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Another Fox News host under fire, this time for thinly veiled comments about Ivanka Trump

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>Fox News host Jesse Watters is under fire for making what critics say was a sexually charged remark about Ivanka Trump, further fueling Fox’s critics who have accused the network of fostering a sexist work environment.

>On Tuesday night’s episode of “The Five” — the 9 p.m. show that followed “The O’Reilly Factor,” which was canceled after longtime star Bill O’Reilly was dismissed over mounting allegations of sexual harassment — the network played a clip of Trump holding a microphone close to her mouth as she talked about women’s rights at a panel in Germany.

>“It’s funny. The left says they really respect women and then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like that they boo and hiss … so I don’t really get what’s going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone,” Watters said.

>Watters gestured with his hand toward his mouth as he made the remark and then grinned at his co-hosts.

>Top figures in conservative media went on Twitter to express their disgust with Watters. John Podhoretz, a writer at The Weekly Standard, called Watters a “disgusting creep.”
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Arctic 'Doomsday' vault stronghold for world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

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>The doors of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, built to preserve humanity's food sources in the event of man-made or natural disasters, closed in 2008 and were not expected to be opened for many generations
>The Arctic stronghold known as the “Doomsday Vault”, which was designed to protect the world’s most precious seeds from global catastrophe, has been flooded by melting ice.
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Trump creates voter-fraud panel that critics label a ‘sham’

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>President Trump on Thursday launched a long-promised commission on “election integrity,” rekindling a controversy over the prevalence of voter fraud at U.S. polls.

>The commission, established by executive order, is the upshot of Trump’s unsubstantiated claim shortly after taking office that more than 3 million undocumented immigrants illegally voted in November’s election.

>White House aides said the scope of the commission, chaired by Vice President Pence, will reach beyond allegations of voter fraud to include voter suppression and other suspect election practices, and would include members of both major political parties.

>“The president’s committed to the thorough review of registration and voting issues in federal elections,” White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday. “And that’s exactly what this commission is tasked with doing.”

>But that did little to quell criticism from many of the same parties who lambasted Trump for his January claims. Voting rights groups and several prominent Democrats charged Thursday that Trump’s commission was both unnecessary — calling claims of voter fraud wildly overblown — and an attempt to divert attention from his firing of FBI Director James B. Comey.

>Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice, called the commission “a sham and distraction,” alleging that Trump was trying “to pivot” from the firestorm that followed his firing of Comey while the FBI chief was leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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No evidence, it didn't happen.

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FCC says it was hit by a DDoS attack, but refuses to show any evidence
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This guy is just begging for it...

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A disgrace to our country.
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United Russia accuses Radio Liberty and CNN of interfering in Russia’s domestic policy

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Senate Intel leaders: Door open to holding Flynn in contempt after invoking Fifth Amendment

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>The top two leaders of the Senate intelligence committee are leaving the door open to holding Michael Flynn in contempt of Congress after President Trump's former national security adviser said he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights rather than comply with a subpoena.

>Sen. Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said the panel was reviewing a range of options to compel Flynn to disclose records about his meetings with Russian officials, including holding Flynn in contempt. And he said the panel "could" call for Flynn to assert his Fifth Amendment rights in a public session.

>"It does us no good in having people pleading the Fifth if we are trying to get information," Burr said. He added: "The only thing I can tell you is immunity is off the table."

>Unlike Flynn, two other former Trump campaign officials have turned over documents to the committee related to its investigation of Russian meddling in the US election.

>"The subpoena seeks to compel (Flynn) to offer testimony through the act of producing documents that may or may not exist. In these circumstances, (Flynn) is entitled to, and does, invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against production of documents," Flynn's lawyer wrote in a letter to the committee, verified by CNN.

>When asked by CNN whether his panel would hold Flynn in contempt, Ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, said, "We have to find out whether we have the ability to either hold Gen. Flynn in contempt or whether it's just Fifth Amendment. I've got to get the legal answer to that first."

>Warner said he was "disappointed" Flynn didn't produce the documents that were requested, and the committee was still determining if it had other options to get a hold of them.
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Raise your hand if you wouldn't be caught dead at an Arianna Grande concert.

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