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  • Domino’s Isn’t Pizza. It’s Something Else Entirely.

    05/20/2022 3:37:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 133 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Fri, May 20, 2022 | Chris Hatler
    Is Domino’s pizza? If you furrow your brow in confusion at this inquiry, tilting your head and replying with some variation on “of course it is,” I have news for you. To clarify, I’m not a New Yorker, Chicagoan, or Detroiter required to uphold the strict pizza laws of my home city. I grew up in northern New Jersey, where the prevalence of Italian families and our proximity to the Big Apple meant you could find a slice any given moment at any of the two dozen joints in a 10-mile radius. So, if I’m no purist, why am I...
  • OAN Finally Admits ‘No Widespread Voter Fraud’ After Settling Defamation Suit

    05/09/2022 9:16:03 PM PDT · by semimojo · 49 replies
    Yahoo/Daily Beast ^ | 5/9/2022 | William Vaillancourt
    The right-wing cable network One America News Network on Monday ran a pre-recorded 30-second segment acknowledging that there was “no widespread voter fraud” by Georgia election workers in the 2020 presidential election. The segment appears to be part of a recent settlement relating to a defamation lawsuit brought against the network by two such workers.The segment notes that an investigation by state officials into unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud made by ex-President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani turned up nothing. “The results of this investigation indicate that Ruby Freeman and Wandrea ‘Shaye’ Moss did not engage in ballot fraud...
  • Pope Francis Says NATO Started War in Ukraine by ‘Barking at Putin’s Door’

    05/07/2022 8:27:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    Daily Beast via Yahoo News ^ | 05/03/2022 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME—Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Pope Francis has floated the idea that he wants to take a trip to Kyiv to try to broker a ceasefire. But now he says he would prefer to go to Moscow to try to talk some sense into Vladimir Putin, who he has not outwardly condemned in the now nearly three-month-old war and only did so lightly in a lengthy interview with an Italian newspaper. “I feel that before going to Kyiv, I must go to Moscow,” he told Corriere Della Sera in an interview that ran Tuesday. But the meeting...
  • Trump met with Kevin McCarthy for 3 hours this week and is 'enjoying his current moment of dominance over the minority leader,' report says

    05/04/2022 1:54:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 5/4/22 | Grace Panetta
    Former President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met for three hours at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida on Monday, The New York Times reported. The two met for the first time since leaked audio revealed McCarthy blaming Trump for the January 6 Capitol siege and telling fellow Republicans that he planned to ask the former president to resign from office on January 10, 2021, in the wake of the attack. Two New York Times reporters, Jonathan Martin, and Alexander Burns, released the tapes to back up reporting on McCarthy's remarks in their book "This Will Not Pass"...
  • Russia will pull out of the International Space Station over economic sanctions: report

    04/30/2022 9:47:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | 04/30/2022 | John L. Dorman
    The head of Russia's space agency said the country would leave the International Space Station, per Bloomberg."The decision has been taken already, we're not obliged to talk about it publicly," said Dmitry Rogozin on state TV.Rogozin, the general director of Roscosmos, criticized Western-imposed economic sanctions against Russia.The head of Russia's space agency on Saturday said that the country would leave the International Space Station, which Moscow said is the result of economic sanctions imposed as a result of the country's conflict in Ukraine, according to Bloomberg.Two Russian state news agencies — Tass and RIA Novosti — on Saturday reported that...
  • Revolt Brews in Michigan GOP After Elevation of Trump Allies

    04/29/2022 5:59:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 4/29/22 | Nick Corasaniti and Neil Vigdor
    For Republican supporters of Donald Trump in Michigan, it seemed like a crowning moment: The state party chose two candidates endorsed by the former president, both outspoken preachers of 2020 election falsehoods, as its contenders for the state’s top law enforcement officer and its chief of election administration. But instead, that move at a convention last weekend — where Republicans officially endorsed Matthew DePerno for attorney general and Kristina Karamo for secretary of state — has ruptured the Michigan Republican Party. After months of strain, it appears to finally be snapping as what remains of the old guard protests the...
  • New York Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin Arrested for Alleged Campaign-Finance Scheme

    04/12/2022 7:07:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/12/2022 | Pilar Menendez
    New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin surrendered to authorities early Tuesday morning to face fraud-related charges in connection with a previous political campaign, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Beast. Benjamin, 45, was arrested on several charges, including bribery, in connection with his alleged participation in a scheme to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for securing a state grant. The U.S. Southern District of New York is expected to hold a noon press conference about Benjamin’s arrest. He is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday afternoon. More to come..
  • Republican-controlled states have higher murder rates than Democratic ones: study

    04/05/2022 11:06:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Mon, April 4, 2022 | Ben Adler
    Republican politicians routinely claim that cities run by Democrats have been experiencing crime waves caused by failed governance, but a new study shows murder rates are actually higher in states and cities controlled by Republicans. “We’re seeing murders in our cities, all Democrat-run,” former President Donald Trump asserted at a March 26 rally in Georgia. “People are afraid to go out.” In February, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., blamed Democrats for a 2018 law that reduced some federal prison sentences — even though it was signed by Trump after passing a GOP-controlled Congress. “It’s your party who voted in lockstep for...
  • Roger Stone Claims He’s Being ‘Censored’ on Trump’s Free-Speech App

    04/03/2022 9:57:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Sun, April 3, 2022 | Zachary Petrizzo
    Veteran Republican operative and longtime Donald Trump ally Roger Stone claims he’s being “censored” on the ex-president’s social media site Truth Social. The latest declaration from Stone comes as the platform’s traffic nose-dives, with conservatives splintered between other right-wing Twitter alternatives, including Truth, Gab, and Gettr. On Saturday night, Stone took to Truth Social—which brands itself a free-speech haven—to post about “radical Islam,” including a picture of an old Trump campaign button and the comment, “Trump also warns again a growing threat of terrorism by radical Islam mix in the predicted the 9/11 attack.”
  • Putin’s Holy Man, the Russian Orthodox Patriarch, Pushed for the ‘Eradication’ of Ukraine

    03/22/2022 9:39:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/22/2022 | A. Craig Copetas
    Beneath the gold onion domes of the Danilov Monastery a few miles south of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin’s chief shaman explains why Russia is hell-bent on destroying Ukraine. “If we see [Ukraine] as a threat, we have the right to use force to ensure the threat is eradicated,” Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill recently preached to his church’s 90 million faithful followers. “We have entered into a conflict which has not only physical but also metaphysical significance. We are talking about human salvation, something much more important than politics.” The wartime coalition between Putin and his patriarch is called symphonia, an...
  • Trump lashes out at Time Warner for canceling his favourite network OAN: ‘Far more popular than anyone knows’

    03/15/2022 8:33:34 PM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Independant ^ | March 14th, 2022 | Nathan Place
    Donald Trump has spoken out against Time Warner Cable’s decision to drop One America News, a far-right TV station that routinely praises him. “I believe the people of this Country should protest the decision to eliminate OAN, a very important voice,” the former president said in a statement on Monday. “Demand that OAN be allowed to stay on the air. It is far bigger and more popular than anyone knows, and importantly, it represents the voice of a very large group of people!” In recent months, multiple cable providers have axed OAN, an outspokenly pro-Trump network that has been accused...
  • Iran returns donated vaccines because they were made in US

    02/21/2022 6:18:14 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 21, 2022 | Associated Press
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has returned 820,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines donated by Poland because they were manufactured in the United States, state TV reported Monday. TV quoted Mohammad Hashemi, an official in the country’s Health Ministry, as saying that Poland donated about a million doses of the British-Swedish AstraZeneca vaccine to Iran. “But when the vaccines arrived in Iran, we found out that 820,000 doses of them which were imported from Poland were from the United States,” he said. Hashemi said “after coordination with the Polish ambassador to Iran, it was decided that the vaccines would be returned.”...
  • Even the Trumpiest Senators Don’t Feel Safe in GOP Primaries

    02/21/2022 6:31:33 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 2/21/22 | Sam Brodey
    The choice in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race, according to one of the candidates, is a simple binary: a bowl of oatmeal, or an egg-avocado breakfast platter. That metaphor was recently posted on Facebook, in meme form, by Rick Becker, a Republican state lawmaker who just launched a primary campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. John Hoeven. Neither of their names are referenced. But the suggestion is clear: Becker—a fire-breathing MAGA conservative popular with the state’s ultra-right—is meant to be the exciting, appetizing choice. And Hoeven—a reserved two-term senator who is as likely to appear on an agriculture policy newscast...
  • Meta axes a head of global community development after he appears on video in underage sex sting (Facebook)

    02/18/2022 10:05:50 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    Tech Crunch via Yahoo ^ | 02 18 2022 | Ingrid Lunden
    Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has confirmed to TechCrunch that Jeren A. Miles, who had been a manager of global community development, is no longer employed by the company after a video went viral on YouTube, which was then reposted on Reddit and other sites, featuring him in a sting operation conducted by amateurs with the intent of catching paedophiles. The two-hour video, posted by an amateur group called PCI Predator Catchers Indianapolis on its YouTube page, does not depict Miles caught in any sex act, nor admitting to any specific sex act, nor admitting to intending to carry...
  • Gu is golden: Eileen Gu's dominant halfpipe victory for China caps stellar Olympics [AOL]

    02/18/2022 11:05:09 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 66 replies
    aol ^ | February 17, 2022 | JAY BUSBEE
    The legend of Eileen Gu continues to grow in China. Gu, the American-born freestyle skier now competing for China, had already won a gold and a silver medal. Friday morning, under an ice-blue sky and in surprisingly warm temperatures of 12 degrees Fahrenheit, Gu dropped into the halfpipe for her third and final event of the Games. Two runs later, she’d captured her second gold of the Olympics, and her stature in China had grown immeasurably. In China, Gu is the face of these Games, her image and likeness appearing on billboards, in commercials, and on the omnipresent official Beijing...
  • Exclusive: 98-year-old investing legend Charlie Munger 'appalled by the fear of vaccination' in the U.S.

    02/17/2022 4:11:17 AM PST · by sam_whiskey · 52 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 16, 2022 | Adriana Belmonte
    Legendary investor Charlie Munger, speaking with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer in an exclusive interview, spoke bluntly about vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. “I have been appalled by the fear of vaccination by a big chunk of the nation,” the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman said when asked about the COVID-19 pandemic. “Speaking for myself, I couldn’t wait to be vaccinated. And I think the risks of being vaccinated are way less than the risk of not being vaccinated." According to the CDC, there’s a minuscule 0.002% chance of the vaccine causing death while approximately 5 people per one million vaccinated...
  • Republican strategists shocked by Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'stunning' endorsement power (pantywaists aghast!)

    02/12/2022 3:17:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 2/11/22 | Brigid Kennedy
    If you can't get the backing of former President Donald Trump, perhaps that of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) will suffice. According to four "longtime Republican operatives" working on competitive GOP primaries nationwide, an MTG endorsement is "not only considered as welcome, but also as one that should be actively courted," The Daily Beast reports, noting the congressmember's power lies in her direct line to the former president, as well as her large network of grassroots donors. "It is stunning," one source told The Daily Beast. "Her popularity among much of the base and what she brings to a campaign...
  • Liz Cheney did not donate to any Republicans during last fundraising quarter (always a team player!)

    02/11/2022 4:35:58 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 2/11/22 | Eric Garcia
    Rep Liz Cheney’s campaign account and her leadership political action committee gave zero dollars to Republicans in the final fundraising quarter of 2021, Federal Election Commission documents show. The increasingly embattled Republican went from being one of the most prolific fundraisers for Republicans in her capacity as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference to withholding her sizeable campaign coffers. When Ms Cheney was chairwoman, her Cowboy PAC gave prolifically to Republicans. In 2020, it gave $358,700 to House Republican incumbents and challengers alike, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Ms Cheney raised $20.5m between the months of October and...
  • Journalist Maggie Haberman denies saving Trump toilet story for book: 'I'm not known for sitting on scoops'

    02/11/2022 11:47:57 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Week via Yahoo ^ | 02 10 2022 | Brendan Morrow
    New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman is pushing back against claims her latest scoop about former President Donald Trump was saved for an upcoming book. Earlier this week, Axios revealed that Haberman in her forthcoming book about Trump titled Confidence Man reveals that while he was in office, White House staffers "periodically discovered wads of printed paper clogging a toilet — and believed the president had flushed pieces of paper." The report quickly gained widespread attention, but it also sparked claims that Haberman sat on the piece of information for inclusion in the book rather than report it...
  • U.S. intelligence report details 'indirect' Russian government support for Western neofascist groups

    02/10/2022 7:40:42 PM PST · by Mariner · 75 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 10th, 2022 | Zach Dorfman and Jana Winter
    A U.S. intelligence community assessment obtained by Yahoo News concluded that the Russian government is providing “indirect and passive support” to neofascist groups operating in the U.S. and elsewhere, but stops short of accusing the Kremlin of supplying financial or material assistance to Western extremist groups.The Kremlin “probably tolerates some private Russian entities’ support” for U.S. and European white nationalist groups “because it aligns with Kremlin efforts to aggravate societal fissures in the West,” states the report.Russian neofascist groups have attempted to recruit and provide paramilitary training to North American and European extremists in order to “expand their reach into...