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Sempra Energy bids $9.45B for Oncor, topping Buffett offer

Sempra Energy is buying Texas power transmitter Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash, wresting it away from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Sempra said Monday that it will also pick up … Click to Continue »

Liberals Demand CNN Grant Equal Time for Democrat Opponent at Paul Ryan Town Hall

Bill McMorris at the Washington Free Beacon reports on the latest in liberal hypocrisy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was granted a CNN town hall without any Republican opponents on stage, but now they insist Speaker Paul Ryan is...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

That point may come sooner than you think. “Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday that he sees ‘some serious issues’ with President Trump’s capabilities that aren’t likely to get better but that it’s premature to consider invoking a constitutional provision to force him from office.” It is not too soon to pronounce him morally […]

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT: University of Texas Removes Four Confederate Statues Overnight. University …

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT: University of Texas Removes Four Confederate Statues Overnight. University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” Fenves announced the […]

As others flee, Trump's top evangelical ally comes to his defense

Republicans are reluctant to defend Donald Trump's racially inflammatory rhetoric, but the president still has Jerry Falwell Jr., who's eager to help.

Thursday Morning Open Thread: He’s Losing the Media, Too

From @Kevinliptakcnn: As Trump's aides try to rein him in, he instead acts out: https://t.co/JhgXu7Kzod — Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) August 23, 2017 A tweet you can set to repeat. All that's missing is him saying "no one changed how things are done." https://t.co/5NYyqPv71t — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 23, 2017. Apart from cheering on […]

Defamation case against BBC reporter in Thailand withdrawn

A Thai lawyer has withdrawn a criminal defamation case against a British BBC journalist involving a report on foreigners being defrauded of property, the BBC says. The case against Jonathan … Click to Continue »

Charlottesville, DOJ to host 'community recovery' town hall

Charlottesville residents are getting a chance to talk with city officials about a white nationalist rally earlier this month that devolved into deadly violence. The city is hosting what it … Click to Continue »

Is Oprah’s ‘Greenleaf’ Racist Towards White Women and Promoting Gay Agenda?

In the current troubled climate of race relations in our country, you would think that Hollywood would be careful to avoid anything that would be construed as racist, but instead, they often seem to join the mainstream media in stirring up racial divisions. Oprah’s show Greenleaf demonstrated just that on its Wednesday, August 23, episode, “Changing Season.”

Sudan: Russian ambassador found dead in Khartoum residence

Sudan's foreign ministry says Russia's ambassador to the African country has been found dead in his residence in Khartoum. In a statement carried by the state-run SUNA news agency on … Click to Continue »

Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called … Click to Continue »

Facing big fights, Kelly seeks to restore White House order

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 … Click to Continue »

Dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat

Dutch police investigating a terror threat that prompted the cancellation of a concert by an American rock band in Rotterdam arrested a 22-year-old man in the early hours of Thursday. … Click to Continue »

Republican agenda threatened by Trump-McConnell feud

President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. … Click to Continue »

In Order To Stop Donald Trump, We Must Accept Donald Trump

President Donald Trump in front of a giant sign that probably won’t come true during his term if we’re being honest with ourselves. As many of you read this post, you will begin to wonder if I lost my mind (short answer: yes, but a long time ago). Show More Summary

Last Word 8/23/17

Watch the full episode of Wednesday night's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Negro League legend could be memorialized in Maryland town

National Baseball Hall of Famer and Negro League third baseman William Julius "Judy" Johnson could be honored with a memorial in Maryland as a local historian is set to discuss … Click to Continue »

Report highlights growing health disparities in Appalachia

The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public … Click to Continue »

Lawsuit filed over delay of Arizona's school choice program

A lawsuit has been filed over an attempt to delay the expansion of Arizona's school choice program. The Goldwater Institute conservative think tank was part of a coalition that filed … Click to Continue »

Fort Carson, 4th Infantry Division get new commander

A new commander is formally taking charge at Fort Carson in southern Colorado. Maj. Gen. Randy A. George will assume command of the post and its largest unit, the 4th … Click to Continue »

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