UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Reaction from around the world to President Donald Trump's speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly: —"This was a bombastic, nationalist speech. It must have been decades since one last heard a speech like that in the U.N. Show More Summary
Remember back in March when then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer tried to sell us on the notion that Paul Manafort "played a very limited role" in the Trump campaign, for which Manafort served as chairman? Yet in CNN's Monday...Show More Summary
In my part of New Jersey, we’re developing a tradition of electing scientists to make policy for us; statewide, federal. And now we have the chance to build on that, to re-elect our physicist-assemblyman Andrew Zwicker in LD-16 and send...Read more
Watch for more of this kind of crap as Trump Russia gets more inflamed. David Gregory watched the same UN speech we did. The one where Trump called the North Korean dictator "Rocket Man" and suggested we "might have to totally destroy"...Show More Summary
A new report on hate and extremism confirms what we already knew: hate crimes are up in the United States, in part due to the current resident of the White House. This is the first time in more than 10 years that there have been consecutive yearly increases in hate crimes. Show More Summary
How’s that headline for a teaser? In today’s podcast, Cliff Schecter I delve into a number of topics — primarily Obamacare repeal and Paul Manafort’s latest legal problems with the FBI — but we also touch on a number of other issues in the news, including the strange tale of a new bundt pan I […]
Today's edition of quick hits.
The White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan didn't want a bipartisan health care effort interfering with their last-ditch push to strip health care coverage from millions of Americans, so they blackballed it. Politico writes: House Speaker...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump's attorney reached out to the Kremlin for assistance in building a Trump Tower in Moscow well into the business mogul's presidential campaign, he said Monday, adding that he discussed the project with Trump three times. Show More Summary
What list you ask? The list of state capitals that don’t host a Starbuck’s. Right now, there are four. Besides Trenton, there’s Pierre SD, Montpelier VT, and Harrisburg PA. The Downtown Trenton mecca of overpriced, bitter tasting coffee is scheduled...Read more
To a cynic, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s murky proposal to open millions of acres of protected wilderness to mining companies who stash their profits abroad may seem likely to endanger Americans’ ability to marvel at the raw, untrammeled country of the west. But fear not. Zinke has a rock-solid plan to maintain Interior’s connection to […]
President Trump isn’t the only world leader to mount a “both sides”-style defense when discussing acts of violence. Aung San Suu Kyi, de facto leader of Burma, gave her first major speech addressing the Rohingya crisis on Tuesday, in which she all but equated brutality towards the persecuted minority with efforts mounted in retaliation. “There […]
A federal appeals court rejected Seattle police claims that a "use of force" policy violates their Second Amendment rights to use firearms. The post Appeals Court Rejects Absurd Claim Use Of Force Policy Violates Seattle Officers’ Second Amendment Rights appeared first on Shadowproof.
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President Donald Trump's debut speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly: ___ Mr. Secretary-General, Mr. President, world leaders and distinguished delegates, welcome to New York. It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city,...Show More Summary
The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that a state law presuming a mother’s spouse is her child’s parent applies equally to same-sex couples. Kimberly and Suzan McLaughlin legally married in California in 2008 and in 2010 Kimberly became pregnant through an anonymous sperm donor. During the pregnancy, they moved to Arizona and signed a legal […]
The Washington swamp just got a little bit swampier. This week, with Trump staffers staring down the barrel of Mueller's investigation, the White House opened the floodgates to outside money for penurious aides and advisers, eliminating the transparency requirement for their legal defense funds entirely. Show More Summary
Oh Republicans, always looking for ways to help the little guy (get fucked).