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Trump Invites Sarah Palin, Kid Rock, and Ted Nugent to the White House

President Donald Trump hosted a trio of eyebrow-raising guests at the White House on Wednesday, reportedly dining with Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock. It's not clear why Palin and her musician pals, one of whom has praised the...Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Gets Back in Character to Say Farewell to Bill O'Reilly

Stephen Colbert revived his conservative pundit persona on Wednesday to bid a proper farewell to Bill O'Reilly, just hours after Fox News announced it was severing ties with its top-rated host. The firing followed weeks of controversy...Show More Summary

I Met the White Nationalist Who Says Trump Made Him Rough Up a Protester

For once, liberals and white supremacists agree on something: President Donald Trump's rhetoric incites right-wing violence. On Monday, Matthew Heimbach, a notorious 26-year-old white nationalist who was filmed shoving an African American...Show More Summary

Operation Git-Meow Wants to Save the Feral Cats of Guantánamo

Guantánamo Bay Naval Base is home to a military prison, and now, a growing stray cat population, the Miami Herald reports. In March, a nonprofit billing itself as Operation Git-Meow issued a request to start an adopt-a-cat program to help connect feral cats with new homes. Show More Summary

Getting Scientists out of the Lab and Into the Street Is Harder Than It Sounds

Caroline Weinberg, Valorie Aquino, and Jonathan Berman met online after Berman, a post-doc in physiology, created a Facebook group and web page to galvanize some of the protest energy among scientists after Trump's inauguration. TheShow More Summary

Jeff Chang's Resistance Reading

We recently asked a range of authors, artists, and poets to suggest the books that bring them solace or understanding in this age of political rancor. Two dozen or so responded. Here's what the acclaimed hip-hop writer and cultural critic...Show More Summary

The Trump Administration Is Apparently Terrified of Actually Making a Decision About Paris

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump's aides have abruptly postponed a meeting to determine whether the US should remain in the Paris climate...Show More Summary

Maybe This Is How You Get Donald Trump to Care About Renewable Energy

Coal's decline over the last few decades has left tens of thousands of miners out of work. For Kentucky, where the economy has long revolved around the industry, that meant that only 6,900 people were employed by coal a year ago—the fewest since 1898. Show More Summary

Who Is This "Shitposting" Tech Bro That Gave Trump $100,000 For His Inauguration?

Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old tech wunderkind who cofounded the virtual-reality company Oculus, which Facebook bought for $2 billion in 2014, donated $100,000 to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee, putting him in the upper...Show More Summary

The Republican in Georgia's Runoff Election Has an Alarming Past

Democrat Jon Ossoff nearly won the US House seat vacated by Trump's Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Price, in what Mother Jones dubbed the "First Real Battle Between Millennials and Trump." Ossoff, however, fell about two points short of the 50 percent he needed in Tuesday's vote to avoid a runoff in the crowded Georgia race. Show More Summary

Bill O'Reilly Out at Fox News

Fox News announced it is parting ways its embattled host Bill O'Reilly. "After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O'Reilly have agreed that Bill O'Reilly will not be returning to the Fox news Channel,"...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular Politician in the Country, Poll Says

According to a new poll, Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in America. The Harvard-Harris survey, published first in The Hill, found almost 60% of Americans view the Vermont senator favorably. Among certain demographics,Show More Summary

Trump Has Okayed a Pesticide That Terrifies These Families

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A white cloud of pesticides had drifted into Fidelia Morales's back yard, coating her children's swing set. The 40-year-old...Show More Summary

4 in 10 Americans Live in Places Where It Is Unhealthy for Them to Breathe

In his America First Energy Plan, President Donald Trump boasts that "protecting clean air" will "remain a high priority" during his presidency. But just a few months into his term, Trump proposed cutting funding to the Environmental...Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt's New Plan for the EPA Will Destroy Towns Like This One

The Environmental Protection Agency's administrator has found a slogan for his embattled agency's new direction. Last week, Scott Pruitt announced a #Back2Basics campaign that proposes returning the EPA to its supposed roots: protecting the environment, spurring job growth, and not burdening industry with rules and regulations. Show More Summary

Tracy K. Smith's Resistance Reading

We recently asked a range of authors, artists, and poets to name books that bring solace or understanding in this age of rancor. Two dozen or so responded. Here are some picks from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith. Illustration...Show More Summary

The Special Election in Georgia Is Heading to a Runoff

Democrat Jon Ossoff came up just short of an outright victory in Tuesday's special election for the Georgia congressional seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Instead after finishing a few points shy of theShow More Summary

I Went Behind the Front Lines With the Far-Right Agitators Who Invaded Berkeley

Last week, as far-right political agitators made plans to descend on Berkeley, California, I heard that some members of the Three Percenters militia movement would be among them. Having gone undercover with a border militia last year, I went to Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has a Conflict of Interest in Turkey. Just Ask Donald Trump

Several media outlets have slammed President Donald Trump for congratulating Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on winning a referendum that will bolster his autocratic power and weaken that nation's democracy. International observers...Show More Summary

Dianne Feinstein Town Hall Shows Why She's a Conservative by San Francisco Standards

Before they could enter the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center, the roughly 1,200 people who showed up for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's town hall meeting yesterday morning had their bags searched and their bodies scanned for metal objects. Show More Summary

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