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WaPo to “zero-tolerance” Dems: Good for you. Now do Menendez

Maybe Al Franken won’t be the biggest loser from Alabama’s special election. Even before Capitol Hill Democrats got a workout from patting each other on the backs for Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama, Washington Post editor James Downie issued a challenge to their newfound outrage …

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PBS suspends Tavis Smiley after sexual misconduct investigation

Variety published an exclusive this afternoon saying PBS host Tavis Smiley has been suspended by the network in the wake of a sexual misconduct investigation. “Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company,” the public broadcaster said. …

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Doug Jones: I received a “very gracious” call from Trump today — but not from Roy Moore

Smart politics by POTUS. For years the GOP has regarded Joe Manchin as the likeliest Democrat to cross the aisle on big votes, but Manchin rarely delivers. Yeah, he’s from a very red state but he’s also a household name, having served as governor for …

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Win many, lose two: WH bails on controversial judicial nominees

If there is one area on which Republicans across the spectrum agree on Donald Trump’s performance, it’s the judiciary. After a slow start, the White House has aggressively filled openings on the district and appellate court levels. In fact, as Roll Call pointed out yesterday, …

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The curious case of “hate speech” at Buena Vista University

There’s something curious going on at Buena Vista University in Iowa. I was reading an article from Rob Shimshock at the Daily Caller about how “hate speech is a hate crime” and may be punishable by law. That’s a matter which has already been cleared …

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Bret Weinstein: What happened at Evergreen State ‘would be MLK’s nightmare’

Tuesday Heather Heying and her husband Bret Weinstein co-wrote a piece for the Washington Examiner which walks through their experience at Evergreen State College, culminating in them settling a lawsuit and agreeing to resign their long-held faculty positions. If you’ve been reading Hot Air over …

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It’s come to this. Los Angeles shelters may put their dogs on vegan diets

This is your weekly reminder that nothing good ever comes out of Californians having too much time on their hands. You’d think with all the wildfires they’d be a bit more busy, but the Los Angeles City Board of Animal Services Commissioners clearly had some …

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Salma Hayek: Harvey Weinstein forced me to do sex scene after I rejected his advances

Tuesday the NY Times published a piece by actress Salma Hayek in which she admits she hasn’t been completely forthcoming about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein. In the piece, Hayek praises women who have come forward with stories about Weinstein but describes him a “my …

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Who tried to smear Chuck Schumer with a phony sexual harassment complaint?

A little something that fell through the cracks last night amid the frenzy over Alabamageddon. Some speculated on Twitter that this sounds like Project Veritas’s handiwork. Eh, not really. I understand why they might think that but PV’s stock in trade is secretly recorded undercover …

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New York Governor announces new gun ban which has existed for 20 years

When I saw a press release this week saying that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was announcing yet another gun ban, all I could think was… oh, great. After all, after he managed to pass the so-called “New York SAFE Act” in 2013, pretty much …

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