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Pope Francis Compares Anti-Gay Politicians To Hitler

Reuters reports: Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler. “It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism,” Francis said in an address to participants of an international conference on criminal law. “And I must confess to you that when I hear a …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Another episode on TV’s gay history from Matt Baume: Is there any show more perfectly suited for a gay ’90s romp than Frasier? When the show the first premiered, television often treated gay characters as a source of fear. But by the time Frasier was in its final season, lots of sitcoms were having a gay old time.

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Trump Issues Pardons In Three War Crimes Cases

The Washington Post reports: President Trump intervened in three military justice cases involving war-crimes accusations Friday, issuing at least two pardons that will prevent the Pentagon from pursuing future charges against the individuals involved, according to one of their lawyers and a U.S. official. The service members involved were notified by Trump over the phone, said the U.S. official, speaking …

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US Official Confirms Damning Trump/Sondland Call

The New York Times reports: An official from the United States Embassy in Kiev confirmed to House impeachment investigators on Friday that he overheard a call between President Trump and a top American diplomat in July in which the president inquired about investigations he wanted from Ukraine, according to three people familiar with the testimony. The official, David Holmes, testified …

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Junior And George Conway Trade Shots On Twitter

Mediaite reports: Donald Trump Jr. battled with George Conway, the husband of President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway, Friday — with Trump Jr. criticizing Conway for being a “guy who routinely & publicly embarrasses his wife” through his heavy criticism of the Trump administration. After Conway told Trump Jr. on Twitter, “Each of Taylor, Kent, and Yovanovitch has more intelligence, …

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Haters Lose Major Suit Against Planned Parenthood

Courthouse News reports: A federal jury found an anti-abortion cohort led by David Daleiden caused substantial harm to Planned Parenthood by infiltrating abortion industry conferences to secretly tape abortion doctors and staff, and awarded punitive damages of $870,000. Daleiden, who heads the Center for Medical Progress, and his co-defendant Sandra Merritt, posed as human tissue procurers for a fake company …

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Alex Jones: Roger Stone’s Lawyers Are Furious With Me For Publicizing His Request For A Pardon From Trump

According to Alex Jones, Roger Stone’s lawyers are furious with him for airing Stone’s request for a pardon by Trump. Following his conviction, prosecutors argued that Roger Stone should be immediately remanded into custody because he violated a gag order he is under by passing a public announcement through far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones the previous day. Stone, however, was …

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Christian Site CEO: Satan Is Behind This Impeachment

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Stephen Strang, the CEO of the conservative Christian media outlet and publishing company Charisma, said in a press release Friday that Satan is behind the impeachment inquiry and other “demonic attacks” on President Donald Trump. The press release hyped a new “Charisma News” poll finding that 90 percent of evangelicals—who it called “faith-based …

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Trump Files Second SCOTUS Request: Hide My Taxes

CNN reports: Attorneys for President Donald Trump returned to the Supreme Court on Friday to ask the justices for the second day in a row to block a demand for his income tax returns — this one from House Democrats. On Thursday, Trump’s lawyers asked the Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a lower-court ruling that would allow the …

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Dems Accuse Trump Of Witness Intimidation In Real Time, Republicans Flee Questions About The Tweets

Politico reports: Lawmakers of both parties were stunned to see Trump’s disparaging tweet about the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine in the middle of a hearing where she had already described in great detail how she felt personally threatened by the president. “It’s not something I would do,” Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, told …

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