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Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 3/19/18

Let The Robert Mueller Tweets Begin!

There's no one Trump won't attempt to disparage on Twitter: Robert Mueller... Andrew McCabe... Cher...

Stephen Analyticizes Cambridge Analytica

Data firm Cambridge Analytica exploited Facebook to gather information of millions of potential voters. Oh, and prostitutes!

Guess Who Won Russia's Presidential Election

Want to know who won this weekend's presidential election in Russia? Click to find out! (This is a cliffhanger for the one internet user who doesn't understand Russia's politics.)

Rex Tillerson Gets Fired On The Toilet

Trump's former Secretary of State supposedly learned he was fired by John Kelly while on the John.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 20, 2018, 03:51 AM (0 replies)

Lawmakers want Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the Facebook data breach

Policymakers want answers on what happened with Cambridge Analytica’s harvesting operation.

Lawmakers and regulators across the US and Europe are calling for investigations into Facebook amid revelations that personal data from 50 million of the social media giant’s users was secretly harvested by a data analytics firm that worked on the Trump campaign.

The public outcry over the data breach, which includes demands that Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before Congress, could spark new calls for the government to monitor privacy rules and political advertising on the social media network. The company’s shares, meanwhile, are in free fall, with the company losing $40 billion in market value since Friday and wiping away billions of dollars of Zuckerberg’s personal fortune.


US lawmakers in both parties are calling for investigations, and Democrats appear to be homing in aggressively on Zuckerberg in their criticism.

“They say ‘trust us,’ but Mark Zuckerberg needs to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about what Facebook knew about misusing data from 50 million Americans in order to target political advertising and manipulate voters,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said in a statement.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to Zuckerberg on Monday demanding that Facebook list every instance in the past 10 years in which a third-party company violated Facebook’s privacy rules while collecting data on users.

More: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/19/17138784/facebook-cambridge-analytica-trump-data-breach#ampshare=https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/19/17138784/facebook-cambridge-analytica-trump-data-breach
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 20, 2018, 03:12 AM (4 replies)

States fight Trump drill plan with local bans

Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump's plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation's coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal.

The drilling Trump proposes would take place in federal waters offshore in an area called the Outer Continental Shelf. But states control the 3 miles of ocean closest to shore and are proposing laws designed to make it difficult, or impossible, to bring the oil or gas ashore in their areas.

A look at the issue:

What states are doing

States including New Jersey, New York, California, South Carolina and Rhode Island have introduced bills prohibiting any infrastructure related to offshore oil or gas production from being built in or crossing their state waters. Washington state is threatening such a bill. Maryland has introduced a bill imposing strict liability on anyone who causes a spill while engaged in offshore drilling or oil or gas extraction.

"We started thinking about how we control the first three miles of ocean, and there are state rights that we have," said New Jersey state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat who represents the state's southern coast. "Even if we don't succeed in banning it outright, we can still make it a lot more expensive to do it in this area. It's a back-door, ingenious way to block this."

Much more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-states-oil-drill-bans-20180319-story.html

People hold signs protesting President Donald Trump's plan to allow offshore oil and gas drilling along most of the nation's coastline at a hearing Feb. 14, 2018, in Hamilton, N.J. Some coastal states including New Jersey that oppose Trump's plan to allow offshore drilling along most of the nation's coastline are using state-level laws to try to make it difficult or impossible to conduct drilling in their areas. (Wayne Parry / AP)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 20, 2018, 02:55 AM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Sacks Andrew McCabe, Takes Aim at Robert Mueller

President Trump fires former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe days before his retirement in an alleged attempt to discredit the Mueller investigation.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 20, 2018, 12:12 AM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: Tucker Carlson's Bad Take on Teen Activists & Trump's White House Purge

Fox News's Tucker Carlson lashes out at the students who participated in a walkout to protest gun violence, and President Trump goes on a wild and unpredictable firing spree.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 20, 2018, 12:05 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Attacks Mueller and McCabe; Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Trump directly attacking the special counsel in the Russia investigation and Facebook's massive data breach.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:12 PM (4 replies)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Mike Pence

Mike Pence is much more unlikable than his pet rabbit who stars in a new children's book created by the Pence family and in a better children's book created by us. To purchase our book, visit: www.betterbundobook.com
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Mon Mar 19, 2018, 03:24 AM (15 replies)

The Daily Show: Back in Black - Trump's Golfing Milestone

President Trump spends his 100th day at one of his many golf courses since taking office, despite his years of admonishing President Obama for spending time on the green.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:41 PM (7 replies)

The Nazis fooled the world for 16 days in 1936 -- and were allowing it to happen again

During just 16 days in 1936, Adolf Hitler reinvigorated the Nazi party in one of his most successful propaganda coups—hosting the Olympic games in Berlin. Using the sporting event as a platform to shape the party’s image in a more favorable light, Hitler had “every reason to be satisfied” after he and Nazi officials charmed their global counterparts, the historian Oliver Hilmes told Quartz.

“In the 1930s, Nazi Germany had a major image problem after a series of provocations and broken promises,” he says. “But the Olympic games played a major role is showing his ‘friendly face’ and presenting the country as an open-minded and tolerant one, even as a friendly member with the wider community.”

This was quite a feat because only months before the Olympics, the unified forces of Nazi Germany, the Wehrmacht, basically wiped its feet with the Treaty of Versailles and marched into the demilitarized zone of Rhineland.

This is worth remembering today. After a year in which North Korea put the rest of the world on edge with its frequent missile tests and chilling propaganda, there was much cooing over the authoritarian state marching in unison with South Korea at the Winter Olympics, and the presence of some hermit state officials. Meanwhile, two countries with horrendous track records for human rights and corruption, Russia and Qatar, are gearing up to host football World Cups in 2018 and 2022.

More: https://qz.com/1230045/hitler-and-the-nazis-used-the-olympics-as-propaganda-like-north-korea-russia-qatar/

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Mar 18, 2018, 04:52 AM (2 replies)

SNL - Weekend Update on Andrew McCabe's Firing, Betsy DeVos

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, including deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe being fired a day before he was set to retire. Betsy DeVos (Kate McKinnon) stops by to address her 60 Minutes interview.

Weekend Update on IHOP's Apology, Stefon

Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che tackle the week's biggest news, including a waitress at a Maine IHOP asking black teens to pay upfront. Pete Davidson and Stefon (Bill Hader) stop by.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Mar 18, 2018, 04:29 AM (4 replies)
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