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NYT: Trump Won’t Accept ‘Seemingly Agreed-Upon Facts’ on Climate Change
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:05:17 +0000

President Trump won’t accept “seemingly agreed-upon facts” and insists “on the veracity of a variety of demonstrably false claims that happen to suit his political needs,” according to a story by Maggie Haberman on the front page of the New York Times. “He accepts less-than-credible denials from autocratic heads of state about nefarious acts. He […]

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Trump Disputes AP Story
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:47:50 +0000

President Trump disagreed with the Associated Press over a headline it had on a story about an interview he gave the AP about the midterm elections, tweeting out that the headline “was very different from my quote and meaning in the story.” The headline on the AP story from Tuesday reads, “Trump tells AP he […]

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Elle Magazine Tweets Fake Kanye News to Get People to Vote
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:48:00 +0000

Elle held its own voter registration drive by tweeting fake news about Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian with a link that sends users to a voter registration site. “Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are splitting up,” read the tweet from Elle with what appeared to be a news article about the split. However, […]

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Washington Post: Democratic ‘War Rooms’ Good; GOP ‘War Rooms’ Bad
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:06:07 +0000

There are war rooms and then there are war rooms, according to the Washington Post. In “GOP war room blasts endless stream of criticism at Democrats, with Warren its latest target,” by Michael Scherer, we’re told in the lead the Republican Party’s research director hadn’t even gotten out of bed before he got “the GOP […]

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WaPo, NYT Rip Trump For Not Going After Saudis Now
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:57:13 +0000

President Trump should not wait for anyone to gather any more facts about the disappearance of dissident Jamal Khashoggi from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, and should mete out the toughest of punishments to Saudi Arabia now, according to news stories from the Washington Post and New York Times. It’s not Robert Costa, Josh […]

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Politico Editor-in-Chief’s Tweet Implies Trump is White Nationalist
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:46:57 +0000

Politico co-founder and editor-in-Chief John F. Harris was criticized by conservatives for appearing to imply that President Trump is a “white nationalist” in charge of the GOP in a tweet that Harris said was a “quip” that was “lost in Twitter translation.” The controversy began when political scientist Larry Sabato tweeted an NBC News story […]

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Media: Democrats Working Hard to Win Midterms, But Republicans Are Lying to Themselves
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:55:30 +0000

There is a blue wave coming in the November midterm elections, and there is nothing Republicans can do or are doing to stop it, according to several mainstream media outlets. “Voter registration data suggests Democrats’ longed-for ‘blue wave’ will crash over Republicans in November,” reads the headline on NBC News. “President Trump’s party should prepare […]

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Melania Trump Explains Her Message to the Media With Her ‘I Really Don’t Care’ Jacket
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:20:28 +0000

In June first lady Melania Trump created quite a buzz when she was seen wearing an army-green jacket with the words “I Really Don’t Care Do U?” emblazoned on the back ahead of an unannounced visit to  a child detention center during the fight over those that had crossed the border illegally and were allegedly […]

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Daily Beast Treats DNA Test as Vindication for Elizabeth Warren
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:36:01 +0000

The Daily Beast published a piece heralding the release of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) DNA ancestry as vindication for the Democratic Party and a loss for President Trump. Warren released her results to prove her Native American ancestry. She has long claimed Native heritage — she changed her ethnicity from white to Native American during […]

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Media Offended in Lock-Step By Jokes Accusing Liberals of Thinking In Lock-Step
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:21:27 +0000

It’s a joke uttered by thousands of politicians: “Tell your friends in our party to make sure they vote next Tuesday; tell your friends in the other party to make sure they vote next Wednesday.” But when a meme pushed by conservatives on the Internet jokingly told Democrats to vote Nov. 7 instead of on […]

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