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Inside the final days of the Standing Rock protest

Nancy Shomin first came to Standing Rock back in September after a stint in recovery for alcoholism. She was born in Flint, Michigan, and had been the only Native girl in her elementary school. Her father couldn’t stop Nancy’s classmates from bullying her, but he tried to balance his daughter’s …

North Dakota

As Construction Near Standing Rock Restarts, Pipeline Fights Flare Across the U.S.

In 2014, Joye Braun was living at an anti-Keystone XL camp called Pte Ospaye, on the Cheyenne River reservation, when she first heard about a new …

Standing Rock is burning.

About 150 people voluntarily left the last occupied resistance camp by Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., the state-issued deadline to clear camps built to …

North Dakota

Protesters couldn't stop the Dakota Access pipeline — but their stand wasn't in vain

Wednesday marked the last full day of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.<p>As North Dakota law enforcement …

Native Americans

Trump suggests only politics could lead court to rule against his immigration order

President Trump denounced arguments against his immigration order as “disgraceful” on Wednesday — a day after three federal appellate judges lobbed critical inquiries at those challenging and defending the plan — and suggested a ruling against his administration would be based on politics and not a …

Immigration

Trump’s Rhetoric on “Radical Islam” Undermines Counterextremism Programs in U.S.

Countering violent extremism programs, intended to prevent homegrown terrorism, have never been an easy sell with targeted communities in the United …

Dear US Visitors: Homeland Security Would Like Your Passwords, Please

Last night, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was grilled by the House Homeland Security Committee on Trump’s Muslim ban, when he let slip an …

Social Media

Trump’s immigration order means bureaucrats have to decide who’s a “real” Christian

President Trump’s executive order on immigration has a clause that is supposed to protect religious minorities. Trump has made clear he has in mind primarily Christians from the Middle East. If implemented, individuals who can show evidence of being persecuted as Christian will qualify for a fast …

Religion

Yemen doesn’t want America to conduct ground operations after Trump’s raid debacle: report

Trump’s disastrous raid on Yemen was partially caused by military leaders saying Obama wasn’t bold enough for it<p>Yemen is withdrawing permission for the United States to deploy special operations ground troops in their country to go after potential terrorists.<p>The Yemeni government was apparently …

Barack Obama

Yemen wants US to reassess counter-terrorism strategy after botched raid

Sidelining of Trump’s national security council worries experts, who liken decision-making process that led to civilian deaths to ‘shooting from the hip’<p>The Yemeni government said on Wednesday it wants a rethink of US counter-terrorist operations on its territory after a botched commando raid on 29 …

Middle East

Botched Yemen raid shows risks of Trump's approach

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent botched raid on al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen is emblematic of Trump's governance style: bold, impulsive, and with a very certain disregard for consequences.<p>Nobody is yet sure whether this is by design or not. For some, Trump's policies are best explained by a …

Middle East

Yemen Won’t Allow U.S. Ground Troops For Counterterror Operations After The Failed Military Raid Under Trump

The first counterterror operation carried out under Donald Trump’s approval also brought about the first-known combat death under his presidency. Only a few more days passed before U.S. military officials revealed that everything went wrong in the ground operation. Now, the <i>New York Times</i> reveals …

Donald Trump

Yemen reportedly bans US special-operation ground missions after botched raid

After the US-led raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL and several civilians, Yemen is reportedly barring the US from further special-operation ground missions against terrorists in the region.<p>The New York Times on Tuesday night cited US officials who said the reaction among …

Middle East

A Triumphant Moment for Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts senator is in the spotlight for criticizing the president’s agenda. The louder she opposes Trump, however, the more she may find her own actions closely scrutinized, and harshly judged.<p>As the Democratic Party searches for a leader in an uncertain political era, Elizabeth Warren …

Democratic Party

Mitch McConnell Silencing Elizabeth Warren Shows What Women Put Up With Every Day

If you needed more evidence to understand why women are protesting the president and Republican-controlled Congress, look no further than what happened on the Senate floor Tuesday night: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) from speaking during a …

Feminism

When 44 men tried to silence Elizabeth Warren, she took her voice to Facebook Live

If you were one of the thousands of panicked politics dorks watching C-SPAN 2 last night, you witnessed something remarkable: Sen. Mitch McConnell, …

'Nevertheless, She Persisted' and the Age of the Weaponized Meme

Mitch McConnell silenced Elizabeth Warren in the Senate chamber. That only made her voice louder.<p>There are many ways that American culture tells women to be quiet—many ways they are reminded that they would really be so much more pleasing if they would just smile a little more, or talk a little …

Facebook Live

Sen. Elizabeth Warren gets 6M+ Facebook Live views after being silenced by Republicans

Facebook gave Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren a voice late last night when her Senate colleagues attempted to silence her on the floor.<p>As Democrats rally against many of Trump’s cabinet nominations, an arcane rule was whipped out of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pocket, silencing Sen. …

Republicans

Dakota Access Dumping Ground

A pipeline can proceed but the protesters left a dirty mess.<p>The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finally granted an easement Tuesday that will allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The approval means that …

Protest

After Major Victory, Pipeline Protesters to Defy Deadline

Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain …

Trump transition says president-elect backs Dakota Access oil pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, a policy that a …

Donald Trump

Showdown Looms at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest as Vets, Civil Rights Observers Converge Before Evacuation Deadline

There may be a looming showdown in the coming days in the already contentious demonstrations in North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline.<p>Local …

Sense of Duty Draws U.S. Veterans to Dakota Pipeline Protest

In the back reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp, U.S. military veterans, armed with saws, hammers and other tools, are quietly …

Environment
Obama Administration