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Poll: 29 percent of U.S. voters have a favorable view of Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor who has produced a flood of sensational headlines as President Donald Trump’s outside attorney, has only a 29 percent favorability rating among American voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.<p>The poll found that 44 percent of …

Sarah Silverman’s response to a sexist tweet is a much-needed ray of hope

American comedian Sarah Silverman is unapologetically blunt in her fight against misogyny. But Silverman has also made a point of exploring the depths of her own empathy.<p>“I just keep asking myself, can you love someone who did bad things?” she said, after her dear friend and fellow comedian, Louis …

Donald Trump's latest tweet proves he really doesn't understand the right to remain silent

"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law."<p>Donald Trump really needs to give the …

Donald Trump

Disruption games: why are libertarians lining up with autocrats to undermine democracy?

In the era of digital politics, an odd alliance has sprung up: anti-state campaigners and Moscow-backed nationalists are combining to disrupt liberal institutions<p>At a time when strange alliances are disrupting previously stable democracies, the Catalan independence referendum was a perfect …

These Three Kings of Cannabis are Going Into Business Together

It's being called ‘the largest global cannabis partnership to date.’<p>Two of legal marijuana’s largest corporations are joining forces with a legendary …

How John Kelly risks his credibility

Upon his ascension to White House chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly was widely viewed as a moderating force for the Trump administration. But, like any …

Donald Trump

How bots and fake accounts work

Data: Imperva Incapsula Bot Traffic Report. Based on 16.7+ billion visits to 100,000 randomly-selected domains on the Incapsula network; Chart: …

WSJ editorial board calls for Mueller's resignation and accuses Clinton campaign and DNC of collusion

The Wall Street Journal's editorial board called this week for a full Russia investigation — not into President Donald Trump's campaign, but into the Democratic Party, the FBI, and the special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>"It turns out that Russia has sown distrust in the US political system — aided and …

Donald Trump

McCain hits Trump where it hurts, attacking 'bone spur' deferments in Vietnam

By Aaron Blake<p>Senior reporter<p><i>Update: McCain elaborated on his comments Monday in an appearance on "The View": "I don't consider [Trump] so much as a draft-dodger as I feel that the system was so wrong that certain Americans could evade their responsibilities to serve the country."</i><p>After a week in …

Donald Trump

Marc Faber: “Thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks”

<b>Marc Faber (CNBC)</b><p>Faber made the remarks in a newsletter for investors, later defending them as “fact”<p>Charlie May<p>October 17, 2017 8:38pm (UTC)<p>Popular investor Marc Faber, author of the "Gloom Boom & Doom Report" newsletter, wrote in his most recent edition that he was glad the U.S. had been founded …

A new study shows just how many Americans were blocked from voting in Wisconsin last year

A sign listing "Acceptable Photo IDs" at the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Elections Office. Marisa Wojcik/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram/AP<p>Looking for news …

Jake Tapper: Trump is the only major figure in the national security apparatus claiming Russian election meddling is a "hoax"

Tapper: And he "happens to be the person who would have most-directly benefited from it"<p>From the September 22 edition of CNN's <i>The Lead with Jake</i> …

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Trump and Sessions are ignoring voters' overwhelming support for medical marijuana. Will Congress listen?

Never mind what President Trump said on the campaign trail. His administration and GOP leaders appear determined to eliminate protections for medical marijuana growers, sellers and users.<p>Every year since 2014, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has inserted an amendment into a federal spending …

Cannabis

Lauren Jauregui Posts Message to Donald Trump Regarding DACA on Social Media

"You and your squad of Republican elite/cowards are truly sick humans."<p>On September 4, Lauren Jauregui let Donald Trump — and the whole of Twitter — know exactly where she stands on the president's reported expected decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act. And she's not a fan.<p>…

Legal weed is getting cheaper, fast

As states legalize marijuana across the country for medical and recreational use, prices are dropping faster than growers and sellers would like them …

Texans can now open carry swords

AUSTIN -- If you venture to Texas, don't be alarmed if you see someone walking down the street with a sword.<p>The Texas Legislature's "open carry for swords" law went into effect Sept. 1, but law enforcement officials are telling Texans that they don't anticipate major troubles.<p>James McLaughlin Jr., …

Trump was wrong about Civil War monuments. You can change history

<b>Monticello, the residence of former US President Thomas Jefferson (Getty/Mladen Antonov)</b><p>My family proved it at Monticello<p>Lucian K. Truscott IV<p>September 2, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Before white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Va., in defense of a statue of Robert E. Lee, before this nation’s …

Kremlin confirms Trump's lawyer reached out about deal

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin on Wednesday confirmed that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer reached out to them during the 2016 presidential …

Trump makes policy pledge to senator investigating son's Russia meeting

President promises federal support for ethanol to industry backer Chuck Grassley a day after reports that Trump Jr will meet with Grassley’s committee<p>Donald Trump called a senior Republican senator from Iowa on Wednesday whose congressional committee is investigating his son, Donald Trump Jr, and …

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Georgia Republican Says Black Ex-Colleague Who Wants Confederate Statues Removed Could 'Go Missing'

Georgia state representative Jason Spencer (R-GA 180) is facing intense criticism after he suggested to an African American former colleague that she …

Ivanka Trump Backs White House Decision to Stop Obama's Equal Pay Rule

The Trump White House on Tuesday stopped a planned Obama-era rule that would have required companies to submit data on worker pay by race, ethnicity, …

Trump's spiritual advisor says resisting him is 'resisting the hand of God'

This week, as Trump faced sustained criticism over his response to the violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, she proved her loyalty once more, appearing on the <i>Jim Bakker Show</i> to defend Trump's presidency and his spiritual bona fides in apocalyptic terms. While White has …

Another Kennedy Center honoree to boycott White House reception

By Emily Heil<p>, Reporter<p>It’s their party, and they’ll skip it if they want to — another artist chosen for the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors later this year plans to boycott the part of the ceremony that takes place at the White House, citing President Trump’s toxic politics.<p>Dancer Carmen de …

The White House

A Tiny Hedgehog Adorably Paddles Her Little Paws While Sitting Upright in the Bath

An absolutely adorable African Pygmy hedgehog named Chappi followed the lead of her human and began paddling her tiny little paws while sitting …

The Cutting Edge of Marijuana Medical Research Will Leave You Wondering What It Can't Help Cure

During the last week of June, more than 400 scientists from 25 countries met in Montreal for the 27th annual symposium of the International …

Neuroscience

This Is How the Russian Kleptocracy Operates

It can tell us something about what may have happened during the 2016 campaign.<p>WASHINGTON—There was a hearing on Wednesday called by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It ran for two hours. It was sparsely attended. There were few spectators and almost no media presence. There were hardly any …

Why eating meat in America is like going on a trip to the drug store

<b>FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2010 file photo, steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)</b><p>Most of the meat Americans eat is banned in other industrialized countries<p>Martha Rosenberg<p>July 8, 2017 11:29pm (UTC)<p>This article …

Companies are quietly patenting marijuana, and it could lead to a messy legal future

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I drug.<p>That means the government believes it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse," putting it in the same league as LSD and heroin.<p>The Trump administration has expressly …

Cannabis

Hobby Lobby to pay $3 million fine, forfeit ancient artifacts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hobby Lobby agreed to forfeit thousands of artifacts from modern-day Iraq and pay a $3 million fine to resolve a civil action the Justice Department brought against the company, according to court documents.<p>The DOJ said the company received the falsely labeled artifacts from a United Arab …

Hobby Lobby