Anderson Cooper throws Kellyanne Conway a brutal eye roll

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Rolling eyes is a fine art, which CNN’s Anderson Cooper has mastered.

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, emerged from the shadows to do a little bit of damage control on Anderson Cooper 360 on Tuesday. News broke that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, and what do you know, Kellyanne Conway was available for a TV appearance. 

SEE ALSO: Even Edward Snowden thinks Trump firing James Comey was messed up

The White House fired Comey for how he handled the reopening of an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, something that Trump himself praised on the campaign trail. Yes, this is real life. Read more…

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Curious cat investigates plastic bag, immediately regrets it

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We all know the old saying about curiosity and cats. Also, the saying about cats and bags. 

This video combines both clichés.

Here we have a cat who was very curious about the inside of a plastic bag. So very cautiously, the cat crept inside.

Unfortunately, the cat was not cautious enough.

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Honestly, our reaction is the same as the cat’s owner. The situation is hilarious but we’re also concerned about whether the cat is actually OK.

Well, have no fear. The cat is fine, as seen in a video shot later that day by the owner. Just remember that plastic bags can be dangerous for pets, as bags have the potential to suffocate and strangulate. Read more…

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James Comey found out about his firing just like you did

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Getting fired sucks. Learning about it on TV while talking to your employees? Even worse.

Turns out FBI Director James Comey  “learned from news reports that he had been fired while addressing bureau employees in Los Angeles,” according to the New York Times

“While Mr. Comey spoke, television screens in the background began flashing the news that he had been fired.”

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That’s pretty harsh. 

Reminds me of players learning they’ve been traded via Sportscenter https://t.co/J9sCvgigxa

— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) May 9, 2017 Read more…

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Even Edward Snowden thinks Trump firing James Comey was messed up

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President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, which came as shocking news, even in the times of President Trump.

While countless people of all kinds called out Trump for suddenly firing Comey, so did one of Comey’s most notorious rivals, Edward Snowden.

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Set aside politics: every American should condemn such political interference in the Bureau’s workhttps://t.co/hROwSMg1vd

— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 9, 2017

“Every American should condemn such political interference in the Bureau’s work,” Snowden tweeted with a link to the news of Comey’s firing, urging Americans to “set aside politics.” Read more…

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The internet has a few incredibly depressing candidates to be Trump’s new FBI director

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Do you have no interest in investigating Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia?

Are you a terribly unqualified white man who was born into tremendous privilege? 

Well, son, do we have the job for you. 

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On Tuesday, Trump fired James Comey, the director of the FBI — which just so happens to be the agency looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russian operatives. 

“A search for a new permanent FBI director will begin immediately,” read the official statement from the White House.  Read more…

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Obama’s White House photographer trolls Trump after FBI director gets fired

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Former White House photographer Pete Souza has a social media weapon, and he really likes to use it to troll President Donald Trump.

Shortly after news broke that Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, Souza went to Instagram to express his opinions on the matter. While plenty of people roast Trump on a daily basis, Souza’s burns tend to be done with an indirect tact that leaves his followers wanting more.

SEE ALSO: Obama’s White House photographer at it again, but this time with a bittersweet #TBT

Every person in this photograph is a patriot.

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The Daily Show’s response to Trump firing the FBI director is absolutely perfect

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When the White House announced that President Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey in the middle of the bureau’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russian operatives, the internet went, predictably, absolutely berserk.

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The four-sentence statement from Press Secretary Sean Spicer included the nugget that the firing was based on “clear recommendations” from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Yes, the same Sessions who was forced to recuse himself from the FBI’s probe into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russia because he’d misled congress about that very matter during his confirmation hearings.) Read more…

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Scared, lonely and confused: What concussions inflict upon NFL legends

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Nick Buoniconti is an NFL legend. He was a defensive star on the 1972 Miami Dolphins, still the only team to go undefeated and win the Super Bowl in the same season. 

Buoniconti, of course, is still a legend — legends never die, as the saying goes. But he’s declined precipitously over the past few years, following 14 seasons of big hits and playing through pain as a pro football demigod.

That decline — equal parts harrowing and heart-breaking — is the focus of a long, painstakingly intimate profile of Buoniconti in Sports Illustrated, written by S.L. Price. You’ve may have read more concussion stories than you can count at this point, but it’s time to make room for one more.  Read more…

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Everyone is comparing Trump to Nixon, and Nixon’s library isn’t pleased

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Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday despite the bureau being in the midst of an investigation into the connections between the Trump administration and campaign to Russia.

Put another way, Trump fired the guy in charge of the investigation that some believe will end with his impeachment. 

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That’s not normal, though it’s also not unprecedented. Another president fired the person in charge of investigating his administration: Richard Nixon. 

Almost immediately after Trump fired Comey, the Nixon comparisons began — particularly around the “Saturday Night Massacre.” That’s the night in which Nixon fired the special prosecutor assigned to investigating what would eventually come to be known as the Watergate Scandal. After the firing, the attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned.  Read more…

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Kid buys used copy of ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ discovers meth inside

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While rifling through the booklet of a used version of Grand Theft Auto V he just purchased from GameStop, an 11-year-old boy found a baggie containing six grams of meth.

Florida mother Kayla McAllister posted on Facebook Sunday saying her son found a bag of meth in the case of a used game bought at a GameStop in Tallahassee, Florida. She included the above photo with this message:

McAllister was worried that one of her kids could have ingested the drugs. In a comment she said she was relieved and thankful that nothing like that happened.

“My nerves are so bad right now,” she wrote in a follow-up comment. “Thank god [my son] was smart enough to bring it to us. I cant fucking imagine what could have happened if he didnt.” Read more…

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