I don't think the media has spent nearly enough time talking about how utterly stupid the idea of a border wall with Mexico actually is. People who think that a border wall is possible clearly do not understand: Demography: More people are leaving FOR Mexico than entering the US. Economy: That "wall" gets more and more expensive every day. Show More Summary
Continuing his alliance with the white-supremacist right, it appears that Donald Trump may indeed pardon an Arizona sheriff now notorious for his department's rampant racial profiling and his own criminal contempt charge for ignoring...Show More Summary
A federal judge delivered a decisive one-two punch Wednesday to Texas Republicans, issuing a permanent injunction on two Texas voter ID laws—the original 2011 law, SB14, and SB5, which the Texas GOP passed to remedy the original law by tamping down SB14’s restrictions. U.S. Show More Summary
American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has increased pressure on Pakistan over its perceived backing for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistan denies sheltering the Taliban, but Tillerson suggested it could lose US privileges if the...Show More Summary
This is the 520th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the Aug. 19 Green Spotlight. More than 27,540 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it's clear he still struggles to have the same effect onShow More Summary
It's a difficult call. If someone blasts out racism against non-White citizens of the United States, is it best to ignore it, or expose it? Do you give publicity to that kind of hate in the interest of rejecting it, or walk away knowing...Show More Summary
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has once again thrown out Texas' voter ID law in the latest court defeat for state Republican lawmakers over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Wednesday rejected a weakened version of the law signed by Republican Gov. Show More Summary
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Federal judge again throws out Texas' voter ID law that was backed by Justice Department under Trump.
Today's edition of quick hits.
The same judge Donald Trump decried last year as "very hostile" and "a total disgrace" is set to hear the case of a 23-year-old Mexican man and DACA recipient who claims he was unlawfully expelled earlier this year by U.S. immigration agents. Show More Summary
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him.... President...Show More Summary
CNN debunked a conspiracy theory being spread by rabid Trump supporters that alleges KKK and BLM protesters were paid actors bused in to Charlottesville to cause trouble for Donald Trump. Earlier on CNN's News Day program, a group of...Show More Summary
Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government if Congress doesn't funnel billions of taxpayer dollars toward his precious border wall isn't playing well on Capitol Hill. Democrats said Trump might get his wish if he forces Republicans to include it in spending bills that must be passed by the end of next month to keep the government funded. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the Republican Party of Virginia accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam of turning “his back on his own family’s heritage” by supporting the removal of Confederate monuments from public properties in the state. In a series of two tweets, the Virginia GOP alleged that Northam’s support for removal of the monuments indicates he […]
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell apparently felt he had to say something after Tuesday's double-whammy of his private feud with Donald Trump going public and Trump's subsequent declaration of war against the Republican Senate.Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of...Show More Summary
The Daily Show had a great segment of Donald Trump's amazing, huge, beautiful and detail filled prime time "Distract us all from the Nazi loving speech" presentation from Monday. He even showed how dramatically different it was fromShow More Summary