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ACLU Honors Colin Kaepernick For Bravery in “Risking and Losing His Job” for the Cause of Social Justice

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

BEVERLY HILLS, California—Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a surprise honoree at the ACLU of Southern California’s annual "Bill of Rights Dinner" on Sunday, receiving the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award. Kaepernick,...Show More Summary

CVS Set to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion in Largest Corporate Acquisition of the Year

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The board of directors of health insurer Aetna approved its sale to drugstore chain operator CVS on Sunday in a massive deal that will amount to about $207 per share in cash and stock. The deal, which is valued at some $69 billion will the largest corporate acquisition of the year, according to Reuters. Show More Summary

Republican Senate Leader Changes Tune on Roy Moore, Says Alabama Must Decide

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

It was only a few weeks ago that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky appeared to draw a line in the sand when it came to GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is running in the December 12 special election. But now he appears...Show More Summary

Dianne Feinstein Sees Possible Obstruction of Justice Case Against Trump on the Horizon

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Sen. Dianne Feinstein from California revealed Sunday that the Senate investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election could very well translate into an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Kushner Makes as Little News as Humanly Possible in First Public Appearance Since Flynn Indictment

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner made a public appearance in Washington on Sunday, despite being at the center of several overlapping controversies that appear to have widened in recent days. At the Saban Forum, an annual conference...Show More Summary

Trump Says FBI Credibility Is in “Tatters,” Denies Telling Comey to Stop Flynn Probe

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

President Donald Trump went on a an anti-FBI tweetstorm Sunday morning seizing on news that a veteran counterintelligence agent was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team due to anti-Trump text messages. The president said...Show More Summary

As Pressure Mounts, Trump Predictably Lashes Out Against Hillary Clinton Yet Again

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The pattern is now a cliché. Whenever President Donald Trump starts to feel pressure mount over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, he launches an attack toward an opponent he beat more than a year ago. In a series of tweets,...Show More Summary

The End Zone Literally Folded Up Like a Carpet During a Crucial Play in the Big Ten Championship Game

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

With under 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter in the Big Ten Championship Game, the Wisconsin Badgers ran a play for running back Chris James near Ohio State's goal line. As Ohio State's linemen planted their feet in the artificial "field turf" of Lucas Oil Stadium in an effort to keep from giving ground, the ground... Show More Summary

Trump’s Love of Fast Food and Four Other Key Revelations From New Book

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

A new book by fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and top aide David Bossie gives an inside look into the chaotic workings of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, according to the Washington Post, which got an advance copy. Although...Show More Summary

ABC News Suspends Brian Ross Over Mistaken Report About Michael Flynn

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

ABC News made it clear Saturday night that it was taking the huge mistake by investigative reporter Brian Ross seriously, suspending him for four weeks without pay. The move came after Ross corrected a bombshell report claiming Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials during the campaign. Show More Summary

Did Trump Just Admit to Obstructing Justice on Twitter?

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

President Donald Trump had been unusually quiet on Twitter about the bombshell news that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with Russian officials. But...Show More Summary

Today in Conservative Media: Who Cares About Michael Flynn?

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. Conservatives responded to the news that former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI on Friday. At National Review, Andrew McCarthy downplayed...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Have the Votes to Pass Their Tax Bill

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Senate Republicans have the votes to pass their tax bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters late Friday morning after meeting with his caucus. The GOP senators were all smiles on the Senate floor afterwards—except for Tennessee Sen. Show More Summary

Poll: Democratic Candidate Gains Slight Edge Over Moore in Alabama Senate Race

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

With less than two weeks to go before the highly anticipated special election in Alabama that will select the next senator, it’s looking like things are too close to call. A new Washington Post/Schar School poll published Saturday shows...Show More Summary

Trump Insists He Isn’t Worried That Michael Flynn Is Cooperating With Mueller Probe

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

It seems nothing was going to get President Donald Trump out of his celebratory mood after Senate Republicans passed their tax bill. The commander in chief talked to reporters Saturday and for the first time briefly referred to the news...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Pass Their Massive Tax Bill

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

"It's Miller time!" So said one of the several dozen Republican senators who stayed on the floor to watch Vice President Mike Pence call the vote around 1:50 a.m. late Friday night. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Republicans' signature tax bill, passed the Senate 51-49, picking up all Republican votes except for Tennessee Sen. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Scribbled Changes Into the Tax Bill and Democrats Aren’t Having It

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

On Friday evening, the text of the Senate tax bill was finally released to the public: nearly 500 pages with multiple sections ambiguously crossed out or subject to modifications written in largely illegible handwriting. Senate Democrats...Show More Summary

This Might Be the Worst Story of Killing a Mouse We’ve Ever Heard (Please Tell Us Yours)

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The White House has a vermin problem, The Hill revealed Thursday, and it’s not just the occupant of the Oval Office. Maintenance reports reveal there are “mice in the situation room and the White House Navy mess food service area” (as...Show More Summary

Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold Used Taxpayer Dollars to Settle a Sexual Harassment Complaint   

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Congress’ sexual harassment woes worsened this week with a Politico report that names Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold as the one member of the House of Representatives who, in the past five years, used taxpayer dollars from an Office of Compliance account to settle a sexual harassment case against his office. Show More Summary

Remember When Trump Reportedly Told Michael Flynn to “Stay Strong” During the Russia Investigation?

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Earlier Friday, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities about his conversation with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. Reports indicate Flynn is prepared to give evidence to special counsel Robert Mueller about Donald...Show More Summary

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