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Hurricane Maria Is Following in Irma’s Deadly Path Through the Caribbean

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The already miserable hurricane season is about to get worse, as Hurricane Maria barrels toward a storm-weary Caribbean. Maria rapidly strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane on Monday, packing winds of at least 160 mph as it neared the eastern Caribbean […]

Trump: US Might Have ‘No Choice’ But to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea

In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump made a stark threat, saying the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” if forced to defend itself or its allies. It was the president’s most forceful remark directed at the country in the wake […]

Trump Draws Awkward Silence at UN After Joke About Socialism Bombs

The president paused for a raucous ovation. He received a tepid applause. President Donald Trump criticized the collapse of democracy in Venezuela during his Tuesday address to the United Nations “I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis. Show More Summary

Could Sean Hannity's Deranged New Conspiracy Theory Cost Him His Job?

The Fox News host has gone rogue in his defense of former colleague Bill O'Reilly. Fox News host Sean Hannity turned his radio show into a platform for embattled former colleague Bill O’Reilly to undermine the reports of sexual harassment that led Fox to terminate his employment earlier this year, and repeatedly urged him to return to the network. Show More Summary

Chelsea Manning Scorches Harvard for Rescinding Fellowship Offer Under Pressure from the CIA

"This is a police state." Chelsea Manning has accused Harvard University of caving into pressure from the CIA in reversing its invitation to her to become a visiting fellow, in what the former US soldier and whistleblower described as a “police state”. Show More Summary

Myanmar Leader Slammed for Glossing Over the Country’s Crisis

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and internationally renowned human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi is facing sharp criticism for her remarks Tuesday on the crisis in Myanmar, a military massacre which has been described by the top United Nations human right official as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” As of early September, the death […]

White People Lack Empathy Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum, New Study Reveals

We can't keep attributing Trump's rise to economic anxiety. Since the election of Donald Trump, the hunt to figure out what’s the matter with White America has pitted racism against economic anxiety as if those things existed in separate and competing silos, forcing a narrow debate about the future of identity politics that seemingly goes nowhere. Show More Summary

Matt Lauer Pins Bill O'Reilly on Sexual Harassment Charges in Tense 'Today Show' Interview

"Why didn't you sue these women?" NBC’s Matt Lauer got into a tense interview with Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday in which he cornered the disgraced former Fox News host over the multiple claims of sexual harassment leveled against him. Throughout...Show More Summary

How the UN Covers for US Aggression

For decades the American Right has decried the U.N. for encroaching on American sovereignty, but the truth is that the U.N. is a chief U.S. accomplice in violating the sovereignty of other nations, notes J.P. Sottile. By J.P. Sottile President…Read more ?

NBC Is Giving Accused Sexual Predator Bill O’Reilly a Platform to Sell His Book

Click here for reuse options! As if he needed more publicity, O’Reilly will appear on the "Today Show" this morning. Despite being forced out of his Fox News show after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, Bill O’Reilly is back on television again today. Show More Summary

Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders Could Be Indicted

Her press briefing comments raise legal concerns. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (), ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, explained during an MSNBC appearance that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders may have put herself in legal jeopardy. Show More Summary

Mueller's Russia Probe Looks Like an 'Organized Crime Syndicate' Investigation

Picking locks to execute search warrants isn't normal. Matt Apuzzo, who contributed to the New York Times report about the expected indictmentt of President Donald Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort, appeared on MSNBC to discuss the Russia investigation with Rachel Maddow. Show More Summary

Conservative Commentator Scottie Nell Hughes: 'I Was Raped by Charles Payne and Again by Fox News'

Hughes filed a lawsuit Monday accusing network executives of targeting her for speaking up. Former Fox News contributor Scottie Nell Hughes on Monday filed suit against the network, claiming she was raped by Fox Business Network host...Show More Summary

Congressmen Investigating Russia Will Have Some Questions for Twitter

Facebook was raked over the coals last week. First, reports surfaced that fake Russian accounts made six-figure ad buys to push election-related propaganda. Then came a ProPublica report detailing how its advertising platform allowed buyers to target “Jew Haters” and phony accounts organizing real-life anti-immigration protests. Show More Summary

The Trumps Say They’re Opening Hotels in Dallas, Nashville and Austin. There’s No Evidence of Them.

This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was co-published with Forbes. Earlier this summer, the Trump Organization announced big plans to open a line of hotels across the country. The new brand, American IDEA, would be modestly priced and patriotically themed. “The product is very hometown and fits in every hometown in the United States,” Trump Hotels CEO Eric […]

After the Caliphate, Rojava, by Thierry Meyssan

While the Syrian Arab Army, the Russian aviation and Hezbollah are preparing to finish off Daesh, the Pentagon is planning a new war against Syria, this time with Kurdish troops. Just as the mission of the Caliphate was to create a Sunnistan...Show More Summary

Obama's Wall Street Speeches Have a Message for the Democrats

In the struggle for the party's future, the ex-president's paid private chats send a message. If you’re wondering where Barack Obama stands in the struggle for the future of the Democratic Party, check his calendar. While supportersShow More Summary

Big Corporations Like Nestle Are Aggressively Making People Even Fatter Across the Globe

Developing countries are a hot market for Big Food's high-calorie junk food. There are now more than 700 million obese people worldwide, 108 million of them children, reported the New York Times recently. In Brazil, food giant Nestle...Show More Summary

Only Two Countries Think Trump Is Doing a Better Job Than Obama Did

A globally reviled leader makes his UN debut and lectures about mismanagement. Global public opinion of President Trump and the United States has plummeted in 2017—and that was before Trump lectured global leaders at the United Nations...Show More Summary

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