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New York Governor Bans Sex Offenders From Playing Pokémon Go

On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo directed the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to order registered sex offenders under their care not to play Pokémon Go.

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Michelle Obama Issues Full-Throated Endorsement of Tenacious Hillary Clinton: 'She Has Never Quit on Anything in Her Life'

First Lady Michelle Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Monday to pledge her support for the woman her husband defeated in the 2008 primaries—and she did so in a powerful and unqualified manner, undeterred by the scandals that are currently plaguing the party.

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140 Silicon Valley Leaders Pen Open Letter Protesting Donald Trump Nomination

A cadre of over 140 technology sector leaders from Silicon Valley published an open letter decrying “Donald Trump’s divisive candidacy” and demanding “a candidate who embraces the ideals that built America’s infrastructure.”

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Sharing Your Netflix, Amazon Prime or HBO Go Password Is Now a Federal Crime

Last week, a three-panel federal appeals court decided that sharing passwords to online streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, or HBO Go is crime subject to prosecution under the United States Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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WATCH: Fox News Contributor Slams Trump Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson for Defending His Praise of Saddam Hussein

On “The Kelly File” Tuesday evening, host Megyn Kelly welcomed Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson and Fox News contributor/Democratic strategist Julie Roginsky on the program to discuss the presumptive Republican nominee’s difficult relationship with both history and the Jewish community.

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Fox's Hateful Jesse Watters Tries to Humiliate 'Hamilton' Fans - Gets Repeatedly Schooled Instead (VIDEO)

At this point, Jesse Watters’ shtick is as familiar as it is tired—find an audience of people he assumes will be ignorant, hit on a few of the women in it, and generally try to humiliate the rest. That he has editorial control over these pieces and still manages to embarrass himself more often than not is—honestly, the less said about that the better.

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WATCH: Fox News' Vile Jesse Watters Gets Humiliated by the Very People He's Trying to Humiliate

On The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night, roving “reporter” Jesse Watters approached a number of people who looked young and asked them about how they felt about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, and not surprisingly, they all provided him with answers he saw fit to mock.

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Trump Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson Stunned CNN's Jake Tapper by Vigorously Defending Ignorance of American Culture

On CNN Monday, Donald Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson defended her employer’s tendency to incite his followers to violence by claiming that no one attacked Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton when they quoted a famous line from the sixth highest grossing film of 1987.

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Twitter Falls in Love With Sanders for Outing Himself As "An Old" and Clinton for Embracing Yellow

Twitter seemed to enjoy Thursday night’s Democratic debate despite it being largely substantive, as opposed to the freak show that the GOP has been putting on every week. Wonkette, NRO’s Jonah Goldberg, and others went classy before the debate even began:

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Tucker Carlson Reveals Incredibly Vulgar First Encounter With Donald Trump

In an essay for Politico, Fox News host Tucker Carlson recalls his first encounter with Donald Trump, about 15 years ago, in which the current GOP front-runner left him a vulgar message on his answering machine.

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Fox News Goes All Out to Save Michael Bay’s Benghazi Flop '13 Hours' From Its Own Lies and Awfulness

Michael Bay’s first foray into historical cinema since 2001’s “Pearl Harbor” didn’t bomb quite as badly, but “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” only earned $19 million over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, and unlike his “Transformers” movies, it’s not likely to find a robust overseas market to make back the $31 million it will require to break even.

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Bernie Sanders Goes on the Offensive Against Trump: He’s “Doing What Demagogues Always Do”

On “All in with Chris Hayes” Thursday night, Chris Hayes spoke to Bernie Sanders about harnessing the anger of the average American — even those who support Trump — and turning that anger into votes.

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Guess Who Ted Koppel Thinks Is the Chief Recruiter for ISIS?

Veteran journalist Ted Koppel appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday to excoriate the networks and pollsters for giving Donald Trump “the oxygen that [his] campaign requires,” which is dangerous because the real estate magnate is currently acting as “the Recruiter-in-Chief for ISIS.”

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Paul Krugman: Fascists Like Trump Only Possible Because GOP Leadership is 'Inbred and Out of Touch'

In his column Friday, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman argued that racist, xenophobic phenomena like Donald Trump in the United States and Marine Le Pen in France are the result of “the way [in which] the strategies elites have traditionally used to keep a lid on those angry white voters finally breaking down.”

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Bill Maher Blames Fundamentalist Religion for California Shooting

Comedian and “Real Time” host Bill Maher took to Twitter to provide what would have been a preview of Friday night’s episode were he not on hiatus until the new year, blaming the mass-killing in San Bernardino on religious fundamentalism — and doing so, it should be mentioned, without singling out Islam.

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Meet the GOPer Who Wants to Execute Undocumented Immigrants

Earlier this week, an Iowa state senator suggested that the federal government seriously consider executing undocumented immigrants who try to reenter the United States after having been deported for committing a felony.

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Donald Trump Was Asked a Question He Couldn't Answer

On “Morning Joe” on Monday, Donald Trump yet again proved that he can’t and he won’t stop when it comes to asserting that he saw American Muslims celebrating the fall of the Twin Towers on 9/11.

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Fact-Challenged Carly Fiorina Learned Nothing From Yesterday's Benghazi Hearings, Urges GOP to Intensify Attacks on Clinton

Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina watched the attempted interrogation of Hillary Clinton by the Benghazi Committee and learned precisely nothing from the experience, if her appearance on “Good Morning America” this morning was any indication.

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Ann Coulter Tries - and Fails, Spectacularly - to Defend Her White Privilege to the Women Of 'The View'

Ann Coulter appeared on “The View” today to promote her new book, “Adios, America,” and to teach native Spanish speakers how to properly pronounce “adios” and declare that, as “a settler,” she’s a Native American.

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Paul Krugman: Republicans Are Running Out of Talented Con Men to Sell Their Garbage Agenda

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman mocked the Republican Party generally, and the House Freedom Caucus in particular, for begging Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan to fill the House leadership void by becoming the next speaker.

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Carly Fiorina: 'I Am Distinctly Horrifying to Liberal Women'

On “The Kelly File” Monday night, Carly Fiorina discussed a series of recent reports about her mismanagement of campaign funds, as well as questionable donations from her charitable foundation — but instead of considering those reports to be legitimate inquiries about a presidential candidate, she claimed they were evidence that liberals fear her because “I am a conservative woman.”

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Law Firm Representing Kim Davis Declared a Hate Group by the Southern Poverty Law Center

The Liberty Counsel — the group that’s representing Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis — has been declared a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Associated Press’ Claire Galofaro reports.

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Indiana GOP’s House Leader Resigns After Texting Sexually Explicit Video of Himself Cheating on Wife to Everyone on his “Contacts” List

The controversial House Majority Leader in Indiana — he cosponsored the state’s “religious freedom” law — resigned suddenly on Tuesday after a sexually compromising video was sent to all of the people on his “Contacts” list, the Advocate’s Bil Browning reports.

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North Carolina Coffee Shop on the Rocks After Misogynistic Owners Outed

It’s one thing to have swallowed “the red pill” in a small town in which your pick-up artist (PUA) exploits are likely to become general knowledge, but it’s another thing entirely to be an “alpha” on the prowl who also writes a blog and does a podcast about his conquests — especially after they become general knowledge.

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Twitter Shreds Drug Profiteer as Price Rise Scandal Goes National

Former hedge-fund manager Martin Shkreli is coming under fire after Andrew Pollack published an unflattering profile of his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals, on Sunday.

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Paul Krugman: Why Bankers 'Are Different from You and Me'

In his Monday column, the New York Times’ Paul Krugman argued that “the howling of the bankers” should in no way lead the general public to support raising interest rates, as “higher rates have nothing to do with the public interest.”

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Paul Krugman: GOP Debate Proves Candidates are Liars Living in “World of Fantasy and Fiction”

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argued Friday that all the GOP debate on Wednesday proved is that the current field of Republican candidates is dangerously out of touch with reality, and is more than willing to lie about it in order to win an election.

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Paul Krugman: Austerity Is 'Killing the World Economy'

In Friday’s column at the New York Times, Paul Krugman outlined exactly what was wrong with the manner in which most governments have responded to the world economic crisis. In particular, he discussed how Japan’s half-measures have helped create “debt dynamics” based on a notion of respectability that’s an “economy-killer.”

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Fox News Reaches New Heights of Panic That 7th Graders Are Being Converted to Islam

On “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, concerned parent Brandee Portfield spoke to co-host Steve Doocy about an assignment her seventh-grade daughter had to complete in a world history class that required her to write the words “Allah is the only God” and “Muhammad is his prophet,” which to her “seems like it’s indoctrination.”

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George Zimmerman Shows True Stripes in Idiotic Rantings About Virginia Media Shooting

George Zimmerman, the killer of Trayvon Martin who was last seenhawking paintings of the Confederate battle flag that praised the Second Amendment, took to Twitter in the wake of yesterday’s shootings of Alison Parker and Adam Ward to condemn the “Black [piece of shit]” who murdered them and the “Ignorant Baboon” in the White House who mentioned gun control in his comments about their murders.

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Paul Krugman Finds 'Emotional Prejudice' Behind the GOP Desire to Strangle the Welfare State

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argued on Monday that nobody’s entirely sure why the stock market plunged on Friday, but that volatility of the sort is to be expected given that there is simply “too much money…chasing too few investment opportunities,” scouring the world “for new bubbles to inflate.”

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