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Health: Social Media and the Anti-Vaxx Cause

The Story: There have been anti-vaccination activists long before there was such a virus as Covid-19. The anti-vaxx cause makes a variety of accusations against...

All the President’s broken men

One is already in jail, another is headed there and Stone narrowly escaped with his liberty Thursday but was gagged by a judge he had threatened on Instagram. The White House line, whenever one of the President's men goes down, is that none of it has anything to do with Trump. That Roger Stone was nowhere to be seen in a Washington courtroom. Stone has been walking the line, and crossing over it, for decades. "They say I'm Mr. Trump's pit bull, that I'm his right-hand man," Cohen once said. Trump." Before he was snared by Mueller, Manafort was an uber-lobbyist and the epitome of Washington's swamp culture, exporting the dark arts he learned as a GOP operative to several unsavory political characters abroad. He worked for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine, in just one of the contacts that have drawn the interest of Mueller. He will be sentenced in Washington, where he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and broke a plea deal with Mueller, on March 13. In his most recent court appearance last month, he had to ask the judge for permission to wear a suit instead of his dark green prison duds.

The Killers release political song ‘Land of the Free’ with video by Spike Lee

Washington (CNN)The Killers cover political topics from the border wall to mass incarceration on their new song "Land of the Free." Lead singer Brandon Flowers said in a note posted to Instagram that the idea for the song began after the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. "In the months and years that followed, America would be hit with an onslaught of more mass shootings of innocents and too many examples of racial injustice to ignore," he wrote. Flowers credited Ava DuVernay's "13th," a film about race and incarceration, and Jimmy Kimmel's political monologues with convincing him to turn his thoughts into music. He also mentioned his grandmother, a Lithuanian immigrant who traveled to the US to escape Soviet oppression, and said, "We dishonor our values, our ancestors and our heritage when we tear gas our brothers and sisters seeking asylum." "I love my country," Flowers wrote. "I know that these are complicated issues but whether you stand to the left, right, or straddle the line, you've gotta believe that we can do better." The video for the track, directed by Spike Lee, includes footage from the wall on the US-Mexico border. Flowers has weighed in on politics before, but it's usually local. The Nevada singer performed at a rally for the Senate campaign of Democrat Jacky Rosen in his home state in 2018, and he's appeared before with former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat.

Liberal Freshmen Are Shaking the Capitol Just Days Into the New Congress

They have pressed for an ambitious and costly climate change proposal that would eliminate the use of fossil fuels in 12 years and provide a job to anyone who wants one. Ms. Pelosi has curtailed many of the insurgent progressives’ demands. Their savvy, almost Trumpian use of social media may not pass a national health plan or a 70 percent income tax bracket, but it has helped muscle the policy conversation into the national discourse, and has nudged the party to the left. Representative Jackie Speier of California, one of the more senior women in the House, praised the new women for “invigorating the Congress” and “having the guts to say these rules don’t make any sense.” Nodding toward their tools of communication, she added, “I think what we’ve learned from President Trump is that people like authenticity.” The comparison to Mr. Trump may rankle, but their policy proposals bring to mind the Tea Party class of 2011, whose hard-right positions moved the Republican Party by making traditionally conservative proposals seem more moderate. “If I have any say to what happens legislatively, it’s that we get something done.” Several of the freshman proposals are not particularly new. For years, liberals have demanded greater attention to climate change. 2 House Republican. But Ms. Ocasio-Cortez won’t be leading the climate change panel. In an interview, Ms. Castor had only praise for the freshmen’s efforts on climate change, calling them “transformative.” “Part of the message is, ‘No way, we do not have time for climate deniers, and we’re going to press on,’” she said. This is our moment, and we need this youthful energy.” But Ms. Castor has history to worry about.

What about her reputation? Taylor Swift’s politics draw praise, backlash, comment from Trump

Were you ready for it? It seems nobody expected Taylor Swift to ever get political, and her Sunday night post on the upcoming Tennessee Senate race sent shock waves through social media. She endorsed Bredesen and offered a harsh rebuke of Blackburn, saying "her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me." Even President Donald Trump weighed in Monday, telling reporters on the White House lawn as he was returning from a trip to Orlando: "Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now, OK?" Some believe she should have stayed silent: @taylorswift13 Respectfully, be quiet and sing! I guess you’re more pop than country now anyway. You’re country fans are gonna be disappointed. Now you’re on the level of Katie Perry. Taylor Swift gets political? Many praised the singer for finally voicing her opinion and encouraging people to vote.

Taylor Swift breaks political silence, backs Tennessee Dems

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift says she's voting for Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking her long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. Swift posted on Instagram Sunday evening acknowledging she's previously shied from voicing her political opinions. But she says several personal and public events over the past two years have prompted her to speak out. Swift has faced criticism for not speaking about political issues despite having a global platform. The pop star — a Tennessee native — slammed Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in her lengthy post, writing the Republican candidate's voting record "terrifies me." Swift says she's voting for Bredesen for Senate and Democrat Jim Cooper for the House. Swift didn't acknowledge Bredesen's recent endorsement of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but said people may never find a candidate or party with whom they agree completely on every issue. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Instagram censors Tucker segment by 'mistake'

Instagram censors Tucker segment by ‘mistake’

Radio host Ethan Bearman uploaded video of a Tucker segment on Sarah Jeong to Instagram, but it was subsequently deleted . An Instagram spokesperson told 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' this: 'This post was removed in error and we are sorry. It…

Ocasio-Cortez Not Only Beat Crowley — She Beat Old-School New York Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old upstart who a year ago was working as a bartender at the gourmet Manhattan taqueria Flats Fix, and who had been inspired to run by Bernie Sanders, had swamped Crowley everywhere, from the barrios of the Bronx to the white liberal enclaves of Astoria and Jackson Heights. Joe Crowley was the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, the likely next Speaker of the House and for a decade and a half had presided over the Queens County Democratic machine. I voted for her.” When Crowley entered the restaurant, he conceded immediately, pledging to support Ocasio-Cortez. “I may not have gotten proper credit for all the things I have done,” Crowley told New York while the band played “Ramblin’ Man” behind him. “The people in this district know me. It is what it is.” He defended not going to the debate in the Bronx, saying that the paper that sponsored the debate “had already endorsed my opponent, and they wouldn’t work with my schedule.” “I was never a good debater anyway,” he added. “I think anybody who has ever seen me debate knows that.” Crowley’s campaign team had no sense that he was vulnerable. She railed against Crowley’s ties to the Queens machine, in particular highlighting how high-level officials in the county Democratic Party serve as lawyers before Surrogate’s Court. The Queens Democratic Party had 300 foot soldiers knocking on doors on Crowley’s behalf on Election Day, and he had every major union in the city doing the same. It’s about the people.

From parties to politics: how student life has changed

I didn’t always show up to lectures; I was meant to study Italian, but didn’t go. And I wasn’t as involved in activism as they are, because I didn’t have the confidence. I was looking forward to living with loads of young people. I wasn’t really homesick, but I did miss Mum, even though we text every day. It’s really easy to get involved in things these days, because of Facebook. Melissa Aitchison, 19, is studying politics and international relations at Nottingham Trent University I was so excited to go to university, because everyone says how amazing it is. It was harder than I expected to make friends at first, so I needed Mum on hand. Then one day I met a girl on my course and someone in my accommodation, and we’re best friends now. We talk about things like Brexit, and I’m in the feminism society and the politics and international relations society. The stereotype of students – that we never turn up – hasn’t really changed, but I don’t think that’s true any more, because everyone works hard.
Celebs slam photo of Ivanka Trump and son amid border crisis

Celebs slam photo of Ivanka Trump and son amid border crisis

Ivanka Trump posted a photo with her son and has received heavy criticism from social media. Many celebrities are reacting to the post. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well…