Megan Lemmon

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First on CNN: Comey sends farewell letter to select FBI staff

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired Tuesday by President Donald Trump, on Wednesday sent a letter to select FBI staff, friends and agents. Here is the text of that letter, which was obtained by CNN.<p><i>To all:</i><p><i>I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any</i> …

Academic Absurdity of the Week: Getting Squirrelly

How’s this for some really squirrelly scholarship, from <i>Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography</i>:<p>Teresa Lloro-Bidart<p><b>Abstract</b><p>Eastern …

White House furious after being trolled with Russia Oval Office photos

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House did not anticipate that the Russian government would allow its state news agency to post photographs of an Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia's ambassador to the US, a White House official …

Donald Trump

The ACLU Issued a Warning for People Traveling to Texas

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” on Tuesday for anyone planning to go to Texas.<p>The recommendation comes as a response to a …

McCabe: You Cannot Stop 'The FBI From Doing The Right Thing'

<b>Updated at 1:26 p.m. ET</b><p>The absence of former FBI Director James Comey loomed large over the Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing with top U.S. intelligence leaders, but his temporary replacement, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, assured lawmakers he would not bend to pressure from the White …

Donald Trump

F.B.I. Director James Comey Is Fired by Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday fired the director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, abruptly terminating the top official leading a criminal investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s advisers colluded with the Russian government to steer the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.<p>The stunning …

The Inherent Racism of Trumpcare: Blackness Is a Pre-Existing Condition

On Friday, 216 white people and Mia Love (R-Utah) voted to take away health insurance for 24 million Americans and replace it with a tax credit for …

Trump Changed His Twitter Banner Photo After The Internet Dragged Him For It

Photoshopper-in-chief.

The ACLU Is Warning Americans That Thanks To Republicans It's Not Safe To Travel In Texas

The ACLU has issued a travel alert warning Americans that they can anticipate having their constitutional rights violated if they travel to Texas.<p>In …

Immigration

Trump Approves Plan to Arm Syrian Kurds

President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the Syrian Kurdish militia — an important U.S. ally in Syria in the fight against ISIS.<p>The Pentagon said the move is significant because it supports the notion that the Syrian Democratic Force is the fighting force that will eventually go in to …

Trump's Social Media Director Just Threatened to Post Video of Hillary Clinton's Concession Call

“I have on video & will share that in the near future,” Dan Scavino tweets<p>Question: What do you do when you have little to show for after six months …

FCC Commissioner Asks Chairman Ajit Pai: Why Don’t You Listen To Your Own Advice On Net Neutrality?

Sometimes, the old saw goes, you’ve got to go to war with the resources you actually have, not the ones you might want. So with nothing really left …

House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly approved legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, as Republicans recovered from their earlier failures and moved a step closer to delivering on their promise to reshape American health care without mandated insurance …

Health Care

GOP faces make-or-break moment on Obamacare repeal

This week may be the last, best chance to get it done in the House.<p>House Republican leaders and White House officials are increasingly confident about passing their long-stalled Obamacare replacement bill: More lawmakers than ever are committed to voting “yes," they say, and GOP insiders insist …

Social media is polarizing users faster than ever

The algorithms social media sites deploy to deliver personalized content clearly have a large role in making sure users encounter only information that agrees with their existing beliefs. But what part does a user’s own behavior play in the formation of online echo chambers? After all, an algorithm …

LGBTQ groups fear Tennessee bill would roll back civil rights

LGBTQ groups fear a bill in Tennessee, passed by the state legislature, could bring discrimination and weaken same-sex marriage or other civil rights …

Why we need agenda-free science more than ever

<i>Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy at the University of Alberta, a Trudeau Fellow and author of</i> Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture And Science Clash<p>We need more science. We need better science. We need trustworthy science. We need …

Trump: Decisions as president ‘much harder than you’d normally make’

President Trump said the “massive” responsibilities that come with the White House surprised him, but the one that weighed the heaviest was the …

President TrumPutin’s Latest Interview With the Associated Press Is Disturbing

Look, let’s be honest; we don’t expect much from this president. As long as he can keep his wooden blocks off the floor, not watch the adult channels …

What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech

At one of the premieres of his landmark Holocaust documentary, “Shoah” (1985), the filmmaker Claude Lanzmann was challenged by a member of the audience, a woman who identified herself as a Holocaust survivor. Lanzmann listened politely as the woman recounted her harrowing personal account of the …

North Korean official says nuke tests will be carried out when leaders see fit

BREAKING: North Korea's vice foreign minister says President Trump is "making trouble" with "aggressive" tweets.<p>882 replies 8,716 retweets 9,223 likes<p>…

Johnny Depp attends anti-death penalty rally in Arkansas

Damien Echols taking the stage alongside actor Johnny Depp @<b>3onyourside</b>pic.twitter.com/36TcLHFL1q<p>19 replies 113 retweets 375 …

'I had an abortion': 'Pro-voice' replaces judgment with conversation

<b>Seattle (CNN) —</b> One woman raised her hand to share her 40-year secret, something even her 46-year-old son doesn't know. Another spoke up to say she feared that God would no longer love her. A third wept in the back of the room, quietly grieving for those around her.<p>They were among the dozens of …

Why We Need More Women Taking Part In The AI Revolution

In 2011, entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreessen wrote his famous ,”Why Software Is Eating the World” in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Today, that story would more likely read, “Why Artificial Intelligence Is Eating the World.” The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies– from voice and …

Power and Punishment: Two New Books About Race and Crime

<b>LOCKING UP OUR OWN</b> <b><br>Crime and Punishment in Black America</b><br>By James Forman Jr.<br>Illustrated 306 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $27.<p><b>A COLONY IN A NATION</b><br>By Chris Hayes<br>256 pp. W. W. Norton & Company. $26.95.<p>For advocates and officials working to end the era of mass incarceration and the use of excessive force …

What Really Happened When a National Park's Twitter Account Went Rogue

A former seasonal employee at the Badlands National Park hijacked the facility's Twitter account on Jan. 24 and published several facts about climate …

We Are on the Brink of War With North Korea and Trump Is at Mar-a-Lago, Again!

This president is the most vacationing-ass president in the history of presidents. His orange ass has been in office fewer than 100 days, and in that …

How social media turned United's PR flub into a firestorm

Recent PR stumbles by United Airlines and Uber illustrate the challenges for businesses in an age when citizen activism is amplified by social media. …

GOP Congressmen Face Angry Constituents After Targeting Planned Parenthood

Town halls draw crowds concerned about health care.<p>TROY, N.Y.― Rep. John Faso, a moderate Republican from upstate New York, must have known his constituents were going to confront him <b></b>over his support for the health care repeal bill, which would have defunded Planned Parenthood. He held just one …

Planned Parenthood