Donald Trump Jokes About ‘Extension for the Presidency’ at Indiana Rally

President Donald Trump suggested he’d love an “extension for the presidency” and that the media would love it because he keeps the ratings up at a Tuesday night Indiana rally. Of course, Trump also seemed to conveniently forget that a limit to the presidency is a cornerstone of this country’s democracy. It’s literally written in the constitution.

“Unless they give me an extension for the presidency, which I don’t think the fake news media would be too happy about,” Trump said. “Wait, wait, wait, actually, they would be happy. Because when I’m not here, their ratings are going to sink.”

This isn’t even the first time Trump has flirted with the idea of doing away with presidential term limits. Back in March, CNN reported that Trump suggested he supported Chinese president Xi Jinping’s decision to name himself “president for life” in China by changing the country’s constitution. “I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll want to give that a shot someday,” Trump reportedly said

(By the way, here’s your weekly reminder that Barack Obama was a constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago. Let that sink in.)

But while Trump half-seriously jokes about the constitution, he also, at least superficially, supports congressional term limits. A few weeks ago, he tweeted about a “terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers” who support Congressional term limits. 

This is a stance Trump has voiced during the campaign trail. Politico reports that in October 2016, Trump suggested placing a six-year limit for members of the House of Representatives and a 12-year limit for Senators. 

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Don Lemon on Kanye West’s Comments on Slavery: ‘Stop Telling Us to Move On’

In response to the TMZ interview where Kanye West said that slavery was a “choice,” CNN’s Don Lemon spoke on how African Americans need to stop being told how they should feel about slavery. Lemon supports his argument by bringing up the fact that Jewish people have a holiday commemorating a moment in their history when they were freed from slavery in ancient Egypt without anyone batting an eye.   

“It seems that African Americans, or black people, are the only people who are told how they should recognize and celebrate their history,” he said. “Jewish people aren’t told that. Every year, for Passover, Jewish people commemorate being free from ancient Egypt. No one says anything. As a matter of fact, I commend them for it.”

Lemon directed his argument to West’s “choice” theory by stating that “Kanye needs to realize it’s not a binary choice: You can remember your history, and you can also achieve. It doesn’t have to hold you there.” After Kanye’s comments drew understandable backlash, he attempted to clarify his remarks on Twitter by claiming that his statement had more to do with being “mentally enslaved.”  Kanye got a similar public response when he praised conservative personality Candace Owens and posed in a Make America Great Again hat in April.

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Everything You Need to Know About the National School Walkout

Today is National School Walkout Day, when students across the country are taking action to change the country’s gun laws. The students chose April 20 as the date of this event because it marks the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in which two students murdered 13 people and injured 24 more. 

After the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida in February of this year, survivors have banded together with students from across the country with unprecedented energy to advocate for gun reform. Today is already the second school walkout planned just this year for this same purpose. Other efforts include March for Our Lives, a massive rally with events concentrated in Washington, D.C. that spread throughout the country, as well as a town hall meeting with politicians and NRA representatives nationally broadcast on CNN. 

The movement is not advocating for the seizure of all guns. Instead, the students have a carefully constructed list of demands that would help make communities across the country safer in the face of the country’s gun violence epidemic. These demands include universal background checks, bans on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and bump stocks, as well as digitizing gun records. 

To learn more about what these demands really mean—and why they've been difficult to implement despite widespread support—check out the video above. 

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Bernie Sanders Agrees With Cardi B on How to ‘Make America Great Again’

Cardi B is a lot more than a record-breaking machine: She’s also a U.S. history scholar…of sorts. Although the rapper does many interviews, one of the most revelatory recent profiles of her was by GQ because that’s where we learned Cardi’s love for political science. “I love government. I'm obsessed with presidents. I'm obsessed to know how the system works,” she said. 

Her favorite president, through, is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, because “he helped us get over the Depression, all while he was in a wheelchair” due to polio. “All he was worried about was trying to make America great—make America great again for real,” Cardi told GQ’s Caity Weaver, referencing Trump, who she’s openly criticized plenty of times before. “He's the real 'Make America Great Again,' because if it wasn't for him, old people wouldn't even get Social Security.”

Just in case you need a refresher: it’s true that FDR created Social Security back in 1935. The program is intended to help retired workers who are 65 or older by providing them with an income even after retirement. Americans contribute to Social Security when they pay their taxes, which Cardi B probably learned when she paid her taxes this year.

Her remarks were picked up by the Social Security Works Twitter account last week.

Grimes, Janelle Monae, Spike Lee, and Killer Mike (the politician even introduced Run the Jewels at Coachella set in 2016) to name a few.

That’s probably why Sanders took to Twitter today to officially co-sign the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s analysis of U.S. politics.

Bernie’s tweet has opened up a whole new world of possible questions. Can the dude name at least one of her songs? Can he rap “Bodak Yellow” at least half as well as Denzel Washington can? Does this mean Cardi B is now going to be invited on CNN as a political pundit? 

Guys, 2018 is so weird.

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The FBI Reportedly Has Audio of Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels’ Lawyers Meetings

The FBI may have the ultimate receipts on the scandal between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels.

During the FBI's raid of Trump's lawyer's office, CNN reports they seized audio recordings between Stormy Daniels' laywer at the time, Keith Davidson, and Trump's current lawyer, Michael Cohen. Davidson also represented Playboy model Karen McDougal, who, like Daniels, is rumored to have had an affair with Trump.

A CNN source gave some details on the audio recordings, but no smoking gun. “Cohen was being unusually simplistic, like he had bullet points that he was reading from to try and make himself look good. He was trying to clarify the timeline of the agreements made with Davidson in his [Cohen's] favor,” said the source.

However, even if there's no wrongdoing found in the recordings, it could lead to other legal issues for Cohen. As CNN notes, recording phone conversations without two consenting parties is illegal in certain states, like California where Davidson's office is based. And Davidson has no issue in suing Cohen if that's the case.

Attorney Davidson never consented to any recordings of his conversations with Mr. Cohen. If they in fact do exist, Attorney Davidson will pursue all his legal rights under the law,” said a spokesman for Davidson, Dave Wedge.

But that may be the least of Cohen's troubles as the Department of Justice says Cohen is “under criminal investigation” not only for his possible dealings with Daniels, but bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance issues as well. Cohen's court hearing is scheduled for Monday—and Daniels' current lawyer, Michael Avenatti told The Associated Press that it’s “very possible” the porn star will make an appearance. The tea is hot and it's brewing.

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Zuckerberg Testifies in Congress Amid Data Scandal: ‘I’m Responsible for What Happens Here’

Mark Zuckerberg sat down to answer questions from Congress for the first time ever today, as he would previously send a deputy in his stead, according to CNN. The recent Facebook data scandal, however, has seemingly made it clear for the CEO that he better personally get in front of this debacle and cooperate with the government before things get any worse. A mere 10 days after the Cambridge Analytica news was uncovered, for example, Facebook lost a stunning $70 billion. There have been demonstrations, protests, and calls for the social media company to do better in terms of privacy, accuracy, and user integrity.

Earlier today, CNN reported that 100 cardboard cutouts of Zuckerberg were propped up on the U.S. Capitol lawn by activist group Avaaz, which is calling on the internet CEOs like Zuck, age 33, and government regulators to more stringently combat “fake news” on social media platforms. Additionally, the campaign published an open letter responding to Zuckerberg’s apology, which was signed by over 850,000 people worldwide. This letter reportedly demands platforms like Facebook “tell the truth, ban the bots, alert the public, and fund the fact-checkers.”

“We know Facebook is doing things to address the fake news problem, but they are doing it in a way that is too small and too secretive,” said Avaaz campaign director Nell Greenberg. “We want Facebook to tell the truth regarding the work that is being done to stop this and the scale of the fake news and fake post problem. We just want to know the transparency of the problem and what is being done to tackle it.” The cutouts splayed across the lawn reportedly represent the hundreds of millions of fake accounts still running rampant on the social media platform, with each cutout wearing a shirt that reads “Fix Facebook.”

Now, as for the actual Senate hearing and Mark Zuckerberg’s official testimony, there were some fairly notable questions and answers to consider. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Committee of Commerce, began the proceedings with an opening statement littered with demands for discipline and responsibility on Facebook’s behalf. “Mr. Zuckerberg, in many ways you and the company you’ve created represent the American Dream,” said Thune. “Many are incredibly inspired by what you’ve done. At the same time, you have an obligation to ensure that dream doesn’t become a privacy nightmare for the scores of people who use Facebook.”

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Zuckerberg countered the opening statements by Sen. Thune, Sen. Grassley, and Ranking Member Feinstein with a statement summarizing the socially positive aspects of the social media platform, like the fundraising post-Hurricane Harvey, or the benefits small businesses can find by connecting to customers online. He also maintained that Facebook is a force for good, and an idealistic company since its founding. “My top priority has always been our social mission of connecting people, building community and bringing the world closer together,” said Zuckerberg. “Advertisers and developers will never take priority over that as long as I’m running Facebook.” Ultimately, he claimed complete responsibility. “I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible for what happens here.”

In terms of Facebook and its CEO not taking more aggressive action upon discovering Cambridge Analytica’s illegal use user data in 2015, Zuckerberg claimed they considered it “a closed case,” since he believed Cambridge Analytica had deleted the content they had collected. This is why, he claims, he neither contacted the Federal Trade Commission nor took further action. “We try not to make the same mistakes multiple times,” said Zuckerberg. “It’s pretty much impossible to grow a business from your dorm room to a scale of this size without making mistakes.” When it came to a Senator’s concern regarding targeted advertisements on the social media platform, Zuckerberg approached his answer with a positive spin. “People really don’t like ads that aren’t relevant,” he said.

As for the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, Zuckerberg vocalized his remorse for not identifying bad actors sooner. He mentioned the French and German elections, during which Facebook seemed to have more “proactively removed tens of thousands of accounts before they could contribute significant harm.” As for the Russian influence, Zuckerberg added, “This is an arms race. They’re going to keep getting better at this.”

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Tinder Sues Dating App Bumble for Allegedly Copying Them

Tinder's parent company, Match Group, is going after one of its main competitors, Bumble.

CNN reports that Match filed a lawsuit against the dating app which creates a space for women to make the first move. The legal docs state that Bumble, which was co-created by three former Tinder employees, stole their “world-changing, card swipe-based, mutual opt-in premise.” It also states that Bumble has features that were “learned of and developed confidentially” while the Bumble co-creators were at Tinder. This includes the “undo” button, a feature that they say is “nearly, if not literally, identical” to Bumble's “backtrack” option which lets users go back if they accidentallyA�swiped the wrong way on a person.

Although Match “applauds Bumble's efforts at empowering women, both in its app and offline” and “cares deeply both about its women users and about women's issues generally”, they noted that “this case is simply about forcing Bumble to stop competing with Match and Tinder using Match's own inventions, patented designs, trademarks, and trade secrets.”

Bumble isn't the buy depo provera no prescription only company to have the “mutual opt-in premise” though. But it seems that Match is only going after Bumble. This could be due to the fact that the former Tinder employees created it, reports that Match was unsuccessful in buying Bumble last year, or because they're launching their own option for women to make the first move.

As for Bumble's CEO,A�Whitney Wolfe Herd, who left her co-founded company buy pills Tinder after she reported several verbal and sexual harassmentA�claims against them, said that the company doesn't cross her mind anymore.

“I actually don't think about Tinder,” Wolfe Herd said in a conversation with Gayle King at SXSW earlier this year, according to CNN.A�”I don't believe revenge is part of my agenda. I'm a firm believer that just like hate spreads hate, love and kindness spread love and kindness. We're doing our own thing.”

But propecia cost in australia it seems like Match is thinking the exact opposite.

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A Beyoncé and Jay Z Tour Date Popped Up and Fans Are Freaking Out

Moments after Childish Gambino announced a must-catch tour with Rae Sremmurd early Monday, Facebook event pages started popping up for what's being billed as a sequel to Beyoncé and Jay Z's 2014 On the Run Tour and—wow—I'm definitely going broke this year.

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Within minutes, Facebook and Ticketmaster listings for the tour had been scrubbed. Is an official announcement coming? We've reached out to reps and will updated accordingly. Stay tuned.

The original co-headlining On the Run Tour took its name from Jay's Magna Carta Holy Grail cut and arrived on the heels of Beyoncé's exquisite self-titled 2013 album, which of course featured the timeless megaclassic “Drunk in Love.”

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If On the Run 2 proves to be a real thing that's actually happening, the timing is perfect. In the years since the original run, Bey and Jay have dropped two more critically acclaimed albums—Lemonade and 4:44, respectively—and appeared together on a new DJ Khaled single alongside Future. Jay Z also previously confirmed a collab album with Beyoncé exists.

In a wide-ranging CNN interview back in January, Jay discussed his relationship with Beyoncé and its influence on Lemonade. “You can be in love and you can love someone, but if you haven't experienced love and you don't understand it, and if you don't have the tools to move forward, then you're going to have complications,” he told Van Jones. “Period.” Jay added that he and Beyoncé were “never” a celebrity couple, but rather “a couple who happened to be celebrities.”

Naturally, a global celebration promptly erupted across social media when an apparent On the Run 2 date popped up Monday:











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