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The Trump administration just left 50,000 Haitians in legal limbo

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About 50,000 Haitians living in the United States will remain in limbo for another six months. The Trump administration has reportedly granted a temporary extension of these Haitians' legal status,

These maps show how Trump's cuts to food stamps hurt his voters

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President Donald Trump is expected to unveil his 2018 budget today, with $1.7 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years to government programs such as Medicaid, farm subsidies, affordable ...

The "License to Kill" bill is as terrifying as it sounds

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Earlier this year, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said the Trump administration will be fighting regulations at every turn through "the deconstruction of the administrative state." The Regulatory Accountability ...

The Trump administration just punted on how to handle the most toxic pesticides

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Back in March, the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly reversed its own decision to ban a highly toxic insecticide called chlorpyrifos—an endocrine-disrupting chemical that is strongly suspected of hindering brain development ...

Trump wants nearly $5 billion for his immigration crackdown

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While he's still waiting for Mexico to agree to pay for his "big, beautiful" border wall, President Donald Trump is asking for $1.6 billion for, as Office of Management and ...

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Manchester Attack

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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in Manchester, England that killed at least 22 people, including children, and injured more than 50 at an Ariana ...

Joe Lieberman Is a Civil Libertarian’s Nightmare

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Any discussion of President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new FBI director should start with an acknowledgement he shouldn’t be allowed to do this. Yes, Trump has the statutory authority,

Watch a master at work as Putin trolls America

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Donald Trump may or may not have a recording system in the White House, but Vladimir Putin says he's willing to provide a record of last week's meeting between Trump ...

Why Does ‘The New York Times’ Have So Little Respect for Its Readers?

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What a way to bid adieu. In late April, as his final act overseeing the op-ed page, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. made an appointment so awful that ...

It’s Time for the Government to Give Everyone A Job

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The Center for American Progress has been a White House in waiting for mainstream Democratic candidates for over a decade now. When they place something on the agenda, it becomes ...

The White House Is Weighing A Plan To Weaken The Special Prosecutor's Investigation Into Trump's Russia Scandal

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By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is exploring whether it can use an obscure ethics rule to undermine the special counsel investigation into ties between President ...

First Republican congressman suggests Trump may have committed impeachable offense

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For the first time, a Republican member of Congress has gone on record suggesting that one of the scandals engulfing President Donald Trump could be an impeachable offense. Rep. Justin ...

A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus

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Richard Collins III was about to graduate from Bowie State University on Tuesday. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army. He was airborne certified. He was ...

The Jon Ossoff special election will come down to this one factor

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On April 18, Democrat Jon Ossoff came within a hair of winning the congressional seat for Georgia's 6th District, a strong showing in suburban Atlanta district that has long been ...

James Corden Just Delivered an Unscheduled, Heartbreaking Tribute to Manchester

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James Corden, the host of The Late Late Show on CBS, broke into his pre-taped show Monday night to deliver an unscheduled and impassioned tribute to the victims of the ...

The first Congressman calling for impeachment is getting some terrifying responses.

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Before Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) began his town hall Saturday morning, he instructed his aides to play a tape. It was, he explained, a voicemail he had received earlier in ...

The latest report on the White House's education budget is bleak

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The White House is expected to make steep cuts to the Department of Education's budget in an effort to direct the money toward promoting school choice, the Washington Post reported ...

What If People Owned the Banks, Instead of Wall Street?

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When Craig Brandt marched into city council chambers in Oakland, California in the summer of 2015, he was furious about fraud. The long-time local attorney and father of two had ...

Republicans focus on protecting Trump at Russia hearing

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The Republicans still are not serious about investigating the Trump-Russia scandal. That message came through resoundingly when the House intelligence committee held a public hearing on Tuesday morning with former ...

Trump Escalates War on Women

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“I just want to state some facts,” Deja Foxx, a 16-year-old activist, told Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) at a town hall meeting in April. “I’m a young woman, and you’re ...

Newt Gingrich swan dives into the fever swamps

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Have you heard of Seth Rich? He's a DNC staffer who was murdered at four in the morning last July in the Washington DC neighborhood where he lived. For no ...

Top intel official won't deny reports that Trump pressured him to push back on FBI investigation

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday refused to tell Senators whether President Donald Trump had asked him to push back against against the FBI investigation into potential links ...

The Trump family is bolstering its Dubai connection

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On Saturday, Donald Trump Jr. gave the commencement speech at the American University in Dubai, where he urged the graduates to emulate his father. "Whether you will be successful at ...

There's no way Republicans will truly confront Trump on his scandals. It would destroy their party.

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Following the explosive report that President Donald Trump leaned on then-FBI director James Comey to go easy on former national security adviser Michael Flynn—and the explosive report that Trump's transition ...

Here's what yesterday's big Supreme Court ruling means for the future of voting rights

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On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina congressional map that packed African Americans into two districts and reduced their voting power elsewhere. The ruling was a decisive ...

The Flynn scandal explodes: What this means and how it happened

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On Wednesday, not one but two bombshells exploded concerning Michael Flynn, the national security adviser President Donald Trump was compelled to fire after only 22 days on the job. The ...

BREAKING: Special counsel appointed for Trump-Russia investigation

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And then there was a special prosecutor. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Justice Department announced that Robert Mueller, who preceded James Comey as FBI director, would be appointed special counsel to ...

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack

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While the country has been fixated on President Trump’s firings, leaks and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy by telling good ...

Trump's budget proposes stripping all federal funds from Planned Parenthood

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In an unprecedented move, the White House is set to release a budget proposal that would withhold all federal funds from abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. The impact would be ...

Here's the photo that may help unlock the Trump-Russia scandal

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On Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has documents indicating that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn appears to have lied in the ...

The Supreme Court just delivered a big win for voting rights

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The Supreme Court on Monday struck down North Carolina's congressional map, finding that the Republican legislature unconstitutionally used race in drawing district lines that reduced the voting power of minorities.

Wilbur Ross Is a Disgrace to Himself and His Country

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Donald Trump is not particularly interested in using the power and influence of the United States to defend human rights. This presidential shortcoming has been well illustrated in his enthusiastic ...

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest in Russia investigation'

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Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly been identified as a “person of interest” in the ongoing investigation into possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign. The Washington Post ...

My Only Meeting With Roger Ailes

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Roger Ailes, the most darkly influential man in American politics over the last 50 years, died Wednesday, as competing Donald Trump scandals forced the appointment of a special counsel to ...

Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump with Side-by-Side Comparison to Obama's "Scandals"

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As bombshell allegations continue to hit the Trump White House, Stephen Colbert on Monday offered viewers a look back at what the country used to consider scandalous during Barack Obama's ...

John McCain: Trump Scandal Nearing "Watergate Size and Scale"

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Hours after the New York Times reported—and multiple news outlets confirmed—that President Donald Trump had asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation into Michael Flynn, Sen.