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Donald Trump tried to present himself as a paragon of journalistic virtue at Wednesday’s press conference, and if you were trapped in a bunker the last two years, from another planet, a frequent impulse buyer of bridges, or a Trump supporter, you might have believed him. Over the hour-long circus, Trump railed against the “very, very dishonest people” working in media, said he has “great respect for freedom of the press and all of that” and bemoaned fake news—seven times. “It’s a very sad thing,” Trump stated at one moment. “So, all I can ask for is honest reporters.” There’s…

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On Thursday night, MSNBC’s signal abruptly froze during a broadcast of Hardball with Chris Matthews and repeated the word “Russia” over and over. As Mediaite.com reported, the broadcast froze just as Washington Post columnist David Ignatius was saying the word “Russia,” which was repeated over and over during the freeze.  On Thursday, C-SPAN’s broadcast of proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives got bumped off the air during an anti-Trump speech by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). C-SPAN’s signal was replaced by approximately 10 minutes of programming from Russia Today, the English language cable network owned by the Russian government. C-SPAN…

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During an interview on Howard Stern’s radio show in 2001, gossip columnist A.J. Benza confronted soon-to-be President Donald Trump about his fondness for sleeping with Russian women. In audio of the program that was pointed out by Death and Taxes this week, Trump can be heard arguing with Benza over, Kara Young, a woman they had both dated.  “I assume A.J.’s clean,” Trump says. “I hope he’s clean.” “Meanwhile, he bangs Russian people,” Benza fires back at Trump. “Russian people?” Stern gasps. “Who are you talking about, Russian people, A.J.?” Trump quips dismissively. “I don’t know anything.” “He used to…

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After the president-elect called CNN a “fake news” organization on Thursday, Rowling compared him to an elementary school kid. “CNN is in a total meltdown with their FAKE NEWS,” Trump originally tweeted, to which the author responded, “Keep having flashbacks to a little girl in my class at primary school, whose go-to insults were YOU’VE GOT FLEAS and YOU SMELL.” On Wednesday, Rowling joined fellow authors to On Wednesday, Rowling joined fellow authors in responding to Trump’s press conference, which addressed allegations that the Russian government has graphic personal information on the president-elect. “Must be telling the truth. He used caps,” Rowling…

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Michelle Obama during her final appearance on “The Tonight Show” as first lady made a surprise visit to people who were recording emotional goodbye letters to her. As the fans faced a portrait of Obama and thanked her and expressed what her work over eight years has meant to them, the first lady and Jimmy Fallon waited and watched the recording from a different room. One-by-one during their speeches, she came out to surprise the emotional guests. “Because of you, I know my race does not define who I am or what I can accomplish. For years you’ve shown our…

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President Barack Obama surprised an emotional Vice President Joe Biden Thursday by presenting him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a White House ceremony. “For your faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and for your lifetime of service that will endure through the generations, I’d like to ask the military aide to join us on stage,” Obama said in the ceremony. “For my final time as President, I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.” Biden, who appeared extremely emotional during the tribute and…

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The public’s introduction to the couple came on the campaign trail in 2007, but the Obamas’ story began nearly two decades earlier when Michelle Robinson was assigned to mentor Barack Obama at the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin. Now, their first date, a trip to see Do the Right Thing in 1989, is getting the Hollywood treatment through the film Southside With You hitting theaters on Aug. 26. After a three-year courtship, the couple wed in 1992. Thanks to more than a decade in the public eye, thousands of photographs capture their relationship, seeming at once comfortable and restrained,…

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The U.S. Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. The final vote, which ended just past 1:30 a.m., was 51-48. The resolution now goes to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it this week. Scrapping Obamacare is a top priority for the Republican majorities in both chambers and Republican President-elect Donald Trump.  Republicans have said that the process of repealing Obamacare could take months, and developing a replacement plan could take longer. But they are under…

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If the highly-suspect 35-page document published yesterday by Buzzfeed is to be believed, President-elect Trump has paid to be pissed on by Russian prostitutes. Dino Rachiele is not a prostitute, but he did give Trump a golden shower—and he’s proud of it.  Mr. Rachiele manufactures high-end sinks, though he told Gizmodo in a brief phone call today that he used to sell various home fixtures. In a 2011 video titled “I gave Donald Trump a golden shower,” Mr. Rachiele—a Trump supporter—explains how he received two gold-colored shower heads back in 2007 and, knowing the mogul’s obsession with precious metals, decided…

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After receiving a standing ovation during President Barack Obama’s farewell speech Tuesday night, Michelle Obama took to Instagram to pay tribute to the end of her husband’s eight-year Oval Office tenure. The First Lady shared a sweet throwback photo of herself and Barack with their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, all sitting on a couch together, smiling for the camera. “So proud of POTUS and all that we’ve accomplished together,” she captioned the shot. “What an incredible journey filled with remarkable people. I love you Barack.”

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