Monthly Archives: November 2017

Meet The Guy Who Took Down Trump’s Twitter Account

TechCrunch has tracked down the former Twitter staffer (technically a contract employee) who early this month briefly took down Trump’s Twitter account on his last day on the job. From their deep-dive interview: We were among those looking for the contractor, and through a string of events found out his name, Bahtiyar Duysak, and got him to agree to talk ...

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London Mayor Blasts Trump: He Has Betrayed Britain And Should Not Be Welcomed For A State Visit

CNN reports: The mayor of London slammed President Donald Trump on Thursday for retweeting anti-Muslim propaganda from a British far-right party, and suggested UK Prime Minister Theresa May shouldn’t welcome Trump into their country for a state visit. Khan, who is Muslim, called Britain First, the far-right party Trump retweeted on Wednesday, “a vile, extremist group that exists solely to ...

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Former NBC Host Matt Lauer Issues Apology [VIDEO]

Matt Lauer released a statement today: “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. ...

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Roy Moore Co-Authored 2011 Textbook Which Declares Women Shouldn’t Run For Office Because Jesus

ThinkProgress reports: Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore co-authored a study course, published in 2011 and recently obtained by ThinkProgress, that instructs students that women should not be permitted to run for elected office. If women do run for office, the course argues, people have a moral obligation not to vote for them. The course is also critical of the ...

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GOP Senate Staff Stole Donor Info From GOP House

Politico reports: Staffers for Senate Republicans’ campaign arm seized information on more than 200,000 donors from the House GOP campaign committee over several months this year by breaking into its computer system, three sources with knowledge of the breach told POLITICO. The unauthorized raid on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s data created a behind-the-scenes rift with the National Republican Senatorial ...

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Trump Tweet-Rages At WRONG Theresa May

Trump just tweet-ranted at a random Twitter user in yet another example of his unwillingness to bother checking to see who he is screaming at. Hair Furor is angry at our strongest ally for denouncing his endorsement of a British fascist group whose follower last year assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox, screaming their name as he stabbed her to death. ...

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Glitch Leaves Airline Without Pilots For Xmas Rush

CNBC reports: A scheduling glitch that allowed American Airlines pilots to take vacation at the same time has left thousands of flights during the busy holiday travel period next month without pilots assigned to them. American Airlines, the largest U.S. airline, is now offering pilots 150 percent of hourly pay to work those dates, an airline spokesman said. The scheduling ...

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Breitbart Slams Trump For “Hate Speech” Retweets

InfoWars and Breitbart turn on Trump in the same day. From Breitbart senior editor Joel Pollak: Even without knowing more about [Jayda] Fransen or Britain First, the president was wrong to retweet what she had posted. There is no way of knowing whether the videos are authentic, and — most important — when and where they were made. That is ...

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Accuser To Roy Moore: Stop Calling Me A Liar!

AL.com reports: In an impassioned letter released exclusively today to AL.com, Leigh Corfman, who accused Roy Moore of undressing her when she was 14 and he was 32, demanded the Republican Senate candidate stop calling her a liar, and attacking her character and end his “smears and false denials.” AL.com received a copy of the letter in person from Corfman. ...

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Plea Deal Hint: Mueller Postpones Flynn Grand Jury

CNN reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has postponed an anticipated grand jury testimony linked to his investigation into Michael Flynn amid growing indications of possible plea deal discussions. Additional witnesses were expected to be questioned soon including a public relations consultant hired by Flynn’s lobbying firm who was given an early December date deadline to appear before the grand ...

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Lurid Details Emerge In Matt Lauer Allegations

Variety reports: As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Tax Reform Bill

You know he won’t be able to resist bragging about all the totally insane things he’s already done today and will claim victory over NBC News. PBS NewsHour reports: President Donald Trump is making a public show Wednesday of trying to win over Democratic votes for the Republican tax cut package, even as GOP officials have written that off as ...

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Neo-Nazis Seek Anniversary Rally In Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Daily Progress reports: The man who organized the large white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that turned fatal last August has filed for a permit to hold a similar event in the city next summer. According to an image of the application that was published on his website, Jason Kessler applied Monday to hold another rally to protest against ...

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World Net Daily Promotes Alzheimer’s “Cure” Drink

World Net Daily regularly sends out email blasts to “introduce major advertisers to our loyal readers.” This one just arrived: Can a homemade “beverage” permanently end Alzheimer’s disease? That’s what experts are now claiming after seeing THIS drink in action. Recently, a Tufts University educator unveiled an Alzheimer’s-Reversing “Cocktail” recipe and, after watching dramatic transformations of the patients who used ...

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New York Daily News: Trump Is A Profoundly Unstable Madman And We Are Witnessing Signs Of His Mania

From the editorial board of the New York Daily News: After his latest spasm of deranged tweets, only those completely under his spell can deny what growing numbers of Americans have long suspected: The President of the United States is profoundly unstable. He is mad. He is, by any honest layman’s definition, mentally unwell and viciously lashing out. Some might ...

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White House: So What If Trump Retweeted Fake Videos From Fascists, The Muslim Threat Is Real [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: The White House has defended the unverified, Islamophobic videos that Donald Trump shared as driving home an important point – regardless of if they are real or not. “Whether it’s a real video, the threat is real,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. “His goal is to promote strong border security and strong national security.” At ...

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Garrison Keillor Fired Over “Inappropriate Behavior”

The Associated Press reports: Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than ...

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Roy Moore Is Ever So Pissed That Some Felons Can Now Vote Thanks To Law Signed By His GOP Governor Pal

The Birmingham News reports: Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth. Glasgow’s goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in ...

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Former Bosnian Croat General Drinks Poison In Court And Dies After Losing War Crimes Appeal [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison at a UN tribunal in The Hague, where his war crimes sentence of 20 years was upheld on Wednesday, a court spokesman has confirmed. Seconds after his sentence was upheld at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Slobodan Praljak, shouted out ...

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Theresa May Condemns Trump’s Retweets Of Fascist Group Whose Follower Assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox

Early this morning Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim messages from a British fascist group that made global headlines last year when one of its followers assassinated Labour MP Jo Cox while shouting the group’s name. The Evening Standard reports: Theresa May has condemned Donald Trump as “wrong” to share a string of anti-Muslim far-right videos online. The US President triggered a ...

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