Say What? ThinkProgress Likens Gorsuch To ‘College Boyfriend,’ Scooby Doo Villain

2015-04-06-YouTube-RT-Millhiser Ian Millhiser, a senior fellow at the left-wing Center For American Progress, posted a series of bizarre Tweets on Wednesday about Neil Gorsuch that likened the Supreme Court nominee to a variety of fictional creatures. Millhiser gradually got more specific about his Gorsuch as pop-culture villain comparisons:

Transportation Dept.: Anti-Trump Tweet from Sec. Chao Was Posted by an Employee

Earlier today a rather odd tweet about President Trump was posted from the official account of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, in response to a pro-impeachment tweet from Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters: Now, it’s probably a given that Donald Trump’s Transportation Secretary does not actually believe that Trump’s very soul should be sued. So what happened? Well, CNN reports the Department of Transportation explained that it was an employee:
[T]he tweet was “posted by an employee with access to the account” who “took action outside of his scope of work and duties and without any approvals.” “We are taking appropriate action,” the spokesperson said. “We regret that this transpired and have taken steps to prevent any future occurrence.”
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In the Love Actually Mini-Sequel Trailer, the Cast Debates Who’s Aged the Best

Fans of Love Actually will have to wait until Red Nose Day, May 25th, to see the ten-minute mini-sequel to the 2003 movie. Today, however, NBC released a trailer, and as you might expect, all these years later everyone is talking about who has aged best. Red Nose Day is a day of fundraising for children living in poverty created by Richard Curtis, who wrote and directed the Christmas film. The trailer is a nod to the “cue cards” scene from the film that has now become iconic. The stars of the film, including Keira KnightleyHugh Grant, and Liam Neeson hold up cards that question who the years have been kind to. Grant knows only one thing for sure: It’s not Colin Firth. Red Nose Day Actually airs at 10:00pm EST on NBC. Watch the trailer above. [featured image via screen grab]

McCain Calls for Special Committee on Russia: Congress Doesn’t Have ‘Credibility to Handle This Alone’

Senator John McCain said on MSNBC tonight that there needs to be a special committee for the Russia investigation because Congress does not presently have the “credibility to handle this alone.” McCain told Greta Van Susteren that the big split today between Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff shows a “chasm” between the two leaders of the House Intelligence Committee. He added that there is no substantiation to what either of them He said what’s been happening today is somewhat “bizarre” and said that he thinks it’s time for a special committee because “no longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone, and I don’t say that lightly.” As for Trump’s reaction that he feels “somewhat” vindicated, McCain said he’s given up trying to interpret the things the president says. Watch above, via MSNBC. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Continue reading "McCain Calls for Special Committee on Russia: Congress Doesn’t Have ‘Credibility to Handle This Alone’"

‘Resign’: Twitter Trolled NFL Commish Roger Goodell After He Announced Plans to Improve ‘Fan Experience’

goodell-300x196 On Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shared, via Twitter, a letter he wrote to NFL fans about changes the league is working towards to improve “fan experience.” In the letter, Goodell wrote that the league was, among other things, working to quicken the replay process by bringing a tablet out to the referee, and discouraging their broadcast partners from going to commercial after kickoffs in which they aired spots before the kickoff as well. But Twitter had only one change they were looking for from the NFL commissioner: His resignation.