Trump’s ‘hot White House’ claim gets roasted on Twitter

Trump’s ‘hot White House’ claim gets roasted on Twitter

President Donald Trump held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the outcome of yesterday’s midterm elections and, after berating members of the media, he declared the country and his administration as “hot.” The president, who at times switched between a more muted tone asking for bipartisanship and lashing out against “hostile” reporters who asked him questions, made the … Read more

CNN reporter’s microphone spat devolves into partisan fight online

President Donald Trump held a press conference in the wake of the 2018 midterms that was filled with his standard set of hyperbolic boasting, airing of personal grievances, and attacks on his opponents. And like all his other press conferences, it included another Abbott and Costello routine with CNN’s White House chief correspondent Jim Acosta. … Read more

Long delays and broken machines plague voters in Georgia

Voters in Georgia faced malfunctioning voting machines plagued with technical issues and long delays as they headed to the polls on Tuesday. In the state where the Republican gubernatorial hopeful Brian Kemp is being sued for using his position as secretary of state to suppress minority voter registrations, reports have been emerging of technical problems … Read more

The New York Times Election Needle is back and ready to traumatize people

The New York Times Election Needle is back and ready to traumatize people

Nearly everyone who follows politics online knows about the New York Times election needle, the predictor that many watched swing from a likely Hillary Clinton presidency to a Donald Trump victory on the night of Nov. 8, 2016. When it was used during the last presidential election, it became a focal point of some people’s frustration and anxiety. Well, now it appears … Read more

‘Kavanaugh bump’ led to social media boost for Republican candidates, report claims

‘Kavanaugh bump’ led to social media boost for Republican candidates, report claims

As the American midterm elections approach, a new report reveals Republican candidates saw a “Kavanaugh bump” in social media interactions after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, according to the New York Times. Both Democrat and Republican candidates received a spike in Facebook engagement after Dr. Ford came forward, but Republican interactions in particular soared from Sept. 23 … Read more

Beto O’Rourke’s viral defense of NFL protest brings out celebrity praise

Beto O’Rourke’s viral defense of NFL protest brings out celebrity praise

Ellen DeGeneres, LeBron James, and several other major celebrities are gushing over Texas Democratic Senate candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, after his response to a question about protesting NFL players went viral this week. O’Rourke’s stance on NFL players protesting during the national anthem came in response to a question at a recent town hall. The U.S. Representative for Texas’ 16th congressional … Read more

Social media, tech firms reportedly meeting to discuss 2018 midterms

Social media, tech firms reportedly meeting to discuss 2018 midterms

Major technology firms and social media giants are meeting today to discuss their plans to battle the spread of misinformation ahead of the midterm elections later this year, according to a new report. BuzzFeed News reports Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Snapchat, and other major companies will meet at Twitter‘s headquarters on Friday to discuss their plans. The meeting comes as tech giants have faced … Read more