• Politics
    National Review

    Viral Photo of White House ‘Going Dark’ That Was Shared by Dems Is from Before Trump Presidency

    A viral photo showing the White House with its lights off, shared by numerous Democrats during demonstrations in Washington, D.C., is at least five years old and was edited to make it seem darker, the Associated Press reported on Monday.The image can be found in Getty Image's stock photo collection. The original photo shows the lantern on the White House portico and several lights around the fountain in the lawn as lit, while in the doctored image these lights are blacked out.Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was among those who shared the image, along with Representative Bill Pascrelli (D., N.J.) and former Obama strategist David Axelrod. Elections matter. https://t.co/77jquAhp1x pic.twitter.com/AM5Z42pzyk -- Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2020The New York Times reported that the White House shut its external lights off during demonstrations early Monday morning, while Daily Beast editor Molly Jung-Fast also wrote that the lights were down. In fact, the lights at the White House are turned off at 11 p.m. every night. As someone who has done many late night live shots, the lights at the White House go off every night around 11 p.m. -- Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 1, 2020The AP noted that other Twitter users claimed that the president had been moved to a bunker on Sunday night, and that the lights going off had signaled the move. This was not the case, although Trump was reportedly moved to the bunker on Friday night.Protesters and Rioters gathered outside the White House throughout the weekend, leading Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday to declare a two-day curfew beginning at 7 p.m. The president addressed the nation on Monday night with police dispersing demonstrators just outside the White House fence."“I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights," Trump said in his address. "These are not acts of peaceful protest. These are acts of domestic terror.

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  • U.S.
    The Independent

    'Anonymous' activists return with hugely popular messages of support for George Floyd protests

    Accounts associated with the activist group Anonymous are sharing their support for the ongoing protests after the death of George Floyd.Some of the posts have been viewed millions of times and shared hundreds of thousands of times, as users look to amplify the group.

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  • Entertainment
    The Wrap

    Meghan McCain Says Neighborhood Looks Like ‘War Zone,’ ‘Full Frontal’ Writer Tells Her ‘It’s Fine’

    The co-head writer of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” wasn’t having it from “The View” co-host Meghan McCain Tuesday afternoon.McCain, a conservative voice on ABC’s women-focused daytime talk show, tweeted about the mass protests that have been taking place in New York and other cities since George Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day: “My neighborhood in Manhattan is eviscerated and looks like a war zone. DeBlasio and Cuomo are an utter disgrace. This is not America. Our leaders have abandoned us and continue to let great American cities burn to the ground and be destroyed. I never could have fathomed this.”Kristen Bartlett, who writes for TBS’ late-night program, responded, “Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It’s fine.”Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It’s fine. https://t.co/ZvwNrjL6P7— Kristen Bartlett (@kristencheeks) June 2, 2020Also Read: Fox News Wins Total Viewers for Weekend Protest Coverage, CNN Tops Key DemoA representative for Bartlett was unavailable to return a request for comment as their company is observing BlackoutTuesday in honor of Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Representatives for McCain didn’t immediately return a request for comment on the state of the neighborhood or to confirm if McCain and Bartlett are neighbors.The protests have been an enduring topic of conversation as they have continued for the past week. Commentators and journalists have been using their platforms to share information from the ground since the beginning. In some cases, journalists are even documenting their own targeting by police as they cover the events.Read original story Meghan McCain Says Neighborhood Looks Like ‘War Zone,’ ‘Full Frontal’ Writer Tells Her ‘It’s Fine’ At TheWrap

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  • U.S.

    Police Guarding Trump Hotel in Washington Kneel in Front of Protesters

    Police officers stationed in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington knelt in front of protesters on June 1 amid a nationwide wave of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.A number of videos and images of the moment were shared to social media. In footage shot by local woman Lauren Malloy, the officers are seen kneeling in a line spanning the hotel’s entrance while protesters cheer and applaud them. One officer gives the crowd a thumbs up while another partakes in a fist bump with a protester.Malloy said the group she was a part of were “marching from the White House to the Capitol” when they stopped outside the Trump Hotel to kneel.“The cops took a knee in unison,” she said, “except for one who didn’t kneel.” She added that “at the end, one of the officers turned to a supervisor and asked “can I get up now” so it seems like it was an order.”Malloy said that, “after a few minutes people kept on marching.” Credit: Lauren Malloy via Storyful

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  • World
    PA Media: World News

    Vladimir Putin endorses nuclear doctrine allowing for first strike

    The new policy authorises Moscow to use nuclear weapons in the event of a conventional attack on key military and government infrastructure.

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