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He’s ‘exceptionally smarmy’: Al Franken spells out why he ‘hates Ted Cruz’

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Senator Al Franken is said to return to his roots as a Saturday Night Live alum with a new book, set to be released next Tuesday. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is the latest literary endeavor for the second term senator. Previous Franken books have reached to top of bestseller lists. “I like Ted...

Trump budget cuts may stir backlash in rural America

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash federal aid to the poor, the sick and people living in rural areas reflect conservatives’ demands for a smaller federal government but target many of the very people who voted for him last November. In his first detailed budget submission to...

Trump retains Marc Kasowitz as private attorney for Russia probe: Fox Business

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump has retained Marc Kasowitz as his private attorney for the special counsel’s probe of alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow, a Fox Business Network reporter said on Twitter on Tuesday. Kasowitz, a New...

‘We’re right, they’re wrong’: Hannity doubles down on DNC murder conspiracy after Fox retracts story

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Despite his employer retracting their coverage of conspiracy theories surrounding the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, Fox News host Sean Hannity continues to plug the debunked theories on his radio show. During his May 23 show, which aired just a few hours after Fox retracted their report...

Senate committee issues two subpoenas for Flynn’s company: ‘Business does not have a right to take the Fifth’

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Senate Intelligence Committee ranking Democrat Mark Warner (D-VA) on Tuesday revealed the committee has issued two more subpoenas against retired Gen. Michael Flynn, this time targeting Donald Trump’s former national security adviser’s businesses. The committee, which is investigating Russian...

What Brennan couldn’t say in the Russia-Trump hearing

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In mid-November 2013, I paid a visit to CIA headquarters with the then-editor-in-chief of this magazine, Jim Impoco. We walked across the famous CIA logo and past the agency’s wall of mostly anonymous stars for the fallen. At the turnstiles we were met by an agency representative, who took us...

Medical community condemns Trump’s budget proposal

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Doctors, scientists and members of the international research community now have one more thing they can largely agree on, aside from climate change being very real and not just a hoax created by the Chinese: the potential damage President Donald Trump’s budget can have on America’s standing as a...

Tampa murder suspect said he killed neo-Nazi roommates to stop them from carrying out ‘domestic terrorism’

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A Florida teen who converted to Islam and then killed his two neo-Nazi roommates told prosecutors that he did it to stop them from committing terrorist attacks, reports the Tampa Bay Times. 18-year-old Devon Arthurs was accused by police of gunning down two of his roommates — 22-year-old Jeremy...

Rachel Maddow: GOP ‘will do the right thing’ with Trump

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has faith that the political system isn’t entirely shattered, and that if the situation arose, Republicans would participate in impeaching President Donald Trump. The liberal commentator appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night, during which...

Trump’s popularity drops 4 points after Comey firing

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Donald Trump’s approval rating has fallen by four points in the wake of several weeks of controversial developments, including his decision to oust FBI chief James Comey. The Harvard-Harris poll, provided exclusively to The Hill, was taken from May 17 to 20 and shows the president’s approval rating...

Texas House passes ‘bathroom bill’ targeting public schools

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Texas House of Representatives gave formal approval on Monday to a bill that would restrict bathroom access for transgender students in public schools, a measure that critics say promotes discrimination against such children. The state’s Republican-controlled legislature has been at the...

US farm groups oppose Trump’s cuts to agriculture spending

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. farm groups on Tuesday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash agriculture spending, viewing it as a fresh threat to a struggling farm economy. The White House on Monday proposed $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over...

Fox News accidentally helps ‘misogynist trolls’ capitalize on Manchester tragedy to harass woman

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

As headlines about the Manchester explosion and the tragic deaths it caused continue to dominate headlines, one group of trolls succeeded in twisting the viral news story to achieve nefarious ends. According to an article by The Daily Beast, Andrea Noel became the subject of a targeted harassment...

Chris Christie warned Jared Kushner that Trump ‘better lawyer up and keep his mouth shut’: report

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Gov. Chris Christie privately recommended to Jared Kushner that President Donald Trump should hire an outside lawyer to deal with the ongoing Russia investigation that threatens to swallow his administration. Christie, who helped put together the initial Trump transition plan before Kushner pushed...

White House budget envisions massive savings from Dodd-Frank rollback

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget estimates that the federal government could save $35 billion over the next decade by rolling back regulations governing Wall Street. The White House does not detail how those savings, which are equivalent to the annual economic output of the...

Fox News is failing and has been a complete disaster in the last several weeks

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Say what you will about state propaganda, but at least it gets good ratings. Pravda never had to worry about circulation numbers at the height of Soviet rule; Radio Havana Cuba, started by Fidel Castro, has fared better than the global socialist revolution it was supposed to broadcast. You can...

‘They’ve cut people loose before’: Sheriff Clarke says he may have already lost DHS job over plagiarism

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke revealed that he may have already lost a job with the Department of Homeland Security after he was accused of plagiarism. Last week, CNN’s KFile reported that Clarke had plagiarized many parts of his master’s thesis on security in the United States....

Trump budget would sell entire US Northeast gasoline reserve

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The White House budget proposal would liquidate about 1 million barrels of gasoline reserves created in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in fiscal year 2018, according to White House documents released on Tuesday. The U.S. Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve (NGSR) was created to minimize the impact...

This is why RussiaGate will inevitably destroy the Trump presidency

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A version of this post first appeared on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas A. Blackmon’s Facebook page. A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian...

Alex Jones calls Manchester victims ‘liberal trendies’

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Alex Jones, head of the conspiracy-theory-laden website Infowars, seemed to criticize the victims of the horrific attack in Manchester, England, that left 22 people dead, including children as young as 8 years old. The Islamic State militant group, otherwise known as ISIS, has claimed...

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