Macaulay Culkin Prefers First ‘Home Alone’ Because It Had ‘100% Less Trump’

Donald Trump’s cameo in ‘Home Alone 2′ isn’t a great memory for the movie’s child star.

Jemele Hill Leaving SportsCenter for New Position at ESPN (UPDATE)

UPDATED 4:45 p.m. ET: Hill took to her Twitter to clarify why she's leaving the show in an effort to clear up false rumors that may be spreading around the internet about the switch. She said she voluntarily left the show to get back to “reporting, writing, and commentary.” She also said that, in addition to working for The Undefeated, she'll still be contributing to a “myriad of ESPN shows.”

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ESPN's Jemele Hill is changing lanes. After being caught in the middle of an extremely public controversy last fall, Hill has requested to be reassigned from the SC6 edition of SportsCenterSports Illustrated reports. But she looks to at least be staying in the family: Hill's next home will be with The Undefeated, ESPN's offshoot site that covers sports, race, and culture.

But back to that controversy. Take a walk down memory lane with me, as we recall the moment that Hill was thrust into the spotlight. Last September, Hill was having a Twitter conversation with some particularly dim-witted characters about the state of our country. During said conversation, Trump came up and Hill pulled out the yopper.

As you can see, the tweets are still up, meaning Hill was ready with the smoke and more than happy to let it settle. Unfortunately, someone of her status can't exactly call the president a white supremacist and get away with it. ESPN reportedly looked into replacing Hill shortly after, and a White House spokeswoman called for Hill to be fired

Hill was being watched closely from there on out and was suspended for a second violation of social media guidelines for telling her followers how to hypothetically go about protesting the NFL. Trump responded to the suspension, calling Hill out.

After serving her time, Hill told TMZ she deserved the suspension. “I violated the policy,” she said. “Going forward, we'll be in a good, healthy place. It'll be fine. The only thing I apologize for is I put ESPN in a bad spot. I'll never take back what I said. “

Hopefully, this reassignment will give Hill a fresh start with the company.

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Trump Makes Incomprehensible Anti-Abortion Speech in Which He Seems to Call for More Abortions

Today, Donald Trump became the first sitting president to speak at an anti-abortion March for Life rally, and he used the opportunity to call for more abortions. Yes, you read that right: the man hailed as the “most pro-life president in history” doesn’t even know how to talk about the issues and policies he is supposedly against. But what else is new, right?

Speaking at the anti-abortion rally, Trump extolled the virtues of anti-abortion advocates and healthcare professionals for nine minutes. He also ripped on Roe v. Wade, the historic Supreme Court decision that makes abortion a federal right. He also made the peculiar claim that “a number of states… allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month. It is wrong. It has to change.”

Let’s roll back the tape. Trump said that in the United States, a baby is born after spending nine months in his or her mother’s womb. In other words: a pregnancy carried to term until the ninth month results in birth. Yup. Thanks for the insight, Don. Highly appreciated.

What makes a lot less sense is why Trump believes this—a normal pregnancy—is wrong. If he is calling for fewer pregnancies to be carried to term, then he is calling for more abortions. The Daily Beast reports that he was supposed to say “torn,” but he couldn’t even get a simple four-letter word right.

But… not so fast. Even if Trump did mean to say “torn,” his statement would still be confusing. If he meant to decry late-term abortions (abortions that occur after the 20 week standard) then he misspoke. There is no such thing as an abortion at nine months. That is, once again, simply called birth. Still, late-term abortions (after 20 weeks) are extremely rare to begin with—the Guttmacher Institute estimates that about 1 percent of abortion are performed after 21 weeks.

Trump then called late-term abortions painful, which is a claim not backed up by science. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has testified to the House Judiciary Committee that it “knows of no legitimate scientific data or information that supports the statement that a fetus experiences pain at 20 weeks’ gestation.”

In case you were wondering, yes, everyone noticed this latest gaffe, and yes, everyone took to Twitter to try to make even the tiniest bit of sense of it. Spoiler alert: no sense was made, but people did rip the President to shreds.

You can watch Trump's full speech below. 

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FBI Investigating Claims That Russia Fed the NRA Money to Help Trump Campaign

The seemingly endless investigation into Trump's campaign and Russia's potential involvement has taken another not so surprising turn. Now the FBI is investigating a claim that Russia was illegally giving money to Trump's campaign through the National Rifle Association, according to McClatchy.

The NRA's support of Trump's campaign during the 2016 election was no secret. The organization spent $30 million to support the vile candidate. The new report cites two sources close to the situation who claim the deputy governor of Russia's central bank and lifetime NRA member Alexander Torshin was illegally funneling money throughout the campaign. According to the sources, Torshin is known to have close relationships with NRA, as well as Russian president Vladimir Putin. Of the $30 million spent backing Trump, most of it was spent by an arm of the NRA that is not required to reveal its donors. Another red flag. 

Both sources cited by McClatchy also claim that despite the reports of $30 million being spent, it was more like $70 million spent. The difference in reports is due to the fact that not all funds, such as online ads, by the non-profit have to be reported due to certain loopholes in the system. 


This is not the first accusation that has been made against Torshin by a foreign government. In 2016, Spanish officials accused the then–Russian senator of helping mobsters run a money laundering effort through Spanish banks and properties. Reports involving this accusation claim Torshin was considered a “godfather in a major Russian criminal organization called Taganskaya.”

Torshin's troubles could only just be beginning. Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House, and the Senate Intelligence Committee have all inquired about his various activities in the United States. Sen. Diane Feinstein has also sent letters to two of Trump's top campaign aides asking about Torshin. 

While these sources did provide info about the investigation, there is no word of how long the relationship between Torshin and the NRA has been scrutinized. The new claim just adds another wrinkle to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Trump's ties with Russia. On Wednesday, Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb simply told CBS News he is “very eager” to speak with Mueller to “put the matter to rest.”

I'm sure he is. As the investigation continuously heightens, it seems like it's only a matter of time before even more severe allegations from this connection make their way to the headlines.

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LeBron James Calls Out Trump’s Racism During MLK Day Press Conference

LeBron James honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy before the Cleveland Cavaliers' match against the Golden State Warriors on MLK Day. He fit in a not-so-subtle dig at Donald Trump, too.

“He had a vision and he took a bullet for all of us. For us to stand here even though we're trying to be divided right now by somebody,” James said during a pre-game press conference. “Today is a great day for people to realize how America was built and how we all have to stand united in order to be one. Especially as Americans because we believe, we all know and we all believe, this is the greatest country in the world.” 

While the basketball star didn't directly mention Trump's name, he makes it very clear who he's referring to. He continued:

“The state of racism will never die, but what we can not do is allow it to conquer us as people. We can't allow it to divide us. The guy in control has given people and racism, and negative racism, an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear. And that's the fearful thing for us because it's with you, and it's around every day. But he's allowed people to come out and just feel confident about doing negative things. We can't allow that to stop us from continuing to be together and preach the right word of living and loving and laughing and things of that nature. Because would we want to live anywhere else? I don't think so. We love this place.”

This isn't the first time James has called out Trump's racist and oppressive views. Last August, he tweeted Trump “just made [hate] fashionable again” in response to his reactions toward the Charlottesville protests. That was followed by the now-famous “U bum” moment after Trump targeted Steph Curry and revoked his invitation to the White House.

Watch James' reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. as well as his comments on Trump below:

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Black Unemployment Falls to Record Low, Trump Takes Credit

You'll never guess who took credit for the recent news that black unemployment in the U.S. reached its lowest recorded percentage since the statistic was first tracked in 1972. That's right, it was this guy:

As he has done for much of his presidency, Donald Trump wasted no time taking credit for an accomplishment that likely has little to do with him. Much of the United States' present economic growth has been attributed to Barack Obama's policies, not Trump's, and the Washington Post published an extensive piece claiming that job growth under the new president has largely lagged behind Obama's pace in five of the last seven years.

The news is an obvious positive, with the Washington Post noting that in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, black unemployment reached as high as 16.8 percent in 2010. Full data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics can be seen here.

Predictably, the news sparked a ruckus on Twitter between those who refuted the president's statement and those who bizarrely claimed this news proves something about Trump's personal feelings on race.

Trump seemingly has more pressing matters to attend to than taking credit for another accomplishment that likely doesn't belong to him, such as the incendiary new book about his White House, his petty feud with Steven Bannon or, you know, the looming threat of nuclear war with North Korea.

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This Guy Stirred Up All Kinds of Reactions by Yelling at Trump’s Creepy Disney World Robot

You could achieve the same effect by yelling “Lock him up!” everytime you see a picture of Donald Trump on your computer.