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The GOP’s Cruel, Costly, Corporate Obamacare Replacement

Among the many unintended ironies of the GOP’s insane ‘cure’ in search of a disease: It actually punishes large families.<p>It took Congressional …

Health Care

Americans Probably Won’t Like Parts Of The GOP Health Care Bill

The health care plan House Republicans put forward to replace the Affordable Care Act is just a starting point for negotiations. And we don’t have …

New 'Tiny Trumps' meme has flooded the internet big time

If President Donald Trump insists on behaving like a self-absorbed pre-schooler, Reddit will continue to photoshop him as one.<p>That's the idea behind …

Artist Depicts Black Female Nudes as Ancient Egyptian Goddesses

Joshua Sessoms' drawn symbolism seeks to inspire and heal through legendary history.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Over the last two years, artist Joshua Sessoms has developed a drawing practice that focuses on blending Ancient Egyptian symbolism with contemporary portraits. Sessoms has turned …

Climate change doubled the likelihood of the NSW heatwave – let’s be clear, this is not natural

Rapid warming trend sees heat records in Australia outnumber cold records by 12 to one over the past decade<p>The heatwave that engulfed southeastern Australia at the end of last week has seen heat records continue to tumble.<p>On Saturday 11 February, as New South Wales suffered through the heatwave’s …

Climate Change

Americans just experienced their biggest spike in stress in a decade

Americans are seriously stressed out.<p>After a bruising election that saw Donald Trump take the reigns of a divided nation, two-thirds of Americans—including a majority of both Democrats and Republicans—say they are stressed about the future of the country, according to a recent survey (pdf) released …

Social Sciences

Trump: Democrats ‘Made Up’ Russia Story

Donald Trump

The Muslim refugees converting to Christianity 'to find safety'

Ibrahim Ali remembers his first church service well. The smell of the candles, the cheap plywood pews, and the hymn singing that sounded so foreign to him at the time.<p>The 57-year-old Muslim Syrian never imagined that when he fled to neighbouring Lebanon to seek refuge from the war that he would end …

Middle East

Scientists Baffled by McConnell and Ryan’s Ability to Stand Upright Without Spines

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it a “medical mystery of the first order,” scientists are baffled by the ability of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand upright without the benefit of spines.<p>Doctors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who …

Woman impersonated lawmaker's wife, snuck into GOP retreat

A woman impersonated the wife of a GOP lawmaker and snuck into the congressional Republican retreat in Philadelphia Thursday, the same day President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence appeared, retreat organizers told lawmakers late Saturday.<p>The revelation came as the nonprofit …

Travel ban: Trump defends order as dispute over UK visit deepens – as it happened

We’re closing this live blog now but our live coverage of the reaction to Trump’s travel ban continues. Here’s a summary:<p><b>Donald Trump has defended the implementation of a travel ban preventing people from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the US.</b> “If the ban were announced with a one week …

Donald Trump

Can Trump Survive Washington?

The Trumps may be re-making the nation’s capital in their image, but this town values power, not money. And it has seen many come and go before.<p>Lieutenant Colonel <b>Jason K. Fettig</b>, director of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, raised his baton at precisely 9:43 a.m. on Friday morning, …

Donald Trump will not release his tax returns at all, Kellyanne Conway says

Trump’s White House counsel says “people don’t care” because “they voted for him”<p>President Donald Trump's new counselor Kellyanne Conway told ABC News Sunday that the new president doesn't have to release his tax returns because he won the 2016 election.<p>"You also have more than 200,000 who …

Kellyanne Conway finally admits the audit was just an excuse

Unless Congress makes him, we’re never going to see those tax returns.<p>Speaking on ABC News’ Sunday morning show <i>This Week</i>, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway finally admitted what had been plainly obvious to anyone paying attention — Donald Trump is never going to voluntarily release his tax …

Conway: Trump will not release tax returns

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns -- even after the audit he's frequently cited is completed -- senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.<p>In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Conway was pressed on whether the White House will respond to more than 200,000 …

Donald Trump

Protesters Deliver Body Blow to Trump's Populism

If the president claims to speak for "the people," who were those people in the street?<p>The White House can't get over the disparity between Donald Trump's modest inaugural crowd on Friday and the massive protests that took place the next day.<p>But what matters most is not how the numbers of marchers …

Donald Trump

Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist brought the best sign to Saturday’s Women’s March

Opening up Instagram to this photo while arriving at the Women’s March on Chicago was easily one of the best parts of my weekend. Melissa Benoist …

'Alternative facts' are just lies, whatever Kellyanne Conway claims

I just bought my first official souvenir of the Trump era. No, it wasn’t a pink pussycat hat. It’s a black T-shirt with white typography that says “Alternative Facts are Lies”.<p>The shirt commemorates a piece of Orwellian newspeak that flew from the lips of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on NBC’s …

Donald Trump

Giant otters roamed world six million years ago

Giant otters the size of wolves lived in prehistoric waters six million years ago, scientists have discovered.<p>US paleontologists discovered the biggest otter that ever lived while excavating an ancient lake bed in Shuitangba, in the Yunnan Province in Southwestern China.<p>The species, called <i>Siamogale</i> …

Paleontology

Funny Pictures – October 3, 2016

There’s a reason you aren’t allowed to park on this beach… <br>viaGood Old Construction! <br>viaWhen your blind dog begs for food. <br>viaThis Halloween I’m …

Pets