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 2018-07-19 14:07 

Talking Points Memo

An Even Better Deal? Dems Unveil New Midterm Slogan After First One Tanked...

House Democrats have tossed their original midterm slogan, "A Better Deal," in favor of "For The People," hoping to elicit......

 2018-07-19 14:06 

Talking Points Memo

Zuckerberg: I 'Didn't Intend To Defend' Holocaust Deniers By Not Deleting Posts...

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback......

 2018-07-19 14:05 

The New Republic

Republicans disagree with the rest of America about Trump's handling of Putin....

Two new polls show that a large majority of Americans are unhappy with the president's performance in his summit with the Russian president in Helsinki on Monday. But Trump's supporters are still standing by him.A CBS News poll this week found tha...

 2018-07-19 14:03 

MSNBC

Interior's Zinke faces investigation from......

With Scott Pruitt gone from the EPA, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is almost certainly the most controversial member of Donald Trump's cabinet....

 2018-07-19 14:02 

Slate Magazine

Is Unlimited Vacation Bad for Women?...

Employers across the country are locked in a rat race to out-dazzle one another by providing lavish perks like in-house chefs , wellness centers, and wine bars at the office, and there's one benefit rising to the top of everyone's wish lists: the ...

 2018-07-19 14:01 

Talking Points Memo

Trump Rips Media, The 'Real Enemy Of The People,' Who Want 'War' With Russia...

Rants about the "enemy of the people," "fake news" and "failing" media are nothing new from President Donald Trump. But......

 2018-07-19 14:01 

Washington Post

FBI chief: Russia 'continues to engage in malign influence operations'...

FBI Director Christopher Wray said on July 18 that Russia...

 2018-07-19 14:00 

Talking Points Memo

Today's Agenda: July 19, 2018...

Good morning. Here's what our writers and editors have their eyes on today. Stories We're Following President Donald Trump has......

 2018-07-19 13:52 

Washington Post

Sanders: There was 'conversation' about Russia questioning U.S. officials...

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on July 19 that,...

 2018-07-19 13:50 

MSNBC

Former WH stenographer: Here's why I left my job...

Beck Dorey-Stein served as the White House stenographer from 2012-2017, and she's written about her experience in the new book 'From the Corner of the Oval.' Dorey-Stein joins Morning Joe to discuss....

 2018-07-19 13:50 

The Atlantic

Mark Zuckerberg's Biggest Blunder...

Facebook fails to comprehend the nature of Holocaust denial and other forms of bigotry—and so it's aiding their spread, instead of combatting them....

 2018-07-19 13:49 

The Atlantic

The Mystery of How Neanderthals Got Fire...

Fifty-thousand-year-old tools suggest that modern humans weren't prehistory's only pyros....

 2018-07-19 13:48 

The Daily Beast

Accused Russian Spy's Boy Toy Is a Serial Fraud: Lawsuits...

This isn't the first time Paul Erickson , the Republican political consultant at the center of a Russian espionage probe, has found himself in middle of some drama. Erickson—who served as a media advisor to a famously-emasculated porn actor, a p...

 2018-07-19 13:48 

Media Matters

Russian senator and right-wing media agree: Trump is just trying to avoid a war with Russia...

Right-wing media and at least one Russian official are singing from the same song sheet after President Donald Trump's humiliating press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. As condemnation for Trump's absurd perf...

 2018-07-19 13:42 

Slate Magazine

All Tomorrow's Parties...

This post is part of Outward , Slate's home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture. Read more here ....

 2018-07-19 13:35 

Daily Kos

Donald Trump won't call Putin a liar, but he has plenty of names for US intelligence officials...

On Wednesday evening, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with CBS anchor Jeff Glor , and while accounts of that interview have indicated that Trump expressed faith in US intelligence, the actual contents don't agree. Throughout the interview, Trum...

 2018-07-19 13:34 

Washington Post

Sean Spicer, unlike his old boss, doesn't consider Mueller probe a 'witch hunt'...

In a television interview, the former White House press secretary said he has seen "no evidence" the investigation matches that description....

 2018-07-19 13:25 

BuzzFeed

Watch This Guy Nail "Misery Business" And You Will Instantly Love Him...
 2018-07-19 13:20 

MSNBC

Team Trump's assurances about the deficit......

The White House recently boasted that the U.S. budget deficit "is coming down, and it's coming down rapidly." Team Trump is now quietly admitting the opposite....

 2018-07-19 13:12 

The Daily Beast

Trump FBI Director Chris Wray: 'Russia Attempted to Interfere' in the 2016 Election...

Tom Williams Aspen, Colorado — FBI Director Chris Wray pushed back against Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday night, and in a significant departure in tone from President Donald Trump unequivocally supported the U.S. intelligence communit...

 2018-07-19 13:07 

Slate Magazine

King of Dictionopolis...

Rabbit Holes is a recurring series in which writers pay homage to the diversity and ingenuity of the ways we procrastinate now. To pitch your personal rabbit hole, email humaninterest@slate.com ....

 2018-07-19 13:04 

Talking Points Memo

Don Jr. and Eric Trump's Secret Service Costs Near $250K For A Single Month...

Primarily due to business-related international trips, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump have racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars......

 2018-07-19 13:00 

Daily Kos

US military is depending on Russian ambassador to tell them what happened between Trump and Putin...

In an interview with CBS on Wednesday, Donald Trump complained that all the coverage of his meeting with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin had not been "fair." All the networks and papers had focused on his fumbling, fawning appearance at the press ...

 2018-07-19 13:00 

The Atlantic

Target's Solution for Overburdened Teachers...

The retailer's new back-to-school discount says a lot about the state of education funding in the United States....

 2018-07-19 12:51 

ThinkProgress

141 Nassar survivors take ESPYs stage to offer stunning message of hope to sexual assault victims...

For much of its three-hour long broadcast on Wednesday night, the ESPYs — essentially the Emmys for athletes — was, to put it mildly, forgettable. Danica Patrick, who served as the evening's host, offered up a wan variety of cringe-worthy ...

 2018-07-19 12:49 

CBS News

Sen. James Lankford says Trump "not careful in his words" on Russia...
 2018-07-19 12:45 

Media Matters

Brian Kilmeade defends Trump questioning Russia's role in the 2016 election: "Don't pretend it's only Russia"...

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Do you think the intel community, some members of the Obama administration, were out to get President Trump, or is he just mistaken? BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): I've actually got to add one other thing. [Rep.] Louie Gohmert [(R-TX...

 2018-07-19 12:45 

Washington Post

Trump's says Biden is his 2020 'dream' Democratic opponent...

So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020?...

 2018-07-19 12:44 

MSNBC

Sen. Durbin on Trump, Russia and the migrant crisis...

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., discusses Russia's request to interrogate U.S. officials, if he believes a confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh should come after the midterms and the latest in the effort to reunite families at the border....

 2018-07-19 12:44 

NBC

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Midwest farmers take trade woes, frustrations to Capitol Hill...

Farmers from the Midwest are taking their concerns about the White House-backed trade wars to Capitol Hill....

 2018-07-19 12:42 

MSNBC

Coming to terms with Trump's new......

The White House assured allies last week that Trump and Putin wouldn't make any deals. Yeah, about that.......

 2018-07-19 12:41 

Talking Points Memo

Russia Brags Of 'Verbal Agreements' With Trump, US Unsure What They Were...

Russia's ambassador to the United States told the media in Moscow on Wednesday that Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin......

 2018-07-19 12:40 

BuzzFeed

Putin Has Accused Trump's US Critics Of Hindering Relations With Russia...
 2018-07-19 12:39 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Two parallel administrations: The president's word versus everyone else...

Trump officials get to operate in a parallel administration — as if Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio were president....

 2018-07-19 12:33 

Crooks and Liars

Alleged Russian Spy And 'Honeypot' Maria Butina Held Without Bond For Good Reasons...

Mariia Butina, alleged Russian spy and 'honeypot' continues to be held in jail without bond after her second hearing on Wednesday as she has been labeled a flight risk by federal prosecutors, and the Judge concurs. Butina is alleged to have "i...

 2018-07-19 12:30 

Daily Kos

Cartoon: How to Tell When Someone Is Lying...

FOR THE KIDS IN YOUR LIFE, AND THEIR SUMMER READING: Get Ruben Bolling's hit book series for kids, The EMU Club Adventures. "The type of non-stop action and improbably hilarious fun that only a kid could dream up. ... The EMU Club's adventures...

 2018-07-19 12:28 

Washington Post

'I dream about Biden': Trump says he'd have no problem beating the former VP in 2020...

Barack Obama picked Biden "out of the garbage heap" to be his running mate in 2008, the current president said....

 2018-07-19 12:26 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Adding Ten New Positions on White House, Pentagon, Intelligence, and National Security Beats...
 2018-07-19 12:18 

Slate Magazine

I Still Want to Sign on the Dotted Line...

In mid-April, the U.S.'s four major credit card companies announced they would officially stop requiring signatures for in-store purchases. It's been three months since then, and though I don't have hard numbers on this, I can't say the nu...

 2018-07-19 12:16 

ThinkProgress

Fossil fuel industry spent nearly $2 billion to kill U.S. climate action, new study finds...

Legislation to address climate change has repeatedly died in Congress. But a major new study says the policy deaths were not from natural causes — they were caused by humans, just like climate change itself is. Climate action has been repeatedly dro...

 2018-07-19 12:08 

Talking Points Memo

Democrats Fret That Obama Will Choose Nonpartisan GOTV Over Campaign Trail...

Former first lady Michelle Obama will jump into the midterm fraybut in a strictly nonpartisan way that worries Democrats but......

 2018-07-19 12:07 

Crooks and Liars

Rep. Swalwell: If Trump Hands McFaul To Putin, It's 'Absolutely' Grounds For Removal...

CNN's Erin Burnett had Rep. Eric Swalwell as a guest last night, and asked him about the push to have the interpreter report to the House Intelligence committee about the private meeting between Trump and Putin. "You mentioned the ambassador, form...

 2018-07-19 12:00 

ThinkProgress

Democratic attorneys general file one of the stupidest lawsuits of the Trump era...

So here's a story you've probably heard before. Congress enacted a policy that, if allowed to take effect, will cost some rich people a bunch of money. In response, a partisan group of state attorneys general file a lawsuit, rooted in an absurdist...

 2018-07-19 12:00 

ThinkProgress

Democratic attorneys general file one of the stupidest lawsuits of the Trump era...

So here's a story you've probably heard before. Congress enacted a policy that, if allowed to take effect, will cost some rich people a bunch of money. In response, a partisan group of state attorneys general file a lawsuit, rooted in an absurdist...

 2018-07-19 12:00 

Washington Post

Trump thanks Novartis, the second drug company to bow to his pressure on price increases...

The president has been pushing pharmaceutical companies to roll back planned price hikes for their products....

 2018-07-19 12:00 

Daily Kos

Morning Digest: Trump backs Georgia Republican who suggested he'd personally deport 'illegals'...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off GA...

 2018-07-19 12:00 

ThinkProgress

Two psychologists overturn conventional wisdom on race and hiring practices...

Without the benefit of the cult-like celebrity that often follows folks who produce social change, Kenneth Yusko and Harold Goldstein are quietly altering the nation's employment culture for the better — all by meticulously chipping away at one ...

 2018-07-19 12:00 

ThinkProgress

These 2 psychologists are dismantling the myth of white intellectual superiority...

Without the benefit of the cult-like celebrity that often follows folks who produce social change, Kenneth Yusko and Harold Goldstein are quietly altering the nation's employment culture for the better — all by meticulously chipping away at one ...

 2018-07-19 12:00 

MSNBC

Trump admin considers Putin request to......

No other U.S. president would even consider turning over an American diplomat to Russia for questioning. But Donald Trump is ... different....

 2018-07-19 11:59 

Talking Points Memo

Um, Wait. What Phone Call?...

Yesterday President Trump gave an interview to Jeff Glor of CBS News. In a portion where he invoked his standard......

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