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Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with star accelerator Y Combinator

It happened quietly, almost without notice. A 2015 blog post titled “Welcome Peter,” which announced the investor’s arrival as a part-time partner at accelerator Y Combinator (YC), gained an addendum: <i>“Edit: Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator.”</i><p>The change was first noted on Nov. 16 …

Silicon Valley

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin." Women's advocates decried the talk as worn intimidation tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his imperiled Senate bid alive.<p>Moore …

Equality

Hope Hicks may hold the keys to Mueller's Russia puzzle

Prosecutors will interview the White House communications director in the coming weeks as they continue questioning those in the president's inner circle.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is preparing to interview the woman who’s seen it all: Hope Hicks.<p>She’s been part of Donald Trump’s inner …

Donald Trump

Russian ambassador says he won't name all the Trump officials he's met with because 'the list is so long'

Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak said on Wednesday that it would take him more than 20 minutes to name all of the Trump officials he's met with or …

Donald Trump

How Millennials Are Trying To Revive The Labor Movement

Just as enthusiasm for collective bargaining grows, labor’s political power and influence wane toward a historic nadir.<p><i>Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.</i><p><i>Mark Janus, an Illinois child-support worker, will soon argue</i> …

Social Justice

'Underlying inflation' just reached an 11-year-high

• <b>Underlying inflation, which measures "prices-only" hit an 11-year high, the government said Thursday.</b>• <b><br>Inflation has been low under Fed chair Yellen, but this data from the New York Fed is worrying.</b><p>Today is inflation day. After the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Consumer Price Index for …

Economy

What Is Ivanka Trump's Child Tax Credit Plan? She Won Over The Senate With It

The new Senate tax bill was made public on Tuesday Nov. 15, and one of its revisions is a major victory for Ivanka Trump. The president's daughter …

Dean Heller

Calling All Readers

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Kansas City voters gave their approval earlier this month to a $1 billion plan to rebuild the city's airport.<p>In Pittsburgh, …

Cleveland

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele decries loss of civility, President Donald Trump in talk at Springfield Public Forum

"Where the hell are we and how the hell did we get here?" former RNC chairman Michael Steele said at the Springfield Public Forum.When MSNBC …

Elections

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin: Justice reform is real and conservative governors are leading the way

During the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, I participated in a national panel on criminal justice reform with like-minded, conservative governors Nathan Deal of Georgia and Mary Fallin of Oklahoma.<p>It was an honor for me to discuss how best to create second chance opportunities …

Opinion

Roy Moore Should Put America First and Get Out of the Race

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 12:01 AM<p>For Republicans outside of Alabama, the Roy Moore thing has always been to-each-his-own. There are not many horses of …

Conservative View

Prominent Conservative Group Seems to Suggest People Named “Weinstein” Are Predisposed to Greed, Thievery

Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 18, 2016.Alex Wong/Getty Images Turning Point …

Harvey Weinstein

Donald Trump Jr.’s incredible history of dumb decisions

With all the documentation of Russian collusion piling up, President Trump’s best excuse may be that his people were too incompetent to organize a conspiracy. Luckily for him, an innocent-by-reason-of-stupidity defense has the virtue of being plausible.<p>For example, there is clear and compelling …

Opinion

She led Trump to Christ: The rise of the televangelist who advises the White House

<b>It was an early afternoon in late July</b>, and Paula White was holding court before an audience of about 25 Southern Baptist ministers in an ornate diplomatic reception room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The televangelist was recounting one of her favorite stories — about when Donald …

Lifestyle

Rock Legend Brian May Slams Photog for Protecting Her Copyright

Queen lead guitarist Brian May is lashing out at a photographer after she reported his copyright infringement to Instagram and got his account …

Photography

Dana Loesch and the Dirty Secret About Being a Woman in Politics

The cost of becoming a high profile-woman in politics is no longer just angry phone calls, political disagreement and event protesters. The internet …

Feminism

Counting Trump's shady Russian dealings

Flames are still not visible. But the smoke billowing out of allegations that Russians colluded with the Trump campaign is thicker and darker than ever.<p>That wasn't the case at the start. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, during a confirmation hearing in January, flatly denied knowing of any Trump …

News (U.S.)

Has the window already closed for North Texan’s Cruz primary challenge?

Establishment Republicans once dreamed of replacing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with a less bombastic alternative in 2018.<p>Those dreams now appear out of …

Elections

Blame a dithering Congress, not Trump, for Democratic wins

<i>Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN</i> …

Ed Gillespie

Republicans hurting after election day? It’s worse in Hawaii

It has been a rough few days for Republicans, who lost big in mayoral and gubernatorial races across the country in Tuesday’s election. But Shirlene Ostrov knows it can be much worse.<p>She is the chairwoman of the Republican Party in Hawaii.<p>The job can be lonely and thankless. Her party is teetering …

Politics

Romney moves toward Senate bid

The former Massachusetts governor would run in Utah as an elder statesman willing to challenge Donald Trump, associates say.<p>Mitt Romney is edging closer to a 2018 Senate run.<p>The former GOP presidential nominee is huddling with Utah’s class of GOP power brokers, contacting the state’s major …

Politics

Trump Thinks Scientology Should Have Tax Exemption Revoked, Longtime Aide Says

Lynne Patton told an actress the Trump family “couldn’t agree more” that the church shouldn’t be exempt.<p>President Donald Trump believes the Church of Scientology should have its tax exemption revoked, a longtime family aide and current top official at the Department of Housing and Urban Development …

Donald Trump

They're Teaching History in New Mexico Without Rosa Parks or the Atomic Bomb

This week in the laboratories of democracy.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p><i>Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what’s goin’ down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin’ gets done, and where they may call you doctor, or they may call you chief.</i><p>We …

New Mexico

Carter Page's mysterious trip to Budapest highlights Hungary's effort to win over Trump

Imago/ZUMA Press; Korotayev Artyom/TASS/ZUMA Press; Mark Reinstein/ZUMA Press<p>What was Carter Page up to in Budapest? Among the notable nuggets in the …

Liberal View

Trump won’t stop lying about Russia

Trump’s first impulse is to lie, then when he’s caught he just lies a little more. His people do the same<p>In a very real sense, being a liar has defined Donald Trump. It’s who he is. He’s been lying his entire life. Now he is trying to save his presidency with a blizzard of lies that exploit the …

Donald Trump

'Trumpism Without Trump' Fails

With a week to go before Virginia’s governor’s election, Democrats were wringing their hands.<p>Republican Ed Gillespie was gaining on Democrat Ralph …

Elections

Mitch McConnell powers up a production line for Trump’s right-wing judges

Senate Republicans are rubber-stamping Trump’s judicial picks to pack the courts with right-wing extremists<p>Last week, Donald Trump yet again made one of those comments that should have set off a five-alarm fire, but didn't. Trump complained to a radio interviewer that it was the "saddest thing" …

U.S. Politics

Georgia nurses asking Senate for more freedom to treat patients

The Georgia Senate’s study committee on barriers to access to health care had its final meeting Monday, and is expected to issue recommendations …

Health Care

Democrat Ralph Northam avoids shitting the bed, wins Virginia governor's race

Follow @tostenburks<p>Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie on Tuesday to become the next governor of Virginia in …

Elections

White House fires back at Bushes after new Trump criticism

The White House on Saturday fired back at former Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush after they were quoted criticizing President Donald Trump and his impact on the Republican Party in a forthcoming book.<p>"If one presidential candidate can disassemble a political party, it speaks volumes about …

Elections