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FBI Russia Investigation Reportedly Now Focusing Inside the White House on Jared Kushner

The FBI investigation into President Trump’s Russia ties has been inching closer to the White House and, on Thursday, according to the Washington Post and NBC News, Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner is now a focus of the ongoing probe. Show More Summary

Why You Shouldn't View the Montana Race as a Referendum on Bodyslamming Reporters

Regardless of who ultimately wins Montana's special election on Thursday, observers are sure to figure Republican candidate Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter on election eve into their analysis. Certainly, the incident could well have an impact on late voting. Show More Summary

The Bad Countries, According to Donald Trump

Today, Donald Trump reportedly called Germany, a close American ally, “bad, very bad!” for selling too many cars in the United States. Here are the other countries Donald Trump says are bad. Bad countries: Germany (“bad, very bad”) Belgium...Show More Summary

Today in Conservative Media: Yeah, Gianforte Assaulted a Reporter, But Rob Quist Has Herpes

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. On his show Thursday, Rush Limbaugh delved into Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte’s assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, which occurred in Montana on Wednesday night: [L]adies and gentlemen, I must do something. Show More Summary

Sean Hannity's Advertisers Are Bailing On His Show Like Rats Jumping Off a Sinking Conspiracy Theory

Sean Hannity is stuck in a ratings slump and has spent the last week or so promoting unverifiable claims made by hustlers and phonies about the unsolved July 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Police believe...Show More Summary

Fourth Circuit Upholds Travel Ban Injunction, Saying It “Drips With Religious Intolerance”

On Thursday, the 4 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s second travel ban by a 10–3 vote. The decision ensures that individuals from the six Muslim-majority countries targeted by the ban will continue to be allowed into the United States. Show More Summary

Candidate Who “Body Slammed” Reporter for Asking Question Made His Fortune in Corporate Customer Service

Republican Greg Gianforte, a candidate in Thursday's special House election in Montana, was cited overnight for misdemeanor assault after an incident in which Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs and other witnesses say Gianforte slammed Jacobs...Show More Summary

Another Ally Wonders if the U.S. Government Can Be Trusted With Classified Information

Another week, another intelligence-sharing scandal. British intelligence officials are reportedly furious that information shared with the United States about the investigation into the Manchester bombing was leaked to the media. Prime...Show More Summary

Montana Republican Cited for Assaulting Reporter on Eve of Special House Election

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Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte has been cited for misdemeanor assault after allegedly attacking Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs on Wednesday at Gianforte's campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, the local county sheriff has announced. Show More Summary

Republican Candidate in Montana Special Election Accused of Body Slamming Reporter for Asking Questions

On the eve of a special election to fill Montana’s lone House seat, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte lost his cool while being interviewed by reporters at his Bozeman, Montana headquarters when, out of the blue, Guardian reporterShow More Summary

Today's Impeach-O-Meter: Drip ... Drip ... Drip ...

In the tradition of the Clintonometer and the Trump Apocalypse Watch, the Impeach-O-Meter is a wildly subjective and speculative daily estimate of the likelihood that Donald Trump leaves office before his term ends, whether by beingShow More Summary

CBO Says Trumpcare Would Screw Old People, Trigger Premium Spike Before Midterm Elections

House Republicans who voted for the American Health Care Act have already been taking heat from constituents who are worried that it will leave them uninsurable or cripple them financially, and the unpopularity of the AHCA is one reason Democrats have been getting big ideas about taking back the House. Show More Summary

Today in Conservative Media: Katy Perry's "Sinister" Reaction to Manchester

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. A number of conservative outlets ran posts Wednesday on Katy Perry’s comments about the Manchester bombing. “I think the greatest thing we can do now is unite as people, as fan bases, all of it,” she said in a radio interview. Show More Summary

Virginia Governor Pardons Undocumented Immigrant’s Traffic Offense to Stop Deportation

Liliana Cruz Mendez is a married mother of two who lives in Falls Church, Virginia. She is also undocumented, having fled to the United States from El Salvador in 2006. For years, Cruz Mendez has checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials periodically without incident. Show More Summary

The CBO Says Trumpcare Won’t Cover Everybody With Pre-Existing Conditions

One of the ways that the Trump administration and House Republican leaders won key conservative members' votes for the American Health Care Act was by adding a provision that would allow states to waive Obamacare regulations limiting how much insurers can charge individuals with pre-existing conditions. Show More Summary

Trump Is Not Even Pretending to Keep Promise to Donate All Hotel Profits From Foreign Governments

Shortly before taking office, Donald Trump attempted to explain how he would, in his lawyer’s words, “completely isolate” himself from the management of the Trump Organization. The plan was all show and no substance, and did almost nothing to address the serious problems posed by Trump keeping his stake in the for-profit company that bears his name. Show More Summary

The U.S. Has Been Supporting Brutal Anti-Drug Measures for Years. Trump Just Said It Out Loud.

The Washington Post has provided new details on last month’s already controversial call between Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. According to a Philippines government transcript, Trump praised Duterte for doing...Show More Summary

Seth Rich's Father May Have Caught a Hannity-Endorsed Con Artist Trying to Hack His Late Son's Email

Under heavy pressure from late Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's family, Fox News host Sean Hannity said Tuesday night that he would stop discussing the bogus theory that Hillary Clinton and/or the DNC had Rich murdered on his TV show. Show More Summary

Pope Francis Doesn't Seem to Like President Trump Very Much

President Trump's first foreign jaunt brought him to the Vatican on Wednesday morning. His Holiness Pope Francis—Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church,...Show More Summary

Hannity Says He Will Stop—But Also Never Stop—Pushing the Seth Rich Conspiracy

Sean Hannity doesn’t like to let the truth get in the way of whatever he happens to be saying. This week, that tendency took the form of the Fox News host cajoling a debunked conspiracy theory surrounding the unsolved 2016 murder of Seth Rich from the shadows of the internet and plunking it down on cable news. Show More Summary

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