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New lawsuit shows your phone is unsafe at American borders

CBP = Customs and Border Profiling<p>A recent case filed in federal court, where an American woman had her iPhone sized and cracked by Customs and Border Protection in a New Jersey airport, puts a whole new spin on the things we now need to worry about when leaving the country. It appears that now …

Staten Island

AP: Justice lawyer was told Russia had ‘Trump over a barrel’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel” during the 2016 presidential campaign. That’s what lawmakers were …

Donald Trump

Florida Republican gives weakest excuse yet for his admin privileges in a racist Facebook group

Florida’s gubernatorial race is shaping up to be between progressive Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis. On the one side, Gillum …

Florida

North Carolina's Gerrymandering Drama Is Only Going to Get Worse

Federal judges have ruled—again—that the state’s congressional map is unconstitutional. But it just used that map to elect candidates for November.<p>Perhaps it wasn’t the best idea for Republican state legislators in North Carolina to openly admit that they were drawing partisan gerrymanders. “I …

North Carolina

After his op-ed slamming Trump, the Navy SEAL who oversaw the Bin Laden raid is being eyed as a political contender for 2020

In a scathing op-ed penned last week, retired Navy SEAL Adm. William McRaven called President Donald Trump a divisive leader who has "embarrassed" the United States and challenged the president to revoke his security clearance.<p>His pointed commentary, which is unusual for a retired military leader, …

Osama Bin Laden

Donald Trump lied about his relationship with the National Enquirer way back in 2016

<b>(CNN) —</b> The scene: March 2016. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are locked in a vicious battle in advance of Wisconsin's April 5 primary.<p>Enter the National Enquirer, which ran a cover story alleging that Cruz has engaged in extramarital affairs with a series of women.<p>Cruz went absolutely ballistic, …

Donald Trump

The truth about the Trump economy

Did Trump unleash an economic miracle, or take credit for Obama’s work?<p>“Six months ago, we unleashed an economic miracle by signing the biggest tax cuts and reforms,” President Donald Trump said earlier this summer.<p>Politically, a lot rides on perceptions of economic performance. Incumbents are …

Economics

Trump’s own EPA reveals his entire attack on the Paris climate deal was a fraud

EPA concedes that achieving Obama's plan to cut carbon pollution would have cost very little but have huge benefits.<p>Everything President Trump has …

Fossil Fuels

Top C.E.O.s Denounce Trump Immigration Policy as Threat to U.S. Economy

Dozens of American business leaders are challenging the Trump administration over changes to immigration policy that they say threaten the livelihoods of thousands of their skilled foreign workers, and the nation’s economic growth and competitiveness as well.<p>The executives, members of the Business …

Trump Administration

Trump’s warped understanding of how the Justice Department — and justice — works

President Trump has given a spate of interviews in recent days, speaking with Reuters and the Wall Street Journal and sitting down for a lengthier conversation with Fox News’s Ainsley Earhardt. A host for Trump’s favorite show, “Fox & Friends,” Earhardt was the first member of the media to have the …

Donald Trump

A never before heard demo of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ has been discovered

The demo will feature on a new six-disk set that honours Lennon's most celebrated solo album<p>A new box set celebrating John Lennon’s most famous …

Music

Graham Says Trump Will Oust Sessions After Election

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said it’s “very likely” President Trump will replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions but warned against doing so before the …

Donald Trump

“Elementari” Might Have Potential As A Story-Creating Tool For Students

Elementari is new tool to create stories or presentations.<p>It’s free – for now, at least – and they are developing classroom features for teachers.<p>The …

Education Technology

An American missionary’s racist rant shows the reality of White Savior complex

Last week, Ugandan police were called to a hotel in the center of the capital Kampala where an American citizen had assaulted and racially abused hotel employees.<p>Jimmy Taylor, 69, a self-proclaimed missionary, uttered a barrage of insults at Ugandans working at one of the oldest hotels in the city, …

Mental Disorders

Congressman Blew Thousands in Campaign Money on In-N-Out and Tequila Shots, Indictment Reveals

Who pays $462.46 for 30 tequila shots and a single steak? Rep. Duncan Hunter, apparently.<p>Whew, it has been a <i>week</i> for white dudes with sketchy money habits. On the same day that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen pled guilty to eight federal crimes and his former campaign …

Donald Trump

White House Blocks Bill to Protect Elections

“A bill that would have significantly bolstered the nation’s defenses against electoral interference has been held up in the Senate at the behest of …

The White House

Riding the New Wave of Anti-Fascist Black Metal

Anti-fascist black metal is everywhere all of a sudden, so we put together a heap of recommendations for Nazi-smashing metalheads, including Redbait, Underdark, Yovel, and more.<p>Earlier this week, Noisey published an interview with Richard “Pope Richard” Weeks about his new anti-fascist black metal …

Facial Hair

Betsy DeVos reportedly mulling a plan to allow school districts to buy guns with federal money

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reportedly eyeing a plan that would allow states to use federal funds to arm teachers — a move in opposition to …

Guns

Trump’s White-Nationalist Pipeline

The most enduring scandal in and around the White House might not be corruption, but rather the administration’s constant embrace of bigotry from white-supremacist and far-right groups.<p>There is no “large-scale killing” of white farmers in South Africa. The government, led by the African National …

Donald Trump

Trump Is Using a White Nationalist Conspiracy Theory to Inform Policy

President Trump hasn’t paid much mind to problems in Africa since taking office. Earlier this year he made an offhand remark about the continent’s …

Donald Trump

This Video Of Beto O'Rourke Supporting NFL Players' Right To Protest Will Give You Chills

In a movie-worthy moment that has since gone viral, video of Beto O'Rourke supporting NFL players' right to kneel during the anthem sums up the …

Justice

Manafort, Cohen, Flynn: The List of Trump’s Crooked Apprentices Keeps Growing

President Donald Trump every day decries federal investigations as a “witch hunt,” but the venn diagram of Trump associates and people indicted, …

Donald Trump

Conservative media, even on a dismal news day for Trump, stand by their man

They stood at his side as he questioned the citizenship of the nation’s first black president, when audio captured him boasting about grabbing women’s genitals and after a pair of chummy summits with dictators.<p>For President Trump, his core backers are an unflappable network of support.<p>On Wednesday, …

Donald Trump

Manafort-Cohen: Trump Drained the Swamp Only So He Could Refill It

Tuesday afternoon ended with two of President Trump’s men, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen, guilty …

Donald Trump

How the Right-Wing Information Bubble Is Spinning Yesterday’s Events

Any sentient being that watched events unfold yesterday would agree that things took a very bad turn for the sitting president. But those who live …

Donald Trump

Republicans were all for impeachment in 1998. Now, not so much.

For the first time since taking office, President Trump on Tuesday was directly implicated in criminal acts.<p>Some seized on the news to ramp up calls for impeachment, but many in Congress kept their powder dry. Still others have worked to undermine the investigations linked to special counsel Robert …

Maxine Waters

Trump Admits to Campaign Finance Crime By Mistake

President Trump falsely claimed to Fox News that the hush-money payments arranged by Michael Cohen did not break the law.<p>Said Trump: “My first …

Campaign Finance

The Trump Administration Is Suppressing Science at an Alarming Rate

Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump administration would replace an Obama era rule regulating coal-fired power plants with a weaker one garnered a …

Pesticides

Mollie Tibbetts’s family doesn’t want her death politicized. Trump is doing it anyway.

It took the White House less than a day to use Tibbetts’s murder to push Trump’s immigration agenda.<p>It took 34 days for investigators to find the body of 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts and arrest Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a farmworker who is allegedly an unauthorized …

Donald Trump

Judge Orders Release of Long-Secret Report on Leaks From Starr Inquiry

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the release of a long-secret report that could shed light on whether lawyers working for Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton, violated the law in disclosing information to news organizations.<p>Brett M. Kavanaugh, …

Ken Starr