Trump to meet with wireless carrier CEOs and others for 'Tech Week'

President Trump will be meeting with CEOs from Sprint,
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, among others today as part of his so-called
“Tech Week.” Also in attendance will be FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and White
House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios. Wireless attendees
are expected to focus on hotly-debated industry regulations and the future of
wireless technologies (5G). Talks will also include hardware, such as IoT
enabled thermostats, refrigerators, and fitness trackers. Kratsios has said
that they intend to thoroughly explore the “implications of an increasingly
connected …


Seems like Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in an Instagram feud over Melania Trump

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The greatest celebrity social media beefs are the ones we never saw coming, and Miley Cyrus vs. Dolce & Gabbana over Melania Trump certainly checks that box. What a truly dizzying collection of proper nouns!

It started, as these things often do, with one of the less famous members of a famous family getting a pretty sweet modeling gig thanks to his hard work and nothing else. Apparently, Miley has a brother named Braison, and he made his runway debut in the fashion duo’s show. Then things got political. 

Cyrus (the one who’s actually famous) Instagrammed a photo from the show congratulating her brother on his career milestone.  Read more…

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Delta, Bank of America pull sponsorship after Shakespeare play is seen as attack on Trump

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Just a couple weeks after the uproar around Kathy Griffin’s photo of a decapitated President Trump, fresh outrage over a violent depiction of what some believe is Trump has led to a major move by Delta airlines. 

A new production of Julius Caesar at New York City’s annual Shakespeare in the Park event features the classic scene showing Caesar being stabbed to death by his friend Brutus and others. 

Only in this version, the man playing Caesar is wearing a suit, a red tie, and a large blonde wig, which has led some to believe (including some theater critics) that the intent was to show a theatrical version of Trump being assassinated on stage.   Read more…

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Donald Trump told Theresa May he does not want to visit the U.K. if there are large protests against him

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President Trump told British Prime Minister Theresa May that does not want to go forward with a planned state visit to the U.K. until the public supports him coming.

According to The Guardian, Trump told May in a recent phone call that he did not want to make the trip if there were going to be large-scale protests.

The source of The Guardian‘s report claims that May was surprised by Trump’s statement.

If he’s waiting for large public support from U.K. citizens, Trump may be waiting a long time. In February, Parliament debated a petition calling for the government to prevent Trump from making his state visit. The petition was signed by more than 1.8 million U.K. citizens. Read more…

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U.S. mayors and governors defy Trump, will stick to Paris agreement anyway

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Cities and states across the U.S. will keep fighting climate change, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Local leaders from across the country say they’re not backing down from America’s commitments under the historic climate accord. In recent days governors and nearly 200 mayors — from small towns to megacities — have vowed to collectively reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and adopt clean energy technologies.

Their swift response offers more than just a dose of cheerful optimism. It signals that America’s hard-fought progress on climate issues won’t be so easily dismantled just because climate deniers and fossil fuel industry allies hold the top seats in the U.S. government, observers said. Read more…

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Trump Twitter bot reminds us that all his tweets are coming from the White House

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The often flippant, emotional stream of tweets from President Trump never ceases to amaze, particularly since it is, for all intents and purposes, filled with official messages from the White House. 

Now, thanks to one clever Twitter user, we can view those often bombastic, poorly worded, and downright trivial tweets in their proper context: official White House statements. 

On Sunday, Twitter user Russel Neiss launched a new Twitter bot called Real Press Sec., which takes Trump’s tweets and presents them in the familiar form of an official White House press statement. The effect of seeing Trump’s social media bloviation as history-framed, official-looking statements from the nation’s highest office is devastatingly poignant.  Read more…

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'The Simpsons' hilariously shreds Trump and his team on Day 125

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The Simpsons continues to pull zero punches when it comes to the increasingly disastrous presidency of Donald J. Trump.

The animated series latest poke at 45’s White House attempts to capture the vibe 125 days in. From the dangling corpses of Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and Reince Priebus to Veep Mike Pence rubbing the “Vice” off of his nameplate to … whatever’s going on here with Jeff Sessions, “scathing” is the most appropriate descriptor for The Simpsons latest take.

Cartoon Richard Nixon might be the one who sums it up best: “I, uh, came to thank you, Donald. I’m movin’ up! Thanks to you, I’m now the 44th best president.” Read more…

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Macron finally speaks out about the Trump handshake: "it wasn't innocent"

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Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron was faced with a nearly insurmountable challenge this week: how to shake President Trump’s hand without losing his own.

He succeeded, but just barely. In a new interview with Le Journal du Dimanche, Macron told the paper that the handshake was “a moment of truth.”

“My handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent,” Macron said. “One must show that you won’t make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicize things, either.”

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Trump is back from Europe and ready to ruin Twitter again

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Even though he was busy destroying postwar alliances and praising autocrats, it was nice to have President Trump away from the United States for a week, especially away from Twitter. 

Well, that time has ended. President Trump is back from Europe and back on his phone, with some of his most disturbing (yet properly spelled!) allegations yet. 

This time, Trump alleged that credible news sources who were discussing things like Russia and possible corruption, weren’t just making up their stories, they were imagining their own sources. Read more…

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Donald Trump is now the voice for your GPS navigation

Wanna get your GPS navigation directions by the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump himself? Well, it does not matter if you don’t because this option is now available in Karta GPS, a new maps and navigation app available for Android and iPhone.
Luckily, this is not the default voice for the app, but it is a free download that you can switch to. And yes, you will hear things like:
“Go straight ahead, it’s tremendous!”
“You are approaching a fixed radar and that is not fake news!”
Karta …