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Obama had three of the most retweeted tweets of 2017. Trump didn't make the top 10.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The most retweeted tweets of 2017 feature a lot of politics, some calls to help hurricane victims in Houston, and one infamous tweet about chicken nuggets. Former President Barack Obama has the most tweets among the top 10 most RTed, with three, while none of President Donald …

Donald Trump

The Men Who Cost Clinton the Election

Matt Lauer, like Charlie Rose and Mark Halperin before him, is a journalist out of a job after his employer fired him for sexually harassing female colleagues. It’s good news that real penalties are now leveled on men who harass — after centuries of the costs mostly befalling the women who endure …

Sexual Harassment

Congress’s most important assignment after summer vacation

LIKE SO many procrastinating students putting off their summer homework assignments, Congress has postponed much of the United States' essential business until after the August recess — and left itself only 12 days on the legislative calendar to get it all done now that lawmakers are back in …

Congressional Republicans Signal Break With Trump Over DACA

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will face significant backlash from Congress, including from members of his own party, if he goes through with ending protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.<p>While Democrats are overwhelmingly united in their …

Immigration

Congressional Republicans are trying to sneak a “gift” to the NRA into a gun safety bill

Congress may vote to significantly roll back restrictions on carrying concealed weapons, as a new bill approved on party lines by the House Judiciary …

Leading Democrats push to expand Maryland's assault-weapons ban

Top Democrats in the General Assembly want to expand Maryland's assault weapons ban to also forbid the sale of bump stocks, the device used in the …

Trump’s Legal U-Turns May Test Supreme Court’s Patience

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration may be headed for trouble in the Supreme Court. It has twice switched sides in important Supreme Court cases, on workers’ rights and voting rolls, abandoning the positions of the previous administration for ones favored by conservatives.<p>Such legal U-turns can …

Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin claims campaign against Jewish woman is protected free speech

Attorneys for neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit against the Daily Stormer founder, saying his calls for a “troll …

After Charlottesville, the First and Second Amendments Are Under Fire

The ACLU retreats from defending the rights of protesters who legally carry guns.<p>A very strange thing has happened since last weekend’s dreadful …

The attacks on Mueller push us closer to the precipice

Our democratic republic is in far more danger than it was even a few weeks ago.<p>Until this point, there was an underlying faith in much of the political world that if Robert S. Mueller III's investigation of Russian collusion in the election turned up unmistakably damning material about Donald …

Donald Trump

Twitter Rips 'Bully' Chelsea Handler For Mocking White House Spokesman Sarah Sanders' Looks In Video

When unfunny comedian Chelsea Handler announced in October that she was leaving her unfunny show on Netflix, she said she wanted to "devote as much …

Sarah Sanders

Trump Tweets Admission to "Obstruction of Justice"

Scales of Justice<br>(Image by DonkeyHotey) Permission Details DMCA<p>Not much to say, other than Donald Trump just tweeted an admission to Obstruction of …

Donald Trump

Republicans step up defense of ‘not qualified’ judicial nominees

GOP senators are ratcheting up their attacks on the American Bar Association, which has emerged as a stumbling block in President Donald Trump’s effort to transform the courts.<p>Senate Republicans have declared war on the American Bar Association.<p>Since 1953, the venerable legal organization has …

The women reporters who sparked the #MeToo movement are already being written out of the story

Ronan Farrow has done great reporting on Harvey Weinstein. But it began with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.<p>Over the weekend, Britain’s Sunday Times ran a profile of Ronan Farrow — “the man who took down Weinstein.” While Farrow’s reporting certainly played a major role in exposing the Hollywood …

Me Too movement

FBI email: Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts for security clearance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn't required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator.<p>The FBI email from March bolsters the …

Senate Bill's Marginal Tax Rates Could Top 100% for Some

WASHINGTON—Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, far beyond the listed rates in the Republican plan.<p>That means a business owner’s next $100 in earnings, under certain circumstances, would require paying more than $100 in …

Donald Trump’s shocking habits

Gathering interviews from 60 advisers and others who have worked closely with the president, a <i>New York Times</i> profile has laid out just how the man …

Add the American Bar Association to the Republican Party's ever-growing 'enemies list'

In the Republican attack on every last institution, norm, fact and principle that puts up the slightest bit of resistance to Donald Trump, …

In Resignation Letter, Accomplished U.S. Diplomat Slams Tillerson and Trump 

A scathing resignation letter from a talented U.S. diplomat to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shows the extent of frustration and anger felt by …

Human Rights

What happens when you unleash the American military? THIS

<b>“There is no escape for ISIS.”</b><p>In case you haven’t heard about it in the news, you might be interested to find out that ISIS is being utterly …

Middle East

North Korea won't start a war - Trump shouldn't launch an attack

Listen to the mainstream media and President Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and you would conclude that war on the Korean Peninsula is imminent, right?<p>You’d be wrong. The only way a war breaks out in Northeast Asia is if Washington starts it. Let me tell you why.<p>The 50-year war …

Roy Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would 'eliminate many problems'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-driven radio show twice in 2011, where he told the hosts in an interview that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the Tenth Amendment would 'eliminate many problems' in the way the US government is …

Roy Moore

The Trump-Russia Probe Is About to Get Uglier

Unpleasant facts are spilling out. Republicans don't want to know them.<p>Here are two certainties about the Trump-Russia investigation. It won't end soon. It will get uglier.<p>A new shoe drops almost daily in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. First, Former national security adviser Michael Flynn …

Why the #MeToo Movement Should Be Ready for a Backlash

As a much-needed reckoning happens in the workplace, look to college campuses for a note of caution.<p>In the final five years of his presidency, Barack Obama’s administration undertook a worthy and bold challenge: the elimination of sexual assault on campuses. In fact, Obama’s team had a much more …

Title IX

Precision sacrificed for speed as GOP rushes ahead on taxes

Republicans are moving their tax plan toward final passage at stunning speed, blowing past Democrats before they've had time to fully mobilize against it but leaving the measure vulnerable to the types of expensive problems popping up in their massive and complex plan.<p>Questionable special-interest …

Ambassador Haley says Trump accusers have right to be heard

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard.<p>Haley, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," broke from the Trump administration line on the 16 sexual misconduct allegations that face the …

Trump draws protests while honoring civil rights heroes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has honored figures of the civil rights movement, some famous, some not, at a ceremony that exposed …

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem; anti-Trump protest flares in Beirut

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.<p>Four days of street protests in the …

Israel

Respect states' pot policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime opponent of legal marijuana, may be planning a federal crackdown on the cannabis industry. That's bad news …