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 2018-08-16 17:40 

Mother Jones

New Omarosa Tape Appears to Back Claim She Was Offered $15,000 a Month to Stay Quiet...

A new secret recording released by Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday appears to show President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law offering the former White House aide a $15,000-a-month job shortly after she was fired last December. Manigault Newman tol...

 2018-08-16 17:38 

Talking Points Memo

Omarosa On Report That Trump Wants Her Arrested: I'm Not Afraid Of Nixon, Er, Trump...

During an interview on MSNBC, Omarosa Manigault Newman responded to reports that President Donald Trump wants her arrested with an......

 2018-08-16 17:38 

Talking Points Memo

This Is Probably The Key...

I think this point, from a former federal public corruption prosecutor, gets to the heart of what's happening between Paul......

 2018-08-16 17:36 

Talking Points Memo

Stolen Elections, Voting Dogs And Other Fantastic Fables From The GOP Voter Fraud Mythology...

Made possible by President Trump started talking about voter fraud after the 2016 election in the service of his ego......

 2018-08-16 17:30 

The Daily Beast

Jimmy Kimmel Grills Tom Arnold: When Will We See Trump's 'N-Word' Tape?...

ABC When The Daily Beast sat down with Jimmy Kimmel for a wide-ranging talk this week , the host joked that the timing of his interview with Tom Arnold Wednesday night "turned out OK." That's because, long before Omarosa Manigault Newman start...

 2018-08-16 17:30 

Daily Kos

Melania Trump briefly thawed from cryogenic sleep to talk about cyberbullying again...

Do you spend your days wondering what First Lady Melania Trump is doing? Do you anxiously scan the papers to see what causes the wife of Donald Trump, the grifter and traitor to his nation currently acting as grand ruler of the Republican Party and, when ...

 2018-08-16 17:29 

Slate Magazine

Trump Is Definitely Not Mad About The Over 300 Newspaper Editorials Denouncing His Attacks On The Press...

Someone still cares about unsigned newspaper editorials! M ore than 300 papers published editorials criticizing Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the press Thursday and they elicited a series of responses from the president....

 2018-08-16 17:23 

Talking Points Memo

Omarosa Recorded Call With Lara Trump: 'Everything, Everybody Positive, Right?'...

Omarosa Manigault Newman released another secretly-recored conversation with someone in President Donald Trump's inner circle on Thursday, the latest in......

 2018-08-16 17:20 

MSNBC

Full Interview: Omarosa releases tape of Lara Trump offering campaign job...

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault discusses a new secret recording of her interaction with Lara Trump who offered her a campaign job after leaving the White House....

 2018-08-16 17:18 

Mother Jones

The Era of CEO Super-Pay Appears to Be on Hiatus...

EPI has an interesting piece today about the growth of CEO pay. It's the usual story: depending on how you measure it, CEO pay used to be about 20x worker pay, while today it's 200-300x higher. But I was more curious about something else. CEO pay ...

 2018-08-16 17:18 

Slate Magazine

ISIS Is Down But Far From Out...

At his press conference with Vladimir Putin last month, President Trump boasted that the "eradication of ISIS" is "98 percent, 99 percent" complete. Those numbers are basically correct , in terms of the amount of territory ISIS currently c...

 2018-08-16 17:17 

The Atlantic

'I'm an Undocumented Citizen of This Country'...

Jose Antonio Vargas explains why his lack of papers shouldn't disqualify him from being regarded as an American....

 2018-08-16 17:16 

The Atlantic

Trump and the N-Word...

It's not the word that matters—it';s the sentiment....

 2018-08-16 17:15 

The Atlantic

We Regret to Inform You That Russia Is (Probably) At it Again...

For Putin and company, election season in America is open season for meddling....

 2018-08-16 17:13 

Media Matters

Sebastian Gorka has banked almost $18,000 from GOP candidates...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters It's been almost a year since off-brand James Bond supervillain Sebastian Gorka was fired or resigned (definitely fired ) from his ill-defined job in Donald Trump's White House, and Gorka is still finding ways to mon...

 2018-08-16 17:13 

Media Matters

Taking the debate bait...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters In 2012, conservative radio host Mark Levin challenged the sitting president to a debate, but you probably don't remember hearing about it. "I will give $50,000 to Obama's Super PAC if he will debate me for one h...

 2018-08-16 17:12 

The New Republic

Mississippi GOP Senate hopeful waxes plagiaristically poetic over Robert E. Lee....

Chris McDaniel, who currently serves in the Mississippi State Senate and has his sights set on a U.S. Senate seat, published a Facebook post on Wednesday praising the supposed honor of Robert E. Lee, the Virginia-born general who fought in defense of the ...

 2018-08-16 17:06 

Washington Post

GOP leaders in House back Trump's Space Force...

Two House Republican leaders are backing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force....

 2018-08-16 17:05 

Slate Magazine

Join the Queer Conversation With Outward: Slate's LGBTQ Podcast...

When we founded Outward five years ago this month, we set as the section's tagline: "Expanding the LGBTQ conversation." This was because we wanted to make something a bit different from your standard queer news service or pop-culture blog. In ...

 2018-08-16 17:04 

MSNBC

Trump extends condolences on the passing of Aretha Franklin...

At the beginning of his cabinet meeting, President Donald Trump extended his condolences on the passing of the "Queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin....

 2018-08-16 17:03 

Washington Post

Trump sends condolences to Aretha Franklin's family...

President Trump began the Aug. 16 Cabinet meeting by sending his...

 2018-08-16 17:02 

MSNBC

'Aretha Franklin was profoundly curious about the world around her'...

Aretha Franklin's friend, Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson joins Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi to discuss Franklin's many accomplishments and her unique perspective of the world....

 2018-08-16 17:02 

NBC

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Omarosa releases secret tape of Lara Trump offering her $15K/month campaign job...

Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday released exclusively to MSNBC another secret tape....

 2018-08-16 17:01 

Daily Kos

Democrats demand DHS take 'immediate steps' to reunify hundreds of migrant kids still in US custody...

Campaign Action More than 500 kidnapped migrant children continue to remain in U.S. custody despite a federal judge's reunification order, and each day they continue to remain separated from their parents, a group of Senate Democrats write to Departme...

 2018-08-16 16:59 

MSNBC

Rev. Al Sharpton: Aretha never left the civil rights movement...

Watch the Reverend Al Sharpton join Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle to remember Aretha Franklin - reflecting on the person she was and everything that made her special on the stage and beyond....

 2018-08-16 16:57 

Mother Jones

Read Barack and Michelle Obama's Statement on the Passing of Aretha Franklin...

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit, aged 76. The former president, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle, released the following statement celebrating her musical achievements, and her iconic role in American life: S...

 2018-08-16 16:56 

The New Republic

Trump wants Omarosa arrested....

Writing in Vanity Fair, Garbriel reports that President Donald Trump "told advisers that he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have [Omarosa] Manigault Newman arrested, according to one Republican briefed on the conversations. (It's unclear w...

 2018-08-16 16:56 

MSNBC

Looking back on some of Aretha Franklin's most iconic performances...

In light of Aretha Franklin's passing, Stephanie Ruhle, Ali Velshi, Reverend Al Sharpton and Carole King reflect on some of most iconic performances from the Queen of Soul....

 2018-08-16 16:56 

MSNBC

Rev. Al Sharpton remembers Aretha Franklin singing at White House...

Rev. Al Sharpton remembers the moments before Aretha Franklin sang at White House. Carole King reflects on the moment Franklin sang "Natural Woman" to her on the Kennedy Center Honors stage....

 2018-08-16 16:55 

MSNBC

GOP's Barr compares congressional service......

As most veterans would probably attest, "ideas matter" in the military. Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) may not fully appreciate that....

 2018-08-16 16:52 

Talking Points Memo

Trump's Military Parade To Cost 666 Percent More Than Earlier Estimate...

President Donald Trump's military parade is estimated to cost $92 million — a whopping $80 million more than an earlier......

 2018-08-16 16:49 

ThinkProgress

Utah group says medical marijuana ballot violates freedom of religion...

An anti-marijuana group has filed a lawsuit arguing that a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana violates their freedom of religion. To make their case, the group is citing the Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rig...

 2018-08-16 16:49 

ThinkProgress

WHOA: We found video footage of Donald Trump being super racist...

Donald Trump built a fortune and a career using little more than some Hollywood magic. Thanks to a few well-placed cameras, heavily-produced scripts, and masterful cuts in the editing booth, he was reworked from a debt-laden businessman with a line of che...

 2018-08-16 16:48 

Slate Magazine

A Beginner's Guide to Aretha Franklin...

So you've never really listened to the late great Aretha Franklin. Cool. So, here's a playlist that you can ... Wait, whaaaat? You've never listened to Aretha Franklin? Never? Where have you been all your life? What?...

 2018-08-16 16:45 

Slate Magazine

Jalen Ramsey's Quarterback Evaluations Are Extremely Mean and Accurate...

Jalen Ramsey is the league's best trash talker. Unfortunately, fans rarely get a chance to hear the Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback's in-game bon mots. But thanks to an extremely entertaining interview with GQ , we now know what the 23-year-old Pr...

 2018-08-16 16:43 

Crooks and Liars

Trump Tells WSJ He Revoked Brennan's Clearance Over Russian 'Rigged Witch Hunt'...

Donald Trump's remarks to the Wall Street Journal about his reasons for revoking John Brennan's security clearance are not even close to what Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the press yesterday. Aaron Blake writes: In an interview with the Wall Street...

 2018-08-16 16:36 

Washington Post

AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent...

Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is telling voters that his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker plans to raise taxes by 26 percent if he's elected to office....

 2018-08-16 16:36 

Talking Points Memo

Pompeo Forms 'Iran Action Group' In Light Of Nuclear Deal Withdrawal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forming a special group to coordinate and run U.S. policy toward......

 2018-08-16 16:36 

Crooks and Liars

Improving On Kimberly Guilfoyle's Cutesy Name For Don Junior (Eww!)...

Squiggy Trump? Page Six tells us the lovey-doves nicknames that Sguiggy and his ersatz Bellatrix Lestrange, Kimberly Guilfoyle, have for each other: We're told the former Fox News host addressed the presidential offspring as Junior Mint (seemingly a r...

 2018-08-16 16:33 

Talking Points Memo

Trump Offers 'Best Warmest Wishes' For Aretha Franklin, Says She Worked For Him...

President Donald Trump addressed a crowd of reporters about legendary singer Aretha Franklin soon after she died Thursday morning. He......

 2018-08-16 16:31 

Slate Magazine

An Encyclopedia of Neighborhoods...

Google claims to organize the world's information, but it hasn't quite figured out neighborhood names . In Detroit, for example, the mapping giant appears to have scraped its names (typos and all) from one 2003 map by a grassroots organization. No...

 2018-08-16 16:30 

Daily Kos

Trump's $12 mil military 'parade' to cost almost $100 mil according to U.S. Department of Defense...

In order to feel a little more adequate, Donald Trump's planned military parade needs to be bigly . Like really, really bigly. After early promises of keeping the costs of this fascistic display below $15 million, the early estimates were no less than...

 2018-08-16 16:24 

MSNBC

Tesla reportedly gets a subpoena from SEC after Musk's privatization tweet...

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is said to have subpoenaed Tesla after Elon Musk's market-moving tweet about taking the company private. Stephanie Ruhle is joined by Bloomberg SEC Editor Jesse Westbrook to discuss what this could mean for ...

 2018-08-16 16:20 

ThinkProgress

Young white supremacists are feeling the effects of their very public racism...

Just when you thought the recent fortunes of young American white supremacists couldn't get more embarrassing — especially after last week's paltry turnout for the "Unite the Right 2" rally — prominent members members of the fa...

 2018-08-16 16:16 

The New Republic

New GOP theory: Losing the midterms could actually be great....

As the midterms approach and they continue to lag in the polls, some Republicans are cheering themselves up with the idea that defeat in the House of Representatives and a move to impeach President Donald Trump could be a blessing in disguise. Politico de...

 2018-08-16 16:16 

BuzzFeed

WARNING: These Pictures From The 2008 VMAs Will Make You Feel Old AF...

The hair! The outfits! The couples! Get ready to feel super goddamn old. View Entire Post...

 2018-08-16 16:13 

NY Times

Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan Strikes Back After Trump Revokes His Security Clearance...

The White House cited "erratic" behavior by Mr. Brennan, who has frequently been a fierce critic of the president....

 2018-08-16 16:12 

The Atlantic

The Women Who Gave Trump the White House Could Tip the Midterms to Democrats...

The fate of the House majority may depend on whether working-class white women turn on the GOP this fall—or simply sit out the election....

 2018-08-16 16:11 

MSNBC

Aretha Franklin's second husband reflects on her 'tremendous sense of humor'...

Aretha Franklin's second husband, Glynn Turman, calls MSNBC to reflect on her life and "tremendous sense of humor."...

 2018-08-16 16:09 

Washington Post

Newspaper editorials respond to Trump's attack on press...

In a coordinated response to President Trump, hundreds of U.S. newspapers published editorials defending press freedom on Aug. 16....

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