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GOP town halls are getting flooded with angry and vocal constituents

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Republican leaders returned to their home districts this week for the first congressional recess of the year and were faced with a barrage of questions from large crowds of angry ...

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 ...

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

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3 mentions7 days ago
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 ...

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 ...

K.T. McFarland is too much to swallow, so Robert Harward turns down NSA position

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After Michael Flynn resigned/was fired as National Security Advisor, everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the top prospect to replace him turned out to be Retired Vice Admiral Robert ...

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 ...

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 ...

Time magazine just released it's new cover—and Trump is going to hate it

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2 mentions1 week ago
President Donald Trump's first month in office has been marked by a series of seemingly unending disasters—from bungled executive orders and the abrupt resignation of his national security adviser, to ...

"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.

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' ...

Why does a white guy always have to be the hero?

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2 mentions5 days ago
Chinese director Zhang Yimou, of Hero and House of Flying Dragons fame, made his English-language debut with The Great Wall, which opened Friday. But in a story set in ancient ...

Trump administration denies considering use of National Guard for deportations

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2 mentions6 days ago
The Department of Homeland Security on Friday denied reports that the Trump administration is considering using as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to detain undocumented immigrants living in the ...

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 ...

Milo Yiannopoulos Is Having a Very Bad Day

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After CPAC invited Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at this year's gathering, video surfaced appearing to show the alt-right leader endorsing pederasty. The conservative conference was eventually forced ...

"Jane Roe" has died. Abortion rights might not be far behind.

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Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States, died Saturday at at an assisted-living facility in Katy,

The Capital’s hottest restaurants will shut down to protest Trump

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Urban dwellers in Washington, DC, will have a tough time dining out tomorrow: A growing number of the city's restaurants and bars will be closed in solidarity with a strike ...

Senate confirms Trump's controversial EPA pick—without reading his emails

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Scott Pruitt was confirmed Friday as the nation's 14th administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, despite the fact that a trove of emails between Pruitt's office and fossil fuel interests ...

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 ...

Scheduled Eviction of Main #NoDAPL Encampment

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Cannonball, ND – After nearly a year of struggling against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction underneath the Missouri River, water protectors are now scheduled to be evicted from their main ...

These Trump executive orders have gotten less attention—and may also target immigrants

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Controversy continues to boil over President Trump's executive order imposing an immigration ban and his policies aimed at aggressively deporting undocumented immigrants. Two other executive orders signed by Trump earlier ...

Thousands of Scott Pruitt's Emails just hit the internet. Here are the wildest, scariest bits.

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6 mentions11 hours ago
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the ...

Trump just had a crazy nervous breakdown on national television

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3 mentions7 days ago
President Donald Trump intensified his attack on the media in a wild press conference Thursday, once again characterizing the press as "dishonest" in response to recent reports that have depicted ...

"We will never stop": An EPA employee blasts the Trump administration

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As we embark on month two of Donald Trump's presidency, it's hard to imagine a group of federal employees facing more uncertainty than the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

Trump repeatedly ducks questions about alleged campaign contacts with Russia

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4 mentions7 days ago
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 ...

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 ...

We should practice truth in statistics, even when it hurts

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Donald Trump at his pep rally yesterday on immigration: You look at what's happening in Germany, you look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this.

The Clinton campaign sent fake phishing emails to its own staff

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3 mentions7 days ago
Hillary Clinton's run for the White House will be remembered for many things, but information security isn't likely to be one of them. Her campaign was buffeted by two major ...

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 ...

We are one step closer to finding aliens

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Earthlings are one step closer to confirming that they're not the only living things in the universe. An international group of scientists announced Wednesday that they've been observing seven Earth-sized ...

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 ...

Trump just held his first campaign rally for the 2020 race

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On Saturday, just one month into his presidency, President Donald Trump held the first rally of his 2020 presidential campaign. Trump was introduced by several Florida congressmen before making a ...

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 ...

Democrats to White House: What did Trump know, and when did he know it?

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Michael Flynn may have lost his job as national security adviser, but congressional Democrats have made clear that they aren't going to let the Trump administration sweep the scandal under ...