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Who will be hit hardest by net neutrality? Marginalised America | Carmen Scurato

In failing to preserve the open internet, the FCC has made life harder for millions of Americans who used the web to engage in politics and write themselves into history<p>For Marco Castro Bohorquez, an advocate in Los Angeles, connecting to the internet every day isn’t just about checking in on …

Net Neutrality

Democrats Can't Stop the Tax Bill -- But They Can Make Republicans Pay

In the lead-up to the 2018 midterms, Democrats will need to remind voters that the GOP pushed through one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation …

Republicans

Trump unveils national security plan, blasts previous presidents

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Monday framed his foreign policy as an extension of his populist economic message, lambasting past presidents and trumpeting his own achievements during a speech meant to outline the guiding principles of his national security strategy.<p>In a speech that …

Yikes: Nearly half of Americans believe news media fabricates stories about Trump

By Erik Wemple<p>Media critic<p>Forty-four percent of Americans believe that media outlets fabricate stories about President Trump “more than once in a while,” according to the just-released 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey. The breakdown goes like this: 24 percent believe that the media fabricates Trump …

Fake News

Poll: Two-thirds of millennials prefer Democratic control of Congress

A majority of millennial voters hope to see Democrats take control of both congressional chambers in next year’s midterm elections, according to a …

WikiLeaks faces U.S. probes into its 2016 election role and CIA leaks: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are facing multiple investigations by U.S. authorities, including three congressional probes and a federal criminal inquiry, sources familiar with the investigations said.<p>The Senate and House of Representatives intelligence …

Russia intervened in 2016 and has sights on 2018 elections, Senate Intelligence says

WASHINGTON – After conducting more than 100 interviews and reviewing over 100,000 pages of documents, leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee …

4 winners and 3 losers in the Senate tax bill

Winner: corporations. Loser: charities.<p>The tax bill the Senate passed Friday is a sweeping piece of legislation, transforming the US health care sector, higher education, philanthropy, and, of course, the federal tax code. It’s a major policy change that creates big winners and big losers across …

Senate Republicans pass a tax bill giving corporations a massive tax cut and cutting health care

How Senate Republicans learned to forget about the deficit and pass their tax bill.<p>The Senate passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a massive overhaul of the tax code, 51-49 at 1:50 am Saturday morning, bringing Republicans even closer to delivering President Donald Trump a tax bill by the end of the …

Surge in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to spike in accidental gun deaths, study says

In the days after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun enthusiasts rushed to buy millions of firearms, driven by fears that the massacre would spark new gun legislation. Those restrictions never became a reality, but a new study concludes that all the additional guns caused a …

Guns

Committee set to back repeal of Eighth Amendment

The Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment is set to recommend a straight repeal of article 40.3.3, its complete removal from the Constitution, …

The president doesn't need to commit a crime to be impeached

President Trump’s lawyer John Dowd argued that a president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer. (It sounds better in French — ” L’etat c’est moi!”) He was swiftly denigrated by lawyers and lay pundits, who pointed out that “several court cases and articles of …

The Electoral College Isn't the Problem: It's Our Education

Opinion<p>Posted: Dec 07, 2017 11:27 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>More than a …

Most Americans want Trump investigated for alleged sexual misconduct, poll finds

70% of Americans believe the U.S. Congress should investigate allegations of sexual harassment against President Trump, a new Quinnipiac University …

VA Cuts Funding for Homeless Veterans Days After Boasting About How Much It's Helping Them

Just a few days after patting himself on the back for committing to housing all of America’s homeless veterans, Veterans Affairs Secretary David …

Trump Gets FDR Quote Wrong On Pearl Harbor Day

Donald Trump showed why this White House is most definitely not run by the best people, as he managed to misquote FDR’s famous speech after the …

Roy Moore Tried to Hold Rally at Barn Owned by Alabama Child Sex Abuse Advocate

Roy Moore, who has become a subject of national debate as he runs for the U.S. Senate while facing accusations of sexual misconduct involving …

The Republican tax bill is just phase one of the GOP’s war on the poor

Congressional Republicans in the US seem to have tax reform nearly in the bag. Now they’re already thinking about their next agenda item: sharp cuts to the social safety net.<p>It’s a quick and shameless pivot from a tax bill that’s grotesquely tilted toward the rich straight into benefit cuts that …

Republicans

House Passes ‘Compromise’ Gun Bill That Would Allow Concealed Carry Across State Lines

Next week is the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children, in what was formerly …

Why Democrats had to dump Franken

The party needs a clean contrast with Republicans heading into the 2018 midterms.<p>A year into Donald Trump’s presidency, many voters still don’t know what Democrats stand for — so at the very least, party leaders reluctantly decided, they better take a stand against sexual harassment.<p>Especially when …

The Democrats Just Tried To Vote To Impeach Trump. Here Are The Pathetic Results.

On Wednesday, House Democrats finally had their moment to do what they've been vowing to do since Hillary Clinton's team announced that she wasn't …

President Trump Will Undergo a Physical and Release Details Next Year, White House Says

President Trump will undergo a routine physical examination in early 2018 and the records will be released to the public, the White House said …

Al Franken resigns: Here's what happens to his Senate seat

Sen. Al Franken officially resigned on Jan. 2, nearly a month after he announced his plans to step down from Congress amid numerous sexual misconduct allegations that began in November of last year.<p>Aides to the senator told Fox News that Franken has provided his letter of resignation to Minnesota …

A day later, no 'Jerusalem, Israel,' on US government maps

WASHINGTON (AP) — You won't find "Jerusalem, Israel," on any U.S. government maps. Ditto for documents. And despite President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, you still won't.<p>A day after Trump's dramatic decision, much U.S. policy on the disputed holy city appeared …

Gay man denied a marriage license by Kim Davis is now running against her

<b>(CNN) —</b> A gay man who was twice denied a marriage license by Kim Davis has thrown his hat in the ring to run against her for county clerk.<p>David Ermold, an assistant professor of English at the University of Pikeville, announced his plan to run against Davis for the position of Rowan County Clerk in …

LGBTQI

Minnesota's voter dress code unconstitutional?

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will hear arguments over Minnesota's controversial dress code for voters.<p>Minnesota has a law that bans any …

White House says that Trump's attack on GOP leaders is 'all talk no action'

Trump Boasts “Best Presidency Ever,” Accidentally Undercuts Himself

The president can’t decide if he’s perfect or being sabotaged.<p>Nearly every morning, <b>Donald Trump</b> begins his day with a very public pump-up session. Half the time he rants on Twitter about all the people who are undermining his presidency (Democrats, the media) and sabotaging his agenda (<b>Jeff Flake,</b></b> …