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White House Chief of Staff – “I’m not being fired today” – Video

Rumors and White House sources say that Trump’s White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly – a man of impeccable integrity and grit – is leaving the White House. But today, Kelly put the brakes on all those speculations – or probably fueled those speculations – when he addressed the media telling them, “I’m not quitting today… I don’t think I’m being fired today.”

Many say the retired General is one of the glue keeping the Trump White House in tact, that he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are the buffers keeping Trump’s insanity from having its full effect on the American people and quite frankly, the rest of the world. When he took the job a few months ago there were high hopes that Kelly would be able to control the 72-year-old kid in the Oval office. Sadly, however, reality has set in and many are questioning Kelly’s effect on Trump.

I have a feeling that the next time Kelly speaks to the media, he will be talking about why he left his job as White House Chief of Staff.

Watch Kelly’s remarks below

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Chicago’s Top Cop Fired After LaQuan McDonald Video Went Public

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the firing on Tuesday, just days after he held a press conference with then Police Supt. Garry McCarthy over the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

The mayor said he and McCarthy began discussing the future of the department on Sunday, and on Tuesday morning, he asked for the superintendent’s resignation. First Deputy Supt. John Escalante will serve as acting superintendent while the Chicago Police Board conducts a national search for a permanent replacement for McCarthy.

McCarthy’s ouster comes a week after Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the October 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Hours after Van Dyke was charged, Emanuel and McCarthy released police dashboard camera video of Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times.

The high-profile shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer sparked several days of protests across the city, including a Black Friday march that shut down several stores on the Magnificent Mile.

“The public trust in the leadership of the department has been shaken and eroded,” Emanuel said Tuesday at City Hall, as he announced the formation of a task force to review police accountability, oversight, and training.

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Word On The Street – David Gregory Will Be Fired From Meet The Press

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Page 6 is reporting that the departure will happen right after the midterm elections in November, and Chuck Todd will be the new host of ‘Meet The Press.’

While NBC News President Deborah Turness has publicly supported the embattled Gregory, there are serious concerns about the losing battle to turn around the show’s sinking ratings.

Viewership is down a whopping 43 percent compared to when Gregory ascended to the moderator’s chair in December 2008, after the death of Tim Russert. The show finished in third place behind CBS’s “Face the Nation” and ABC’s “This Week” in the second quarter of 2014.

An NBC source said, “The discussion is whether to make a change before or after the midterm elections. Just after the midterms would give the new moderator time to settle in.”

According to insiders, NBC political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd is the rightful heir to Gregory, but he has not been officially offered the job.

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Anthony From The “Opie and Anthony Show” Fired For Being a Racist

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He claimed a woman in Time Square attacked him simply for taking pictures, then Anthony Cumia from the Opie and Anthony Show went on Twitter and began a barrage of racist and violent tweets calling the woman, who happens to be black, all sort of names including “whore”, “bitch” and “slut.” And those are the ‘decent’ names, compared to the other names he used.

According to tweets from Anthony, the woman and the “5 blacks” that joined her are “animals” who “prey on white people”:

Patrick Reilly, the Senior Vice President of SiriusXM issued the following statement on Friday, confirming to Buzzfeed that Anthony was in deed fired.

 SiriusXM has terminated its relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie & Anthony channel. The decision was made, and Cumia informed, late Thursday, July 3 after careful consideration of his racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media. Those remarks and postings are abhorrent to SiriusXM, and his behavior is wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.

Here are just some of the tweets from Anthony Cumia that got him fired!

More at Buzzfeed

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Columbus Short FIRED From ‘Scandal’ — No Season 4 For Harrison Wright

Columbus Short Fired ScandalColumbus Short will NOT be returning to “Scandal” — and sources connected with ABC says it’s because the network decided to give him the axe over allegations of domestic violence.

Columbus just released this statement:  “At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble in television today.”

Short goes on: “Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas.  I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast…”

Short story … it would appear Harrison ate the bullet that was aimed at him in the season finale.

TMZ broke the story … Short’s wife just got a restraining order against him after he allegedly put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.  He’s also been charged in connection with another incident with domestic violence and child abuse.  He was arrested for yet another incident of alleged domestic abuse.  And he was arrested recently for allegedly clocking a dude in a bar.

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Read more: TMZ

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Knicks Management Fires Head Coach and Entire Coaching Staff

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On Monday, the New York Knicks under the guidance of Phil Jackson fired head coach Mike Woodson and the entire coaching staff.

Here’s the announcement:

New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team’s coaching staff have been relieved of their duties, effective immediately.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Jackson said. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond.

“Everyone in this franchise owes a great deal of gratitude to what Mike and his staff have done. We wish him the best.”

In parts of three seasons with the Knicks, Woodson compiled an overall record of 109-79 (.580) that included two consecutive NBA Playoff appearances and an Atlantic Division title – the team’s first in 19 years. On Mar. 19, 2014, he became just the seventh coach in franchise history to reach the century mark in victories. Initially named Knicks interim head coach with 24 games remaining in the 2011-12 season, Woodson completed his ninth season at the helm of an NBA franchise, posting a record of 315-365.

The search for a new coaching staff will begin immediately.

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McDonald’s Fired Worker Who Paid for Firefighters’ Food – Video

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Fired for doing a good deed. The firefighters had just finished putting out a fire in the freezing temperatures and visited the McDonald’s where Heather Levia worked. The worker offered to pay for their meal and when she returned to work the next day, she was fired.

Heather, 23, from Olean, New York, has worked at McDonald’s for eight years, has twins at home and is putting herself through nursing school.

She says she knows what it is like to work hard. So when the firefighters came in and ordered 25 breakfast sandwiches and hash browns, Levia paid the $92 bill herself.

When a second department ordered $70 of food, Levia texted her boss to see if the company would pay the tab. But when her boss said no, Levia and other workers again picked up the bill.

“Just because I appreciate everything they do,” she told WIVB.

After the firefighters found out that Levia had paid for the food herself, some firefighters called her boss and complained.