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Mike Pence protests NFL protest, but stays silent on white supremacist rally

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Vice President Mike Pence further fueled the row over NFL anti-racism protests today by walking out of a game in protest between the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts after ...

Supreme Court hands bad news to opponents of Trump’s Muslim ban

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The Supreme Court handed down a brief order Monday evening disposing of one of two cases challenging Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. Though the order explicitly states that the Court expresses ...

EPA head officially announces repeal of Obama’s climate rule

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After months of speculation and days of teasing the announcement — the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released its proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 rule that ...

To sell his tax plan, Trump cites economist who helped wreck Kansas’ economy

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While he was live-tweeting his favorite show on Monday morning, President Trump touted support that former Reagan administration Economic Policy Advisory Board member Art Laffer expressed for his tax cut ...

Trump, long obsessed with nuclear weapons, wants 28,000 more

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On Wednesday, NBC reported that during a major national security meeting on July 20, President Trump expressed a desire to dramatically expand America’s nuclear arsenal. Citing “three officials who were ...

Trump’s sick ‘joke’ about how much Pence hates LGBTQ people

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In a blistering new profile of Vice President Pence’s rise to prominence among the Christian right, the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer recounts several anecdotes from campaign and administration staffers about ...

Trump is more upset about Jemele Hill than white supremacists

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On Tuesday morning, President Trump attacked ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, blaming her for ESPN’s ratings. Trump’s attack comes the day after Hill was suspended for two weeks by ESPN for ...

Newt Gingrich compares Trump to U.S. president famous for Native American genocide

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In an interview with CBS This Morning on Tuesday, former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called President Trump a “remarkable” and “historic” figure, comparing him to the ...

Republican senator says Trump’s health policy will hurt American citizens

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President Donald Trump’s health policy is hurting U.S. citizens, says Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), “by affecting the ability of vulnerable people to receive health care right now.” On CNN’s State ...

Bannon says criticizing Trump disrespects the military

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In the 10 days since four Green Berets were ambushed and killed in Niger, President Donald Trump has used his Twitter account to attack a sports commentator, call for a ...

Colin Kaepernick sues the NFL for collusion, slams Trump for ‘political provocation’

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On Sunday, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance alleging that NFL owners are colluding to keep him unemployed during the 2017 season, as first reported by ...

Woody Allen doesn’t want Harvey Weinstein allegations to turn into “a witch hunt”

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Harvey Weinstein, the once almighty producer whom Meryl Streep jokingly called as “God” in a Golden Globes acceptance speech, has gone from power player to pariah after two bombshell investigations ...

ESPN struggles to explain how Jemele Hill violated its social media policy

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On Monday, SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill was suspended by ESPN for “a second violation of our social media guidelines” after she posted several tweets in response to recent comments from ...

Richard Spencer’s racist mob came back to Charlottesville again

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A mob of white supremacists and neo-Nazis returned to Charlottesville, Va. last night, raising their tiki-torches, spewing hateful chants, and promising to return yet again, just months after their previous ...

Trump’s drug czar nominee under fire for pushing bill that weakened drug enforcement

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Some Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to withdraw his nomination of Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy following a report ...

Afrofuturism: The imaginative sci-fi movement black people need now

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Ytasha Womack recalled the never-ending discussions she and her “black nerd” college pals at Clark Atlanta University engaged in as they imagined worlds that placed the lives and experiences of ...

The NCAA just admitted they don’t care about students’ education after all

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For decades, the NCAA insisted that athletes who generate millions in revenue for their schools don’t deserve to be paid. Now, it turns out, they don’t deserve an actual education ...

The rumor is, she slept with him to get the part. The reality is uglier.

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The rumor is, she slept with him to get the part. The reality is uglier. This is one of the narratives emerging from the heaps of allegations piling up against ...

Small donations to Trump campaign pay for Trump Jr.’s massive legal bills

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The Trump campaign spent $267,924 on lawyers for Donald Trump Jr. from July to September, according to disclosures made to the Federal Election Commission on Sunday. The figure includes $237,924 ...

Trump’s Puerto Rico failure is ‘a national disgrace,’ says former Republican Joe Scarborough

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Nearly four weeks after hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump’s team has only managed to get 13.6 percent of the power back for the island’s 3.5 million U.S.

Religious conservatives shrug at Bannon’s links to white nationalist groups

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — For five years, Susan Blake has driven 14 hours from her home in South Florida to Washington, D.C. for the Values Voters Summit. The annual trip allows ...

Even after being shot in a mass shooting, Rep. Scalise won’t back gun safety laws

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House Majority Whip Steven Scalise (R-LA) has said that he actively opposes any new gun control measures — despite being himself badly injured in a shooting earlier this year. The ...

Fundraiser in Philando Castile’s memory eliminates $70,000 worth of school lunch debt

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Philando Castile was known as “Mr. Phil” to the students at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he worked as a nutrition services supervisor. Last month, more ...

Russian propaganda promoting Texas secession moves to Instagram

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On Monday morning, ThinkProgress reported on the existence of an Instagram account that went live around the time Facebook began removing hundreds of Russia-linked accounts in August. This “Raised in ...

After DACA’s demise, immigration advocates are hopeful for permanent legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Pro-immigration advocates are hopeful that Congress could quickly move on permanent immigration legislation within weeks, assured that a bipartisan bill could patch a big void left by the ...

Hackers broke into U.S. voting systems in minutes. Now they’re helping prevent attacks.

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This July, eight months after Russians targeted U.S. election systems, hackers gathered at a conference in Las Vegas to prove just how vulnerable our system is to interference. In a ...

Trump appointees approve two major pipelines to transport fracked gas

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Federal regulators approved two major natural gas pipelines that would transport fracked gas through Virginia, although one of the agency’s commissioners issued a surprise vote against construction of both pipelines.

NRA’s chief lobbyist called out for blatant lie on Fox News

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On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked the NRA’s chief lobbyist, Chris Cox, about the 72-hour limit for gun background checks. Under current law, if the federal government isn’t ...

Trump finally admits he benefits from his own tax plan

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President Donald Trump walked back a key promise related to his tax plan during an interview with Forbes released late Tuesday. In the weeks leading up to the unveiling of ...

Trump brags that plunging stocks are evidence of his success

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President Donald Trump claimed in a tweet Saturday morning that plunging health insurance stocks were evidence of his success — just three days after insisting the media cover soaring stock ...

The #MeToo campaign is powerful, but does it do enough to fight rape culture?

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Using the hashtag #MeToo, women, men, and nonbinary people are sharing their stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment on Twitter and Facebook to raise awareness of how common it ...

White House claims Trump’s Twitter account is personal, so he can block whoever he likes

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The White House has filed a legal brief arguing people blocked by President Donald Trump’s Twitter account cannot sue him for restricting their access to his tweets. Opponents say the ...

This is how the media helped Weinstein keep his predatory behavior under wraps

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Movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s is alleged to have sexually harassed a number of women and three women have gone on the record to say he raped them. The allegations go ...

Trump dodges question about true meaning of NFL protests

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President Trump has repeatedly portrayed NFL players who kneel during the national anthem as disrespecting the American flag, and by extension, the country. But that’s not an accurate portrayal of ...

Photojournalist launches online campaign against Ed Gillespie over stolen image

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Spanish photojournalist Pau Coll Sanchez launched a social media campaign on Monday targeting Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Ed Gillespie. Coll is demanding that Gillespie to stop using his work ...

Fox & Friends says sexual assault allegations against Trump are ‘child’s play’

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Appearing Monday morning on Fox & Friends, President Trump’s favorite television news program, radio host Larry Elder categorically rejected any comparison between Trump, who was accused of sexual assault by ...