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How a single sentence from Angela Merkel showed what Trump means to the world

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel uttered a single sentence that speaks to how fundamentally President Donald Trump has reshaped -- and will continue to reshape -- the world, and America's place in it.<p>"The times when we could completely rely on others are, to an extent, …

Mainstream Media

After Trump’s disastrous vacation, Angela Merkel warns: The world has no leader

If the president’s trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel was farcical, his European stop left the world order shaken<p>On the morning after the presidential election, still reeling from the shock and struggling to wrap my mind around what had happened, I wrote this in my column for Salon:<p>We wake up today to …

Geopolitics

Trump's behavior at NATO is a national embarrassment

President Trump speaks during the unveiling ceremony of the Berlin Wall monument during the NATO summit in Brussels on May 25. (MANDEL NGAN/Agence …

Investigation Launched Into Pageant Queen's Arrest

The winner of Miss Black Texas US Ambassador 2016 says she was harassed and berated by a North Texas police chief who she said called her a "black …

Crime

Is shooting unarmed black people considered 'law-and-order'?

The disregard for black Americans could scarcely have been more visible: Betty Shelby, a police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is back at work just days …

A Thank You Letter to Betsy DeVos From a Public School Teacher

Thank you, Betsy. That sounds strange coming from a public school teacher of 15 years. Indeed, after a day of teaching fourth graders, who are …

USMC Quietly Sent Recon, Exploitation Units Into Iraq

During the most recent deployment of the Marine Corps' Middle East crisis response task force, small elements were quietly deployed to hot spots on …

The ugly truth behind Saudi Arabia's love for Melania Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's first major trip overseas may be fraught with diplomatic land mines for the President, but the Trump administration can at least comfort itself with the clear hit that Melania Trump has been with the Saudi press.<p>The fact that Melania is communicating with the media and the …

James Mattis, a Warrior in Washington

Mattis is by turns deeply thoughtful and ferociously aggressive about war; he’s seen by peers as both soldier and scholar. Illustration by Bob Staake …

Trump's Budget Will Slash $1.7 Trillion In Entitlements, Cut Food Stamps By 25%

More details from President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal are trickling out via a flurry of overnight reports from The Washington Post, …

Jeff Sessions could learn something from FOX’s ‘Shots Fired’

<i>This commentary was published in partnership with The Marshall Project.</i>At the end of my 30-year career in policing, I served in the Obama …

Justice

Texas police officers demoted for leaking body cam footage

A pair of Texas police officers were demoted after an internal investigation into the leak of body cam footage that shows the controversial arrest of …

Police Forces Are Sending A Message To Black Suburban Residents: You’re Not Wanted

It started with a noise complaint. Don Hansbury, who is 78 years old and white, went to the doorway of his home in Troy, New York, that August night …

‘People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock’

On the president’s ill-timed world tour.<p><i>“Chaos.”</i><i><br>“Circus.”</i><i><br>“Laughingstock.”</i><p>Those were just a few of the comments I heard in Berlin this week from senior European officials trying to make sense of the meltdown in Washington at just the moment when a politically imploding President Trump embarks on …

Geopolitics

Trump trip shows US hypocrisy on human rights

Jonathan Tasini (@jonathantasini) is the author of "The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America," president of the Economic Future Group …

Health insurers, state officials say Trump is undermining Obamacare, pushing up rates

Health insurers across the country are making plans to dramatically raise Obamacare premiums or exit marketplaces amid growing exasperation with the …

New rifle, bigger bullets: Inside the Army's plan to ditch the M4 and 5.56

After carrying the M16 or one of its cousins across the globe for more than half a century, soldiers could get a peek at a new prototype assault …

Military

Despite Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity, MSNBC is moving to the right

Long perceived as the Fox News of the left, MSNBC’s corporate management is ramping up the conservative hires<p>During its first years of production, MSNBC underwent a series of identity crises as the fledgling network struggled to compete with both CNN and Fox News. Once FNC became the ratings champ …

Sexual Harassment

AP Explains: How lawmakers get their health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot who at 80 has had several health setbacks, gets his coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs.<p>House leaders, like Speaker Paul Ryan, get their coverage through the Affordable Care Act, as do many members of Congress.<p>Congress …

Health Care

Republicans plan massive cuts to programs for the poor

Under pressure to balance the budget and align with Trump, the House GOP has its eye on food stamps, welfare and perhaps even veterans’ benefits.<p>House Republicans just voted to slash hundreds of billions of dollars in health care for the poor as part of their Obamacare replacement. Now, they’re …

Republicans

How to Throw a Shrimp Boil at Home

You don’t have to live in a coastal city to enjoy the deliciousness of a shrimp boil. The corn, potatoes, sausage, and shrimp are all things that you can easily get to create your own rustic spread. If you think that a shrimp boil only consists of, well, boiling shrimp, you’re sadly mistaken. It …

Seafood

Trump’s voter fraud commission is a shameless white power grab

There were only four documented cases of attempted voter fraud in the 2016 elections. This commission is about something else entirely<p>It’s been a terrible week for American voting rights. On Thursday, Donald Trump announced that Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach will work with the …

Government

The great American whitelash claims new victims every day

Lingering in the deepest corners of our national soul is the idea that this is and will always be a white nation. And we pay for this idea with our blood<p>Our times are exceedingly dark. No matter what pundits or politicians – even so-called progressive ones – may say, racism remains a central …

Baton Rouge

This ACLU Lawsuit Over A Mississippi County Sheriff's Office Could Be A Sign Of Big Things To Come

"For at least two decades ... the [Madison County Sheriff's Department] has implemented a coordinated top-down program of methodically targeting Black individuals for suspicionless searches and seizures," ACLU lawyers claim in a lawsuit filed on Monday.<p>The ACLU isn't only taking President Trump to …

Loretta Lynch

Trump singles out historically black college funds in signing statement

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House pushed back Sunday on questions about a signing statement President Donald Trump added to the latest government spending bill Friday that said his administration would treat minority spending programs -- including one to help historically black colleges pay for …

HBCUs

Trump’s favorite fall guy: Barack Obama

The president has blamed his predecessor for many of his administration’s woes — from the botched raid in Yemen to the Flynn scandal.<p>For President Donald Trump's administration, the buck often stops with former President Barack Obama.<p>Michael Flynn's appointment to a high-level post inside the Trump …

Donald Trump

Trump Doesn't Like The Smartest Military Mind He Hired: Report

President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with federal government neophytes who have displayed their obvious lack of knowledge of how to run a …

How ISIS Learned to Not Mess With Marines on the Front Lines

Then a captain, he'd been charged with leading the Marines of Echo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine regiment in a secretive mission to set up a …

Military

A woman was convicted after laughing at Jeff Sessions. It’s my patriotic duty to call bullshit.

I’ve made my career using comedy to expose the hypocrisy of the powerful. It’s dangerous that the Justice Department can’t take a joke.<p>Maybe we should have guessed that an administration led by a man who didn’t want to be made fun of at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner also may send a lady in …

Comedy

Experts: Convicting ex-officer in teen's death will be tough

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities who've charged a white suburban Dallas police officer with murder in a black teenager's death face a tough task in getting …