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Pelosi warns reporter: ‘Don’t mess with me’ about ‘hate’ for Trump

Pelosi warns reporter: ‘Don’t mess with me’ about ‘hate’ for TrumpWhile defending her call to pursue articles of impeachment against President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unloaded on a reporter who asked her if she hates him.



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18 Clever-Approved Coat Racks You Don’t Need to Hide

18 Clever-Approved Coat Racks You Don’t Need to Hide



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Giuliani refuses to comply with impeachment subpoena as attorney steps down: ‘I don’t need a lawyer’

Giuliani refuses to comply with impeachment subpoena as attorney steps down: ‘I don’t need a lawyer’Rudy Giuliani has said he will not co-operate with an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and insisted he did not need a lawyer following the arrest of two business associates accused of campaign finance violations.The president’s personal attorney posted a letter on Twitter to the House permanent select committee on intelligence in which his lawyer wrote: “Please accept this response as formal notice that Mr Giuliani will not participate because this appears to be an unconstitutional, baseless and illegitimate ‘impeachment inquiry.’”



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Pete Buttigieg Swats Down Beto O’Rourke on Guns: ‘I Don’t Need Lessons From You on Courage’

Pete Buttigieg Swats Down Beto O’Rourke on Guns: ‘I Don’t Need Lessons From You on Courage’Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke said on the debate stage Tuesday night that Americans who refuse to turn over banned semi automatic rifles under his mandatory gun buyback program would be met with unspecified “consequences,” a stance which drew major pushback from his fellow Democratic contenders.The Texas Democrat didn’t get into much more detail, but made clear that police will exercise force to confiscate weapons banned under his plan, the most sweeping gun control proposal offered by any Democratic presidential candidate.“If someone does not turn in an AR-15 or an AK-47…then that weapon will be taken from them,” O’Rourke said. “If they persist, there will be other consequences."Every candidate who addressed the issue on Tuesday evening supported additional restrictions on the sale of so-called assault weapons, but none went as far as O’Rourke. And his proposal prompted a harsh rebuke from others, especially South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.“Congressman, you just made it clear you don’t know how this is actually going to take weapons off the streets,” he told O’Rourke. “I don’t need lessons from you on courage, political or personal. The problem is not other Democrats who don’t agree with your particular idea of how to handle this. The problem is the National Rifle Association and their enablers in Congress, and we should be united in taking the fight to them.”That drew a heated response from O’Rourke, who accused Buttigieg of minimizing the problem of gun violence and the toll it’s taken on victims of mass-casualty shootings.“When you, mayor, describe this policy as a shiny object, I don’t care what that meant to me or my candidacy,” O’Rourke shot back. “But to those who have survived gun violence, those who have lost a loved one to an AR-15 or an AK-47, marched for our lives, formed in the courage of students willing to stand up to the NRA and conventional politicians and poll-tested politicians, that was a slap in the fact to every one of those groups and every survivor of a mass casualty assault.”O’Rourke’s proposal would likely require a massive police mobilization to enforce the confiscation of millions of firearms targeted by the plan. And that raised concerns for other candidates on the stage.“In the place I grew up in, we weren't exactly looking for more reasons for cops to come show up at the door,” said Julian Castro, the former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. “I am not going to give these police officers another reason to go door to door in these communities.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get 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.



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‘The View’ Blows Up Over Meghan McCain’s Confusing Whistleblower Claim: ‘Don’t Scream at Me!’

‘The View’ Blows Up Over Meghan McCain’s Confusing Whistleblower Claim: ‘Don’t Scream at Me!’Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Things got heated yet again on The View when Meghan McCain and [insert sparring co-host du jour’s name] got into it, causing McCain to huff and pout.Leading off Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s gabfest by discussing the revelations that the whistleblower’s complaint against Trump involves Ukraine, McCain eventually derailed the conversation by trying to make some kind of point about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.Referencing her contentious exchange with Assange’s girlfriend Pam Anderson earlier this month, the conservative co-host grumbled that there are liberals who were fine with Assange’s leaks but are “screaming bloody murder right now about this whistleblower.” “I think all interference from a foreign country in our election, all of it is bad and should be condemned and you can’t play party politics with this, and there’s a lot of people on the left who are doing that with Julian Assange,” she exclaimed. “I’m mad there are people on the left that think that Julian Assange is OK.”The rest of the panel, understandably, was confused over what exactly McCain was talking about or arguing, causing the former Fox News personality to grow more frustrated. “You’re saying, Meghan, the people are against this whistleblower?” Sunny Hostin wondered, obviously seeking some clarity.“A lot of people are OK with what Julian Assange did—I’m sorry, are OK with what Julian Assange did, and not OK with this whistleblower,” she replied. “There are a lot of people in this country, and a lot of people in the hard left that defend Julian Assange.”As the panel broke down, McCain’s close friend Abby Huntsman jumped in to throw her colleague a lifeline, claiming McCain was saying that what Assange did is “just as dangerous as what the president is being charged with doing or people are assuming that he did.”The hosts again began talking over each other, prompting McCain to shout: “Excuse me, maybe I was clumsy in the way that I said it!”Co-host Ana Navarro, meanwhile, stared back while McCain added: “I don’t know what you just said.”“I said, don’t scream at me. I’m two feet away,” Navarro fired back, causing the audience to let out a loud “Oooo!”McCain, naturally, grumbled while she shot Navarro a death glare as liberal co-host Joy Behar quickly handed it off to a commercial break.Meanwhile, as the camera panned out while the show’s announcer hyped the upcoming segments, McCain could be seen abruptly leaving the table and storming off backstage.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.



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Climate Activists Don’t Know How to Talk to Christians

Climate Activists Don’t Know How to Talk to ChristiansPhoto Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo GettyThis story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.  Religious Christians are the key to America taking action on global warming. And yet, the way climate activists frame the issue often alienates the very people they most need to persuade. First, the math. Seventy percent of Americans say they want the government to take action to combat global warming. But the Republican Party has, in the last two decades, gone from accommodating a wide range of perspectives on climate change to marching lock-step to the energy industry’s climate denial tune.Most Republicans, however, don’t work for the energy industry. Over half of Republican voters identify as conservative Christians—either evangelicals, Catholics, or others. These voters may be right-wing on social issues, right-wing on immigration, and right-wing on ‘big government.’ But they’re not necessarily right-wing on allowing the Earth’s climate to be radically disrupted—and if they move, the Republican Party will have to move too.But according to two new studies conducted by the Yale Program for Climate Communication and published in the journal Science Communication, most religious Christians understand global warming in very different terms from others.The first study “found that ‘protect God’s creation’ is one of the most important motivations that Christians report for wanting to mitigate global warming.” Resonant messages included “God made humans responsible for taking care of His creation”; “We can use nature for our benefit, but it is not OK to destroy God’s garden that He entrusted to us”; and the language of “stewardship” over the Earth.And the second study found that framing the issue of global warming in moral and religious terms was crucial for Christians to care about it, because it suggested that “people like themselves” care about the issue.“People derive values, a sense of self, and social norms from the groups to which they belong,” said Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Program and a co-author of the two studies. “Messages that resonate with group identities may be especially effective in influencing people’s attitudes.”In other words, we think the way our group thinks. If we believe that no one in our group cares about a certain issue, we’re less likely to care about it. If we believe that our core values have nothing to do with a certain issue, we’re less likely to care about it.Unfortunately, when one turns to how the issue is framed in public, these messaging frames are conspicuously absent.For example, the introduction to next week’s U.N. Climate Action Summit reads, in part:> Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3°C since 1990. Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security.> > The impacts of climate change are being felt everywhere and are having very real consequences on people’s lives. Climate change is disrupting national economies, costing us dearly today and even more tomorrow. But there is a growing recognition that affordable, scalable solutions are available now that will enable us all to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.If you’re like me—highly educated, privileged, urban-dwelling, and liberal—that language is probably pretty effective. But according to the new Yale studies, it will probably ring hollow for the constituency that’s most central to changing the United States’ current intransigence on climate science and climate action.Indeed, the U.N. language doesn’t even include the “most important reason to reduce global warming” chosen by both Christians and non-Christians in the Yale studies, namely: “Provide a better life for our children and grandchildren.” Instead, it provides a bunch of ecological verbiage about coral reefs and food security.Nor, of course, is the problem confined to the United Nations.The Environmental Defense Fund—one of the more centrist and mainstream of American environmental organizations—likewise only mentions the environmental impacts of global warming on its page “why fighting change is so urgent”: “extreme weather events… chunks of ice in the Antarctic have broken apart… wildfire seasons are months longer… coral reefs have been bleached of their colors… mosquitoes are expanding their territory, able to spread disease.” And yet it doesn’t provide the primary reasons given by people in general (leaving a better world for our children) or Christians in particular (protecting God’s creation). Of course, these omissions make sense in some ways. First, obviously, plenty of atheists, Jews, Muslims, and people of other religious backgrounds care about climate change. Especially anyone with kids or grandkids.But it’s also unlikely that the people writing copy for climate change websites are religious Christians themselves, and are using language that “preaches to the choir,” which in this case means other secular environmentalists. But if no one speaks in terms that Christians, especially conservative Christians, care about, then climate activists are only going to be talking to themselves.Which is exactly what’s happened. Levels of understanding and concern about climate change have more or less plateaued in the last few years. On the political level, nothing is happening. Thirty-four percent of Americans still do not “believe” that global warming is being caused by humans, and only 44 percent of Americans say they “worry a great deal” about it. Another recent Yale study found that voters rank it just 17th among issues of concern.Given the extreme likelihood of an unprecedented refugee crisis brought on by rising seas and changing crop patterns, mass extinctions, and global food shortages, all of those numbers are shocking. According to the World Health Organization, 250,000 people will die each year from 2030-2050 because of increased rates of malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress. Climate denial, meanwhile, is now a billion-dollar industry, with energy-funded think tanks, pseudoscience, lobbying, and media campaigns. The energy industry is using the most persuasive, most effective methods to persuade people about global warming. Why isn’t the environmental movement?Read more at The Daily Beast.Get 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.



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'I don’t see any path for Biden to win the nomination without South Carolina'

'I don’t see any path for Biden to win the nomination without South Carolina'The former vice president is betting it all on the black vote.



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Fox News Anchor Brushes Off Sharpiegate: ‘We Don’t Have Any Evidence’ Trump Did That

Fox News Anchor Brushes Off Sharpiegate: ‘We Don’t Have Any Evidence’ Trump Did ThatFox News anchor Sandra Smith was quick to defend President Donald Trump on Thursday morning over allegations that he used an altered weather map to back his false claim that Hurricane Dorian was predicted to hit Alabama. Her defense was more of a dismissal of the controversy, telling viewers there wasn’t “any evidence” that the president marked up the map.While discussing Dorian and its path with reporters on Wednesday, Trump pulled out a days-old NOAA forecast map showing Dorian heading for central Florida with its official cone of uncertainty extended into Alabama by what appeared to be a black Sharpie marking.Appearing Thursday on America’s Newsroom, Democratic National Committee communications head Xochitl Hinojosa was pressed on Democrats’ climate policies before pivoting to the president’s doctored map.“I think there is an important conversation happening in our party,” the Democratic spokesperson said. “All of them believe that climate change is real and we need to address this urgent threat in our nation and our world. And I think the difference is you saw yesterday Donald Trump, in order to prove a tweet right, was trying to put Alabama in the pathway of a hurricane.”As Hinojosa continued to rail against Trump, Smith jumped in to push back.“We don’t have any evidence he did that,” the Fox News anchor declared. “He says he doesn’t know who did it, he said.”Indeed, after Trump was confronted by reporters on Wednesday about the clearly doctored forecast map, the president gave a non-denial: “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know,” he said.Trump then doubled down on his false claim: “I know that Alabama was in the original forecast, they thought it would get a piece of it. We have a better map… in all cases Alabama was hit, if not lightly in some cases pretty hard. They gave it a 95 percent chance.”For days now, the president has insisted that he was correct in asserting that Alabama was in the hurricane’s path. On Sunday, Trump warned Alabama that they could be “hit (much) harder than anticipated,” prompting the Birmingham branch of the National Weather Service to fire back that “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from Dorian.” Nevertheless, he made the claim twice more on Sunday.And the president has since refused to back down. After claiming Monday that he wasn’t wrong and “under certain original scenarios, it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some ‘hurt,’” and displaying an old altered map to make his case on Wednesday, Trump has continued to hammer away on Twitter over the topic.Smith’s pushback against Hinojosa, meanwhile, came on the heels of Trump calling her out on Twitter last week for supposedly going easy on the DNC flack during a Fox News interview on the upcoming Democratic primary debate.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.



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Teenager shoots at cars while shouting ‘I don’t like white people in my hood’, police say

Teenager shoots at cars while shouting ‘I don’t like white people in my hood’, police sayA black teenager shouted “I don’t like white people in my hood” before chasing four people with a gun and firing multiple shots at them, according to court documents.Cincinnati Police said 18 year old Devonta Allen was filmed firing three shots at the alleged victims, hitting the two vehicles they were in but missing everyone inside.Three of the people involved in the incident were white and the other individual was African-American, according to a criminal complaint.After turning himself in, Mr Allen admitted to the shooting but claimed the alleged victims were armed and fired at him first.However, police said: “This and other statements made by Allen are inconsistent with the videotape evidence and statements from the victims and witnesses.”The incident initially started because of a stolen car, according to police.Video of the confrontation has reportedly not been released because it is considered evidence in court.Cincinnati Police said the incident was filmed in the neighbourhood of Kennedy Heights, Ohio, on 25 July.Despite Mr Allen’s alleged outburst, local people said they did not think the teenager lived in the neighbourhood.“I’d never seen him before and I don’t know who he was friends with,” a neighbour, who chose to remain anonymous, told Fox 19 news channel.Although no one was hurt, Mr Allen faces four counts of felony assault over the incident and is being held at the Hamilton County jail.His attorney reportedly said in court that the teenager has no adult record but understands how serious the charges are.A judge has ordered him to be held on a $ 480,000 (£396,000) bond.



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Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.

Working-class Mexicans don’t want Central American immigrants, either. Here's why.Before you call them hypocrites, there's a good reason why poverty-stricken Mexicans don't want Central Americans in their country.



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