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Fox Is Using Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape As An HR Tool In Sexual Harassment Seminars

Is irony the word we’re looking for here?<p>Amidst a fresh wave of accusations being made against Fox News figureheads, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> now says that 21st Century Fox has been using our current president of the United States of an example of how <i>not</i> to behave when it comes to appropriate …

Obama meets with Black Lives Matter activists and civil rights leaders

President Barack Obama is hosting a meeting with civil rights leaders and Black Lives Matter activists from across the country.<p>DeRay Mckeeson and …

Yes, we still need Black History Month. Here’s why

Because it’s about more than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.<p>There’s a tendency to distil history into soundbites, statistics, and generalizations. In …

Virginia subcommittee kills equal employment and fair housing bills

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria). (Photos via Facebook)<p>A Republican-led Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee …

LGBTQI

Trump Says Obama Would've Attended Scalia's Funeral If It Were In A Mosque

The Supreme Court justice was laid to rest on Saturday.<p>The tweet by Trump, who lent a prominent face to the years-long conspiracy surrounding Obama's birthplace, is seemingly a reference to the fact the president made his first official visit to a U.S. mosque on Feb. 3.<p>Trump's tweet comes amid …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court declines to intervene in North Carolina redistricting ruling

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court late Friday declined to put on hold a lower court ruling that invalidated congressional redistricting maps in North Carolina.<p>Early this month, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled that maps for two districts were …

Antonin Scalia

The Supreme Court Says Alabama Has to Recognize a Gay Mom's Child Custody Rights

The justices unanimously overruled the State Supreme Court about eight months after legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>My Husband's Sperm and the Lesbians Who Want It</b><p>On Monday, the US Supreme Court unanimously reversed a decision by the highest court in Alabama denying a lesbian mother …

Alabama's New Fight for Voting Rights

Fifty-one years after "Bloody Sunday," civil rights activists in Selma fear a resurgence in voter suppression ahead of the first presidential election since the Supreme Court dented the landmark Voting Rights Act.<p>This past weekend, civil rights advocates gathered in Selma, Alabama, to mark the 51st …

ACLU warns congressman about restricting video recordings at town halls

Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.), one of 23 Republicans whose district voted against Donald Trump for president, will hold a constituent event in Philadelphia’s suburbs today — with conditions. According to the “conversation with constituents” listing on Eventbrite, Costello will take measures to prevent …

Health Care

US government drops effort to unmask anti-Trump Twitter account

Attempt to reveal identity behind an account criticizing Trump’s immigration policy sparked an outcry from free speech advocates and a lawsuit from Twitter<p>Government seeks to unmask Trump dissident on Twitter, lawsuit reveals<p>The US government has backed down from its attempt to unmask an anonymous …

Surveillance

What will Trump's "religious freedom" order mean for transgender students?

President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to sign a "religious liberty" executive order on Thursday, which many fear could pave the way for …

Trump himself just confirmed his White House’s story about Comey’s firing was a lie

It took less than 48 hours.<p>On Tuesday, President Trump said he fired FBI Director James Comey “based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”<p>On Thursday, Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt that “regardless of recommendation, I was …

Donald Trump insisted Comey exonerated him. Not exactly...

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump reiterated Thursday that deposed FBI director James Comey told him on three separate occasions that he was not under investigation for his campaign's ties to Russian intelligence officials.<p>"He told me that ... and I've heard that from others," Trump told NBC's Lester …

Donald Trump

Trump has now admitted he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation

“When I decided to just do it I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.’”<p>Many Republicans — from White House staffers to members of Congress to conservative pundits — have been insisting for two days now, despite widespread reports, that …

Did Trump just admit to obstruction of justice?

If Trump admits he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation, this could be his Watergate<p>In Lester Holt's interview with President Donald Trump on NBC Nightly News that aired on Thursday, the president defended his sacking of FBI director James Comey and, in a possible gaffe, seems to have …

How Democrats Can Win in the West

HELENA, MONT. — I AM no fan of Neil Gorsuch or his legal theories, but his appointment to the Supreme Court raises a question that Democrats must answer. Justice Gorsuch is the first person from the Mountain States named to the court since Ronald Reagan chose Sandra Day O’Connor from Arizona in …

Government

Schumer: Trump a '98-pound weakling' on China

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday needled President Donald Trump to get tougher on trade with Beijing ahead of the former businessman's Mar-a-Lago meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.<p>Schumer lobbed his latest challenge at Trump alongside Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Bob …

Republicans

GOP finger-pointing flares as Obamacare repeal talks sputter

Republican efforts to unite around a plan to repeal Obamacare devolved into a heated round of intra-party sniping Wednesday, as conservative groups publicly pummeled moderate GOP lawmakers — all while the White House talked of unity and progress.<p>The failure to reach a deal in late night talks …

Health Care

Speaker Ryan: House Won't Rush to Repeal Obamacare

House Speaker Paul Ryan had a not-so-subtle message for the White House on Saturday: Don’t rush Congress to repeal Obamacare just because President …

Trump sets U.S. tax reform announcement, orders tax rule review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage U.S. companies from relocating overseas to cut their tax bills.<p>"We'll be having a big announcement on …

Donald Trump

Obama's Middle East Policy Enters The 'Dark Unknown' As It Reconsiders Assad

The Middle East is ablaze, and the Obama administration risks aligning itself with very unsavory company in an attempt to put the fires out.<p>As the Obama administration backs away from pushing regime change in Syria while siding with Iran and Russia against a Sunni insurgency in Iraq, Frederic Hof …

Trans woman’s videotaped murder in Brazil sparks international outcry

A video of a transgender woman’s brutal murder in Brazil is placing new focus on the violence faced by the trans community.<p>Attackers in Brazil …

LGBT community centers see wave of vandalism across the country

It’s part of the broader wave of hate that has spread across the country since the election.<p>Over the past two months, various LGBT centers have been …

LGBTQI

Louisiana DA's Office Used Fake Subpoenas For Decades To Trick People Into Talking To Prosecutors

If defense lawyers did this, you can bet the local prosecutor's office would be there in an instant to file charges. But since it's a prosecutor's …

Turkish post-coup crackdown sparks democracy fears

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A dozen police officers, joined by officials from Turkey's treasury and the county's broadcasting watchdog, marched into the …

South Asia