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We Never Said It Was Good, by Days N Daze

Track Name: Freedom Song<p>The place where I feel tangible<br>the place where I feel free<br>down by the railroad tracks<br>where the rail ties meet my feet<br>watch …

EPA chief Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global …

Clean Technology

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Major Case on Transgender Rights

WASHINGTON — Prompted by the Trump administration’s reversal of the federal government’s position on transgender rights, the Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not decide whether a transgender boy in Virginia could use the boys’ bathroom at his high school.<p>The decision not to take his …

LGBTQI

Mike Pence on personal email use: 'No comparison' to Clinton

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Vice President Mike Pence defended his use of a personal email account to conduct state business while he was Indiana's governor, saying "there's no comparison" between his situation and the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server that rocked the …

Government

Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing a storm of criticism over newly disclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States, recused himself on Thursday from any investigation into charges that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.<p>His announcement, delivered …

Donald Trump

Huge stakes for Trump immigration do-over

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will now wait until next week to unveil his new attempt to impose a temporary travel ban on citizens of states he says pose a high risk of terrorism.<p>An administration official said the order, which represents a do-over after Trump's first attempt was blocked by …

Donald Trump
Extremism

Flynn resigns amid controversy over Russia contacts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Embattled White House national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned Monday night, an abrupt end to a brief tenure.<p>His departure came just after reports surfaced that the Justice Department warned the Trump administration last month that Flynn misled administration officials …

Donald Trump

AP FACT CHECK: Trump aide pushes false story of vote fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Stephen Miller peddled discredited theories about voter fraud during a round of TV appearances Sunday that won praise from his boss but brought no new evidence to light.<p>Miller mischaracterized research about wrongly registered voters and spread a debunked …

Government

#ShePersisted is more powerful as a rallying cry for women than #NastyWoman could ever be

With three sentences on the US Senate floor this week, US Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell handed president Donald Trump’s resistance its next battle cry.<p>Defending his decision to block—with a party-line vote—Elizabeth Warren from speaking Feb. 7 against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions …

Feminism

Warren Silenced for Reading Coretta Scott King Letter at Sessions Debate

Democrats rallied around Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday after the Massachusetts senator was silenced for reading from a 30-year-old letter written by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow criticizing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.<p>Senate Republicans voted to rebuke Warren after she read …

Donald Trump

Dozens killed in suicide blast at Afghanistan's supreme court

Afghan president condemns attack, which happened as judicial staff were leaving work for the day in country’s capital<p>At least 20 people have been killed and 41 injured in a suicide bomb attack on the supreme court in the Afghan capital, according to officials.<p>The attacker, who was wearing a suicide …

Afghanistan

It’s Not Just DeVos: Trump’s Cabinet Is Facing Unprecedented Opposition

Betsy DeVos was barely confirmed, 51-50, as secretary of education on Tuesday. Two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of …

Ronald Reagan

Dear Ruth Bader Ginsburg: If you need anything — blood, organs — take mine

<i>Rachel Manteuffel works in The Post’s Editorial department.</i><p>Dear the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,<p>How are you? No, really, how <i>are</i> you?<p>I’ve found myself thinking about you lately, and how things are going with you, and I just wanted you to know that I admire you very much and have some …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Birth Control: A Letter to the Young Women of 2017

It was the summer of 1963, Martha and the Vandellas’ “Love Is Like a Heat Wave” blasted from every transistor radio on the Jersey Shore, and truer words were never sung. Without planning to, I lost my virginity under a beach blanket late one afternoon. I was 18; he was 19. Our dicey method of birth …

Puerto Rico

There’s a fake populist in the White House — and real populism is the only force that can defeat him

Donald Trump is already massively unpopular — Democrats must seize the moment with an authentic left populism<p>Donald Trump likes to think of himself as a record-setting kind of guy, and before his inauguration, he confidently predicted that there would be "unbelievable, perhaps record-setting …

Donald Trump

Once again, the ACLU takes its place on the front lines of a liberal resistance

Lawyers aren't usually this popular, but these weren't your usual lawyers. Outside the federal courthouse in Brooklyn last weekend, a crowd of hundreds throbbed with jittery energy, chanting like soccer fans as they awaited the end of a court hearing inside, clearly favoring one side: "A-C-L-U, we …