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Harvey Weinstein Again Denies Blacklisting Ashley Judd And Mira Sorvino After Another Director Comes Forward

On Saturday, <i>Lord of the Rings</i> director Peter Jackson slammed Harvey Weinstein’s “insincere” denial that he blacklisted Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. Jackson stated that he had expressed enthusiasm for casting both actresses but that Weinstein had allegedly conducted a “smear campaign” against them. …

If Trump Fires Mueller, Americans Should Take To The Streets In Mass Protest, Says Obama's Former AG

If President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller or significantly hampers his ongoing investigation of Russian interference in last …

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner are sued over financial disclosures

The White House calls the suit 'frivolous.'<p>First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband and fellow White House adviser Jared Kushner were hit with a lawsuit Sunday alleging illegal omissions on their public financial disclosure forms.<p>Washington lawyer Jeffrey Lovitky …

Jared Kushner

Moovit Is On A Mission To Speed Up The Bus Ride For Commuters Worldwide

Like most suburbanites, Janice Monkowski, a piano teacher who lives in Danville, California, some 30 miles east of San Francisco, gets around mainly by car. For much of her life, public transit was not even an afterthought.<p>That changed recently when Monkowski, a self-described technophobe, …

Transportation

'You can do anything': Trump brags on tape about using fame to get women

Republicans line up to condemn presidential nominee as lewd bragging about using fame for sexual advances horrifies allies and opponents alike<p>Donald Trump was hit by an outraged backlash from allies and opponents alike after a tape emerged of the Republican candidate bragging about using his fame …

Donald Trump

Tenth woman accuses Donald Trump of sexual misconduct

Karena Virginia appears alongside lawyer Gloria Allred to describe incident involving Trump in 1998, when she says he touched her breast<p>A 10th woman accused Donald Trump of unwanted sexual contact on Thursday morning, just hours after the presidential candidate angrily renewed his denials of ever …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump threatens to jail Hillary Clinton in second presidential debate

A cornered Donald Trump prowled the presidential debate stage on Sunday, threatening to jail an opponent he called “the devil” in a last-ditch bid to staunch his hemorrhaging campaign hopes.<p>Swaying malevolently behind Hillary Clinton as she parried attacks on everything from her husband’s sex life …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump says Clinton would let 650 million people into US in a week

Donald Trump falsely claimed at a rally on Sunday that Hillary Clinton wants to let “650 million people pour in” to the US and “triple the size of our country in one week”.<p>Speaking in an airplane hangar in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Trump again pushed his hardline immigration stance and warned of the …

Donald Trump

Jan Brewer says Donald Trump will win Arizona because Latinos "don't vote"

Former Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, whose administration drew immense controversy in 2010 for signing into law the nation's harshest …

US election: Trump duels Clinton and Sanders in North Carolina

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigned head to head in North Carolina on Thursday, holding competing rallies only 30 miles apart in a state where polls show the Republican gaining on the Democrat five days before the presidential election.<p>North Carolina has a large and growing African American …

Government

Ferguson-area gun sales surge ahead of jury decision

Gun sales and concealed carry permits are surging in the Ferguson area, as nervous citizens brace for the possibility of more riots.<p>"People are buying guns for security to a point where they feel the need to defend themselves against one or more attackers," said Paul Bastean, owner of Ultimate …

'This Was a Terrorist Act': Man Attacked By Mob of Teenagers at Gas Station

A man was viciously attacked in broad daylight by a mob of teenagers while helping an elderly woman at a gas station.<p>Orrden Williams Jr. recounted his frightening experience tonight with Sean Hannity.<p>He said that an elderly woman told him that she was nervous about walking to her car alone from …

Sean Hannity

Colorado public school forces girls to follow Islamic dress code on a school field trip to a mosque

A school district in Colorado is coming under the wrath of the community for telling school girls that they may have to submit to sharia-compliant …

Man Body Slams Female Special Ed Teacher in School Gym

A Florida teacher was violently body slammed during a friendly basketball game and it was all caught on surveillance camera.<p>Special education teacher Katherine Martin was playing basketball with two students and campus adviser Travis Mims inside the Holly Hill school gym Tuesday.<p>Police said that …

Special Education

As Trump Tightens Legal Immigration, Canada Woos Tech Firms

A Flatiron district artificial intelligence start-up was recently looking to expand, adding new engineers who happened to know a niche computer language.<p>The people it hired hail from Morocco, Belarus, France, Georgia and Canada. But they are not working in New York. They are in Montreal, where …

Immigration

Rubio, Puerto Rico governor spar over tax reform

Sen. Marco Rubio said he is “disappointed” in Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló for calling him out over the new Republican tax bill, suggesting the commonwealth’s leader is blame-shifting because of criticism of his job performance.<p>The disagreement between the two leaders centers on provisions of …

Caribbean

Gallup: Hillary Clinton's favorability rating hits new low

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than a year after the 2016 presidential election, former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's favorability rating has dropped to a new low, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday.<p>The poll showed 36% of respondents rated Clinton favorably compared to 61% who rated her unfavorably, …

Government

White House: Trump businesses 'could' be helped under tax plan

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's businesses "could" be helped under the newly passed House tax plan, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday, but she claimed the legislation will cost the President on the "personal side."<p>Trump has long contended that the Republican tax plan would …

Donald Trump

Left’s vote is moving to right: Mamata

A 22 % surge in the vote share of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Assembly by-poll in Purba Medinipur district and a 24 % drop in the share …

Democracy in practice

There are many adjectives one could apply to the political parties who constitute the 'Opposition' to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Corrupt, …

India

Is pot the new gay marriage for the GOP?

Republicans struggle to find their footing on an issue that resonates with younger voters.<p>Marijuana is shaping up to be the new gay marriage of GOP politics — most Republicans would rather not talk about it, except to punt to the states.<p>But when it comes to the 2016 presidential race, a series of …

Cannabis

Ticket splitting is dead. National parties are now everything.

Every single state that elected a Republican senator this November voted for Donald Trump — and every single state that elected a Democratic senator voted for Hillary Clinton.<p>That’s a first in American history — at least going back to 1913, when the Constitution began mandating the direct popular …

Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights

And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.

Activism

Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship

The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early …

Obama to re-emerge in ‘delicate dance’ with Dems

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Perry eyes decades-old law to boost coal industry | California to mandate solar …

Government

Dems push for Homeland Security, FBI briefing on Russian attacks on voting systems

A group of nearly two-dozen Democratic lawmakers wants the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI to brief the entire Congress on Russia’s …

Homeland Security

Congressional compliance office denies Tim Kaine request for data on sexual harassment in the Senate

Tim Kaine’s request for information on sexual harassment claims in the Senate over the last 10 years has been rejected, the United States Congress …

After House GOP Tax Plan Wins, Nancy Pelosi Goes Into Full Meltdown on Twitter

The House of Representatives passed the GOP tax plan with a 227-203 vote on Tuesday.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced the …

GOP tax bill passes Senate as House prepares to send it to Trump

<b>Follow Wednesday's updates here: GOP tax bill passes Congress</b><p>Republicans are on the verge of passing the most significant overhaul of the tax code since 1986, after the Senate passed the GOP plan early Wednesday morning and House leaders scheduled a vote to quickly send it to President Trump.<p>The …

Income Tax

Bills of Rights at 225: Framers put federalism at core of Bill of Rights

<i>Last in a 12-part series on the 10 amendments of the Bill of Rights.</i><p>More in the Series<p>Securing liberties of We the People<p>Limits on bails, fines, …