Joe Jervis

Saudi Arabia Admits Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Saudi Arabia has said the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, is dead. The news, which cited preliminary findings from an official investigation, was announced on state television on Friday. It said a fight broke out between Khashoggi and people who met him in the consulate, leading to …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Complains About “Unfair” Corporate Tax To Stem Homelessness

The Hill reports: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Friday sounded off against a San Francisco measure to increase corporate taxes that would give the city more funding to tackle its homeless crisis. Dorsey said he was opposed to San Francisco’s Proposition C because he believes one of companies he leads as CEO, Square, will be taxed at unfair rates compared …

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China To Launch “Artificial Moon” Satellite [VIDEO]

Agence France-Presse reports: China is planning to launch its own ‘artificial moon’ by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday. Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing “illumination satellites” which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are eight times brighter, according to China Daily. By reflecting light …

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Ted Cruz’s Hometown Paper Endorses Beto O’Rourke

From the editorial board of the Houston Chronicle: With eyes clear but certainly not starry, we enthusiastically endorse Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate. The West Texas congressman’s command of issues that matter to this state, his unaffected eloquence and his eagerness to reach out to all Texans make him one of the most impressive candidates this editorial board has encountered …

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Judge Sets Manafort’s Sentencing Date For February

Talking Points Memo reports: U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis on Friday sought to tie up the remaining loose-ends in Paul Manafort’s case in Virginia, in a hearing where Manafort showed up in a wheelchair, with his right foot appearing to be in some sort of white sock or wrapping. Kevin Downing, Manafort’s attorney said that the former Trump campaign chair …

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Proud Boys Head Claims Eight Members Will Surrender To NYC Police: “They Will Be In The Tombs By Tonight”

The New York Times reports: The founder of the far-right group the Proud Boys said on Friday that he was arranging the surrender of eight members whom the police are seeking in connection with a brawl outside a Republican club in Manhattan last weekend. At the same time, a senior official said the police have opened a broad criminal inquiry …

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Todd Starnes: Trump Needs To Play “Hardball” And Use The US Military Against “Invading Militant” Migrants

“There is a group of 4,000 – I want to call them militant Hondurans, and the reason why is they’re about to invade our country. There was a time in American history when if you had a group of people all from one country coming into another country without their permission, crossing their border, that was an act of war, …

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Russian Woman Charged With Interfering In Midterms, Created Thousands Of Fake Social Media Accounts

CNBC reports: A Russian woman has been charged with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections, authorities said. Elena Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, Russia, is accused of using using social media platforms to create thousands of social media and e-mail accounts that purported to be from Americans, to “amplify divisive social media and political content.” Prosecutors claim Khusyaynova is …

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Trump: Beto Wants To Turn Texas Into Venezuela

Glorious Leader is parroting last week’s line from the same man who once called him a “compulsive liar” and a “sniveling coward.” Today’s attack was surely spawned by what Beto said last night. NBC News reports: Beto O’Rourke, an El Paso congressman giving up his seat to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, had previously suggested that he’d support impeaching the …

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Cohen: Vote For Democrats And End This Craziness

CNN reports: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded with the American public on Friday to head to the polls and vote against the President and the Republican Party, predicting that if they did not, there would be two or six more years of “craziness.” “Listen, here’s my recommendation. Grab your family, grab your friends, grab your neighbors, and get …

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Eric Trump Defends The Dotard’s Praise For Assaulting Reporters: This Is Actually Exactly Why My Father Won

“He wasn’t the guy that body-slammed anybody. He can have fun. By the way, this is actually exactly why my father won. Because so many people were so sick and tired of the little caged, the perfect, the perfectly scripted politician who memorized their little sound bite and went out there and had no crowds, and they weren’t any fun, …

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Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Hits Record $1 Billion

Yahoo News reports: The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumped to a record $1 billion on Friday, hours before the drawing for what is also the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. New Yorkers queuing up to buy tickets for Friday’s lottery said they would use the prize money to go on a shopping spree, quit their jobs and donate …

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Ex-Hillary Aide: The Chance Of 2020 Run Is “Not Zero”

Politico reports: “It’s curious why Hillary Clinton’s name isn’t in the mix—either conversationally or in formal polling—as a 2020 candidate,” said Philippe Reines, her longtime gatekeeper in the Senate and at the State Department. “She’s younger than Donald Trump by a year. She’s younger than Joe Biden by four years. Is it that she’s run before? This would be Bernie …

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Steve Mnuchin To Attend Saudi Anti-Terror Conference

The Washington Post reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has decided to take part in an anti-terror finance meeting with Saudi security officials and their Middle Eastern counterparts in Riyadh later this month, opting to attend despite growing global outrage over the suspected murder of a U.S.-based journalist at the hands of Saudi operatives, according to three people familiar with his …

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POLL: Trump Voters Say Men Are More Discriminated Against Than LGBT People, Women, And Minorities

The Hill reports: People who voted for President Trump say they believe men are more discriminated against than LGBTQ people, most minorities and women, a new poll conducted by YouGov and The Economist found. The survey found that forty-nine percent of people who voted for Trump said they believed men currently face either “a great deal” or “a fair amount” …

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REPORT: New Owner Of Out Magazine And Advocate Has History Of Donating To Anti-LGBT Republicans

WWD reports: Behind Pride Media are the stepbrothers Adam Levin and Maxx Abramowitz, the founders and operators of Oreva Capital, which last September acquired Out and The Advocate, along with related brands and intellectual property. They are also, respectively, the chief executive officer and lead investor of High Times magazine parent High Times Holdings. However, a new owner that not …

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Georgia: 107K Voters Purged Under “Use It Or Lose It”

From Atlanta’s WABE and APM Reports: Even by Georgia standards, the voter purge of late July 2017 was remarkable. In a single day, more than half a million people — 8 percent of Georgia’s registered voters — were cut from the voter rolls. Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, an avid supporter of President Donald Trump who has described himself …

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Trump Allies Conspire To Smear Murdered Reporter

The Washington Post reports: Hard-line Republicans and conservative commentators are mounting a whispering campaign against Jamal Khashoggi that is designed to protect President Trump from criticism of his handling of the dissident journalist’s alleged murder by operatives of Saudi Arabia — and support Trump’s continued aversion to a forceful response to the oil-rich desert kingdom. In recent days, a cadre …

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Fiorina: Trump Hit A “New Low” With Horseface Tweet

The Huffington Post reports: Carly Fiorina said on Thursday that President Donald Trump has reached “a new low” with his recent attacks on Stormy Daniels, a porn star who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and has sued him for defamation. “I think the habit of insulting one’s political enemies is unfortunately long standing in this country, …

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REPORT: Rihanna Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Gig In Support Of Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick

US Weekly reports: Rihanna stands with Kap. The “Work” singer declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show because she “supports Colin Kaepernick,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the insider reveals. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of …

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