Amanda Lueke

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I got arrested. Another reporter was punched. The common thread? We asked about health care.

Sure seems like the GOP doesn't want to talk to the public about the AHCA.<p>Ben Jacobs got punched. I got arrested. Times are tough for journalists.<p>I’ve been a reporter for 30 years. In that time, I’ve covered hurricanes and mine disasters, and interviewed people who were sure they were committing …

19 Three-Ingredient Lunches So Easy You Can Bring Them to Work

How many times have you vowed to pack lunch more often, but ended up falling off the wagon and going back to …

​7 Delicious Paleo Snack Ideas

From veggie chips to "pizza nachos."<p>When you’re on a specific diet, snacks can be huge for helping you stay on track without feeling like you’re ready to devour the next remotely edible thing that crosses your path. But finding snacks that fit your dietary needs can be tricky, especially if you’re …

The case for impeaching Trump — and fast

This is the exact situation impeachment was meant for. Let's hurry up.<p>Impeachment of an American president is a weighty measure that’s only been used a handful of times in our history. And on two of those occasions, the judgment of history has come down against the impeachers.<p>Andrew Johnson was an …

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Scottie the cat fell in love with the ‘girl next door’ and now they have a beautiful relationship

<b>A male cat named Scottie has finally won the love of his life over after spending weeks admiring her from afar.</b><p>Scottie fell in love with Sophie the …

How Twitter got a big new study on Trump’s supporters mostly wrong

It was racial and cultural resentment, not economic woes, that drove the white working class to vote for President Trump.<p>That was the conclusion prominent Democrats, conservative writers and political journalists drew from a major new survey published last week on the views of the white working …

Consumer Reports reveals best sunscreens to buy in 2018

Before you stock up on new sunscreen, read these recommendations from Consumer Reports.<p>With summer fast approaching, it’s that time of year to start thinking about sunscreen. Instead of reaching for a random bottle of lotion in a rush while on the way to the beach, like most of us do, experts from …

Vulnerable Republicans flee from Trump

Centrist House members are starting to seek daylight from the president and his Russia-related scandals.<p>House Republicans facing tough reelection bids are running for cover from Donald Trump — an early sign that they believe the president’s deepening scandals could cost them their seats and even …

A Nudist Resort Promised to Liberate Me But Objectified Me Instead

Hedonism II promises sexual liberation, but only if you cater to the male gaze.<p>"You're a wild girl, aren't ya?" a driver called out as I took in my first view of the cottage-speckled hills surrounding Montego Bay's airport. He'd noticed me waiting for a van destined for Hedonism II, a …

Gender

Trump, Citing ‘a Witch Hunt,’ Denies Any Collusion With Russia

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared angrily on Thursday that he was the victim of a witch hunt, and all but contradicted his deputy attorney general on the firing of the F.B.I. director, in an extensive denial of any collusion between his campaign and Russia.<p>Mr. Trump used a chaotic White House …

Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the …

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We tracked the Trump scandals on right-wing news sites. Here’s how they covered it.

We’re experiencing these historical events very differently.<p>The past week of Trump scandals for people reading mainstream news outlets has gone something like this: President Trump fired the FBI director who was investigating his campaign’s connection with Russia — and then the next day, Trump …

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Republicans breathed a sigh of relief over Russia. Then Trump started tweeting again

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 6 p.m. ET Wednesday night, Republicans breathed a big sigh of relief.<p>Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that he had decided to appoint Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the ongoing federal probe into Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election and any …

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Clinton aides react to Comey firing with concern, not joy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> There were few people who despised James Comey more than those political operatives working for Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn during the 2016 campaign. But word of the FBI director's firing was met with fear, not joy, on Tuesday.<p>Sen. Tim Kaine, Clinton's running mate, Robby Mook, …

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6 Myths About High-Protein Foods You Need to Stop Believing

Protein is everyone’s favorite macronutrient these days, and with good reason: High-protein foods not only build and repair muscle, they also help us …

Nutrition

How to meal prep for the week in just 90 minutes (mic drop)

The mason jars are pulled out, Spotify is blasting, and you’re ready to get down to meal-prepping business. So, er, where do you start?<p>The key to <i>not</i> …

"Don't Be a Know-It-All, Be a Learn-It-All"

If there’s one thing anyone can benefit from in life, it’s always thinking of yourself as a student. It’s okay if you don’t know something as long as …

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When That Feisty Neighbor Becomes the President

PALM BEACH, Fla. — For local officials here, it was one thing to spar with Donald J. Trump, the developer, over the height of his ficus hedges, the crowds at his Elton John concerts and the roar of jet engines over his private club, Mar-a-Lago.<p>Mr. Trump would often threaten or cajole. The …

The Wrong Way to Fix Student Debt

Tens of millions of Americans together owe more than a trillion dollars in student debt. For the financial health of their households and the entire economy, ensuring a fair and smoothly functioning student loan system is critically important.<p>But with a series of regulatory changes, the Trump …

3 Men, 1 Skyscraper And A Conflict-Of-Interest Concern In Foreign Policy

When President Trump recently invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House, it reopened questions about conflicts of interest between U.S. foreign policy and Trump's business interests.<p>The two presidents are connected by a Filipino businessman. Duterte last fall named Jose …

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What Ivanka Trump doesn’t know will hurt us all

I read “Women Who Work” so you don’t have to. Ivanka’s “successful businesswoman” reputation is kind of a sham<p>Ivanka Trump’s new book “Women Who Work” is not, as you may have already guessed or read, particularly useful, even compared to other bland corporate tactical manuals. If you are a woman …

Food, diet and supplements: The story behind the story

For my in-depth article about dietary supplements and nutrition, (click link to read it), I was asked to write about how it came to be. Here’s how:<p><b>Q:</b> …

Nutrition

Donald Trump breaks his silence on medical marijuana

President Donald Trump took on the topic of medical marijuana for the first time since he took office in November, and it appears he's kind of in …

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Greg Palast: Trump’s tax cuts are more evidence America’s greedy billionaires have staged a political coup

The investigative journalist warns that “voodoo economics” is coming back<p>Investigative journalist and filmmaker Greg Palast has spent decades covering two intertwined topics fueling the demise of American democracy: stolen elections and greedy billionaires. Trump's call for massive corporate tax …

"Things Jesus Never Said" Is Trending After House Republicans Passed Their Health Care Plan

"Sorry, I would heal you, but leprosy is a pre-existing condition."

Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Parents seeking to adopt children in Texas could soon be rejected by state-funded or private agencies with religious objections …

Here, the People Ivanka Trump Quoted in Her New Book Who Oppose Everything She Stands for

Earlier this week, Ivanka Trump, heiress to an empire she didn't build, occupier of a position in our federal government for which she wasn't nominated, confirmed, or qualified, released a new book, <i>Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success</i>. In it, the rules are less rewritten than cribbed …

Literature

Anti-vaccine activists spark a state’s worst measles outbreak in decades

MINNEAPOLIS — The young mother started getting advice early on from friends in the close-knit Somali immigrant community here. Don’t let your children get the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella — it causes autism, they said.<p>Suaado Salah listened. And this spring, her 3-year-old boy and …

Public Health

#IAmAPreexistingCondition: Twitter fires back after House passes healthcare bill

<b>(Twitter/Halehawk)</b><p>People are sharing their tales of health insurance problems after the House GOP voted to repeal Obamacare<p>Katie Serena<p>May 5, 2017 8:15pm (UTC)<p>On Thursday, the House passed a bill that would start the motions to finally repeal and replace Obamacare. The American Health Care Act, …