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It falls to Michael Moore’s empty stomach to help explain to me the difference between hope and optimism. “Right now, I’m hoping that somebody will feed me today,” he says. But that hope is passive. It may whet his appetite, but the disappointment will be all the more crushing if it isn’t satisfied. On the other hand, he explains, optimism is constructive, strategic. “I’m in a first world country, and somewhere I have a wallet with a credit card and some money in it. So the optimist in me has credibility, because it’s safe to say I will eat. Does…

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President Donald Trump thought he was going to have a field day by calling Stormy Daniels ‘Horsface’ after a federal judge dismissed her defamation lawsuit against him. Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles ruled that the First Amendment protects an accusatory tweet Trump, wrote about Daniels, in April and that Daniels must pay Trump’s legal fees, according to the ruling obtained by CNN. Reacting to the news on Twitter, Trump wrote about Daniels, the adult film star who claims that the two had an affair in 2006, “Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer…

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President Donald Trump finally talked about the testimony by his confidant Michael Cohen that he directed Cohen to break the law in order to purchase the silence of former mistress Stormy Daniels right before the 2016 election. Cohen was a vice-president of the Trump Organization and a co-president of Trump Entertainment and Trump’s personal lawyer since 2006. However, Trump said that Cohen for more than a decade was lying and, in a stunning insult to the intelligence of both the interviewer and everyone in the nation, tried to claim that Cohen was just a “PR person who did small legal…

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Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who has not been seen publicly since he entered the Saudi consulate in Instanbul earlier this month, was drugged, beaten, killed and dismembered by Saudi operatives in the presence of a top Saudi diplomat, The Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday, citing Turkish officials. A pro-government newspaper in Turkey also says it obtained recordings indicating the journalist was tortured in the office of Mohammad al-Otaibi, Saudi Arabia’s consul general in Istanbul. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declined to say whether he learned Khashoggi’s fate following apparently friendly talks with the country’s…

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Donald Trump Jr. inserted his own sarcastic comments while forwarding a tweet from an article from ABC News that praised Texas Democratic Senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke for possessing exactly the kind of authenticity that Democrats need on the national level. The president’s son attacked the charismatic Democrat with an assault on the authenticity of his ethnic identity. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1051477194466320385 Presumably, the friend in Texas that Trump Jr. is pretending to ask for is Senator Ted Cruz, a native-born Canadian of Cuban ancestry who pretends to be an all-American patriot by refusing to use his given name, Raphael, while selling out his…

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Kanye West recently traveled to Uganda alongside his wife Kim Kardashian West and daughter North, and met with the country’s president, Yoweri K Museveni, on Monday. The couple gave the president a pair of white Yeezy sneakers, which they both signed, according to the BBC. Museveni went on to give the couple a gift of his own: Ugandan names. West received the name “Kanyesigye,” meaning “I trust,” while Kim got “Kemigisha,” which means “the one with blessings from God,” the BBC reported. He also gave the pair a book about the country, entitled, Uganda, Gifted by Nature, according to CNN.…

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Less than two years after President Donald Trump took office, he  has raised more than $100 million for his re-election effort in 2020, than two years after he took office, according to campaign finance disclosures filed this month. Trump’s campaign and two joint fundraising committees with the Republican National Committee raised more than $18 million in the quarter between July and September of this year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Together with those groups — Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee — the president has raised at least $106 million since January…

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Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) is calling for the Justice Department to investigate Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for lying to Congress during a hearing about the 2020 U.S. census. Rep. Meng is demanding action after emails — newly released under court order — revealed that former White House Senior Advisor Steve Bannon had requested that Ross include a question about citizenship status to the census form, an idea that originated with the Republican Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach. The Commerce Secretary had previously testified under oathwhile responding to a question from Rep. Meng as to the origin of the census…

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Now that Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the DNA test to review her Native American heritage, President Donald Trump claims he “didn’t say” that he would pay $1 million to the senator. “Who cares?” Trump said when asked about the DNA test. When pressed on the once-promised $1 million payment, Trump responded: “I didn’t say that. You better read it again.” In fact, Trump did promise $1 million, during a July rally, but only if the test showed she was “an Indian.” At a rally in July, Trump said: “And we will say, ‘I will give you a million dollars,…

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D’Arreion Toles was arriving home after a late night at his office in St. Louis when he arrived at his downtown loft building and found the entrance blocked by a young white woman who demanded proof that he actually lived in the building. Toles asked the woman to get out of his way so he could use his key fob to enter the building. The unidentified woman repeatedly demanded that he tell her which unit he lived in, information that Toles did not feel he should have to provide to a stranger. He pushed past her and took the elevator…

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