How Hollywood Celebs Like Johnny Depp Are Hurting the Liberal Cause

June 26, 2017

On Friday morning, president Trump partook in one of his favorite rituals this side of hitting the links or avoiding Tiffany: a bill signing. The commander-in-chief, surrounded by ornamental backers, inked the Veterans Affairs Reform Acta measure that will make it easier to terminate VA employeesbefore soaking up camera flashes and cabinet applause. Among the admiring spectators was Al Baldasaro, a military veteran and New Hampshire state representative. The presence of Baldasaro, who introduced …

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The Perfect Emmys Ballot: The TV Shows and Actors Who Should Be Nominated

June 26, 2017

… Best Variety Talk Series Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Jimmy Kimmel Live Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Late Late Show with James Corden Late Night with Seth Meyers Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Just missing the cut: Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Chelsea, The Daily Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Best Variety Sketch Series Billy on the Street Documentary Now Drunk History The president Show Tracey Ullmans Show Saturday Night Live Just …

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A Look at Energy Markets After the First Five Months of Trump

June 26, 2017

As the White House kicks off “Energy Week,” here’s a look at how energy markets are faring so far this year — and how the Trump administration stands to change them: COAL: president Donald Trump has killed a stream-water protection rule that threatened to curb coal operations, directed the Interior Department to lift a amid supply cuts in China and Australia that spurred a price rally for metallurgical coal (the kind used to make steel). bear market last week amid …

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Mom shares the crushing cost of her son’s medical care before the Senate votes on healthcare bill

June 26, 2017

… story resonated with thousands of Twitter users who are scared about what will happen if Congress and president Donald Trump gut the Affordable Care Act’s restrictions on lifetime caps. You can’t plan for birth defects or cancer or genetic diseases. They just happen. Healthcare is not a choice. #SaveACA #SaveMedicaid https://t.co/6I5Li2YwHB Carla Galfano (@AdrianoCecioni) June 24, 2017 …

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This guy created a live feed of Trump’s tweets on his living room wall

June 25, 2017

It updates every five minutes.Image: Peder dinkelspiel/visionect Think you’ve had enough of @realDonaldTrump? Try stepping into your living room and having a live feed of the president’s hotly debated tweets on your wall. No need to turn on the news, no need to open your Twitter app or any other form of social media. All you have to do is look at your wall. SEE ALSO: Trump Twitter bot reminds us that all his tweets are coming from the White House Sound appealing? Well, maybe not. …

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

… of people can’t get broadband. Experts worry this digital divide is slowing small-town economic development at a time when farm and factory jobs are vanishing and young people and retailers are fleeing for cities. SEE ALSO: If you’re poor, now you can get a subsidy for Internet access Donald Trump, who capitalized on this despair in his run for the White House, finally offered a concrete answer to this problem, however vague, in an Iowa speech this week. The president said he plans …

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Britains Financial Power Is Already Seeping Away

June 24, 2017

… economy and some 1.1 million jobs. “There will be a lot of political pressure to get as much of the finance industry moved to the EU as possible,” said Tom Kirchmaier, a fellow in the financial-markets group at the London School of Economics. “The big question will be what the final role of the City will be in Europe.” The latest shot across Britain’s bow came early Friday when president Mario Draghi’s ECB said it will try to revise …

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Toilet charity renames Indian village after Trump to raise awareness

June 24, 2017

A poster with the image of U.S. president Donald Trump is set up at Marora village, unofficially renamed "Trump Village."Image: MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images During Donald Trump’s first few months in office he’s unexpectedly inspired a great deal of bathroom-related discussion, ranging from urine-themed jokes to trademarked Trump toilet paper. But the latest association between the U.S. president and toilets comes from a charity effort that hopes to provide a small village …

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Johnny Depp issues an apology for his remarks about Donald Trump and assasinations

June 24, 2017

Image: Samir Hussein/Redferns Less than 24 hours since his foreboding question to a Glastonbury crowd, Johnny Depp has issued an apology. During remarks that proceeded a film screening, Depp suggested Donald Trump should be in attendance before asking “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The uncomfortable joke sparked headlines and controversy, and now the actor is back-pedaling. SEE ALSO: Johnny Depp had a question about Donald Trump’s assassination …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 24, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) president Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s …

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Nicola Sturgeon to face Scottish farming leaders – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… earlier refused to say whether an extension was being sought. It would be the second year in a row the government has failed to meet the Common Agricultural Policy deadline. NFU Scotland president Andrew McCornick has said the Scottish government should have been more straightforward in its communication with farmers. Image copyright PA Image caption Highland cow Eleanor, from Angus, this year’s breed champion in the Highland Cattle section The deadline was also extended to October …

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

June 23, 2017

The suit filed Thursday against Trump and the Executive Office of the president by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive focuses on an auto-delete app reportedly being used for messages sent from the White House that erase messages after theyre read. Yet evidence suggests that president Trump and others within the White House are either ignoring or outright flouting these responsibilities, the suit states. CREW spokesman Jason …

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy

June 22, 2017

… coverage, and many of his appointees faced significant opposition from lawmakers who dubbed the group a cabinet of billionaires. This is the president of Goldman Sachs. Smart. Having him represent us, he went from massive paydays to peanuts, to little tiny … Trump said. Im waiting for them to accuse him of wanting that little amount of money. …

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Most Americans Don’t Think Religious-Based Discrimination Should Be Lawful

June 22, 2017

… almost every state, excluding Alaska, oppose allowing small business owners to refuse goods or services to gay and lesbian people. Rumors swirled earlier this yearthat president Donald Trumpwas poised to sign an executive order that could allow virtually any federally funded entity with a religious affiliation to refuse service to someone based on religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion or transgender identity after adraft order leaked to news outlets. Such …

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Bloomberg Urges Americans To Stop Resisting Trump And Focus On 2020 Instead

June 22, 2017

During an appearance on Wednesdays The View, Bloomberg, who once called Trump a con and dangerous demagogue, urged Americans to get behind Trump and suggested that the presidents opponents should focus less on resistance and more on the next presidential election. Bloomberg also explained that, although he did not vote for Trump, he wanted to avoid repeating themistakethat he says Sen. Mitch McConnell made as minority leader in president Barack Obamas administration. In 2010,McConnell told …

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 21, 2017

… gap. (You get the picture.) And its clear that on-demand work is far from a fleeting trend its even necessitated by evolving business models and the 24/7 nature of newsrooms today. We make a huge use of freelance labor, said The New York Times Vice president of Technology Cindy Taibi, during a panel at WorkMarket Exchange last month in New York. Sites like WorkMarket allow contractors and companies to interface, fill job listings, and dispatch payment. (Disclosure: I partner with WorkMarket to …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 21, 2017

Norman, a 63-year-old real estate developer and former state lawmaker, replaces fellow Republican Mick Mulvaney, who left Congress to become president Donald Trumps budget director. Parnell, a 66-year-old tax attorney, mounted an unusually ambitious challenge in the district where the conservative Mulvaney cruised to re-election in 2016.His scrappy campaign, and the support it received from the national Democratic Party, excited local activists accustomed to being written off by party …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

president Donald Trump wants to modernize government systems, and he is asking the CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies for help. Many executives, like those at Apple, Amazon, and Google, are listening and offering their words of wisdom, while others, like Facebook, appear to be keeping their distance at least publicly. SEE ALSO: Former Twitter chief likens Trump meeting to ‘waterboarding’ On Monday, tech leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim …

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Venezuela accuses Twitter of censoring

June 20, 2017

Image: bethany clarke/getty images Venezuela is not happy with Twitter, and Twitter is staying silent. president of Venezuela Nicols Maduro accused Twitter of censoring by suspending 180 government-related Twitter accounts, including TV and radio stations, Reuters reported. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s 2-factor authentication has a serious problem president Maduro suggested the suspensions were directed at Twitter users who supported late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, who was his predecessor. …

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Had Lower Ratings Than A Game-Show Rerun

June 20, 2017

… job and that the parents of the 20 students slain at Connecticuts Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 were actorswho helped fake the slaughter of children and school employees. Followers include president Donald Trump, who appeared on Jones radio show during the presidential campaign. The NBC affiliate in Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook shooting happened, chose not to air the interview, putting a small dent in Kellys ratings.The affiliate came to the decision after it listened intently to …

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Keith Olbermann: We Need To Help Donald Trump Self-Destruct

June 20, 2017

Olbermann points to a litany of signs in the press that the president is becoming disturbingly obsessed with the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and possible ties between that country and Trumps campaign. Trump is incessantly watching TV news about the investigation and yelling at television sets in the White House, convinced hes the target of a conspiracy, the Associated Press has reported. Trump has also been contradicting himself with …

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China’s Answer to the World Bank Pledges to Do More by Itself

June 20, 2017

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank pledged to embark on more projects as the sole lender, as it boosts its membership and manages an investment pipeline of up to $7 billion. The fledgling development bank, now in its second year, has already taken on projects by itself and it will do more going forward, AIIB president Jin Liqun said on Saturday in Jeju, South Korea, following the institution’s second annual conference. Still, working together with other lenders is better …

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‘The Plot Against America’ is even more relevant today

June 19, 2017

… nominate, nor America elect, a completely qualification-free celebrity to replace a popular Democratic president and run the country at a time of great global peril. Especially not when that celebrity had said lots of nice things about and was not-so-secretly colluding with the most infamous autocrat on the planet. Surely America’s Greatest Generation would never have gone along with that! Well, now that Philip Roth has turned out to be the seer of seers, prognosticator of prognosticators, …

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Google exec’s op-ed lists 4-point plan to combat terrorism on YouTube

June 19, 2017

Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Following a wave of terrorist attacks in the UK in recent months, Google’s senior vice-president and general counsel, Kent Walker, used one of the leading publications in the country to outline a plan to combat the use by terrorists of Google’s tools. SEE ALSO: Theresa May renews her call for internet regulation following the London Bridge attack On Sunday, Walker posted an op-ed in the Financial Times that listed four distinct steps Google is …

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 19, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is ‘not worried …

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