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Trump Bottoms Out In New Approval Poll [VIDEO]

CNN reports: As the 100-day mark of Donald Trump’s presidency approaches, a new CNN/ORC poll finds the President reaches this milestone holding on to the lowest approval rating of any newly-elected president at this stage, amid sharp partisan divides and a failure to capitalize on post-election strengths. Overall, 44% say they approve of Trump’s handling of the presidency, 54% disapprove. ...

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Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres Dies At Age 93

The BBC reports: Shimon Peres, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister and once as president, has died at the age of 93. Mr Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. His son Chemi led tributes to “one of the founding fathers of the state of Israel” who “worked tirelessly” ...

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Facebook To Crackdown On Clickbaiting Headlines

CNN Money reports: Facebook is taking another stab at reducing the amount of “clickbait” in your news feed. “These are headlines that intentionally leave out crucial information, forcing people to click to find out the answer,” the company said in an announcement on Thursday. In other words: The headline on this story better be pretty specific. Publishers large and small ...

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90 Year-Old Former US Sen. Harris Wofford Reveals That He’s About To Marry A 40 Year-Old Man

Politico reports: At 90-years-old, a former U.S. senator has found love with a man — 20 years after the death of his wife. Harris Wofford, a Democrat who represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate from 1991-1995, wrote in a column for The New York Times that he is set to marry a man this Saturday. Wofford retells the story of ...

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Obama Welcomes “Quite Good Looking” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To White House [VIDEO]

This morning Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Obama at the White House, the first such visit by Canada’s head of government in nearly two decades. Obama welcomed the “quite good looking” internet heartthrob and proceeded to tease him about the current location of hockey’s Stanley Cup, which was last won by Obama’s hometown Chicago Blackhawks. More from ...

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MINNESOTA: Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Names State’s First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday he would appoint Court of Appeals Judge Margaret H. Chutich as associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Chutich would be the first openly gay member on the state’s highest court. She would fill the vacancy left by Wilhelmina M. Wright, who was confirmed by the Senate this week to the ...

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Obama Weighs In On Dog Pants [VIDEO]

Via USA Today: President Obama has weighed on the hottest Internet debate since the blue-or-gold dress. Dogs should wear their pants on two hind legs, not on all four. That presidential declaration came Friday during a series of interviews with YouTube stars in the East Room of the White House. Adande Thorne, also known as sWooZie, asked the president about ...

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Obama Talks About Nothing With Jerry Seinfeld

Via Politico: Comedian-in-Chief Barack Obama on Wednesday fired off quips alongside Jerry Seinfeld to open season 7 of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” “I always wanted to be in a show about nothing and here I am,” Obama says. “There’s nothing more nothing than this,” Seinfeld responds. “Nothing.” The online series features Seinfeld driving around various cities with other comedians. ...

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UKRAINE: Lawmakers Brawl [VIDEO]

It all started with a bouquet of roses and a “crotch grab.” The fight began between MPs from the president’s Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) and Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front (PF). It allegedly all started when Oleg Barna (PPB) went up to the tribune while Yatsenyuk was giving a speech, presented him a bouquet of roses and then tried to carry him ...

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Donald Trump’s SNL Opening [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: The website DeportRacism.com owes Larry David $5,000. During Donald Trump’s opening monologue on Saturday Night Live, David shouted “Trump’s a racist,” a phrase the political action committee said would net its speaker a cash bounty if spoken during the broadcast. “Trump’s a racist,” David said at the end of Trump’s opening, before adding, “I heard if I ...

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Jon Stewart Inks Four-Year Deal With HBO

You KNEW he couldn’t stay away, right? NPR reports: Announcing what could be a string of projects from the former host of The Daily Show, HBO says it has reached an exclusive four-year deal with Jon Stewart. In the first phase of the deal, Stewart will produce “short-form digital content,” HBO says. “Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly ...

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Opening In NYC: Clinton, The Musical

Via press release: If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people—one moment noble, the next naughty—that’s because he was! Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: “WJ,” (Tom Galantich) the wholesome, intelligent one, and “Billy,” (Duke Lafoon) the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton (Kerry Butler) at ...

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GREECE: Atheist Prime Minister “Politely” Rebuffs Clergy For Swearing-In Ceremony

Via the Economist: Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, made history within hours of his victory by informing the Archbishop of Athens, very politely, that clerical services would not be required for his swearing-in ceremony. An avowed atheist who has nonetheless made a point of dealing courteously with senior clergy, Mr Tsipras lost no time in making known that his ...

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FRANCE: Neo-Nazi National Front Party Sees Opportunities In Wake Of Attack

France’s neo-Nazi National Front Party is already working to capitalize on nationalistic and racist sentiment in the wake of yesterday’s terror attack by Islamic extremists. Via Slate: For the first seven hours after the attack on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, the National Front, France’s far right political party, kept an old feature about the influx of Roma and ...

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John Oliver Breaks Down Influence On Legislatures By Right Wing Outfit ALEC

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David Mixner Reveals Having Helped Eight Friends With AIDS Commit Suicide

Noted activist and former Clinton White House aide David Mixner made a startling revelation during the premiere of his show here in New York City. Via the Daily Beast: It is the morning after. We are speaking about Mixner’s emotional on-stage confession—unelicited by anyone but himself—Monday night to the assisted suicides he oversaw of friends dying of AIDS in the ...

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Hillary Clinton In 60 Seconds

From Britain’s right-leaning Telegraph.

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LPAC Announces 2014 Endorsements

Via the Washington Post: The country’s only lesbian-backed political action committee, LPAC, will unveil a first wave of political endorsements Thursday — including five openly gay candidates seeking congressional seats and state offices ranging from governor to attorney general. The endorsement list includes 15 Democrats so far. Among them: gubernatorial hopefuls Wendy Davis of Texas, Heather Mizeur of Maryland, Martha ...

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TRAILER: Citizen Koch

Clip description: In this searing exposé on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Academy Award®-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (Trouble the Water; co-producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 & Bowling for Columbine) follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party. CITIZEN KOCH investigates the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations ...

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State Of The Union: Open Thread

President Obama’s State Of The Union address begins at 9pm Eastern. Watch live here and give us your reactions. UPDATE: The address has concluded. Jason Collins appeared onscreen seconds before the president delivered these lines: “We do these things because they help promote our long-term security. And we do them because we believe in the inherent dignity and equality of ...

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