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Miss America Contestant Wins First Round After Backing NFL Players: “It’s Absolutely About Police Brutality”

Reuters reports: A Miss America contestant won her preliminary round in the competition after she was asked what advice she would give NFL players on whether to kneel or stand for the national anthem. Miss Virginia, Emili McPhail, said that kneeling during the national anthem is “a right you have” but also emphasized in her answer that national anthem protests ...

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Elon Musk Smokes Weed In Live Web Show [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla, risked provoking fresh concern from investors on Friday after smoking marijuana on a live web show with US comedian Joe Rogan. Musk, 47, who has repeatedly accused a British diver of being a paedophile, spent two-and-half hours on the streamed podcast late on Thursday discussing everything from artificial intelligence ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Day Four

The Washington Post reports: More than 12 hours after the questioning began Thursday morning, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) adjourned the confirmation hearing for the day. Grassley closed the session by praising Kavanaugh for his “compelling and credible” answers, highlighted his history on the bench and said that “unquestionably, you’re qualified to serve on the Supreme Court ...

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Rand Paul: Trump Should Use Polygraphs On His Staffers To Root Out Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Author

The Hill reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said today that President Trump should use lie-detector tests to find out which senior administration official authored an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times this week blasting the president. “We use the lie-detector test routinely for CIA agents and FBI agents,” he argued. “If you have a security clearance in the White ...

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Melania Rips Anonymous Op-Ed As “Sabotage”

Politico reports: Melania Trump on Thursday said the anonymous author of an explosive New York Times op-ed alleging her husband is unfit for office is “sabotaging” the country. “To the writer of the op-ed — you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions,” she told CNN. “People with no names are writing our nation’s ...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls For Invoking The 25th

CNN reports: “If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren today told CNN. “The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the Vice President and senior officials think the President can’t do his job. It does not provide that senior officials ...

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Hollywood Legend Burt Reynolds Dies At Age 82

From the Hollywood Reporter: Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82. Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner ...

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TEXAS: Imposter Text Messages Claim Beto Campaign Wants Help In Getting Undocumented To Vote

The New York Times reports: Voters in Texas received a mysterious text message on Wednesday, one that purported to be from a campaign volunteer for Beto O’Rourke, the Democrat who is running against Ted Cruz for Senate this fall. “We are in search of volunteers to help transport undocumented immigrants to polling booths so that they will be able to ...

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Blue Dog Dems Hope For Single-Digit House Majority

Roll Call reports: The nearly moribund Blue Dogs, the coalition of moderate-to-conservative House Democrats, is looking to rebuild influence in the next Congress — and they think they’re in an especially good position to do so if the November midterms result in a single-digit House majority. The leaders of the Blue Dog Coalition, speaking with a small group of reporters ...

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Biden Rages At Republicans For Staying Silent [VIDEO]

The New Jersey Advance reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden gave New Jerseyans a (sometimes loud) taste late Wednesday of what his speeches might sound like if he challenges President Donald Trump in two years. Shouting at points during a nearly 40-minute address, Biden tore into Trump’s handling of America during a campaign appearance at Montclair State University for Democratic ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Day Three

The Associated Press reports: Senators will launch a final round of questioning of Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, but after a marathon 12-hour session, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court appears to have avoided any major missteps that could trip his confirmation. So far, Kavanaugh does not seem to have changed minds on the Judiciary Committee, which is split ...

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John Kerry: That NYT Op-Ed Means We Don’t Have A President, He’s Not Capable Of Doing The Job

John Kerry pulled no punches last night: Appearing on The Late Show, Kerry began by saying the op-ed “scares the Hell” out of him. “There is a reassurance. It means that for James Buchanan, he’s no longer the worst president,” Kerry joked. Stephen Colbert asked Kerry if anyone tried doing things like stealing documents from the president’s desk during the ...

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FLORIDA: DeSantis Picks Gubernatorial Running Mate Who Once Tweeted “Con-Man Trump #SupportsKKK”

The Miami Herald reports: Miami state Rep. Jeanette Nuñez is to be named Republican Ron DeSantis’ running mate Thursday, the first time a Cuban-American woman has been chosen as a lieutenant governor candidate in Florida, sources familiar with the decision tell POLITICO. Nuñez, a Miami native who has served for eight years in the Florida House, would not comment about ...

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Survey: 74% Have Curtailed Facebook Use In 2018

Pew Research reports: Significant shares of Facebook users have taken steps in the past year to reframe their relationship with the social media platform. 42% of Facebook users have taken a break from the site in the past year. Just over half of Facebook users ages 18 and older (54%) say they have adjusted their privacy settings in the past ...

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Charges Dropped Against Kevin Spacey, Netflix Reveals Death Of His Evil House Of Cards Character [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: The fate of Kevin Spacey’s character on Netflix’s “House of Cards” is sealed. During a new teaser released Wednesday, Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood stands over the grave of her husband, Frank Underwood, and she appears to be anything but grief-stricken. It’s not clear how Spacey’s character died. Underwood’s death should come as no shock to “House of ...

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Former McCain Aide May Run For Senate As Dem

The Washington Post reports: John McCain’s former chief of staff said Wednesday that he is considering running for the Senate as a Democrat as he grapples with President Trump’s policies and the late Arizona senator’s death. Grant Woods, who is also a former Arizona attorney general, said in an interview that he has spoken to several Democratic senators about the ...

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Politico: About 100 GOP US House Seats Are In Play

Politico reports: Roughly 100 of the 240 Republican-controlled House seats are currently within Democratic reach, posing the most serious threat to the GOP majority since the party won control in 2010. Despite the GOP’s built-in advantages due to incumbency and redistricting, 60 of those seats are even more precariously positioned, with the Republican nominee either holding just a slight competitive ...

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NYT Publishes Anonymous Op-Ed By Senior White House Official: I’m Part Of The Resistance From Inside

Mediaite reports: The New York Times published a stunning op-ed on Wednesday, written by an anonymous, senior official in President Donald Trump‘s White House. Calling the publication of an anonymous op-ed a “rare step” in their preamble, the Times notes the story was being published at the request of the author, and offers “an important perspective.” The op-ed begins: President ...

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Mueller Subpoenas Prominent Birther Jerome Corsi

The New York Times reports: Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist and political commentator with connections to the former Trump adviser Roger J. Stone Jr., has been subpoenaed to testify on Friday before the grand jury in the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference and whether Trump associates conspired with the effort, his lawyer said on Wednesday. The lawyer, David ...

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Kavanaugh Dodges On Whether A Sitting President Can Be Subpoenaed: That’s A Hypothetical Issue [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday refused to say whether a president could be subpoenaed — a critical issue in the ongoing special counsel probe of Russian election interference — calling the question “hypothetical.” But he said he had an “open mind” on the question of whether presidents can be sued. Kavanaugh also said that ...

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