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New Budget Estimate Shows Trump Tax Cuts Created a Fiscal Disaster

The neoclassical economists of the late 19th and early 20th century believed the government should always balance its budget. Eventually, they mostly …

Economics

Prosecutor caught having ‘intimate relationship’ with cop accused of raping teen

A Brooklyn prosecutor was caught having an affair with one of the NYPD cops accused of raping a handcuffed teenager, The Post has learned.<p>Assistant …

Crime

Kentucky Lawmakers Limit Black Lung Claims Reviews Despite Epidemic

A measure signed into law in Kentucky this past week would prevent federally-certified radiologists from judging X-rays in state black lung compensation claims, leaving diagnoses of the disease mostly to physicians who typically work for coal companies.<p>The new law requires that only pulmonologists …

Cancer

Sinclair Group Forces All Its Local TV Anchors To Denounce "Fake News" In Support Of Trump Agenda.

From TPM:<p>The Sinclair Broadcast Group owns more television stations than any other broadcaster in the U.S. That ownership means it can dominate and …

Journalism

The Republicans Are Clinging Frantically to Power

The GOP is desperately seeking to build a wall around its power, fearing its imminent erosion as a host of forces—demographic, cultural, and …

Roy Moore

Incredible! Now Scott Walker Wants to Abolish a Statewide Elected Office

John NicholsThe antidemocratic governor wants to eliminate the Office of State Treasurer, and with it another potential check and balance on his …

Government
Clean Technology

Fearing losses to Democrats, Wisconsin GOP looks to change special election laws

Gov. Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans have defied a court order, and will instead try to change the law<p>Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker is desperately attempting to clean up a mess he brought upon himself, and it certainly seems as if he's afraid of the so-called Democratic "blue …

Elections

Stormy Daniels Passed Polygraph Test About Alleged Trump Affair: Report

Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, passed a 2011 polygraph test in which she said she had unprotected sex with Donald Trump.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that the adult film actress took the test seven years ago when she was attempting to sell her story for $15,000 to Bauer Publishing, the …

Donald Trump

'They rape, kill, destroy:' Montana Green Party candidate participated in hate-fueled anti-immigrant rally

A Montana Green Party candidate is an anti-immigration activist who has referred to former president Obama as a Muslim, reports the …

Jon Tester

A White House staffer left a piece of paper with his encrypted email password at a bus stop in Washington, DC

The piece of paper was found by a source who provided it to The Intercept, which verified its authenticity.<p>The email information on the stationary included log-in credentials for staffer Ryan McAvoy's ProtonMail account. ProtonMail is an end-to-end encryption email service often used by …

Donald Trump

Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in …

Cybersecurity

Trump confesses at Missouri fundraiser: I make up facts

The president of the United States Wednesday boasted he had “no idea” what he was talking about when discussing international trade with America’s most important regional ally.<p>Speaking to donors in Missouri, Donald Trump said he told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the U.S. had a trade …

Donald Trump

USDA withdraws Obama-era animal welfare standards for organic meat, eggs and dairy

The United States Department of Agriculture has officially withdrawn an Obama-era rule that would have established basic animal welfare standards for …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

Illinois contractor who bid for Trump's wall bombed a mosque and told neighbors he was building a 'n****r shredder': FBI

Federal authorities on Tuesday announced charges against three Illinois men suspected of the August bombing of an Islamic Center and attempted …

Home Invasion

Alabama Sheriff Pocketed Extra Money From Jailhouse Food Funds, Bought $740,000 Beach House

One Alabama sheriff is freely acknowledging that he has been pocketing excess jailhouse food funds—you know, the money meant to feed inmates—in order …

World War II

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Religion

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Suit demands TSA explain phone searches of passengers on domestic flights

The Transportation Security Administration is searching the cellphones and other electronic devices of domestic air travelers and should be ordered to document when, how and why, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday.<p>In December, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern …

Surveillance

Rex Tillerson’s parting words: Russia did it

Before his firing, Tillerson took a hard line toward Russia, something that President Donald Trump has yet to do<p>Rex Tillerson's parting words as secretary of state were, perhaps appropriately, words that differed from President Donald Trump on a key issue — Russia.<p>In a statement made in the African …

Donald Trump

ICE spokesman in SF resigns and slams Trump administration officials

<b>San Francisco (CNN) —</b> James Schwab, a spokesman for the San Francisco Division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has resigned, citing what he says are falsehoods being spread by members of the Trump administration including Attorney General Jeff Sessions.<p>"I just couldn't bear the burden -- …

Donald Trump

Bannon: Wear 'racist' label as badge of honor

While speaking at the annual meeting of the right-wing National Front conference, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told the crowd to wear the racist label as a "badge of honor."

Donald Trump

How to Install Crown Molding

Are you looking for ways to add ambiance and value to your home for little work at moderate cost? Then consider installing crown molding. After all, …

A Kansas Republican blocks a common sense gun reform everybody else likes

A powerful Republican says of a unanimously passed bill, he’s “just letting it sit there for a while”<p>A bill that unanimously passed the Kansas House of Representatives to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers is stalling due to obstacles thrown up by Republicans in the state Senate, …

Guns

‘It could be a deep correction’ — J.P. Morgan co-president warns of 40% stock pullback

Stock traders buckle up — the market is set for as much as a 40% plunge in the next two to three years, essentially wiping out the last two year’s …

Stock Markets

Cartoon: Hard times in VHS country

Join Ruben Bolling at An Unlikely Story, in Plainville, MA on March 9, where he'll be joined by Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), and talk about …

Comics

Conservative CNN panel marvels at GOP hypocrisy over Trump’s Stormy Daniels payout — and admits ‘Obama is a class act’

A panel of conservative columnists on Wednesday was stunned by the “defining down” of the presidency under Donald Trump, remarking that—despite their …

Trump Decides He Will Allow the Import of Endangered Elephant Body Parts After All

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>Just another day battling on behalf of …

Trump Administration Quietly Decides — Again — To Allow Elephant Trophy Imports

The Trump administration has lifted a ban on importing sport-hunted trophies of elephants from certain African countries, just over three months after President Trump appeared to pause a first attempt to do so amid public uproar. In a memo dated March 1, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that …

Wildlife