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Don Jr. does horrible job trying to boost dad's approval rating with obviously Photoshopped graphic

Donald Trump Jr. wanted to brag about his father's approval rating, but the only way to brag about it would be to fudge the numbers, so that's …

Gov. Jerry Brown: 'We know the Trump administration is full of liars'

In the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' strident anti-immigration speech in Sacramento Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown ripped into Sessions, accusing him of going to war on California and saying the Trump administration is "full of liars."<p>A day after announcing the Department of Justice would …

Jerry Brown

Florida legislature backs new gun restrictions after Parkland school shooting

By Michael Scherer<p>Michael Scherer<p>National political reporter covering campaigns, Congress and the White House<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Florida lawmakers bucked the National Rifle Association on Wednesday to pass new firearms regulations and create a program for arming some school employees in a rare act of …

Guns

Poll: Majority of Americans disagree with Trump's proposal to arm teachers

Politics News<p>A majority of Americans disagree with President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm teachers, according to results from a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.<p>Trump, in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month, has said that …

Gun Control

This Toad Was Found Hopping Around With No Face And We're Freaking Out

OMG.<p>Here's another one to chalk up to "nature, you freaky" - an adult toad found in a forest in Connecticut gave researchers a shock when they …

Zoology

Trump administration nixes ban on hunted elephant tusks being carried into the U.S.

In November 2017, President Donald Trump called the hunting of elephants for their trophy tusks a "horror show."<p>It appeared that Trump, who lacks …

Wildlife

Alzheimer’s disease will become manageable like HIV, say award-winning scientists

Alzheimer’s sufferers may be able to live with the disease without the devastating symptoms within the next few decades, scientists said as they were awarded the Brain Prize for their work fighting the illness.<p>Professor Michel Goedert, of Cambridge University, who discovered the importance of tau …

Exorcists are back – and people are getting hurt | Deborah Hyde

The rise of exorcism in Catholic and evangelical churches is like a new Inquisition. But there are ways to stop the witch-hunt<p>Exorcism is intrinsic to Christianity. From driving possessed swine into a lake to expelling a spirit from a boy who foamed at the mouth, Jesus could reasonably be …

After a slow start, South Korea’s #MeToo movement has exploded

The #MeToo movement claimed its biggest scalp in South Korea following the resignation of a prominent progressive politician.<p>A day after he was accused of rape by his secretary, Ahn Hee-jung, governor of South Chungcheong province and one-time presidential hopeful, admitted wrongdoing (paywall) and …

Dick's Sporting Goods expected 'backlash' but got flowers instead

Dick's Sporting Goods expected some backlash when it said it would stop selling assault-style rifles. Instead, it got flowers.<p>"We have been humbled by the calls, emails, tweets and posts of support that so many of you have sent following our announcement on Wednesday," Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) …

Smith & Wesson

A presidential milestone: Trump has spent 100 days in office at one of his golf clubs

<b>WASHINGTON (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump reached a presidential milestone at his Palm Beach County, Florida, golf club on Saturday: One hundred days in office at a golf club that bears his name.<p>Trump, once a critic of presidential golfing, has ignored his own advice and made a habit of visiting …

Florida

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Came to Washington Seeking Power and Glamour. They’ll Leave With Neither.

In many ways, Jared Kushner won’t be any worse off than prior presidential family members working in the White House. Sure, he won’t be privy to …

Donald Trump

Vice President Mike Pence: Legal Abortion Will End in the U.S. 'In Our Time'

During a speech in Nashville yesterday, Vice President Mike Pence told an audience that he believes legal abortion in the United States will end "in our time." Pence was speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Susan B. Anthony List & Life Institute, a group, which "exists to pass laws that protect …

Why 70% support isn't enough to change gun laws

<b>(CNN) —</b> Not a fortnight after it began, in the hours after the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, the latest push to expand or fortify federal gun control laws seems destined for a recognizable end.<p>A series of competing bills and amendments are currently sitting in limbo on Capitol Hill as …

Gun Control

Trump Disappointed That Parkland “Setback” Has Distracted from the Economy

If anyone’s the victim here, it’s him.<p>On Monday, <b>Donald Trump</b> met with the nation’s governors for a discussion about school safety in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School—and unlike last week’s listening session, this time no one remembered to give him a cheat sheet for …

Ivanka Trump's dual roles as senior adviser, first daughter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump expects to be treated seriously as a senior White House adviser. But when faced with uncomfortable questions about her …

Trump Is Telling People He Wants to Start Executing Drug Dealers

A terrifying report from Axios finds President Donald Trump openly musing to his associates about killing drug dealers.<p>"Trump has said he would love …

Executive Time: White House aides reportedly tried to stop Trump’s Mueller indictment tirade with Fox hits

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters<i><br>Welcome to Executive Time, a recurring feature in which Media Matters senior fellow Matt Gertz explores the intersection</i> …

​Nappies, takeaways and bubble wrap: could I remove plastic from my life?'

It’s polluting our oceans and killing our wildlife, but how easy is it to get by without it? Four writers find out<p>No man is an island. However, if I were an island, I’d probably be the best one ever. When the Guardian asked me to record all the single-use plastic I got through in a week, I scoffed. …

Delta and United join list of companies to cut ties with the NRA

Two major airlines.A cybersecurity firm. Six car rental brands. A home security company. An Omaha bank. Companies have scrambled to cut ties with the National Rifle Association over the past couple of days, and the list continued to grow into the weekend.<p>Delta Air Lines (DAL) announced Saturday …

Mass Shootings

Gun sold to 13-year-old-boy with no checks in the US just weeks after Florida high school shooting

A 13-year-old boy was able to buy a gun with ease in a chilling social experiement carried out just weeks after the Florida high school …

Oregon becomes first state to pass gun-control legislation since Parkland shooting

The state passed a bill to close the "boyfriend loophole" in gun background checks.<p>Oregon lawmakers passed gun control legislation Thursday, becoming …

Guns

Inside the fight over the sugar conspiracy

‘To boil it all down to the sugar industry, in our view, it doesn’t capture the whole picture’<p>In a paper published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine</i> in 2016, researchers suggested that in the 1960s, the sugar industry paid scientists to obscure the relationship between sugar and heart disease, derailing the …

Diabetes

Congresswoman claims most mass shooters are Democrats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rep. Claudia Tenney, an upstate New York Republican who is up for re-election in one of the most competitive congressional districts in America, told a radio host in Albany that Democrats are more prone to be mass shooters.<p>Speaking to host Fred Dicker on WGDJ radio, Tenney was discussing …

New York State

As an Arkansas judge, he dismissed sentences for sexual photos. Now he's going to prison.

By Samantha Schmidt<p>Samantha Schmidt<p>Reporter covering gender and family issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For seven years, scores of young men in Arkansas saw their traffic citations and misdemeanor criminal charges dismissed — as long as they agreed to perform “community service.”<p>The judge overseeing these …

Criminal Sentencing

State Introduces Bill Prohibiting Employers From Requiring Drug Tests

For many people, there has always been a lot of tension between weed and work. Required drug tests are often part of the job application process. …

Trump Tries to Shift Blame to Obama for Not Countering Russian Meddling

WASHINGTON — President Trump, who spent months belittling charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, has managed to revive questions about how his predecessor, President Barack Obama, handled suspicions about Russia in the months before the election.<p>Some former Obama officials now confess to …

House Republicans Just Voted To Eliminate The Agency That Makes Sure Voting Machines Can’t Be Hacked

The Republicans aren't even hiding it anymore: They just don't care if elections are stolen or hacked. Period. They flat out don't care. The Nation …

This single cartoon about school shootings is breaking people's hearts

By Samantha Schmidt<p>Samantha Schmidt<p>Reporter covering gender and family issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As news of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., unfolded last week, Pia Guerra, a 46-year-old Vancouver-based artist, felt helpless. She couldn’t bring herself …

Sandy Hook School Shooting

Florida Student Emma Gonzalez Delivered This Powerful Speech Demanding Gun Control Reform

Guns