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How Important Is the Protest Against Trump from the National-Security Establishment?

During the past few years, we have learned that, almost no matter how outrageous or potentially dangerous Donald Trump’s actions and words are, senior Republicans in Congress, on whose support Trump ultimately depends, won’t break with him. If anything, Trump’s grip on the Republican Party, and …

Donald Trump

Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer – $11,750 USD

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• American<br>• Camping<p>The Timberleaf Pika Teardrop Camper Trailer is a new offering from the highly-regarded Colorado-based …

Campers

Lawmakers Respond To Trump's Charlottesville Comments & They're Not Holding About

All eyes were on Virginia and Washington, D.C. this weekend, as white nationalists and counter-protestors alike gathered for demonstrations marking …

Rights & Freedoms

Lawrence O'Donnell Predicts The Humiliating Way Donald Trump's Presidency May End

It involves the Secret Service.<p>Lawrence O’Donnell has imagined a scenario that could happen if President Donald Trump doesn’t want to leave the White House willingly.<p>On Friday’s broadcast of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word” claimed “the most likely ending” of …

Donald Trump

Caribbean island of Dominica bans plastic and Styrofoam

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fight against single-use plastic has been gathering steam over the past months, but the Caribbean nation of Dominica has taken the crusade to another level.<p>The island nation has announced its aim to completely ban common plastics and single-use Styrofoam cups and food containers -- …

Pollution

Republicans prepare pointless subpoenas to prove their Trump loyalty, fuel co-dependent relationship

House Republicans are utterly aware that the only thing standing between Donald Trump and anything resembling justice is the sweet, comforting buffer …

Donald Trump

Inside the ‘Trend-Free’ World of Wisconsin’s Supper Clubs

Born out of Prohibition speakeasies, they’re getting a second wind.<p>From the outside, a Midwestern “supper club” might seem like a typical, if …

Scott Walker

Donald Trump: Russian ‘Asset’ Since 1987 When KGB ‘Compromised’ Him On Moscow Trip, According To New Book

Investigative reporter traces Trump-Russia connection back to Trump's 1987 trip to Moscow, a trip likely backed by the Soviet Union's feared spy …

Donald Trump

Thousands of people petition to have LeBron James replace Betsy DeVos as secretary of education

The people have spoken — and they want King James.<p>As of Thursday morning, more than 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding that LeBron James …

Lebron James

Portland Alt-Right Extremists Have Rally Plans Foiled By Store Manager Who Calls Tow Trucks on Them: 'Our Cars Are Toast'

Womp. Womp.Organizers of Saturday's alt-right rally in Portland, Oregon had their meeting plans foiled by a grocery store manager who called tow …

Alt-Right

Pianist Plays a Moving Version of Debussy ‘Clair de Lune’ for a Beautiful Eighty Year Old Elephant

Paul Barton, an artist and musician living in Thailand who has played a green piano with an elephant named Peter and played a beautiful Bach concerto …

Piano

The economy is booming, yet Americans are struggling. An award-winning author explains why

The unemployment rate fell below 4 percent in July, the lowest it's been in nearly two decades. The job market is booming and the economy seems …

Income Inequality

Trump's Russia Admission Is No Mere Scandal. It's a Betrayal.

During a presidential campaign, accepting help from Russia “to get information on an opponent” is an ugly and unpatriotic act. It casts contempt on the countless people who have put their lives on the line for our republic and the principles for which it stands.<p>In 2007 and 2008, I was honored to …

Donald Trump

How the Russian government used disinformation and cyber warfare in 2016 election

<b>(PGlebStock via Shutterstock)</b><p>Cyberwarfare isn’t about breaking into computers anymore — it’s about spreading disinformation<p>Timothy Summers<p>August 5, 2018 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>The Soviet Union and now Russia under Vladimir Putin have waged a political …

Cyberwarfare

Watch veteran journalist connect the dots on why the NRA president stepped down before Russia scandal broke

In May, the president of the National Rifle Association announced that he would not seek election and would step down and leave the post to Col. …

NRA

Republicans who don’t understand their oaths should be kicked out

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had this exchange on CBS Thursday morning:<p>JOHN DICKERSON: Senator, President Trump tweeted yesterday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the special counsel Russia investigation. He’s called it again a rigged witch hunt. Is that obstruction of justice?RUBIO: …

Donald Trump

Three Decades Of Trump's Russian Ties Exposed In One Democratic Coalition Report

Donald Trump has been visiting Moscow since 1987, has extensive Russian business ties and is lying to the American public by denying his active businesses and multi-decade venture to extend the Trump Organization into that country.<p>That’s the conclusion of a Democratic Coalition report written by …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Fuel-Efficiency Rollback Breaks With 50 Years of Precedent

The proposal would undermine California’s ability to regulate toxic air pollution.<p><i>Updated on August 2 at 4:02 p.m. ET</i><p>The Trump administration proposed a major environmental rollback on Thursday, announcing that—starting in 2020—it will no longer require cars and trucks to become more fuel efficient …

Pesticides

My Crane Wife

At the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in northern Virginia, a rare crane named Walnut imprinted at a young age on a human keeper. This …

Birds

New jobs report indicates Trump’s ‘best economy in history’ isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Tired of winning yet?<p>According to the jobs report that was released on Friday, average hourly earnings for American workers increased 2.7 percent …

Jobs Report

Watch: A furious Tampa crowd screams at the press, just as Trump intended

At a rally in Tampa, Florida last night, Donald Trump touched on some familiar political themes: Telling Americans they can use the Christian holiday greeting “Merry Christmas” again; deriding his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as “crooked;” falsely claiming that Democrats want to give illegal aliens …

Donald Trump

North Carolina Republicans Flip Out About Voters Knowing What They're Voting On

GOP lawmakers are trying to strip a bipartisan panel of its power to write captions for constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot this fall.<p>North Carolina lawmakers rushed back to the state capital with less than 24 hours notice last week because Republicans called for a special …

Government

New York Times had to explain Donald Trump's bizarre 'enemy of the people' tweet

On Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted.<p>Most of the time, the president's tweets are occasions for any day ending with the letter "y." But Sunday's missive …

7 principles to develop toughness and build the life you want to live

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. …

Self-improvement

An Australian doctor’s stark note to parents is a devastating blow against anti-vaxxers

Australian doctor Rachel Heap has seen people suffer from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines throughout her career. She’s got a direct message for parents who refuse routine shots for their children—and it’s making waves across the internet.<p>A patient snapped a photo of the sign …

Public Health

State Dept Retroactively Revokes Transgender Women’s Passports: Report

In what may turn out to be yet another front of the Trump administration’s war on transgender rights, some transgender U.S. passport holders are …

Immigration

Trump Family Flees to Moscow

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Bringing a tumultuous chapter of American history to an abrupt conclusion, Donald J. Trump and three of his adult children fled to Moscow in the early hours of Friday morning.<p>Accompanied by Ivanka, Eric, and Don, Jr., Trump boarded a specially chartered Aeroflot …

Donald Trump

Someone untied Betsy DeVos' $40 million yacht and set it adrift

There's a wave of minor crime against Trump administration officials, and I'm enjoying every moment of it.<p>Yesterday, a man destroyed Trump's …

Betsy DeVos

What You Need To Know About The Democratic Socialists Of America

Thirteen socialists walk into a West Virginia bar.<p>It's a Saturday evening in early July, and the North Central West Virginia chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is getting together at a brewery outside of Rivesville.<p>Everyone here has their own stories for how they came to socialism. For …

Middle-class

Without the Russians, Trump wouldn’t have won

President Trump is willing, under duress, to briefly and begrudgingly admit that Russian “meddling” took place in 2016 before reverting to calling it a “big hoax.” But he always maintains that the plot against America had no impact; he describes it as a “Democrat excuse for losing the ’16 …

Social Media