Trump Open to Receiving Foreign Info on 2020 Opponent, Says ‘FBI Director Is Wrong’ About Reporting It


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President Donald Trump is not ruling out receiving dirt from foreign agents in the future and doesn’t necessarily think he needs to notify the FBI if such information were offered. Trump’s comments came during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Trump had just noted that when the Mueller report came out, they hardly even talked about his son, Donald Trump Jr. “Should he have gone to the FBI when he got that email?” Stephanopoulos asked. Trump replied: “Okay, let’s put yourself in a position. You’re a congressman, somebody comes up and says, ‘hey, I have information on your opponent,’ do you call the FBI? I don’t think …” Stephanopoulos then stressed that if its Russians you do. “I’ll tell you what, I’ve seen a lot of things over my life,” he said. “I don’t think in my whole life I’ve ever called the FBI. In my whole life. You Continue reading "Trump Open to Receiving Foreign Info on 2020 Opponent, Says ‘FBI Director Is Wrong’ About Reporting It"

WATCH: NYT’s Charles Blow Calls Out Jake Tapper’s ‘Horrible Question’ About Gun Violence


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New York Times columnist Charles Blow went off on what he called a “horrible question” that CNN’s Jake Tapper asked of Senator Cory Booker this week about the gun massacre in Virginia Beach, a question that is frequently asked in the wake of such tragedies. On this week’s edition of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, host Bill Maher noted that “Cory Booker was on with Jake Tapper, and Jake Tapper asked him, a couple of times, what in your plan would have stopped the massacre that we had last week at Virginia Beach, and Cory Booker took a very long time to not be able to answer that question.” “Can I just say this? Journalists have to stop asking that horrible question,” Blow said. “That is a horrible question.” “Because what we’re doing is picking out one incident out of 30,000 deaths per year and saying Continue reading "WATCH: NYT’s Charles Blow Calls Out Jake Tapper’s ‘Horrible Question’ About Gun Violence"

WATCH: NYT’s Charles Blow Calls Out Jake Tapper’s ‘Horrible Question’ About Gun Violence


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New York Times columnist Charles Blow went off on what he called a “horrible question” that CNN’s Jake Tapper asked of Senator Cory Booker this week about the gun massacre in Virginia Beach, a question that is frequently asked in the wake of such tragedies. On this week’s edition of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, host Bill Maher noted that “Cory Booker was on with Jake Tapper, and Jake Tapper asked him, a couple of times, what in your plan would have stopped the massacre that we had last week at Virginia Beach, and Cory Booker took a very long time to not be able to answer that question.” “Can I just say this? Journalists have to stop asking that horrible question,” Blow said. “That is a horrible question.” “Because what we’re doing is picking out one incident out of 30,000 deaths per year and saying Continue reading "WATCH: NYT’s Charles Blow Calls Out Jake Tapper’s ‘Horrible Question’ About Gun Violence"

Bill Maher Declares Trump ‘America’s Royal F*ckup,’: They’re ‘Fumigating Europe’ After His Trip


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  HBO’s Bill Maher did not hold back in his assessment of President Donald Trump‘s travels to Europe. Instead, he suggested during his monologue Friday night that they were now “fumigating” the continent after Trump’s trip. Maher started by calling Trump a “royal fuckup” and noting the story of Trump’s embarrassing travels abroad — with his whole family in tow — has been depressing him all week. “England’s Royal Family met America’s royal fuckup,” Maher said, before noting during his trip “Trump continued the time-honored tradition that he has now started of embarrassing this country in every possible shape, form, and way possible.” He then noted that it was not just Trump but his entire family that tagged along. “First of all, he dragged his whole family over there — even Tiffany,” the comedian continued on before quipping, “I know we’re all thinking the same thing, how did Continue reading "Bill Maher Declares Trump ‘America’s Royal F*ckup,’: They’re ‘Fumigating Europe’ After His Trip"

Adam Schiff Calls AG Bill Barr ‘The Second Most Dangerous Man in the Country’


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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) accused Attorney General William Barr of being the “second-most dangerous man in the country” while speaking before the Council of Foreign Relations today. “We find ourselves, I think for the first time, with an attorney general who really is the president’s defense lawyer and spokesperson, who’s quite good at it and has the veneer of respectability to camouflage what he’s doing,” said Schiff while discussing Barr in front of the international affairs-focused thinktank in Washington, D.C. “He is not the sophist that [Rudy] Giuliani is, he’s much more dangerous, and I think [Barr is] the second-most dangerous man in the country,” added the congressman. During a different segment of his remarks, Schiff revealed that his panel is slated to host a “series of hearings” diving into Volume 1 of Robert Mueller’s report. “We have not been able to get a clear Continue reading "Adam Schiff Calls AG Bill Barr ‘The Second Most Dangerous Man in the Country’"

Graphic Videos Show Moment Man Set Self on Fire Near White House


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A man set himself on fire in a park near the White House on Wednesday, and some of the incident was caught on camera. The Secret Service tweeted the information shortly after it happened.

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Witnesses say the man was running through the park toward the area where he then set himself on fire. He became fully engulfed in flames before authorities were able to intervene and put him, most of which was caught on camera. Videos were published on Twitter. We include here more than one, which are from different angles and distances, though due to the nature of the

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ABC’s Martha Raddatz Hammers Pete Buttigieg Over Iran, Troops: ‘This is Not John Bolton Asking, This is the Military’


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ABC’s Martha Raddatz ate her Wheaties on Sunday and, throughout her interviews on This Week let no one off the hook, be it Republican Liz Cheney or Democrat Pete Buttigieg. In fact, she was almost relentlessly thorough with Buttigieg, asking him for justification for his answers, challenging him on his experience, and basically doing the kind of interview that seems almost from a bygone era in today’s cable news environment. The above clip is a portion of that interview, in which Raddatz hammered Buttigieg on the deployment of troops to the Middle East over the Iran threat. “The Pentagon is sending 1,500 more military personnel over to the Middle East to deter Iran,” said Raddatz. “Is that a good idea? Is that something you would have approved? “This is not a good sign. Escalation is the last thing we need in the Middle East right now,” Buttigieg replied. “And when Continue reading "ABC’s Martha Raddatz Hammers Pete Buttigieg Over Iran, Troops: ‘This is Not John Bolton Asking, This is the Military’"

Pete Buttigieg Gets Standing Ovation at End of Fox News Town Hall


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Pete Buttigieg received a standing ovation from the crowd at the end of his Fox News town hall. The South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate drew raucous applause throughout his town hall with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, particularly when he dismissed President Donald Trump’s tweets (“I don’t care,” Buttigieg remarked when asked about the missives). His parting statement drew the audience to its feet:
Look, what we’re trying to do here is different. Because the moment that we’re in is different. I get that a millennial, midwestern mayor is not what leaps to mind when you think about a prototypical candidate for president. But I also think we’re living — if it’s hard to figure out what’s going on right now, it’s because we are living on one of those blank pages in between chapters of American history. And what comes next could be ugly or Continue reading "Pete Buttigieg Gets Standing Ovation at End of Fox News Town Hall"

Rick Wilson Rips Donald Trump and His ‘Suck-A**es’: Unlike Them, I Consider Russian Hacking Into FL Election Data ‘Tantamount to Act of War’


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Republican political strategist and pithy Trump critic Rick Wilson took dead aim at President Donald Trump and his supporters on Thursday night for their lack of outrage over the latest news that Russians successfully penetrated into the election databases of two Florida counties in 2016. “Unlike Donald Trump and his ‘suck-asses,’ I consider Russian hacking of our elections systems even in the smallest county to be tantamount to an act of war,” he wrote on Twitter. Wilson’s disgust stemmed from the Trump administration’s apparent disinterest in yet another revelation of Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis Continue reading "Rick Wilson Rips Donald Trump and His ‘Suck-A**es’: Unlike Them, I Consider Russian Hacking Into FL Election Data ‘Tantamount to Act of War’"

LISTEN: Florida Man Calls 9-11 After Comedian Makes Terrorist Joke


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A Florida man called the police the day after taking in a stand-up comedian’s set at the Off The Hook Comedy Club in Naples this week, but the joke is on him now that police have released the 9-11 call recording. It is… really something. Comedian Ahmed Ahmed performed on Sunday night, and on Monday he got a visit from the cops. He shared the moment on Twitter. You can watch that below. But first, here is the full 9-11 audio, released by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

“I don’t know if I have the right department, but last evening I went to a comedy show. And the comedy show is happening again tonight,” said the Florida man. “There was a comedian, he’s, um– his name is Ahmed Ahmed and he’s, um, you know, Middle Eastern. And the first thing he said when he got out on stage was ‘okay
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Trump Campaign Reacts to Mueller Report Summary With Video Montage: ‘COLLUSION HOAX’


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The Trump campaign celebrated the release of Attorney General William Barr‘s summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s findings with a video montage declaring, “Mueller proves them wrong!” In a statement accompanying the video, the Trump campaign crowed: “While President Trump has been hard at work building a booming economy and making us safer. Democrats in the House and Senate took us on a frantic, chaotic, conspiracy-laden roller coaster for two years, alleging wrongdoing where there was none.” The statement continued on: “So distraught and blindsided by the results of the 2016 elections, Democrats lied to the American people continually, hoping to undo the legitimate election of President Trump. ” “COLLUSION HOAX” appeared at the top in all caps. The video itself is a series of all-caps headlines reading “DEMS HYPED COLLUSION WITH NO EVIDENCE,” and “MUELLER PROVES THEM WRONG” followed by a game show buzzer noise. Continue reading "Trump Campaign Reacts to Mueller Report Summary With Video Montage: ‘COLLUSION HOAX’"

CNN Airs Harrowing Footage of ISIS-Claimed Suicide Bombing in Syria That Left American Casualties


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The aftermath of a suicide attack in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. - A suicide attack targeting US-led coalition forces in the flashpoint northern Syrian city of Manbij Manbij, Syria is a U.S. patrolled city in Syria. But the comparative order of the city was shaken on Wednesday by a deadly suicide bombing, for which ISIS has claimed credit. Purported footage showing the moment of that attack was released on Twitter and aired by CNN not long after the news broke (below) There is no official toll, but most press reports, citing a war monitor, put the deaths between 16 and 19. The Department of Defense has not released a statement on Americans killed or injured, but Operation Inherent Resolve confirmed on Twitter that Americans are among the dead. Inherent Resolve is the U.S.-lead Coalition fighting ISIS in Syria. Most press reports state that two or four Americans were killed, with possibly others injured.

WATCH: Sky Above New York City Turns Teal Blue Following Explosion at Power Plant


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Shortly after 9 pm on Thursday, the skies above Queens turned an eerie blue and power flickered in the New York City borough. An explosion was also seen in the skyline above. Locals posted pictures of the explosion and the teal blue sky. The explosion also caused a power outage at busy LaGuardia Airport and reportedly brought the airport to a grinding halt during the busy holiday travel season.

VIDEO: Indonesian Tsunami Caused by Volcanic Eruption Strikes Stage as Band Performs Live


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Hundreds have been killed and many more injured or unaccounted for on Sunday after a tsunami set off by a volcanic eruption washed over Indonesia. Among those killed were members of a band, and the audience, featured in a video clip that has spread across the internet. Anak Krakatau, or “Child of Krakatoa” is an infamous volcanic island formed in the aftermath of the world-shaking eruption of Krakatoa in the 19th century. When it blew this weekend, the landslides and eruption unleashed the tsunami. The Indonesian pop band “Seventeen” was performing at an event in Pandeglang on the island of Java in Indonesia at the time the wave struck. The dramatic video below shows the moment of the strike, as the band is on stage and the audience is caught up in the show, all not knowing the devastation was incoming. WARNING: This video shows the moment of a
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LeBron James Takes NFL Owners to Task: ‘A Bunch of Old White Men’ With ‘Slave Mentality’


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On The Shop, which aired on HBO on Friday, celebrated NBA star LeBron James called NFL owners “a bunch of old white men.” He also accused them of having a “slave mentality.” “In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality,” James said during the show which also included Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and others.  “And it’s like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f— I tell y’all to do. Or we get rid of y’all.’ ” He then contrasted the NFL owners behavior to that of the NBA commissioner. “It doesn’t even matter if Adam [Silver] agrees with what we are saying, he at least wants to hear us out,” James stressed. “As long as we are doing it in a very educational, non-violent way, then he’s absolutely okay Continue reading "LeBron James Takes NFL Owners to Task: ‘A Bunch of Old White Men’ With ‘Slave Mentality’"

Don Lemon Plays 1999 CNN Video of Trump Bragging ‘Nobody’ Knows More About Campaign Finance Than Him


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At the top of his 10 pm show on Wednesday, CNN’s Don Lemon played an unearthed video of President Donald Trump claiming no one knew more about campaign finance than he did. “I wouldn’t run if I didn’t think I could win the election,” Trump says in the 1999 video. “I wouldn’t run just to get 21% of the vote and say, I got more votes than anybody. It wouldn’t do it for me.” “How about campaign finance reform?” Larry King then asks. “I think nobody knows more about campaign finance than I do because I’m the biggest contributor,” Trump replies in the vintage vid. “Ruh-roh,” Lemon said after the tape cut off. “Nobody knows more about campaign finance than me. Sounds like Donald Trump knows plenty about campaign finance, a fact that could certainly backfire on him. There’s always a tape or a tweet for everything. Did you Continue reading "Don Lemon Plays 1999 CNN Video of Trump Bragging ‘Nobody’ Knows More About Campaign Finance Than Him"

WATCH: Hellish Video Shows One Man’s Drive to Escape California Wildfires


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Video has emerged of a man’s drive through a hellish landscape as he fled the California wildfires. The video was uploaded by KTVU reporter Alex Savidge and shows a dashcam view of Colton Percifield‘s perilous journey through flames, falling trees and flying fireballs. Journalist Brian Schnee of KTVL also posted a dashcam video by Brynn Parrott Chatfield showing flames on either side of the road and a reddened sky.

Trump, Asked by Reporter If Soros Is Funding the Caravan, Says ‘I Wouldn’t Be Surprised’


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Speaking outside the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump refused to rule out the possibility that George Soros might be behind the migrant caravan. Trump was first asked if he thought someone was funding the caravan. “I wouldn’t be surprised,” Trump replied. “George Soros?” a reporter pressed. “I don’t know who, but I wouldn’t be surprised,” Trump continued on. “A lot of people say yes.” A “lot of people” includes Fox News folks like Lou Dobbs and Laura Ingraham, as well as pro-Trump Congressman Matt Gaetz who tweeted out this: The conspiracy theory — which apparently dates back to March — may also have Continue reading "Trump, Asked by Reporter If Soros Is Funding the Caravan, Says ‘I Wouldn’t Be Surprised’"

New York Times and chill: With a new video series, the paper pushes for binge-watching


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“Binge-watch” and “The New York Times” might not immediately seem to go together. But this week the paper launched the second season of Conception, an animated video series aimed at parents, and binge-watching a few episodes is in fact exactly what the team hopes you’ll do. Each of the six episodes of the second season of Conception is about four minutes long and focuses on the trickiness of parenting in 2018: “What is it like to parent in the context of major cultural, social and political shifts, such as #MeToo, the immigration discussion, the opioid crisis and the gun debate? How do we raise children in a world that already sees them — and you — in a certain way?” The format of each episode is the same: One parent’s story, in their own words and voice, told over animation. Here, for instance, is “Why I Won’t Continue reading "New York Times and chill: With a new video series, the paper pushes for binge-watching"

Did Facebook’s faulty data push news publishers to make terrible decisions on video?


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“It will probably be all video.” In June 2016, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s VP for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, spent several minutes of a panel at a Fortune conference talking about how Facebook was witnessing video overtake text. “We’re seeing a year-on-year decline on text,” Mendelsohn answered. “We’re seeing a massive increase, as I’ve said, on both pictures and video. So I think, yeah, if I was having a bet, I would say: Video, video, video.” “Wow,” the moderator, Pattie Sellers, responded. “The best way to tell stories, in this world where so much information is coming at us, actually is video,” Mendelsohn continued. “It commands so much more information in a much quicker period. So actually, the trend helps us to digest more of the information, in a quicker way.” “Five years to all video” wasn’t just Mendelsohn’s line — it came from
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