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Richard Spencer Reportedly Banned From 26 European Countries

It's the second time he's been banned for trying to attend right-wing conferences.<p>More than two dozen European countries reportedly banned white supremacist Richard Spencer from entry, The Associated Press reported.<p>The European Union’s Schengen Area, a group of 26 countries that allow visa-free …

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Trump Celebrates Thanksgiving With 100th Day At One Of His Properties As President

That's nearly one-third of his presidency.<p>President Donald Trump is celebrating his first Thanksgiving as president at his members-only resort in Florida, marking the 100th day he’s spent at a Trump-owned property since his inauguration.<p>Trump traveled to Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday, hours after pardoning …

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FCC Commissioner Pleads: 'Please Stop Us From Killing Net Neutrality'

The FCC plans to vote on a plan to eliminate net neutrality next month.<p>One of the Federal Communications Commission’s top five officials has urged Americans to “make a ruckus” in response to the agency’s plan to vote next month on a policy to gut net neutrality.<p>In an op-ed published Wednesday in …

Net Neutrality

Ethics Attorney Says Rep. John Conyers Verbally Abused Her As His Staffer

Melanie Sloan said she reported his behavior in the 1990s, but was told she was "mentally unstable."<p>A prominent ethics attorney in Washington has accused Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) of verbally abusing her when she worked for him in the 1990s, adding her story to recent allegations of sexual …

John Conyers

First House Dem Calls On Rep. Conyers To Resign

"We all know credible allegations when we hear them."<p>Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) became the first Democrat in Congress to call on Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to resign from Congress in light of recent sexual harassment allegations.<p>“I’ve reviewed the allegations against him, and they’re as credible …

U.S. Congress

People Are Listing Why They're Thankful This Thanksgiving, No Thanks To Donald Trump

"Kindness and empathy are still present in the hearts of our citizens."<p>Folks online are listing all the reasons that they have to be thankful this Thanksgiving, in spite of President Donald Trump.<p>The #NoThanksToTrump hashtag trended on Twitter early Thursday as hundreds of users focused on the …

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‘Art Of The Deal’ Co-Author: Trump Is ‘Half Awed And Half Frightened' By Black People

"His only way of dealing with them is to attack them," said Tony Schwartz.<p>Donald Trump’s former ghostwriter Tony Schwartz has dissected the president’s attack on the father of a college basketball player.<p>On Wednesday, the co-author of Trump’s 1987 book <i>The Art of The Deal</i> told CNN’s John Berman that …

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There’s A Reason Powerful Americans Love To Attack Black Sports Figures

Donald Trump is just keeping with a long tradition in this country.<p>Powerful white Americans have been scoring political points off black athletes for as long as there have been organized sports in America. In this respect, at least, Donald Trump is a traditionalist.<p>On Wednesday, Trump renewed his …

LaVar Ball

A Tribute To The Most Cringeworthy Turkey Pardon Of All Time, Featuring Sarah Palin

So bad, it's good.<p><i>This story was first published in 2012, and has been published every year since.</i><p>For one day each year, the turkey gets its time to shine. While most of that shining is done quite literally, as the glazed centerpiece of Thanksgiving feasts around the nation, a few fortunate fowl …

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Philadelphia Mayor Roasts Donald Trump: ‘Our President Is A Bully’ And ‘A Punk’

“I don’t know where he was raised, but his family didn’t do a good job raising that guy," said Jim Kenney.<p>Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney did not hold back in his criticism of President Donald Trump on Wednesday.<p>During a speech at Philadelphia’s City Hall, Kenney called out the White House for having …

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Donald Trump Jr.'s Thanksgiving Conversation Starter Tips Spectacularly Backfire

"Thanks Obama!"<p>Donald Trump Jr.’s Thanksgiving conversation starter tips were not to everyone’s taste.<p>On Wednesday night, the son of President Donald Trump used Twitter to list six economy-themed topics that people may like to chew over with friends and family during the holiday meal:<p>But the tweet, …

Economy

What To Buy On Black Friday On Amazon

There's a lot on sale, but not everything is worth your time and money.<p>Last week, we shared with you a sneak peek at Amazon’s Black Friday deals that we just couldn’t wait for. Well, now they’re live ― and we’re eager to get a head start on some Prime-worthy Black Friday shopping.<p>Though Amazon will …

Shopping

Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching

One woman told HuffPost that Franken had grabbed her backside at an event honoring women.<p>Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Franken in the past week. Leeann Tweeden, a …

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Uber Data Breach, Cover-Up, Prompts Investigations And Lawsuit

At least five states and three countries are investigating Uber's conduct.<p>Numerous federal and state agencies on Wednesday announced they’ve launched inquiries into Uber, one day after the ride-hailing company acknowledged it paid hackers $100,000 in hush money last year to keep quiet about a …

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Juli Briskman Has At Least 5,523 Reasons To Be Thankful This Year

That's how many people helped raise $124,000 for her after she got fired for flipping off President Donald Trump.<p>WASHINGTON ― It’s been three weeks since Juli Briskman got fired after a photo of her giving the middle finger to President Donald Trump’s motorcade went viral. She remembers driving …

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Undocumented Immigrant Whose Wife Has Cancer Finally Granted Temporary Stay

Riaz Talukder pleaded with authorities to allow him to attend to his wife.<p>Thanks to a large social media push, an undocumented immigrant from Bangladesh will get to stay in the U.S. ― for now.<p>Riaz Talukder, 50, has been granted a temporary stay after people across the internet raised awareness …

Immigration

FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments

New York's attorney general says the federal agency is holding up an investigation.<p>The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin. New York …

Net Neutrality

Texas GOP Representative Apologizes For Explicit Social Media Photo

“I am sorry I did not use better judgment," Rep. Joe Barton said of the photo that appeared to show his genitals.<p>Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) on Wednesday apologized for a photo that circulated anonymously on social media earlier this week which appeared to show him nude.<p>“While separated from my …

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This Animal Shelter Is Turning Black Friday Into 'Cat Friday'

Way more fun than fighting over a toaster.<p>Black Friday is a little played out at this point: the lines, the stress, the rampant consumerism.<p>But the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has found an adorable way to improve the day after Thanksgiving, at least for cat lovers. …

Cats

Tax Reform Is Gonna Eat My Lunch!

Republicans are using employee achievement awards and parking benefits to pay for a corporate tax cut.<p>WASHINGTON ― My employer gives everyone in my office a free lunch every day, and Republicans in Congress want to put a stop to it.<p>The tax code currently allows businesses to deduct the cost of …

Retirement

Twitter Is Appalled At The West Coast's Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish

"I have never been ashamed to be from the West Coast until today."<p>Everybody knows the best part of the Thanksgiving meal is the sides. Forget that dry turkey ― serve up some mashed sweet potatoes or cornbread.<p>But when it comes to which side dishes are the best for the holiday meal, people on …

Thanksgiving

Missouri's New Waiting Period Law Is Already Driving Women To Seek Help Elsewhere

Tougher abortion rules in one state are a warning to the rest of the country.<p>Missouri women seeking an abortion regularly head to the Hope Clinic in Granite City, Illinois, 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. More than half of the clinic’s patients come from Missouri, many looking to bypass their …

Rights & Freedoms

Christian DACA Recipients Reflect On What They're Thankful For This Holiday

With the DACA deadline looming, these Christians want their voices heard.<p>As Americans across the country prepare to gather around the Thanksgiving table, one special group of Christians is taking time to express gratitude.<p>Christian recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program …

Immigration

Facebook To Inform Users If They Fell For Russian Election Propaganda

The social network plans to roll out the tool by the end of the year.<p>Facebook will soon release a tool that lets users see if they liked or followed any Russian propaganda during the 2016 election, the tech giant announced Wednesday.<p>The tool will reveal to users whether they interacted with …

Facebook

Anita Hill: Joe Biden's Apology Is 'Not Enough'

"He said, 'I am sorry if she felt she didn’t get a fair hearing.' That’s sort of an 'I’m sorry if you were offended.'"<p>Anita Hill said former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent apology for his handling of her 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is “not enough” to …

Feminism

Most Americans Aren't Planning To Talk Politics This Thanksgiving

And more of the latest polling news.<p>For a very small fraction of the nation, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds, the biggest logistical challenge this Thanksgiving may be avoiding political squabbles.<p>One Hillary Clinton voter is decamping to a friend’s house to avoid Donald Trump-backing relatives; …

Elections

Florida Man Purposely Crashes Car To Prove Intersection Is Unsafe: Police

That's one way of making your point.<p>Florida man Bruce John Homer, 61, was so driven to prove a busy intersection in his neighborhood unsafe that police said he purposely crashed his truck into an SUV to make the point.<p>“People are always running the stop sign at this intersection and since you guys …

Policing

Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

One former Census official said the White House's reported pick for a high-level Census post was mind-boggling.<p>President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks …

Government

Roy Moore Follows Donald Trump Playbook On Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Deny, obfuscate, and distract at all costs.<p>WASHINGTON ― Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has executed a familiar playbook when it comes to allegations of sexual assault and harassment.<p>Like Donald Trump during last year’s presidential campaign, Moore has denied, obfuscated, and claimed …

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