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I said, ELDERLY AMERICANS NOW USE FACEBOOK MORE

Facebook has taken numerous serious hits in recent months over privacy, Russian manipulation and what some regard as censorship. Now, here’s some really bad news for the social media giant: Older Americans are Liking it — a lot. Facebook was built on young people who …

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Samantha Bee explains: “The thing is our show is steeped in passion”

If she’s guilty of anything, it’s of caring too much. I joked yesterday that the defense of the “c*nt” jab at Ivanka Trump would end up mirroring that guy from “Forrest Gump”: “It’s just this war and that lying son of a bitch Johnson!” Well: …

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In fairness, being fair in D.C. media isn’t always easy

What’s fair in today’s hothouse media/political world? Trouble is, fairness is very hard to define, as I learned during several decades working in U.S. media, government and politics. You think you know it when you see it. But these days pretty much everyone sees everything …

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No secret now: The Secret Service overpaid 2016 campaigns for agents’ travel

They purposely appear to be everywhere in political campaigns — No-nonsense-looking men and women in dark suits and cool shades, coats open, hands always empty, wandering eyes inspecting the crowds every second but, strangely never resting on the candidate. Some can be seen walking along …

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May jobs report – +223,000 jobs, unemployment down to 3.8%

After a disappointing April jobs report, expectations were not particularly good for May. The consensus was for 190,000 jobs to be added, with unemployment holding steady at 3.9% and hourly pay modestly increasing by 0.2% from April and 2.6% from May 2017. The report came …

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Jury awards family four dollars in wrongful death suit against cops

This is a rather creepy story out of Florida (where else) which deserves a bit more attention. Four years ago, Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Newman shot and killed Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr. while responding with his partner to reports of a disturbance involving loud music. …

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Dem investigations into Scott Pruitt have officially jumped the shark (Another rant)

The Democrats and their media enablers have been on the warpath against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt pretty much since the day he was nominated for the post. You’ve no doubt seen the headlines and panel discussions which regularly discuss the “scandal-plagued” cabinet department. But this …

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Virginia Democrat’s ad: After 9/11 the greatest threat to America lived in a cave. Now he lives in the White House.

A fitting, if surreal, note on which to end a day devoted to partisan double standards. If the party roles were reversed here, this is a three-day firestorm. As it is, it’s more of a curio for the media. Which makes sense, since many of …

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Another 2016 mystery: Where did all Jill Stein’s recount funds go?

This isn’t so much of a whodunit as a wherewentit. A year and a half after raising more than $7 million for quixotic attempts to hold recounts in several states, Green Party Jill Stein still has not provided an accounting for the money or its use. …

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How the Blink 182 guy brought UFO news into the mainstream

If you know about Tom DeLonge, you probably recognize the name first from his work as the frontman for Blink-182 and classic albums such as Enema of the State. But as the popularity of the band decreased, DeLonge began using his good fortune to pursue …

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