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Democratic Senator (Who Is Battling Cancer) to GOP Colleagues: 'Where Is Your Compassion?'

As the senate debates the GOP’s disastrous “skinny” Affordable Care Act repeal, a senator who is battling cancer had delivered a condemnation of her …

Cancer

Letting Obamacare Fail Would Break Trump's Oath

It's a violation of the Constitution to intentionally kill a valid law.<p>Having failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump is now stating openly that his plan is to let Obamacare fail instead. 1 Although the end result may be the same, there’s a vast difference between these two …

What If Trump Had Won As a Democrat?

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. And taking the idea seriously offers revealing insights about our political culture.<p>Not long ago, the writer Peter Beinart offered an interesting idea about our 45th president: “Someone should write a novel in which he runs and wins as a Democrat.” Underpinning this …

Donald Trump

Global view of US worsens under Trump, Pew says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world has little confidence in US President Donald Trump compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a new report by Pew Research.<p>Surveys of residents in 37 nations across the world released on Tuesday found that since Trump took office in January, the US's image overseas has …

Barack Obama

How the Right Gets Reagan Wrong

And what will happen if they don't start getting him right.<p>For nearly 30 years, the Republican Party has increasingly resembled a religion, with Ronald Reagan as its deity. Party leaders endlessly quote him, and every GOP presidential nominee until Donald Trump ran on a platform they thought was …

Republicans

The Democrats’ Religion Problem

Carrollton, Ga. — Jon Ossoff’s defeat in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District election on Tuesday wasn’t just a sign that Democrats may have a harder time winning in the Trump era than they had hoped. It is a symptom of a larger problem for the party — a generational and racial divide between a …

Religion

Trump Doesn’t Want to Be President

He wants to be communications director.<p>Donald Trump doesn’t really want to be president. If he did, he’d nominate candidates to the 350 important but vacant administration jobs and get on with the job of governance. He doesn’t seem to want to be commander in chief of the armed forces, either, …

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Which plane noises should I be worried about?

Nervous fliers have a tendency to scrutinise every little bump, whirr and thud they hear on board a plane. Was that a wheel falling off? Did the wing just crack? I could swear I just heard the pilot snoring in the cockpit…<p>But which sounds are routine and which should have you reaching for the …

5 things Sen. Kamala Harris has done besides be interrupted

What to know about the Democratic Party's rising star.<p>Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is, it is now obvious, a rising star in the Democratic Party. Supporters compare her to a neo-Obama — and to <i>Game of Thrones</i> heroine and queen of dragons Daenerys Targaryen. There’s an unofficial Harris 2020 presidential …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Winners and losers from Jeff Sessions' testimony on Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions spent just under two and a half hours answering questions from the Senate intelligence committee on his ties -- or lack thereof -- to Russia as well as his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey.<p>We live-blogged. I tweeted. And I jotted down some of …

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Stop calling Donald Trump a "newbie." He knows exactly what he's doing.

Trump wasn’t too dumb to know what he was doing; he was smart enough to know how to avoid getting caught.<p>Donald Trump is not a child. Donald Trump is not stupid. Let’s dispel the myth right now that Donald Trump doesn’t know <i>exactly</i> what he’s doing.<p>The president’s alleged ignorance has become …

Former Rep. Giffords receives tributes at ship commissioning

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 that led to her resignation from Congress, received touching tributes Saturday from female politicians and military officials at a commissioning ceremony for a warship named after her.<p>With the naming of …

Guns

Why we're obsessed with tall buildings - CNN Style

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Paul Ryan snubbed by New Jersey school children - then ridiculed on Instagram

As a member of the Republican Party and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan is more than accustomed to dealing with the ire of rival politicians.<p>Last week, however, Mr Ryan faced anger from a different quarter.<p>The opposition came from eighth-grade schoolchildren who refused to take …

Social Media

Electric cars will reach cost parity with conventional cars as early as next year

<b>Cost parity between gas & diesel cars and electric vehicles could be reached in 2018, most likely in Europe first.</b><p>According to a new report from …

The Bizarre Chain of Events That Led to an Unusual Number of Ticks This Summer

Ticks can carry Lyme disease and other pathogens, so be extra cautious.<p>If you live anywhere east of the Mississippi (and even some places west of it), you've probably heard this is a bad year for ticks. But why exactly are these little disease-carrying pests so prolific this year? Turns out, you …

7th-grader gets 'Most Likely to Become a Terrorist' Award

<b>(CNN) —</b> No, your eyes are not deceiving you. These are real certificates that were typed up and presented to 7th graders at Lance Cpl. Anthony Aguirre Junior High School in Houston.<p>"MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A TERRORIST," one reads, inside a border of cheerful stars. Another, given to a student in the …

Teaching

Jimmy Kimmel is no longer buying Republican B.S.

Jimmy Kiimmel, whose passionate plea that House Republicans not pass Trumpcare didn’t end up making any difference, returned to <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> on …

Why Liberals Aren’t as Tolerant as They Think

The political left might consider itself more open-minded than the right. But research shows that liberals are just as prejudiced against conservatives as conservatives are against liberals.<p>In March, students at Middlebury College disrupted a lecture by the conservative political scientist Charles …

Critical Thinking

Congressional Democrats Gave Donald Trump the Middle Finger and Increased America’s Science Budget — GQ

Stephen Colbert Lashes Out at President Trump for Insulting 'Fair

Opening story…<p>Click here if the story doesn't open after a few seconds.<p>Learn more about Apple News<p>article<p>"I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace …

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The Air Force Plans to Fly 100-Year-Old Planes

Behind the front-line warplanes is a fleet of aging jets, including one designed over a single weekend in a hotel room during the Cold War.<p>Since we …

Trump’s First 100 Days, Ranked

The best, the worst and everything in between.<p>Many of us political scribes are sizing up the meaning of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office with long essays about foreign policy evolutions or executive orders or presidential temperament. But I thought: What better way to mark the …

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How nervous should Trump be about his poll ratings?

The president's approval rating among Republicans is strong, but Bush and Obama were even stronger with their own parties at the 100-day mark.<p>Those who voted for Donald Trump have almost no regrets about it. Among Republicans, his standing is strong: The president’s approval ratings typically top …

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Cassini Preps For Death Plunge Into Saturn And Sends Farewell Image Of Tiny Earth

The barely visible dot of our home could be perceived as an exoplanet from a faraway perspective.<p>As NASA’s amazing Cassini spacecraft takes on technological death-defying feats months before it goes into a final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, it continues to transmit images back to Earth of …

Astronomy

'It's not about the job title': A Marine explains how to lead when you're not the boss

Angie Morgan is a Marine veteran who is a coauthor, along with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, of the new book "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success." Here Morgan explains how you can lead when you are not the boss. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>So leadership is about</i> …

10 High-Protein Lunches With No Meat

Whether you're a full-time vegetarian, or just looking to add a few meatless meals to your routine, it's important to remember that skipping meat …

Trump's Syria Strike Was Unconstitutional and Unwise

The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.<p>Early the morning of August 21, 2013, six densely populated neighborhoods in Syria “were jolted awake by a series of explosions, followed by …