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Michelle Obama attacks Donald Trump for gutting her legacy – video

At a Partnership for a Healthier America summit in Washington, the former first lady Michelle Obama has attacked the Republican administration for damaging her efforts to reduce childhood obesity. She asks the audience to “think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap”.

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People are hiding Sean Spicer cutouts "among" their bushes in the best meme of the week

Few moments from the ongoing fallout surrounding Donald Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey offered more comic relief this week than …

Michelle Obama criticizes Trump administration's school lunch policy

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former first lady Michelle Obama expressed concern Friday over the Trump administration's decision to scale back school meal nutritional requirements.<p>"You have to stop and think, 'Why don't you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you, and why is that a …

Trump names 10 conservatives for federal courts

WASHINGTON — President Trump borrowed a page from George W. Bush's playbook Monday by announcing plans to nominate 10 federal court judges en masse, almost 16 years to the day that Bush named 11 appeals court judges — including a Washington lawyer named John Roberts who soon became chief justice of …

Trump's Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban appeared unconvinced that it …

The last time a president admitted he secretly taped conversations, he had to resign

You could say that it was with great interest Friday morning that Ken Hughes, a presidential historian with the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, saw what the current president was saying on Twitter.<p>“<p>James Comeybetter hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts …

Trump actions push Republicans to get serious on Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> In one fell swoop Tuesday, President Donald Trump signaled to Republican lawmakers they have a serious problem with Russia -- and they responded.<p>Trump said he fired former FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday because he was being a "showboat," but critics quickly alleged the decision was …

Isolated and agitated, Trump rattles White House from within

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A buoyant President Donald Trump reemerged into public for the first time in more than a week on Friday, offering few signs of the malaise that has gripped his administration since the hasty dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.<p>"It's such an honor to be here," Trump declared to …

Tortured Kentucky court ruling brings mixed results for anti-LGBTQ groups

Refusing to print shirts for a pride festival somehow isn’t about identity.<p>The Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a decision Friday concluding that a …

Five Reasons the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate

A journalist who covered Nixon’s fall 45 years ago explains why the current challenge to America may be more severe—and the democratic system less capable of handling it.<p>The tangled affair now known as Watergate began 45 years ago, before most of today’s U.S. population had even been born. (The …

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John Legend condemns US criminal justice system and mass incarceration

John Legend has condemned abuses present within the US criminal justice system and called for an end to mass incarceration in the country.<p>The singer, …

Human Rights

Sessions ends Obama-era leniency on sentencing, infuriating civil rights groups

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Friday that he has told prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against criminal suspects – a stunning reversal of Obama-era policies, and a move that infuriated civil rights groups.<p>“We will enforce the laws passed by Congress pure and …

Pence, Trump Jr. rally GOP as Montana special election tightens

Republican Greg Gianforte is calling on the vice president and other big-name Republicans to keep the state's House seat in GOP hands.<p>BILLINGS, Mont. — Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. crisscrossed Montana in the last 24 hours to gin up support for Republican Greg Gianforte in the …

A Look Back Sheds Light on Redistricting

• <b>2011 Civitas article illuminates the history of redistricting arguments</b>• <b><br>In the past, Democrats admitted drawing voting maps for political purposes</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

Partisan Lens: Why so many Republicans, unlike Democrats, don't trust the media

When it comes to trusting the media, Republicans are on Mars and Democrats are on Venus.<p>Those of us in the business get an increasing level of flak from both sides. The press is less popular now than at any point in my professional lifetime.<p>But the gap between people who identify as Rs or Ds has …

Trump shares a CNN story, calls network ‘fake news’ an hour later

After the surprise news that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday night, the countdown for a Twitter rant from the …

Comey sought more resources for Russia probe days before he was fired by President Trump, officials say

Last week, then-FBI Director James B. Comey requested more resources from the Justice Department for his bureau’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, according to two officials with knowledge of the discussion.<p>Comey, who was fired by President Trump …

Rep. Young chose party loyalty over his constituents

Earlier this year, I met with my U.S. Representative, David Young of Iowa, about health care. He was generous with his time and attention, and he …

The new version of the GOP healthcare bill is incredibly unpopular

A new Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday showed just 38% of people surveyed said they were in favor of the American Health Care Act and 44% are against the bill. The poll, conducted after the bill was passed by the House, showed a drop off from one conducted last week in which the …

Reporter Arrested for Trying to Ask a Question

Esquire: “In a day of truly cinematic developments from the executive branch, one nearly slipped by. Journalist Dan Heyman, a producer for Public …

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Trump's firing of Comey endangers his entire presidency

President Donald Trump has made an enormous bet that takes the entire Republican agenda hostage and could even shorten his time in office.<p>His bet is …

The Effects of the American Health Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage and Federal Spending in 2020 and 2026

The authors analyzed a version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 6, 2017. The …

Meet the fixer: This civil servant cooks up smart food policy.

It’s mind-bogglingly difficult to budge the ginormous, two-headed problem of hunger and obesity. That’s why George Reistad has unleashed dozens of …

Alumni, others deliver petitions demanding historically black university drop Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Graduating students booed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she spoke here Wednesday at Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement, and many turned their backs to protest her appearance at the historically black school.<p>The speech was part of the Trump administration’s ongoing …

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Texas advances bill allowing discrimination against LGBTQ kids and families

It’s the broadest “license to discriminate” legislation any state has ever considered.<p>Texas House lawmakers voted early Wednesday morning to approve …

The ACLU Issued a Warning for People Traveling to Texas

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” on Tuesday for anyone planning to go to Texas.<p>The recommendation comes as a response to a …

Immigration

OK, NOW Is It Watergate?

A realtime chronicler of Nixon’s downfall assesses Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.<p>President Donald Trump’s astonishing firing of FBI director James Comey on Tuesday afternoon raised throughout Washington the inevitable question: Is this Watergate? While Watergate was <i>sui generis</i> and is …

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