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 2018-08-14 21:30 

MSNBC

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 8.14.18...

Today's edition of quick hits....

 2018-08-14 21:21 

MSNBC

NDAs and the West Wing...

Pulitzer-Prize winning Reporter Ashley Parker joins Ali Velshi to talk about Trump's decades-old pattern of using confidentiality agreements, something former White House aide to President George H.W. Bush, Joe Watkins, says is unprecedented in the We...

 2018-08-14 21:13 

Talking Points Memo

FL GOP House Candidate Drops Out After Falsely Denying She's A College Dropout...

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the Florida Legislature who falsely claimed she had a college degree and......

 2018-08-14 21:11 

The Daily Beast

Eat Like New York City Marathon Champion Shalane Flanagan...

Courtesy Alan Weiner I am not proud of it, but I eat my son's muffins. In my defense, they're delicious. And healthy. These so-called Superhero Muffins, which taste like mini-carrot cakes, are actually packed with fortifying oats, almond meal, gra...

 2018-08-14 21:10 

The Daily Beast

What Your Body Is Telling You When You Feel Disgusted...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast There are some things nearly everyone is universally disgusted by. Rotten pieces of fruit, pus-filled sores from an infection, horrible odors that suggest something foul is nearby—we're disgusted by these th...

 2018-08-14 21:10 

The Daily Beast

The Record-Breaking Flight of the Low-Cost, High-Altitude Forever Drone...

Airbus A new, high-flying kind of drone recently flew for 25 days straight over Arizona starting July 11, setting a world record for aircraft endurance while soaring as high as 70,000 feet over the desert. But the solar-powered Zephyr, under development b...

 2018-08-14 21:09 

The Daily Beast

There Are Painful Problems in the Vetting of Brett Kavanaugh...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast Arguably the most important domestic act of Donald Trump's presidency— shifting the Supreme Court to the right —is being carried out in an unprecedented and, if the standards of the legal profession we...

 2018-08-14 21:09 

The Daily Beast

'America's Mayor' Rudy Giuliani Is Just Donald Trump's Stooge Now...

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast So now we have the former lawman Rudy Giuliani arguing daily to the American people that their country's laws and legal processes are illegitimate. Collusion, he now says, is not a crime . President...

 2018-08-14 21:08 

The Daily Beast

#Resistance Twitter Star Seth Abramson Wants to Turn His Threads Into a Book...

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast Over the past two years, New Hampshire professor and writer Seth Abramson has cultivated a #resistance Twitter following of more than 500,000 by posting lengthy threads prognosticating about the direction ...

 2018-08-14 21:08 

The Daily Beast

Netflix's 'I Am a Killer': A Mesmerizing Glimpse Into the Mind of a Murderer...

Netflix In the first episode of Netflix's latest true-crime docuseries I Am a Killer , producers sit down with James Robertson, an inmate in a Florida correctional facility who spent most of his life in prison, and is now on death row for murdering hi...

 2018-08-14 21:08 

The Daily Beast

Chinese Police Are Spying on Uighurs—on American Soil...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast A major human rights crisis is unfolding in northwestern China, according to the United Nations, which said last week that there were credible reports that the Chinese government is holding one million or more ethnic ...

 2018-08-14 21:06 

The Daily Beast

'The Daily Show's' Ronny Chieng Wants to Destroy Asian Stereotypes in Comedy...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast WEST HOLLYWOOD, California—Ronny Chieng's entire career has been leading up to this moment. On Monday, the stand-up comedian's new series, Ronny Chieng: International Student , premieres as Comedy Centra...

 2018-08-14 21:06 

BuzzFeed

Which Ancient Egyptian God Or Goddess Are You?...

Are you more of a Ra or an Osiris? View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 21:06 

BuzzFeed

I Watched "Jurassic Park" For The First Time Since I Was A Kid And I Had Many Thoughts...

"Sorry Alan, it's all about Dr. Malcolm (Jeff Goldbae) now." View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 21:05 

The Daily Beast

This Is Why Putin Is Targeting Three DHS Agents...

Adam Berry/Getty Todd Hyman, a bullet-headed New Yorker with a stocky build, speaks with an affable outer borough accent and has spent the last 18 years working in various capacities for the federal government. He's done a stint at the Department of T...

 2018-08-14 21:01 

MSNBC

Why Omarosa's claims matter...

Omarosa Manigault-Newman made the bombshell allegation while speaking to Katy Tur that Donald Trump knew about the release of Hillary Clinton's hacked emails before it happened. She also confirmed that she spoke to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's...

 2018-08-14 20:58 

Washington Post

White-supremacist rally cost D.C. at least $2.6 million, preliminary estimate shows...

City will ask federal government for reimbursement. Four other agencies have yet to report costs....

 2018-08-14 20:58 

BuzzFeed

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: ALL Express Jeans Are On Sale So It's Time To Stock Up!...

All women's jeans are 40% off!!!! Plus: men's jeans and chinos are BOGO $19.9O!!! View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 20:58 

CBS News

Former Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson running for U.S. Senate...

The former New Mexico governor will try to unseat Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich...

 2018-08-14 20:53 

CBS News

Omarosa says "I will not be silenced"...

The former Trump aide said that she would not be "bullied" as the White House denies her claims about the president...

 2018-08-14 20:48 

The New Republic

QAnon conspiracy theory was spread by social media hustlers....

NBC News has blockbuster report by Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins tracking the spread of the so-called QAnon online conspiracy theory. While the report doesn't answer the question of who created QAnon, it does provide a convincing account of how it w...

 2018-08-14 20:48 

BuzzFeed

Paul Manafort's Lawyers Rest Their Case Without Putting On Any Witnesses Of Their Own...

Paul Manafort's Lawyers Rest Their Case Without Putting On Any Witnesses Of Their Own View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 20:46 

Washington Post

White House to Senate Democrats: Time running out on meeting with Kavanaugh...

The Supreme Court nominee will sit down with several Democrats later this month, but the White House says his time is limited because he needs to prepare for confirmation hearings....

 2018-08-14 20:45 

Slate Magazine

Sarah Sanders "Can't Guarantee" That We'll Never Hear a Recording of Trump Using the N-Word...

On Monday night, President Donald Trump tweeted that Apprentice producer Mark Burnett had called to assure him that there are no Apprentice tapes of him using the N-word. On Tuesday, former White House official and Apprentice villain Omarosa Manigault New...

 2018-08-14 20:41 

MSNBC

What's at stake in today's primaries?...

NBC's Steve Kornacki and the Washington Post's Dave Weigel preview what to look for as voters head to the polls in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Connecticut and Vermont today....

 2018-08-14 20:39 

NBC

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Sarah Sanders says she 'can't guarantee' there's no tape of Trump using the N-word...

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump against charges he has used the racial slur but said she can't promise he hasn't....

 2018-08-14 20:38 

Slate Magazine

What Caused Cuba's Sonic Attacks?...

For the past year, scientists have been trying to understand what caused the mysterious " acoustic attacks " against U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Since late 2016, at least 26 people have experienced a litany of mysterious symptoms, including hearing pr...

 2018-08-14 20:38 

MSNBC

'The Fighters' shows what combat life is like for Americans in Afghanistan & Iraq...

Author, veteran, and NYT reporter CJ Chivers talks with Ali Velshi about his new book, 'The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq' about wanting to show the toll the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are having on the men and women on the...

 2018-08-14 20:38 

Media Matters

On The Bill Press Show , Media Matters ' Cristina Lpez explains why it's not censorship for companies to ban Alex Jones' extremism...

BILL PRESS (HOST): Ok, Sandy Hook was fake, was phony, right? I mean that's one of his -- CRISTINA LPEZ (MEDIA MATTERS): That is one of the ways that he would -- that his conspiracy theories would have actual real consequences. Parents of the victims ...

 2018-08-14 20:37 

BuzzFeed

How Many Jennifer Lawrence Movies Have You Actually Seen?...

Have you seen them all? View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 20:34 

Slate Magazine

Federal Court Bars New Hampshire From Disenfranchising Voters Because of Their Handwriting...

A federal court blocked New Hampshire's "signature mismatch" law on Tuesday, prohibiting the state from rejecting ballots on the basis of inconsistent handwriting. The court found that election officials had violated voters' constitutional...

 2018-08-14 20:33 

Talking Points Memo

How Kobach's Tenure As Sec. Of State Plays Into His Own Mess Of A Gov Race...

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is known for instituting strict restrictions on who has access to the ballot box.......

 2018-08-14 20:25 

Washington Post

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers...

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet....

 2018-08-14 20:25 

Washington Post

Judge jails congressional candidate through election for DUI...

A judge has ordered a Georgia congressional candidate convicted of drunken driving to spend the next six months in jail — a sentence that would keep the candidate locked up through Election Day....

 2018-08-14 20:24 

BuzzFeed

Top 4 Primary Races To Watch Tonight...

The Midwest! View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 20:18 

The Atlantic

How to Discuss the Far Right Without Empowering It...

A lesson from Germany...

 2018-08-14 20:16 

BuzzFeed

People Are Celebrating A "Millennial Teacher" For Creating Hilariously Adorable Cardi B Meme Hall Passes...

In contrast, some current students are saying their teachers are turned off by memes and millennial trends. View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 20:15 

NY Times

Trump Claims Power to Bypass Limits Set by Congress in Defense Bill...

In the latest example of his broad vision of executive power, President Trump used a signing statement to challenge dozens of provisions, including limits on Russia and North Korea....

 2018-08-14 20:15 

Washington Post

Former Sen. Norm Coleman says cancer has returned...

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman says he is being treated for lung cancer....

 2018-08-14 20:15 

Daily Kos

Virginia facility did strap migrant kids to chairs, but state investigators say it wasn't abuse...

A state investigation into a Virginia detention center found that, yes, migrant children have in the past been tied down to chairs and had mesh bags placed over their heads by guards. But according to the investigators who looked into a series of allegati...

 2018-08-14 20:13 

Talking Points Memo

Sarah Huckabee Sanders 'Can't Guarantee' Trump 'N-Word Tape' Doesn't Exist...

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that she can't guarantee a recording doesn't exist of President Donald......

 2018-08-14 20:11 

The Atlantic

Donald Trump and the Currency of Tapes...

Why eavesdrops, hot mics, and other unorthodox recordings are such a staple feature of the 45th presidency...

 2018-08-14 20:07 

ThinkProgress

Harvey Weinstein judge says 'casting couch' could be form of sex trafficking...

Harvey Weinstein is an alleged serial sexual predator whose reported offenses range from violent and criminal (rape, sexual assault), to gross and also criminal (masturbating in front of a reporter and into a plant at Socialista), to technically not crimi...

 2018-08-14 20:03 

BuzzFeed

Cole Sprouse Roasted His Co-Stars After Winning "Choice Male Hottie" And I'm Dead...

"Call me Thanos." View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 20:01 

BuzzFeed

Lindsay Lohan Wants To Star In "The Little Mermaid" And I Want To Know What You Think About It...

Go under the sea or let it be? View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 20:01 

BuzzFeed

29 Impossibly Cozy Comforters That'll Make You Never Want To Leave Your Bed...

You're not really on cloud nine until your bedding feels like a literal cloud. View Entire Post...

 2018-08-14 19:59 

The Atlantic

The Age of Precarious Infrastructure...

The collapse of a bridge and a pier in Europe are the latest examples of the decline of infrastructure—as an idea as much as a set of physical facilities and services....

 2018-08-14 19:52 

Washington Post

White House 'can't guarantee' Trump didn't use the n-word...

When asked if a tape of President Trump using the n-word exists, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Aug. 14 she...

 2018-08-14 19:50 

Washington Post

Rand Paul says it's 'naive' to expect Russians to admit to election interference...

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held private meetings with Russian officials during his recent trip to Moscow and Saint Petersburg....

 2018-08-14 19:48 

The Atlantic

The Elusive 'Better Deal' With China...

By letting the country into the World Trade Organization back in 2001, Washington laid the groundwork for the tensions roiling relations with Beijing today....

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