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Adam Rawnsley, Casey Michel

Instagram Won’t Pull These Racist, Violent, Russian-Inspired Accounts

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American racists are reusing some of the ugliest elements of Russia’s election interference operation.

Memes published by some of the worst Kremlin-backed trolls of the 2016 campaign are being echoed online by American neo-Confederates. The Russian accounts, overseen by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA), have since been taken down. But American parrot accounts running some of the same racist crap—and worse—are still live on Instagram, an...

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Eleanor Clift

Here’s Why Trump Looks Positioned to Win Re-Election

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Impeachment news stifles media coverage of an economy that last month produced 266,000 jobs with unemployment holding at 3.5 percent, a 50-year record low. The impact of those numbers and what they say about an incumbent president’s hold on the White House is the subject of this column.  

Modeling based on the economy already has experts like Yale University professor Ray Fair, political scientist Alan Abramowitz, and Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s...

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Michael Tomasky

Everyone Feels Overworked and Underpaid. Why Aren’t the Democratic Presidential Candidates Talking About It?

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I’m still thinking about Jeremy Corbyn and the potential ramifications of that disaster for us in the States. Blame seems mostly to have settled on his flimsy and feckless personality, and that sounds fair to me. Secondary blame rests with the Remain-Leave business. Then there’s this debate about the Labour manifesto. 

I support most of the individual items on the manifesto, especially in the first three sections (greening the economy,...

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Tim Teeman

‘My Divorce Lawyer Is on Speed Dial’: The Wild Life of Harry Hamlin, the Not-So Quiet Real Housewives’ Husband

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Picture Harry Hamlin, L.A. Law star—and latterly Real Housewives of Beverly Hills husband—as a momentarily terrified accomplice to a Hell’s Angel biker in a California forest cloaked in darkness.

He was 18. It was 1970. He had grown up wanting to be an architect and intended to study environmental design at UC Berkeley. He had set off to register for classes there.

En route, at a party, he met a girl whose family had built a cluster of...

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Aurora Snow

Adult Industry Calls BS on Ben Shapiro and The Daily Wire’s ‘War’ on Porn

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Claiming to be concerned for “the welfare of our people,” four Republican members of Congress recently called on the Department of Justice to “declare the prosecution of obscene pornography a criminal justice priority,” attempting to justify their request by stating “the harms of illegal pornography have continued unabated, affecting children and adults so acutely to the point that 15 state legislatures have declared that...

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Feeling Nervous Ahead of Sentencing, Fate Unknown

Tekashi 6ix9ine is in the dark and anxiously awaiting to hear his fate next week ... or so we're being told. Sources at 69's federal detention facility tell TMZ ... Tekashi is feeling the pressure ahead of his sentencing hearing on Wednesday, where…

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Jamie Ross

Full Impeachment Report Published: Trump Tried to ‘Muzzle Witnesses’

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The House Judiciary Committee released its full 658-page report on the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the early hours of Monday, ahead of consideration by the full House later this week.

The report explains the decision to charge Trump with two articles of impeachment—abuse of power and obstruction of justice. It also includes reports previously issued from the House Intelligence Committee which lay out the evidence against the President, and the Judiciary Committee's...

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Barbie Latza Nadeau

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Slam Bizarre Hospital Interview

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein played the victim in a wide ranging interview with the New York Post’s Page Six published Sunday.

The man whose alleged bad behavior launched the global #metoo movement told the paper that despite the fact that more than 80 women have come forward with horrific allegations of sexual harassment and assault, he actually deserves “a pat on the back” for all he has done for womankind.

Weinstein spoke to Page Six from the...

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Buffalo Stance Singer Neneh Cherry 'Memba Her?!

Swedish born Neneh Cherry (real name Neneh Mariann Karlsson) was in her mid-20s when she shot to stardom as a songwriter, rapper and singer with 80s dance bangers like "Buffalo Stance," "Kisses On The Wind" and "Manchild" on her 1989 debut album,…

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MTV's 'Ridiculousness' Star Steelo Brim's House Burglarized

MTV's "Ridiculousness" star Sterling "Steelo" Brim partied his ass off only to come home to a major party foul ... after thieves allegedly broke into his pad and took off with valuable collectibles. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Steelo…

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Aqua Sets Sights on Coachella On Heels of Canada Tour Announcement

Aqua's got a New Year's resolution that will surely have their legion of fans fired up ... a gig at next year's Coachella. Singers Lene Nystrom ('memba her?) and Rene Dif and keyboardist Soren Rasted tell TMZ ... the band's set its sights on…

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Terrelle Pryor's Apartment Takes Step to Evict NFL Player After Stabbing Incident

One little bloody stabbing incident and it seems the apartment complex where Terrelle Pryor lives wants him out. TMZ Sports has obtained a court document filed by Heinz Lofts in Pittsburgh -- noting Pryor and Shalaya Briston "violated rules and…

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President Trump-Signed Oath of Office For Sale Amid Impeachment Fervor

Donald Trump's John Hancock on a White House reprint of his presidential oath of office definitely sends a message ... and it might fetch a big payday for the guy who got it signed. The story goes that a State Party Campaign Chairman for Trump…

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Meghan King Edmonds Asks People to Stop Sharing Hurtful Comments About Her ''Thin'' Figure

Meghan King Edmonds really wants people to stop commenting on her slim figure. On Sunday, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum took to social media to address concerns over her...

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‘Star Wars Resistance’ Juggles Action, Humor, and Teeth-Clenching Emotion in “Station to Station”

A love and pining for home haunts the fast-paced action of Star Wars Resistance in “Station to Station.” This episode would not have worked as well if the viewer hadn’t witnessed the civilian idyllics on the Colossus in the lighthearted “Kaz’s Curse.” Even though the Colossus never appears in this episode, its humble homeliness is an emotional core in “Station to Station”.

Tam (Suzie McGrath) and Jace Rucklin (Elijah Wood) begin their day-in-the-life with the First Order by...

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Harvey Weinstein Claims He ''Pioneered'' Films for Women

Harvey Weinstein is breaking his silence... but not for the reasons you might think. In a recent interview with the New York Post, the disgraced producer didn't comment on the...

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Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler Battle It Out Over Holiday Decorations on A Very Merry Cavallari

It's a Cavallari vs. Cutler Christmas war! On Sunday's A Very Merry Cavallari holiday special, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler found themselves with clashing concepts for their...

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Chris Evangelista

‘Watchmen’ Wants You To “See How They Fly” With A Satisfying Conclusion

There was just the tiniest bit of trepidation leading into the Watchmen finale. Would the show, which had so far exceeded all expectations, stick the landing? Thankfully, the answer is yes. On one hand, “See How They Fly” the season (and perhaps series?) finale of the show is almost too simple in its approach. After week after week of jaw-dropping, mind-blowing episodes that bucked typical TV tradition, the finale unfolds in a fairly straightforward manner.

It’s almost as if after...

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