Monthly Archives: June 2018

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Hill reports: On Saturday, the last day of pride month, YouTube apologized to the LGBTQ community over its enforcement of certain policies on its platform, which have been criticized by LGBTQ YouTube video creators. The Google-owned video streaming platform acknowledged that it “had issues where [it] let the LGBTQ community down,” over “inappropriate ads and concerns” in its enforcement …

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Trump: I Never Said That Thing I Said Three Days Ago

Mashable reports: We’re all tired of “Donald Trump tweeted more BS” stories, but the lie he dropped on Saturday is too much of a doozy to ignore. Now. I’m no English language expert — granted, it’s been the focus of my career for the past 15 years, whatever — but it seems to me that “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE …

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LIVE VIDEO: Massive Crowds Turn Out In 700+ Cities Nationwide To Protest Trump’s Immigration Policies

USA Today reports: Tens of thousands of people descended on cities from coast-to-coast Saturday in “Families Belong Together” rallies to protest the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that left more than 2,000 children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. In the nation’s capital, thousands poured into Lafayette Square, across from the White House, to chant “We care” …

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Pentagon Mulls Withdrawing US Troops From Germany

The Washington Post reports: The Pentagon is analyzing the cost and impact of a large-scale withdrawal or transfer of American troops stationed in Germany, amid growing tensions between President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to people familiar with the work. The effort follows Trump’s expression of interest in removing the troops, made during a meeting earlier this year …

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Madonna Ordered To Stop “Harassing” Neighbors

The New York Daily News reports: A Manhattan judge has told Madonna to take a bow from her suing her co-op board. The pop star can no longer seek documents from her Central Park West co-op board explaining why they changed the rules to bar her kids from using her posh $7.3 million pad, a state supreme court judge ruled …

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MSNBC Cancels Hugh Hewitt’s Weekly Show [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC has cancelled that weekly television show hosted by right-wing pundit Hugh Hewitt, the conservative explained at the end of his final show on Saturday. “This has been the last Hugh Hewitt Show on Saturday mornings,” Hewitt explained. He said that NBC News would continue to employ him as a contributor and he said he expects to …

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Ingraham And Conway Agree: Trump Should Stop Calling The Press “The Enemy Of The People” [VIDEO]

Kellyanne Conway is claiming that she’s actually called for Trump to stop attacking the press as enemies of the people. Conway appeared on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday, one day after a gunman killed five people at the offices of The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md. Ingraham asked Conway if the president is “reconsidering his language” toward …

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New Jersey Hours Away From Government Shutdown

The New Jersey Advance reports: The Democrats who lead New Jersey agree: They want to raise somebody’s taxes. But the debate over exactly who pays could shut down state government at midnight. Again. So the stage is set Saturday for another dramatic day in Trenton, one that could hit people across New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders remained …

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US Ambassador To Estonia Resigns Because Trump

Foreign Policy reports: The U.S. ambassador to Estonia, James D. Melville Jr., a career diplomat and member of the senior foreign service ranks, announced to friends Friday that he was resigning amid a string of controversial comments President Donald Trump made about U.S. allies in Europe. Melville, who has served as a diplomat for 33 years and as ambassador to …

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Satellite Images Raise Alarms About NK Nukes

The Hill reports: Satellite images showing North Korea making substantial improvements to one of its nuclear research facilities are raising alarms that the regime has little interest in actually giving up its nuclear arsenal. Just two weeks after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a deal committing the U.S. to security guarantees in exchange for North …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The New York Post reports: An exec at top Hollywood agency William Morris Endeavor, Skip Chasey, is still employed even though a man died in his basement dungeon after being mummified in plastic wrap and gaffer’s tape, according to a new report by podcaster Mark Ebner. The “sudden death during recreational mummification bondage,” as the Los Angeles coroner described it, …

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Trump: I’ll Name My SCOTUS Nominee On July 9th

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump announced on Friday two women are among the jurists he’s considering appointing to the Supreme Court, adding he will finalize his decision early next month. Trump made the revelation onboard Air Force One while en route to his private New Jersey golf club, noting he will officially name his replacement for outgoing …

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Zircon & Burlap Call For Outlawing The Impersonation Of Government Officials After Trump Falls For Prank

Earlier today it was revealed that a comedian named Stuttering John managed to get through the White House switchboard and speak to Trump on Air Force One while posing as Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. The prank has reportedly roiled the White House and once again raised alarms about lax security protocols in the Trump administration. Enter Fox News personalities Zircon …

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Meet The Semisaurus Mobile Creationism Museum

Apparently men wearing 19th century suits were once chased around the American frontier by dinosaurs. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports: North Hills Baptist Church in Lingle, Wyoming has brought the Semisaurus mobile creationism museum for its vacation Bible school this weekend, which will be open to the public. Brian Young, a former teacher and the director of the Creation Instruction Association …

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Rosenstein Felt Manipulated By Trump In Comey Firing

The New York Times reports: In the days after the F.B.I. director James B. Comey was fired last year, the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, repeatedly expressed anger about how the White House used him to rationalize the firing, saying the experience damaged his reputation, according to four people familiar with his outbursts. In public, Mr. Rosenstein has shown …

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Manafort Assistant Gave FBI Access To Storage Locker

Reuters reports: A personal assistant to Paul Manafort granted an FBI agent access to a storage locker in Virginia, allowing the government to secure evidence that President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is trying to suppress, according to testimony Friday in a federal court hearing. FBI special agent Jeff Pfeiffer made the disclosure at a hearing to consider whether evidence …

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Pro US Soccer Player Collin Martin Comes Out [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Minnesota United midfielder Collin Martin publicly came out as gay in a social media statement Friday morning, making him the only out athlete currently playing in one of the five major men’s U.S. sports leagues. Martin, 23, is the first male athlete from any of those major leagues to say he is gay since 2014, when …

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OHIO: GOP Introduces Bill Requiring Teachers To Report Gender Non-Conforming Behavior To Students’ Parents

ABC News reports: Transgender rights advocates in Ohio are fighting a Republican bill at the state level that would require teachers to “out” transgender students to their parents. Critics say that if the bill becomes law, it would essentially turn educators into “gender cops.” Proponents of the bill claim it will protect parental rights in the state and allow parents …

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