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Deeper and darker: Trump’s unknown financial connections to Russia may hold the key to the widening scandal

Deeper and deeper: Congress wakes up as Trump’s ties to Russia look more tangled and troubling than ever<p>There's a joke going around about President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to the effect that he has the dubious distinction of having been fired by both …

Congress Slashes Funding For NASA’s Global Warming Research

9:11 PM 02/20/2017<p>The U.S. Senate passed legislation recently cutting funding for NASA’s global warming research.<p>The House is expected to pass the …

Space Exploration

Leaked Trump tape: 'You are the special people'

Exclusive audio shows how Trump lets loose at his clubs — inviting guests to join him on staff interviews.<p>President Donald Trump, living alone inside the White House, often hungers for friendly interaction as he adjusts to the difficult work of governance. At his clubs, he finds what’s missing.<p>That …

Donald Trump

Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms

A policy manifesto from an influential conservative group with ties to the Trump administration, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, urges the dismantling of the Education Department and bringing God into American classrooms.<p>The five-page document produced by the Council for National Policy …

Education

After working for Trump’s campaign, British data firm eyes new U.S. government contracts

During last year’s race, President Trump’s campaign paid millions of dollars to a data science firm, Cambridge Analytica, that touted its ability to target voters through psychological profiling.<p>Now, with Trump in office, Cambridge’s British parent company is ramping up its U.S. government business …

Cambridge Analytica

Christians In Mideast Reject Trump Plan To Prioritise U.S. Resettlement Of Christian Refugees: \'Wrong Message, Wrong Policy\'

Thanks, but no thanks.<p>That was essentially the blunt response of at least two Christian leaders in the Middle East to the recent pronouncement of …

Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly

Officials in Texas acknowledge that hundreds of people were able to bypass voter ID laws and improperly cast ballots in the presidential election.<p>Voters were able to sign a sworn statement instead of showing ID.<p>The chief election officers in two of Texas' largest counties are considering whether to …

Sign the Petition

A Petition for:<p>The legal impeachment and or legal removal of The President & Vice President, et al., for Treason and Misprision of Treason.<p>Regarding …

Donald Trump’s Alternative-Reality Press Conference

It was “insane,” a “marathon rant” at the media, and “a press conference for the ages.” Before you accuse me of liberal bias, these were the terms that Fox Business Network’s Charles Gasparino, the home page of the New York <i>Post</i>, and Fox News’s Shepard Smith used, respectively, to describe the …

Hate crimes against Jews in NY have doubled in ’17, police say

Hate crimes against Jews have more than doubled in New York City since the start of the new year from the same period in 2016, police reported.<p>The …

The confirmation hearing for Trump's ambassador to Israel was a total circus

David Friedman’s controversial positions on Israel prompted protests and skepticism.<p>David Friedman, President Trump’s pick to be the next US ambassador to Israel, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday for his confirmation hearing.<p>It was anything but routine.<p>As Friedman …

Israel

Chelsea Clinton gives Donald Trump a dressing down over anti-Semitism comments

The daughter of Trump's former rival hit out at the president.<p>Chelsea Clinton has hit out at US President Donald Trump over his response to a press …

Who’s Encouraging Anti-Semitism?

Trump’s tantrum doesn’t justify the Hitler canards or a failure to call out anti-Semitism on the left.<p>It would have been so easy for Donald Trump to …

Netanyahu doesn’t think Trump has a Jewish problem. And that’s a problem.

<i>Gershom Gorenberg, an Israeli historian and journalist, is the author of “The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977″ and, most recently, “The Unmaking of Israel.”</i><p>Benjamin Netanyahu has never been suspected of forgetting the Holocaust. In his rhetoric, the Nazi …

Trump's voter fraud lies: The damage they do

<b>(CNN) —</b> First, Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, misrepresented how many people watched Trump's inauguration, saying it was the largest crowd ever to witness the swearing-in of a new president, despite clear photographic evidence to the contrary. Then, Trump said there were 3 to 5 million …

Sure, there's voter fraud. By Republicans.

In January 2016, New Hampshire resident Derek Castonguay pleaded guilty to voter fraud. He was so excited about voting, he was registered to vote as …

Government

What Trump’s Supreme Court pick means for the court

Gorsuch could help boost rights of religious conservatives and rein in the power of federal agencies.<p>President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, if confirmed could make his presence felt on the Court on a series of hot-button issues, including transgender rights, voter ID …

How Voter ID Laws Discriminate

A new comprehensive study finds evidence that strict voting laws do suppress the ballot along racial lines.<p>For all the fervor of the current debate over voter ID laws, there’s a startling lack of good data on their effects. As of the 2016 election, 33 states have a voter identification law, with 12 …

How Trumpist White Supremacy Builds On Earlier Far-Right Upsurges

By Matthew N. Lyons | (TeleSur) | – –<p><b>The “alt-right” network has brought together multiple currents, from neo-Nazis to men’s rights activists,</b> …

Ex-Neo Nazis Explain What's Driving the Alt-Right

"The alt-right does not exist. It's nothing more than white supremacists who have repackaged the hate and served it up in a more palatable form for human consumption."<p>Very little has felt as satisfying to watch as the famed white supremacist/founder of the "alt-right" movement, Richard Spencer, …

Rights & Freedoms

White Evangelicals Voting for Trump Represents 'A Crisis in The Church,' Jim Wallis Says

Exit polls showing that 81 percent of evangelical voters and a majority of white Christians voted for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election …

Before Trump Was a Racist Commander-in-Chief, He Was a Racist Real Estate Executive

This week the FBI released to the public nearly 400 pages of documents associated with the bureau’s 1970s investigation of racial discrimination in …

Michael Flynn, General Chaos

What the removal of Flynn as the national-security adviser reveals about Donald Trump’s White House.<p>Two days before the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth President of the United States, Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general and former intelligence officer, sat down in a …

Robert Reich: We need answers to these 6 questions about Michael Flynn

The American public deserves to know the answers to at least the first five of these questions<p>The American public deserves to know the answers to at least the first five of these questions about Michael Flynn, and will then make a judgment on the sixth.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Why didn’t Trump act sooner to fire Flynn?</b><p>He …

I'm a Democrat (and ex-CIA) but the spies plotting against Trump are out of control

Over the past few months, America has lurched from partisan warfare to the cliffs of an existential crisis.<p>Multiple reports show that my former colleagues in the intelligence community have decided that they must leak or withhold classified information due to unsettling connections between …

Michael Flynn, right-wing hero: Will conservatives embrace him the way they did Ollie North?

Trump’s disgraced adviser may be viewed as a righteous fallen rebel, like Oliver North or G. Gordon Liddy<p>One of the strangest aspects of President Donald Trump's unhinged press conference on Thursday was his insistence that even though he had fired Michael Flynn, his short-lived national security …

Trump's reluctant dismissals could alter White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though Donald Trump fashions himself a loyal boss, his inner circle has been steadily shrinking — revealing Trump's willingness to cast aside some of his most devoted advisers.<p>This week, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was added to the list of Trump's left-behind …