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Why Is Democratic Governor Outraged that Trump Ceded Power to States?

(John Hinderaker) I wrote this post on the Center of the American Experiment web site, but I think it has interest for a national audience, so I am reproducing it here. It is about the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the Obama administration’s “guidance” on co-ed bathrooms and showers. Show More Summary

Democrats Make Fools of Themselves at Cotton Town Hall

(John Hinderaker) Leftists are besieging Republicans’ town meetings across the country, mostly trying to get headlines from sympathetic newspapers. Often, their conduct has been deplorable. Yesterday afternoon, Senator Tom Cotton did a town hall in Springdale, Missouri, and the left was out in force, stacking the 2,200-seat venue. Show More Summary

Vote expected on hotly contested New Jersey pipeline project

New Jersey regulators are set to vote on whether a natural gas pipeline should run through the state's federally protected Pinelands region, which includes more than a million acres of … Click to Continue »

'Hipster Cop,' in fashion spotlight during Occupy, retires

A New York City police detective who became an internet sensation as the "Hipster Cop" for his fashionable wardrobe during the Occupy Wall Street protests is letting go of something … Click to Continue »

President Trump Forces a Reckoning Among Conservatives

Several speakers at an annual grassroots gathering outside Washington, D.C., had just finished defining what makes a true conservative when white nationalist Richard Spencer showed up. Like an unwanted guest coming in through the front...Show More Summary

US Rep. John Lewis chosen to speak at NY college graduation

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a longtime civil rights activist, has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony at Bard College in New York's Hudson Valley. Officials at … Click to Continue »

Police shoot, kill man who allegedly pointed gun at them

Police in Columbus have shot and killed a man who they say pointed a gun at them. Officers were called to the scene Thursday night on a report that a … Click to Continue »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says What Makes America Great is the Idea of Being ‘Welcoming of All’

The liberal Supreme Court justice also says she is optimistic about the future and America's ability to change direction

Trump Administration Largely Treats Islam As ‘Political Ideology,’ Which Carries Profound Implications

23 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Trump administration regards Islam as more of a "political ideology," giving them power to strip millions of Muslims of religious rights. The post Trump Administration Largely Treats Islam As ‘Political Ideology,’ Which Carries Profound Implications appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trump Administration Plans To Invoke State Secrets In Case Against Psychologists Behind CIA Torture Program

24 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

The Trump administration plans to invoke the state secrets privilege to prevent two witnesses from testifying about psychologists behind CIA torture program. The post Trump Administration Plans To Invoke State Secrets In Case Against Psychologists Behind CIA Torture Program appeared first on Shadowproof.

Digging Deeper

In response to CNN's story about the White House asking the FBI to deny the Trump/Russia stories, Press Secretary Sean Spicer is digging deeper. Spicer told CNN: "We didn't try to knock the story down. We asked them to tell the truth." There are a number of ways to interpret this statement. Show More Summary

Around The Empire – Episode 9: The Surveillance State Trump Inherited Feat. Ken Lipp

25 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

On this episode of Around The Empire, journalist Kenneth Lipp discusses the sprawling national security and incarceration state President Trump inherited. The post Around The Empire – Episode 9: The Surveillance State Trump Inherited Feat. Ken Lipp appeared first on Shadowproof.

It’s Perfectly Fine If Rich Benefit From Universal Social Programs

26 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Calling for laws that would make everyone entitled to the same government assistance to afford health insurance and education is a good thing. The post It’s Perfectly Fine If Rich Benefit From Universal Social Programs appeared first on Shadowproof.

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Not Gonna Say Your Name’ By Entrance

26 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Multiple efforts led by musicians have launched since President Donald Trump’s inauguration to raise funds for organizations involved in efforts to defend those who will be most impacted by Trump’s agenda. This week’s featured protest song comes from one of those efforts. Show More Summary

Interior Department Produced Memo On Dakota Access Pipeline That Trump Doesn’t Want Public To Read

27 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Interior Department's top lawyer produced memo in December detailing how Dakota Access pipeline violates treaty rights of Native Americans. The post Interior Department Produced Memo On Dakota Access Pipeline That Trump Doesn’t Want Public To Read appeared first on Shadowproof.

Sen. Schumer awards Badge of Bravery to Troy police officer

Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer has awarded a Troy police officer a Congressional Badge of Bravery for heroism in the line of duty. Schumer presented the award to Officer Joshua Comitale … Click to Continue »

Facing Repercussions, High School Students Defy Administrators And Walk Out For Immigrant Rights

28 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

The fallout from last week’s “Day Without Immigrants,” which saw restaurant and daycare employees strike across the United States, started immediately, with at least 100 people fired from their jobs. High school students faced the prospect...Show More Summary

Reince Priebus Asked the FBI to Assure Reporters There Was Nothing to the Russia Story. They Refused.

28 minutes agoPolitics / US Politics : Kevin Drum

Last week the New York Times reported that members of Donald Trump's campaign staff "had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election. The White House vigorously denies this, and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus went on TV to knock down the story. Show More Summary

Lawmakers to vote on money for treatment, military authority

Lawmakers are set to vote on a statewide budget request that could expand access to drug treatment. A legislative committee on Friday is expected to vote on a supplementary budget … Click to Continue »

Frontline Documentary Tells Riveting Story Of Guantanamo Prisoner’s Kafkaesque Resettlement In Serbia

29 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake

Premiering February 21, the first part of this documentary profiles the isolated and agonizing life of Mansoor Dayfi after release from Guantanamo The post Frontline Documentary Tells Riveting Story Of Guantanamo Prisoner’s Kafkaesque Resettlement In Serbia appeared first on Shadowproof.

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