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Elizabeth Esty Under Pressure To Resign Over Abuse Scandal

5:11 PM 03/30/2018

Democratic Connecticut Rep. Elizabeth Esty is facing increasing pressure to resign over her handling of an abusive chief of staff, who was allowed to remain on staff for three months after being accused of punching a female staffer and threatening to kill her.

David Hogg Leads Laura Ingraham Boycott Over A Tweet

12:17 AM 03/29/2018

Parkland shooting survivor and pro-gun control activist David Hogg is now leading a boycott campaign against Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she knocked him for complaining about colleges that rejected his applications.

Facebook Suppresses Certain Media Outlets In Your Newsfeed. It Won’t Tell You Which Ones

7:45 AM 03/22/2018
  • Facebook made two key algorithm changes that benefitted specific media outlets and harmed their competitors
  • Conservative publishers have been hit the hardest by the algorithm changes
  • Facebook told TheDCNF it won't identify which outlets it's boosting and which ones it's suppressing

Within the span of eight days in January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced two different key changes to Facebook's newsfeed algorithm that together have boosted a "trusted" minority of news outlets while suppressing their competitors.

The Private Hotel Meeting That Keith Ellison Says Never Happened

1:54 PM 03/20/2018
  • Deputy DNC chair Keith Ellison claims he hasn't met with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious racist and anti-Semite, since 2013
  • Farrakhan said Ellison and Rep. Andre Carson visited him in a hotel room in 2015, and Carson has confirmed he was at the meeting
  • Ellison has repeatedly declined to address Farrakhan and Carson's accounts of the meeting

At the heart of Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is a private hotel visit that Ellison is said to have paid Farrakhan, but which Ellison denies took place.

Fourth Austin Bombing Sends Two Men To Hospital: Here’s What We Know

12:22 AM 03/19/2018
  • Two men were hospitalized after a bomb went off in Austin on Sunday night
  • The bomb may have been trigged by a trip wire, police said
  • Sunday night's explosion was the fourth bombing in Austin this month
  • Police believe the four bombings are connected

Yet another explosion rocked Austin Sunday night after a bomb exploded, sending two men to the hospital.

Al Sharpton’s Group And Black Lives Matter Team Up For Pro-Farrakhan Protest

9:33 PM 03/18/2018
  • Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panther Party, and Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network are organizing a protest in defense of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan
  • Farrakhan is a notorious racist and anti-Semite with close ties to Democratic politicians and activists
  • The black activist groups are lobbying against a GOP resolution formally condemning Farrakhan for his anti-Semitism

Several black activist groups are holding a protest on Monday in defense of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite and racist revealed to have close ties to prominent Democratic politicians and activists.

Ellison Claims He Hasn’t Met Farrakhan Since 2013, Denies 2015 Hotel Visit

3:51 PM 03/18/2018
  • Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, deputy DNC chair, claimed on Sunday that he hasn't met with Farrakhan since crossing paths with him at two 2013 meetings
  • Ellison, a former Nation of Islam member, claimed for years that he cut all ties to Farrakhan since running for Congress in 2006
  • Ellison disputed Farrakhan's account that he and Indiana Rep. Andre Carson visited the hate group leader in his hotel room in 2015
  • Carson has already confirmed his own presence at the 2015 meeting

Under fire over his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison claimed Sunday that he hasn't attended any meetings with Farrakhan since 2013 and "never had" a relationship with him.