Why Nancy Pelosi calling Trump’s tweets racist on the House floor turned into chaos

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives for a press conference at the US Capitol on July 11. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Blame Thomas Jefferson. The House of Representatives devolved into chaos Tuesday over whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the right to call a series of tweets from President Donald Trump that told four progressive lawmakers of color to “go back” to other countries “racist,” as a matter of official record. The controversy started during…

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Why Nancy Pelosi calling Trump’s tweet racist on the House floor turned into chaos

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives for a press conference at the US Capitol on July 11. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Blame Thomas Jefferson. The House of Representatives devolved into chaos Tuesday over whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had the right to call “racist” President Donald Trump’s tweets that told four progressive lawmakers of color to “go back” to other countries, as a matter of official record. The controversy started during a debate over a…

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“They have let us down”: Eric Garner’s family criticizes decision to not federally charge NYPD officer

Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, speaks to reporters on July 16, 2019. Garner’s family has criticized the Department of Justice’s announcement that it will not charge NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for Garner’s death in 2014. | Richard Drew/AP The Department of Justice investigated Garner’s death for years. On Tuesday, it ended with no charges. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced that it will not file charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the white NYPD officer accused…

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Planned Parenthood removes Leana Wen as president

Leana Wen, then President of Planned Parenthood, speaks during a press conference on May 23, 2019.  | MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images The news comes after rumors that Wen wanted to take the group in a less political direction. Planned Parenthood on Tuesday removed its president, Dr. Leana Wen, leaving it in search of a leader at a time of unprecedented uncertainty around abortion and other reproductive rights. Wen said on Twitter that the decision to remove…

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Of course Mitch McConnell didn’t condemn Trump’s racist tweets

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media during a press conference following the Senate Republican Leadership lunches on July 16, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Pete Marovich/Getty Images The Senate majority leader’s response highlights how much he’s capitulated to the president. In 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned racist comments made by then-candidate Donald Trump, who questioned whether a federal judge would be able to rule fairly on a case because of…

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Donors love a winner — which is why Silicon Valley is chucking money only at the top 2020 candidates

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg gestures to supporters as he departs the 2019 Blue Commonwealth Gala fundraiser June 15, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The wealthiest people in tech are gravitating toward candidates like Pete Buttigieg, new fundraising reports reveal. Silicon Valley is mostly ignoring the Democratic minor leaguers. Instead, the tech industry’s wealthiest people are increasingly consolidating behind a few leading Democratic presidential candidates as the 2020 race enters a…

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Bitcoin price news: BTC has ‘NOTHING to fear’ from Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

BITCOIN’S fortunes have been closely linked with Facebook Libra since it was announced. But bitcoin will outlive the social media giant’s stablecoin, a crypto expert has claimed. BITCOIN’S fortunes have been closely linked with Facebook Libra since it was announced. But bitcoin will outlive the social media giant’s stablecoin, a crypto expert has claimed. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week Powered by WPeMatico

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Scarlett Johansson defends her desire to play any person, any race, or “any tree” she wants

Dave J Hogan/Getty Images The Avenger blamed the criticism she received for playing marginalized people on “political correctness” Scarlett Johansson is an accomplished actress, with a Tony Award and major box office successes to her name, from Lost in Translation to Avengers: Endgame. But her track record is dicier when it comes to some of the roles she’s chosen to play. Despite facing criticism in the past for accepting a role as a transgender man…

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