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20 greatest MTV 'Unplugged' albums

"MTV Unplugged" premiered rather quietly in the fall of 1989 as an acoustic showcase for serious musicians (like 10,000 Maniacs and Michael Penn) who didn't go in for the glitz and glam most closely associated with the network. Within a year, those glitz-and-glam artists were eager to prove themselves as serious musicians, too, at which point "Unplugged" became a prestige platform...
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Jonathan Capehart: Trump's Afghanistan speech and its empty allusions to Charlottesville

[Watch the entire heated exchange between Trump and reporters over Charlottesville] Hours before President Donald Trump delivered his speech on the war in Afghanistan on Monday, I told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace that he needed to do more than just say we have to win. After almost 16 years in the graveyard of empires and countless tweets about how the United States needed to “get...
Via Jazz Notes
5 hours ago

Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

Phoenix • President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester. Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with a call for unity, saying, “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America and tonight, this...
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5 hours ago

Trump spiritual adviser Paula White says this president is ‘raised up by God’

Paula White, pastor of an evangelical megachurch and one of Donald Trump’s spiritual advisers, said on television that the president is “authentically raised up by God.” Her comments, made during a Tuesday cable broadcast of the PTL Network’s “Jim Bakker Show,” came a day after Trump, acting on advice from his war Cabinet, said the U.S. will not only remain in Afghanistan...
Via Jazz Notes
9 hours ago

Trump protesters flood downtown Phoenix

Phoenix • Protesters engaged in minor scuffles and shouting matches with President Donald Trump supporters on Tuesday as hundreds of people lined up to get inside a rally that marks his first political event since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Phoenix leaders are on high alert in the aftermath of the deadly protests in Virginia and the president’s comments last week...
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9 hours ago

Rep. Chris Stewart applauds Trump, says sending more troops to Afghanistan could ‘actually win this thing’

Utah Rep. Chris Stewart, a former Air Force pilot, welcomed President Donald Trump’s announcement Monday that he’ll send more American troops to Afghanistan. The Republican congressman hopes the heightened presence — a still yet to be quantified increase — could lead the United States to “actually win this thing and come home” after 16 years of fighting. “It isn...
Via Jazz Notes
9 hours ago

German police seize thousands of 'Trump' ecstasy tablets

Berlin • German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump’s head, a haul with an estimated street value of 39,000 euros ($45,900.) Police in Osnabrueck, in northwestern Germany, say they found the drugs while checking an Austrian-registered car on the A30 highway on Saturday. They say the people in the car, a 51-year...
Via Jazz Notes
10 hours ago

Officials say Trump's Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops

Washington • President Donald Trump’s plan to end America’s longest war and eliminate Afghanistan’s rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days. In a national address Monday night, Trump reversed his past calls for a speedy exit and recommitted the United States...
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10 hours ago

LISTEN: Martellus Bennett teamed up with Snoop Dogg and released a song

Athletes and musicians teaming up to produce tracks is now a thing that has become quite common, but a recent collaboration between Packers tight end Martellus Bennett and rapper Snoop Dogg is actually pretty good.Bennett apparently recorded the track — “Take A Flight” — earlier in the summer when he was in LA, and here’s what he had to say about it on Instagram. Here...
Via The Sports Daily
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Rep. Chris Stewart meets with Utah refugees, hears about their fears of Trump

Republican Rep. Chris Stewart listened Tuesday as leaders of Utah’s refugee community expressed their fears, frustrations and distrust of President Donald Trump. “One of our biggest concerns,” said longtime advocate Pamela Atkinson, “is we don’t feel the new administration… really understands the refugees and who they are.” In the first few months of his presidency...
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12 hours ago

Donald Trump has equaled Vladimir Putin in Super Bowl rings

The Patriots spared no expense for the gifts they gave Donald Trump following their championship visit with the President at the White House. Every year, sports teams visit the White House following their championship season. Typically, the teams present gifts such as a team jersey, a cap or helmet, and a ball to the President....
Via New York Post
13 hours ago

Jennifer Rubin: Trump’s choice to go to Arizona for a campaign-style rally is bizarre, even for him

Coming a week after President Donald Trump’s disastrous comments about Charlottesville and a day after a speech about sending more young men and women into combat, Trump’s choice to go to Arizona for a campaign-style rally is bizarre, even for him. It is now when he should be reassuring the country that he’s mentally and emotionally fit to lead. Americans are entitled to question...
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15 hours ago

Phoenix Mayor: Now is not the time for Trump to visit my city

Nearly 50 years ago, moments after learning that an avowed racist had gunned down Martin Luther King Jr., a young presidential candidate took the stage in Indianapolis to break the news to a largely African-American crowd. “What we need in the United States is not division,” Sen. Robert F. Kennedy implored. “What we need in the United States is not hatred. What we need in the...
Via Jazz Notes
17 hours ago

Becoming an Alabama Fan: Melissa Joan Hart Explains It All

You might remember Melissa Joan Hart from her hit 90s TV shows "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." Now the New York native is an Alabama fan thanks to her husband Mark Wilkerson. Hart explains how she became a Crimson Tide fan and what her game day experiences have been like.
Via Alabama Crimson Tide Athletics
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News roundup: Trump goes against his ‘original instinct,’ plans to send more troops to Afghanistan

Trump goes against his ‘original instinct,’ plans to send more troops to Afghanistan. Despite program’s uncertainty, Utahns celebrate five years of DACA. Former Utah guv says letting Obamacare fail would lead to a crisis.  Happy Tuesday. President Donald Trump has long been skeptical of increasing the number of American troops in Afghanistan. But he reversed course Monday...
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19 hours ago

Coal CEO expected Trump help, but administration said no

Washington — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the order sought by companies seeking relief for plants it says are overburdened by environmental...
Via Jazz Notes
19 hours ago

Ryan says Trump "messed up" but opposes censure

Madison, Wis. • U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump “messed up” by saying “both sides” were to blame for violence and that there were “very fine people” among those marching to protect Confederate...
Via Jazz Notes
1 day ago

The 20 best, weirdest, and wildest VMA moments

Perhaps more than the Grammys, the Billboard Music Awards, or really any other awards show in the country, the MTV Video Music Awards has a history of getting, well, a bit buck wild. I mean, you wouldn't see Miley Cyrus twerking against Robin Thicke at the Grammys, now would you? But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Here are 20 of the best, weirdest, and wildest VMA moments of all time.
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Trump says U.S. can't afford quick Afghanistan withdrawal

Washington • President Donald Trump declared Monday night the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan to avoid the “predictable and unacceptable” results of a rapid withdrawal from the country where the U.S. has been at war for 16 years. In a prime-time address to the nation, Trump said his “original instinct was to pull out,” alluding to his long-expressed...
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1 day ago

WATCH: Donald Trump stares at the sun, without eye protection, during solar eclipse

President Donald Trump might be seeing spots for a while. If he's lucky, that's the worst effect he'll suffer after gazing skyward Monday. News organization across the country have been warning Americans for days to use proper eye protection if they plan to look at the much-ballyhooed total solar eclipse.
Via The Oregonian
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Ranking every MTV Video Music Awards 'Video of the Year' winner

 On Sunday, MTV will host its 34th annual Video Music Awards. To celebrate, we've compiled and ranked every winner of the "Video of the Year" category from worst to best dating back to 1984 until last year. From Bey Hive to "Bad Blood," you don't need to hit us with a "Sledgehammer" to say we like some videos more than others. So from the worst of the best to the best of the best...
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Letting Obamacare fail, as Trump has suggested, would lead to a crisis, warns former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt

When President Donald Trump pledged to “let Obamacare fail” last month after Republican efforts to restructure the health care law hit a dead end, he was really just nudging lawmakers to act before the insurance marketplace collapses. At least that’s what former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt believes. “He was essentially saying if we don’t do something [it] will fail,” Leavitt...
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1 day ago

The 33 videos that should have won MTV's 'Video of The Year' since 1984

Ever since MTV began dishing out Video Music Awards in 1984, the most cherished prize has been Video of the Year. As is the case with most awards shows, they've gotten it wrong far more often than they've gotten it right. Video of the Year has been up to a public vote on MTV's website since 2009, and, amazingly, the right-wrong ratio has changed much. Still, no matter who's doing...
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Mayweather kicking Bieber out of 'The Money Team?'

Justin Bieber may believe that he’s invulnerable, but Floyd Mayweather Jr. apparently doesn’t feel that way.Bieber won’t be in Floyd’s corner for his upcoming bout against Conor McGregor, and he may never be again, should Mayweather ever fight another time in the future.TMZ Sports has learned that there has been some beef between the two former friends. It started when his...
Via The Sports Daily
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Dana Milbank: The Trump administration's three 'court Jews' disgrace themselves

Washington — What Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner did last week — or, rather, what they didn’t do — is a shanda. They’ll know what that means, but, for the uninitiated, shanda is Yiddish for shame, disgrace. The three men, the most prominent Jews in President Trump’s administration, could have spoken out, to say that those who march with neo-Nazis are not...
Via Jazz Notes
1 day ago
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