Debbie Manns

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The right-wing sliming of Douglas High students can’t be ignored. It’s too disgusting for that.

When people act like cretins, should they be ignored? Does talking about their misdeeds merely give them oxygen?<p>Maybe so. But the sliming — there is no other word for it — of the survivors of last week’s Florida high school massacre is beyond the pale.<p>Here is the often-appalling pundit Dinesh …

Education

Dana Loesch Implied to Parkland Students That the NRA Supports Stronger Background Checks. That’s Disingenuous!

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall in which students and parents from the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida—the site …

Guns

Trump suggests arming teachers to stop shootings

Hardball<p>Hardball panelists celebrate Black History Month<p>02:37<p>Dems hope to take Pennsylvania in midterms with new map<p>04:55<p>Poll: 67% support assault …

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DOJ Lawyer who wrote Special Counsel rules: Mueller can ask to indict Trump

Ari Melber<p>DOJ Lawyer who wrote Special Counsel rules: Mueller can ask to indict Trump<p>08:22<p>How a Virginia politician beat the NRA to win his …

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GOP Refuses to Ask Twitter for Private Messages in Russia Probe

Twitter could be key to unraveling some of the mysteries surrounding the Trump-Russia nexus. If only Devin Nunes and company would look.<p>Republicans …

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Trump's approval rating dips to 37%, new poll finds

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's approval rating has dipped back below 40%, a new poll released Wednesday found.<p>Trump's approval rating stands at 37%, slightly down from 40% approval earlier this month, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday. A majority of …

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Mueller files new charges against Manafort and Gates

06:12<p>DOJ Lawyer who wrote Special Counsel rules: Mueller can ask to indict Trump<p>08:22<p>Here's a look at the web of connections tying President Trump …

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State Department report will trim language on women's rights, discrimination

State Department officials have been ordered to pare back passages in a soon-to-be-released annual report on global human rights that traditionally discuss women’s reproductive rights and discrimination, according to five former and current department officials.<p>The directive calls for stripping …

Rights & Freedoms

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday<p>There were 954 hate groups in the …

Rights & Freedoms

It’s time to stop calling it Russian meddling

How the Russians spent millions to steal the election for Donald Trump<p>The indictment filed last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against 13 Russians makes the case that the interference in our national election in 2016 was a Russian intelligence operation run out of Moscow begun in 2013 and …

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Devin Nunes asked Russian bots to help make an article discrediting the Russia investigation 'go viral'

• <b>Rep. Devin Nunes, the author of a controversial memo on alleged misconduct at the FBI and Department of Justice, sent a tweet asking Russian bots to help him get a tweet to go viral.</b>• <b><br>In his tweet he linked to an article from The Federalist that claimed to debunk a number of alleged conspiracy</b> …

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Questions Swirl as Melania Trump’s Parents Obtain Green Cards

WASHINGTON — The parents of the first lady, Melania Trump, have obtained lawful permanent residency in the United States, a lawyer for the couple confirmed Wednesday, but it remains unclear how or when the couple received their green cards.<p>The lack of clarity about when and how Viktor and Amalija …

Immigration

Trump just endorsed arming teachers at a meeting with survivors

President Donald Trump speaks as he hosts a listening session with high school students, teachers and parents at the White House on Wednesday. …

Guns

“This Is Kelly’s Way of Saying, ‘It’s Me or Jared’”: Inside the West Wing, Security Clearance-gate Is Getting Uglier by the Day

Kushner is asking people to advocate on his behalf. McMaster is lobbying Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats to support Kelly. But in the end, it’s all up to Trump.<p>Not long after he became a senior presidential adviser to <b>Donald Trump,</b> <b>Jared Kushner,</b> then 36, described himself to a prominent Republican as …

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Congressional Republicans just demanded Scott Pruitt's travel records

Chris Kleponis/Zuma<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt is no …

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This photo of Trump’s notes captures his empathy deficit better than anything

President Trump held a worthwhile listening session Wednesday featuring a range of views on how to combat gun violence in schools. And while Trump's at-times-meandering comments about arming teachers will certainly raise eyebrows, for the most part he did listen.<p>Thanks in part, it seems, to a …

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Trump Needs Reminder To Listen To Parkland Survivors In ‘Listening Session’

At a “listening session” with victims of gun violence on Wednesday, President Donald Trump needed a reminder to listen.<p>We know this because Trump ― or one of his advisers ― helpfully wrote it down on a cheat sheet he carried into the meeting.<p>Cameras captured the list of five pointers while Trump …

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Trump Attacks Obama, and His Own Attorney General, Over Russia Inquiry

WASHINGTON — President Trump attacked his own attorney general on Wednesday, asking in a Twitter post why Jeff Sessions has not been investigating Democrats for Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>In his tweet, Mr. Trump revived his offensive on Mr. Sessions, whom he once called …

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For an innocent man, Trump sure does act guilty

It’s not true that everyone in prison claims to be innocent. Most inmates I’ve known have been approximately as honest as people on the outside. Take that as you will.<p>What is true, in my experience, is that a guilty person and a not-guilty person sound alike when protesting their innocence. Sorting …

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The billionaire who does Putin’s dirty work

Every good spy story needs a shadowy operative who does the dirty work for the boss, and thanks to the indictment issued Friday by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, we now have a nominee for that role in the Russia investigation. He’s a billionaire oligarch named Yevgeniy Prigozhin, and based …

Russia

Putin’s useful idiots

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s indictment of 13 Russians over their alleged efforts to elect Donald Trump set off a presidential paroxysm of self-exoneration.<p>“The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no collusion!” President Trump proclaimed in …

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Trump’s talking points on Russia take a turn for the desperate

President Trump has now offered a few different reactions to the indictments of 13 Russian nationals on Friday. And all of them rely upon (a) a willful misreading of the facts, and/or (b) transposing two things that sound the same but aren't.<p>Even for a president with a passing regard for facts, his …

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Trump’s ‘tougher on Russia’ claim fits a pattern of striving to one-up Obama

To hear President Trump tell it, he is tougher than former president Barack Obama. He is smarter than Obama — more shrewd, more effective, more respected. The 45th president is, by his own accounting, superlative to the 44th in almost every way.<p>In private and in public, while devising policies and …

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Trump’s audacious whopper: He’s tough on Russia

President Trump and his staff mislead and flat-out lie more often than any administration in our lifetimes. In the case of Russia, the administration’s lies are so audacious that one can only marvel at its ability to insist that black is white and up is down. On Tuesday, Trump’s press secretary …

Russia

Donald Trump Jr.: No One Ever Mentions All the Sacrifices We’ve Made

The president’s eldest son thinks people are being so unfair to the Trump family.<p>If there’s one person who knows the meaning of sacrifice it is <b>Donald Trump,</b> the guy who was forced to abandon his gold-encrusted penthouse and his flourishing TV career in order to embark on the four-year inconvenience …

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New charges filed in Manafort-Gates case

The notice of sealed charges comes after prosecutors accused the former Trump campaign chairman of bank fraud.<p>New charges have been filed in special counsel Robert Mueller's criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates, but the charges were put under seal …

Corruption

Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama, Democrats on Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump, after being criticized for his response to Russia's election meddling, challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into the Obama administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference.<p>The tweet is …

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Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions about whether they relied on ‘chain migration’

The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status, but their attorney declined to say how or when the couple gained their green cards.<p>Immigration experts …

Immigration

How Donald Trump has enabled the outrageous 'crisis actors' conspiracy in Florida

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It hadn't even been one week since a gunman murdered 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, before the conspiracy theories about the surviving students began bubbling up.<p>David Hogg, a student journalist who documented the shootings as they happened, was a "crisis actor" …

Government

Russian trolls, fake news and provocateurs: That’s been Trump’s method all along

Mueller’s indictments confirm my “wrestling heel” theory: Trump’s a master showman who rigged the whole spectacle<p>What is the secret of Donald Trump's political success?<p>Trump is effectively a professional wrestling heel (i.e., villain). He lies, demeans his opponents, cheats and then insults anyone …

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