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Corey Lewandowski Dumbfounds 'The View' with Unhinged Rant About 'Killer' Trump

This guy has some anger issues. Corey Lewandowski appeared on Tuesday's episode of The View to promote his new book, Let Trump Be Trump, co-authored with David Bossie. The interview was uncomfortable as Lewandowski, who had been fired as campaign manager for Trump, fawned over the president. Show More Summary

GOP Lawmaker Unleashes Homophobic Tirade After Democrat Touches His Arm

He previously silenced a gay colleague for violating "God's law." A request to not be touched is one thing. Using an anti-gay verbal attack to make that request, like Chairman of the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Rep....Show More Summary

Rep. Keith Ellison: GOP Tax Bill Would Reorder Society & Create 'Hereditary Aristocracy' for Rich

We're heading toward a world with very rich elite people in an ocean of desperate people just trying to hang on. On Saturday morning, Senate Republicans passed a nearly 500-page tax bill that will have dramatic impacts not only the U.S. Show More Summary

'This Is Not a Tax Bill, This Is a Declaration of War': Nationwide Protests Erupt After GOP Tax Vote

Click here for reuse options! From coast to coast, politicians and concerned citizens demand, "Tax the rich, not the poor." "The CEOs in that building are going to be laughing all the way to the bank if this bill passes," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told an energized crowd in front of the New York Stock Exchange Saturday. Show More Summary

The Last Thing America Needs Is Trump Armed with His Own Private CIA

Oliver North and the recurring presidential dream of running secret operations "off the books." President Trump is maneuvering to establish his own intelligence service to do what the CIA cannot or will not do for him.   According to...Show More Summary

'Gay Wedding Cake' Case Poses a Major Threat to Civil Rights

If Masterpiece Cakeshop wins its Supreme Court showdown, businesses will have a broad right to discriminate. For more than 50 years, conservatives have been trying to find ways to wriggle out of public accommodation laws, which holdShow More Summary

As Alabama Senate Race Tightens, Voting Rights Lawyers May Sue State to Preserve Electronic Images of All Ballots

Preserving the ballot images could be first step to recount, if problems surface next Tuesday. Lawyers representing Alabama citizens may file a lawsuit within days to preserve electronic images of every paper ballot cast in next week’s high-profile special U.S. Show More Summary

Michael Flynn’s Indictment Exposes Trump Team’s Collusion With Israel, Not Russia

Click here for reuse options! But you wouldn’t know it from reading most mainstream coverage of the revealing affair. When Congress authorized Robert Mueller and his team of lawyers to investigate “links and/or coordination between the...Show More Summary

Republican Politicians Got Away With Ridiculous Claims to Defend Their Tax Bill—and It's Trump's Fault

How Trump paved the way for Republican lawmakers to be openly classist and racist. Increasingly, it seems like Donald Trump has paved the way for Republicans to get away with statements that are nearly as outrageous as his own. Take the shameless claims the Republicans have used to push for the tax bill over the past two months. Show More Summary

A Newly Elected Democratic Socialist On How to Win in Trump Country

“If we talk to people on issues in a universal way, we are going to get their vote.” “I’d like to think of myself as ordinary,” says Ross Grooters as he describes his life in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, an eastern suburb of Des Moines. But then he corrects himself. Show More Summary

The Art of Keeping Guantánamo Open

What the paintings by its prisoners tell us about our humanity and theirs. We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn. Skyscrapers floated in the distance and my toddler kept handing me cigarette filters she had dug out of the sand. When we got home, I checked my email. Show More Summary

How NATO Set the Stage for Open-Air Slave Markets in Libya

Click here for reuse options! Corporate media has airbrushed the catastrophic NATO intervention out of its coverage of Libyan slavery crisis. A viral video of a slave auction in Libya that aired on CNN has led to a deluge of interest in the country and outraged protests across the west. Show More Summary

The Surprising Reason Why Transportation Is Now the Top Source of U.S. Pollution

For the first time in four decades, transportation has unseated electricity production as the biggest source of U.S. emissions. With the holidays coming around, it may be a good time to note that the countless miles that Americans will drive, train or fly has a big planetary impact. Show More Summary

Medical Marijuana Patients Are Being Told to Give Up Their Guns

Authorities in Pennsylvania and Hawaii are cracking down on medical marijuana users who own firearms. Twenty-nine states and Washington D.C. now allow patients to have access to medical marijuana, but some of these patients are bumping...Show More Summary

For Some Victims, Reporting a Rape Can Bring Doubt, Abuse—and Even Prosecution

False reporting is a crime, one that some police would like to make a priority. But history shows the police can’t always tell the truth from a lie. The women accusing the Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct have faced doubt and derision. Show More Summary

The Assassination of Fred Hampton, Surveillance of Civil Rights Leaders, and Harassment of Black Lives Matter Just Business as Usual for Law Enforcement

Click here for reuse options! The criminalization of drug use was and still is an easy excuse to surveil and control populations. On this day, 49 years ago, 21 year-old Fred Hampton, Black Panther Party of Self-Defense State chairman,...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: The GOP's Assault on Working Americans Is Just Beginning

Republicans are coming for it all, from Medicaid to Social Security. The greatest trick the GOP ever pulled was convincing the mainstream media and much of the country that it ever gave a damn about the deficit. For eight years, Mitch...Show More Summary

John Oliver Grills 'Visibly Uncomfortable' Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

Things get testy at a Tribeca Film Institute benefit. Crowd members at a Tribeca Film Institute benefit witnessed a testy exchange between late night TV host John Oliver and film star Dustin Hoffman when the former asked the actor about sexual assault allegations that had recently been leveled against him. Show More Summary

Robert Mueller Just Obtained Trump's Personal Banking Information

The special prosecutor previously subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, the president's biggest lender. Donald Trump’s personal banking information has formally been turned over to Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating whether the president’s campaign conspired with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election. Show More Summary

The GOP Tax Bill Is Social Darwinism in Action

Republicans are reviving a vicious theory that the rich are inherently moral and the poor worthless. The Republican "tax reform" bill passed by the United States Senate during the late-night hours last Friday is evil. It has no redeeming social value. Show More Summary

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