The untouchable Hope Hicks

People familiar with the interview said Hicks, whose own comments during the session were off the record, did try to intervene on multiple occasions, reminding the president that he did not have to answer every question on the record.

Hicks is a onetime teen model who rose through the ranks of the Trump Organization. Colleagues described Hicks as someone who communicates with Trump in a similar way to his daughter Ivanka – she can express her disagreements to the president privately, but ...
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-07-23 7:13am to the Politics forum.

Here’s the new WH comms director talking about what a shitty president Trump would be

“He’s a hack politician,” Scaramucci said. “He’s probably going to make Elizabeth Warren his vice presidential nominee with comments like that. It’s anti-American.”

The Mooch was just getting warmed up.
Submitted by Knuckles at 2017-07-23 6:17am to the Politics forum.

McCain’s primary challenger asks him to step aside after diagnosis

Kelli Ward — who lost to McCain last year in Arizona's Republican primary and is now running to challenge Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) — said this week that "the medical reality of [McCain's] diagnosis is grim," and he should consider stepping down and having her take his place.

Ward previously suggested in a Politico interview last year that McCain was likely to die in office and is too old for the job.
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-07-23 6:15am to the Politics forum.

Dad dating sim Dream Daddy is out now

THERE ARE HOT SINGLE DADS IN YOUR AREA JUST BEGGING FOR A DATE! No, seriously, there are: Dream Daddy [official site] is out now, and you’re a dad trying to date other hot dads.

It’s got a branching narrative, multiple endings, and a total of seven date-able dads. And with all those dad comes lots of dad jokes, naturally, which I’m always in favour of (“Are you ready? Hi ready, I’m Dad”), and punnage galore.
Submitted by Disruptive Emotional-Support Pig at 2017-07-23 3:59am to the Video Games forum.

Trump Voters, Republicans Overall Actually Don't Care If the President Shoots Someone on Fifth Avenue: Poll

Public Policy Polling put that claim to the test, and it mostly held up. Forty-five percent of Trump voters said they would approve of the president shooting someone on Fifth Avenue, while just 29 percent disapproved. Twenty-six percent, somehow, were unsure about their thoughts about whether it would be OK for Trump to shoot a random person on the street.

Pretty predictably, 90 percent of Hillary Clinton voters said they disapproved of the president shooting someone. But, perhaps ...
Submitted by Knuckles at 2017-07-23 3:47am to the Crime forum.

Sorcery blamed for missing votes in PNG election count

Reports from Angoram and Yangoru-Saussia electorates in East Sepik province indicated a recount had been ordered, with various candidates' teams alleging sorcery might have been used to remove ballots from boxes.

In Angoram the lead petitioner for the recount was Timothy Yangmari, who claimed his votes were disappearing as the result of sinister forces.

Similarly, in Yangoru, candidates asked pastors and priests to pray over ballot boxes to keep them safe as the counting process in Papua New ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2017-07-23 1:07am to the Politics forum.

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump

...A deal reached conveniently just in time for Trump to use a pocket veto.
Submitted by Knuckles at 2017-07-22 19:47pm to the Politics forum.

Kyrie Irving requests trade from Cavaliers

Sorry JHB but if you love something you have to learn to set it free.
Submitted by jdnz at 2017-07-22 18:27pm to the Sports forum.

Felon named ‘Fellony’ charged with new felonies

Fellony Hudson, a 22-year-old man from Salem, Oregon, is accused of felony kidnapping, felony eluding, felony possession of a stolen vehicle and nearly a handful of misdemeanors after being pursued by police across state lines.

Hudson appeared in court Wednesday afternoon in Multnomah County Circuit Court where he was formally charged with a total of 3 felonies and 4 misdemeanors.
Submitted by The Accursed Millennial at 2017-07-22 17:18pm to the Crime forum.

I hacked my body for a future that never came

I realized that my sixth sense was failing when I stopped noticing the magnetic fields of my laptop.

In fall 2012, I implanted a rare earth magnet in my right ring finger. Magnets were one of the most accessible forms of DIY biohacking, a niche subculture riding the start of a massive mainstream publicity wave. My colleague Ben Popper got one while writing a biohacking feature, and it sounded like magic.

When I first got it, I wasn’t disappointed. Nestled just beneath my skin, the magnet ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2017-07-22 12:14pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Which Televangelist Has the Best Ferrari?

The so-called prosperity gospel (sometimes referred to as the gospel of success) is similar to Reaganomics in that it relies on the idea that giving more money to rich people will somehow create more wealth for everybody. Unsurprisingly, both philosophies are failures in practice—unless, of course, you’re one of the rich people to whom the poor are redistributing their money. In the case of the prosperity gospel, these rich people are primarily televangelists—smooth operating ministers ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2017-07-22 8:33am to the The Economy forum.

Minneapolis protests as police chief resigns over Justine Damond shooting

“I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s ability to lead us further,” said Hodges in a media statement. “And from the many conversations I’ve had with people around our city, it is clear that she has lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis as well."

Hodges’ own media conference later on Friday evening quickly descended into chaos as protesters angrily called for the mayor to resign as well, saying they “had been terrorized enough”. The crowd – a coalition of community ...
Submitted by Tingleberries at 2017-07-22 4:37am to the Politics forum.

Trump May Vacation for 18 Days in August, Demands Congress Stay in Washington to Work

President Donald Trump may be planning to take a two-and-a-half week vacation in August after demanding that Congress stay in Washington to continue working.

Federal Aviation Administration records suggest Trump is planning to go to his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course from August 3 to 20. The FAA announced temporary flight restrictions in the Bedminster area during that period.

Meanwhile, Trump told Republican senators during a meeting Wednesday that they should cancel their August ...
Submitted by Knuckles at 2017-07-22 2:33am to the Sports forum.

Time for Some Game Theory: Don Jr and Manafort Agree to Prisoner's Dilemma

Kushner too so like some kind of Mexican prisoner's standoff dilemma.
Submitted by Goofy Gorilla at 2017-07-22 1:57am to the Politics forum.

A Repellent Musk

Sooner or later, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel will go to war. If you know your origin myths—Romulus and Remus, Cain and Abel, Simon and Garfunkel—you know that when two men create something as monumental as PayPal together, one of them must ultimately attempt to destroy the other. If you know your superhero films, you know that none of our cities are safe.

Until recently, all of us thought we knew which side of this impending duel to support. After all, isn’t Peter Thiel a real-life ...
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2017-07-21 21:57pm to the The World forum.

2017 Audubon Photography Awards

The winners of the the eighth annual Audubon Photography Awards competition have just been announced. Photographers entered images in three categories: professional, amateur, and youth. More than 5,500 images depicting birdlife from 49 states and eight Canadian provinces, were judged. The National Audubon Society was once more kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and runners-up with us below. To view even more great bird photography, you can also see the top 100 entries at the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-07-21 21:07pm to the The World forum.

Who Knew? The History of Baking Powder Is Incredibly Dramatic

How much thought have you, over the course of your entire life, given to the subject of baking powder? Personally I can say perhaps 30 minutes—that is, until I noticed the existence of food historian Linda Civitello’s Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking. Sorry; come again?
Submitted by nocash at 2017-07-21 20:39pm to the Books forum.

Kentucky Officials Have Ended the $18 Million Tax Rebate Deal With Ark Encounter

This is a big deal. And you can read more of the back story here.
Quick summary: The Creationists behind Ark Encounter initially said they were building a for-profit attraction in order to get a lot of perks, including a tourism-related tax rebate from the state of Kentucky worth more than $18 million over ten years. But after the city of Williamstown said they would add a 50-cent surcharge to all tickets to pay for a safety fee, Ken Ham‘s team sold Ark Encounter to their own non-profit, ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-07-21 19:52pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Reptile Cult Feud Ends in Death

The trouble began in April, when alleged cult members accused Barbara Rogers of being a reptile alien for eating raw steak. Three months later, she killed her boyfriend, police say.
Submitted by B. Weed at 2017-07-21 18:43pm to the Crime forum.

Sean Hannity will no longer receive Buckley Award after controversy

Fox News Channel star anchor Sean Hannity will no longer receive the conservative Media Research Center's William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence at its September 21 gala, sources familiar with the situation tell CNN.
Buckley, the founder of the National Review, who died in 2008, was hailed in his day as "arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States." Giving an award in his name to Hannity -- a pugnacious talk radio host who has shared conspiracy theories on his ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-07-21 17:58pm to the Television forum.