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US taxpayers funded this epic Trump 2020 campaign ad (Heather Timmons/Quartz)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 05:15

Heather Timmons / Quartz:
US taxpayers funded this epic Trump 2020 campaign ad  —  US president Donald Trump's “Salute to America” speech on July 4th was delivered to a soggy crowd of thousands on the National Mall, without serious incident.  —  Yes, the US president accidentally said US revolutionaries seized airports …

Trump reaches career-high approval, yet faces a range of reelection risks: Poll (Gary Langer/ABC News)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 04:40

Gary Langer / ABC News:
Trump reaches career-high approval, yet faces a range of reelection risks: Poll  —  Bolstered by a strong economy, Donald Trump reached the highest job approval rating of his career in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll and runs competitively for reelection against four of five possible Democratic contenders.

Trump's longtime friend Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking minors in Florida, New York (Christina Zhao/Newsweek)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 03:50

Christina Zhao / Newsweek:
Trump's longtime friend Jeffrey Epstein arrested for sex trafficking minors in Florida, New York  —  Donald Trump's longtime friend Jeffrey Epstein was arrested this weekend for sex trafficking multiple minors in Florida and New York, sources confirmed to the Daily Beast and Miami Herald.

Trump-era politics are drowning out consensus on immigration. It's time for some straight talk. (Jeh Charles Johnson/Washington Post)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:45

Jeh Charles Johnson / Washington Post:
Trump-era politics are drowning out consensus on immigration.  It's time for some straight talk.  —  Jeh Charles Johnson was homeland security secretary from 2013 to 2017.  —  Americans are and should be outraged at reports of migrants detained in dirty, overcrowded conditions near the Southern border.

On MAGA hats... Would you choose a hat over a friend? (Fording the River Styx)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:30

Fording the River Styx:
On MAGA hats...  Would you choose a hat over a friend?  —  If you're feeling like you need a laugh as we descend further into dystopia, check out all the #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories folks have come up with to make fun of President Trump's Fourth of July gaffe.

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested in NYC on Sex Trafficking Charges: Sources (Jonathan Dienst/NBC New York)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:30

Jonathan Dienst / NBC New York:
Jeffrey Epstein Arrested in NYC on Sex Trafficking Charges: Sources  —  Epstein is a wealthy hedge fund manager who once counted as friends former President Bill Clinton, Great Britain's Prince Andrew, and President Donald Trump  —  Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy, politically connected Florida financier …

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested and accused of sex trafficking minors, sources say (CNN)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 02:15

CNN:
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein arrested and accused of sex trafficking minors, sources say  —  (CNN)Florida-based billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on new charges related to alleged sex crimes involving minors, law enforcement sources told CNN on Saturday.

Jeffrey Epstein, Billionaire Long Accused of Molesting Minors, Is Charged (New York Times)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:55

New York Times:
Jeffrey Epstein, Billionaire Long Accused of Molesting Minors, Is Charged  —  Mr. Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking, had avoided federal charges a decade ago in a widely criticized plea deal.  —  Jeffrey E. Epstein, a billionaire New York financier long accused of molesting dozens …

Spanish River High's principal refused to call the Holocaust a fact (Andrew Marra/Palm Beach Post)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:50

Andrew Marra / Palm Beach Post:
Spanish River High's principal refused to call the Holocaust a fact  —  A mother pushed for a year to address what she described as a school leader's failure to separate truth from myth.  —  She sent off the email with few expectations — a routine question seeking a routine answer.

Cables from UK's ambassador to the US blast Trump as 'inept,' 'incompetent' (CNN)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:20

CNN:
Cables from UK's ambassador to the US blast Trump as ‘inept,’ ‘incompetent’  —  (CNN)Diplomatic cables sent from the United Kingdom's ambassador to the United States back to London describe President Donald Trump as “inept,” “insecure” and “incompetent,” a UK government official confirmed Saturday to CNN.

Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges (Julie K. Brown/Miami Herald)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:15

Julie K. Brown / Miami Herald:
Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex trafficking charges  —  More than a decade after receiving one of the most lenient sentences for a serial sex offender in U.S history, multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested outside of New York, sources confirmed to the Miami Herald Saturday night.

Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists (Associated Press)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:15

Associated Press:
Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists  —  SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the U.S. Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some.

Far-right extremists Proud Boys outnumbered by counter-protesters at Washington, DC, rally (Olivia Sanchez/USA Today)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 01:00

Olivia Sanchez / USA Today:
Far-right extremists Proud Boys outnumbered by counter-protesters at Washington, DC, rally  —  Revolutionary Communist Party activists initiated a flag burning in front of White House.  Right wing extremists took issue and a fight broke out.  —  CONNECT  —  WASHINGTON — Proud Boys …

Revealed: Boris, the Russian oligarch and the Page 3 model (James Cusick/openDemocracy)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 00:50

James Cusick / openDemocracy:
Revealed: Boris, the Russian oligarch and the Page 3 model  —  Exclusive: Parties at Italian villa where ‘nothing is off the menu’ raise fresh concerns about PM hopeful being a ‘security risk’  —  In October 2016, Boris Johnson, the recently-appointed foreign secretary …

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors (The Daily Beast)

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 00:15

The Daily Beast:
Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors  —  Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on Saturday and will appear in New York court on Monday to be charged with sex trafficking, according to multiple law enforcement sources.  —  Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested …

Progressive Boomers Are Making It Impossible For Cities To Fix The Housing Crisis (Michael Hobbes/HuffPost)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 20:20

Michael Hobbes / HuffPost:
Progressive Boomers Are Making It Impossible For Cities To Fix The Housing Crisis  —  Residents of wealthy neighborhoods are taking extreme measures to block much-needed housing and transportation projects.  —  SEATTLE — In May 2018, a public meeting in a wealthy enclave of one of America's …

Starbucks shop boots police officers because customer 'did not feel safe' around them: reports (Dom Calicchio/Fox News)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 20:20

Dom Calicchio / Fox News:
Starbucks shop boots police officers because customer ‘did not feel safe’ around them: reports  —  Some police officers in Tempe, Ariz., say they were asked to leave a Starbucks coffee shop on the Fourth of July because a customer complained they “did not feel safe” with the cops present, according to reports.

Arizona governor slammed for a photo showing him wearing Nike shoes 2 days after yanking incentives ... (Hayley Peterson/Business Insider)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 20:05

Hayley Peterson / Business Insider:
Arizona governor slammed for a photo showing him wearing Nike shoes 2 days after yanking incentives for a new Nike plant over ‘Betsy Ross flag’ sneakers  — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is facing criticism for a photograph showing him wearing Nike shoes on Thursday.

Mad magazine's demise is part of the ending of a world (David Von Drehle/Washington Post)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 19:40

David Von Drehle / Washington Post:
Mad magazine's demise is part of the ending of a world  —  The demise of Mad magazine is hardly a surprise.  Times are tricky for print publications in general — all the more so for a title targeted with exquisite precision at middle-school boys.  They are Nature's neglected travelers …

Biden condemns violent Antifa assault on conservative journalist Andy Ngo (Jon Levine/New York Post)

Sat, 07/06/2019 - 19:40

Jon Levine / New York Post:
Biden condemns violent Antifa assault on conservative journalist Andy Ngo  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against the violent assault on journalist Andy Ngo.  —  The Democratic presidential candidate “believes violence directed at anyone because of their political opinions is never acceptable …

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