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Donald Trump's handshakes are like the man himself: aggressive, confusing, and secretly inadequate

Among the secret backroom bookshelves of anxious beta-males you will find well-thumbed rulebooks on the keys to success, power, and confidence.<p>Squeezed alongside "The Art Of The Deal" and the creepy teenage boys’ pickup artist manifesto that is "The Game", you’ll discover tomes about strength and …

A mixed message to vets: Veterans groups weren’t invited to Trump’s first VA “listening session”

<b>(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>Groups like American Legion and Disabled American Veterans were surprised to hear of Tuesday’s White House meeting<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>February 7, 2017 8:45pm (UTC)<p>President Trump held a series of so-called White House listening sessions with various groups Monday, …

Hillary Clinton urges women to 'step up and speak out' in new video

Clinton gave her first public address since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, in a recorded video for an annual women’s leadership conference<p>Hillary Clinton declared the “future is female” on Monday in her first public address since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president.<p>In a video …

Show me a hero: What will it take for prominent Republicans to stand up to Trump?

<b>John McCain; Marco Rubio; Mitch McConnell (AP/Ross D. Franklin/Getty/Chip Somodevilla/Mark Wilson)</b><p>Scattered grumbling aside, GOP resistance to Trump’s agenda remains effectively zero. We can’t wait much longer<p>Gary Legum<p>February 7, 2017 5:06pm (UTC)<p>If the Republican Party was not a snake pit full of …

One-Third Don’t Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same

A sizable minority of Americans don’t understand that Obamacare is just another name for the Affordable Care Act.<p>This finding, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrates the extent of public confusion over a health law that President Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to repeal.<p>In the survey, …

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I ran Clinton's campaign, and I fear Russia is meddling with more than elections | Robby Mook

Vladimir Putin wants to extend his influence beyond the ballot box and into the very fabric of our public life. We must take action before it’s too late<p>The Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign is being treated too much like a novelty …

Uncovering the roots of racist ideas in America

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>Opening our hearts to patriotism will not solve the problem of racist ideas<p>Ibram X. Kendi<p>February 7, 2017 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Donald Trump proclaimed during his inaugural address, “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room …

More Than 650,000 People Have Joined a Campaign to Impeach President Trump

A campaign to impeach President Donald Trump now has more than 650,000 signatures.<p>The online petition, which is spearheaded by two nonprofit advocacy …

Trump has lost Kanye: Yeezy has scrubbed his tweets that supported the president

<b>(Reuters/Andrew Kelly)</b><p>Kanye West no longer appears to want that “direct line of communication” with President Trump<p>Rachel Leah<p>February 7, 2017 10:49pm (UTC)<p>It seems Kanye West is done defending Donald Trump and has deleted his tweets that addressed their meeting in December.<p>The original tweets came …

Fact-checking isn’t enough. To fight the far right, the media must spread the truth | Martin Belam

Donald Trump has accused the ‘dishonest’ press of under-reporting terrorist attacks. To counter this narrative, we must be more effective in reflecting reality<p>Donald Trump’s assertion that the media was “under-reporting” terrorist attacks was roundly scorned by the press, even more so when the …

Acting Attorney General Sally Yates fired by Donald Trump is nominated for John F Kennedy Courage Award

The acting attorney general who was fired by Donald Trump after opposing his immigration ban has been nominated for the John F Kennedy Profile in …

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Berkeley cancels Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos speech after protesters hurl smoke bombs, start bonfire

<b>People march in front of Sproul Hall to protest the appearance of Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for major protests Wednesday against Milo Yiannopoulos, a polarizing Breitbart News editor,</b> …

President Trump’s disastrous first military operation was ordered without “sufficient intelligence”: report

<b>(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)</b><p>The terrorist targets were likely aware in advance about the upcoming American raid<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 2, 2017 2:10pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump's first military operation seems to have been a disaster.<p>On Wednesday American military officials said that they were …

Profiles in cowardice: GOP leaders quail before the throne as Trump undermines democracy

<b>Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell traded principle for power. Now they look away while Trump builds Fortress America<p>Gary Legum<p>February 1, 2017 4:25pm (UTC)<p>On Monday while Donald Trump’s ban on Muslim …

Trump is already showing signs of major disrespect toward the U.S. military

<b>(AP Photo/Krzysztof Zatycki)</b><p>Military values don’t count much in the calculations of President Trump and his alter ego Steve Bannon<p>Jefferson Morley<p>February 2, 2017 9:48am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>“I helped get those people freed at Dulles [Airport] last night,” a Washington …

Keith Olbermann: Donald Trump's Travel Ban Is The 'Greatest Possible Gift To ISIS'

"What better recruitment tool could there be?"<p>Keith Olbermann believes President Donald Trump’s travel ban has given Islamic State terrorists an “insane, immoral rationalization for their bloodlust.”<p>In his latest clip for GQ’s “The Resistance” series, Olbermann argued that Trump’s executive order, …

Donald Trump's Doctor Says He Takes A Drug To Help His Hair Grow

The president takes medication to bolster his hair growth, Trump’s longtime physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, told the <i>New York Times</i>. Finasteride, otherwise known as Propecia, is marketed to treat male-pattern baldness, and apparently works like a dream.<p>Bornstein told the <i>Times</i> he also took the drug …

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Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Freedom Order Reveals Sweeping Plans to Legalize Discrimination

A leaked copy of a draft executive order titled “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” obtained by The …

Freedom of Religion

An Earth Day protest: The March for Science is set for April 22

<b>(Getty/Mario Tama)</b><p>Scientists and science lovers are standing up for evidenced-based policy making and inclusivity<p>Brian Kahn<p>February 2, 2017 11:12am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>Scientists officially have a date where they’ll be taking to the streets.<p>The March for Science …

“Unprepared and unqualified”: Charter school backer seeks rejection of Trump education pick Betsy DeVos

<b>(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Billionaire philanthropist and public education backer Eli Broad is urging senators to vote against DeVos<p>AP Staff<p>February 2, 2017 11:15am (UTC)<p>Billionaire philanthropist and public education backer Eli Broad is urging senators to vote against President Donald Trump's pick …

Doctors and Scientists Denounce Trump's Immigration Order

Health news<p>Dozens of medical and scientific groups, universities and advocacy organizations have piled on to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration order.<p>Cancer groups deplore it. Medical schools denounce it. Math teachers censure it. Even ornithologists condemn it.<p>They say it’s not only …

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