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  1. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    BuzzFeed News‏Verified account @BuzzFeedNews Here's what Trump told the Coast Guard when he visited them on Thanksgiving https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomnamako/trump-coast-guard-thanksgiving?bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc …
  2. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    HuffPost UK‏Verified account @HuffPostUK 5 times Donald Trump's Thanksgiving speech to the US Coast Guard made zero sense http://huffp.st/53XLpjq
  3. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill Trump to Coast Guard: Your brand "went up" after hurricanes http://hill.cm/OXAiAil
  4. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Do you really believe that all of the GOP senators he's **** off -- McCain, Flake, Corker, etc. -- are going to vote for that bogus bill?
  5. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Ya gotta be fascinated by a guy who takes credit for just about anything. Especially when his approval rating is headed for the 20s.
  6. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill Retired Lieutenant General tears into Trump over Thanksgiving speech to troops: It was 'insulting' http://hill.cm/YBZ834Y
  7. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    CNN Breaking News‏Verified account @cnnbrk In a Thanksgiving teleconference with troops, President Trump highlights ways the US military is "really winning" since he took office http://cnn.it/2A1Nkm7
  8. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Marshall Cohen‏Verified account @Marshall_Cohen Around this time last year...
  9. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Brian Klaas‏Verified account @brianklaas Brian Klaas Retweeted Donald J. Trump Trump hasn't signed a major piece of legislation in more than 300 days in office, despite GOP control of the House & the Senate. Job growth for Feb. through Oct. is the worst it has been in 5 years.
  10. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well. Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years....! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! 6:44 AM - 23 Nov 2017
  11. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Week‏Verified account @TheWeek Happy Thanksgiving! Here's 10 things you need to know today: http://bit.ly/2mZz2gW
  12. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Week‏Verified account @TheWeek The 10 best classic Thanksgiving dishes, ranked: http://bit.ly/2muU1ru
  13. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Week‏Verified account @TheWeek How the Thanksgiving turkey was named after the country Turkey: http://bit.ly/1HmpSiD
  14. Happy Birthday to...

    ...the Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (born on November 23, 1934), considered to be one of filmdom's foremost scenarists and script doctors. He occasionally has directed films based on his own screenplays. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards (Oscar win in bold): 1973 -- Best Adapted Screenplay (for "The Last Detail"). 1974 -- Best Original Screenplay (for "Chinatown"). 1975 -- Best Original Screenplay (for "Shampoo," shared with Warren Beatty). 1984 -- Best Adapted Screenplay (for "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes," credited as P.H. Vazak). Towne did final revisions to the screenplay of the groundbreaking 1967 film "Bonnie and Clyde," which was written by David Newman and Robert Benton. He did not receive a screenwriting credit, but was listed as a consultant. Produced by Beatty, who played the infamous 1930s bank robber Clyde Barrow opposite Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker, the film received 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director (Arthur Penn). It won awards for Best Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons, as Clyde's excitable sister-in-law Blanche) and Best Cinematography (Burnett Guffey). Towne went on to do uncredited work for other Beatty films, including "The Parallax View" (1974), "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) and "Love Affair" (1994). Towne -- uncredited again -- wrote the famous scene in "The Godfather" in which new mob boss Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) reassured his retired father, Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), that the family interests were in good hands. Towne's screenplay adaptation of Darryl Ponicsan's 1971 novel "The Last Detail" (1973) earned Jack Nicholson the second of his eight Best Actor nominations. The film, which was noteworthy at the time of its release because of its frequent blue language, starred Nicholson and Otis Young as Navy officers assigned to transport a sad-sack seaman (Randy Quaid) to a military prison in New Hampshire. Directed by Hal Ashby, the drama also received Oscar nominations for Towne and Best Supporting Actor (Quaid) In 2005, the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) released a list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays. Towne's "Chinatown" -- a classic detective tale about sex, political corruption and murder in pre-World War II Los Angeles -- was No. 3 behind "Casablanca" and "The Godfather," which finished first and second, respectively. Directed by Roman Polanski ("Rosemary's Baby," "The Pianist"), the drama starred Nicholson as private detective J.J. "Jake" Gittes (pronounced Git-us). Also starring were Dunaway and John Huston. At the 47th Academy Awards ceremony on April 8, 1975, Towne won the Best Original Screenplay award for "Chinatown." The Oscar was presented to him by the author James A. Michener. Beatty starred in the 1975 Hollywood satire "Shampoo," which he co-wrote with Towne. The actor played a popular Beverly Hills hairdresser who experienced a memorable 48 hours -- leading up to the night Richard Nixon was first elected president on November 5, 1968. Directed by Hal Ashby, the film also starred Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Jack Warden, Tony Bill, Carrie Fisher (in her screen debut) and Lee Grant (an Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress). The film also received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay (Beatty and Towne), Best Supporting Actor (Warden) and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Richard Sylbert, W. Stewart Campbell and George Gaines). Towne wrote and directed the 1982 drama "Personal Best," the story of the relationship between competing pentathlon specialists (Patrice Donnelly and Mariel Hemingway) for the U.S. national team. The film, which also starred Scott Glenn, was the screenwriter's directorial debut. Towne wrote the screenplay for the 1984 drama "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes," which starred the French actor Christopher Lambert (pictured below). But the screenwriter became dissatisfied with the production and removed his name from the credits. The screenplay was credited to P.H. Vazak, which was the name of Towne's Hungarian sheepdog. When the Oscar nominations were revealed on February 6, 1985, Vazak was recognized in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. Towne's second film as a writer-director was the 1988 crime drama "Tequila Sunrise," featuring a romantic triangle involving characters played by Kurt Russell, Michelle Pfeiffer and Mel Gibson. It took almost 20 years, but Nicholson in a sequel to "Chinatown" that was written by Towne. But the 1990 film "The Two Jakes" -- which was directed by Nicholson and co-starred Harvey Keitel -- was a box-office disappointment. Nicholson has not directed since. Towne's daughter Katharine, from his former marriage to actress Julie Payne, is Hollywood royalty. Her maternal grandparents were the actors John Payne and Anne Shirley. Katharine (b. 1979) also is an actress. She was married to the British actor Charlie Hunnam from 1999 to 2002.
  15. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill Trump Education Dept considers limiting civil rights investigations at schools http://hill.cm/V3IJYx7

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