Joseph D. Lyons
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How Parkland & Trump Have Affected Gun Sales So Far This Year

Unlike after many other mass shootings, gun control has stayed in the news thanks to the student survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting and their continued activism. And yet this talk of gun control has not affected how many guns have been sold…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Stormy Daniels Was On 'The View' & These 8 Moments Are Must-See TV

Tuesday's episode of The View was almost entirely dedicated to one topic: Stormy Daniels. The adult film star and director joined the women of the ABC daytime television show for her only live interview to date, together with her lawyer Michael Avena…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The Way Bill Cosby's Lawyer Grilled His Accuser's Mother Is So Disturbing

Many reports from the Bill Cosby trial have focused on the testimony of the woman who alleges he drugged and sexually assaulted her (Cosby has repeatedly denied the allegations). But there's another person at the trial who is drawing headlines for he…
By Joseph D. Lyons

A CNN Host Raged At Kellyanne Conway For "Trying To Poison People’s Minds" & It’s Heated

Kellyanne Conway is the master spin artist, changing the topic any way she can to avoid answering tough questions — even if it means using flashcards to try and control the conversation. But on Monday an on-air CNN host couldn't take it anymore. Her …
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Responded To Comey's Interview With Some Heated Accusations Of His Own

Former FBI Director James Comey took to national television Sunday night to spill the beans on, most notably, his interactions with President Donald Trump. Less than 24 hours later, Trump responded to the Comey interview on Twitter by accusing him of…
By Joseph D. Lyons

How To Make Sure You Don't Miss James Comey's Eye-Opening Interview About Trump

Ever since he was fired by President Donald Trump, former FBI Director James Comey has not given one interview to the press, instead opting to work on his book and send the occasional tweet. Save for his testimony in front of Congress, you haven't he…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Starbucks' CEO Wrote A Letter About The Black Men Who Were Arrested — Here's What It Says

Two men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Thursday while they were waiting for a friend. They were asked to leave because they hadn't ordered anything, and after refusing, the police were called. Critics accused the store and police of …
By Joseph D. Lyons

This One Line From The Mueller Cohen 'SNL' Skit Will Actually Make You LOL

Saturday Night Live continued its commentary on the Trump administration Saturday, introducing two new faces to play the president's personal lawyer Michael Cohen and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro played the roles perf…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This One Tweet From Tammy Duckworth Is A Warcry For Working Women

The first sitting senator to have a baby while in office is a pretty big deal. Even bigger, perhaps, is what she's accomplishing at the same time. On the same day that Sen. Tammy Duckworth gave birth, she also was busy at work. This tweet from Duckwo…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The General Who Schooled Ivanka On Twitter Has A Lifetime Of Experience (Offline)

Ivanka Trump was up against a military general this weekend when he took her to town over how the government works, even when the goal is promoting "healthy lifestyles" among children. The man who tweeted a scathing response to the president's daught…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This TV Host's Tweet About David Hogg Was So Offensive He Lost His Job

A local TV host in St. Louis is out of a job after attacking one of the survivors-turned-activists of the Parkland, Florida, shooting. Sinclair Broadcasting pundit Jamie Allman's comments on David Hogg created a controversy that led to Allman resigni…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Eric & Donald Trump Jr. Went To A Wedding In Dubai — And You Helped Pay For The Trip

The Trump family has long jet set around the world to open skyscrapers, schmooze with the top 1 percent, and yes, attend weddings. But now that hits not just their pocketbook, but the American people's, too. Eric and Donald Trump went to a Dubai wedd…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Your Facebook Data Was Involved In The Huge Breach. Now What Do You Do?

If you've been worried about your data and whether it was involved in the Cambridge Analytica situation, Monday is the day that you will finally find out for sure. Facebook will notify users whose data Cambridge Analytica used in a message on their n…
By Joseph D. Lyons

We’re About To Find Out What The Man Who Stormy Daniels Said Threatened Her Looks Like

At the end of March, Stormy Daniels spoke to 60 Minutes and told Anderson Cooper that she was threatened in a parking lot in 2011 when she was looking to sell the story about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump. Now, her lawyer tells CNN t…
By Joseph D. Lyons

Trump Hasn't Mentioned The Man Who Died In His Tower & Twitter Is Madder Than Ever

Despite tweets from President Trump remarking how "well-built" Trump Tower is, the fire on Fifth Avenue on Saturday night resulted in one fatality. The man who died in Trump Tower was Todd Brassner, a 67-year-old resident of the building, who was in …
By Joseph D. Lyons

This Republican Pulled His Gun Out At A Diner To Prove They're Not Dangerous

A Republican U.S. representative from South Carolina pulled a gun out while speaking to constituents last week, drawing outcry from those he was meeting with, many of them gun control advocates. The New York Times reported that Rep. Ralph Norman pull…
By Joseph D. Lyons

This 'SNL' Cold Open Explores How Trump Feels About Foreigners, 'Roseanne' — And You

Saturday Night Live once again turned to President Trump for material this week, opening the show with a spoof on the president's press conference with the leaders from the Baltic countries last week. In the late night version, Alec Baldwin's Trump l…
By Joseph D. Lyons

What You Need To Know About The Latest Chemical Attack In Syria

Following a Saturday night attack, dozens of Syrians suffocated from the use of chemical weapons, rescue teams and other aid groups told international media. The reports of what happened in Douma, Syria has locals accusing the Bashar al-Assad governm…
By Joseph D. Lyons

There’s An Update On That "Migrant Caravan" & It’s Good News For Some Of Them

Early Tuesday morning, President Trump started tweeting about the migrant caravan moving through Mexico to the U.S. border. He threatened, "The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our 'Weak Laws' Border, had b…
By Joseph D. Lyons

The First Black Female VP In Latin America Had A Beautiful Response To Her Election

The winner of the Costa Rican presidential election, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, trumped his conservative, anti-gay opponent with double-digit margins. But perhaps the most impressive candidate of the race was his running mate. Vice President-elect Epsy…
By Joseph D. Lyons