Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of her DNA test along with a video about her family, aggressively pushing back against President Donald Trump‘s relentless mocking of her questionable claim to be of Native American descent.
It was a big splash at first, but it wasn’t long before it became clear she far from laid the questions to rest. As usual, Twitter was the place to follow the story.
In perhaps the most amusing (and least fortunate, if you’re a Warren fan) turn of events, the Boston Globe, which broke the story, had to issue a correction already, and it highlighted the inherent absurdity in the question, and the numbers being discussed, as the Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti pointed out.
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Monday morning that he had spoken to Saudi King Salman about the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi dissident, has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Turkey on October 2. Turkish officials have accused a team of Saudi agents of killing and dismembering Khashoggi, and said they have proof which they shared with the U.S. Trump has been hesitant to condemn Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally his administration has worked to build closer relations with.
Trump’s Monday morning tweet made sure to note that Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, was also a “Saudi Arabian citizen.”
“I am immediately sending our Secretary of State to meet with King!” Trump added, referring to Mike Pompeo.
Following widespread upheaval among the public and politicos over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh who was accused of sexual assault, Hillary Clinton revisited past controversy surrounding her own husband during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Though Bill was impeached from office after lying about his affair with Lewinsky, a White House intern in the 1990s, Clinton defended the former president in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning.
Asked whether he should have resigned, Clinton responded with a confident “absolutely not,” arguing it was not an abuse of authority.
Though network correspondent Tony Dokoupil noted that critics say a relationship defined by consent could not have occurred between a powerful individual like Bill and a subordinate intern, Clinton was quick to point out that Lewinsky “was an adult.”
Shifting topics almost immediately, she said, “But let me ask you this: Where’s the investigation of the current incumbent [president], against Continue reading "Hillary Clinton: Bill Did ‘Absolutely Not’ Need to Resign Over Monica Lewinsky Scandal"
Lawyer Michael Avenatti obviously believes in the strategy of using Twitter “beefs” to boost his profile, and seems to focus a lot on fighting with women. Recently he tried to go to war with Megyn Kelly, and today he attempted to take down CNN’s S.E. Cupp. But unless losing all the time is the point of the beefs, that strategy doesn’t seem to be working out for him.
When he went after Megyn Kelly, it ended poorly. Perhaps he forgot she was a fiercely successful attorney before becoming a powerful media figure. In the case of S.E. Cupp, the results were about the same, with Avenatti humiliated rather quickly.
Avenatti was set off by Cupp’s op-ed at the New York Daily News this week where, along with other advice for Democrats, she suggested the party stop “being stupid” and “recognize Michael Avenatti for what he is: a
Sarah Palin blasted social media giants after claiming Instagram removed her politically-tinged meme featuring her son last week.
“CENSORSHIP is to sharing opinions as LYNCHING is to justice!” she wrote in a follow up post on the site. “Unbelievable. Instagram took down a post of my son Trig acting like a normal kid ~ which I am so proud he can do.”
The latest photo on her page is now a screenshot of what appears to be Instagram’s message to her, letting her know she “violated community guidelines” with an image that juxtaposed superhero-type characters and her young child who has Down Syndrome. The post, uploaded shortly after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh‘s confirmation, suggested that protesters look immature.
The former Alaska governor also unleashed her anger on Facebook, targeting in part the Instagram parent company with her criticisms and explaining that she had edited the Continue reading "Sarah Palin Furious After Instagram Meme of Son Disappears: I Was Censored by a ‘Candy-A** PC-Policing Snowflake’"
In covering clashes in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, the word “mob” would not be a controversial description to apply to the groups battling each other and police, as kicking, punching, stomping, pepper spray, batons, fire and more were deployed and used in a series of out-of-control confrontations that were caught on camera by social media users.
Local newspaper The Oregonian covered the story on Saturday after the clashes took place, and reported that the two groups “used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other” in the confrontation that took place mostly outside of popular local bar Kelly’s Olympian. The Oregonian report includes the above video and notes the story comes just a day after video surfaced of a similar confrontation in New York City, in which so-called Proud Boys allegedly beat a protester.
The Portland battles were also caught for Twitter, first and obviously (but not Continue reading "Violent, Bloody Brawl Between Antifa and Patriot Prayer at So-Called ‘Law and Order’ March in Portland Caught On Video"
Though Kanye West has been hit with a wave backlash for last week’s Oval Office visit with President Donald Trump, not everyone in the media feels the rapper deserved the criticism.
Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz Sunday, Jedediah Bila, a former co-host on The View, went as far as calling the reaction a “media meltdown.”
“Whether you like Kanye or not, there has been a character assassination against this guy,” she said. “You don’t have to agree with everything he says, but you do have to defend his right to say it. He just like every other celebrity that has walked into that White House from a former administration has a right to, if he has a platform, to make his voice heard. There’s no reason why he should be described as all those horrible things.”
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