'We are desperate — we need more immigrants.' Mick Mulvaney, Trump's Office of Management and Budget chief

“We are desperate — desperate — for more people,” Donald Trump cabinet member Mick Mulvaney said in a recording obtained by The Washington Post. “We are running out of people to fuel the economic growth that we’ve had in our nation over the last four years. We need more immigrants.” Read the rest

Gun ban at Pence-featured NRA convention has Parkland students baffled. Why more guns at schools, but zero at conventions?

As you recall, after the Parkland school shooting in February that killed 17 people including 14 students, the NRA was adamant that schools would be safer if it were staffed with gun-toting faculty members. “To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun,” is the mantra of NRA CEO Wayne La Pierre. So it's pretty incredulous that when Mike Pence speaks at the NRA's forum this weekend, all guns will be banned from the event.

According to Politico:

The NRA posted a disclaimer on the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum event page, saying that due to Pence’s attendance, Secret Service will be responsible for event security. Therefore, “firearms and firearm accessories, knives or weapons of any kind will be prohibited in the forum prior to and during his attendance."

Needless to say, the Parkland survivors are taken aback.

"The NRA has evolved into such a hilarious parody of itself," Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky tweeted.

Others responded to the tweet with the same astonishment over the NRA's hypocrisy:

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Ted Cruz likes “offensive” porn clip on Twitter

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz may be having too much fun with himself on Twitter after he liked a two-minute porn clip early Tuesday morning. Cruz, or whoever could have possibly been in charge of his official account, stated the senator’s approval of a video featuring a woman secretly stimulating herself once she stumbles upon some hardcore sexual acts within her own home.

A spokeswoman for Cruz said the “offensive” clip that was “posted” had been removed and reported, although her statement mistakenly suggests the tweet was posted instead of liked, according to the New York Daily News.

The account @SexuallPosts currently has a pinned tweet thanking the former Texas solicitor general – who in 2007 tried to ban the purchase of sex toys – for watching the video on their account.

Here is a younger Cruz talking about how he wants to be in a "teen tit film." Wonderful.

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Watch: Ted Cruz squirms when asked why he voted No for Sandy aid but now asks for Harvey aid

MSNBC host Katy Tur asks Senator Ted Cruz what he has to say about voting against relief aid for the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy back in 2012, but now asking for Hurricane Harvey relief aid, which happens to be in his own state of Texas.

Cruz tries to swat away the question with a lame response: "There's time for political sniping later."

But Tur doesn't let it go. "It's not really political sniping, Senator. These are people who needed money and who needed funding after that storm... Many of those people, just like in Houston, lost everything they owned."

Cruz then comes up with a whopper, saying he "enthusiastically" supported aid to Sandy. Funny, it sure didn't seem that way. Fortunately the areas affected by Sandy did get the relief aid they needed, just as we should hope and expect that those affected by Harvey will get the relief aid that they need. Read the rest