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The White House asked reporters to list what they’re thankful for. Only one of them nailed it.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ plan to ring in the holiday season by making reporters look uncomfortable largely went off without a hitch during Monday’s press briefing — with one notable exception. After opening the briefing with a Q&A session, courtesy of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Sanders dove into her usual canned press […]

Charlie Rose Accused By Eight Women Of Sexual Harassment

Breaking news -- another big name accused of sexual harassment: Eight women have told The Washington Post that longtime television host Charlie Rose made unwanted sexual advances toward them, including lewd phone calls, walking around...Show More Summary

Shep Smith: Did You Hear Kellyanne Conway's 'Dog Whistles' To Vote For Roy Moore?

Shepard Smith was perplexed by Kellyanne Conway making a 180 degree turn on Roy Moore, who at first was against him, but now is clearly supporting his candidacy to help pass Trump's tax bill. Smith said, "Kellyanne Conway and her comments...Show More Summary

Jeanine Pirro Caught Driving 119 Mph

Fox News host and TV judge Jeanine Pirro is heading to court herself after being ticketed for excessive speeding Sunday in upstate New York. State Police say Pirro was clocked driving 119 mph in a 65 mph zone when she was stopped by a trooper at about 1:15 p.m. Show More Summary

Melania Trump takes custody of White House Christmas tree

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump has continued the time-honored, first lady tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree. Mrs. Trump on Monday accepted a 19-and-a-half-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin that White House officials picked out in September. Show More Summary

Analysis: the GOP tax cuts will not pay for themselves

The House and Senate tax plans, rolled out in October and earlier in November, vary slightly in their details, but in general, they revolve around the same central goal: to permanently reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent. That goal won’t come cheap. According to the Congressional Budget Office, cutting the tax […]

The End of Economic Sanity in Washington

Stan Callendar: If it's enacted, the GOP tax cut now working its way through Congress will be the start of a decades-long economic policy disaster unlike any other that has occurred in American history. There's no economic justification whatsoever for a tax cut at this time. Show More Summary

Newsflash: Men Are Jerks

(Not all of you, maybe, but most of you, at least sometimes.) We may be reaching a danger zone where the #metoo and #believewomen movements could collapse into a morass of bad faith and overzealousness. Now we’re hearing from a woman who claimed Al Franken grabbed her behind while they were posing for a photo […]

NYT Reporter Latest to Fall, Where is the Investigation of Trump?

Glenn Thrush has been suspended from the New York Times and will be entering an in-patient alcohol treatment program, following a Vox expose of his conduct with young female reporters. The report has copies of text messages between Glenn and one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Boom

CNN is reporting that DOJ has decided to sue to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, which owns both CNN and HBO. You may have read what I’ve written about this before. I generally oppose all mega-mergers like this for a host of reasons. Show More Summary

Trump’s politics of distraction

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump tapped out a series of angry Twitter posts attacking black athletes and celebrities. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it is. The president has gone after LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Jemele Hill, and countless others — all in the past few months. Notice something? There’s no mistaking the fact […]

Congress still hasn’t renewed much-needed funding for children’s health insurance coverage

It has been 51 days since Congress allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire. Since then, states have been grappling with the reality that nine million children may soon lose critical health care coverage. While CHIP has historically received support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, this year, Congress has allowed […]

25 transgender people were murdered in 2017, and many of their cases are unsolved

On Friday, several men on Detroit’s west side attacked a black transgender woman, shooting her four times in the back and left arm. She has two bullets lodged near her spine, according to Fox 2 Detroit, but she is in stable condition. Recent reports indicate that this violence is a common threat for black trans women. Monday […]

McMaster Called Trump an 'Idiot' in Dinner with CEO

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump's intelligence at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO, according to five sources with knowledge of the conversation. Over a July dinner with Oracle CEO Safra Catz --...Show More Summary

Moore Accuser Leigh Corfman: 'He Removed Most Of My Clothing' Came Back 'In His White Underwear'

Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman joined The Today Show this morning, and explained in a calm and credible fashion how she met him and how he tried to seduce her. She was underage. He sexually assaulted her. Host Savannah Guthrie set up...Show More Summary

Some of the most influential reporting of the 2016 election was produced by alleged sexual predators

Multiple women say that one of the New York Times’ top White House reporters has used his powerful position to sexually harass women. It raises the prospect that some of the most important stories around sexual assault, the treatment of women, and the 2016 presidential campaign were shaped by someone with a history of predatory […]

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