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Dem has "more questions" after Facebook discloses Russian-bought ads

The top Democrat in a congressional investigation of Russia's influence on the election wants more information from Facebook following the social …

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This Vice News Documentary from Charlottesville Is Horrifying

Watch it and share it.<p>Hundreds of white supremacists marched with torches in an American city Friday night. They arrived the next day brandishing weapons and armor. One white supremacist allegedly murdered an anti-racist protester in the street with his car and injured several others. This is what …

Rights & Freedoms

Why Trump Tower is surrounded by dump trucks filled with sand for Trump's visit to NYC

Protesters and ordinary New Yorkers noticed an odd sight in Midtown this week as President Donald Trump's Manhattan home of Trump Tower was surrounded by dump trucks filled with sand.<p>Some have complained about the inconvenience caused by the trucks taking up a lane on a busy street, but they serve …

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Why the Democrats’ “Better Deal” Is Political Suicide

How the opposition can beat Trump—and save itself in the process.<p>For a few days last week, <b>Amy McGrath</b> was unavoidable on Twitter as her two-minute debut ad, the first of an underdog campaign for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District seat, went viral. All of the cinematic boxes were checked: …

Pete Souza

McCain On Trump's Warning To North Korea: 'I'm Not Sure' He's Ready To Act

President Donald Trump has been criticized from both sides of the political aisle for saying North Korea would “face fire and fury like the world has …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 might copy a feature the iPhone's had since 2015

Samsung's on a streak of <i>not</i> copying the iPhone, with original features like curved edges and iris scanners actually outpacing innovation at Apple. …

The Republican Party turns grotesque

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southern Gothic is a literary genre and, occasionally, a political style that, like the genre, blends strangeness and irony. …

This app lets broke people workout at luxurious gyms whenever they want

If you’re broke, you know that gym memberships are a problem. 46-percent of former gym members cite expenses as the number one reason why they stopped using their membership, and almost everyone is too busy to workout every day. If that sounds like you, POPiN could be the solution to your fitness …

Fitness

Trump Lashes Out at Republicans, Saying They Won’t ‘Protect’ Him

President denounces disloyalty of those he ‘carried’ in last year’s election<p>President Donald Trump angrily lashed out at unnamed Republican lawmakers …

A look at early steps by US Congress towards autonomous car laws as tech nears marketability

The Trap and Tyranny of Free Entitlements

Posted: Jul 24, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Once you receive something for free from the government, who would vote for a politician who vows to take that benefit …

Trump's immigration enforcement has just made a bad situation worse

Here’s an interesting development: Despite adding 91 judges since November 2015, the backlog of unresolved cases pending in federal immigration courts continues to increase. Why?<p>President Trump’s hard-line approach to immigration enforcement.<p>According to stats analyzed by the Transactional Records …

Immigration

The latest Trump/Russia leaks came from inside the White House

Why three White House advisers might have wanted to leak a fuller account of Donald Trump Jr.’s Russian lawyer meeting.<p>The New York Times had a big scoop Sunday that Donald Trump Jr. took a meeting with a Russian lawyer to try to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. As I wrote yesterday, that article was …

Nintendo is launching a new Pokemon game called Pokeland

Following the incredible success of Pokemon Go, Nintendo is gunning to expand the legendary franchise with yet another game for mobile – Pokeland.<p>A fusion between Go and the older Rumble edition, the game pits miniature Pocket Monsters in a series of trans-island duels. Meanwhile, you will also get …

G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says

WASHINGTON — A bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act that narrowly passed the House this month would leave 14 million more people uninsured next year than under President Barack Obama’s health law — and 23 million more in 2026, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. Some of the …

Why some experts think the House might have a problem with its health care bill

It’s about to get wonky.<p>There is speculation in Washington that House leadership might have to work some magic on its health care bill — again.<p>New reports indicate the bill as passed mightrun afoul of the complex Senate rules Republicans are using to pass the legislation without any Democratic …

Fox News Host Says She's in Talks to Become White House Spokeswoman

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle told a San Francisco newspaper chain that she’s in talks to become a White House spokeswoman.<p>One of the co-hosts of …

Trump team to dismantle small-business part of Obamacare marketplaces

The<p>Trumpadministration said Monday that it will dismantle part of theAffordable Care Actthat created online insurance marketplaces for small businesses and tried to foster a greater choice of health plans for their workers.<p>Moving to end the ACA's small-business enrollment system by 2018 represents …

Health Care

Kellyanne Conway denies that she dislikes Trump

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday denied a cable news report that she dislikes President Donald Trump and only works for him for the pay.<p>“My beliefs, commitments and loyalties are plain to see,” she said in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday, specifically denying that she …

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Family of slain Seth Rich says reports that he fed DNC info to WikiLeaks are untrue

The family of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich rejected Fox News reports that he had leaked work emails to WikiLeaks before he was fatally shot last year near his home in the District.<p>The reports, which gained traction on social media, said that an FBI forensics examination …

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Israel 'shocked' over Trump aide's Western Wall comments

<b>(CNN) —</b> Less than a week before US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel, the White House has been forced on to the defensive over reported comments by an American diplomat describing the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City -- one of Judaism's holiest sites -- as being in the West Bank.<p>The …

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Trump, the laptop ban,and Russian officials

<i>With help from Ashley Gold</i><p><b>ABOUT THAT LAPTOP BAN —</b> From the bombshell Washington Post report that said President Trump revealed highly classified information: “One day after dismissing [FBI Director James] Comey, Trump welcomed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — a …

Corning Inc.

Four things Obama said are wrong with U.S. politics today

A lot has happened since Barack Obama left the White House, so it should surprise no one that in the former president’s return to the spotlight …

Voters' Only Hope Is a Democratic Congress

Trump has shown he can't work with Republicans.<p>This was supposed to be the year that Republicans consolidated their control of the federal government and enacted their policies uninhibited. But that "year of governance" has turned into the year of elections.<p>Why have Americans become transfixed by …

Trump supporters are the most overrated force in American politics

46 percent of voters is not usually enough to win.<p>If every Donald Trump voter again cast their ballot for Donald Trump in 2020, he could still fall short of victory — possibly devastatingly so.<p>Approximately 46 percent of Americans voted for Trump in 2016. That’s fewer than voted for Mitt Romney …

'Media freedom has never been so threatened... We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms'

Its annual World Press Freedom Index warned of the "highly toxic" media-bashing of Trump's election campaign and Britain's Brexit referendum.<p>The situation is at "a tipping point," it said bluntly.<p>Media freedom is being undermined by the rise in surveillance and of authoritarian strongmen across the …

North Korea

Trump remains convinced government can be run like a business. Here's why it doesn't work.

In March, President Donald Trump tapped his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to use "ideas from the business world" to cut through red tape in Washington …

This voting reform solves 2 of America’s biggest political problems

“Proportional” voting would reduce party polarization and the number of wasted votes.<p><i>This piece was first published April. In June, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced the</i> <i>Fair Representation Act</i><i>, which would implement the reforms Lee Drutman proposes here.</i><p>Back in October, Alec MacGillis penned a …

Are American voters actually just stupid? A new poll suggests the answer may be “yes”

ABC News poll suggests that if we ran the election all over again, Trump would still win — by more. What gives?<p>Are tens of millions of Americans really this stupid? <b></b>If the findings from a new ABC News poll are any indication, then the answer is yes:<p>There's no honeymoon for Donald Trump in a new ABC …

The farmers who helped elect Trump say they “will never recover” if he trashes NAFTA

For 23 years the relative free flow of food between the US, Canada, and Mexico has kept North American supermarkets well stocked with a kaleidoscope of produce and meats.<p>Now that three-way relationship is turning into a major stomach ache.<p>The fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement—the …

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