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"Jane Roe" Has Died. Abortion Rights Might Not Be Far Behind.  

Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States, died Saturday at at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69. McCorvey was a complicated symbol for the political fight over abortion rights. Following the high court's 1973 decision, she became the face of the pro-choice movement. At the time, she represented the struggles faced by ordinary women confronted with unwanted pregnancies. Abortion was illega

2017-02-19 01:04:06
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Trump Just Held His First Campaign Rally for the 2020 Race  

On Saturday, just one month into his presidency, President Donald Trump held the first rally of his 2020 presidential campaign. Trump was introduced by several Florida congressmen before making a dramatic entrance. To the soundtrack of the movie Air Force One, the presidential aircraft pulled into the airplane hangar where the rally was being held. Earlier this week, the White House said in a statement that they would not use the plane in the background as a prop, something Trump did often

2017-02-18 08:16:16
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Why Does a White Guy Always Have to Be the Hero?   

Chinese director Zhang Yimou, of Hero and House of Flying Daggers fame, made his English-language debut with The Great Wall, which opened Friday. But in a story set in ancient China, Matt Damon's character sticks out like a sore thumb. The presence of his pale mug in movie posters and trailers drew backlash even before the film's release. "We have to stop perpetuating the racist myth that only a white man can save the world," Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu wrote in a Twitter tirade. "

2017-02-18 07:50:48
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Senate Confirms Trump's Controversial EPA Pick—Without Reading His Emails  

Scott Pruitt was confirmed Friday as the nation's 14th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, despite the fact that a trove of emails between Pruitt's office and fossil fuel interests have still not been made public. Democrats and environmental activists have strongly criticized Pruitt's record as attorney general of Oklahoma—a record that included a number of lawsuits aimed at blocking Obama-era EPA regulations concerning pollution and climate change. Pruitt was ap

2017-02-17 15:40:13
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Trump's Deportation Raids: What We Know and Don't Know  

Late last week, immigration agents in Seattle arrested a 23-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant named Daniel Ramírez Medina—the first time, according to Reuters, a "Dreamer" was apprehended since President Donald Trump entered the White House. Ramírez was brought to the United States by his parents when he was a child, and in 2014 he became one of the 750,000 immigrants to be shielded from deportation by President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (D

2017-02-17 06:59:41
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"You Can't Get Animals to Do Retakes"  

Zavodovski is a 9.6-square-mile uninhabited volcanic island off the coast of Antarctica. Well, uninhabited by humans: The island, discovered on Christmas Eve in 1819 by Russian explorers, is home to the world's largest penguin colony. The chinstrap penguins' eating habits and romantic mating rituals are documented in ultra high definition in "Islands," the first episode of Planet Earth II, which premiers in the US on BBC America on February 18.  The shoot on Zavodovski was arguably the

2017-02-17 06:46:30
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Trump Administration Denies Considering Use of National Guard for Deportations  

The Department of Homeland Security on Friday denied reports that the Trump administration is considering using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to detain undocumented immigrants living in the United States. "It's incorrect," department spokesman David Lapan said in an email. "The Department is not considering mobilizing the National Guard for immigration enforcement." On Friday morning, the Associated Press reported that it had obtained a draft memo outlining the proposal: Th

2017-02-17 06:06:09
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We're Trashing the Arctic. Literally.   

This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Humanity’s trash has near-universal dominion in the ocean. It swirls in the waves in immense “garbage patches,” drifts downward where it’s eaten by whales and turtles, and lands on the deepest sea floor to make it look like a landfill exploded on the moon. Even the places one might assume are pristine, such as the ice-covered Arctic Ocean, are littered

2017-02-17 04:41:41
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Trump's New Labor Nominee Oversaw Politicized Hiring at Justice Department  

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced Florida International University College of Law Dean R. Alexander Acosta as his next nominee to oversee the US Department of Labor. The decision comes after a slew of scandals and mounting pressure from Republicans derailed Trump's previous pick, fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, who withdrew his name from contention on Wednesday, a day before his confirmation hearing was scheduled. Trump lauded Acosta's credentials

2017-02-16 19:12:21
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Congress Just Got a Lot Closer to Defunding Planned Parenthood  

On Thursday afternoon, the House voted to approve a resolution that is widely seen by advocates as a step towards defunding Planned Parenthood. Should it become law, the measure would weaken contraceptive access across the country. The bill, HJ Resolution 43, allows states to withhold Title X family planning funds—about $300 million distributed to states annually—from providers who also offer abortion care, a group that includes Planned Parenthood affiliates. In December, Obama'

2017-02-16 17:37:44
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Trump Expected to Sign Executive Orders Hitting the EPA  

Scott Pruitt will almost certainly be the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Oklahoma attorney general's nomination is expected to sail through Senate—possibly as soon as Friday—despite Democrats' protests that he is unfit to lead an agency that he has repeatedly sued. The administration has already imposed a freeze on the EPA's social media, halted its rulemaking, and reportedly mandated that all agency research be reviewed by a political appointee before being

2017-02-16 12:33:05
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This Time Cover Says Everything You Need to Know About Trump's First Month  

President Donald Trump's first month in office has been marked by a series of seemingly unending disasters—from bungled executive orders and the abrupt resignation of his national security adviser to the unprecedented leaks to the press and so on. On Thursday, Time magazine offered a preview of its next cover, which comments on the continued chaos coming from the Oval Office: TIME’s new cover: Inside Donald Trump's White House chaos pic.t

2017-02-16 12:28:42
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Clinton Campaign Sent Fake Phishing Emails to Its Own Staff  

Hillary Clinton's run for the White House will be remembered for many things, but information security isn't likely to be one of them. Her campaign was buffeted by two major hacking episodes. First, the contents of Democratic National Committee servers were stolen and disseminated through WikiLeaks and other news organizations. Then campaign chairman John Podesta had his personal email account hacked and its contents passed to WikiLeaks, which subsequently released the 50,000-email set in chun

2017-02-16 06:28:31
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Donald Trump Rants and Raves At Press  

President Donald Trump intensified his attack on the media in a wild press conference Thursday, once again characterizing the press as "dishonest" in response to recent reports that have depicted an administration increasingly in turmoil. He also defended Michael Flynn, who resigned Monday as national security adviser, amid mounting evidence that he misled administration officials about his phone calls to the Russian ambassador. "If anything, he did something right," Trump said of Flynn. Wh

2017-02-16 05:34:10
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Trump Repeatedly Ducks Questions About Alleged Campaign Contacts With Russia  

In a wide-ranging and at-times erratic press conference that lasted more than an hour Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he had "nothing to do" with any possible contacts between his campaign associates and Russia during last year's election. But he repeatedly declined to assure reporters that no such contacts took place. "Well I had nothing to do with it," Trump said when pressed on whether his campaign aides had conversations with Russian intelligence. "I have nothing to do w

2017-02-16 03:36:37
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Exclusive: Classified Memo Tells Intelligence Analysts to Keep Trump's Daily Brief Short  

Keep it short and free of nuance—that is the new guidance that has recently circulated to some intelligence analysts who compile materials for the President's Daily Brief on security threats around the globe. The classified guidance, which was reviewed by Mother Jones, suggests that President Donald Trump's daily national security briefing contains far less information than the daily reports presented by the intelligence community to past presidents—and about a quarter of the in

2017-02-16 03:19:58
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Trump Asks African-American Reporter to Arrange Meeting with Congressional Black Caucus   

During a chaotic and rambling press conference on Thursday, April Ryan, an African-American journalist with the American Urban Radio Networks, asked President Donald Trump if he would be arranging a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss actions he might be taking to help inner cities. "Well I would," Trump said. "Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours? Set up the meeting!" The bizarre exchange follows Trump's repeated claims that he is the "least ra

2017-02-16 03:04:59
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The "Oprah" Tape That May Have Sunk Andrew Puzder's Nomination  

  Update, 2/15/17, 3:24 pm: The White House is expected to withdraw Puzder's nomination as labor secretary. Politico's story featuring the "The Oprah Winfrey" footage reportedly played a significant role in the decision. At the request of senators reviewing the nomination of Andrew Puzder, President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary, Oprah Winfrey on Tuesday handed over a 1990 recording featuring Puzder's former wife, Lisa Fierstein, in which she details allegations

2017-02-15 21:22:54
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The Capital's Hottest Restaurants Will Shut Down To Protest Trump  

Urban dwellers in Washington, DC, will have a tough time dining out tomorrow: A growing number of the city's restaurants and bars will be closed in solidarity with a strike dubbed "A Day Without Immigrants." Fliers circulating on social media are urging all immigrants to skip work and school and to refrain from shopping on Thursday in defiance of President Donald Trump's harsh immigration pledges. Immigrants made up roughly 17 percent of the District's workforce in 2013. "Without us and our

2017-02-15 19:32:06
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Anti-Muslim Hate Groups Have Tripled With the Rise of Trump  

The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in America tripled last year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a watchdog organization that tracks political extremists. Between the beginning and end of 2016, the number of anti-Muslim groups increased from 34 to 101—by far the largest spike since SPLC began tracking the category in 2010. The surge coincides with a 67 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes last year, a level of violence not seen si

2017-02-15 19:08:01
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Andrew Puzder Withdraws as Labor Secretary Nominee  

On Wednesday, millionaire fast-food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination to become President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. Puzder's confirmation hearing, delayed weeks due to his failure to submit required financial and ethics paperwork, was set for Thursday. Breaking: Puzder withdraws ( Statement) pic.twitter.com/kqsQ8hWEuw — Fin Gomez (@finnygo) February 15, 2017 With his nomination facing stiff opposition from labor groups, Puzder had been bleeding support in

2017-02-15 17:35:40
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Every Night There's Going To Be Anothet Bombshell About The Trump Presidency  

Late Wednesday night, the Wall Street Journal published a big story alleging that, according to "current and former [intelligence] officials," US spies have been withholding sensitive intelligence from President Trump. In some of these cases of withheld information, officials have decided not to show Mr. Trump the sources and methods that the intelligence agencies use to collect information, the current and former officials said. Those sources and methods could include, for instance, the

2017-02-15 14:42:36
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Why Trump Can't Come Clean on Russia  

There is an old chestnut that gets tossed out whenever a scandal hits: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. The saying traces back to Watergate. Sen. Howard Baker, the top Republican on the Senate Watergate committee, once noted, "It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble." This week, following the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn, NBC News' Chuck Todd was one of many who quipped, "It's not the crime, it's the cover-up." And that was cer

2017-02-15 14:12:05
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Democrats to White House: What Did Trump Know, and When Did He Know It?  

Michael Flynn may have lost his job as national security adviser, but congressional Democrats have made clear that they aren't going to let the Trump administration sweep the scandal under the rug. The ranking Democrats from six separate House committees sent a detailed letter to the White House's top lawyer Wednesday afternoon demanding answers regarding what administration officials knew about Flynn's communications last year with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, when they knew it, and

2017-02-15 12:50:30
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There's Poetry About Beyoncé Now—And It's Amazing  

When poet Morgan Parker was in grad school at New York University working on her MFA in 2010, pop star Beyoncé kept making her way into her verses. It was the era of "Video Phone" and "Telephone," collaborations between Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, songs that also beget elaborate, cinematic music videos that ran constantly on VH1. "I was drawn to the dichotomy between the glamor and celebrity and the very deep and complex legacy of black women," Parker says. But Beyoncé had not

2017-02-15 11:22:27
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Workers Allege Violations at Franchises of the Company Run by Donald Trump's Labor Nominee  

Fast-food workers across the country find the idea of Andrew Puzder as secretary of Labor pretty unappetizing. Labor nominee Puzder—whose company, CKE Restaurants, controls the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains—has a Senate confirmation hearing scheduled for Thursday, and employees of CKE franchises are pushing back. Protesters rallied in 24 cities earlier this week with signs of Puzder's face superimposed with phrases such as "Wage Thief" and "Tax Cheat." The protests were orga

2017-02-15 09:03:11
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Trump Blasts Report of "Repeated" Campaign Contact with Russia  

Update, 2/15/17, 12:25 p.m.: President Trump continued to defend Flynn during Wednesday’s joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying Flynn is a “wonderful man” who has “been treated very, very unfairly by the media, as I call it, the ‘fake media’ in many cases.” Trump also blasted the leaks from the US intelligence community that forced Flynn’s ouster as National Security Adviser: “From intelligence, pa

2017-02-15 06:04:02
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Claims About Yogurt's "Good Bacteria" Might Be Overblown  

The Atlantic's Ed Yong is one of our most vivid and compelling science writers. Late last year, he came out with I Contain Multitudes, the best book I've read about the microbiome—the universe of living creatures we harbor within our bodies. For the newest episode of Bite, the Mother Jones food politics podcast that I co-host (subscribe here), I caught up with Yong. He explains why we should thank microbes not just for maintaining our immune systems—but also for preparing Ea

2017-02-15 01:54:33
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Toxic Liquid Nuclear Waste Headed for US Roadways  

The Department of Energy, to the consternation of environmental groups, is preparing to transport 6,000 gallons of highly toxic liquid nuclear waste over American roadways. The spent nuclear fuel is "target residue material" containing highly enriched uranyl nitrate—which after processing can be used as fuel. The DOE has spent years planning for the transfer of the waste from Canada's Chalk River Laboratories in Ontario to the Savannah River Site, a reprocessing facility in South

2017-02-15 01:30:26
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Text Messages Might Be the New Way Hackers Try to Steal Your Info  

Back in 2014, Mexico became the first nation to pass a sugary-drinks tax, overcoming massive pushback from the soda industry. Big soda resisted the tax for good reason—Mexico boasts the globe's second-highest per capita soda consumption (trailing only Chile), and Coca-Cola and Pepsi together account for more than 60 percent of the market. And now, in a strange twist, comes the revelation that several of the most prominent public-health experts who promoted the tax were targeted la

2017-02-14 17:35:35
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Kellyanne Conway's White Nationalist Retweet Is No Mistake  

Late Monday, coming off a long evening of responding to Gen. Mike Flynn's resignation as national security adviser, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway found solace in a tweet from a user named Lib Hypocrisy: Conway not only retweeted the message but also wrote, "Love you back," and wished her "Hapless Haters" a happy Valentine's Day. But there was just one problem: Lib Hypocrisy is an explicit promoter of white nationalism and other bigotry. This is evident from the account's

2017-02-14 16:55:25
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If Trump Gets His Way, These Will Be the First Places to Ban Abortion  

Like many Democrats, State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, who is now in her 12th term representing Illinois' 12th district, didn't expect Donald Trump to win the presidency. But on November 9, Feigenholtz, a longtime champion of women's health measures in the General Assembly, realized that Trump's campaign trail talk about appointing conservative Supreme Court justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade could become a reality. "We thought we wouldn’t have to worry about this stuff," Feigenh

2017-02-14 09:21:46
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Trump Knew About Michael Flynn Situation for "Weeks," Sean Spicer Says  

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that President Donald Trump has known for several weeks that his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, may have been untruthful about his communications with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. "We've been reviewing and evaluating this issue with respect to General Flynn on a daily basis for a few weeks trying to ascertain the truth," Spicer said. According to Spicer, then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates informed the White House

2017-02-14 07:22:52
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A Police Department in Dallas Lost Years of Evidence After a Cyberattack  

In early January, Collin Beggs, a criminal defense lawyer in Dallas, was talking with a Dallas County prosecutor about police video evidence that he'd been trying to get for months on behalf of one of his clients. The prosecutor explained that he wouldn't be receiving the video evidence he needed as part of a case involving the Cockrell Hill Police Department, which serves a town of about 4,300 people near Dallas. The reason? "They got hacked by Russians," Beggs tells Mother Jones, "and they h

2017-02-14 06:19:19
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Even Kellyanne Conway Can't Spin Michael Flynn's Sudden Resignation  

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway struggled to respond to questions regarding Michael Flynn's abrupt resignation Monday night as national security adviser, brushing aside reports that the White House had been warned of Flynn's suspicious talks with Russia weeks ago. In an interview on the Today show Tuesday, Conway claimed that the primary factor behind Flynn's departure was that he misled administration officials about the nature of his December communications with the Russian ambassa

2017-02-14 06:16:01
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Government Ethics Watchdog Urges Trump to Investigate Conway and Consider Disciplining Her  

The government's top ethics watchdog sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday stating that Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, almost certainly broke ethics rules by promoting Ivanka Trump's clothing line and that the administration should investigate her and consider disciplinary action. Conway appeared on Fox & Friends last week to discuss the decision by the retail chain Nordstrom to drop Ivanka Trump's clothing line from its stores. Standing in the White Ho

2017-02-14 05:34:10
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Michael Flynn Resigned. Here's Why He Still Needs to be Investigated.  

With Michael Flynn's resignation, the Flynn story is not done—and neither is the need for an investigation of Flynn and his contacts with Russia. Late on Monday night, Flynn, President Donald Trump's combative and controversial national security adviser, quit his post, after days of incoming fire following a Washington Post report that he had lied about his December contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. After news of his conversations with the Russian broke last month, Flyn

2017-02-14 05:30:35
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This Bill Would Require Abortions to Be Approved by Men  

Update, 12:30 p.m.: The Oklahoma House Public Health Committee voted to send HB 1441 and HB 1549 to the full House of Representatives for consideration.  In Oklahoma, abortion rights advocates breathed a big sigh of relief when a particularly draconian measure, requiring a woman seeking an abortion to get written approval from the man who impregnated her, was tabled last week. That sigh may have come too soon: The state's House Public Health Committee is set to reconsider HB 1441 today.

2017-02-14 03:14:37
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The Question the White House Won't Answer: Did Trump's Campaign Have Contact With Russia?  

The first question at White House press secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing on Tuesday—half a day after the news broke that national security adviser Michael Flynn had resigned—focused on a key issue: Flynn's contacts with the Vladimir Putin regime during the campaign. Flynn has been under fire for his post-election conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, during which he discussed the sanctions President Barack Obama was imposing on Russia as punishment for Moscow'

2017-02-14 03:01:46
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Michael Flynn Has Just Resigned As National Security Adviser  

Embattled National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned in the face of a mounting scandal related to his communications with the Russian government. Two sources tell CNN Michael Flynn has resigned as National Security Adviser. — Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) February 14, 2017 The resignation capped a day of political turmoil for Flynn and the White House. Just hours earlier, all 17 Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform signed a letter demanding

2017-02-14 01:15:01
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House Democrats Demand Investigation of Trump's National Security Adviser  

On Monday night, all 17 Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the committee chairman, requesting that he either initiate a full investigation of Michael Flynn—President Donald Trump's national security adviser who was caught misrepresenting conversations he had with the Russian ambassador—or "step aside and allow the Committee to vote on conducting basic oversight going forward." Flynn has been under fi

2017-02-13 12:33:02
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Conservatives Want to Slash FEMA's Disaster Budget  

One of the worst winter tornado outbreaks in US history ravaged parts of the South last month, leveling homes and buildings and killing at least 20 people across Mississippi and Georgia. In total, 79 tornadoes ripped through seven states. Last week, seven tornadoes touched down in southern Louisiana, injuring 41 people. As officials and residents dug through the rubble, affected states began requesting aid from the federal government, standard practice in the aftermath of a natural disaster. R

2017-02-13 12:14:38
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These Photos of Botswanan Metalheads Are Pretty Mind-Blowing  

In December 2015, Spanish photographer and filmmaker Pep Bonet, who has documented the aftermath of war in Sierra Leone and the global ravages of HIV/AIDS, set out for Botswana, in pursuit of a more positive Africa story. A largely white genre, heavy-metal music has been gaining popularity in countries like South Africa and Kenya, Bonet says, but Botswana is the "pioneer." At the heart of the scene is the band Overthrust­, fronted by a singing, bass-playing cop named Tshomarelo Mosaka.

2017-02-13 12:09:59
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This Is What It's Like on the Front Lines of Trump's Travel Ban  

On a gloomy afternoon at San Francisco International Airport, a dozen or so men and women assembled by the terminal’s Starbucks, waiting for their assignments. Behind them, two people huddled over laptops, flanked by a printer, a whiteboard, and stacks of paperwork. A small cardboard sign, cut from a FedEx box, said "Lawyer" in English, Arabic, and Farsi. For weeks, this desk was the headquarters for a temporary legal office that helped travelers affected by Donald Trump’s sweeping

2017-02-13 10:43:15
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Donald Trump Is Turning His Mar-a-Lago Estate Into a National Security Nightmare   

President Donald Trump was reportedly alerted to the news of North Korea's missile firing on Saturday, while dining with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, the exclusive club owned by Trump that the administration has dubbed the "Winter White House." As the two leaders learned of the unfolding international crisis, so too did the private citizens and resort members who happened to be dining alongside them. Quick to realize he was witnessing something unusual and highly sharea

2017-02-13 10:15:50
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"Are You Prepared to Kill Somebody?” A Day With One of America's Most Popular Police Trainers  

Marching around the stage in a theater in Lakeport, California, Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman tells his audience that they shouldn't go out looking for people to kill, because those who need killing—the "gangbangers," terrorists, and mass murderers—will come to them. All they need to do is be ready. "Are you prepared to kill somebody?" he asks me and the small group of "armed citizens" who've paid $90 or more to see him. "If you cannot answer that question, you should not be carrying a

2017-02-13 09:17:20
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The Secret Slack Group Plotting to Turn Your State Government Blue  

Last fall, Rita Bosworth, a public defender in San Francisco, had an epiphany. "I was thinking about how we were choosing between two Democrats for this open Senate seat," she said. Because California's open primary system leaves the possibility that two members of the same party will advance to the general election, state Attorney General Kamala Harris faced off against Rep. Loretta Sanchez in the race to succeed retiring Democrat Barbara Boxer. They combined to spend nearly $20 million on th

2017-02-13 08:54:46
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Most Presidents Ignore Products That Rip Off Their Names. Will Trump?   

No one has entered the White House with a greater sense of self-worth than Donald Trump. The president considers his personal brand to be one of his biggest assets—valued at $3.3 billion, in his own estimation. (Forbes, which has spent years reporting how Trump inflates his net worth, says the actual value is intangible.) Trump and his companies have registered hundreds of trademarks with his name in them, from The Donald to The Trump Follies. Never in American history has there been a p

2017-02-13 07:39:38
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Moscow Thanks You for Sharing Its Cute Cat Pics  

Javier Jaén I learned of Alec Baldwin's death on the subway, deep beneath Manhattan. I'd started reading a New York Times editorial about the proliferation of fake news in the age of Donald Trump. Scrolling down on my phone, I saw what looked like a related Times headline: "Baldwin: Gone at 58." Of course, Baldwin and his Trump impersonation were very much alive. The fake news of his death had appeared, via third-party advertising code, within the very piece damning this phenome

2017-02-13 05:05:23
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The Trick to Growing Old Gracefully  

Delbert McClinton and Self-Made MenPrick of the Litter Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers Gurf MorlixThe Soul & the Heal Rootball Courtesy of All Eyes Media Delbert McClinton's been around. He played harmonica on Bruce Channel's 1962 smash "Hey! Baby" and tutored a young John Lennon in the finer points of the instrument during a subsequent tour of England with Channel; you can hear his influence on the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do." The Texas-born McClinton went on to

2017-02-13 04:19:51
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John Oliver Returns with a Brilliant Plan to Fight Donald Trump's Lies   

Following a two-month hiatus, John Oliver returned to Last Week Tonight on Sunday to focus on President Donald Trump's shaky relationship with the truth and his administration's consistent rejection of basic facts. "How did we get a pathological liar in the White House?" Oliver asked, before exploring the source of Trump's lies (Breitbart and Alex Jones' conspiracy-ridden website, Infowars) and why his supporters are willing to accept false information. To tackle Trump's reliance on "alt

2017-02-13 03:30:01
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Elizabeth Warren Just Found Her Next Fight  

Elizabeth Warren is going all-in against President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Department of Labor. The Massachusetts senator sent a scathing, 28-page letter detailing questions for Andy Puzder—the CEO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's parent company, CKE Restaurants—whom Trump selected for the post. Warren is a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, which is scheduled to hold Puzder's confirmation hearing Thursday morning. Warren framed t

2017-02-13 02:37:51
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These Photos of Botswanan Metalheads Are Pretty Mind-Blowing  

In December 2015, Spanish photographer and filmmaker Pep Bonet, who has documented the aftermath of war in Sierra Leone and the global ravages of HIV/AIDS, set out for Botswana, in pursuit of a more positive Africa story. A largely white genre, heavy-metal music has been gaining popularity in countries like South Africa and Kenya, Bonet says, but Botswana is the "pioneer." At the heart of the scene is the band Overthrust­, fronted by a singing, bass-playing cop named Tshomarelo Mosaka.

2017-02-12 21:44:46
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Melissa McCarthy Came Back To SNL Just Now And Burned Sean Spicer To The Ground  

HA HAHA HAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA HAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHHAHA Tonight's SNL began by having Melissa McCarthy return to play Sean Spicer. As I was saying... Anyway, people really liked it: &

2017-02-12 03:09:12
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Saturday Night Live Just Aired A Kellyanne Conway Sketch That Is Very Controversial  

Kellyanne Conway and Jake Tapper in a remake of Fatal Attraction. Twitter is divided! SNL just gave a gift to the White House with this sexist, unfunny Kellyanne Conway skit. — Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 12, 2017 Casting Kellyanne Conway as Glenn Close was a miscalculation on SNL's part. Will be interpreted as unfair and mean to a wife and mother. — Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 12, 2017 Not sure about that Kellyanne skit. #snl — Jona

2017-02-12 02:32:49
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George Saunders Has Written a Weird and Brilliant Novel  

Chloe Aftel George Saunders used to be a short-fiction guy. A creative-writing instructor at Syracuse University, he was a 2013 National Book Award finalist for Tenth of December, his fourth story collection. But seeds for a novel were planted years earlier during a visit to Washington, when a relative pointed out Willie Lincoln's crypt. The third child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln died of typhoid in the winter of 1862, and the president was said to have sneaked out of the White House

2017-02-11 05:21:41
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CNN: US Intelligence Has Confirmed Parts of the Trump-Russia Memos  

US investigators have confirmed parts of the 35-page batch of memos compiled by a former British spy, CNN reported Friday afternoon. The memos, first written about by Mother Jones in October 2016, contained allegations of collusion between officials working for Donald Trump during the presidential campaign and Russian government operatives, and allegations that the Russian government was working to harm the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and boost Trump. Friday's CNN report says investigators

2017-02-10 17:52:57
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The Trump Deportation Regime Has Begun  

Early Thursday, immigration attorneys in Los Angeles started getting calls from clients across the city. Some callers reported being picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at their homes. Others were caught at their workplaces, including one man detained at a Target store. The first round of Trump-era deportation sweeps had begun. The news quickly filtered back to immigrant rights activists, who confirmed the detentions and alerted their networks. According to Angelic

2017-02-10 13:32:56
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The Billionaire CEO Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline Would Rather Be Talking About Country Music  

Kelsey Dake When he's not building pipelines, Kelcy Warren likes to write melancholy country ballads. In one, the Texas billionaire sees his girlfriend with his best friend and then takes a solitary drive to New Orleans, where he feels even more lonely in the lively crowd. Another song mourns a lost friend: "Do you ever talk with angels? Put in a word for me." Warren is a co-founder and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, the conglomerate whose security contractors have deployed pepper sp

2017-02-10 12:33:02
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Reports Suggest Trump Won't Take Travel Ban to Supreme Court  

Update, 6:20 p.m.: The White House has apparently changed its mind again and may appeal to the Supreme Court after all. NBC News and The Hill are both reporting that a White House official has said Trump won't be appealing to the Supreme Court the 9th Circuit decision not to reinstate his "Muslim ban." BREAKING: White House doesn't plan to take stay of Trump's immigration ban to Supreme Court, plans to defend its merits - @NBCNews — CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) February 10, 2017 This

2017-02-10 12:14:27
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"Do Your Job!" Hundreds of People Shout Down Jason Chaffetz Over Lack of Trump Probe  

At a town hall meeting on Thursday night held by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chair of the House Oversight Committee, the mood got rough, when hundreds of people demanded answers from Chaffetz regarding a host of controversies: his unwillingness to investigate President Donald Trump's conflicts of interest, his support for Obamacare repeal, a proposal to sell off public lands, and more. HUGE cheers -- then a "do your job!" chant -- when #Chaffetz is asked why he's not condu

2017-02-10 08:57:02
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Trump's Indonesian Business Partner Brags About His Access  

Donald Trump's Indonesian business partner is touting his relationship with the president, telling a Jakarta-based magazine that he still has ready access to the man in the Oval Office. In a recent interview with Indonesian weekly Tempo titled "I Have Access To President Trump," Hary Tanoesoedibjo, a billionaire who inked deals with the Trump Organization to build luxury resorts on the islands of Bali and Lido, said he has instant access to Trump's children and through them can reach Trump

2017-02-10 08:07:42
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The Simple, Soulful Dish These Somali Refugees Brought to America  

When Halimo Isaac arrived in Oakland, California, with her three daughters in 2012, American food smelled so weird to her she couldn't stomach it for the first week. When she went to make the spiced milky tea that her family drinks daily, there was another problem, her daughter Fatuma Hussein tells me: "We didn't know this kind of stove, how to turn it on and off." Up until this point in their lives, they had always heated water with coals from a fire. But after these small hiccups, the mother

2017-02-10 04:23:01
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Now Trump's Going After the Bumblebees  

First, it was puppies. Now Trump is going after bees. Just weeks before leaving office, the Obama administration's Fish and Wildlife Service placed the rusty patched bumblebee on the endangered species list—the first bee species to gain that status in the continental United States. Just weeks after taking office, the Trump administration temporarily reversed that decision. (See great pictures of this charismatic pollinator here.) The official announcement of the delay cites a W

2017-02-10 04:01:31
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Bombshell Report Suggests Trump's National Security Adviser Is Dishonest and a Threat to US Policy  

The Trump-Russia scandal has so far resided in the territory between smoke and fire. Donald Trump associates have reportedly been investigated for interactions with Russia, but the FBI has not released information on these contacts. Trump has pushed an America First policy, but he has curiously denied or downplayed the US intelligence conclusion that Vladimir Putin mounted an extensive covert campaign to subvert the 2016 election to benefit Trump and instead has cultivated an odd bromance with

2017-02-10 03:59:19
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Trump's Doubts and Ignorance on Nuclear Treaty Worry Experts  

President Donald Trump's apparent ignorance and skepticism of a key nuclear arms reduction treaty between the US and Russia have nuclear arms experts concerned about the country's vulnerability on one of its most important national security issues. According to a report Thursday from Reuters, when Russian President Vladimir Putin brought up the 2010 New START treaty on a recent call with Trump, the American president had to ask his aides what the treaty was. He then expressed doubts to Puti

2017-02-09 21:30:29
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Fox News Tries to Prove Steve Bannon Isn't as Bad as ISIS  

Over the weekend, USA Today published an editorial that suggested senior White House adviser Steve Bannon and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shared "similar world views" that included "apocalyptic visions of a clash" between Islam and the United States.  Among those upset by the unflattering comparison was Fox News' Tucker Carlson, who on Wednesday invited USA Today's deputy editorial opinion editor, David Mastio, to join his show and debate Bannon's record. That's when Carlson offer

2017-02-09 20:36:10
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A Federal Appeals Court Just Ruled Against Trump's "Muslim Ban"  

A panel of three federal appeals court judges on Thursday dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries and all refugees from entering the United States. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled against the Trump administration and upheld a Seattle court ruling that blocked implementation of the ban. That means that travelers from the seven countries, as well as refugees, can continue to enter the United

2017-02-09 12:52:43
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Did Kellyanne Conway Just Break Federal Ethics Rules by Promoting Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line?  

Update, 12:47 p.m.: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which is chaired by Norm Eisen, has filed an ethics complaint calling for an investigation into Conway's remarks. Ethics lawyers are alleging that a top White House aide may have broken the federal ethics rules Thursday when she urged Fox News viewers to "go buy Ivanka's stuff." Kellyanne Conway, who serves as a counselor to President Donald Trump, made the remarks while defending a tweet that Trump published Wedn

2017-02-09 11:37:37
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The Mysterious Disappearance of the Biggest Scandal in Washington  

The biggest election-related scandal since Watergate occurred last year, and it has largely disappeared from the political-media landscape of Washington. According to the consensus assessment of US intelligence agencies, Russian intelligence, under the orders of Vladimir Putin, mounted an extensive operation to influence the 2016 campaign to benefit Donald Trump. This was a widespread covert campaign that included hacking Democratic targets and publishing swiped emails via WikiLeaks. And it

2017-02-09 11:05:54
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These Could Be the Most Vulnerable Immigrants in Trump's America  

Labor and immigration rights advocates are worried that the policies being rolled out by President Donald Trump will make life particularly difficult—perhaps even dangerous—for an especially vulnerable worker population: immigrant day laborers. In the executive order he signed on January 25, Trump prioritized the removal of undocumented "criminal" immigrants. Specifically, his interior enforcement plans call for the removal of undocumented immigrants who have been charged or

2017-02-09 11:05:53
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Of Course Trump's Health Secretary Is a Friend of Big Tobacco  

The man Donald Trump has chosen to direct health policy for the federal government has close ties to the tobacco industry he will soon be charged with regulating. Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who will likely be confirmed as health and human services secretary by the end of the week, has repeatedly voted against bills that could harm big tobacco. At the same time, he's received thousands of dollars in political contributions from the industry and held investments in tobacco companies—inves

2017-02-09 06:45:58
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Here's Why Donald Trump Can't Defund "Out-of-Control" California  

One of President Donald Trump's favorite threats is cutting federal government funding to states, cities, and other entities that refuse to cooperate with his policies. On January 25, he issued an executive order titled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," which warns "sanctuary cities" that they could lose federal funds if they continue to protect undocumented residents from deportation. After an appearance by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of Calif

2017-02-09 04:37:21
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Elizabeth Warren Blasts GOP for Silencing Reading of Coretta Scott King Letter  

Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined The Daily Show on Wednesday to condemn Republicans for suppressing her reading of a letter written by Coretta Scott King that criticized Sen. Jeff Sessions' civil rights record. The letter, which was written in 1986 to oppose Sessions' appointment to the federal bench, has been read by millions of people since Warren was formally silenced from reciting it on the Senate floor the day before. "The main thing is that millions of people are now readi

2017-02-09 04:24:15
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"Dark Forces" Are Coming for Your Organic Food  

The Freedom Caucus is a rowdy band of GOP US House members most famous for triggering government shutdowns, pushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and driving former GOP Speaker John Boehner from his post on the theory he wasn't conservative enough. And now they're coming for your certified-organic food.  Back in December, the Freedom Caucus released a "recommended list of list regulations to remove."  Among its 228 targets—ranging from eliminating energy-efficiency stan

2017-02-09 01:47:50
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Never Has It Been Easier to Get Secret Cash to a President  

On a recent Tuesday evening, a donor, lobbyist, or foreign diplomat hoping to make inroads with President Donald Trump and his retinue of family members and allies needed only to show up to the lobby bar of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Seated together on couches near the bar were Donald Trump Jr., the president's oldest son and now the co-head of the Trump Organization; Brad Parscale, the digital guru for Trump's presidential campaign who is now running an outside group created

2017-02-09 01:26:02
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Could Nordstrom Sue Trump for His Angry Ivanka Tweet?  

On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump fired off a tweet attacking Nordstrom, saying that the department store has treated his eldest daughter, Ivanka, "so unfairly." The tweet came just days after Nordstrom announced it would no longer sell Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories line; the company said the brand had performance problems, but the move came in the wake of a social-media campaign calling for a boycott of businesses selling Trump-branded wares. Shortly after Trump sent out

2017-02-08 17:39:55
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Republicans Beg Their Party to Finally Do Something About Global Warming  

You wouldn't know it by looking at Congress or the White House, but the GOP isn't in complete lockstep when it comes to climate change denial. The deniers just happen to be the ones who hold all the political power within the party. They drown out the other side—the conservatives who are urging their party to actually do something about global warming. The contrast was especially clear this week. Just a day after Republicans on the House science committee accused government scient

2017-02-08 10:09:19
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The Mystery of the Disappearing Cooks  

We often hear about the growing scarcity of some of the foods we love the most, like certain strains of cacao or species of fish. But there's something else lacking in some of the country's hottest food scenes, an element that's pretty crucial to dining out: cooks. For at least five years, restaurant owners and head chefs at some of the nation's top eateries have been complaining about a shortage of trained talent in the industry. The demand for these kitchen workers certainly hasn't slowed: N

2017-02-08 06:34:06
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Sean Spicer Imagines Coretta Scott King Would Change Her Mind About Jeff Sessions  

Amid mounting outrage over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as she read Coretta Scott King's 1968 letter opposing the appointment of Sen. Jeff Sessions' to the federal bench, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday said he "respectfully disagreed" with the assessment by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow that Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, was a threat to civil rights. "Like the late Arlen Specter," S

2017-02-08 04:57:14
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Republicans Tried to Suppress The Words of Coretta Scott King. Bad Idea.   

Sometimes a gag is the best megaphone. Senate Republicans banded together Tuesday night to block Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) from reading a letter Coretta Scott King, the widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, wrote to oppose a judicial appointment for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) more than 30 years ago. But the move ignited a firestorm of resistance from Democrats, ensuring widespread attention to the letter itself. Prohibited from reading the letter in the Senate, Warren first discussed the

2017-02-08 01:49:43
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Jeff Sessions Was Just Confirmed as Attorney General  

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was just confirmed as attorney general by a 52-47 vote. Here are three things you need to remember about him: He has a history of blocking black judges. His anti-immigrant influence will go well beyond his role as attorney general. Republicans have tried to rewrite his history on race.

2017-02-08 01:29:23
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Mother Jones Wins "Best Picture Award for the Magazine Industry"   

It's been an extraordinary few months for Mother Jones—from publishing a massive investigation on private prisons to breaking the story of a veteran spy's allegations that Russia had sought to compromise Donald Trump, to launching a new model for investigative reporting on a foundation of reader support. Today, those breakthroughs and more were honored with the most prestigious award in the magazine industry, the 2017 Magazine of the Year award from the American Society of Magazine Edito

2017-02-07 18:09:14
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Trump Wants to Use the "Nuclear Option" to Confirm His Supreme Court Pick. Here's What You Need to Know.  

Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings are still weeks away, but Democrats and Republicans are gearing up for what could be an epic showdown over the Supreme Court nominee. Mere hours after Justice Antonin Scalia died last February, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insisted that the vacant seat should be filled by the next president, rather than the sitting one. Republicans refused even to hold a hearing for Barack Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, effectively stealing the seat in th

2017-02-07 09:26:18
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How the Black Lives Matter Movement Is Mobilizing Against Trump  

Donald Trump repeatedly expressed hostility towards Black Lives Matter activists during his presidential campaign, particularly for their efforts to confront police brutality. Now, faced with a Trump agenda whose repercussions for African Americans could reach far beyond policing, BLM organizers say they are broadly expanding their mission. Ever since a police officer killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Black Lives Matter movement has grown into a loose-knit web of like

2017-02-07 05:45:43
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Whatever Happened to Melania Trump's Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign?  

On November 3, Melania Trump gave a rare speech on the campaign trail for her husband, Donald. At the end of the speech, she made an announcement: If her husband were elected, she would focus on combating cyberbullying from the White House. "We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other," she said. "We must find better ways to honor and support the basic goodness of our children, especially in social media. It will be one of the main foc

2017-02-07 05:30:31
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The Senate Just Confirmed Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. Every Single Democrat Voted Against Her.  

Despite an avalanche of emails and calls flooding Capitol Hill in the past two weeks, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as the next secretary of education. With Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voting against DeVos, Vice President Mike Pence had to be dispatched to cast the tie-breaking vote. No education secretary nominee has ever faced a vote this close, and no other nominee needed a vice president to break the tie. Over the past two months, I

2017-02-07 04:24:18
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Keith Ellison Is Everything Republicans Thought Obama Was. Maybe He's Just What Democrats Need.  

Chris Visions Last May, as Donald Trump was locking up the Republican nomination, a prophetic clip began circulating among portions of the left. It was a nearly one-year-old segment of ABC's Sunday show This Week, featuring Rep. Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat then on the verge of winning a sixth term. "Anybody from the Democratic side of the fence who's terrified of the possibility of a President Trump better vote, better get active, better get involved," Ellison warned, "because t

2017-02-07 04:24:15
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The Terror Attacks Trump Won't Talk About  

On Monday, in a case little noticed by the national media, a man went on trial in federal court for plotting a potentially horrific terrorist attack in upstate New York. In 2015, this man allegedly planned to enlist accomplices to help him bomb a house of worship and open fire with assault rifles on any bystanders. "High casualty rates" was the goal. "If it gets down to the machete, we will cut them to shreds," he allegedly said, according to prosecutors. Also on Monday, the Trump White Hou

2017-02-07 03:55:09
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We Are This Close to a Constitutional Crisis  

President Donald Trump's first weeks in office, a head-spinning blur of policy shifts and controversial executive orders, has worried critics—some of whom say that a historic emergency is underway. Politicians like Virginia Rep. Don Beyer and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer have said in recent days that the United States is in the middle of a constitutional crisis. They argue that the Constitution, the framework for the balance of power in government, has failed—or a

2017-02-07 01:45:35
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How Trump's USDA Could Hurt Puppies  

It may have just gotten a lot harder to spot puppy abusers: A section of the US Department of Agriculture's website that provided documents detailing animal abuse was taken down last Friday, without warning. For more than 10 years, the government agency posted information on violators of the Animal Welfare Act and Horse Protection Act. Citizens, journalists, and animal advocacy organizations like the Humane Society relied on these reports to identify zoos, animal research labs, horse breeders,

2017-02-07 01:21:41
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Allison Crutchfield's Sonic Makeover  

Allison CrutchfieldTourist in This Town Merge Courtesy of Merge Like Speedy Ortiz leader Sadie Dupuis, who recently swapped guitars for synths on her solo album debut, Allison Crutchfield gives herself a sonic makeover on Tourist in This Town, the excellent first longplayer under her own name. Trading the scruffy garage rock of her work in P.S. Eliot and Swearin' for shiny analog electronics hasn't dulled her edge one iota, however. Crutchfield's songs are memorably pithy vignett

2017-02-06 11:43:15
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Unlike Trump, California Pays Its Taxes  

During an alternative-fact-filled interview with Bill O'Reilly on Sunday, President Donald Trump launched into a diatribe about California pushing back against his immigration policies, suggesting that he would try to cut off the Golden State's federal funding. "We give tremendous amounts of money to California," he said. "California in many ways is out of control, as you know." Assuming that Trump was speaking on behalf of the federal government, he was, in fact, correct that "we" give lot

2017-02-06 06:24:15
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Democrats Are Desperate for Bernie Sanders' Email List  

As the Democratic Party struggles to regain its footing following its disastrous November election, one vestige of the 2016 campaign has taken on much importance: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' email list. Sanders, who raised $218 million online from a record 2.8 million donors, rewrote the rules of email fundraising during his campaign by relentlessly courting small-dollar contributors. For many of those donors, Sanders was the first Democratic presidential candidate they had supported—or

2017-02-06 06:09:33
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Why Teaching Civics in America's Classrooms Must Be a Trump-Era Priority  

When I was about 10, a classmate in my small-town school in Latvia liked to tell me in between classes that he hated Jews. I was the only Jewish kid in school, and one day as I walked home I heard steps behind me. My eyes caught his, and we stood there for a moment. I still remember his face—hazel eyes, closely cropped blond hair—and his navy uniform jacket over a white shirt. Suddenly, I heard a crunch as his fist landed on my left cheekbone, and I fell backward on a sidewalk damp

2017-02-06 05:03:10
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Democrats Are Holding the Senate Floor for 24 Hours to Protest Betsy DeVos' Nomination  

Senate Democrats have announced a plan to hold the Senate floor for the next 24 hours to speak against President Donald Trump's pick for education secretary Betsy DeVos. The rare move comes one day before the Senate is scheduled to cast their final vote on her nomination. Watch below:

2017-02-06 04:18:44
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What's Lily White, Filthy Rich, and Has 14 Penises?  

In his election victory speech, Donald Trump promised that "the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer." Since then, he's assembled the wealthiest administration in US history, with key posts going to billionaires, millionaires, Wall Street insiders, and big donors who embody "the rigged, broken, corrupt system" he vowed to fix.     Illustrations by Mattias Mackler  

2017-02-06 01:33:37
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America Has a Lot to Learn From This Muslim Fashion Blogger  

In sixth grade, Hoda Katebi decided she would start wearing the hijab. It was a bold move. She's American born, but her parents immigrated from Iran. Theirs was one of few minority families—let alone Iranian ones—in her small Oklahoma town. The September 11 attacks were only about five years in the rearview mirror, and her classmates were hitting the age when kids become more aware of the world—and of their parents' political viewpoints, which in this case leaned pret

2017-02-05 13:54:39
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Everyone on Capitol Hill Needs to Go Backpacking ASAP   

Getting out into the wild is restorative. Fresh air, natural sounds and settings, a spot of exercise: It tends to free our mind, bring down our stress levels, and, with any luck, give us a break from work. The converse is also true. Excessive urban noise, for example, stresses us out and can wreak havoc on our psyches. These are things we know just based on everyday experience. Author and journalist Florence Williams, whose last book was Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, takes t

2017-02-05 05:51:19
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Trump Wants To Blame Judges For Terror Attacks  

On Friday, a federal judge in Seattle put the brakes on Donald Trump's widely-reviled "Muslim Ban." The next day, Trump attacked the judge personally on Twitter. Later Saturday night, an appellate court rejected the government's request to lift the earlier judge's stay. So, as of Sunday, Trump's executive order is not being enforced because multiple judges have found it not to pass legal muster. In response, the president took to Twitter with what may be some of his more ominous statements

2017-02-05 01:57:44
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