In wild exchange, Michael Cohen says Trump asked him to threaten people ‘probably’ 500 times

March 4, 2019

Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday has been a real jaunt. One particular gem: Cohen are of the view that while he was Donald Trump’s personal advocate, Trump requested that he threaten people “probably” 500 times. That information? Not super surprising. The space Cohen arrived at the amount 500, nonetheless, was pretty striking — he and California representative Jackie Speier played what was essentially a short…

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Seth Meyers breaks down the highlights of Michael Cohen’s testimony

March 4, 2019

Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen testified before Congress on Wednesday, in what Seth Meyers called “truly one of “the worlds largest” eventful days in the Trump presidency.” The Late Night host thankfully supplied a comprehensive, funny dislocation of Cohen’s testimony, including his revelation that Trump ordered him to pay off Stormy Daniels, and that the president had spoken with longtime advisor Roger Stone about WikiLeaks ahead of the…

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What does it actually take to hack an election? Technically Speaking

March 1, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg no showed an international committee hearing in the UK where it was unveiled that Facebook knew of Russia data issue in 2014. Lawmakers from nine two countries openly mocked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for not attending a hearing in the UK. On Tuesday, two dozen lawmakers from nine international parliaments convened in London for the inaugural “International Grand Committee on Disinformation.” The intended purpose of the…

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Congressman Brad Sherman takes step toward impeaching Trump

February 28, 2019

For all of the various responses to Tuesday night’s State of the Union address by President Trump — including replies from Stacey Abrams, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Kamala Harris — perhaps the greatest was given by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Immediately after Trump’s speech concluded on Tuesday night, Grisham tweeted the following video, which testified her taking Trump to task over his immigration stance and adore of…

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Why every politician should stream their own State of the Union response

February 28, 2019

The future of the State of the Union response is streaming . Image: Al Drago/ CQ Roll Call History will be made following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Stacey Abrams will build history as the first black female to deliver the official response to the State of the Union for either major party. The progressive Georgia Democrat, who also made history last year as…

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Stephen King’s tweet about the Trump shutdown is as blunt as you’d expect

February 12, 2019

There’s no love lost between these two . Image: Leigh Vogel/ WireImage/ Win McNamee/ Getty Images/ mashable composite Stephen King is certainly not one to mince his terms — and that goes double when it comes to Trump. The horror master spent a large chunk of 2018 chiding the President on Twitter, and — evaluate by his tweets so far in 2019 — he isn’t planning to stop any time…

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Microsoft includes NewsGuard fake news warnings in Edge browser

February 1, 2019

Breitbart receives a "red" rating.Image: screenshot: rachel kraus/mashable How do you spot a fake? When users of Microsoft’s Edge mobile browser visit a news website with a dubious reputation, they’ll now get a warning to proceed with caution.  As spotted by The Guardian, Microsoft has partnered with the news watchdog organization NewsGuard to provide Edge users with more information about the news veracity of the site they’re visiting. SEE ALSO:…

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Facebook cracks down on Russian-based \

January 31, 2019

Russian 'Cozy Bear' hackers allegedly tried to access DNC computers following the 2018 Midterm elections.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto New court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee unveiled a previously unknown infiltration attempt by Russian hackers. “On November 14, 2018, dozens of DNC email addresses were targeted in a spearphishing campaign,” claim the DNC in the documents, which were filed on Thursday night. “The content of these emails and their timestamps…

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Cardi B speaks out on government shutdown

January 28, 2019

Image: Mel Evans/ AP/ Shutterstock As Donald Trump’s partial shutdown of the U.S. government approaches the end of its firstly( and hopefully last-place) month, every little bit helps. Jon Bon Jovi is doing his part. The ‘8 0s rocker — he’s had quite an attained career, but memories of Slippery When Wet will never fade — owns and controls New Jersey’s JBJ Soul Kitchen with his wife and business partner,…

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Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices

January 25, 2019

Last September, two former National Football League musicians launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the statutes that they were introducing — and furnish non-partisan informed about what those bills and votes would mean to voters. The pro-football-playing brothers, Walter Powell Jr. and Brandon Williams, launched the app to provide an accurate accounting of what Congressional leadership was doing — something the…

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Grandpa is more likely to share fake news, whether hes a liberal or conservative

January 22, 2019

Maybe it’s is now time to log off . Image: Getty Images/ iStockphoto The only people left on Facebook are the people who are worst at utilizing it. A new study from Princeton and New York University delves into how much people share fake report online, and who’s doing the sharing. It largely confirms what some previous studies have indicated, and what you might have already supposed: members of the…

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Watch a 1950s TV villain named ‘Trump’ try to con people into building a wall

January 20, 2019

While President Donald Trump traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday to lobby for assistance of his perimeter wall program, the internet was buzzing about a 60 -year-old clip from an old Tv Western that features a villain named Trump pitching an idea for a wall to protect the townspeople. Yes, just like The Simpsons , it seems the old indicate Trackdown perfectly predicted a moment of the Trump presidency…

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The influence of Snoop Dogg and the Beastie Boys on ‘Half Baked’

January 14, 2019

Snoop Dogg and Trump in 2011, simpler hours Image: Getty Images As the federal government shutdown drags on into another week, leave it to none other than rapper Snoop Dogg to deliver perhaps the hottest take yet about Donald Trump’s willingness to keep parts of the government shuttered for “months or even years” over funding for his border wall. Yes, while Trump is out there still trying to leverage Game…

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University wants to banish Trumps favorite word in 2019

January 13, 2019

Yes, we’re all tired of hearing “No collusion! ” Image: Getty Images Even our vocabulary needs a fresh start for 2019. This has been a rough time in so many styles, even for the words we use — and particularly for those that President Donald Trump is constantly tweeting out. That’s why one group is proposing we ban the word “collusion.” Lake Superior State University has unveiled the 44 th…

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5 things we’ll miss about 2018

January 10, 2019

President Barack Obama with an inspirational tweet to get 2019 started . Image: Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Barack Obama doesn’t just saying much to stimulate the masses. A simple message like the one the former chairman tweeted on New Year’s Day often does the trick. “In 2018 people strengthened in and presented up like ever been, ” Obama wrote. “Keep it up in 2019….

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Watch ‘Donald Trump’ take on Bob Ross with his trademark humility The Bob Ross Challenge

December 27, 2018

White House chief of staff John Kelly likely fantasizing about life after the White House . Image: Getty Images The post-election bloodbath within the Trump administration continues as embattled chief-of-staff John Kelly is out, and is expected to be replaced by Vice President Mike Pence’s chief-of-staff Nick Ayers, who is now Trump’s third manager in less than two years, an unprecedented revolving door for a key position. SEE ALSO: Why…

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Facebook’s outgoing head of public policy takes the blame for the Definers fiasco

November 28, 2018

Facebook’s outgoing is chairman of our policies, Elliot Schrage,( right ), and TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington( left ). TechCrunch acquired Shcrage’s internal memo in which the outgoing exec takes held accountable for the work of the public policy firm Definers, of which Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have said they had no knowledge . Image: Araya Diaz/ Getty Images for TechCrunch How nice and tidy. Facebook’s head of public policy,…

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Russian operatives apparently did not hack the midterm elections

November 22, 2018

Who necessity election hacking when you’ve get Trump ? Image: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images The call is coming from inside the house. The Department of Homeland Security( DHS) and safety experts say that Russian operatives did not significantly meddled in or hack the US midterm elections, according to the Wall street Journal . “At this time, we have no indication of compromise to our nation’s election infrastructure that they are…

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Kellyanne Conway uses ‘alternative facts’ to explain that doctored Jim Acosta video

November 20, 2018

Kellyanne Conway is back at her alternative facts magic.Image: Getty Images Well, the definition of the word “altered” now seems to be up for debate — at least if you work for the Trump administration. After last week’s testy exchange at the White House between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and President Trump, Kellyanne Conway weighed in Sunday on the controversial video shared by the White House press secretary. Appearing on…

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Stephen Colbert also thinks Trump could’ve tried harder to condemn serial bomber

November 16, 2018

The internet has already excoriated Trump for doing the least amount possible in response to the explosive devices sent to Hillary Clinton’s home, the office of Barack Obama, and CNN’s New York office. But Stephen Colbert also had to say something about Trump’s lazy retweet of Mike Pence, which added no more than a “I agree wholeheartedly!” to Pence’s condemnation of the attempted attack. “You’re the president. There has been…

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