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President Donald Trump just hit back at critics who lampooned him for missing a World War I memorial service in Paris because of rain, and ended up blaming the Secret Service for denying his request to drive instead of fly. “Secret Service said NO, too far from airport & big Paris shutdown,” Trump tweeted, adding that he gave a later speech in the rain at another ceremony. “Speech next day at American Cemetary [sic] in pouring rain! Little reported-Fake News!” By the way, when the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility, I…

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Florida’s Republican Governor and Senate candidate has been hit with a potentially criminal ethics complaint and a federal lawsuit after abusing his office to conduct a campaign of unlawful election interference. Gov. Rick Scott (R) is facing an ethics complaint (embedded below) from the Democratic Coalition which could result in a fine and referral criminal charges, and the non-partisan League of Women Voters and two other plaintiffs filed a (embedded below) federal lawsuit seeking to oust him from the statewide Election Canvassing Commission for violating voters’ constitutional right to a fair election. McConnell is refusing to allow a vote on…

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A federal judge has blocked Georgia’s secretary of state from certifying election results in order to allow time to properly review thousands of provisional ballots. Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams was one-third of a percentage point away from a runoff with Republican Brian Kemp as of late last week and hasn’t conceded despite calls from President Donald Trump to stand down. Kemp also resigned from his post as secretary of state last week, preemptively declaring victory. Votes are still being counted this week and results had been expected on Wednesday. The state had to dole out provisional ballots to as many…

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A  topless protester made her opinion of President Donald Trump crystal clear when she ran towards his car in Paris during his trip to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice. The words “fake peacemaker” were written on her body. Femen, a feminist organization that has run other protests in the past, said on its website that it was behind the demonstration and that three activists took part. Police detained two people, Reuters reported. A video of the incident shows the first woman running into the street on a rainy day as the presidential motorcade drove by.…

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After President Trump’s roundly criticized genuflection to Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin at their July summit meeting in Helsinki, apprehension over the interaction between the intertwined world leaders during the centennial Armistice Day memorial in France this weekend was running high. Initially, Trump planned on meeting the Kremlin chief during a working lunch that would take place amidst the pomp and pageantry of the memorial ceremonies. Yet, despite having time for a quick photo op and a brief chat on the sidelines of the solemn memorial events, Emmanuel Macron’s French government thwarted any plans for a more in-depth conversation between the…

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Michelle and Barack Obama’s life was laid bare in the book, ‘Becoming.’ in an exclusive at-home interview with PEOPLE —the former first couple talked about seeking help from a marriage counselor. “Because we’re role models, it’s important for us to be honest and say, if you’re in a marriage and there are times you want to leave, that’s normal — because I felt that way,” the former first lady said. “My mother would talk about leaving my father in the spring, when she’d do spring cleaning,” Obama says, recounting one story in her hotly anticipated memoir. Did she herself ever…

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FOX News, is notorious for not only its incessant poor-shaming condescension but the casual cruelty that accompanies it. Fox News targeted the nation’s youngest ever-elected Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who recently admitted that she can’t afford an apartment in Washington. Ocasio-Cortez quit her bartending job to run for Congress and won’t begin drawing a Congressional salary until she’s sworn in this January.However, FOX mocked the young democratic socialist. https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/status/1060928235574300672 Fox also insinuated that she had purchased the clothing that she wore for interviews and photoshoots and is now crying poverty after squandering her money, which is not at all how it…

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The first lady’s disclosure that she and Barack Obama used IVF treatment to conceive their two daughters is an act of generosity. After her years of living in the fishbowl of the White House, Michelle Obama doesn’t owe us anything. But for millions of people, her new disclosure that she and Barack Obama used IVF treatment to conceive their two daughters is a remarkable act of generosity. Because for all that IVF treatment is increasingly common, it remains an often stigmatized thing to talk about. And for those of us who go through it, knowing that public figures aren’t ashamed…

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blame “gross mismanagement of the forest” for the catastrophe and threatened to withhold federal funds if the issue is not remedied. It was his first tweet on the wildfires, now among the deadliest and most destructive in California history, although he earlier issued an emergency declaration providing federal funds for Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. At least nine people have been killed and the entire town of Paradise, in northern California has been destroyed. “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management…

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A thirty-nine-year-old white man from Arkansas, Benjamin Craig Matthews, has been arrested and charged with five counts of terroristic threatening, nine misdemeanor counts of harassing communications and four misdemeanor counts of second-degree terroristic threatening by the Baxter County’s Sherrif’s office after making over 40 threatening calls and death threats to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, specifically targeting African-American anchor Don Lemon. In one call, he referenced Lemon’s “dead body hanging from a tree” and in another asked the operator to help him kill Lemon. In yet another call, he asked the operator for his call to be directed to “pipe bombs for…

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