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Trump’s Support Falling Among Swing-State Voters Who Elected Him, Recent Polls Find

A third of voters remain hardcore, unapologetic fans. Donald Trump is wearing out his welcome among the voters who swung 2016’s presidential swing states in his direction, according to just-released regional polls. The swing-state surveys...Show More Summary

This Fox News Host Can't Believe Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Defense

Andrew Napolitano says that there should be an investigation into potential connections between Trump and Russia. Team Trump’s stumbling defense of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer has unraveled so badly in recent days that even Fox News is hard pressed to find a legal analyst who backs the White House. Show More Summary

NY Times Rewrites History of Iraq War, Painting U.S. as Noble Democracy-Lover, Iran as Sinister Imperialist

The paper of record advances an amazing feat of reality inversion. The New York Times’ Tim Arango took what could have been an interesting topic for war journalism—Iran’s increased role in Iraq—and morphed it into a cynical revisionist history of American and Saudi involvement in the Middle East. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Should Run for President

It's time for a left-leaning celebrity to run—and win. Two years ago, the suggestion that Jon Stewart should run for president would be met with satirical criticism. He does not have experience holding office, he is an entertainer, not a politician, and he's funny—too funny to be president. Show More Summary

High-Ranking Chicago Officials Cruelly Mocked Black Victims of Gun Violence in Shockingly Racist Emails

One email offered employees “Chicago Safari Tickets” and included an image of white people taking pictures of black individuals. After a gun sale investigation in Chicago city government revealed a trove of bigoted emails in May that...Show More Summary

How Betsy DeVos Undermines Civil Rights and Favors Predatory Lenders Over Students

She's gutting the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, joins us to discuss recent developments with billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a longtime backer of charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools. Show More Summary

The Republican Party Proves It Loves Power More Than Truth Itself

For the Republican majority, power trumps truth, and they’re all part of the racket. To call Donald Trump and his administration corrupt and mendacious is to make the most obvious of statements. Too easy, really. Because if Trump and his boys have tread the path toward treason, so too has the entire Republican Party. Show More Summary

How Trump Opponents Should Be Framing the Health Care Debate

ACA is medicine, income inequality the disease. We need to move beyond CBO scores and frame other critical components of the ACA. A week after the election, with Bernie Sanders standing silently behind him, new minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer spoke. Show More Summary

Marijuana Works Better Than Sleeping Pills For Insomnia

Pass the bong before the bottle. One of the most common home-remedy uses for cannabis is as a natural sleep aid or cure for insomnia. There is no shortage of discussion on the matter—pitting the power of Cannabis sativa against that of C. Show More Summary

The Activist Movement to Finish Off Trump's Attack on Our Health Care System Is Making Waves Across the U.S.

The race is on to #KillTheBill in the Senate. Senate Republicans' continued war on Obamacare faces heated opposition on Capitol Hill—particularly from protesters who returned Monday for a mass sit-in outside the office of Senate Majority...Show More Summary

The 18 Healthiest Fast Foods You Can Eat

Yielding to consumer demand, some fast food restaurants are offering healthy options. Fast food has a reputation for being unhealthy and high in calories, salt and fat. Thankfully, there are exceptions. Although many fast foods have been processed, refined or deep-fried, some fast food restaurants now offer healthy options. Show More Summary

One of Trump's Biggest Boosters at Fox News Isn't Buying Donald Jr.'s Russia Story

Columnist Andrew Napolitano says the president's son should be under criminal investigation. Andrew Napolitano has been one of the Donald Trump's biggest boosters, so much so that the president praised him in May for having a "greatShow More Summary

Did Macron Just Convince Trump to Reenter the Paris Agreement?

The French president's charm offensive just might help save the planet. The friendship between the United States and France goes way back—all the way to 1775, when France secretly began sending supplies to the Americans during the Revolutionary War. Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Republicans Have Declared War on Truth Itself

Twenty-two million Americans stand to lose health insurance, and the GOP cries "fake news." Accusing the media of being "fake news" has worked so well for the Republicans, they've decided to give it a try against anyone who dares question their atrocious policies. Show More Summary

Trump Rejects His Poll Numbers as 'Fake News'—but Even His Voters Are Starting to Notice the Scam

For maybe the first time since he took office, the president has genuine cause for concern. Stressed and agitated about all the “fake news” about Russia and his son’s legal predicament, not to mention the ongoing train-wreck of his legislative agenda, Donald Trump decided to spend the weekend watching and tweeting about the U.S. Show More Summary

Joe Scarborough Pens a Withering Obituary for the GOP

"It's a dying party that I can no longer defend." After six months in the White House, Republican President Donald Trump has caused more problems for his party than he has fixed. The political disaster prompted “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough not only to leave the GOP but to urge his fellow Republicans to consider doing the same. Show More Summary

You Won't Believe How Much Time Trump Has Actually Spent Playing Golf Since He Took Office

He's visited courses three time more frequently than his past three predecessors combined. When he wasn't questioning Obama's place of birth, Donald Trump spent much of the latter's presidency criticizing him for playing too much golf. Show More Summary

CNN Panel Stunner: Half of Participants Regret Casting Their Vote for Trump

The president's approval rating has plummeted to 36 percent in a new ABC poll. CNN New Day host Alisyn Camerota sat down with six Donald Trump voters and their comments reflect exactly how much trouble the struggling popular vote loser really is in. Show More Summary

Al Gore Delivers One of the Most Damning Indictments of Trump's Presidency You Will Read

"We’ve never had a president who’s deliberately made decisions to tear down America’s standing in the world." Al Gore tried to keep an open mind about Trump's presidency. The former vice president spoke with the Republican candidateShow More Summary

Woman Reports Strange Sound to Police, Minneapolis Cops Shoot Her Dead

The two officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave. Australian Woman Fatally Shot By Police In Minneapolis Minnesota authorities are investigating a shooting incident in which police officers shot and killed an Australian woman in Minneapolis on Saturday. Show More Summary

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