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Houston Police End Use of Drug Tests That Helped Produce Wrongful Convictions

The cheap kits were often the sole evidence used to win guilty pleas, against the innocent as well the as guilty. This is part of an ongoing investigation: Busted  Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Show More Summary

Trump’s Slide into Endless-War Syndrome

Much like President Obama, President Trump was elected as the relative “peace candidate” but – once in office – has veered into Official Washington’s neocon “logic” of endless war, as Ivan Eland describes. By Ivan Eland During his campaign for…Read more ?

Farmworkers Protest EPA’s Pesticide Ruling

As part of President Trump’s campaign against President Obama’s environmental regulations, Trump’s EPA has rejected a proposed rule banning a brain-damaging pesticide, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein The decision by President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency to rebuff…Read more ?

Planned Parenthood May Have Just Been Saved By This Obscure Senate Rule

Planed Parenthood received good news late Friday afternoon: Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough released a determination that says certain provisions in the Republican’s latest Obamacare replacement bill, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA),” violate the 1985 Byrd Rule. Show More Summary

Scaramucci May Have a Russia Problem of His Own

Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment as White House communications director is supposed to help President Trump move his messaging away from the relentless Russia scandal—but first Scaramucci may have to get past his own Russia issue. Since January, Sen. Show More Summary

Drug Dealer Reports Theft Of His Cocaine

Man, 35, complained that burglar stole narcotics For a guy who "identified himself as a drug dealer" to police, defendant David Blackmon is in short supply of street smarts. Coke Theft Report read more

Suspect Offers Explanation For His Nudity

"I get naked when I get really happy or really sad," man says JULY 21--A man who stripped off his clothes outside a Florida motel told police that, “I get naked when I get really happy or really sad,” accor Happy Or Sad read more

“Made in America” Week Exposes a Deepening GOP Rift Over Cheap Foreign Labor

By the time President Donald Trump kicked off “Made in America” week on Monday by climbing into a fire truck, a subtitle was already emerging for the week’s theme: “With the Help of Cheap Foreign Labor.” Earlier on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security had announced that the United States would accept 15,000 additional foreign guest workers in seasonal […]

Trump Nominated Yet Another Climate Skeptic

Yesterday, President Donald Trump nominated Sam Clovis—a climate skeptic with no science background—as the US Department of Agriculture’s “chief scientist.” A former Trump campaign advisor and conservative talk radio host, Clovis will...Show More Summary

Maybe Trump Should Have Checked Scaramucci’s Twitter Feed Before Hiring Him

Late Thursday, news broke that President Donald Trump had chosen Wall Street financier and prominent Republican donor, Anthony Scaramucci, to lead the beleaguered White House communications department. The appointment swiftly precipitated...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: Trump Is a Big Baby Who Threatens the Health of Millions

He may not be able to pass his legislation, but he can make the country suffer. Since he took office in January, Donald Trump has predicted the imminent demise of Obamacare. Six months later, the Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land, and the GOP is no closer to repeal and replacement. Show More Summary

Reversing His 2016 Campaign Position, Trump Pursues Regime Change in the Middle East

Like ISIS, the president is itching for war with Iran. Some of the Trump administration's most recent moves in the Middle East look good at first glance—but things are not always what they seem in U.S. foreign policy. Sometimes words speak louder than actions. Show More Summary

Sean Spicer, in Memoriam

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday over President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Here’s how he’ll be remembered:

Here’s Exactly How Many People Will Be Uninsured Under Each Republican Health Care Bill

Over the past few months, Republicans have trotted out a variety of ideas for killing Obamacare. Each of their various bills has shared one key trait: They would all leave tens of millions more Americans without health insurance. The GOP proposals take slightly different approaches, but most of them have a number of similarities: rules […]

Trump Supporters Are Desperately Trying to Convince Themselves Hillary Would Have Been Worse

“People do not want to admit that somebody actually fooled them that well.” Wayne Bisher, a lifelong Democrat, says he looks forward to voting for a Democrat for president again someday. But when the 68-year-old heard Donald Trump’sShow More Summary

Donald Trump's Report Card: A Paralyzed, Scandal-Plagued Presidency That's Only Getting Worse

Has it really only been six months? Has it only been six months since Donald Trump stood in the rain before a sparse inaugural crowd and declared that America was in a state of carnage, chaos and decline? How can that be? He’s packed...Show More Summary

Seth Meyers Warns Republicans Still Loyal to Trump How This Story Ends

"If it will save his skin, he'll throw you under the bus." It's not a coincidence the president's daughter has an office in the White House. The president appears to value loyalty above all else. "[He] talks about loyalty so much, I'm frankly surprised he didn't fill his cabinet with golden retrievers," opened "Late Night" host Seth Meyers on Monday. Show More Summary

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Stephen Colbert Has an Idea Why the Japanese First Lady Snubbed Trump at the G20 Dinner

And it's not because she can't speak English. Nearly six months into his presidency, Trump welcomed reporters from the "failing New York Times" to the Oval Office for an exclusive interview.  "First, Trump talked about Senate Republicans...Show More Summary

Sean Hannity Pitches Fit After Conservatives Rescind Media Award

The Fox News host lashed out at Jake Tapper and more on Twitter Friday. Sean Hannity was set to receive the William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence this week from the right-wing Media Research Center — before, that is, William F. Show More Summary

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