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Pelosi takes heat after Dem loss

Democratic leaders in the House are taking heat after the party’s disappointing special-election defeat in Georgia.<p>Some lawmakers were quick to blame …

Jon Ossoff

Irresistible

Georgia’s Karen Handel pins another defeat on the anti-Trump left.<p>Last night viewers of cable news were the first to learn that Republican Karen Handel had defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the special election to fill a U.S. House seat in Georgia. Long before any news outlet formally declared Ms. …

Karen Handel

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7 lessons from the 2017 elections

The GOP base stands with Trump. And Democrats still don't have a message.<p>ATLANTA — Five months into Donald Trump’s presidency, five closely watched races. And Republicans aren’t any worse off for all the chaos, controversy and low poll ratings that have defined Trump’s tenure.<p>After special election …

Elections

Don’t Blame Trump When ObamaCare Rates Jump

California’s insurance commissioner discovers an ‘uncertainty’ that eluded him last year.<p>Insurers must submit applications by next Wednesday to sell plans through HealthCare.gov, and these will give us some of the first indicators of how high ObamaCare costs will skyrocket in 2018. ObamaCare …

21st Century

Supreme Court rules for death row prisoner seeking mental health defense

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday that indigent defendants have a right to mental health experts who can assist in their defense, rather than merely impartial psychiatrists.<p>The 5-4 decision, in which newly installed Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the conservative minority, was …

Mental Health

Growth in mobile news use driven by older adults

Mobile devices have rapidly become one of the most common ways for Americans to get news, and the sharpest growth in the past year has been among …

Millennials

A “view” from the courtroom: Justice Gorsuch’s first opinion

There was much speculation that Justice Neil Gorsuch would be assigned at least one opinion from the 13 cases of the court’s April sitting, which …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Snapchat survey shows that distrust in the media is not so simple

<i>By</i> <i>Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud</i><i>, director at the Engaging News Project (University of Texas at Austin) and</i> <i>Luz Gomez</i><i>, director of research at Knight</i> …

News Industry

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Visa Shortage Spurs Vacancies, for Jobs, at a Tourist Getaway

Mackinac Island has a permanent population of about 500 people and just as many horses, but no cars. From May to October, the picturesque Michigan getaway relies on about 3,000 workers to power its economic engine: summer tourism.<p>Historically, up to a third of those workers are foreigners, …

Immigration

Exchange between @SenJeffMerkley & Secretary @BetsyDeVosED on LGBTQ and religious discrimination. https://t.co/48s08uFtuO

Defying Trump, Hawaii Becomes First State to Pass Law Committing to Paris Climate Accord

Hawaii on Tuesday became the first state to pass a law committing to the goals and limits of the Paris climate accord, defying President Trump, who announced last week that he would withdraw the United States from the historic agreement.<p>The state’s governor, David Y. Ige, signed two bills at a …

Climate

2. Interest in national news increases sharply among Democrats

Partisan differences are evident not just in Americans’ news attitudes but also in their news practices.<p>Interest in national news increased over the …

Journalism

Venezuelan president slams Trump after new sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slammed President Trump on Friday, ordering him to stop "meddling" in the South American country, Reuters …

Trump Arrives In Saudi Arabia To A Warm Welcome, Despite Troubles At Home

President Trump arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday carrying baggage — namely, a swirl of controversy stemming from his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing Russia investigations. But his hosts in Riyadh aren't likely to be bothered by it all.<p>Trumpeters played and jets flew overhead …

Middle East

Democrats are falling for fake news about Russia

Why liberal conspiracy theories are flourishing in the age of Trump.<p>President Donald Trump is about to resign as a result of the Russia scandal. Bernie Sanders and Sean Hannity are Russian agents. The Russians have paid off House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to the tune of $10 million, using …

Democratic Party

Officer Involved: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY<p>A KPCC investigation into police shootings in San Bernardino County<p>Begin<p>San Bernardino County is the largest geographic county …

Ticket splitting is dead. National parties are now everything.

Every single state that elected a Republican senator this November voted for Donald Trump — and every single state that elected a Democratic senator voted for Hillary Clinton.<p>That’s a first in American history — at least going back to 1913, when the Constitution began mandating the direct popular …

Elections

Advocates push schools to comply with new law on foster kids

Growing up in the foster care system, Brian Morgantini attended a dozen different schools. He ultimately graduated, although his reading ability was …

The DNC’s elephant in the room: Dems have a problem — it’s not Donald Trump

It’s time for the DNC to stop blaming Trump and the GOP for their own credibility issues<p>The election of Donald Trump offered the Democratic Party a huge gift. Coming off of a highly contentious election and a series of party scandals, the public came together in a massive effort to protest and …

The news media offer slanted coverage of Muslim countries’ treatment of women

Are Muslims inherently misogynist? Many Americans seem to think so. Public opinion data reveal anxiety about whether Islam is compatible with Western values. A big part of that unease comes from the perception that Muslim societies are sexist and patriarchal. Earlier this year, liberal comedian …

Women's Rights

What If College Students Have the Same Views on Free Speech As Everyone Else?

College students, you may have heard, are increasingly opposed to free speech. Especially liberal ones — they just can’t handle views they disagree …

Leave it to the geniuses at Harvard to come up with a solution to fake news

Back in February, a bunch of smarty-pants academics gathered in Boston to brainstorm strategies to combat fake news. Now, they have issued a final report.<p>Ready for this? Here's the key excerpt:<p>There are some possible pathways for reducing fake news, including: (1) offering feedback to users that …

Journalism

Another Way Facebook and Google May Be Undermining Democracy

Google and Facebook have, in recent months, belatedly began to engage in the battle against fake news. But the fact so much misinformation has …

Neil Gorsuch is already shaking up business as usual at SCOTUS

posted at 10:41 am on May 3, 2017 by Jazz Shaw<p>He hasn’t been wearing the robes very long, but Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch (and I …

States Consider Legislation To Protect Free Speech On Campus

On college campuses, outrage over provocative speakers sometimes turns violent.<p>It's becoming a pattern on campuses around the country. A speaker is invited, often by a conservative student group. Other students oppose the speaker, and maybe they protest. If the speech happens, the speaker is …

University of California, Berkeley