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Kevin Hart has stepped down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets surfaced. The tweets, between 2009 and 2011, included derogatory language referring to gay people and made disparaging comments about sexuality. Some of the tweets have since been deleted. One of the tweets from 2011, that has since been deleted, said “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay’.” “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s,” Hart, who is currently…

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The passing of President George H.W. Bush gave the country a rare, momentary reprieve from discussing Donald Trump. However, Trump was less than pleased to see the limelight swing from himself to one of his far more accomplished predecessors, even if it’s just for a few days. The New York Times reports that the president has been “snappish” with those in his inner circle this week, at least partially because he’s jealous that all the coverage around the late Bush and the ceremonial events dedicated to his memory have nothing to do with Trump. Trump’s petulance over having to focus…

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After President Donald Trump’s son Eric to slam George Conway, husband of Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, Conway has hit back as their feud escalates. Eric Trump shed crocodile tears over the “ugliness” and “utter disrespect” he claims to see in George Conway’s constant attacks on the current administration. Of course, Eric’s own father is the world’s most vocal purveyor of ugly politics, having disrespected both opponents and allies alike nonstop for the past several years. https://twitter.com/gtconway3d/status/1069622944152911872 https://twitter.com/EricTrump/status/1069765937568628736 George Conway hit back at Eric Trump by retweeting some brutal messages from other Twitter users, including author and theological intellectual…

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The meeting between Beto O’Rourke and Barack Obama was held Nov. 16 at the former president’s offices in Foggy Bottom. The meeting came as former Obama aides have encouraged O’Rourke to run, seeing him as capable of the same kind of inspirational campaign that caught fire in the 2008 presidential election. The meeting was the first sign of Obama getting personally involved in conversations with O’Rourke, who, despite his November loss in a U.S. Senate race in Texas, has triggered more recent discussion and speculation than any other candidate in the burgeoning 2020 field. TMZ, the Hollywood-based entertainment website, is…

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Barbara Pierce Bush was privileged to be with her grandfather in final months. And it is something she holds especially dear as she gathers with her extended family for Wednesday’s National Day of Mourning for former president George H.W. Bush, the man she called “Gampy.” Barbara recalls at length the tender, quiet days she spent with her grandfather in early summer. It was his first summer at the family’s Kennebunkport, Maine, retreat without his wife of 73 years, Barbara — the granddaughter’s namesake — who died in April at the age of 92. In the former first daughter’s own words:…

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Michelle Obama was speaking at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, an all-girls school in north London she previously visited in 2009, and she recalled how the Queen had dismissed royal protocol as “rubbish” when the Obamas visited Windsor Castle. She said she was panicking about how to act but the Queen said: “Just get in”. Mrs Obama also spoke to an audience of 300 students at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington as part of her book tour. She first visited the school during the G20 summit nine years ago, when she had only been first lady for a few months.…

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Rep.-elect Ross Spano (R-FL) who recently won election to Congress as a Republican just made a stunning written admission. Spano said that he scored a secret six-figure haul of loans which he illegally used to finance a winning campaign for Congress and replace a retiring GOP incumbent. Spano hasn’t even been sworn in to Congress yet, but last Friday night he told the Federal Elections Commission in writing that he “may have” committed a massive campaign finance felony by personally borrowing an undisclosed $180,000 in four loans from two private citizens. The amount involved in Spano’s violation is larger than…

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John D. Dingell has served Congress for more than 59 years, says he could fix its broken systems by completely abolishing the Senate. Dingell represented Michigan from 1955 to 2015, this is  the longest anyone has ever served in Congress in America ― said in an op-ed for The Atlantic that he can’t stand watching good bills pass a “hyper-partisan House” and then be stymied by the Senate, which is disproportionately weighted by congresspeople in small states. “With my own eyes, I’ve watched in horror and increasing anger as that imbalance in power has become the primary cause of our…

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump can attend George H.W. Bush‘s funeral — and according to Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian who knew Bush, Bush included Trump in order to not “stiff a sitting president.” Brinkley, a Rice University history professor and author, says that Bush’s decision was motivated by his reverence for the office that he once held. “For Bush 41, Trump is the president, and he does not want to stiff a sitting president, so in his own way, it is magnanimous that he is having Melania and Donald Trump come,” Brinkley says of Bush, who…

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Cedar Hill School in Montville in New Jersey has apologized after the teacher told first-grade students Santa Claus is not real. According to NJ.com, Michael Raj, the principal of Cedar Hill School in Montville, said in a letter to parents he has talked to the teacher involved about her “poor judgment.” “As a father of four myself, I am truly aware of the sensitive nature of this announcement,” wrote Raj. In a statement to local outlets, Montville Schools Superintendent Rene Rovtar said she was “troubled and disheartened” by what happened. One parent told local station News 12 New Jersey her…

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