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The Church of Animal Rights

NEW YORK — As I exit the church this Sunday, I leave behind the day of rest to enter the new evangelism.<p>It presents itself in the form of a "protest …

Claire McCaskill Praises Kamala Harris as ‘Leader’ on Immigration

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D.) praised her California colleague Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday night as a "leader" in the party's effort to form …

NBA Legend Stirs Controversy for Apparently Attending Trump Rally in Minnesota

A Basketball Hall of Fame inductee sparked controversy this week after he appeared to attend a rally for President Donald Trump in Duluth, Minnesota, …

Merkley: Previous Immigration Deal Between Trump and Schumer Didn’t Include Border Wall

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) claimed Thursday that the proposed deal between President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., …

Mulvaney Impresses Trump With Impassioned Speech on the Country’s ‘Byzantine’ Regulatory System

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney appeared to impress President Donald Trump with an impassioned speech on America's "byzantine" regulatory …

Federal Judge Throws Out CFPB Lawsuit Over Agency’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Structure

A New York federal judge on Thursday threw out a case brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), ruling that the agency's structure …

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Worries Detained Children Will Turn Into ‘Terminator-Like Characters’ Who ‘Seek Vengeance’

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle worried Friday that the detained children of illegal immigrants might one day turn into something akin to the Terminators …

CO Gov Candidate Condemns School Vouchers, But Sent Her Kids to Private Schools

Cary Kennedy, a former state treasurer now running for governor in Colorado, said she has been "blessed" to be able to send her own children to …

At Candidate Forum, Only 1 of 10 Dem Hopefuls for Congress Says They’d Support Pelosi for Speaker

At a forum held Thursday for the 10 Democrats running for Congress in New Hampshire's first district, only one candidate said they would support …

ABC Approves ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Without Roseanne Barr

ABC announced Thursday that it will go forward with a spinoff of the popular sitcom "Roseanne," only without the eponymous character.<p>The show's star, …

Inside the Ring: North Korea on Summit

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>A review of North Korean state media provides key insights about Pyongyang’s approach to the issue of denuclearization.<p>Based on a …

Syria’s Assad Defies U.S., Presses Southwest Assault

By Angus McDowall and Tom Perry<p>BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the southwest on Friday …

House Passes SNAP Reform With Farm Bill

The House of Representatives passed its annual farm spending bill late Thursday afternoon, shepherding through major reforms to the Supplemental …

Texas Capital Passes Resolution Directing Police to Avoid Misdemeanor Arrests

"Poor people of color in our city are over-punished and over-incarcerated," Casar said. "If people are being arrested less, we can also prevent …

Politico Runs Op-Ed From Stephen Miller’s Third Grade Classmate Complaining He Was Untidy

<i>Politico Magazine</i> on Friday published an op-ed written by a former classmate of Stephen Miller detailing the quirks of the now-White House policy …

Trump: Republicans Should Stop ‘Wasting Their Time’ on Immigration Until After ‘Red Wave’ in Midterms

President Donald Trump said Friday that Republicans should stop "wasting their time" on immigration legislation until they have more members in the …

Crying Girl in Viral Border Photo Was Never Separated From Her Mother

The father of the crying Honduran toddler in a photo that went viral during media outrage about the Trump administration's border policies says she …

Swalwell Defends Hecklers: ‘The President Has to Be Confronted’

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.) on Thursday defended recent protests and downplayed crass behavior by those on the left, blaming President Donald …

All Politics Is Trump

What's your favorite political cliché? Mine is the quip of former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill: "All politics is local." Might be true for …

Pentagon Investigating Chinese Research Partnerships With U.S. Universities

The Defense Department is investigating research partnerships between Chinese companies and American universities amid threats of spying and …

Study: Soda Taxes Hit Poor the Most

Soda taxes disproportionately affect lower income Americans, according to a new study released by the Tax Foundation.<p>Taxes levied per ounce on sugary …

Gun-Rights Group Files Motion to Block NJ Ammunition Confiscation Scheme as Lawsuit Proceeds

The local gun-rights group challenging New Jersey's effort to ban and confiscate ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds filed a …

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Review

Of all the fantastic things in <i>Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom</i>—the cloned dinos; the hand-trained raptors; the black market auction of murderous …

Cynthia Nixon: ICE Has Frankly Turned Into a ‘Terrorist Organization’

Actress and New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon called U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a "terrorist …

Conservative Immigration Bill Fails in House, Vote Postponed on Moderate Bill

House Republicans on Thursday afternoon postponed the vote on an immigration bill to next week after a more conservative bill failed by a …

Conservative Columnist and TV Commentator Charles Krauthammer Passes Away

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer passed away Thursday after a battle with cancer.<p>Last year, Krauthammer …

Booker: ‘I Had a Lot of Problems With Obama Policies on Immigration and Family Detention’

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) said Thursday that he took issue with the Obama administration's policy of detaining families at the U.S. border …

Hillary Clinton’s Group Hauls in $1 Million Off Border ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

Hillary Clinton has pulled in more than $1 million in donations after seeking money for her "resistance" group to help with family separations at the …

Congress Seeks to Ban Iran From International Financial System

Leading members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to pressure world leaders to ban Iran from accessing international financial systems …

White House Unveils Outline of Plan to Merge Labor, Education Departments

The White House on Thursday announced its plan to merge the Departments of Labor and Education into a single Cabinet agency in order to reduce …