Monday, May 21, 2018

By Fox News, May 20, 2018

A South Carolina NAACP chapter president who says he was racially profiled during a traffic stop was accused of lying after police released video footage of the encounter, according to reports.

"Tonight, I was racially profiled by Timmonsville Officer CAUSE I WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES BENZ AND GOING HOME IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD," Timmonsville NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie said in an April 13 Facebook post, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

By NBC News, May 18, 2018

Government agencies, businesses and other organizations in Arizona plan to participate in an exercise to practice how the state would respond to a migration of 400,000 people following a catastrophic earthquake in Southern California.

The Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs says participants in the National Mass Care Exercise in the coming week will tackle how to organize operations such as providing food, shelter and medical services.

By The Hill, May 21, 2018

Like clockwork, Washington has whipped itself into a frenzy over rumors of a possible retirement on the Supreme Court.

All eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, who reportedly considered calling it quits last spring. As the court’s current term winds to a close, speculation about his plans has again swept the capital, with court watchers searching for clues.

By CBS News, May 20, 2018

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Everyone is welcome at your neighborhood Starbucks. This includes just hanging out or using the bathroom.

The policy change comes five weeks after two black men who did not purchase anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks.

By AP News, May 20, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject to attorney-client privilege appears to be meeting a judge’s demand that it occur speedily and efficiently.

The progress comes just days before U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood will preside over a fourth hearing resulting from Michael Cohen’s efforts to gain influence over what potential evidence seized in the April 9 raids can be deemed subject to the privilege and blocked from the view of criminal prosecutors. Prosecutors say they are investigating possible fraud as they study Cohen’s personal business dealings.

By Newsweek, May 20, 2018

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan proposed a nationwide boycott of schools until U.S. gun laws are changed to protect students.

Duncan suggested via Twitter that parents and American families pull their children out of U.S. schools just hours after another mass shooting left 10 people dead at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Duncan, a Chicago resident, was responding to a Friday tweet from the former assistant education secretary in the Obama administration, Peter Cunningham, who is now the executive director of the Education Post. Cunningham had written, "Maybe it's time for America's 50 million school parents to simply pull their kids out of school until we have better gun laws."

By Fox News, May 20, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has told President Trump's legal team he should be able to wrap up the Russia investigation by Sept. 1 if he is able to interview Trump by mid-July, Rudy Giuliani told Fox News on Sunday.

Giuliani said he and Mueller spoke about an end date to the investigation approximately two weeks ago. During that conversation, Giuliani told Mueller that any interview of Trump by the special counsel would be contingent on knowing when the probe would wrap up.

By The Gateway Pundit, May 20, 2018

Brennan also fired a warning shot to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, claiming they will ‘bear the majority of the responsibility of the harm done to our democracy’ if they don’t stop Trump.

As previously reported by TGP’s Kristinn Taylor, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon he is ordering the Justice Department to investigate whether the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign.

By the Hill, May 20, 2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump — but how far is he willing to go to get the president's testimony? 

Some legal experts believe Mueller might have gathered sufficient evidence for indictments even without a Trump interview. They say Mueller could be reluctant to get bogged down in the months-long legal battle that would ensue were the president to resist a subpoena.

By Daily Caller, May 20, 2018

Last July, Cambridge professor Stefan Halper contacted Carter Page with something resembling support for the Trump campaign aide, who has faced allegations that he is a Russian agent and a conduit for collusion between the Kremlin and the campaign.

“It seems attention has shifted a bit from the ‘collusion’ investigation to the ‘contretempts’ [sic] within the White House,” Halper wrote in a July 28, 2017 email to Page.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

By LifeZette, May 20, 2018

A West Virginia parent, Rich Penkoski, was displeased to see his seventh-grade daughter bring home a “calligraphy” assignment that asked students to write an Islamic pledge to Allah in Arabic last week.

He contacted the principal, Ron Branch, at Mountain Ridge Middle School — and wanted an explanation as to why his daughter was asked to inscribe the shahada.

By CNBC, May 18, 2018

Bill Gates told an audience recently that President Donald Trump twice asked him the difference between HPV and HIV.

Footage of the Microsoft founder, aired on MSNBC late Thursday, shows the billionaire philanthropist responding to questions at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation meeting and describing his first exchanges with the president.

By SPL Center, Jan 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Ascending the steep steps that lead from the street to the scene of her son's murder, 47-year-old Louisa Prudhomme is charged by a Doberman Pinscher.

Prudhomme reaches over a gate and gives the guard dog a rough pat on the head.

"Sam doesn't seem to remember me," she says.

By Daily Wire, May 18, 2018

In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas in which 10 people were killed, social media has lit up with a false report that there have been "18 school shootings" in 2018 alone.

KHOU11, a news station in Houston, Texas is tackling this myth head on during its ongoing coverage of the shooting. When reporting on the incident, journalist Tiffany Craig has been using a screen with three columns. One column displays information that has been "verified," another displays information that is "false," and a third displays information that has been reported, but has yet to be verified.

By The Daily Beast, May 19, 2018

Whhaaatt? You’re a porn star?! But you seem so normal.

It’s a typical response when someone discovers they’re talking to an incognito porn star (like one with clothes on). I’ve heard it so many times over the years, I’d be more shocked if someone didn’t say it. Porn’s like a XXX version of reality TV: some of it is real but it’s mostly embellished for the sake of entertainment. Yet audiences prefer to suspend their disbelief when it comes to porn—after all, that’s part of the fantasy. Unfortunately, this false pretense has a negative impact on the day-to-day lives of the people bringing those explicit fantasies to life.

By Art Net, May 18, 2018

Who knew Diddy loved art this much?

Grammy award-winning hip-hop producer and rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs has been revealed to be the buyer of Kerry James Marshall’s monumental painting Past Times (1997), which sold for $21.1 million at Sotheby’s on Tuesday. The result is a world auction record for the artist, and is thought to be the highest price ever paid for an artwork by a living African-American artist.

By The West, May 18, 2018

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry exchange vows at their wedding, there is one thing the bride won’t be promising her new husband.

Despite exchanging traditional Anglican wedding vows, the couple have selected a variation where Ms Markle will not promise "to obey" her new husband.

By My San Antonio, May 17, 2018

Heaven is wide open spaces - at least, it is for most people, according to a massive new data set of happiness in Canada.

A team of happiness researchers at the Vancouver School of Economics and McGill University recently published a working paper on the geography of well-being in Canada. They compiled 400,000 responses to a pair of national Canadian surveys, allowing them to parse out distinctions in well-being at the level of more than 1,200 communities representing the country's entire geography.

By Hollywood Reporter, May 19, 2018

Asia Argento earned roaring applause at the closing ceremony of this year's Cannes Film Festival on Saturday evening when she made a fiery speech about disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein's role at the event upon presenting the best actress award.

By NY Post, May 18, 2018

A former Playboy Playmate jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from a Midtown hotel Friday — amid a nasty custody battle with her chiropractic ex, sources told The Post.

Stephanie Adams, 47, leaped with young Vincent from the top floor of the Gotham Hotel around 8:15 a.m., sources said.

By Newsweek, May 18, 2018

The alleged owners of, a controversial website that scrapes police department booking photos and collates them into a searchable format, have been arrested following charges filed in the state of California including cyber extortion, money laundering and identity theft.

Thomas Keesee and Sahar Sarid, of Florida, were detained on Wednesday this week following an investigation spearheaded by the Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force. The case is now being prosecuted by California’s attorney general Xavier Becerra, who has accused the website’s owners of running a “pay-for-removal scheme” attempting to profit from arrestees’ humiliation.

By Daily Wire, May 18, 2018

On Friday, CNN reported on the latest awful mass shooting at an American school – this time at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, where 8 people were murdered. According to CNN, one of these shootings has been happening at a school more than once per week:

By Daily Mail, May 19, 2018

George and Amal Clooney and David and Victoria Beckham were among the global A-list celebrities who turned the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle into a Hollywood event this afternoon.

Sir Elton John, wearing pink glasses, was spotted leaving St George's Chapel, after he was seen warmly embracing David and Victoria Beckham and singer James Blunt.