We now live in a world in which White House press briefings must be drawn to be seen

June 25, 2017

CNN sent a sketch artist to cover Spicer's Friday meeting.Image: Bill Hennessy When life gives you off-camera White House press briefings, make your Supreme Court sketch artist draw them. That seems to have been CNN’s thought, anyway. SEE ALSO: Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee burns CNN with 100% flawless joke The network sent its Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to visit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s domain on Friday. While he didn’t have his easel to …

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Marco Rubio opens Twitter ‘investigation’ into failed Ivanka Trump hug

June 21, 2017

… closed out by calling the “press covfefe” false, a nod to the now famous misfire from President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Soon after Rubio closed the case, Ivanka responded to the “anonymous sources” by giving no comment. She also retweeted Rubio’s tweet with the photo of the blurred faces, calling it “Fake news!” and ensuring that her followers know that Rubio is, in fact, a good hugger, despite Rubio’s denial of the hugs. However, the …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… and massive power. Whatever happens, there’s little chance the crackdown will be bloodless. Death by duopoly In the last three months, about $0.70 out of every dollar spent on online advertising went to either Google or Facebook, according to a report this week from Pivotal Research Group. Around half of the remaining $0.30 is (separately and loosely) estimated to go to a collection of minor platform players ranging from Snapchat to Twitter to Amazon. Things get a bit messier in the race …

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The controversial Trumped-up production of Julius Caesar was interrupted by protestors, and Twitter went off

June 19, 2017

… air theater, he stood and shouted down the rest of the crowd, immediately invoking Godwin’s law comparing them to Nazi propaganda master Joseph Goebbels. SEE ALSO: Apple bounces Pepe the Frog out of the App Store, back to alt-right Reddit Posobiec tweeted out a video of the incident, which went viral, and continued to post about his plans to try to attend again, trolling his critics and showboating for supporters. BREAKING: Julius Ceasar Gets SHUTDOWN pic.Twitter.com/ITgfMR0tHE Jack …

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A warning to Washington from Kansas

June 18, 2017

… credit rating intact, which was not the case in Kansas. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The legislation passed last week provides an additional $293 million in school funding, dollars that will help make up for the neglect that forced four of the state’s poorest districts to sue their own state government. Leaders in Washington should take note: constituents notice when programs they rely on every day are targeted. Call it tax reform, call it tax cuts, but it is no longer simple …

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Rosenstein must recuse himself from involvement in Mueller probe

June 17, 2017

(CNN)The President’s latest Twitter attack on the special counsel investigation by Robert Mueller is likely to claim a new victim: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the lawyer at least nominally in charge of the investigation. Shortly thereafter, the President shocked the nation with the announcement that he had fired the controversial FBI director he had only recently praised. The White House press office immediately pointed to Rosenstein’s detailed memo as the …

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The best and worst countries to be a kid

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Children growing up in Niger are at the highest risk of having their childhood cut short, according to a report by Save the Children. Norway and Slovenia share the top position as the best places to grow up. (The top 10 best and worst places are listed below) See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. “Given what we know about the risks to children who are not even living in a household, I think that this is very true that these …

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Kamala Harris is every woman who stands up to speak

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Washington may be a tough town where the big boys roam free, but apparently, freshman Sen. Kamala Devi Harris makes these career politicians nervous. Again and again during the Senate intelligence committee hearings into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, Harris, who is of black and Indian descent, has been reprimanded by her all-white male colleagues for simply doing her job: asking direct questions and expecting direct answers in return. Join us on Twitter and …

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Trump gives away his most consequential decision to the Pentagon

June 16, 2017

(CNN)President Trump has given Secretary of Defense James Mattis full authority to set US troop levels in Afghanistan. Fair enough. But there are — and should be — honest concerns about the degree to which the President’s hands-off approach to the military provides for a proper set of checks and balances and is healthy for civil-military relations in this country. This is not a man, let’s remember, well known for accepting personal responsibility for …

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Wenstrup: Baseball aside, we’re all playing for the same team

June 16, 2017

(CNN)I never expected a baseball field in America to feel like being back in a combat zone, but Wednesday morning it did. I was pulling on my batting gloves and heading to the batting cages along the first base line when I heard the crack of a rifle shot. I turned — only to hear my Mississippi colleague and fellow Iraq War veteran Trent Kelly yell, “shooter!” Join us on Twitter and Facebook Ultimately, the attacker in Alexandria was an example of the worst in this …

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In Sessions hearing, GOP senators sought truth, Dems sought to hit Trump

June 14, 2017

… Burr, who began the questioning, was wise to highlight the four main areas of focus: Sessions’ role in the Trump campaign’s foreign policy positions, the attorney general’s contact with Russian operatives, Sessions’ reason for recusing himself from the Russian probe, and his role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The concern is that it is well known that Russian operatives spread propaganda through the media and …

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Trump taunt over Comey tape draws disbelief

June 13, 2017

… President said. Nearly a month after firing off a suggestion on Twitter that such tapes may exist, Trump still refused to answer the question directly. But even he appears to be hinting that it’s all a charade. “I’ll tell you about it over a very short period of time,” Trump said in the Rose Garden on Friday. “You’re going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don’t worry.” If Trump’s initial tapes tweet was meant as an …

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All the clever and poignant signs from Sunday’s Equality Marches

June 12, 2017

… “Protect Trans Kids.” SEE ALSO: The Babadook is showing up at Pride festivals across the country and it is wonderful Other marchers went for humor, invoking pop culture references both timeless and two weeks old. Harry Potter #Protestsign for the #EqualityMarch #DC giving# me life pic.Twitter.com/TeZrnBj9OB DC Debbie (@DCdebbie) June 11, 2017 But signs and chants also highlighted the broader anger and anxiety that many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 11, 2017

… over an electoral wipeout, has energized American liberal diehards now locked in a battle for control of the spirit and machinery of the Democratic party. Sanders touted the results on Twitter Friday morning, and in an email later told CNN he was “delighted to see Labour do so well.” Larry Cohen, the board chair of Our Revolution, the political organization spawned by Sanders’ 2016 primary campaign, said the British shocker held lessons for skeptical Democrats. …

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How to Get Unlimited REAL VISITORS on Autopilot With This Powerful Software Video jeet 2

June 8, 2017

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How to Generate unlimited traffic in any niche, and direct it anywhere you want using Video jeet 2

June 6, 2017

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What all those emoji really mean in Twitter handles

June 5, 2017

Image: ambar del Moral/Mashable Emoji have become Twitter’s very own digital bumper stickers or laptop decorations. The tiny images next to your handle are yet another way to express yourself online. SEE ALSO: U.S. visa applicants may have to hand over their social media handles An image is worth a thousand words, after all, and an emoji certainly adds more intrigue than explicitly stuffing your political preferences into your handle. Emoji are readily available and allowed (and …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Kelman is one of her favourite authors, and suggested on Twitter that people should read his book Dirt Road. Furry friends Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The PM just can’t resist ’em… Jeremy Corbyn became a vegetarian at 20 after working on a pig farm and isn’t keen on alcohol. Asked what his favourite biscuit was during a Mumsnet Q&A, he replied: “I’m totally anti-sugar on health grounds, so eat very few biscuits, but if forced to …

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Sasse trolls Trump on Twitter — to the tune of ‘Covfefe’s Etude in D major’

June 2, 2017

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The Pope doesn’t look happy to see Justin Trudeau, either

May 31, 2017

… 2017 It turns out that it’s called “resting Pope’s face.” RPF. pic.Twitter.com/F8lILE2Gd3 Stephano (@primal_tweet) May 29, 2017 The cool pope never smiles, it’s not his #brand https://t.co/dLDcxoRYjJ Emma Schtzkowski (@emmaschuetz) May 29, 2017 Pope Francis is the goth teen inside all of us. WATCH: Someone has invented a simple wheelchair that gives users the freedom to move upright More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products1-Click Video …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

… about services, such as locations and opening times. “It’s not uncommon for refugees and asylum seekers to be moved all around the country,” he says. “So it’s really useful that RefAid covers the whole country, so we can contact services in other cities and refer people on.” Families/friends of detainees! Know that there is free legal aid available at the Central Diner, Terminal 4 at #JFK Airport. #MuslimBan pic.Twitter.com/G4LIvatgFz RefugeeAidApp …

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Portland mayor asks feds to stop ‘alt-right’ rallies

May 30, 2017

(CNN)The mayor of Portland, Oregon, is trying to stop what he describes as two upcoming “alt-right” demonstrations as his city continues to mourn the stabbing deaths of two residents who intervened in a possible hate crime. Trump fan who showed up with baseball bat, yelled slurs, is doing nazi salutes again pic.Twitter.com/jKKDv20Vo1 — doug brown (@dougbrown8) April 29, 2017 What is the alt-right movement? …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 30, 2017

… Facebook pages about how to stage protests. They’re even planning a coordinated demonstration where dozens of handmaids simultaneously show up at state capitols or in other public places in cities across the country. #fightbackTX #sb8 pic.Twitter.com/SnA8ndmHge Shift. (@shift_stigma) May 23, 2017 If the visually striking meme takes off, it could become one of the most effective acts of protest from the resistance. The sight of even a dozen women wearing the handmaid costume, while …

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Political ‘bromances’ that rival Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron

May 29, 2017

… apart on the same day. July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of American independence. pic.Twitter.com/ueKZMxxNRA OkayThatsInsane! (@OkayThatsInsane) May 20, 2017 George W. Bush and Sen. Ted Kennedy The two did not see eye to eye often particularly on the war in Iraq but when they were able to find common ground on important issues, well, you could have gone ahead and called it a bipartisan “bromance.” “… I actually like the fellow,” Bush once said, and there you …

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The Senate Cant Pass Health Care Without This Man

May 28, 2017

… colleagues give to the plight of their voters. “I’m thinking, Why were you elected? It’s just the most amazing thing in the world. You were elected to take care of your folks, even if they’re not quite the rules you would prefer.” Cassidy, meanwhile, has gone from being a little-noticed, quiet backbencher to a staple on cable news. In a rarity for any senator, he made his late-night TV debut on May 8 when he declared on Twitter that any bill should pass …

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There’s a reason why people are putting rose emojis next to their names on social media

May 28, 2017

… The DSA, which boasts a Twitter following of more than 70,000, first started to amplify their social media presence after Bernie Sanders began his campaign for the presidency in 2015, a DSA spokesperson told Mashable. Shortly after the Sanders campaign began, two members of the DSA social media committee came up with the idea to start pushing the use of the rose emoji, “as the rose is traditionally a symbol for democratic socialism.” The red rose “has always been an …

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