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CIA veterans say spat with Trump could have real-world consequences

The rift between President-elect Donald Trump and the Central Intelligence Agency threatens to have concrete fallout beyond Washington, putting …

Conspiracies

Pope Francis warns against populism, citing Hitler

Declining to directly pass judgement on US President Trump, the pope condemned border walls being built across Europe.<p>Pope Francis on Saturday warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of "saviours" like Adolf Hitler.<p>In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais …

Pope Francis

Schumer: Democrats 'possibly' can derail Trump's Nominees

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said it was "possible" Senate Democrats could derail some of President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees, but that overall Democrats wouldn't oppose Trump's agenda without cause.<p>"There are so many of these nominees that have different views than what the …

Chuck Schumer

Trump offers scattershot response to global protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a scattershot response to the sweeping protests against his new administration that followed his inauguration, both sarcastically undermining the events and defending the rights of the demonstrators over the course of about 90 minutes on Sunday …

Republicans

Anti-Trump Protesters Say U.S. Denied Them Entry At Canada Border

“The first thing he asked us point-blank is, ‘Are you anti- or pro-Trump?’” one Canadian recalled.<p>Multiple people attempting to legally enter the U.S. to either attend Donald Trump’s inauguration or the Women’s March on Washington <b></b>say they were denied entry at Canada’s U.S. border, with some …

Immigration

Kellyanne Conway Defends White House’s Falsehoods as ‘Alternative Facts’

President Donald Trump‘s counselor Kellyanne Conway said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer used “alternative facts” when he falsely called the …

Republicans

Steve Kerr Trolled Sean Spicer With ‘Alternative Facts’ About His Playing Career

The internet has spent the last day or so ripping into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for his strange press conference on Saturday afternoon. Spicer ripped into the media for its accurate reporting on the number of people who attended Donald Trump‘s inauguration.<p>The world of sports …

Basketball

Duke finds success against Miami with new lineup

Sometimes you have to wonder what happens with teams during the halftime break.<p>Duke's fill-in coach, Jeff Capel, made sure everyone knew he wasn't …

Basketball

Donald Trump is first US President to have appeared in a porn video after Playboy cameo

In July Trump vowed to crack down on pornography if elected - will he follow through?

After mass turnout, can protests turn into political impact?

DENVER (AP) — Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women's march on Washington.<p>She returned on another bus that pulled in at 4 a.m. Sunday, full of people …

Elections

Ivanka Trump's Brother-in-Law Josh Kushner Was at the Women's March in D.C.

Hmm...<p>Today's Women's March on Washington, D.C. attracted hundreds of thousands protesters, and apparently Joshua Kushner, the younger brother of Ivanka Trump's husband—and President Donald Trump's senior adviser—Jared Kushner, was among them. <i>Washingtonian</i> editor Jessica Sidman photographed him:<p>Oh …

Ivanka Trump

WikiLeaks Asks Followers To Dig Up Trump’s Taxes After Kellyanne Conway Confirms He’ll Never Release Them

Donald Trump plans big tax cuts, but all along, he’s been very cagey about his own monetary contributions to the federal government. Throughout his campaign, he resisted following the long-standing tradition for presidential candidates to release their tax returns (while claiming he’d like to do …

Republican Party

Schumer to introduce legislation aimed at checking Trump on Russia sanctions

The top Democrat in the Senate said in a Sunday television interview that he plans to introduce legislation that would give Congress a say in whether President Donald Trump can ease sanctions against Russia.<p>"Senator (Benjamin) Cardin (D-Md.) and I are introducing legislation this week to say that, …

Russia

4 Clues Trump is Working for Russia

Four Disturbing clues that we now have a Russian patsy in the White House and one scary conclusion.<p>by Dimitri Ehrlich<p>1. As my 86 year-old mother pointed out, why did Trump--an incurious bastard with little to zero knowledge or interest in global affairs--suddenly start saying last spring that we …

Russia

Conway: Trump will not release tax returns

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns -- even after the audit he's frequently cited is completed -- senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday.<p>In an interview on ABC's "This Week," Conway was pressed on whether the White House will respond to more than 200,000 …

U.S. Politics

Shia LaBeouf begins four-year Trump protest

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shia LaBeouf is planning to protest President Donald Trump for the next four years.<p>The actor and performance artist has installed a camera at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York that will run a continuous live stream for the duration of Trump's presidency.<p>LaBeouf is inviting the …

Entertainment

Trump lashes out at protesters, boasts about inauguration ratings

President Donald Trump got an early start on Twitter on Sunday morning, jabbing at the Women’s March on Washington, calling his meeting at the CIA headquarters the day before a “great” one, and boasting about the TV ratings for his inauguration.<p>“Watched protests yesterday but was under the …

Donald Trump

Pope Francis to 'wait and see' before forming opinion on Trump

Pontiff says he will observe how new US president acts but offers warning to Europeans against populism<p>Pope Francis has said he would not offer an opinion on Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new US president would implement.<p>On Friday, as Trump was taking office, …

Pope Francis

Donald Trump handed over tax returns in casino bids

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump insists he won't release his tax returns during his 2016 presidential run because those returns are the subject of ongoing Internal Revenue Service audits.<p>When he's had casinos on the line, it's been a different story.<p>Trump has handed over tax returns in the midst of …

Taxes

Trump’s Spokesman Lying At A Press Conference Is Now A Ridiculous Meme

“Nickelback has sold more records than any other band in history. Period.”<p>President Trump’s spokesperson, Sean Spicer, gave a press conference on Saturday in which he lied about the size of the crowd for Trump’s inauguration.<p>“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, …

Star Wars

San Francisco City Hall lights up in honor of the Women's March. Photo courtesy of Sonali Perera. https://t.co/2yVpHioFTF

LeBron James: Gregg Popovich coaching 'factors a lot' into 2020 Olympics decision

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- LeBron James hasn't made his decision to play in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, at least not publicly, but says that the chance to …

NBA

The Teutonic cadence was chilling to the Trump opposers in the crowd. Then that chill deepened…

The bullying rhetoric was a dream fulfilled for the cheering faithful. And, for me, a waking nightmare<p>This was real. This was not a nightmare from which you could force yourself awake. Donald Trump raised his hand and took the oath of office, then delivered his inaugural address. Standing just …

Donald Trump

FACT CHECK: Trump overstates crowd size at inaugural

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's speech Saturday at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency turned into the latest battle in, as he put it, his "running war with the media." He had two central complaints: that the media misrepresented the size of the crowd at his inauguration …

Republicans

Trump's Press Secretary Falsely Claims: 'Largest Audience Ever to Witness an Inauguration, Period'

In his first official White House briefing, Sean Spicer blasted journalists for “deliberately false reporting,” and made categorical claims about crowd-size at odds with the available evidence.<p>In his first appearance in the White House briefing room since President Trump’s inauguration, Press …

Dystopia

Arizona's win at UCLA all but ends Bruins' chances of Pac-12 title, No. 1 seed

Meanwhile, the Wildcats have won 12 straight and are starting to look Final Four good<p>Our entire perception of the Pac-12 changed on Saturday.<p>UCLA, the most entertaining team in the country, and a team that was a No. 1 seed in plenty of bracketology forecasts entering the weekend, is now a team …

Basketball

Gregg Popovich goes off on Trump: 'You really can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth'

On Saturday, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich once again sounded off on President Donald Trump, saying "you really can’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth."<p>This is not the first time that the five-time NBA champion has sounded off on the president. Shortly after the election …

NBA

When Protest Fails

Popular demonstrations can bring change and topple governments. They can also spark retaliation from those in power.<p>The signs were so clever.<p>“We shall overcomb.”<p>“Viva la vulva.”<p>“I MAKE THE BEST SIGNS I REALLY DO EVERYONE SAYS SO THEY’RE TERRIFIC.”<p>Someone even made a papier-mâché <i>vagina dentata.</i><p>The …

Moscow