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Is Al Franken Being Railroaded by Hard-Core, Trump-Supporting Zealots?

Leann Tweeden, Melanie Morgan Bear Scrutiny

Leeann Tweeden’s political connections make her allegations suspect about Al Franken’s sexual harassment. (Photo: Leeann Tweeden/Instagram)

Isn’t it amazing? Suddenly, out of nowhere, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, is being accused of sexual assault–by two Trump supporters, no less–just as Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is bearing fruit and the GOP’s Alabama Senate candidate is turning out to be a serial child molester.

CELEBRITIES

John McEnroe Sets Margaret Court Straight About Tennis Lesbians (see!)

Tennis Greats Slam Homophobic Remarks

John McEnroe has some advice for Margaret Court: Who gives a fu*k about lesbians in tennis? (Photo: ScreenCap)

John McEnroe, the big-mouth tennis phenom as a player and now the sport’s “self-appointed” commissioner, read the riot act to tennis legend Margaret Court for her outrageous criticism of gay players.

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Bob Dylan May Be Too Noble for Nobel Prize in Literature: An Appreciation

Calls Himself a Simple Song & Dance Man

Bob Dylan turns the Nobel Prize in Literature into a statement about his life and music. "It ain't me babe." (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Bob Dylan turns the Nobel Prize in Literature into a statement about his life and music. “It ain’t me babe.” (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for Literature came up while I was spending the weekend with my friends in Montauk. I was pleasantly surprised when the five of them, despite having varying degrees of musical taste, unanimously agreed that Bob Dylan is a great songwriter.

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Why Trump Is Winning: Hyberbolic Media Attacks Inoculate Donald

All Criticism Is Lame After Hitler Comparison

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Donald Trump is winning unexpectedly in many polls because over-the-top media attacks have essentially inoculated him against normal, substantive criticism. (Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton supporters are confounded and frustrated that Donald Trump is winning in some polls even though Hillary has outspent Trump almost 6 to 1 and despite the nonstop barrage of negative stories from pro-Hillary media like CNN and MSNBC.

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Peter Thiel vs Gawker: A Cautionary Tale About Money and Megalomania

A Gross Abuse of Courts to Grind an Axe

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley mogul, has been waging a vendetta against Gawker using the courts, i  what amounts to a clear abuse of process that threatens free speech and society as a whole. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley mogul, has been waging a vendetta against Gawker using the courts, in what amounts to a clear abuse of process that threatens free speech and society as a whole. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Peter Thiel has accomplished some pretty amazing things. Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. He co-founded PayPal, the online payment system, and was one of the first Facebook investors. For that he was richly rewarded. But today, he’s the biggest threat to society since the Red Scare.

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Prince's Humble Style, Grace & Genius Set an Unmatched Standard in Music

Cut Across Genres With His Unique Music

Prince set a standard in music both for his creativity and his humbleness. His death leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of fans everywhere. (Photo: Musicology)

Prince set a standard in music both for his creativity and his humbleness. His death leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of fans everywhere. (Photo: Musicology)

Prince Rogers Nelson, better known simply as Prince, captured the hearts and minds of a generation that grew up in the ’80s on a steady diet of MTV. His death, April 21, will forever be remembered as the biggest loss for music and music lovers since the death of Michael Jackson.

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Sylvester Stallone Fights for Title Again in Rocky Spin 'Creed' (video)

Direction Sharp; Michael Jordan Delivers

Michael Jordan stars as Adonis Johnson, in the Rocky spin-off 'Creed.' Sylvester Stallone also stars.  (Photo: ScreenCap)

Michael Jordan stars as Adonis Johnson, in the Rocky spin-off ‘Creed.’ Sylvester Stallone also stars. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Sylvester Stallone’s “Creed,” the latest end-run on his Rocky mythology, ebbs and flows, but mostly delivers the “Rocky” ethos thanks to direction by “Fruitvale Station’s” Ryan Coogler and a sensational performance by Michael B. Jordan.

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Tina Brown Out at Daily Beast; May Signal Internet Shake-Out

Revenues Don't Match Expenses at Many Large Sites

Tina Brown tried to bring old-school journalism to the Internet, including a big contract.

Tina Brown tried to bring old-school journalism to the Internet, including a big contract.

Tina Brown who tried to carve out an empire at Barry Diller’s company as Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast and, for a time, Newsweek, is the first big-name print media star to fall on the Internet.

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Horrific New York City Cab Crash Raises Safety Questions (video)

Tourist Loses Foot, Cyclist Hurt; New Safety Training Needed

Paramedics aid women whose foot was severed. Eyewitness Brad Jaffy posted this photo of the accident scene on Twitter.

Paramedics aid women whose foot was severed. Eyewitness Brad Jaffy posted this photo of the accident scene on Twitter.

A horrific crash involving a New York City cab that injured a bicyclist and severed a pedestrian’s foot raises fresh questions about the competence and training of drivers behind one of the most ubiquitous vehicles on Manhattan streets.

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Anthony Weiner's Megalomania Is So Uncool; Enough Already

Sexting Scandal Leaves Him Twisting in the Wind

Anthony Weiner's sexting pal Sydney Leathers is looking for a payday.

Anthony Weiner’s sexting pal Sydney Leathers is looking for a payday.

Anthony Weiner’s sex scandal has provided some dicey diversion during an uneventful New York City summer, keeping gossip mills churning from Hamptons’ beaches to Katz’s deli. But really, enough is enough. Megalomania is so uncool.

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Beyonce Pregnancy Rumors Denied by Rapper Husband Jay-Z

Tells New York Radio Station Reports Are Untrue

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Jay-Z has denied reports that his wife, Beyonce, is pregnant.

Beyonce pregnant? Not according to husband Jay-Z. The rapper has spoken publicly for the first time denying media reports that the 31-year-old singer is pregnant with her second child.

COMMENTARY

Editorial: Our Vote, And Yours, Should Go to President Obama

The Choice is Clear, The Future is at Stake; Vote

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Today millions of Americans will go to the polls to decide the direction of the country for the next four years. For all of the reasons stated below, we believe President Obama provides the best leadership and vision to keep the country on track to a solid future that includes all Americans. He deserves your vote.

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Toddlers & Tiaras Show Latest to Allegedly Fake 'Reality'

Toddlers-Tiaras-frontKim Kardashian isn’t the only “reality” personality faking scenes. The TLC show “Toddlers & Tiaras,” which features children as young as four years old, is largely staged to hype the drama. The show even creates fake pageants, according to a new report.