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Mexico Beats Germany 1-0 In World Cup, Avenges News Outlet’s Insult

German newspaper Die Welt took a swipe at Mexico today in the name of World Cup soccer, publishing a somewhat inflammatory headline about what Germany would do to them on the pitch by alluding to US President Donald Trump’s plans for a barrier on the border. By hinting at erecting a wall against Mexican soccer’s advance, perhaps the Die Welt editors forgot the not-so-small matter of the Berlin Wall and the pain it caused their own country. Maybe it was intended to fire up… Read

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‘This Week’: Steve Bannon Claims Border Outrage Aims “To Demonize Donald Trump”

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said criticism of President Donald Trump’s border policy and foreign policies has reached a point where “The whole purpose here is to demonize Donald Trump.” Appearing on ABC-TV’s This Week with ABC chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, Bannon defended the president’s initiatives, saying in the case of family separation that he’s merely following the law and promises to seal the border. The administration has… Read

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‘Meet The Press’ Panel: President’s Twitter Activity Fueling Mueller Probe

The Mueller investigation is yielding more heat than light, much of it caused by President Donald Trump’s propensity to take to Twitter and vent. That was the conclusion by the media panel on this week’s Meet The Press. Led by moderator Chuck Todd, the group included David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times; Amy Walter, national editor of The Cook Political Report; Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute; and Eugene Robinson, columnist for The… Read

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US Open Golf Championship Ratings Up For Fox, FS1 And Fox Sports Digital Platforms

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Coverage on the second round of the 2018 US Open Championship beat 2017’s tally, up seven percent and averaging just over 1.5 million viewers on Fox, FS1 and Fox Sports Digital Platforms combined. In 2017, the combined tally was just over 1.4 million. The second round surge was even more impressive since perennial ratings draw Tiger Woods missed the cut. The Fox broadcast network posted a 1.5/4 household rating/share, with 2,090,000 viewers, according to fast national… Read

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President Trump Tweetstorm: “IG Report Totally Destroys James Comey”

It’s Saturday morning, and the Commander-in-Tweet was right on schedule, producing his regular Twitter tweetstorm of free-flowing ideas for the online audience. Today, fresh off his Singapore and G7 summits, he turned his eyes to domestic issues, taking on border control, his poll numbers, the ongoing Witch Hunt, and a special retweet on MS-13. The day is still young, so more may be on the way. Check back for updates as they happen. Today’s tweets: "Americans must… Read

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Tony Awards Analysis: No Sorcery Needed As ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Band’s Visit’ Take Top Honors

The Band's Visit completed a remarkable 10-trophy night by winning Best Musical at the 72nd Tony Awards. The critical favorite cruised past the competition, while some notables were shut out, including Tina Fey's Mean Girls and Disney's Frozen. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won Best Play along with five other awards tonight. For the complete list of winners, click here. A night of few surprises and virtually no unjustifiable honors. If CBS — and maybe the Broadway… Read

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Tony Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

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Here is the complete list of winners list at the 72nd annual Tony Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan: Best Musical The Band’s Visit Best Leading Actress in a Musical Katrina Lenk, The Band's Visit Best Leading Actor in a Musical Tony Shalhoub, The Band's Visit Best Revival of a Musical Once on This Island Best Revival of a Play Angels in America Best Play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Best Original Score The Band's Visit… Read

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‘House Of Cards’ Creator: President Trump Is “Treasonous,” Should Be Impeached

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WGA East president and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon went off on President Donald Trump today, calling the Commander-in-Chief "treasonous." Willimon issued a long and rancorous tweetstorm today, bitterly attacking Trump and social media outlets over the course of several hours. His Trump comments were made in response to a tweet by Sen. John McCain, who said, "To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization… Read

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Bill Hader: HBO’s ‘Barry’ Is ‘Less Stressful’ than ‘SNL’ – Produced By

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You'd think writing, producing, directing and starring on a television would give anyone frayed nerves. But Bill Hader says it's nowhere near as exasperating as working on Saturday Night Live. "It's way less stressful than being on Saturday Night Live, because it's not live and you're not in front of the nation," Hader said Sunday during the PGA's Produced By conference. "I just went back to host and I was a nervous wreck." Tulsa, Oklahoma native Hader appeared… Read

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‘Solo’ Director Ron Howard Responds To Fan’s ‘Star Wars’ Lament

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Director Ron Howard has responded to a fan’s lament on Twitter regarding the disappointing perceptions of Solo: A Star Wars Storysaying the poor audience turnout made him “feel badly.” Fan Kris Fairbanks tweeted, “I’ve been reading so many theories as to why ‘Solo’ hasn’t been doing so well at the box office – sad to say, some SW fans are snubbing Solo b/c they’re still upset over Last Jedi. If so, they’re missing out & punishing a good film for something not its fault.”… Read

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Hollywood Harassment: Best Fight ‘Is to Have Inclusion’ – Produced By

Hollywood producers and directors said Sunday that education and hiring more women are the keys to preventing sexual harassment on film and television sets. "The best way to fight this is to have inclusion, have a 50-50 crew," Bridesmaids director and executive producer Paul Feig said during the PGA's Produced By conference. Moderated by Gail Berman, newly-elected PGA co-president and chairman and CEO of The Jackal Group, whose projects include Buffy and Angel, the panel… Read

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NFL Players Question New National Anthem Policy, Hint At Non-Compliance

Cracks are starting to appear in the National Football League’s announced plan to have its players on the field stand at attention for the national anthem in the 2018 season, which starts in three months. The Atlanta Falcons are the latest team to voice qualms about anthem procedure, which offers players who don’t wish to participate in standing at attention the option of staying in the locker room. Those that do not comply will subject their team to fines. The national… Read