Twitter’s Best of 2018 Was Highlighted by BTS, El Rubius and a Barack Obama GIF

K-pop superstars BTS were behind the most-liked tweet of 2018, while the most retweets came on a tweet from YouTube gaming personality El Rubius and the most-quoted tweet, featuring former President Barack Obama, came from Twitter user @SummerCansler. BTS also took the title of most-tweeted-about in 2018, while the day of the closing ceremony for...
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Saudi-backed lobbyist paid for 500 rooms at Trump’s D.C. hotel after 2016 election

Some of the veterans who stayed at Trump’s hotel say they were kept in the dark about the Saudis’ role in the trips.
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Analysis: In good Bush vibes, a hunger for retro simplicity?

By TED ANTHONY NEW YORK  — His nation celebrated George H.W. Bush this week as a statesman, a veteran, a loving and committed family man who was a totem of respect, humility and mildness. But something else seeped into all the praise as Americans gathered Wednesday to send him on his way. Bush was also remembered as an emissary from, to use his own idiom, a kinder, gentler America of seemingly clearer challenges — which were, in reality, as complicated as the fragmentary problems we face today. ...
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Broke Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Patreon after one single day

The downfall of Milo is delicious. The flaming Trumpster fire lasted just one day on the crowdfunding platform Patreon before getting banned. No-platforming works. The Mercers want their money back from Milo, he's utterly broke at more than a million dollars in debt, and now he's shunned from internet platforms where he hoped to fundraise for himself. This is great. Photo: Milo speaking in drag at LSU, via Reddit Hi there, thanks for the tweet. Milo Yiannopoulos was removed from Patreon...
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Jared Kushner ‘Should Worry’ About Info Michael Flynn Gave Mueller, Says Reporter Who Penned Trump Biography

Russia investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller set off a wave of speculation with his court filing Tuesday detailing how former Donald Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had helped with the Russia probe by cooperating extensively with Muller and his team. The person he is referring to is 37-year-old Jared Kushner, who is not only Trump’s senior White House adviser but as the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, Trump’s own son-in-law.
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More Thoughts on George Bush

Another take on Bush’s legacy from TPM Reader JB … I’ve been thinking a lot about the elder President Bush as he is remembered today, largely, for representing all the things his son did not as President, and which the current President does even less. To Bush’s family and many friends, of course, he was much more than that. I don’t begrudge them any of their fond memories, or Bush the sometimes extravagant praise being thrown his way this week. He had real achievements to his credit, some of ...
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Anderson Cooper: White House wishes story would go away

CNN's Anderson Cooper questions why President Trump could come away with a different understanding on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even as several senators agreed to introduce legislation to punish Saudi Arabia.
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Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops after allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

Exec could face trial in the US for 'cutting deals' with White House's Middle East bête noire The chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of Huawei has been arrested in Canada – and could face extradition to the US on charges of violating trade sanctions against Iran.…
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Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops for allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

Exec could face trial in the US for 'cutting deals' with White House's Middle East bête noire The chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of Huawei has been arrested in Canada – and could face extradition to the US on charges of violating trade sanctions against Iran.…
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Top Kamala Harris aide resigns over harassment settlement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A top aide to California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has resigned over his involvement in a harassment lawsuit while he worked at the state Department of Justice. The Sacramento Bee reports Larry Wallace left his job Wednesday as a senior adviser in Harris’s Sacramento office. The newspaper reports his resignation came […]
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Senate resolution would blame Saudis for journalist’s death

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a measure that says Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is “complicit” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The resolution is largely symbolic, but it registers the Senate’s unrest with the killing and the Trump administration’s response. It’s among several measures being considered after a closed […]
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Restrictions for £2m 'golden visa' to be reformed

Applicants must invest in active and trading UK companies from 2019 under changesThe global super-rich hoping to live and invest in the UK will face new visa restrictions as part of Home Office reforms designed to tackle organised crime and money laundering.The tier 1 visa, which provides a fast track route to settlement for people willing to invest millions in the UK, will be suspended from Friday until new rules are put in place in 2019. Continue reading...
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More than 100K acres would be added to the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument with this sweeping conservation bill

A sweeping conservation bill introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris would expand the boundaries of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to include popular hiking trails north of Pasadena and create a federally designated recreation area along the San Gabriel River, including the western portion of the Puente-Chino Hills. Harris’ San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act mimics two bills by Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena reintroduced in May 2017 after they languished fo...
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New leader of Mexico forced to confront migrants passing through the country

The people gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border have highlighted the strain that Mexico faces as it increasingly becomes a destination for migrants, not just a thruway.
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The body of former President George H.W. Bush arrives at St. Martin Episcopal Church in Houston for Thursday’s funeral

HOUSTON (AP) — The body of former President George H.W. Bush arrives at St. Martin Episcopal Church in Houston for Thursday’s funeral.
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Oregon Legislature to release sexual harassment records

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A leader in the Oregon Legislature says it will comply with a recent court order to turn over documents to the state’s labor commissioner, who is investigating sexual harassment at the Capitol. House Speaker Tina Kotek made the statement Wednesday hours after an appeals court commissioner dismissed an appeal by legislative […]
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Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster and national fundraiser, according to a person close to the Democrat. He’s already launched a political action committee that allows him to raise money nationally […]
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Search under way after US military planes collide off Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A search is under way for crew members from two Marine Corps planes involved in what the military called a “mishap” off the coast of Japan. The Marine Corps says the incident involved an F/A-18 jet and a refueling plane that had taken off from a base on Okinawa for a regularly […]
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George HW Bush's funeral delivers message of civility in an era of bitter division

George HW Bush, the former US president, was remembered as a "noble" man of “great humility” on Wednesday at a state funeral attended by much of America’s political establishment. Emotional eulogies from his son and friends remembered the 41st president as a “class act” who dedicated his life to public service and embodied courage, both political and personal.    In a service dominated by the messages of unity and patriotism, speakers praised Mr Bush’s opposition to “unthinking partisanship” and...
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6 videos: Awkward presidential pew greetings and other memorable moments from the state funeral

There were a few moments from both the pulpit and the pews that stood out at Wednesday's funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. Here they are, with videos.
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‘Trust my gut’: Kennedy says tough choice on governor’s race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said Wednesday that he “agonized” over his decision not to run for Louisiana governor next year, making his choice only hours before announcing it, even after receiving a personal entreaty from President Donald Trump to stay in the Senate. The Republican senator spoke with The Associated […]
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Aircraft bearing the body of former President George H.W. Bush has landed in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — Aircraft bearing the body of former President George H.W. Bush has landed in Houston.
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Timely reminder that now would be the perfect time for Prez Trump to make good on his clemency talk

The Washington Examiner has this notable recent article headlined "The criminal justice reform Trump can achieve without Congress." Here are excerpts: President Trump unveiled one of his top legislative priorities before Democrats take over the House of Representatives: passage of the First Step Act, which would reduce some prison sentences. Though he still must win a tug-of-war within the Republican Party to get that bill through, he has a Plan B — and he doesn't need Congress for it. That wou...
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Washington state denies Avista’s sale to Canadian utility

The Utilities and Transportation Commission said the proposed merger with Toronto-based Hydro One doesn't adequately protect Avista or the utility's customers from political or financial risk.
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Qatari man in basketball lawsuit gets diplomatic immunity

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Qatari man accused in a lawsuit of stiffing fellow investors in rapper Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 pro basketball league has been given diplomatic status that gives him “full immunity from all aspects of civil litigation.” Ahmed al-Rumaihi’s status was revealed in a federal court filing in California this week as part of […]
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A Funeral Train Will Carry George H.W. Bush’s Casket. Here’s What to Know About the Solemn Presidential Tradition

The train will give Americans one last chance to pay their respects to Bush before his burial
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Bush’s funeral a farewell to WWII’s ‘greatest generation’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t just a salute to a president, it was a tribute to a generation. President George H. W. Bush was remembered during more than two days of ceremonies and services in Washington as the last president forged from World War II, a leader dedicated to military service, bipartisanship, responsibility and hard […]
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Kentucky lawmaker back in leadership after harassment case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican leaders in Kentucky have restored a lawmaker to his leadership position one year after he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement. State Rep. Michael Meredith was one of four Republican lawmakers who signed the settlement in 2017 with a woman who once worked for the House GOP Caucus. All four […]
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THE BUREAU: Part Six, The History of Telepathic Infant-Based Mind Control of U.S. Presidents

Welcome back to The Bureau, a weekly series on Boing Boing that pairs a comics story with an electronic music soundtrack. Each panel is timed to occur in real-time, covering an entire day at your job. If you're new to the story, please check in with your manager, as you'll want to catch up on an eventful morning of work. You clocked in at 8:59am, then dealt with a vending machine at 10:28am. You were assessed on your collating at 10:58am, then saw a vision of Abraham Lincoln at 12:03pm. Follow...
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Deval Patrick to announce he won't run for president in 2020 – live updates

Follow all the day’s politics news after a frosty meeting between Trump and the Clintons at George HW Bush’s funeral in WashingtonIn pictures: Trump, Obamas and Clintons attend funeralStay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 8.58pm GMT A little more on that man Michael Bloomberg – he has said if does run for president, which given his Iowa exploits seems likely – he would sell his massive company, or put it in a blind trust.It’s a marked difference from Donald Trump, who did neither. D...
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