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Here's the Handwritten Note Barack and Michelle Sent Parkland Students

As this weekend's March for Our Lives approaches, Mic has learned that the student organizers received a handwritten note of encouragement from none other than Barack and Michelle Obama. Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the young people of Parkland have become an …

Michelle Obama

Father of 9-Year-Old Girl Who Committed Suicide Cautions Parents Not to Miss the Warning Signs

Charles Weatherspoon was preparing lunch for his family Jan. 4 when he told his son, Charles, to run some vitamins up to his sister, A’layah. Charles …

A new report contains bombshell details about Christopher Steele, the author of the Trump-Russia dossier

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>Former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the controversial dossier alleging coordination between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials, has long sought to keep private details about his life. But a sprawling new profile …

This Stuffed Cabbage Soup Is Comfort in a Bowl

Stuffed cabbage is a comfort-food classic, but it's also a relatively time-intensive dish to make. When you don't have all afternoon to assemble the …

Texas Republicans are getting spooked by huge Democratic turnout in the primaries

What the spike in early Democratic voter turnout in Texas tells us.<p>Democrats want to make Texas blue — or at the very least, purple — and a massive surge in voter enthusiasm is giving them hope.<p>After 11 days of early voting — which ended last Friday — Democrats are going into the primaries having …

Government

Adam Schiff Just Blew The Lid Off The GOP Russia Cover-Up For Trump

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, went through point by point a list of people who Republicans are …

Democratic memo: FBI was investigating Trump campaign associates weeks before receiving dossier

The document’s release opens a new partisan front.<p>The FBI team investigating the 2016 Trump campaign's contacts with Russians had already opened inquiries into multiple people connected to the campaign when it received a controversial dossier alleging illicit ties between then-candidate Donald …

Surveillance

2 scientists have left the Interior Department after Zinke demanded confidential energy data

Two senior U.S. Geological Survey officials have stepped down after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke demanded that they provide his office with confidential data on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska before it was released to the general public.<p>Murray Hitzman and Larry Meinert — who had served as …

Obama Administration

The unwinding of net neutrality will begin on April 23rd

Net neutrality protections moved closer to coming off the books today with the publication of the Federal Communication Commission’s new rules in the Federal Register.<p>Parts of the change are set to go into effect on April 23rd, however the bulk of the order — which reverses the tough net neutrality …

Watch: This Black Doctor Gave Us the Blood Bank and Saved Thousands of Lives

Dr. Charles Drew was both a revolutionary in the medical field and a pioneer for black rights. And we’re honoring him this February for Black History …

Why the new Pennsylvania map is a 'huge' deal in the fight for House control

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> <i>On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redrew the state's congressional lines in advance of the 2018 election</i><i>. (The court had previously ruled that the map drawn by Republicans earlier in the decade</i> <i>was driven mainly by partisan consideration and therefore in violation of the</i> …

Why the NRA Always Wins

It’s not the money. It’s the culture.<p>Your burning outrage about the Parkland school massacre is already starting to flicker. The special counsel’s indictments of the Russian hacker operation, and President Donald Trump’s dizzying response to them, is competing for your attention (“This is code red” …

Guns

Trump slams 'insecure' Oprah

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump described Oprah Winfrey as "very insecure" and accused her of "biased and slanted" after an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" that addressed his presidency.<p>Oprah hosted a group discussion with 14 voters who had appeared on the show in fall 2017 -- half who had voted for …

Midterm migraines for the Democrats

Democrats have more midterm anxiety than you might think, given most pundits are confidently predicting Republicans will lose the House. Two sources …

This Is the Most Popular Cauliflower Recipe on Pinterest

I can't get enough of cauliflower. I love roasting it and adding it to fresh salads, turning it into velvety soups, and transforming it into "rice" …

Trump attacks everyone but Russia

The president continues his barrage of tweets after the Mueller indictments.<p>President Donald Trump railed against the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election Saturday night into Sunday, sending off a stream of tweets attacking the FBI, CNN, the Democratic Party, his own …

Donald Trump

5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat Every Day

It’s no secret that chronic inflammation can be detrimental to our health. We’re not talking about the natural-occurring one that protects your …

Nutrition

Shep Smith: There is no longer any question, "Russia attacked the United States ... in support of Donald Trump"

SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): If there was ever any question, even a single question, there is no more. Russia attacked the United States of America. A …

FCC inspector general examining whether chairman Ajit Pai colluded with Sinclair Broadcast Group

Democrats say Pai won’t answer questions about his contacts with the right-leaning media company<p>The Federal Communications Commission’s inspector general office launched an investigation into allegations that chairman Ajit Pai had improperly coordinated with a conservative local television company …

Californian man pleads guilty to identity fraud connected to Russian interference in presidential election

<b>(CNN) —</b> A California man pleaded guilty to identity fraud in a second case unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election.<p>The guilty plea results in the first criminal conviction related to Mueller's investigation …

White House Refuses to Release Photo of Trump Signing Bill That Overturned Mental Health Gun Restrictions: Report

One of the first acts of Donald Trump’s presidency—which has officially become the undoing of President Barack Obama’s legacy—was to sign a …

The Long, Strange Conservative Obsession with Obama's Sexuality

After his official portrait was revealed, far-right websites alleged it contained "secret sperm."<p>I didn't expect the far right to like Barack Obama's official portrait, painted by the groundbreaking artist Kehinde Wiley, but I didn't expect the disdain for it to be so sexually charged, which is …

“Resist White Supremacy”: A sign. A Virginia farm. And the fury that followed.

It had been a week since the road sign had gone up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and …

Everyone can go home now. The Obamas just won Valentine's Day.

Ever wonder what you get the former president who has everything for Valentine's Day?<p>Michelle Obama has nailed it. Wednesday morning she tweeted out …

Michelle Obama

Trump Can Fire Mueller, But Not a Grand Jury

The president can’t shut down the Russia investigation, even if he gets rid of the special counsel.<p>President Donald Trump appears more determined than ever to fire special counsel Robert Mueller—despite White House protestations to the contrary. Americans must begin to prepare for the …

Donald Trump

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

FBI director contradicts White House's Porter timeline

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director Chris Wray upended the White House's timeline about when it learned of domestic abuse allegations leveled against disgraced aide Rob Porter.<p>Wray testified Tuesday that the FBI repeatedly briefed the White House on its investigation into the aide last year, despite how the White …

Donald Trump

Getting rid of Paul Ryan would be a very bad idea for Republicans

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jim Jordan isn't happy with Paul Ryan.<p>The Ohio conservative made that clear during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" when asked about the speaker of the House.<p>"Do I think the speaker has problems?" Jordan said. "Yes I do, particularly now as we head into this big immigration debate."<p>When …

Republicans

Pennsylvania GOP responds to court order striking gerrymandered maps with maps that are even worse

Republicans in the state legislature are flouting the spirit of the state supreme court's decision.<p>In response to a recent court order, Pennsylvania …

Government

Someone In The White House Leaked Trump’s Secret Plan To Divide The Country With Racism

A White House aide leaked to the press that Trump’s real plan for 2018 is to exploit cultural issues to fire up Republican voters ahead of the …