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Schiff demands Trump turn over Comey 'tapes'

Senior House Democrats demanded on Friday that President Donald Trump turn over to Congress any tapes he might have made of his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey.<p>Reps. John Conyers and Elijah Cummings, the top Democrats on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, wrote to …

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Senate Republicans pray the Comey firing won’t send their agenda off a cliff

They hope a vanilla FBI pick will keep their policy plans on schedule.<p>President Trump’s decision Tuesday to fire FBI Director James Comey didn’t just throw the White House into chaos and amplify uncomfortable questions about the administration’s ties to the Russian government — it also threatened …

Health Care

The steady decline of America’s death rows

When the state of Arkansas announced plans to carry out eight executions in an 11-day period in April, it drew intense international scrutiny that flared until well after the final lethal injection in the series at the end of the month. In part, this attention was fueled by the explanation, offered …

Death Row

Convicted of murder at 16, New Orleans man gets chance at parole | NOLA.com

A 55-year-old man waved to his sisters across a New Orleans courtroom Monday (May 8) then stood in front of a judge as she ordered him eligible for …

New Orleans

How Trump will use young judges to transform the federal courts.

On Monday, President Donald Trump unveiled his first slate of nominees to the lower federal courts, beginning the process of restocking the federal …


U.S. Senate finance panel unlikely to support import tax: chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 20 percent import tax, backed by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives, is unlikely to win enough support from the Senate Finance Committee to be part of any Senate tax reform bill, the panel's Republican chairman said on Tuesday.<p>The comment by Senator Orrin …


Democrats Can’t Stop Trump’s Agenda. But They Can Block His Judicial Nominees.

WASHINGTON ― Democrats can’t do much to stop President Donald Trump’s agenda in Congress. But they do have one weapon in the Senate that allows them to stop judicial nominees in their tracks ― a “blue slip” ― and a Democratic senator has already warned the White House he’s prepared to use it to …

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Atheist group claims Facebook keeps deleting its page

An atheist Facebook page with more than 1.6 million fans is being repeatedly deleted by the social network, claims the group behind it. Atheist …


Trump's Religious Order Is a Joke, But His Health Care Bill Is a Threat

As a black bisexual woman living in the United States, I find that Donald Trump’s America is constantly presenting me with new challenges to …

Health Care

Social media ban in Kashmir affects citizens’ fundamental rights, says UN report

Two experts said the restrictions ‘have the character of collective punishment’ and ‘limit freedom of expression’.<p>The United Nations Human Rights …

Rights & Freedoms

Missouri State Representative: There’s a Difference Between Being Gay and “Just Being a Human”

May 11, 2017 by David G. McAfee<p>There are a lot of Republican lawmakers who oppose same-sex marriage, but Missouri <b>State Rep. Rick Brattin</b> takes …


Press freedom advocates condemn arrest of journalist in West Virginia

Press freedom advocates have condemned the arrest of a journalist in West Virginia, who was apprehended as he questioned a Trump administration …

Rights & Freedoms
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FBI refuses to disclose documents on Trump’s call to Russia to hack Clinton

FBI decision to withhold records suggests Trump’s provocative election-year comments are being seen as relevant to its own ongoing investigation<p>The US justice department is refusing to disclose FBI documents relating to Donald Trump’s highly contentious election year call on Russia to hack Hillary …

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A VPN will not save you from government surveillance

Privacy is a multi-faced topic, and so to protect it, you need to take more than a single precaution.<p>Late on Friday afternoon, the Commissioner of …

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Report: Trump made 488 false or misleading claims in his first 100 days in office

A Washington Post analysis looked at just how often Trump gets things wrong.<p>It’s a cliché at this point: Donald Trump constantly misleads the public.<p>But just how often does he do this? A new analysis from the Washington Post tries to put a number on Trump’s false and misleading claims. It concludes:<p>…

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Cadillac Ad Tries to Bridge Nation’s Chasm, Without Falling In

Can a luxury auto ad help bridge the deep political chasm in America — and, while it’s at it, sell cars?<p>General Motors’ Cadillac division is about to find out.<p>On Sunday, its new advertising campaign will make its debut during the Oscars broadcast on ABC, which is, after the Super Bowl, the biggest …

General Motors

History Suggests The Democrats Won’t Stay In the Wilderness

After Tuesday’s election results, Democrats lost the White House and remained a minority in Congress and in state legislative chambers.1 Their …

Political Science

Meet the 82-Year-Old Grandma Lobbying for Abortion Rights

And two other grandmas we love expanding health care in their communities.

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Donald Trump invites entire Senate to White House for North Korea briefing

Extraordinary step taken as administration pressures UN security council for full force of existing sanctions and further measures in event of nuclear test<p>The entire US Senate will go to the White House on Wednesday to be briefed by senior administration officials about the brewing confrontation …

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