Matt Keeley
Matt Keeley
Matt is an "indoor kid" from Seattle. He's been fascinated by media since he was 5, recording his own homemade radio shows, and he's spent very little of his professional life outside that umbrella, with most of his career spent in the radio industry. His main interests include music, comics, animation (especially anime) and documentaries.Source
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Twitter reverses course on Hunter Biden stories, says it won't block hacked content

Twitter reverses course on Hunter Biden stories, says it won't block hacked content

ShareTwitter announced on Thursday evening that it would no longer block hacked content from the platform, but instead label tweets to provide context after the platform was criticized over removing links to a recent story about by the New York Post.In a series of tweets, Vijaya Gadde, the Legal, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead at Twitter, explained the policy change late Thursday."Over the last 24 hours, we've received significant feedback (from critical to supportive) about how we enforced our Hacked Materials Policy yesterday. After reflecting on this feedback, we have decided to make...

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Senator Joni Ernst calls for Judiciary Committee to get COVID tests, while Lindsey Graham refuses

Senator Joni Ernst calls for Judiciary Committee to get COVID tests, while Lindsey Graham refuses

ShareWith the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett due to start on Monday, Senate Judiciary Committee member Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has called for the committee members to be tested for COVID-19. However, some of her fellow Republicans on the committee have refused.Ernst, speaking to reporters at a stop on her two-day "Joni's Ride Across Iowa" fundraiser in which the senator rides a motorcycle across her home state, said the committee members should be tested, according to the Des Moines Register."I actually do think that it would be smart to do that," Ernst said. "I hate to do...

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Chris Christie, key player in Donald Trump's debate prep, hospitalized with COVID-19

Chris Christie, key player in Donald Trump's debate prep, hospitalized with COVID-19

ShareFormer New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has checked himself into the hospital on Saturday after . Christie was a member of President 's debate preparation team.Approximately six hours after announcing that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, Christie tweeted that he was checking himself into Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey."In consultation with my doctors, I checked myself into Morristown Medical Center this afternoon. While I am feeling good and only have mild symptoms, due to my history of asthma we decided this is an important precautionary measure," Christie...

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Petition against replacing Ginsburg until election gets more than 475K signatures in under a day

Petition against replacing Ginsburg until election gets more than 475K signatures in under a day

ShareA MoveOn.org petition asking the Senate not to hold hearings on who should replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court until after the inauguration of the winner of the November 3 election has received nearly a half-million signatures in a day."Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish was that her Supreme Court seat not be filled until a new president was installed. She was a champion for gender equality, among other issues rooted in fairness and justice for all. With less than 50 days until the election and voting already underway in many states, it's important that we...

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Sep 20
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Trump says Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa among potential nominees for Supreme Court

Trump says Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa among potential nominees for Supreme Court

SharePresident Donald Trump told reporters Saturday that not only will he likely nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week, but that his choice will likely be a woman."We want to respect the process. I think it's going to go very quickly, actually," Trump told reporters, adding that his nominee will "most likely" be a woman. He also mentioned two potential nominees, Amy Coney Barrett, who he said was "very highly respected" and Barbara Lagoa, who he described as "an extraordinary person. I've heard at length about her. She's Hispanic and highly...

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Pennsylvania farmer who voted for Trump in 2016 to speak at DNC: "He conned me"

Pennsylvania farmer who voted for Trump in 2016 to speak at DNC: "He conned me"

ShareA Pennsylvania dairy and soybean farmer has been invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) beginning Monday, despite voting for President Donald Trump in 2016.Rick Telesz, 62, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an article published Saturday that though he's a registered Democrat, he voted for Trump because he thought Trump would "look after the working man." He now regrets that vote."He's a hell of a salesman. And a tremendous con man. He conned me," Telesz told the paper.Telesz' disillusionment with Trump dates back to at least 2019, when he was quoted in an...

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Andrew Yang calls for "serious look" at 4-day workweeks, says "3-day weekends are better than 2-day weekends"

Andrew Yang calls for "serious look" at 4-day workweeks, says "3-day weekends are better than 2-day weekends"

Former Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang used the Memorial Day weekend to advocate for a four-day workweek on Twitter. "3-Day weekends are better than 2-Day weekends. We should seriously look at 4-day workweeks. Studies show that we would be just as productive. It would create jobs at the margins and improve mental health," Yang tweeted Monday. Attached to his comment was a Washington Post article about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's recent Facebook video about boosting domestic tourism as the country comes out of lockdown. In the video, Ardern...

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China sends doctors to North Korea as TV report fuels speculation about Kim Jong Un's health

China sends doctors to North Korea as TV report fuels speculation about Kim Jong Un's health

ShareChina has sent a team of doctors to North Korea to help determine supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un's health status, Reuters reported on Friday. Hong Kong Satellite Television reported that Kim was dead, though there has been no confirmation from U.S. sources at this point."While the U.S. continues to monitor reports surrounding the health of the North Korean Supreme Leader, at this time, there is no confirmation from official channels that Kim Jong Un is deceased," a senior Pentagon official not authorized to speak on the record told Newsweek. "North Korean military readiness...

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Texas to ease Coronavirus lockdown under executive order to "restore livelihoods," governor says

Texas to ease Coronavirus lockdown under executive order to "restore livelihoods," governor says

ShareRepublican governor of Texas Greg Abbott said he plans to allow businesses to reopen with an executive order that would lift the coronavirus lockdown in a "safe" way.The announcement from the second largest state is likely sharpen debate over how long Americans should endure crippling economic restrictions to contain a pandemic that has claimed more than 18,000 lives. The medical community and many Democrats have argued for extended closures to reduce infection rates. The business community and many Republicans want to end the deepest recession since the Great Depression before it does...

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DOJ gave $500K grant to 'Hookers for Jesus' instead of established anti-trafficking groups: Report

DOJ gave $500K grant to 'Hookers for Jesus' instead of established anti-trafficking groups: Report

ShareThe Department of Justice (DOJ) is under fire after a whistleblower complaint revealed that the department had given over $1 million in anti-human trafficking grants to two groups, Hookers for Jesus and the Lincoln Tubman Foundation, rather than highly recommended, established groups.A September 12 internal DOJ memo recommended that the grant money go to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach and Chicanos Por La Causa of Phoenix, according to an . The recommendations were based on reviews from outside contractors. Instead, the grant money went to two organizations the...

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