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Mitt Romney Will Vote To Convict Donald Trump For Abuse Of Power, In Split With GOP

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Senator Mitt Romney will be the sole Republican to vote to convict President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial over abuse of power, he announced on Wednesday. The Senate is set to vote Wednesday on whether to remove…

Twitter Users Hail ‘Queen’ Pelosi For Ripping Up Trump’s ‘Garbage’ Speech

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It was the rip heard ’round the world. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took the thunder out of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday night by ripping it up as he finished speaking. 

“It was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternatives,” Pelosi said in response to a reporter as she left the event.

The ending capped off an evening that began with an icy moment between the two: Trump appeared to snub Pelosi’s offer of a handshake, and she dispensed with part of the traditional introduction to the president.  

The speech’s dramatic conclusion quickly trended on Twitter ― with many Pelosi supporters hailing her act of defiance:

YYYAASSS QUEEN to Pelosi ripping his speech in half and tossing it on the table like garbage.

— Stephanie Land (@stepville) February 5, 2020

His words have never been worth the paper they’re printed on, so this makes sense. https://t.co/fkizb1YVEW

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 5, 2020

Better rip up a (campaign) speech than rip apart our country, right @realDonaldTrump ?!?

— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) February 5, 2020

… the state of our union is wild. pic.twitter.com/jaZX3SVssL

— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) February 5, 2020

NANCY IS THE SINEAD O’CONNOR WE DESERVE.

— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) February 5, 2020

Nancy Pelosi shredding Trump’s SOTU speech right in front of his dumb face is literally the most badass thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. pic.twitter.com/rUnQLgXOtv

— dontatme30⁷ (@dontatme30) February 5, 2020

Pelosi shredding the speech right now is some real time shade. Wow.

— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) February 5, 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a badass.pic.twitter.com/etfDsFBOhu

— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) February 5, 2020

“Because it was a courteous thing to do considering the alternative. It was such a dirty speech.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked why she ripped up Trump’s speech on national television

Hero. Queen. Legend.#SOTU

— Charlotte Clymer🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) February 5, 2020

Nancy Pelosi tearing up that garbage SOTU speech is a whole damn mood. 👑🔥💪🏽

— Alexandra the Brave (@SashaMichelle89) February 5, 2020

Watching the people who decry “liberal snowflakes” clutching their pearls over Pelosi tearing up President Pussygrabber’s speech is probably the best thing I’ve ever seen.

— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) February 5, 2020

It’s over. There is no moment in reality TV that will now ever top Nancy Pelosi ripping up the words of the reality TV President.

— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) February 5, 2020

I mean that speech was trash so Pelosi was not wrong #SOTUpic.twitter.com/Av7NRv0R8M

— Omar S. Aguado (@omaraguadoart) February 5, 2020

That’s our Speaker. #SOTU2020https://t.co/kKtA1laTt8

— Rep. Sylvia Garcia (@RepSylviaGarcia) February 5, 2020

An American. https://t.co/1b7ZdT5xJ3

— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) February 5, 2020

The only #SOTU highlight you need to see tonight. Nancy Pelosi is a fucking badass. pic.twitter.com/TpD1H1f5MD

— Natalie (@natateaaa) February 5, 2020

Nancy Pelosi is the boss of bosses. #SOTU2020https://t.co/VHexZYI4nT

— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) February 5, 2020

When @SpeakerPelosi ripped up Trump’s speech, she spoke for the majority, thank you madame Speaker. #StateOfTheUnion#SOTU2020

— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) February 5, 2020

Pelosi tore up a printout of a speech.

The Republicans shredded the Constitution.

Only the latter threatens to undermine America.

— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) February 5, 2020

Nancy Pelosi is the Queen 👑 https://t.co/vvZp9CWcWf

— Katie Phang (@KatiePhang) February 5, 2020

There has never been a moment more appropriate to use the phrase “YAS QUEEN.” #Pelosipic.twitter.com/SJ76JtVv51

— PebblesJ (@Madison_Jourdan) February 5, 2020

Dear @GOP

Don’t worry, we already know you are going to wag fingers at us about civility after the Pelosi shred.

But daily he shreds truth, norms, decency, honor, and dignity.

And as a serial rapist, he shreds lives.

So. Spare. Us. You #hypocrites#Pelosi#shredded

— A Republic If You Can Keep It (@kamcc71) February 5, 2020

Pelosi is Stone Cold and I’m loving it. pic.twitter.com/rUKSkz200M

— Brian D. Shields🧢 (@BrianDShields) February 5, 2020

Man! @SpeakerPelosi is stone cold! God bless her! https://t.co/3qil2X077z

— paulspieceofmind (@barebones984) February 5, 2020

We don’t deserve her, but damnit I’m glad we’ve got her!!#StateOfTheUnion#Pelosipic.twitter.com/0aghpKyZG8

— Misti Simpson 🌊☕☕🍷❤🧡💛💚💙💜 (@SimpsonMisti) February 5, 2020

At end of Trump’s #SOTU delivery, Nancy Pelosi rips up his speech. pic.twitter.com/wi1OXx1B9e

— Liza Donnelly (@lizadonnelly) February 5, 2020

Fran Drescher’s Memory Of Donald Trump On ‘The Nanny’ Is Classic Trump

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Donald Trump and his ego made a cameo on the 1990s sitcom “The Nanny” and left their mark.The show’s star Fran Drescher recalled on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (see the clip above) that, as her character stood between Ch…

Ivanka Trump’s Video Promoting Dad’s State Of The Union Is ‘Nightmarish,’ Twitter Says

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Ivanka Trump’s State of the Union preview video is the stuff of nightmares, according to Twitter users.President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser released a dimly lit 24-second clip, filmed inside a car, to promote her father’s add…

‘Drunk At Work’ Stephen Colbert Perfectly Sums Up What Pelosi Did To Trump

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Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” went live after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, and he began with a bit of a warning to viewers. 

“We just watched what you just watched. We felt what you just felt. We drank what you drank,” he said. “Only now, we’re drunk at work. I hope my boss doesn’t find out!”

Reminding himself that he’s the boss, Colbert took another drink:

“I have a feeling he’s going to be cool with it,” Colbert cracked.

Colbert then tore into Trump’s speech, highlighting some of the biggest lies and flubs as well as his promises, like when he vowed to bring high-speed Internet access to rural America.

Related…

“To which Iowa replied, ’That would’ve been handy yesterday,’” Colbert said, referring to the state’s botched caucuses.

But the biggest moment of the speech came at the end, when Trump finished and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) literally tore the speech to pieces

Or, as Colbert put it: “She ripped him a new one.”  

Check out his full monologue below: 

Team Trump’s Red-Hat Filled Plane Gets The ‘Hostage’ Treatment On Twitter

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Members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and his reelection team posed for a photo on a flight from Iowa to Washington while wearing red hats with “Keep Iowa Great” written on them.  

And Twitter users tried to wrap their heads around some of the oddities in the image, from the less-than-thrilled expression on the face of acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to the unusually gleeful one on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Several people, including Mulvaney and Trump’s eldest sons ― Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump ― moved from seats in the front cabin to the back to be in the photo. Housing Secretary Ben Carson also moved from the front to be in the photo, but not to a seat. Rather, he perched on an armrest and appeared mostly in the center aisle of the plane and in the middle of the image. 

Twitter users tried to take some guesses as to what was going on in the awkward photo: 

When the Sunken Place doesn’t even have a seat for you.😳 pic.twitter.com/03hyjox5H5

— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) February 4, 2020

This is definitely a Mick Mulvaney hostage video… https://t.co/CwuQ1QV9R3pic.twitter.com/eY75fifBSW

— Kevin Walling (@KevinPWalling) February 4, 2020

The government officials in this photo have spent *a lot* of time at properties Trump owns and profits from. Here’s how many times they’ve visited:

Wilbur Ross-17
Mick Mulvaney-13
Kevin McCarthy-13
Mark Meadows-10
Ben Carson-8
Jim Jordan-7
Matt Gaetz-7
David Bernhardt-4 pic.twitter.com/6Jk0CQVLUa

— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) February 4, 2020

Did they kidnap Mulvaney and hold him hostage? https://t.co/07PWkzSPWb

— Witch, Hunting🦸🏻‍♀️ (@JustAGirl515) February 4, 2020

wow an entire plane full of people who use the recliner https://t.co/w2gyVF2lPT

— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) February 4, 2020

Weird I wonder why Ben Carson was awkwardly shoehorned into the center of this photo. pic.twitter.com/GKZnTBPzWR

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 4, 2020

* record scratch *

* freeze frame *

Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation. pic.twitter.com/CsDHmQlJnE

— Morten Øverbye (@morten) February 4, 2020

I fixed it so that Ben Carson looks just like every other Republican.

#IowaCaucaspic.twitter.com/FDjDKw6ngl

— Paul Lidicul (@PaulLidicul) February 4, 2020

There is a lot happening in this picture, but also only one thing happening pic.twitter.com/Pn247J83LA

— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 4, 2020

The last thing you see before you fall into the Sunken Place pic.twitter.com/p9ZSELOMTB

— Mikey B. 🕺 (@MeMikeyB) February 4, 2020

Everyone’s smiling except Mulvaney. Even Wilbur Ross looks happy. Mick’s face tells you who in that sea of red hats has the worst job. https://t.co/zEA4jziQUp

— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) February 4, 2020

How did they get Wilbur Ross to fly commercial?! https://t.co/N8AjcOgfkX

— thirst bandit (@pdxrivers) February 5, 2020

The GOP sure looks like a cult to me. pic.twitter.com/DaKBCfqpgF

— Ryan Knight 🏳️‍🌈 🗽 (@ProudResister) February 4, 2020

Look who’s awake pic.twitter.com/kCEL9z2nB7

— Schooley (@Rschooley) February 4, 2020

A few observations:
1) Why is Ben Carson the only one not seated?
2) Mick Mulvaney looks like he’s filming a hostage video.
3) The diversity is really reflective of what truly makes this country great…for white people.#NotMyPresident#ImpeachedForLife#AnyoneButTrump2020https://t.co/9qLwEasCg6

— Alan Ashby (@ashby112) February 4, 2020

“If we make BEN CARSON awkwardly stand squat in the aisle, it will make it less obvious that everyone on this bus is white.” pic.twitter.com/GCPgZFNl8e

— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) February 4, 2020

[Record scratch] You’re probably wondering how I ended up on this plane with nowhere to sit and surrounded by white people. pic.twitter.com/bGt6fwu2uP

— darren, a dog liker (@tai_nugget) February 4, 2020

Iowa Caucus Voter Demands Ballot For Pete Buttigieg Be Returned After Learning He’s Gay

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A caucus precinct captain for Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg remained calm and astute after being confronted with a disgruntled Iowan voter who learned she’d just supported an openly gay man. Video footage showing the tense…

Jay-Z Reveals Why He And Beyoncé Sat During National Anthem At Super Bowl

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Jay-Z revealed why he and Beyoncé didn’t stand for Demi Lovato’s performance of the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday.And, according to the hip-hop mogul, sitting during the anthem wasn’t supposed to convey a pol…

Romney first Republican to support convicting Trump in impeachment

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Sen. Mitt Romney said he will vote to remove President Donald Trump from office on the House’s charge of abuse of power, making the Utah Republican the first senator to cross party lines in the verdict of the Senate’s impeachment trial.

Second quarantine zone planned to stop Christmas Island overflow

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Plans are underway to find other facilities for Australians returning from coronavirus hotspots in case Christmas Island reaches capacity.

Pingers, Pingas, Pingaz: How Drug Slang Affects the Way we Use and Understand Drugs

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Tasmania is still in party mode with events like Party in the Paddock, Fractangular and more. The issue of pill testing is likely to come up again this year, regardless of whether we finish the summer without a drug-related festival tragedy. Tasmanian Times was intrigued by this linguistic approach to understanding drug use and reproduces […]

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Three dead after Turkish plane skids off runway and splits into multiple pieces

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A plane skidded off the runway Wednesday at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen Airport, crashing into a road and breaking into pieces.

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