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Trump Twitter notifications have completely ruined my year

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On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States and I made the horrible mistake of turning on mobile notifications for his Twitter account. 

It seemed like a logical decision for any human that works in media, or simply wants to stay up-to-date on American politics for that matter, but little did I know it would ruin the next year of my life, destroying the peaceful mornings and relaxing weekends that were crucial to my wellbeing.

In the 365 days since Trump’s victory, he’s tortured his Twitter followers, frequently using his account to fire off unhinged rants, personally attack his enemies, and even threaten nuclear war. But for those brave souls out there who’ve got Trump mobile notifications enabled, the past year has been so, soooo much worse. Read more…

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So, Trump actually met the ‘Pen Pineapple Apple Pen’ guy in Japan

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Trump hasn’t been that much of a philistine during his Japan trip, despite ordering a well-done burger and dumping a whole box of fish food into a koi pond.

After all, he made time to get a photo with Japanese sensation Piko-Taro, who you might know to be behind the viral hit “Pineapple Pen Apple Pen (PPAP)” in 2016.

Piko-Taro, whose real name is Kazuhito Kosaka, met Trump at a dinner alongside Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on Monday night. 

Dressed in his distinct orange faux-leopard skin outfit, Piko-Taro stood out among a mostly formal crowd at the event. Read more…

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Oh, BTW, Kremlin-linked money was once invested in Facebook and Twitter, nbd

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Facebook and Twitter both count Russian government-linked business among their former investors.

The revelation, confirmed in documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), shows that two Russian firms, both linked to the Kremlin, made “major” investments in the social media companies through a well-known tech fund.

In both cases, the Russian firms divested their holdings in the two companies shortly after each company’s respective initial public offerings. The ICIJ report also notes that “there is no indication” Kremlin interests wielded any influence inside the two companies, nor did they receive any inside info as a result of their investments. Read more…

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Michelle Obama shades Trump with advice on how to tweet

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As a former first lady Michelle Obama knows how much weight words can carry. She gets it. But she wants to make sure everyone else does, too. Everyone.

Queen Michelle sat down with poet Elizabeth Alexander to speak at the second day of The Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. She spoke on the importance of sharing your voice intelligently and hmmmmm we wonder if she was referring to anyone in particular…

“When you have a voice you can’t just use it any kind of way … You don’t just say what’s on your mind. You don’t tweet every thought,” Obama said. Judging from the immediate burst of laughter in the crowd, one would assume she was throwing some shade at the current Tweeter-In-Chief, Donald Trump. Read more…

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Hillary Clinton tried to use a very relatable trick to skip Trump’s inauguration, but alas, it didn’t work

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Hey, it’s October and here we are, still talking about President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Hillary Clinton was on The Graham Norton Show on Friday to promote the release of her book What Happened when the two got talking about Trump’s inauguration in January, which she attended alongside other former presidents and their spouses. 

Obviously, Clinton, who won the popular vote by 3 million but lost the election due to the Electoral College, didn’t really feel like going to Trump’s inauguration. So she tried to get out of it the same way anyone tries to get out of a social gathering they don’t want to attend. Read more…

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Entertainment

Erykah Badu Talks Politics and Letting Go In Her Manila Concert

If you were lucky enough to catch Erykah Badu’s concert last Saturday, you understand how surreal it is to see her perform live. The queen of neo-soul is everything you want her to be and more. She serenaded the audience with songs they love like “Bag Lady,” “Love Of My Life,” and “Appletree” while the […]

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Larry Flynt offers $10 million if you have information that’ll impeach Trump

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Need some cash and have some dirt on Donald Trump?

You might want to talk to Hustler founder Larry Flynt. The adult magazine mogul is offering $10 million “for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office” of the president.

The full-page ad was published in the Washington Post on Sunday, complete with a toll-free hotline and an email address for readers to send their tips to.

So I decided to do this…let’s see what happenspic.twitter.com/Xpy4qrwHU7

— Larry Flynt (@ImLarryFlynt) October 15, 2017 Read more…

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Hey Donald Trump Jr., Jimmy Kimmel’s got a Harvey Weinstein joke for you

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Jimmy Kimmel has really laid it on Donald Trump in recent weeks, with good reason

It’s something that’s irked the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., resulting a bit of Twitter war over the weekend. 

Trump Jr. asked Kimmel for thoughts on disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, insinuating that he was avoiding the topic because Weinstein is a Democrat. 

If only Trump Jr. knew of that tape with his dad boasting about grabbing women “by the pussy” that came out a year ago, hey. Still, Kimmel’s got a joke about Weinstein as promised (skip to 3:50). 

Oh, and Snoop Dogg makes an appearance for some reason. Read more…

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Trump tweets ‘only one thing’ will work in North Korea, and we are so fed up with living in fear

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Late Saturday afternoon, Donald Trump tweeted a cryptic statement that seemed to threaten war with North Korea. 

Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid……

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017

…hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid…… hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” Trump tweeted.  Read more…

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Australia’s facial recognition database will now include driver’s licence photos

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Move over Face ID, the Australian government has eclipsed you on the creepy factor.

It’ll allow for photos from government I.D.s and licenses to be added to a national facial recognition database, making it easier for the country’s law enforcement agencies to identify people in real time.

The announcement was made on Thursday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, following an agreement between all the country’s states and territories. It will be up and running next year, and the government says the database will help bolster national security. Read more…

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US President Donald Trump to Visit Manila this November

The White House recently released a statement confirming that US President Donald Trump will be visiting Asia this November. The Philippines is part of the important stops he will be making. Better watch out for traffic schemes, protests, and what could possibly the most headache-inducing set of headlines as Trump meets President Duterte. The two […]

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Trump’s new scandal proves Teflon Don can’t beat America’s hatred for air travel

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Much like Donald Trump, the Trump administration seemed to be made of a cutting-edge, space-age substance to which nothing could stick. Teflon Don didn’t even start to capture it. 

Then, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was caught taking chartered flights on taxpayer money. The scandal peaked on Friday afternoon when Price unceremoniously resigned.

Of all the scandals that have erupted around Trump—and there have been plenty—Price’s is among the most mundane. Government officials are routinely enjoying the perks of their position and occasionally having to answer for it. The notion that a relatively minor part of the Trump administration did this would seem to be par for the Trump-branded course. Read more…

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Someone Tell Manny Pacquiao He Should Quit the Instagram Live Lurking

With all due respect, Sen. Manny Pacquiao, do you need a friend? It seems like you do as you have resorted to the millennial way of making connections: watching Instagram Live Stories and leaving comments. No age-shaming here, Senator. You are free to do as the kids do. It’s cool you’re on social media and one […]

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Donald Trump is running out of people to piss off

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Donald Trump is running out of people to piss off. 

Sure, he’s already on the bad side of plenty of Americans: immigrants, women, minorities, generally any decent people. Now, we can add professional athletes to the list.

The president has whipped up what is perhaps his most bizarre and misguided controversy yet, calling any football player that protests a “son of a bitch” and separately going after NBA superstar Steph Curry.

His comments immediately led to broad condemnation from U.S. professional athletes, players’ associations, and teams. Every NFL game on Sunday had some form of protest, but the blowback didn’t stop there. Even people like Terry Bradshaw, a former NFL quarterback who has spent years as a commentator on Fox, weighed in.  Read more…

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Jimmy Kimmel isn’t done being Senator Bill Cassidy’s biggest pest

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When you’re only trying to save health care for 30 million people, you’ve got to be a little persistent.

The man you’d least expect to be on the front foot for saving health care in America, Jimmy Kimmel, is far from resting in his battle to ensure the Graham-Cassidy bill doesn’t cut funding to the most vulnerable. 

Entering into round three of the debate on Thursday night, Kimmel took aim at President Donald Trump, who recently got involved in the debate on Twitter (where else). 

For Kimmel, Trump’s support for the bill is more about politics than it is about a bill that’s, you know, actually good. Read more…

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Donald Trump Jr. doesn’t seem to know which way framed photos of your children should face

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Donald Trump Jr. loves his children so much that he doesn’t actually look at them all day. 

The father of five was pictured sitting at his desk in Trump Tower, contemplating his fate in a New York Times article earlier this week about his meeting with Senate investigators over his ties to Russia. 

On Saturday, however, Twitter noticed something odd about the photo, taken in February. 

I, too, casually arrange photographs of my 100 children to face outwards so I can only see the backs of frames pic.twitter.com/Pa0cHP5ayj

— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) September 8, 2017

Ah, yes. Trump Jr. doesn’t actually seem to look at the photos of his brood all day. Or, more likely, he turned them around for his New York Times photoshoot. Which is weird.  Read more…

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Obama surprising these excited teens at school will give you so much joy

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There’s a lot of terrifying stuff going on right now. 

So if you need a ray of sunshine, just watch these students absolutely lose it when former President Barack Obama walks into the room. 

I mean, these teenagers at McKinley Technological High School in Washington are FREAKING OUT.  Read more…

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