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Protesters Rally Outside Rex Tillerson's Secretary of State Hearing in D.C.

Click here for reuse options! Highlighting Tillerson's climate crimes and human rights abuses, demonstrators show mass opposition to the Exxon chief's nomination. Washington, DC -- Joined by 15 T-Rex dinosaurs, more than 200 people marched through the U.S. Show More Summary

AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on What Really Happened at Trump's First Intelligence Briefing

Click here for reuse options! His sources indicate Putin is very dreamy.   Click here for reuse options! Related Stories AlterNet Comics: Brian McFadden on Congress's New Years Resolutions AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors on Why Obama's Roadblocks for Trump Might Not Be Enough AlterNet Comics: Matt Bors onWhy Obama's Roadblocks for Trump Might Not Be Enough

WATCH: CNN's Jake Tapper Says Trump Campaign 'Colluded' With Russian Operatives

Click here for reuse options! Russia had been “cultivating, supporting and assisting” Trump for years and held compromising information about him. Intelligence officials told Donald Trump last week during a classified briefing that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about the president-elect. Show More Summary

Russia Allegations Lead to Donald Trump's Dumbest Tweet Ever

Donald Trump has hit send on a lot of ill-advised tweets—tweets that were false, tweets that showed him to be thin-skinned or a bully. But perhaps no tweet ranks as, well, dumb as the one he sent out Wednesday morning, just hours before his first press conference in six months. Show More Summary

Rex Tillerson Refuses to Label Vladimir Putin a "War Criminal"

When asked during hearing if Vladimir Putin is a "war criminal," Rex Tillerson says, “I would not use that term.” — MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 11, 2017 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) confronted Donald Trump's nominee for...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Faces Democrats Decades-Old Race-Baiting Routine

As usual, the “tolerance” party bullies, stereotypes Southern white men.

Watch Live: Rex Tillerson's Confirmation Hearing

Rex Tillerson, the former chairman of Exxon Mobil, is currently testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state is expected to face a number of tough questions regarding his close...Show More Summary

What Meryl Streep Should Know About the Disabled Community

Click here for reuse options! Streep stated that those who are disabled lack the “power and the capacity to fight back,” a sentence that truly stunned me. By now, I feel it’s safe to assume that everyone and their mother, children, and dogs has seen or at least heard about Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday. Show More Summary

How Obama Spread the Mideast Fires

Exclusive: Barack Obama is one of the “coolest” American presidents, but his “team of rivals” approach to governing – trying to accommodate and co-opt his adversaries – proved disastrous, especially in the Mideast, says Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare With…Read more ?

Obama’s Unkept Promise on Nuclear War

Exclusive: By ratcheting up tensions with Russia, U.S. national security is raising risks of accidental nuclear war with missiles still on hair-trigger alert — despite President Obama’s promises, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall With little more than a week…Read more ?

What DeVos Might Do to Public Schools

Donald Trump is stocking his administration with fellow rich people including “school voucher” advocate Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary, a choice that makes many public school defenders nervous, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein With only days to…Read more ?

Carl's Jr. Employees Tell Elizabeth Warren What It's Like Working for Trump's Labor Department Pick

Former employees of Carl's Jr., the company run by Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump's choice to head the Department of Labor, got to testify on Capitol Hill today—but not in his confirmation hearing. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had scheduled the meeting to showcase how Democrats might grill Puzder. Show More Summary

Republicans Try to Rewrite Sessions' History on Race

Thirty years ago, the Senate rejected the nomination of Jeff Sessions to a federal judgeship in Alabama following extensive testimony alleging that Sessions held racist views and pursued racially motivated prosecutions as a federal prosecutor. Show More Summary

This Chart Shows How Research on Gun Violence Has Been Gutted

The war on research into gun violence began two decades ago when, with the backing of the National Rifle Association, the Republican-controlled Congress effectively killed off federal funding for it. A 1996 appropriation bill bannedShow More Summary

Your Breakfast Is About to Take a Weird Turn

We seem to have come full circle on milk. First people began spurning cow's milk in favor of soy, which they then swapped for almond or rice. Soon, baristas began touting hemp and coconut instead—nondairy milk sales have soared 30 percent since 2011. Show More Summary

Torture Allegations Shadow Rex Tillerson's Time at Exxon Mobil

This week, Congress will consider whether to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's appointment for secretary of state. Trump's choice, former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, has come under fire for his close relationship with Russia's Vladimir Putin and his lack of government experience. Show More Summary

"Hi, I'm Bonnie, and I'm a Racist"

On a September evening at the United Church of Christ in Sunnyvale, California, a dozen people are sitting in folding chairs arranged in a circle. Nearby, a plastic folding table is topped with cookies and fruit. (Coffee is notably absent.)...Show More Summary

The Koch Brothers Are Smiling: The White House Will Be Packed With Some of Their Most Loyal Servants

Click here for reuse options! One-third of the Trump team has ties to the Koch brothers. The Trump White House is going to be very, very Koch-y.  During the 2016 presidential campaign, billionaire industrialists and Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch made headlines by refusing to endorse a candidate. Show More Summary

Can the Democrats Get Tough and Save Us From Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees?

Click here for reuse options! The only appointments Senate Democrats can now block. There need to be 60 votes in the Senate to confirm a Trump nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. So the one place where Democrats can draw the line, toShow More Summary

8 Reasons the Senate Must Reject Jeff Sessions

Click here for reuse options! Time and again, the Alabama senator has subverted Reconstruction amendments to the Constitution. On Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held confirmation hearings to consider the first of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations, Sen. Show More Summary

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