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Why Cardi B's politics matter: The rapper refused to be silenced — and proved she knows the best way to neutralize right-wing trolls

As quickly as Cardi B’s Instagram address about the government shutdown went viral, the 26-year-old rapper became the latest target for right-wing conservatives to harass online

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This Russian oligarch reportedly bragged of his U.S. influence after Trump's election - and he has a direct tie to Michael Cohen

Viktor Vekselberg is among the Russian oligarchs that Michael Cohen came into contact with during his years as President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. The 61-year-old Ukraine-born Vekselberg has had business and political contacts in the U.S. for decades—and after the 2016 presidential election, reportedly bragged about his ties to the Trump Organization.

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'Weak, humiliated and cornered': Conservative columnist explains how Trump is losing 'his grip on power'

With the devastating loss of the of 2018 midterm elections, the Republican Party is looking especially weak. And President Donald Trump is responding to this blow to his party's standing by ramping up his authoritarian rhetoric, demanding the legally required Florida recounts stop while he tries to punish CNN reporter Jim Acosta for asking tough questions.

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Here Are 5 Things Susan Collins Got Horribly Wrong in Her Flawed Defense of Brett Kavanaugh

When Sen. Susan Collins announced, on Friday, October 5, that she would be voting “yes” on Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, the four-term senator from Maine went out of her way to convince Kavanaugh’s detractors that he wasn’t nearly the far-right extremist they thought he was. Kavanaugh, Collins insisted, “fits within the mainstream of legal thought” and is “more of a centrist than his critics maintain”; further, he has a “record of judicial independence” and will protect abortion rights as well as access to health insurance if one has a preexisting condition—which, of course, would be just about anyone over the age of 40. But Kavanaugh’s critics weren’t buying it.

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President Trump Claims His Favorability Would Be Much Higher if Not for the Mueller Probe: Here Are 5 Reasons Why That Isn't True

President Donald Trump has been bombarded with terrible poll numbers in recent weeks, but in a September 15 tweet, the president didn’t see it that way. In Trump’s view, his poll numbers are “good” but would be much higher were it not for the Russia-related investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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Anita Hill Calls for an Investigation into the Allegation of Sexual Abuse Against Brett Kavanaugh

A last-minute bombshell has rocked the confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to sit on the Supreme Court. Multiple reports have found that a letter held by Senate Democrats contains allegations from an unnamed woman who says that Kavanaugh and another man attempted to sexually assault her when they were all in high school.

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'There Are More Indictments to Come': Former Federal Prosecutor Explains What the Pattern of Mueller's Charges Shows

Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents involved in the 2016 election hacks and meddling represents a major development in the investigation, but it's also a sign that there's much more to come from the investigators, according to one former federal prosecutor.

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'If People Are Offended, Then They Shouldn't Be': Corey Lewandowski Refuses to Apologize for Mocking Girl with Down Syndrome

CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday gave President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski a chance to apologize for mocking a girl with Down syndrome earlier in the week, but he couldn't manage a simple "I'm sorry."

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