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Fox host dismisses dangers posed by Republican health care bill because "we're all going to die" anyway (Media Matters for America)

1 hour 4 min ago

Media Matters for America:
Fox host dismisses dangers posed by Republican health care bill because “we're all going to die” anyway  —  Kennedy Montgomery: “There's no way unless they are absolutely psychic ... they don't know who's going to die or how many people”  —  From the June 27 edition of Fox News' The Fox News Specialists:

Women stage 'Handmaid's Tale'-inspired protest outside Capitol (Taylor Lorenz/The Hill)

1 hour 9 min ago

Taylor Lorenz / The Hill:
Women stage 'Handmaid's Tale'-inspired protest outside Capitol  —  A crowd of 30 Planned Parenthood volunteers dressed as women from “The Handmaid's Tale” descended on the Capitol building Tuesday in protest against the Senate GOP's healthcare bill.  —  Fern Whyland, communications director …

Arrest made after Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol toppled, shattered (Emma Pettit/Arkansas Online)

1 hour 14 min ago

Emma Pettit / Arkansas Online:
Arrest made after Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol toppled, shattered  —  A 6-foot-tall stone Ten Commandments monument installed Tuesday on the Arkansas Capitol grounds was toppled less than 24 hours later after a 32-year-old Arkansas man drove a vehicle into the statue, police said.

Sinclair VP donated to Gianforte after 'body-slam' incident (Hadas Gold/Politico)

1 hour 19 min ago

Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sinclair VP donated to Gianforte after ‘body-slam’ incident  —  The vice president and director of Sinclair Broadcasting Group, which has often been criticized for its conservative slant, donated to Rep. Greg Gianforte's campaign the day after the Montana Republican was charged with assaulting a reporter.

Hard Questions: Hate Speech (Richard Allan/Facebook)

1 hour 24 min ago

Richard Allan / Facebook:
Hard Questions: Hate Speech  —  Who should decide what is hate speech in an online global community?  —  As more and more communication takes place in digital form, the full range of public conversations are moving online — in groups and broadcasts, in text and video, even with emoji.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders rips CNN, media at heated briefing (Fox News)

1 hour 34 min ago

Fox News:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders rips CNN, media at heated briefing  —  The feud between the Trump White House and CNN reached a fever pitch Tuesday during a feisty press briefing where Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed “fake news” and said Americans “deserve something better.”

Sarah Palin Sues New York Times for Defamation (Tony Lee/Breitbart)

1 hour 39 min ago

Tony Lee / Breitbart:
Sarah Palin Sues New York Times for Defamation  —  On Tuesday evening, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hired Hulk Hogan's lawyers and sued the New York Times for defamation for falsely accusing her in a June 14 editorial of inciting Jared Lee Loughner to shoot Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ).

Homeland Security Will Start Building Border Wall Prototypes This Summer (Ron Nixon/New York Times)

1 hour 44 min ago

Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Homeland Security Will Start Building Border Wall Prototypes This Summer  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security will start construction of prototypes for a border wall this summer in the San Diego area, agency officials said on Tuesday, the first step in fulfilling a campaign promise made by President Trump.

CNN Just Got Hit by a Massive Truth Bomb-The Facts of Life Are Conservative (James Delingpole/Breitbart)

1 hour 44 min ago

James Delingpole / Breitbart:
CNN Just Got Hit by a Massive Truth Bomb-The Facts of Life Are Conservative  —  And there you have it, a CNN producer, caught on camera, frankly admitting that “fake news” isn't some regrettable accident of the 24-hour news cycle.  —  “Fake news” is CNN's entire business model.

Helicopter attack targets Venezuela's Supreme Court (CNN)

1 hour 49 min ago

CNN:
Helicopter attack targets Venezuela's Supreme Court  —  (CNN)A police helicopter launched a daring attack on the Venezuelan Supreme Court Tuesday, in a dramatic escalation of the months-long crisis engulfing the regime of President Nicolas Maduro.  —  The helicopter was apparently stolen …

Support for Senate healthcare bill at 17 percent in NPR poll (Aida Chavez/The Hill)

1 hour 59 min ago

Aida Chavez / The Hill:
Support for Senate healthcare bill at 17 percent in NPR poll  —  Support for the Senate GOP's healthcare legislation stands at just 17 percent in a new NPR poll.  —  Slightly more than half of all respondents, 55 percent, disapprove of the legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

I'm Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars (Bari Weiss/New York Times)

1 hour 59 min ago

Bari Weiss / New York Times:
I'm Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars  —  This weekend, at a lesbian march in Chicago, three women carrying Jewish pride flags — rainbow flags embossed with a Star of David — were kicked out of the celebration on the grounds that their flags were a “trigger.”

The media will do anything to bash Trump - and now they're hurting (Michael Goodwin/New York Post)

2 hours 9 min ago

Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
The media will do anything to bash Trump — and now they're hurting  —  MORE FROM: … It was many years ago, but the memory lingers of the first time I was embarrassed to be a journalist.  It was a steamy summer afternoon and reporters and photographers were shoehorned into a small Manhattan apartment …

In US, Confidence in Newspapers Still Low but Rising (Art Swift/Gallup)

2 hours 9 min ago

Art Swift / Gallup:
In US, Confidence in Newspapers Still Low but Rising  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite an ongoing controversy over “fake news,” more Americans this year (27%) say they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers than did so last year (20%).

Don't be fooled: the Senate's Obamacare repeal effort remains very alive (Sarah Kliff/Vox)

2 hours 29 min ago

Sarah Kliff / Vox:
Don't be fooled: the Senate's Obamacare repeal effort remains very alive  —  The Senate health care bill, in its current form, is dead.  —  The Senate health care debate is not over.  —  Sound familiar?  —  Sign up for VoxCare  —  Vox's daily email explaining the biggest news in health care, edited by Sarah Kliff

Sarah Palin Sues New York Times, Claiming Editorial Defamed Her (Sydney Ember/New York Times)

3 hours 59 min ago

Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Sarah Palin Sues New York Times, Claiming Editorial Defamed Her  —  Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate, filed a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times Company on Tuesday, saying the newspaper had published a statement about her in a recent editorial that it “knew to be false.”

Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill (Jessica Taylor/NPR)

4 hours 14 min ago

Jessica Taylor / NPR:
Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill  —  Americans broadly disapprove of the Senate GOP's health care bill, and they're unhappy with how Republicans are handling the efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll.

'Repeal and replace' was once a unifier for the GOP. Now it's an albatross. (Dan Balz/Washington Post)

4 hours 19 min ago

Dan Balz / Washington Post:
‘Repeal and replace’ was once a unifier for the GOP.  Now it's an albatross.  —  For Republicans, Obamacare was always the great unifier.  In a fractious party, everyone agreed that the Affordable Care Act was the wrong solution to what ailed the nation's health-care system …

Full-court diplomacy (even secret talks with North Korea) (Axios)

5 hours 14 min ago

Axios:
Full-court diplomacy (even secret talks with North Korea)  —  Our Expert Voices conversation on North Korea  —  The United States has never arrayed all of our tools and advantages simultaneously and overwhelmingly to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Supreme Court term ended much different than it began (Associated Press)

5 hours 14 min ago

Associated Press:
Supreme Court term ended much different than it began  —  The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.

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