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Pete Souza throws shade at Trump for ‘nuclear button’ tweet

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Pete Souza is back with more Instaburns for Donald Trump, after the latest scary-beyond-all-reason tweet from the president.

The former Chief Official White House Photographer during the Obama Administration, Souza has posted two images on Instagram in response to President Trump’s boast on Twitter that his “nuclear button” was bigger than the one apparently on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s desk.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018 Read more…

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Amazon, Facebook, Google and other tech giants urge Trump to continue DACA program

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Why pulling out of Paris Accords damages America’s economic future

 People can disagree about the scientific premise behind climate change, but it’s an inescapable fact that the world is driving ahead to replace carbon energy with clean energy anyway. That makes advanced energy technologies one of the biggest business opportunities of the next couple of decades. The companies and nations that take the lead will become the next economic superpowers. Read More

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As hyper-conservative media surged, Republicans’ trust in news cratered

 In 2000, Republicans, Democrats and Independents were all within six percentage points of one another in terms of their trust in the media, ranging from 47 percent to 53 percent. But since that time, figures for both Independents and Republicans have been declining, with Republicans generally declining at a sharper rate. Read More

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Alternativefacts.com exists and it's been redirected to the perfect site

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The phrase “alternative facts” has lit up the internet since Kellyanne Conway infamously used it to describe the White House’s version of Trump’s sad inauguration crowd numbers.

While most people have read the phrase as synonymous with basic lies, it also has another meaning — and a brilliant redirect to a Psychology Today page perfectly explains it.

If you visit alternativefacts.com, you’ll be directed to an article on the site explaining the psychological phenomenon known as gaslighting.

“Gaslighting is a tactic of behavior in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality,” psychology expert Stephanie Sarkis writes. “It is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists, and cult leaders. It is done slowly, so the victim doesn’t realize how much they’ve been brainwashed.” Read more…

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