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Foreclosure Victims Say They Were Mistreated by Trump's Treasury Pick   

After Donald Trump nominated longtime Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin to be secretary of the treasury, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Democrats' leading anti-Wall Street crusader, asked to include "victims of Mnuchin's foreclosure machine" at his Senate confirmation hearing. According to Warren, Senate Republicans rebuffed her request. So on Wednesday, one day before Mnuchin goes before the Senate, Warren convened a panel of women who testified that OneWest Bank, under Mnuchin's leadership,

2017-01-18 20:12:09
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Trump's UN Pick Contradicts Him on Major International Issues  

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley came out hard against Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. She used her platform during the GOP's response to President Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union speech to urge fellow Republicans to resist the urge "to follow the siren call of the angriest voices" in her party's primary. She said in February 2016 that Trump was "everything a governor doesn't want in a president," and only tepidly supported him after first backing Florida Sen. Marco R

2017-01-18 15:38:11
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Trump's Pick to Oversee Obamacare's Destruction Faces a Senate Grilling  

When Donald Trump's nominee to oversee the country's health care system appears before the Senate on Wednesday morning, he can expect to face a barrage of questions not only about Republican plans to replace Obamacare, but also about whether he broke the law by profiting off health stocks. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), Trump's nominee for secretary of health and human services, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, before he later

2017-01-18 13:30:37
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Michael Eric Dyson Wants White People to Step Up and Actually Do Something About Racism  

St. Martin's Press The election of Donald Trump sent things spinning in America and got people talking about "whiteness." Did Democrats ignore the white working class? Was Trump making a legitimate appeal to rural America, or was his rhetoric a thinly masked courtship of white racists? If progressives want to win the next presidential election, do they need to abandon identity politics? As befuddling as it all seems, the author Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University sociology prof

2017-01-18 11:40:47
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Here Are Just Some of the Stunningly Bad Moments From Betsy DeVos' Confirmation Hearing  

Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing to become President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary was originally scheduled for last Wednesday but ultimately postponed until late Tuesday afternoon. With an extra week to get ready, Senate Democrats came prepared—and DeVos, oddly enough, did not. Our latest investigation: Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom" While Republicans on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions lauded the bill

2017-01-18 11:29:59
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Trump's EPA Pick Hasn't "Looked at the Scientific Research" on Lead Poisoning  

Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Wednesday that he isn't familiar with basic science on the health effects of lead. At his confirmation hearing, Scott Pruitt was asked by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md) whether he believes there is any safe level of lead in the human body. "That's something I have not reviewed nor know about," Pruitt responded. He went on to say that he would be "very concerned about any level of lead" in drinking water or human consumption b

2017-01-18 07:43:12
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It's Time to Stop Shaming Poor People for What They Buy With Food Stamps  

Poor people who receive government food aid use it to load up on Coke. Or so the New York Times suggests. Under an image of a shopping cart stuffed with half-gallon jugs of soda, the Times' Anahad O'Connor writes in a widely shared recent piece that the "No. 1 purchases by SNAP households are soft drinks." SNAP refers to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. By contrast, he writes, among non-SNAP households, "soft drinks ranked second on the list of food

2017-01-18 07:28:50
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2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded  

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row, with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change. The final data for 2016 was released on Wednesday by the three key agencies—the UK Met Office and NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States—and showe

2017-01-18 04:05:32
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Scott Pruitt vs. Science  

Outside Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearing to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, the hall was packed with demonstrators. Some were Standing Rock activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Others were wearing face masks to make a point about Pruitt's polluter allies. Many environmentalists argue that Pruitt is simply too deep in the pocket of the oil and gas industry to make his EPA anything but a farce when it comes to science. Inside the hearing, Pruitt at times seemed

2017-01-18 03:14:44
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Watch Betsy DeVos Say She'd Allow Guns In Schools "To Protect From Potential Grizzlies”  

At Tuesday's confirmation hearing, longtime gun control proponent Sen. Chris Murphy asked Michigan billionaire and Donald Trump's pick for education secretary Betsy DeVos outright whether guns had any place around schools. "That's best left to locales and states to decide," DeVos responded. When pressed further by Murphy, who represented the district covering Newtown where the nation's deadliest school shooting took place more than four years ago, DeVos looped back to a question asked earli

2017-01-18 02:21:42
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Elizabeth Warren Grills Trump's Health Nominee on His Efforts to Slash Medicare and Medicaid  

Sen. Elizabeth Warren questions HHS nominee Rep. Tom Price on Medicare and Medicaid funding — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 18, 2017 Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services won't say whether he agrees with the president-elect's campaign pledge to not cut funding for Medicare and Medicaid. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) faced pointed questioning from Elizabeth Warren during a Senate hearing Wednesday mo

2017-01-18 01:54:26
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A Former Apprentice Contestant Just Filed a Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump  

Former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, who was among a string of women to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct in the lead up to the election, announced on Tuesday that she is suing the president-elect for defamation, claiming Trump "maliciously" disparaged her and falsely claimed she was a liar. "On November 11, 2016, I called on Mr. Trump to retract his statements about me calling me a liar," Zervos, who is being represented by attorney Gloria Allred, announced in a press confere

2017-01-17 17:15:51
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35 Years in Prison. 12 Years in Solitary. Now This Famed Puerto Rican Nationalist Will Be Set Free.  

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the remaining 20 years of the 55-year sentence Oscar López Rivera was serving after his 1981 conviction for "seditious conspiracy." The 74-year-old Puerto Rican nationalist was accused of being affiliated with the FALN, a group fighting for the independence of Puerto Rico that was responsible for a series of bombings in the 1970s and 1980s. In May 2014, Mother Jones' Shane Bauer wrote about López Rivera's case: In 1981, Ló

2017-01-17 16:35:46
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The GOP's Favorite Climate Excuse Makes a Comeback in the Trump Administration  

It's been a while since "I'm not a scientist" was the go-to line for Republican politicians confronted with uncomfortable questions about climate change. But the infamous talking point made a big comeback at Tuesday's confirmation hearing for Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), Donald Trump's nominee to head the Interior Department. During the hearing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asked Zinke whether he agrees with the president-elect's view that climate change is a "hoax." Zinke responded tha

2017-01-17 15:36:55
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Bernie Sanders Just Roasted Trump's Billionaire Pick for Education Secretary  

Early on in Betsy DeVos' confirmation hearing to become President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Bernie Sanders sized up the wealthy philanthropist and let loose: "Do you think that if you were not a multibillionaire, if your family had not made hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions, that you would be sitting here today?" As my colleague Andy Kroll wrote in 2014, "the DeVoses sit alongside the Kochs, the Bradleys, and the Coorses as founding memb

2017-01-17 14:47:02
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Obama Just Took One Final Step to Fight Global Warming  

President Barack Obama has made one final contribution to the fight against global warming on his way out the White House door. On Tuesday, Obama transferred $500 million to the UN's Green Climate Fund, a key program set up to finance climate change adaptation and renewable energy projects in developing countries. That's on top of another $500 million the Obama administration had already given to the fund. As we explained in December: In 2010, the United Nations established the Green Cli

2017-01-17 12:29:51
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Obama Just Commuted Chelsea Manning's Sentence  

In a shocking announcement Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama commuted the remaining sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US soldier found guilty of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. According to the New York Times: The decision by Mr. Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice tried to commit suicide last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at the male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. She has been jail

2017-01-17 11:54:03
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Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America's Schools to Build "God's Kingdom"  

It's Christmastime in Holland, Michigan, and the northerly winds from Lake Macatawa bring a merciless chill to the small city covered in deep snow. The sparkly lights on the trees in downtown luxury storefronts illuminate seasonal delicacies from the Netherlands, photos and paintings of windmills and tulips, wooden shoes, and occasional "Welkom Vrienden" (Welcome Friends) signs. Meet the New Kochs: The DeVos Clan's Plan to Defund the Left Dutch immigrants from a conservative Prot

2017-01-17 09:15:16
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Conservatives Are Taking Credit for a Record-Low Abortion Rate. Not So Fast.  

A new survey released today has sparked a debate on both sides of the abortion divide with its finding that the abortion rate has hit its lowest point since the 1970s. The survey, "Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014," was released by the Guttmacher Institute, a research and advocacy organization that supports abortion rights. "If there are women…who want abortions but can't get them because there aren't any clinics that they can get to, and that's

2017-01-17 08:09:37
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The XX's Intriguing Intimacy  

The XXI See You Young Turks   Courtesy of Sacks and Co. After two albums of whispery, painfully fragile pop, the London trio The XX has morphed into a subtly different, though equally intriguing, entity. While I See You still features the creamy melodies and intimate vibes that brought them adoring critics and obsessed fans, these tender introverts display new confidence, embracing insistent R&B-style grooves and tackling unapologetically commercial tunes. Genteel sing

2017-01-17 02:01:52
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Cops' Feelings on Race Show How Far We Have to Go  

This week, the Pew Research Center released a report entitled "Behind the Badge," a comprehensive survey of nearly 8,000 law enforcement officials across the United States examining their attitudes toward their jobs, police protests, interactions with their communities, racial issues, and much more. The report states that it is appearing "at a crisis point in America's relationship with the men and women who enforce its laws, precipitated by a series of deaths of black Americans during en

2017-01-16 02:46:33
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The Most Popular Theory About What Causes Obesity May Be Very Wrong  

You've heard it over and over again: The obesity crisis, which affects more than a third of US adults and costs the country hundreds of billions of dollars every year, is due to the fact that people eat more calories than they expend. In other words, one of the leading causes of preventable deaths is rooted in gluttony and sloth. If people jogged more and ate fewer Big Macs, they wouldn't get obese. What if that idea is just wrong? Gary Taubes thinks it is. Taubes joined us on the most rece

2017-01-16 01:49:55
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California Got Soaked—But Don't Start Your Endless Showers Just Yet  

It's been pouring in rain-starved California for the past few weeks, so is the Golden State's drought finally over? The downer answer: Asking if California's water woes are behind us because it rained is a bit like asking if climate change is over because it's cold outside—short-term gains don't mean the long-term problem has gone away. The slightly more optimistic answer: While we're not in the clear, the rain has made a huge dent in the short-term. Before and after: Compare

2017-01-15 06:01:53
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A Firestorm of Protests Will Take Aim at Donald Trump's Inauguration  

On Friday, president-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated into office. The day will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery followed by several celebrations, including galas and inaugural balls, throughout the weekend. But if Trump's critics have anything to do with it, the inauguration won't entirely be festive: Dozens of groups have announced rallies and protests leading up to the historic event, including the Women's March on Washington, which is expected

2017-01-14 13:58:51
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Trump's Shouty and Insane Press Conference Reminded Russians of…Putin  

During Donald Trump's first press conference as president-elect, he called BuzzFeed a "failing pile of garbage," shouted down questions from a CNN reporter, and evaded tough questions about the dossier released the day before alleging that Russia had been cultivating Trump for years and had assembled compromising material on him. In the United States, many found Trump's harsh approach shocking. "It is our observation," said Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, referring to Trump's treatment of CNN,

2017-01-14 12:20:01
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How the LGBT Community Can Fight Back Against Trump  

After every major LGBT rights group in America campaigned in support of Donald Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton, it came as little surprise that Trump won just 14 percent of the LGBT vote on November 8. Yet, one of Trump's most vocal and controversial cheerleaders has been a gay man, political provocateur and Breibart News writer Milo Yiannopolous. Yiannopolous—who has penned columns such as "Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy" and "The Conservative Father's Guide to Cuttin

2017-01-14 06:25:52
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Trump Eyes Ex-Agrichemical Exec to Fill His Final Cabinet Post  

When Indiana's then-Gov. Mike Pence needed to appoint a new director of his state's agriculture department back in 2013, he dipped right into the corner offices of the global agrichemical industry. His pick, Ted McKinney, then the director of global corporate affairs for Elanco Animal Health, a division of pharma giant Eli Lilly, had previously been an executive on the government affairs team for seed/pesticide giant Dow AgroSciences. Now Pence is the vice president-elect for the incom

2017-01-13 17:54:12
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Science Says This Weird Virus Could Make You Fat  

It's January, the month of new diets and gym memberships. In the spirit of starting off a brand new year, there's no reason not to eat healthier and move around more. But if your aim is just to lose pounds, you might be on the wrong track. In her new book, The Secret Life of Fat, biochemist Sylvia Tara reveals what many dieters have suspected for a long time: There's more to losing weight than just eating less and exercise. Tara joined us on the most recent episode of Mother Jones' food politi

2017-01-13 11:08:07
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The Spy Who Wrote the Trump-Russia Memos: It Was "Hair-Raising" Stuff  

Last fall, a week before the election, I broke the story that a former Western counterintelligence official had sent memos to the FBI with troubling allegations related to Donald Trump. The memos noted that this spy's sources had provided him with information indicating that Russian intelligence had mounted a yearslong operation to co-opt or cultivate Trump and had gathered secret compromising material on Trump. They also alleged that Trump and his inner circle had accepted a regular flow of i

2017-01-13 09:46:56
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Major Investigation Blasts Chicago Police for Abuses  

The US Department of Justice on Friday released a scathing report concluding a 13-month investigation into the conduct of the Chicago Police Department, finding rampant uses of excessive force and other abuses. The investigation was launched in November 2015 after the release of video showing a white officer shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing the youth who was armed with a knife. The Justice Department reviewed documents related to the Chicago PD's training policies and

2017-01-13 07:51:24
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California Mobilizes for War Against Trump  

Here in America's most populous state, the wealthy pay the nation's highest income tax rate, the minimum wage will soon rise to $15 an hour statewide, more than a quarter of the population is foreign born, and the economy is booming. California, the world's sixth-largest economy and a bastion of progressivism, is now being hailed as a kind of great blue firewall—Democrats' most important bulwark against the retrograde policies of Donald Trump. "If you want to take on a forward-leaning

2017-01-13 07:04:50
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Cancer Survivor and Former Republican Tells Paul Ryan Obamacare Saved His Life  

A former Republican who once worked for the Reagan and Bush campaigns confronted House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, asking why the GOP is seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a serious replacement plan. The moment came during a CNN town hall event, where Jeff Jeans revealed that like Ryan, he too once opposed the health care law. "When it was passed, I told my wife we would close our business before I complied with this law," Jeans said. "Then at 49, I was given six

2017-01-13 05:03:08
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This Superbug Is Resistant to All Antibiotics—and Has Killed Its First American Victim  

For a while now, the specter of "pan-resistant" pathogens—superbugs so super that they can withstand all available antibiotics—have haunted US and global public health authorities. This week, we got news of one showing up in the United States. An elderly Nevada woman died in September after being infected by a strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae that was "resistant to all available antimicrobial drugs," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed in a Friday note.

2017-01-13 04:42:58
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Anti-Abortion Activists Say Trump's Court Picks Aren't Extreme Enough  

During the presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump pledged to nominate pro-life Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade "automatically," and he released a list of 21 candidates he would consider for a spot on the high court. The conservative legal organization the Federalist Society, as well as the Heritage Foundation, an influential right-wing think tank, helped draft the list. But since the election, some pro-life activists have been pushing the Trump team to jettis

2017-01-13 03:39:39
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This Bumble Bee was Just Added to the Endangered Species List  

Earlier this week, the rusty patched bumblebee became the first bee in the continental United States to be added to the endangered species list. The designation was one of the Obama Administration's last environmental moves. There's good reason this bee is now on the list: Its population has plummeted by 87 percent since the 1990s. According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, the bee once inhabited two provinces of Canada as well as 28 states, and Washington DC. Today it's found in only two

2017-01-13 01:33:42
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Brace Yourselves for the Libertarian Tech Bro Takeover of the FDA  

President-elect Donald Trump is taking his time choosing a nominee for secretary of the US Department of Agriculture—it's the last open cabinet post. But the USDA isn't the only federal agency that lacks a proposed incoming leader just a week ahead of inauguration day. And while candidates for the USDA post have streamed thorough Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago to plead their case, the Trump team has revealed little about whom it's considering to head the Food and Drug Administration.

2017-01-12 20:21:58
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Trump's CIA Pick is Oblivious to a Major National Security Threat  

What does the CIA director have to do with climate change? A lot more than Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump's pick for the agency's top job, seems to appreciate. During his Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing Thursday, Sen. Kamala Harris sitting Kansas congressman's views on climate science. Quoting CIA Director John Brennan, who had a 25-year career at the agency, Harris noted that he cited climate change as one of the "deeper c

2017-01-12 18:13:34
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Republicans Are Coming for Your Free Birth Control  

The process of repealing Obamacare began yesterday in the Senate, and Republicans rejected the amendment that requires insurance companies to cover the full cost of contraceptives in the process. In 2012, a women's preventative health care provision within the Affordable Care Act went into effect making birth control free for women with insurance. When it was first rolled out, an estimated 26.9 million women benefited. If the mandate is struck down, it will leave 55 million women without no

2017-01-12 17:44:20
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Tillerson Disagrees With Trump on Nearly Everything  

By the time the first day of hearings for Donald Trump's secretary-of-state pick concluded, Rex Tillerson had expressed a range of opinions at odds with those of his future boss. As Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) noted, Tillerson's views on Muslims, Russian aggression, Saudi Arabia, NATO, the Paris climate agreement, the Iran nuclear deal, nuclear arms, and more were notably different from Trump's campaign statements. "All of these to me are quite encouraging," Coons said. "But t

2017-01-12 13:38:19
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The Justice Department Is Opening an Investigation Into the FBI's Actions During the 2016 Campaign  

The Justice Department is opening an investigation into whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation's decisions during the 2016 presidential campaign were appropriate, Reuters reports. According to a statement released by the department's inspector general, the review will examine the following: Allegations that Department or FBI policies or procedures were not followed in connection with, or in actions leading up to or related to, the FBI Director’s public announcement on

2017-01-12 10:11:42
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Trump's CIA Pick Doesn't Seem to Understand the President-Elect's View on Torture  

The man picked by Donald Trump to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency apparently is in the dark on an important intelligence matter: Trump's view on torture. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) has been tapped by Trump to lead the spy service, and on Thursday morning he came before the Senate Intelligence Committee for his confirmation hearing. He addressed the matters in the headlines. He said he accepted the intelligence community's assessment that Russian intelligence hacked Democratic

2017-01-12 09:42:17
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Here's the Biggest Immigration Issue That Trump Isn't Talking About  

Last month, more than 400 women and children were released from an immigrant family detention center in Dilley, Texas. The mass release came three days after a Texas judge denied that center and another in Karnes, Texas, the licenses that would allow them to detain children, which they have been doing for more than two years. As Ian Gordon reported for Mother Jones, after the surge in immigration across the United States' southern border in the summer of 2014, the Obama administration r

2017-01-12 09:27:14
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The Post-Trump Wave of Anti-Abortion Proposals Just Hit Florida  

Over the last few weeks, the election of Donald Trump and new Republican control over several states have inspired a wave of anti-abortion proposals. Among the most pervasive have been 20-week abortion bans: Ohio and Kentucky have both passed these in the last month, and they have been proposed in Virginia and now Florida. On Tuesday, Florida state Rep. Joe Gruters—the former co-chair of Trump's Florida campaign who began his first term in the Florida House this month—filed the

2017-01-12 09:05:08
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Why Dylann Roof's Death Sentence May Never Be Carried Out  

On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof entered a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot and killed nine worshippers after reading Bible verses with them. As it was later revealed, the 22-year-old Roof was a white supremacist. After an eight-day trial in the Charleston federal district court, on December 15 the jury found Roof guilty of all 33 federal counts—including hate crimes and obstruction of exercise of religion—18 of which carry the federal death penalty. This

2017-01-12 07:37:15
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Democrats Hope That "Mad Dog" Will Calm Trump Down  

President-elect Donald Trump has aroused considerable concern among Democrats by nominating a secretary of energy who thinks the Department of Energy shouldn't exist, a secretary of labor who opposes raising the minimum wage, a secretary of state who's been cozy with Russia, and an attorney general who has had to spend an awful lot of time convincing people he's not a racist. Which made it all the more striking when a Trump Cabinet nominee got a friendly—and even laudatory—recep

2017-01-12 05:25:25
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This Is One of the Most Surreal Bits from Donald Trump's Bizarre Press Conference  

From Donald Trump's first press conference in six months, at Trump Tower on Wednesday morning, this clip must surely rank among the most surreal. The event was meant to put to rest questions about Trump's potential conflicts of interest, by listing steps he plans to take to separate himself from his businesses. He also came the closest he's ever been to acknowledging the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the election. But when Trump started talking about unverif

2017-01-11 17:14:50
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This Chart Shows How Research on Gun Violence Has Been Gutted  

The war on research into gun violence began two decades ago when, with the backing of the National Rifle Association, the Republican-controlled Congress effectively killed off federal funding for it. A 1996 appropriation bill banned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using any funds to "advocate or promote gun control," which was interpreted as meaning any type of research on firearms deaths was prohibited. Soon afterwards, other agencies, including the National Institutes of

2017-01-11 13:39:21
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Trump's Business Plan Won't Eliminate His Conflicts of Interest  

At a long-awaited press conference Wednesday, Donald Trump outlined an extensive list of steps he plans to take to separate himself from his business interests. But he stopped short of the one thing that ethics experts agree he needs to do to eliminate conflicts of interest: divest his billions in assets and debts and place the proceeds in a blind trust. Standing in front of a large stack of papers and manila folders that he said represented agreements he has signed to separate himself from

2017-01-11 13:29:33
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Black Lawmakers Warn the Senate That Sessions Would "Move This Country Backward"  

For a man dogged by allegations of racist comments and actions, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) managed to make it through the first day and a half of confirmation hearings to be the next attorney general without many fireworks. That changed on Wednesday afternoon, when three of Sessions' African American colleagues in Congress testified against him. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights icon who nearly died fighting for African American voting rights; and Rep. Cedr

2017-01-11 12:06:51
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Your Breakfast Is About to Take a Weird Turn  

We seem to have come full circle on milk. First people began spurning cow's milk in favor of soy, which they then swapped for almond or rice. Soon, baristas began touting hemp and coconut instead—nondairy milk sales have soared 30 percent since 2011. But the next trend for the beverage isn't a plant-based alternative: It's cow's milk—with a twist. Though nearly identical to the stuff you grew up drinking, this milk is produced not by bovines, but by yeasts—single-celled fungi

2017-01-11 11:59:32
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Trump Somehow Found Time Today to Meet With Monsanto Execs   

Amid the furor surrounding allegations of covert ties with Russian intelligence figures as well as his first press conference since winning the election, President-elect Donald Trump found time in his hectic Wednesday schedule to meet with two towering figures in the agriculture world, reports Fox Business Daily. But the main conversation topic wasn't the job opening atop the US Department of Agriculture, the sole cabinet spot awaiting an appointment from Trump.  Rather, the meetin

2017-01-11 11:23:26
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Torture Allegations Shadow Rex Tillerson's Time at Exxon Mobil  

This week, Congress will consider whether to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's appointment for secretary of state. Trump's choice, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, has come under fire for his close relationship with Russia's Vladimir Putin and his lack of government experience. As Tillerson seeks to become America's top diplomat, another aspect of his past should come under scrutiny: his former company's troubling ties to allegations of torture and other grave human rights abuses in

2017-01-11 09:44:44
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Rex Tillerson Refuses to Label Vladimir Putin a "War Criminal"  

When asked during hearing if Vladimir Putin is a "war criminal," Rex Tillerson says, “I would not use that term.” — MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 11, 2017 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) confronted Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Wednesday over his close ties to Vladimir Putin, asking the former Exxon Mobil CEO if he believed the Russian leader should be labeled a "war criminal." "I would not use that term," Tillerso

2017-01-11 08:20:05
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"Hi, I'm Bonnie, and I'm a Racist"  

On a September evening at the United Church of Christ in Sunnyvale, California, a dozen people are sitting in folding chairs arranged in a circle. Nearby, a plastic folding table is topped with cookies and fruit. (Coffee is notably absent.) The setup is basically that of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, except that the group, mostly older and mostly white, isn't here to deal with chemical dependency. Rather, they have decided they want to better understand their own prejudices and take part in

2017-01-11 06:55:19
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Russia Allegations Lead to Donald Trump's Dumbest Tweet Ever  

Donald Trump has hit send on a lot of ill-advised tweets—tweets that were false, tweets that showed him to be thin-skinned or a bully. But perhaps no tweet ranks as, well, dumb as the one he sent out Wednesday morning, just hours before his first press conference in six months. He was reacting to news stories noting that when the intelligence community provided President Barack Obama and Trump its assessment that Russia hacked the 2016 campaign in order to help Trump, the spies also prov

2017-01-11 06:47:47
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Top Government Ethics Official Blasts Trump's Conflict of Interest Plan  

Walter Shaub, the head of the Office of Government Ethics, blasted President-elect Donald Trump's new plan to handle his conflicts of interests on Wednesday. Trump laid out a plan earlier in the day to put his assets in a trust that his adult children control, with Trump receiving little information about the operations of the family business. At an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, Shaub said that Trump's plan is not sufficient. "Nothing short of divestiture will resolve t

2017-01-11 05:45:13
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Watch Live: Rex Tillerson's Confirmation Hearing  

Rex Tillerson, the former chairman of Exxon Mobil, is currently testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state is expected to face a number of tough questions regarding his close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and climate change. For live social media updates, follow Mother Jones reporter Rebecca Leber who is in the room for the hearing.

2017-01-11 05:35:48
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Republicans Try to Rewrite Sessions' History on Race  

Thirty years ago, the Senate rejected the nomination of Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship in Alabama following extensive testimony alleging that Sessions held racist views and pursued racially motivated prosecutions as a federal prosecutor. On Tuesday, when Sessions again appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee, this time to be considered for the post of attorney general, Republicans tried to rewrite that history. Sessions, his Republican Senate colleagues, and President-elect Don

2017-01-11 05:33:43
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Carl's Jr. Employees Tell Elizabeth Warren What It's Like Working for Trump's Labor Department Pick  

Former employees of Carl's Jr., the company run by Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Labor, got to testify on Capitol Hill today—but not in his confirmation hearing. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had scheduled the meeting to showcase how Democrats might grill Puzder. Dems had asked for former employees who would testify when Puzder appears before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP), but HELP chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) shot

2017-01-11 04:58:04
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Here Are the Very Best Bits from President Obama's Emotional Farewell Speech  

President Barack Obama gave his farewell address on Tuesday night from McCormick Place, a huge convention center in Chicago. News cameras captured images of the jubilant, 20,000-strong crowd crying and waving smartphones throughout Obama's speech. "Four more years!" they chanted. ("I can't do that," Obama joked.) The speech capped a turbulent day in the political life of the country, which began with sometimes-fractious confirmation hearings of attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions,

2017-01-11 02:39:13
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Trump Doesn't Deny Contact Between His Team and Russia During Campaign  

In his first press conference in half a year, Donald Trump came close to acknowledging the intelligence community's conclusion that Russia had meddled in the election to benefit him, saying, "I think it was Russia." But he quickly added that others are always trying to hack US targets and downplayed the Russian hack, asking why it received so much more attention than a Chinese cyber-attack on the US government several years ago. And when Trump was given a chance to rebut claims that his ca

2017-01-11 02:21:32
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The Sexist Chatter at Elaine Chao's Confirmation Hearing Will Make You Shudder  

There were no demonstrations or outbursts from protesters at Elaine Chao's confirmation hearing Wednesday to become President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of transportation. The former secretary of labor in the second Bush administration may have not been loved by labor unions, but her previous experience as a deputy transportation secretary for George H.W. Bush makes her uniquely qualified for the job. The most notable moments during Chao's appearance before the Senate Science

2017-01-11 02:04:05
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President Obama Just Delivered His Farewell Address to the Nation. There Wasn't a Dry Eye in the Room.   

Here are President Obama's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Farewell Address by the President – As Prepared for Delivery McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people – in livin

2017-01-11 01:58:32
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Trump Says Climate Change Is a Hoax. Rex Tillerson Just Disagreed.   

At his confirmation hearing Wednesday to become secretary of state, President-elect Donald Trump's positions on climate change and his promise to withdraw the United States from global climate action. Although Exxon Mobil, where Tillerson served as CEO, has been accused of impeding efforts to address global warming, Tillerson has acknowledged the threat posed by climate change. When Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate For

2017-01-11 01:37:59
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This Former White House Chef Has a Great Idea for Fixing Schools  

"What can we expect our kids to learn if their diets are full of sugar and empty of nutrients?" That's the basis of former White House chef Sam Kass' 2015 TED talk, which was released on the website last week. Kass, a self described "food policy guy," believes that in order to improve schools, we must first focus on kids' nutrition. Hungry students, he points out, struggle to learn. Watch the TED talk here: In the first season of the Mother Jones food politics podcast, Bite, we asked

2017-01-10 19:03:38
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The FBI Is Investigating Allegations That Russia Has Compromising Information on Trump  

America's top intelligence officials have briefed President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump on allegations that Russian operatives "claim to have compromising personal and financial information" about Trump, CNN reported Tuesday evening. According to the network, these allegations were included in a two-page memo that was appended to the intelligence community's assessment that concluded that Russia had hacked political targets during the US presidential election in order to

2017-01-10 15:06:18
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Senate Intelligence Committee Member Suggests FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties  

It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate Intelligence Committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications, because they suggested that Wyden believes the FBI has been sitting on information regarding ties between Donald Trump's inner circle and Russia. The hearing was focused on the intelligence community's recently released report concluding that Vla

2017-01-10 14:49:12
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This Woman Served More Than a Year in Jail for a Coat Hanger Abortion. Now She's Free.   

After spending more than a year in jail for attempting to end her pregnancy at 24 weeks by self-inducing with a coat hanger, Anna Yocca of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was released Monday night after she entered a plea deal. Yocca, 32, pled guilty to "attempted procurement of a miscarriage" and was sentenced to one year in jail. She received credit for her time already served, which means she served her entire sentence while awaiting trial. Her sentence also comes with a $3,000 fine. Yocca w

2017-01-10 14:01:09
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WATCH: President Obama's Farewell Address  

Here are President Obama's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Farewell Address by the President – As Prepared for Delivery McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye or rarely agreed at all, my conversations with you, the American people – in livin

2017-01-10 13:15:29
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Jeff Sessions Has a History of Blocking Black Judges  

Alabama is nearly 30 percent black, but only three African American judges have ever sat on a federal bench there. Advocates for judicial diversity in the state say that in recent decades, that's thanks largely to Jeff Sessions, the Republican senator from Alabama whom Donald Trump has nominated to be his attorney general. During his 20 years in the Senate, they say, Sessions has used his perch on the judiciary committee to block nearly every black candidate for a judgeship in his state. "T

2017-01-10 12:30:54
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Head of USDA May Take Cushy Big Dairy Job  

While Donald Trump mulls which interesting character to place atop the US Department of Agriculture, Barack Obama's choice for that job may have settled on his post-exit plan. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has persevered in that role through both of Obama's terms, will become president and CEO of the US Dairy Export Council when he leaves office this month, reports the trade journal Agri-Pulse, citing a "source familiar with his plans." Neither Vilsack's office nor the US Dairy Export

2017-01-10 12:03:36
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Jeff Sessions Channels Donald Trump on Russian Hacking  

During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday morning, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump's pick to be attorney general, engaged in a curious exchange with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate judiciary committee. Graham asked Sessions a simple question about Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign, and Sessions...well, basically said nothing. As attorney general, he will oversee the FBI, which is part of the Justice Department, and the FBI, along with other national s

2017-01-10 10:47:33
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The Case for Taking a Very Little Bit of LSD Every Day  

When Ayelet Waldman greets me at the door of her two-story home in Berkeley, California, she takes one look at me and says, "I'm so glad your hair is wet, too." It's just past 11 a.m., but this writer and mother had a typical morning of laundry and breakfast and getting four kids out the door on time. The schedule is enough to give anyone anxiety, especially Waldman, who has struggled with bipolar II disorder. When her depression got really bad, she turned to drugs—not the dozens of p

2017-01-10 10:22:37
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Protesters Dressed in KKK Robes Interrupt Opening Minutes of Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Hearing  

Moments before the start of Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing on Tuesday, chaotic scenes broke out in the Senate Judiciary Committee, as two demonstrators dressed as Ku Klux Klan members shouted in protest against Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. They were swiftly escorted from the room. HAPPENING NOW: Protestor thrown out of Sessions confirmation hearing. Dressed as klansman. pic.twitter.com/2DPJhg7M8M — Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) January 10, 2017 "You

2017-01-10 09:22:50
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Al Franken Tears Into Sessions Over Civil Rights Claims  

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) tore into his colleague Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) during Sessions' confirmation hearing on Tuesday to be the next attorney general, suggesting that Sessions has not honestly portrayed his record on civil rights to the public. Republican senators and the Trump transition team made a concerted effort at the hearing to portray Sessions as an egalitarian whose reputation as a racist is unearned. But Franken's pointed questions cast doubt on that narrative. Franken bega

2017-01-10 09:20:28
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Sessions Won't Say Whether He'd Prosecute Trump or His Associates  

Jeff Sessions dedicated his opening remarks of his Senate confirmation hearing to be the next attorney general on Tuesday to pledging to work independently of Donald Trump and avoid using the position to become a "mere rubber stamp" for the president-elect's political agenda.  But when later asked by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) if he would be willing to prosecute the Russian hacking allegations—even if the investigation were to negatively affect Trump or members of his i

2017-01-10 05:18:24
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Trump Is Leaving the Nuclear Oversight Agency With No One in Charge  

On Monday, Gizmodo reported the alarming news that Donald Trump's transition team had dismissed two political appointees who run the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), without replacements on tap to oversee the nation's nuclear arsenal. The story was "inaccurate," an official with the Department of Energy, which oversees the NNSA, subsequently told Mother Jones. "There have been no discussions between the president-elect's transition team and any of NNSA's political appointees on

2017-01-10 05:12:21
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A Federal Jury Has Sentenced Dylann Roof to Death  

Update, 5:10 p.m.: Dylann Roof is the first person in the United States to get the death penalty for committing federal hate crimes. Update, 4:52 p.m.: The jury sentenced Roof to death for the Charleston church shooting. On December 15, Dylann Roof was convicted of 33 federal hate crimes related to the June 2015 Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre, during which Roof murdered nine people in a historically black church. The same jury that convicted Roof then took only three&nb

2017-01-10 03:38:45
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In Alabama, Sessions Held Views on Criminal Justice Far Outside Today's Mainstream  

Before he joined the Senate 20 years ago, Jeff Sessions supported imposing harsh penalties on juvenile offenders and even bringing back chain gangs—policies that were extreme even for their time and contrast sharply with bipartisan efforts today to move away from the tough-on-crime approach of the 1990s. Now President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the next attorney general, Sessions stands on the threshold of overseeing the country's criminal justice system and setting sentencing

2017-01-10 02:01:45
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A Yale Psychologist Says Clinton Supporters Shouldn't Try to Empathize With Trump Fans  

We often think of empathy as a good thing. The ability to put ourselves in someone else's shoes and feel their pain makes us more understanding and compassionate. In the aftermath of the divisive presidential election, there's been a call for voters to try to empathize with people who hold opposing views.   But what if empathy actually isn't as helpful to us as we think it is—and might even get us into trouble? That's the case that Yale researcher and psychologist Paul Bloom make

2017-01-10 01:14:07
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Donald Trump and Robert Kenndy Jr Team Up to Spread Nonsense About Vaccines  

Bipartisanship comes to the Trump administration! Robert F Kennedy JR says Trump asked him to chair a commission on vaccine safety and he agreed. Has lobbied for vaccine exemptions. — Ginger Gibson (@GingerGibson) January 10, 2017 Surprise! It's evil biparisanship! This is the most anti-science Republicans joining the most anti-science Democratic to push dangerous anti-vaxx lunacy. Vaccines work and they don't cause autism. Them's the facts. There are real costs to this

2017-01-10 01:14:04
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Watch Live: Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Hearing  

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, is currently testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he is facing a tough line of questioning regarding his civil rights record and views on criminal justice. Several protesters challenging Sessions' fitness for the position have already been removed. For live social media updates, follow Mother Jones reporter Pema Levy who is in the room for the hearing.

2017-01-10 01:10:38
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We Just Found the Most Terrifying GIF on the Internet  

Scientists have long warned us about a climate change tipping point—the moment past which there is no turning back. If you haven't started panicking yet, now is the time. Last week, Kevin Pluck tweeted an alarming gif that shows the gradual yet relatively stable decline of global sea ice over the past 40 years before experiencing a sudden drop in 2016. Final version of the Global Sea Ice Area spiral plot #climatechange #globalwarming pic.twitter.com/TfJYuvEwrZ — Kevin

2017-01-09 19:21:06
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Jeff Sessions Has a History of Blocking Black Judges  

Alabama is nearly 30 percent black, but only three African American judges have ever sat on a federal bench there. Advocates for judicial diversity in the state say that in recent decades, that's thanks largely to Jeff Sessions, the Republican senator from Alabama whom Donald Trump has nominated to be his attorney general. During his 20 years in the Senate, they say, Sessions has used his perch on the judiciary committee to block nearly every black candidate for a judgeship in his state. "T

2017-01-09 16:10:40
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Attorney General Sessions Would Be Good News for Private Prisons  

When Donald Trump's victory on election night became clear, the shares of the largest private prison corporations shot up. If the Senate confirms Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as the next attorney general in the coming weeks, the companies and their shareholders will have even more to celebrate. Last summer, the Justice Department announced it would stop contracting with the for-profit prison industry, whose facilities are more violent and less humane than government-run prisons. But Trump ha

2017-01-09 12:27:32
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Trump Wants to Allow Concealed Weapons Everywhere—This Bill Would Do That  

Shortly after Donald Trump won the election, Todd Rathner, a prominent gun rights lobbyist, said gun owners were eager to "go on the offense at the federal level." Among their top priorities was national reciprocity legislation: a law guaranteeing that people with concealed-carry permits from one state could take their guns into any other state, even if that state had stricter limits on carrying concealed weapons. Sure enough, on the first day of the new session of Congress, Rep. Richard Hudso

2017-01-09 11:58:22
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Surprise! WikiLeaks Assange Backs Trump on Russia Hacking Report  

During a live press conference broadcast from the Ecuadorian embassy in London via Twitter's livestream app Persicope, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange on Monday blasted the recent US intelligence report on Russian hacking during the 2016 election. "It is, frankly, quite embarrassing to the reputation of the US intelligence services to be putting out something that claims to be a report like that," Assange said. "This is a press release. It is clearly designed for political effect and US intellige

2017-01-09 10:03:05
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Donald Trump Is "an Existential Threat to Public Schools"  

On the day President-elect Donald Trump announced Michigan billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos as his pick for education secretary, the heads of the country's two largest teachers unions jumped to condemn the choice. American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten called DeVos "the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education." National Education Association (NEA) president Lily Eskelsen G

2017-01-09 09:51:58
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Democrats Introduce Legislation Targeting Trump on Conflicts  

Congressional Democrats filed new legislation on Monday in both the House and Senate that would force Donald Trump and future presidents to obey the same strict conflict-of-interest laws governing other federal officials. In 11 days, Trump is poised to enter the White House with unprecedented conflicts. His public disclosures of his personal finances show interests in hundreds of businesses, billions in assets, and more than $700 billion in debts—including entanglements with foreign i

2017-01-09 08:48:58
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The Scary Truth About Childbirth   

When Claire L. found out she was pregnant, she was ecstatic but a little nervous. Every one of her female relatives on her mother's side—her grandma, her mom, her aunts, her sister—had needed a cesarean section. Slender hips and big babies were a family trademark. At about 20 weeks, Claire, then 30 and living in Santa Cruz, California, told her obstetrician about her family history. Much to her surprise, the doctor waved away her concerns. The takeaway was that practically anyon

2017-01-09 07:15:44
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Here Are All the Climate Deniers and Oil Flacks Who Love Trump's EPA Pick  

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's attorney general and Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, has been a longtime opponent of federal environmental regulations and a denier of climate change. Not surprisingly, as Pruitt's confirmation hearing approaches, many of his most prominent supporters are on the fringe of leading scientific consensus on climate change, and many are closely aligned with the fossil fuel industry that the EPA is responsible for regulating. "As far

2017-01-09 04:51:25
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Meryl Streep Tears Into This Year's Most Despicable Performance: Donald Trump  

Here's the full Meryl Streep speech, via @goldenglobes pic.twitter.com/Fw9iPurhE9 — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 9, 2017 While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Meryl Streep delivered an impassioned speech aimed at Donald Trump, slamming the president-elect for his hateful rhetoric and anti-immigration views. "Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if you kick us all out, you'll have nothing

2017-01-09 04:12:05
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19 Billion Reasons Why Rick Perry Can't Wait to Give Your Money to Energy Companies  

This story originally appeared on ProPublica. Donald Trump's selection of Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy has prompted many Democrats to question Perry's qualifications for the position. While he governed a state rich in fossil fuels and wind energy, Perry has far less experience than President Barack Obama's two energy secretaries, both physicists, in the department's primary work, such as tending the nuclear-weapons stockpile, handling nuclear waste and carrying out advanced s

2017-01-08 03:24:19
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Obama's Climate Legacy Will Be Harder to Undo Than Trump Thinks  

This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David Hayes, who was leading Obama's transition team for Interior and other agencies, remembers trekking to Salazar's office on Capitol Hill at least twice to make the case for the Cabinet post. He had the perfect bait. Three years earlier, Sen. Salazar had led a su

2017-01-07 07:40:48
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Read the US Intelligence Report on Russian Hacking  

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Friday released its declassified report on Russia's efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election by hacking Democratic outfits during the campaign. The report comes a day after top intelligence officials, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the issue. During the hearing, Clapper said the intelligen

2017-01-06 19:23:12
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Can Trump Ever Be Convinced That Russia Is Behind Election Meddling?   

President-elect Donald Trump met on Friday with the heads of several US intelligence agencies for a personal briefing about the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 president election. But it's still unclear whether Trump believes what he was apparently told—or what it would take to convince him to accept the government's findings that Moscow hacked Democratic targets to help Trump win the election. After the briefing, Trump issued a statement noting that "Russia, China, ot

2017-01-06 18:41:51
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The Brutal (and Fact-Checked) Numbers on Killing Obamacare  

Donald Trump and congressional Republicans emerged victorious in November thanks in part to their repeated denunciations of Obamacare. At a rally in July, Trump noted the efficacy of attacks on the Affordable Care Act: "One of the things that gets constantly…the biggest applause is a repeal and replacement of Obamacare." Since the election, some Republican lawmakers have softened their stance a bit, suggesting that Obamacare may simply be "scaled back." But there's little doubt that the

2017-01-06 13:44:46
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It Looks Like Mexico Isn't Paying for That Border Wall—You Are  

Donald Trump is still two weeks away from entering the White House, and he already appears to have bent, if not broken, his signature campaign promise to force Mexico to pay for the construction of a border wall along the US-Mexico border. According to CNN, the president-elect's transition team has asked House Republicans to fund the wall through the appropriations process, essentially meaning taxpayers—not Mexico—would be paying for the wall. On Friday, Trump appeared to acknow

2017-01-06 09:19:42
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Kentucky Is the Latest State to Consider a 20-Week Abortion Ban  

After a year during which 19 states passed more than 60 new restrictions on abortion access, conservative state legislatures are already working overtime to get additional restrictions on the books in 2017. Kentucky launched its offensive earlier this week with the introduction of a 20-week abortion ban and a bill requiring women to receive ultrasounds at least 24 hours before an abortion. Both measures have moved quickly through the Legislature and could become law as soon as this weekend.

2017-01-06 08:45:03
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Multiple People Dead after a Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport   

A shooting at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport on Friday afternoon has left multiple people dead, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. One person is in custody, and local authorities say eight people have been transported to a nearby hospital after sustaining injuries during the attack. Confirmed: Shooting at Fort Lauderdale -Hollywood International Airport with multiple people dead. One subject in custody. — Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) January 6, 2017

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