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  1. Trump’s phone call with widow of fallen soldier Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) on Tuesday spoke with CNN’s Don Lemon about the phone call between Donald Trump and the widow of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, explaining she “was gonna curse” the president out after hearing his remarks. Wilson was with Johnson’s widow just before the soldier’s remains arrived at Miami International Airport, ABC 10 reports. That’s when Trump called the pregnant mother of two and told her that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” “We were in the car together, in the limousine headed to meet the body at the airport,” Wilson told Lemon. “So I heard what he said because the phone was on speaker.” “This is a young, young woman, who has two children, who is six months pregnant with a third child,” Wilson said. “She has just lost her husband. She was just told that he cannot have an open casket funeral, which gives her all kinds of nightmares how his body must look, how his face must look. And this is what the president of the United States says to her https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/i-was-gonna-curse-him-out-rep-wilson-describes-hearing-trumps-phone-call-with-widow-of-fallen-soldier/
  2. STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All Media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC have a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge while NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative sources of news, according to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s newest PublicMind survey. Researchers asked 1,185 random nationwide respondents what news sources they had consumed in the past week and then asked them questions about events in the U.S. and abroad. On average, people correctly answered 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs. Because the aim of the study was to isolate the effects of each type of news source, they then controlled for variables such as other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors. They found that someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer 1.04 domestic questions correctly compared to 1.22 for those who watched no news at all. Those watching only "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" answered 1.42 questions correctly and people who only listened to NPR or only watched Sunday morning political talk shows answered 1.51 questions correctly. Fairleigh Dickinson University In terms of international news, people correctly answered an average of 1.8 of 4 questions. With all else being equal, people who watched no news were expected to answer 1.28 correctly; those watching only Sunday morning shows figured at 1.52; those watching only "The Daily Show" figured at 1.60; and those just listening to NPR were expected to correctly answer 1.97 international questions. Those watching only MSNBC were expected to correctly answer only 1.23 out of 4, while viewers of only Fox News figured at 1.08. The study noted that the effects of Fox News, MSNBC and talk radio depended on the ideology of the consumer. “Ideological news sources, like Fox and MSNBC, are really just talking to one audience,” Political scientist and poll analyst Dan Cassino said in a press release. “This is solid evidence that if you’re not in that audience, you’re not going to get anything out of watching them.” Fairleigh Dickinson University Thus, those who watched no news—answering questions by guessing or relying on existing knowledge—fared much better than those who watched the most popular 24-hour cable news network (i.e. Fox News). Cassino concluded that "the most popular of the national media sources—Fox, CNN, MSNBC—seem to be the least informative." It is a follow-up to a 2011 survey of 612 New Jerseyans that found, among other things, that those who watched Fox News were 18 points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who watch no news at all. http://www.businessinsider.com/study-watching-fox-news-makes-you-less-informed-than-watching-no-news-at-all-2012-5
  3. Friday August 18, 2017 The Washington Post via Getty Images Top Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Out From White House Steve Bannon, a senior adviser to the president who was largely credited with shaping the strategy that got Donald Trump to the White House, is out from his role as the president’s chief strategist. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Bannon and Chief of Staff John Kelly agreed Friday would be his last day.
  4. Aug 12 2017 STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON WHITE SUPREMACIST ATTACK IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the white supremacist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia: “Our Founders fought a revolution for the idea that all men are created equal. The heirs of that revolution fought a Civil War to save our nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to that revolutionary proposition. “Nothing less is at stake on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, where a violent attack has taken at least one American life and injured many others in a confrontation between our better angels and our worst demons. “White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special. “As we mourn the tragedy that has occurred in Charlottesville, American patriots of all colors and creeds must come together to defy those who raise the flag of hatred and bigotry.” ###
  5. I know other women have had similar experiences with Bolling, which means that lots of folks at Fox knew about his behavior well before 2017. “I did hundreds of appearances on Fox and Fox Business from 2008 - 2011, and had multiple experiences with Bolling that caused grave concern to my friends and family. Bolling referred to me as ‘Dr. McHottie’ on air on four different occasions, and called me ‘smart, beautiful, and wrong’ on air twice,” Heldman wrote in her Facebook post. “Bolling would also contact me via phone and text after shows, sometimes to apologize for his behavior (and then do it again), and sometimes just to talk. He said he wanted to fly me out to New York for in-studio hits and to have ‘fun.’ He asked me to have meals with him on several occasions, but I found excuses not to go. Once, he took me up to his office in New York, showed me his baseball jerseys, and in the brief time I was there, let me know that his office was his favorite place to have sex,” she added. “I know other women have had similar experiences with Bolling, which means that lots of folks at Fox knew about his behavior well before 2017.” Heldman also suggested in her Facebook post that the lawyers investigating the sexual harassment claims leveled against Bolling should speak to the makeup artists at Fox News. “Make-up artists at Fox are contract workers, so many are fearful of speaking up because they simply won’t be hired again,” Heldman said. “If any Fox executives are reading this, please include make-up artists in your assessment of the environment. They see and hear a lot, and are sometimes the target of harassment from hosts and guests.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/eric-bolling-sexual-harassment-allegations_us_59865320e4b0cb15b1beebc6?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__BREAKING__ New Sexual Harassment Allegations Leveled Against Fox News Eric Bolling 2017-08-05T235501572Z&utm_content=__BREAKING__ New Sexual Harassment Allegations Leveled Against Fox News Eric Bolling 2017-08-05T235501572Z+CID_78d2f0ceb9631659fa358a206e590a88&utm_source=Email marketing software&utm_term=Read More&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__BREAKING__ New Sexual Harassment Allegations Leveled Against Fox News Eric Bolling 2017-08-05T235501572Z
  6. Fox News Host Eric Bolling Suspended After Lewd Photo Accusation Longtime Fox News host Eric Bolling has been suspended amid allegations that he texted a lewd photo to multiple female colleagues in years past. A Fox News spokesperson confirmed Saturday that his suspension is "pending the results of an investigation, which is currently underway." Law firm Paul Weiss, which has investigated complaints lodged against other high-profile network employees, is conducting the investigation, the spokesperson said. The suspension comes a day after HuffPost reported that he sent an unsolicited photo of male genitalia to at least two colleagues at Fox Business and one colleague at Fox News. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fox-news-host-eric-bolling-accused-sending-lewd-photo-colleagues-n789846?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma
  7. JUST IN: Widespread GOP/Russia Connections Exposed By Dallas Newspaper; They Are Busted It’s not gone unnoticed that many GOP leaders have not spoken out condemning Russia’s hacking of the 2016 election and a now we might know why. Party loyalty is the first explanation many people jump to but according to a recent publication, the refusal by many Republican leaders to condemn the interference in the 2016 United States presidential election might be something deeper and darker than anyone could have expected. Dallas News reports that the reason these GOP members might not want to rock the boat is because they don’t want their own links to Russia to be exposed. Some of the ties are public knowledge, like the Dallas News writes: Just In: Looks Like There Might Be Trump Campaign Collusion After All ‘Donald Trump and the political action committees for Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kaisch and John McCain accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukranian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank.’ http://bipartisanreport.com/2017/08/05/just-in-widespread-goprussia-connections-exposed-by-dallas-newspaper-they-are-busted/
  8. ‘Threats don’t go over well’: Republicans move from fearing Trump to ‘mostly ignoring’ him President Donald Trump’s wrath and itchy Twitter finger may have once inspired fear in the GOP Congress, but as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation closes in on the White House, Republicans fear the president less and are actually starting to ignore him, wrote Vanity Fair‘s Abigail Tracy on Friday. News broke on Thursday that Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to hear evidence in the case against Trump regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election and Trump’s attempts after taking office to defang investigations into his connections to Russia. http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/threats-dont-go-over-well-republicans-move-from-fearing-trump-to-mostly-ignoring-him/
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