Author: Aidan McLaughlin

Prosecutors Move to Vacate Conviction of Adnan Syed, Subject of ‘Serial’ Podcast

Prosecutors moved to vacate the conviction of Adnan Syed, who is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. The case was the subject of the hit podcast “Serial” which debuted in 2014 and brought new evidence to the decades-old murder in which Syed has always maintained his innocence. […]

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Politico’s New Owner Denies Sending ‘False’ Email Praising Trump Before Admitting He ‘Could Be’ the Sender

The Washington Post’s Sarah Ellison is out with a fascinating profile of Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Axel Springer, the German media company which last year bought Politico for more than $1 billion. Döpfner, whose portfolio of publications includes right-leaning German papers Bild and Die Welt, has said he wants to position Politico as a […]

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Former Federal Prosecutor Says Inventory of Classified Documents Seized From Trump Demonstrates ‘Egregiousness’ of His Conduct and Intent

Jennifer Rodgers said the inventory of documents seized from Donald Trump demonstrates “the egregiousness” of the former president’s conduct.

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‘Don’t Tell’: Comedian Releases Alleged Texts From Gavin McInnes Confessing He Staged Arrest

A far-right comedian accused Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes of faking his arrest on a livestream of his show last week. McInnes, who went from co-founding Vice magazine in the 1990s to earning infamy in the Trump era as an alt-right troll, appeared to have the livestream of his online show interrupted by law enforcement […]

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Blake Masters Scrubs Abortion Stance From Website as Polls Continue to Show Him Down to Mark Kelly

For some Republicans running for political office this year, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and kick abortion to the states has been a problem. Notably: Blake Masters, the Trump-endorsed and Thiel-backed GOP Senate nominee in Arizona remains down to his general election opponent in the polls. Masters is seeking to unseat […]

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Fox & Friends Presses Jared Kushner: Why Did Trump Have 300 Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago?

Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy questioned Jared Kushner on the raid of his father-in-law’s Mar-a-Lago residence to recover classified documents taken from the White House. Kushner, who served in President Donald Trump’s administration and is now out with a new book on his time in the White House, appeared on the Fox News morning […]

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BREAKING: Brian Stelter Leaving CNN as Network Cancels Reliable Sources

Brian Stelter is leaving CNN as the network cancels his Sunday media program Reliable Sources, Mediaite has learned. “CNN will end its Reliable Sources program on Sunday, August 21st. As a result Brian Stelter will leave the company. We appreciate his contributions to the network and wish him well as he embarks on new endeavors,” […]

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BREAKING: Attorney General Merrick Garland Says Trump Search Warrant Will Be Unsealed, Blasts ‘Unfounded Attacks’ on Law Enforcement

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department is unsealing the search warrant and property receipt for the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence at a press conference Thursday. Garland said he “personally approved” the search warrant, and the Justice Department “does not take this decision lightly.” The statement contradicts previous reporting from […]

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The 13 Craziest Fox News Takes on the FBI Trump Raid: ‘You Used the Flag as Toilet Paper’

Let’s be honest about the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence: we know little to nothing about it. That didn’t stop a series of Fox News hosts and pundits from melting down on Monday night, declaring the raid a corrupt coup marking the end of America’s position as a first world country. […]

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Sandy Hook Lawyer Claims Alex Jones Sent ‘Intimate Photo’ of His Wife to Roger Stone: ‘I Don’t Know if That Was Consensual’

Alex Jones sent an “intimate photo” of his wife to Roger Stone, a lawyer for Sandy Hook parents claimed Monday. Mark Bankston, who represented the parents of six-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis in their defamation lawsuit against Jones, dramatically revealed in court last week that lawyers for the far-right conspiracy theorist accidentally sent […]

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