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The First White President

The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.<p><b>It is insufficient</b> <b>to state</b> the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office …

The National Comedy Center to Premiere the George Carlin Archives During Lucille Ball Comedy Festival

In May 2016, the National Comedy Center acquired the rights to the rather extensive archives from the late comedian George Carlin, who was known for …

Comedy

‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations

The White House has been thrust into chaos after days of ever-worsening revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer characterized as representing the Russian government, as the president fumes against his enemies and senior aides circle one another with suspicion, according to …

Donald Trump

Chris Christie enjoyed a closed beach, then got flamed. But he definitely did not get a tan.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) would like you to know that he definitely did not get a tan this weekend.<p>Yes, Christie told reporters at a Sunday news conference in Trenton, his family was staying in the state-owned beach house at Island Beach State Park over the July 4 weekend — even though the …

A Definitive Guide to the G.O.P. Insiders Enabling Donald Trump

From Paul Ryan to John McCain, Sarah Ellison takes a look at the men—and the motives—that are propping up a Donald Trump presidency.<p>Blame for the ongoing destruction wrought by the Trump administration will always attach to Donald Trump. But Trump cannot help himself. He is a pathogen, doing what …

Trump and ‘Morning Joe’: How a long and ugly feud just got even uglier

President Trump’s relationship with the hosts of the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” — which devolved into cringeworthy tweets about facelifts and the size of the president’s anatomy on Thursday — has a long and ugly history, careening from collegiality to hostility, followed by even deeper …

The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

Alicia Keys

Trump Doesn’t Want to Be President

He wants to be communications director.<p>Donald Trump doesn’t really want to be president. If he did, he’d nominate candidates to the 350 important but vacant administration jobs and get on with the job of governance. He doesn’t seem to want to be commander in chief of the armed forces, either, …

Donald Trump

5 Huge Stories The Media Ignored (Because Of Trump)

Stories about Donald Trump are like Crocs in the early 2000s -- they're everywhere, and if we truly lived in a just universe, they never would have …

Why government leakers leak

Reality Leigh Winner was charged this week for passing NSA secrets to the media. Understanding the motivations for leaking can provide important …

Surveillance

Donald Trump's new FBI director pick has Russian ties of his own

Christopher Wray looks good on paper, but his law firm represents Russian-controlled oil companies.<p>On paper, Christopher Wray appears to be an excellent choice to serve as the next FBI director. He has "impeccable" academic credentials (Yale law school) and has had a decades-long distinguished …

Donald Trump

Right wing commentator's 'stupid' tweet gets very British response

There will always be people who try to use terrorist attacks and tragedies to advance their own agenda.<p>That's the case for right-wing commentator …

Terrorism

'Broad City' Season 4 Trailer Is Here With A 'F**k You, Trump' Moment

So much happens in these 98 seconds.<p>Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are back for season 4 of “Broad City,” and things are looking as outrageous as ever.<p>Fans can look forward to seeing some major cameos (Ru Paul, Wanda Sykes and Steve Buscemi to name a few), lots of pot, choice words for the …

Student who refused to take photo with Paul Ryan defends her decision in blazing op-ed

The leader of the resistance to Paul Ryan is not even old enough to drive yet.<p>Jordan McCray­-Robinson was one of close to 100 8th grade students from …

Paul Ryan

Al Franken bows out of 'Real Time' after Bill Maher slur

Bill Maher continues to feel the fallout from last week's on-air racial slur: U.S. Sen. Al Franken has canceled a scheduled appearance this Friday on <i>Real Time With Bill Maher</i>.<p>A spokesman for the Minnesota Democratic senator said Monday that Franken would not appear on this week's edition of the HBO …

A Federal Government Contractor Has Been Charged With Leaking To The Media

The Department of Justice alleges that Reality Leigh Winner, 25, removed classified material from a government facility and mailed it to an online news outlet.<p>A federal contractor in Georgia who previously served in the US Air Force has been charged with leaking classified material to an online …

Feds Arrest NSA Contractor in Leak of Top Secret Russia Document

Barely an hour after a news organization published an article about a top-secret National Security Agency document on Russian hacking, the Justice Department announced charges against a 25-year-old government contractor who a senior federal official says was the leaker of the document.<p>The May 5, …

Trump just added 4 million new soldiers to his Twitter bot army, and we didn't even notice

Forget what you've heard about Donald Trump's declining popularity from the #FakeNewsMedia. The president's approval ratings have spiked in the past …

Donald Trump

David Letterman Unloads: Donald Trump 'Makes Me Sick'

Former talk-show host calls the president "a man without a soul."<p>Former CBS “Late Show” host David Letterman had some harsh words for President Donald Trump, telling GQ that he was sickened by the election of his onetime frequent guest.<p>Letterman, who retired in 2015 after 33 years on late-night …

Republicans’ health-care bill just claimed its first political victim

The congressman who almost single-handedly revived Republicans' health-care bill has now resigned from his leadership post for reviving it.<p>If that doesn't underscore just how politically volatile Republicans' attempts to change Obamacare is … well, it should.<p>On Tuesday, Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) …

Health Care

Melania just rejected Donald Trump's hand holding. Again.

The Trumps have officially landed in Italy, the latest stop the president's first foreign tour since taking office, and guess what: Melania <i>still</i> …

Salon.com

Witches Respond to Donald Trump's "Witch Hunt" Rhetoric

"Trump is pretty much the antithesis of what a witch is."<p>Over the past few weeks, President Trump has frequently posited that the ongoing Russia investigation (as well as any criticism of him in the press) is akin to a witch hunt. Last week, Trump took to Twitter to announce, "This is the single …

Over 100 students walked out of a commencement speech in protest of VP Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence's commencement address to the University of Notre Dame Class of 2017 didn't go as smoothly as he probably would have liked …

John Oliver Warns This Isn’t The End Of The Line For Trump

"He’s always approaching the end of the line but it never seems to come."<p>Those who believe that the growing scandals around President Donald Trump could force him out of office may be in for a big disappointment.<p>John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” reminded viewers on Sunday that Trump …

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

Donald Trump just staked his presidency on 4 words

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> At a joint news conference with Colombian President Juan Manual Santos Thursday, President Donald Trump was asked a very simple question: Had he urged then-FBI Director James Comey to slow or stop an FBI investigation into deposed national security adviser Michael Flynn?<p>"No. No. …

Donald Trump

The internet points out the many, many politicians who've had it worse than Donald Trump

Donald Trump has it bad. Nobody has it worse. Terrible. And he wants new graduates to know it.<p>"Look at the way I’ve been treated lately, especially …

Donald Trump