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Wells Fargo's $1 Billion Pact Gives U.S. Power to Fire Managers

Wells Fargo & Co.’s $1 billion fine won’t close the book on fallout from its consumer scandals.<p>The nation’s third-largest bank submitted to an …

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Trump Declares “Trade Wars Are Good,” Immediately Gets Brutal Awakening

World leaders, corporate America, and members of his own administration have basically told the president to get bent.<p>Early Friday morning, shortly before tweeting casting tips to <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> <b>Donald Trump</b> sent this statement out into the universe:<p>It’s disturbing on a number of levels, not …

Jared Kushner May Soon Be Working at TGI Fridays—If They’ll Have Him

The First Son-in-Law is failing on multiple professional fronts.<p>When <b>Jared Kushner</b> and <b>Ivanka Trump</b> accepted jobs as senior advisers to the president (a.k.a. “Dad”), they allegedly saw the gigs as stepping stones that would one day lead to a scenario in which one of them was president. But if the …

A Racist in the Oval Office

Donald Trump grew up in a wealthy white enclave in Queens, and he first came to public attention in 1973, when the Justice Department sued his father’s real-estate company for refusing to rent apartments to people “because of race and color.” (Trump strongly denied the charges, which eventually led …

Donald Trump Just Pulled Off the Greatest Long Con in History

Winners: Wall Street, corporations, Donald Trump’s kids, and Vladimir Putin. Losers: The rest of us. That about sums it up.<p>Bernie Madoff must be …

The Mueller Investigation Is in Mortal Danger

If there was any single event that would cause the Republican elite to openly revolt against the ongoing Trumpification of their party, it would be …

Roy Moore is the last straw, you can now call me a Democrat

The GOP would rather elect a sexual predator who preys on teenagers than a prosecutor who happens to be a Democrat. That's it, I'm switching parties.<p>My first exposure to politics was at the local level.<p>I was a 16-year-old junior at Escondido High School who was selected to be a part of a new Youth …

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Roy Moore: America “was great at the time when families were united — even though we had slavery”

He really said this.<p>Alabama’s Republican candidate for Senate, Roy Moore, says America needs to be a bit more like it was when it had slaves.<p>This is not a joke or exaggeration. When a black man at a September rally asked what President Donald Trump means by “make America great again,” Moore …

Time to Talk Impeachment

<i>This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday.</i><p>A few weeks ago, I read a short new book by the legal scholar Cass Sunstein titled, simply, “Impeachment.” The book doesn’t mention President Trump once. Sunstein started writing it, he …

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Goodbye, Republican Congress

After a promising start, the tax bill approved by the House of Representatives this month could prove an absolute disaster for our country and for …

FBI report on "black identity extremists" raises civil rights fears

"An FBI report on the rise of black 'extremists' is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau …

Moore, Trump and the Right’s New Religion

I have lived my whole life with a Republican Party with which I disagreed, but at least understood.<p>The first election I can remember was the presidential election of 1980. I was 10 years old. I didn’t know much about politics or party platforms. I only knew that the former peanut-farmer president, …

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Lawmaker Urges Trump's Cabinet To Have Him Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) isn't a psychiatrist, but she wants the president to see one.<p>A new resolution introduced in the House of Representatives would encourage the vice president and the Cabinet to have President Donald Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine if he is …

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“You Can’t Go Any Lower”: Inside the West Wing, Trump Is Apoplectic as Allies Fear Impeachment

After Monday’s indictments, the president blamed Jared Kushner in a call to Steve Bannon, while others are urging him to take off the gloves with Robert Mueller.<p>Until now, <b>Robert Mueller</b> has haunted <b>Donald Trump’s</b> White House as a hovering, mostly unseen menace. But by securing indictments of <b>Paul</b> …

Defiant Trump digs in as racial, GOP tensions flare

The president laments the removal of Confederate statues and revives dubious story about Muslims.<p>A defiant President Donald Trump on Thursday further inflamed cultural and racial tensions, lamenting that "beautiful" Confederate statues are being removed and later urging Americans to research a …

'Exvangelicals': why more religious people are rejecting the evangelical label

“I don’t identify myself with that term any more,” Boz Tchividjian said recently. He was talking about being “evangelical”, the movement his grandfather, the Rev Billy Graham, helped popularize in America. “Words matter,” Tchividjian said, “and ‘evangelical’ isn’t like Baptist or Episcopalian, …

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Trump Accuses Clinton of Deliberately Losing Election So He Could Be Impeached

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what might be his most startling allegation against his former election opponent, Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Hillary Clinton of deliberately losing the 2016 election just so that he could be impeached.<p>“How could one of the most experienced politicians in …

There's A German Horror Series Coming To Netflix And I'm Throwing Away All Of My Clocks

Tick, tock.

Details of GOP tax reform framework revealed

Drastically lower rates for businesses. Fewer income tax rates for individuals. A much larger standard deduction and child tax credit. A repeal of the estate tax.<p>CNN obtained a copy Wednesday of a Republican framework for tax reform that has been in the works for months and will finally be …

The strange story of a 'Blacks for Trump' guy standing behind the president at his Phoenix rally

At a number of political rallies over the last two years, a character calling himself "Michael the Black Man" has appeared in the crowd directly behind Donald Trump, impossible to miss and possibly planted.<p>He holds signs that scream "BLACKS FOR TRUMP" and wears a T-shirt proclaiming with equal …

Megachurch pastor resigns from Trump’s evangelical council

Most of President Trump’s evangelical advisers have stood by him this week following much criticism over his response to violent clashes in Charlottesville, even as several CEOs left business advisory councils and members of his Committee on the Arts and Humanities have announced they are leaving …

The Spectacular Self-Destruction of Anthony Scaramucci

The White House communications director has been fired, just 10 days after he was named to the job.<p>Anthony Scaramucci’s reign as White House communications director—a reign of terror and vulgarity, marked by two outlandish interviews and the departures of two top West Wing officials—has ended, just …

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The Biggest and Best College Scholarships Available

Find money to pay for college.<p>The following scholarships are provided by GetSchooled and are grouped by topic. Check out MONEY’s Best Colleges finder …

Trump's plan to create a cybersecurity partnership with Putin draws ridicule from within his own party

President Trump's touting of a proposed partnership with Russia on cybersecurity drew withering reviews Sunday from lawmakers, including several from his own party, while the president's aides were left struggling to answer questions about just how hard Trump pressed Russian President Vladimir …

NASA wants to probe Uranus in search of gas

We hear a lot about Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and that’s because we have extremely fancy hardware floating around and, in some cases, cruising on …

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Russians Think Trump Might Be a Russian Asset, and They Might Be Right

Over the last several days, the Russia scandal has taken a darker turn. Friday night, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Jared Kushner tried during the …

Trump loans, Russian money laundering eyed in Congressional query

Greg Farrell, investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, talks with Rachel Maddow about how two seemingly disparate stories about Russian money …

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