"Put your tray-table up in the upright and locked position. It’s going to be a very tough fall," Dr. Peter Hotez told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace.
Susan Rice, the former national security advisor who is considered a strong contender to be Joe Biden's running mate in the presidential election, has sold shares in Netflix worth $305,323. Her exercising of options was completed on Wednesday, according to an SEC filing late Thursday. Rice has been on the Netflix board since May 2018. […]
Conway tweeted she was "about to revolutionize Twitter" in her first posts since announcing her parents were forcing her to delete social media.
Texas conservative Tony Green and most of his family, including two new parents, caught COVID-19 after he hosted a party at his house on June 13.
"5.23 million v. 5.11 million," Trump's niece tweeted on Friday evening, alongside a thoughtful emoji.
"The absolute and total lack of shame is breathtaking. Just an utter inability to hear herself," one Twitter user responded.
Music icon Streisand asked how Clinton would have tackled coronavirus had she been president. Trump won't like Clinton's answer.
Taylor Swift, who once was condemned for her political silence, is making up for lost time. The singer/songwriter spoke out Friday on Pride Live's Stonewall Day livestream event, condemning the US Census for offering only two choices for gender. The event is an annual commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising, which many cite as sparking […]
Five years after handing over Comedy Central’s beloved late night talk show to Trevor Noah, the comedian once again takes aim at his two favorite topics — politics and the media — in the new political satire, "Irresistible."
“I am sad to report it would now seem I can’t use my platform to inform or question or say how I feel politically because the Karens have bombarded QVC begging them to fire me and saying they will no longer buy my clothes," says Rinna.
In a bizarre one-minute video, the comedian and disgraced TV star made the seemingly inexplicable assertion.
Ron Howard approves of his old "Happy Days" costar's skewering of President Donald Trump on Twitter.
As President Donald Trump was about to take the stage at his much publicized rally in an indoor arena in Tulsa, OK, the pre-media focus turned to empty seats and the cancellation plans for an outdoor speech for an overflow crowd. "Smaller than expected crowd trickles into Tulsa rally," CNN's chyron read on Saturday evening, […]
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart thinks the Black Lives Matter protests that have erupted across the United States in recent weeks might finally lead to more accountability due to the increased size and intensity of those rallies in the wake of George Floyd’s death.“Maybe. Look, every advancement toward equality has come with the spilling of blood. Then, when that’s over, a defensiveness from the group that had been doing the oppressing,” Stewart told the New York Times Magazine in an interview published Monday. “There’s always this begrudging sense that black people are being granted something, when it’s white people’s lack of being able to live up to the defining words of the birth of the country that is the problem. There’s a lack of recognition of the difference in our system. Chris Rock used to do a great bit: ”No white person wants to change places with a black person. They don’t even want to exchange places with me, and I’m rich.’ It’s true. There’s not a white person out there who would want to be treated like even a successful black person in this country. And if we don’t address the why of that treatment, the how is just window dressing.”Stewart added: “You know, we’re in a bizarre time of quarantine. White people lasted six weeks and then stormed a state building with rifles, shouting: ‘Give me liberty! This is causing economic distress! I’m not going to wear a mask, because that’s tyranny!’ That’s six weeks versus 400 years of quarantining a race of people. The policing is an issue, but it’s the least of it. We use the police as surrogates to quarantine these racial and economic inequalities so that we don’t have to deal with them.”Also Read: Jay Pharoah Says LAPD Officer Knelt on His Neck, Shares Security FootageStewart has — for the most part — removed himself entirely from the entertainment industry since leaving “The Daily Show” in Trevor Noah’s hands in 2015, with the exception of making a handful of appearances on pal Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” and to be an advocate for various political causes he backs. He’s reappearing now to promote political satire “Irresistible,” a film written and directed by Stewart, which is coming out amid a pandemic and the resurgence of BLM protests (a situation that Stewart compares to “showing up to a plane crash with a chocolate bar”).The former Comedy Central late-night host told NYT Magazine that the killing of Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day is part of a “cycle” and “in some ways, the issue is that we’re addressing the wrong problem.”“We continue to make this about the police — the how of it. How can they police? Is it about sensitivity and de-escalation training and community policing? All that can make for a less-egregious relationship between the police and people of color. But the how isn’t as important as the why, which we never address,” Stewart said. “The police are a reflection of a society. They’re not a rogue alien organization that came down to torment the black community. They’re enforcing segregation. Segregation is legally over, but it never ended. The police are, in some respects, a border patrol, and they patrol the border between the two Americas. We have that so that the rest of us don’t have to deal with it. Then that situation erupts, and we express our shock and indignation. But if we don’t address the anguish of a people, the pain of being a people who built this country through forced labor — people say, ”I’m tired of everything being about race.” Well, imagine how [expletive] exhausting it is to live that.”Also Read: Watch Dave Chappelle Respond to George Floyd's Death in Surprise Netflix Special '8:46' (Video)Stewart says “police brutality is an organic offshoot of the dehumanization of those power structures.”“There are always going to be consequences of authority. When you give someone a badge and a gun, that’s going to create its own issues, and there’s no question that those issues can be addressed with greater accountability,” he added. “It can be true that you can value and admire the contribution and sacrifice that it takes to be a law-enforcement officer or an emergency medical worker in this country and yet still feel that there should be standards and accountability. Both can be true. But I still believe that the root of this problem is the society that we’ve created that contains this schism, and we don’t deal with it, because we’ve outsourced our accountability to the police.”Read original story Jon Stewart on Black Lives Matter Protests: ‘Every Advancement Toward Equality Has Come With the Spilling of Blood’ At TheWrap
The first episode of the Peabody Award-winning series opens in Tulsa, Okla., on May 31, 1921, the date of the infamous Black Wall Street massacre. As star Regina King tells Yahoo, "Same s***'s going down."
(UPDATED WITH DISNEY/ABC STATEMENT) Tucker Carlson may have one of the most watched shows on cable news, but the Fox News Channel host is losing advertisers - again. Whereas in 2018, over 20 companies yanked their ads after Carlson obtusely proclaimed that the undocumented made America "poorer, and dirtier, and more divided," this time the […]
Video by a progressive PAC mocks the first daughter for touting her own "personal growth" in times of "discomfort and uncertainty."
GoFundMe suspended pro-Trump personality Candace Owens from its fundraising platform on Sunday, after Owens raised more than $200,000 on the site for an Alabama cafe whose owner called George Floyd a “thug.” Owens has become one of the right’s most prominent critics of Floyd and the protests held after his killing, with one video she made highlighting his criminal record going viral on Facebook. Those same remarks appear to have prompted GoFundMe to ban Owens. She later repeated the same attacks on Floyd during a chat with right-wing star Glenn Beck, and that video was then boosted by President Donald Trump. In a statement, GoFundMe said that Owens, who is black, had spread “falsehoods against the black community.” “GoFundMe has suspended the account associated with Candace Owens and the GoFundMe campaign has been removed because of a repeated pattern of inflammatory statements that spread hate, discrimination, intolerance and falsehoods against the black community at a time of profound national crisis,” the fundraising platform said in a statement. “These actions violate our terms of service.” Owens had been raising money for the Parkside Cafe in Birmingham, Alabama, which has been embroiled in social-media controversy after co-owner Michael Dykes called Floyd a “thug” and described protesters as “idiots” in a text message that was later posted online. In his text message, Dykes also discussed raising prices and charging a “protest tax.”The cafe has since apologized for Dykes’s tweet. And in its statement, GoFundMe said it would transfer the money Owens raised to the cafe after ending the fundraising campaign.Owens reacted to her GoFundMe suspension on Twitter, saying it was proof that conservatives live in a “a world that tells us that our very existence is unacceptable.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
The president whined after Twitter yanked a campaign video for copyright infringement — but Dorsey set the record straight.