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A glimpse of the past...

Now and again The Onion shows a little spark of the wit that used to make it consistently fire back in the Web 1.0 days..."While Sheila does enjoy our extended line of breakfast foods, that is only one small facet of her rich and complex identity as a human being: Sheila also speaks fluent Italian, likes U2, is bisexual, and enjoys cross-country skiing. Let us make it clear that Sheila never serves the pancakes herself, but now and then goes to a diner near the courthouse where waitresses and wa...
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Fox News Presses Larry Kudlow On COVID-19 Spikes After He Declared No Second Wave

OK, so there are "bumps," conceded the White House economic adviser.
Tags: News, White House, Larry Kudlow


Inside Ellevest: How a female-focused wealth firm founded by one of the most powerful women on Wall Street with $80 million in funding faces an uphill battle standing out in the crowded world of wealth

Four years after its public launch and nearly $80 million in outside funding later, women-focused digital wealth manager Ellevest's $635 million in assets trails rival robo-advisers. That Ellevest, co-founded by wealth management industry veteran Sallie Krawcheck, hasn't had more traction highlights the ultra-competitive nature of managing money. Its growth is further complicated by marketing to women whose tastes vary wildly between generations.  For more stories like this, sign up here for o...
Tags: Google, Post, Valerie Jarrett, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Ubs, Merrill Lynch, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Connor, Morgan Stanley, Melinda Gates, Eric Schmidt, Black


Obama to hold joint fundraiser for Biden next week

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is getting some help from his “former boss," Barack Obama, as he looks to fill his campaign coffers and unify the Democratic Party ahead of the November election. The former president and Biden will appear together next Tuesday for a “virtual grassroots fundraiser,” the former vice president announced on Twitter. It will be the first time the two have appeared together since Obama endorsed Biden in April.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Democratic Party


Supreme Court ruling is like pot of gold at end of Rainbow Flag

The minute she read the headline about the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark civil rights decision barring job discrimination against LGBT people, Peg Corley turned to her partner. “Good news, honey,” Corley, executive director of the LGBTQ Center Orange County, said on Monday morning, June 15. “The Supreme Court is taking a stand to protect our rights!” Soon, text messages started flooding Corley’s phone, adding to the euphoria felt by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer c...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Law, Obama Administration, California, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Associated Press, Lgbtq


VOA to be run by Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Trump CEO pick Michael Pack, so two top VOA directors just quit

• Voice of America's director and assistant director resign • White House April 10 newsletter falsely accused VOA of using taxpayer dollars to "promote foreign propaganda" • Two miserably failed right-wing filmmakers are taking control of VOA, four months before the 2020 election, and they're bringing Sebastian Gorka in. What could possibly go wrong? Two top officials at Voice of America have resigned after Trump's pick for CEO Michael Pack took over the federally funded international news n...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Media, Congress, Senate, White House, US news, Cnn, Propaganda, Donald Trump, Trump, Bennett, VOA, Voice of America, Sebastian Gorka


Kudlow Finds It ‘Hard To Understand’ Systemic Racism Because White People Voted For Obama

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow doubled down on his denial that systemic racism exists by mentioning former President Barack Obama’s two-term presidency, during an interview on CNBC Monday. Last week, Kudlow told reporters at the White House that he “does not believe there is systemic racism in the U.S.” when asked about the country’s black unemployment rate. According to the Labor Department, black unemployment in the U.S. went from a record low of 5.8% in February to 16.8% in May a...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Barack Obama, Cnbc, Ben Carson, Trump, Labor Department, Chad Wolf, Larry Kudlow, Kudlow, Systemic Racism, Homeland Security Sec, White House National Security, Bill Barr, Summer Concepcion


Republican FCC Commissioner Has 'Deep Reservations' on Whether Trump's Social Media Order Is Bullshit

Donald Trump’s ridiculous and likely unenforceable executive order demanding the Federal Communications Commission begin punishing internet companies insufficiently subservient to conservatives is drawing skepticism from his own side.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, Fcc, Social Media, Federal Communications Commission, Donald Trump, First Amendment, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Ajit Pai, Tech Policy, Section 230, Brendan Carr, Michael Orielly, Mike Orielly


Trump reportedly to take legal action to block John Bolton's tell-all book

* ABC News says Trump expected to file suit seeking injunction * The Room Where It Happened due for publication next weekDonald Trump is set to sue to stop the publication of a tell-all book by John Bolton, his third national security adviser, ABC News reported on Monday.At an event in the White House later in the day, Trump said it would be up to the attorney general, William Barr, to issue any charges, but he hinted that the matter would end up in court. “We’ll see what happens. They’re in co...
Tags: News, Abc, Senate, White House, Ukraine, House, United Nations, Associated Press, Michael Wolff, Bolton, Donald Trump, Abc News, Wall Street Journal, Trump, John Bolton, White House National Security Council


California governor agrees to nix cuts for seniors, others

By ADAM BEAM SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom has agreed not to cut funding for child care programs and health insurance for low-income older adults as part of his plan to cover the state’s estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit. Newsom’s budget proposal had recommended making fewer older adults eligible for Medicaid to save nearly $68 million. He had also proposed 10% cuts to all child care programs that help low-income adults go to work. After negotiations with the state Legislature, Newsom has ...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Medicaid, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Legislative, Adam Beam, Newsom, State Budget


Jo Cox's sister calls for 'compassion and kindness' on anniversary of murder

Kim Leadbeater says there is still a lot of work to do on the issues that concerned the MP four years after her deathThe sister of Jo Cox has said it is more important than ever that people “pull together with compassion and kindness” on the fourth anniversary of the MP’s murder.Cox, 41, was shot and stabbed by far-right extremist Thomas Mair on 16 June 2016. She had been the Labour MP for Batley and Spen for just over a year when she was killed by Mair in Birstall, West Yorkshire, part of her c...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, Cox, Batley, Mair, Jo Cox, Kim Leadbeater, Thomas Mair, Birstall West Yorkshire


Trump on coronavirus: If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any

Surprise! Donald Trump said something stupid again today about COVID-19. "If you don't test, you don't have any cases." — Impeached United States President Donald J. Trump. .⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩, in a meeting at the White House, repeats his contention that if the US stopped testing for #coronavirus, there would be few if any cases left. pic.twitter.com/zJ0ZVJVErd — Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) June 15, 2020 All you have to do is not test anyone. Then nobody has coronavirus. Trump: If we stop t...
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Trump reportedly to take legal action to block John Bolton's tell-all book

ABC News says Trump expected to file suit seeking injunctionThe Room Where It Happened due for publication next weekDonald Trump is set to sue to stop the publication of a tell-all book by John Bolton, his third national security adviser, ABC News reported on Monday.At an event in the White House later in the day, Trump said it would be up to the attorney general, William Barr, to issue any charges, but he hinted that the matter would end up in court. “We’ll see what happens. They’re in court or...
Tags: White House, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, John Bolton, William Barr


Hydroxychloroquine, We Hardly Knew Ye

The hopeful days of hydroxychloroquine as a potentially game-changing coronavirus treatment appear to be over. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew an emergency authorization that had allowed the government to funnel the drug to coronavirus patients across the country, despite little evidence showing that it worked against COVID-19. It is “no longer reasonable to believe” that hydroxychloroquine pills may be effective in treating the virus, nor that the known and potential ben...
Tags: New York, News, White House, America, Food And Drug Administration, Fox News, Fda, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Marshall, Lazarus, Kirk, Roger Marshall, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham


Trump Denounces John Bolton’s Book, Says Conversations Are ‘Highly Classified’

President Trump on Monday attacked ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton’s forthcoming book, arguing that any conversation with him as president is “highly classified.” Trump also suggested that criminal charges should be pursued against anyone who writes a book based on those supposedly “classified” chats. Trump said he disapproved of the release of ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton's upcoming book: "I will consider every conversation with me highly classified. If he wrote a...
Tags: News, White House, Ukraine, House, National Security Council, Bolton, Abc News, Trump, John Bolton, Martha Raddatz, Trump White House, Barr, Simon Schuster, President Trump, Trump Barr, Bill Bar


Trump On SCOTUS’ Landmark Gay Rights Ruling: ‘We Live With The Decision’

President Trump had an atypically muted response to the Supreme Court’s ruling protecting LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination, during a roundtable for senior citizens on Monday afternoon. Asked about the Supreme Court’s blockbuster ruling, Trump shared a brief response, saying that “some people were surprised” but that “we live with that decision.” “That’s what it’s all about — we live with the decision of the Supreme Court,” Trump said. “Very powerful, very powerful decision actuall...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Scotus, White House, Lgbtq, Donald Trump, Trump, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Roberts, Supreme Court Trump, Alito, Samuel Alito, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh


Trump on coronavirus testing: ‘If we stopped testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any’

At the White House on Monday, President Trump spoke about testing for the coronavirus in the U.S., saying, “If we stopped testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any.”
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Gov. Gavin Newsom Agrees To Nix Cuts For Seniors, Others

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom has agreed not to cut funding for child care programs and health insurance for low-income older adults as part of his plan to cover the state’s estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit. Newsom’s budget proposal had recommended making fewer older adults eligible for Medicaid to save nearly $68 million. He had also proposed 10% cuts to all child care programs that help low-income adults go to work. After negotiations with the state Legislature, Newsom h...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Sacramento, Medicaid, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Legislative, Newsom, Assembly Budget Committee, California Budget, Phil Ting, Legislature Newsom, Coronavirus


Republican leaders aren't embracing White House adviser's suggestion of $2 trillion stimulus

Top Senate Republicans are not embracing the assertion by a top White House adviser that President Donald Trump wants Congress to approve another $2 trillion worth of stimulus to help bolster the economy.
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump


University Of California Regents Endorse Affirmative Action Measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The University of California’s governing board voted Monday to unanimously support a measure to restore affirmative action programs and repeal a controversial statewide ban that has been blamed for a decline in diversity in the prestigious university system. The vote in a special meeting of the Board of Regents means UC endorses a proposal that would ask voters in November to repeal Proposition 209, a 1996 voter-approved law that banned “preferential treatment” for minority ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, San Francisco, Affirmative Action, UC, University Of California, Assembly, Board of Regents, Napolitano, Janet Napolitano, AP The University of California, Eloy Ortiz Oakley


Trump Expected To Sue To Block Release Of John Bolton’s Book

The Trump administration is expected to sue to block the publication of the tell-all account of John Bolton, the ex-national security adviser who spent a year and a half in the White House.  Trumps plans to sue over the memoir’s publication, according to an ABC News report Monday, after an announcement from the book’s publishers Simon & Schuster on Friday that the already once-delayed text would be on shelves June 23.  Bolton was expected to reveal other “Ukraine-like transgressions” in t...
Tags: News, White House, Ukraine, House, National Security Council, Bolton, Abc News, Trump, John Bolton, Trump White House, Simon Schuster, President Trump, Zoë Richards


Conway Says Courts Should ‘Stick To The Statutes’ After SCOTUS’ Gay Rights Ruling

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday had a puzzling reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling protecting LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination, during an interview on Fox News. In a 6-3 decision, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Robert and Justice Neil Gorsuch voted with the court’s liberals in favor of the workplace protections for LGBTQ individuals. Justices Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas issued scathing dissents to Monday’s blockbuster ruling. Alito, join...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Congress, White House, Fox News, Lgbtq, Trump, Conway, Alito, Clarence Thomas, Kavanaugh, John Robert, Kellyanne Conway, Neil Gorsuch, Summer Concepcion


2 Black women publicly resigned from Pinterest, saying they faced humiliation and retaliation and were passed over for promotion

Two Black women who quit Pinterest are tweeting about some negative experiences they say they had while working at the tech company. The women were highly visible and respected members of Pinterest's public-policy team. Ifeoma Ozoma, a Google and Facebook alum, said a male colleague shared her private information to scary groups on the internet and that she struggled to get higher pay and was subjected to what she believed was a retaliatory performance review. Aerica Shimizu Banks, another Goo...
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Two Black women publicly resigned from Pinterest saying they faced humiliation, retaliation and were passed over for promotion

Two Black women who quit Pinterest are tweeting about some horrific experiences they say they had while working at the tech company. The women were highly visible and respected members of Pinterest's public policy team. Ifeoma Ozoma, a Google and Facebook alum, told stories of being "doxed" by a male colleague where her private info was shared to scary groups on the internet, her struggle for higher pay and what she believed was a retaliatory performance review. Aerica Shimizu Banks, another G...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Washington Post, Banks, White House, Trends, Yale, Oxford, Princeton, WaPo, Julie Bort, Pinners, Yale Google, Aerica, Ifeoma Ozoma


Dismay as No 10 adviser is chosen to set up UK race inequality commission

Munira Mirza has doubted existence of institutional racism and criticised ‘culture of grievance’Profile: Munira MirzaThe new government commission on racial inequalities is being set up by a No 10 adviser who has cast doubt on the existence of institutional racism and condemned previous inquiries for fostering a “culture of grievance”, it has emerged.Munira Mirza, the head of the No 10 policy unit, is leading much of the work to form the commission on race and ethnic disparities announced by Bor...
Tags: Politics, UK, Race, UK News, Boris Johnson, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Movement, Munira Mirza, Munira MirzaThe


‘I Hope All Actors Get The Chance To Experience This’: Melissa L. Williams On Tyler Perry, BET’s ‘The Oval’ & ‘Ruthless’

(CBS Local)– Actor Melissa L. Williams holds an important place inside Tyler Perry’s BET universe. Williams is one of the breakout stars of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” where she plays twin sisters Denise Truesdale and Ruth Hartman and she’s also the star of “Ruthless,” as Ruth Truesdale. Whether it’s being at the center of drama in the White House or with a scandalous religious cult, Williams has proven she’s one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. “The Tyler Perry universe is something very...
Tags: Hollywood, White House, Williams, Cbs, Only CBS, Bet, The Oval, Ruth, Tyler Perry, Perry, Denise, CBS Local, DJ Sixsmith, Melissa L Williams, Tyler Perry BET, Denise Truesdale


Covid-19 can damage lungs of victims beyond recognition, expert says

Organs of some who die after over a month in hospital sustain ‘complete disruption’, MPs toldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 can leave the lungs of people who died from the disease completely unrecognisable, a professor of cardiovascular science has told parliament.It created such massive damage in those who spent more than a month in hospital that it resulted in “complete disruption of the lung architecture”, said Prof Mauro Giacca of King’s College London. ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Health policy, King's College London, King 's College London Continue, Mauro Giacca, Coronavirus outbreak


VOA Directors Resign After Trump Appointee Takes Over Parent Agency

Top editors at Voice of America News, an independent global multimedia broadcaster funded by the U.S. government, resigned on Monday following the Senate’s approval of President Trump’s appointee for the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the federal agency overseeing VOA. Earlier this month, the Senate approved conservative documentary filmmaker Michael Pack to head USAGM for a three-year term in a 53-38 vote. Pack’s nomination was in limbo for two years, partly due to Democratic concerns regardin...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, America, Cnn, Press freedom, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pack, Trump, Bennett, VOA, Voice of America, Paul Farhi, Amanda Bennett, Sugawara, Steve Bannon


Task force officials out of public view as White House pivots to economic message

Amid rising cases in 18 states and renewed concerns about coronavirus outbreaks, top task force medical experts, including coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci, have remained largely out of view in recent weeks. Their absence coincides with the White House shifting of attention from addressing the health ramifications of coronavirus to reopening states and resuming campaign rallies.
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Boris Johnson: no reason why Brexit deal cannot be sealed in July

EU agrees to look for early common ground as PM asks it to ‘put a tiger in the tank’ of talks Boris Johnson has said there is no reason why the outline of a Brexit deal cannot be sealed by the end of July, after he asked EU leaders at a video summit to “put a tiger in the tank” of stalled talks.In a boost for the prime minister’s plans to secure a deal by the end of the summer, the EU leaders agreed to strive to find early common ground on trade and security to avoid unnecessary economic chaos n...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen, Michel Barnier



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