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Meryl Streep Goes After Donald Trump In Powerful Golden Globe Speech

“Take your broken heart and make it into art," Streep said, quoting Carrie Fisher.<p>Meryl Streep gave a career-defining speech Sunday after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, slamming President-elect Donald Trump for his anti-immigration stances and for mocking a disabled …

Director Of Government Ethics Office Is Alarmed Trump Cabinet Picks Haven't Been Fully Vetted

"The announced hearing schedule for several nominees who have not completed the ethics review process is of great concern to me."<p>The head of the Office of Government Ethics expressed alarm Saturday that the Senate would begin considering President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees for cabinet positions …

Contractors File Liens Against Trump D.C. Hotel, Claiming They Were Stiffed Out Of $5M

International Hotel laborers join long line of unpaid Trump workers.<p>Three contractors have filed liens against President-elect Donald Trump’s showcase Washington, D.C., hotel, claiming they are owed $5 million in labor costs, according to records.<p>The so-called mechanic’s liens were filed against …

U.S. Envoys Appointed By Obama Asked To Quit By Inauguration Day

The order reportedly threatens to leave the U.S. without Senate-confirmed envoys for months.<p>(Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has issued a blanket mandate requiring politically appointed ambassadors installed by President Barack Obama to leave their posts by …

Keith Olbermann Has A Message To Share With Your Trump-Supporting Friends

"Let's go in on the assumption you're smarter than I am."<p>Keith Olbermann is trying a new approach.<p>In the latest clip for his “The Resistance” series on GQ, Olbermann isn’t trying to change anyone’s mind about the election, policy, beliefs or politics.<p>There’s just one thing he wants Trump supporters …

Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — A firm run by Donald Trump's campaign chairman directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine's ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country's pro-Russian government, emails obtained by The Associated …

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Vet Raises Money To Help Donald Trump Earn His Own Purple Heart

“Chip in to fly him to the conflict zone of his choosing,” says Cameron Kerr, who got his medal after losing a leg.<p>WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump was thrilled last week when a veteran at a Virginia rally gave him his Purple Heart. “I’ve always wanted to get a Purple Heart,” he said, dangling the medal …

Why Colin Powell's Emotional Obama Endorsement Is Going Viral Again

He paid tribute to another fallen Muslim soldier, Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan.<p>Two weeks before the 2008 election, Gen. Colin Powell, then one of the nation’s most prominent and highly-regarded Republicans, announced that he would be supporting the Democratic candidate for president, Barack …

The DNC Wouldn’t Be What It Is If It Weren’t For Black Women

These black women are powerfully dominating the DNC.<p>This year’s Democratic National Convention is unprecedented for many reasons and among them is the fact that it’s been powered by a bevy of remarkable black women.<p>Chief among them are three women who occupy the top positions of the DNC: Donna …

'Treason'? Critics savage Trump over Russia hack comments

Donald Trump's call on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's emails has shocked, flabbergasted and appalled lawmakers and national security experts across the political spectrum, with one saying it was "tantamount to treason."<p>Few would argue Wednesday that what the Republican presidential nominee said …

Donald Trump reminds me of Vladimir Putin — and that is terrifying

<i>Garry Kasparov is chairman of the Human Rights Foundation and author of “Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped.”</i><p>Donald Trump’s dark and frightening speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday had pundits and historians making comparisons …

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Trump's Music Choices At The RNC Were... Interesting

You shook us all week long, Donald.<p>If you based your assumptions purely on the music played at the Republican National Convention, you might think Donald Trump’s target audience was the middle-aged, cocaine-addled patrons of a nostalgic gay bar.<p>The convention was awash with odd ― and apparently …

Trump's Campaign Manager Says He'll Channel 'Law And Order' Richard Nixon

Paul Manafort says this is no time for “happy talk."<p>CLEVELAND ― As Donald Trump searched for a template for his acceptance speech, the model he chose was Richard Nixon’s infamous 1968 “law and order” speech on behalf of a silent and sullen middle class.<p>At a somewhat similar time of stress and …

Trump's Vegas Hotel Spent Half A Million Dollars To Stop Maids From Unionizing

And yet the candidate claims to be a friend of regular working people.<p>GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump fashions himself a friend of union workers. He has bragged about having good relationships with labor unions. When the AFL-CIO recently endorsed his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, Trump …

Donald Trump Launches Blatantly Anti-Semitic Attack Against Hillary Clinton

This is not a dog whistle. It's not subtle.<p>Donald Trump tweeted a blatantly anti-Semitic image Saturday morning, causing an immediate backlash online and further confirming the Republican nominee is willing to sink to depths well beyond usual, acceptable bounds of politics.<p>The tweet, posted at …

CEO Explains How To Defeat Donald Trump Without Stooping To His Level

Taking the high road.<p>“What are we going to do about Trump?” That’s a question Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff gets a lot these days from other CEOs and entrepreneurs, he told The Huffington Post.<p>His answer is unwavering: “If you want to defeat Donald Trump, and you’re that upset about him, …

Second EU Referendum Petition Reaches 3 Million Signatures After Brexit Vote

That's a lot of support.<p><b>UPDATE: 2nd #EURef petition was set up last month by Leave voter who's now very angry.</b><p>A petition demanding a change to the …

Donald Trump Would Wreck The U.S. Economy

His proposals would cause a recession and maybe worse.<p>Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises -- deport all undocumented immigrants, ban Muslims from entering the U.S., build a wall on the Mexican-American border -- are cruel, unjust and racist.<p>And beyond violating the basic moral precepts that …

Silicon Valley Titan: Trump's Business Record 'Mediocre' At Best

"The astonishing thing about Mr Trump’s business career — given what he received — is not how much he has achieved but how little."<p>Compared to his billionaire peers (and ignoring for a moment he refuses to provide data supporting his purported net worth, sues those who dispute it, and may actually …

Charlie Sheen Takes Down 'Charlatan' Donald Trump And His Fake Wedding Gift

"What does this really say about the man?"<p>All that glitters is not gold, especially when it comes to Donald Trump.<p>Charlie Sheen says the presumptive GOP nominee once gave him an impromptu wedding gift of what he said were platinum and diamond cufflinks.<p>But there was one problem. They weren't …

Donald Trump's Response To The Orlando Shooting Was Downright Horrific

This is how President Trump would respond to a national tragedy.<p>WASHINGTON -- After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Donald Trump took his terrifying campaign to a new level this week.<p>In the wake of tragedies like the one that happened in Orlando, Florida, this past Sunday, Americans …

Trump, His Virus and the Dark Age of Unreason

There's a virus infecting our politics and right now it's flourishing with a scarlet heat. It feeds on fear, paranoia and bigotry. All that was required for it to spread was a timely opportunity -- and an opportunist with no scruples.<p>There have been stretches of history when this virus lay dormant. …

Here's More Proof That Black And Latino Voters Really Don't Like Donald Trump

It's not hard to see why.<p>It turns out antagonizing Americans of every stripe, as Donald Trump has done continually with his bombastic rhetoric, has actual consequences.<p>A Washington Post/ABC survey released Wednesday shows seven in 10 Americans view the presumptive GOP nominee unfavorably, up 10 …

From Golden Boy To Fool's Gold: The Decline Of Paul Ryan

It is strange to see Paul Ryan looking like the subject of a hostage video.<p>This, of course, is the effect of being confronted by reporters with the existence of Donald Trump. But Ryan became a prisoner long ago -- first, of the rigidity of his ideas; second, of his party's fratricide and …

Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was "far more accepting" on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president. And he's doing it in a more insidious, under-the-radar way than any …

Trump Said He Gave $1 Million To Charity From His Board Game. There's No Sign He Ever Did.

"Trump: the Game" adds to a string of claimed donations that can't be substantiated.<p>WASHINGTON -- "I am acting as an agent of charities," Donald Trump boasted to a gaggle of reporters watching him unveil his newest venture, a board game, in February 1989. "From the Trump perspective, all the …

Donald Trump Claimed Don King Endorsement Way Before It Happened

Trump is trying to convince voters he's not a racist -- even though he is.<p>Donald Trump continued to insist on Saturday that boxing promoter Don King had endorsed him -- even though King has clearly denied it.<p>Trump said on Friday that King had endorsed him, but when the promoter was asked at …

Elizabeth Warren Calls Donald Trump A 'Racist Bully'

The senator, who just endorsed Hillary Clinton, held no punches.<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made clear on Thursday night that when it comes to her scathing criticisms of Donald Trump, you ain’t seen nothing yet.<p>"Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for …

His Campaign In Crisis, Donald Trump Turns To The Teleprompter

He sort of apologized for being racist, then went on Fox News and told his party to "get over it."<p>WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party devolved into chaos on Tuesday as its presumptive presidential nominee, celebrity entertainer Donald Trump, defended his overtly racist tirade against a federal judge …