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Donald Trump Touts Approval Ratings Poll That Shows Most Americans Dislike Him

Donald Trump bragged about his popularity on Twitter on Friday, citing a poll that found the 45th president had a 45 percent approval rating. But he …

'F**king disgrace': Trump slammed as supporters chant 'lock her up' after he mocked Hillary Clinton

Many mocked Trump and his supporters in light of the recent charges against multiple former aides in special counsel Robert Mueller's …

Today In Media: The Vegas Shooting Is A Goldmine For Media Idiocy [VIDEO]

It’s Wednesday, October 4, 2017, and this is Today In Media.<p><b>WATCH:</b><p>It’s always anybody’s guess who will take the top spot on our top 5 dumbest media …

Mass Shootings

Polarized by party and ideology

Michael Villanova (CUNY): Conservatism, Liberalism, and Postmodern Identity. Oliver Traldi on partisanship, Popper, and painfully hot takes. …

Political Science

The Great Al Franken Moment

Ten years from now, do you think we’ll be talking about where we were when Al Franken announced he was resigning from the Senate?<p>You never can tell.<p>It was a historic moment that had virtually nothing to do with Franken himself. In the grand cavalcade of sexual assault charges we’ve been hearing …

Sexual Harassment

Obama: Protect democracy or risk taking path of Nazi Germany

Former President Barack Obama says Americans must be vigilant in their defense of democracy or risk following the path of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.<p>At a speech earlier this week, the former president told the Economic Club of Chicago that “things can fall apart fairly quickly” if Americans don’t …

Barack Obama

Doug Jones needs black voters to beat Roy Moore in Alabama. They aren't there yet.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sylvester Dawson will vote Tuesday in Alabama's Senate election, but he's hardly thrilled about the choices.<p>"Honestly speaking, I'm not that excited about either one of them," Dawson said of Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore as he shaved a client at the barber shop …

Black History

Week 29: Flynn’s Inauguration Day Bravado Comes Back to Bite Him

An overly cocky text to a business partner about the imminent end of Russia sanctions is just the latest digital message overflowing Robert Mueller’s evidence locker.<p>Where did investigators go for reliably hot evidence before the invention of email? At the Nixon White House, the main evidentiary …

Donald Trump

There's a selfish motive behind Trump's Jerusalem decision

President Trump's announcement Wednesday that he will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital reflects two of the worst aspects of this administration's policymaking: the president's selfish focus on his domestic politics and an<p>Trump's decision was all about placating his base. There is no other …

Israel

Truck Ad Featuring Ivanka Trump Bashing Roy Moore Trolls Dad's Rally

While President Donald Trump was inside the Pensacola Bay Center auditorium in Florida on Friday night, urging people to vote for Senate candidate Roy Moore, Ivanka Trump’s pointed comment on accusations against the Alabama Republican was plastered on a political ad outside.<p>The giant ad covered the …

Donald Trump

CA ballot measure seeks to legalize 'shrooms'

California could become the first state to legalize "magic mushrooms" if a ballot initiative becomes law.<p>The measure would decriminalize the use of …

Cannabis

Parental leave expands for California workers so they can bond with their newborns

Under a new law to combat workplace inequities, some 2.7 million California mothers and fathers will gain the right to a long-sought benefit: 12 …

New Study: Bias in Real News, Not Fake News, Was Key Factor in Hillary’s Loss

News stories might have cost Hillary Clinton the presidency -- real stories from Manhattan, not fake stories from Macedonia. That’s the major …

The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages and Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

Is that what happened here? Did these “multiple sources” who fed not just CNN, but also MSNBC and CBS completely false information do so deliberately …

Donald Trump

CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’

CNN on Friday corrected an erroneous report that Donald Trump Jr. had received advance notice from the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks about a trove of hacked documents that it planned to release during last year’s presidential campaign.<p>In fact, the email to Mr. Trump was sent a day after the …

Donald Trump

Fox News Corrects Story Claiming Roy Moore Accuser ‘Forged’ Candidate’s Signature

Fox News updated a story that erroneously claimed one of Roy Moore’s accusers had “forged” evidence she’d presented to bolster her claim against him.<p>Beverly Young Nelson said in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred in November that the Republican Alabama Senate candidate had sexually …

Roy Moore

Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up …

Donald Trump

A Discussion Of Workers’ Compensation Trials In Alabama

Last Friday, I spoke at a workers’ compensation seminar in Birmingham. If you have read this blog in the past, then you know my strong feelings that …

Alabama Begins Enforcing Mandatory Automobile Liability Insurance Law

Alabama has a significant problem with uninsured drivers. At our firm, we help families suffering because of a personal injury. Car accidents and …

Supply teachers are lobbying for better pay

Supply teachers are meeting outside the Welsh Assembly building tomorrow to lobby the Welsh Government for better pay.<p>Many are now employed through …

Clinton-Linked Lobbying Firm Features Prominently in the Manafort Indictment

When federal prosecutors unsealed the twelve-count indictment against former Trump campaign chairman and longtime alleged fixer for the Russian mob, …

Russia

Trump Claims Takes a Premature Victory Lap, or Two, in His Fight Against ‘The Swamp’

The president’s team insists that progress has been made. Good government groups say the exact opposite has occurred.<p>To hear the White House tell it, …

Donald Trump

FCC Moves Forward With Plans To End Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC is moving forward with plans to roll back regulations on net neutrality. The Obama-era rules prevent Internet service providers from blocking …

Net Neutrality

Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s Chief Of Staff Returning To Lobbying Firm Working For Gov's Office

In one of the clearest examples of the revolving door between government and lobbying firms in recent years, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office …

Prime Minister nominates next Commissioner of Lobbying

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the nomination of Nancy Bélanger as the next Commissioner of Lobbying.Nancy Bélanger currently …

Canada

More Than Half the Members of Washington’s Lobbying Corps Have Plunged Into the Tax Debate

More than half of the federal lobbyists active in 2017 have worked on tax issues, according to a report issued today by Public Citizen that analyzes …

Donald Trump

Marco Rubio warns GOP that it can’t just be the country club party

As Republicans work to finalize a massive tax cut for businesses, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) warned his colleagues that the GOP is in danger of solidifying its image as the party that only cares about the very wealthy, which he dubbed the country club set.<p>“Good time to revisit a landmark 1977 speech …

Ronald Reagan

Democrats rip 'highly partisan' bill to fund children's insurance

Nearly 100 House Democrats are urging congressional leaders to pass a bipartisan extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).<p>In a …

Why the 1986 U.S. tax bill was everything 2017's isn't

WASHINGTON -- They don't do tax reform like they used to.<p>The legislation that House and Senate Republicans have embraced has revived memories of …

Environmental Scorecard Highlights Need for Congress to Better Protect Our Environment & Health

Environment America released its 2017 Environmental Scorecard on Thursday, tracking how the U.S. Congress voted on bills that could protect our air, …