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Friday, May 4, 2018

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Points Out a Key Part of Mueller's Team's Fraught Day in Court that People Missed

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Everyone focused on the fact that the judge was critical of the special counsel — few noticed the crucial part of Mueller's team's response.

Here's Why the New Bombshell About Trump's Attorney's Stockpile of Credit Will Look So Suspicious to Law Enforcement

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"I think they're going to be looking into ... bank fraud, about whether Cohen was misstating the reasons he needed [the money]."

'Trump Lives in the Eternal Now': Gen. Hayden Explains the Dangers of Trump's Ignorance of History

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump's apparent inability to grasp context and history makes managing world affairs extremely risky.

Sarah Sanders 'Cursed and Yelled' at the White House Counsel in a Heated Episode over the Administration's Falsehoods: Report

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

A new report from the Washington Post details the struggles the press secretary undergoes to keep the White House on message.

Video Shows Miami Cop Kicking Handcuffed Man in Head—Officer Is Still Being Paid

By Kelly Macias, DailyKos

Policing in this country is out of control.

Trump Is an Unrepentant Liar—The Mainstream Media Is Finally Calling Him One

By Kerry Eleveld, DailyKos

The president isn't just mixing up his facts.

The NRA Seriously Had Sexist Tucker Carlson As Featured Speaker at Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon

By Grace Bennett, Media Matters

The news out of the group's annual meeting reads like satire.

Study Suggests Sexism Literally Causes Physical Illness

By , The Conversation

Misogyny has negative health impacts.

The ACLU and Immigrants' Rights Groups Have Filed for ICE Documents About Detained Pregnant Women

By Gabe Ortiz, DailyKos

Approximately 500 pregnant women were detained by ICE in 2016.

The RNC Has Already Started Rigging the 2020 Primary in Trump's Favor

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

The party is throwing in behind the president.

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Explains Trump's Thoroughly Corrupt Idea for Transforming the Justice Department

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"Effectively, what the President's saying is he doesn't want an actual Department of Justice."

This Confederate Defender Just Got Schooled by One of Robert E. Lee's Relatives

By Noor Al-Sibai, Raw Story

"If you have to say you aren’t racist after making a statement... Welp."

'Rudy Giuliani Will Be Out of Here In Two Weeks': MSNBC Contributor Explains How the Former NYC Mayor Is Already a Disaster for Trump

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

In his first few weeks on the job, the former mayor has already made the president look like a liar.

Trump Makes Ridiculous Comparison Between Gun and Car Safety During His NRA Speech

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president said we'd have to outlaw motor vehicles if we "outlaw" guns.

Right-Wing NRATV Guest Makes Racist Claim That Black People Have an 'Enslaved Mentality'

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

His outrageous comments included a jab at the Democratic Party.

House Republicans Don't Want to Talk About the Funding for Trump's Creepy Military Parade

By Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

As many children in America go to bed hungry, the president wants to throw a parade to boost his fragile ego.

How the U.S. Military Played a Role in America's Obesity Crisis

By Daniel Ross, Independent Media Institute

Seventy percent of products found in a typical supermarket have origins in the military's food experiments.

Those New Employment Numbers Trump Is Bragging About Look Great Because They Don't Tell the Full Story

By , The Conversation

Students, retirees and others not in the labor force are excluded

Trump And Giuliani Try a New Strategy: Doubling Down on Total Idiocy

By Mark Sumner, Daily Kos

Not knowing is the new knowing.

House Chaplain to Remain at Work After Issuing a Scathing Letter to Paul Ryan

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Patrick Conroy said that when he was asked for his resignation, he was told, "Maybe it's time we had a chaplain that wasn't a Catholic."

'Her Credibility Was Crumbling Right Before Our Eyes': CNN Reporter Pillories Sarah Sanders' Standing as Press Secretary

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

It was a disastrous day for the White House's relationship with the press corps.

This Is What I Learned from Attending an Actual Flat-Earth Convention

By , The Conversation

While flat earthers seem to trust and support scientific methods, what they don’t trust is scientists.

What Did Hannah Arendt Really Mean by 'the Banality of Evil?'

By Thomas White, Aeon

The banality-of-evil thesis was a flashpoint for controversy.

Here's the Real Reason Giuliani and Trump Are Admitting to Paying Off Stormy Daniels

By Steven Rosenfeld, Independent Media Institute

This is a bait-and-switch to divert attention from more troublesome issues.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says the $130K Hush Money Payment from Trump's Lawyer Was Explicitly Tied to the 2016 Election

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The newest revelation implies that the Michael Cohen's $130,000 payment was a form of campaign spending.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Explains How Absurd Republicans' Efforts to Derail the Mueller Probe Have Gotten

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"The reason it feels like we're getting to the edge of a cliff," she said, "is because the Justice Department knows exactly what these members of Congress are up to."

'Her Credibility Was Crumbling Right Before Our Eyes': CNN Reporter Pillories Sarah Sanders' Standing as Press Secretary

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

It was a disastrous day for the White House's relationship with the press corps.

Retired General Explains Why the 'Extraordinary Number of Contacts' Between Trump's Campaign and Russia Needs an Explanation

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Gen. Michael Hayden gets to the heart of why special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is so important.

House Chaplain to Remain at Work After Issuing a Scathing Letter to Paul Ryan

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Patrick Conroy said that when he was asked for his resignation, he was told, "Maybe it's time we had a chaplain that wasn't a Catholic."

Outlandish GOP Senate Candidate Launches Racist Attack on Mitch McConnell's 'China Family'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Much of the GOP leadership has expressed worries about Don Blankenship's West Virginian candidacy.

'They're Acting Like Storm Troopers': Rudy Giuliani Makes a Ridiculous Attack on the Justice Department

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president's lawyer doesn't believe recent reports that Michael Cohen was wiretapped.

Sarah Sanders Won't Say Whether She Was 'In the Dark' on the Stormy Daniels Payment

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The question goes to the fundamental credibility of the White House.

Legal Marijuana Runs Right Over Maine's Obstructionist Tea Party Governor

By Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute

The legislature voted to override the veto.

'Lordy, There Are Tapes!': MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Explains Why the Cohen Wiretap Report Looks So Bad for Trump

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Things are going from bad to worse for the White House this week.

Notorious Hate Group Includes Active-Duty Military Among Members

By A.C. Thompson, Ali Winston, Jake Hanrahan, ProPublica

The involvement of current or former service members in white supremacist groups has long been a concern.

Here's the Real Reason Giuliani and Trump Are Admitting to Paying Off Stormy Daniels

By Steven Rosenfeld, Independent Media Institute

This is a bait-and-switch to divert attention from more troublesome issues.

Young American Jews Are Turning Away from the State of Israel

By , The Conversation

They're disinclined to support a government they view as oppressive.

Behind the Complex and Secretive Koch Conspiracy Against Democracy

By Jim Hightower, AlterNet

The word "vast" doesn't encompass the immensity of their offensive on our democratic system.

Trump Is Terrified of Something in Michael Cohen's Files—It's Not Stormy Daniels

By Mark Sumner, Daily Kos

The raid on his lawyer's office was clearly the tipping point

I Was Detained in a Hellish Private Prison—And Wall Street Corporations Are Behind It All

By Jonathan Cortes, Independent Media Institute

Large corporations value making money more than human rights and shouldn't be anywhere near the prison system.

This Is What I Learned from Attending an Actual Flat-Earth Convention

By , The Conversation

While flat earthers seem to trust and support scientific methods, what they don’t trust is scientists.

Principal Disgustingly Jokes About Calling Police on Black Student with Special Needs

By Kelly Macias, Daily Kos

The horrific audio includes a joke about telling police he has a gun.

Watch MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell Crack Up as They Discuss Giuliani's Stormy Daniels Admission

By , AlterNet

The pair of hosts seemed giddy and baffled by the president's lawyer's stunning revelation.

The Wall Street Journal Is Upset About Having to Interact With Poor People At the Airport

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

The world’s tiniest violin plays for these affluent flyers who have to wait in less-than-luxurious airport lounges

Watch: Stephen Colbert Discovers Why Trump May Not Be Able to Pardon Michael Cohen

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti presented Colbert with a copy of the incoming $130,000 wire payment made to Daniels by Cohen

What Did Hannah Arendt Really Mean by 'the Banality of Evil?'

By Thomas White, Aeon

The banality-of-evil thesis was a flashpoint for controversy.

Two Rural Oregon Elementary Schools Are Pulling Out of Statewide Reading Program for Appalling Reason

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

The allegedly-offending book features a trans character.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Robert Mueller Already Has the Answer to His 49 Questions

By Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon

Donald Trump does stuff because he feels like it. Asking what motivated him won’t get Mueller’s inquiry anywhere

Watch: Stephen Colbert Discovers Why Trump May Not Be Able to Pardon Michael Cohen

By Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story

Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti presented Colbert with a copy of the incoming $130,000 wire payment made to Daniels by Cohen

Watch MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell Crack Up as They Discuss Giuliani's Stormy Daniels Admission

By , AlterNet

The pair of hosts seemed giddy and baffled by the president's lawyer's stunning revelation.

Rudy Giuliani Contradicts Trump and Says the President Funded the Stormy Daniels Hush Money Payment

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Michael Cohen and the president both said Trump knew nothing about the $130,000 payment.

Hannity Guest Makes Bizarre Claim That White Conservatives Are Only Group with 'No Protection'

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

She also said white conservatives are becoming a minority, despite fact that far-right controls government.

CNN's Anderson Cooper Slams Trump for His Outrageous and Demonstrably False Lies About Maggie Haberman

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump called the New York Times reporter's story false, only to later prove that it was true.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Unpacks the Wild Story of How Ukraine Thwarted Mueller to Win Favor with Trump

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The country decided to stop participating in the special counsel's investigation — and then the U.S. government decided to offer military assistance.

Lou Dobbs Says McConnell and Ryan Are Part of 'Conspiracy' to Destroy Trump

By Media Matters, Media Matters

The conservative host is twisting reality to protect the president.

Former Trump Aide Says Mueller Is 'Focused' On Collusion and Knows 'More about the Trump Campaign Than Anyone'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

“It’s clear they are still really focused on Russia collusion," Michael Caputo told CNN.

Here's What Trump's Major Legal Team Shakeup Means for His Defense Strategy Against Mueller

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace says the latest developments signal that Trump will be relying on executive privilege as a defense.

The Plastic Surgery System in Brazil Is Placing Working-Class Women in Danger

By , The Conversation

There are few regulations in place that can protect low-income patients from malpractice.

Two Rural Oregon Elementary Schools Are Pulling Out of Statewide Reading Program for Appalling Reason

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

The allegedly-offending book features a trans character.

Former Kim Davis Attorney Makes Chilling Prediction: Same-Sex Marriage Rights May Be Reversed in 'Months'

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

He cited the upcoming midterm elections as the key factor.

Here Are 20 Things That Are Most Likely to Kill You (Hint: Not Sharks or Terrorists)

By Larry Schwartz, AlterNet

Our fears are highly misplaced.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Alan Dershowitz Explains How Trump May Have Already Undermined His Best Legal Defense Against Mueller

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump's Twitter account may again be causing him more legal trouble than it's worth.

Here's Why Mueller's Questions Are Bad News for Jared Kushner

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

One of Mueller's questions in a recent report singles out the president's son-in-law.

Republican Senator Says Trump Was Wrong to Defend Ronny Jackson Against Allegations of Misconduct

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump smeared the Democratic senator who revealed the allegations against Jackson, but now a Republican senator has defended the claims.

Mueller Warned Trump's Legal Team He Could Subpoena the President in 'Tense' Meeting: Report

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The special counsel may be prepared to take a drastic legal step against the president.

Key Democratic Senator Finally Ends Pointless Campaign Against Legal Marijuana

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The Democratic Party as a whole seems to be realizing that legal pot is the way of the future.

Why Can't the World's Most Powerful Military Win Its Wars?

By Arnold R. Isaacs, TomDispatch

This country needs to rethink war and reevaluate its place in the world.

Christian Pastor Pens Open Letter to Trump 'Surrogate' Sarah Huckabee Sanders About Her Lies

By Dominique Jackson, Raw Story

He asked how she reconciles her unethical behavior with her professed religious faith.

Bornstein Admits to CNN That He Didn't Write Glowing 2015 Letter About Trump's Health—It Was Dictated by Trump

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

The doctor finally acknowledges what was already widely speculated.

Newest Mueller Court Filing Reveals that Michael Flynn May Be Playing a Key Role in the Russia Probe

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Flynn has already pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller, but his sentencing keeps getting delayed.

Rick Scott Joins Democrats to Demand Dinesh D’Souza Remove Himself from GOP Event After Mocking Parkland Survivors

By Dominique Jackson, Raw Story

The conservative flamethrower and convicted felon made inexcusable remarks online.

Rod Rosenstein Says He Has Been Privately Threatened as Republicans Draft Articles of Impeachment

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

If Trump is trying to intimidate Rosenstein, it could factor into a potential obstruction of justice case against the president.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Won't Even Try to Defend Trump's Blatant Lie About 'Collusion'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The president said Robert Mueller doesn't want to ask him about collusion. He's wrong.

Michael Cohen's Clients Were Busted for Staging Accidents in Russian Mob-Connected Insurance Scams

By Travis Gettys, Raw Story

The frauds exploited a state law at a huge cost to taxpaying drivers.

Here Are 6 Times Republicans Told the Truth About Their Disastrous Tax Cuts

By Brad Reed, Salon

The legislation was never intended to help working class people.

Migrant Farm Workers in Canada Face Major Risk of Sexual Violence

By , The Conversation

The government should eliminate tied work permits and provide migrant workers with full immigration status

Trump's Former Bodyguard Stormed Into Doctor's Office After He Admitted President Used Hair Growth Medication

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

He demanded all the medical files relating to the president.

Whoopi Goldberg Finally Takes Meghan McCain to Task for Always Playing the Victim

By Sarah K. Burris, Raw Story

The conservative co-host's game didn't work today.

Why Are the People of Venezuela Among the Unhappiest in the World?

By , The Conversation

Citizens of the small country face a number of humanitarian challenges.

Here's Why Top U.S. Universities Have Law Schools But Not Police Schools

By , The Conversation

What harm is our reluctance to study and educate this profession causing our society?

Trump's Rate of Lying Has Increased Almost 33 Percent Since Ranking After First 100 Days

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

The president has made approximately 3,001 false or misleading claims since taking office.

Republicans Are Managing to Turn Their Criminality Into a Campaign Season Asset

By Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

Top GOP criminals are in high demand.

Condoleezza Rice Tells 'Fox and Friends' It Won't Be a 'Disaster' if Trump Pulls U.S. from Iran Nuclear Deal

By Media Matters Staff, Media Matters

The former secretary of state's comments were disturbing.

Trump Is Privately Fuming Over Georgia Republican Who Screwed Up His VA Nomination Process: Report

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

Trump is mad with Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and his involvement in the downfall of the president's nomination to the Veterans Administration

The 12 Worst Ideas Organized Religion Has Unleashed On the World

By Valerie Tarico, AlterNet

These dubious concepts advocate conflict, cruelty and suffering.

Trump-Backing Teacher Chastises Betsy DeVos To Her Face In Closed-Door Meeting

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

50 teachers, who had all been named teachers of the year in their individual states, met with DeVos this week to discuss their concerns about her education policies.

Tennessee Republicans to Troll the World with Memorial that Minimizes the Seriousness of Slavery and the Holocaust

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

Most people think of memorials as structures set up to honor a great victory or remember the victims of some historic atrocity. But for Republican politicians in the Volunteer State, it appears their main interest is using memorials for trolling purposes.

Here Is the Psychological Condition That Best Explains Trump's Twisted Worldview

By Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet

Think of our president as a hoarder. But instead of objects, he collects victories and vendettas.

The Right Wing's New Moral Panic is Largely Imaginary

By Jeffrey Adam Sachs, Salon

There’s no data to suggest younger people are more censorious -- and most attacks on speech come from the right

Trump Biographer Says ‘Matador’ Mueller Is Expertly Baiting ‘Trump the Bull’ With His Questions

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

“Like a matador waving a red cape, someone is torturing President Donald Trump by leaking the questions that could be posed to him by special counsel Robert Mueller"

The Deadliest Drug in America At the Heart of Trump's VA Nominee Scandal

By , The Conversation

For the first time in a while, pundits and politicians were talking about the drug that kills more people than any other each year in the U.S.

Who Asks Paul Ryan the Tough Climate Question? The 7-Year-Old

By Greta Jochem, Grist.org

The surprising thing in all this is that Ryan didn’t outright deny climate change

'Basically A Lie About U.S. Intelligence': MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Is Stunned by the Newest White House Statement

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The reporter was nearly at a loss for words as she read the statement about Iran.

Rubio Admits the Depressing Truth About Republicans' Tax Cut Bill

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

It's not helping the working class.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Slams the White House for a Typo that Brought the U.S. to the 'Brink of War'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The difference between "had" and "has" is extremely important.

'People Were Laughing': Juan Williams Explains What Conservatives Don't Get About Michelle Wolf's Hilarious WHCD Speech

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"She was picking on the press — a lot. She was picking on Democrats"

Former GOP Ethics Lawyer Explains Why 'We Need to Get the Republicans Out of the House and Senate'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Richard Painter has long been a Republican, but he fears what his party had become under Trump.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

There's An Uncovered Beltway Story Hiding in Plain Sight -- With Trillions of Dollars In Play

By Nomi Prins, Tom Dispatch

What you are about to read is not about Russia, the 2016 election, or the latest person to depart from the White House in a storm of tweets.

Comedian Michelle Wolf Fires Back at Critics of Her Scathing White House Correspondents’ Dinner Routine

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

During her nearly 20 minute appearance at the dinner, Wolf ridiculed the White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and even the press

Intelligent Design Supporters Actually Make One Valid Point About Science

By Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet

The life and behavioral sciences don't yet explain behavior, though they could.

Watch: Republican Rick Wilson Goes off on Trump Jr's Meeting with Russian Spy

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

'Even Steve Bannon thought it was a bad idea!'

What Trump Really Means When He Cries 'Fake News!'

By Amanda Marcotte, Salon

The conservative contempt for truth didn’t happen overnight -- and Donald Trump certainly didn’t invent it

President Trump Slams Comedian Michelle Wolf: She ‘Bombed’ At the ‘Boring’ White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By David Edwards, Raw Story

President Donald Trump on Sunday took a shot at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner after he avoided the event for two consecutive years.

Workers Strike at San Francisco's All-Male Bohemian Club -- a Haughty Hangout For Rich Neocons

By Nicole Karlis, Salon

Some veteran workers make less than $20 an hour at a club that costs members tens of thousands to join

‘Time For Me to Lawyer Up’: Alt-Right Leader Richard Spencer Begs For Money to Pay His Legal Bills

By Martin Cizmar, Raw Story

Activities such as the Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally have taken their toll on Spencer.

The Revolution Is Being Televised -- on HBO's 'Westworld'

By Melanie McFarland, Salon

We can choose to see our struggle reflected in “Westworld,” and Dolores. Or it can look like nothing at all

Saturday, April 28, 2018

5 Most Outrageous Right-Wing Moments of the Week: 'Fox and Friends' Pushes Trump Off the Air During Interview

By Chris Sosa, AlterNet

A busy week was punctuated by extremism, fear-mongering and a bizarre celebrity meltdown.

Here's Why the Russian Lawyer from the Trump Tower Meeting Suddenly Changed Her Story

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Natalia Veselnitskaya originally said that she was simply a private attorney. Now, she admits she has ties to the Kremlin.

We May Be on the Verge of a Human-Made Climate Disaster

By Thom Hartmann, Independent Media Institute

Is Europe about to experience famine?

Bill Maher Wants Obama and Comey To 'Start Penalizing Liars' Like Trump -- Here's How

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

Trump's lies are becoming normalized -- and that has to stop.

CNN Guest Explains Why the New Revelation About the Trump Tower Meeting with a Russian Lawyer Is So Damning

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

A former adviser to the FBI argues that taking the meeting in the first place is a major problem.

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Abruptly Cuts Off Interview When Asked About Not Visiting Poor Schools

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

DeVos was in Detroit, Michigan to attend the national championships for high school robotics.

Would You Forfeit Your Privacy to Catch a Killer? The Golden State Killer Suspect and DNA

By Mary Elizabeth Wililams, Salon

The Joseph James DeAngelo case raises questions about the ethics of DNA collecting.

Trump Supporter Whines About Not Being Taken Seriously in NPR Interview That Takes Him Seriously

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Conservatives control every branch of government and still aren't happy.

Health Policy Expert Says Republicans Have 'Secret' Plan to Repeal Obamacare

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

A former Obama official says a group of lawmakers and donors are eager to push for repeal.

Trump Sparks Outrage After He Said the Paralympics Were a 'Little Tough to Watch'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

On the campaign trail, the president mocked a reporter's disability.

Magical Thinking Is Really Common in Contemporary Society—That's a Serious Problem

By Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet

General education is a defense against it.

Judge in the Stormy Daniels Case Says an Indictment of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Is 'Likely'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The judge issued a stay of the civil case because of the seriousness of the federal investigation into the president's lawyer.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Trump Attacks Special Counsel and Praises the Ridiculous House Intelligence Report in Late Night Tweet

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"As I have been saying all along, it is all a big Hoax by the Democrats based on payments and lies," the president said.

Health Policy Expert Says Republicans Have 'Secret' Plan to Repeal Obamacare

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

A former Obama official says a group of lawmakers and donors are eager to push for repeal.

Far-Right Columnists Actually Claim Trump Has 'Never Once Discriminated' and Want Minorities to Apologize

By Bob Brigham, Raw Story

The disgusting piece ran on a popular right-wing website.

Judge in the Stormy Daniels Case Says an Indictment of Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Is 'Likely'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The judge issued a stay of the civil case because of the seriousness of the federal investigation into the president's lawyer.

Here's Why the Russian Lawyer from the Trump Tower Meeting Suddenly Changed Her Story

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Natalia Veselnitskaya originally said that she was simply a private attorney. Now, she admits she has ties to the Kremlin.

No One Can Escape the Toxic 'Biosphere of War' in Gaza

By , The Conversation

The environmental effects of war can be felt for years.

Trump Supporter Whines About Not Being Taken Seriously in NPR Interview That Takes Him Seriously

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

Conservatives control every branch of government and still aren't happy.

CNN Guest Explains Why the New Revelation About the Trump Tower Meeting with a Russian Lawyer Is So Damning

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

A former adviser to the FBI argues that taking the meeting in the first place is a major problem.

Trump Sparks Outrage After He Said the Paralympics Were a 'Little Tough to Watch'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

On the campaign trail, the president mocked a reporter's disability.

NRA Insiders Are 'Bracing Themselves' for a Potential Investigation of Their Russian Ties: Report

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

CNN reports that the organization is setting aside materials in preparation for investigators.

Hank Azaria's Offer to Stop Voicing Apu on 'The Simpsons' Came Way Too Late

By Murali Balaji, Religion Dispatches

The decades-old character isn't a new problem.

Natural Gas Is Leading West Virginia Down the Same Dark Path As Coal

By Ken Ward Jr., ProPublica

The state must learn the lessons of the past to survive.

Trump Actually Just Said Name-Calling Is a 'Disgrace'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

The man who relishes demeaning nicknames like "Crooked Hillary," "Lyin' Ted," and "Little Rocket Man" now thinks that name-calling has gotten out of hand.

Republican Congressman Seriously Claims GOP Officials Are Retiring Over Fear of Violent Socialists

By Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos

They're running for their lives from imaginary murderous leftists? Right.

Right-Wing Site Reportedly 'Purges' Writers Critical of Trump

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Conservatives routinely complain that the mainstream media is hostile to diversity of opinion.

Eviction Notices at Georgia Apartment Complex Reportedly Spiked 400 Percent After Sean Hannity Bought It

By Brad Reed, Raw Story

The far-right TV host's lawyer says it wasn't his fault.

Gun Owners' YouTube Videos Are a Key to Understanding Exactly What They're Thinking

By , The Conversation

Both gun control and gun rights supporters should watch 100 online videos featuring content from the opposing camp.

Ben Carson's War on Poor People Is Bad News for Republicans

By Matthew Rozsa, Salon

He wants Congress to triple the rent on America’s poorest.

If Misogyny Was a Factor, Is the Toronto Rampage a Terrorist Act Against Women?

By , The Conversation

Terrorist acts challenge the shape, content and boundaries of the social order.

An Epic Disaster: Trump's Manic and Disjointed Fox and Friends Interview Brings New Trouble For His Legal Team

By Heather Digby Parton, Salon

When the pressure builds, Trump simply has to vent. And for some reason he has to do it in public.

These Surprising Destinations Are Reviving Coal Country

By , YES! Magazine

From punk rock to theater to ultramarathons, Kentucky towns are diversifying their economies—and uplifting local voices.

Magical Thinking Is Really Common in Contemporary Society—That's a Serious Problem

By Jeremy Sherman, AlterNet

General education is a defense against it.

I Can't Breathe': Former NFL Player Knocked Completely Unconscious After Being Slammed to the Ground by Police

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

Desmond Marrow says he was cooperating with the police.

Trump’s Fox & Friends Interview Shows He Knows Exactly What He’s Doing With Media Attacks

By Matt Gertz, Media Matters

If Fox -- a network known for its sycophantic Trump defenses -- becomes the standard for tough coverage, the president knows he has nothing to worry about.

The Internet Is Designed for Corporations -- Not People

By , The Conversation

Scholars call this “hostile urban architecture.”

Why Cops Kill Black People: Research Suggests a Troubling Pattern of 'Retaliatory Violence'

By Chauncey DeVega, Salon

A new case in California — and new research suggesting that police get stuck in a deadly psychological cycle

Trump's Personal Attorney Michael Cohen Once Bragged He Was Part of the Russian Mob: Report

By Tom Boggioni, Raw Story

Cohen is currently under investigation by federal authorities for financial crimes, including making a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

'People Are Not People to Him': New Report Suggests Trump Doesn't Care About the People He Destroys

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Getting close to any president has its risks, but working for Trump can be catastrophic.

Watch: Seth Meyers Explains Exactly How You Can Tell That Trump is Having a Breakdown

By Sarah Burris, Raw Story

It has become "genuinely disorienting how many crazy things" are happening in President Donald Trump's White House.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Explains How Trump Completely Undermined His Own Lawyers' Case

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump's phone call to his friends at Fox News Thursday morning may end up causing him a lot of trouble.

The Key to an Evolutionary Mystery Can Be Found in Milk from Mothers

By Leslea Hlusko, The Conversation

Everyone with shovel-shaped incisors carries a reminder of the importance of the maternal-infant bond to human survival.

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