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Liberal Activists Are Furious That Democrats “Caved” on the Shutdown

Senate Democrats have traded one looming problem for another. Lawmakers averted a prolonged shutdown fight on Monday when most Democrats reversed course and approved a short-term spending resolution that will also restore funding for...Show More Summary

Cable News Has Basically Ignored the Massive Sexual Abuse Scandal Rocking US Gymnastics

Since last Tuesday, nearly 100 women have confronted Larry Nassar, formerly a team doctor for USA Gymnastics and a doctor at Michigan State University’s sports medicine clinic who has pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault and child pornography, one by one recounting harrowing stories of abuse. The number of those giving statements is expected to rise to […]

Pennsylvania Follows North Carolina in Striking Down GOP's Go-To Election Racket

The ruling could hold major implications for the mid-term elections. On Monday, Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court dealt Republican gerrymandering a crippling blow when it struck down the GOP’s congressional map for illegally discriminating against Democratic voters. Show More Summary

Vermont Legalizes Marijuana Today, and Makes History Along the Way

Let's hear it for the Green Mountain State. Vermont made history today as Gov. Phil Scott (R) signed a marijuana legalization bill into law. With his signature, Vermont becomes the first state to have freed the weed via the legislative process, as opposed to through a voter initiative. Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Gives Democrats a Boost in 2018 Midterms

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Republican-drawn state congressional map is illegally gerrymandered to benefit the GOP, ordering new maps ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The decision in one of the country’s most closely watched redistricting battles will provide a boost to Democrats seeking to retake the House of Representatives by giving […]

Vermont Set to Legalize Marijuana Today, and Make History Along the Way

Let's hear it for the Green Mountain State. Editor's Note: We are still waiting for an official announcement after Gov. Scott said last week he would sign the bill before today. We will update this story when he actually announces the signing.  Vermont is set to make history as Gov. Show More Summary

The Rich Earned Enough in 2017 Alone to End World Poverty

As much as 82 percent of the wealth created across the globe went to the 1 percent. Last year, the world's billionaires made over $462 billion combined, enough money to end extreme poverty around the globe seven times over. With a new billionaire added to the list nearly every two days, wealth inequality widened, according to a new report from Oxfam. Show More Summary

Foxes in Charge of Intelligence Hen House

Recent revelations of “inadvertent” deletions of electronic data at the FBI and NSA relating to alleged felonies are being described as a “foul-up,” but the intelligence agencies’ track record suggests a possibly more nefarious explanation, explains Ray McGovern in this op-ed.…Read more ?

The Senate Just Voted to Reopen the Government—Without Protecting Dreamers

The Senate on Monday voted 81-18 to clear the way for a bill to fund the federal government for at least three weeks, a move that would bring an end to the to the 3-day-old government shutdown. The funding resolution, which still needs to be approved by the House, includes a six-year extension of the Children’s Health […]

‘The Post’ and the Pentagon Papers

The new movie “The Post” tells the story of the Pentagon Papers from a curious perspective that ignores much of the drama of the real history, as James DiEugenio explains. By James DiEugenio Imagine a film about a backer of…Read mor...

The Right's Assault on the Mueller Probe Takes a Bizarre New Twist

The GOP will stop at nothing to protect the Trump administration. “I have a message tonight for the special counsel, Robert Mueller,” Fox News host and sometime adviser to President Donald Trump Sean Hannity said at the top of last night’s broadcast. Show More Summary

Turkish army enters Syria

20 January 2018, 14.00 hrs: the Turkish army has officially entered Syria on in the context of operation “Olive Branch”. The battles had actually begun the night before but only with shells from Turkey against Kurdish forces under US command. Show More Summary

Erdo?an denounces the US's preparation for a regime change in Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an considers that establishing a Military Force, formed of members of two terrorist organizations (the YPG and Daesh) under US command, based at the Turkish border, can only mean one thing: a plan to invade Turkey. Show More Summary

Pentagon signs up more than 10,000 former Isis jihadists

The Pentagon has incorporated between 10 and 15 000 former Daesh jihadists into its new Syrian Border Security Force in Syria (SBSF). The same number of former Daesh jihadists has been sent to Afghanistan. The bulk of the SBSF is made up of soldiers of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF). Show More Summary

Russian Army takes out group that executed the group drone attack

On 13 January 2018, the Russian Special Forces took out all members of the Jihadist group that carried out the group drone attack on the bases of Tartous and Hmeimim, in Syria. The Russian counter attack took place in the village of Muwazarra, situated in the de-escalation zone of Idlib. Show More Summary

Florida Man, 23, Arrested For Fried Chicken Attack On His Girlfriend

Juwan Brown is free on $5000 bond following the alleged poultry pelting in the couple’s St. Petersburg home. read more

Charles Blow: The Government Shutdown Is All Trump's Fault

So much for the president being a one-of-a-kind dealmaker. Donald Trump is a terrible dealmaker. In fact he's so terrible that despite co-authoring a bestseller called The Art of the Deal and campaigning on his negotiating acumen, he's managed to singlehandedly shut down the federal government, argues Charles Blow in his Monday column. Show More Summary

Facebook's Newsfeed 'Fix' Is a Disaster in the Making

Legitimate outlets of the independent variety are about to take a major hit. In a post shortly after New Year’s Day, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg vowed that 2018 would be be the year when he will “fix“ his social network. Show More Summary

45 Years After Roe v. Wade, the War on Women Rages On

In 1969, 22-year-old Norma McCorvey was living in Dallas, Texas, when she discovered she was pregnant with her third child. As a poor, single mother struggling with alcohol addiction, McCorvey felt she wasn’t prepared to take on raising another child. She told her doctor she wanted an abortion, but under Texas law, abortion was prohibited […]

This Congressman Spent a Decade Battling the Agency Trump Might Appoint Him to Lead

Ever since White House budget director Mick Mulvaney’s embattled appointment two months ago as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he’s moved swiftly to transform the watchdog agency he once called a “sick, sad” joke. He has shelved investigations and kneecapped the work of CFPB examiners by halting data collection. Show More Summary

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