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Jeff Sessions could be expelled from the Methodist Church over migrant policies

More than 600 United Methodist Church clergy and members have brought up charges against the attorney general.<p>More than 600 Methodist clergy and church members are bringing formal church charges against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, invoking a rarely used church procedure to condemn the Trump …

United Methodist

House Republicans release brilliant plan for 2018: Cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Republicans are giving up on massive entitlement reform, Politico wrote just last week, calling it a "quiet surrender on a subject that's energized …

Health Care

Senate Republicans just rebuked Trump on family separations

After their lunch Tuesday, the leader of the Senate Republicans walked out to reporters and said something remarkable for this political moment: They don't agree with President Trump's policy of separating families at the border, and his entire caucus supports a plan to end the practice.<p>“I support, …

Republicans

John Kelly reportedly doesn’t even care if Trump is impeached

The White House chief of staff is just running the clock out on the Trump era, even if that means impeachment, according to a new report.<p>White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has reportedly sort of given up on any hope of shaping Donald Trump’s presidency. He’s now just running out the clock.<p>Eliana …

Donald Trump

Plant Expert Explains How Flesh-Burning Giant Hogweed Is Invading America

"It's started to spread more aggressively.'<p>About a century ago, New England garden enthusiasts adopted the British trend of cultivating a towering, …

New York State

This might have been the most embarrassing day in the history of the Fox News network

x<p>Acting ICE director Thomas Homan, without any sense of irony, tells @TuckerCarlson that he objects to people comparing ICE to Nazis because they …

Donald Trump

Hundreds in Sessions' own church file formal complaint, accusing him of 'child abuse'

Members of Jeff Sessions' own church filed a formal complaint against the attorney general, accusing him of "child abuse," "immorality," and "racial …

United Methodist

Trump was sustained through 2008 real estate crash by all-cash transactions from Russian oligarchs

McClatchy documents a flurry of all-cash sales that Donald Trump made directly to oligarchs, mobsters, and Putin-allies in Russian and former Soviet …

Donald Trump

Kris Kobach ordered to attend legal classes for violating basic legal concepts

When striking down his voter registration system, the judge disciplined him for his unfamiliarity with the law<p>A federal judge on Tuesday struck down …

Government

The Political Price of Cruelty

Stephen Miller thought separating migrant families would provoke Democrats and bolster Trump. The backlash will be painful for his boss and his party.<p>…

Immigration

Donald Trump’s cruel immigration politics is a scam

His entire approach is based on big lies.<p>President Donald Trump’s White House has now offered three conflicting reasons for why it is breaking up families seeking asylum at the border. It’s a deterrent. It’s Democrats’ fault. It’s not even a real policy at all.<p>This is a moment to confront the …

Immigration

Supreme Court sidesteps partisan gerrymandering cases, let maps stand for now

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped two major cases concerning partisan gerrymandering, allowing controversial district maps to stand and be used in this fall's midterm elections.<p>The 9-0 ruling authored by Chief Justice John Roberts in a Wisconsin case is a blow to Democrats …

Judiciary

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language Learning

Donald Trump May Have Violated the Johnson Amendment With His Shady Foundation

Repealing the Johnson Amendment wouldn't just be a gift to the Religious Right. It'd be a gift to Donald Trump himself.

Donald Trump

Faith Leaders Oppose Trump's Immigration Policy Of Separating Children From Parents

A Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents on the U.S. border has prompted a crescendo of criticism among religious leaders.<p>They span different faiths, denominations and ages. Some of them have also helped the president gain support for his base.<p>About 11,000 children …

Immigration

A black woman was at the pool on vacation. A white man asked whether she showered before swimming.

Carle Wheeler was doing what one does on a vacation in the sun, hanging with her 5-year-old daughter in the pool of the hotel in Pasadena, Calif., where they were staying, when a man approached them.<p>The man, who is white, asked Wheeler and her daughter, who are black, if they had showered before …

Women of Color

Award-winning cartoonist is fired after 25 years because of political cartoons critical of Trump

Rob Rogers has been working as the editorial cartoonist at the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette</i> for the past 25 years. On Thursday, he was fired.<p>x<p>Sad to report …

Political Cartoons

Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Immigration Press Conference Was Disgraceful

Of all the atrocities perpetrated by the Trump administration, the separation of children from their parents at the border is hitting the nation on a …

Donald Trump

Buried in the new Trump Foundation lawsuit is a road map to something much bigger

The Quo Warranto solution.<p>New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a major new lawsuit against the Trump Foundation Thursday. The …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is using his power to dehumanize people who aren't white. It can be fatal.

Donald Trump's immigration policies and hurricane response in Puerto Rico are having lethal consequences for nonwhites. This is real American carnage.<p><i>Corrections and clarifications: Dr. Colleen Kraft's name was misspelled in an earlier version of this column.</i><p>Donald Trump’s immigration policies are …

Immigration

New York attorney general sues Trump Foundation

<b>(CNN) —</b> The New York attorney general on Thursday sued President Donald Trump's charitable foundation along with its directors -- the President, his sons Eric and Donald Jr. and daughter Ivanka -- alleging they violated state and federal charities law.<p>Attorney General Barbara Underwood alleges a …

Donald Trump

Trump returns salute of North Korean general at summit, state media footage reveals

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Newly released video footage from North Korean state media shows President Donald Trump returning a salute to a North Korean military general during this week's summit in Singapore, an extraordinary display of respect from a US president to a top officer of a hostile regime.<p>In …

Donald Trump

A right-wing dark money group called on Trump to fire Scott Pruitt

More and more Republicans are growing weary of the EPA administrator’s escalating ethics problems.<p>Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s nonstop scandals are finally beginning to test the patience of some of his staunchest political allies.<p>Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has been one …

Scott Pruitt

Bob Corker loses it on the Senate floor — and it’s about time

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) exploded with frustration on the Senate floor Tuesday after Senate GOP leaders refused to allow a vote on his amendment that would claw back tariff authority from the president:<p>Corker was exasperated not to get a vote on his amendment because “by gosh, the president might …

Republicans

Trump’s Justice Department finally did something so lawless that even GOP leaders are recoiling

Can Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III make a legal argument so stupid that even Mitch McConnell won't embrace it?<p>Last Friday, one day after the …

Republicans

Virginia Republicans Are Rallying Behind a True Bigot: Corey Stewart

Move over Roy Moore: Republican voters have unleashed a new nightmare candidate on America. Corey Stewart nabbed the win Tuesday night to become the …

Rights & Freedoms

Cartoon: North Korea vs. the United States—a comparison

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United States

Fox News’ Sean Hannity stops short of calling North Korea a paradise — asks if Trump will build a new Trump Tower on ‘beautiful land’

President Donald Trump’s interview with Fox News host and senior advisor Sean Hannity revealed the opportunity for a new real estate project in North …

Donald Trump

Trump’s State Dept spokeswoman tries to troll the media — and it hilariously backfires

The President of the United States is at an important summit in Singapore, supposedly negotiating nuclear disarmament (or trying to) with North …

United States

Trump’s Character Is Our Destiny. We Must Recognize That Horror.

We have not hit the bottom yet on this presidency.<p>If character is destiny, as the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus had it, then Donald Trump’s …

Donald Trump