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  • Twitter: Trump's Minnesota tweet violated rules on violence

    05/29/2020 1:06:21 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 6 replies
    Axios ^ | May 29, 2020 | Ina Fried
    Twitter said Friday morning that a tweet from President Trump in which he threatened shooting in response to civil unrest in Minneapolis violated the company's rules. The company said it was leaving the tweet up in the public interest. Why it matters: The move exacerbates tensions between Twitter and Trump over the company's authority to label or limit his speech and, conversely, the president's authority to dictate rules for a private company.
  • Four more women accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault including a 17-year-old girl who says he lured her to a hotel room and raped her before 'taking her drivers license and threatening to harm her family if she spoke out'

    05/28/2020 11:57:53 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 29 2020 | ARIEL ZILBER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and REUTERS
    Harvey Weinstein, the former Hollywood film mogul who is serving a prison sentence in a New York state penitentiary for rape, is being accused by another four women of sexually assaulting them on separate occasions decades ago. In 1994, Weinstein, who has been accused by scores of women of a range of sexual crimes including harassment, rape, and assault, is alleged to have lured one of the women to a hotel room when she was just 17 years old. He has denied the allegations, saying any sex was consensual.
  • Twitter needs to fact-check these tweets from prominent liberals

    05/28/2020 11:52:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 28 2020 | Sohrab Ahmari
    his week, for the first time, Twitter “fact-checked” one of President Trump’s opinions and redirected users to coverage from that paragon of fairness and objectivity, CNN (don’t laugh). Twitter announced the introduction of the new feature earlier this month. The goal, two workers wrote, is to “make it easy to find credible information” and to stanch the flow of “misleading content.” But I wonder: Will the platform also append “fact-check” labels and links to tweets from prominent liberals that also turned out to be “misleading” or outright false?
  • Hillary Clinton reacts to controversial Trump retweet: 'We need a real president'

    05/28/2020 11:29:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 282020 | Louis Casiano
    Hillary Clinton bashed President Trump on Thursday over his response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling for a "real president" as the death toll in the United States surpassed 100,000 this week. Clinton's remarks via Twitter were in response to a video retweeted by Trump featuring the Cowboys for Trump group bashing Democrats. "Over the last 24 hours, the 100,000th American died of COVID-19 on Trump’s watch," Clinton tweeted in reply. "He’s spent the last 24 hours sharing videos that begin 'The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat' while complaining Twitter’s censoring him. We need a real president."
  • Pompeo defends dismissal of State Department watchdog: 'He was investigating policies he simply didn't like'

    05/28/2020 11:27:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Victor Garcia
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended the firing earlier this month of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, telling "The Ingraham Angle" in an exclusive interview Thursday that "I regret that I didn't recommend to the president earlier that he be terminated. "He was acting in a way that was deeply inconsistent with what the State Department was trying to do," Pompeo told host Laura Ingraham. "His office was leaking information, we tried to get him to be part of a team that was going to help protect his own officers from COVID-19. He refused to be an active...
  • MSNBC's Ali Velshi says situation not 'generally speaking unruly' while standing outside burning building

    05/28/2020 11:25:37 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    An MSNBC journalist attempted to explain that the violence that erupted in Minneapolis on Thursday night was "mostly a protest" despite a building burning right behind him. Ali Velshi was reporting live from the Twin Cities amid the uproar following the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. Velshi attempted to explain that what he was witnessing was "calmer" than the night prior. "For most of the day, today, it looked a lot calmer than yesterday looked," Velshi began after showing his colleague Brian Williams some of the destruction that took place. "And that's what happened yesterday. It picked up later in...
  • Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto withdraws from consideration as Biden's VP pick

    05/28/2020 11:24:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 2020 | Andrew O'Reilly
    U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada on Thursday removed her name from the list of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden -- saying in a statement that while she supports the candidate, she has no desire to join the ticket. “I support Joe Biden 100 percent and will work tirelessly to help get him elected this November. It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate but I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration,” Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became the first Latina to win a Senate seat, said in a...
  • Protest in downtown Columbus broken up after demonstrators breach Ohio Statehouse

    05/28/2020 10:47:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    NBC 4 ^ | May 29, 2020 | NBC 4
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Crowds gathered across Columbus Thursday evening to protest police brutality after the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody on Monday. Floyd was restrained by officer Derek Chauvin, who dug his knee into Floyd’s neck. Peaceful protests in Columbus turned violent when some involved began throwing objects at police officers. Police responded by using tear gas to push the crowd back. The crowd let up, but an hour later the protest escalated when demonstrators smashed windows at the Ohio Statehouse while some went inside the building. SWAT arrived on the scene soon after...
  • Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis

    05/28/2020 10:20:48 PM PDT · by catnipman · 6 replies
    American Journal of Epidemiology ^ | 5/27/2018 | Harvey A Risch
    Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000 users, of which estimated mortality is <20%, 9/100,000 users, compared to the 10,000 Americans now dying each week. These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.
  • @realDonaldTrump I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis.

    05/28/2020 10:09:11 PM PDT · by Mariner · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 28th, 2020 | POTUS
    A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right.....Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump ....These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
  • Warning issued that Minneapolis police station stormed by rioters could EXPLODE after gas lines are cut in third night of violence as protests over George Floyd's death spread across the U.S.

    05/28/2020 10:00:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 29, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Officials have warned that a Minneapolis police station which was stormed by rioters and set alight could now explode after gas lines were cut during the third night of violence in the city as protests over George Floyd's death spread across America. Cops were forced to flee from the burning Minneapolis Third Police Precinct Thursday night when rioters rioters broke into the building and torched it. . . . Break-off protests over Floyd's death are building across different states, with disturbing footage showing the driver of a black SUV appear to deliberately mow down a Black Lives Matter protester in...
  • With Patient Volumes Cut In Half, Local Hospitals Lost Millions ( Glenwood Springs, Colorado )

    05/28/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Aspen Public Radio ^ | MAY 27, 2020 | ALEX HAGER
    Tracy Doherty was let go from her job as a pediatric nurse at Valley View Hospital in early May. The hospital’s CEO is projecting $30-45 million in lost income this year, which led to staff cuts. ... Her line of work usually comes with some stability, so she was surprised when she was laid off earlier this month. “Being a nurse you kind of never expect to lose your job,” Doherty said. “I knew they were going to be cutting staff, but I didn't think it would be nursing staff.” Valley View let go of about 100 employees, or roughly...
  • No justice, no peace': Hundreds protest downtown calling for justice in Breonna Taylor case (Riot in Louisville,KY)

    05/28/2020 9:18:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    WLKY ^ | May 29, 2020 | WLKY Digital Staff
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Louisville Thursday night outside Metro Hall, calling for justice in the Breonna Taylor case. The protest erupted just hours after Mayor Greg Fischer held a town hall discussion about the case and community relations with police. People downtown could be hear chanting, "Not justice, no peace." LMPD officers could be seen fighting off protesters.
  • Canadian Court Moves Closer To Extradition Of Chinese Huawei Executive To The United States

    05/28/2020 9:16:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 5/28/2020 | John Sexton
    The relationship between Communist China and the free world, particularly the United States, is disintegrating so quickly that it’s hard to keep up. Yesterday, there was a big development in the ongoing dispute over Chinese technology giant Huawei. Back in 2018, the CFO of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. government. The U.S. is seeking to extradite her so she can face charges here for inducing a group of banks to violate sanctions the U.S. placed on Iran. Wednesday a court in Canada ruled that Wanzhou’s extradition met the standard of “double...
  • Will Joe Scarborough Sue Trump For Defamation?

    05/28/2020 9:13:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/28/2020 | AllahPundit
    The subject came up at today’s White House briefing via a “question” from One America News, which sounded less like an actual question and more like a White-House-scripted talking point presented in the form of a question. Wouldn’t Trump totally destroy Scarborough on discovery if he dared file a lawsuit over his Lori Klausutis smears? Q: Would Trump welcome a defamation suit from Joe Scarborough?McENANY: I would refer you back to my previous comments that the audio from the Don Imus show is disturbing — there is a lot of laughing & joking about this matter that is certainly...
  • Deep State Operatives Leak False Story on Flynn-Kislyak Transcripts Ahead of Huge Release – Grenell Fact-Checks in Real Time

    05/28/2020 8:52:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/28/2020 | Christina Laila
    Deep State operatives are leaking false stories on the Flynn-Kislyak transcripts ahead of a huge release in order to control the narrative. Former Acting DNI Ric Grenell already declassified the Flynn transcripts and John Ratcliffe, who was sworn is as the new Director of National Intelligence is set to release the transcripts soon! So now the Deep State is working with the media to spin, spin, spin. NBC News hack Geoff Bennett reported on Thursday afternoon that according to a ‘former Trump admin official,’ the Flynn-Kislyak calls that Grenell declassified are written summaries of the calls, not audiotapes. Deep State...
  • Protesters Enter Minneapolis Police Station, Set Fires

    05/28/2020 8:52:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 92 replies ^ | May 28, 2020
    Protesters angered by the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died while in police custody, gained access to a Minneapolis police precinct on Thursday, the third straight night of violent protests spreading beyond the city. Livestream video showed the protesters entering the building, where fire alarms blared and sprinklers ran as blazes were set. Dozens of businesses across the Twin Cities were boarding up their windows and doors Thursday in an effort to prevent looting, with the Minneapolis-based Target announcing it was temporarily closing two dozen area stores. Minneapolis shut down nearly its entire light-rail system and...
  • Healthy people should wear masks only if caring for coronavirus patients, WHO says

    05/28/2020 8:44:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 28, 2020 | 11:22pm | Louis Casiano, Fox News
    The World Health Organization is recommending healthy people, including those who don’t exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with the contagion, a sharp contrast from the advice given by American public health officials who recommend everyone wear a mask in public. “If you do not have any repository symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask,” Dr. April Baller, a public health specialist for the WHO, says in a video on the world health body’s website. “Masks should only be used by health care workers, caretakers...
  • Gaetz warns 'big tech will steal this election from Donald Trump and the American people' without action

    05/28/2020 8:37:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 May 2020 | Charles Creitz
    House Judiciary Committee Member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday that it is clear to him "big tech" will try to prevent President Trump from being reelected in November. Gaetz claimed that tech companies "buy off" members of Congress in order to maintain special privileges that local newspapers and television stations do not have. "That's why the president's executive order is one very important next step," he said. "If we just wait around, big tech will steal this election from Donald Trump and the American people." "In 2016 we won three Rust Belt states by one [percentage] point...
  • Watch live: Protests continue in Twin Cities after death of George Floyd

    05/28/2020 8:27:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 99 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | May 28, 2020 | NBC NEWS
    Watch live: Protests continue in Twin Cities after death of George Floyd 3RD PRECINT HAS CAUGHT FIRE