Your Lede of the Day (Tool Time)

#PutiToots | #WhatTheyVotedFor “U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a ‘gift’ to President Donald Trump―who has called the NSA leaker a ‘spy’ and a ‘traitor’ who deserves to be executed.” ―Cynthia McFadden and William Arkin NBC News explains: That’s according to a senior U.S. official who has […]

Your Lede of the Day (Antibacterial)

This is the flabbergasting, unexpected lede of the day: The Food and Drug Administration said today that antibacterial soaps and body washes will be banned starting next year. The FDA says they aren’t any more effective than regular soap and manufacturers have been unable to prove that they’re safe for long-term use. (Rinkunas) Alright, then. […]

The Ted Cruz Show (The Devil Inside/Lede of the Week)

“A leading Satanist group is trying to distance itself from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after the presidential candidate was compared to Lucifer this week.” ―Mark Hensch This is your lede of the week. This is also your Republican Party.

Your Lede of the Day (Allegation and Alligator)

Er … okay … Authorities in Florida have arrested a man accused of throwing a live alligator through a restaurant’s drive-through window. (Chokshi and Larimer) If the lede isn’t strange enough, there is the detail: Once approached by authorities, James admitted to having picked up the alligator along the side of a road, driving to […]

Your Lede of the Week

“Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power said she received a rape threat as a result of her support for a Seanad motion recognising the state of Palestine last year.” ―Órla Ryan Our apologies. Normally we do a sick joke of some sort for the Lede of the Day. And while this certainly fits the bill for […]

The Lede of the Month

Let’s call this one the lede of the month. Via Tom Parfitt, for The Guardian: Police in southern Russia have launched an animal cruelty investigation after a tour operator forced a donkey to parasail over the sea. It should be noted that nothing about the story isn’t hilarious in that morbid way of things: Video […]

Jim and the Buried Lede (Mattis Matters for America)

#DimensionTrump | #WhatTheyVotedFor It seems worth noting that we are actually through a particular looking glass: One tense moment came last May as officials grew increasingly concerned about aggressive Iranian behavior. For weeks, Mattis had been resisting requests from the White House to provide military options for Iran. Now Trump made clear that he wanted […]

#DimensionTrump: The Lulzie Lede (Stone Stupid Mix)

#DimensionTrump | #WhatTheyVotedFor It ought to be significant of something that Dan Friedman of Mother Jones can possibly offer a lede like this: Randy Credico, a comedian and radio host who Trump adviser Roger Stone claims was his intermediary to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, has asserted his Fifth Amendment right ahead of an interview with the […]