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Pres. Duterte Thinks Men Have Balls If They Rape Miss Universe Candidates

Pres. Duterte’s penchant for rape jokes hasn’t died down, not one bit. After being criticized in the past, he makes another one aimed at Miss Universe candidates. “What I don’t like are kids [being raped,]” he said at a tourism event in Davao City on Friday. “You can mess with, maybe a Miss Universe. Maybe I will […]

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Business

Reebok subtweets Donald Trump, internet goes wild

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Reebok wants in on the Trump Twitter trolling game and it’s showing absolutely no mercy.

On Friday, the athletic apparel company took a shot at the U.S. President by crafting a graphic that mocked the “compliments” he delivered to French President Emmanuel Macron’s wife last week.

In a moment captured on Facebook Live during Trump’s visit to Paris, he can be seen giving French first lady Brigitte, a once-over before saying, “You know, you’re in such great shape … beautiful.” 

*cringe*

In response to the cringeworthy interaction, Reebok posted an elaborate subtweet in the form of a handy chart created to help people determine when it’s appropriate to utter the words Trump spoke to Macron’s wife. Read more…

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Architecture

Trump hires a man with the most magnificent mustache to defend him against Russia accusations

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I dare say, I won’t stand for all of you besmirching my client, Mr. Trump.

To get to him, you’ll have to get through me and my magnificent mustache. My name is Ty Cobb and winning runs in my veins. I’m a high-powered lawyer who represented people in the Clinton administration, and I’m a distant relative of The Georgia Peach himself, Ty Cobb, the baseball player. 

It’s unconscionable that you would accuse my client, Donald J. Trump, and his associates of inappropriate contact with the Russians just because of evidence. Why, I’d challenge you to a duel, but I’m enjoying a tasty mint julep on a riverboat. Read more…

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Entertainment

Trump and Macron’s handshake might be the longest handshake in the history of handshakes

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Forget everything you thought you knew about competitive sports because it’s 2017, and the only competition that matters right now is handshakes. And Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron may have just taken the grand prize for the most awkward handshake ever.

Trump and Macron spent the day together on Friday as the two world leaders celebrated Bastille Day. And spending the day together means one thing: the two were back at it again with their jaw-droppingly unnatural handshakes

While we’ve seen the two exchange truly uncomfortable handshakes time and time again, this new handshake just might be the longest handshake in the history of handshakes. Read more…

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Business

Trump’s latest move to anger the tech community: eliminate the ‘startup visa’

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On July 17, 2017, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists were planning to celebrate. 

While the Barack Obama administration was unable to get much immigration reform through Congress, the Department of Homeland Security had approved a program right before the 44th President left the office.  The International Entrepreneur Rule, referred to many in Silicon Valley as the “startup visa,” would have provided a way for foreign entrepreneurs to come to the United States and build their businesses. 

It seemed on some level like a no brainer. Offering visas to the best and brightest people with the drive to start businesses would mean jobs and continued innovation. And with growing competition from startups in other part of the world, the program would help the U.S. maintain its leadership role in the fields of technology and innovation. Read more…

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Entertainment

Behold: the cringiest Trump handshake yet

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Entertainment

Should Leni Robredo Worry About Bongbong Marcos Possibly Taking the VP Seat?

The Supreme Court officially granted former senator Bongbong Marcos’ petition for a vice-presidential recount. Yesterday, he completed the P66-million balance to initiate a recount in 132,446 precincts. It’s been more than a year since the elections, and Marcos is still firm that Vice-President Leni Robredo cheated in the polls. While the SC, which sits as […]

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Architecture

But his emails! The internet roasts Donald Trump Jr. over Russia report.

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Now it’s time for Donald Trump to worry about emails. 

Back in 2016, Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, met with a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin. 

On Monday, the New York Times reported that the man who brokered the meeting, Rob Goldstone, stated in an email to Trump Jr. that the lawyer had information that could hurt the Hillary Clinton campaign and explicitly stated that the information came from the Russian government, who was trying to help Trump win the election. 

Why is this bad for Donald Trump? Well, it’s a sign that members of his campaign welcomed support from Russia. (Jared Kushner and Paul J. Manafort, then the chairman of the Trump campaign, also attended the meeting.) Read more…

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Business

Chelsea Clinton just shut down Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rant with a single tweet

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Architecture

Nikki Haley is sooo bummed she has to work on July 4 just because North Korea launched an ICBM

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Don’t you hate when it’s the Fourth of July and instead of grilling burgers with friends, you’re forced to deal with a hostile foreign state that just tested an intercontinental ballistic missile

Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina and current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, sure does! 

Spending my 4th in meetings all day#ThanksNorthKorea

— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 4, 2017

Ugh, meetings amirite? #ThanksNorthKorea. 

I mean, the least Kim Jong-un could do was wait another day to announce his country had taken a step toward being able to launch a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the continental United States.  Read more…

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Business

It’s time for Twitter to ban Donald Trump

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On Thursday, a 71-year-old white man tweeted something sexist and cruel. 

He referred to Mika Brzezinski, cohost of MSNBC’s weekday show Morning Joe, as “I.Q. Crazy Mika” and said she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” this past New Year’s Eve. 

It was a hateful, direct attack. It was clearly harassment.

You probably already guessed the abuser in this situation: the president of the United States. The vitriol dripping from his personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, just isn’t surprising anymore. What remains shocking, though, and what has become inexcusable is Twitter’s role in spreading hate by not banning him like they have other high-profile abusers.  Read more…

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Entertainment

Trump creeps on Irish reporter in the Oval Office, and America is so, so sorry

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You’ll need a shower after this.

During a diplomatic call with Ireland’s new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday, American President Donald Trump couldn’t help but wave RTÉ correspondent Caitríona Perry over to his desk. It was creepy. It was gross. It was not a good look. 

“We have a lot of your Irish press watching us right now,” Trump said while on the phone, before turning his attention to Perry. 

“Where are you from? Go ahead, come here, come here, where are you from, we have all of this beautiful Irish press.” Read more…

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Business

3 big-name journalists leave CNN over retracted story

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Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a thinly sourced scoop. 

The story’s author, Thomas Frank; an editor in CNN’s new investigative unit, Eric Lichtblau; and head editor of the unit Lex Haris are no longer with the company as of Monday, a spokesperson confirmed.

The piece, which cited a single anonymous source, claimed a congressional committee was investigating a Russian investment fund’s ties to a former member of Donald Trump’s administration. 

A day after its publication, CNN scrubbed the story from its site and replaced it with an editor’s note. The network never reported the news on air. Read more…

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Business

Tim Cook showed up to Trump’s big tech meeting — but not Mark Zuckerberg

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President Donald Trump wants to modernize government systems, and he is asking the CEOs of the world’s largest tech companies for help. Many executives, like those at Apple, Amazon, and Google, are listening and offering their words of wisdom, while others, like Facebook, appear to be keeping their distance — at least publicly.

On Monday, tech leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, arrived at the White House. The day-long affair kicked off a week of conversations about the state of the government infrastructure as well as tech policies like cybersecurity, talent recruitment, and government and private sector partnerships.  Read more…

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Fashion

Did Miley Cyrus Call Out Dolce & Gabbana for Supporting Melania Trump?

Dolce & Gabbana may have banned Miley Cyrus from working with their brand in the future. The reason? The singer called them out on Instagram for their “politics.” Last Saturday, Miley’s younger brother Braison Cyrus walked for D&G’s Spring 2018 show in Milan. The singer congratulated him in an Instagram post, and also didn’t hold […]

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Business

In honor of Trump’s birthday, we dug up his completely real MySpace profile

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To acknowledge Donald Trump’s 71st birthday, we decided the ultimate present would be to dig up his rarely seen and completely real* — honest — MySpace profile for everyone to enjoy.

Sure, America knows 2017 Trump as somewhat of a Twitter snob — only communicating with his followers through 140-character-long snippets and midnight rants — but his apparent lack of a MySpace leaves a glaring hole in his efforts to dominate social media.

We’ve recently uncovered the now 71-year-old president’s (very real, not fake, authentic) MySpace profile, which he appears to update regularly in an effort to Make MySpace Great Again. And boy, is it something. Read more…

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Architecture

Nancy Pelosi trolled Trump with this offer to the Golden State Warriors

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invited the Golden State Warriors to the U.S. Capitol the day after they beat Cleveland for the NBA championship

That might seem random at first blush, but it was actually a way for Pelosi to indirectly engage in one of her favorite pastimes: trolling President Donald Trump. 

The @Warriors‘ leadership is inspiring. I’d be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol#DubNation

— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 13, 2017

Observers of both basketball and politics, you see, are watching to learn what happens next with Golden State. Championship teams are typically invited to visit the president at the White House — and universally accept said invitations — but with the Warriors there’s a wrinkleRead more…

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