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Hilary Rosen calls BS on Kayleigh McEnany: ‘People are afraid – don’t act like it should be sunshine for Donald Trump’

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During an all-women panel brought together to discuss the Women’s March on Washington for Don Lemon’s Friday night show, Hilary Rosen wasn’t letting conservative Kayleigh McEnany say the march was negative.

McEnany attempted to claim that she and many anti-choice activists were treated badly when they attempted to walk through the march. She claimed that there were threats of violence and horrible things said about the president of the United States.

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Rosen refused to let her play the victim, saying that the day was about feminists and pro-choice women everywhere coming together for something positive.

“An entire day filled with love, no violence, not a single arrest, huge amount of good energy,” Rosen said. “I can’t accept the characterization of close to a million women coming to Washington being in communities around the country and you characterizing it as negative. It was not negative.”

She did concede that it was absolutely tough on those that fight against women’s rights and women’s choice but it wasn’t about “random violence.”

McEnany attempted to push the talking point that she wasn’t welcome and people were mean to her and other anti-choice people.

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“Here’s the thing, people are afraid of being deported,” Rosen said. “People are afraid of having health care taken away, people are afraid of their rights being stripped by courts. Don’t act like that should be sunshine to Donald Trump and people against it. The president next week is going to appoint a Supreme Court justice if they get a majority votes will do all those things.”

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Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house

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Google on Friday told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the internet company, which has long been known for encouraging people to speak their minds.

Updated workplace guidelines for "Googlers" called on them to be responsible, helpful, and thoughtful during exchanges on internal message boards or other conversation forums.

"While sharing information and ideas with colleagues helps build community, disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics or the latest news story does not," the updated guidelines stated.

"Our primary responsibility is to do the work we?ve each been hired to do, not to spend working time on debates about non-work topics."

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Trump administration urges US Supreme Court to declare firing a worker for being gay is legal

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The Trump administration has just urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that firing an employee simply because they are gay is perfectly legal. The request comes in the form of a 34-page amicus brief, which was not required, but voluntary.

The brief, signed by Trump Solicitor General Noel Francisco, tells the Court it is the opinion of the administration’s Dept. of Justice that a “plain text” reading of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do9es not protect gay people in the workplace from discrimination, including firing for being gay, as The Washington Blade, which was first to report, notes.

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#BoycottJimmyJohns trends after photo resurfaces showing restaurant’s owner with thumbs-up next to dead elephant

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The hashtag #BoycottJimmyJohns started to gain traction this Friday after an old photo of the fast-food chain's owner resurfaced, showing him sitting on a dead elephant he killed with both thumbs up.

The hashtag was sparked by Twitter personality and animal advocate Brother Nature, who retweeted the photo and declared, "We boycotting Jimmy Johns."

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