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Donald Trump erodes Social Security and Medicare solvency while blaming Democrats

Trump says Democrats want to destroy Social Security and Medicare (they don't) and he's making them stronger (he isn't). They've weakened on his watch.<p>Some of President Donald Trump’s lies fall into what I call the “yeah, right” category. Like saying he doesn’t have time to watch TV, or how, as a …

News

1.7 million chickens drown in massive floodwaters from Florence

ADVERTISING<p>About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings …

Floods

Stop killing wasps, say scientists, they’re just as important as bees

Wasps have long been reviled by the public and even Charles Darwin questioned his faith because he could not see why a ‘beneficent’ God would have created such nefarious creatures.<p>But now scientists at University College London are trying to rehabilitate their image to prevent them from dying …

University College London

I’ve studied false rape claims. The accusation against Kavanaugh doesn’t fit the profile.

What I learned reading hundreds of false rape accusations.<p>“This is a completely false allegation.”<p>That’s what Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said in a statement on Monday after an allegation surfaced that he had attempted to rape a woman named Christine Blasey Ford decades ago when they were …

U.S. Politics

Justice, Spy World Veterans Warn Of Consequences If Trump Releases Secret Docs

President Trump wrote on Tuesday that he ordered the release of classified materials about the ongoing probe into Russian election interference because "really bad things were happening."<p>The White House said Trump is taking this action out of a desire for "transparency," but former law enforcement …

U.S. Department of Justice

Trump ignores security, crosses ‘red line’ with declassification gambit

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 9/17/18, 9:52 PM ET<p>Trump declassifies Russia investigation docs, security be damned<p>Senator Richard Blumenthal …

Donald Trump

65 women vouched for Kavanaugh’s character, but only two stand by judge after accuser goes public

<b>Brett Kavanaugh; Donald Trump (Getty/Salon)</b><p>Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney said she would be willing to testify about the alleged assault before Congress<p>Travis Gettys<p>September 17, 2018 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Raw Story<p>Shortly after the contents of an anonymous letter were …

Brett Kavanaugh

Man caught shaving on train in viral video says don't judge

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter.<p>Anthony Torres, 56, told The Associated Press that the people judging him on social media …

New Jersey

Far-right news sites smear California professor after misidentifying Kavanaugh accuser

Tech & Media<p>Several far-right news websites, amplified by The Drudge Report, published articles on Monday saying that Christine Ford, the college professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted sexual assault, was a “mad” and “troubled” professor.<p>But the stories identified …

News

Between the lines: Trump's shutdown decision

On Saturday morning, a senior administration official told me President Trump has "come to realize that there's not a path to 60 votes" to pay for …

Donald Trump

A Border Patrol Agent Has Been Arrested For Killing Four Women

Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz described Ortiz as a "serial killer" who preyed on sex workers whom he picked up at bus stops and parking …

Researchers Heat Up Cold-Boot Attack That Works on All Laptops

A pair of researchers have developed an attack method that can bypass mitigations for cold-boot attacks on laptops. A physical attacker can …

Laptops

This Burger King Employee Was Shamed on Social Media. Now Her Story Has People Truly Stunned

She was the lowest of the low, in some people's eyes: an employee at Burger King.<p>Even worse, in their eyes, she was doing something unusual--lying on a cardboard box on the sidewalk outside during her break, trying to get a few badly needed minutes of sleep.<p>Of course that meant she was fair game …

Social Media

As Donald Trump faces rising dangers, 12 religion questions for understudy Mike Pence

With President Donald Trump engulfed by scandal, the odds that Vice President Mike Pence will succeed him grow stronger every day. Pious where the president is profane and calm where he is chaotic, Pence is Trump’s temperamental opposite, which many find reassuring. However, his record suggests his …

Mike Pence

The Bailouts for the Rich Are Why America Is So Screwed Right Now

Did they prevent a full-scale collapse? Yes. Was it necessary to do it the way we did? Not at all.<p>In 1948, the architect of the post-war American suburb, William Levitt, explained the point of the housing finance system. "No man who owns his own house and lot can be a Communist," he said. "He has …

Obama Administration

Imagine being so threatened by non-conformism you’d bully a child | Van Badham

Their incessant, yawping demands for 'free speech' and 'individual rights' fall silent the moment anyone else exercises any.<p>Harper Nielsen is a nine-year-old child attending Kenmore South state school in Queensland and the present subject of an extraordinary bullying campaign from prominent …

Rights & Freedoms

Report: Everybody in the White House Considers Trump an Idiot

It is relatively easy to get White House staffers to leak mind-blowing anecdotes about President Trump’s various derangements, and for that very …

The White House

Trump administration adopts new definition of anti-Semitism in schools

The Trump administration is changing how the Education Department investigates allegations of discrimination against Jewish students, backing an approach that is favored by pro-Israel groups but that critics worry will stifle free speech and criticism of Israel on campus.<p>The policy change was …

U.S. Dept. of Education

In “Fear,” Jared Kushner fuels suspicion about Trump’s finances

A quote attributed to Jared Kushner will fuel suspicions about the Trump Organization’s business model, in Bob Woodward’s new book <i>Fear: Trump in the White House.</i><p>In 2006, Donald Trump quietly gave up his self-proclaimed mantle of “King of Debt,” and started making all his investments in cash, with …

Jared Kushner

Saudi Arabia Has Arrested a Man After an 'Offensive Video' Showed Him Sharing Breakfast With a Woman

In a 30-second video that went viral in Saudi Arabia, a hotel worker invites his viewers to “join us” in breakfast as he shares a meal with a veiled …

Mohammed bin Salman

PBS claims Trump used edited version of Obama footage

PBS claimed on Monday night that President Trump had used an edited version of their footage from a 2016 town hall that failed to show the full …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Health Secretary Azar: ‘Jail Juvenile Offenders Until Middle Age’

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar argues juvenile offenders are not “salvageable” human beings, and should be kept in incarceration until …

U.S. Secretary of Health

Health secretary wrote 1991 memo advocating criminal punishment, not treatment, for juvenile offenders: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump officials to announce closure of Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC: report Alibaba's Jack Ma to …

U.S. Secretary of Health

Why Stripping U.S. Citizens of Their Passports Is a Precursor to Genocide

It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid.<p>Taking away people’s passports and citizenship is a precursor to genocide.<p>It’s what happened to Jews in Germany in 1938 when their passports were declared invalid. That is what is beginning to happen here, now, …

Immigration

Letter: Americans should be shocked by the GOP’s actions during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings

A week of remembrances of Sen. John McCain reminded us that whatever our political differences, as Americans we are ultimately all on the same team. …

Salt Lake City

Funny How Serena Has Trouble With Referees Only When She's Losing

Down one set in the 2009 U.S. Open semifinals against Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams faulted while serving 5-6, 15-30. Teeing up her second serve, …

Owe

Trump’s FTC Releases Nearly 500 Pages of Material on Conflicts of Interest — and Redacts It All

There are a lot of questions to be asked about Andrew Smith, who was recently installed to head the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer …

Conflicts of Interest

A 5-Year-Old Girl in Immigrant Detention Nearly Died of an Untreated Ruptured Appendix

A one-page transport request form in the child’s case was generated by the government and sent to a hospital that later treated her, so the document …

Immigration

Trump Shows Reporters an Article Praising Him, Then Lies About What It Says

President Donald Trump lied to reporters at the White House on Wednesday night, in his first remarks about the anonymous New York Times op-ed in …

Donald Trump

Nursing Mother Describes Forced Separation From Infant at the Border: “They Said It Wasn’t Their Problem the Baby Wasn’t Eating”

When Leidy Duenas Claros was finally released after more than two months in immigration detention, her 1-year-old daughter didn’t recognize her.<p>“She …

Immigration