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Toxic Spills Highlight Trump's Deregulation of Coal Plant Waste

The breach of a pond used to store coal ash in North Carolina has revived criticism of the Trump administration’s efforts to loosen restrictions on …

North Carolina

Senate Judiciary Committee Postpones Monday Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing

As negotiations over testimony continue, panel officially postpones hearing<p>The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed its hearing, set for Monday, that …

Brett Kavanaugh

It’s Anthony Bourdain’s journalism that we’ll miss most

Anthony Bourdain never wanted to be called a journalist, but that’s exactly what he became. In fact, I suspect he’ll end up being remembered as one of the most influential television correspondents ever.<p>Watching the Kenya episode of “Parts Unknown” – the season premiere of the final season, which …

Anthony Bourdain

W. Kamau Bell on Anthony Bourdain’s ‘I Pinch Myself’ Moment From First Posthumous Episode

Anthony Bourdain and W. Kamau Bell are sipping gin and tonics on a hillside in Kenya at dusk. They’ve just finished a day-long safari and are taking …

Anthony Bourdain

'I'll Just Walk Away!' Kellyanne Conway Threatens to Walk Off Set During Heated Exchange with CNN's Chris Cuomo

Click here for reuse options! It was a complete disaster.For some reason, no matter how many times CNN invites her on air for entirely futile …

Kellyanne Conway

Federal Agents Board Buses 100 Miles From Border To Ask, Are You A U.S. Citizen?

When people are crossing a U.S. border, they expect to be asked about their citizenship. But not when they're driving up the East Coast.<p>U.S. Border Patrol agents are boarding buses from private lines like Greyhound and Concord Coach within 100 miles of a U.S. border, asking passengers if they're …

Civil Rights

Meet the wealthy donors pouring millions into the 2018 elections

Wealthy donors who have given at least $1 million this election cycle contributed nearly 56 percent of the $640 million that has flowed into super PACs, which can accept unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations.<p>While these groups cannot coordinate their advertising with candidates …

Tom Steyer

Why Schools Are Banning Yoga

Mindfulness programs have become popular on K–12 campuses, but in some parts of the country concerns about religious intrusion keep the trend at bay.<p>In certain parts of the United States, it’s getting more and more likely that rather than a game of dodgeball in gym class or a round of Heads-up, …

Yoga

Poland used to be okay with Trump. Then, he posted a photo.

BERLIN — Poland is one of the few European countries where President Trump is still not only welcome but indeed sought after. When Polish President Andrzej Duda visited the White House on Tuesday, he repeatedly praised the president and even floated the idea of naming a possible future U.S. …

Donald Trump

Grassley in firing line on Kavanaugh assault allegation

The curmudgeonly Iowa Republican's legacy is at stake as he navigates both sides of the Supreme Court nomination chaos.<p>Sen. Chuck Grassley has cultivated a decadeslong reputation for protecting whistleblowers and fighting for government transparency. Now he’s plunging into the harrowing task of …

U.S. Supreme Court

Republicans, be forewarned: Kavanaugh’s accuser has options

The Post reports:<p>Senate Republicans strongly signaled on Wednesday that they will forge ahead with embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation as his accuser called the rush for a public hearing next week unfair.GOP senators who fretted earlier this week about the prospects …

Donald Trump

Stephen Colbert Shreds Kavanaugh's Defenders With 1 Disturbing Question

"Late Show" host hammers conservatives who support the Supreme Court nominee despite a sexual assault allegation.<p>“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert wasted no time going after defenders of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court who has been accused of a sexual …

Stephen Colbert

Why God Is Laughing at Brett Kavanaugh

American politics is about power, not principle. If anyone should know this, it's Brett Kavanaugh.<p>God, it’s sometimes said, has an awesome sense of humor; if so, the Almighty must have been vastly entertained by the turns of fortune on display this past weekend in American politics.<p>Not amused, to …

Bill Clinton

American Democracy Is in Crisis

Our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back.<p>It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump won enough Electoral College votes to become president of the United States. On the day after, in my concession speech, I said, “We owe him an open …

Civil Rights

This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe Is So Tasty, Your Whole Family Will Love It

Who says chili always has to be made with ground beef and tomato sauce? There are so many varieties of chili you can make that can be just as delicious and possibly even lighter. I think white chicken is amazing to try in your chili. Not only is it a leaner cut of meat, but you can even play around …

Recipes

Ex-GOP donor urges support for Dems in midterms: 'Democracy is at stake'

Former GOP mega-donor Seth Klarman urged voters to support Democrats in the coming midterm elections and said in a recent interview that he believes …

Joe Kennedy

U.S. Spies Rush to Protect Defectors After Skripal Poisoning

WASHINGTON — When a suspected hit man for Russian intelligence arrived in Florida about four years ago, F.B.I. surveillance teams were alarmed.<p>The man approached the home of one of the C.I.A.’s most important informants, a fellow Russian, who had been secretly resettled along the sunny coast. The …

Sergei Skripal

Five Places to Go in Burien, Wash.

When you think of communities located near major metropolitan airports, you probably think of noise. But Burien, Wash., a relatively affordable suburb just south of Seattle and west of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, avoids such a fate with flight paths mercifully positioned to the east. …

Puget Sound

Donald Trump and Republicans work every day to destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

<b>(AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/J. Scott Applewhite/Salon)</b><p>It’s time to set the record straight<p>Alex Lawson<p>September 13, 2018 7:00am (UTC)<p><i>This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.</i><p>During Donald Trump’s campaign for president, he promised over and over again to protect Social Security, …

Social Security

Graham departs from best-friend McCain, goes all in on Trump

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — By the end, Sen. John McCain had rejected President Donald Trump. The president was so infuriated by McCain he put a biting reference to the dying Republican senator in his stump speech. Yet one man in Washington still had hope for bridging the gap between the two.<p>"I regret …

Donald Trump

UN Secretary-General: American Power Is in Decline, the World Is ‘in Pieces’

António Guterres confronts the “reemergence of irrationality” in global politics.<p>Editor's Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>For the past two years, the secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres, has watched as President …

Human Rights

Angry over diversity in children's show, NRA TV depicts 'Thomas & Friends' in KKK hoods

Using a jarring image to blast increased diversity on a children's TV show, a National Rifle Association online show depicted characters from "Thomas & Friends" in white, Ku Klux Klan-style hoods on burning train tracks.<p>Host of NRA TV's "Relentless," Dana Loesch went after the classic children's …

Sustainable Development Goals

A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.<p>Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series that attempts to answer the question: Is democracy dying?<p>On December 31, 1999, we …

A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting #MoneyTrail

<b>The June 2016</b> meeting at Trump Tower has become one of the most famous gatherings in American political history: a flashpoint for allegations of …

Trump Tower

The sheriffs who cheered Trump's attack on the press have long histories of shady dealings, revealed by the press

Last week, Trump invited a collection to sheriffs to the White House for a rousing speech about the evils of the free press, exactly the kind of …

Corruption

Oregon legislator exposed as officer of anti-immigrant, white supremacist hate group

Racists and xenophobes are welcome in the Trump GOP.<p>An Oregon-based alt-weekly has exposed that state Rep. Mike Nearman (R) is the vice president of …

Immigration Reform

This Changes Everything: Why Trump Is Responsible for Weinstein’s Downfall and Time’s Up

Hollywood’s most powerful women appear in the Geena Davis-produced documentary This Changes Everything, which draws a direct line between the president and the industry’s sea change.<p>On Saturday afternoon at the Toronto Film Festival, the premiere of <b>Tom Donahue’s</b> documentary <i>This Changes …

Film Festivals

There’s No Coup Against Trump

American democracy is imperiled by Republicans enabling the president’s authoritarian impulses, not by self-aggrandizing op-eds from anonymous bureaucrats.<p>For political observers and reporters, every day since the November 2016 election seems to have contained some sort of absurd twist or …

Donald Trump

Robert Reich: How you can stop Trump’s lie machine

<b>(Getty/Mandel Ngan)</b><p>It’s time for all of us to take action and defend the truth<p>Robert Reich<p>September 8, 2018 8:00am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>Trump is ramping up his lies through his three amplifiers: Fox News, his rallies, and his Twitter account.<p>His lies aren’t subject …

University of California

Thousands of mental health professionals agree with Woodward and the New York Times op-ed author: Trump is dangerous

Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," describes a "nervous breakdown of Trump's presidency." Earlier this year, Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" offered a similar portrayal.<p>Now, an op-ed in The New York Times by an anonymous "senior White House official" describes how deeply the troubles in this …

Mental Health