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A 'Fox and Friends' host just said something you won't believe about the family separation crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> The big missing element for President Donald Trump and his allies in the family separation crisis boils down to a single word: Compassion.<p>And on Friday morning, "Fox and Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade expressed that lack of compassion remarkably clearly. Here's what he said (per</i> …

Immigration

This has been the president of the United States over the last two weeks

WASHINGTON — Here’s a thought experiment: What if the leader of a foreign country had taken these actions or made the following statements:<p>And that’s all in just the last two weeks.<p>Forget ideology or party — what would you think of that foreign leader? What about his government? Is it promoting …

Donald Trump

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.<p>The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.<p>Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of …

Research

Collusion Happened

Despite what the president says, the question is answered.<p>Trump aides colluded with foreign governments.<p>This is a simple, straightforward statement, and by this point, it ought to be an uncontroversial one. There’s ample evidence on many fronts, from legal documents to reliable reporting. This …

Donald Trump

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’<p>The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public information leaflet telling the population, for the first time in more than half a century, what to …

War

James Comey just went nuclear on Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> James Comey's written testimony regarding his interactions with President Donald Trump regarding the Russia investigation blows a massive hole in the story the president has been telling about the duo's interactions.<p>The testimony, which Comey is set to deliver Thursday in one of the most …

Comcast tries to shut down pro-net neutrality site

Internet advocacy group, Fight for the Future, says Comcast sent it a cease-and-desist order demanding the group take down Comcastroturf.com on the grounds that it violates the company's "valuable intellectual property." The site appeals for help identifying what it claims are fraudulent comments …

Net Neutrality

Vice President Mike Pence Met Privately With Top Russian Cleric

A top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met privately with Vice President Mike Pence Thursday …

Meet Indivisible, the young progressives leading the resistance to President Trump

The idea started with a public Google document.<p>In the weeks after Donald Trump won last year's presidential election and Republicans kept control of Congress, Sarah Dohl, along with a handful of friends and former Capitol Hill colleagues, wanted Americans — mostly distraught Democrats — to know …

Donald Trump

Most Republicans are in denial about the probe into Trump-Russia ties

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican from the San Joaquin Valley, took a trip to the White House that made as big a splash as California's recent torrential rains. Even though he is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that is investigating links between Russia and members of …

Donald Trump

How Sean Spicer lost his credibility

The White House press secretary has always been a spin artist.<p>Spinning is not lying, Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers once said, but rather "marshaling the facts in service of an argument." As President Reagan's longtime press secretary Larry Speakes put it, "spinning aims to minimize the …

Donald Trump

Trump the Bully

I found the literary character the president resembles most.<p>Writers have fracked the literary canon in search of a character who best resembles Donald Trump. Is he Richard III? Nah, Richard III was witty and Trump isn’t. Is he Willie Stark, the protagonist from Robert Penn Warren’s <i>All the King’s …

Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

U.S. intel report identifies Russians who gave emails to WikiLeaks -officials | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA has identified Russian officials who fed material hacked from the Democratic National Committee and party leaders to WikiLeaks at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin through third parties, according to a new U.S. intelligence report, senior U.S. …

Trump's Men In Moscow: Trump Disciples Suddenly Showing Up In Russia

Donald Trump hasn't been inaugurated yet, but members of his campaign entourage are already riding the president-elect's coattails all the way to Moscow.<p>On Monday, Jack Kingston, a former Trump surrogate, briefed American businesspeople in Russia on what they might expect from the incoming …

Donald Trump

The president-elect has appointed oilmen, bankers, generals and anti-government ideologues. It is a tainted team for a tainted president chosen in a tainted election<p>The idea that Donald Trump might become a “normal” American president once he moved into the White House was always for the birds. The …

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How Russia Wins an Election

You don’t need a security clearance to understand how Vladimir Putin does it. Just open your eyes.<p>Did Russia just put its man in the White House? Americans are furiously debating the question as intelligence reports leak, Donald Trump tweets his doubts and Congress vows to investigate.<p>As analysts …

Russia

Senator calls for James Comey to resign for withholding information revealed in CIA report that Russian operatives gave hacked emails to WikiLeaks<p>The FBI covered up information about Russia seeking to tip the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favour, a senior Democrat claimed on …

Donald Trump

Twitter tracks Hillary Clinton sightings post election

Even after losing a long, mean-spirited campaign to become the most powerful woman in history, life goes on for Hillary Rodham Clinton. And Twitter is out to document what that looks like.<p>The hashtag #HRCintheWild and Twitter feed of the same handle are becoming the go-to way to keep tabs on the …

Government

Paul Ryan's Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

President-elect Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan agree that repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with some other health insurance system is a top priority.<p>But they disagree on whether overhauling Medicare should be part of that plan. Medicare is the government-run health …

Hillary Clinton's lead in popular vote nears 2 million

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote is now nearing 2 million votes, approaching the milestone as the campaign begins to hear from scientists who want to see a recount in several states.<p>Clinton lost the Electoral College solidly, and the climbing popular vote spread doesn't …

Sarah Churchwell examines the myths, stories and misogyny surrounding American women and power<p>• ‘We are witnessing the politics of humiliation’ – Siri Hustvedt, Joyce Carol Oates and more on the US election<p>For 240 years, America has toyed with the idea of a woman becoming president. This year, for …

Feminism

Middle Schoolers in Michigan Chant 'Build That Wall' After Trump Victory

People all across the country have heard Donald Trump promise to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico, and it seems young students have …

Latinos Say Kids Are Already Being Bullied At School In The Two Days Since Trump Won

Parents, teachers, and activists are sharing stories of Hispanic students being bullied or attacked in the short time since Trump's win.<p>PHOENIX — Silvia Salguero wasn’t surprised when her 13-year-old son told her that a day after Donald Trump won the election, another student shook his hand and …

A message to red-state Trump voters: I want MY country back

I’m sure thousands of bottles of Budweiser will be raised tonight in those white, working-class neighborhoods of the upper Midwest that put<p>Donald Trumpover the top in the electoral college. You folks should enjoy your moment and don’t trouble yourselves with the thought that plenty of celebratory …

Social media was rife with accounts of sometimes violent incidents of hate crimes targeted at Muslims, Latinos and African Americans after the election<p>Have you experienced a rise in abuse since Trump’s win? Share your story<br>• Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution<p>There was a spate of …

Donald Trump

Will Trump's former neighborhood vote for him? 'Unequivocally, absolutely not'

In his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump recalled punching his second-grade music teacher in the face: “Because I didn’t think he knew anything about music.”<p>The alleged recipient of the punch, who taught Trump at the private Kew-Forest school in Queens, New York, would later insist it …

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On Election Day, the Hillary Clinton White Suit Effect

One of the more unexpected turns in a very twisted (in all senses of the word) electoral season has been the sudden emergence of a fashion statement that should, if all goes according to plan, reach its apogee on Tuesday, Election Day.<p>A grass-roots movement on social media has been urging women to …

What Hillary Clinton's Fans Love About Her

Her supporters are drawn to her intelligence, her industriousness, and her grit.<p>We do not see, often enough, the people who love Hillary Clinton, who support her because of her qualifications rather than because of her unqualified opponent, who empathize with her. Yet millions of Americans, women …

Government

Paul Krugman melts down over FBI's Clinton announcement: Comey 'was trying to swing election'

"It's bad enough having the media do the 'raises questions,' substance-free innuendo thing. Worse when the FBI director does it. Disgraceful," Krugman, a Clinton supporter, wrote on Twitter.<p>"Comey needs to provide full info immediately. Otherwise he has clearly made a partisan intervention, …

Government