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Meghan McCain ‘Humiliated’ By GOP’s Non-Reaction To Racist Trump Tweets

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The president on Sunday exhorted Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to “go back and help and fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” The tweet also accused them of being “foreign born,” which is false, except for Omar, who was born in Somalia.

Although many Democrats called out Trump for his racism, Republicans either kept silent, accused people of lying about the tweets, tried to claim the tweets weren’t racist, or contended Trump wasn’t a racist because Taiwanese-born Elaine Chao serves in his Cabinet as transportation secretary.

McCain wasn’t happy about the way her fellow Republicans responded, explaining how Trump’s slurs are making her job representing conservative viewpoints at “The View” that much harder.

“It can’t just be me and Geraldo,” she said on Monday’s show, referring to Fox News regular Geraldo Rivera. “Somebody else has to come out against this. I’m serious. It is very petrifying that there is not one sitting member of Congress that will come out against this on my side.”

She added: “It’s humiliating for me to be on TV right now.”

McCain told fellow co-hosts that the tweets really upset her on Sunday.

“I was in D.C. with my husband, and I came back, like, this is what people think all conservatives are now, and we are not,” she said. “The cowardice I’m seeing Republicans not speaking out and saying this today is embarrassing. It’s deeply cowardly.”

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Ashlyn Harris Says Jaelene Hinkle Left USWNT Because Of Homophobia

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U.S. women’s national soccer team goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris pushed back on claims made by former Texas Tech star Jaelene Hinkle, who said she was unwelcome on the team because she is a Christian.

“Your religion was never the problem,” said Harris in a tweet on Monday. “The problem is your intolerance and you are homophobic. You don’t belong in a sport that aims to unite and bring people together.”

Harris was responding to a viral tweet featuring a 2018 video of Hinkle talking to the Christian Broadcasting Network. In the video, the current North Carolina Courage defender talked about how she was invited to join the USWNT, but withdrew after learning she would have to wear a jersey featuring rainbow lettering in support of the LGBTQ community during Pride month.

“I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this jersey,” Hinkle says in the video. “I gave myself three days to just seek and pray and determine what [God] was asking me to do in this situation.” The narrator explains that Hinkle withdrew from the national team with the support of her teammates.

“It was very disappointing. I think that’s where the peace trumps the disappointment, because I knew in my spirit that I was doing the right thing,” Hinkle adds. “I knew that I was being obedient and just because you’re obedient doesn’t make it easy.”

Several members of the USWNT are openly part of the LGBTQ community, including Harris (who is engaged to teammate Ali Krieger) and co-captain Megan Rapinoe. 

Harris followed up on her initial tweet, noting there are Christians currently on the team.

“Don’t you dare say our team is ‘not a welcoming place for Christians’. You weren’t around long enough to know what this team stood for. This is actually an insult to the Christians on our team,” she wrote.

Krieger’s brother, Kyle, also responded to the video of Hinkle, saying that the team has “an inclusive bible study,” prays “before and after the WC games,” and is “open to whatever faith you follow.”

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Toddler dies after falling into grease trap at Tim Horton’s restaurant, police say

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A 3-year-old boy fell into a grease trap behind a New York Tim Horton’s on Monday in what Rochester police called a “horrifying episode.”

The toddler had come to work with his mother, an employee at the eatery, when the incident occurred, officials said.

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Rochester police Capt. Frank Umbrino called the incident a “horrifying episode,” according to WHAM-TV.

Emergency personnel tried to administer CPR before the boy was taken away by an ambulance, witnesses told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

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Neither the boy or his mother were identified.

Police were still investigating the incident.

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The very best Prime Day 2019 deals under $100

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For bargain hunters, Amazon Prime Day is exhilarating—and potentially overwhelming. Not to worry: The experts at Reviewed have culled out the best deals you can get, with the steepest discounts that lower prices to between $50 and $100. (We sniffed out great values under $50, too.)

1. Amazon Kindle 

The upgraded version of the most affordable Kindle is on sale with a huge discount. It comes with a $5 eBook credit and three months free of Kindle Unlimited to get you reading right away.

Get the newest Kindle for $59.99 (Save $30)

2. Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Qt Pressure Cooker

The 6-quart version of the ever-popular multi-cooker is one of the best out there, and at the lowest price we’ve ever seen. 

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This is a double good deal, as you can buy one of this kid-friendly tablet for $59.99 (Save $40), or get two for $99.98 (Save $100). No more back-seat fights over who gets to use it next!

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A 32-inch 720p TV for under $100 is already a good deal. Add smart functionality, including Fire TV, and you’re talking a great one.

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The Braun is our best value pick for immersion blenders and is at its lowest price this year, bundled with a ton of useful attachments. The discount appears when you check out.

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'Red Bull and you're likely to do anything': 4 kids stole car, drove nearly 600 miles across country

A quartet of Australian children, one as young as 10 years old, went on a nearly 600-mile joyride before being found safe Sunday, local media reported.

A 14-year-old boy, two 13-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl had been reported missing Saturday evening after they allegedly took one of their family member’s SUVs, ABC and 9 News in Australia reported.

The four children were not all related, police said, but they drove from Gracemere in central Queensland all the way down to a highway near Jackadgery in New South Wales, ABC reported.

The drive would take more than 10 hours without stops. “It’s a pretty big journey. It’s a long way for a person to do it, but I suppose a couple cans of Red Bull and you’re likely to do anything,” Inspector Darren Williams told 9 News.

Police say one of the boys left a note for his family to say he was leaving. The group allegedly stole fuel along the way, and later were spotted at another gas station in Glen Innes.

According to ABC, authorities initially tried to chase their vehicle, but called it off because of their age.

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Late Sunday, the car was found parked on the side of a highway. 

“The children were directed to open the doors to the vehicles (but) they’ve locked themselves in the car and police have had to use a baton to get into the vehicle to arrest them,” Williams told ABC.

Williams told the broadcaster he believes the children traded off driving duties along the way, and were heading toward Grafton, where the eldest boy lived.

At least one of the children had been released to their families while three others remained in the country’s child protective services’ custody, 9 News reported.

Police said the father who owned the car would fly down to New South Wales to get the car and his child, per ABC.

Authorities said they will interview the children further before determining if any charges will be pressed.

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Trump Repeats Racist Remarks, Attacks Dems During White House Event

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President Donald Trump said he has no regrets about telling a group of predominantly U.S.-born congresswomen to “go back” to the countries they came from, telling reporters on Monday that he believes they “hate America” and “I don’t know who’s going to miss them.”

“If you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave,” he said during the third-annual “Made in America” product showcase outside of the White House. “You can leave. You can leave right now. Come back if you want. Don’t come back, that’s OK too. But if you’re not happy, you can leave.”

His comments came one day after he appeared to attack Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota in a Twitter rant that questioned their patriotism and right to be in the U.S.

He described them as “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” who “originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all).”

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough,” he continued.

Trump on Monday noted that he “didn’t mention names” in his targeted tweet, though he went on to criticize Omar by name, saying she “hates Jews,” and “says horrible things about Israel.” He went on to blame another one of the women, presumably Ocasio-Cortez, for ruining New York City’s business deal with Amazon.

“It was a terrible thing she did,” he said of the congresswoman’s efforts to keep the corporation from building a headquarters in her district. 

“These are people who hate our country,” he continued. “They hate it, I think with a passion. Now it’s possible I’m wrong, the voters will decide,” he said.

The president denied that his comments were racist.

He instead accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of making a racist statement when she twisted his campaign slogan from “Make America Great Again” to “Make America White Again” as she criticized his earlier remarks against the four women of color.

“That’s a very racist statement. I’m surprised she’d say that,” he said.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Chevrolet confirms Stingray name for all-new mid-engine Corvette

The first mid-engine Corvette will wear another familiar name: Stingray.

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Chevrolet has confirmed that the all-new sports car will debut with the entry-level moniker when it is unveiled on July 18.

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After nearly three dormant decades, Chevy resurrected the Stingray trim level when the seventh-generation car came out in 2014. It was followed by the higher performance Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1, all of which are set to end production in the coming months ahead of the eighth-generation model.

The last of those will be a black Z06 that was sold at a Barrett-Jackson charity auction for $2.7 million.

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Aside from the redesigned Corvette and Stingray badges and the styling of the car, which chauffeured GM CEO Mary Barra through New York City in April while it was wrapped in a camouflage pattern, the only official release on the vehicle has been an image of its steering wheel. The two-spoke unit featuring paddle shifters and a squared-off shape meant to evoke that of a racing car’s wheel.

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Various leaks and rumors surrounding the 2020 Corvette Stingray point to a V8-powered machine with around 500 horsepower, although it’s not yet clear if a manual transmission will be offered.

More will be revealed at the 2020 Corvette’s official unveiling in California on Thursday night.

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Al Green to force impeachment vote following incendiary Trump tweets

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Stephen King slams President Trump in scathing tweet: ‘The armbands come next right?’

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The chilling part is not so much that an insane maniac, devoid of any emotions, compassion, morals or just any other human qualities is the president of the US.

The chilling part is that people voted him in (with the help of a broken system), and that now despite these most-OBVIOUS things going on, nothing is happening. (The US liberated EU at the end of WW2 from fascism. Now, everyone with a brain sees fascism happening live, in the US, and it’s accepted, or even welcomed by some. Just like that.)

But worse. Not only is this going on now. We’re actually looking at the possibility of the guy getting a second term. The guy who is basically spitting on ANY American values, the guy who thinks that non-white people shouldn’t be in the US and who thinks that non-white people shouldn’t have a place in politics.

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We All Watch In Our Own Way: A Critic Tracks The ‘TV Revolution’

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Emily Nussbaum received the most hate mail of her career after she panned season 1 of HBO’s True Detective. “Most of it was handwritten,” she says.

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When TV critic Emily Nussbaum was growing up in the ’70s, she says television wasn’t something to be analyzed, criticized and picked apart.

“Even people who loved to watch TV would put it down,” she recalls. “It was considered, at best, a kind of delicious-but-bad-for-you treat, and, at worst, more like chain-smoking, like something you did by yourself that messed up your brain.”

It wasn’t until Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Sopranos that she felt a shift. Nussbaum, who had been working toward her doctorate in literature, began to see TV as its own art form.

Now, as the Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic for The New Yorker, Nussbaum is known for reviews exploring the ways gender, race and sexuality figure into television shows — and our perceptions of them. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, she’s been grappling with whether or not a viewer can separate the art from the actions of its creator.

“I don’t have a solution to it,” she says, “but … I don’t think that the idea is that people should only make clean, illuminating, aspirational art. The whole point of a good artist is to be able to wrestle with messy things, stuff that’s confusing.”

Nussbaum’s new book is I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the Television Revolution.

Interview Highlights

On the idea that reading is “better” than watching TV

There are shows that I’ve watched that have had a cataclysmic emotional and intellectual effect on me. That’s exactly what art should do. And there’s stuff that’s sophisticated, and there’s stuff that’s just funny and soothing — and all the things that you go to in art. And there are books that I’ve read that were bad. It’s like any art form has good versions of itself and bad versions of itself.

I’ve actually refused to appear on any panels that are titled … “Is TV the new novel?” or “Is TV the new movies?” This was a very consistent thing when I started my career. Every panel was framed around a kind of rock-’em-sock-’em robot match-up of either of these forms. As far as I’m concerned, they’re in competition economically, artistically.

Let a hundred flowers bloom. Everything is valuable in its own way and they don’t need to be in tension with one another. You can love novels and love TV shows and not feel like they have to be placed in some sort of hierarchy.

On how she approaches art made by men who were implicated in the #MeToo movement

I think that there’s actually a strong economic argument for getting rid of people’s art. I don’t happen to feel like that’s my job. My job is actually to respond to the art itself and find a way to do that. But I definitely understand the idea that, for instance, you don’t want to fill Bill Cosby’s coffers — that makes total sense to me.

There’s also, frankly, another argument that’s sort of the radical argument that says: These guys ran the industry. They pushed a lot of women out. A lot of this is not just about sexual predation, it’s just about the way misogyny and all sorts of exploitation kept certain voices out. And so there’s another argument that basically isn’t even about canceling or deleting — it’s about put your attention elsewhere.

I believe in all of these things a little bit, but I also feel like my job is to engage not just to reject, and sometimes there is art about which you can say new things once you know more. … I’m not telling anybody else what their approach should be.

On wrestling with her love of the 1968 film Rosemary’s Baby, whose director, Roman Polanski, fled the U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to statutory rape

Rosemary’s Baby is a very relevant movie. Rosemary’s Baby is a brilliant, dark comedy and horror film about gaslighting and about rape culture. I mean, that’s true despite Roman Polanski’s behavior. … It’s a feminist masterpiece created by a sex criminal. You don’t have to solve that contradiction to engage with it, and that’s what I think people kind of have to do. That’s the one part of it that is somewhat prescriptive at least for me, is I’m like, I have to find a way to wrestle with this art that doesn’t involve just shutting off my knowledge of the person who created it.

On her initial reviews of Louis C.K.’s FX series Louie, before the allegations of C.K.’s sexual misconduct surfaced

My first review of his show [Louie] was a mixed review that basically suggested that although the show was formally great and experimental there was something wrong with the main character because it was this slightly manipulative sad sack. And I think I called him like a “resentful Charlie Brown,” and I had some problems with that, and I compared it to a different show that I loved, Huge, that was out at the same time. And it was about a certain kind of angry, fat character that experienced a lot of resentment and discomfort in the world, and I basically suggested the show was a little manipulative, but I changed my mind. I actually wrote a profile of [C.K.] at one point, and I also wrote a rave review of the third season of the show, where I still have very strong feelings about how great some of those episodes are. …

I felt that the show altered TV, because he was doing it by himself, which was not the way that comedies are generally made. He was using independent film models. He was doing a certain kind of mixture of comedy and drama that was new, and a certain kind of confessional stuff that was new. And this is still true.

That show was extremely influential, and one of the interesting things to me is that a lot of the women who have later criticized Louis and a lot of the men involved in the #MeToo movement made shows that use the tools that Louis created in order to put the lens on something very different. So I’m talking about like Lena Dunham and Girls. I’m talking about Tig Notaro and One Mississippi. There were a variety of female creators who basically use this sort of quasi-confessional model that he helped to spearhead, but that doesn’t mean he owns it. It just means it ended up, ironically, being a useful tool to condemn him, which I find kind of a powerful thing about art in general.

On being a feminist critic and disliking The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which many viewers consider a feminist show

Well, the most feminist thing is to actually be honest about your responses to art, and the blessing of modern television, especially in the last five years or so, has been the explosion of shows by female creators, about female-centered topics in genres that are sometimes coded as female — soap operas and sitcoms and all sorts of much more colorful female ensemble shows. And the real blessing for a critic is if there are enough of those shows, you actually can criticize a show without knocking down the one representation on TV. And this goes for every marginalized group. Like, when you have multiple shows by black creators, none of those shows has to be “the black show.”

Mrs. Maisel had very good timing and, believe me, I understand why people love the show. It came out after Trump was elected and I think people were seeking it out as a kind of holodeck affirmative counter-programming to an apocalyptic reality. It had a kind of candied, delightful quality. What can I say? It did not work for me. It’s not my taste.

On the evolution of sexual violence shown on TV

There was a little bit of an arms race, I feel, as far as increasingly graphic portraits of sexual violence, and there’s been a lot of feminist criticism of this. You know, “This is lurid, and it’s tacky, and it’s pornographic, and it’s exploitative,” and that’s absolutely true of some shows.

But I’ve always made the argument that it was, in the aggregate, a good thing … because it was a side effect of making female stories central to television. And sexual violence happens to men, too, but when you start taking women’s lives seriously, sexual violence and all sorts of different things, sexual harassment and many, many subjects that were not dealt with on TV are going to be part of those stories. … There’s a range of shows that were about women that had backstories that involved the women having been raped or having those experiences. Sometimes they were cheaply done, sometimes they were well done. … I don’t think you can make a blanket rule that says rape on television is harmful.

On how her perception of the “bad fan” has changed over time

Basically, the definition of the “bad fan” is the kind of person who watched The Sopranos … solely for the whackings and was completely uninterested in anything about domesticity or morality. And this was a growing frustration for me as a critic … and so I was basically saying, “You’re watching the show wrong.”

But I have to say, my ideas on this have changed over time somewhat. And I wrote an essay that was about Archie Bunker as the first creator of the bad fan. It’s about All in the Family, the show during the ’70s, and the fact that he was a character who was in a lot of ways set up to trigger an audience to be split in half, so that half of the audience was seeing the show as making fun of Archie Bunker, and half of the audience was cheering on Archie Bunker.

I think this is actually baked into TV a little bit, and it was an irritation to me, but it’s something that I’ve come to find to be a very fascinating part of television, which is a mass-medium and has multiple types of viewers. And the way to make a show a success is to have multiple groups of people watch it in different ways.

Sam Briger and Mooj Zadie produced and edited the audio of this interview. Bridget Bentz, Molly Seavy-Nesper and Beth Novey adapted it for the Web.

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