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We're About To Find Out What Happens When A Liberal State Asserts Its Right Not To Follow A Federal Law

The issue in Attorney General Jeff Sessions' lawsuit is whether California is undermining the enforcement of the nation's immigration laws or merely telling its police officers what they can do.<p>The Trump administration's lawsuit challenging California's so-called sanctuary laws will ultimately come …

Jared Kushner Tried To Sell His Newspaper To Trump’s Political Enemies

Just weeks after helping elect Donald Trump, Kushner shopped the Observer to Media Matters founder David Brock, who was looking to build “the Breitbart of the left.”<p>Just days before heading to a West Wing job, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was secretly engaged in talks to sell his …

"Why Didn't You Fight Back?" And Other Questions That Keep Male Sexual Harassment Victims Silent

Until just 20 years ago, federal law didn't even accept that men could be harassed by other men. These men’s stories show we still have a long way to go.<p><b>Even before</b> the butt-grabbing incident, James Tepperwien said his colleague Vito Messina had come onto him at least three times. Usually it …

Queens Are Questioning RuPaul’s Grip On Drag Culture After His Controversial Trans Comments

The world's most famous drag queen is in hot water over comments that have been dubbed transphobic. The controversy has some in the LGBT and drag communities asking if RuPaul has failed to keep up with the times.<p>"I'm not just [a] drag queen,” RuPaul once said. “I am <i>the</i> drag queen — number one.”<p>For …

US not effectively countering Russia cyberthreat, top general says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The top US general in Europe has said he does not believe there is a unified effort across the US government to confront Russian cyberthreats.<p>When asked on Thursday how he would assess the whole government response to Russian threats during a Senate Armed Services Committee …

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Trump lawyer's payment to porn star draws comparisons to John Edwards case

Porn actress Stephanie Clifford’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a hush-money deal struck days before the 2016 election is drawing comparisons to another legal fight involving a politician who had an affair: John Edwards.<p>Edwards saw his reputation savaged when his affair with …

Donald Trump

Dear Dana Loesch: How Do You Sleep at Night?

An open letter to the NRA’s top apologist: You are contemptible. You don’t scare me, and neither do your sick fans.<p>Dear Dana,<p>I live with my family in …

Mueller tight-lipped as media leaks shape Russia narrative

Leaked glimpses of special counsel Robert Mueller's activities tell an incomplete story, angering some Trump associates — but likely serving the purposes of others.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller and his prosecutors aren’t talking to the media, but still the leaks keep coming.<p>In the past two weeks, …

Donald Trump

Michael Cohen Says He Borrowed Against His Home Equity to Pay Stormy Daniels’ Hush Money, As One Does

The Michael Cohen/Stormy Daniels/Donald Trump story is going in about a million directions right now, but most of them are related to the specific …

Donald Trump

Former WH press secretary Carney says the role is unrecognizable under Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former White House press secretary Jay Carney said the role has become unrecognizable under President Donald Trump.<p>"It's not a job I recognize," Carney told David Axelrod on "The Axe Files," a podcast from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN.<p>Carney, who served as former …

Donald Trump

White House Response To Lawmakers On Security Clearances 'Inadequate'

<b>Updated at 5:52 p.m. ET</b><p>In response to the scandal over White House security clearances, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., wanted to know who knew what and when they knew it. But the White House response, which arrived eight days past Gowdy's deadline, doesn't address those …

The White House

High Risk, High Reward For Trump's Meeting With North Korea's Kim Jong Un

President Trump certainly has a flair for the dramatic.<p>The announcement Thursday night that the president of the United States had accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shocked the world.<p>That is the kind of phrase that is overused — in politics and sports, in …

North Korea

European Union Ambassador To The U.S. Weighs In With Response To Trump's Tariffs

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, about Europe's response to the new tariffs President Trump ordered for steel and aluminum imports.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>When President Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum …

European Union

Rutland Teens Among Youth Calling For Gun Control Action In Wake Of Florida Shooting

High school students in Rutland say calls for better gun control by survivors of last week's deadly high school shooting in Florida have pushed them …

Dan Rather

Those who seek to subvert the will of the majority will work very hard to make it seem like your voices will never be heard. They will make it seem …

20+ Brutally Honest Reactions To The Gun Situation In America That Will Make You Think

The horrific mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida, has reignited protests for meaningful political action in the United States. According …

The RNC just got caught making secret Russia payments to the Trump Campaign

As president, Donald Trump has pushed the limits of what is ethically permissible by the executive branch by charging the U.S. government to put him …

Joy Reid: New generation moving away from the NRA

Arming teachers is the most controversial proposal that the President has made.

Parody Of Donald Trump's Speech About Arming Teachers Is So On Point

President Donald Trump’s rambling speech about arming some teachers to prevent school shootings has received the parody it deserves.<p>On Thursday, Twitter user @SpikedCranium cut in clips of people reacting to Trump’s comments. The video, which is both amusing and slightly chilling, ends with a …

Before You Go See "Black Panther," Here Are 14 Things You Should Know

The new Marvel flick is far more complex and political than its predecessors.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

The Pro-Trump Media Has Met Its Match In The Parkland Students

The pro-Trump media chose a political enemy effectively born onto the internet and innately capable of waging an information war.<p>On Monday night, the pro-Trump media set its sights on a new political enemy: young adult survivors of gun violence.<p>The attack on outspoken survivors of the Parkland …

Guess Who Thinks Arming Teachers Is A Really, Really Bad Idea? Military Combat Veterans.

“How to stand your ground when an aggressor is trying to kill you — that’s not something that comes naturally to people.”<p>Some of the loudest voices opposing President Donald Trump’s proposal to arm “highly trained” teachers to protect students belong to the group that knows best what it’s like to …

Donald Trump is bringing out the big guns to defend himself in the Russian situation which he assures us doesn’t even exist. Trump’s knight in shining armor is septuagenarian defense attorney John Dowd, who’s like your grandpa if your grandpa was a pissed-off homunculus forged from every Alpha Beta in the 1987 classic Revenge Of The Nerds.

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At CPAC, Trump Reiterates Support For Arming Teachers To Prevent School Shootings

In remarks to conservative activists on Friday, President Trump again suggested arming some teachers with guns. He said declaring schools gun-free zones puts students "in far more danger."<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>President Trump is speaking to a gathering of conservative activists outside our …

Donald Trump

Teachers Across The Country Are Thinking About Active Shooter Situations

President Trump tweeted this week that teachers should be armed, in response to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Since then teachers and other school administrators are looking at what they would do in a shooting situation.<p>Transcript<p>MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:<p>That …

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Companies are cutting ties with the NRA after the Parkland mass shooting

Enterprise, the First National Bank of Omaha, Symantec, and SimpliSafe have ended partnerships with the organization.<p>Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have been pressuring big corporations to cut their ties with the National Rifle …