Cristina Cabrera

Cristina Cabrera is the social media editor at TPM based in New York. Previously, she worked for Vocativ and interned at USA Today and New York 1 News. She received her B.A at NYU. Follow her on Twitter @crismcabrera

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The New York Times on Wednesday pushed back on President Donald Trump’s accusation that their journalists didn’t contact him to verify their bombshell report about his Cohen investigation interference.

“The White House was given 5 days to respond to the details of our investigation,” the Times’ PR accounted tweeted in response. “The Times followed up multiple times but no response was given on the record until the President addressed the story after its publication.”

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has recorded a video announcing his 2020 presidential campaign, according to Politico.

The report cited “two people familiar with the spot.”

It’s unknown when Sanders plans to release the video, but the Vermont senator has reportedly been looking to fill top campaign staff positions lately.

A Sanders campaign would be another addition to the crowded pool of Democratic candidates, which includes fellow senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

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Vice President Mike Pence triggered an awkward moment during his speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

Pence told attending international allies and foreign policy officials: “I bring greetings from the 45th president of the United States of America, President Donald Trump.”

Not a peep was heard from the audience in response.

After a full four seconds of silence, Pence continued on with his speech.

Watch the video captured by Axios below:

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R.E.M. wants President Donald Trump’s hands off their music, thank you very much.

The publisher of the rock band asked Twitter to remove a video Trump tweeted of his State of the Union speech that included their hit song “Everybody Hurts” late Friday night, according to CNBC. The video was originally created by pro-Trump Twitter account @CarpeDonktum.

Mike Mills, the band’s bass guitarist, called the makers of the video “assholes” when he first caught wind of it and asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to take it down.

HuffPo reporter Yashar Ali later noted that the video was no longer available to view.

CNBC confirmed on Saturday that a lawyer for Universal Music Publishing Group successfully got Twitter to remove the video.

Meanwhile, R.E.M.’s official Twitter account made their feelings about Trump crystal- clear.

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During the State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that “no one” has benefited more from the “thriving economy” than women.

After Democratic women stood to applaud, Trump reacted with pleasant surprise.Ā “You weren’t supposed to do that,” he said.

“Don’t sit down yet, you’re gonna like this” Trump continued. “One century after Congress passed a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, we also have more women serving in Congress than at any other time before.”

Democratic women cheered and high-fived each other as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gestured to their section. The hall then filled with chants of “USA! USA! USA!”

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Fox News has hired former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) as a contributor on both the news channel and Fox Business, the network announced on Wednesday. According to Fox’s statement, Gowdy will provide “political and legal analysis.”

Fox hired former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) for a similar contributing role after he resigned in 2017.