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‘Harmless Fun’: NYT Faces Backlash After ‘Offensive’ Tweet About Kavanaugh Allegations

The New York Times opinion section faced backlash after it tweeted “offensive” comments Saturday while promoting a piece about allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The now-deleted tweet described a sexual act Kavanaugh allegedly did while he was a student at Yale University. The accompanying article by NYT reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly described the allegations against Kavanaugh. ...

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‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is The Face Of Socialism’: Republican Featured In Face Burning Ad Defends Decision

The Republican featured in an advertisement where a photo of Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s face was burned defended the commercial Friday evening to CNN’s Chris Cuomo. The advertisement starred Elizabeth Heng, a Republican from California’s Central Valley who lost against Democratic California Rep. Jim Costa in 2018. “Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the face of socialism,” Heng said on ...

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What Could Go Wrong? NYT and CNN to Co-Host Fourth Democratic Debate

The New York Times and CNN will co-host the fourth 2020 Democratic presidential debate in October. The debate will be held in Westerville, Ohio, the Democratic National Committee announced Friday. CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will join NYT national editor Marc Lacey as moderators for the debate, The NYT reported. Friday. Eleven candidates have qualified for the debate ...

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‘#BoycottABC’ Trends After Debate Night Over Ad Against Socialism and Ocasio-Cortez

ABC News aired an advertisement showing a photo New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s face being burned while a Republican talked about socialism. “#BoycottABC” trended on Twitter Friday following the debate because of the advertisement. Members of “the squad” weighed in and added to the backlash. Calls to boycott ABC News have arisen following Thursday evening’s 2020 Democratic debate over ...

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Yang On Health Care: ‘I Am Asian, So I Know A Lot Of Doctors’

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang suggested during Thursday’s debate that because he is Asian, he knows a lot of doctors and has insight into health care. Yang, an entrepreneur, said at Thursday’s Democratic debate that because he is Asian, he knows that doctors “spend a lot of time on paperwork, avoiding being sued and navigating the insurance bureaucracy.” Yang suggested ...

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Bernie’s Opening Statement Has People Asking: What’s Up With His Voice?

2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders’ opening statement had people taking to social media to wonder what was going on with his voice. Sanders spoke about President Donald Trump in his opening statement during Thursday’s Democratic debate. He also mentioned billionaires controlling “the economic and political life of this country,” but many only took to social media to discuss how his ...

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Hecklers Interrupt Another Debate |

Hecklers interrupted another debate, this time shouting as 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden said that he has “never counted any professional setback” as “serious.” A moderator asked candidates about the “quality of resilience,” noting that “every president confronts crisis, defeat and mistakes.” Biden was the first candidate to be asked about the biggest professional setback he has had to face. ...

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‘Fox News Is Nicer To Me Than The Lefties Are’: Marianne Williamson Criticizes Liberals

2020 Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson was caught on a hot mic last week wondering why Democrats are meaner to her than conservatives are. Williamson, an author and self-help guru, spoke to “America This Week” host Eric Bolling last week. She continued talking shortly after the interview while her mic was still on and was caught asking why “Fox News is nicer” ...

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Pelosi Walks Out On Reporters After More Impeachment Questions

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked out on reporters Thursday after being asked about conducting a formal impeachment inquiry, adding that she won’t answer any more questions on the topic. The weekly press conference was cut short when Pelosi walked away after telling the press to focus on other topics, such as the Democratic House proposal, which has been dismissed ...

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Whoopi Goldberg Hits Back At The 300+ House Members Who Didn’t Go To 9/11 Commemoration

Whoopi Goldberg went after the 300+ House Democrats and Republicans who didn’t go to a commemoration Wednesday for the 9/11 attacks. ABC’s “The View” co-host noted that “not everyone is honoring moments of silence,” and pointed out that only “26% of House members” showed up to a moment of silence ceremony to commemorate the terrorist attacks that left almost 3,000 ...

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Condoleezza Rice Smacks Down NBC’s Savannah Guthrie After She Suggests Russians Elected Trump

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shut down NBC’s Savannah Guthrie after Guthrie asked her whether Russia “elected Donald Trump.” Rice was a guest on Wednesday’s “Today Show,” and Guthrie began to question the former secretary of state about all things Russia. At one point, Guthrie asked if Russia “actually elected Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton?” Rice immediately called out ...

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WaPo Alters Story Angle On Trump Census Data Three Times, Burying Trump Administration Successes

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The Washington Post made significant changes to a story about census data Tuesday. The article first highlighted successes under the Trump administration, and the angle was later changed to focus on the increasing number of uninsured Americans in 2018. WaPo told the Daily Caller News Foundation that “it became clear that the bigger news was the first increase in the ...

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Multiple News Outlets That Repeated CNN’s Debunked Scuitto Russia Story Refuse To Correct

Several outlets have not issued corrections or updates on articles about Trump being partially responsible for the decision to extract a high-level Kremlin source. CNN first reported the story, alleging Trump’s lax handling of classified information was to blame, and the NYT later debunked this claim. Business Insider updated its story after the Daily Caller News Foundation reached out, but the ...

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One America News Network Sues MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow For $10 Million

One America News Network (OANN) filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit Monday against MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. OANN is suing Maddow, MSNBC, Comcast Corporation and NBC Universal for defamation, alleging Maddow “maliciously and recklessly” went after the network by suggesting it is a Russian state propaganda outlet, the complaint reads, according to Law and Crime. Maddow said that OANN “really, literally is ...

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Dorian Death Toll Climbs in Bahamas; Thousands in Desperate Need Of Supplies

Forty-four people have been confirmed dead in the Bahamas and thousands more are in desperate need of food, water and shelter following Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas for over a day beginning Sunday as a Category 5 storm, causing catastrophic devastation to the islands. Some victims of the storm may have been washed out to sea and will ...

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