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Uber bans far-right activist Laura Loomer for anti-Muslim bigotry following NY attack

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After a public meltdown grew to the point of a trending topic on Twitter, a far-right activist has been banned from Uber.

Uber told Business Insider that Laura Loomer had been banned for violating the platform’s community guidelines.

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Loomer’s racism was not limited to taxi drivers.

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Loomer’s behavior was offensive enough that Alyssa Milano reported her to Twitter for violating the company’s rules against hate speech.

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As of publication, Twitter has yet to take down Loomer’s account. Lyft, the other ride-sharing service targeted by Loomer, did not respond to Business Insider’s request for comment as to whether they had banned Loomer from its platform.

UPDATE [9:30 PM EST, 11/1/2017] Business Insider correspondent Max Tani is now reporting that Lyft has followed the lead of Uber and deactivated Loomer’s account.

Twitter, however, still has yet to take action.

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Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC

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It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.

"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."

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Congress should ask Mueller these specific questions about Trump’s involvement with Russia: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Never-Trump columnist Jennifer Rubin outlined the essential questions that Democrats should ask special counsel Robert Mueller in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

"Rather than engage in the normal scattershot questioning punctuated by speechifying, the House Judiciary Committee should assign its able attorney Norman Eisen to conduct the questioning," proposed Rubin. "Members could then follow up with additional questions.'

One question she proposed asking: "Mr. Mueller, the attorney general said you did not find 'collusion.' However, you did not look for collusion. Please explain what you looked for and how that differs from [Attorney General William] Barr’s assertion that you essentially cleared President Trump of collusion?"

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‘Is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade’: Trump once ‘joked’ John Bolton wants ‘to nuke them all’

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Even President Donald Trump recognizes that John Bolton is a war-loving hawk, Axios reported Sunday.

In a conversation that included the Irish prime minister, Trump asked Bolton, "John, is Ireland one of those countries you want to invade?"

The scene was during the annual St. Patrick's Day visit. Typically it's a photo-op, a handshake, and men in green ties with a shamrock sprig in their jacket pocket. Trump managed to turn it into an awkward scene for everyone.

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