3 winners and 3 losers from Barr’s Mueller report testimony

3 winners and 3 losers from Barr’s Mueller report testimony

Barr went to drastic lengths to protect Trump. He didn’t come off great in the process. Hours after it was revealed special counsel Robert Mueller objected to Attorney General Bill Barr’s portrayal of his final report, Barr headed to Capitol Hill for his first congressional testimony since the report’s release. Unsurprisingly, Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was a contentious affair. Many Senate Democrats tried to score some political points, but they also identified…

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Harris exposes how Barr reviewed little evidence before his obstruction decision

Harris exposes how Barr reviewed little evidence before his obstruction decision

She effectively called him out for not doing his homework. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a long-time prosecutor, knew just how to use her past experience to call out fellow prosecutor Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday. As part of a pointed string of questions during a Senate Judiciary hearing on the Mueller report, the California Democrat and 2020 contender effectively demonstrated how Barr hadn’t really done his homework prior to clearing President Donald Trump of…

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William Barr has refused to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee

William Barr has refused to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee

The attorney general sat through a Senate Judiciary hearing. He’s not extending the House the same courtesy. Attorney General William Barr is refusing to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, according to multiple reports. It’s the latest escalation of tensions between the White House and congressional Democrats. Barr had been scheduled to appear in front of the House for weeks, and testified in front of the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on…

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How SpongeBob memes came to rule internet culture

How SpongeBob memes came to rule internet culture

20 years into SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob memes are a quirky bridge between “dank” and “wholesome.” On the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants, the unlikely Nickelodeon cartoon that became a cultural phenomenon is still going strong — on your TV screen and on the internet, where it has spawned a thriving meme culture. In fact, SpongeBob memes have become so iconic that to commemorate the show’s 20th anniversary, Nickelodeon recently announced that it’s releasing an entire…

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Pompeo says “military action is possible” in Venezuela if Maduro doesn’t step down

Pompeo says “military action is possible” in Venezuela if Maduro doesn’t step down

It’s the most explicit threat yet by the Trump administration. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just made the most explicit case yet that the Trump administration may use military force to dislodge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power. It’s perhaps the most aggressive stance so far by an American official during the months-long standoff between a US-backed challenger and the socialist dictator. In a Wednesday interview with Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo, Pompeo answered questions…

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May Day labor protests around the world, in 17 photos

May Day labor protests around the world, in 17 photos

Workers are demanding paid maternity leave, minimum wage hikes, and shorter shifts. Millions of workers across the world poured into the streets Wednesday for International Workers’ Day, an annual working-class rebellion known as May Day. Bus drivers and housekeepers in Hong Kong rallied for a 44-hour workweek. Garment workers in Bangladesh demanded paid maternity leave. In the Philippines, workers marched for a higher minimum wage. Some of the rallies were tame, but others were messy,…

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