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Court rules that 4 million people can sue Mike Huckabee over robocalls promoting Christian film

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Approximately 4 million people who received robocalls from former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) promoting the Christian holiday film “Last Ounce of Courage” are eligible to join a class action suit, the Daily Beast reported Saturday night. Residents from Nebraska to Oklahoma received a...

‘I thought they were going to gun us down’: White nationalists disrupt Florida racial justice seminar

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A group of white supremacists barged into a racial justice training course in south Florida on Saturday, frightening organizers and attendees — who believed they were about to get shot in a Dylann Roof-style assault. On Saturday, social justice educator and activist Lutze Segu hosted a racial...

‘By the power of Beyoncé – we command you!’: #HellerVoteNo campaign deluges GOP healthcare holdout

7 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Nevada Senator Dean Heller (R) said on Friday that he could not vote for the Senate’s “Obamacare Repeal” bill without revisions, sparking hopes among those who hope the bill fails to reach the required number of votes to pass. The Washington Post said Saturday night that Heller...

‘Do you have a pulse?’: Couple accidentally stream their heroin overdose on Facebook Live [GRAPHIC]

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Warning: this story contains video you might find disturbing. BOSTON – A Facebook Live video from Dorchester shows a couple in a car shooting up and the life and death struggle that follows. Watch the video Posted on Wednesday just before 5:30 p.m. in Dorchester, a man walks up to confront a couple...

Russia says US interferes in its affairs: ‘There is one clear aggressor’

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

MOSCOW — The Russian government has steadfastly denied that it hacked or otherwise interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election. Now, some Russian officials are saying America is meddling in Moscow’s domestic affairs. The U.S. has been doing it for years, they say. The...

Republican gets blasted on CNN for saying Dems should be like Otto Warmbier and not like Johnny Depp

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Former press secretary to the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign Symone Sanders blasted the idea that the Democratic Party’s solution to winning elections is to “win more white people” during a Saturday discussion on “CNN Newsroom with Ana Cabrera.” She also took aim...

Texas mom locked toddlers in hot car to punish them — now they’re dead

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A 25-year-old Weatherford, TX woman is under arrest after she killed her children by locking them in a hot car for hours, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Cynthia Marie Randolph was arrested Friday by the Parker County Sheriff’s Department for the May 26th death of her 2-year-old...

Trump needles GOP senators and attacks Obama in afternoon Twitter outburst

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to attack the administration of former President Barack Obama and to needle Republicans ahead of their vote on their covertly-crafted “Obamacare repeal” bill. “Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016...

Ex-Reagan aide compares Trump’s ascent and presidency to ‘Springtime for Hitler’

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Bruce Bartlett — former adviser and confidant to President Ronald Reagan — compared Donald Trump’s presidency to the designed-to-fail fictitious musical “Springtime for Hitler” in the Mel Brooks musical comedy “The Producers” and said that Trump’s...

‘My friends have lost work’: Former Trump-supporting porn stars abandon the president over career fears

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Conservative adult film stars claim there have been reprisals against performers who supported Donald Trump during the 2016 election. “Being a Trump supporter in the adult industry is dangerous,” the Daily Beast reports. “Every porn star who’d once been an outspoken Trump...

Palestinians furious after ‘tense’ meeting with Jared Kushner: report

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

According to the Jerusalem Post and London-based Arabic daily al-Hayat, the meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, went poorly. The Post reports that Trump is now considering pulling out of Israeli-Palestinian...

SeaWorld under multiple federal investigations as attendance and revenue plummet: report

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc publicly announced that the company is under multiple federal investigations. “SeaWorld has been subpoenaed by two federal agencies for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the impact from the “Blackfish” documentary, according to new...

Union busting for God: Catholic colleges invoke ‘religious freedom’ exception to block employee union organizing

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The 2013 death of 83-year-old Duquesne University adjunct Margaret Mary Vojtko helped open up a national debate about the precarious lives of the estimated seven hundred thousand college faculty in America who teach without benefits or security of employment, often at the same pitiful wages that...

‘Wonder Woman’ breaks a new box office record

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

‘Wonder Woman’ Breaks A New Box Office Record “Wonder Woman” achieved a new milestone at the box office Friday, hitting the $600 million mark worldwide. The superhero film has made history at the box office in what has so far proven to be a rather lukewarm summer season....

Are we in a new Cold War?

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Are We In A New Cold War? Icy U.S.-Russia relations have sparked global fears of a new cold war: The Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters Saturday that the extended presence of U.S. Marines on Norwegian soil will worsen relations with neighboring Russia and is likely to escalate tensions on...

‘White terrorism’ and Donald Trump

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

‘White Terrorism’ and Donald Trump The Trump administration has slashed funding for a group devoted to tackling radical white extremists. The Department for Homeland Security (DHS) announced Friday that $400,000 in federal funding was being withdrawn from Chicago-based Life After Hate,...

Threat of Justice Kennedy retirement leaves Washington on edge

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Leaves Washington on Edge As the Supreme Court prepares to give its final opinions of its nine-month term on Monday, fear in Washington continues to grow concerning Justice Anthony Kennedy’s potential retirement. The justice, who will celebrate his 81st birthday...

Why did Amazon buy Whole Foods? It crushed Walmart

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods? It Crushed Walmart The century-long interplay between technology and retail suggests Walmart is screwed. Its efforts to morph into an online retailer by buying Bonobos and will end up making the company seem like Michael Jordan playing baseball—what made it...

WATCH: Joy Reid gets in the face of GOP rep for using health care plan to give a tax cut to the wealthy

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC host Joy Reid put a Republican congressman on the spot Saturday morning, challenging him to explain why he and his colleagues are using the replacement for Obamacare as a Trojan horse to give tax cuts to the rich. Appearing on “AM Joy,” Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) was asked to defend a...

Law professor explains how Trump is destroying democracy with appointments and by manipulating the law

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A University of Chicago Law School professor has well-researched insight into the existential questions about the nature – or even future – of democracy in America. Aziz Huq is the Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School. Professor Huq literally wrote...

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