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Five Reasons Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio Should Not Receive a Presidential Pardon (ACLU)

6 hours 15 min ago

ACLU:
Five Reasons Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio Should Not Receive a Presidential Pardon  —  Last week, President Trump told Fox News that he is “seriously considering” a pardon for former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff Joe Arpaio, telling the network that the disgraced ex-law enforcement officer …

Trump Reverts to Attacks on Media in Rant at Phoenix Rally (New York Times)

6 hours 20 min ago

New York Times:
Trump Reverts to Attacks on Media in Rant at Phoenix Rally  —  PHOENIX — Minutes into a rally set to the theme of “unity” where he was supposed to read from a set script, President Trump tripled down on Tuesday on his defense of his earlier statement about the racially charged violence in Charlottesville …

Festnahme nach Drogenschmuggel+++ - Die Autobahnpolizei ... (Polizei Osnabrück)

6 hours 30 min ago

Polizei Osnabrück:
Festnahme nach Drogenschmuggel+++  —  Die Autobahnpolizei Osnabrück hatte am Samstag mal wieder den richtigen Riecher!  —  Sie kontrollierte am Samstag gegen 21 Uhr auf der A30 in Höhe Hasbergen/Gaste einen Pkw mit österreichischer Zulassung, der in Richtung Hannover unterwegs war.

ESPN blasted for political correctness after pulling announcer Robert Lee from UVa football game (Washington Times)

7 hours 5 min ago

Washington Times:
ESPN blasted for political correctness after pulling announcer Robert Lee from UVa football game  —  Network scorned on social media for political correctness, called ‘MSESPN’  —  Apparently, even being Asian doesn't mean people won't take you for being a white nationalist.

Howard Dean: If You Vote Republican in 2018, You're A Racist (Matt Vespa/Townhall.com)

7 hours 25 min ago

Matt Vespa / Townhall.com:
Howard Dean: If You Vote Republican in 2018, You're A Racist  —  In yesterday's column from Al Hunt in Bloomberg, the veteran political commentator noted that what Democrats needed was not new policies, but a new message.  And former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean has an idea …

U.S. Navy to Relieve Admiral of Command After Collisions (Gordon Lubold/Wall Street Journal)

7 hours 35 min ago

Gordon Lubold / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Navy to Relieve Admiral of Command After Collisions  —  Navy tradition of public accountability calls for commanders to be dismissed when superiors lose confidence in their leadership.  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Navy plans to remove the commander of the fleet that has suffered four recent collisions …

Jon Jones Tests Positive for Steroids after UFC 214 (TMZ.com)

7 hours 45 min ago

TMZ.com:
Jon Jones Tests Positive for Steroids after UFC 214  —  Jon Jones has tested positive for steroids in his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier ... TMZ Sports has learned.  —  Our sources tell us ... Jones tested positive for Turinabol — an anabolic steroid.

Fake news? Trump supporters circulate photo of Phoenix rally crowds ... but it's not (Arizona Republic)

7 hours 45 min ago

Arizona Republic:
Fake news?  Trump supporters circulate photo of Phoenix rally crowds ... but it's not … Ah social media is a glorious place.  You see something, it looks cool, and so you retweet it.  —  And sometimes that gets you into trouble.  —  Such was the case Tuesday night …

Triple talaq: India court bans Islamic instant divorce (BBC)

7 hours 55 min ago

BBC:
Triple talaq: India court bans Islamic instant divorce  —  India's top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women's rights activists.  —  In a 3-2 majority verdict, the court called the practice “un-Islamic”.

Google Folds, Restores Accounts Of Banned Statistics Professor (Tyler Durden/Zero Hedge)

8 hours 12 sec ago

Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge:
Google Folds, Restores Accounts Of Banned Statistics Professor  —  Yesterday we reported that in a shocking, and explained move, statistics professor Salil Mehta, adjunct professor at Columbia and Georgetown who teaches probability and data science and whose work has appeared on this website …

MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVa Game To Avoid Offending Idiots (Clay Travis/Outkick the Coverage)

8 hours 20 min ago

Clay Travis / Outkick the Coverage:
MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVa Game To Avoid Offending Idiots  —  UPDATE: ESPN ISSUES OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON MOVING ROBERT LEE FROM VIRGINIA GAME:  —  “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding …

A 'Trump Doctrine'? Clues in his new Afghanistan plan (Associated Press)

8 hours 30 min ago

Associated Press:
A ‘Trump Doctrine’?  Clues in his new Afghanistan plan  —  Never tip your hand to the enemy.  No timelines for military operations.  No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes.  —  In President Donald Trump's new Afghanistan strategy, elements of a broader approach …

Sheriff Joe hasn't given up hope on a Trump pardon yet (Evan McMorris-Santoro/VICE News)

8 hours 40 min ago

Evan McMorris-Santoro / VICE News:
Sheriff Joe hasn't given up hope on a Trump pardon yet  —  PHOENIX — When the White House announced Tuesday that, despite the rumors, President Trump wouldn't pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the embattled law enforcement official interpreted the comments in his own way.

When 'free speech' becomes a political weapon (Jennifer Delton/Washington Post)

9 hours 5 min ago

Jennifer Delton / Washington Post:
When ‘free speech’ becomes a political weapon  —  Maybe liberals shouldn't be free-speech absolutists after all. … When right-wing provocateurs come to campus, they're not defending free speech — they're attacking the legitimacy of the university.  (Jocelyn Gecker/AP)

The World's Highest-Paid Actors 2017: Mark Wahlberg Leads With $68 Million (Natalie Robehmed/Forbes)

9 hours 45 min ago

Natalie Robehmed / Forbes:
The World's Highest-Paid Actors 2017: Mark Wahlberg Leads With $68 Million  —  Markie Mark is officially Richie Rich: The former rapper-turned-actor is Hollywood's highest-paid leading man, earning $68 million pretax in our 12 month scoring period.  —  The Boston native recorded …

Nikki Haley says she had 'personal' talk with Trump about Charlottesville (Diamond Naga Siu/Politico)

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:50

Diamond Naga Siu / Politico:
Nikki Haley says she had ‘personal’ talk with Trump about Charlottesville  —  Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Tuesday that she had a “personal conversation” with President Donald Trump about his response to the violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville …

Jared Kushner heads to the Middle East (CNN)

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:50

CNN:
Jared Kushner heads to the Middle East  —  What you need to know about Jared Kushner  —  Washington (CNN)White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and envoy Jason Greenblatt left Sunday for a Middle East tour that will take them from Gulf states …

Polls Show Trump Cratering? Not So Fast (Steve Kornacki/NBC News)

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:45

Steve Kornacki / NBC News:
Polls Show Trump Cratering?  Not So Fast  —  Diagnosing the state of President Donald Trump's political health should be a simple matter.  The story that the traditional metrics tell is straightforward.  —  On a good day for him, Trump's approval rating might crack 40 percent.

Time for Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal to exit gracefully (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:40

St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Time for Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal to exit gracefully  —  State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, issued a full-throated apology Sunday to President Donald Trump and his family for posting on Facebook that she hopes he'll be assassinated.  There are times when unequivocal contrition …

Broadcast networks drew 17.5 million viewers for Trump Afghanistan speech (Madeline Conway/Politico)

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:35

Madeline Conway / Politico:
Broadcast networks drew 17.5 million viewers for Trump Afghanistan speech  —  About 17.5 million people watched President Donald Trump's Monday night speech on Afghanistan across the four broadcast networks, according to an initial estimate from Nielsen.  —  Variety reports that an average …

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