Monthly Archives: July 2019

GALLUP: Pride In Being American Hits Record Low

Just in from Gallup Polling: As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, their pride in the U.S. has hit its lowest point since Gallup’s first measurement in 2001. While 70% of U.S. adults overall say they are proud to be Americans, this includes fewer than half (45%) who are “extremely” proud, marking the second consecutive year that …

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Trump Claims Twitter Is Stopping Him From Getting New Followers: “What They’re Doing Is Possibly Illegal”

“If you look at Twitter, I have millions and millions of people on Twitter and it’s — you know, it’s a very good arm for me. It’s great social media. But they don’t treat me right. And I know for a fact, I mean, a lot of people try and follow me and it’s very hard. I have so many …

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Accuser’s Lawyer: Roy Moore “Likely Failed” Polygraph

The Birmingham News reports: Roy Moore “likely failed” a December 2017 polygraph he took in an effort to clear his name from accusations made against him by women during the Senate race that year, according to a lawsuit filing Monday. Attorneys for Leigh Corfman, who maintains she was sexually molested as a 14-year-old by the then-32-year-old Moore in 1979, filed …

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Trump Looking “Very Strongly” At Delaying US Census

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said late Monday his administration was still looking into delaying the 2020 census over disputes about the legality of a citizenship question. Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office, the president reiterated his incredulity that asking about citizenship is not part of the census. “I think it is very important to find out if somebody …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Billboard Magazine reports: Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 13th week, rewriting the record for the longest reign ever for a hip-hop hit. The track passes three such songs that led for 12 weeks each: “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, in 2015; “Boom Boom Pow,” …

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Sarah Sanders Blasts AOC In Defense Of Ivanka Trump

Newsweek reports: Outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Sanders came to Ivanka Trump’s defense on Twitter, after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the president’s daughter appearing at last week’s G20 summit. Defending Ivanka Trump and her father, Sanders accused Ocasio-Cortez of “phoning it in” herself by “wasting” time on social media and “destroying jobs” in New York. Ocasio-Cortez made headlines back …

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Loony Louis Gohmert Calls Mueller An “Anal Opening”

Talking Points Memo reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s impending congressional testimony has some House Republicans speaking their mind about the square-jawed lawyer. “He’s done some irreparable damage to some things and he’s got to answer for them,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Politico. “It reinforced the anal opening that I believe Mueller to be.” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) added that …

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Trump Boasts About “Brand New Sherman Tanks” For His Hijacking Of DC’s Fourth Of July Event [VIDEO]

“It’ll be like no other. I’m going to say a few words and we’re going to have planes going overhead, the best fighter jets in the world, and other planes, too. And we’re going to have some tanks stationed outside. You’ve got to be pretty careful with the tanks, because the roads have a tendency not to like to carry …

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New CNN Poll: Biden Slips, Harris and Warren Surge

CNN reports: Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have made steep gains after the first Democratic presidential debate, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. shows, with former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead over the field shrinking to a narrow 5 points. The results indicate a significant tightening in the race for the Democratic nomination. The poll, conducted after the …

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Federal Court: Jurors Can Hear About Hunter’s Adultery

Roll Call reports: A federal judge in California is allowing evidence of Rep. Duncan Hunter’s alleged extramarital affairs to be used in a criminal trial against the Republican congressman, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The ruling on Monday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California relates to a case in which Hunter is alleged to have illegally …

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Prediction Model That Nailed 2018: Trump Will Lose

The Hill reports: The prediction model that accurately predicted Democratic gains in the House four months before the 2018 midterm elections says President Trump will lose his reelection bid. The latest “Negative Partisanship” model by Rachel Bitecofer, the assistant director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, released Monday, predicts Trump will lose the Electoral College …

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Grubhub Under Fire For Making 34,000 “Copycat” Sites That Masquerade As Homepages For Restaurants

The New York Post reports: Grubhub has created thousands of Web sites that masquerade as the sites of restaurants — a practice that can jack up prices for hungry customers, The Post has learned. The online food-ordering giant, which also owns Seamless and Menupages, has scooped up more than 34,000 URLs since 2010 with names that are similar to restaurants’ …

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Russia Paid $1.4M To Air Kremlin Propaganda In DC

Open Secrets reports: The Russian government sent more than $1.4 million to a Florida-based company airing Kremlin propaganda in the nation’s capital over the last two years, according to recent foreign agent registration records. Florida-based company RM Broadcasting LLC has officially registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department after a federal judge ordered it to do so in …

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MASH-UP: Fox News Or North Korean State Media?

Raw Story reports: Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on Monday tweeted out a video in which they mashed up clips from Fox News and Fox Business with clips from North Korea. “This is something that many analysts and pundits thought was totally impossible,” Fox News pundit Jeanine Pirro says in the video, followed by a North Korean broadcaster using eerily …

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Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Members Post Racist Jokes About Migrants And Latino Democrats

ProPublica reports: Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility in Texas on Monday and posted a vulgar illustration depicting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant, according to screenshots of their postings. …

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Russian Troll Farms Boosted Trump’s 2016 Poll Numbers

The Hill reports: The Russian troll farms that carried out a sophisticated disinformation campaign on U.S. social media platforms in 2016 may have influenced President Trump’s standing in public opinion polls during the campaign, according to a new study released Monday. Researchers at the University of Tennessee said that for every 25,000 retweets each week by the Internet Research Agency …

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Trump Rages: New York State Sues Me For Everything

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Monday accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of using New York Attorney General Letitia James to target his businesses for political purposes, claiming in an afternoon tweetstorm that the state sues “for everything” and is “always in search of a crime.” Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Cuomo said Monday that he …

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Freak Hailstorm Buries Mexican City In Feet Of Ice

The Washington Post reports: It’s summer in Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most populous towns, which made what happened there over the weekend all the more surprising. Sunday morning, residents woke to their roads, yards and even cars buried under more than three feet of icy slush from a freak hailstorm that had blanketed the city. Jalisco Gov. Enrique Alfaro said …

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Nabisco Enrages Wingnuts With Pro-Trans Pride Tweet

Predictable furor from the far-right Federalist: Oreo cookies, a division of international foods giant Nabisco, announced yesterday a “special” LGBT edition that includes lectures about how to use transgender pronouns. “We’re proud to celebrate inclusivity for all gender identities and expressions,” the company wrote in its Facebook post announcing the change. “In partnership with NCTE, we’re giving away special edition …

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Rapper Behind Year’s Biggest Hit Comes Out [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Lil Nas X came out in a handful of Twitter messages posted Sunday, telling fans to listen closely to the lyrics on his 7 track “C7osure (You Like).” “Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone [fuck with me] no more,” he wrote. “But before this month ends I want …

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