Kris Kobach’s Primary Lead Cut By More Than Half After Vote Tally Mistake Uncovered

As results of the gubernatorial primary trickle in, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is now leading the incumbent by a mere 91 votes, that tally having been cut in half after a mistake was discovered. Kobach had initially touted 466 votes against Governor Jeff Cloyer’s 422 in Thomas County, according to his website where he posted results provided to him by the county clerk’s office. But it appears he jumped the gun. The county clerk’s office, after realizing an error, recorded Cloyer as having received 522 votes, 100 more than Kobach touted, CBS reported. CNN pointed out a small irony:
Kobach, as secretary of state, is Kansas’ chief elections official. He is known nationally for his advocacy for restrictive voting laws. He led President Donald Trump’s commission that investigated Trump’s false claim that millions of votes were cast illegally in the 2016 election, and has backed up Continue reading "Kris Kobach’s Primary Lead Cut By More Than Half After Vote Tally Mistake Uncovered"

Acosta Dismisses Critics Who Say He Wants To Be The Story: ‘I’m Allowed To Care About This Country’

CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta brushed off his critics Wednesday night who accuse him of wanting to make headlines. Appearing on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert pressed the reporter about how the media reacts to President Donald Trump‘s constant attacks. “Do you worry that the president points at y’all so much and there’s a natural need to respond as a human being that you end up being the story when that’s not really the goal of your journalism?” Colbert asked. “We’re not supposed to be the story, you know. That’s not why I’m out there,” Acosta responded. “I get accused of that from time to time and my attitude is ‘Listen, I’m allowed to care about this country as much as anybody else.'” “Look at the socks!” Colbert jumped in. And after taking a brief moment to point out Acosta’s very patriotic red, white, Continue reading "Acosta Dismisses Critics Who Say He Wants To Be The Story: ‘I’m Allowed To Care About This Country’"

Giuliani Rails Against ‘Moron on Fox’ For Claiming He Chain Smokes: ‘I Hope This Idiot is Not a Lawyer’

Rudy Giuliani might be watching Fox News tonight — seeing as he just trashed someone who made a snarky comment on the network about what it must be like for him to legally defend Donald Trump. Giuliani’s tweet seems directed at a portion of Martha MacCallum‘s show where Michael Caputo and Jonah Goldberg had a discussion about the impact Trump’s tweets have on the Robert Mueller investigation. Caputo claimed he was nervous for a long time about Trump’s Twitter habits, and his concerns have only gotten worse since Robert Mueller is watching POTUS’s latest tweets about Donald Trump Continue reading "Giuliani Rails Against ‘Moron on Fox’ For Claiming He Chain Smokes: ‘I Hope This Idiot is Not a Lawyer’"

Rosie O’Donnell Blasts MSNBC On Its Own Air For Aiding in Trump’s Rise: ‘Took You Guys a Long Time to Call Him a Liar’

Rosie O’Donnell slammed MSNBC on Monday night – along with the rest of the “mainstream media” – for helping Donald Trump‘s rise to the presidency in their own way. She did this while appearing on MSNBC The former TV personality and recurring Trump nemesis spoke to Ari Melber ahead of the Broadway-themed protest she’s holding at the White House tonight. During the conversation, she accused MSNBC of aiding Trump’s rise because they tried to cover him like a normal politician. This turned into a more broad condemnation of reporters and media figures who, in O’Donnell’s opinion, took too long to call out Trump as a liar and a political aberration. “I think the mainstream media is slow coming around to where they actually are,” O’Donnell said. “It took you guys a long time to call him a liar and the man has been lying every day since he’s been Continue reading "Rosie O’Donnell Blasts MSNBC On Its Own Air For Aiding in Trump’s Rise: ‘Took You Guys a Long Time to Call Him a Liar’"

Congratulations, America. Victory against Infowars!

 

You did it, O, you denizens of social media, you sharers of cats, you time-wasters, you. With every appalled tweet and retweet and angry emoji on Facebook, you vanquished the foe, Infowars. You got it banished from Facebook, Apple, YouTube, and Spotify. Congratulations.

I have no inside information to know what made the platforms finally come to their senses. But I will bet that it was the cover provided by the public on social media that gave them the courage to do the right thing.

Consider what Sleeping Giants and Shannon Coulter’s #GrabYourWallet did to get thousands of

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Don Lemon Battles Symone Sanders Over NYT‘s Sarah Jeong: ‘It Sounds Like You’re Making an Excuse’ For Her

On Friday night CNN host Don Lemon clashed with commentator Symone Sanders over the New York Time‘s controversial hire of Sarah Jeong. Jeong has been facing intense scrutiny this week for several anti-white tweets she had made over the years. And amid the uproar, the NYT decided to keep her on their editorial board. CNN commentator Symone Sanders defended Jeong by insisting that that her tweets weren’t racist and that they were just “taken out of context” by “right-wingers” who dug them up.  While she argued Jeoug wasn’t being racist because being racist is “prejudice plus power,” Sanders conceded that she may have a “prejudice perhaps against white men.” “Does it make her a bigot?” Lemon asked. “No, I don’t think this makes her a bigot either,” Sanders responded. Matt Lewis of The Daily Beast insisted that had he written such tweets about another race he “wouldn’t Continue reading "Don Lemon Battles Symone Sanders Over NYT‘s Sarah Jeong: ‘It Sounds Like You’re Making an Excuse’ For Her"

New York Post Front Page Trumpets Rift Between Trump and Ivanka: ‘Papa Don’t Preach’

First Daughter Ivanka Trump notably broke from her father, President Donald Trump, on Thursday. And now, one of the New York tabloids is going to town on the rift. On Friday morning’s front page of the New York Post, the headline reads: Papa Don’t Preach — a reference, of course, to the classic Madonna song. The splashy, provocative front page comes after the First Daughter sounded off on her father’s now-reversed child separation border policy at a forum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “That was a low point for me as well,” she said. “I feel very strongly about that, and I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children.” Ivanka also broke Continue reading "New York Post Front Page Trumpets Rift Between Trump and Ivanka: ‘Papa Don’t Preach’"