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We Found the Guy Behind the Viral ‘Drunk Pelosi’ Video

We Found the Guy Behind the Viral ‘Drunk Pelosi’ Video

The video that racked up millions of views and sparked a national conversation was uploaded by a sports blogger from the Bronx, currently on probation for domestic battery.On May 22, a Donald Trump superfan and occasional sports blogger from the Bronx named Shawn Brooks posted a video clip of Nancy Pelosi on his personal Facebook page. The clip showed Pelosi at her most excitable, stammering during a press conference as she voiced frustration over an abortive infrastructure meeting with the president. Brooks’ on the video was succinct: “Is Pelosi drunk?” Thirteen minutes later, a Facebook...

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Jun 3, 2019
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Ukraine Likely to Reopen Probe of Hunter Biden Firm: Sources

Ukraine Likely to Reopen Probe of Hunter Biden Firm: Sources

KYIV, Ukraine—The Daily Beast has learned from an influential member of Ukraine’s parliament, from one of the country’s prosecutors, and from a center combating corruption that the government here is likely to pursue the cases that . But not the way Trump intends, and not necessarily to the detriment of Trump challenger .The investigations and possible prosecutions, if they happen, would take place in the context of a new law signed by Zelensky just before his departure for the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where he is expected to meet face to face with Trump for the first...

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Anna Nemtsova
Sep 24, 2019
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How the Ilhan Omar Marriage Smear Went From Fever Swamp to Trump

How the Ilhan Omar Marriage Smear Went From Fever Swamp to Trump

When Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) once married her own brother in an immigration fraud scheme, he demonstrated the remarkable degree to which even the most far-off corners of the right-wing internet can launch unproven, anonymous claims into the national political discourse. The president had been asked by a reporter from the pro-Trump about whether his administration was investigating Omar “for possibly marrying her brother.” In response, Trump hinted that “somebody” in the government was looking into the matter. “There’s a lot of talk about the fact that...

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Jul 22, 2019
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Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Billionaire pedophile was arrested for allegedly dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, and will appear in court in New York on Monday, according to three law enforcement sources. Epstein, who owns a New York City mansion and an island in the Caribbean, was being held at the federal lockup in Manhattan ahead of his court date. Saturday’s arrest by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force comes about 12 years after the 66-year-old financier essentially got a for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls in Florida. For more than a decade, Epstein’s alleged...

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‘This is Heartbreaking. What a Loss’: Inside the Sudden, Brutal Death of Pacific Standard

‘This is Heartbreaking. What a Loss’: Inside the Sudden, Brutal Death of Pacific Standard

In today’s Darwinian media environment, newspapers, magazines and online publications seem to be biting the dust every week—a depressing new normal. But the sudden death of Pacific Standard—a decade-old Santa Barbara-based online magazine covering environmental science, social justice, economics policy, official corruption and other substantive issues—has hit the journalism community especially hard. “Generally the loss of smart independent publications makes me cynical and deeply tired,” New Yorker contributor tweeted to Wednesday’s announcement of the shutdown, “but I gotta say, the...

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Aug 13, 2019
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Ex-Pols Took Your Cash. They Used It to Help the Saudis and the Qataris.

Ex-Pols Took Your Cash. They Used It to Help the Saudis and the Qataris.

In the summer of 2018, congressman-turned-lobbyist Jim Moran was trying to recruit his former colleagues to put pressure on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Moran was doing so on behalf of one of his clients, the government of Qatar. And he had a pot of money, left over from years of donations to his reelection campaigns, that he could steer to his lobbying targets.Throughout June and July, Moran, a “senior legislative advisor” at the firm McDermott Will & Emery, reached out to at least a dozen House and Senate members of both parties as part of the effort. He for the letter, which he hoped the...

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Lachlan Markay
Jul 26, 2019
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Bezos Investigation Finds the Saudis Obtained His Private Data

Bezos Investigation Finds the Saudis Obtained His Private Data

The National Enquirer’s lawyer tried to get me to say there was no hacking.For 40 years, I’ve advised at-risk public figures and government agencies on high-stakes security matters. My career has included working with the CIA, FBI, at the Reagan White House, counseling foreign leaders, and advising on controversial murder cases. I’ve seen a lot. And yet, I’ve recently seen things that have surprised even me, such as the National Enquirer’s parent company, AMI, being in league with a foreign nation that’s been actively trying to harm American citizens and companies, including the owner of...

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Apr 11, 2019
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Inside Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera’s Far-Right Politics

Inside Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera’s Far-Right Politics

The Yankees legend—who will be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday—has managed to keep his political leanings hidden for decades.ariano Rivera, the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history, will be formally enshrined in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. A throng of New York Yankee diehards will surely make the trek to Cooperstown, NY, to take in the proceedings and relive treasured memories. For countless fans, Rivera is baseball royalty—an idol, worshipped for his on-field dominance, deadly mastery of a cut fastball, and pinpoint control. To this day, he is...

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Jul 23, 2019
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Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists

Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists

The Hawaii congresswoman is quickly becoming the top candidate for Democrats who think the Russian leader is misunderstood.Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination is being underwritten by some of the nation’s leading Russophiles. Donors to her campaign in the first quarter of the year included: Stephen F. Cohen, a Russian studies professor at New York University and prominent Kremlin sympathizer; Sharon Tennison, a vocal Putin supporter who nonetheless found herself detained by Russian authorities in 2016; and an employee of the Kremlin-backed...

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Lachlan Markay
May 21, 2019
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How Will We Make First Contact With Alien Life?

How Will We Make First Contact With Alien Life?

Fifteen years ago next month, the crew of a U.S. Navy jet fighter made first contact with what some believe was extraterrestrial life.What they actually made contact with, most likely, was some kind of drone.Still, first contact is increasing likely, scientists told The Daily Beast. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe a decade from now. Maybe much, much farther in the future. For human civilization, that encounter could change everything. 

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