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Fox & Friends Hurriedly Shuts Down Interview as Trump Rants About Mueller

Anchors grew visibly uncomfortable as they listened to the president undermine his own legal defense.<p>In what is surely a first for a news network, the hosts of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> favorite variety show, <i>Fox & Friends,</i> hurriedly ended an interview with the president Thursday morning as Trump began ranting …

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HUD Unveils Plan To Increase Rent On Millions Receiving Federal Housing Assistance

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson wants Americans living on housing assistance to put more of their income toward rent and he wants to give public housing authorities the ability to impose work requirements on tenants.<p>Under current law, most tenants who get federal housing …

Housing

The new Republican plan to deregulate America, explained

A novel use of the Congressional Review Act is a powerful tool in the conservative war on the administrative state.<p>Republicans in Washington — having funded the government for six months, passed their tax law, and failed to repeal Obamacare — have an opening ahead of the 2018 midterm elections for …

Obama Administration

Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

Ever since Donald J. Trump began his improbable political rise, many pundits have credited his appeal among white, Christian and male voters to “economic anxiety.” Hobbled by unemployment and locked out of the recovery, those voters turned out in force to send Mr. Trump, and a message, to …

Voting

The alt-right is drunk on bad readings of Nietzsche. The Nazis were too.

The alt-right is obsessed with the 19th-century German philosopher. They don’t understand him.<p>“You could say I was red-pilled by Nietzsche.”<p>That’s how white nationalist leader Richard Spencer described his intellectual awakening to the Atlantic’s Graeme Wood last June. “Red-pilled” is a common …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Here’s the (very conservative) estimate of how many taxpayer dollars Trump officials have wasted

Well over $3 million and counting<p>Last week, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer joined the cabal of cabinet-level officials from the Trump …

Donald Trump

A Comprehensive List of Things Republicans Can No Longer Legitimately Criticize Thanks to Trump

After Tuesday’s special election upset loss in Pennsylvania, many in the Republican Party are now resigned to the likely reality that the 2018 …

Donald Trump

Sean Hannity is a 'welfare queen'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sean Hannity is a welfare queen.<p>The controversial performance artist, host of the eponymous unreality TV show, has been revealed by The Guardian as a beneficiary of a federal mortgage guarantee program.<p>The Guardian found that Hannity owns millions of dollars of real estate through more than …

Donald Trump

Church of The Donald

Never mind Fox. Trump’s most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian TV.<p>HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. <b>—</b> The Music City campus of the Trinity Broadcasting Network is about a half-hour drive from Music City itself, in a placid Nashville suburb on a bend in the Cumberland River where the main road through …

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Trump challenges Native Americans’ historical standing

Tribes say they should be exempt from Medicaid work requirements.<p>The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders say will threaten access to care and reverse centuries-old protections.<p>Tribal leaders want an …

Health Care

The Complete Timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, From 'Iron Man' to 'Infinity War'

Here’s every single thing that happened across the 19 MCU movies to get you ready for “Avengers: Infinity War”<p><b>The beginning of time:</b> The Big Bang …

Marvel Universe

‘Better than ever!’: Kerry Katona WOWS as she strips down to her bikini for sizzling selfies

Kerry Katona is celebrating the return of the British summertime in the only way she knows how – by stripping off and sharing a load of photos, of …

Breakups

Opinion: This is how Trump is destroying the Republican Party

Donald Trump has remade the Republican Party in his own image. Under his mismanagement and ineptitude, the GOP has become the party of corruption and …

Political Science

End of the American dream? The dark history of 'America first'

When he promised to put America first in his inaugural speech, Donald Trump drew on a slogan with a long and sinister history – a sign of what was to follow in his presidency<p>“Sadly, the American dream is dead,” Donald Trump proclaimed when he announced his candidacy for president of the United …

Political Science

Michael Cohen abruptly drops lawsuit claiming Steele dossier is a lie

The move comes days after Trump's longtime attorney was the target of an FBI raid.<p>Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has abruptly …

Donald Trump

'Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ Is Suing Christian Publisher to Get His Name Removed From Phony Bestseller

The subject of the bestselling book “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” has sued the Christian publisher Tyndale House after admitting his tale was …

Biographies

3 things Trump did this week while you weren't looking

Congress was out, but Trump continues to make big policy changes.<p>Congress remained on recess this week, but the news didn’t slow as President Donald Trump and China repeatedly threatened to impose major tariffs on each other, sending the stock market into conniptions. Meanwhile, Environmental …

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Trump Repeats Nonsensical DACA Claims in Series of Tweets

For the second day in a row, President Trump sent a series of tweets fulminating against America’s supposedly weak immigration policies and attacking …

Donald Trump

Here are 6 of the most bizarre things Trump said in his infrastructure speech

Syria, North Korea, and Roseanne all came up.<p>President Donald Trump traveled to Ohio on Thursday to tout his infrastructure plan, but couldn’t stop himself from talking about many seemingly unrelated topics.<p>Among his sidebars: taking credit for<i>Roseanne</i>’s TV ratings, claiming the US is pulling …

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3 things Trump did this week while you weren't looking

It was a slow week in Washington. But the Trump administration still made some big moves.<p>This week was almost quiet in Washington, as President Donald Trump fired just one senior official—Veteran Affairs’ Secretary David Shulkin—and implemented only a couple of controversial policies, including …

Immigration

Donald Trump Actually Admitted He's a Flaming Idiot Four Times Yesterday

The past two years has been a veritable circus as Donald Trump clowned his way through the presidency. He's proven beyond a shadow of doubt that he …

Donald Trump

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Psychology

Drastic income inequality is putting a strain on America's social safety net

US inequality has become so vast that taxes and transfers don't even come close to narrowing the gap.<p>A new report from the independent Congressional Budget Office based on the most recent available data, from 2014, offers some enlightening statistics on the issue — and that was before the new tax …

Income Inequality

A Domestic Budget to Make Barack Obama Proud

The Republican Congress didn’t just ignore Trump’s proposals: The $1.3 trillion spending bill actually fulfilled—or even exceeded—many of the funding requests of his Democratic predecessor.<p>President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was …

Barack Obama

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Kim Jong-un

A brain science expert explains how to deprogram your Facebook-manipulated, Trump-supporting friends

How did Donald Trump win, when he used so many misleading statements and outright deceptions? Couldn’t people see through them? As an expert in brain …

Social Media

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

Click here for reuse options! The renowned linguist and cognitive scientist on where we stand as an economy, as a country, and as human beings.<i>* This</i> …

Middle-class

20,000 Republicans just voted for an actual Nazi

Illinois Republicans nominated Arthur Jones for a U.S. House seat.<p>The former head of the American Nazi Party ran for the Republican nomination of …

Oklahoma Republicans are tearing themselves apart as they confront the economic wreckage of their policies

Oklahoma spent eight years under full GOP rule, with Republicans controlling the governorship and the legislature, passing a fully ALEC-compliant …

Trump: The Un-American President

“I said, ‘Wrong, Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know … I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong.’ ”<p>That, as reported by The Washington Post, was Donald Trump boasting during a private fund-raising dinner about lying to Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, our northern neighbor and closest …

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