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After Toronto attack, online misogynists praise suspect as 'new saint'

Online communities of men are celebrating — and committing — acts of violence.<p>Before allegedly killing 10 people with a van in Toronto, Alek Minassian appeared to have posted a message on Facebook that linked him to a toxic online community of misogynists that has become the source of a growing …

Internet

Here's Why Jared and Ivanka Have Gone Into Hiding

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace raised a question many have been asking on her show "Deadline: White House" Tuesday afternoon: Whatever happened to Ivanka …

Donald Trump

5 Pleasure-Proven Positions Using Sex Toys for Guys

Broaden his horizons.<p>Straight men are finally starting to appreciate the glory of sex toys. Cock rings, strap-ons, or butt plugs are the most popular toys in sixteen states, according to a survey of Google shopping searches by Bespoke Surgical, a healthcare center for men. Granted, two of those …

Relationships

Pruitt Proposes New Rule Defining What Science Can Be Used By EPA

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has proposed a new rule that restricts scientific research that can be used by the agency for its regulatory decisions.<p>The proposed rule only allows the use of studies that make all data publicly available for anyone to analyze. Pruitt …

Scott Pruitt

VA nominee drunkenly banged on female employee's door during overseas trip, sources say

<b>(CNN) —</b> During an overseas trip in 2015, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, was intoxicated and banged on the hotel room door of a female employee, according to four sources familiar with the allegation.<p>The incident became so noisy, one source familiar with the allegation told CNN, …

The White House

Meet Melania Trump, Silent-Film Star

The White House’s video team gives the public a behind-the-scenes peek into Melania Trump’s work—volunteering, greeting heads of state, and preparing for the first state dinner. But like most things Melania, it’s not a speaking role.<p>Tonight, France is coming to dinner. <b>Emmanuel Macron</b> and his wife,</b> …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions won't recuse himself from Michael Cohen's case

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on April 12, 2018.Cheriss May/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

Donald Trump

This woman in rural Spain is a dead ringer for Donald Trump

Dolores Leis Antelo lives on a farm in rural Spain and doesn’t own a smartphone, but a picture of the woman is circling the internet for one …

Donald Trump

“He Wants to Fight This”: Michael Cohen, Amid Bewildering Stormy Chaos, Is Still Holding Out Hope for Survival

According to people close to Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney oscillates between moments of dark brooding and optimistic survivalism. “He’s on the edge of his seat,” says one person familiar with his thinking.<p>“Hey, man,” a sanitation worker called out to <b>Michael Cohen</b> on Sunday, as</b> …

Donald Trump

The Sean Hannity Controversy Exposes The Racist Hypocrisy of Wypipo Welfare.

On Monday, conservative right-wing zealot Sean Hannity took time off from planning his usual pornographic programming, paused his public fellation of …

Donald Trump

The Trump-Hannity Relationship Takes Conservatives One More Step Toward the Moral Low Ground

Conservatives had every right to complain about coziness between Democratic presidents and liberal media figures. Now it’s just one more thing that …

Donald Trump

These 6 inescapable facts help explain the Republican Party’s current death spiral

No good news for the Grand Old Party<p>Last week the Harvard Institute of Politics released their Spring 2018 poll of young voters revealing the younger members of the Millennial Generation are enthusiastic about the midterm elections. It isn’t the first time millennials are keyed into an election — …

Youth Vote

Scientific study on Trump voters confirms what people of color have been saying all along

The Trump voter is often portrayed in media and pop culture as a working-class white person, down on their luck and desperate for change. These …

Race & Ethnicity

Walmart's CEO earns 1,188 times as much as the company's median worker

Walmart's CEO makes a lot more than the company's median worker. 1,188 times more, to be exact.<p>Doug McMillon earned $22.8 million during the retailer's last fiscal year, which ended on January 31, according to a company filing.<p>Walmart's median employee, meanwhile, earned $19,177 in the same …

Income Inequality

Rachel Dolezal Plays an Exhausting, Self-Centered Victim in Her Netflix Documentary

The Netflix documentary, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, shows that the white woman who pretends to be black still doesn’t get it.<p>Early …

Rachel Dolezal

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

Slow Cookers

Tex McIver case: Atlanta attorney who shot wife in SUV guilty of felony murder

<b>ATLANTA --</b> A jury has found an Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife guilty of charges including felony murder. Jurors returned the verdict …

Crime

Kellyanne Conway's Double Standard

A CNN interview this weekend provided a case study in the mendacious ways this White House defends itself.<p>Kellyanne Conway has become a media legend for her snowblower method of dissimulation: scoop up everything and hurl it into the air, with no concern for where the stuff lands. So it was perhaps …

Donald Trump

White Judge Sentenced to Probation for Election Fraud in Same County Where Black Woman Received 5 Years

Right now, there is a black woman sitting in prison, reading about a Texas judge who was found guilty of the same crime she committed. She probably …

Crime

Former Colleague Describes How 'Smallville' Star Allison Mack Tried to Lure Her Into Sex Cult

Last week, actress Allison Mack was indicted on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges for allegedly luring women into a sex cult run by Keith …

Crime

Scientists confirm Uranus smells like farts

It's official: Uranus smells like farts.<p>This is a real conclusion that real scientists came to. The planet, often the butt of jokes, has an …

Astronomy

Travis Reinking Is What Happens When Black People Are 'Criminals' And White People Are Allowed To Be Invisible

A few months ago, during a conversation on Facebook about one of the many mass shootings committed by a white man (I forget which one), the homie Sai …

Crime

Trump’s false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Mueller

James Comey says the president told him that he never spent the night in Moscow in 2013, but flight records, social media and his bodyguard's testimony show otherwise.<p>Late last January, at a private White House dinner attended only by Donald Trump and Jim Comey, the president steered the …

Donald Trump

Special Trump tax provision gives $17 billion break to millionaires, gov't report finds

The beneficiaries are those who claim the new "pass through" deduction of up to 20 percent in the Trump/GOP tax plan.<p>WASHINGTON — The wealthiest Americans will benefit the most from President Donald Trump's tax deduction for owners of "pass-through" businesses, according to a congressional report …

Finance

Mike Pompeo advances out of committee with favorable recommendation, following Paul flipping his vote

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, advanced out of committee Monday with a favorable recommendation, following a last minute reversal from Sen. Rand Paul that averted a historic rebuke of the President's pick to be the country's top diplomat.<p>The Senate …

Donald Trump

Yes, Native Americans Were the Victims of Genocide

Burial of the dead after the massacre of Wounded Knee, 1891. (Photo: Northwestern Photo Co.)<p><i>This paper, written under the title, "U.S.</i> …

Native Americans

Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me."<p>Police are calling James Shaw Jr. a hero for saving lives in the busy restaurant, but the 29-year-old …

Law Enforcement

Tweeters Furious Over Trump Calling Mar-a-Lago The 'Southern White House'

Twitter was incensed Saturday after Donald Trump used Barbara Bush’s funeral as an opportunity to tout his private business in a tweet, dubbing his Mar-a-Lago golf resort the “Southern White House.”<p>Trump noted that he would be watching Bush’s funeral — on TV — at his golf resort.<p>The latest …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Isn’t Going to Like This Photo Very Much

Thankfully, Donald Trump stayed far away from former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral services in Texas on Saturday, which were attended by four …

Donald Trump

Colin Kaepernick Speaks Truth to Power, Refers to Police Killings of People of Color as 'Lawful Lynchings'

Colin Kaepernick (you may have heard of him) recently received the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amensty International. The ceremony was …

Race & Ethnicity