• Politics
    Refinery29

    Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Maps Out All Of Trump’s Lies That Voters Must Reconcile With

    In case you couldn’t tell based on conservative lawyer George Conway co-founding an entire super PAC hell-bent on making sure President Donald Trump doesn’t see a second term, he made his thoughts on Trump abundantly clear in a new opinion piece.On Monday, Conway – politically conservative but anti-Trump – published an op-ed with The Washington Post laying out the unreasonable compromises voters have to reconcile with in order to support Trump. While his list is far from all-inclusive, the husband of White House presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway and outspoken critic of Trump paints a damning picture colored by lies, racism, and corruption.“I believe that if Biden is elected, there will be ‘no religion, no anything’ and he would confiscate all guns, ‘immediately and without notice.’ He would ‘abolish’ ‘our great,’ ‘beautiful suburbs,’ not to mention ‘the American way of life.’ There would be ‘no windows, no nothing’ in buildings,” writes Conway, voicing what someone choosing to vote for Trump would have to agree with or at least be willing to turn a blind eye to in order to support his reelection.Conway continues, “I believe the ‘books’ and ‘manuals,’ if someone would just read them, say ‘you can test too much’ for COVID-19. I believe we now have 5 million cases because we test so much, and that the president was right to slow testing down, unless he was kidding – in which case he was right not to.”“I believe it isn’t racist to call the coronavirus ‘kung flu’ or ‘the China Virus.’ It isn’t racially divisive to say Black Lives Matter is a ‘symbol of hate,’ to celebrate Confederate generals as part of our ‘Great American Heritage,’ or to share video of someone shouting ‘white power,’ which, like displaying the Confederate flag, is ‘freedom of speech.’”The lies don’t end there, though: he also includes Trump’s attempts to frame a 75-year-old protester in Buffalo, New York as an anti-fascist plant after he was injured by police; his well wishes for accused accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell; his attacks on the validity of mail-in voting despite mailing in his own ballot; and Trump’s attempts to make “Obamagate” happen.Conway’s list is quite damning to Trump, particularly coming from his own party. But it should come as no surprise from the anti-Trump PAC founder, either. Conway is one of eight Republicans who co-founded and run the Lincoln Project, a conservative super PAC that aims to “defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box” in 2020. Drawing inspiration from Abraham Lincoln, the PAC is focusing its efforts on “knitting the nation back together spiritually as well as politically.” One of its most recent efforts includes a Twitter campaign, called LincolnVoter, which encouraged former Republican voters to share the reasons they left the political party and decided to vote for a Democratic candidate. As early as Tuesday morning, The Lincoln Project also released their latest video called “Trump evictions,” detailing how many Americans will need to move out of their homes after Trump denied extending an additional $600 a week for unemployment. Very soon, it's going to be moving day for 25 million Americans. The TrumpEvictions are beginning. pic.twitter.com/5ai3UV0PbF — The Lincoln Project 🏴‍☠️ (@ProjectLincoln) August 11, 2020The Lincoln Project may be a self-congratulatory space for Republicans who are taking a stand against Trump, but Conway’s essay is unavoidable. When reviewing Trump’s blunders and problematic ideas in the form of a list of statements — or rather, pledges — voters must really consider what they are supporting in November. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?So, Who Is The Lincoln Project Even For?How Kellyanne Conway's Daughter Is Trolling TrumpKellyanne Conway's Husband Is Trying To Oust Trump

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  • World
    The Telegraph

    'I was filmed naked by a stranger without my consent - five years on I've finally got victory'

    The last thing Emily Hunt remembers about the afternoon of May 10 2015 is enjoying lunch at her favourite restaurant with her father, who was visiting from Ireland. Over Italian food and wine, the pair chatted about Hunt's future plans. The then 36-year-old strategy consultant, originally from New York, had just finalised her divorce and was looking forward to a date with a lawyer the following evening. She also had an exciting job interview on the horizon. But just five hours later, Hunt woke up naked in a hotel bed next to a stranger, with no idea of how she got there. The events of that evening - which Hunt still struggles to piece together - would come to dominate her life, placing her at the centre of a battle with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that ultimately led to a change in prosecution policy. The exhausting five-year campaign, which derailed Hunt’s life and drove her to the brink of suicide, culminated on Friday with the landmark conviction of the man she found herself in bed with. He was named last week for the first time as 40-year-old Christopher Killick, who is unemployed and lives with his mother in Brent, northwest London. He pleaded guilty to voyeurism at Thames magistrates court after he admitted making a 62-second video for the purposes of sexual gratification, without Hunt’s consent. “It's pretty amazing,” Hunt says from her north London home. She has waived her right to anonymity and spoken widely about the case in an effort to stop anyone else going through the same nightmare. “Even a couple of days before I wasn't really convinced I'd see justice. I was pleasantly surprised with how seriously they took it in court on Friday.”

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  • Sports
    AFP

    Beaten, battered Jeremy Lin demands more protection in China basketball

    NBA champion Jeremy Lin demanded better protection in the Chinese Basketball Association after he needed hospital treatment and temporarily lost his hearing following the Beijing Ducks' semi-final defeat. The 31-year-old complained of an array of injury problems after the Guangdong Southern Tigers edged the Ducks 88-85 for a hard-fought 2-1 series win, ending Lin's first season in China. Lin, who last year became the first Asian-American to win the NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors, was left bent double on court after his buzzer-beater missed, and appeared emotional following the defeat.

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  • Science
    The Conversation

    Alcohol addiction: could the brain's immune system be the key to understanding and treating alcoholism?

    The brain's immune system cells (called microglia) have already been shown to be involved in addiction to other substances.

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  • Entertainment
    E!

    Watch Gwen Stefani React After Dua Lipa Calls Blake Shelton Her "Husband"

    Dua Lipa accidentally referred to Blake Shelton as Gwen Stefani's "husband" during an interview with the singer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Scroll on to watch the video!

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  • U.S.
    USA TODAY

    Sex offender loses COVID-19 contract at VA hospital after USA TODAY asks questions

    A sex offender provided janitorial service at a VA hospital until USA TODAY started asking questions. Days later, the VA ended the relationship.

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