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The Rise of Progressivism

The Rise Of Progressivism<br>(Image by The Political Hawk) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Last year the Western world was dominated by the far …

Political Science

Christmas cold open on “SNL” tackles sexual harassment: “Al Franken is on Santa’s naughty list”

Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Steve Martin join host James Franco<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>December 10, 2017 2:28pm (UTC)<p>Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and Steve Martin made surprise appearances on “Saturday Night Live” during host James Franco’s opening monologue. The night's most biting topic, however, was already …

Barack Obama's Parting Gift to Donald Trump Was Mike Flynn

From Reader Supported News<p>Barack Obama brought down Mike Flynn<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: Proud Conservative) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>…

Donald Trump

Roy Moore's Chief Political Strategist Just May Have Helped Doug Jones Win The Election

By casting doubt on whether not the Senate Ethics Committee would investigate his candidate if he won, Roy Moore’s chief political strategist did a …

Doug Jones

Fox's Newt Gingrich compares sexual harassment allegations to a lynch mob

CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): Speaker Gingrich, I think it's fair to say that you're no fan of Al Franken, but you had an interesting reaction to him being …

An Out Of Control Trump Rages At The Press As Justice For The Russia Scandal Closes In On Him

Trump raged about the media putting out fake news stories, but the point of his rage is to discredit the delivery mechanism of information as the …

Donald Trump

The Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In a conversation with the nonprofit acTVism Munich, journalist Shir Hever traces current Middle East turmoil to the Ottoman Empire and asks viewers …

Have we lost sight of police brutality?

copied!<p>Rev Al Sharpton sits down with Jack Brewer and Bill Rhoden to discuss Kaepernick’s “Man of the Year Award” and how his kneeling symbolism …

Jerry Brown: Trump doesn't fear 'the wrath of God'

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday President Trump's apparent lack of fear "of the wrath of God" explains his denial of climate change.<p>"I don't think — President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God, which leads one to more humility," Brown told CBS' "60 Minutes."<p>"And, …

Protests escalate near US embassy

Protests erupted in Lebanon in reaction to US President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins: Not sure if I will support tax reform plan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday morning that she hasn't made a decision yet about whether or not she will vote for the the Republican tax reform plan.<p>During an appearance on CBS's "Face The Nation," Collins, of Maine, told host John Dickerson that she is waiting for a …

Catholic priest tells black family he was 'blinded by hate,' apologizes for burning cross 40 years ago on their lawn

A Catholic priest who was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan apologized in writing to a black couple for burning a cross on their lawn 40 years ago.<p>The Rev. William Aitcheson told Philip and Barbara Butler he was "blinded by hate and ignorance" when he targeted them in 1977 at their home in College …

Rep. Dingell presses for harassment reforms in Congress

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell speaks with Alex Witt about the urgent need for improvements in how Congress handles sexual misconduct allegations. She …

Right whales facing extinction after 17 die this year, scientists say

Scientists are raising a red flag over the future of endangered right whales after a high number died in 2017.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates that there are only about 450 North Atlantic right whales left after 17 were reported dead this year, according to …

The nightmare of slavery should make us appreciate the blessings of today

I am the great granddaughter of slaves from Alabama. I can’t imagine how horrible their lives must have been. I have no idea how long ago my earlier ancestors were captured in Africa and shipped to America in chains, their lives suddenly turned into nightmares.<p>My great grandparents were deprived of …

Black History

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

A long relationship between one of America's most liberal colleges and a beloved family-owned bakery is in tatters amid allegations of racial profiling.<p>The dispute began in November 2016 with the arrest of three black students from Ohio's Oberlin College who tried stealing wine from Gibson's Bakery.<p>…

AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical

next<p>prev<p>The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.<p>The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified. She knew the military had been attacking Rohingya villages, as part of what the …

Pence responds to Abbas snub over Jerusalem decision

Vice President Mike Pence's office said Sunday it was “unfortunate” that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas canceled plans to meet with Pence in the West Bank this month because President Trump announced the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.<p>“The President has asked Vice President …

Wendy's trolls fast food hack on Twitter

Wendy’s Twitter took down another McDonald’s lover this week.<p>The red-headed fast food chain known for its quick Twitter retorts and square hamburgers went after a user on the social media platform who had tweeted out a food hack he came up with.<p>Eric, whose handle is @canceric, shared a photo of a …

Social Media

Actor comes out as undocumented

Hollywood actor and DACA recipient Bambadjan Bamba speaks with CNN's Ana Cabrera about his experience as an undocumented immigrant in the US.

'Stain on America!' Trump denounces 'Fake News Media' after string of major reporting errors exposed

Highlights from President Trump's Pensacola rally<p>President Trump on Sunday slammed “the Fake News Media,” which he called “out of control,” after a string of major errors in reporting on his presidency emerged over the past week.<p>“Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory …

Donald Trump

Pro-Trump students in MAGA hats booted from 'safe space' campus coffee shop

Conservative students kicked out of campus coffee shop<p>A viral video shows a group of conservative Fordham University students in New York City being kicked out of a campus coffeehouse after being told their pro-Trump “Make America Great Again” hats violated the shop’s “safe space” policy.<p>"Fox & …

Safe-Space

Keaton Jones receives celebrity gift offers from Chris Evans, Dana White and more after viral bullying video

Keaton Jones receives support, gift offers from celebs<p>A Tennessee woman's video of her son's tearful recounting of being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers. One star is even going as far as to reward the young boy in a big way.<p>Kimberly Jones said …

Donald Trump Jr

Roy Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would 'eliminate many problems'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-driven radio show twice in 2011, where he told the hosts in an interview that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the Tenth Amendment would 'eliminate many problems' in the way the US government is …

Roy Moore

Heavy snow brings travel chaos to UK

<b>(CNN) —</b> Heavy snow fell in many parts of the UK on Sunday as Storm Caroline, the biggest storm so far this year, caused widespread disruption with road and air travel severely affected.<p>Central England and Wales were the worst hit regions witnessing up to 11 inches of snow in some places in just a …

Why So Sirius: 15 Hilariously Dank Harry Potter Memes

Consisting of seven main novels, three spinoff books, nine movies and more installments in development, the Harry Potter series has plenty of …

Books

Two senators call for Trump's resignation over sexual assault, harassment allegations

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Democratic senators called for President Donald Trump's resignation over the weekend, citing the multiple accusations from women of sexual harassment and assault against him.<p>Sens. Cory Booker and Jeff Merkley both voiced the sentiment.<p>In an interview with Vice after a campaign rally for …

Alabama Sen. Shelby: 'I couldn't vote for Roy Moore'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn't vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election.<p>The Alabama Republican said he's already cast his ballot, and that he chose a write-in candidate.<p>"I'd …

Alito temporarily blocks court order that Texas redraw some congressional districts

<b>WASHINGTON</b> -- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has temporarily blocked a lower court's order that Texas redraw some of its congressional districts …

Here’s Everywhere In The U.S. You Can Still Get Fired For Being Gay Or Trans

The states that protect LGBT employees from discrimination are still in the minority, but businesses are becoming more vocal advocates.<p>If there were any lingering doubts that President Donald Trump does not intend to be known as the champion of LGBT rights that Candidate Donald Trump was vowing …