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The 712-page Google doc that proves Muslims do condemn terrorism

It happened in history class. Heraa Hashmi, a 19-year-old American Muslim student at the University of Colorado, was supposed to be discussing the Crusades with the man sitting next to her. Within a few minutes, however, he was crusading against Islam.<p>“Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all …

Religion

President Donald Trump's Budget And 7 Ways It Screws The People He Said He'd Help

(Not including TrumpCare),<p>President Trump’s proposed budget contains two clear winners but numerous losers - many of them the very people he …

Donald Trump could reverse cuts to arts, poor and elderly if he stopped staying at Mar-a-Lago, figures show

Donald Trump could reverse his recently announced cuts to arts, poor and elderly services if he cut his trips to Mar-a-Lago and lived permanently in …

Gutting the Meals on Wheels program would devastate millions, including 500,000 vets who rely on it

They survived the Depression. World War II. Korea. Vietnam. Reagan’s trickle down and even George W. Bush and his “compassionate” cuts to basic …

Donald Trump’s Tax Plan Is Really Good for Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is among the high earners likely to benefit from the first big tax cut working its way through Congress.<p>According to estimates …

The White House Said After-School Programs Don't Help Kids. Here's What the Research Says

President Trump‘s budget director said this week that there is no evidence after-school programs benefit student performance, but several studies …

White House says Meals on Wheels is “not showing any results.” Research says otherwise.

Shockingly, delivering meals to seniors leads to healthier, better-fed seniors.<p>Briefing journalists today, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney cited the Meals on Wheels program as an example of spending money on something that “sounds great” but is “not showing any results.” The basic result …

Meals on Wheels

TrumpWatch: 5 Things Donald Trump Tried To Bury Amidst GCHQ Wiretapping Claims

Distractions anyone?<p>Even by the standards of the Trump administration, this week took a turn for the surreal as the White House expanded its …

6 Things President Trump Criticized Barack Obama For and Is Currently Doing Himself

It’s commonplace for presidential candidates—particularly “change” presidential candidates—to skewer the sitting president of the opposing party during the campaign. But as a candidate, Donald Trump took his attacks on President Obama to new lows, spearheading the racist “birther” movement (and …

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate Change

President Trump’s first seven days of false claims, inaccurate statements and exaggerations

Regular readers know that candidate Donald Trump had difficulty with facts. He earned an astonishing 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings over the course of the campaign.<p>Now that Trump is president, he continues to make misleading statements, based on incomplete information, inaccurate statistics or flights …

Donald Trump

On his first day in office, Trump broke 34 promises

The new president made 36 promises about his first day, but kept only two of them.<p>Before being inaugurated president on Friday, Donald Trump promised …

Donald Trump

The hidden reason Republicans are so eager to repeal Obamacare

Repeal cuts taxes for millionaires, even if millions lose insurance.<p>What does the American Health Care Act — the healthcare bill the House of Representatives is voting on Thursday, after weeks of negotiation and a previous failed attempt — actually do?<p>You can answer this by talking about what’s …

Kristol: Trump treats Putin 'with more respect' than John Lewis

Conservative commentator Bill Kristol responded to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo off to fast start as Trump's top diplomat Trump issues …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Poised To Become Misstater In Chief

The president-elect's propensity for falsehoods looks like it will follow him into the Oval Office.<p>WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump told America this week that he had no loans from Russia. That Russian intelligence could not possibly have compromising material about him. That no one on his staff had any …

Donald Trump

Here are 10 ‘fake news’ stories Trump has pushed as real

President-elect Donald Trump is not a fan of “fake news.” But you’d be excused for thinking he is.<p>The soon-to-be president in his first press …

Donald Trump's Press Conference Was Reportedly Packed With Paid Staffers Who Cheered for Him

They “clapped and cheered” and also “jeered.”<p>Donald Trump held his much-anticipated first press conference since July on Wednesday, in which he talked about putting his sons in charge of his business (no, he's not setting up a blind trust), denying ties to Russia amid recent reports, and, of …

FACT CHECK: Trump Lawyer's Claim And Comparison To Rockefeller Is A Head Scratcher

Among the unusual elements of President-elect Donald Trump's Wednesday news conference was a 15-minute interlude in which an attorney took the podium and described Trump's plan to address potential conflicts of interest between his businesses and the responsibilities of his office.<p>The attorney, …

Donald Trump

'CNN never did that': Tapper fact-checks Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> After President-elect Donald Trump criticized CNN's coverage of a two-page synopsis appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election Wednesday, Jake Tapper took several of his and his team's claims to task.<p>The CNN anchor began by fact-checking Sean Spicer, the future White …

Donald Trump