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WATCH: White woman tells biracial family to ‘get out of Berkeley’ and then plays the victim when cops show up

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 3:17pm

A biracial family in Berkeley, California, was out for a walk on Memorial Day weekend when a white woman began following and harassing them, according to the Berkeley Side. While out with his family, Essex Cook, 30, noticed a white woman walking behind the group. The woman has been identified as Lau...

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Utah train worker suspended after hassling women who shared a bathroom — and asking them about their tampons

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 3:04pm

The Utah Transit Authority has suspended an employee who was filmed confronting a group of women who had shared an on-board restroom, accusing them of “putting [tampons] into each other,” reports the Salt Lake Tribune. According to the report, passenger Camille Hoerner was with a group of friends on...

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Debt-ridden Florida GOP candidate paying herself a salary with campaign donations: report

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 3:03pm

According to recent FEC filings, the Republican opponent to Debbie Wasserman Schultz is paying herself a generous salary—on donors’ dime. The Sun-Sentinel reports that Carla Spalding earned a $60,000 salary, all the while running up a large campaign debt. Although Spalding raised $236,484 thro...

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Trump appeals court nominee yanked over racially insensitive writings

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 2:41pm

U.S. Senate Republican leaders on Thursday pulled the plug on one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees over racially insensitive articles he wrote as a college student, marking the first time a Trump appeals court pick was not confirmed. The Republican-led Senate had been poised to vote on ...

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Trump just realized The Apprentice was about apprenticeships: ‘I never actually put that together until just now’

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 2:40pm

President Donald Trump seemed to have a moment of realization when he said the word “apprenticeships” today during a signing ceremony for skills training. “Today 23 companies and associations are pledging to expand apprenticeships. That’s an interesting word for me to be sayi...

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Trump-loving congressman Jim Jordan suggests Ohio State sex abuse scandal is a left-wing conspiracy

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 2:35pm

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is now claiming that the wrestlers he once coached at Ohio State are now accusing him of knowing about extremely widespread sexual abuse – because he supports President Trump. In an interview with Fox News late Thursday morning the Ohio Congressman called the men he forme...

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New York City brings internal charges against officer in chokehold death of Eric Garner

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 2:25pm

New York City began disciplinary proceedings on Thursday against the police officer who applied a fatal chokehold to Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in 2014, the Civilian Complaint Review Board said. Officer Daniel Pantaleo could face termination from the police force. His charging comes after th...

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Sinclair ‘did not fully disclose facts’ on Tribune merger – FCC

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 2:05pm

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc “did not fully disclose facts” about aspects of its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in an order released on Thursday that referred the issue to an administrative law judge for a hearing. The order is a blow to Si...

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WATCH: White owner of urban Detroit clothing store spits in black man’s face in ugly parking lot dispute

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 1:58pm

In a video posted to Facebook, the owner of a clothing store that sells Detroit-inspired apparel was caught spitting in a black man’s face and ranting at him during a dispute over parking spaces. According to the Detroit Metro Times, Detroit Mercantile owner Robert Stanzler is now under fire  ...

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LEAKED: Putin pitched Trump on Crimea deal — and promised him it wouldn’t go public

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 - 1:54pm

A new report from Bloomberg claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin made a proposal to President Donald Trump to resolve the dispute over the annexed territory of Crimea — and that Trump was receptive to it, so long as Putin kept it under wraps. Sources tell Bloomberg that Putin pitched h...

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Researcher of right-wing religious fundamentalism reveals Putin’s close ties to National Prayer Breakfast organizers

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 11:06pm

Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina was spotted on a C-SPAN video feed of the National Prayer Breakfast, but an expert in right-wing fundamentalism isn’t shocked. Jeff Sharlet is a researcher and author on the GOP’s “C” Street house in Washington, DC and The Family: The Secret F...

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Ex-Republican rails against GOP-led Congress inaction on Trump ‘betraying his oath of office’ by ‘not protecting the country’

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 10:23pm

In wake of The New York Times report that President Donald Trump had raw data that Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian attack, conservatives on the CNN panel were stumped. Former Republican Max Boot and former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) joined CNN’s Don Lemon and Dan Bash in being stunned with th...

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Seth Meyers jokes that Fox & Friends acts like ‘rich parents defending their bad kid’ Trump in the principal’s office

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 10:00pm

Late Night host Seth Meyers said a good measurement for how bad President Donald Trump is doing is to watch the reactions from his closest allies Fox & Friends. “They defend him relentlessly, even in his worst moments. They’re always acting like the rich parents defending their kids ...

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow demands to know how Russia knew Trump was thinking of appointing Mitt Romney

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 9:39pm

After the notorious Christopher Steele dossier, the British ex-spy authored another short report about the Russian attempt at getting Trump not to pick Mitt Romney to be the Secretary of State after the 2016 election. When alleged Russian spy Maria Butina’s indictment came out, it was revealed...

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo slams Steve Cortes: ‘Let’s play your favorite game to just blame Obama’

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 9:17pm

On Wednesday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo hammered President Donald Trump’s former aide Steve Cortes by saying his defenses for the president are old and tired. Cuomo asked him to explain President Trump siding with Vladimir Putin during their summit. “So Cortes, let’s do one of your f...

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Trump had irrefutable texts and raw evidence Putin ordered Russian hacks as early as January 2017: NYT

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 9:05pm

According to the New York Times, two weeks prior to the Presidential Inauguration in Jan. 2017, Donald Trump was shown raw evidence including data and text messages about the Russian hack and that Vladimir Putin knew about it. He has since been trying to cloud the evidence for reasons still not yet ...

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CNN panel laughs out loud at the idea Congress could have ‘courage’ — even after Trump after Putin disaster

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 8:19pm

CNN political analyst Gloria Borger noted that congress gets walks right up to the line of holding President Donald Trump accountable, but thus far they have yet to step over that line. “He wilts,” Borger said of Trump when faced to answer whether Putin is a liar. “Here is this str...

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‘Did he mean no? or no?’: Anderson Cooper hilariously mocks Trump in epic opening commentary

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 7:59pm

On Wednesday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper mocked President Donald Trump for stumbling over his words when asked questions from reporters about his views on Russia meddling into the 2016 election. President Trump caused confusion today when he told a reporter “no.” “He didn’t ...

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‘You’ve broken fellowship with God’: Kentucky Baptist church kicks out members when they don’t attend every Sunday

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 7:04pm

Some members of Cave City Baptist church got a letter in the mail accusing them of letting God down, but not because of their sins or behavior, because of their attendance. Samantha Esters had been a member of the church since she was a child, but now she’s being kicked off the rolls after rec...

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Trump says ‘it better not be’ true that Russia meddled in the 2016 election — and refuses to call Putin a liar

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 6:25pm

President Donald Trump once again appeared to deny the definitive accounts by past and present intelligence accounts of the Russian hacking of the United States. In an interview with CBS News, Trump was asked whether he holds Putin responsible. As the head of the country, Trump said he would have to...

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