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Republican Tax Law Rewrite Hit Churches

Politico reports: Republicans have quietly imposed a new tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars. Their recent tax-code rewrite requires churches, hospitals, colleges, orchestras and other historically tax-exempt organizations to begin paying a 21 percent tax on some types of fringe benefits they provide their ...

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ABC News Apologizes For Botched Manafort Graphic

Deadline reports: ABC News has apologized for the botched graphic that appeared at the bottom of the screen during its coverage of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would sign an executive order ending his baby-snatching southern border policy, while sticking with the “zero tolerance” strategy. As Trump was talking, ABC viewers could read, at bottom of screen, “President Trump: ...

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OOPS: State TV Host Hails Summit Of “Two Dictators”

Mediaite reports: On Fox News this morning, Fox & Friends co-host Abby Huntsman had a bit of slip in discussing the U.S.-North Korea Summit when describing the the two leaders, Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. Huntsman was narrating footage of President Trump’s arrival and trying to give the historic context of the meeting when she slipped up and gave ...

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Take That Down Please: Fox Accidentally Posts Graphic Showing Them As Least-Trusted Network [UPDATED]

The Guardian reports: Fox News has inadvertently posted a graphic showing it trails other cable news networks in trustworthiness. During a segment on Sunday on Media Buzz, host Howard Kurtz was discussing with the Republican pollster Frank Luntz a Monmouth University poll which asked respondents if the media regularly or occasionally reports fake news. The graphic that came up on ...

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Right Winger Erick Erickson Falls For Story Claiming Parkland’s David Hogg Wasn’t At School During Attack

The Washington Examiner reports: Conservative blog RedState issued a correction Monday evening to a piece that questioned if Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was actually on campus in Parkland, Fla., when the mass shooting occurred last month. The article was prompted after Hogg, one of the most outspoken voices following the shooting, made comments to CBS where ...

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Catholic Church Removes Famed Founder Of Male Chastity Order For “Improper Conduct With Adult Men”

The Chicago Tribune reports: The Rev. C. Frank Phillips, founder of a religious order of men and pastor at the storied St. John Cantius Catholic Parish, was removed last week by the Archdiocese of Chicago amid an investigation into allegations of improper conduct with adult men, according to church officials. In a statement to parishioners, Cardinal Blase Cupich explained that ...

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GOP Rep Busted Sock-Puppeting Own Facebook Page

Law & Crime reports: An Arizona congresswoman was called out for posting fake compliments to her own Facebook page on Monday. On Sunday afternoon, Republican Representative Martha McSally posted an uncontroversial and innocuous status update regarding Arizonans’ service during the Vietnam War. Quite a bit more controversially, however, McSally – or her social media director–immediately moved to post the first ...

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National Weather Service Issues False Tsunami Warning

The Associated Press reports: A routine National Weather Service test on Tuesday resulted in a false push notification to mobile phones about a tsunami warning, giving jolt to many residents on the East Coast. A glitch meant some people received what looked like an actual warning, NWS meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs said. The National Weather Service is trying to sort what ...

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OOPSIE: House Must Vote Again On GOP Tax Bill

CNBC reports: House Republicans approved sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code Tuesday, but they will have to vote again due to a procedural snag in the Senate. Lawmakers have been barreling toward the GOP goal of passing the first major tax overhaul in decades by the end of the year, but that goal will have to be delayed for ...

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POLL: Fox Would Win Trump’s Fake News Trophy

L to the O to the L: A plurality of Americans in a new poll think that Fox News deserves the first “Fake News Trophy.” A new poll from the conservative-leaning Rasmussen finds 40 percent of respondents think Fox News should get the Fake News Trophy, which was first suggested by President Trump earlier this week in a tweet. The ...

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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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OOPS: Pentagon Retweets Call For Trump To Resign

NBC News reports: Oops! The Pentagon says it accidentally retweeted a tweet that urged President Donald Trump to resign. Without mentioning the content of the original tweet, a Pentagon spokesman, Col. Rob Manning, said it “would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense.” The tweet was posted Thursday by a person whose Twitter handle is @ProudResister. It said, “The ...

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Ted Cruz Blames Porn Tweet On Unnamed Staffer

NBC News reports: Sen. Ted Cruz is getting a lot of unwanted attention on social media Tuesday morning after the Texas Republican’s account liked a tweet featuring a pornographic video. Cruz addressed the notoriety Tuesday, even joking about it before answering questions from reporters on Capitol Hill: “This is not how I envisioned waking up this morning.” He said he ...

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OOPS: Ted Cruz “Likes” Porn Clip On Twitter

Newsweek reports: The excuses are almost inevitable, and predictable: The account was hacked, possibly by those pesky Russians. Or some rogue intern got hold of the social media, a secret Democrat intent on sabotage. Whatever the case, it is all but certain that Ted Cruz, the conservative Republican who serves as the junior Senator from Texas, will deny having “liked” ...

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Man Loses Online T-Shirt Store Over His Anti-Semitic History After Trump Retweets His Anti-Obama Meme

Raw Story reports: Life came at Jerry Travone, the author of the eclipse meme, fast. Earlier in the day, he was mocking “libtards” who reacted to the image — but soon found himself locked out of the account for his t-shirt store, Pro Wrestler Tees. Travone, who describes himself as a “YouTube actor and political junkie” on Twitter, claimed the ...

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Harvard Alumni Directory Lists The Mooch As Deceased

The Washington Post reports: The blink-and-you-missed-him former White House communications director is listed as deceased in the new Harvard Law School alumni directory, which arrived in alums’ mailboxes the very week that “The Mooch” became the most talked-about guy in politics. An asterisk by the 1989 graduate’s name indicates that he was reported dead since the last directory, which was ...

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FBI Sends Letter To Congress Correcting James Comey’s “Inaccurate” Testimony On Huma Abedin’s Emails

According to multiple outlets, late this afternoon the FBI sent a letter to Congress “correcting” Director James Comey’s “inaccurate” testimony before the Senate that senior Clinton aide Huma Abedin had forwarded “hundreds or thousands” of classified emails to the laptop of her now-estranged husband, Anthony Weiner. In fact, only a “handful” of emails were mistakenly forwarded. BREAKING: FBI sends letter ...

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Mike Pence: Misstating The Location And Direction Of Our Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Wasn’t Intentional

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that misstatements about the location of a U.S. aircraft carrier supposedly on its way to the waters off the Korean peninsula were not made intentionally. Earlier this month, White House and Pentagon officials announced that the USS Carl Vinson and its accompanying battle group had been deployed off the coast of the ...

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OOPSIE: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mistakenly Refers To Lindsey Graham As One Of “The Women Of The Senate”

The Hill reports: Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to have been caught up in a gender-swapping snafu, mistakenly dubbing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) one of the “women of the Senate.” The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice delivered remarks at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania on Monday as she accepted the Prize for Civility in Public Life, honoring her and late Justice Antonin Scalia. ...

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OOPS: Republican Super PAC Runs Ads Asking Voters To Thank GOP For Passing Trumpcare Bill [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Republican super-PAC ran ads Friday thanking Republicans for repealing ObamaCare — hours after the vote was canceled. “Republicans are keeping their promise, with a new plan for better health care,” one of the American Action Network advertisements said. “Thank [California] Congressman Darrell Issa for keeping his promise and replacing the Affordable Care Act with the better ...

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