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Trump retweets Diamond and Silk, slams NFL protesters

BTW President Donald Trump made time to tweet this Thanksgiving weekend. On Thursday, he promoted a video on Twitter from pro-Trump YouTube stars Diamond and Silk intended as a guide for “how to reply when someone mentions the president at Thanksgiving.” The Black comedians were found to have been paid by the Trump campaign, despite Trump publicly denying that they were last year, and they’ve continued as media surrogates. In their Thanksgiving video, the duo constructs a bit around a catch-all answer to political discord at the holiday […]

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British politician gives worst excuse ever for colleague’s porn stash

BTW Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom said sharing passwords with their staff—including interns in exchange programs—is common practice. The casual admittance of the practice has many U.K. citizens concerned about cybersecurity. Nadine Dorries, a member of Parliament from Bedfordshire, first announced she shares her passwords with her staff on Saturday in an effort to defend First Secretary of State Damian Green, who has been accused of having porn on his computer. He denies watching or downloading porn, according to the BBC. “My staff log onto […]

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Trump employed undocumented immigrants to build Trump Tower

BTW President Donald Trump paid over $1.3 million in labor settlements in 1998 after he was accused of employing undocumented immigrants on the construction of the Trump Tower, the New York Times reported Monday. In 1980, Trump employed 200 Polish immigrants to help demolish the Bonwit Teller building and make way for his Manhattan highrise, previous reports confirmed. Trump testified 10 years later that he didn’t know the workers were undocumented, despite others saying in court that he did know their immigration status. Trump has said that […]

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Following Vegas shooting, Democrats want gun control, not ‘thoughts and prayers’

BTW Democratic leaders have hit a wall when it comes to sending “thoughts and prayers.” On Monday, following the Las Vegas shooting, elected officials and party elders on the left sent stern tweets and statements that advocated for gun control. The hashtag “#GunControlNow” spiked at No. 2 in the United States on Twitter, as high-profile Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) stumped against the gun lobby. Our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work […]

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Gunman opens fire at Texas church; police say multiple people dead

BTW A gunman opened fire at a church in Texas on Sunday, and police say multiple people have been killed. According to KSAT, police said a man walked into a church in Sutherland Springs and began shooting at about 11:30am CT. A Wilson County (Texas) commissioner told the New York Times at least 20 people were dead. Another official told the newspaper “there were kids involved.” Police said the alleged shooter is among the dead. CNN reported that police had to chase the gunman briefly into a neighboring […]

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London police respond to ‘shots fired’ at subway station

BTW British police responded Friday to reports of “shot fired” in and around the Oxford Circus subway station in London, AP News reports. Police confirmed that the incident is being treated as a potential “terror incident,” according to the Telegraph. One woman sustained minor injuries while leaving the subway station, but there are no reported casualties, police said in a tweet. At this stage, we have received one report of a woman sustaining a minor injury when leaving Oxford Circus station. There are no other reported casualties. More […]

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Justice Dept. sues to block AT&T–Time Warner deal

BTW The Justice Department on Monday filed an antitrust lawsuit in an attempt to block AT&T‘s takeover of Time Warner, calling the merger harmful to Americans. The $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner has been scrutinized as a large consolidation of media. The deal took an unexpected turn when President Donald Trump was elected after vowing to block the deal on the campaign trail while criticizing CNN, which is owned by Time Warner. The DOJ’s decision to oppose the media merger adds fuel to speculation that the […]

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No one show Donald Trump these Christmas ceremony crowd-size photos

BTW Based on how upset Donald Trump got when it was revealed just how sparsely attended his presidential inauguration was compared to that of Barack Obama, he’ll probably be ultra-angry when he discovers these tweets from Thursday. This was the scene from Thursday’s national Christmas tree lighting ceremony where the crowd was, um, a little light. Traditionally the White House Christmas tree lighting is standing room only. This is what it looked like tonight as President Trump spoke. 📸@SteveRudinABC7 pic.twitter.com/5nYRJTbvsP — Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) December 1, 2017 The National Tree […]

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James Comey throws major shade at Trump—with a Bible verse

BTW Is there anything sweeter than watching justice get served? For James Comey, gloating about it might be. The former FBI director possibly threw some shade at the Trump administration on social media Friday morning after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty of lying to the FBI. “‘But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,’” Comey wrote on Instagram, referencing Amos 5:24 from the Bible. This was his inaugural—and as of press time, only—post on Instagram.  “But let justice roll down like waters and […]

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Trump made his bodyguard get him McDonald’s when the White House screwed up his burger

BTW As the federal investigation into Russian election meddling heats up, virtually anyone who has had any proximity to President Donald Trump is being called in to testify—and it’s resulting in some bizarre anecdotes. The latest revelation: Trump has an unhealthy craving for McDonald’s. After the House Intelligence Committee announced members would be interviewing former Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller, Politico checked into the former security aide’s history with Trump. What they found was a little bit cheesy—literally. When the White House chef didn’t make a hamburger to […]

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