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Recap: Day 2, Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Afternoon Session

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:40pm 3/21/2017 at 7:40pm
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If you are looking for a run down on the morning sessions, Mary covered that here. The most entertaining moment, courtesy of Senator Durbin, who quickly found himself outmatched and outfacted.

Hearings went late into the evening.

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Gorsuch Makes Minced Meat of Dick Durbin’s Gotcha Attempt

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/21/2017 at 6:30pm
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Today was Day Two in confirmation hearings for Trump Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Senators on the Judiciary Committee took turns spending thirty minutes grilling Gorsuch.

When it was Sen. Durbin’s (D-IL) turn to bat, he flamed out. Gloriously.

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SCOTUS Refuses to Dismiss Corruption Charges Levied Against Democratic Sen. Menendez

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Posted by    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/20/2017 at 4:00pm

It’s been almost two years since Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted by a grand jury and charged with fourteen felony counts of criminal corruption.

The Democratic Senator from New Jersey was investigated by Eric Holder’s Department of Justice and accused of using his federal office to help wealthy dentist and long-time...

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Sesame Street Will Introduce Julia, an Autistic Muppet

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Posted by    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/20/2017 at 1:00pm
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Well-loved educational children’s show Sesame Street will soon introduce a new character.

Julia will join the Sesame Street crew as the show’s first autistic muppet. While the distinction is noteworthy and needed, the show’s writers hope Julia will be a seamless part of the cast.

“I would love her to be not Julia,...

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RECAP: Day 1, Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS Confirmation Hearings

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Posted by    Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00am 3/20/2017 at 11:00am
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Confirmation hearings for Trump Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch begin today. We’ll be covering those hearings live. Refresh often for the latest.

Gorsuch has spent his post-nomination time rigorously preparing for the hearings.

Senate Majority Leader McConnell has promised a confirmation vote before the Senate breaks for Easter recess on...

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Man Who Sent Allegedly “Seizure-Inducing” Tweet to Journalist Arrested by FBI

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Posted by    Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 7:00am 3/18/2017 at 7:00am
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This is a truly bizarre case.

Remember Kurt Eichenwald? The Journalist who claimed he was assaulted by a tweet? Well, the FBI confirmed Friday they’ve arrested John Rivello, the suspect they believe sent a “seizure-inducing” tweet to Dallas reporter, Kurt Eichenwald. Eichenwald claims the tweet triggered an epileptic seizure.

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SNL Translator Sketch Features Problematic Trump-Loving Dog

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Posted by    Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:07pm 3/17/2017 at 7:07pm
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What if pets could talk?

A SNL sketch imagined what life might be like if, through the magic of technology, we were able to talk to our pets.

These scientists weren’t prepared for what they found.

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Donations to Meals on Wheels Surge After News of Proposed Federal Funding Cuts

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Posted by    Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/17/2017 at 5:30pm
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President Trump unveiled his new federal budget proposal this week, leaving big government lovers in full on meltdown mode.

One of the programs on the chopping block is Meals on Wheels by way of a Community Development Block Grant.

Despite numerous reports to the contrary, Meals on Wheels is not wholly ...

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Can We Stop Pretending the Associated Press is Unbiased?

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Posted by    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00pm 3/16/2017 at 8:00pm

Over the years, we’ve cataloged numerous instances of bias-driven reporting from just about every major news outlet our country has to offer.

The AP is not immune. More concerning about creeping bias in AP reporting is that most major publications, channels, and stations in the U.S. have subscriptions to the Associated...

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TIME Article Demands Brands Publicly Declare Political Loyalties

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Posted by    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/16/2017 at 5:00pm
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The battle against the overly politicized life is a never-ending brawl and one that’s only intensified since President Trump was inaugurated, sending the progressive movement into a tailspin.

Seth Matlins, Executive Vice President of Branded Impact at WME/IMG, wrote an opinion post, which TIME published online, demanding brands publicly declare their...

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Rumor Mill Can’t Quit Speculating About A Hillary Run for NYC Mayor

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Posted by    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/16/2017 at 12:30pm

After an embarrassing electoral loss to Donald Trump, America wants to know — Will Hillary Clinton run for Mayor of NYC?

Since January, rumors continue to circulate that the embattled former Secretary of State is mulling another campaign.

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10 Democrats Vote Against General McMaster’s Confirmation As National Security Advisor

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/15/2017 at 6:30pm

Wednesday, the Senate voted to confirm General H.R. McMaster as a National Security Advisor to President Trump.

National Security Advisor’s do not typically require Senate approval, but Senate confirmation is required when three and four-star generals change jobs or assignments. McMaster will remain in active duty.

Trump selected McMaster after Mike Flynn resigned...

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Where Will Trump Donate His Presidential Salary?

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/13/2017 at 5:00pm
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Trump promised to deviate from the Beltway status quo. Forget taking a salary or spending all of his time in Washington, Trump announced months ago he’d do neither.

In his first interview with 60 Minutes, Trump said:

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Sean Spicer Ambushed and Harassed by Woman During Trip to the Apple Store

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/13/2017 at 1:30pm
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Saturday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer popped into the local Apple Store.

While there, he was ambushed by a woman who filmed the encounter. Relentlessly, she fired question after question, never even pausing to allow him to respond. Though nothing about the ambush suggests she was wanting dialogue.

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Get Offended

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/10/2017 at 3:00pm
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Do you know how to get offended by everything? Could your life use a little more outrage? Then, my friend, today is your lucky day.

In JP’s latest episode you’ll learn how to get real good and offended in three easy steps.

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NYPD: Single Caller May Be Behind Most Jewish Community Bomb Threats

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:04am 3/10/2017 at 10:04am
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Over the past few months, Jewish Community Centers across the country have received bomb threats that, thankfully, have turned out to be nothing more than threats.

Just yesterday the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn was evacuated after a bomb threat was received via email.

The New York Police now believe the calls...

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Did Anyone Notice a Day Without Women?

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:00am 3/10/2017 at 7:00am
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Trying to mirror the success of the post-inagural Women’s March, a Day Without Women failed to live up to the “disruptive” expectations.

I still maintain the large turnout at the Women’s March in January was due to so many women who’d already purchased tickets to see Hillary inaugurated. Her embarassing electoral loss...

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