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Russia scandal goes well beyond Trump: GOP leaders definitely knew about hacking — did they benefit too?

Leading Republicans knew about Russian hacking long before Trump’s nomination. They said nothing and did nothing<p>Despite Europe's clear disdain for President Trump it seems as though he's over there every other week. In fact he's arriving in France on Thursday at the invitation of President Emmanuel …

Donald Trump, here's how to compliment a woman without being a total sleazeball

It's surprising that Donald Trump occasionally fails to properly communicate with women, since we all know that no one respects women more than he …

Donald Trump

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

Donald Trump

Trumpcare Takes From the Poor to Give to the Rich

Twenty two million Americans will lose insurance if the Senate’s draconian Trumpcare bill becomes law, according to an estimate released Monday by …

Health Care

In premodern Japan, it was common for aristocrats and samurai to pursue male lovers

I’m an anthropologist who grew up in Japan and has lived there, off and on, for 22 years. Yet every visit to Tokyo’s Harajuku district still surprises me. In the eye-catching styles modeled by fashion-conscious young adults, there’s a kind of street theater, with crowded alleyways serving as …

Gender-Neutral

Prominent Democratic Fundraisers Realign to Lobby for Trump’s Agenda

After President Donald Trump’s upset election victory, Democratic insiders who worked on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid weren’t …

Net Neutrality

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NRCC Chair: Georgia Special Election ‘About More Than Trump’

NRCC Chair Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) joins MTP Daily to discuss the impact if Republican Karen Handel wins the special election in Georgia today …

Behind a secret bookshelf passageway, a trove of Nazi artifacts in Argentina

The international police agency Interpol discovered one of the largest and most disturbing sets of Nazi artifacts this month in a northern suburb of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.<p>Agents became aware of a collector of historical artifacts who they say had procured some of his items illegally. …

Victories against Trump are mounting. Here's how we deal the final blow | Rebecca Solnit

The judiciary, legislative and media have all helped keep Trump in check. But it’s the residents of the United States whose response will matter most in the end<p>In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not as hate and attack but as an expression of popular will and power. Or as love, …

United States

Being Freaked Out by Gay and Trans People Is Still a Legal Murder Defense in 48 States

Illinois is set to become the second state to outlaw gender identity and sexuality as motives for violence by defendants in court. What's holding the others behind?<p>In 2002, Gwen Araujo, a transgender woman, was brutally beaten to death at a house party in Newark, California by a group of men. The …

You think we’ve had 50 years of gay liberation? In the UK it’s barely four | Peter Tatchell

Britain is celebrating the anniversary of the 1967 act, but in fact anti-gay laws were enforced more aggressively by the state after it was passed<p>The 50th anniversary in July of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 will be marked by celebratory events, from Queer British Art at the Tate to the BBC’s Gay …

Luddites have been getting a bad rap for 200 years. But, turns out, they were right

Things did not end well for the Luddites. The group of weavers and textile artisans in early 1800s were crushed by the British government after resisting the destruction of their livelihoods by industrialization. History, in one of its callous twists, recast their story from a workers’ revolt for …

Black Lives Matter

America's Cult of Ignorance

More people are better educated than ever before, and knowledge is easier to come by. So why do we so often scorn those who plainly know more than we …

Has the Trump budget blown Republican’s cover?

Why do Republicans seem intent on hurting the most vulnerable among us?<p><i>This post originally appeared on Bill Moyers.</i><p>The one question you never hear journalists ask Republicans is <i>why</i>?<p>Why do so many Republicans want to throw 24 million struggling Americans off the health insurance rolls? Why does the …

How Trump Became an Accidental Totalitarian

Examining the origins, and consequences, of the president’s distrust in the media.<p>Like everyone else, I’ve been thinking a lot of late about <b>Donald Trump</b> and his infamous Twitter meltdowns—trying to deduce exactly what he’s up to regarding his constant, and seemingly never-ending, attacks on the …

The GOP health bill is a $600 billion tax cut — almost entirely for the wealthy

Most analysis of the American Health Care Act, the new House Republican plan for repealing and replacing Obamacare, has focused on the fact that it will take away health insurance from millions of Americans, including, eventually, millions of poor, elderly, and disabled Americans currently on …

Health Care

The Contacts Between Trump Associates and Russia: A Timeline

A comprehensive guide to reported encounters between the president’s aides and Putin’s government<p>It’s a diplomat’s job to meet people, and Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, seems to be good at it.<p>Moscow’s longtime representative in Washington is now at the center of an …

Who is Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador rattling Trump's presidency? | David Smith and Spencer Ackerman

Putin’s man in Washington is usually far from view. Now he’s at the center of a storm that brought down a key Trump ally and threatens another<p>He has become a lightning rod for suspicions about Donald Trump’s ties with Russia, inadvertently bringing down one of the president’s closest allies and now …

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders Went Rogue With His Own Rebuttal To Tell Trump What He Missed In His Joint Address To Congress

Donald Trump’s first address to Congress was heavy on promises and light on policy. This shouldn’t be shocking. Trump’s always been a big “promise” guy without delving into details, but the Democratic response to Trump’s address was a lackluster rejoinder that won’t sway anyone on the fence or …

Middle-class

In His First Address to Congress, Trump Demonizes Immigrants—With a Smile

Donald Trump used his first address to remind the nation just how much they should fear immigrants in a country comprised of them.<p>Donald Trump’s …

Tennessee has declared war on same-sex families: Inside the legislation that would eradicate nearly all rights for LGBT couples

A brace of bills in the Tennessee statehouse is aimed at rolling back gains made by during Obama administration<p>Heather MacKenzie bought her wedding ring at Wal-Mart. MacKenzie, now 38, proposed to her wife, Charitey, by driving to the top of Tiger Hill in Murfreesboro, a town located near the …