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CPAC canceled a speaker who was found sharing anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, after declaring this year's theme is 'America Uncanceled'

Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images CPAC announced Monday it was canceling scheduled speaker Young Pharoah.  A report found that the rapper and activist had spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories online. Critics of the move pointed out that this year's CPAC theme is opposing "cancel culture." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Conservative Political Action Committee announced Monday that it was canceling a scheduled speaker after it em...
Tags: Politics, America, Trends, Judaism, News UK, Anti-semitism, Donald Trump, Trump, Media Matters, Orlando Florida, Pharoah, Ben Jacobs, Matt Schlapp, Eric Hananoki, Conservative Political Action Committee, CPAC


Republican governor wins in Montana, raising fears for beloved wilderness

Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a Guardian reporter, has previously tried to strip environmental protectionsAdmirers of national parks and world-class trout streams in the state of Montana have expressed alarm over the election of a new Republican governor and his environmental plans.The governor, former software developer Greg Gianforte, has in the past sought to strip protections from 700,000 acres of wilderness, and his conservative “Montana Comeback Plan” election platform p...
Tags: News, Montana, US, Guardian, US Senate, States, Trump, Steve Bullock, National Rifle Association, Steve Daines, Ben Jacobs, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte, Blackfoot, University of Montana, Montana Conservation Voters


Twitter took 30 minutes to remove Kanye West's tweet doxxing a top magazine editor

Kanye West. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo A Twitter post from Kanye West has been removed after West tweeted out the phone number belonging to a top magazine editor.The act of publishing someone else's private information without permission — known as doxxing — is considered a violation of Twitter's policies. The tweet was public for nearly 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon before it was removed for violating Twitter rules.Before the tweet was removed, a Twitter spokesperson told Business ...
Tags: Twitter, US, Trends, Kanye West, West, Donald Trump, Doxxing, Forbes, Ben Jacobs, Kevin Lamarque, Tech Insider, Paige Leskin, Randall Forbes Kanye West Twitter


Kanye West Wisconsin Ballot Lawsuit Linked To Firm Of Former RNC Chief Counsel

After rapper Kanye West sued the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Friday to get his name on the presidential ballot in the state this fall, a not-so surprising discovery was made: the address listed for West’s court filing matches that of a GOP state senator who previously served as chief counsel for the Republican National Committee. Kanye West's address in his court filing to get on the ballot in Wisconsin is the law office of Jill Holtzman Vogel, a Republican state senator from Virgi...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Colorado, White House, Virginia, Joe Biden, Kanye West, West, Gop, Wisconsin, Karl Rove, Forbes, Trump, Rnc, Bush, Ed Gillespie


Iowa Democratic Party offers vague explanations for slow results, but high turnout isn't the culprit

The Iowa Democratic Party is experimenting with greater transparency in its first-in-the-nation caucuses this year, and it seems to be a work in progress. As they say, watching how the sausage is made is not particularly appetizing.After delays in reporting its three sets of results, the Iowa Democratic Party released a statement Monday night saying that "integrity of the results is paramount." The delays, said IDP communications director Mandy McClure, are "due to quality checks and the fact th...
Tags: News, Nbc News, Hawaii, Iowa, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, John Bolton, Ben Jacobs, McClure, Hawkeye State, Iowa Democratic party, IDP, Brian Schatz, Alex Seitz Wald


TRUMP IMPEACHED — ABUSE OF POWER & OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS

The House has passed both articles of impeachment against Trump. The vote gaveled into record was 230-197 on the abuse of power, 229-198 on the obstruction of justice, along party lines. President Trump has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. He becomes the third president in American history to be impeached. The House ADOPTED ARTICLE II: OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS on a vote of 229-198 with one voting "present." Speaker Pelosi (D), CA announced the vote. https://t.co/cVRx78kxud...
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TRUMP IMPEACHED on abuse of power charges in House

“Article One is Adopted,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and soon after, “The ayes have it.” Republicans booed. A recorded vote has been entered. President Trump has been impeached on the first count of abuse of power. He becomes the third president in American history to be impeached. The obstruction of Congress vote comes next. The House has voted in favor of Article 1 in the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, voting on party lines, after a long day of gaslighting by GOP reps and re...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Minnesota, Michael Barbaro, Congress, US news, Gop, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Moscow, Breaking News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump


LA startup Modern Animal wants to be the One Medical for pets, and Peter Thiel's Founders Fund is leading a $13.5 million funding to help it build fancy vet facilities

Modern Animal, a veterinary clinic startup out of Los Angeles, announced $13.5 million in seed funding on Thursday. The round was led by Founders Fund in its first foray into the red-hot petcare industry. Founders Fund partner Scott Nolan said that he will join the startup's board as part of the round. Cofounder and CEO Steve Eidelman, who also founded and sold Whistle Labs, told Business Insider that he reimagined the veterinary experience for all humans involved, both pet owners and caregive...
Tags: La, Medical, Los Angeles, Trends, Austin, Peter Thiel, Mars, Nolan, Founders Fund, Ben Jacobs, Scott Nolan, Beverly Grove, Eidelman, Whistle Labs, Los Angeles Beverly Grove, Steve Eidelman


Trump to Turkey's Erdogan: 'Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool.'

Donald Trump to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey, on the occasion of his slaughtering of Kurds and Syria power-grab with Russia: “Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool.” Here's a scan of the White House letter first tweeted by Fox Business Channel's Trish Regan. “Let's work out a good deal!” “Don't let the world down.” “Don't be a tough guy. Don't be a fool!” “I will call you later.” This is real. Basically he stuck some tweets on White House letterhead. ... "let's work...
Tags: Post, News, White House, Russia, US, Turkey, Syria, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Don, David Mack, Ben Jacobs, Chris Hayes, Tammy Wynette


Trump praises Bolsonaro's use of 'fake news' in mutual show of admiration – latest news

Brazilian president met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, and the two men reveled in their similaritiesSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 9.08pm GMT Hey all, Vivian Ho taking over for Ben Jacobs. In his lawsuit, California Congressman Devin Nunes claims to be a victim of Twitter trolls like “Devin Nunes’ Mom” and “Devin Nunes’ Cow,” but in taking legal action, he’s actually fallen victim to the Streisand Effect. Related: Goats, cows and Devin Nunes' mom: ho...
Tags: Republicans, California, White House, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Ben Jacobs, Devin Nunes, Bolsonaro, Vivian Ho


Nancy Pelosi on impeaching Trump: 'He's just not worth it' – live

The House speaker invites Nato head to address Congress in April, on the 70th anniversary of the allianceSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.18pm GMT Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer responds to Nancy Pelosi’s comments about impeaching President Trump: Tom Steyer responds to Pelosi’s comments. He suggests she is taking the “politically convenient” route. pic.twitter.com/OfJcHDf2Fv 9.14pm GMT Hey all, Vivian Ho here taking over for Ben Jacobs. Let’s see what the rest of...
Tags: Media, Republicans, Congress, Race, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Nato, House, Fox News, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump


House Democrats plan to block Trump’s declaration of emergency – live

House speaker Nancy Pelosi has circulated a letter asking lawmakers to sign on to the resolution to terminate the emergency declaration 3.09pm GMT The US plans to keep 200 troops in Syria despite Donald Trump’s announcement that troops would be withdrawing from the country, the Associated Press reports:“A small peace keeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for period of time,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a one-sentence statement.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who ...
Tags: Montana, White House, US, US news, Syria, US politics, House, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Ben Jacobs, Sen Lindsey Graham, Robert Mueller, Sarah Sanders


State of the Union: Pelosi invites Trump to deliver address on 5 February – live

Speaker of the House invites Trump to give speech on 5 February as Sarah Sanders gives first press briefing in over a month Sign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 10.04pm GMT Hey all, Vivian Ho on the West Coast taking over for Ben Jacobs. Stay tuned for more. 9.58pm GMT Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, West Coast, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Ben Jacobs, Trump Administration, Sarah Sanders, Trump-Russia investigation, US elections 2020, US federal government shutdown 2019, Vivian Ho


Words can break nations

On May 22, 1856, pro-slavery Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina, accompanied by fellow Congressman Laurence Keitt, walked onto the floor of the United States Senate and repeatedly smashed his gold-tipped walking stick over the head of the abolitionist senator from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner. When fellow senators rushed to Sumner’s aid, Keitt waved them off with a pistol while Brooks continued to smash Sumner’s skull. The attack only stopped when Brooks’ stick splintered. Supporters ...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Eric Holder, Opinion, Montana, Senate, Germany, Massachusetts, Berlin, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Gop


Reporter Gianforte Body Slammed Says He May Sue GOP Rep If He Keeps Lying

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has intentionally misled voters and the media about his attack on a reporter last year as the Montana Republican campaigns for re-election, the reporter’s attorney said in a letter Thursday. Ben Jacobs’ attorney, Geoffrey Genth, sent a cease-and-desist letter threatening to cancel Jacob’s agreement not to sue Gianforte if the congressman doesn’t stop. Genth told William Mercer, Gianforte’s attorney, to preserve all documents about the attack in cas...
Tags: News, Montana, Gop, Williams, Social Security, Johnson, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Democratic, Ben, Jacobs, Jacob, Missoula, Ben Jacobs, Jeremy Johnson, Gianforte


Reporter warns Rep. Gianforte not to lie about 2017 attack

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An attorney for a reporter assaulted by U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has sent a cease-and-desist letter warning the Montana Republican not to lie about the attack as he campaigns for re-election. Thursday’s letter from Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs’ attorney, Geoffrey Genth, threatens to cancel an agreement not to sue Gianforte if […]
Tags: News, Montana, Ben Jacobs, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte, HELENA Mont AP, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Geoffrey Genth


Sarah Huckabee Sanders Continues Attacks On Media After Attempted Bombing

Not even 24 hours had passed after potential explosive devices were sent to CNN, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders was already on Fox & Friends, suggesting that the media is somehow to blame for the attacks.At least 10 devices resembling pipe bombs have been mailed to prominent Democrats and media organizations, with the latest removed early Thursday. The packages targeted Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Rep. Maxine Waters, actor Robert DeNiro, and others.After condemning "violence in all fo...
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The Midterms Minute: White House women stump for Republicans

In today’s politics news: Andrew Gillum faces questions about FBI investigation; moderate Republican hangs on in Florida; Mississippi special election heading for runoffGood evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the Midterms Minute by email, sign up. Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, Mississippi, Republicans, Washington, White House, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, Ben Jacobs, Andrew Gillum, US midterms 2018


The Midterms Minute: high turnout for first day of early voting in Texas

In today’s politics news: Trump barnstorms country before midterms; Democrats play defense in the Senate; Bernie Sanders cruises to re-election by a margin of 60%-19%Good evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the midterms minute by email, sign up. Continue reading...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Senate, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Ben Jacobs


Reporter assaulted by lawmaker responds to Trump

Ben Jacobs, the reporter who was assaulted by Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) after asking him a healthcare question, responds to President Trump praising Gianforte at a rally in Montana.
Tags: News, Stories, Trump, Ben Jacobs, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte R MT


Scalise: Trump Miming Congressman’s Assault Was ‘Clearly A Joke’

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) came to President Donald Trump’s defense Friday, saying that the President’s miming Rep. Greg Gianforte’s (R-MT) assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to laughter at a campaign rally was “clearly a joke.” President Trump was clearly ribbing Congressman Gianforte for last year’s incident, which he apologized for last year. It’s obvious he was not encouraging his supporters to engage in attacks, and not one person harassed the numerous media reporters who were prese...
Tags: News, Washington, Donald Trump, Trump, Ben Jacobs, Steve Scalise, Scalise, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte, Steve Scalise R La, Kate Riga


Santorum Criticizes Trump’s Gianforte Praise: ‘This Is Not Helpful, It’s Not Good’

While often an ardent defender of President Trump, former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) broke with Trump on Friday, and criticized the President for heaping praise on Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for body slamming a reporter.   “I don’t think the President should be praising that,” Santorum told CNN on Friday. “Look, I have always been concerned about the President’s language on a lot of these things. I think the — I excuse a lot of that because the President uses a lot of hyperbole whe...
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WATCH: Trump Praises Body-Slamming Congressman, Mimes Assault Of Reporter

At a campaign rally in Montana Thursday night, President Donald Trump crowed about Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) and the time he body slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, an attack for which Gianforte later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. “He’s my guy,” Trump grinned after miming the assault to laughter and applause. Watch here: pic.twitter.com/wYm2JBa1wA — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 19, 2018 [Author: Kate Riga]
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'He's my guy': Trump praises Gianforte for assault on Guardian reporter

President’s comments at Montana rally in praise of violence against US journalist come amid international outcry over KhashoggiDonald Trump has praised Greg Gianforte, the Congress member from Montana, for violently attacking a Guardian reporter, saying that someone who performs a body slam is “my guy”.Trump described in glowing terms the physical assault that occurred on 24 May 2017 when Ben Jacobs, the Guardian’s political correspondent, was asking Gianforte a question about health care polic...
Tags: Congress, Montana, US, US news, US politics, Guardian, Donald Trump, Trump, Greg, Ben Jacobs, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte, KhashoggiDonald Trump


Trump Lauds Feral Congressman For Body Slamming Reporter

President Donald Trump praised Republican congressman Greg Gianforte for assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs, an attack that resulted in a guilty plea and a sentence that included community service and anger management classes. At a campaign rally in Montana tonight, Trump first said “never wrestle him,” after calling Gianforte up on stage. He then added: “Any guy that can do a body slam — he’s my kind of guy.” Trump later recalled his initial reaction to the attack, claiming that he thought it would...
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Trump praises Gianforte for assault on Guardian reporter: 'He's my guy'

President’s comments at Montana rally in praise of violence against US journalist come amid international outcry over KhashoggiDonald Trump has praised Greg Gianforte, the Congress member from Montana, for violently attacking a Guardian reporter, saying that someone who performs a body slam is “my guy”.Trump described in glowing terms the physical assault that occurred on 24 May 2017 when Ben Jacobs, the Guardian’s political correspondent, was asking Gianforte a question about health care polic...
Tags: Congress, Montana, US, US news, US politics, Guardian, Donald Trump, Trump, Greg, Ben Jacobs, Gianforte, Greg Gianforte, KhashoggiDonald Trump


The midterms minute: Democrats have more money than they can spend

In today’s politics news: Democrats have too much money; Republicans are echoing Democratic messaging; and Alabama has another Roy Moore-style raceGood evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the midterms minute by email, sign up. Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, Alabama, US news, Democrats, US politics, Roy Moore, Ben Jacobs, US midterms 2018


The midterms minute: Democrats face challenges with Latino voters

In today’s politics news: younger Democrats frustrated at perceived lack of congressional opportunities; emails reveal Kyrsten Sinema invited ‘witches’ to anti-war protestGood evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the midterms minute by email, sign up. Continue reading...
Tags: Washington, US news, US politics, House Of Representatives, Ben Jacobs, Kyrsten Sinema


The midterms minute: Sheldon Adelson showers cash on Republicans

In today’s politics news: O’Rourke breaks fundraising record; a spiky video in Pennsylvania; Democrats down in TennesseeGood evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the midterms minute by email, sign up. Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, US news, Pennsylvania, Democrats, US politics, Sheldon Adelson, US political financing, Ben Jacobs, O'Rourke, TennesseeGood


The politics minute: GOP candidate says #MeToo is about 'victimization'

In today’s politics news: Arizona Senate candidates hide from reporters; Booker goes to Iowa; and an ad with puppiesGood evening, I’m Ben Jacobs with the latest from Washington and beyond. If you’re not already receiving the politics minute by email, sign up. Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Washington, US news, Gop, US politics, North Dakota, Iowa, Arizona, Booker, Ben Jacobs, Arizona Senate, US midterms 2018