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 2018-06-21 12:07 

The Daily Beast

Kanye West Ripped Off Her Work. Then Came the 'Hateful Messages.'...

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast On June 12, the always and increasingly controversial Kanye West tweeted out a series of striking images—bodies dressed in neutral colors, hoodies and bicycle shorts or nothing at all, standin...

 2018-06-21 10:28 

The New Republic

The New Republic July/August Issue: Good Cops...

New York, NY—(June 21, 2018)—The New Republic today published its July/August issue, which features a timely cover story that explores how the city of Rockford, Illinois chose to tackle crime, combat racism and reckon with the legacy of police...

 2018-06-21 10:06 

The Daily Beast

Jake Tapper Trolls Trump's Immigration 'Surrender'...

CNN/screengrab Ivanka Trump may applaud her father for "taking critical action ending family separation at our border," but CNN's Jake Tapper is not about to let the president forget that he started this mess . "Why didn't he do this 2...

 2018-06-21 10:01 

The New Republic

Peace Officers...

How one American city chose to tackle crime, combat racism, and reckon with the legacy of police brutality...

 2018-06-21 10:01 

The New Republic

We Set Out With Faith...

A note from the editor...

 2018-06-21 10:00 

The New Republic

Can You Measure How Good a Song Is?...

Music and math have always been linked, a new book explains....

 2018-06-21 10:00 

The New Republic

Is America Choosing Decline?...

Anxiety about China surpassing the United States is old news. The numbers are complicated—but actively undermining the postwar order isn't helping....

 2018-06-21 09:55 

Slate Magazine

What It's Like to Be Google's Poster Child for "Crying Liberal" or "Basic Bitch"...

"If you look up the word stupid in the dictionary, there's a picture of you ," went the sickest burn on the elementary school playground, back before the dictionary was dishing out sick burns of its own. Now Google basically is the dictionary,...

 2018-06-21 09:40 

The Daily Beast

The Queen Will Meet Trump on His U.K. Visit, U.S. Ambassador Confirms...

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast Queen Elizabeth will meet Donald Trump during the U.S. president's trip to the U.K., the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain has confirmed. Robert Wood Johnson was asked by Sky News' Kay Burley whethe...

 2018-06-21 08:50 

The Atlantic

How Nietzsche Explains Turkey...

Erdoan is counting on his resentment-fueled political movement to deliver him to victory in the upcoming elections....

 2018-06-21 08:27 

The Daily Beast

World's Best Restaurant Awards Are Kind of the Worst...

Giuseppe Cacace/Getty On Tuesday night, the supposedly 50 best restaurants in the world were revealed with much fanfare at an awards ceremony in Bilbao, Spain. Predictably, the list of winners favored restaurants with tasting menus few can afford. And, as...

 2018-06-21 08:13 

CBS News

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand Prime Minister, has baby girl; 2nd world leader to give birth in office...

Jacinda Ardern is only the 2nd elected world leader ever to give birth in office...

 2018-06-21 07:10 

The Daily Beast

Trump Stops Separating Immigrant Families After Claiming He Couldn't...

Mandel Ngan/Getty President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday halting his administration's separation of immigrant families, putting an end to a practice that caused international outrage and rare condemnation from both parties in Wa...

 2018-06-21 06:47 

Slate Magazine

Sounds Like We Won't Be Getting More Star Wars Spin-Off Movies Anytime Soon...

According to a report from Collider , Lucasfilm has put development of future Star Wars spin-off films, including the rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett movies, on hold. The studio is instead focusing on Star Wars: Episode IX , a n ew Star Wars trilogy ...

 2018-06-21 06:29 

The Daily Beast

How to Help Immigrant Families at the Border...

BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS President Trump announced on Wednesday that he will sign an executive order to end the family separation policy that has outraged many across the country. Since May more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents a...

 2018-06-21 06:12 

The Daily Beast

It's Not Easy to Fight Extremists if You're Called One: Why the SCLC Had to Pay Maajid Nawaz $3.375 Million...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast PARIS — Few people of conscience doubt that the Southern Poverty Law Center , known as the SPLC, has done great work investigating and exposing those who preach hate in today's world. Founded in 1971 "to...

 2018-06-21 05:51 

NBC

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GOP senators challenge funding for global warming education program...

Four GOP senators demanded a probe of NSF funding, saying a $4 million program to boost climate reporting by meteorologists is not science but...

 2018-06-21 05:43 

The Daily Beast

Here's What You Should Know About Family Separations...

Patrick Fallon/Reuters This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project , a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. In an already contentious national debate over immigration, news of migrant children sepa...

 2018-06-21 05:24 

The Daily Beast

Remains of Civil War Soldiers Found in 'Limb Burial Pit' Tell Tale of Bloody Battle...

The National Park Service In August of 1862, Union forces faced off against the Rebels near Manassas, Virginia, in the Second Battle of Bull Run. It was a doomed struggle, larger in size and, ultimately, casualties than the First Battle of Bull Run, and e...

 2018-06-21 05:21 

The Daily Beast

President Obama Finally Weighs In on Trump's Family-Separation Policy...

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Since leaving office, former President Barack Obama has been at times reticent to comment on the actions of his successor. But on Wednesday, just as President Trump announced his intention to sign an executive order reversing his...

 2018-06-21 05:10 

The Daily Beast

DHS Deporting Women Without Asking If They're Afraid to Go Home, Advocate Says...

John Moore/Getty The Department of Homeland Security is breaking the law to rush separated immigrant mothers out of the U.S., according to an advocate working with detained women. Laura Lunn, managing attorney for the detention program of the Rocky Mounta...

 2018-06-21 04:57 

Washington Post

Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face...

As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that....

 2018-06-21 04:51 

Washington Post

Lawmakers rip tariffs enacted in name of national security...

Pointing to damage done to home-state companies, lawmakers from both parties Wednesday criticized tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on imported steel and aluminum products in the name of national security....

 2018-06-21 04:45 

Washington Post

House GOP immigration compromise teeters ahead of votes...

A sweeping House GOP immigration overhaul teetered on the brink of collapse Thursday as lawmakers struggled to move past an issue that has become politically fraught amid the dire images of families being separated at the border....

 2018-06-21 04:42 

Washington Post

#NeverTrump to #OKTrump: Romney's evolution mirrors party...

Mitt Romney did not ride a donkey....

 2018-06-21 04:41 

Washington Post

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse...

Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells....

 2018-06-21 04:40 

Washington Post

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse...

Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells....

 2018-06-21 04:29 

MSNBC

Trump ends his own migrant family separation policy...

Day 517 of the Trump administration saw the president cave in the face of a humanitarian & publicity disaster of his own making. Katty Kay, Sam Stein, Anita Kumar, and Joyce Vance all join to discuss....

 2018-06-21 04:26 

MSNBC

New details on Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians at Trump Tower...

GQ magazine shares new details never reported about what happened inside the now infamous Trump Tower Donald Trump Jr. held with multiple Russians in 2016. GQ Correspondent Julia Ioffe joins along with Michael Crowley and Joyce Vance to discuss....

 2018-06-21 04:24 

The New Republic

In Duluth, Trump gives away the game on his faux-populism....

Friends and foes alike have labelled President Donald Trump a populist, but the moniker has always fitted him uneasily. Populism comes in many forms, but usually a key component is a mass movement that springs up from ordinary people who try to overturn a...

 2018-06-21 04:23 

MSNBC

How America reacted to Trump's migrant separation policy...

After ending his migration separation policy with an executive order, Trump went to a Minnesota rally and threw out some red meat to his base on immigration. Connie Schultz and Jon Ralston join....

 2018-06-21 04:22 

The Daily Beast

Rob Rogers, Fired For His 'Angry' Trump Cartoons, Fires Back...

Courtesy Rob Rogers Until he was fired last Thursday—because he insisted on doing his job, which included lampooning the president of the United States— Rob Rogers was the celebrated editorial cartoonist of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . "T...

 2018-06-21 04:21 

The Daily Beast

DSA Says They're Coming After More Trump Officials After Ruining Kirstjen Nielsen's Dinner...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast One night after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen conducted a press conference defending the forcible separation of immigrant children from their families, a member of Washington, D.C.'s Democratic Soci...

 2018-06-21 04:19 

Slate Magazine

Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant's Invitation to Join the Academy Has Been Rescinded...

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant won't be joining the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences despite adding an Academy Award to his five championship rings earlier this year , Variety reports . Winning or being nominated for an Oscar is often a way t...

 2018-06-21 04:18 

Washington Post

Silent no more, Ivanka Trump thanks father for border action...

Presidential adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump has broken her dayslong silence about the forced separations of migrant families, tweeting thanks to President Donald Trump for "taking critical action" to end the separations at the border....

 2018-06-21 04:16 

Washington Post

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates order on family separation...

President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the scope of his executive order that would halt his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border....

 2018-06-21 04:02 

MSNBC

Johnson warned Comey on Trump volatility before dossier briefing...

Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security, tells Rachel Maddow about concerns he raised with James Comey about how Donald Trump would react to news of the Christopher Steele dossier....

 2018-06-21 03:45 

MSNBC

Trump migrant family policy adjustment faces overburdened system...

Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's adjustment to his migrant family separation policy and how its application is challenged by an already overcrowded system....

 2018-06-21 03:39 

CBS News

Immigration bill "not ready for primetime" Rep. Mark Meadows says...

The House is expected to vote on immigration Thursday...

 2018-06-21 03:30 

MSNBC

Johnson: Trump foreign policy failures hurting border effort...

Jeh Johnson, former Secretary of Homeland Security, talks with Rachel Maddow about how family detentions at the border were handled during the Obama administration and why the Trump administration's failure to address conditions in Central America mea...

 2018-06-21 03:30 

Crooks and Liars

Open Thread - Bad Lip Reading Does The Trump Kim Summit...

Open thread below......

 2018-06-21 03:24 

Washington Post

The Latest: HHS says families won't be immediately reunited...

The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local):...

 2018-06-21 03:23 

The Daily Beast

Transgender Rights Faces Its Biggest Test—In Massachusetts...

Photo illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast In theory, an anti-transgender ballot measure shouldn't stand a chance in a state like Massachusetts. It was, after all, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004. But it took Massachusett...

 2018-06-21 03:21 

MSNBC

Nielsen struggles with Trump immigration policy as protests grow...

Rachel Maddow notes a number of protests around the U.S. against Donald Trump's family separation policy and notes the difficulty HHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has had defending it to Americans....

 2018-06-21 03:13 

MSNBC

Will Michael Cohen turn on Trump?...

Michael Cohen's friends are hinting that he may cooperate with federal investigators. Ron Klain says the Cohen saga is a public negotiation between "two people who don't know what they're doing." Klain and fmr. federal prosecutor Maya ...

 2018-06-21 03:12 

MSNBC

Lawyer named in Trump executive order responds...

The President's executive action orders Jeff Sessions to challenge a court order that prevents the actions that are actually included in the President's Executive order! One of the lawyers Sessions now has to challenge explains that families could...

 2018-06-21 03:11 

MSNBC

Did Trump exec. order make it worse?...

Trump signed an executive order today directing the Justice Department and Pentagon to take steps to keep families together after being apprehended at the border but it could mean children get jailed with their parents. But what about reuniting......

 2018-06-21 03:01 

Crooks and Liars

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Dead Meadow...

To pinpoint the kind of box to put Washington DC's Dead Meadow in has always been a peculiar one. Many times their song tempo's resemble a mudslide in slow motion. Oozing and sludgy. With that, most would expect grinding & downtuned guitars and a ...

 2018-06-21 02:54 

MSNBC

Americans finding ways to work against Trump immigration policy...

Rachel Maddow points out the many ways that Americans are working in different capacities to undercut Donald Trump's policy of separating migrant children from their parents, whether by politics, business, protest, leaks to the media, or donations to...

 2018-06-21 02:30 

Daily Kos

Never underestimate the ability of white conservatives to feel sorry for themselves...

I had a conversation with a friend last night about the nature of evil. She's someone who's very new-age spiritual in mindset, and we've had variations of this discussion before, but her perspective drives me nuts because she's someone who...

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