Hasan Minhaj on Saudi Censorship of His Netflix Show: They Started ‘Their Own Muslim Ban’


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Comedian Hasan Minhaj mocked Saudi Arabia on the newest season of his Netflix series after the Gulf state barred the streaming of one of his episodes due to his jokes about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. “This is Patriot Act, or as it’s known in Saudi Arabia, ‘Error 404 Not Found,'” Minhaj joked on a new episode of Patriot Act, which was released on Sunday. “A request? Does MBS think that Netflix is a wedding DJ?” He added. “A quick request — ‘Could you just take down that an episode that’s criticizing me and then play Usher’s Yeah?'” Minhaj continued by joking that he “still can’t believe… we got Saudi Arabia to issue its very own Muslim ban.” “Of all the Netflix originals the only show that Saudi Arabia thinks violates ‘Muslim values’ is the one hosted by a Muslim.” The MBS regime justified the episode removal Continue reading "Hasan Minhaj on Saudi Censorship of His Netflix Show: They Started ‘Their Own Muslim Ban’"

Erick Erickson Mocked For Endorsing Trump in 2020: ‘Completes His 180’ on #NeverTrump


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Conservative blogger Erick Erickson completed a full 180 on his “Never Trump” 2016 position today, as he published a post endorsing President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Erickson’s cited Trump’s socially conservative record in office as partial justification for the change. “The President has shown himself to not share my faith convictions any more than the other side, but the President has shown he is willing to defend my faith convictions and is supportive of them,” he wrote. Erickson continued:
“In 2016, we knew who the Democrats were and were not sure of who Donald Trump was. Now we know both and I prefer Continue reading "Erick Erickson Mocked For Endorsing Trump in 2020: ‘Completes His 180’ on #NeverTrump"

Amy Klobuchar on Reports She’s An Awful Boss: ‘I’m Tough’ And Have ‘High Expectations’ for My Staff


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After several reports alleging Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has repeatedly mistreated her staff, the 2020 presidential hopeful did not deny the claims in response, acknowledging that she is a “tough” boss with “high expectations” instead. Klobuchar made the following comments on Good Morning America today:
“Well, first of all, I love my staff. I wouldn’t be where I am and we wouldn’t be able to pass all those bills and do all that work if we didn’t have a great staff. I’m tough. I push people. That is true. but my point my point is, I have high expectations for myself, I have high expectation for the people that work for me, and I have high expectations for this country.”
The Minnesota lawmaker gave reporters a similar statement after her presidential announcement rally yesterday, adding, “But in the end, there are so many great stories of our staff that have been with Continue reading "Amy Klobuchar on Reports She’s An Awful Boss: ‘I’m Tough’ And Have ‘High Expectations’ for My Staff"

Rep. Ilhan Omar Retweets Post Accusing Her of Anti-Semitism: ‘She Might as Well Call Us Hook-Nosed’


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After criticizing the pro-Israel lobby in American politics, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) retweeted a post accusing her of antisemitism Sunday night. Omar’s initial tweet, accusing U.S. politicians of being beholden to Israeli money, drew criticism for what many saw as anti-Semitism. “I’m one of those American Jews who opposes the occupation, laments Israel’s anti-democratic drift, and doesn’t regard the country as especially central to my Jewish identity,” wrote Politico Magazine editor Joshua Zeitz in response. “And I know exactly what the congresswoman meant. She might as well call us hook-nosed.” Omar retweeted that criticism, before quickly removing it, but a screenshot of the shared post was caught by several Twitter users. Omar was criticized for other Continue reading "Rep. Ilhan Omar Retweets Post Accusing Her of Anti-Semitism: ‘She Might as Well Call Us Hook-Nosed’"

Amy Klobuchar Reportedly Threw a Binder at Staffer During Fit of Rage


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An explosive new BuzzFeed News report found that presidential hopeful Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-MN) abuse toward her staff was much more severe than previously reported. After reviewing emails and interviewing eight former staffers, the outlet found that the Minnesota Democrat viciously tore into her staff over minor mistakes and even threatened to fire them. In a number of emails, the outlet found that Klobuchar described her staff as “the worst in … years” and “the worst in my life.” “I cried. I cried, like, all the time,” one ex-staffer told BuzzFeed News. Other staffers claimed she humiliated and tormented them, often exploding with rage at her subordinates and throwing physical tantrums. One such incident resulted in Klobuchar hurling a binder at a staffer, who believes the senator did not mean to hit them. An ex-staffer suggested Klobuchar’s treatment of staffers shows her true colors as a leader. “I’ve always been taught that your true character Continue reading "Amy Klobuchar Reportedly Threw a Binder at Staffer During Fit of Rage"

Trump Bedminster Resort Employed Over 100 Undocumented Workers: It ‘Was Built by Illegals’


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The Trump National Golf Club Bedminster employed dozens of undocumented immigrants to build and work at the New Jersey resort, per an explosive report from the Washington Post. The Post spoke to over a dozen former employees at the Trump property who said they were working with an undocumented status, many of which were from Costa Rica. The report noted that over 100 undocumented workers were working on the Bedminster club all at the same time. “Many of us helped him get what he has today,” one Coasta Rican laborer told the Post. “This golf course was built by illegals.” Mauricio Garro, another worker who previously worked at the resort, said “moving to the U.S. wasn’t a very drastic change,” since his “whole town practically lived” in Bedminster. A former maid at the resort said it was known that administrators looked the other way when employing undocumented Continue reading "Trump Bedminster Resort Employed Over 100 Undocumented Workers: It ‘Was Built by Illegals’"

AOC Responds to Fox & Friends  Tying Her to Queens MS-13 Murder: ‘Unlike These People, I Actually Care’


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After the hosts of Fox & Friends tied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a deadly New York shooting that occurred in her district, the lawmaker pushed back against the segment on Twitter and assured others that she is monitoring the aftermath. “Unlike these people, I actually care about my community,” the freshman lawmaker wrote this morning. “[The murder] happened across my old campaign office.” She went on to assure her constituents that her office is “monitoring this heartbreaking situation and have been working with the community to heal.” “Meanwhile, ICE is detaining children, political activists & 21 Savage,” she added — responding to the Fox News hosts’ claims that her advocacy against ICE is to blame for the killing, as the gunman entered the country illegally.

WATCH: CNN’s John Avlon Breaks Down Past ‘Few Months of Belated Blackface Awareness’


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After the past week of continuous blackface headlines, CNN analyst John Avlon appeared on New Day this morning and offered viewers a brief explainer on the history of racist makeup and why they still impact America today. “Why in the world are we still bedeviled by something as stupid and cruel as blackface in 2019?” Avlon rhetorically asked. In the past week in Virginia politics, the state Attorney General Mark Herring (D) was exposed for wearing blackface to dress as Kurtis Blow in the 1980s, the state Senate Leader Tommy Norment’s admitted to helping edit a 1968 yearbook filled with racist content, and a blackface photo was found in Governor Ralph Northam’s (D) 1984 yearbook. (He also admitted to wearing blackface on a separate occasion). “It’s been a big few months for belated blackface awareness,” Avlon observed. “Afterall, Megyn Kelly torched her NBC gig after a cringe-worthy conversation in which she just couldn’t quite Continue reading "WATCH: CNN’s John Avlon Breaks Down Past ‘Few Months of Belated Blackface Awareness’"

Pelosi Declares ‘Rule’ Against Commenting on Trump’s Insults… But Adds He Projects ‘His Own Unruliness’


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After President Donald Trump attacked congressional probes into his 2016 campaign and Russian election tampering, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi established a “rule” against commenting on Trump’s attacks today, but ultimately responded to him anyway. “Let me make it a rule, you don’t have to come if you don’t want to, but I’m not commenting on what the president has to say about our work,” Pelosi said while speaking to reporters at the House Radio and TV gallery. “I always think that whatever the president is saying about us he’s projecting his own unruliness, he’s a projector and that’s what it’s about. I’m very proud of the work of our committees, even the Republicans have complimented the committees on being wise in how they proceed in terms of subpoenas and the rest.” “We will not surrender our constitutional responsibility for oversight, that would make us delinquent in our duties,” she Continue reading "Pelosi Declares ‘Rule’ Against Commenting on Trump’s Insults… But Adds He Projects ‘His Own Unruliness’"

Fox & Friends  Fails to Fact Check Guest Falsely Claiming Top 1% of Earners ‘Pay 99% of Taxes’


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Failed GOP congressional candidate Maria Elvira Salazar spouted a Sarah Palin-ism on Fox News today, making the wild claim n Fox & Friends this morning that the wealthiest one percent of Americans pay 99 percent of taxes. Salazar began the segment by discussing the Democratic Party’s shift toward socialism, during which she compared the ideology to American chattel slavery. “We have to be very concerned, one of the major parties, political parties in this country is trying to glorify the benefits of socialism,” the Republican, who lost a close 2018 race for a House seat in Florida last year. “Socialism is one of the most perverse and evil systems the human race has ever known besides slavery. So what are you telling me?” She went to accuse supporters of democratic socialism of drinking “the Kool-Aid,” but Fox News host Steve Doocy pushed back by suggesting many Americans are attracted to Continue reading "Fox & Friends  Fails to Fact Check Guest Falsely Claiming Top 1% of Earners ‘Pay 99% of Taxes’"

‘Benghazi’ Trends #1 on Twitter After Trump Claims Republicans Never Investigated Obama


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The word “Benghazi” became the number one trend on Twitter after President Donald Trump claimed Republicans “never” investigated former President Barack Obama during his tenure at the White House. “Unlimited Presidential Harassment… The Dems and their committees are going ‘nuts,'” Trump tweeted, days after giving a State of the Union address where he decried “ridiculous partisan investigations,” which he claims are hampering America’s “peace and legislation.” “The Republicans never did this to President Obama, there would be no time left to run government,” he added. “I hear other committee heads will do the same thing. Even stealing people who work at White House! A continuation of Witch Hunt!”

Benny ‘Yahoo Answers’ Johnson Hired by Right-Wing Youth Organization TPUSA


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Conservative blogger Benny Johnson, best known in media for plagiarizing Yahoo Answers, has joined the right-wing youth nonprofit Turning Point USA since announcing his departure from the Daily Caller. “Benny is bringing his humor, wit, and creative force of nature to Turning Point USA as our new Chief Creative Officer. It’s a natural partnership and we could not be more thrilled,” TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk said in a statement to The Hill. The 32-year-old serial plagiarist joined the Daily Caller after being fired from the BuzzFeed and the Independent Journal Review for dozens of instances of plagiarism. Fittingly, Johnson’s new boss Kirk is guilty of plagiarism himself — no less against his newly hired creative director. Last October, during the height of the Kanye West MAGA hysteria, Johnson posted a factually incorrect tweet about the rapper growing up “impoverished” — though West famously had a middle class upbringing — which was Continue reading "Benny ‘Yahoo Answers’ Johnson Hired by Right-Wing Youth Organization TPUSA"

Trump’s Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Reportedly Says ‘Nobody Cares’ About Deficit at SOTU


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Acting White House chief of staff Mich Mulvaney said “nobody cares” when asked about President Donald Trump mentioning the deficit contributing to America’s $22 trillion in national debt during his State of the Union address last night. Mulvaney reportedly made the comment to an attendee after they asked if Trump will mention the nation’s debt during the speech. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway’s husband George Conway called the move to snub deficit talking points from the State of the Union “sad and pathetic” on Twitter. The remark from Trump’s chief-of-staff, who built his brand in Congress on pushing for Continue reading "Trump’s Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Reportedly Says ‘Nobody Cares’ About Deficit at SOTU"

Stacey Abrams Condemns Trump’s Shutdown ‘Stunt’ in SOTU Response: ‘Defied Every Tenet of Fairness’


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Stacey Abrams, who ran and lost as the Democratic nominee in Georgia’s gubernatorial race last year, condemned President Donald Trump’s government shutdown “stunt” during her response to his State of the Union speech tonight. “Just a few weeks ago, I joined volunteers to distribute meals to furloughed federal workers. They waited in line for a box of food and a sliver of hope since they hadn’t received a paycheck in weeks,” Abrams said, while speaking to a crowd in Atlanta as she led the official Democratic response to the president’s annual address. “Making their livelihoods a pawn for political games is a disgrace.” “The shutdown was a stunt engineered by the President of the United States, one that defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people — but our values,” she added. She continued by calling out the Trump administration’s migrant family separation policy, saying he chose Continue reading "Stacey Abrams Condemns Trump’s Shutdown ‘Stunt’ in SOTU Response: ‘Defied Every Tenet of Fairness’"

Trump Decries ‘Ridiculous Partisan Investigations’ in SOTU Speech


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President Donald Trump condemned “partisan investigations” during his State of the Union speech tonight, suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is barring America from “peace and legislation.” “Another 300,000 jobs [added in the U.S.] last month alone, almost double the number expected,” Trump noted to a thunderous GOP applause. “An economic miracle is taking place in the United States and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations.” “If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation,” he added. “It just doesn’t work that way. We must be united at home to defeat our adversaries abroad.” The president made the remarks just after making an appeal for unity between Republicans and Democrats, who are widely divided on the on-going federal investigations into the Trump campaign and Russian election tampering. “The agenda Continue reading "Trump Decries ‘Ridiculous Partisan Investigations’ in SOTU Speech"

MSNBC’s Ari Melber Calls Out Fmr. Rep. Jack Kingston For Calling AOC a ’29-Year-Old Coffee Barista’


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A day after being fired from CNN, former Rep. Jack Kingston demeaned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for just being “a 29-year-old coffee barista” during an appearance on MSNBC — which led host Ari Melber to call out his guest. “Let me say number one, here we have a 29-year-old coffee barista running management and enterprises, investments and real estate all over the globe, but she’s going to tell him how to manage the world,” Kingston said in response to Ocasio-Cortez joking that “Netflix and chill is not a management style” after it was revealed the president spends much of his workday watching TV. “She’s not being quoted today based on the fact that she worked in retail or in service,” the host shot back. “She’s being quoted as a member of Congress, the same title of yours — do you not give her the same respect of the title you Continue reading "MSNBC’s Ari Melber Calls Out Fmr. Rep. Jack Kingston For Calling AOC a ’29-Year-Old Coffee Barista’"

Phil Robertson on Fox Business: ‘I Already Have Health Care, It’s Given to Me by God’


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 Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson stated that government-funded universal health care is not necessary because God provides “eternal health care.” “Kamala Harris… says elect me, and everything is free,” Robertson began to host Neil Cavuto“Look, everybody can have their own health care, the government’s gonna’ finance the whole thing. It is not going to cost but 30 trillion. I’m offering you the greatest deal you ever had. Elect me and everything will be free.” “She is saying that other people have been getting away with financial murder, will pay for it, the rich, including you,” Cavuto said before Robertson began bizarrely attacking the idea of even having health insurance — government provided or not. “What I’m saying is that Kamala, I already have health care. It’s given to me by God,” he replied. “Eternal health care. I’m guaranteed to be raised from the dead. I have life Continue reading "Phil Robertson on Fox Business: ‘I Already Have Health Care, It’s Given to Me by God’"

NY Times Torches Facebook With Brutal Anniversary Video: ‘Here’s to Another 15 Years of Privacy Invasion…’


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To celebrate Facebook turning one and a half decades old, the New York Times opinion section released a critical video highlighting the platform’s long history of major PR nightmares. The video, which was edited to look like a typical pre-made Facebook birthday video highlighting one’s interactions with a “friend” on the platform, warned that the continuation of the social media site could lead to more “violence,” “revenge porn,” and “disinformation.” “Hey Mark [Zuckerberg], 15 years ago, you invented Facebook,” the video script read — accompanied by an upbeat soundtrack. “You know after your website for ranking students on their looks was shut down. From then to now, leaving Facebook in droves. 2.2 billion people together. So what Continue reading "NY Times Torches Facebook With Brutal Anniversary Video: ‘Here’s to Another 15 Years of Privacy Invasion…’"

Ben Shapiro Dragged For Mocking Climate Change Report: ‘Destroying Your Child’s Future to Own the Libs’


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Fresh off defending the life of Baby Hitler earlier this month, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro unleashed a similarly outrageous take on Twitter today by mocking an NBC News climate report on rising sea levels flooding major coastal cities in 50 years for supposedly being alarmist. “EVERYBODY PANIC oh wait,” Shapiro joked in response to an article that warned a breaking Antarctic glacier “could trigger a catastrophic rise in global sea levels, flooding coastal cities around the world.” Shapiro, who was infamously dubbed the “cool kid’s philosopher” by the New York Times for his purported intellectual insights, followed up his tweet by clarifying that he was mocking the urgent tone of the story relative to the 50-100 years timeline, and not concerns about climate change itself. “The point here isn’t that we shouldn’t worry about climate change,” he tweeted. “The point is Continue reading "Ben Shapiro Dragged For Mocking Climate Change Report: ‘Destroying Your Child’s Future to Own the Libs’"

Stuart Varney Attacks Uber’s ‘Really Bad’ $15 Minimum Wage: Rides Will Cost ‘A Few Extra Dollars’


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To illustrate the “really bad consequences” of New York City’s $15 minimum wage, Fox Business host and multimillionaire Stuart Varney complained that the pay increase has resulted in Uber rides costing “a few extra dollars.” “Will they never learn? A $15 an hour minimum wage has really bad consequences,” the host claimed on his new digital Fox Nation program, My Take with Stuart Varney. “One more example has just surfaced. Uber fares in New York City are going up and $15 an hour wage is the cause… Who cares if Uber riders pay more? Answer: Uber riders care, and thousands of ordinary people who shell out a few extra dollars to climb into a ride-sharing service.” He continued by stating that he isn’t opposed to “a strong wage,” but is against “raising wages by legislation.”
“Have you been to an airport recently and seen the growing use of Continue reading "Stuart Varney Attacks Uber’s ‘Really Bad’ $15 Minimum Wage: Rides Will Cost ‘A Few Extra Dollars’"