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How the Black Lives Matter movement is mobilizing against Trump

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Donald Trump repeatedly expressed hostility towards Black Lives Matter activists during his presidential campaign, particularly for their efforts to confront police brutality. Now, faced with a Trump agenda whose repercussions ...

Keith Ellison is everything Republicans thought Obama was. Maybe he's just what Democrats need.

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Last May, as Donald Trump was locking up the Republican nomination, a prophetic clip began circulating among portions of the left. It was a nearly one-year-old segment of ABC's Sunday ...

Go to jail. Die from drug withdrawal. Welcome to the criminal justice system.

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When Tyler Tabor was booked in a jail outside Denver on a spring afternoon in 2015, he told a screening nurse that he was a daily heroin user and had ...

Mother Jones wins the highest honor in the magazine industry

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It's been an extraordinary few months for Mother Jones—from publishing a massive investigation on private prisons to breaking the story of a veteran spy's allegations that Russia had sought to ...

The mysterious disappearance of the biggest scandal in Washington

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The biggest election-related scandal since Watergate occurred last year, and it has largely disappeared from the political-media landscape of Washington. According to the consensus assessment of US intelligence agencies, Russian ...

CNN: US intelligence has confirmed parts of the Trump-Russia memos

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US investigators have confirmed parts of the 35-page batch of memos compiled by a former British spy, CNN reported Friday afternoon. The memos, first written about by Mother Jones in ...

Trump asks African-American reporter to arrange meeting with Congressional Black Caucus

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During a chaotic and rambling press conference on Thursday, April Ryan, an African-American journalist with the American Urban Radio Networks, asked President Donald Trump if he would be arranging a ...

A bombshell report suggests Trump's national security adviser is dishonest, dangerous, and dumb

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The Trump-Russia scandal has so far resided in the territory between smoke and fire. Donald Trump associates have reportedly been investigated for interactions with Russia, but the FBI has not ...

The private prison industry is licking its chops over Trump's deportation plans

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Immigration agents sparked panic across the country last week, when a series of high-profile operations made it clear that a new era of crackdowns on undocumented immigrants had begun. Coming ...

Of course Trump's health secretary is a friend of big tobacco

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The man Donald Trump has chosen to direct health policy for the federal government has close ties to the tobacco industry he will soon be charged with regulating. Rep. Tom ...

Watch Kellyanne Conway try (and fail) to spin Michael Flynn's sudden resignation

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway struggled to respond to questions regarding Michael Flynn's abrupt resignation Monday night as national security adviser, brushing aside reports that the White House had been ...

The secret Slack group plotting to turn your state government blue

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Last fall, Rita Bosworth, a public defender in San Francisco, had an epiphany. "I was thinking about how we were choosing between two Democrats for this open Senate seat," she ...

Trump expected to sign executive orders hitting the EPA

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Scott Pruitt will almost certainly be the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Oklahoma attorney general's nomination is expected to sail through Senate—possibly as soon as Friday—despite Democrats' ...

Does Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee believe the Constitution is God's Law?

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During his confirmation hearings, scheduled to begin March 20, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face a thorough grilling about his legal philosophy. Among the topics likely to come up ...

Here's why Michael Flynn still needs to be investigated

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With Michael Flynn's resignation, the Flynn story is not done—and neither is the need for an investigation of Flynn and his contacts with Russia. Late on Monday night, Flynn, Donald ...

Nuclear experts are freaked out by Trump's ignorance of this key treaty

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President Donald Trump's apparent ignorance and skepticism of a key nuclear arms reduction treaty between the US and Russia have nuclear arms experts concerned about the country's vulnerability on one ...

Trump's deportation raids: What we know and don't know

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Late last week, immigration agents in Seattle arrested a 23-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant named Daniel Ramírez Medina—the first time, according to Reuters, a "Dreamer" was apprehended since Donald Trump entered ...

National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say

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National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public ...

Here's why Donald Trump can't come clean on Russia

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There is an old chestnut that gets tossed out whenever a scandal hits: It's not the crime, it's the cover-up. The saying traces back to Watergate. Sen. Howard Baker, the ...

Exclusive: classified memo tells intelligence analysts to keep Trump's daily brief short

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Keep it short and free of nuance—that is the new guidance that has recently circulated to some intelligence analysts who compile materials for the President's Daily Brief on security threats ...

Moscow thanks you for sharing its cute cat pics

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I learned of Alec Baldwin's death on the subway, deep beneath Manhattan. I'd started reading a New York Times editorial about the proliferation of fake news in the age of ...

How Trump's USDA could be very bad for puppies

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It may have just gotten a lot harder to spot puppy abusers: A section of the US Department of Agriculture's website that provided documents detailing animal abuse was taken down ...