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‘And f*ck Steve Bannon’: Seth Rogen cancels all SiriusXM interviews to protest alt-right leader’s show

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Hollywood comedian Seth Rogen has announced cancellation of all SiriusXM radio interviews in protest of the broadcaster’s relationship with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

On Tuesday, Bannon returned to his Sirius XM radio show on the ‘Patriot’ channel, co-hosted by Breitbart editors Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Sebastian Gorka is also expected to play a role, as reported by The New York Times.

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Rogen tweeted that he was canceling his scheduled press on SiriusXM, “because I can’t bring myself to appear on the same service that has decided to support Steve Bannon.”

“Apologies to the shows I had to cancel,” Rogen explained.

“And f*ck Steve Bannon,” Rogen concluded.

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Workers at Shell plant told they would not get paid unless they attended Trump’s speech: report

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A new report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette claims that workers at Royal Dutch Shell’s petrochemical plant in Beaver County this week were told that they had to attend President Donald Trump's speech on energy if they wanted to be paid.

In a memo to union employees obtained by the Post-Gazette, Shell informed workers that their "attendance is not mandatory," but said that if they did not attend the rally, they would have to take a day off without getting paid.

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#EmptySeatMAGATour: Internet hilariously mocks Trump for failing to sell out his campaign rallies

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There were notably some empty seats at President Donald Trump's Thursday night campaign rally in New Hampshire, and now Twitter users are ridiculing the president over his failure to sell out even relatively small venues.

Twitter user Tony Posnanski got the ball rolling on Friday afternoon when he posted a video of Trump talking with several empty seats behind him.

"Trump keeps saying his rallies are full, but doesn’t look like it," Posnanski wrote. "Wow, I would hate for #EmptySeatMAGATour to trend so people knew the truth."

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CNN fact checker tracks down the potential origin of one of Trump’s most baffling lies

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CNN's Daniel Dale, who has made his name as a tireless fact checker of President Donald Trump's many lies and false claims, may have just solved the mystery behind one of the president's biggest whoppers.

During a rally on Thursday night, Trump once again claimed that he had been named "Michigan's Man of the Year," despite the fact that no record of any such award exists. According to Dale, Trump has claimed to have won this nonexistent award no fewer than seven times since November 2016, even though he has never once provided evidence to back up this claim.

Dale on Friday decided to ask for help in tracking down the origins of this lie and he was given a promising lead from former Congressman Dave Trott (R-MI), who says that Trump believed that he received the award during a dinner in which he was invited to speak at in 2013.

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