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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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3 mentions2 weeks ago
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 ...

George Saunders has written a weird and brilliant novel

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George Saunders used to be a short-fiction guy. A creative-writing instructor at Syracuse University, he was a 2013 National Book Award finalist for Tenth of December, his fourth story collection.

Donald Trump's mystery $50 million (or more) loan

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Among Donald Trump's debts—the source of some of his most intractable conflicts of interest—is a mystery loan that Trump has not publicly explained. And this means that the president could ...

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 ...

Imported foods sicken lots of people. Trump is unlikely to fix that.

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Overall foodborne illness outbreaks have declined in recent years. But ones that stem from imported foods have risen sharply—from an average of three per year in the late 1990s to ...

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 ...

The billionaire CEO behind the Dakota Access Pipeline would rather be talking about country music

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When he's not building pipelines, Kelcy Warren likes to write melancholy country ballads. In one, the Texas billionaire sees his girlfriend with his best friend and then takes a solitary ...

The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

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After falsely alleging that three to five million people voted illegally in 2016, Donald Trump debuted a new lie about voter fraud in a meeting with senators on Thursday, saying ...

Donald Trump is turning his Mar-a-Lago estate into a national security nightmare

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President Donald Trump was reportedly alerted to the news of North Korea's missile firing on Saturday, while dining with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, the exclusive club owned ...

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 ...

Anti-Muslim hate groups in America have tripled with the rise of Trump

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The number of anti-Muslim hate groups in America tripled last year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a watchdog organization that tracks political extremists.

"Condescending and hypocritical": An EPA staffer blasts Scott Pruitt's first speech

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Scott Pruitt may have wanted to ease Environmental Protections Agency staffers' concerns about him Tuesday, but his first remarks as head of the agency hardly mentioned environmental protection at all.

White House dismisses NSC aide after harsh criticism of Trump

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The White House abruptly dismissed a senior National Security Council aide on Friday after receiving reports that he had publicly laced into the president and his senior aides, including son-in-law ...

Unlike Trump, California pays its taxes

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During an alternative fact-filled interview with Bill O'Reilly on Sunday, President Donald Trump launched into a diatribe about California pushing back against his immigration policies, suggesting that he would try ...

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 ...

This Oscar-nominated James Baldwin documentary is exactly what America needs right now

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In the eyes of filmmaker Raoul Peck, the voice of author James Baldwin has been largely forgotten in the 30 years since his death. Yet Baldwin's words remain uniquely relevant ...

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber

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As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I ...

Jeff Sessions is in charge of enforcing the Violence Against Women Act, and people are scared

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In 2013, the Senate voted on whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a 1994 law that aids victims of domestic and sexual violence. In previous years, the law ...

Police are evicting Standing Rock protesters. Watch the heartbreaking live footage.

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At around 3 p.m. today, North Dakota State Police, with the help of the National Guard and Wisconsin state police, began evicting protesters from the main #NoDAPL protest camp near ...

The Trump deportation regime has begun

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Early Thursday, immigration attorneys in Los Angeles started getting calls from clients across the city. Some callers reported being picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at their ...

A Brief History of How Kansas Republicans Destroyed Their State

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In 2012, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback launched a "real live experiment" in conservative governance. He slashed income taxes for top earners and eliminated them for more than 330,000 small businesses,

Trump repeatedly ducks questions about alleged campaign contacts with Russia

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In a wide-ranging and an at-times erratic press conference that lasted more than an hour Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump said that he had "nothing to do" with any possible ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A police department in Dallas lost years of evidence after a cyberattack

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In early January, Collin Beggs, a criminal defense lawyer in Dallas, was talking with a Dallas County prosecutor about police video evidence that he'd been trying to get for months ...

Kansas is imploding. That's bad news for Donald Trump.

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An ambitious effort by a Republican governor to drastically cut his state's taxes is crumbling—and that's a bad omen for Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress who are hoping to ...

Here are the churches fighting back against Trump's immigration crackdown

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For the past eight years, Jeanette Vizguerra had shown up for every one of her required check-ins with US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Though Vizguerra, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico,

New documents reveal how Trump's deportation plan will really work

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In memos released to the media Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security detailed how it will implement President Donald Trump's controversial executive orders on immigration, laying out a blueprint for ...

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 ...