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Facebook Says It'll Do Fuck All About Trump's Post Calling for Military to Shoot Protesters

Facebook will not remove an incendiary post from President Donald Trump essentially calling for authorities to enter Minneapolis and open fire on Americans protesting police brutality there, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Friday. Earlier in the day, Twitter flagged identical posts on both the official White House…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Minneapolis, White House, Racism, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Racists, Political Ads, President Trump, Racist Assholes, George Floyd


George Floyd death: Clashes across US as protesters demand justice

Crowds rally at the White House among other places over the death in police custody of George Floyd.
Tags: News, White House, US, George Floyd


Coronavirus Live Updates: Sparring and Schedules Offer Glimpse of Pandemic’s Partisan Lens

The White House directly challenges the House’s new rules. President Trump plans to resume in-person fund-raising soon. New York City, Washington and Los Angeles plan to lift some restrictions.
Tags: News, White House, Los Angeles, House, World Health Organization, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cuomo, Trump, New York City Washington, Donald J, Andrew M, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Partisan Lens




George Floyd killing: protests rage as anger mounts in cities across US – live

‘We have to take a stand’: crowds call for justice as protests ignite across the USDerek Chauvin may also face ‘subsequent charges later’Trump says US is terminating relationship with WHOBiden ‘furious’ about Trump tweetWhite House tweet flagged for ‘glorifying violence’Black CNN reporter arrested on air at protestsGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.15am BST The earlier protest in Washington DC that led to a lockdown of the White House consisted of s...
Tags: Minnesota, Kentucky, White House, US, America, Los Angeles, US news, Cnn, Chicago, US policing, Washington Dc, San Jose, Trump, San Jose California, George Floyd, Trump tweetWhite House


Trump Fears The Minnesota Chaos Makes Him Look Weak

The coronavirus pandemic stole from President Donald Trump his most prized political possession: a booming U.S. economy. Now racial unrest in Minnesota threatens to steal his second-most-prized one: an image of power and stability that he can project to supporters and adversaries alike.Hours into a spate of destruction and arrests in Minneapolis after the police killing of an unarmed black man, Trump was already threatening to send in the National Guard and warning that “looters” in the city wou...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Putin, Washington, White House, China, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Chicago, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Miami, Michigan, Ferguson Missouri


Coronavirus Live Updates: Sparring and Schedules Offer Window Into Pandemic’s Partisan Lens

The White House directly challenges the House’s new rules. President Trump plans to resume in-person fund-raising soon. New York City, Washington and Los Angeles plan to lift some restrictions.
Tags: News, White House, Los Angeles, House, Trump, New York City Washington, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Partisan Lens


Despite Mounting Pressure, Including From Employees, Facebook Won’t Act on Trump’s Posts

While one social network took a stand against potentially misleading information and statements glorifying violence posted by President Donald Trump, another held firm to its policy of inaction, despite pressure from both inside and outside of the company. The first social network is Twitter, which labeled two tweets by Trump Tuesday regarding mail-in ballots with...
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George Floyd killing: protests erupt across the US as White House goes into lockdown – live

Derek Chauvin may also face ‘subsequent charges later’Trump says US is terminating relationship with WHOBiden ‘furious’ about Trump tweetWhite House tweet flagged for ‘glorifying violence’Black CNN reporter arrested on air at protestsGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.28am BST Hey all, Vivian Ho taking over the blog tonight, as demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd continue to rage across the country. In Brooklyn, we have voting rights edit...
Tags: Minnesota, Kentucky, White House, US, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, US news, Cnn, Chicago, Brooklyn, US policing, Trump, Barclays Center, CNN Center, BST Guardian


White House on lockdown. Armored vehicles in Atlanta. CHiP officers targeted. This is what's happening now.

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‘Looting, Fire, Whatever It Takes’: Chaos Surges Across the Country

MINNEAPOLIS—Hours after a now-fired Minneapolis cop was charged with murder in the death of 46-year-old George Floyd on Friday, protests exploded in major U.S. cities across the country, with police vehicles set ablaze, windows smashed in, and protesters attempting to storm buildings. In New York City, where dozens were arrested in Manhattan a day earlier, hundreds of people swarmed to meet police officers outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Around 7:30 p.m., cops unleashed pepper spray on ...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Abc, White House, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Cnn, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Secret Service, Houston, St Paul, Floyd, Barclays Center


White House was locked down as protests over Floyd's death reach nation's capital

The protests over George Floyd's death hit the nation's capital the same day the president tweeted about rioters in Minneapolis.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Minneapolis, White House, Usa Today, Floyd, George Floyd


Sen. Ron Johnson releases transcripts of Michael Flynn's calls with Russian ambassador

Phone conversations between then-incoming White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian Amb, Sergey Kislyak were used as part of the Russia collusion investigation; David Spunt reports.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Ron Johnson, Michael Flynn, David Spunt, Sergey Kislyak


Donald Trump campaign resumes in-person fundraisers in June. What COVID-19?

• One Trump fundraising event in Dallas next month has a price tag of $580,600 per couple. Impeached president Donald Trump is scheduled to headline in-person fundraisers as early as June, which would be his first since the coronavirus outbreak stopped campaign events in March. Alex Isenstadt at Politico was first to break the news late on Friday. NEWS: Trump is resuming in-person fundraising events — the most concrete move yet by the president to restart typical election-year activities hal...
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ICYMI: Catch Up On The Week’s News From TPM

The Killing Of George Floyd The killing of a black man named George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis has set off a wave of protests in the Minnesota city and across the country. Some of the Minneapolis protests have turned violent, with looting and rioting. President Trump tweeted a threat late Thursday directed at protesters, saying “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter pinned a warning on the tweet for “glorifying violence.” The phrase Trump used has a bloody hist...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, White House, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Fox News, Trump, Floyd, Kayleigh McEnany, Matt Shuham, David Taintor, Josh Kovensky, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


Why is Customs and Border Protection flying a Predator drone over Minneapolis?

Buzzfeed News reporters obtained the explanation offered by United States Department of Homeland Security's CBP to congressional staffers who asked why it decided to fly a Predator Drone over Minneapolis during the protests over the killing of George Floyd. The drone flown over Minneapolis today is reported to be an unarmed version of the unmanned Predator aircraft. Excerpt: Minneapolis could also be subject to surveillance at the federal level as the protests unfold. Customs and Border Prot...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Minneapolis, Racism, Military, Drones, CBP, Customs, US Air Force, Uav, BuzzFeed News, Border Protection CBP, United States Department of Homeland Security, Matt Gutman, Joshua Rodriguez


Englander hearing to plead guilty to obstructing corruption probe rescheduled to July 7

A federal court hearing in which former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander was expected to plead guilty to obstructing a public corruptions investigation has been postponed to July 7. In March, Englander pleaded not guilty to several counts of obstruction of justice, but he was set to change that plea during a June 4 hearing in which he was to plead guilty to one charge of a scheme to falsify material facts. Federal prosecutors accuse Englander of urging a business associate who was ...
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Trump ignores reporters' questions on George Floyd protests

President Donald Trump ended a press event at the White House without addressing the unrest happening in Minneapolis or taking reporter questions.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, White House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, George Floyd


The racist origin of the phrase Trump tweeted

President Trump tweeted about nationwide protests over George Floyd's death, saying "when the looting starts the shooting starts." Trump and the White House have since said that the tweet was not intended as a threat. CNN's Abby Phillip reports on the racist history tied to the phrase.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, Trump, Abby Phillip, George Floyd


Trump claims he didn't know racist origin of his 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts' tweet (and WH retweet)

Donald Trump on Friday afternoon claimed to be completely ignorant of the racist history of the phrase 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts,' which he tweeted, and the White House retweeted, and which was also posted on the Presidential Facebook account. The phrase was made famous by a Miami police chief in 1967. JUST IN: President Trump addresses tweet (and WH retweet) that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”....claims he didn’t know the racially charged history. @CBSNew...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, News, Minneapolis, White House, US news, Racism, Miami, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Abby D Phillip, Paula Reid, Steve Herman, George Floyd


Mark Zuckerberg says he had a 'visceral negative reaction' to Trump's post about shooting protesters but says the post will stay on Facebook (FB)

Facebook is not taking any action against one of Donald Trump's posts that warned of "shooting" in Minneapolis following protests. Twitter previously said that the post on its site violated its rules on "glorifying violence" and affixed a warning to it. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that he had a "visceral negative reaction" to Trump's rhetoric. However, it does not violate Facebook's rules, he said. The phrase "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" was previously used by a Souther...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Minnesota, Minneapolis, White House, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Miami, Donald Trump, Signal, Louisville, Trump, National Guard, Rob Price


White House under lockdown as protests over Floyd's death reach nation's capital

The protests over George Floyd's death hit the nation's capital the same day the president tweeted about rioters in Minneapolis.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Minneapolis, White House, Usa Today, Floyd, George Floyd


'I understand the pain.' Trump says he spoke with members of George Floyd's family

"The family of George is entitled to justice and the people of Minnesota are entitled to live in safety," Trump told reporters at the White House.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Minnesota, White House, Usa Today, Trump, George, George Floyd


Gun Voter Alert: Everytown Anti-Gun Group Reveals Endorsements

Everytown for Gun Safety has released a list of congressional endorsements to The Hill, making it easy for grassroots gun rights activists to identify people they can oppose in November. img NRA ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun prohibition lobbying group founded by billionaire former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, has just done American gun owners a favor by releasing to The Hill its first round of political endorsements in an effort to retain a “gun s...
Tags: New York, Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, California, Senate, White House, US, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michael Bloomberg, Trump, Nra, Thomas, Senate Judiciary Committee


Trump Admin Edits CDC Guidance That Suggested Limiting Choirs At Church Services

The Trump administration edited the CDC’s public “Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith” to remove advice about choirs and the risk of transmitting the novel coronavirus. The Washington Post reported the change on Friday. Initially, CDC guidance on COVID-19 — as seen on archived versions of the CDC website — advised on the risks of church choirs as well as communal chanting. A passage on the page read: Consider suspending or at least decreasing use of a choir/musical ensembles and congreg...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Skagit County Washington, Matt Shuham, Coronavirus, COVID-19, White House After West Wing


Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot has 2 words for Donald Trump: 'It starts with F and ends with U'

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has had it with Donald Trump's bullshit threats of violence against Americans. "Being black in America should not be a death sentence," she said at a press conference today, regarding the police killing in Minneapolis of George Floyd. “I will encode what I really want to say to Donald Trump,” Lightfoot said. “It's two words: It begins with F and it ends with U." For those looking for the clip of @chicagosmayor Lori Lightfoot telling President @realDonaldTrump...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, News, Minneapolis, America, US news, Chicago, Racism, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Bauer, Lori Lightfoot, Lightfoot, George Floyd


Still waiting on stimulus payment? Watch the mail for a debit card

Millions of Americans still awaiting their stimulus payments during the coronavirus crisis will receive their money via a prepaid debit card. In a Tuesday release, the Internal Revenue Service said about 4 million Americans will be receiving their stipend this way after tens of millions more got theirs via direct deposit or paper check. But the manner of delivery for these cards may trip some people up and cause them to toss the card, thinking it’s a scam. The IRS says cards will come in a plain...
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Trump Says U.S. ‘Terminating’ Relationship With World Health Organization

President Trump announced Friday that he's "terminating" the United States' relationship with the World Health Organization, claiming China has total control over it.
Tags: Politics, News, China, United States, World Health Organization, Trump, President Trump, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Leadership


Officials cite mistakes as CDC removes coronavirus guidance

U.S. health officials removed some coronavirus reopening tips for religious organizations only hours after posting them late last week, deleting guidance that discouraged choir gatherings and the use of shared communion cups. A federal health official on Friday said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a version of the guidance on May 22 that had not been cleared by White House officials. The initial guidance posted last week contained most of the same advice that was in a dra...
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention



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