9 nicknames I gave Donald Trump that did nothing to stop his authoritarianism

July 10, 2017

Image: andrew harrer/Getty Images Since Donald Trump’s election, it has felt hopeless staring down the barrel of the rise of fascism, feeling as if nothing we do or say is being heard by our government. But I, however, will not stand down. So I came up with these rude and crude nicknames for our president that, sadly, did not have the affect on the Trump administration I imagined they would….

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We went through and rated every Trump handshake so far at G20

July 8, 2017

Image: Getty Images The G20 summit is fully underway in Hamburg, and even though our fearless* leader Donald Trump had a lot of trouble finding a hotel room, he showed up. And he shook some hands. As Mashable’s resident Handshake Expert, I went through all the pictures I could find of Trump shaking hands with another person and carefully studied each one. SEE ALSO: A step-by-step guide to utterly botching…

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Trump Donates $78,000 To Antietam Battlefield, But National Parks Still Set To Lose $1.5 Billion

July 6, 2017

Marylands Antietam National Battlefield, the site of the bloodiest one-day battle in U.S. history, will receive a $78,333 donation from the president to help fund two restoration projects, and additional donations to the battlefield from the National Park Foundation and several historic trusts will bring the full amount to more than $263,000. As both the Secretary of the Interior and a military veteran, Im deeply honored and humbled to deliver…

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Ed Sheeran is just the latest celebrity to leave Twitter. Here’s why.

July 6, 2017

"Gooooodbye Twiiiiittter."Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock Ed Sheeran is just the latest victim. A recent interview revealed that the singer-songwriter has, for the most part, signed off Twitter. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran has announced he’s quitting Twitter for a depressing reason The 140-character platform that once referred to itself as a social network has defined itself as a news network as of late, as it tries to convince investors, advertisers, and the…

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News Daily: North Korean missile and Grenfell ‘frustration’ – BBC News

July 5, 2017

Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Grenfell: Survivors express frustration Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have held a meeting with a coroner, expressing frustration at a lack of information from the authorities. During the three-hour discussion, Dr Fiona Wilcox, coroner for Westminster, described the scenes inside the building, where at least 80 people died last month, as “apocalyptic”. Meanwhile, the Grenfell response team says…

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Senator on Russia Intervention Probe: ‘Never Seen So Much Smoke’

July 3, 2017

Given the numerous threads involved in investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 U.S. election and possible connections to President Donald Trump’s campaign, wrapping up the Senate’s probe by year-end is “aspirational,” a top Democratic senator said. “In terms of contacts and collusions, I’ve never seen so much smoke and so many possible threads,” Senator Mark Warner of Virginia told CNN in an interview that will air on Sunday. “If there…

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How Americas Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete

July 3, 2017

President Donald Trump has been consistent in his argument that the U.S. Navy has shrunk to a woefully inadequate size. The Republican has repeatedly said he wants the service to expand, including a fleet of a dozen aircraft carriers. That plan isn’t in the Pentagon’s current budget, but on July 22 the Navy will formally commission precautionary signal to North Korean aggression. The is the first of four planned -class carriers,…

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Justin Trudeau forgot about Alberta during his Canada Day speech

July 3, 2017

Image: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Well, well, well… look who’s human after all. Justin Trudeau accidentally forgot to mention Alberta while passionately listing Canada’s states and provinces during his Canada Day speech Saturday. SEE ALSO: Ring in Canada Day with Trudeau’s best moments (and forget about Trump for a while) The gaffe did not go unnoticed. Got too excited somewhere over the Rockies. Sorry Alberta, I love you. Happy Canada Day! Justin…

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This Canada Day, let’s celebrate Justin Trudeau, the guy who distracts us from Trump

July 3, 2017

Image: Mashable composite: pool/getty images O Canada! it’s a big day, eh? To celebrate Canada Day 2017, which marks 150 years since the country’s founding on July 1, 1867, please allow us to reminisce fondly on Justin Trudeau‘s year in the spotlight. In the midst of America’s own political dumpster fire, Canada’s prime minister has captured hearts and inspired joy with his charming demeanor and undeniably adorable antics. We thank…

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J.K. Rowling has a theory for why Trump is constantly tweeting

July 2, 2017

Hmm.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump has been on a roll recently when it comes to tweeting offensive, nonsensical thoughts early in the morning. After another week of sexist insults, media-bashing, and voter fraud paranoia on Twitter, J.K. Rowling came up with one explanation for our new presidential reality. A rather deep exchange between Trump and Buzz Aldrin at the signing of the Executive Order on the National Space Council today……

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Trump Commission Demanding Voter Data Via Unsecured Email

July 2, 2017

The voter rolls include names, addresses, birthdays, partial Social Security numbers, and in some cases even drivers license numbers, among other information. But the the email system intended to traffic the information lacks minimal encryption protections, according to the report. Mississippis Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said commission members could go jump in the Gulf of Mexico. Californias participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked…

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Grandparents in these sweet family pictures are so supposedly threatening they need to be banned

July 2, 2017

Trump's revised travel ban is keeping certain relatives from coming to the U.S.Image: David McNew/Getty Images The Trump administration’s travel ban from earlier this year just won’t go away. Now it’s affecting grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members that don’t make the cut as “bona fide” relations at least, as the State Department sees it. SEE ALSO: Hilarious photo series shows the alarmingly normal lives of immigrants After…

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Trump chastises photographers for pushing and shoving in Oval Office

July 1, 2017

President Trump blasted the media yet again Friday as photographers got a bit rowdy fighting for a good spot in the Oval Office. They were jostling for space during a meeting with South Korean president Moon Jae-in. SEE ALSO: CNN gives Trump opening to blast the mediaand ignore healthcare “Fellas, easy,” Trump warned, stretching his hands out as the pack encircled him. “You guys are getting worse.” This is crazy….

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Joe and Mika ask Trump not to watch their show in blistering, but sticky, editorial

July 1, 2017

Image: michael stewart/WireImage After Trump tweeted about “Psycho Joe” and “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” yesterday, the two decided to fight back with more than his trademark, lazy 140 characters. Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote a powerful op-ed for The Washington Post Friday morning, alleging that the President had an “unhealthy obsession” with the show and encouraging him to “keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to Fox & Friends instead.” SEE ALSO:…

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GOP senator compares health care to porcupine sex and then the AP fact checked him

July 1, 2017

Image: Getty Images/shutterstock/mashable composite When it comes to the intricacies of healthcare policy in the United States of America in the year 2017, there feels no better or accurate way that sums it up than the following real quote from GOP Kansas Senator Pat Roberts: “Once in Glacier National Park I saw two porcupines making love,” Roberts told reporters. Uh, Senator Roberts, the question was about health care? SEE ALSO:…

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EPA Plans New Climate Science Critique, Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue Politics

July 1, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has already its website dedicated to climate change, of scientific advisory board members, and to alter her congressional testimony to include more political talking points. Now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to launch a new initiative aimed at challenging the widely accepted conclusion that the climate is changing due to the influx of planet-warming gases caused by burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and large-scale deforestation. The…

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CNN’S Ana Navarro Goes Ballistic Over Trump Tweet: ‘Lunatic Man Baby’ Must Stop

June 30, 2017

is the p Navarro said she has had it with Republican politicians who criticize the president but do nothing more. Its time that somebody …calls him up and says, Listen,you crazy, lunatic 70-year-old man-baby, stop it.You are now the president of the United States, the commander in chief, and you need to stop acting like a mean girl, because we just wont take it. Navarros comment on Trumpsfixation with women…

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Is old the new young for UK politicians? – BBC News

June 30, 2017

Two decades later and leadership has skipped a generation upwards. Sir Vince is 74, Theresa May is 60 and Jeremy Corbyn 68. Image copyright Getty Images Youngest UK party leader and prime minister: William Pitt, the Younger, a Whig who was regarded as a Tory by opponents, became prime minister in 1804 at the age of 24 Oldest UK party leader and prime minister: Liberal Party leader William Gladstone, pictured,…

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NYT Cooking launches subscription service

June 29, 2017

Image: NYT Cooking The New York Times can’t live on news alone, so it’s turning to bread. The Times is launching a new subscription service for its cooking vertical, the most recent in a series of experiments into ways to make more money from its existing content. For $5 every four weeks, subscribers get access to NYT Cooking’s database of more than 18,000 recipes as well as premium features including…

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Paul Manafort Retroactively Registers As A Foreign Agent For Ukraine Lobbying

June 28, 2017

Manaforts filing Tuesday with the Justice Department shows his firm was paid $17.1 million from 2012 to 2014 for lobbying work he did on behalf of a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, according to the reports. Manafort, who ran Trumps campaign from March 2016 to August, worked on behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a front group for former Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych. (Yanukovych fled to Russia…

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Here’s Where Key Senators Stand On The GOP Health Care Bill

June 28, 2017

The delay came one day after the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 22 million people would lose coverage under the GOP plan, thanks in large part to massive cuts to Medicaid. Heres a look at where the senators who forced McConnell to postpone the vote currently stand: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) Heller, the first moderate senator to oppose the legislation, has vowed to withhold support for the bill because of…

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Donald Trump Just Had The Weirdest Phone Call With Irelands New Leader

June 28, 2017

Trump was put on hold for about 90 seconds as he waited for Leo Varadkar the new taoiseach (Irish prime minister) to come to the phone while the assembled press watched, according to CBS News. After complimenting Varadkar on a great victory,Trump called out to Caitriona Perry, the U.S. bureau chief for Irelands RTE News. Perry approached the desk and introduced herself. Heres the awkward encounter from another angle: He…

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Trumps Tech Week did not make America great because Trump’s Tech Week was a sham

June 27, 2017

Image: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY It was a full house last week at the White House as President Donald Trump opened his doors to a gaggle of tech CEOs to talk about modernizing the U.S. government. Among the all-star lineup: Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt. This week, they’re gone. They leave behind desks at departments key to bringing the government into the 21st century that have remained…

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3 journalists resign from CNN in wake of retracted scoop

June 27, 2017

Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a thinly sourced scoop. The story’s author, Thomas Frank; an editor in CNN’s new investigative unit, Eric Lichtblau; and head editor of the unit Lex Haris are no longer with the company as of Monday, a spokesperson confirmed. SEE ALSO: CNN sent its Supreme Court sketch artist to the off-camera White House press briefing The piece, which cited a single anonymous…

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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…

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