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 2018-01-17 18:42 

Talking Points Memo

Hispanic Caucus Leaves Post-Shithole Talk With John Kelly Confused, Defiant...
 2018-01-17 18:42 

Washington Post

Sanders: Flake is 'looking for some attention'...

After Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) lamented President Trump's attacks on the news media during a speech on the Senate floor, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Jan. 17 said Flake is "looking for some attention."...

 2018-01-17 18:41 

MSNBC

Leahy: Government Shutdown would 'humiliate our country'...

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) weighs in on the latest GOP funding plan and immigration. He joins from Capitol Hill where dozens of Jewish activists are protesting the president's threat to deport Dreamers....

 2018-01-17 18:31 

The Atlantic

Real Life or Black Mirror ?...

Though it may seem like a dystopian TV series, this is a documentary, and its message is clear: We are all being watched....

 2018-01-17 18:30 

The Daily Beast

'Black Lightning' Is the Black Superhero Television's Been Waiting For...

The new CW series will blow you away....

 2018-01-17 18:30 

The Daily Beast

'Black Lightning' Is the Black Superhero Television's Been Waiting For...

The CW Black Lightning debuted in the pages of DC Comics in April 1977 as their first starring black superhero. He was created as a response to the popular Marvel Comics character Luke Cage , who was not Marvel's first black superhero—that'd...

 2018-01-17 18:24 

The Daily Beast

Ellen Pompeo's Explosive Equal-Pay Essay Blasts Patrick Dempsey and Hollywood's Misogyny...

The 'Grey's Anatomy' actress reveals (with spectacular candor) how, despite being the titular lead of TV's most popular drama series, she had to fight for every penny she deserved....

 2018-01-17 18:20 

Daily Kos

Ew, ew, ew! Donald Trump's alleged mistress spilled the beans on their super-cringeworthy affair...

Donald and Melania Trump with son, Barron Trump, around the time of the affair [WARNING: Prepare to scrub your eyes out] Stephanie Clifford, who uses the name "Stormy Daniels" in the adult film industry, may have signed a non-disclosure agreement ...

 2018-01-17 18:19 

CNN

[ Politics ]

White House chief of staff: Durbin-Graham bill wasn't inclusive enough...

White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday defended the President's rejection last week of a bipartisan Senate immigration bill, saying it wasn't as inclusive as the President asked for....

 2018-01-17 18:18 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Flake's 20 most damning lines about Trump and the press...

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake came to the Senate floor Wednesday with a simple message for Donald Trump: Stop attacking the media....

 2018-01-17 18:16 

Mother Jones

Here's Yet Another Confirmation of the Donald/Stormy Hookup...

What could possibly be better than a tabloid magazine reporting on a sex romp between a porn star and the future president of the United States? It's got everything! Stormy Daniels may now deny that anything happened, but back in 2011 she apparently t...

 2018-01-17 18:14 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Republican Study Committee Chairman supports 'crap sandwich' funding bill...

A top Republican congressman said Wednesday he believed a short term bill to keep the government open would pass on Thursday, saying...

 2018-01-17 18:14 

Crooks and Liars

AP Report: White House Advised On Bannon's Testimony With His Lawyer In Real-Time...

The AP is reporting that throughout Steve Bannon's twelve-hour testimony with the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, his attorney, Bill Burck was asking "the White House counsel's office by phone during the Tuesday session whether his cl...

 2018-01-17 18:08 

The Atlantic

A Diplomatic Breakthrough—or a North Korean Propaganda Victory...

How much do the Olympics matter in a nuclear crisis?...

 2018-01-17 17:58 

The Daily Beast

Jimmy Kimmel Hits Back at Sarah Huckabee Sanders: NBC Also Gave Bill Cosby a Show...

The White House press secretary had claimed Trump couldn't be "racist" because NBC let him host 'The Apprentice.'...

 2018-01-17 17:58 

The Daily Beast

Jimmy Kimmel Hits Back at Sarah Huckabee Sanders: NBC Also Gave Bill Cosby a Show...

ABC "The White House is really working overtime trying to put this racist talk to rest," Jimmy Kimmel said in his monologue on Tuesday, just as President Donald Trump's "shithole-gate" entered its sixth day. "Somehow, the president...

 2018-01-17 17:57 

MSNBC

With time running out, the shutdown......

There's never been a government shutdown when one party controls the White House and both chambers of Congress. That may change in two days....

 2018-01-17 17:55 

Daily Kos

Sessions says 'a good nation' like the U.S. should reject 'illiterate' immigrants...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Fox's Tucker Carlson got to talking about the Trump administration's initiative on " ethnic cleansing " (my words, not theirs) Tuesday night and they agreed that "good nations" (Session words) don...

 2018-01-17 17:55 

ThinkProgress

Trump has made life worse for steelworkers, union chiefs say...

In April last year, President Trump stood alongside steelworkers and promised that his Commerce Department would open an investigation into whether imported steel posed a national security risk. The results of that investigation would likely have resulted...

 2018-01-17 17:52 

MSNBC

Trump's businesses could still be plagued by conflicts of interest...

Since Donald Trump became president the money has been flowing into Trump properties from politicians, corporations, and foreign leaders. Stephanie Ruhle breaks down the many potential conflicts of interest that could impact decisions inside the White...

 2018-01-17 17:52 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Trump to attend Bob Dole award ceremony...

President Donald Trump heads to Capitol Hill Wednesday as former Sen. Bob Dole is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress....

 2018-01-17 17:52 

Talking Points Memo

Hmmm...
 2018-01-17 17:49 

Talking Points Memo

WATCH LIVE: Sarah Huckabee Sanders To Give Press Briefing At 1 PM ET...
 2018-01-17 17:47 

Talking Points Memo

Can Social Networks Do Better? We Don't Know Because They Haven't Tried...
 2018-01-17 17:46 

MSNBC

Guess who's going to Congress: White House aides report to House Intel....

Hope Hicks, Steve Bannon, and Corey Lewandowski are all set to talk to Congress this week as a part of the Russia investigation. What can we expect as the House Intelligence Committee nears president Trump's inner circle? Ali Velshi breaks it down....

 2018-01-17 17:45 

The Atlantic

Congress Produces Drama While Mueller Produces Results...

Steve Bannon stonewalled a House committee, then promptly agreed to an interview with the special counsel—the latest example of how Mueller is moving ahead as lawmakers feud and spin their wheels....

 2018-01-17 17:43 

ThinkProgress

This is why the Stormy Daniels story is so dangerous...

There are credible allegations that the President of the United States engaged in an affair with an adult film actress, paid her over $100,000 to keep quiet about it weeks before the election, and is now actively engaged in an elaborate cover-up. On Janua...

 2018-01-17 17:42 

Washington Post

Casualties of the Trump administration...

President Trump set a record for White House staff turnover in the first year. Here's an ongoing list of White House staff, Cabinet members, and federal appointees who quit or were fired under Trump....

 2018-01-17 17:42 

Crooks and Liars

Ten Members Of National Park Board Have Resigned, Citing Zinke...

More public servants are quitting because of the Trump administration. Ten members of the National Park System Advisory Board have quit as of today. Wapo reports that their resignations come "out of frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had r...

 2018-01-17 17:41 

Media Matters

NRATV host carried a gun in public, despite admitting he "could not hit water if I fell out of a boat"...

Grant Stinchfield, the host of a news program for the National Rifle Association's media operation NRATV, made on-air comments that he was "embarrassed"; by how poor a shot he was until he recently participated in an NRA training and insurance ...

 2018-01-17 17:41 

Media Matters

On Fox & Friends , Kris Kobach pushes study from discredited figure to claim Dreamers are prone to violence...

Kris Kobach, Kansas Republican secretary of state and anti-immigration activist, pushed a highly dubious study from criminologist John Lott on Fox & Friends to suggest that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program are highly...

 2018-01-17 17:41 

Washington Post

Court seems to favor death row inmate in dispute with lawyer...

The Supreme Court seems ready to say that a lawyer for a criminal defendant cannot override his client's wish and concede his guilt at trial, even if the lawyer's aim is to avoid a death sentence....

 2018-01-17 17:36 

Washington Post

Trump to give Dole Congressional Gold Medal...

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal....

 2018-01-17 17:33 

BuzzFeed

Facebook Has Gone And Reopened Its Investigation Into Russia And Brexit...

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Facebook has reopened an investigation into foreign attempts to meddle in the UK's EU referendum in 2016, promising to look for brand new accounts linked to Russia that have not been repo...

 2018-01-17 17:32 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Wife of man deported after 30 years in US says they haven't been contacted by gov't representatives...

The wife of a man deported from the United States despite a clean criminal record says they have not received any calls or assistance from US government representatives since a video of their emotional goodbye went viral on Monday....

 2018-01-17 17:30 

Daily Kos

White House 'honors' pioneering black lawmaker by ignoring almost everything she did or said...

When does the Trump White House send out a press release honoring a long-dead pioneering African American Democratic politician? When she said something convenient to Donald Trump on one issue: immigration. A press release "honoring" the late Rep....

 2018-01-17 17:29 

The Daily Beast

NBC's Post-Lauer 'Today' Is Now All Women-Led...

Longtime 'Today' executive producer Don Nash is out, with Libby Leist taking the helm of the main 7-9am show, meaning 'Today's executive producing team is now all-female....

 2018-01-17 17:28 

Washington Post

Flake: 'An American president shouldn't use language of a dictator'...

After lamenting President Trump's attacks on the news media during a speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Jan. 17 said "an American president shouldn't use language of a dictator."...

 2018-01-17 17:28 

CNN

[ Politics ]

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met with birther movement activists in his office in 2013...

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy hosted members of the birther movement in his office for a meeting in 2013, where he was shown a video alleging then-President Barack Obama had forged documents related to his citizenship, activists at that meeting tel...

 2018-01-17 17:27 

Washington Post

World Economic Forum prepares to welcome Trump...

The World Economic Forum will welcome President Trump to Davos, Switzerland, at the end of January, and representatives hope to open up a dialogue with the...

 2018-01-17 17:26 

BuzzFeed

Nine Fraternity Members Face Hazing Charges For The Alcohol-Induced Death Of A 20-Year-Old Pledge...

Facebook Nine men, all from 20 to 22 years old, are facing hazing charges in the death of a 20-year-old Florida State University pledge, Andrew Coffey. Coffey died of alcohol poisoning on Nov. 3, 2017, after he was found unresponsive following a Pi Kappa ...

 2018-01-17 17:25 

CNN

[ Politics ]

There is roughly a 0% chance Republicans won't be blamed for a government shutdown...

Why? Because a) the GOP controls all levers of power -- House, Senate and White House -- in Washington and b) average people are aware of a)....

 2018-01-17 17:23 

Washington Post

Activists protest on Capitol Hill for a clean DREAM Act...

Jewish activist groups occupied the floor of the Russell Senate Office Building on Jan. 17 to demand that Congress include a clean DREAM Act in the government spending bill on Jan. 19....

 2018-01-17 17:20 

ThinkProgress

New risk report highlights climate change and nuclear war as top global threats...

The World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report released on Wednesday indicates that world leaders see nuclear war, climate change, and cyberattacks as the leading global threats. The report, released in the lead up to the group's meeting in Davos,...

 2018-01-17 17:17 

BuzzFeed

Ellen Pompeo Spilled Mad Tea About "Grey's Anatomy" In A Fiery New Interview...

When Patrick Dempsey left the show, Pompeo said she "couldn't believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there." For 14 years, Ellen Pompeo has starred as Meredith Grey on the hit ABC series Grey's Ana...

 2018-01-17 17:17 

The Daily Beast

Sketchy GOP Lobbyist-Turned Seth Rich Conspiracy Theorist-Turned Trump Aide Booster Says He Was Assaulted In His Driveway...

Police say a masked man attacked Jack Burkman with a "caustic substance." Burkman tied it to his fundraiser for Trump aide, Rick Gates....

 2018-01-17 17:13 

MSNBC

TEST Michael Wolff: The villain of my book is Trump...

Test...

 2018-01-17 17:12 

Crooks and Liars

Alex Jones Melts Down With Profanity-Laced Tirade Over CNN's Use Of The Word 'Shithole'...

Last night during a live-stream with his production team, Jones, the Infowars proprietor went apoplectic when his people were discussing CNN's use of Trump's racist comment. It's sometimes hard to tell when Jones is hamming it up for the camer...

 2018-01-17 17:10 

Talking Points Memo

Bannon's Atty Relayed Questions To White House Amid House Intel Interview...
 2018-01-17 17:10 

Washington Post

AP Source: Former White House strategist Steve Bannon to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators...

AP Source: Former White House strategist Steve Bannon to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators....

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