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Sean Hannity Calls Himself the Victim as Evidence Emerges That Seth Rich Was Not the WikiLeaks Source

Besieged by "liberal fascism," Hannity has been on a tear since Rich's family asked him to drop the conspiracy. A manic Sean Hannity portrayed himself as a martyr of “liberal fascism” Wednesday morning, hours after the Fox News host addressed the debunked conspiracy theory surrounding the murder of Seth Rich on his nightly program. Show More Summary

Three New Scientific Studies That Debunk Conventional Marijuana Myths

These peer-reviewed studies lay waste to years of pot propaganda. Fear-mongering headlines claiming that marijuana use causes birth defects, heart-attacks, and psychosis are common in the mainstream media. But newly published scientific...Show More Summary

Why the Manchester Bombing Is Likely Tied to West's Endless Mideast Wars

And Trump's cozying up to Saudi Arabia is only making it worse. In Britain, nearly 4,000 soldiers have been deployed to support local police departments in the wake of a suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured dozens at a concert on Monday night. Show More Summary

5 Reminders of How Dark It Is That Trump Is Cozying Up with the Murderous President of the Philippines

The strongman has boasted about killing in cold blood and even likened himself to Hitler. On April 29, President Trump made a highly controversial phone call to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, an authoritarian strongman whose daily executions have become a hallmark of his brutal regime. Show More Summary

Fox News Is Sinking Along with Trump

Network slips behind MSNBC, CNN in key demo during prime time. When Fox News architect Roger Ailes died last Thursday, one of the common threads through the coverage of his career was the ratings success he produced at the conservative news channel. Show More Summary

A Tragic Example of the Damage Created by the Right-Wing Assault on Planned Parenthood

Iowa follows Texas in barring Medicaid patients from Planned Parenthood—and the effects are devastating. Last summer the anti-choice movement was dealt a serious blow when the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot use medically unnecessary regulations as a pretext to shut down abortion clinics. Show More Summary

Doctor Jumps Onstage to Warn Crowd to Leave Anti-Vax Film: 'Your Presence Here Will Cause Babies to Die'

Two audience members left after his warning. A doctor jumped onstage during the screening of a controversial anti-vaccine film to warn the audience they were putting the lives of their children and others at risk. Dr. Lance O’Sullivan...Show More Summary

Toxic Masculinity Has Plagued Black Men Deeply, Down to the Details of What They Wear

Negative remarks about the male romper trend can harm black male identity development. The latest fashion trend, the romper for men—or as it's affectionately called, the “romphim”—has received mixed feedback on social media. Many find fashion flashbacks like this strange, but within a man's choice to wear. Show More Summary

Trump's Saudi Arabia Speech Confirms Massive Shift in U.S. Foreign Policy

Our “shared interests and values” do not include things that could be divisive, like respect for human rights and democracy. President Donald Trump studiously avoided the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” in his speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia on May 21. Show More Summary

Why Race and Inequality Are at the Heart of America's Water Problems

Millions in the U.S., particularly poor people and communities of color, have inadequate access to water. A bill in Congress is designed to fix that. On March 22, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan reintroduced the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act, a bill to make water service safer and more affordable for all. Show More Summary

What Abraham Lincoln Would Have Thought of Trump's 'America First' Platform

He may have never traveled abroad, but Lincoln was more of an internationalist than our current administration. Abraham Lincoln neither spoke nor read any language other than English and would never travel abroad, but he was an internationalist in sentiment, conviction and politics. Show More Summary

Study Finds Magic Mushrooms Are the Safest Recreational Drug

People taking mushrooms in 2016 needed medical treatment less than for MDMA, LSD and cocaine, while one of the riskiest drugs was synthetic cannabis. Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year’s Global Drug Survey. Show More Summary

Montana Republican Candidate Allegedly "Bodyslammed" Guardian Reporter on Eve of Election

Montana Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter at a campaign event in Bozeman on Wednesday evening, one day before voters go to the polls to fill the seat vacated in March by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Show More Summary

‘Getting Trump’ with the New McCarthyism

Special Report: Many Democrats and progressives are embracing a New McCarthyism in their drive to negate last November’s election and remove President Trump from office, but is that right, asks Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Yes, I get it. A…Read more ?

The US Lost Track of a Billion Dollars Worth of Weapons in Iraq—Again

In June 2014, Iraqi forces dropped their weapons, shed their uniforms, and abandoned their posts as ISIS militants stormed into and captured Mosul. More than a year later, the United States began funneling $1.6 billion worth of new weaponry and other support to the beleaguered Iraqi army. Show More Summary

Watch Betsy DeVos Dodge Questions About How She’d Deal With Private Schools That Discriminate

In her first appearance before Congress since her contentious confirmation hearing in January, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say whether she would step in to withhold federal funding from private schools that discriminate...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Says the GOP Health Bill Will Lower Premiums. That's Very Misleading.

The Congressional Budget Office delivered brutal news to House Republicans on Wednesday. Their health care bill will cost 23 million people their health insurance over the next decade, according to the CBO's new analysis. House Republicans...Show More Summary

How a "10-Hour Film" About Race and Police Violence Made It On Network Television

Fox's limited event series, Shots Fired, ends its 10-episode season tonight. The show, which stars Stephan James, Sanaa Lathan, and my father, Richard Dreyfuss, centers around a small North Carolina community plunged into chaos after...Show More Summary

23 Million More Uninsured: Read the CBO's Report on the GOP Health Care Bill

We now know roughly how many people will have health insurance under the bill to repeal Obamacare that House Republicans passed earlier this month. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Congressional Budget Office released its report analyzing the effects of the GOP's bill. Show More Summary

John Lewis Hammers Steve Mnuchin over Trump's Sadistic Budget Cuts

"This budget is not respecting the American people. I think we can do much better." Before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attempted to defend President Trump's $4.1 trillion budget, whose nearly $30 billion in cuts he attributed to "hard choices." Ranking Democrat Rep. Show More Summary

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