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CNN, MSNBC Still Obsess Over Trump Before Being Dragged into Covering Manchester

As the news was unfolding out of Manchester, England on Tuesday night with what we now know was an act of radical Islamic terrorism, the 7:00 p.m. Eastern hours of CNN and MSNBC felt that it was more important to spoon-feed viewers the latest bombshell reports about President Trump and intelligence community.

Trump's budget is facing massive blowback in Congress — and Republicans are some of the loudest complainers

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget plan released Tuesday faced near-universal pushback in Congress, as even members of his own party expressed skepticism over its provisions. Drastic cuts to programs, from agriculture to Medicaid,Show More Summary

Fox News retracted its controversial story on slain DNC staffer Seth Rich

Fox News has retracted a controversial story about slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, whom a local network affiliate had falsely accused of being in contact with WikiLeaks before his death. Fox 5 of DC reported that...Show More Summary

Trump's budget plan makes a lot of assumptions using a controversial accounting trick

President Trump's 2018 budget proposal details many federal programs he'd like to cut. But his budget figures don't jive with his policies because of something called "dynamic scoring." For example, Mr. Trump's treasury secretary, Steven...Show More Summary

Ex-CIA director: Trump 'violated 2 protocols' if he shared classified intelligence with Russian diplomats

Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that President Donald Trump may have violated two protocols governing the disclosure of classified information when he disclosed information to Russian...Show More Summary

US officials appear to have leaked 3 pieces of crucial info on the Manchester attack while investigation was still underway

Downing Street refuses to confirm US news reports of attacker's identity. Reports of the attacker's identity, the death toll and the fact that he was a terrorist suicide bomber all made their way into US media before being confirmedShow More Summary

House Republicans battle over whether to screw American consumers just to appease the big banks

Once again, House Republicans are locked in battle with each other over just how much they can screw their own voters and still get away with it. This time it's their effort to repeal a clause of the Dodd-Frank law that caps the fees banks can charge retailers for processing debit card transactions. Show More Summary

3 of the Baltimore police officers from the Freddie Gray case could be fired

Five of the Baltimore police officers involved in the 2015 in-custody death of Freddie Gray have been charged with administrative violations and face suspension or termination, the Baltimore Sun reported on Monday. Three of the officers...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: Giant wind turbines power UK; Trump makes bogus jobs, military spending claims

Today’s comic by Jen Sorensen is Democracy is not partisan: • A single turn of the blades on the world’s newest, tallest wind turbines can power a home for 29 hours: The world's tallest towers for wind turbines are now those offshore in Burbo Bank, UK. Show More Summary

The fight to keep public lands in public hands is at the heart of Montana special election

Rob Quist has made public lands a major focus of his campaign for Montana’s House seat, citing his own love of the land he grew up camping and hiking and kayaking on as well as the economic importance of public land to the state’s tourism and recreation industries. Show More Summary

LOOK FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HELPING OTHERS: What was trending after the Manchester Ariana Grande att…

LOOK FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HELPING OTHERS: What was trending after the Manchester Ariana Grande attack? Mr. Rogers. Here’s why.

New Orleans mayor: Let go of a 'false narrative of history' and stop glorifying Confederate past

The mayor of New Orleans called on the city's residents to let go of a "false narrative of history" after four of the city's Confederate monuments came down last week. In a speech at New Orleans' Gallier Hall, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said...Show More Summary

Sean Hannity’s Disgusting Smears Of Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Fit A Pattern

Sean Hannity’s bizarre, unsupported and cruel smears of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich proves again just how low Hannity is willing to go to try to rescue the falling fortunes of his beloved Donald Trump. It’s reminiscent of his hideous...Show More Summary

Trump violates his bargain with voters and with GOP Congress

President Trump struck an explicit bargain with voters, at least those he dubbed the “forgotten men and women”: He’d be for them (primarily white working-class men), returning the sense of economic security and cultural status that dastardly elites (not to mention foreigners) had stolen from them. Trump also struck an implicit bargain with Republicans such […]

Sorry, Hannity: Even Fox News Won’t Stand Behind Lunatic Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

Hard to imagine the cognitive dissonance it must take to be a reporter at Fox News.

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