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Trump aides considered new Twitter rules after troublesome Flynn tweet

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's tweet last weekend about fired national security adviser Michael Flynn sparked consideration among the President's staff of imposing new rules on how messages are posted on his social media accounts amid consternation by his aides and lawyers, according to sources …

Democratic senators delay K.T. McFarland ambassador nomination

Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Cory Booker of New Jersey on Friday placed a hold on K.T. McFarland’s nomination to become U.S. ambassador to Singapore, urging congressional leaders to re-examine her “knowledge and involvement” in contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian …

Inside Mar-a-Lago for 48 hours critical to the Russia investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The answer to one of the most critical questions at the heart of the Russia investigation may well lie in the grand hallways of Mar-a-Lago.<p>Did President Donald Trump know Michael Flynn talked about sanctions during his conversations a year ago with the former Russian ambassador? …

Donald Trump

Supreme Court lifts orders to disclose DACA cancellation records

The justices split, 5-4, in dispute over Trump's decision to end protections for 'Dreamers.'<p>A sharply divided Supreme Court on Friday lifted orders the Trump administration was facing to turn over more records detailing the decision to terminate the Obama-era program that offers quasi-legal status …

How Secret Talks With Russia to Prevent Election Meddling Collapsed

With the 2018 midterms on the horizon, Moscow proposed a sweeping noninterference agreement with the United States, US officials tell BuzzFeed News. The Trump administration said no.<p><b>The Trump administration</b> has rejected a sweeping Russian proposal seeking a mutual ban on foreign political …

Is Trump's base fraying?

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the campaign trail, Donald Trump famously described his core supporters as impervious to outside influence -- even when it when it came to his own troubling or divisive behavior.<p>"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody," he said at a 2016 rally in Iowa, "and I …

WikiLeaks faces U.S. probes into its 2016 election role and CIA leaks: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are facing multiple investigations by U.S. authorities, including three congressional probes and a federal criminal inquiry, sources familiar with the investigations said.<p>The Senate and House of Representatives intelligence …

Donald Trump

What if Putin's real aim in 2016 wasn't to elect Trump but to degrade confidence in our election?

According to multiple news reports, Donald Trump Jr. testified before a congressional committee Wednesday that he could not discuss a phone conversation he had with his father in July 2016 about a meeting a month earlier between Russians and Trump presidential campaign officials.<p>Trump Jr. said the …

Why Is It Illegal to Lie to the Government?

43<p>SHARES<p>On December 1st, Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to the charge of lying to the …

Russian lawmakers vote to bar entry to reporters of U.S. media | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The State Duma lower house of Russia’s parliament voted on Wednesday to bar correspondents of U.S. mass media, including The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, from attending its sessions, the Interfax news agency reported.<p>A cameraman films a morning session at …

Feminists Fought Hard in 2017 — Here’s How 2018 Can Be Even More Triumphant

It hasn’t been an easy year. In 2017, feminism, along with a laundry list of other progressive causes — see: environmentalism and conservation, anti-poverty and anti-racism, LGBTQ+ rights, international diplomacy, peace on Earth and goodwill toward other humans, etc., etc.— have suffered serious …

Patriotism Is for Black People

We have all stood in the grocery store and watched a kid (usually white) scream at his or her mother in a volume and tone that defies our mama’s …

The low-rent bullying of the Zionist ideologue

Imagine for a moment that you’re talking to an Italian-American about Fascist Italy (1922-1945) and how elements of that destructive and …

The Dirty Word reveals where the word "feminism" actually comes from

Ah, feminism. While we love the word and what it represents, its history is a bit dicier, more convoluted, and more misunderstood. “Feminism” has the …

Feminism

The Ideology Behind the Infamous 'Star Wars' Lightsaber

From Kyber crystals to Kylo Ren.<p>One of the greatest aspects of the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise is the weapons, in particular, the Jedi and Sith’s weapon of choice — the lightsaber. To the untrained eye, the lightsaber may just look like a laser sword, but to those who know the franchise more intimately, …

Judicial Nominations Update

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance three U.S. Court of Appeals nominees to the Senate floor for confirmation votes: L. Steven …

Judiciary Dems accuse GOP of rushing court nominees as 10 advance

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee chastised their Republican colleagues on Thursday, accusing them of rushing President TrumpDonald John …

Democrats lose top fighter against Trump's judicial nominees

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democratic Sen. Al Franken's grilling of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in the so-dubbed "frozen trucker" case may have been the most replayed moment of the televised Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last March.<p>It has drawn hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube, and …

Democratic National Committee To Start Paying Its Interns

The party of worker rights figures it's time to take a higher road on internships.<p>The Democratic National Committee has decided to start paying its interns next year, addressing criticism that its internship program effectively excluded poor and working-class students.<p>Tom Perez, the DNC chair and a …

Al Franken's resignation gives Republicans 'huge' opportunity to win seat: GOP leader

The chair of the Minnesota Republican Party told Fox News that Sen. Al Franken’s resignation on Thursday is a “huge” opportunity for the party to win over a Senate seat.<p>“There’s a number of great people I think that would be in the considerations to help us win a U.S. senate seat on the republican …

Public Policy Polling really lets Susan have it

Political polls can bring out some passionate reactions in people. But sometimes even the pollsters can’t help themselves.<p>On Wednesday, Public Policy …

Trump’s Putin-like attacks on CNN and the free press will fail

President Trump’s continuing and virtually pathological attacks against CNN, other nationally respected news organizations and the free press stain …

The reporter who exposed police brutality in the Laquan McDonald case may be forced to reveal sources

Jamie KalvenAlyssa Schukar<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Lawyers for Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police …

Two Black Lawmakers to Boycott Trump’s Civil Rights Museum Visit

Two prominent black lawmakers said they won’t participate in the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Donald …

Black History

The Supreme Court is skeptical of the ban on sports betting.

Sports betting in the United States is a $150 billion business that goes largely unregulated. The vast majority of bets are placed illegally due to a …

A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones the Election Because the Entire Democratic Party Is Trash

The above photo is not a stock photo or an image created by <i>The Root’</i>s art department. It is an actual flyer circulating around from the Doug Jones …