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Republicans in Pennsylvania placed robocalls that appeared to be from 'Johnson & Johnson'

Jake Tapper Twitter-Burns Sen. John Cornyn’s Hypocrisy Over Nasty Tweets

Texas Sen. John Cornyn on Thursday showed he’s either a snowflake or a hypocrite with a very short memory by attacking Vanita Gupta’s nomination for a top Justice Department position for her past fiery tweets.

Although Gupta has support from America’s law enforcement community, Cornyn, a Republican, suggested her ill-advised tweets show she’d use the No. 3 job in the Justice Department to go after political enemies. 

CNN anchor Jake Tapper responded with a sarcastic tweet that alluded to the nasty social media posts of former president Donald Trump, who Cornyn supported. 

Cornyn ignored Tapper’s indirect reference to Trump and cheekily responded that the newscaster obviously agreed with him.

Tapper went on to criticize the senior Texas senator for his double standard of demanding civility from Democrats who are also women of color while ignoring the many insulting and disturbing tweets posted by Trump during his presidency:

“For a half decade you’ve been as quiet as a church mouse about twitter attacks from someone with far more power than an associate attorney general,” Tapper wrote. “The question isn’t about my standards. It’s about where yours have been.”

Cornyn didn’t immediately answer the skewering, but people on Twitter lambasted his hypocrisy.

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-Revenue: $0.05 million in Q4 vs. $0.17 million in the same period last year.

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Netflix Is Testing A Way To Limit Password Sharing

Netflix is testing a way to limit password sharing, in what could signal a notable shift of the streaming giant’s posture toward users.

“Is this your account?” an on-screen notification asks those trying to log on with another’s credentials, according to screenshots shared by users. “If you don’t live with the owner of this account, you need your own account to keep watching.”

Users can then enter their own information and create an account, which comes with a 30-day free trial.

“This test is designed to help ensure that people using Netflix accounts are authorized to do so,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

A commotion on Twitter over the notifications was first reported on by The Streamable, which indicated that so far only connected-TV subscribers have hit the pay-wall.

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Exclusive: Mexico to evaluate need for tax reform, finance minister says

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will this year evaluate the need for a tax reform, Finance Minister Arturo Herrera told Reuters on Thursday, saying the federal government was talking to states about their fiscal requirements to see if conditions exist for such a shake-up.

Republicans in Pennsylvania placed robocalls that appeared to be from 'Johnson & Johnson'

  • A robocall from the Bucks County Republican Committee showed up on caller ID as coming from Johnson & Johnson.
  • The party blamed the incident on a third-party vendor and an “unintended technological error.”
  • The party did not immediately respond to a request for clarification.
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By all appearances, the call was coming from Johnson & Johnson, sparking hope among those who answered that they were perhaps being selected to receive the company’s new vaccine.

Instead, they heard a recording from a Republican from the Philadelphia suburbs urging them to come out and sign a petition, as reported by local news outlet LevittownNow.com.

“This is Bucks County GOP Chair Pat Poprik calling because we need your help putting good Republican candidates on the ballot,” said the caller (a recording has been posted online).

In a statement provided to the Bucks County Courier Times, Poprik apologized, blaming an “unintended technological error” and attributing the mistake to a third-party vendor that was using a number previously associated with the pharmaceutical giant.

The Bucks County GOP did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for the name of that vendor.

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