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    The Washington Post has refused to publish former President Donald Trump's full response to its three-part investigation finding that warning signs were ignored ahead of the January 6 insurrection. In its decision not to publish the former president's entire response, The Post noted that Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich 'provided a lengthy written response' to its investigation 'that included [a] series of unrelated inflammatory claims that The Post is not publishing in full.' The decision comes just a few days after the Wall Street Journal faced backlash for publishing an op-ed by the former president without fact-checking it.  The Post wrote that Budowich said Trump 'greatly objected' to all of the 37 findings reported as part of its investigation, and dismissed the stories as 'fake news,' which 'falsely cast people who entered the Capitol on January 6 as "agitators not associated with President Trump".'      'The media's obsession with the January 6th protest is a blatant attempt to overshadow a simple fact: there is no greater threat to America than leftist journalists and the Fake News, which has avoided a careful examination...
    It's like Lenin said: There are decades when nothing happens, and there are dresses where decades happen. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Tax the Rich" dress at the Met Gala (Vogue, 9/16/21) might have passed through the media as a mere photo opportunity or act of class-conscious performance art, but given that it happened near the 10th anniversary of the first day of the Occupy Wall Street protests, the event may be an indicator of how much Occupy has moved the public toward policies of aggressively taxing the wealthy to pay for needed social programs, education, public employment and infrastructure. And corporate media's response indicates that they are worried that history might be on Ocasio-Cortez and her dress's side. 'Wrong message' David Harsanyi (New York Post, 9/17/21) argues that the rich shouldn't pay more because our tax system is already progressive–which is neither logically nor empirically true. The Murdoch-owned New York Post (9/17/21) led the charge against her protest, with David Harsanyi complaining, "Despite perceptions, the highest-income strata of taxpayers are the only ones who pay a larger share of taxes...
    The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police wanted more people to know about hero East Peoria Officer Jeffrey Bieber, so it planned to pay Facebook extra for a "boost" in distribution of its post, according to a report. But the social networking giant rejected the police group’s request, citing "sensitive social issues" connected with the ad that could spark controversy, the Journal Star of Peoria reported. Ed Wojcicki, executive director of the police group, told the newspaper he couldn’t believe Facebook would reject a tribute to a police officer. CHARLESTON POLICE CHIEF ‘VERY ANGRY’ WITH RISE IN CRIME IN THE UNITED STATES "The way we see it is, Facebook thinks it’s wrong to honor a brave police officer who suffered serious wounds while protecting his central Illinois city. How is that remotely political?" Wojcicki asked, according to the Journal Star. "Facebook thinks it’s wrong to honor a brave police officer who suffered serious wounds while protecting his central Illinois city. How is that remotely political?"  — Ed Wojcicki, Illinois Association of Chiefs of PoliceBack in February, Officer Bieber managed to...
    Derek Chauvin is placed in handcuffs after being found guilty of murdering George Floyd Court TV via AP, Pool Fall River Police apologized after sharing a response to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict on Tuesday. "Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back," the post read in part. "Imagine if George Floyd had done the same," it continued. Police said that was shared erroneously. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Massachusetts police department apologized after sharing a post on its Facebook page that read: "Derek Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back. Imagine where we'd be if George had done the same." The now-deleted Facebook post was shared by the Fall River Police Department in Massachusetts on Tuesday after Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. Facebook Icon The letter F. Follow Insider on Facebook The post reshared a screenshot of a tweet reading: "Chauvin immediately stood and calmly placed his hands behind his back. Imagine where we'd be if...
    A general view of atmosphere during the Head in the Clouds Festival by 88 Rising at Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images Asian media company 88rising went under fire after posting a yellow square in response to the Tuesday shootings. Eight people died in three shootings in the Atlanta metro area, six of whom were Asian women. Some likened the post to people sharing black squares amid the Black Lives Matter protests last year. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An Asian American media company apologized after receiving backlash from posting a yellow square to show support for the Asian community in light of the Atlanta area shootings. Eight people were killed in three shootings in the Atlanta metro area Tuesday night. Six of the victims were Asian women. The suspect, identified by authorities as 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, was arrested and charged in connection with the shooting earlier Wednesday. The shooting spurred support for the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, as people, including prominent Democrats, condemned...
    Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images The riots at the U.S. Capitol have inspired Demi Lovato to work on “special” new music to vent her frustration with what she calls an “assault on democracy.” Like countless celebrities in the entertainment industry, Lovato took to social media to condemn the violent siege that took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. “My heart is broken,” she began in an Instagram post. “It makes me too sad to believe how naive I was to think this couldn’t possibly happen, and yet it did. Here we are.” The singer went on to call out those on social media asking about the status of her upcoming album. “For everyone in my comments saying ‘where’s d7’ or wanting me to sing instead of speaking up about what needs to change in this country, THIS IS WHY I POST AS MUCH AS I DO. THIS IS WHY I CARE. THIS CANNOT HAPPEN ANY FUCKING MORE. I’m angry, embarrassed and ashamed.” Lovato went on to reveal she’s “in the studio working on something special after today’s assault on democracy,” along...
    Erin Scott/CNP via ZUMA Wire Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Though it’s been clear for quite some time that President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been both haphazard and lethal, it’s not been easy to know what was going on inside the White House among the president and his advisers that set the stage for the skyrocketing infection rate and the deaths of 313,000 people. A piece from the Washington Post, published Saturday, compiles the reflections of 48 senior administration officials, government health professionals, outside advisers, and others to present one of the most comprehensive analyses yet of how, as the Post puts it, the US walked headlong into the “pandemic’s dark winter.” “I think he’s just done with COVID,” one of the president’s closest advisers told the Post. The president’s initial reluctance to take the pandemic seriously, at least publicly, is well documented. As is his early acknowledgement to Bob Woodward that the situation was much more dire...
    President Donald Trump claimed Democrat nominee Joe Biden had waved a “white flag on life” after the Biden campaigned released a statement criticizing the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Joe Biden says you’ve waved the white flag on fighting the coronavirus,” a reporter asked Trump on Monday shortly before he took the stage for a campaign rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “No, no, he has. He’s waved the white flag on life. He doesn’t leave his basement,” the president responded. (RELATED: Joe Biden Appears To Reference ‘George’ W. Bush When Talking About Trump) WATCH: “He is a pathetic candidate, I will tell you that,” Trump added. (RELATED: New York Post, Washington Examiner Endorse Trump For Reelection) The Biden campaign released a statement on Sunday condemning the president’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows stunningly admitted this morning that the administration has given up on even trying to control this pandemic, that they’ve given up on their basic duty to protect the American people,” Biden’s statement reads. “This wasn’t a slip by Meadows, it...
    Jennifer Garner is one of the warmest Hollywood celebrities and is known for her amazing personality and activism. Over the coronavirus period, Garner has been extremely active on social media and we are loving her antics, be it sharing her childhood pictures to having a conversation with Dr Anthony Fauci, the actress is making sure to keep a positive environment through her posts. Recently, Jennifer was seen having a fun time on her family farm in Oklahoma where she was seen sporting denim overalls and looked gorgeous in it. Although, a user taking to her post commenting asking her if she’s pregnant and Garner’s graceful response has been winning the internet. Jennifer Garner Gets Super Emotional After Binge-Watching The Office With Her Kids in Quarantine (Watch Video).  Garner not only refuted rumours of being pregnant but made sure to make it a dignified response without getting rude or savage. Responding to the comment, Jennifer wrote, “I am 48, have three healthy kids, and am not and never will be pregnant. We can lay that pupper to rest. Have I gained...
    Alia Bhatt is gearing up for the digital release of her upcoming film, Sadak 2. The film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt start Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles and is all set to arrive on Disney+ Hotstar on August 28. In the light of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, Alia Bhatt and her father Mahesh Bhatt have been receiving online hate due to nepotism and also the latter’s close connection with Rhea Chakraborty who is currently being investigated in the actor’s death case. This online hate has also led to netizens showing their dislike towards Sadak 2. Alia though is making sure to give it back to haters with positivity. Shukriya Song From Sadak 2: Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt Get Emotional In This Slow-Paced Number (Watch Video). The actress recently shared a picture of herself on Instagram where she is seen flipping her hair for a gorgeous sunkissed picture and while she looks absolutely stunning in it, we are more impressed with her amazing caption that seems to be the perfect comeback...
    Martha Stewart caught the internet's attention this week when she posted a sultry pool selfie.  Her picture inspired Chelsea Handler, who tried to emulate the lifestyle expert in her own Instagram photo.  Stewart had a hilarious response to Handler's post, commenting: "I do think my pool is a little bit prettier than yours." She also noted that her facial expression had been "a little bit more relaxed" than the comedian's.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From her delicious meals to her enviable hosting skills, Martha Stewart has always been a source of inspiration.  But the lifestyle queen couldn't help but throw a little shade when Chelsea Handler tried to emulate her sultry pool selfie.  Stewart caught the internet's attention earlier this week when she posted a picture of herself enjoying a dip in the pool at her home in East Hampton, New York.  The photo showed Stewart, 78, blowing a kiss to the camera, her lips and lids glowing with frosted makeup.  My pool in East Hampton is the place to be on a 89 degree...
    A Facebook engineer said in a farewell video that the company was “failing” to mitigate harm and has “enshrined that failure in our policies,” BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday. Max Wang, a Boston-based former engineer who claimed in the recording obtained by BuzzFeed that he joined Facebook in 2011, said he didn’t think CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company leaders were acting in malice. “But that does not mean their actions are not going to harm people,” Wang said. He added that he did not believe Facebook was “paying enough attention to the raw human needs of the people who use our platform.” The company is “trapped by our ideology of free expression,” he said. “We were asking ‘why do our policies allow for this thing?’” Of particular concern to Wang was how the platform handled — or didn’t handle— a controversial post by President Trump where he commented, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” about protesters in Minneapolis. Facebook opted not to take any action and left the post up, despite Twitter adding a label to the...
    Chelsea Handler said she has aspirations to look like Martha Stewart when she's older and posted an epic picture to support her claim. The comedian, 45, took to Instagram on Wednesday to recreate the lifestyle guru's epic swimsuit selfie, in which Stewart, 78, impressively snapped a photo of herself in her pool in East Hampton, N.Y. Stewart's pic received a lot of attention on Wednesday as a number of fans dubbed it a "thirst trap." Handler followed suit with one of her own. CHELSEA HANDLER GOES SHIRTLESS, WEARS BRA MADE OUT OF FACE MASKS IN NEW HILARIOUS WORKOUT VIDEO "I’m here to take @marthastewart48’s swimming lesson. If I look this good at 78 I better still have a pool to show myself off in," Handler captioned the selfie. It prompted quite the response from Stewart, who both praised and critiqued Handler's attempt. "Dear Chelsea, I’m so happy that you like my post well enough to emulate it,” Stewart replied. “I do think my pool is a little bit prettier than yours and that my facial expression is a little bit more...
    In a pandemic, government efficiency can make the difference between life and death. You would expect our civil “servants” to rise to the occasion. Some are. But the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog, is sounding the alarm that for the most part, Washington bureaucrats are dithering while Americans die. In a report released this week, the GAO details dozens of dangerous failings in one government department after another — failings that needlessly put you and your loved ones at risk. Start with air travel. After the 2015 Ebola threat, the GAO urged the US Department of Transportation to draft a plan for safe air travel during an infectious-disease outbreak. Five years later, the DOT is still squabbling, insisting the job should be done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instead — travelers be damned. This week, American Airlines announced it will start running packed flights. Delta, Southwest and JetBlue are promising to keep middle seats open, but only for a few weeks more. As part of the pandemic rescue bill, the airline industry got a $25 billion...
    Consultants being paid big bucks by the MTA to study coronavirus safety measures “whitewashed” the agency’s response to the pandemic, a union leader charged Wednesday. “The MTA is using high-paid consultants to rewrite history and whitewash its own failings, but transit workers who saw more than 130 of their co-workers die know the sordid and painful truth. The MTA failed its employees,” Tony Utano, president of Transport Workers Union Local 100, said in a statement. Engineering firm WSP — which the MTA is paying up to $100,000 for coronavirus-related consulting — told Wednesday’s agency board meeting that the MTA took “proactive steps” to combat the spread of the virus, even as thousands of workers fell ill in the initial weeks of the pandemic. “We’ve been presented with a lot of evidence from MTA that they took early, proactive and decisive action to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 to their employees and riders,” WSP’s John Gasparaine told board members. In particular, Gasparine lauded the MTA’s March 27 “pretty bold” decision to distribute mask to its workforce, 12 days before the...
    WASHINGTON - A State Department official resigned Thursday over President Donald Trump’s response to racial tensions sweeping the country over the deaths of black people in police custody, The Washington Post reported. Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, said in her resignation letter that Trump’s actions “cut sharply against my core values and convictions.” At 30, Taylor was the youngest person to hold her position, and she was also the first black woman in the job, according to the Post. “The President’s comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions,” Taylor said in her resignation letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which was obtained by the Post. “I must follow the dictates of my conscience and resign as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs.” Taylor’s resignation follows weeks of turmoil sweeping the United States following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Protesters demanding justice for Floyd and others, along with reforms to address police brutality, have taken to the...
    WASHINGTON – A State Department official resigned Thursday over President Donald Trump's response to racial tensions sweeping the country over the killings of black people by police, The Washington Post reported. Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, said in her resignation letter that Trump's actions “cut sharply against my core values and convictions." At 30, Taylor was the youngest person to hold her position, and she was also the first black woman in the job, according to the Post. “The President’s comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions,” Taylor said in her resignation letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which was obtained by the Post. “I must follow the dictates of my conscience and resign as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs.” Taylor's resignation follows weeks of turmoil sweeping the United States following the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis. Protesters demanding justice for Floyd and other slain black people, along with reforms to address police brutality, have...
    A top State Department official who has served since the beginning of President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project launches new ad hitting Trump over China policies Trump criticizes Bolton as memoir excerpts offer scathing account of White House Bolton book portrays 'stunningly uninformed' Trump MORE's presidency has quit over Trump's handling of the nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd and police brutality, The Washington Post reported. Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Mary Elizabeth Taylor turned in her resignation on Thursday, according to the Post. “Moments of upheaval can change you, shift the trajectory of your life, and mold your character," Taylor wrote to Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoThe Memo: Bolton exposé makes Trump figure of mockery Bolton book suggest Pompeo has dim view of Trump: reports Trump sanctions Syrian president's wife, others over human rights atrocities MORE in a letter obtained by the Post. "The President’s comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and Black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions. I must follow the dictates of my conscience and resign as Assistant Secretary...
    New York City rents will freeze for the roughly two million New Yorkers living in rent-regulated units for a year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rent Guidelines Board, the panel that sets the rent for the city’s 1 million rent-regulated apartments, voted 6-3 Wednesday night to implement a one-year freeze running from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021 at the behest of Mayor Bill de Blasio. The freeze also applies to the first year of two-year leases and allows landlords to enact a one percent increase in the second year. “Renters have never faced hardship like this,” de Blasio said in a statement on the freeze, which also applies to first year of two-year leases. But even the mayor acknowledged the vote is just a small part in a larger effort for economic aid during the pandemic. “[Renters] desperately need relief and that’s why we fought for this rent freeze,” the mayor went on. “Now, more renters than ever before will get help keeping a roof over their heads. This is one step of many we have...
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