi Noem’s puppy shooting firestorm

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem may have taken a big chance after all. Former President Donald Trump defended Nomu from the uproar that erupted after she said in her memoir that she had shot and killed a 14-month-old wire-haired pointer named Cricket. “Until this week, she was doing incredibly well, but she was hit hard. […]

Secret Service downplays report of petition warning of ‘inadequate training’: ‘Our people are exceptional’

The Secret Service downplayed reports that a petition was circulating internally raising concerns about recent incidents related to “inadequate training,” telling Fox News Digital that “our workforce is exceptional.” said. Bloomberg White House correspondent Jennifer Jacobs tweeted Thursday that a petition has at least 39 signatures calling for a Congressional investigation into the Secret Service. […]

Israel Downplays Iran Strikes; Proof of Capability, Rather than Escalation

Israel on Friday downplayed reports of an airstrike against Iran that appeared to have hit targets near the country’s suspected nuclear program, appearing to cast the operation as evidence that Israel could reach the site rather than a full-scale attack. As Breitbart News noted, there were media reports that Israeli drones, or missiles, struck targets […]

Buttigieg Downplays D.C. Crime Rate, Says He Can ‘Safely Walk’ His Dog

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg dismissed the idea that crime is on the rise in Washington, D.C., noting that “tremendous energy” is being put into telling this story. Monaka interview Speaking with MSNBC host Jen Psaki on Sunday, Buttigieg emphasized that he was able to “safely walk” his dog in the nation’s capital without incident. Buttigieg, […]

White House downplays strong Biden comments on GOP and healthcare

The White House said Tuesday that President Biden appeared to suggest earlier in the day that House Republicans are essentially “killing millions of Americans” by cutting the Affordable Care Act. I downplayed that statement. The president spoke at an event in the capital early Tuesday touting government spending on child care and other investments. During […]

Jemele Hill downplays Caitlin Clark mania, calls out media coverage

Former ESP player Jemele Hill downplayed Caitlin Clark’s influence on the rise in popularity of women’s basketball, while criticizing the media for not giving black players similar coverage. Although he acknowledged that Clark was “sparking a general sense of curiosity”. Hill told uproxx.com That Iowa State’s star guard is riding a wave of increased attention […]

West Virginia’s Mark Kellogg downplays ‘send Caitlin Clark packing’ line

IOWA CITY, Iowa — LaBradford Smith is famous for something he never said. After Smith’s strong performance against the Bulls, Michael Jordan fabricated an insult against the young guard as fuel for his next matchup. Caitlin Clark doesn’t have to rely on her imagination. At Sunday’s selection, West Virginia coach Mark Kellogg told his assembled […]

Comer downplays significance of now-indicted informant in Biden impeach probe

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Sunday stood by his decision to investigate the claims of an FBI informant who is currently being indicted as part of a Republican investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings. Comer said the accusations by longtime FBI informant and now-turned-crime Alexander Smirnov, which Republicans spent months trying to […]

DeSantis team downplays scrubbing of campaign events on website

HAMPTON, N.H. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' team announced Sunday morning that the state's website has been updated after the Republican candidate canceled appearances on national political talk shows two days before the first primary of the 2024 presidential election. He downplayed questions about his removal from public events. In recent weeks, much of Mr. […]