Media 2.0 – N through Z

British borough says Trump ‘not welcome’ if state visit occurs, cites his ‘Islamophobic propaganda’

President Donald Trump is “not welcome” in Britain’s Royal Borough of Greenwich should a state visit across the pond occur. The council in Greenwich — one of 32 London boroughs — adopted a motion Wednesday calling for the government to abandon any plans for a Trump visit …

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Ohio bill preventing women from aborting babies with Down syndrome on its way to governor’s desk

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich has 10 days to sign House Bill 214, which would prevent women from knowingly aborting babies with Down syndrome, before it’s automatically vetoed. What are the details? The bill passed the Ohio state Senate on Wednesday with a vote of 20-12. It passed …

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Most Americans believe Mueller has 'conflict of interest'

Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller in the White House in 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The FBI’s special investigation to look into claims of “Russian collusion” with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election has been under fire in recent days over an …

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Planned Parenthood blasts Paul Ryan's 'baby' talk

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards on Friday criticized House Speaker Paul Ryan’s call for higher birth rates in the U.S. Richards tweeted that “if more members of Congress could get pregnant, maybe they wouldn’t tell the rest of us when and why to …

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Female candidate drops out amid sex-harassment claims

(KANSAS CITY STAR) WASHINGTON — Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of the race after the Kansas City Star asked her about accusations in a 2005 lawsuit that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had …

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Roy Moore’s Trumpian Conspiracy Theorizing About Voter Fraud

Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lamented that the concession speech from losing Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore “should have already taken place.” This morning, President Donald Trump said that “I think he should” concede. This makes obvious sense, in light of …

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The Fourth Circle of Helvetica

Swiss newspaper Il Caffè writes about American private prisons: “Quando il carcere è un affare privato”, by Marta Valier. I’m quoted in it a couple of times. Check it out if you read Italian! Here are some quotes: Proprio nel 2014 però, grazie a politiche …

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The Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Guitar God Was Actually a Goddess

Rock ‘n’ roll was born and baptized in a smoky nightclub somewhere, but the baby was conceived in a church. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard were all raised Pentecostal, and their sounds were shaped by the raucous gospel music they grew up …

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Emily’s List-backed Democratic Candidate Drops Out of Congressional Race Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Retired lawyer and Democratic candidate for Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District, Andrea Ramsey, dropped out of the race on Friday after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced from 2005. Ramsey was running as a 2018 challenger of Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder. Ramsey is an Emily’s List-backed candidate, a group …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House Correspondent Bond Over Conclusion of ‘Pie Gate’

When Sarah Huckabee Sanders posted a photo of a chocolate pecan pie she baked for Thanksgiving it set off a wave of skepticism and launched the attribution of #PieGate on Twitter over whether or not Sanders actually baked the pie. I️ dont cook much these …

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