Category: Society/Culture

Trump Says He Can End Birthright Citizenship & Defy The Constitution

President Donald Trump offered a dramatic, if legally dubious, promise in a new interview to unilaterally end birthright citizenship, ratcheting up his hardline immigration rhetoric with a week to go before critical midterm elections. Trump’s vow to end the right to citizenship for the children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on US soil came…

Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users – Violates 1st Amendment

Trump cannot block Twitter users for the political views they have expressed, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday. Blocking users from viewing his Twitter account is unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment,  Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in her ruling.  “While we must recognize, and are sensitive to, the President’s personal First Amendment…

Trump Blames Kristjen Nielsen for Not Stopping Immigrants at Border

President Donald Trump unloaded on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a heated cabinet meeting this week, railing against her for failing to stop illegal border crossings because it’s ALL HER FAULT that apprehensions at the border have tripled.  Also, it’s her fault the courts keep slapping Trump down.  Nielsen tried to explain the issues…

Ads Pulled From Laura Ingraham show for Mocking Parkland Survivor

Student David Hogg tweeted list urging 12 advertisers to pull out of Ingraham’s show. At least 12 companies said they were dropping advertisements from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter and he responded with a call for a boycott. Parkland student…

Three Injured In Maryland Shooting At High School

Three people were critically injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning. A student reportedly “pulled a gun out and shot” a female student and a male student, according to NBC4. St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron also said the shooter exchanged gunfire with the school resource officer. The…

Don Lemon Calls Trump Racist [VIDEO]

In reaction to Trump’s refering to Africa and Caribbean countries like Haiti as “ShitHole Countries” last night Don Lemon calls Trump racist here & then amazingly through silence, tells people who still support him to go fuck themselves. This is an inspiring watch. Kudos to Don for stepping up Watch below. Don Lemon calls Trump…

Time Names ‘Silence Breakers’ 2017 Person Of The Year

Time magazine honored the women who started the national reckoning about sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere, naming the ‘Silence Breakers’ the 2017 person of the year on Wednesday. On the cover, Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, and Ashley Judd appear. Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the decision on the Today…

FB Founder Sean Parker: ‘God Only Knows What It’s Doing To Our Children’s Brains’

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, said the social-media platform functions by “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.” At an event in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, the erstwhile 38-year-old Napster inventor told Axios, “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” Parker said he…

For A Deal On DREAMers, White House Demands Border Wall Funding

In exchange for letting young undocumented immigrants, dubbed DREAMers, stay in the United States legally, the Trump administration will ask Congress to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and limit federal grants to “sanctuary cities,” The Washington Post reports, citing a document the administration distributed to Congress. White House aides told reporters Sunday that…

Police Identify Vegas Shooting Suspect As Stephen C. Paddock

The man suspected of shooting and killing at least 50 people Sunday evening at a concert in Las Vegas has been identified as Stephen C. Paddock, a 64-year-old Nevada resident. According to reports, Paddock lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, about 80 miles northeast of the Strip. In a 5:45 a.m. PT press conference,…

At Least 50 Killed & Over 400 Injured In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A gunman opened fire on people at an outdoor concert near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas late Sunday, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 400 in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The shooting happened as country singer Jason Aldean was performing at the Route…

Nazi Protesters Disagree with Trump. They Were There for Violence [VIDEO]

On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured. As you will here in the video, the nazi protesters disagree with Trump. They WERE…

German Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, in a landmark decision after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a free vote on the topic. The bill, which would give homosexual couples in Germany the same rights as heterosexual couples, is expected to pass through the country’s upper house next week. Merkel said Friday…

Swedish Prosecutor Drops Assange Rape Investigation

Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into sexual-assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Officials will hold a press conference later Friday to expand on their decision to halt the seven-year legal standoff. The 45-year-old, who firmly denied the allegations he assaulted a woman in Sweden, took shelter in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in…

Statue Of Confederate Leader Jefferson Davis Taken Down In New Orleans

The second of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans was removed overnight in an operation to take down what some believe are symbols of racism—but not without a fight. Protests followed the removal of the statue, which saltued Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Those who argue the monuments honor Southern heritage—as well as those who believe…

Trump Signs The Johnson Amendment Religious-Liberty Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that loosens the restrictions on political activity for religious groups. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied, or silenced anymore, and we will never ever stand for religious discrimination,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden. “No American should be forced…

Jordan Edwards Shooting: 15-Year-Old Leaving Party Shot By Cops

A Texas police department has changed a key detail in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, amid mounting calls for the officer to be arrested. Jordan Edwards, 15, died after an officer fired a rifle into a car that was driving away from a house party in the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs. Police…

Orioles’ Adam Jones Berated By Racist Taunts

Adam Jones, an All-Star center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles, said he was taunted with racial slurs and had peanuts thrown at him Monday night at Boston’s Fenway Park. Jones, who is one of only about 60 black players on Major League Baseball rosters this year, said Red Sox fans in the crowd yelled obscenities…

New Orleans Removes Confederate Statues

New Orleans started taking down the first of four prominent Confederate monuments in the city early Monday morning, at about 1:30 a.m. The city is the most recent Southern stronghold to remove symbols interpreted by many to memorialize white supremacy and racism. The first monument to be removed overnight was one that “commemorates whites who…

Facebook Killer’s Cellphone Pings Detected in Pennsylvania

Pings from a cellphone owned by Cleveland Facebook murder suspect Steve Stephens have been detected more than 100 miles east of the city in Erie, Pennsylvania, police officials told CNN Monday morning. Authorities widened their warnings to residents of five states—Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, and New York—as they hunt for the 37-year-old, who shot and…

NC Lawmakers Agree To Repeal Transgender Bathroom Ban

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina announced late Wednesday that they have reached an agreement to repeal a state law prohibiting transgender people from using bathrooms that correspond to their gender identities. The deal, reached with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, an outspoken opponent of the controversial law, came as the state was on the verge of…

Casey Anthony Speaks Out for First Time [VIDEO]

Casey Anthony is back in the spotlight if you’re not familiar with the case, nine years ago her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, went missing and was later found dead, today an interview for the Associated Press about her case was issued. Anthony, now 30, has never spoken publicly about the trial. “Caylee would be 12 right…

Marines Investigated For Sharing Nude Photos Of Female Service Members

Members of the U.S. Marines Corps are being investigated for allegedly sharing naked photos of female service members, veterans, and other women in a closed group on Facebook. Some of the photographs were taken without the women’s knowledge before being shared to some 30,000 members of the group, the Associated Press reported, citing internal Corps…

Riot Police Remove Last Standing Rock Protesters

National guard officials and law enforcement authorities marched onto the Oceti Sakowin camp on Thursday, where the last Dakota Access Pipeline protesters remained, and cleared the site in a military-style takeover, according to The Guardian. Most of the last protesters left voluntarily on Wednesday, setting fire to their structures as they left. At least 33…

Students Give Nazi Salute in Senior Pictures ‘Heil Trump’

High-school students in Texas did a Nazi salute in their senior pictures, setting off a firestorm of controversy after the photos spread on social media. A student who witnessed the incident at Cypress Ranch High School told KPRC that the students pictured, about 70 of them, were shouting phrases such as “Heil Hitler” and “Heil…

[VIDEO] Conway says Sean Spicer was offering “alternative facts” not falsehoods

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President, tells Chuck Todd that the Press Secretary used ‘alternative facts’ in his first statement to the Press Corps. Kellyann Conway tells @chucktodd Sean Spicer was offering “alternative facts” not falsehoods #alternativefacts So the White House & Trump have “Alternative Facts” – @KellyannePolls Kelly Anne Con Job confirms to @chucktodd…

Gov. Paul LePage: John Lewis Should Thank White GOPers For Freeing Slaves

Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage thinks civil rights legend Rep John Lewis could use a history lesson on civil rights in the United States. LePage allegedly rip Lewis for questioning President-elect Donald Trump’s legitimacy during a regular appearance on a local talk radio show, and he said Lewis needed to show more gratitude to past…

Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death

Dylann Roof, who was convicted in December on all charges related to the 2015 killing of nine black worshipers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced to death Tuesday. Roof represented himself during the sentencing phase of the trial and told the jury, “I felt like I had to…