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Are you ready for Fire and Fury the television show?

Yesterday the Hollywood Reporter revealed that a deal had been made to turn Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury, into a television show. Michael Wolff’s controversial Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is coming to television. Endeavor Content — the financing and sales arm formed in …

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Shep Smith: How can a party that has total control of government let a shutdown happen?

Welllllllll, it’s not hard to understand if you try. Republicans have a two-vote margin in the Senate. They’re a fractured party, split between moderates and conservatives, populists and establishmentarians. And they’re led by a president whom many of them (all of them?) privately disdain. Senate …

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Samantha Bee on Aziz Ansari: Just because it’s not rape doesn’t mean it’s not wrong

Okay, but you see, Ansari’s accuser *did* suggest that what he did was criminal, if not “rape.” Grace says her friends helped her grapple with the aftermath of her night with Ansari. “It took a really long time for me to validate this as sexual …

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Prosecutors proceed against 59 inauguration rioters, charges against 129 others dropped

Last January police in Washington, DC arrested several hundred anti-capitalist marchers for rioting during Trump’s inauguration. A grand jury brought charges against 215 people and since then 20 individuals have pleaded guilty. As of last month, there were 188 outstanding cases. The plan was to …

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New HHS agency: Protecting religious liberty, or attacking LGBT health?

Do patients have the right to demand abortions from every medical practitioner? Do doctors and nurses have the choice to refuse care to people based on their sexual orientation? The answer to both of those questions should be no, and the Trump administration addressed at least …

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More big news from “News”week: You’ll never guess how Hillary could still become president

Actually, yes you will, because it’s the same tired nonsense as before — literally. John wrote about the magazine’s deep look into Donald Trump’s, um, “equipment,” but at least that related in some manner to actual news from this year. Long after the “Hillary could still …

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Democrats say they have votes to shut down the government

It appears increasingly likely that Democrats will shut down the government rather than agree to pass a short-term continuing resolution that would keep it funded. JUST IN: Democrats have enough votes to block the spending bill in the Senate and prevent Republicans from keeping the …

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Gallup: Trump almost even with Obama in getting credit for current state of the economy

If the headline sounds snarky, it’s unintentional. This is a good poll for Trump under the circumstances. Consider: Obama had eight years to shape the economy, he presided over a major recovery in both employment and stock-market growth, and he left office with a high …

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Morning Joe: Let’s face it, Trump’s White House doctor sounds like a political hack

I’m not questioning Ronny Jackson’s integrity in giving Trump a clean bill of health, says Scarborough, I’m questioning his motivations — adding, “Maybe he likes eating at the White House mess hall.” Um, dude? You’re questioning his integrity. Here’s where I remind you that not …

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Who is to blame for the hijab hate crime hoax in Canada?

Monday I wrote about a hoax hate crime in Canada which involved an 11-year-old girl who told adults that a man with scissors had tried to cut her hijab as she walked to school. The school district arranged a press conference featuring the girl, her …

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