The $26.5B T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Moves a Big Step Forward

The Justice Department Friday cleared T-Mobile’s long-delayed $26.5 billion merger with Sprint, a deal that critics say will reduce competition for wireless service and lead to higher prices. To win approval, the companies agreed to sell assets to Dish intended to help the company, which now provides satellite TV service, launch a new wireless carrier. The Justice Department blessing clears a major hurdle, but the deal still faces an antitrust suit from 13 states and the District of Columbia that could mean further delays. If completed, the deal would strengthen T-Mobile’s position as the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier, with almost 114 million subscribers, after accounting for the 9 million Sprint customers that will be transferred to Dish. AT&T is the …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Served The Perfect Clap Back About Her Health Issues

Alex Wong/Getty Images News/Getty Images Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s “I’m Very Much Alive” Remark Was The Perfect Clap Back By Shelby Black 4 hours ago In case you weren’t already aware, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg always means business. Not only has she served on the Supreme Court since 1993, but she’s overcome a series of health issues over recent years. Well, it looks like she’s back and stronger than ever, because Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s “I’m very much alive” remark shut down any rumors that she’ll be taking a break from the bench. On Tuesday, July 23, Ginsburg spoke to NPR about her tenure serving as Supreme Court justice and proposed changes from 2020 Democratic candidates to increase the number …

CNN Will Host Climate-Focused Town Hall As Issue Gains Momentum In 2020 Race

Democratic presidential town hall focused largely on climate change in September amid calls from several candidates that the issue be given far more airtime. Democratic National Committee’s polling threshold for the third primary debate in September will be able to join the event. Those requirements currently mandate that a candidate garner 2% support in at least four approved polls and have a minimum of 130,000 donors, with at least 400 in 20 separate states, by Aug. 28. CNN’s town hall would take place on Sept. 4 in New York City and MSNBC’s on Sept. 19 and 20. CNN said its event would be similar to other town halls it hosted earlier this year, allowing candidates to appear in back-to-back segments throughout …

Twitter Is Already Roasting The UK’s New Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images News/Getty Images These Tweets About Boris Johnson As Prime Minister Are… Not Enthusiastic By Mehak Anwar 5 hours ago The United Kingdom officially has a new prime minister. On July 23, former London Mayor Boris Johnson was selected by Britain’s Conservative party to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister of the UK, and let’s just say people have of thoughts. These tweets about Boris Johnson as prime minister are definitely not the most enthusiastic. According to the BBC, Johnson beat fellow Conservative party politician Jeremy Hunt by over 45,000 votes in a ballot of party members to take the leadership role. Johnson is slated to take over as prime minister on Wednesday, July 24, just around …

Twitter Is Freaking Out About This Big Moment From Mueller’s Testimony To Congress

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images These Tweets About Mueller Saying Trump Could Be Charged When He Leaves Office Are Saying, “Oh, Snap” By Shelby Black 5 hours ago Well everyone, the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Since Special Counsel Robert Mueller formally submitted his investigation’s report in April, the public has been dying to know whether he would actually testify in front of Congress. Many of us never expected this day to come, but on Wednesday, July 24, the special counsel took the hot seat and gave us the goods. Everyone has been eagerly awaiting this moment, and these tweets about Mueller saying Trump could be charged when he leaves office has Twitter in a frenzy. …

Johnson’s new-look cabinet meet for first time

Stephen Barclay: Brexit secretary (retains post) Michael Gove: Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and no-deal Brexit planning Ben Wallace: Defence secretary Liz Truss: International trade secretary Matt Hancock: Health secretary (retains post) Gavin Williamson: Education secretary Nicky Morgan: Culture secretary Andrea Leadsom: Business secretary Amber Rudd: Work and pensions secretary (retains post) Jacob Rees-Mogg: Leader of the Commons See the full cabinet here Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJacob Rees-Mogg learns of new role from the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg Following his appointment, Mr Rees-Mogg, who led the pro-Brexit Tory European Research Group (ERG), denied there had been a “Leave” takeover of the cabinet. “Boris is bringing the country together, the party together, through his cabinet appointments,” …

MP’s Twitter used for angry resignation

The thread told the MP to “call a by-election” and informed Mr O’Mara he should consider the Twitter posts as Mr Arnold’s “resignation”. Read more Yorkshire stories Mr O’Mara, 37, quit the Labour party in July 2018 after being suspended over alleged misogynistic and homophobic comments posted online. His victory against former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg in the Sheffield Hallam seat was one of the shocks of the 2017 general election. Report End of Twitter post by @garetharnolduk Following his resignation, Mr Arnold took to his own account and tweeted: “Well, I can’t sleep. “Did I do the right thing? Did I go the right way about it? Did I act in anger and frustration? “I expect I’ll come …

Illinois Republicans share ‘jihad squad’ meme of 4 Dem congresswomen

A Republican group in Illinois has deleted a meme it shared on its Facebook page that depicted four Democratic congresswomen and labeled them as the Jihad Squad. The image, which was made to look like a movie poster, showed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and had the Illinois Republican groups logo in the bottom right corner of it. The four women, who have come to be known as the squad, have been targeted by President Donald Trump in recent weeks in racist tweets that were condemned by a House resolution. Political jihad is their game, it says on the image. If you dont agree with their socialist ideology, …

Please stop being horny for #IceBae and other horrible people

Late last year, I celebrated Twitter users being horny on main. But that came with a caveat: wield your thirst responsibly. Its only been seven months, but the internet has failed. Men are now horny for#IceBae. When Vice President Mike Pence visited what Washington Post calls a migrant detention center (better known as a concentration camp) in Texas last week, a video showed a LatinxU.S. Customs and Border Patrolofficer guarding the holding pen. That officer was later identified as Kiara Cervantes,or @kiarace24 on Twitter and @kiaracerv on Instagram. After users started seeing clips and photos of Cervantes, the nickname #IceBae came about, and it stuck (even though CBP is not part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). WOW I am …

Read the letter: Department of Justice instructs Mueller to keep testimony to information from his report

A Justice Department official told former Special Counsel Robert Mueller that his upcoming testimony to House lawmakers “must remain within the boundaries” of the public, redacted version of his report, in a letter obtained by Fox News on Monday evening. Read the full letter below. MOBILE USERS, CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER

Reps. Cohen, Green vow to keep pursuing articles of impeachment against Trump

Rep. Al Green, left, and Rep. Steve Cohen vowed to keep pushing for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. (Getty/AP, File) He added: “I suspect by sometime in the fall I’ll probably file it, but it depends on his additional, further impeachable behavior, if more is exhibited… I expect it will be.” TRUMP DOUBLES DOWN ON ‘GO BACK’ TWEETS AMID OUTRAGE, CALLS ON ‘RADICAL’ REPS TO APOLOGIZE Lawmakers in the House voted 332-95 on Wednesday to table Green’s resolution to introduce articles of impeachment, a push that was widely opposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other top Democrats worried that the measure would force vulnerable swing-district lawmakers into peril ahead of the 2020 elections. Original Article : HERE ; …

The world’s silence on Trump’s racism is deafening

London (CNN)The silence from other world leaders in condemning US President Donald Trump’s most recent racist comments has been deafening. There have been remarks from Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who said: “That’s not how we do things in Canada,” and that a “Canadian is a Canadian.” The outgoing British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said that Trump’s comments were “completely unacceptable.” He also described the four congresswomen of color as “hate-filled extremists” and repeated his line from the weekend saying that “if they don’t like it, let them leave.” In an instant, the wild, inaccurate ranting of a man under attack morphed to something more chilling. Trump’s supporters chanted “Send her back!” in response to comments aimed at one of …

UK ‘will have to face consequences of no deal’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichel Barnier says Theresa May and her ministers never threatened to leave without a deal during negotiations The UK will have to “face the consequences” if it opts to leave without a deal, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said. Michel Barnier told BBC Panorama the thrice-rejected agreement negotiated by Theresa May was the “only way to leave the EU in an orderly manner”. He also insisted Mrs May and her ministers “never” told him during Brexit talks she might opt for no deal. Publicly, Mrs May has always insisted no deal is better than a bad deal. In his first UK broadcast interview – conducted in May before the start of …

The Tech Oligarchs Are Going to Destroy Democracy Unless We Stop Them

When there is a general change in conditions, it is as if the entire creation had changed, and the whole world altered. Ibn Khaldun, 14th-century Arab historian the worlds five most wealthiest companiescontinue to rapidly consolidate economic, cultural, and, inevitably, political power on a scale not seen for over a century. This tiny sliver of humanity, with their relatively small cadre of engineers, data scientists, and marketers, represent a challenge to democracy, competitive capitalism, and the future of the middle class. Given their virtual monopoly status, a laissez faire approach will likely result in more consolidation; only government action of some kind can stop them now. Current concerns are large enough now that both the Trump administration and many Democrats …

May to chair emergency meeting on Iran crisis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA Royal Navy frigate can be heard warning Iranian armed forces, before the oil tanker is seized The prime minister will chair the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Monday after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf. Theresa May is expected to receive updates from ministers and officials and discuss maintaining the security of shipping in the area. It comes amid reports ministers are considering freezing Iranian assets. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to update MPs later on further measures the government will take. On Sunday, ministers denied domestic politics meant the government had taken its “eye off the ball”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Hunt …