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This Is Not Normal Episode 19: Obama Gets Paid

Bill Scher and Traci Olsen discuss Obama’s payday, Bernie’s endorsements and Trump’s cons. Check out this episode!

Anti-Obamacare Congressman 'Not Comfortable' with Trumpcare

Representative Fred Upton helped guide dozens of Obamacare repeal measures through the House in recent years, but he has deep reservations about the GOP's current bill. "I'm not comfortable with it and I told the leadership that," he...Show More Summary

Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump

While union members traditionally march on May 1 for workers' rights in countries around the world, the day has become a rallying point for immigrants in the U.S. since massive demonstrations were held on the date in 2006 against a proposed...Show More Summary

Open Thread - 20 Years Ago This Weekend, Ellen Came Out

Hard to believe it was 20 years ago. And it was a BIG deal, with a lot of people very angry with Ellen for making her sexuality public. There was a lot of "why can't you just be funny and leave your 'perversion' out of our lives?" arguments from people who had to learn to do better. We've come a very long way. Never forget.

Monster defeat for Trump and GOP: Budget deal funds Planned Parenthood but has nothing for wall

Late on Sunday evening, details emerged about a new spending agreement that congressional leaders had reached to keep the federal government open past this week, when current funding runs out, and through the end of September. The deal...Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Wayne Kramer

I suppose I could post a MC5 song up in the music club tonight to acknowledge that it was on this day Brother Wayne Kramer arrived on this planet and would eventually be part of a combo that was one of the precursors to punk rock, noise...Show More Summary

Trump Learns He Doesn't Run Congress

Howard Fineman: Christopher Ruddy, the Palm Beach publisher who is one of Donald Trump's closest friends, told me the new president has learned a key lesson during his first 100 days in office: That there is a Congress, and that he does not run it. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Fox & Friends is still the lead paint of news

It is well known around these parts that Fox and Friends is the lead paint of news. It is where the network talking points of the day are first introduced, and where they are dumbed down to their most simplistic, guttural forms. It is...Show More Summary

Trump adviser to leave the White House.

A senior administration official says Sebastian Gorka, a former counterterrorism analyst for Fox News who joined the administration as a counterterrorism adviser, will be leaving the White House in the coming days. The official saysShow More Summary

The Latest: Deal reached on funding government through Sept.

The measure rejects White House proposals to cut popular programs such as funding medical research and community development grants. Top Capitol Hill negotiators are reporting progress toward a long-sought agreement on a massive $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through Oct. Show More Summary

Steele: Trump Officials Paid Russian Hackers

The UK government was given details last December of allegedly extensive contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow, according to court papers.... The December memo [from Christopher Steele] alleged that four Trump representatives...Show More Summary

Congressional Republicans, Democrats reach agreement on $1T measure to fund government until Oct. 1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans, Democrats reach agreement on $1T measure to fund government until Oct. 1.

Trump: Look At This Map, Not My Inept Presidency

As Reuters journalists interviewed President Trump about his first 100 days in office, he handed all three of them an electoral map handout of the election five months ago. "We were talking... about President Xi and that relationship...Show More Summary

Let's stop being played by our puppeteers: the corporate state

Ever since Donald Trump was elected, I’ve been on a virtual listening tour. It was evident rather quickly that we were all conned in subtle ways that are disturbing. I've spoken to left-wing progressives, center-left progressives, moderates,...Show More Summary

Even Gun Owners Oppose NRA's Extremism

American gun owners are not always in lock step with the NRA. In fact, one new poll shows that a majority of gun owners do not support some of the gun lobby's more aggressive positions, including legalizing silencers and getting rid of gun-free zones around schools.... Show More Summary

Are we regressing toward being a developing nation?

It’s always advisable to ignore hyperbole and avoid clickbait headlines, but this one from The Independent was eye-catching, to say the least: "US has regressed to developing nation status, MIT economist warns.” The key point of the article is that without a robust middle class, the United States... ... Show More Summary

Why Liberals Are So Worked Up About Barack Obama Giving a Paid Speech to Wall Street

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago.  I n a decision that launched a thousand Hot Takes,Show More Summary

Priebus says Trump administration has 'looked at' First Amendment changes to protect Trump

Via Josh Marshall, here's White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus casually acknowledging during a Sunday Show interview that the current administration has been considering constitutional changes to restrict the First Amendment. KARL: I want to ask you about two things the President has said on related issues. Show More Summary

Priebus: We're Hoping to Muzzle the Press

Reince Priebus, the president's chief of staff, said during an interview on ABC's This Week on Sunday that the White House has discussed potential changes to laws that are intended to safeguard free speech. "How it gets executed or whether that goes anywhere is a different story," Priebus said. Show More Summary

You're Always More Accurate When You Throw Slow

For a new study, researchers used a series of calculations that look strictly at the physics of throwing to better understand the take-off between speed and accuracy. "Once you launch the ball, there's nothing you can do. The ball'sShow More Summary

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