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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 22, 2019 at 19:15. 13 comments

Three Men In the Past Month Have Been Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Shootings at Abortion Clinics

Three Men In the Past Month Have Been Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Shootings at Abortion Clinics

A man was arrested and charged Wednesday after he allegedly posted threats online that he was going to “shoot up” a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Washington, D.C.

Jacob Cooper, a 20-year-old from Tennessee, reportedly used social platform iFunny, which is a breeding ground for white supremacists. “Make sure you tell them about how I plan to shoot up a planned parenthood facility in...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 22, 2019 at 10:00. 18 comments

Jay Inslee Ends Presidential Bid

Jay Inslee Ends Presidential Bid

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, whose campaign was focused on encouraging badly needed actions to confront the climate crisis, ended his presidential bid Wednesday.

“I have to tell you, look, I’ve been fighting climate change for 25 years,” Inslee told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, “and I’ve never been so confident of the ability of America now to reach critical mass to move the ball. I believe we...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 22, 2019 at 08:50. 23 comments

Texas Executes Man for Murder Conviction Whose Alibi Was That He Was Already Incarcerated

Texas Executes Man for Murder Conviction Whose Alibi Was That He Was Already Incarcerated

Texas killed a man who maintained his innocence over a capital murder conviction for a 1998 murder on Wednesday. Larry Swearingen, 48, and his legal team fought hard to overturn his conviction for the strangling death of 19-year-old Melissa Trotter. His lawyers said that the court’s decision was based on circumstantial evidence and “junk science.”

Multiple forensic scientists found that...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 22, 2019 at 06:55. 17 comments

Resistance Dog Twitter Is Getting Seriously Out of Hand

Resistance Dog Twitter Is Getting Seriously Out of Hand

Zerlina Maxwell, the director of progressive programming at SiriusXM and a political analyst for MSNBC, has been talking about actress Susan Sarandon’s dog for an entire day now.

On Tuesday, Maxwell pretty randomly chose to insult Sarandon’s dog Penny Lane, or Penny for short. The Pomeranian-Maltese mix goes basically everywhere with Sarandon, including on Jimmy Fallon. It’s clear that Penny,...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 21, 2019 at 11:00. 14 comments

Peter Thiel’s Shady Tech Company Keeps Cashing in on Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policies

Peter Thiel’s Shady Tech Company Keeps Cashing in on Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policies

Palantir has a deal with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for up to nearly $50 million over the next 3 years, according to a contract posted Monday. The software company co-founded by possible vampire and all around terrible person Peter Thiel helps government officials organize and access large swaths of personal information about, you know, everyone.

Since 2014, the Silicon Valley...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 21, 2019 at 08:35. 5 comments

Head of NYPD Group Is Losing His Mind Over Firing of Cop Who Put Eric Garner in Banned Chokehold

Head of NYPD Group Is Losing His Mind Over Firing of Cop Who Put Eric Garner in Banned Chokehold

The head of the New York Police Department’s Lieutenants Benevolent Association wrote on Tuesday that he is “disgusted” at the recent firing of Daniel Pantaleo , the officer who put Eric Garner in a banned chokehold in 2014, according to an email shown to Splinter News.

Video showed that as he died, Garner, an unarmed African-American, shouted “I can’t breathe” 11 times. The harrowing public...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 21, 2019 at 06:06. 11 comments

Trump Reportedly Tells NRA Head: 'I'll Give You Cover'

Trump Reportedly Tells NRA Head: 'I'll Give You Cover'

President Donald Trump has dropped any pretenses of moving to regulate guns more following another recent wave of mass shootings. Instead, he decided to have a nice phone call with the leader of the gun group that reportedly spent $31 million on his 2016 campaign, according to a report published in the Atlantic Tuesday.

Trump told the Chief Executive of the National Rifle Association, Wayne...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 15, 2019. 10 comments

Man Identified as Guard Drives Car Into Crowd of Anti-ICE Protesters at Rhode Island Prison

Man Identified as Guard Drives Car Into Crowd of Anti-ICE Protesters at Rhode Island Prison

A man in a truck drove into a crowd of peaceful anti-Immigration and Customs Enforcement protesters outside a prison run by ICE in Central Falls, Rhode Island on Wednesday night. People in the crowd claimed that the perpetrator was a guard who worked at the facility.

The protesters had gathered at the ICE-run Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility to condemn Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 15, 2019. 20 comments

What Could Marco Rubio's Chief of Staff Have Against These Specific Professions?

What Could Marco Rubio's Chief of Staff Have Against These Specific Professions?

Michael Needham, chief of staff for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), seems to be really bothered by people who are in some very specific underpaid, majority female careers:

Needham was weighing in on a discussion stemming from an Atlantic article on the rise of careers catering to the wealthy, including in the fitness industry and among salon workers.

These all sound like incredibly difficult careers....

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 15, 2019. 20 comments

This Exchange With Jeffrey Epstein’s Former Bodyguard is Absolutely Chilling

This Exchange With Jeffrey Epstein’s Former Bodyguard is Absolutely Chilling

Former UFC fighter Igor Zinoviev reportedly worked as the late accused sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein’s driver, bodyguard, and personal trainer. Apparently, he travelled with Epstein and lived at his Palm Beach, Florida house for five or six years. Epstein was found dead in his jail cell Saturday after an alleged suicide .

On Wednesday, New York Magazine’s Intelligencer published an interview...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 15, 2019. 23 comments

Alleged Philadelphia Shooter Taken Into Custody, Injured Cops Released from Hospital [UPDATE]

Alleged Philadelphia Shooter Taken Into Custody, Injured Cops Released from Hospital [UPDATE]

At least six police officers were reportedly shot by at least one gunman in what authorities described as an active shooter situation that began around 4:30 p.m. in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

One witness said that she heard more than 100 gunshots in the city’s Nicetown-Tioga neighborhood.

“I heard so many gunshots,” the woman told local Philadelphia affiliate WPVI. “I got scared,” she added.

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 14, 2019. 4 comments

Chris Matthews Is a Strong Candidate for 'Man With the Worst Jeffrey Epstein Take'

Chris Matthews Is a Strong Candidate for 'Man With the Worst Jeffrey Epstein Take'

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggested on Tuesday that politicians flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, known as the “Lolita Express,” in part because they were short on cash.

Matthews said: “One thing culturally that goes on in politics that I find really dismaying: politicians need money. A lot of them aren’t that wealthy. They live on their salaries, 100 and a half a year, they’re not crying,...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 14, 2019. 12 comments

Donald Trump Is Fearmongering About the Wind Now

Donald Trump Is Fearmongering About the Wind Now

Donald Trump’s entire presidency is based on making people feel fear. His fascism and bigotry in both rhetoric and policies destroy lives. Now, in an exceptionally deranged speech delivered on Tuesday, he tried to make people worry about the wind somehow just... stopping.

Trump told the crowd at a Pennsylvania Shell plant that they should think about what would happen in the extremely likely...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 14, 2019.

Neera Tanden Is the Last Person You Should Ask About Journalistic Independence

Neera Tanden Is the Last Person You Should Ask About Journalistic Independence

On MSNBC’s Meet the Press Tuesday, panelists discussed presidential hopeful and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ criticism of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his perceived influence over the Washington Post, which Bezos owns. Neera Tanden, the excessively online (she blocked me ages ago) president of the Center for American Progress, an influential liberal think tank, joined in the fun.

It just so...

Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 14, 2019. 6 comments

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Even though Jeffrey Epstein, who was widely accused of sexual abuse, was found dead in his jail cell Saturday after an apparent suicide, there are still many people who are alive and could be prosecuted for working with him. One of those people is Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, who, allegedly, authorities can’t find.

The Washington Post reported: “According to people...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 08, 2019. 12 comments

I Can't Unsee These Photos of Trump

I Can't Unsee These Photos of Trump

The White House posted truly haunting photos of Donald Trump on Wednesday visiting survivors of the shooting in Dayton, OH , in which nine people were killed, including the shooter’s brother , and 27 were wounded. In photos with victims, Dayton police officers, first responders, doctors, and nurses, Trump has a wide Cheshire cat smile as if he is completely oblivious to the tragedy at hand....

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 08, 2019. 22 comments

ICE Detains About 680 Workers in Mississippi Raids

ICE Detains About 680 Workers in Mississippi Raids

Trump immigration authorities detained about 680 people in Mississippi on Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. Nearly 600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept seven different food processing plants in six cities in another show of ethnic cleansing by the Trump administration, this time interrupting a work day.

“The ICE raids are both dehumanizing and ineffective as a...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 08, 2019. 19 comments

Diabetic Man Dies After Trump Administration Deported Him to a Country He Had Never Visited

Diabetic Man Dies After Trump Administration Deported Him to a Country He Had Never Visited

Jimmy Aldaoud, a man the Trump administration deported to Baghdad, Iraq in June, died Tuesday, Politico reported Wednesday. The 41-year-old had been likely unable to access insulin to treat his diabetes in Iraq, according to people who knew him.

Immigration attorney Edward Bajoka posted on Facebook about Aldaoud’s death. He wrote:“He was forcefully deported to Iraq a couple of months ago. He...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 08, 2019. 21 comments

Real Estate Mogul Stephen Ross’ Alleged Logic on Trump Is a Reminder That All Billionaires Are Awful

Real Estate Mogul Stephen Ross’ Alleged Logic on Trump Is a Reminder That All Billionaires Are Awful

Real estate developer Stephen Ross is hosting a fundraising event for Donald Trump at his house in the Hamptons in New York, according to a report from the Washington Post published Tuesday. Ross, who is also the owner of the Miami Dolphins, fitness center Equinox, and loud spin cult Soulcycle, somehow supports Trump but not his racism, according to a report published Wednesday.

An anonymous...

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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 07, 2019. 18 comments

Tucker Carlson Calls White Supremacy a 'Hoax' In Astonishing Diatribe

Tucker Carlson Calls White Supremacy a 'Hoax' In Astonishing Diatribe

Nauseatingly racist Fox News host Tucker Carlson dismissed concerns about white supremacists as a “conspiracy theory” on Tuesday. This is a cruel lie: a white supremacist murdered 22 people over the weekend in El Paso, Texas after he had apparently written about a “Hispanic invasion.”

“The whole thing is a lie,” Carlson said. “If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns of...

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