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Ronan Farrow banned from NBC? (Page Six)

1 hour 25 min ago

Page Six:
Ronan Farrow banned from NBC?  —  There is an internal war brewing after it was claimed that Ronan Farrow has been banned by NBC News' top exec Andy Lack.  —  Farrow was booked on Rachel Maddow's prime-time MSNBC show on Friday to discuss his story about Donald Trump's alleged affair with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal.

Afrin: Syria 'sending fighters to help Kurds against Turkey' (BBC)

1 hour 25 min ago

BBC:
Afrin: Syria ‘sending fighters to help Kurds against Turkey’  —  Syrian pro-government forces will help Syrian Kurds fighting against a Turkish offensive in north-west Syria, Syria's state news agency reports.  —  It comes after Syrian Kurdish officials said the government in Damascus had agreed to send troops.

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive's Comments on Russian Interference (Sheera Frenkel/New York Times)

1 hour 35 min ago

Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive's Comments on Russian Interference  —  Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia's disinformation effort.  President Trump then cited him.  We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.  —  Rob Goldman, vice president for ads at Facebook …

Trump tweet angers survivors of Parkland shooting (Eli Watkins/CNN)

1 hour 35 min ago

Eli Watkins / CNN:
Trump tweet angers survivors of Parkland shooting  —  Washington (CNN)Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI's failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter and the resources expended on the Russia investigation.

Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor (David Sharp/Associated Press)

1 hour 45 min ago

David Sharp / Associated Press:
Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor  —  PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm.  And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it.

Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump's tweets (Washington Post)

1 hour 55 min ago

Washington Post:
Top U.S. officials tell the world to ignore Trump's tweets … MUNICH — Amid global anxiety about President Trump's approach to world affairs, U.S. officials had a message for a gathering of Europe's foreign policy elite this weekend: Pay no attention to the man tweeting behind the curtain.

Trump open to improving background checks, spokesman says (Dan Merica/CNN)

2 hours 8 sec ago

Dan Merica / CNN:
Trump open to improving background checks, spokesman says  —  West Palm Beach, Florida (CNN)President Donald Trump “is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system” for gun purchases, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.

'Spin the bottle' and a kegerator: #MeToo movement lawmaker faces new sexual misconduct allegations (Carla Marinucci/Politico)

2 hours 5 min ago

Carla Marinucci / Politico:
‘Spin the bottle’ and a kegerator: #MeToo movement lawmaker faces new sexual misconduct allegations  —  SAN FRANCISCO — New misconduct allegations have been leveled against California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia — the high-profile #MeToo movement activist under investigation herself …

'Black Panther' Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths (Brooks Barnes/New York Times)

2 hours 15 min ago

Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths  —  LOS ANGELES — Hail, King T'Challa.  —  The Disney-Marvel movie “Black Panther,” which finds the superheroic T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returning to his remote African kingdom to assume the throne, roared into theaters …

Attacking the 'Woke' Black Vote (Charles M. Blow/New York Times)

2 hours 40 min ago

Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote  —  One thing that is clear to me following the special counsel's indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for interfering with our election is that the black vote was specifically under attack, from sources foreign and domestic.

Florida students plead with Congress: It's about the guns (Washington Post)

3 hours 5 min ago

Washington Post:
Florida students plead with Congress: It's about the guns … Students at the Florida school where 17 people died last week said Sunday they will organize nationwide marches for gun control next month and try to create a “badge of shame” for politicians who take money from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.

How Does Trump Stack Up Against the Best - and Worst - Presidents? (New York Times)

3 hours 5 min ago

New York Times:
How Does Trump Stack Up Against the Best — and Worst — Presidents?  —  Where does Donald Trump rank on the list of American presidents?  —  We surveyed presidential politics experts to sketch out a first draft of Trump's place in presidential history.  —  Since our previous survey in 2014 …

Trump surveyed Mar-a-Lago members over gun control in wake of school shooting: report (Jacqueline Thomsen/The Hill)

3 hours 9 min ago

Jacqueline Thomsen / The Hill:
Trump surveyed Mar-a-Lago members over gun control in wake of school shooting: report  —  asked members at his Mar-a-Lago Club about gun-control issues in the wake of the shooting at a nearby Florida high school, The Washington Post reported Sunday.  —  Trump during the holiday weekend reportedly asked …

Funeral after funeral, an emotional marathon for survivors of the Parkland school shooting (Washington Post)

3 hours 15 min ago

Washington Post:
Funeral after funeral, an emotional marathon for survivors of the Parkland school shooting  —  PARKLAND, Fla. — Under vacation-blue Florida skies, the young mourners have emerged from family SUVs and minivans at funeral after funeral, high school girls in black dresses and heels and teen boys in black shirts and pants.

Trump's Miss Universe Gambit (Jeffrey Toobin/New Yorker)

3 hours 15 min ago

Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker:
Trump's Miss Universe Gambit  —  For years, he used his beauty pageants to boost business interests abroad.  A 2013 contest, in Moscow, may also have helped give him the Presidency.  —  The first-round results of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant seem to have come as a surprise …

Podesta: Trump a 'draft dodger' in war for democracy (Cristiano Lima/Politico)

4 hours 10 min ago

Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Podesta: Trump a ‘draft dodger’ in war for democracy  —  John Podesta, campaign chairman for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, said Sunday that President Donald Trump “has failed in carrying out his duty as president” by not shielding the U.S. from Russian meddling efforts.

Conservatives urge Trump to grant pardons in Russia probe (Darren Samuelsohn/Politico)

4 hours 20 min ago

Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Conservatives urge Trump to grant pardons in Russia probe  —  As special counsel Robert Mueller builds his case, relatives of former national security adviser Michael Flynn are among those pressing the president to use his unique legal power and ‘put these defendants out of their misery.’

The Media's Walk-of-Shame Won't End (Julie Kelly/American Greatness)

4 hours 20 min ago

Julie Kelly / American Greatness:
The Media's Walk-of-Shame Won't End  —  The media have been on a walk-of-shame bender since 2016.  They were whored out by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, swallowed the Christopher Steele dossier, and still get drunk-dialed by the Left.  The cheap-date journos show up every time.

A non-alarmist reading of the Mueller Russia indictment (Byron York/Washington Examiner)

4 hours 24 min ago

Byron York / Washington Examiner:
A non-alarmist reading of the Mueller Russia indictment … There's been no shortage of breathless reaction to Trump-Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for their efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

"The Canaries Are Dying": How Trump Is Making Republicans Pick Their 2018 Poison (Abigail Tracy/Vanity Fair)

5 hours 30 min ago

Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair:
“The Canaries Are Dying”: How Trump Is Making Republicans Pick Their 2018 Poison  —  Caught between the president's rabid, loyal base and suburban women, Republican candidates may not survive a blue wave election.  —  “These races are like canaries in the coal mine,” Steve Israel …

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