Caitlyn Jenner: ‘I would seriously look at a run’ for office

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Caitlyn Jenner told an audience Tuesday night that she would consider running for public office during an interview promoting her new book. Either way, Jenner said she will not give Trump or the Republican Party a pass if they “screw up.” “My loyalties are not with Donald Trump. I will come after him and come after Republicans if they come after my community,” said Jenner, who also is known for appearing on reality television shows like “Keeping Up with …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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Rep. McClintock’s town hall gets personal

April 9, 2017

(CNN)Republican Rep. Tom McClintock faced jeers, boos and shouts of “do your job” at a town hall meeting in his California district Saturday, but one thing the crowd liked was his stance on Syria — precisely because he criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to strike an air base in that country on Thursday. “I think that this President does need to be held to the letter of the Constitution,” McClintock told the crowd. “I believe his attack on …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… was treated to the piece de resistance: Conservative media personality Ann Coulter a screenshot from the lefty site Alternet. Like many new aspects of U.S. politics, this alignment has been clear for years in Europe. The cause of defending Assad has brought together the left-wing group in the U.K., and far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen in France. A Spanish leftist figure invited an Assad representative into the European Parliament just this week. Conservative British provocateur …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… majority. Republicans control the Senate. They have 52 seats. While Democrats and the independents who vote with them have 48 seats. After yesterday’s move to invoke the nuclear option, both parties have now used the controversial rule change and this time around, it was expected to lead to the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) CHRIS CILLIZZA, CNN politics REPORTER: The one thing to know about the nuclear option is you may not understand it, but it does …

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Amid tension, cultural exchange and appreciation at the Russian embassy

April 6, 2017

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All of those deleted tweets are going on Donald Trump’s permanent record

April 4, 2017

President Trump and Twitter go together like peanut butter and turpentineImage: AP/REX/Shutterstock Every time Trump deletes a typo-filled tweet, a kitten dies. But at least the White House is keeping a record of those deleted tweets. Allegedly. SEE ALSO: How to predict the president’s next bogus tweet: Just watch Fox News David S. Ferriero, head of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), sent a letter to Democratic senators Tom Carper (DE) and Claire McCaskill (MO) …

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Even Julian Assange is thirsty enough to tweet at Trump

April 4, 2017

A good way for Assange to get Trump to notice him: keep appearing on TVImage: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock Not only is WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange now tweeting, he, like you, is replying to President Trump’s (many) tweets. SEE ALSO: Julian Assange ducks the tough questions in video Reddit AMA During Trump’s routine morning Twitter spasm, Assange jumped into the fray by replying to the president, who has previously implied that Assange is more trust-worthy than the FBI or …

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The data firm that helped Trump win doesn’t think his White House looks so fun

April 4, 2017

Not "the most fun place to be right now."Image: POOL/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Even the man who helped head Donald Trump’s data operations during the 2016 election doesn’t think the White House is the place to be these days. Speaking at an advertising event in Sydney on Monday, Cambridge Analytica’s head of product, Matt Oczkowski, was responding to an audience question about the company’s ethics when he commented, “The White House doesn’t look like the …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

Image: ambar del moral / mashable I remember the halcyon days when April Fools’ Day was a bit of harmless fun. We’d read fake stories from the newspaper over our cornflakes and have a good chuckle. Fake news was just something that happened once a year. But, those days are gone. We are now living in the age of fake news; where mistruths are presented as truths, and believed at face value. Fake news is no longer a once-yearly event, it’s a 365-day-a-year news cycle. And, …

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Qatar Airways figures out a way to get past the laptop ban

April 1, 2017

Qatar Airways can get you on a computer.Image: qatar airways Electronics ban be damned, Qatar Airways is going to get its hard-working business travelers typing away on laptops no matter what. Less than a week after U.S. officials banned electronics larger than a smartphone on certain U.S.-bound flights from certain Middle East and Africa airports, the Doha-based airliner figured out how to get out of the snarly mess that is the ban. SEE ALSO: U.S. bans laptops and iPads on airlines from …

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Kelly says DHS won’t separate families at the border

March 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly on Wednesday assured Senate Democrats he doesn’t intend to separate mothers and children at the border — apparently walking back an earlier statement he made that such a policy could deter people from entering the country illegally. Kelly met with Senate Democrats Wednesday afternoon for more than an hour on Capitol Hill to discuss the administration’s immigration policy, a meeting that some members left in …

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Daily Mail is getting dragged all over town for this mindblowingly sexist front page

March 29, 2017

… you become PM, we’ll still only care about your bloody legs,” wrote one outraged Twitter user. History? politics? Intelligence? Aptitude? Naaaaaaahhhh Let’s just judge everyone on their legs… Here’s a shapely pair of pins! #legsit pic.twitter.com/LUhpAShThC Gemma Lawrence (@TudorTweep) March 28, 2017 One person suggested they could even be reminiscent of those held in the Dark Ages. But what’s this @DailyMailUK ? No Legs-it headline for Scotland? Is …

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Sen. Mark Warner: We have to talk to Paul Manafort

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)Virginia Sen. Mark Warner pledged on Tuesday that he would press President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort for answers. The Democratic senator and ranking member on the Senate intelligence committee said on CNN’s Erin Burnett “OutFront” that allegations about Manafort’s dealings in Ukraine and other open questions meant that the committee would speak with him as part of its probe into alleged Russian interference in the …

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YouTube is filtering some LGBTQ+ videos in ‘restricted mode’ and no one knows why

March 20, 2017

… some LGBTQ+ vloggers to accuse YouTube of implicitly categorizing their material as not “family-friendly.” That’s the complaint British vlogger Rowan Ellis made to Gizmodo, saying, there is a bias somewhere within that process equating LGBT+ with not family friendly. Ellis posted her own video addressing the issue after she found dozens of her videos fell victim to the process. In a statement to Gizmodo, YouTube said, Some videos that cover subjects like health, politics and …

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The 11 craziest things we learned from this massive Kellyanne Conway profile

March 19, 2017

Kellyanne Conway likes scallions.Image: drew angerer/Getty Images New York magazine just came out with a major profile of Kellyanne Conway, and, yep, it’s crazy, from the cover line (The True First Lady of Trump’s America) on down. The cover story by Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi follows the counselor to President Donald Trumpand, yes, again, “true first lady”through the White House, TV appearances, her home life, and one endlessly fascinating steak dinner. …

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Farron likens PM’s politics to Trump’s and Putin’s – BBC News

March 19, 2017

He will make the comments as part of his keynote speech at the Lib Dem’s spring conference in York. ‘The new normal’ The party leader will say: “The politics of Trump. Of Putin. Of Le Pen. And now the politics of Her Majesty’s Government. “Welcome to the new world order. This is the new normal, the new status quo. “Aggressive. Nationalistic. Anti-Nato. Anti-EU. It is the post-war internationalist consensus unravelling in real time. “Winston …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… should be glad. The opposition have ganged up on them several times this term already – should they have to bow to “the will of parliament” all the time, they would have had to repeal the football act, ban fracking, give Highlands and Islands its own board and accept that they are “failing teachers, parents and pupils”. Party politics There are still some party-political elements amid this grand constitutional row. In particular, it has cast the SNP and the …

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The most fashionable Englishwoman in Paris – BBC News

March 18, 2017

Over the next 90 years, Mary Clarke Mohl lived an extraordinary life at the crossroads of French and British culture and society. Nearly all of it was spent in Paris, where she saw three revolutions and was on friendly terms with so many of the great names of the day. But she never lost her attachment to Britain and in the Rue du Bac she offered a home-from-home to William Thackeray and Elizabeth Gaskell, the Brownings and the Trollopes, as well as to many aristocrats, diplomats and …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

GermanyNetherlandsproposalbarred the barbarian. attacked I came across an article about a video of a group of men in Switzerland dressed as terrifying Ottoman Turkstone. But for me, this terrifying bogeyman seemed eerily familiar. Dylan Martinez / Reuters right-wing politics I dont like murderers, but I dont like European politicians telling me I will be perceived as one of those nasty people if I act too Turkish. On the day I arrived in Amsterdam in 2004, a Dutch-Moroccan extremist …

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Best selling book on Amazon has 266 blank pages

March 12, 2017

Michael J. Knowles’ newest book has reached the top of the charts. SEE ALSO: Everywhere you look theres a massive Trump bump The actor and conservative news site The Daily Wire correspondent’s 266-page political overview of the Democratic party is, well, quite the page-turner. And a surprisingly quick read, given the subject matter. Here’s a quick flip through the book, Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide: Coming soon to Amazon #WorldBookDay …

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