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LGBT Activists Around The World Are Worried About The New US Secretary Of State

Mike Pompeo in his confirmation hearings refused to tell senators whether he still considers gay sex a "perversion."<p>Newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faces a skeptical LBGT community around the world, worried that his stance on LGBT rights will rollback past successes.<p>Pompeo "signifies …

LGBTQI

Trump says Cohen 'represented me' in Stormy Daniels scandal

Donald Trump said Thursday that attorney Michael Cohen "represented me" by cutting a deal with porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016, after the president previously said he didn't know about the "hush money" payment.<p>Trump also tried to distance himself from Cohen, who is currently under federal criminal …

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Warren: Trump administration is the 'most corrupt ever'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGillibrand unveils bill to offer banking services at post offices Warren challenger sues to keep displaying …

Donald Trump

Trump rips Comey, says he won't be involved in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he "won't be involved" in the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling, even as he warned he could change his mind, blasted his own Justice Department and accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying about …

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Giuliani, Trump legal team met with special counsel Robert Mueller

Rudy Giuliani and President Trump's newly reconfigured legal team met Tuesday with special counsel Robert Mueller and his staff to discuss a possible …

Donald Trump

Inside Jared Kushner and Donald Trump’s prison reform scam

Prison reform efforts by <b>Jared Kushner</b> (yes, apparently that’s a real thing) were stalled and a bill he believed would get pushed through the House …

Donald Trump

Trump Says He Did Stay Overnight In Moscow, Claims James Comey Lied In Memo

President Donald Trump told Fox News on Thursday he did stay overnight in Moscow during a 2013 trip tied to the Miss Universe pageant.<p>Trump claims former FBI Director James Comey lied in a memo he wrote claiming Trump said he never stayed overnight in Moscow. Flight records uncovered by Bloomberg …

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Citizenship for sale: EB-5 visas and the wealthy's brilliant plan to help the wealthy

Real capitalist Americans know that programs like EB-5 shouldn’t be reformed. They should be unchained so rich foreigners and developers can cash in.<p>As it says on the Statue of Liberty:<p><i>Give me your rich and well-fed, <br>Your huddled elites yearning to live in Beverly Hills,<br>Affluent wretches from your</i> …

Real Estate

Police Are Downloading Data From People's Phones Without Warrants and Privacy Groups Are Outraged

Campaigners from U.K.-based Privacy International have formally complained about British police being able to download the contents of people’s …

Privacy

Mexican rapper confesses to dissolving film students' bodies in acid

A Mexican rapper and YouTube star with hundreds of thousands of followers confessed to dissolving the bodies of three missing film students in acid, authorities confirmed Wednesday.<p>Christian Omar Palma Gutierrez - also known as "QBA" - is one of two people detained over the deaths of Salomon Aceves …

Latin America

VA nominee Ronny Jackson withdraws amid allegations he dished out opioids, drank on duty

WASHINGTON – Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson said Thursday he is withdrawing from consideration as President Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs amid a barrage of allegations of prior misconduct.<p>"Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false …

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Horrifying Details Emerge About Alleged Sex-Cult Recruiter Allison Mack at Bail Hearing

Last Friday, former <i>Smallville</i> actress-turned-alleged sex cult second-in-command Allison Mack was arrested and pleaded not guilty to a slew of …

Crime

'Somebody's on drugs': Ex-ethics attorney blasts White House's dismal failure to vet VA pick Jackson

With the possibility that White House doctor Ronny Jackson may withdraw his name for consideration to head up the embattled Veterans Administration, …

Donald Trump

Two Members of Congress Were Rumored to Be Having an Affair. He May Be the Next Speaker. She’s Out of a Job.

The whispers appeared to drive Rep. Kevin McCarthy out of the GOP leadership race three years ago. He’s back in it, but Renee Ellmers is out of …

Sexual Harassment

Florida Police Shoot and Kill Black Man, Then Go to Funeral Home in Attempt to Unlock His Phone Using His Fingerprint

There really appears to be no line that the police will not cross. At least, not in this case, where Largo, Florida police shot and killed a …

Crime

Trump White House Now Just Openly Courting Corruption

Mick Mulvaney is actively encouraging bankers to bribe lawmakers to get what they want.<p>There was some surprise, last week, when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a $1 billion fine against Wells Fargo for mortgage- and loan-related abuses. Acting C.F.P.B. Director <b>Mick Mulvaney,</b> …

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mike Flynn’s Son Just Accidentally Threw Pence And Trump Under The Bus In Russia Probe

Joy Ann Reid no longer and icon for the #Resistance movement<p>Published<p>2 mins ago<p>on<p>April 25, 2018<p>Before she became an icon of the #Resistance movement …

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EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to be peppered with questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster.<p>Pruitt was scheduled to …

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Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government Help

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is proposing to increase rent for millions of low-income tenants in government-subsidized housing and impose stricter work requirements.<p>The plan, unveiled Wednesday, would raise rent to 35 percent of gross income for more than 2 million families …

Housing

Facebook says AggregateIQ spent $2m on Brexit-related ads

Facebook has revealed that AggregateIQ, a Canadian data company with alleged links to Cambridge Analytica, spent $2m on Brexit-related ads in the UK …

Social Media

Michael Cohen asserts Fifth Amendment rights in Stormy Daniels case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Cohen, the longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, filed court papers Wednesday indicating he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination regarding his involvement in a hush money deal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and the President.<p>Cohen …

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Scott Pruitt’s New Rule Could Completely Transform the EPA

It would not only undermine 30 years of clean-air regulations, but radically restrict what science the agency is allowed to use.<p>In one sweeping move, the Trump administration may soon not only destabilize the last three decades of clean air and water rules, but also completely overhaul how the …

Scott Pruitt

After searching for more than 40 years, authorities say an ex-cop is the Golden State Killer

<b>(CNN) —</b> For decades, Joseph James DeAngelo's neighbors thought he was a little odd. He kept mostly to himself, sometimes yelling at the people who got too close to his fence or mowed their grass too early.<p>But they didn't have any reason to suspect he might be behind a series of killings, rapes and …

Crime

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose rent increases for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday will propose tripling the amount the poorest households are expected to pay for rent as well as encourage those receiving housing subsidies to work, according to the administration’s legislative proposal obtained by The Washington Post.<p>…

Housing

How to access the Dark Web

The Dark Web is an infamous digital hive of scum and villainy, where people around the world visit their black markets and conduct encrypted business …

Dark Web

Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.<p>That sentiment was evident Tuesday on Capitol Hill …

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After Botching Ronny Jackson’s VA Nomination, Trump Doubles Down

During a news conference alongside the French president on Tuesday afternoon, President Trump made remarks about Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, his …

Donald Trump

Cable news outlets are largely ignoring Mike Pompeo’s anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ record

Since President Donald Trump announced he would nominate current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state, weekday cable news shows have …

Donald Trump

The Ronny Jackson mess perfectly sums up the Trump presidency

President Trump, speaking at a news conference this afternoon, appeared to stand by Ronny L. Jackson, his suddenly embattled nominee to head up the Department of Veterans Affairs, even as he also appeared to toss him under the bus.<p>Calling Jackson “a fine man,” Trump all but urged him to not take …

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Rand Paul, Surrender Monkey

John NicholsHe betrayed the Constitution and his constituents. Perhaps most tragically, he betrayed himself.The post Rand Paul, Surrender Monkey …

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