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Want to know what it’s like to work for Donald Trump? Look no further than the Comey saga.

A former Trump employee says that the Comey firing is classic Trump<p>Donald Trump issued a vague warning to former FBI Director James Comey last month:<p>“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” the president wrote on Twitter, three …

New documentary details Trump’s alleged ties to Russian mobsters

A Dutch sketch that went viral soon after Donald Trump took office urged the new president to make the Netherlands second, and a meme was born. But …

Trump threatens Comey in Twitter outburst

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump issued a thinly veiled threat Friday to fired FBI Director James Comey, apparently suggesting there are possibly recorded conversations between the two men that could be leaked to counter the former FBI director if necessary.<p>"James Comey better hope that there are no …

Al Franken Lays Out An Almost Foolproof Explanation For Why Trump Waited So Long To Fire Michael Flynn

Former Deputy General Sally Yates and former U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper spent Monday afternoon testifying about Russian election interference in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Yates revealed that she spoke to White House counsel multiple times to share the …

Hillary Clinton just delivered a stunning indictment of the 2016 election -- and Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton had kept a purposely low profile in the wake of her stunning 2016 defeat at the hands of President Donald Trump. Until Tuesday, that is.<p>In a sit-down interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour as part of a "Women for Women International" event in New York City, Clinton let rip …

Trump wants more power and fewer checks and balances — again

<i>Update No. 2: Trump tweeted an even-more-specific request for the nuclear option Tuesday.</i><p><i>Update May 2: Trump is indeed going ahead with a push to get rid of the filibuster, tweeting that the GOP should consider it if it can't get 60 votes to overcome the filibuster. He apparently even threatened to</i> …

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Judge Lets White Alabama Town Secede From School District Despite 'Race' Being a Factor

An Alabama federal judge has given a mostly white town the green light to secede from the racially mixed county school district and start its own system — even though "race was the motivating factor" for many supporters of the split.<p>But in her ruling, Judge Madeline Haikala also reserved the right …

Dan Rather’s Second Coming

With millions of Facebook fans and the freedom to speak his mind, the 85-year-old journalist is back in the arena—facing the opponent he’s been waiting for his entire life.<p><b>One late morning on a recent rainy Saturday</b> <b>in</b> Austin, Texas, Dan Rather, dressed in a pressed dark suit and a crisp blue shirt, …

Journalism

The Best War Movies Streaming on Netflix

Available to watch instantly on Netflix.<p>War is, in no uncertain terms, a horrifying experience and something that we should all want to avoid …

Digital Box Office: New Streaming Platform Sparks Revolution for Indie Filmmakers

We’ve just discovered a new global streaming platform that’s looking to completely disrupt the status quo of the traditional entertainment …

How Donald Trump's Success Produced Bill O'Reilly's Downfall

The king of cable has been ousted from his throne. He can thank the president.<p>On Wednesday afternoon, the king of cable was summarily—and in the eyes of many, finally—dethroned.<p>Bill O’Reilly’s stunning fall was both swift and extraordinarily prolonged: Swift for a public newly woken to his alleged …

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AMERICAN GODS Will Test Your Senses Like No Show Before (Review)

<i>Please note: this review is spoiler-free for American Gods. Enjoy!</i><p>There’s a lot we don’t know about the world. For all the power and insight science …

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Where Trump's real estate world meets a top religious ally of the Kremlin.<p>Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional …

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"They tried to supplant mainstream media": Jane Mayer on the billionaire behind Bannon and Trump

Mayer’s reporting on Trump’s reclusive mega-donor is revealing.<p>“In my view, Trump wouldn’t be president if not for Bob. It doesn’t get much more effective than that.”<p>That’s a quote from Nick Patterson, a computational biologist who New Yorker writer Jane Mayer interviewed for her recent sweeping …

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He told us who he was: The L.A. Times discovers Donald Trump’s vileness — why was any of it a surprise?

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Mainstream media are shocked to discover the president is a mendacious bigot. Were they not paying attention?<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 5, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>To great acclaim and praise, the Los Angeles Times has made a great discovery. In the opening salvo of a four-part series of essays …

Susan Rice and the Latest Bogus Attempt to Justify Trump’s Wiretapping Tweet

Ever since President Trump tweeted, in the early morning of March 4th, that “Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory,” the White House and its defenders have labored to find a justification for the false allegation. After two false starts, the White House is trying out …

The Far Right’s Witch Hunt Inside the Trump White House

Right-wing trolls are claiming they ousted a top Trump staffer last week and, whether or not that is true, they feel emboldened to do it again.<p>The …

Devin Nunes Is Just the Errand Boy in the Trump-Russia Scandal

The manic flailing before the cameras, the ridiculous lie about a ‘whistleblower’ who turned out to be two White House officials—no, the intel chair …

A Norfolk doctor found a treatment for sepsis. Now he's trying to get the ICU world to listen.

The patient was dying.<p>Valerie Hobbs, 53, was in the throes of sepsis – an infection coursing through her veins that was causing her blood pressure to …

PBS's To Walk Invisible Finds Fire in the Lives of the Bronte Sisters

The two-hour work, written and directed by Happy Valley’s Sally Wainwright, is a vibrant dramatization of how three sheltered women became such extraordinary novelists.<p>When it comes to the Brontë sisters, questions—and mythology—abound. How did three relatively sheltered women, the daughters of a …

Literature

Devin Nunes Vanished the Night Before He Made Trump Surveillance Claims

The Republican intelligence chairman got a message and jumped out of an Uber. The next morning he dropped a bombshell based on classified information.<p>…

U.S. farm heartland lobbies to steer Trump away from Mexico trade war

GARNER, Iowa/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Farmers in the U.S. agricultural heartland that helped elect Donald Trump are now pushing his administration to avoid a trade dispute with Mexico, fearing retaliatory tariffs that could hit over $3 billion in U.S. exports.<p>The value of exports at risk is based on …

The Liar-In-Chief & The Dangers of Post-Truth Politics

What happens when we lose American lives over a lie?<p>It’s hard to live with a leader you don’t trust. It makes you anxious. Makes you fearful. It’s …

No Magic in How G.O.P. Plan Lowers Premiums: It Pushes Out Older People

There are a lot of unpleasant numbers for Republicans in the Congressional Budget Office’s assessment of their health care bill. But congressional leadership found one to cheer: The report says that the bill will eventually cut the average insurance premiums for people who buy their own insurance …

Smack-talking Trump tweets his way toward legal trouble

Our put-upon president has spent a lifetime talking smack, like a street kid in a pickup basketball game in Queens. Insults and demeaning remarks are just part of the game and part of his persona. When he called Mexicans "rapists" and said "Lyin' Ted" Cruz's father helped kill JFK, it was all in …

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Donald Trump Joins Paul Ryan’s ‘Health-Care’ Crusade—Sad!

Now we know why the House speaker has been wearing that empty-eyed MAGA grin for months. Trump’s all in on his war on the poor.<p>Well, it finally …

The GOP can no longer claim it believes in fiscal responsibility

It’s time to put an end to the myth that Republicans believe in fiscal responsibility. Saving taxpayer dollars takes a back seat to the ideological imperative of blaming and shaming the poor.<p>Witness the GOP’s long-awaited plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. House committees are moving forward …

The Deep State Is a Figment of Steve Bannon’s Imagination

Here’s the real truth about America’s national security bureaucrats.<p>Here’s a handy rule for assessing the credibility of what you’re reading about national security in the Trump era: If somebody uses the term “Deep State,” you can be pretty sure they have no idea what they’re talking about.<p>The …

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A Ticket to Hell

Donald Trump has spent his whole life overselling an overinflated vision of himself and his success.<p>He was the outer-borough boy whose father’s “boxlike office” was on Avenue Z in Brooklyn; he always dreamed of making it to Manhattan and breaking into the big league.<p>With a hustler’s spirit and some …