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White House said in response to an international agreement to to curb hate speech that ‘productive speech’ is the best tool to defeat itSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.09pm BST This afternoon the president, once again, decided to tweet-vent against the New York Times and the Washington Post, calling both organs fake news for reporting that there’s in-fighting among his foreign policy team.As this was happening, a California man who threatened to kill employees of the Boston Globe after the newspaper last year called on media organizations nationwide to denounce Donald Trump’s attacks on the media pleaded guilty in federal court, prosecutors said. 9.01pm BST Shady! Bill Barr, Nancy Pelosi and handcuffs all in one sentence.Fox News producer Jake Gibson tweets that the attorney general got actual facetime with the House Speaker earlier and apparently he asked if she’d brought her handcuffs.Attorney General Bill Barr spoke to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in person today, after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol. A source close to Barr says he asked Pelosi if she had brought her handcuffs. There was laughter but no word on Pelosi’s response. Continue reading…



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Author : Jessica Glenza in New York

Publish date : 2019-05-15 20:09:04

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