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Monday, June 25, 2018

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Makes Fun Of His Basketball Game With Ted Cruz

The referee tossed a coin to determine first possession. An NBA announcing crew was settled in. A rapt audience found itself laughing, letting go of the tension of our ongoing national debate. The Jimmy Kimmel vs Ted Cruz “Blobfish Basketball Classic” was about to begin, and everyone had an opportunity to forget about politics for a few moments.

But Jimmy just couldn’t help himself.

In today’s clip, the ABC late-night comic introduces footage of the one-on-one basketball game between himself and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Kimmel doesn’t spare himself in his introduction, joking that his lousy athletic skills took many hours to produce a requisite number of points.…

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#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Kicks Off World Cup By Nuking Russia

The 2018 World Cup has begun. It’s causing a stir around the world and a mere coffee drip in the United States. The USMNT failed to qualify, and Google alerts will spoil results by midday due to the time difference. Worse yet, the tournament is in Russia.

Trevor Noah is not pleased. The 34-year-old comic virtuoso is taking criticism from some YouTube fans after posting an edgy Daily Show clip lamenting Russia’s hosting of the World Cup. Noah briefly lets President Putin have it, then proceeds to send-up Russian culture in general.

While Russian customs and practices can be strange indeed, it feels over-the-top on Noah’s part that even service workers and old women aren’t safe from the weapons-grade derision.…

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Kaepernick Lawyers To Subpoena Trump, Pence

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Colin Kaepernick’s legal team is expected to ask for federal subpoenas for Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and top White House officials familiar with the president’s anti-NFL position, Yahoo! Sports reports.

According to Yahoo, Kaepernick’s lawyers hope to force the Trump administration to divulge its involvement in the league’s response to players kneeling during the national anthem. The move comes after Sports Illustrated last month reported that several NFL owners admitted under oath they spoke with Trump about kneeling players.

In a sworn disposition obtained by theWall Street Journal last month, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Trump called his attacks on the NFL “a winning issue for me.”

“Tell everybody, you can’t win this one,” Jones recalled Trump saying.…

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