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Rape Culture: Prominent Conservatives Rush to the Defense of Brett Kavanaugh in Wake of Sexual Assault Allegation

On Sunday, Brett Kavanaugh's accuser ditched her anonymity, putting a name behind the allegations whispered around Washington, D.C. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, came forward as the author of the letter detailing an alleged encounter with Kavanaugh in the early 1980s. Ford told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh attempted to raper her at a high school party.

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These Anonymous Twitter Accounts Are the Real Intellectual Dark Web -- and They’re Calling Out Right-Wing Media

There's an ideological war raging in the U.S. That's what Commentary magazine's John Podhoretz said in a recent podcast, anyways. And he's not wrong. It might not be a conflict as epic as the Second World War. It's not being fought on a battlefield or in research labs. But it is consuming much of the discourse in 2018, especially on Twitter.

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'Treasonous': John Brennan Torches Trump as He Doubles Down on Claim the President Colluded With Russia

In an interview on "Meet the Press" Sunday, the former director of the CIA refused to back down from accusations of treason made against President Donald Trump.

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QAnon Conspiracy Nuts Freak Out After HBO's Bill Maher Ridicules Their Bonkers Theories

HBO's "Real Time" returned Friday night after a month hiatus. Host Bill Maher came back from vacation to find the country in bigger disarray than he could have imagined.

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Donald Trump’s Ambassador of Religious Freedom Lobbied on Behalf of an Anti-Islam Activist

An ambassador representing President Donald Trump lobbied the United Kingdom on behalf of jailed activist Tommy Robinson, the founder of the far-right English Defence League. According to Reuters, the U.S. ambassador inquired about Robinson's safety during a meeting with Britain's ambassador in Washington, D.C.

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The Numbers Don't Lie: President Donald Trump Has Become Increasingly Dishonest

President Donald Trump has become increasingly dishonest, according to a study conducted by the Toronto Star. The Canada-based newspaper tallied all of the words Trump has uttered in his presidency along with the number of falsehoods.

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Fox News' Tucker Carlson Gets Schooled on Democratic Socialism by Cornel West

For years, Fox News derided former President Barack Obama, labeling him a closet socialist and an anti-capitalist. They said Obama's policies were the beginning of the end for the American Dream.

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'Where Are the Babies?': Protestors Confront Mitch McConnell at Louisville Restaurant

Trump administration staffers and Cabinet members are not the only ones facing public backlash for their immigration policy along the Mexican border.

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Paul Ryan Berated for 'Tone-Deaf' Father’s Day Message

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan commemorated Father's Day on Saturday with a tweet about parenthood. The GOP leader shared a video in which he talked about the consequences of being a father.

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If Rudy Giuliani is Getting Booed at Yankee Stadium Where is Trump Going to Live After His Presidency?

At Yankee Stadium on Monday, Rudy Giuliani could not even draw a polite round of applause for his birthday, speaking to his ruined legacy in the community. Instead, Yankee fans viciously booed Giuliani on Memorial Day, a humiliating blow for the former mayor who oversaw the aftermath of Sept. 11.

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Veterans Group Slams Trump's 'Most Inappropriate' Memorial Day Message

President Donald Trump commemorated Memorial Day on Monday with a tweet that only the 45th president would find appropriate.

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Trump Orders DOJ to Investigate Itself and His 'Infiltrated' Campaign

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Sunday an order for his Department of Justice to investigate itself for any wrongdoing pertaining to an informant used during the presidential campaign. Trump directed the DOJ's focus on the Obama administration in order to determine whether the former president had any involvement.

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Nevada Marijuana Grower Questioned for His Connection to Trump Fixer Michael Cohen

A licensed marijuana grower in Nevada named Semyon "Sam" Shtayner is under scrutiny for his ties to Michael Cohen, the president's personal attorney and fixer. Local officials in Henderson, Nev., recently questioned Shtayner, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Is Donald Trump Jr. Really This Dim? It's Time to Start Asking

Evidence keeps piling up in the investigations into Russia's election interference, and they point to one thing: Donald Trump Jr. is not very smart.

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Breitbart's Attempt to Discredit the Roy Moore Report Has Backfired Spectacularly

Breitbart News dispatched two reporters to Alabama to try and discredit the Washington Post's reporting on Roy Moore, including allegations of sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.

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Carter Page's Testimony Is Unhinged, and It Could Spell Big Trouble for Team Trump

Carter Page seemed determined last week to get himself — and President Donald Trump's inner circle — into legal jeopardy. The former Trump campaign adviser went on live TV to talk about the 2016 election and testified before Congress about his ties to Russia, all without an appointed attorney.

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An NBA Coach Has a Smarter Reaction to Texas Church Shooting Than Any Republican

NBA head coach Gregg Popovich has been a welcoming voice in the Trump era. The future Hall of Famer has criticized the president for his rhetoric on issues of race and inequality, but on Sunday he was not in a talkative mood.

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Mass Shooting Inside Texas Church, at Least 27 People Dead

Another mass shooting rocked America Sunday, in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. An unincorporated community home to about 350 people, reports indicate at least 27 people have died in the shooting, according to CNN. One suspect is dead at the scene.

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Trump's 'Adult Day Care' Is More Truth Than Fiction: Report

Sen. Bob Corker's hilarious description of the White House as an “adult day care” may be more accurate than anyone originally conceived. Speaking with 18 White House sources, The Washington Post reported Monday that President Trump's staff have taken extraordinary measures to ensure he does not unravel — or start World War III.

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Samantha Bee Puts the Harvey Weinsteins of the World to Shame with Epic 'Penis PSA'

Most of late-night TV, comprised mostly of funny men, have been conspicuously silent on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. But on Wednesday, Samantha Bee dedicated most of her show to the story that broke Hollywood. The "Full Frontal" host went after Weinstein’s response to the reports that he’d sexually harassed women the better part of two decades.

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Why 'South Park' Is Perfectly Armed to Fight the Alt-Right

“South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are harboring a dirty secret: Much of their audience, the 18- to 34-year-old demographic, overlaps with a certain young, male, white slice of President Donald Trump’s base. You know, the ones who troll liberals online and proudly rock MAGA hats in public.

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Ivanka Trump Has No Power as a White House Adviser

Ivanka Trump mingles with the world’s power brokers, but in a new interview, admits she has no real influence in the Oval Office. The former New York socialite gave a recent interview with the Financial Times in which she was described as “one of the most powerful first children in White House history.”

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Bernie Sanders Answers Hillary's Criticisms in Her New Memoir

America’s most popular politician, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., appeared on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” Thursday night where he was asked to respond to leaked excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s new book in which she blamed the senator for causing “lasting damage making it harder to unify progressives,” as well as accused him of joining the presidential race to “to disrupt the Democratic Party.”

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Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump Are Not on Speaking Terms: Report

The president has been vocal in recent months in his criticism of Republican lawmakers. He has blamed Congress for its failure to pass a health care bill and has targeted high-profile Republicans such as McConnell, Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake — both Arizona Republicans.

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National Weather Service: Hurricane Harvey Is 'Beyond Anything Experienced'

The National Weather Service released a terrifying statement Sunday on the situation in southeastern Texas, calling the wreckage of Hurricane Harvey “unprecedented” and “beyond anything experienced.”

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10 of the Best Late-Night Show Takedowns of Donald Trump

With Donald Trump as president, and the wild, incessant news cycle he has created, late-night shows from “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” have helped Americans maintain at least some level of sanity by extracting humor from all the madness.

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An Astounding Number of Republicans Still Support Trump, as His Approval Ratings Actually Go Up Post-Charlottesville

Despite the fallout from the Charlottesville, Virginia attack, President Donald Trump’s approval rating miraculously rose this past week, according to a national pollconducted by Quinnipiac University.

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Victim and Suspect in White Supremacist Terror Attack in Charlottesville Have Been Identified

Heather Heyer, the woman tragically killed in an attack in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday, was a 32-year-old paralegal who expressed outrage on Facebook against the racist rally held in her hometown. Her alleged killer, James Alex Fields, 20, was a white supremacist who shared Hitler and Pepe the Frog memes on social media.

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NFL's Chief Medical Officer Puts Pot Use for Pain Management on the Table

The NFL has long had a no tolerance policy when it comes to marijuana. Players who have never violated the policy are only drug tested once a year, but suspensions can be swift and damning once a player is caught violating the protocol. Ricky Williams, a strong prospect and a talented player, basically destroyed his career through repeated use. He’s far from the only NFL pro to wind up on the wrong side of this.

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John Oliver Exposes Alex Jones as Primarily a Pusher of Crap Faux Products

John Oliver pushed an insane conspiracy theory on his show Sunday night, arguing that the sole purpose of Infowars was to sell crackpot nutraceuticals at exorbitant prices.

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It Looks Like Key Trump Ally Wall Street Journal Has Had It With Him

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, a champion of American conservatism, is fed up with their Republican president. The Journal published a scathing editorial Tuesday criticizing the way in which President Donald Trump has handled Russia’s election interference and the subsequent investigations that have followed.

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