Citing Big Bird, Trump Budget Director Defends PBS Cuts – Newsweek

It was not an easy morning for Mick Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman turned budget director who returned to the House of Representatives on Wednesday to defend the president’s $4.1 trillion fiscal program.  The Trump budget, which would slash support for public broadcasting, left Mulvaney defending himself. “Big Bird makes more money than everyone in this room,” he told legislators upset about planned cuts to PBS, along with programs for the poor, foreign aid,

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Republicans Are Warming Up to Russia, Polls Show – Morning Consult

As the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into the extent of the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election garners more media attention, Morning Consult polling shows that Republican voters are taking a rosier view of Russia. In a May 18-22 poll, 36 percent of GOP voters said they consider Russia friendly to the United States, and 13 percent said it was an ally. That 49 percent total is up 11 points from a survey in

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Correction: Conway-Republican Fundraiser story – Arizona Daily Sun

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — In a story May 18 about presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway speaking to supporters in New Hampshire, The Associated Press erroneously estimated the number in attendance as about 150 people. Further reporting has indicated the hotel ballroom, which seats 500, was near capacity. A corrected version of the story is below: Kellyanne Conway tells Trump’s supporters to ignore critics President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway has told supporters in New Hampshire they

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Facebook aims for broad views in 'trending topics' tweak – Phys.Org

Facebook, whose logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone and a laptop computer, is once again redesigning its “trending topics” feature Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its latest redesign to its “trending topics” feature—its latest move to give users a variety of sources on important news events. The huge social network—which has faced criticism for creating “filter bubbles” that reinforce the views of users, and has been accused of bias in selecting its news

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Shocking Study Reveals Just How More Liberal ESPN Has Become – The Daily Caller

A new shocking study has revealed just how liberal ESPN’s audience has become and how many Republicans have stopped watching the network. Deep Root Analytics, which specialize in local audience understanding, published an in-depth study on ESPN’s massive swing to a large left-wing audience on Clay Travis’ website Outkick The Coverage Wednesday. The results are astonishing The study aggregated forty three different media markets to see the political leanings of ESPN consumers in those markets, and

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The Liberty Extra What clues does Montana's special election hold for Georgia's 6th District? – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

View Caption Hide Caption Democratic U.S. Congressional candidate Rob Quist leaves a gathering at Darkhorse Hall and Wine Snug on May 22, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) HELENA, Mont. – The Treasure State may lie some 2,000 miles away from the northern Atlanta suburbs, but the politics in this sparsely-populated slice of the Rockies may hold some major clues for how Georgians could vote in the June 20 runoff for

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Senate issues subpoenas targeting Michael Flynn's businesses – UPI.com

May 24 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has issued two new subpoenas targeting businesses operated by President Donald Trump‘s former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., told reporters on Tuesday that committee members sent the subpoenas to Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel, Inc. with a specific list of documents they seek, though the senators did not disclose to

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