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Reversing His 2016 Campaign Position, Trump Pursues Regime Change in the Middle East

Like ISIS, the president is itching for war with Iran. Some of the Trump administration's most recent moves in the Middle East look good at first glance—but things are not always what they seem in U.S. foreign policy. Sometimes words speak louder than actions. Show More Summary

Trump Supporters Are Desperately Trying to Convince Themselves Hillary Would Have Been Worse

“People do not want to admit that somebody actually fooled them that well.” Wayne Bisher, a lifelong Democrat, says he looks forward to voting for a Democrat for president again someday. But when the 68-year-old heard Donald Trump’sShow More Summary

Donald Trump's Report Card: A Paralyzed, Scandal-Plagued Presidency That's Only Getting Worse

Has it really only been six months? Has it only been six months since Donald Trump stood in the rain before a sparse inaugural crowd and declared that America was in a state of carnage, chaos and decline? How can that be? He’s packed...Show More Summary

Seth Meyers Warns Republicans Still Loyal to Trump How This Story Ends

"If it will save his skin, he'll throw you under the bus." It's not a coincidence the president's daughter has an office in the White House. The president appears to value loyalty above all else. "[He] talks about loyalty so much, I'm frankly surprised he didn't fill his cabinet with golden retrievers," opened "Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Monday. Show More Summary

Stephen Colbert Has an Idea Why the Japanese First Lady Snubbed Trump at the G20 Dinner

And it's not because she can't speak English. Nearly six months into his presidency, Trump welcomed reporters from the "failing New York Times" to the Oval Office for an exclusive interview.  "First, Trump talked about Senate Republicans...Show More Summary

Sean Hannity Pitches Fit After Conservatives Rescind Media Award

The Fox News host lashed out at Jake Tapper and more on Twitter Friday. Sean Hannity was set to receive the William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence this week from the right-wing Media Research Center — before, that is, William F. Show More Summary

Trump Has a Vile Strategy to Beat the Mueller Investigation, and Even His Lawyers Are Disgusted

A new report reveals the president plans to assassinate the special counsel's character. White House correspondent for the New York Times confirmed that the shakeup of President Donald Trump’s legal team was related to the effort to attack the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller. Show More Summary

Study: How Breitbart Media's Disinformation Created the Paranoid, Fact-Averse Nation That Elected Trump

Democrats and progressives turned to wider and more reputable sources. Right-wing media evolved into a hall of mirrors in 2016, when Breitbart displaced Fox News as the key agenda-setting and attack-leading epicenter of a disinformation-filled, paranoid ecosystem promoting Donald Trump and his pro-white America agenda. Show More Summary

Crucial Court Case Could Spell Doom For Ethnic Studies in Public Schools

Advocates are holding their breath over a case that could determine the fate of Mexican American studies in Arizona. Throughout elementary school and middle school, Leo Herrera received a different kind of social studies curriculum. In addition to learning the basics of U.S. Show More Summary

Deeply Unpopular, DeVos and ALEC in Lockstep in Trying to Destroy Public Education

Teachers, parents and business leaders are rising up to resist DeVos and ALEC's extreme agenda. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council met with protests before she’d even arrived in Denver. Show More Summary

The Circular Firing Squad Isn’t Amusing Anymore

Progressives seem intent on tearing themselves apart. Notwithstanding the addictive daily drama of leaks, tweets, and resistance, there are major issues that exist separate and apart from the 24-hour news cycle. These long-term problems are as salient in the digital moment as they were in the analog ’60s. Show More Summary

All the Bad News You Need to Know About ALEC Agenda

Meeting in Denver, ALEC attendees are debating model bills related to college sexual assault, campus protest, private schools vouchers, renewable energy, the ACA and more. This post originally appeared at Exposed by CMD. Denver’s massive Blue...Show More Summary

Can Herbal Supplements Give You Better Sex?

They can get things started, but if you're super-stressed, no pill or potion can fix it. There is no shortage of libido enhancers available, from branded products, to generic vitamins and minerals, to herbal supplements like ginger and maca, to simple foods you can eat like pumpkin seeds, celery, and watermelon. Show More Summary

How Deranged Are Trump Supporters? New Poll Shows That It's Worse Than You Ever Imagined

Seventy-two percent of Trump voters consider the Russia story overall to be "fake news"; only 14% disagree. In the Era of Trump, Americans have been subjected to wild diversions from reality. Donald Trump and company have unleashed baseless...Show More Summary

These 7 Easy Energy-Saving Hacks Can Save Consumers Hundreds of Dollars Every Year: So Why Aren't Americans Doing Them?

Several easy household energy hacks can help reduce your carbon footprint, but few are taking advantage. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average American's monthly residential electric bill is $114.03. That's almost $1,400 a year. Show More Summary

Pentagon Study Declares American Empire Is 'Collapsing'

Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global "access to resources." This article was produced in partnership with AlterNet and Insurge Intelligence. Learn more about Nafeez Ahmed and how to support his work. Show More Summary

How Haitian Earthquake Relief Efforts Pulled Off a Huge Con Job, With the Help of Mainstream Media

Money that was promised to provide "tens of thousands of people with permanent homes" reportedly only made it to a total of six. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle by Timothy T. Schwartz...Show More Summary

David Cay Johnston: Trump Is 'Appallingly Ignorant' on Health Care and Puts Greed Above Human Lives

Those grandiose campaign promises vanished after the inauguration. The Congressional Budget Office has warned that 32 million Americans would become uninsured over the next decade if Obamacare is repealed without an alternative in place. Show More Summary

When 'Do No Harm' Still Hurts: Trump's Plan to Renegotiate NAFTA Fails American Workers

Click here for reuse options! Yet another broken promise that proves the president was never a friend to labor. Promises were made. And workers believed candidate Donald Trump when he pledged to stop corporations from exporting American factories. Show More Summary

Women Still Carry Most of the World's Water

In a study of 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, UNICEF estimated that women there spent 16 million hours collecting water each day. Imagine going through your day without access to clean, safe water in your home for drinking, cooking, washing or bathing whenever you need it. Show More Summary

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