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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Queen’s Jewelry Choices Symbolically Rebuked Trump During Visit

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Queen Elizabeth may have marked Trump’s visit to the U.K. last Thursday by throwing some royal shade in his direction, choosing to wear a brooch given to her by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on the first day of the visit.

The Obamas reportedly handpicked the vintage brooch, which they gave to the Queen during a 2011 visit. She wore the bejeweled ornament during a subsequent dinner with the Obamas and then apparently put it away with the rest of her collection — until last week.

The Queen is known for her attention to detail, particularly when it comes to her symbolic fashion picks, which she often uses to convey social and political messages.…

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Kavanaugh Least Popular SCOTUS Nominee In Polling History

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Trump’s reverse-Midas touch has struck again: Brett Kavanaugh is now the worst-polling Supreme Court nominee in the history of Gallup.

Trump’s handpicked choice to tilt the court completely to the right has just 41 percent of the electorate backing his candidacy, while 37 percent oppose him.

That results in a net support of +4. By comparison, Trump’s first Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch was at +13 in the same poll.

Kavanaugh’s poor performance puts him in line with other nominees offered by Republican presidents who were ultimately rejected. Robert Bork, nominated by President Ronald Reagan, had a +6 level of support, while George W.…

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Rep. Jordan Named In Ohio Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), co-founder of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus and a top Trump defender in Congress, has just been named in a new class action lawsuit for his role in the ongoing scandal over sexual abuse at Ohio State University.

In recent weeks, nine former OSU wrestlers have come forward to allege that when Jordan worked as their wrestling coach, he knew that students were being sexually abused by the team doctor — yet stood by and did nothing.

Filed in the U.S. District Court in Ohio Tuesday on behalf of an as-yet-unnamed former OSU wrestler, the lawsuit seeks to represent hundreds of OSU student-athletes who suffered abuse over the two decades that Dr.…

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