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Amid national focus on harassment, Trump moves unscathed

WASHINGTON (AP) — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women's private parts — but...Show More Summary

The new Museum of the Bible tries really hard to be apolitical. But is that even possible?

The most surprising thing about the Museum of the Bible, the newest addition to the string of museums dotting downtown Washington, D.C., isn’t that it’s particularly controversial. It’s that it tries so hard not to be. That’s not to say the museum, which officially dedicated on Friday, isn’t rife with potential pitfalls some visitors may […]

Two churchgoers shot during discussion about bringing guns to church

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun violence in churches, less than two weeks after a deadly massacre in a Texas church. Older members of a United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee were meeting for a Thanksgiving gathering on Thursday afternoon. One member of the group took out his […]

Massive pipeline spill exposes serious flaws in Keystone XL approval process

A leak along the existing leg of TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline has spilled at least 200,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota as of Friday, prompting the company to shut down much of the system. It is officially the largest spill in the pipeline’s history, surpassing a leak last year that sent 16,800 gallons of oil […]

Baltimore cop board acquits Lieutenant in internal trial over Freddie Gray’s death

An internal police department trial declared Lieutenant Brian Rice not guilty of various administrative charges in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died after Baltimore officers allegedly subjected him to a punitive “rough ride” in the back of a police van in 2015. Rice was the highest-ranking Baltimore Police Department official who could […]

Making Sense of the Clovis Story

What’s the significance of this new Sam Clovis story and how does it advance our understanding of Trump and Russia? Here’s my backgrounder (sub req).

That's Interesting

Somehow Jared Kushner didn’t think there was any need to turn over to the Senate an emailed document about a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite.”


President Trump’s Obamacare sabotage campaign triggers even more renewal/enrollment confusion. Here’s the story.

Danica Patrick Downshifts from Full-Time NASCAR

With tears in her eyes, Danica Patrick emotionally confirmed to media on Friday afternoon she would be stepping away from full-time racing competition following Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. "My sister saidShow More Summary

Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Caught in Gay Affair

An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is a Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life.... Show More Summary

Boy's Quick Thinking Saves Month-Old Sibling

A 9-year-old boy's quick actions recently helped save the life of his 1-month-old sibling when the infant stopped breathing. Fire Department officials said the children's mother found the baby choking Saturday afternoon and, in a panic, called out for help. Show More Summary

White House tries to defend Trump's double standard on misconduct

Why should claims against Al Franken be investigated, but claims against Donald Trump be ignored? The White House tried to answer that question today.

A senatorial clash that explains what's wrong with the tax fight

Republicans don't seem to understand why Orrin Hatch lost last night's argument with Sherrod Brown.

Why the White House's 'welfare reform' focus matters

Donald Trump keeps emphasizing his interest in "welfare reform," but the White House's definition of the phrase may not be what you think it is.

Trump's DHS community outreach director quits over racist record

A White House official recently said, "I think the president believes it is his role to improve race relations." If so, Team Trump has a lot of work to do.

After spill, Trump's Keystone XL assurances appear ridiculous

Donald Trump assured voters there was no "no downside" to the Keystone XL project. Oops.

Multiple scandals challenge Senate's standards

Rachel Maddow looks at the the questions facing the Senate, particlarly the ethics committee, on how to deal with Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Al Franken...

On taxes, GOP leader has some bad advice: 'Just look at history'

Republicans believe recent history bolster their case for the GOP tax plan. Reality points in a very different direction.

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