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A wave of new polls followed Brett Kavanaugh’s ascension to the Supreme Court last weekend, and the numbers make a few things clear. One: Even before the assault nominations broke, Kavanaugh was unusually unpopular for a Supreme Court nominee, with opinions divided along starkly partisan lines. Two: For the duration of the hearings, his confirmation […]

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio signed a new law adding the ability to select a third gender on birth certificates without needing a letter from a health-care provider. Beginning Jan. 1, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people can choose to change their gender to “X” on official city documents by submitting their own affidavit. “New […]

Trevor Noah tried to put a positive spin on a new United Nations report predicting devastating consequences of climate change on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Daily Show.” “The newest member of a conservative majority on the Supreme Court just got a lifetime appointment,” the host said, in reference to Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial swearing-in as a Supreme Court […]

Jared Kushner found himself the butt of many Twitter jokes after Nikki Haley, outgoing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, described him as a “hidden genius.” Haley called Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser “a hidden genius that no one understands” during an Oval Office press conference with the president Tuesday in which she announced her resignation.  […]

Singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus didn’t take kindly to a Twitter troll’s mean tweet about her on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” In fact, she came in like a wrecking ball: Pink, Gwen Stefani, Halsey, Nickelback, Jason Derulo, The Strokes, Elvis Costello and Jason Mraz were among the other music stars who also read out horrible […]

NEW YORK (Reuters) ― Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said the limousine that crashed in upstate New York on Saturday, killing 20, failed its inspection last month and that the driver was not properly licensed, local media reported on Monday. Saturday’s accident, which killed two pairs of newlyweds, four sisters from one family and two brothers from another, […]

In her Senate floor speech on Friday, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) resolutely defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh both on his judicial philosophies and against sexual assault allegations, sounding no different than right-wing GOP senators like Orrin Hatch of Utah or John Cornyn of Texas. She validated and rewarded the Trumpian tactics of Senate Judiciary […]

President Donald Trump amped up his defense of Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, calling the sexual assault allegations that surfaced against the newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice “a hoax” and insisting that Kavanaugh “did nothing wrong.” Trump also referred to reports that if Democrats gain a House majority in next month’s midterm elections, they might pursue impeachment […]

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” promoted the product in its cold open Friday, and had selling points taken straight from the judge’s Senate testimony: Kavanaugh beer has “no calories, no answers,” and comes with a hangover that “lasts a lifetime appointment.” Kavanaugh Beer. Because we drink beer. We like beer. Do you like beer?? […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is catching heat over an interaction with a homeless activist in which he told the woman he couldn’t talk to her because he was working out. A video uploaded to YouTube shows de Blasio stretching at a Brooklyn YMCA on Thursday when 72-year-old Nathylin Flowers Adesegun approaches him. […]

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