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Here’s the scene. President Trump gives an interview to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. George famously is the ex-Bill Clinton staffer. George poses a hypothetical to Trump. If he, the President, were offered information on an opponent by a foreign operator, would he take it? To which Trump replied, as per the Washington Post.



The programmers at HBO pride themselves as setting the tone for the rest of television, especially when it comes to the absence of taste. Every time HBO hits the bottom of the gutter, it finds a way to go deeper still. This time they are really headed into the gutter, and they know it. They have a new series starting June 16 about teenagers and sex and drugs called Euphoria, starring 22-year-old Zendaya, another former Disney Channel star trying to "grow up" in the eyes of Hollywood.



The programmers at HBO pride themselves as setting the tone for the rest of television, especially when it comes to the absence of taste. Every time HBO hits the bottom of the gutter, it finds a way to go deeper still. This time they are really headed into the gutter, and they know it. They have a new series starting June 16 about teenagers and sex and drugs called Euphoria, starring 22-year-old Zendaya, another former Disney Channel star trying to "grow up" in the eyes of Hollywood.



If we add all who qualify as having a Hispanic or a Latino origin in the United States, the only country possessing a larger Spanish-speaking population is Mexico. With more than 120 million inhabitants, Mexico roughly doubles the 60-million individuals for whom Spanish is the native tongue who reside in the United States. The United States is a magnet for people around the world. Latinos, like others, hear the true stories of the American economic system from friends and relatives who emigrated here. It is not easy to succeed, but during periods of more rapid expansion, like the one we have been living in these first years of the Trump administration, most find opportunities to progress.



We are living in a time of increasing domestic tension. Some of it stems from the presidency of Donald Trump. Another part of it is various advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum demanding one cause or another. But nearly totally ignored is how growing government control over our lives, along with the betrayal of constitutional principles, contributes the most to domestic tension. 



Only the most partisan person would begrudge prayers for the president of the United States, but a recent visit by President Trump to the mega McLean Bible Church in Virginia has rubbed some congregants the wrong way. The White House informed the church with only a few minutes notice that the president would be coming to the service after finishing a round of golf at a nearby course. It was a Sunday on which some Christian leaders had called for special prayers for the president and others wished to pray for the victims and relatives in the recent shooting in Virginia Beach.



The first Democratic presidential debates are scheduled for NBC and MSNBC on June 26 and 27. The Comcast-owned networks have just announced a team of five moderators for the 20 candidates who are allowed to participate, or one moderator for each four contenders. Let’s review this tilted team of liberal journalists/activists.



The first Democratic presidential debates are scheduled for NBC and MSNBC on June 26 and 27. The Comcast-owned networks have just announced a team of five moderators for the 20 candidates who are allowed to participate, or one moderator for each four contenders. Let’s review this tilted team of liberal journalists/activists.



The other day, our NewsBusters colleague Tim Graham, co-author with our colleague Brent Bozell of Unmasked:  Big Media’s War Against Trump, was on Fox and Friends to discuss the media and the President. Along the way was this back and forth with host Brian Kilmeade (check out the rest of the post for more).



Netflix boasts far more than just buzz-worthy content. The streaming giant enjoys enormous public goodwill. Offer a crush of high quality programming along with classic fare for a modest fee – which just jumped to $12.99/month – and patrons will sing your praises. Better yet, Netflix is easily consumed on smart phones, tablets, streaming devices and smart TVs. Is it any wonder people connect with the brand?