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We are a deeply stupid country

My fellow Americans, we are a deeply stupid nation.<p>I know this must be the case because President Trump has repeatedly informed us that we are a “stupid country” — he offered this opinion on at least nine occasions since he launched his campaign for the presidency — and he should know. As he …

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"It would be high comedy if it were not a national tragedy. And a national emergency."

Trump slaps 'phony' label on aide's comments in White House-arranged call

President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times Saturday for using “phony sources” in a story citing a White House official – but the comments the paper referred to came from a formal background briefing attended by multiple news organizations and widely reported.<p>Trump appeared to be responding …

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Why Thomas Friedman issued a 'code red' warning to America<p>by Brian Stelter<p>Thomas Friedman doesn't scare easily.<p>The New York Times op-ed columnist is …

Lawyer touted by Roy Moore's wife is 'passionate supporter' of Doug Jones

A lawyer who once worked for former Alabama Senate candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreTrump called Blankenship after Senate primary loss: report …

In final-hour order, court rules that Alabama can destroy digital voting records after all

Alabama is allowed to destroy digital voting records created at the polls during today's U.S. Senate election after all.<p>At 1:36 p.m. Monday, a …

This is the list of ‘eyewitnesses’ the White House says exonerate Trump

Late Monday night, Sanders sent the list to ThinkProgress.<p>On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders promised that she would produce a list …

Al Franken Demanded An Investigation On Himself -- For Good Reason

HomeNewsPolitics<p>Al Franken Demanded An Investigation On Himself — For Good Reason<p>0<p>Trump’s Speech to Muslim Leaders Took a Decidedly Different Tone …

Roy Moore: 'New rights' in 1965, and today we've got a problem

Roy Moore says today we have a problem after "new rights" were created in 1965, which is the year the Voting Rights Act was passed. Moore also claims …

Roy Moore challenged Alabama law that protects rape victims, documents reveal

Cases were among 10 where Moore, as Alabama’s top judge, dissented from court’s majority view and sided with alleged offenders, Guardian review finds<p>Roy Moore challenged the scope of an Alabama law that protects rape victims while serving as the most senior judge on the state’s highest court, …

Stress changes the structure of your brain — but it can recover

Neural stem cells in the hippocampus—a structure important for learning and memory—typically develop into neurons. But under chronic stress, these stem cells instead become oligodendrocytes, which coat neurons with an insulating material called myelin.<p>The resulting excess of myelin perturbs the …

7 Tips for the Best Mashed Potatoes of Your Life

By Alex Delany<p>Everything you need to reach mashed potato nirvana.<p>Mashed potatoes are a simple food. But you might need tips for making the best mashed potatoes. Because if you’ve ever made a simple food before, you know that simple is anything but, especially when that food creates such strong …

Trump DoD nominee: 'Insane' that civilians can buy assault rifles

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Dr. Dean Winslow, said Tuesday it is "insane" that a civilian can buy a semi-automatic weapon like the gun that Devin Kelley used in the Texas church shooting.<p>Winslow made the comments in his …

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Carter Page's testimony is filled with bombshells — and supports key portions of the Steele dossier

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday released the full transcript of the former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page's testimony before the panel last week, portions of which support details in an explosive collection of memos outlining alleged collusion between the campaign and Moscow before …

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies

The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.<p>In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect …

'Paradise Papers' Disclosures Of Trump Administration-Russia Ties Warrant Congressional Hearings

Ties between two key Trump administration officials and Russia figure prominently in the newly disclosed “Paradise Papers” about the workings of secret offshore tax havens. (The papers were leaked from Appleby, one of the world’s largest offshore law firms.) These warrant immediate congressional …

An old Colonel takes a look at John Kelly — and doesn't always like what he sees

By Col. Robert Killebrew, U.S. Army (Ret.)<br>Best Defense guest columnist<p>A thousand years ago when I was about to begin my military career, a wise old retired Marine colonel, a veteran of the carnage at Tarawa, gave me some advice. Paraphrased here, he said:<p>"So you want to be a career soldier? Good …

Trump Enraged To Learn Melania Involved With President Of U.S. Virgin Islands

An irate President Trump was fuming in the White House today, after learning that First Lady Melania Trump was romantically connected to the …

After NFL Controversy, Trump Forgets To Stand For Military Flag-Lowering Ceremony, Talks Through It Instead

Donald Trump has made repeated attacks on NFL players who refuse to stand during the national anthem, but critics said Trump is guilty of doing just …

Thoughts on Vegas, and Why Men Keep Doing This – Be Yourself

In the last 18 years, we Americans have experienced too many of these shootings. And I want to share a few of my thoughts on why I think they keep …

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Donald Trump Fought the NFL Once Before and Got Crushed

President Donald Trump set off a firestorm last Friday when he urged NFL owners to fire players who used the national anthem as an opportunity for …

Lukas Podolski picture used to illustrate Breitbart News migrant story

Breitbart News, the controversial right-wing site, has apologised after using a picture of former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski to illustrate a story about migrants travelling from Morocco to Spain.<p>The article, headlined "Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis", reported how …

Trump describes Boston protesters as “anti-police agitators,” misspells “heal” four times.

President Trump weighed in on the massive anti-white nationalist protest that took place in Boston on Saturday but it seems he had a bit of trouble …

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Experts Warn of Damage Caused by Looking Directly at Eclipse of American Democracy

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Trump Credits Western Wall for Israel's Lack of Mexicans

White supremacist converts to Islam -- then kills neo-Nazi pals for disrespecting his new faith: police

A white supremacist is being accused of fatally shooting his two neo-Nazi roommates after they objected to his decision to convert to Islam.<p>The <i>Tampa</i> …