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Morning Joe Blasts Mnuchin’s Wife Louise Linton As ‘Definition of Vulgarian’

22/08/2017

Joe Scarborough joined the rest of the Internet today by condemning Louise Linton for her blistering tirade against a critic on Instagram. The commotion began after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin‘s wife posted a picture of herself disembarking from an official U.S. government jet. A snarky social media user commented “glad we could pay for...
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Trump: New Afghanistan Strategy Is ‘Killing Terrorists,’ Not ‘Nation-Building’

22/08/2017

President Donald Trump on Monday said the United States’ new approach to the war in Afghanistan does not amount to “nation-building,” but rather “killing terrorists.” He said U.S. support for Afghanistan is “not a blank check,” and acknowledged his recent skepticism of increased involvement in the Middle Eastern nation. “My original instinct was to...
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Barcelona: Man Shot Dead Wearing Bomb Belt In Search For Key Suspect

21/08/2017

A man who appeared to be wearing an explosive belt was shot and killed by police in Subirats, an area west of Barcelona, on Monday, BBC News reported. The police confirmed earlier that they have been searching for Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, who is suspected of driving a van into a crowd in Barcelona last...
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The Secret Service Is Out Of Money, Cannot Pay Hundreds Of Agents

21/08/2017

The combination of President Trump’s frequent travel, numerous properties, and large family is gobbling up the Secret Service’s funds at an unprecedented rate. USA Today revealed Monday that roughly a third of America’s Secret Service agents have “already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the...
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Trump, Melania To Skip Kennedy Center Honors After Artists’ Boycott

19/08/2017

President Trump and the first lady have pulled out of events for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors after a major backlash from artists over Trump’s remarks on last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville. The awards, scheduled for early December, have traditionally seen previous presidents play an active part and host a White House reception honoring...
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Thousands Converge At Free Speech Rally And Counterprotest

19/08/2017

Thousands of counter-protesters marched in Boston Saturday to demonstrate against an event billed as a celebration of free speech but slammed by critics for ties to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday. The original demonstration was organized by a group called Boston Free Speech, and its schedule for the day included...
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Steve Bannon Leaving Trump White House

18/08/2017

President Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, multiple outlets reported Friday. The controversial aide, who previously ran right-wing website Breitbart and Trump’s campaign, reportedly submitted his resignation on August 7, The New York Times reported, but his exit was delayed by violent protests in Charlottesville. Conservative news aggregator Drudge...
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Mitt Romney: Trump Should Apologise Over Charlottesville Comments

18/08/2017

Mitt Romney condemned President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville terror attack in a moving Facebook post in which he warned of the “unraveling of our national fabric” and asked the president to apologize. I will dispense for now from discussion of the moral character of the president’s Charlottesville statements. Whether he intended to...
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SNL: Tina Fey on Protesting After Charlottesville [VIDEO]

18/08/2017

Tina Fey reacts to the events of Charlottesville and offers a plan for how to deal with future Alt-Right protests. Colin and Michael tackle super orgasms and two ninety-year-olds getting married. “Who drove the car into the crowd, Hillary’s emails?”
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Tuku Attack: Mass Stabbing Attack Strikes Finland

18/08/2017

Several people were stabbed in an apparent attack Friday morning in Finland, police say. The suspect was shot and arrested. The attack occurred in Turku, 85 miles west of Helsinki. Several people have been stabbed in Turku, Finland, according to police. Public is urged to avoid city center. https://t.co/MB4GIUUcYG pic.twitter.com/tOfhjApOfP — CNN Breaking News...
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Charlottesville Victim’s Mom: ‘I Will Not’ Talk to Trump

18/08/2017

The mother of the 32-year-old woman killed in Charlottesville last weekend says she isn’t willing to speak to President Trump anymore, following his Tuesday comments “equating the protesters with the KKK and the white supremacists.” Trump reportedly called Susan Bro during the funeral for her daughter, Heather Heyer. “At first I just missed his...
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Corker: Trump Hasn’t Shown Stability Or Competence To Be Successful

17/08/2017

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump’s handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President “has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation.” The Tennessee Republican told reporters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday that he thinks there must be “radical changes” within the White House. “The President...
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Van Hits Crowd In Barcelona At Least 13 Dead And 50 Hurt

17/08/2017

A white van reportedly plowed through a crowd Thursday in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas tourist area. According to Spanish police, several people are injured and local newspaper El Pais reported that the driver fled on foot after the incident. The BBC reported that “Spanish police say several people have been injured in a ‘massive crash,’...
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Bannon White-Nationalists Losers And A Collection Of Clowns

17/08/2017

The latest Stephen Bannon interview comes from a surprising source: The American Prospect, a progressive publication. Bannon associates told CNN and Axios that the White House chief strategist did not know his conversation with magazine co-founder Robert Kuttner would be turned into an article, published Wednesday, and that he had only called to chat...
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Trump Says He’s ‘Ending’ 2 Economic Councils After Members Resign

17/08/2017

President Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he had decided to disband his American Manufacturing Council and his Strategic and Policy Forum. “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” Trump wrote. He made the announcement shortly after...
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Trump Calls Confederate Statues ‘Beautiful,’ Says ‘Sad to See’ Them Torn Down

17/08/2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning expressed sorrow at the removal of Confederate-era statues from various cities. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” the president wrote on Twitter. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from...
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Michael Moore Takes Audience To Protest Outside Trump Tower

16/08/2017

Filmmaker Michael Moore wrapped up his one-man show on Broadway on Tuesday night by leading the audience over to Trump Tower to join a protest against President Trump’s comments on Charlottesville. Moore announced the move on Facebook, saying he and his audience members wanted to “nonviolently express our rage” over Trump’s assertion that counter-protesters...
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Hope Hicks To Be Next White House Communications Director

16/08/2017

Senior communications adviser Hope Hicks will likely take on the role of White House communications director, according to two sources inside the White House and one outside. Discussions are in the final stages, the sources said. Earlier this month, a White House official told CNN there were internal discussions that Stephen Miller, a senior...
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Report: WH Urges GOPers To Defend Trump As ‘Entirely Correct’

16/08/2017

The White House is reportedly urging Republican lawmakers to defend President Trump as “entirely correct” in his assertion that Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville was partly caused by counter-protesters demonstrating against racism. In its daily “evening communications briefing” sent out to Republican members of Congress late Tuesday, the White House encourages members of the party...
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Baltimore’s Confederate Statues Removed Overnight Operation

16/08/2017

Authorities in Baltimore removed Confederate statues throughout the city early Wednesday morning, only a few days after the similar removal of monuments in Virginia sparked days of protests and violence. Just after midnight on Wednesday, a group of police officers and a crane made their way through public squares and city parks, tearing down...
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Trump Blames ‘Alt Left’ For Charlottesville Violence [VIDEO]

15/08/2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed the “alt left” for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday that he said led James Fields to “murder” a protester. “You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious...
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Emails Show Aide’s Repeated Efforts to set up Meetings With Russia & Trump

15/08/2017

According to internal campaign emails read to the Post, a low-level foreign adviser to Donald Trump passed along multiple requests for him to meet with Russian officials, and even Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the 2016 campaign. Three days after Donald Trump named his campaign foreign policy team in March 2016, the youngest of...
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Iran May Quit Nuclear Deal in ‘Hours’ If New Sanctions Imposed

15/08/2017

Iran is prepared to quit its nuclear deal with world powers “within hours” if new sanctions are imposed by the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. “If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time–not a week or a month but...
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Stephen Colbert Speaks to The Mooch [VIDEO]

15/08/2017

Anthony Scaramucci Would Fire Steve Bannon Colbert: “There are rumors of infighting and that there is chaos in there. What was it like for the 10 days you were in there? Did you get a sense of the chaos?” “It’s a tough place,” Scaramucci said, admitting that there was “a lot of infighting” amongst...
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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Suspends Plan To Fire Missiles At Guam

15/08/2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after being briefed by top military commanders, decided on Tuesday not to fire four missiles at Guam right away, North Korean state media reported, but said he’d likely change his mind if the “Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous, reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula.” Tensions have been...
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Three CEOs Quit Trump’s Manufacturing Council After Charlottesville

15/08/2017

Three business executives resigned from President Trump’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday: Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank. Frazier resigned from the council following Trump’s refusal to single out white supremacists following the deadly white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying it was...
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Jimmy Fallon Addresses the Events in Charlottesville [VIDEO]

15/08/2017

An Emotional Jimmy Fallon opens The Tonight Show by addressing the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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John Oliver Rips Trump For Refusing To Condemn Nazis [VIDEO]

14/08/2017

On his latest episode John Oliver addressed this weekend of hate display in Charlottesville, Virginia: “It was truly a weekend of horrifying images. We saw Nazi flags and marchers carrying torches—tiki torches, by the way, because nothing says ‘white nationalist’ like faux Polynesian kitsch”. “We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display...
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Report: Russia Linked To North Korean Missile Advances

14/08/2017

North Korea’s rapid missile-program improvements can likely be traced back to a black-market factory that used to produce the Soviet Union’s most deadly weaponry, according to a new report and classified assessments by U.S. intel agencies. It is not believed that North Korea could have made such big leaps forward in their nuclear-weapons program...
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Anonymous Hackers: We Didn’t Take Down Daily Storm Site

14/08/2017

Leaders of the hacking collective Anonymous are denying reports that they hijacked the notorious white-supremacist website The Daily Stormer early Monday. A post near the top of the site declares “End of Hate: Anonymous Now in Control of Daily Stormer” next to an image of the hackers’ signature Guy Fawkes mask. Your Anon News,...
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