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Who will be blamed for the government shutdown?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure, Republicans and Democrats are battling over spending and immigration. But they're also battling over blame. On Day One of a government shutdown, both parties on Saturday launched a frantic messaging campaign aimed at mitigating the political blowback. Show More Summary

Four Different DNA Tests Reveal Four Different Genetic Results

Gizmodo writer Kristen V. Brown sent her DNA to multiple genetic testing companies and found each gave very different results. Brown breaks down her results and interviews the companies about their procedures to try to make sense of the varying results. Show More Summary

New Trump ad accuses Democrats of being ‘complicit’ in murders

The next presidential election is almost 3 years from now. The government was shut down on Saturday at midnight and thousands of government employees have been furloughed or are working without pay. President Trump is releasing campaign ads. On Saturday, Trump released an ad through his campaign accusing Democrats that stand in Trump’s way of […]

House speaker: Rep. Meehan removed from Ethics Committee, should repay taxpayer funds used to settle misconduct case

WASHINGTON (AP) — House speaker: Rep. Meehan removed from Ethics Committee, should repay taxpayer funds used to settle misconduct case.

God Said Defendant Is Not Guilty, Judge Tells Jury

A Texas judge interrupted a jury's deliberation to tell them that God told him that the defendant was not guilty. The jury disagreed and found the 32-year-old woman guilty of continuously trafficking her teen niece to a much older man. Show More Summary

Congressman denies allegation in misconduct claim he settled

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that the New York Times reports stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide after she rejected his romantic overtures. The story, published...Show More Summary

GOP Rep Used Public Funds to Settle Harassment Complaint

Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), a member of the House Ethics Committee who has positioned himself as a leader in fighting sexual harassment, used taxpayer money to settle his own sexual misconduct case, according to a report in the New York Times on Saturday. Show More Summary

Samantha Bee Talks To The Invisible Working Class In Pennsylvania

In a web extra called "Give Us A Pulitzer," Samantha Bee found an entire group of economically anxious working class people who have been ignored by the media...and all of society.

The Latest: Congress seems no closer to reopening government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Republicans and Democrats appear to be no closer to ending a government shutdown, and the White House is indicating it's waiting for Democrats to drop...Show More Summary

Alex Witt Asks Franklin Graham To Justify His Politics With His Faith

Asked Rev. @Franklin_Graham, "Does the President have a sin problem?"His response: "I can promise you he is not President Perfect, and I don't think I've seen a 'President Perfect' yet [...] But I appreciate the fact that the president...Show More Summary

Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, economists say, could rattle consumer and investor confidence,...Show More Summary

It Seems Like Not Regulating Homeschooling Doesn’t Work Out So Well?

We can't have situations where abusive parents are 'homeschooling' their children in order to provide a cover for abuse.

GOP lawmaker investigating sexual harassment in Congress allegedly harassed woman on his staff

The New York Times on Saturday published a report detailing accusations of sexual misconduct by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), a Republican lawmaker who was given a leadership role in combating sexual harassment allegations in Congress. According to the report, Rep. Meehan used his taxpayer-funded congressional office fund to settle a misconduct case brought against him by […]

This week, 89 Larry Nassar victims raised their voices about his abuse. Cable news ignored them.

If there’s one good thing about the 24/7 cable news world we all now live in, it’s that there is no longer any reason why incredibly important and impactful stories should be ignored by the media. There’s enough time to cover everything with the gravity it deserves, right? Yeah, I know. If only. There’s no […]

Today Marks Either The 500 Year Or One Year Anniversary Of Trump’s Presidency. Hard To Tell!

In case you've blocked out all of the horror over the past year, allow us to refresh your memory with Wonkette's top ten Trump-related posts!

Women’s marches and other protests mark the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s sparsely-attended inauguration in Washington, DC, and the historically large nationwide protest of his administration the day after. The Women’s March drew half a million people to Washington, DC in 2017 and millions more to satellite marches in hundreds of cities around the country, and provided a […]

Tom Petty Died from Accidental Opioid Overdose

Singer Tom Petty died from an accidental overdose of prescription medications, according to an autopsy report. His family announced the findings on Facebook. "Unfortunately Tom's body suffered from serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip," the post reads. Show More Summary

‘If black shoot them’: Former Kentucky assistant police chief’s racist Facebook messages revealed

A former assistant police chief in Kentucky told a recruit who asked what he should do if he catches teenagers smoking marijuana, “If black shoot them,” according to new documents released Friday. The recruit, who has not been named, asked the former Assistant Police Chief Todd Shaw what “the right thing” to do would be, […]

Congress: Ignore Trump. Just Pass Something.

The shutdown is Trump’s fault. About the only consistent thing he has done over the past few days is undermine congressional negotiations with his inconsistency. The Senate should just ignore him. On January 9, Trump held the famous televised meeting with Republican and Democratic senators that touched on DACA, immigration reform, and funding the wall, […]

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