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By November 26, 2014

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There’s No Way President Obama Could’ve Smoked a Cigarette With Billy Joel

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Billy Joel says the president smoked a butt on the North Portico, but that’s a terrible spot to light up.

Quote of the Day: First Look Media Really Is Screwed

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According to a detailed new report, what seems to be going on behind the scenes at First Look Media right now is a perfect example of what happens when people who think the Valley is actually an ivory tower from which to look down on the rest of humanity try to corral a roomful of honest-to-god journalists.

Can Men Talk About Abortion?

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If you thought so, Oxford students have some bad news for you.

Here’s Why a Solo Black Widow Movie from Marvel May Not Be a Good Idea

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A lot of people would like to see one, but do we really need a solo Scarlett Johansson Black Widow movie?

Grand Jury Docs: Darren Wilson Told His Sergeant That Mike Brown’s ‘Hands Were Up’

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Officer Darren Wilson told ABC News there was “no way” Michael Brown had his hands up, but according to grand jury testimony, that’s not what he told his sergeant moments after the shooting.

In Ferguson, There Are Far More Victims Than Mike Brown

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I was only in Ferguson for a little while and it was shocking to see places I visited on fire. Imagine what it’s like to live there. To know that this is your home.

And the Award For Most Reasonable Media Response To the Ferguson Riots Goes To… Barstool Sports?

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El Presidente gives a cold dose of reality to racists exploiting the Ferguson riots.

MEMBERS ONLY: Why The Biggest Fight in Boxing History Still Has Not Happened

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Why has the biggest fight in the history of boxing, and the most lucrative sporting event ever not been made? Ben Cohen investigates why Floyd Mayweather refuses to fight Manny Pacquiao.

Ronald Reagan Knew How To Deal With the Iranians, Even If It Meant Arming Them

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As John Kerry and Barack Obama struggle to get a nuclear pact with Iran, and Obama reviews hostage procedures, it’s worth remembering a president who knew how to get a deal done.

Gross: Here’s How Conservative Media Is Covering Ferguson

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Right-wing media is flat out gleeful over the grand jury’s decision.

Hey, Remember Matt Taibbi’s First Look Project? It’s Now History and So Is Its Staff

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Surprise.

CNN’s Ferguson Field Reporting Was Good No Matter What Critics Say

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CNN gets a lot of criticism, but its coverage on Monday night in Ferguson was admirable.

The Ferguson Grand Jury Was Set Up To Fail and So It Did

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But even if you’re somebody willing to keep an open mind and consider the possibility that no matter how clear-cut things may have seemed we weren’t on Canfield Avenue in Ferguson on August 9th, this whole process should leave a terrible taste in your mouth.

President Obama On #Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: ‘This Is An Issue For America’

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As St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch concluded his press conference announcing the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, the White House announced that President Obama would be delivering a statement. Amid thus far minor violence and vandalism between civilians and police, President Obama took… Read More

Pope Francis Spoke At an Anti-Gay Conference and No One Seems To Have Noticed

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Criticism of the pope from social liberals has been few and far between and drowned out by the sound of crickets.

MEMBERS ONLY: President Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Is Legal, Popular, And Troubling

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It has been four days since President Obama announced his promised executive action on immigration. While legally sound and generally a good idea, Obama’s use of executive action is still problematic, says Banter White House reporter Tommy Christopher.

BREAKING: Officer Darren Wilson Won’t Be Indicted in Ferguson Shooting

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The decision has been reached: Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged for the killing of Michael Brown.

MEMBERS ONLY: Inside the Airline Industry: Low Wages, Big Perks and Burgers in Boston

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MEMBERS ONLY: “If I fly domestically upgrading to first class is only $10 USD, and overseas it’s $100 USD for each leg. So to fly from the US to Amsterdam first class, roundtrip would cost a grand total of $256 USD. Of course seats have to be open in first class for this to happen, and I have to dressed for it: collared shirt and pants with no holes in them.” – Frederic Poag on working in the airline industry