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“This Guy, Bill Cassidy, Just Lied Right To My Face.” Jimmy Kimmel Rips Into Obamacare Repeal Author

If you too are disappointed in Sen @BillCassidy #GrahamCassidy let them know it – call (202) 224-3121 — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 20, 2017 Late night host Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), one of the coauthors of the GOP’s latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, on his show Tuesday night. […]

Trump Is Deluded if He Thinks He Can Negotiate a New and Better Paris Climate Deal

Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported that a White House staffer told foreign officials the president is considering remaining in the 2015 landmark Paris climate change agreement. The reported shift came on the eve of a United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, where climate remains a main issue on the agenda. Within hours […]

What You Need to Know About the GOP’s Latest Push to Repeal Obamacare

The Republican dream of repealing Obamacare isn’t ready to head to the morgue just yet. After previous efforts died in the Senate earlier this summer, Obamacare repeal receded, only to storm back this week. Republicans are scrambling to pass a last-ditch effort before a September 30 deadline. And they might be close to reaching the […]

Putin’s Pro-Trump Operation May Have Been Far Bigger Than We Yet Know

It’s been nearly a year since the US intelligence community publicly announced its determination that the Russian government took covert actions to sway the 2016 US election. We now know that Russia did so in part by buying Facebook ads and weaponizing bots, trolls, and other social media tools created by US tech giants. But […]

How Heat Kills Farmworkers

On a recent summer morning in Mendota, a small farming community in California’s Central Valley, the sun glared down from a cloudless sky. The temperature was heading toward 101 degrees, and it had hit 106 a few days before—not unlike the blistering heat that blanketed much of the West Coast over Labor Day weekend. While […]

Trump Is Using Campaign Funds to Pay Mounting Legal Bills in Russia Investigation

Donald Trump is using donations to his reelection campaign and from the Republican National Committee to foot the legal bills associated with the ongoing probe into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 election, according to two sources who spoke to Reuters.  One source noted that some of the funds for these legal bills […]

How Trump’s Top Lawyer Angered Senate Investigators

In a move that appeared to backfire, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and defender, Michael Cohen, angered lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday by issuing a lengthy statement just before he was scheduled to be interviewed privately by Senate intelligence committee staffers in connection with the spiraling Russia scandal. Show More Summary

Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to Russia Says Trump Is Wrong About Russia

During his confirmation hearing today for the post of ambassador to Russia, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman made clear that, unlike President Trump, he believes that Russia interfered in the US election. “There is no question, underline no question, that the Russian government interfered in the US election last year, and Moscow continues to meddle in […]

There Are No Good Options When It Comes to North Korea. Here’s Why.

President Trump stood in front of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning to warn of North Korea’s total destruction if it threatened the US with force. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself, or it’s allies,” he said, “We will have no choice but […]

Hurricane Maria Is Following in Irma’s Deadly Path Through the Caribbean

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The already miserable hurricane season is about to get worse, as Hurricane Maria barrels toward a storm-weary Caribbean. Maria rapidly strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane on Monday, packing winds of at least 160 mph as it neared the eastern Caribbean […]

Trump: US Might Have ‘No Choice’ But to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump made a stark threat, saying the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” if forced to defend itself or its allies. It was the president’s most forceful remark directed at the country in the wake […]

Myanmar Leader Slammed for Glossing Over the Country’s Crisis

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and internationally renowned human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi is facing sharp criticism for her remarks Tuesday on the crisis in Myanmar, a military massacre which has been described by the top United Nations human right official as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” As of early September, the death […]

Congressmen Investigating Russia Will Have Some Questions for Twitter

Facebook was raked over the coals last week. First, reports surfaced that fake Russian accounts made six-figure ad buys to push election-related propaganda. Then came a ProPublica report detailing how its advertising platform allowed buyers to target “Jew Haters” and phony accounts organizing real-life anti-immigration protests. Show More Summary

The Trumps Say They’re Opening Hotels in Dallas, Nashville and Austin. There’s No Evidence of Them.

This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was co-published with Forbes. Earlier this summer, the Trump Organization announced big plans to open a line of hotels across the country. The new brand, American IDEA, would be modestly priced and patriotically themed. “The product is very hometown and fits in every hometown in the United States,” Trump Hotels CEO Eric […]

The New York Times and CNN Just Published Bombshells About the Trump-Russia Investigation

A pair of news reports dropped Monday evening that indicate that the investigation into Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort might be reaching a boiling point, with CNN reporting that Manafort was subject to government wiretapping before and after the presidential campaign, and the New York Times reporting that Manafort has been directly told by […]

Here’s Why St. Louis Is Exploding

St. Louis is reeling after another chaotic weekend of demonstrations against police violence. Outraged protestors took to the streets beginning on Friday, after Jason Stockley, a former St. Louis police officer, was acquitted on criminal...Show More Summary

Rhode Island’s Dreamers No Longer Have to Shoulder $500 in DACA Renewal Fees

By October 5, roughly 150,000 young undocumented immigrants across the country, known as Dreamers, have to come up with $495 to renew their two-year work and study permits under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On Monday, Rhode Island’s Democratic governor Gina Raimondo announced that no Dreamers in her state will have to pay that fee. After […]

Immigration Activists Shout Down Nancy Pelosi Over Trump Dreamer Deal

Immigration activists shouted down Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) during a tense press conference in San Francisco on Monday, protesting a tentative agreement with President Trump to pass a law that extends protections for young immigrants known as Dreamers. Show More Summary

The Justice Department Is Investigating Equifax Officials Who Dumped Stock for Possible Insider Trading

The US Department of Justice has reportedly opened a criminal investigation into three top Equifax officials for possible insider trading, two sources tell Bloomberg. The three officials—Chief Financial Officer John Gamble, President of U.S. Show More Summary

Trump Pick for Civil Rights Role Is a Lawyer Who’s Pushed Voting Restrictions

In mid-August, as Washington reeled over the deadly white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump quietly announced his pick for the top civil rights job at the Department of Homeland Security. The woman he chose doesn’t have a background in national security or in protecting civil rights. Show More Summary

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