EU ‘willing to listen’ to Johnson’s Brexit ideas

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Tusk: I hope Boris Johnson will not want to go down in history as Mr No Deal European Council President Donald Tusk has said the EU is “willing to listen” to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ideas for Brexit if they are “realistic”. But speaking at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, Mr Tusk said he would “not co-operate on [a] no-deal”. Mr Johnson said that if Mr Tusk – who he will meet on Sunday – did not want to be remembered as “Mr No-Deal Brexit”, then UK demands must be met. Since becoming PM, Mr Johnson has said the UK will leave the EU on 31 October. Mr Johnson has …

David Koch, billionaire industrialist and Republican mega donor, dies aged 79

Koch, who was also a major cultural philanthropist, and brother Charles championed conservative causes David Koch, one half of the double act of the billionaire Koch brothers who used their vast wealth as energy tycoons to transform rightwing politics in America with a relentless drive towards free market and libertarian ideals, has died aged 79. News of his death was first announced by Jane Mayer, the New Yorker writer whose statement that said he had died from prostate cancer, which he had been diagnosed with 27 years ago yet had remarkably kept at bay until now. Koch built up the Kansas-based Koch Industries into a massive industrial empire alongside his brother Charles that they inherited from their father Fred Koch …

Immigration judges at DOJ were sent news briefing with link to anti-Semitic content

Washington (CNN)A Department of Justice office will no longer send daily news briefings after it sent its employees, including immigration judges, a briefing that included a link to a blog featuring racial and anti-Semitic slurs, according to the president of an immigration judges union. The National Association of Immigration Judges wrote in a letter obtained by CNN that several member judges found the content “offensive.” “The August 19, 2019 morning news briefings contained ‘news’ from a website known for publishing white nationalist ideology and Anti-Semitic tropes,” the group wrote. “NAIJ has received numerous complaints from judges across the nation who found the blog offensive and equated having it on the official (office) website to working in a hostile work environment.” …

Immigration judges at DOJ were sent news briefing with link to anti-Semitic content

Washington (CNN)A Department of Justice office will no longer send daily news briefings after it sent its employees, including immigration judges, a briefing that included a link to a blog featuring racial and anti-Semitic slurs, according to the president of an immigration judges union. The National Association of Immigration Judges wrote in a letter obtained by CNN that several member judges found the content “offensive.” “The August 19, 2019 morning news briefings contained ‘news’ from a website known for publishing white nationalist ideology and Anti-Semitic tropes,” the group wrote. “NAIJ has received numerous complaints from judges across the nation who found the blog offensive and equated having it on the official (office) website to working in a hostile work environment.” …

Immigration judges at DOJ were sent news briefing with link to anti-Semitic content

Washington (CNN)A Department of Justice office will no longer send daily news briefings after it sent its employees, including immigration judges, a briefing that included a link to a blog featuring racial and anti-Semitic slurs, according to the president of an immigration judges union. The National Association of Immigration Judges wrote in a letter obtained by CNN that several member judges found the content “offensive.” “The August 19, 2019 morning news briefings contained ‘news’ from a website known for publishing white nationalist ideology and Anti-Semitic tropes,” the group wrote. “NAIJ has received numerous complaints from judges across the nation who found the blog offensive and equated having it on the official (office) website to working in a hostile work environment.” …

Twitter Has Some Major Opinions About Sean Spicer’s ‘DWTS’ Debut

John Lamparski/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images These Tweets About Sean Spicer On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Ask, “Just, Why?” By Yvonne Kim a day ago You probably best remember Sean Spicer for his days in the White House briefing room as the founding founder of “alternative facts.” His latest announcement, though, is unfortunately entirely true. The former White House press secretary is soon to make his reality television debut, and the tweets about Spicer on are far from excited. Seriously, everyone just wants to know, The television network announced this season’s cast on Aug. 21, with a video in which Spicer walks out to a podium, parodying his previous employer’s press briefing room, and waves to the crowd. He shared the …

Video shows arrest of 15-year-old who threatened school shooting online

teen being arrested for threatening a mass shooting at a school has gone viral on social media. The video, shared by Volusia County Sheriffs Offices Facebook page on Monday, starts with one of the two cops reading out the teens The video description on theFacebook page says thatDalton Barnhart is not the teens real name and that he told authorities the threat was a joke. He posted the threat on a video game chat platform. But hes just a little kid playing a video game, the mother says. Eventually, after the cop tries to explain the reasoning behind the arrest, the mother asks, So hows there an arrest? She air-quoting the word arrest. This is a little boy he didnt …

Iceland holds funeral for first glacier to melt

The worlds glaciers are shrinking due to human-caused climate change. Over the weekend, Iceland held a funeral to honor its first glacier to die. Roughly 100 activists hiked two hours to the top of the volcano where the glacier, Okjokull, once loomed large over the landscape. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigursson told PBS that Okjokull was once six square miles (15 square kilometers). Today is it smaller than one square kilometer. Sigursson declared the glacier, now known simply as Ok (its original name minus the Icelandic word for glacier), extinct a decade ago. We are seeing the faces of the climate crisis differently around the world, but its the same crisis and we need international cooperation on an unprecedented scale, said …

Is ‘Save Spider-Man from Sony’ fueled by pro-Disney bots?

A lot of Marvel fans are angry about the possibility of Spider-Man leaving the MCU, prompted by a corporate dispute between Disney and Sony. But if you look closer at the resulting hashtags, youll notice something fishy. Instead of being an organic fan campaign, hashtags like #SaveSpiderMan are full of what appear to be pro-Disney bots. Dozens of accounts are posting near-identical phraseslike Tony Stark did not travel back in time to get the infinity stones just so Sony could fuck it up, U CANT JUST TAKE TOM HOLLAND AFTER WEVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH HIM, tom holland worked so hard to portray peter parker perfectly, and Sony you better fix this. Theyre presented as normal fan tweets, focusing on …

Here’s What You Should Know About The Big Hong Kong Protests

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images News/Getty Images What’s Happening In Hong Kong? Here’s Why People Are Protesting By Madhuri Sathish 5 days ago Even if you don’t fly through Hong Kong, you’ve probably heard by now: Sweeping protests in Hong Kong resulted in hundreds of flights being canceled this week, at one of the world’s busiest airports. But these protests aren’t new. In fact, millions of people have taken to Hong Kong’s streets since March 2019 to protest a controversial extradition bill, and the protests have been getting more intense by the day. If you’re wondering about what’s happening in Hong Kong, the demonstrators’ key demands may clarify why they are still protesting. In recent months, demonstrators in Hong Kong have been …

The New ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast Is Iconically Random | Betches

I’ll be honest, it’s been a long time since I sat down and watched Dancing With The Stars. Back when the show first started in 2005, I was too young to really know who most of the people were, and I’m not exactly a ballroom dance super fan. But still, over the years I’ve watched random episodes of DWTS, and there’s a reason it’s now going into its 28th season. 28 is an insane number, but there are apparently still plenty of celebs who are dying to compete for the mirrorball trophy. Case in point: today ABC announced the cast for the upcoming season, and it’s…incredible? Each of the 12 contestants on the new season is more random than the next, and I really …

Trump Fat-Shamed One Of His Own Supporters At A Rally In A Troubling Video

Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images This Video Of Trump Fat-Shaming Someone At His Rally Is Just So Troubling By Madhuri Sathish 3 days ago While nearly two dozen Democrats are traveling across the country to campaign for the presidency, President Donald Trump is campaigning, too — to stay in the White House for another four years. On Aug. 15, Trump held a campaign rally in New Hampshire, where he was briefly interrupted by a small group of protesters. As the protesters were led out of the building, Trump appeared to mock one of his own supporters for having a “serious weight problem,” and this video of Trump fat-shaming someone at his rally has made waves on social media. According to …

Julian Castro is running an ad about Trump’s racist remarks on Fox News

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Julian Castro wants to send a message directly to President Donald Trump, so hes airing an ad during Fox & Friends on Wednesday. Castro, who is among a wide field of Democrats hoping to take on Trump during the next presidential election, posted the 30-second ad on social media on Tuesday. The ad will appear on Fox News all day Wednesday and in the morning during Fox & Friends, a show that the president is known to frequently watch, according to the Washington Post. In the ad, Castro highlights instances where Trump has been criticized as racist including: referring to countries as shit holes, telling Democratic congresswomen of color to go back where they came from, …

Epstein autopsy report raises ALL the new conspiracy theories

A new report on the autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein in the wake of his alleged suicide while in federal custody is doing little to tamp down rampant speculation that the official narrative does not hold water. According to the Washington Post, which spoke to sources familiar with the autopsy report, a bone in Epsteins neck was broken, which although not definitive, is more frequently associated with strangulation by force than suicide by hanging. From the Washington Post: Among the bones broken in Epsteins neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adams apple. Such breaks can occur in those who hang themselves, particularly if they are older, according to forensics experts and studies on the subject. …

Kellyanne Conway brushes off recession fears, calls it ‘Sesame Street word of the day’

Kellyanne Conway, a counselor for President Donald Trump, brushed off questions from reporters about a potential recession in the United States, liking the word to a segment on Sesame Street. Conway was asked about recent remarks by Trump where he said most economists dont believe a recession is looming for the country and whether she knew which specific economists the president was referring to. Yes, I do. But Id like to know where youre getting your information from, because its nice to see the media finally cover the Trump economy. You seem to cover it only when you can use the Sesame Street word of the day: recession,’ Conway said. So youre using a tweet here or a report there, …

Joe Biden: ‘Moral’ Failure If U.S. Doesn’t Move To Ban Assault Weapons

Joe Biden said it’s a “moral” failure on the part of the federal government if it does not pass significant gun control legislation, including banning assault weapons, in response to the torrent of mass shootings in recent years. an op-ed for The New York Times. During his time in the Senate, Biden wrote the assault weapons ban legislation that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. The measure barred the manufacture of 19 specific semi-automatic firearms and made it illegal to possess newly manufactured magazines holding 10 or more rounds of ammunition. “Those gun safety reforms made our nation demonstrably more secure,” Biden wrote in the Times. “They were also, sadly, the last meaningful gun legislation we …