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The Scheme to Take Down Trump

Exclusive: The U.S. intelligence community’s unprecedented assault on an incoming U.S. president – now including spreading salacious rumors – raises questions about how long Donald Trump can hold the White House, says Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Is a military…Read more ?

Trump's Shouty and Insane Press Conference Reminded Russians of…Putin

During Donald Trump's first press conference as president-elect, he called BuzzFeed a "failing pile of garbage," shouted down questions from a CNN reporter, and evaded tough questions about the dossier released the day before alleging that Russia had been cultivating Trump for years and had assembled compromising material on him. Show More Summary

Meet Mike Pompeo, the Far-Right Christian Zealot Who Will Lead Trump's CIA

Click here for reuse options! Rep. Mike Pompeo is a Rapture-believing evangelical who sees "radical Islam" at work in small-town America. One of the many side stories that has been lost in the chaos of the Trump transition is the fact that far-right Islamophobe Frank Gaffney has been serving as a foreign policy adviser. Show More Summary

The Pentagon Just Exonerated Itself for Slaughtering Dozens of Afghan Civilians

Click here for reuse options! The Pentagon admits that 33 civilians were killed, but a local official says the death toll was far higher. In early November, U.S. and Afghan forces massacred dozens of civilians, and wounded far more, during a military operation in Buz-e Kandahari, a village in Kunduz. Show More Summary

Activist Files Federal Suit to Declare Electoral College Unconstitutional Under Slavery Ending Amendments

Click here for reuse options! The Hail Mary suit seeks to stop Trump, elevate the popular vote and make Hillary president. A series of emergency motions filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Thursday seek to postpone the...Show More Summary

Loretta Lynch Slams Chicago Police Department After Releasing Damning DOJ Report

Click here for reuse options! The attorney general argued the force's actions were in violation of the Constitution. After a 13-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice released a 164-page report Friday detailing the abuse of force by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). Show More Summary

Robert Reich Speechless After Pundit Claims Trump Is Free to Be Corrupt Because He Won the Election

Click here for reuse options! “This is total disdain for the democratic institutions of government and total disdain for public trust,” Reich said. Robert Reich doesn’t understand why Donald Trump isn’t going out of his way to reassure Americans that there are no conflicts of interest in his businesses and political dealings. Show More Summary

How Trump Could Kill Obama's Plan to Get You Overtime Pay

Click here for reuse options! A rule that could get overtime pay for four million workers is in limbo, and Trump will help decide whether it survives. Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. Show More Summary

10 Celebrities Advocating for a More Sustainable Food System

Click here for reuse options! Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and Michael Kors are just a few celebrities who are helping improve America's food system. Star status can bring the opportunity for celebrities to wear many hats and draw attention to environmental and health issues. Show More Summary

Why is This Powerful Addiction-Fighting Substance Banned in the U.S.?

Click here for reuse options! Ibogaine works wonders with opioid addiction, but you have to go to another country to get access to it. State legislators, medical marijuana patients, doctors and adult cannabis consumers have been stymied in many ways by the federal listing of cannabis as a schedule 1 controlled substance. Show More Summary

Former Microsoft Employees Who Say They Were Forced to Watch Videos of Child Abuse, Sexual Assault and Murder, Sue the Company Claiming PTSD

Click here for reuse options! The workers say they had to watch "inhumane and disgusting content." Two former Microsoft employees say they developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being forced to watch videos of child abuse, murder and sexual assault, according to a lawsuit filed by Henry Soto and Greg Blauert on December 30. Show More Summary

The Psychology Behind Why Threesomes Are So Alluring

Click here for reuse options! “Some people basically find a threesome a bucket list fantasy they may or may not enact, but they keep it in their ‘fantasy bank’, because they like the way it makes them feel.” Most men have fantasized about it, and most women have been propositioned for it: a threesome. Show More Summary

Jason Chaffetz Just Revealed His Total Subservience to Donald Trump

Click here for reuse options! We cannot rely on Republican officials to hold the president-elect to account. The idea that after 18 months of genuflecting, mollifying and cowering before Donald Trump, a Republican-led Congress would check his authoritarian impulses was never anything less than absurd. Show More Summary

This Superbug Is Resistant to All Antibiotics—and Has Killed Its First American Victim

For a while now, the specter of "pan-resistant" pathogens—superbugs so super that they can withstand all available antibiotics—have haunted US and global public health authorities. This week, we got news of one showing up in the United...Show More Summary

Lifelong Republican Cancer Survivor Shames Paul Ryan in Spectacular Fashion

Click here for reuse options! “I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart because I’d be dead if it weren’t for him." House Republicans began their speedy repeal of the Obamacare this week, leaving the millions of people who have insurance through the plan to wonder what's next. Show More Summary

Trump Eyes Ex-Agrichemical Exec to Fill His Final Cabinet Post

When Indiana's then-governor Mike Pence needed to appoint a new director of his state's agriculture department back in 2013, he dipped right into the corner offices of the global agrichemical industry. His pick, Ted McKinney, then the...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren Chews Up Trump's Labor Pick in Front of His Fast-Food Employees

Click here for reuse options! "Unfortunately, Mr. Puzder is not the kind of American - person - that workers can trust to stand up for them." Elizabeth Warren couldn't wait until Andrew Puzder's confirmation hearing to let the public know just how disastrous a pick he'd be for labor secretary. Show More Summary

'Welcome to the Era of BS': A Message to My Doomed Colleagues in the American Media from a Russian Journalist

Click here for reuse options! Threats. Intimidation. Endless lying. I've watched Vladimir Putin pull all the same tricks and stunts. Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. Show More Summary

Major Investigation Blasts Chicago Police for Abuses

The US Department of Justice on Friday released a scathing report concluding a 13-month investigation into the conduct of the Chicago Police Department, finding rampant uses of excessive force and other abuses. The investigation wasShow More Summary

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