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Meet the prosecutor who may have helped the Trump siblings AND Harvey Weinstein avoid charges

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The past week has brought two bombshell reports of apparent malfeasance that went unpunished. ProPublica revealed that in 2012, Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. were close to being charged with ...

Russian content and fake news on Twitter peaked in a key swing state right before Trump won

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The day Donald Trump was elected president, nearly 2,000 Twitter accounts that had pumped out pro-Trump messages in the run-up to the vote suddenly went dark. Then, in spring 2017,

Betsy DeVos champions for-profit schools that are deceiving taxpayers and vulnerable students

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This story was originally co-published by ProPublica and USA Today. Last school year, Ohio’s cash-strapped education department paid Capital High $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars to teach students on the ...

Democrats Want Proof That Trump Consulted With Military Leaders on Transgender Ban

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When President Donald Trump tweeted over the summer that he would ban transgender service members from the military, he claimed to have made the decision with input from generals and ...

Trump reportedly joked about Pence wanting to "hang" all the gays

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Mike Pence might be constitutionally protected from his boss’s firing powers, but that doesn’t mean he’s escaped the president’s propensity for openly mocking top administration officials. According to The New ...

Trump signs order to destroy the individual insurance market

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Today, President Trump took his biggest step yet to sabotage Obamacare. My congratulations to three news outlets that had the courage to write proper headlines for their stories: From top ...

Trump just blew off a deadline for implementing Russian sanctions he approved

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The White House has blown by an October 1 deadline for beginning to implement new sanctions targeting Russia, drawing concern in Congress that President Donald Trump is planning to ignore ...

The White House math on corporate tax cuts is "absolutely crazy," experts say

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Last week, President Donald Trump told a group of truckers that his proposed corporate tax cut would give the average American family $4,000 per year. “That’s very exciting,” Trump said.

“They Were Really Worried About Creationists and the Oil Companies”

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New Mexico’s top education official is misleading the public about how his agency crafted a series of controversial changes to the state’s science standards, according to a former state employee ...

Pro-life Republican who pressured mistress to get an abortion will retire next year

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Update, 10/4/17: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) announced Wednesday that he would retire next year, at the end of his eighth term in office. Politico reported that the embattled congressman met ...

The Russian press thinks the election hacking scandal is absolutely hysterical

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On Wednesday September 20, the Washington Post published yet another evening bombshell about the Trump-Russia investigation. The Post found that while serving as Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort offered ...

A Flint official was just charged with involuntary manslaughter in the city’s water crisis

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On Monday, the Michigan attorney general’s office announced that Dr. Eden Wells, who was the state’s chief medical officer, would be charged with involuntary manslaughter for her role in the ...

Pack the cat and don't look back. I'm fleeing California's firestorm right now.

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While Kevin’s on vacation, we’ve invited other Mother Jones writers to contribute posts. I’m waiting about 10 miles from the nearest fire front with bags packed, my cat carrier ready,

Junk science? Unreliable witnesses? No matter, Texas plans to execute Robert Pruett anyway

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Robert Pruett is scheduled to be executed in Texas on October 12, despite the fact that there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime he was convicted of.

Michael Bloomberg is fighting back against Trump's attack on the environment

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The day after the Environmental Protection Agency took its first formal step towards repealing the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 Obama administration rule that was the only federal regulation limiting ...

This is what a successful attack on LGBT Americans looks like

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This week, one of the nation’s most sweeping religious exemption laws, which allows for widespread discrimination based on “sincerely held religious beliefs of moral convictions,” went into effect in Mississippi.

GOP head of Senate Russia probe still won't say Moscow was trying to help Trump

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is walking a thin line when it comes to discussing his panel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 ...

Asylum seekers could pay the biggest price in Trump's immigration proposal

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When people arrive at the border seeking asylum from persecution, the United States gives them the benefit of the doubt. As long as they can show there’s a “significant possibility” ...

Raging Wine Country Wildfires Burn Homes; Force Evacuations

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NAPA (CBS SF) — Wind-whipped wildfires roared to life Sunday night and early Monday across Wine Country, burning buildings, forcing hundreds of evacuations including two hospitals and injuring several people.

Trump is Coming for Your Birth Control. Can States Stop Him?

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The Trump administration recently announced a rule that will gut the Obamacare mandate that required most employers cover the cost of birth control in their insurance plans. The rule, which ...

It was like any other concert security gig. Then: "a maze of bodies."

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Royce Christensen, 21, choked back tears at a candle-lit vigil in Las Vegas on Tuesday night as he remembered one reaction he had during the attack he survived two days ...

Puerto Rico's poorest communities are doing the rebuilding the Trump administration won't

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As we wind our way down Avenida Rexach, one of the main pathways through the warren of streets in San Juan’s Barrio Obrero Marina, Lymaris De Jesús tries to paint ...

Trump administration guts Obamacare birth control rule

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The Trump administration officially issued a new rule Friday that weakens the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring employers to provide free birth control as part of health insurance plans. The ...

The Crazy Flood of Tech Revelations in the Russia Investigation

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From buying targeted ads, organizing rallies, and employing bots to spread false information, we now know that Russian agents have used a wide variety of techniques on Facebook, Twitter, Google,

Treasury Secretary has spent nearly $1 million on military flights

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The Treasury Department’s Inspector General has concluded that Steven Mnuchin’s frequent use of military travel violated no laws. However: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has flown on military aircraft seven times ...

Will Donald Trump pardon Cliven Bundy?

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In 2014, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy became a right-wing folk hero after he led an armed standoff with federal law enforcement over the Bureau of Land Management’s attempt to seize ...

FEMA will be helping Texas for years. So why does Trump have a different standard for Puerto Rico?

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Nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey dropped more than four feet of rain in the southeast region of the state, the Federal Emergency Management Authority still has a heavy presence ...

A Mississippi town finally desegregated its schools, 60 years late

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There was a time, about 60 years ago, when many of principal Randy Grierson’s students wouldn’t have been allowed to step foot in the building that now houses Cleveland Central ...

Picking the last of the season's grapes, with fire raging everywhere

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It was still dark on Monday morning in the Dry Creek Valley when the phone jolted Duff Bevill awake. It was one of his neighbors. “He said, ‘Jesus, Santa Rosa’s ...

There's more to Scott Pruitt's attack on Obama's climate reg than meets the eye

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For months, the Trump administration has been quietly plotting how to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s most ambitious effort to cut the nation’s carbon footprint. After the ...

Donald Trump brags about giving to charity. Colin Kaepernick actually does it.

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As the NFL season rolls on, so too does the debate over players protesting during the National Anthem and the criticism of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the man who ...

New York has voting laws that are just as bad as many red states

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On a Saturday morning in late September, Patrick Bush was going door to door in an apartment complex in the Queens neighborhood of Woodside, with an iPhone and a warning.

Hoo boy, look at the junk science about contraception in Trump's health department manifesto

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Late last month, the department of Health and Human Services published its 2018-2022 draft strategic plan, opening it up for comment through the end of October.The document contains a number ...

Moldy Cakes, Broken Jars of Mayonnaise, and Swarming Bees: A Look Inside One of Puerto Rico’s Destroyed Grocery Stores

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Erik Rivera was supposed to be at work at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20. Like most other people on the island, he knew the storm was coming but he ...

Jeff Sessions just made it easier for businesses to discriminate against LGBT people and women

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The Department of Justice has released sweeping guidance on religious liberty protections, opening the door for government-approved discrimination against LGBT people, women, and others. The breadth of the guidance is ...

Progressives should be fighting back on Obamacare

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Donald Trump a few minutes ago: Obamacare is finished. It’s dead. It’s gone. You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. Needless to ...