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President Trump Calls Democrats and the Media His 'Enemies' in New Campaign Ad

A new ad from President Donald Trump’s campaign that decries Democrats, the media and career politicians as his “opponents” and “enemies” — and some …

Game of Thrones Hid a Surprising Detail About the Children of the Forest in That Cave Scene

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for season seven of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>The fourth episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>‘ seventh season saw Jon Snow take …

Black History Month Reveals the White Lies of America

Since its formal beginning as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month has revealed the “white lie” of American history. It has been a project …

Coretta Scott King Penned a Letter Denouncing Jeff Sessions

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Here's Another Retrograde Disaster

The nominee for Solicitor General is a perfect match for Jeff Sessions.<p>WASHINGTON—Yeah, it gets worse.<p>The invaluable Amy Howe of SCOTUSBlog points us to reports that the president*'s pick for Solicitor General is a D.C. attorney named Charles Cooper. My guess? Way out on a limb here, but, if he …

Democrats Ride Trump-Opposition Wave

Caucus spoils for a fight, presses on Russia probe<p>BALTIMORE – House Democrats arrived here for their annual issues retreat vowing to unite in their …

Did Betsy DeVos Buy Marco Rubio's Vote?

While <b>Marco Rubio</b> promised he and his fellow U.S. senators would hold a strong "check and balance" on <b>Donald Trump</b>, that apparently didn't apply to his decision on <b>Betsy DeVos</b> — or anything else for that matter.<p>READ: Donald Trump-Supporter Marco Rubio Still Stands By Calling Him a Con Man<p>The …

'Courts seem to be so political': Trump calls out Federal Courts for freezing the travel ban

President Trump defended his executive order on immigration during a speech to the Major County Sheriffs' Association and Major Cities Chiefs Association, saying that the "courts seem to be so so political" and urging them to "do what's right" and unfreeze the order.<p><b>FULL TRANSCRIPT:</b><p><i>I listened to</i> …

Sanders Reads Coretta Scott King Letter, Calls Warren’s Silencing ‘Incomprehensible’

2 Senate Republicans tried to define Trump’s foreign policy — and gave opposite answers

On Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul published a curious op-ed on the conservative website Rare. In it, he lays out the case for why President Donald Trump shouldn’t let Elliott Abrams, a former Reagan and Bush administration official who is reportedly Trump’s pick for deputy secretary of state, into his …

How will DeVos influence higher education?

As Education Secretary Betsy DeVos began her first full day on the job Wednesday, college leaders and analysts were watching for signs of where the Trump administration stands on student debt, for-profit regulations and other higher education issues.<p>DeVos, whom the Senate narrowly confirmed …

The Congressman Who’s Trying to Make the Environment Worse, Again

It takes so much energy to keep up with the untruths, half-truths, and crackpot tweets coming out of the White House these days that it can be hard to find the time to monitor the falsehoods emanating from Capitol Hill. But it’s worth checking in on Congress because, it turns out, many of its most …

Trump’s Hollywood Approach to the Presidency Is Backfiring

Vain, ratings obsessed, and quick to go after critics, Donald Trump is running the White House like a tetchy Hollywood producer. But even the most thin-skinned showrunner knows that complaining about poor reviews makes the whole team look bad.<p>The TV press knows the personality and the dynamic. It’s …

This May Be the Easiest Money Donald Trump Ever Makes

Even better, taxpayers are footing the bill.<p>Life before 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was quite simple for <b>Donald Trump.</b> He could wake up in his gold-dipped triplex to watch hours of cable news, shoot out a few incendiary tweets, and make the short elevator trip to his office downstairs to take care of …

Republicans Tell Their Party It's Time to Address Climate Change

A group of Republican elder statesmen called on their party’s leadership to address climate change by enacting a carbon tax to replace much of the …

Don’t Forget George W. Bush Had Authoritarian Tendencies, Too.

Efforts to put Donald Trump’s authoritarian tendencies into a historical context usually begin with the simultaneously troubling and reassuring …

Million-name petition urges Senate to deny Jeff Sessions confirmation

Civil rights activists have made a probably doomed last-ditch effort to prevent the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Donald Trump’s attorney general, as the Republican-controlled Senate prepared to approve his nomination on Wednesday.<p>A petition bearing the names of 1 million people asking lawmakers …

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Why Trump needs to avoid collision course with China

China experts have said in a report that President Trump should not abandon the long-standing US policy on Taiwan. In a DW interview, Andrew Nathan, …

Trump: I wanted month delay before travel ban, was told no

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump -- even as he blasted lawyers contesting his immigration executive order -- detailed for the first time Wednesday his own hesitations about the controversial plan before it was signed.<p>Trump, speaking to law enforcement officials in Washington, said he …

Senators fear Sessions debate shows chamber in crisis

WASHINGTON — The bitter fight over the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general — marked by Republicans forcing Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to stop speaking Tuesday night — is threatening to tear apart the chamber and derail bipartisan cooperation, Senate leaders of both parties …

Jeff Sessions's Fear of Muslim Immigrants

The Alabama senator and attorney general-nominee has a record of public statements portraying Muslim immigrants in menacing terms.<p>One of the first things Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions promised the Senate Judiciary Committee was independence.<p>Donald Trump ran on a vision of “law and order” …

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Democratic senator refers Trump's tweet attacking Nordstrom to government ethics office

"CC: @OfficeGovEthics," Casey wrote, quoting Trump's tweet from minutes earlier saying the department store was treating his daughter Ivanka "unfairly" by dropping her brand from its stores last week.<p>"My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom," Trump wrote. "She is a great person …

The pontiff did not directly refer to Donald Trump’s plan to build a fence along his country’s border with Mexico, but made a thinly veiled criticism of it<p>Pope Francis has made a thinly veiled criticism of the policies of Donald Trump, saying societies should build bridges not walls to encourage …

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Trump's Baseless Claim That the Media Covers Up Terror Attacks

The president asserted, without any evidence, that reporters were intentionally refusing to publicize terrorist violence in Europe.<p>The Donald Trump who arrived at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa on Monday was subdued and dark, promising to keep the United States against “radical Islamic terror” …

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Betsy DeVos Just Bought Herself a Trump Cabinet Position

Betsy DeVos just bought herself a nice little cabinet position. On Tuesday afternoon, most Senate Republicans – all but Maine's Susan Collins and …

Trump gives America’s critics their dream opponent

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>President Trump's political success has attracted a curious cast of cheerleaders abroad.<p>You know about the …

Well, This Might Be The Most Artistic Climate Change Ad You’ve Ever Seen

<b>WHAT:</b> “A Love Song”, a poetic tribute to Earth from a group of U.K. charities and organizations committed to tackling climate change.<p><b>WHO:</b> The Climate Coalition, Ridley Scott Associates<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> When Charles Dance’s says, darkly, “I’ve heard talk of a quiet violence waiting at the water’s edge,” …

Mom Slams Trump For Politicizing Child's Murder: 'My Daughter's Death Will Not Be Used'

"How dare you," another victim's mother tweeted.<p>The mother of a woman who was murdered last year in Australia berated the White House on Tuesday for politicizing her daughter’s death.<p>In a message posted to social media, Rosie Ayliffe, the mother of Mia Ayliffe-Chung, says President Donald Trump …

Sanders, Cruz debate Obamacare: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz debated the future of health care in the US Tuesday night, and CNN's Reality Check Team vetted the claims.<p>The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the event and analyzed key statements, rating them true, misleading or …