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Trump: I've destroyed bills, gotten bills passed with Twitter

Trump: I’ve destroyed bills, gotten bills passed with Twitter

Trump opens up on his use of social media and approach to the presidency. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX…

Senator Warren: “She’s Got a Plan for That”

The Story: Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign for President may be gaining some momentum. In recent days variations of her frequent use of the expression "I've...
Why Are So Many People Willing To Tie Themselves To This White House? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Why Are So Many People Willing To Tie Themselves To This White House? |...

High turnover rates are a problem in the Trump administration and the president is famous for hiring and firing employees on Twitter. Chris Jansing asks the question: Why are so many people willing to tie themselves to this White House?…

Is There a Political Reason Twitter Won’t Do More to Combat White Supremacy?

But according to a new report from Motherboard, Twitter has avoided censoring white supremacists out of fear that it could impact the accounts of Republican politicians. Twitter hasn’t made the same commitment to rid itself of white supremacist content, the speaker later said in another conversation confirmed by Motherboard, because it could have a similar effect on the accounts of Republican politicians. To do so for white supremacist content would inevitably impact Republican accounts because of the extent to which white supremacist and white nationalist rhetoric has bled into American political discourse. On Tuesday, CEO Jack Dorsey met with Trump at the White House hours after Trump took to the platform to complain that “they don’t treat me well as a Republican,” that Twitter is “very discriminatory,” that it is “hard for people to sign on” and that it is “[c]onstantly taking people off list.” Thank you for the time. Last August, Dorsey drew criticism for his decision to apologize to conservative activist Candace Owens after a Twitter Moment labeled her a “far-right” personality. Thanks for calling out.” At a Turning Point USA event in London a few months later, Owens said Hitler’s ambitions were “OK” until he wanted to take them outside of Germany’s borders. I want to apologize for our labeling you “far right.” Team completed a full review of how this was published and why we corrected far too late (12 hrs after). “[There’s an] intentional conflation by a bunch of conservatives to say that white supremacist accounts and average Republican accounts are the same thing,” Collins said of conservatives who claim bias. It should be in the interest of conservatives to try to make a delineation between white supremacist content and [conservative content].” One prominent Republican politician whose account may be hard to distinguish from those of white supremacists is Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who has regularly promoted white supremacists and neo-Nazis. “There is a very strong conviction on this side of the aisle that the algorithms are written with a bias against conservatives,” he told Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a congressional hearing in December.
Donald Trump Complains On Twitter That He Never Gets any Credit For Anything | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Donald Trump Complains On Twitter That He Never Gets any Credit For Anything |...

The president is again lashing out at Democrats investigating him on the Hill and bemoaning on Twitter that he never gets any credit for anything. Jon Meacham and Eugene Robinson join to discuss. » Subscribe to MSNBC: MSNBC delivers…

Trump declares Mueller-probe win, tweeting out NY Post front page

President Trump, reiterating his firm belief that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had been a political and unsuccessful witch hunt, tweeted out the New York Post's front page and its bold, declarative headline: "TRUMP CLEAN." The page showed Trump smiling alongside the phrases, "No crimes committed," and "Dem hoax destroyed." The tweet was something of a victory lap for Trump, after Mueller's report said there wasn't enough evidence to charge him with either conspiracy or obstruction of justice. Despite what Trump's tweets may have implied, the battle was far from over, however, as congressional Democrats continued to push their own follow-up investigation. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., who also serves on the Judiciary Committee, spoke of concerns about Russian election meddling and collusion. He said that even though Mueller's report didn't show collusion "beyond a reasonable doubt," it contained enough suspicious information to raise red flags. "There was certainly evidence of collusion, not evidence that met the beyond a reasonable doubt standard," he said. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called for impeachment proceedings in the aftermath of the Mueller report's release, and pushed back on concerns that the issue might hurt Democrats' 2020 prospects. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., also pushed a resolution calling on the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether Trump committed impeachable offenses. "Special alternate-universe front-page award to [New York Post]," Dan Froomkin, editor of White House Watch, tweeted.

This Bollywood Baddie Takes Aim at India’s Biggest Political Stars

“Ultimately, a member of parliament from a party has to do what the party wants — not what the people want.” It’s hard to put Raj in a box, let alone a trap. Losing my son made me realize not to take anything for granted. He isn’t the first film star to enter Indian politics. But others have either joined a political party or started one of their own, like iconic Tamil star Kamal Haasan in 2018. Not so Raj. But in November, he started questioning himself: Was he doing enough? “Prakash represents a third voice, an independent voice, and that’s crucial,” says Deepu, who has known Raj since they met after the Lankesh murder. He won’t join a party but doesn’t mind smaller parties supporting him. “Losing my son made me realize not to take anything for granted,” says Raj. Read more: India’s rocker prince takes on Modi.

Bus to tell Brexiteers that we’ve now left the EU, nation hopes they fall...

A message on the side of a bus will inform Brexiteers that Britain has now left the EU while the rest of the country hopes they fall for it again. The original Brexit bus claimed that Britain sent £350 million a week to the EU, money we would be able to spend on the NHS instead. While that message was a load of old bobbins, plenty of people fell for it. That is why a new bus message will tell Brexiteers that Britain has now left the EU while sane and rational people cross their fingers and hope they fall for the same trick again. It appears the scheme is already working as a picture of the bus has been shared over 10,000 times on social media, with Brexiteers leaving celebratory messages. ‘Missed the big news but if it says it on the side of a bus it must be true!’ posted @AreKuntry on Twitter. The Brexit bus will tour Britain until every Brexiteer believes we’ve left the EU, the country will then return to business as usual.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw reacts to Ilhan Omar's comments about 9/11

Rep. Dan Crenshaw reacts to Ilhan Omar’s comments about 9/11

Dan Crenshaw responds to the criticism and support Rep. Ilhan Omar has received since her controversial comments made about 9/11. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7,…

Meet the Man Behind Trump’s Biden Tweet

“It’s definitely an organic process,” CarpeDonktum told me over the phone shortly after Mr. Trump tweeted his video. “If a political campaign wanted to hire me to do viral marketing stuff for them, that could be interesting,” he mused. CarpeDonktum started making memes, like countless other online Trump supporters, after spending time on Reddit’s The_Donald forum. According to their creator, it’s no fluke that the videos caught the eye of the president; he tailors them to an older generation of internet users. “It’s boomer humor,” he said of his style of videos. And CarpeDonktum, who described himself as “an entertainer” who “wants to make people laugh,” is not above engaging in all-caps Trumpian politics (which includes angrily tweeting at liberal politicians). But at a time when our politics is programmed by what’s viral on Twitter, CarpeDonktum appears — stupefyingly as it might seem — to have something approaching power in MAGAland. “All of the memes and stuff like that.” he said. The stuff online that people dismiss as memes — that’s the way to motivate people,” he added. “It’s the viral political marketing of the future.” In theory, his story is a perfect realization of the utopian understanding of the utopian promise of the internet: a truly democratic system of communication where anyone, anywhere can create things and get them seen by important people — even the president!