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Trump's Supreme Court Pick Could Be Seated Just in Time for a Massive Conflict of Interest

This seems like a concern in a society governed by the rule of law.<p>Of the many dog-and-pony shows currently mid-performance in and around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, The Interview Negotiations are among the more farcical. The crack legal team representing Donald J. Trump, American president, are …

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Here Are 5 Republicans Who Hated Trump Before They Became Loyal, Obedient Supporters

These days, anti-Trump Republicans are much harder to find on Capitol Hill than they were in early 2016.The modern-day Republican Party is full of …

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The Great American Con: Why Giving False Hope To Coal Country Is The Cruelest Hoax Of All

Next week, Donald Trump will rally his supporters in Charleston, W.V, trying to lift the sagging poll numbers for the Republican nominee to the U.S. Senate while also feeding raw meat to the populace there about how coal will once again be King of the Hill.<p>But the reality couldn’t be any different …

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OMNIVORE: Anyone else

Making it even weaker

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Here Are 5 of the Most Blatantly Racist Things Donald Trump Has Said on the Record

Omarosa Manigault Newman, in her new book “Unhinged,” is alleging that President Donald Trump wasn’t shy about racial slurs when he was the star of …

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A win for predatory for

As a result of the Trump administration’s latest favor to for-profit colleges, Kentuckians will again be misled into wasting their financial aid …

Higher Education

Republican legislative candidate caught faking her college degree

If you're going to forge a diploma, at least do it competently.<p>Melissa Howard, a Republican candidate for the Florida House, appears to have faked a …

Liberal View

Trump's Cabinet of Con Artists

Trump is a con artist surrounded by con artists, all pulling more cons and making America friendlier to—you guessed it—con artists.<p>During the 2016 …

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DeVos Just Pulled a Full Marie Antoinette And Retracted Fraud Rules Against For-Profit Colleges

Welp, now we’ve at least closed the circle on <b>Betsy DeVos</b> and for-profit colleges. She’s gone from evading questions about whether she would regulate …

Education

Charlottesville and the failure of moral leadership

One year ago, President TrumpDonald John TrumpKobach agrees to recuse himself from vote counting in Kansas GOP primary NFL players kneel during …

Civil Rights

Why the Space Force Is Just Like Trump University

The gap between the hype and reality of the proposed new branch of the military makes the project almost entirely an exercise in misleading branding.<p>Late Thursday morning, after playing a round of golf and firing off an angry missive about the Russia investigation, Donald Trump wrote this:<p>The tweet …

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The Lesson of Omarosa’s New Trump Book

A year ago this weekend, the city of Charlottesville became the backdrop to a violent American reckoning. Donald Trump’s declaration that there were “very fine people” on both sides of the conflict marked the first moment in his Presidency in which Republicans were forced to disagree, however …

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Thousands sign petition calling for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos

LeBron James or Betsy DeVos? If you could pick from two candidates to be nation's secretary of education and those were your candidates, whom would you pick?<p>That is the point of an online petition posted late Tuesday on Care2.com and titled "LeBron James for Secretary of Education." By midday …

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For advice on criminal justice, Trump turns to indicted Texas attorney general Ken Paxton

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump brainstormed on criminal justice reform Thursday with a few governors and state law enforcement leaders — among …

News (U.S.)

Wilbur Ross is much like his boss

It is much easier to list the people in President Trump’s inner circle who do <i>not</i> have conflicts of interest and have <i>not</i> been investigated for small and large acts of graft (including tax fraud). The number of ethically above-board characters is small. (Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of …

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CNN's Don Lemon: Trump once called me a racist after a tough interview

CNN host Don Lemon said Tuesday evening that President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Ohio's too-close-to-call special election Mar-a-Lago …

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The Trump Administration Is a Sinkhole of Sleaze

The State Dining Room in the White House is adorned with a quotation from John Adams: "May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof." …

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Trump's Mini-Me

Remember Mini-Me, the modestly-sized version of Dr. Evil from <i>Austin Powers</i>? It turns out President Trump has his own identical-but-more-compact …

Business

Rep. Maloney seeks to take on Trump as first out N.Y. attorney general

Rep. <b>Sean Patrick Maloney</b> (D-N.Y.) is running to become New York attorney general. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney …

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Trump’s Poor Grasp of Basic Economics Sinks Another American Manufacturer

Trump’s Poor Grasp of Basic Economics Sinks Another American Manufacturer<p>August 7, 2018 by Susan Wright<p>Is someone keeping a running count of all the …

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Rick Gates, Wilbur Ross and the lure of Trump corruption

Anyone who has ever interviewed for a job knows that one of the questions those on both sides of the process ask themselves is: Will this be a good fit? The employer wonders if the prospective employee is the same type of person as those already working there. Does she share our values? Get our …

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California challenges border wall at appeals court

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday by the state of California and advocacy groups who contend the Trump administration overreached by waiving environmental reviews to speed construction of the president's prized border wall with Mexico.<p>California is …

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Donald Trump is no LeBron James

<b>To the editor:</b> It’s worth noting that President Trump’s tirade against LeBron James was triggered by the latter’s legitimate and charitable use of his own private foundation to serve at-risk children. James is using his wealth to serve a public benefit.<p>In contrast, Trump’s charitable organization …

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Rosie O’Donnell blames 'Celebrity Apprentice' creator for rise of Trump


Rosie O'Donnell says the only reason Americans voted for President TrumpDonald John TrumpLeBron James to produce documentary series 'Shut Up and …

Celebrity Apprentice

John Mitchell: LeBron vs Trump - redefining stereotypes

A few years ago, NBA superstar LeBron James publicly thanked his father for abandoning him. He thanked Anthony McClelland for not being there as he …

African-American News

U.S. appeals court wrestles with lawsuit to block border projects in California

A federal appeals court appeared uncertain Tuesday whether it had authority to weigh in on a dispute about the Trump administration’s plans to replace border fencing in California.<p>California and several environmental groups challenged the projects, arguing that the administration lacks authority to …

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Betsy DeVos's summer monstrosity is pure McMansion Hell

Kate "McMansion Hell" Wagner is carrying $42,000 in student debt; heiress Betsy "Marie Antoinette" DeVos is the anti-public-school advocate whom …

Education

West Hollywood Urges Removal of Trump’s Walk of Fame Star (It’s a Long Shot)

West Hollywood badly wants to remove President Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame.<p>One problem: The star isn’t in West Hollywood.<p>Nonetheless, the City Council there unanimously approved a largely symbolic resolution on Monday night urging that the president’s star be eliminated from the …

U.S. Politics

MSNBC panel shreds Trump’s ‘racist’ crusade against LeBron: ‘If you’re black, he takes a crap all over you’

A “Morning Joe” panel on Monday took a hammer to President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on basketball star LeBron James by noting it fits a pattern …

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The Great Distractor

Last week, President Trump lobbed racist insults at LeBron James, he called the press an enemy of the people (again), and Rudy Giuliani gave rambling interviews chock-full of lies and tacit admissions of guilt too tantalizing to ignore. It was a typical Trump week with myriad things to cover.<p>We …

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