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Fox News host Laura Ingraham takes week off after David Hogg comments

11 companies boycott The Ingraham Angle over Twitter attack Naomi Wadler: the 11-year-old helping lead a protest movement The Fox News host Laura Ingraham announced late on Friday that she will take the next week off, after 11 advertisers dropped her show over her mockery of a teenage survivor of the Florida school shooting. Related: …

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Education Dept. walks back DeVos’s comments on ’60 Minutes’ about sexual assault

There are many jaw-dropping moments in the Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s recent 60 Minutes interview. One of the more shocking moments is when DeVos struggled to answer Lesley Stahl’s very straightforward question about the prevalence of sexual assault versus fabricated reports. DeVos answered with an “I don’t know” about whether they’re the same. x “Are …

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Right-Wing Pundit Gets Big Backlash for Shooting Comments

Organizations should stop booking this troll in the first place. The Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce in Texas has canceled its event with conservative author and pundit Dinesh D’Souza after he mocked the student survivors of the Parkland, FL school shooting. An organizer for the event confirmed to Media Matters in an email today that the event …

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‘Are you a racist?’ Trump questioned over ‘shithole’ comments – video

Donald Trump ignores questions from reporters after signing a Martin Luther King Jr Day proclamation, amid reports he called a number of African countries ‘shitholes’ during a meeting earlier in the week. Journalists call out to the US president as he leaves the room, asking ‘Are you a racist?’ and ‘Will you give an apology?’ …

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Trump appointee apologizes and resigns after bigoted comments emerge

Appointed by President Trump to serve as the chief of external affairs for the federal agency that runs AmericCorps and other volunteer service programs, Carl Higbie publicly apologized on Twitter after resigning from office due to his bigoted comments on radio shows being recently exposed. According to CNN’s Kfile unit, Higbie openly made racist, sexist, …

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Anderson Cooper Broke Down While Offering Support to Haiti After Trump’s Racist ‘Sh*thole’ Comments

Click here for reuse options! The anchor was a key figure in covering the devastating earthquake eight years ago. CNN host Anderson Cooper fought back tears while educating his audience about the courage of the people of Haiti, after President Donald Trump's reported insult describing the country as a “sh*thole.” “I was there when a …

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Republicans want Democrats to shut up about Trump’s closed-door comments, just like they do

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin had the guts to stare the vile comments of a sitting pr*sident in the face and go on the record with them because they were simply too revealing to keep hidden from the American people. Republicans, on the other hand, have made a studied practice of whispering about Donald Trump’s mental lapses, …

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Anderson Cooper Broke Down While Offering Support to Haiti Amid Trump’s Racist ‘Sh*thole’ Comments

Click here for reuse options! The anchor was a key figure in covering the devastating earthquake eight years ago. CNN host Anderson Cooper fought tears while educating his audience about the people of Haiti after President Donald Trump's reported comments that described the country as a “sh*thole.” “I was there when a young girl named …

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White House says Trump ‘shithole’ comments will ‘resonate’ like his attacks on black athletes have

Trump-supporting pundits have been attempting to make the case that when Donald Trump referred to Haiti and to African countries as “shithole” nations he was not being racist but referring to economically or educationally poor countries. At the same time, staffers inside the White House believes his reference to “shithole countries” will “resonate” with his base, …

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Corporate Powers Are Stealing Online Identities, Posting Fake Comments to Push for Consumer Law Repeals

At least five federal agencies targeted, from internet protections to predatory lending and investments. Forget Russian fake news for a moment. Another extremely consequential privacy-breaching, identity-theft hack is undermining our democracy and almost certainly being perpetuated by corporate America. A pattern of cyber deception is appearing across the federal government in the nooks and crannies …

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