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Lindsey Graham Uses Benghazi to Defend Trump on Russian Bounties

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was among the loudest Republican voices in Congress screaming about the attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya back in 2012. But he apparently has no problem with President Donald Trump’s decision to ignore intelligence about Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan. In fact, during a Thursday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, Graham actually used the Benghazi attack to defend Trump and accuse his Democratic colleagues of hypocrisy.After co-host ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Russia, Afghanistan, United States, New York Times, Graham, Benghazi, Benghazi Libya, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Jake Tapper, Steve Doocy


Party Guests Won't Talk After 9 Test Positive. Now They Face Subpoenas.

On June 17, a crowd of up to 100 people, most of them in their early 20s, attended a party at a home in Rockland County, New York, just north of New York City.The event violated a state order in effect at the time that capped gatherings at 10 people in an effort to slow the coronavirus' spread.For local officials, that was just the start of the problem.The party's host, who was showing signs of being sick at the time, later tested positive for the virus. So did eight guests. County offic...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, New York Times, New City, Rockland County, Rockland County New York, Ruppert, Clarkstown, West Nyack, George Hoehmann, Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Hoehmann


Twitter Deletes Trump’s Photo of Himself After NY Times Copyright Complaint

Another one of Donald Trump’s tweets has run afoul of copyright laws. On Wednesday, Twitter pulled down a photo Trump posted of himself included in a June 30 tweet, after the New York Times Co. filed a DMCA takedown request reporting the president’s post as infringing its copyright. “Media not displayed: This image has been […]
Tags: Twitter, News, New York Times, Dmca, Donald Trump, Trump, New York Times Co


Judge Rules In Favor Of Publisher In Mary Trump Tell-All Book Debacle

Publishers of Mary Trump’s tell-all book can go ahead with publication following a ruling by a New York appellate judge on Wednesday which reversed a lower court’s decision to pause the publication of a much-anticipated account by President Trump’s niece. The book, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” according to court papers filed by publisher Simon & Schuster and obtained by The New York Times has allegedly already been printed and sold tens of...
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, New York Times, The Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Fred Trump, Simon Schuster, President Trump, Ms Trump, Mary Trump, Alan Scheinkman, Zoë Richards, Mary Trump Tell All Book Debacle, Scheinkman


Trump Gives Putin a Pass on Bounties So He Can Target Leakers Instead

In the days since The New York Times broke the news on U.S. intelligence examining claims of Russian bounties being offered to kill American military personnel in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump has turned his ire not at the Russian government, but instead on two of his favorite enemies: the news media and their confidential sources.According to two people familiar with the matter, the president in recent days has privately expressed—“rather loudly,” in the words of one of the sources—his de...
Tags: News, Putin, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, The New York Times, State Department, Department Of Justice, Times, Donald Trump


Coronavirus: Health officials urge Americans to stay at home on 4 July as cases surge

Americans are being urged by health officials to cancel any big celebrations on 4 July and stay at home as coronavirus cases continue to surge across the country.The US set a daily record for the fourth time in a week on Tuesday with more than 48,000 new cases recorded in one day, according to The New York Times. At least 30 states saw an incremental increase in cases.
Tags: News, US, New York Times


Beavis and Butt-head are coming back

Mike Judge will revive Beavis and Butt-head for two seasons of the seminal cartoon-cum-cultural criticism. (Heh heh, I wrote "cum," heh heh.) The original TV series aired on MTV from 1993 to 1997 and featured the two teens hilariously deconstructing the very music videos that MTV played at the time. A feature film followed in 1996 and then another MTV season in 2011. Also, I need TP for my bunghole. From the New York Times: Comedy Central said in a news release that its latest “Beavis a...
Tags: Video, TV, News, Comedy Central, Mtv, Animation, New York Times, Cartoons, Cornholio


Pompeo Bristles As Reporters Press Him On Russia’s Alleged US Soldier Bounties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo got testy with reporters who pressed him for answers on allegations that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for murdered American and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan.  The question of whether President Donald Trump knew about the bounties — and if not, why he didn’t know — has roiled the White House in recent days. Many, especially in the Democratic party, have speculated that the President prioritized his coziness with Russian President Vladimi...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato, House, New York Times, Gru, Republican Party


Russian Bounties for Killing Americans Go Back Five Years, Ex-Taliban Claims

Taliban veterans like to laugh about the first time, according to their lore, that the Russians dumped a lot of American dollars on them. During the Taliban campaign to take over all of Afghanistan in 1995, they actually had a few fighter planes, and they used one to force a Russian cargo plane—a huge Ilyushin Il-76TD flying for a company called Airstan—to land in Kandahar. The Taliban held the Russian crew members prisoner for a year until, one day, they supposedly “escaped” and managed to take...
Tags: Post, Isis, News, Congress, Washington Post, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, India, Iran, Bbc, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Nato, New York Times


New Episodes Of Beavis And Butt-Head Announced

The two most influential music critics of the '90s are back. The New York Times reports that two new seasons of Beavis And Butt-Head, the beloved and reviled '90s MTV cartoon, are coming to television. Creator Mike Judge has been enlisted to write, produce, and voice the new episodes. According to a press … More »
Tags: Music, News, Mtv, New York Times, Mike Judge, Beavis and Butt-Head


Trump Condemns Budget Cuts to NYPD, Calls ‘Black Lives Matter’ A ‘Symbol Of Hate’

President Trump criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday for the second-term mayor’s decision to cut roughly $1 billion from the city’s police department budget. In a morning Twitter rant, Trump tossed red meat to blue-uniform sympathizers and white supremacists, saying the move to cut the NYPD budget was made worse by an unrelated decision to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, which he said would denigrate “this luxury Avenue.” ….horrible BL...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, New York City, New York Times, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Fifth Avenue, Nypd, Msnbc, Black Lives Matter, BLM, De Blasio, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Donald J Trump


Trump's New Russia Problem: Unread Intelligence and Missing Strategy

The intelligence finding that Russia was most likely paying a bounty for the lives of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan has evoked a strange silence from President Donald Trump and his top national security officials.He insists he never saw the intelligence, though it was part of the President's Daily Brief just days before a peace deal was signed with the Taliban in February.The White House says it was not even appropriate for him to be briefed because the president only sees "verified" intellig...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, China, Russia, America, Iran, Ukraine, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Nato, Alaska, New York Times


GOP Deny, Downplay Questions About Russian Bounty Scandal

One of the few remaining areas of broad bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill has been a tough policy toward Russia—a topic that frequently creates a stark contrast with President Trump, who has maintained personally warm ties to its leader, Vladimir Putin, and has generally followed behind Congress on Russia countermeasures.But the cognitive dissonance between those things proved increasingly difficult to square on Tuesday for members of the GOP after The New York Times reported that Trump was b...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban, House, New York Times, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Johnson, Times


The New York Times Ends Apple News Partnership and Pulls All Articles (mac rumors)

The New York Times today announced that it is pulling out of Apple News, as the service does not "align with its strategy of building direct relationships with paying readers." Starting today, articles from The New York Times will no longer show up in the ‌Apple News‌ app. The news site says that Apple has given it "little in the way of direct relationships with readers" and "little control over the business." Rather than allowing its articles on ‌Apple News‌, The New York Times wants to dr...
Tags: Apple, News, Washington Post, New York Times, The Times, Apple News, Juli Clover, New York Times The Washington Post, Apple News Apple, Meredith Kopit Levien, Wall Street Journal the Los Angeles Times, New York Times Ends Apple News Partnership, Apple News The New York Times, Condé Nast Apple News


How a Black woman turned quilting into a surprisingly radical art form

The New York Times has a fascinating new article about the life and work of Rosie Lee Tompkins, whose stunning quilting art is currently the subject of a retrospective exhibit (online, and in person) at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. I certainly hadn't heard of Tompkins before this. Nor had I given much thought to quilting as a modern art form, let alone a radical one. Sure, I'd seen centuries-old craftwork on display in museums. But, as I learned from the Times article, T...
Tags: Art, Post, News, New York Times, Times, Martin Luther King Jr, Kennedy, Modern Art, Jesus Christ, Uc Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Tompkins, Quilting, Quilts, Quilt, Roberta Smith, Black Art


What everyone should know about Reconstruction 150 years after the 15th Amendment's ratification

I’ll never forget a student’s response when I asked during a middle school social studies class what they knew about black history: “Martin Luther King freed the slaves.”Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929, more than six decades after the time of enslavement. To me, this comment underscored how closely Americans associate black history with slavery.While shocked, I knew this mistaken belief reflected the lack of time, depth and breadth schools devote to black history. Most students get limit...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, America, Georgia, United States, New York Times, Philadelphia, Pbs, North America, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr


What if your boss acted like this?

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "There was no sense of 'Team America' in the conversations...It was like the United States had disappeared. It was always 'Just me'." — an anonymous Trump administration official, describing Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders, according to a CNN report. WHAT'S HAPPENING The European Union officially banned US visitors. American citizens are barred until the US controls its COVID-19 o...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Putin, White House, China, US, America, Trends, Bank Of America, European Union, Cnn, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Hugh Jackman


Trump niece's book blocked by New York judge but lawyer promises appeal

President’s brother, Robert Trump, is trying to stop publication of niece’s ‘revelatory’ tell-all bookMary Trump filed an immediate appeal on Tuesday, after a judge in New York issued a preliminary injunction to stop Donald Trump’s niece publishing a book about the family.The president’s brother, Robert Trump, is attempting to stop the publication of Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, which is due for publication by Simon & Schuster on 28 July.Simon ...
Tags: New York, News, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, John Bolton, Greenwald, Poughkeepsie New York, Ted Boutrous, Dutchess County, Simon Schuster, Maryanne Trump Barry, Charles Harder, Mary Trump, Robert Trump


CS Video: Director Rod Lurie on The Outpost, Plus Exclusive Clip!

CS Video: Director Rod Lurie on The Outpost, Plus Exclusive Clip! ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to chat with The Outpost director Rod Lurie on his upcoming war drama which will be making its debut in theaters and on VOD on Friday, July 3. In addition, CS has an exclusive clip from the film featuring star Scott Eastwood. You can check out the interview and the exclusive clip below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAuto...
Tags: Movies, Movie News, Rod Lurie, Screen Media, Videos


After Charges of Insensitivity and Racism, Many Newsrooms Face Serious Questions

The cultural upheaval caused by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police made its way to a number of high-profile print and digital publications in recent weeks, resulting in disruption at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Variety and several other organizations. Now, moves at those outlets have left […]
Tags: News, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, George Floyd, The New York Times the Los Angeles Times Variety


Schiff: Trump ‘Affinity’ For Russia Amid Bounty Scheme Poses National Security Threat

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Tuesday that President Trump’s claims that he was not briefed on the Russian scheme to target and kill American and coalition forces in Afghanistan are inexcusable. Schiff added that Trump’s “affinity” for Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to pose a national security threat. SCHIFF: "I find it inexplicable in light of these public allegations that POTUS hasn't come before the country & assured people that he'll ge...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Kremlin, Trump, Adam Schiff, Schiff, John Nicholson, President Trump


Intel Proves ‘Russian Bounties’ Were No Hoax, House Dems Say

A group of House Democrats left a classified briefing at the White House Tuesday morning, on  reports that Russia paid Taliban fighters bounties on U.S. soldiers, with complaints that Trump administration officials were not more forthcoming about the intelligence. And they also left with lots of questions about why the president—who has dismissed the story as another “Russia hoax”—is not being more forthcoming with criticism for Russian president Vladimir Putin.“The president called this a hoax,...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Banks, White House, Russia, Intel, Gop, Taliban, House, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Committee, Harry Truman, Adam Smith


Officials Say Trump Got Written Brief In February On Russian Bounty Scheme

A new report has said that American officials provided a written briefing to President Trump in late February, alerting him to the Russian bounty scheme that sought to bribe Afghan militants in the killing of coalition forces and American troops. The briefing was confirmed by two officials familiar with the matter The New York Times said. The Times’ revelation comes as the White House redoubles its efforts to cast doubt over the finding that Russia both targeted and sought to reward militants f...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, New York Times, The Times, Times, Trump, Ratcliffe, Kayleigh McEnany, President Trump, John Ratcliffe, Zoë Richards


Bolton, Democrats urge Russia sanctions if bounty reports are true

Democrats and a leading Republican hawk on Tuesday called for U.S. President Donald Trump to consider imposing new economic sanctions on Russia if a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan was confirmed. Trump has been under pressure over a New York Times report on Friday that a Russian military intelligence unit had offered bounties for U.S. and allied soldiers and later reported that he received a written briefing on the matter in February. After Trump...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump


Fox Host Justifies Trump Inaction On Russian Bounty Intel: ‘All Presidents Don’t Read All Of Their Briefings’

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt justified on Tuesday President Trump’s inaction on reports that he had been provided a written assessment on a Russian bribery scheme to pay militants to target and kill American and coalition troops in Afghanistan because not all presidents “read all of their briefings.” "Fox & Friends" host Ainsley Earhardt on Tuesday justified President Trump's inaction on Russian bounty intelligence in spite of reports that he received written assessment on the issue saying,...
Tags: News, White House, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Fox News, Trump, Fox Friends, Ainsley Earhardt, Earhardt, STEVE DOOCEY, Zoë Richards, Fox-host-not-all-pres-read-all-briefings


US politics: Russian bounty payments claim sparks Trump briefing row - live updates

Reports: ‘Russian bounties’ intelligence was in Trump written daily briefingArizona among states taking measures as Covid-19 surges againSign up to our First Thing newsletter 11.17am BST David Ignatius at the Washington Post is one of several op-ed columnists to tackle this story, in an overnight piece asking “Were Trump’s aides too afraid to tell him about the Russian bounties?”. He writes:A basic truth about Russian President Vladimir Putin, which President Trump evidently doesn’t understa...
Tags: New York, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, US, World news, US news, Cnn, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Associated Press, Donald Trump


Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court released decisions in three cases, including one of the highest-profile cases of the term. In June Medical Services v. Russo, the court, by a vote of 5-4, struck down a Louisiana law requiring physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Mariam Marshedi provides an analysis at Subscript Law. Ronn Blitzer and others report at Fox News t...
Tags: Health, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Mexico, Court, US, Bloomberg, Cnn, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Louisiana, Wall Street Journal


'I'm high as a Georgia pine': Dock Ellis's no-hitter on LSD, 50 years on

Baseball’s great psychedelic myth took place five decades ago, but the man behind it was far more than an amusing sidenote in the sport’s historyThe century-spanning annals of baseball are filled with accomplishments that strain credulity and force us to rethink the outer limits of human potential, like Babe Ruth’s called shot at Wrigley Field or Reggie Jackson’s three home runs on three pitches in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. But few of these latter-day myths compare with the unthinkable fe...
Tags: New York, News, US, Sports, America, Los Angeles, Georgia, Jimi Hendrix, New York Times, San Diego, Mlb, Npr, Reggie Jackson, Yankees, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates


Trump Officials Didn’t Want to Tell Him About the ‘Russian Bounties’

The Trump administration has for years gathered intelligence about foreign powers, including Russia and Iran, that use financial means to support and encourage armed militants in Afghanistan, according to six current and former U.S. intelligence and national security officials. And, those officials said, the president has been briefed about those wide-ranging efforts.The Taliban Peace Deal Might Have Been Had Many Years and Thousands of Lives AgoOne current senior national-security official and ...
Tags: Isis, News, Nbc, Washington, White House, Islamic State, Russia, Iran, Ap, Cnn, Afghanistan, Pennsylvania, Taliban, New York Times, Associated Press, Bolton


What’s Really Behind Putin’s Vendetta Against Americans?

Shock waves have rattled Washington following reports by The New York Times and The Washington Post that Russian operatives paid bounties to members of the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.Why would Russian President Vladimir Putin countenance such a thing, or indeed order it? (For the record, the Kremlin and the Taliban have said the stories are untrue.)Two new books examine Putin’s vendetta against the West, particularly the United States, and search for answers. Of special int...
Tags: London, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Washington, France, Russia, Africa, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, West, Britain, United States, Taliban



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