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Donald Trump will face child rape charges in court, says lawyer for alleged victim

The lawyer for a woman who claims Donald Trump raped her when she was 13 years old has said the Republican presidential candidate will have to answer …

Donald Trump

FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

Increased attention toward the killing of black men and women by police throughout the past year has ignited national conversations on racism and law …

News to America: Bury Trump in a Landslide

ADVERTISEMENT<p>SELECT A CHAPTER ▼<p>BY New York Daily News<p>Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:30 PM<p>When deliberating over a presidential endorsement, the Daily …

Donald Trump

If You Voted For Romney And Care About Hillary’s Emails, You Are A Hypocrite

If you voted for Governor Romney for president and believe Hillary’s emails disqualify her, you are a hypocrite. End of story. Read no further. And if you think Hillary should be locked up for her email abuse then you should also demand that President George W. Bush get life in prison.<p>When Governor …

Government

FACT CHECK: Did Clinton Supporters Start the 'Birther' Movement?

CLAIM<p>Hillary Clinton and/or members of her 2008 presidential campaign started the "birther" movement questioning whether Barack Obama was born in the …

Government

Sizing Up the Next Commander-in-Chief

Neither candidate has seriously addressed how he or she thinks about the military or the use of force.<p>You wouldn’t know it from the presidential campaigns, but the first serious crisis to face our new president most likely will be international. The list of possibilities is long—longer than it was …

Middle East

176 Reasons Donald Trump Shouldn't Be President

In the debut episode of his new series, "The Closer," GQ's Keith Olbermann tallies the most outrageous of Donald Trump's offenses in what is now his 15-month assault on American democracy.<p>Every few generations, we Americans are called upon to defend our country. To defend it not so much from …

Warming of oceans could be humanity's 'greatest hidden challenge', report warns

The warming of the oceans may become the “greatest hidden challenge” of our generation, a major new report has warned.<p>The 456-page document, …

How the Refugee Vetting Process Works

These Amazing Maps Show How Wildlife Will Migrate to Survive Climate Change

For most animals, adapting to climate change won’t mean evolving new ways to stay cool—they’ll just pick up and move to cooler habitats. It’s how the …

Melting Arctic permafrost releasing ancient carbon, study confirms

Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.<p>A paper published this week in Nature Geoscience has released the first measurements of greenhouse gases from permafrost under Arctic lakes. But …

Global Warming

Side Deals like the $400 Million for Iran Are Just Part of Diplomacy

Many U.S. crises, including the biggest one of all in Cuba in ’62, were resolved with these kinds of quiet concessions.<p>Critics cried hypocrisy when it was revealed that the Obama administration had delivered a payment of $400 million to the Iranian government just before the release of three U.S. …

Obama Administration

Roger Stone Is Back with New (Old) Clinton Conspiracy Theories

And female body-shaming, to boot.<p>One of the things for which we can thank the campaign of <i>El Caudillo de Mar-A-Lago</i> is the mainstreaming once again of king ratfcker Roger Stone, for whom the barrel has no bottom to scrape. His latest atrocity, caught on camera and brought to us by the people at <i>Media</i> …

Government

The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s

The 1970s was arguably the single decade of the 20th century when recorded music was most central to culture. There were, of course, fewer kinds of media competing for the average consumer’s time—television meant just a handful of channels, video games were the size of refrigerators and could be …

Pacific Ocean

Research shows Democrats are better for the economy — so why do voters trust Republicans more?

Contrary to what Republicans would have you believe, “a robust safety net can exist alongside a vibrant economy”<p>While it’s true that presidents don’t have as much influence over the economy as most Americans imagine, Republicans have successfully created the image that they are superior economic …

Middle-class

National Grid slashes forecasts for big new power plants

National Grid has slashed its forecasts for the number of big new power plants expected to be built in coming years, while admitting its estimates for the growth of solar farms and other small-scale generators were almost 50 times too low.<p>Just four years ago the company expected up to 33 gigawatts …

Electrical Grid

Operation Jade Helm Is Not A Military Takeover Of The American Southwest

Conspiracy theorists and tinfoil hat salesmen across the web are having a field day with Special Operations Command’s upcoming large scale irregular …

Trump’s ‘Second Amendment People’ Already Think They Have the Right to Fight the Government with Guns

A constitutional law professor explains the origins of "insurrectionist theory," and its role in the modern gun rights movement.<p><i>This post originally appeared on The Trace.</i><p>At a campaign event in North Carolina last week, Donald Trump set off another media storm by suggesting that Second Amendment …

Guns

Where Does Clinton Foundation Money Go?

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that “so little” of the charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation “actually go to …

Clinton Foundation

Twitter Tears Into Mike Pence's Many Science Fails With #PenceScience

Science. It’s that thing that explains everything, including who to avoid in conversation. You know, people like Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence, who has repeatedly made it clear that science ― aka, the way the world works ― just isn’t his thing.<p>This week, HuffPost Comedy released …

Mike Pence

Clinton’s 1975 Rape Case

<b>Q: Did Hillary Clinton volunteer in 1975 to defend a rapist, who was found not guilty, and laugh about it in an interview in 1980?</b><b>A: Clinton defended</b> …

Skepticism

Environmental records are being shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found.<p>The "state of the climate" report, …

Climate Change

If Donald Trump were black, would the GOP base accept him? The answer is obvious.

Last summer, a black real estate developer and reality television show host — let's call him Donell Trump — announced his candidacy for president of the United States. A notorious adulterer, Donell Trump has fathered five children with three different wives. Over decades in the media spotlight, he …