‘Babe’ actor and activist will serve one week in jail for climate protest

July 4, 2017

Actor and activist.Image: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock The friendly farmer from Babe is facing jail time for a cause. James Cromwell, a climate activist, was sentenced to one week in jail for his arrest during a protest at a New York power plant in 2015. Two other environmental activists, Pramilla Malick and Madeline Shaw, were also sentenced by a judge in Wawayanda, N.Y. Cromwell helped stage a sit-in at a natural gas…

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Buzz Aldrin Looked As Baffled As We Felt During Trump’s Space Talk

July 2, 2017

The astronaut was at Trumps side as the president announced a new executive order reestablishing the National Space Council 24 years after it was last active to direct space policy in his administration. Trump also referred to space providing the security that we need to protect the American people. And he sent Aldrins eyebrows shooting up when he added, inexplicably, At some point in the future, were going to look…

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NASA Politely Clarifies It Is Not Running A Child Slave Colony On Mars

July 1, 2017

Three months ago, the conspiracy theory-loving radio show host apologized for spreading fake news about a child sex ring at a Washington, D.C., pizzeria after an armed man stormed the place looking for victims. To make sure this conspiracy theory doesnt catch fire, NASA was forced to deny it. Robert David Steele, a man whose Wikipedia page lists him as an American activist and former Central Intelligence Agency clandestine services…

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EPA Plans New Climate Science Critique, Swapping Peer Review For Red Vs. Blue Politics

July 1, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has already its website dedicated to climate change, of scientific advisory board members, and to alter her congressional testimony to include more political talking points. Now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to launch a new initiative aimed at challenging the widely accepted conclusion that the climate is changing due to the influx of planet-warming gases caused by burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and large-scale deforestation. The…

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Trump Administration Accused Of Using Immigrant Kids As ‘Bait’ To Catch Parents

July 1, 2017

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed that their surge initiative against human smuggling operations, first reported by McClatchy on Thursday, is targeting, among others,those who pay for unaccompanied minors to be brought into the U.S. without authorization. Dont be fooled here by claims that this is an effort by the government to protect children from smugglers, Michelle Bran of the Womens Refugee Commission said Friday on a call with reporters….

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GOP Senator Explains To His Colleagues How Babies Are Made

June 29, 2017

Some GOP lawmakers have insisted that men shouldnt have to foot the bill for such services since men dont get pregnant.But Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who is a gastroenterologist, has a different take. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) is urging his colleagues to keep maternity benefits in all health care plans. You know, Im a doctor, and I know that might be med school. So, do you want a coverage that…

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Trump’s Not Going To Like This: Alec Baldwin Is Returning To ‘SNL’

June 28, 2017

Yeah, were going to fit that in, Baldwin told the network. I think people have enjoyed it. I dont quite know if people want to continue with that, he said in March.If everything stays the same in the country as it is now, I dont think people will be in the mood to laugh about it come September. That may come as unwelcome news to at least one high-profile SNL…

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‘Turn The Cameras On, Sean’: Spicer Is Taunted At Press Briefing

June 27, 2017

The ugly confrontation was the latest conflict between journalists and the White House press secretary after broadcasters were forbidden from filming most of the months press briefings. Spicer and deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have increasingly chosen off-camera gaggles, answering questions from reporters in privatesettings. Acosta angrily replied: Maybe we should turn the cameras on. Why dont we turn the cameras on? Why not turn the cameras on, Sean?…

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy

June 23, 2017

These are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and thats what we need, thats what we have to have so the world doesnt take advantages of us, Trump, tolda crowd of about 6,000in Cedar Rapids. We cant have the world taking advantage of us anymore. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just dont want a poor person. Does that make sense?…

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Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan In Powerful New Ad: ‘Let’s Trade Places’

June 20, 2017

Randy Bryce, a union ironworker, announced on Monday that he would seek the Democratic nomination to run against Ryan, and released a video emphasizing what has so far been the biggest issue of the year: health care. Theres no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of people like her who dont have what she has, Bryce said in the video. The system is extremely flawed. Lets trade places,…

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

NEW YORK On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and…

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Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

Aid workers from nine floundering vessels in distress off the Libyan coast on Thursday, in another intense day for the Italian Coast Guard and humanitarian organizations operating search-and-rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish aid organization involved in Thursdays operations, two rubber dinghies and a wooden boat each crammed with more than 130 men, women and children. A 2-month-old baby with asthma was…

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Thousands March In Saint Paul After Philando Castile Verdict

June 17, 2017

Jeronimo Yanez, a police officer in the suburb of St. Anthony,shot and killed Castile, who was black, during a traffic stop. Castiles girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was in the car with him and filmed the aftermath of the shooting. Yanez was found not guilty ofseveral chargesFriday, including manslaughter. My boyfriend, Philando Castile, was pulled over because, per officer Yanez, he had a wide nose and looked like a suspect, Reynolds said,…

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement…

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Ted Nugent: ‘I’m Not Going To Engage In Hateful Rhetoric Anymore’

June 16, 2017

I have reevaluated my approach, he told Curtis Sliwa and Eboni Williams on ABC radio in New York. He said he was a street fighter who used certain harsh terms. But he said he plans to watch himself now. And I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other, that the whole world is watching…

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Sanders Movement Plots Democratic Party Takeover At Weekend Gathering

June 13, 2017

They wanted to know Sanders advice for talking to kids about climate change, overcoming Republican gerrymandering in the South and how to deal with losing elections, something a questioner comically noted Sanders knew a thing or two about from his early years in politics. Thank you very much, Kendrick, Sander deadpanned, eliciting laughs from the audience. Kendrick makes a good point: Dont get locked into a moment, because things change…

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

In it, there are no promises of humanity no assurances of justice no unbreakable bond of truth. There is but one king: popularity (and more plainly, profit). Entertainment media is just as vapid, vacuous, and apathetic as its creators certainly, as much as its viewers which is to say, it is naive to expect the industry to drift naturally toward some sort of moral center. It will not. It has…

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Jessica Simpson Is Being Mom-Shamed For Sharing Her Daughter’s Bikini Photo

June 9, 2017

Jessica Simpsonshared a handful of photos showing her daughter posing in a childrens bikini on Tuesday over Instagram, and you already know how this ends. Yep, its a total mom-shaming internet meltdown. SAFETY FIRST, Simpson captioned the photos with a laughing emoji. Cue internet mom-shamers coming out of the woodwork to slam Simpson for sexualizing her daughter online, describing the photos as inappropriate and disturbing. Jessica, shame on you for…

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Watch Jerry Seinfeld Reject A Hug From Kesha Three Times In a Row

June 7, 2017

Pop starKesha learned both these lessons the hard way (and on camera) when she approached Jerry Seinfeld on the red carpet atNational Night of Laughter and Song on Monday. The comedian was in the middle of an interview, when the We R Who We R singer crashed stage left, asking for a hug not once, not twice, butthreetimes. No thanks, Seinfeld repeated over and over again, backing away from the…

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London Mayor: UK Shouldn’t Host Donald Trump On A State Visit

June 6, 2017

Following the deadly terrorist attack in London over the weekend that killed seven people and injured 48, Trump sent out a series of tweets about the incident, one of which misquoted Khan and lashed out at him. Trumps tweet came under sharp criticism as other world leaders sent messages of support and solidarity to the U.K. Amid the backlash, Trump followed up with yet another tweet attacking Khan. I dont…

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Jessica Chastain Calls Out Cannes Films For Dismal Portrayal Of Women Characters

May 30, 2017

The one thing I really took away from this experience is how the world views women, from the female characters that I saw represented, Chastain said during a press conference. Coppola was honored for her work directing The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 Civil War drama about an injured Yankee soldier who seeks shelter at an all-girls boarding school in rural Virginia. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst,…

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You Are Not Perfect, But You Are All Of These Things

Brooke Cagle I have something to tell you. You are smarter than you know. Things dont fall into your mind or into your lap. You have to reread, rethink, and ask quite a few questions on the way. Youre the person who asks questions. The person who asks questions is fearless in the pursuit of what they want. Youre a good girlfriend. Possibly better than what he deserves. He has…

May 25, 2017
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Biden Reportedly Slams Hillary: ‘I Never Thought She Was The Correct Candidate’

I never thought she was the correct candidate, Biden said at the SALT conference in Las Vegas, according to Fusion reporter Hamilton Nolan.I thought I was the correct candidate. No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for that moment in the nations history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country, TheStreet quoted him as saying. I…

May 19, 2017
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Oklahoma Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter

Jurorsdeliberated for nine hours before acquitting the officer, 42-year-old Betty Shelby. Shelby was responding to an unrelated callon Sept. 16, 2016, when she approached Crutchers vehicle. According to CNN, Shelby said she fired at Crutcher, 40, because he reached into his car. The Tulsa Police Department claimed that Crutcher failed to comply with orders from Shelby and the other officers who were on the scene. Videos of the incident, which…

May 18, 2017
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CBS Boss Addresses All-Male Leads In New Shows With Tone-Deaf Defense

After a reporter reportedly asked about the lineup at a press breakfast on Wednesday morning,CBS Corp.CEO Leslie Moonves defended the networks diversity. We think our track record is OK, Moonves said. I dont think weve ever had to apologize for having Madam Secretary and Lucy Liu [on Elementary with Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes],and The Good Fight [on the digital-only platform CBS All Access] and The Good Wife [which…

May 18, 2017
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Dutch King Reveals He’s Been An Airline Pilot For 21 Years

The king of the Netherlands has been co-piloting commercial flights for 21 yearswith Dutch airline KLM, he revealed in a newspaper interview this week. The advantage is that I can always say that I wish everyone a heartfelt welcome in the name of the captain and the crew, King Willem-Alexander told De Telegraaf newspaper. So I dont have to say my own name. But most of the people dont listen…

May 18, 2017
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