Donald Trump has become the third US president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives, setting up a trial in the Senate that will decide whether he remains in office. Many of the remaining 2020 Presidential candidates responded to the news on Twitter. https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1207477801517015046 https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1207479041256755201 https://twitter.com/SenSanders/status/1207473245181612033 https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/1207477272011329537 https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar/status/1207478075304361985 Elsewhere, long time anti-Trump celebrities took the opportunity to savor the moment. https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/1207474944378048514 https://twitter.com/joshgad/status/1207472451531075584 https://twitter.com/kathygriffin/status/1207369738562629632 https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/1207461059331870720 https://twitter.com/Rosie/status/1207475306472378375 https://twitter.com/MrTommyLand/status/1207478668617895937 https://twitter.com/jfreewright/status/1207477538836090882 https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/1207473117443969024 https://twitter.com/lizzo/status/1207475541256871936 But as always, the internet responded best by retweeting the President himself... https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/474134260149157888
Dear fellow Democrats, An asterisk is just a punctuation mark. It denotes a footnote, an exception, or a caveat. It doesn’t usually provide anything more than background or context. But today it’s a victory. Because for only the third time in history, a president will forever live with one next to his name. Trump has demeaned himself and the office he's held for three years. We’ve watched as he denigrated women (grab them by the...), undermined the rule of law (obstructing the constitutional authority of Congress to investigate wrongdoing by the Executive), and sold out America’s interests to foreign powers [...]
Speaking at a private event on leadership in Singapore today, Barack Obama remarked about how he had mused what a world run by women would look like during his time in office. Addressing the audience, the former President said: "Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you're better than us [men]. I'm absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything... living standards and outcomes." [...]
After days of backlash on social media, Hallmark has apologized for removing a Zola commercial featuring a lesbian couple celebrating their wedding. Watch: Statement from Hallmark: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 15, 2019) – Earlier this week, a decision was made at Crown Media Family Networks to remove commercials featuring a same-sex couple. “The Crown Media team has been agonizing over this decision as we’ve seen the hurt it has unintentionally caused. Said simply, they believe this was the wrong decision. Our mission is rooted in helping all people connect, celebrate traditions, and be inspired to capture meaningful moments [...]
Finland's Sanna Marin is to become the world's youngest Prime Minister at age 34. The Finnish transport minister was elected by her Social Democratic party and will be sworn in later this week. She will lead a centre-left coalition with four other parties, all headed by women. https://twitter.com/TNiskakangas/status/1203729511658995713 Marin rose quickly through the ranks of the Social Democrats, heading the city administration in Tampere at the age of 27 and becoming an MP in 2015. When she takes office, Ms Marin will be the world's youngest sitting prime minister, ahead of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern who [...]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this morning she is asking the House Judiciary Committee to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying "the president leaves us no choice but to act." Pelosi began her statement citing deliberations between the Founding Fathers with regards to impeachment, and said there was never the intention in the U.S. for one person to be "a king." Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHw_83mQSEg Pelosi's announcement came one day after the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing in the inquiry in which three of the four witnesses argued that Trump committed impeachable offenses, including [...]
Anti-abortion lawmakers in Pennsylvania are pushing a bill that would require burial or cremation and, as a result, a death certificate for the "fetal remains" of an "unborn child." The bill is a maze of hidden intentions. On its face, and as touted by its primary author, it gives women who miscarry the right to decide whether to bury their own fetal remains. But the bill, as drafted, has far more reaching consequences. The bill would extend the burial requirements to any "product of conception" and defines an "unborn child" as beginning "from fertilization." And because Pennsylvania law requires a [...]
Elliott and E.T. have been reunited in a special commercial by Xfinity. The description: After 37 years, E.T. comes back to visit his friend, Elliott, for the holidays. During his stay, E.T. learns that Elliott now has a family of his own and that technology has completely changed on Earth since his last visit. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdgk3ERKdug God, I wish this was a real, feature length film. Some of the best Black Friday deals and discounts that are already available on Amazon.com.
Twitter responded to Donald Trump yesterday after the president tweeted a photoshopped image of himself as a champion. Here are ten of the best. https://twitter.com/BFriedmanDC/status/1199766831004897282 https://twitter.com/Bigshirtlesscol/status/1199759160818257920 https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1199769853504081921 https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1199725495413346309 https://twitter.com/HotPockets4All/status/1199802611614044160 https://twitter.com/CongressmanRaja/status/1199799132636041220 https://twitter.com/mollycrabapple/status/1199723524342112257 https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/1199722287282446341 https://twitter.com/Weinsteinlaw/status/1199723058493378560 https://twitter.com/ananavarro/status/1199737397145219072 Well, to be fair, he was kind of asking for it! Some of the best Black Friday deals and discounts that are already available on Amazon.com.
Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of having sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, collected the ACLU Courage Award on Sunday night in Los Angeles. "I understood that not everyone would welcome my information, and I was prepared for a variety of outcomes, including being dismissed," she said. "I was not prepared for the venom, the persistent attacks, the vilification, the loss of personal privacy and the collateral damage to my friends and my family. I was not prepared to be physically threatened, or be forced out of our home for over [...]