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Trump's Inauguration Money Is Still Missing One Year Later: Report

A number of charities have yet to receive the funds they were promised. Almost one year after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, millions of dollars from his leftover inauguration funds have still not been donated to the charities they were promised to. Show More Summary

Are John Kelly's Days in the White House Numbered?

The chief of staff is reportedly in "Bannon terrirtory" after crossing the president. A source close to President Donald Trump warned that chief of staff John Kelly may have overstepped his authority and angered the chief executive.Show More Summary

Keith Ellison Has Advice to Defeat Trump's Racist Agenda Everyone Should Follow

The question isn't "what did he say?" but "what are we going to do about it?" As fallout continues over the president's offensive language during a closed-door meetingin the Oval Office, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) argued that Donald...Show More Summary

The New York Times' Latest Effort to Appease Trump Voters Is Its Most Embarrassing Yet

The Grey Lady should hang her head in shame. After a year-plus of sending reporters out to “Trump Country” to find out what Trump voters were thinking about health care, budgets, taxes, and more, the New York Times has decided to stop reporting on Trump voters so much and just turn its pages over to them directly. Show More Summary

Mueller Team Investigating Whether Russia Funneled Money to Trump Campaign Through NRA: Report

McClatchy drops a new bombshell in the collusion probe. The FBI is reportedly investigating whether Russian money was illegally funneled to the National Rifle Association (NRA) to benefit Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016....Show More Summary

Trump Suggests That a Terror Attack Could Help Republicans in the 2018 Midterm Elections: Report

The implications of his flippant words are deeply frightening. A Wednesday report about the mood among Republican leaders facing the increasing probability of major Democratic gains in the 2018 midterm elections contains a disturbing comment attributed to President Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Gay Olympic Athlete Adam Rippon Says He Doesn't Want to Meet Mike Pence Before Games

The bigoted vice president "should really go to church." The 2018 U.S. Olympic delegation to South Korea will be led by Vice President Mike Pence. Not all of the U.S. athletes are happy about this development. Adam Rippon, the first openly gay person from the U.S. Show More Summary

Historian Who Correctly Predicted Every Presidential Win Since Reagan Believes Trump Will Be Impeached

The evidence against the president could force his party's hand. Allan Lichtman, an American University history professor, has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since President Ronald Reagan was elected in 1984. Show More Summary

Steve Bannon Reportedly Overshared Details About the Trump-Russia Meeting During Hearing

The former White House strategist revealed more than he likely intended. Former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon reportedly offered new details about his conversations with fellow Trump administration officials about Donald Trump...Show More Summary

Corey Lewandowski Wouldn't Answer House Intel Questions About What He Did After Trump Campaign

The former campaign manager also wouldn't talk about whether he'd discussed his testimony with the president. One of Donald Trump’s former campaign managers reportedly refused to answer any questions posed by the House Intelligence Committee that center on the time since he left the campaign. Show More Summary

Does Bitcoin Have a Future?

It's a recipe for fraud. Is the bitcoin craze another in a series of history’s most infamous bubbles, or is it a genuine harbinger of a new global financial architecture? In spite of recent market turbulence, its champions see bitcoin...Show More Summary

Why We Need #MeToo Now: 8 Important Points About This New Tactic Women Can Protect Themselves With

#MeToo started as an outcry of anger and anguish. But retributive justice swiftly followed. I. Bring It On Like many female authors digging for material in the darker recesses of personal history, I’ve written about my experience of sexual assault. Show More Summary

‘Bad Teacher’ Porn: the Politics Behind Our Obsession with Stories of Student-Teacher Sex

The media has a clear agenda for delivering so many stories of classroom relationships gone wrong. Americans may not like to admit it, but we love crime. Look to the recent popularity of the podcast "Serial," or the ten-odd new detective shows that pop up on cable networks every fall. Show More Summary

I Am American, Jewish, and Banned From Israel for My Activism

I support nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions; the move to ban me and others will backfire. This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would...Show More Summary

Lindsey Graham Thought He Had Trump Tamed—but Got Played Instead

Graham and Dick Durbin thought that they had a DACA deal with Trump—classic case of smart men, foolish choices. Poor Lindsey Graham. The "maverick" senator from South Carolina had spent the last two years expressing his scorn for Donald...Show More Summary

Homeland Security 'Guarding' Voting Booths? It's the Trump Team's Big Wish

In an exit interview, Maine's Secretary of State reveals more on why Kris Kobach wants DHS to interfere in elections. (Editor's note: Even though President Trump disbanded his controversial election integrity commission in early January,...Show More Summary

In Rebuff to Sessions, Federal Marijuana Justice Act Filed in House

This is not just any marijuana legalization bill. Attorney General Sessions' announcement last week that he was rescinding Obama-era guidance to federal prosecutors to generally leave law-abiding marijuana operations alone in statesShow More Summary

5 Ways Capitalist Logic Has Sabotaged the Scientific Community

Academics should be collaborating, not competing for pseudoscientific rankings. At a time when federal employees are prohibited from uttering the phrase "climate change," the right routinely attempts to undermine universities' legitimacy,...Show More Summary

Sexual Assault on Airplanes Is Way Too Common, and #MeToo Could Change That

Passengers are telling their stories. Over the past year, airlines have increasingly come under fire for racist incidents—and now, for sexual assault. Though incidents of sexual assault and harassment on airplanes are far from new, the first week of 2018 has already seen one story break about a woman sexually assaulted on a Spirit Airlines flight. Show More Summary

Trump's Lies Are White Nationalist Gospel

Our president is a racist. So are many of his fans. U.S. President Donald Trump’s bigotry is no longer in question. Most recently he has called Haiti, the largest Black nation in our hemisphere, a “shithole” whose people “all have AIDS.” The man’s a racist, period. Show More Summary

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