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Trump won, and Amy Siskind started a list of changes. Now it’s a sensation.

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, Amy Siskind took one of her occasional trips to Val-Kill, the Upstate New York home of Eleanor Roosevelt.<p>“I needed a Zen moment,” Siskind, who had campaigned for Hillary Clinton, told me. “And that is a place that inspires me.”<p>Soon afterward, …

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Andrew Scheer is Stephen Harper with dimples

Karl Nerenberg<i>Karl Nerenberg is your reporter on the Hill. Please consider supporting his work with a monthly donation Support Karl on Patreon today</i> …

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Trump Totally Disrespected Angela Merkel. WTF?

There have been rumors—OK, there was a tape—that our current president has a problem with women.<p>He continually disrespected them during his …

After Trump Was Elected, Librarians Had To Rethink Their System For Fact-Checking

The American Library Association wants to help you distinguish real news from fake with the help of CRAAP.<p>If you’ve been a student in any capacity since the advent of the internet, you’re probably aware of the stigma around citing online sources in research papers and other academic …

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What's behind President Trump's angry tweets that President Obama tapped his phones

Early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that he “just found out” that former President Barack Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower” just before the election. Trump then claimed his “phones” specifically were tapped by Obama “in October” and added, “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad …

Justin Trudeau's butt won't quit — just like double standards in politics

Last month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deftly pulled off a drama-free visit to the White House. He wasn’t yelled at by President Donald Trump …

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What We Know About Trump’s Ties to Russia Amounts to Treachery to the Republic

The high point of Donald Trump’s presidency to date — the moment when those who desperately wanted to close their eyes and imagine a normal president …

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'It's kind of late to complain about immigration,' says Indigenous writer Doug Cuthand

I find it peculiar to see Indigenous people talk about immigration.<p>On one hand, it could be traced to the source of many of our woes, and on the …

Trudeau’s government just spoke to the Trump administration about climate change

The Trudeau government has just given a clear signal to the Trump administration that it plans to defend the Paris agreement to combat climate …

Goodbye Spin, Hello Raw Dishonesty

The latest big buzz is about Jeff Sessions, the attorney general. It turns out that he lied during his confirmation hearings, denying that he had met with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign. In fact, he met twice with the Russian ambassador, who is widely reported to also be a key spymaster.<p>…

Ivanka Trump And The Aesthetics Of Denial

Ivanka only wields her power where no one can see it.<p>There’s a recent meme that combines photos of Ivanka Trump, Ann Coulter, and Kellyanne Conway — suggesting a sort of ghoulish transformation from the prim, contained femininity of Trump to the monstrous, freewheeling abjection of Conway. While …

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Jake Tapper on ‘Daily Show’: CNN’s ‘Kicking Ass’ and Doesn’t Need Access to Trump

The CNN host told Trevor Noah he’s not on board with the narrative about Donald Trump’s ‘presidential’ pivot.<p>The night after most of the mainstream …

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Donald Trump Can't Believe How Easily You Suckers Fell for That

As long as his actions remain unchanged, nothing the president says is worthy of praise.<p>In case you missed it—and if you did, I applaud your act of self-care—President Trump delivered a quasi-State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night. His message was as dishonest, …

CNN host shuts down guest for making 'fake news' claim

CNN host Don Lemon abruptly ended his show Friday night after a commentator continued to call a story they were discussing "fake news" while …

Hey Americans: Why Are You Ignoring The New Online Right’s First Mass-Shooter?

When an anti-immigrant, meme-baiting, white nationalist troll starts shooting. The view from Toronto.<p>An idiotic conspiracy theory is making the rounds in Canada’s alt-right media (yes, we have one too).<p>Here's how it goes: Despite what the lying media told you, last month’s mosque shooting in Quebec …

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Globe editorial: What Trudeau must say to Trump

Remember those Conservative TV ads from a couple of years ago, mocking Justin Trudeau as a former high-school drama teacher? When the Prime Minister visits Donald Trump on Monday, the junior-league thespian training could turn out to be the most useful thing on the PM's resumé. Mr. Trudeau is going …

Public Indifference Is Trump's Asset on the Path to Autocracy

Is Trump's anti-immigrant stance fuelling racism in Canada?

Messages from the U.S. appear to be influencing Canadians, says one expert<p>TORONTO – Canada has long prided itself on being a multicultural nation …

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Trudeau defends electoral reform decision, citing fear of political discord

Now is no time to be provoking political instability in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday as he justified turning his back — his words — on his unequivocal promise to change the way Canadians elect their federal government.<p>Trudeau, travelling through the Arctic on a so-called …

Syria's Aleppo takes first tiny steps toward recovery | Reuters

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - In the ruins of the Sabbagh textile factory in Aleppo’s Belleramoun Industrial Zone, one wall smashed open by shellfire, a Belgian-made weaving machine stands idle while a family carefully strips the office of wood paneling for fuel.<p>A damaged jacuzzi tub is seen inside the …

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Authoritarian Democracy in the Making?

Published On: Mar 07, 2018<p>OPINION: While the Tory leadership candidates gripe about the Liberals’ sex-education curriculum, politicians on the East …

A Liberal Motion Is Not Going to Force a Sharia Blasphemy Law on Canada, Duh

Stop being so dumb, you dumb dummies.<p>Conspiracy theorists say the darndest things.<p>Like that a motion asking the government to study an approach to quell systematic racism will bring about Sharia law.<p>Over the years we have heard that Sharia law is imminent in Western countries for many, many …

MLK's Daughter Just Took Out Trump On Facebook - Donald's Going To Flip Out

Daughter of Civil Rights activists Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernice King wiped out Donald Trump with one Facebook post. On …

Covering Trump the Reuters Way | Reuters

<i>In a message to staff today, Reuters Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler wrote about covering President Trump the Reuters way:</i><p>Reuters logo<p>The first 12 days of the Trump presidency (yes, that’s all it’s been!) have been memorable for all – and especially challenging for us in the news business. It’s not …

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Canadians Prefer Donald Trump to Justin Trudeau On Economy

Meanwhile Trump doesn’t know the difference between a strong and weak dollar.<p>Canadians would rather have their finances managed by Donald Trump —a man who doesn't understand the difference between a strong and weak dollar—than Justin Trudeau, according to a new poll.<p>The poll, conducted by …

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Thanks Donald Trump for Showing America's 'Real Face'

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has said that Iranians are “thankful” to President Donald Trump for showing the “real face” of the U.S.<p>The …

Rona Ambrose’s yacht vacation keeps Conservatives mum on Liberal ethics

The Conservatives on Monday abruptly put an end to questions about the Liberal government's ethical woes after it was revealed interim leader Rona Ambrose vacationed in the Caribbean on a billionaire's yacht at the same time she was blasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his own lavish …

Why Trump wants to disempower institutions that protect the truth

Donald Trump is hardly the first president to lie. But what distinguishes Trump from previous presidential fibsters are his meta-lies. These claim that the very institutions empowered in a democracy to expose lies are themselves corrupt, dishonest and lying. In spreading his meta-lies, Trump …

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How CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s performative neutrality made him the ideal newsman for our age.

This past Thursday, an eternity in Trump time, Jake Tapper began his daily CNN show <i>The Lead</i> by addressing Donald Trump’s untermensch Steve Bannon’s …