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Trump announces fake news winners on Twitter, but link stops working soon after

President Trump announced the winners of the “FAKE NEWS” awards on Wednesday, after much anticipation — especially from the news media. But the Republican National Committee (RNC) page the president linked to at roughly 8 p.m. on Wednesday came up with an error message shortly afterward.  “The site is temporarily offline, we are working to […]

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20 Years Ago, Fox News Rode Clinton’s Sex Scandal To Power. Now It’s Downplaying Trump’s.

Twenty years ago today, a news site run by Matt Drudge published a story about a salacious scoop that a mainstream news outlet had killed. “BLOCKBUSTER REPORT,” the Drudge Report bellowed. “23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT.” The intern, we’d find out later, was of course Monica Lewinsky, and the scandal […]

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How Our Reality Show President Is Changing The Way Politics And Culture Mix

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump opened his first Cabinet meeting of 2018 by turning to the television cameras and telling reporters, “Welcome back to the studio.” He went on to remark that after the previous day’s nearly hourlong public meeting with congressional leaders, “my performance got good reviews.” (That “performance” got overshadowed later in the week, […]

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Couple sues Vistaprint after wedding order contained hateful pamphlets

BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. — A same-sex couple is suing printing company Vistaprint after they say they opening their wedding programs only to find hate-filled pamphlets instead, CBS Pittsburgh reports. In response, the printing company issued a lengthy statement Thursday saying “how incredibly saddened we are to hear this story” and promising to investigate. According to […]

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Surgeon arrested after report of showing up possibly intoxicated

Police in Kentucky arrested a plastic surgeon on the street after a hospital received a report that he showed up for surgery possibly intoxicated, CBS Lexington affiliate WKYT reports. Dr. Theodore Gerstle was arrested on a charge of public intoxication Monday. The chief medical officer at Baptist Health Lexington spoke to Gerstle after receiving the […]