Kobe Bryant dead: Trump reacts, calling it ‘terrible news’

President Trump on Sunday reacted to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash, calling it “terrible news.” “Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!” the president tweeted. Trump took a break from tweeting dozens of posts slamming the ongoing Senate impeachment trial against him. His reaction came hours after reports that Bryant, 41, was killed as his helicopter went down in Calabasas, Calif. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said all five onboard had…

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Clinton says Zuckerberg ‘authoritarian’ on misinformation, ‘intends to reelect Trump’

Hillary Clinton said in an interview over the weekend that Mark Zuckerman’s embrace of misinformation on his Facebook platform was “authoritarian.” Clinton also told The Atlantic that there’s a good reason to believe Zuckerberg’s Facebook is “not just going to reelect Trump, but intend[s] to reelect Trump.” The magazine reported interviewing Clinton at an event Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival hosted by its owner. Clinton was quoted as being horrified and alarmed by what she views as Zuckerberg’s unwillingness to battle the spread of disinformation and propaganda on Facebook. BUTTIGIEG SAYS FACEBOOK’S ZUCKERBERG HAS…

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GOP senator hopes impeachment will be ‘instructive’ for Trump

Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., said on Sunday that he hopes undergoing impeachment and the trial in the Senate will “be instructive” for President Trump. Braun’s comments came during a contentious back-and-forth with moderator Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” where Todd told the Indiana lawmaker that Trump “is going to take acquittal and think, ‘I can keep doing this,’” “No, I don’t think that,” Braun replied. “Hopefully, it’ll be instructive.” “I think he’ll put two and two together,” the Indiana Republican added. “In this case, he was taken to…

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Sen. Klobuchar discusses ‘comeback strategy’ as she splits time between impeachment trial and campaign trail

As 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar splits her time between Washington, D.C., where she is participating in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, and hitting the campaign trail ahead of the Democratic primaries, she revealed her “comeback strategy” on Sunday, which the Democratic senator said includes “new creative approaches.” Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Klobuchar, D-Minn., said, “The comeback strategy is coming back here [Iowa] whenever I can. The minute we got done with the hearing yesterday. I got out to Iowa, did three events. I have three events today.” Klobuchar made…

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Warren, Biden and Klobuchar pick up endorsements in early voting states

With the first-in-the-nation primaries less than a month away, newspapers in Iowa and New Hampshire are beginning to put out their endorsements in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race. Unlike the controversial choice by the New York Times to endorse two candidates, so far the major newspapers in the two states have all chosen just one candidate as their pick for the Democratic nomination, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and former Vice President Joe Biden landing key endorsements. Saying that she “is not the…

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Republican senator blasts Dems’ impeachment efforts as ‘odd political strategy’

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., blasted the House impeachment managers on Sunday for wanting to drag out President Trump’s trial, even while admitting that Republicans prefer to rush the trial to a conclusion. Calling it an “odd political strategy,” Lankford said Democrats wanted to push through the president’s impeachment as quickly as possible and now that the Senate trial is underway, they want to slow it down. “They wanted to move as fast as possible, and now they want to slow down the trial as much as possible in the Senate,”…

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Andrew Yang opens up about wife’s sexual assault by doctor: ‘I felt like I’d failed her’

2020 Democratic presidential primary hopeful Andrew Yang opened up on Sunday about the sexual abuse his wife, Evelyn, dealt with at the hands of her doctor – saying during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that when he learned of the assault he felt like he’d “failed her.” “It was extraordinarily painful, the fact is I was away many of the times she’d had these appointments. I felt like I’d failed her and it’s heartbreaking that this happened to Evelyn, it’s heartbreaking that it happened to anyone,” he said. Yang…

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Oxford professor given security guards after threats from trans activists

Professor Selina Todd was given security guards after the university investigated threats made against her (Picture: Rex Features) An Oxford professor at the centre of a transphobia row has been given security guard protection after deciding not to ‘wait and see’ if alleged threats made against her were real. Selina Todd is a professor of Modern History at St Hilda’s College but has been criticised by some for her stance on the importance of protecting women’s spaces, such as single-sex refuges, from anatomical men who self-identify as women. The professor…

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Oxford professor given security guards after threats from trans activists

Professor Selina Todd was given security guards after the university investigated threats made against her (Picture: Rex Features) An Oxford professor at the centre of a transphobia row has been given security guard protection after deciding not to ‘wait and see’ if alleged threats made against her were real. Selina Todd is a professor of Modern History at St Hilda’s College but has been criticised by some for her stance on the importance of protecting women’s spaces, such as single-sex refuges, from anatomical men who self-identify as women. The professor…

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Schiff on impeachment: Not calling witnesses ‘deprives public of fair trial’

Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead House manager in President Trump’s impeachment trial, said Sunday that the main strategy of the president’s defense team is to argue against calling witnesses to testify before the Senate and to “deprive the public of a fair trial.” “I think they’re definitely afraid of what witnesses will have to say, and so their whole strategy has been deprive the public of a fair trial,” Schiff, a California Democrat, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “They don’t frame it that way, but that’s in essence, it. They have…

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