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"Jane Roe" Has Died. Abortion Rights Might Not Be Far Behind.

Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the United States, died Saturday at at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69. McCorvey was a complicated symbol for the political fight over abortion rights. Show More Summary

Report: Michael Flynn's Replacement Turned Down the Job After Watching Trump's 'Unhinged' Press Conference

Click here for reuse options! Robert Harward had been personally tabbed by the the president. The man President Donald Trump picked to replace outgoing National Security Adviser Mike Flynn decided to not take the job after watching Trump’s disastrous Thursday press conference, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is reporting. Show More Summary

Trump Just Held His First Campaign Rally for the 2020 Race

On Saturday, just one month into his presidency, President Donald Trump held the first rally of his 2020 presidential campaign. Trump was introduced by several Florida congressmen before making a dramatic entrance. To the soundtrack of the movie Air Force One, the presidential aircraft pulled into the airplane hangar where the rally was being held. Show More Summary

Cowardly Republicans Are Running Away from Voters and Cancelling Town Meetings This Weekend

Click here for reuse options! Only 19 GOP members—a tiny number—will face critics in public. Almost all congressional Republicans are scared of facing voters in town hall meetings over the long President’s Day weekend. Only 19 representatives...Show More Summary

Has Donald Trump Finished Off Conservative Thought Once and for All?

Click here for reuse options! The movement once had a coherent philosophy. After the neocons, bigots and neo-fascists, there's nothing left. One way to understand what we are witnessing, amid the national humiliation of Donald Trump’s presidency, is to see it as the total collapse of conservative ideology. Show More Summary

The Did-You-Talk-to-Russians Witch Hunt

Exclusive: Democrats, liberals and media pundits – in their rush to take down President Trump – are pushing a New McCarthyism aimed at Americans who have talked to Russians, risking a new witch hunt, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry…Read more ?

Washington Officials Say They've Never Seen Anything Like the Chaos and Ineptitude of Trump's White House

Click here for reuse options! "Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. We're a nation at war." Then press officers at the White House glance up from their desks, they are constantly reminded of their boss’s big day. On...Show More Summary

Immigrant Round-ups Stir Fears

During last fall’s campaign, Donald Trump vowed to get rid of the “bad hombres” among the 11 million undocumented people in the U.S., but recent raids appear far less targeted, reports Dennis J Bernstein.   By Dennis J Bernstein President…Read more ?

Robert Reich: Donald Trump's 'America First' Economics is Pure Demagoguery

Click here for reuse options! We don’t boost the competitiveness of American workers through xenophobic grandstanding. Donald Trump gave a speech Friday at South Carolina’s Boeing facility, where the new 787 “Dreamliner" was unveiled. Show More Summary

Poll: Donald Trump's Approval Rating Slides to Historic New Low

Click here for reuse options! Republicans are still behind him, but the rest of the country is growing weary of its new president. President Trump loves numbers as long as they tell him what he wants to hear. During a Thursday pressShow More Summary

21 Facts That Explain Exactly Who Stephen Miller Is

Click here for reuse options! The new Trump mouthpiece has been like this for a long time. Even among the right-wing ideologues doing the actual presidenting in this administration, Stephen Miller stands out for the copious amounts of Kool-Aid he mainlines. Show More Summary

5 Scary Ways Trump Mirrors Some of the Worst Leaders in History

Click here for reuse options! Five faces of dystopia to remember in the era of Trump. Based on reliable news sources, his biographer and his own writings, the most powerful man of his era has been referred to as an "egomaniac" and aShow More Summary

The AP's Flawed Immigration 'Round-Up' Scoop and the White House Response

Click here for reuse options! The AP dropped a big story on the Trump administration's immigration plans and all hell broke loose. The Associated Press dropped a big scoop Friday morning on a draft memo in which the Trump administration,...Show More Summary

4 Nasty Ways Federal Prohibition Hurts Pots Smokers—Even Where It's Legal

Click here for reuse options! Marijuana may be legal where you live, but it remains illegal under federal law. With the ascension of California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada to the ranks of the legal marijuana states after last November's election, nearly a sixth of the country now lives in places that have freed the weed. Show More Summary

New Republican Bill Calls for Israeli-Style Spying on Social Media of All U.S. Visa Applicants

Click here for reuse options! The vaguely-worded legislation would mandate that DHS agents interrogate children as young as 11 years old. Freshman Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana introduced legislation on February 16 requiring the...Show More Summary

Religious Freedom Is a Progressive Value

Click here for reuse options! We must not fall for the ancient tactic of allowing the kings, nobles and priests of our time to divide and set us against one another. To read press coverage about it, one might think that religious freedom is a concern only for religious and political conservatives, and not one of the most liberatory ideas in history. Show More Summary

Former Harvard Education Dean: Why College-in-Prison Programs Work

Click here for reuse options! The recidivism rate for graduates of the Bard Prison Initiative is 2 percent—compared to a national rate of return to prison of over 50 percent. The following is an excerpt from the new book Liberating Minds:...Show More Summary

Trump's Inside Team Tightens Travel Ban to Avoid Constitutional Objections; Leaves National Security Council Out in the Cold

Click here for reuse options! Donald Trump’s controversial executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries is being tightened up to get around legal and constitutional objections with minimal input from the National...Show More Summary

GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt: Trump's Constant Lies and 'Endless Self-Pity' Are Unlike Any Other American President

Click here for reuse options! Trump has taken up a "mantle of victimhood" in press conferences. Steve Schmidt, campaign director for John McCain’s 2008 presidential run, had some choice words for Pres. Donald Trump after the president’s wild and unhinged press conference on Thursday. Show More Summary

Armed Services Committee Democrat: Gen. Mattis Might Resign Because Trump Is 'So Crazy'

Click here for reuse options! Moulton said Trump’s immigration ban also impacts the Arab translators who help soldiers overseas. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, told MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren that he’s worried President Donald Trump’s Sec. Show More Summary

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