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 2017-03-29 22:27 

Talking Points Memo

Shit Just Got Real... +

The Senate Intelligence Committee examinationof Russian interference in the 2016 election may turn out to be the seminal investigation of the Trump presidency. This afternoonspress conference by the chair and rankingmember put Trump himself squarely in th...

 2017-03-29 22:24 

Talking Points Memo

US Judge Questions Government On Narrowing Travel Ban Block... +

HONOLULU (AP) A federal judge in Hawaii questioned a government attorney Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump...

 2017-03-29 22:14 

NBC

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4 Unanswered Questions about Rep. Nunes and Russia... +

Democrats are up in arms over the way House Intel Committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has handled the probe into Russian election meddling....

 2017-03-29 22:07 

CNN

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Ivanka Trump is making her White House job official... +

Ivanka Trump is changing course and will become a government employee in the coming days, a White House official told CNN Wednesday. ...

 2017-03-29 22:06 

Talking Points Memo

Everything We Learned Today About The Senate Intel Committee’s Russia Probe... +

One thing was made crystalclear in a Wednesday press briefing on theSenate Intelligence Committees probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S.election: this investigation is a very big and very serious deal. In an hour-long appearance, committee ChairRic...

 2017-03-29 22:03 

CNN

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Supreme Court asked to review Guantanamo Bay tribunals... +

For the first time in over a decade, the Supreme Court is being asked to review the legality of the military commissions at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....

 2017-03-29 21:51 

NBC

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Melania Trump Honors Women In Rare First Lady Appearance... +

In a rare speaking appearance, First Lady Melania Trump called Wednesday for a celebration of the achievements of women around the world....

 2017-03-29 21:51 

The Daily Beast

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Statue Will Give You Nightmares... +

Unclear why the sculptor thought this was a good idea....

 2017-03-29 21:47 

MSNBC

The Ghost of Bridgegate Forever Haunts Gov...... +

Chuck Todd explains why the "Bridgegate" scandal still affects New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's political career....

 2017-03-29 21:44 

CNN

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Hillary Clinton's back in the spotlight, but decidedly not on the campaign trail... +

Hillary Clinton's speech Wednesday night to a group of businesswomen in San Francisco may have been the most political she has been since losing November's election. But people close to the former secretary of state stress the speech doesn't f...

 2017-03-29 21:40 

Daily Kos

Think having one Washington hotel is a Trump conflict of interest? Now they're pursuing a second.... +

OH COME ON. President Trump’s company is actively seeking to open a second Washington hotel as part of a planned nationwide expansion, potentially creating another venue where he stands to benefit financially from customers doing business in the nation’s...

 2017-03-29 21:40 

MSNBC

(One Of) The Problems With Polling... +

Why do Democratic voters in rural areas opt out of participating in polls? Former DSCC field director joins MTP Daily....

 2017-03-29 21:38 

The Daily Beast

This Is Why The Erasing of LGBT Americans On The 2020 Census Matters... +

LGBT will not feature on the 2020 Census as a category. This official prejudice matters for both practical and symbolic reasons....

 2017-03-29 21:33 

CNN

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Rye calls Walsh a 'bigot' as he says bar was lowered for Obama... +

On Wednesday afternoon former Congressman Joe Walsh asked CNN political commentator Angela Rye one question: ...

 2017-03-29 21:30 

MSNBC

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 3.29.17... +

Today's edition of quick hits....

 2017-03-29 21:28 

CNN

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Nunes, Comey clash on whether FBI chief invited to House Russia investigation... +

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and FBI Director James Comey can't seem to agree on whether the former invited the latter to testify before House Russia investigators, in a dispute that has now popped up twice in less than a week....

 2017-03-29 21:21 

CNN

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Rep. Beto O'Rourke signals bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018... +

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas signaled he's planning to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz, setting up a longshot bid against the former Republican presidential candidate seeking re-election in 2018....

 2017-03-29 21:16 

The Daily Beast

Trump Approval Rating Hits New Low... +

35 percent, according to latest Gallup figures....

 2017-03-29 21:13 

NBC

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Ivanka Trump Named 'Assistant to the President' in New Role... +

The White House announced Monday that Ivanka Trump will take no pay and serve as an assistant to the president....

 2017-03-29 21:11 

CNN

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Mayors want answers on Trump admin 'sanctuary city' policies... +

Mayors and local police chiefs have a message for the Trump administration: Define ...

 2017-03-29 21:07 

CNN

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Melania's big day... +

She's rarely seen in public, much less in Washington, so when she is everyone is basically unicorn status. Melania Trump just wrapped a fairly significant speech at the State Department's Women of Courage Awards, where she outlined parts of her bu...

 2017-03-29 21:06 

Talking Points Memo

Ivanka Trump To Become Official Govt. Employee Amid Ethics Concerns... +

Ivanka Trump announced Wednesday that she will become an official government employee amid ethics concerns about her current role advising her father in an unofficial capacity....

 2017-03-29 21:04 

The Daily Beast

Energy Department’s Climate Office Now Avoids the Phrase ‘Climate Change’... +

No official ban list, sources said, but general avoidance encouraged....

 2017-03-29 21:04 

MSNBC

Stabenow to Trump: 'Go Back To Drawing...... +

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) weighs in on Pres. Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch....

 2017-03-29 21:01 

Crooks and Liars

Angela Rye Calls Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh A Bigot To His Face... +

Ex-Representative and deadbeat dad Joe Walsh likes to troll on Twitter for attention, and sometimes that trolling lands him a space on cable television, which is always good for his career even when he's being a jerk. Today was one of those days. Yesterda...

 2017-03-29 21:00 

Crooks and Liars

Last Word Panel Thinks Trump's 'Work With Democrats' Line Is Hilarious... +

On last night's Last Word, former Obama staffer and economist Austan Goolsbee was amused that Donald Trump has all of a sudden discovered bi-partisanship with the Democrats. AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: This is the same day he -- they're going to strike down all of...

 2017-03-29 20:45 

Talking Points Memo

DOJ: State Dept. Employee Charged With Lying About Chinese Intel Contacts... +

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that a State Department employee had been arrested for obstructing an official proceeding and lying to the FBI, in relation to an investigation of her contacts with and acceptance of gifts from foreign intelli...

 2017-03-29 20:43 

Crooks and Liars

Senate Intelligence Committee Distances Itself From Chairman Nunes' Trainwreck... +

Senators Burr and Warner, the ranking members from each party in the Senate Intelligence Committee, held a press conference today and made sure to show a united front, one that's bipartisan and one that will have nothing to do with the House Intelligence ...

 2017-03-29 20:39 

The Atlantic

Why the Trump Administration Won't Ask About LGBT Americans on the 2020 Census ... +

This week, the Census Bureau appeared to move toward adding questions about gender identity and sexual orientation. Then it changed its mind. What happened?...

 2017-03-29 20:36 

NY Times

Justices Dig Through 1984 Murder, Weighing Withheld Evidence... +

The legal question was about prosecutors withholding evidence about another suspect, but the argument was dominated by an effort to reconstruct what happened decades ago....

 2017-03-29 20:35 

Talking Points Memo

Doing Time For Some Traffic Problems In Fort Lee... +

We covered Bridgegateso closely for so long that Id be remiss in not noting here that two ex-Chris Christie aidesreceivedactual jail time today for the still-unbelievable scheme: two years forBill Baroni and 18 months for Bridget Kelly. ...

 2017-03-29 20:28 

CNN

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April Ryan asked the most important question of the Trump presidency... +

After a contentious -- and some said condescending, sexist and racist -- back-and-forth with White House reporter April Ryan at a press briefing Tuesday, Sean Spicer tried to get over the dust-up at the Wednesday briefing....

 2017-03-29 20:24 

MSNBC

Republicans take new steps to keep...... +

Some Republicans agree Donald Trump should release his tax returns. But when given a chance to do something about it, they balk....

 2017-03-29 20:23 

NY Times

Ivanka Trump, Shifting Plans, Will Become a Federal Employee... +

The presidents elder daughter had drawn criticism from ethics experts after saying she would serve as an informal adviser to her father....

 2017-03-29 20:16 

MSNBC

Trump Hosts Women's Group At White House... +

President Trump host a women's group at the WHite House....

 2017-03-29 20:15 

The Atlantic

Wells Fargo’s $110 Million Settlement... +

The bank says its expecting to settle another 11 class-action cases related to the fake-accounts scandal last year....

 2017-03-29 20:08 

Crooks and Liars

Iowa GOP Bill Would Give Parents Right To Stop Single Adult Daughters From Having Abortions ... +

An anti-abortion bill being offered by Republicans in Iowa would effectively ban all abortions and give parents rights over the bodies of unmarried adult daughters. A state House panel on Wednesday voted to send SF 471 -- the so-called "personhood" bill -...

 2017-03-29 20:06 

Talking Points Memo

2 Black Women Charge 'Relentless' Racial Hostility By Former Fox Exec... +

NEW YORK (AP) Two black women who work at Fox News Channel have charged in a lawsuit that they were subjected to "yearslong relentless racial" hostility at the hands of a top financial executive at the network who has since been fired....

 2017-03-29 20:00 

Mother Jones

Up to Here... +

When tumbleweeds attack....

 2017-03-29 20:00 

Mother Jones

Holocaust Survivor Slams Top Immigration Official: "History Is Not on Your Side"... +
 2017-03-29 20:00 

ThinkProgress

2 former Christie aides sentenced to jail time for their role in Bridgegate... +
 2017-03-29 19:59 

Mother Jones

EU-Britain Divorce Will Get Started. Someday... +
 2017-03-29 19:58 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Jeb Bush to Trump: 'Stop saying things that aren't true'... +

President Donald Trump ...

 2017-03-29 19:57 

ThinkProgress

Trumps executive order is the opposite of good business practices... +
 2017-03-29 19:57 

The Atlantic

Why Do So Many Republicans Believe Trump’s Wiretap Claims? ... +

A new poll suggests a majority back the presidents unsubstantiated accusations about former President Obama....

 2017-03-29 19:57 

The Daily Beast

Donald Trump’s Tax Plan—The Rich Pay Less, and You Make Up the Difference... +

The higher up the totem pole you already are, the better youd do under the Trump plan. ...

 2017-03-29 19:57 

Talking Points Memo

White House: Trump Will Sign Repeal Of Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules... +

The White House said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will sign legislation repealing online privacy regulations issued at the end of President Barack Obama...

 2017-03-29 19:55 

BuzzFeed

This Teen Trolled A Student Athlete On Tinder And People Are Dying Laughing... +

The meme is real, y’all. She told BuzzFeed News she downloaded the dating app about two months ago at the urging of a friend. "I started using it not for the purpose of finding my soulmate, but instead to basically j...

 2017-03-29 19:55 

CNN

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Bank Kushner met with paid legal tab for Russian intelligence agent... +

As federal prosecutors in New York prepared their case against a man accused of covertly working for Russian intelligence two years ago, they began raising questions about an unidentified ...

 2017-03-29 19:51 

Mother Jones

Stephen Colbert Mocks Donald Trump's "Clean Coal" Promise... +

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