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Ken Burns: Many Confederate Monuments Are ‘All About the Reimposition of White Supremacy’

Friday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” filmmaker Ken Burns said many Confederate monuments were “all about the reimposition of white supremacy” after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision causing the desegregation of public schools. Burns said, “There is a professor — Barbara Fields — from Columbia University, and she says the civil war is still going on. Not only still going on, but it can also still be lost. Regrettably, it can still be lost … We haven’t resolved this the question of race.” He continued, “So the monuments is a big deal and we have to understand ...
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Sarah Sanders to Senators on John Cornyn’s Obstruction: Do Your Jobs, Confirm Nominees

by Michelle Moons20 Oct 2017Washington, DC0 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC — At Friday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders urged the U.S. Senate to do their jobs and confirm nominees following news that Sen. John Cornyn is obstructing a confirmation. Sanders was asked if the White House was surprised or disappointed with Sen. John Cornyn’s obstruction of an Office of Management and Budget nominee. “This administration has already faced unprecedented obstruction of its nominees, and further delays only hurt the American people,” she told reporters. “And we hope they’ll get on board and make that ...
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Roy Moore Campaign Calls on Washington Post to Retract Tax Story, Fire Reporters ‘Who Cooked Up’ ‘Fake News’

In a statement issued Friday, the campaign for former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore called on The Washington Post to retract a report claiming charity that he headed did not report to the IRS that in 2011 “it guaranteed him $498,000 in back pay.” According to the Post’s Robert O’Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg, that guarantee by the Foundation for Moral Law should have been reported as compensation, and “would have triggered a federal tax bill of more than $100,000.” “The Washington Post recently published a number of hit pieces on Judge Moore and how he was compensated ...
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Maher: Trump Still ‘The Worst Fat, Gross Creep,’ Despite Weinstein Revelations

by Ian Hanchett20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher remarked that President Trump is still “the worst fat, gross creep,” even in the wake of the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. Maher said, “On Monday, Trump called the pregnant widow of a dead American fallen soldier to console her and wound up pouring salt in the wound and feuding with her all week. … I mean, if you can take a week where it was revealed that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted every single female in show business, and still be the worst fat gross ...
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Carville: Trump ‘Has No Empathy’ or Sentence Structure – ‘Somebody Has to Look’ At His Mental State

by Ian Hanchett20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” former Clinton Campaign Manager James Carville stated that President Trump lacks empathy and sentence structure, and someone has to examine his mental state like people did at the end of the Reagan presidency. Carville said, “I think what happened was, is General Kelly told the president when he called this war widow that — look when, people — fighting men and women understand that when they take on this mission they could die for the country or for each other, and it’s something ...
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Bannon on Fire in CA: Three Standing Ovations at GOP Convention Keynote

(Orange County, CA)  Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon delivered a fiery keynote address to about 500 people at the opening dinner of the California Republican Party’s Fall Convention Friday night, praising President Trump and declaring war on the GOP establishment. Stepping out from behind the podium, comfortably walking about the stage, Bannon gave a forty-minute-long speech covering a myriad of issues that began with effusive praise of President Trump, the importance of winning and how victories beget victories, and about the great challenge ahead in taking on the, “corporatists, lobbyists, consultants, and the ...
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Mark Cuban Hints at 2020 Presidential Run

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sat down with TMZ’s Harvey Levin for an interview that will air Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “OBJECTified” and hinted at a presidential bid in 2020. “I think we’re going into a time where you need somebody who can connect to people and relate to people, and I think I qualify on each of those,” Cuban told Levin. “Now, whether or not I’ll do it, it’s a big decision.” “You sound like a candidate,” Levin told Cuban. Cuban replied, “I’m a concerned American citizen.” “Well, so am I, but I’m not a candidate,” Levin responded. “I ...
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**Live Updates** ‘Stranger Things’ Child Star Quits Agency After Agent Accused of Abusing Minor… Report: Weinstein Slacking Off in Sex Rehab, LAPD Opens Weinstein Rape Investigation

All the latest news in the mushrooming Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal. Refresh for updates. UPDATES BELOW: All times Eastern…  Original livewire from all of last week can be accessed here. Update – 6:45 p.m.: Disney star Cameron Boyce has fired Tyler Grasham after the embattled talent agent was accused of sexually assaulting young men. Boyce’s decision to fire Grasham comes after Stranger Things and It star Finn Wolfhard fired Grasham. TheWrap has more here. — Update – 6: 40 p.m.: Agency for the Performing Arts talent agent Tyler Grasham was fired from the top Hollywood firm one day after he was accused of sexually assaulting young aspiring male ...
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NFL’s 2017 TV Ratings Slide Getting Worse, Not Better

Just in case you were thinking that the NFL’s speedy descent into ratings oblivion would soon come to an end, don’t bother, it’s not. As the National Football League enters into Week 7, statistics show that TV ratings are getting steadily worse, not better. Week 6 was down nearly nine percent over the 2016 season with only 15,026,000 viewers (down 8.2 percent). Though, even worse, viewership has fallen almost 19 percent over the 2015 season, down from the 18,485,000 viewers from two years ago (down 18.7 percent), Sporting News reported. Logically following the loss of national audience, the NFL is ...
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Fusion GPS Files Injunction to Quash Subpoena of Financial Records

by Kristina Wong20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 Fusion GPS — the firm behind the Trump dossier — filed an injunction in a D.C. court on Friday to quash a subpoena for its financial records, according to a source familiar with the investigation. The House intelligence Committee subpoenaed TD Bank for its financial records, and the injunction would be to prevent those records from being handed over. The move comes days after Fusion GPS executives came in to speak to the committee and pleaded the Fifth Amendment. Read More Stories About: Big Government, Fusion GPS, House Intelligence Committee, Trump dossier P.S. DO ...
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Doug Jones: With Exception of College Football, There’s Hesitancy to Say ‘I’m From Alabama’

by Jeff Poor20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 Earlier this week, Alabama Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Doug Jones addressed a crowd gathered at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Daphne, AL to make a pitch for his candidacy. During his speech, which was captured on video and posted to YouTube, Jones stressed the importance of his successful prosecution of those behind the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham in the late 1990s as a U.S. attorney during the Clinton administration. While explaining the importance of that outcome, Jones said there had been times when he was hesitant to say ...
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Time Magazine: Senate Republicans Finally Got Something Done. They Should Thank Steve Bannon

Philip Elliott writes at Time Magazine: After nine months of setbacks, stumbles and outright failures, Senate Republicans made good on at least one big campaign promise. In a vote late Thursday, the Senate passed a budget resolution and set the stage for tax cuts to be tacked onto it. The proposal drew unified Democratic opposition—along with GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who thought the budget’s $1.5 trillion in red ink was too much—and heads next to the House, where its odds look promising. “This is another important milestone for tax reform,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday. … Spooked at ...
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Trump raises new questions with outreach to U

In his eight years in office, Barack Obama never met with a prospective federal prosecutor. Donald Trump has interviewed three and it's worth asking why.Read more http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-raises-new-questions-outreach-us-attorney-nominees ...
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Senate GOP Passes Budget, But How Far Is…

NBC’s Garrett Haake explains what’s next for congressional Republicans regarding tax reform, and how likely it is that a consensus will be reached in the near future.Read more http://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/senate-gop-passes-budget-but-how-far-is-tax-reform-1077948995872 ...
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Eric Trump: National Anthem ‘a Sacred Minute Where the Best of America Is Showcased and Celebrated’

by Trent Baker20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 In a sit-down interview with “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt, Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, expressed his disappointment in the National Anthem protests around the NFL, saying players should “stand for the flag.” “There’s many injustices in this world,” Trump explained. “We see them every day, you flip on the TV, you see them. But that is a sacred minute where the best of America is showcased and celebrated. The troops of this country are represented. All of the things that’s wonderful about this nation, we have so much ...
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Nolte – Buttman and Whedon: ‘Justice League’ Has a Major War on Women Problem

Warner Bros./DC by John Nolte20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 The male talent behind next month’s Justice League, a hugely important tentpole for an embattled film industry, represents some of the very worst Harveywood has to offer. As a whole, these men have joked about rape, shamed women over their appearance (including cancer victims), and stand accused of serial-groping and couch-casting. It seems safe to assume that the latest entry in the ever-expanding DC superhero franchise is somewhere around a $400 million investment for Warner Bros. On top of its original production budget and the cost of extensive ...
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Dem Rep Frederica Wilson: WH Chief of Staff Kelly’s ‘Empty Barrel’ Label a ‘Racist Term’

by Jeff Poor20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 Friday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) reacted to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comments at Thursday’s press briefing criticizing Wilson for politicizing President Donald Trump’s phone call to the widow of a slain soldier. Wilson said Kelly’s use of the term “empty barrel” was racist, something she said she had to look up in a dictionary. “I think that’s a racist term too. I’m thinking about that when — we looked it up in the dictionary because I had never heard of an empty barrel ...
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Swedish Politicians Call For Army to be Deployed to No Go Zones to Keep Peace

FREDRIK SANDBERG/AFP/Getty Images by Chris Tomlinson20 Oct 20170 20 Oct, 201720 Oct, 2017 Twenty members of the Moderate Party in Sweden have proposed the government deploys the armed forces in some of the country’s most dangerous no-go zones to combat “gang violence”. Moderate Party politician Mikael Cederbratt made the proposal this week saying: “The situation in our areas of exclusion has deteriorated. The gangs have taken over and the police have had to retreat. Swedish law no longer applies there.” Cederbratt was backed up by 19 other Moderate party members who signed a motion to deploy members of the Swedish armed forces in ...
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Mich. State Police Dir. Docked Pay for Sharing Breitbart Meme Calling NFL Kneelers ‘Anti-American Degenerates’

The director of the Michigan State Police shared a meme only to become one. Colonel Kriste Etue posted a popular Breitbart News Facebook page post on her personal Facebook page in late September that called the NFL national anthem kneelers “anti-American degenerates.” In response on Thursday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who called the post  “innapropriate,” docked her five days’ pay. After the Breitbart News Facebook page posted the message on September 24, the Huffington Post noted that conservative news site had “published the top post on the social network by any major American publisher” that weekend. It boasted a greater reach than any such post in the ...
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Anti-Establishment Candidates Gear Up Across the Country

As the 2018 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate takes shape, a bevy of populist-nationalist candidates are competing for the primary endorsement of a pro-Donald Trump super PAC. “Great America PAC is building the ‘Trump Ticket’ for 2018 and we are proud to support these candidates who have answered the call of their fellow citizens,” Ed Rollins, chief strategist of Great America PAC, said in a Tuesday press release. Great America PAC and its sister 501(c)(4) “Great America Alliance” are confident they will come to define the anti-establishment wing of the developing Republican Party civil war. “We will be the vehicle ...
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‘White People Are Devils, I Hate You’ – Man Launches Racist Tirade Against London Underground Commuters

A black man has been recorded launching a furious, racist tirade against white commuters on the London Underground and asking to fight them. The shocking video, which was passed to the MailOnline website, was shot surreptitiously by another passenger on the Victoria Line. “I can do what I want!” he screams at an unseen passenger as the video begins, lurching forward in his seat. “Don’t talk! Never talk! Shut your mouth!” The man settles back in his seat and becomes briefly calm, telling another passenger: “You’re all right, you’re a foreigner man.” He quickly works himself into a state of high agitation ...
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Blue State Blues: George W. Bush’s Divisive Call for Unity Against Trump

Former President George W. Bush emerged from retirement on Thursday to stage a broad attack on President Donald Trump and the movement that supports him. Without mentioning Trump by name, Bush accused him of “casual cruelty” in political discourse, of distorting nationalism into “nativism,” and of emboldening bigotry and white supremacy. He called for a renewed commitment to American global leadership and domestic citizenship. It was a call to national unity — against Trump and his supporters, who were reduced to labels and caricatures: “protectionism,” “isolationist sentiments,” and the like. “Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by ...
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