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What Trump Has Done: The Entire US-Middle East Political Framework Just Collapsed

From Smirking Chimp<p>(Image by Wikipedia) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Now that US President Donald Trump has fully adopted the Israeli …

One Answer From A GOP Senator Shows Democrats Have Republicans Pinned In A Sexual Misconduct Trap

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) if Democrats had a higher standard for sexual misconduct than Republicans. Shelby’s answer …

The US Military Is the Biggest "Big Government" Entitlement Program on the Planet

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)Every year, the US pours more than $1 trillion of taxpayer money into the most expensive and least productive …

Economics

Fox's Newt Gingrich compares sexual harassment allegations to a lynch mob

CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): Speaker Gingrich, I think it's fair to say that you're no fan of Al Franken, but you had an interesting reaction to him being …

An Out Of Control Trump Rages At The Press As Justice For The Russia Scandal Closes In On Him

Trump raged about the media putting out fake news stories, but the point of his rage is to discredit the delivery mechanism of information as the …

Alabama’s other GOP senator on Roy Moore: “The Republican Party can do better”

“I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore,” Sen. Richard Shelby said on Sunday<p>Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, but Alabama's senior senator said Sunday that he didn't vote for the GOP candidate in the Senate special election.<p>“I didn't vote for Roy Moore,” Sen. …

The Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In a conversation with the nonprofit acTVism Munich, journalist Shir Hever traces current Middle East turmoil to the Ottoman Empire and asks viewers …

John Oliver buys up $15 million in medical debt, forgives debts

Money<br>(Image by free pictures of money) Permission Details DMCA<p>On <i>Last Week Tonight</i> on Sunday, John Oliver discussed debt collection companies and …

Fox News revels in injury to U.S. Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn

The network connected it to Vonn's recent criticism of President Trump.<p>Lindsey Vonn, the most successful American ski racer in history, suffered a …

Donald Trump

How Diverse Are US Newsrooms?

The 2017 ASNE Newspaper Diversity Survey measures the percentage of women and minorities working in US newsrooms.

Diversity

Aiding Transgender Case, Sessions Defies His Image on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has dispatched an experienced federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with murdering a transgender high school student last year, a highly unusual move that officials said was personally initiated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>In …

Rights & Freedoms

Did James Comey cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 election: A guide to the debate

A pair of political science professors are out with a seemingly significant study: Despite Hillary Clinton saying she would be president if not for James B. Comey — and FiveThirtyEight, among others, lending credence to that claim — “We don’t think so,” declare Costas Panagopoulos and Aaron …

Government

Soldier’s widow releases recording of family’s call with Trump

The widow of an Army staff sergeant who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year shared her call with President Trump days after her husband's …

Donald Trump

ACLU Silent on Gay Coffee Shop Owner Who Kicked Out Pro-Lifers

The American Civil Liberties Union has remained silent on the issue of a gay coffee shop owner kicking out a group of Christians, despite multiple …

LGBTQI

Why Mike Tirico's history of alleged sexual harassment hasn't led him to Matt Lauer's fate

Dylan Farrow wrote in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that "we are in the midst of a revolution" but noted that "the revolution has been selective."<p>She was talking about the sparing of Woody Allen, her adoptive father, whom she has long accused of sexually abusing her when she was a child. Far …

In Franken's wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress.<p>Sen. Al Franken “felt it proper for him to resign,” Sanders said in an interview with …

Donald Trump

The Trump-Russia Probe Is About to Get Uglier

Unpleasant facts are spilling out. Republicans don't want to know them.<p>Here are two certainties about the Trump-Russia investigation. It won't end soon. It will get uglier.<p>A new shoe drops almost daily in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. First, Former national security adviser Michael Flynn …

Donald Trump

What happens when you unleash the American military? THIS

<b>“There is no escape for ISIS.”</b><p>In case you haven’t heard about it in the news, you might be interested to find out that ISIS is being utterly …

North Korea won't start a war - Trump shouldn't launch an attack

Listen to the mainstream media and President Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and you would conclude that war on the Korean Peninsula is imminent, right?<p>You’d be wrong. The only way a war breaks out in Northeast Asia is if Washington starts it. Let me tell you why.<p>The 50-year war …

Sanders won landslide NH Democratic primary vote, but Clinton ties him in delegate count

Although Bernie Sanders won the first-in-the-nation Democratic primary by a landslide margin of 60 percent to 38 percent over Hillary Clinton, the …

Parental leave expands for California workers so they can bond with their newborns

Under a new law to combat workplace inequities, some 2.7 million California mothers and fathers will gain the right to a long-sought benefit: 12 …

Corn Wars

On September 30, 2012, agents from the FBI contacted U.S. Customs and Border Protection at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago with an urgent …

Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

TeaserIn this study, we analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election. We document that the …

Social Media

How the Kremlin Tried to Pose as American News Sites on Twitter

The Kremlin-backed Russian Internet Research Agency operated dozens of Twitter accounts masquerading as local American news sources that collectively …

Social Media

Minnesota's voter dress code unconstitutional?

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear arguments over Minnesota's controversial dress code for voters.<p>Minnesota has a law that bans any …

Gay man denied a marriage license by Kim Davis is now running against her

<b>(CNN) —</b> A gay man who was twice denied a marriage license by Kim Davis has thrown his hat in the ring to run against her for county clerk.<p>David Ermold, an assistant professor of English at the University of Pikeville, announced his plan to run against Davis for the position of Rowan County Clerk in …

LGBTQI

.@SenFranken: "Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate." https://t.co/jmiTat9Ueo