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“The State of Alabama Deserves Better”: Republicans Condemn Roy Moore Ahead of Election

Alabama voters head to the polls tomorrow for a special election that will decide whether a Senate seat will go to Democrat Doug Jones or Republican Roy Moore, a former judge who has been accused of multiple counts of sexual misconduct, one of which involves a 14-year old teenager. President Trump officially endorsed Moore last […]

Congresswoman Urges Sergeant-at-Arms to Protect Senate Pages from Alleged Child Molester Roy Moore

The week before a closely watched Alabama special election, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) called for the Senate to protect pages if Alabama voters elect Republican Roy Moore to replace interim senator Luther Strange.  “It would be unconscionable...Show More Summary

Sen. Gillibrand Calls for Trump to Resign Over Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Monday called on President Donald Trump to immediately resign over the allegations of sexual misconduct that first emerged during the election against him, describing the claims as both “credible”Show More Summary

Trump’s Treasury Department Uses Bogus Numbers to Sell Republican Tax Plan

Before the Senate passed its tax bill earlier this month, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insisted that a forthcoming Treasury Department analysis would show that the Republican tax plan pays for itself by boosting general economic growth. On Monday, the department found the Senate tax bill would pay for itself—but only if other parts of President Donald Trump’s […]

Russian Propagandists Are Pushing for Roy Moore to Win

In the run-up to Alabama’s special election, Kremlin-linked news sites and trolls have battled vigorously on behalf of Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for US senator accused of sexual misconduct against multiple women, including teenage girls. Show More Summary

Hüsker Dü’s Glorious Racket

Hüsker Dü Savage Young Dü Numero Group Along with R.E.M., the Replacements and a host of less-celebrated acts, the St. Paul, Minn. trio Hüsker Dü revitalized the concept of the American Rock’n’Roll band in the ‘80s. Mixing the furious noise of punk and metal with ringing melodies, Bob Mould (guitar, vocals), Greg Norton (bass) and […]

An Alabama Pastor Speaks Out Against Roy Moore

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who is now the Republican candidate for Alabama’s open Senate seat in the special election Tuesday, has spent nearly two decades issuing repeated battle cries to right-wing Alabama evangelicals. It’s his faith, he says, that motivates his actions, and it’s his faith that he uses to excuse those actions when they land him […]

Women Who Accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct Demand Congress to Open an Investigation

Three women who came forward last year to accuse then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct are renewing their stories in hopes that Congress will open an investigation into their allegations. The women—Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks— recounted their stories during two media events Monday, and asked why it was acceptable for the president to […]

Police: Suspected Attacker in New York Explosion Wore a “Low-Tech” Device

One person is in custody Monday morning after police responded to reports of an explosion underneath New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal—a major transportation hub in midtown Manhattan that connects commuter buses and multiple subway lines. The incident, which occurred at approximately 7:20 am in the passageway along 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, […]

The Republican Overseeing the Alabama Election Doesn’t Think Voting Should Be Easy

This time last year, Alabama’s chief elections official landed in the national spotlight for delivering a screed against nonvoters that many people interpreted as an attack on African Americans in the state, who have long faced barriers to voting. “If you’re too sorry or lazy to get up off of your rear and to go […]

Legal Pot Is Coming to California in January. What Do You Want To Know?

You may have heard: Legal weed is coming to the Golden State. In November 2016, California passed Prop 64, or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, making it legal for any adult over the magical age of 21 to possess or grow pot under certain amounts. Hippies cheered. And on January 1, pot shops in California […]

Trump Doesn’t Care About Climate Change. But a New Study Explains Why the Business Community Should.

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Surging temperatures and risings seas already threaten to upend industries from real estate to agriculture to insurance, leaving coastal properties swamped, outdoor workers overheated, and policies vulnerable to catastrophic new risks. Show More Summary

Add Alaska Native Tribes to the Long List of Casualties From the Republican Tax Plan

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For tribal people in northern Alaska, a Republican tax overhaul that was hastily cobbled together in congressional backrooms 3,000 miles away has raised fears that their entire way of life could be erased from this frigid corner of the US. The Senate’s […]

Sweet Sirens of Melancholy Folk

Angel Olsen Phases Jagjaguwar  Whether performing stark acoustic folk or giving her confessional songs a jolt of electricity, Angel Olsen always sounds like she’s one beat away from a complete meltdown. Intended to fill the gap between 2016’s triumphant My Woman and her next studio project, Phases is a collection of odds and ends that […]

The 2017 Fire Season Has Been More Expensive Than Any on Record. And It’s Only Going to Get Worse.

This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The 2017 fire season was the nation’s costliest, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which houses the Forest Service. That agency’s annual budget is increasingly dedicated to suppressing and fighting wildland fires, as longer seasons […]

NRA Slams Former Prosecutor Doug Jones to Help Alleged Child Molester Roy Moore

The Alabama Senate race has become a minefield for Republicans, dividing GOP senators who denounced Republican candidate and alleged child molester Roy Moore from the Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump, who are backing Moore. And the NRA, perhaps the biggest outside political player on the right, has quietly entered the race to help Moore. […]

Trent Franks Is Resigning Immediately For Reasons That Are Incredibly Creepy

On Thursday, Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks announced he would resign in January. In a statement, the social-conservative warrior admitted that he had previously asked two female members of his staff to carry his child as surrogates. Frank conceded that this had made those staffers uncomfortable, but his statement left the impression that there was […]

6 Times Donald Trump Promised Not to Cut Medicare

Earlier this week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made headlines when he suggested that after enacting a massive tax cut, Republicans would attempt to reign in deficits next year by cutting spending on entitlement programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how […]

GOP Congressman: “Diversity Is Not Our Strength”

A Republican congressman drew widespread condemnation across social media on Friday for a tweet that appeared to denounce diversity and inclusion. Citing comments Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban made on Hungarian television Thursday night, Rep. Show More Summary

Republican Plan Threatens School Funding to Pay for Corporate Tax Cuts

Republicans in the House and Senate are trying to gut a deduction for state and local taxes that mostly helps the richest Americans. Democrats are outraged. What’s going on? It’s true that under the state and local tax deduction (SALT), which will cost taxpayers $1.3 trillion over the next decade, 44 percent of the write-offs for income […]

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