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 2018-01-19 00:15 

Washington Post

Government drops prosecution of 129 inauguration defendants...

The U.S. government announced on Thursday that it is abandoning its prosecution of more than 120 defendants charged with crimes over their involvement in violent protests on the day of Donald Trump's inauguration one year ago....

 2018-01-19 00:14 

CNN

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South Korea wonders, where's Trump's envoy?...

Key diplomatic posts remain unfilled a year into the Trump administration, chief among them the US ambassador to South Korea....

 2018-01-19 00:13 

MSNBC

Hours from potential shutdown, Trump feuding with Chief of Staff...

It's not the first time the President has publicly picked a fight with a top member of his own team, but it may be the worst....

 2018-01-19 00:09 

Talking Points Memo

GOP Leaders Win Freedom Caucus Support For Imperiled Short-Term Budget...
 2018-01-19 00:06 

NBC

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House intelligence committee releases Glenn Simpson Trump-dossier testimony...

The House intelligence committee released 184-pages of sworn testimony on Thursday by Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter whose opposition research into Donald Trump spawned a controversial dossier that ultimately was handed to the FBI....

 2018-01-19 00:03 

Media Matters

Statement by Angelo Carusone after CNN parts ways with Ed Martin...

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Media Matters President Angelo Carusone released the following statement after The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Ed Martin is out as a CNN contributor: When CNN fired Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted a Nazi victory salute at m...

 2018-01-19 00:00 

Daily Kos

This Week in Statehouse Action: Clean House Bill of Health edition...

Federal government facing a shutdown? Ugh, nauseating. But no matter, because this is your home for statehouse action, and as of this week, 35 legislatures are meeting and voting on stuff and holding hearings and generally doing that whole governing thing...

 2018-01-19 00:00 

Crooks and Liars

CNN's Jim Acosta On Fake News Awards: 'Donald Trump Is The King Of Fake News'...

CNN's Jim Acosta told a panel at Newseum on Journalism In the Trump Era with April Ryan and a few other reporters that the real winner of the fake news awards is Trump, since he's the "King of fake news." Trump has already passed the 2000 ...

 2018-01-18 23:57 

Talking Points Memo

All The Puffery...
 2018-01-18 23:49 

ThinkProgress

Trump lawyer set up a shell company to pay adult film star hush money a month before the election...

President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, established a private company in Delaware in October 2016 to pay hush money to former adult film star Stephanie Clifford, according to a report Thursday. Clifford, who goes by the stage name "Stormy ...

 2018-01-18 23:47 

Washington Post

Supreme Court: NC doesn't have to redraw maps by next week...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines....

 2018-01-18 23:44 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Trump's Accomplishments, Troops in Syria, Shutdown Countdown...

And more...

 2018-01-18 23:44 

Washington Post

Everything you need to know about a government shutdown...

A shutdown complicates the lives of federal workers and the millions of Americans who rely on them....

 2018-01-18 23:41 

The Daily Beast

Brigitte Bardot Says Lots of #Metoo Women Just Want Publicity...

Never a stranger to controversial and unpopular positions , the former French film star Brigitte Bardot has claimed that she loved being told she had "a nice little ass" and that the "vast majority" of actresses who have claimed to be sexu...

 2018-01-18 23:41 

CNN

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Supreme Court blocks North Carolina redistricting order...

The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to freeze, for now, a lower court opinion that struck down North Carolina congressional districts holding that it amounted to an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander....

 2018-01-18 23:40 

Daily Kos

'Streamlined' EPA process for evaluating new chemicals and new uses of old ones ignores 2016 law...

Under Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent the past year announcing rollbacks of regulations his industry pals have lobbied against and otherwise fought to weaken or eliminate. Many of these rollbacks have been met with lawsuits or ...

 2018-01-18 23:39 

Washington Post

Leader of House Freedom Caucus says group will back bill preventing government shutdown, all but assuring House OK...

Leader of House Freedom Caucus says group will back bill preventing government shutdown, all but assuring House OK....

 2018-01-18 23:37 

Washington Post

EPA official speaks on risk of climate change to toxic sites...

A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Su...

 2018-01-18 23:36 

MSNBC

Obama gearing up to give Dems a boost ahead of midterms...

HuffPost editor in chief Lydia Polgreen on Fmr. President Obama's plans to campaign for democrats ahead of midterm elections...

 2018-01-18 23:36 

MSNBC

White House confused about executive privilege?...

Associated Press reporter Tom Lobianco on Steve Bannon's testimony and White House involvement...

 2018-01-18 23:36 

MSNBC

Trump complicating efforts to avoid a government shutdown?...

Fmr. George W. Bush advisor discusses mixed messages from Trump & confusion among republicans over a spending bill...

 2018-01-18 23:35 

MSNBC

Tensions rising between Trump & John Kelly?...

Nicolle Wallace discusses tension in the west wing with NBC's Peter Alexander & WSJ's Eli Stokols...

 2018-01-18 23:35 

MSNBC

Senate republicans struggling to avert a government shutdown...

NBC'S Garret Haake report on congressional republicans efforts to reach a deal on a short term spending bill...

 2018-01-18 23:35 

CNN

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Judge orders US not to transfer American accused of fighting for ISIS...

A federal judge ruled Thursday that the US Defense Department must refrain from transferring a US citizen accused of fighting for ISIS and detained as an...

 2018-01-18 23:29 

CNN

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Nancy Pelosi: House GOP's CHIP deal 'a bowl of doggy doo'...

Nancy Pelosi argued that the House Republicans' extension of the children's health insurance program that's part of their short term spending bill isn't enough....

 2018-01-18 23:27 

CNN

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Fusion GPS co-founder suspected possible 'crime in progress' between Trump world and Russians...

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson used his six-hour interview with the House Intelligence Committee in November to defend the crafting of the now-infamous opposition research dossier on Trump and Russia and detail the suspicious connections his firm fou...

 2018-01-18 23:21 

Talking Points Memo

Remember That Russian Gambling Ring in Trump Tower? No, We Didn't Either...
 2018-01-18 23:20 

Daily Kos

LegalFling consensual sex app is senseless—for everyone but assailants...

In the midst of the #MeToo movement, a Dutch company is seeking a way to formalize (and monetize) sexual consent with an app, LegalFling . The premise is that parties to a sexual encounter can sign a contract in advance specifying terms, boundaries, and p...

 2018-01-18 23:19 

CNN

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Trump appointee Carl Higbie made racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments on the radio...

Higbie made shocking comments about black Americans, Muslims, women, LGBT people, veterans suffering from PTSD and immigrants...

 2018-01-18 23:13 

Talking Points Memo

Report: Porn Actress Claimed Trump Had Her Spank Him With Forbes Mag...
 2018-01-18 23:08 

BuzzFeed

LA Times Employees Are Demanding Their CEO Be Fired After Misconduct Allegations Surface...

Vivien Killilea / Getty Images Reporters and editors at the Los Angeles Times are calling for their own publisher and CEO to resign or be fired after newly surfaced allegations indicate he spent years engaging in misconduct while holding high-profile jobs...

 2018-01-18 23:04 

ThinkProgress

Department of Justice abruptly drops charges against 129 Trump inauguration protesters...

Federal prosecutors are dropping felony rioting charges against 129 of the nearly 200 people they have spent a year pursuing in cases stemming from a protest that turned violent on Inauguration Day last year. The news came late Thursday in an email from r...

 2018-01-18 23:04 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: It's the Final Countdown...

The House is expected to vote on a short-term spending bill Thursday night....

 2018-01-18 23:03 

MSNBC

Full Hoyer: It's up to the GOP to keep government open...

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) tells Chuck that Democrats will not help Republicans by gathering votes to pass the GOP's continuing resolution....

 2018-01-18 23:02 

Talking Points Memo

Fusion GPS Founder: I Heard Brexit Leader Farage Gave Data To Assange...
 2018-01-18 23:00 

BuzzFeed

How Rex Tillerson Thinks He Can Avoid Mission Creep in Syria...

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at Camp David Jan. 6, 2018. Pool / Getty Images Hours after Rex Tillerson made his case for an indefinite US troop presence in Syria, the secretary of state walked to the back of his plane and took questions from a BuzzFee...

 2018-01-18 23:00 

Daily Kos

Sen. Nelson is blocking 3 Trump nominees until he has proof no oil will be drilled off Florida coast...

Just five days after Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Trump regime's five-year plan to open up almost all U.S. coastal waters of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas drilling, he reversed course for Florida following a meeting with...

 2018-01-18 22:53 

CNN

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What happens to panda cams if government shuts down...

If the federal government shuts down, the panda cameras at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C. will be turned off....

 2018-01-18 22:53 

CNN

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Government shutdown: Where the senators stand...

If the House passes a short-term spending bill on Thursday, the Senate will need 60 votes to move it forward....

 2018-01-18 22:48 

BuzzFeed

French Police Are Targeting The Relatives Of ISIS Fighters In A Terror Sweep...

Rachid Kassim was shown in an ISIS video in July 2016 before he and another ISIS member beheaded two men. AFP / Getty Images Police have detained three family members of a notorious French ISIS commander believed killed 11 months ago in Iraq in the latest...

 2018-01-18 22:48 

Washington Post

Trump, in a tweet, gives voice to unspoken truth about presidential travel...

The president followed a path blazed by his White House predecessors by mixing campaign politics with official presidential business on a trip to Pennsylvania....

 2018-01-18 22:48 

Washington Post

There's plenty of work that won't get done during a shutdown...

The government won't actually close up if Congress can't pass a spending bill by Friday at midnight. But there's plenty that won't get done if hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred from working until President Donald Trump ...

 2018-01-18 22:47 

The Atlantic

Rex Tillerson's Syria Policy Is Sensible—But It's Fanciful...

The resources the administration is willing to commit are at yawning variance with its ambitious goals....

 2018-01-18 22:44 

Washington Post

Sen Cardin places a hold on a nomination over TPS...

Democrat Sen. Ben Cardin said Thursday he will place a hold on the nomination of Carlos Trujillo to be U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States until State Department provides him with information regarding the decision process to end a temp...

 2018-01-18 22:43 

BuzzFeed

People Are Screaming After Kim Kardashian Shaded Lamar Odom When He Tried To Drag Khloe...

"Not today, Satan." — Kim Kardashian, probably, maybe. After Kim Kardashian West celebrated the birth of her newborn daughter earlier this week, the mother of three proved Thursday she doesn't mess around when it comes to defending her f...

 2018-01-18 22:42 

The Daily Beast

Bake this Bread Today...

Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times via Redux I used to love to bake bread . It was extremely satisfying to take yeast, water, flour, sugar, salt and oil, and with a little bit of work, transform it into a delicious loaf. The bread was best enjoyed, of c...

 2018-01-18 22:40 

Daily Kos

Happy 2018, Republicans: Mueller's investigation likely to proceed right through the midterms...

Ty Cobb, Donald Trump's personal attorney and Snidely Whiplash cosplayer, has been doing his best to calm down Trump by telling him that the Russia investigation is going to end soon. The problem is, Cobb has been saying this since last fall. "It ...

 2018-01-18 22:38 

The Daily Beast

Meet Neil Tapio, the Mini-Trump of South Dakota Who Thinks Interfaith Services are un-Christian...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast In America B.T. ("Before Trump"), if a Republican candidate wanted to attract headlines, build support among the GOP base and possibly even get an invite on Fox News, all they had to do was say a few demonizin...

 2018-01-18 22:38 

The Atlantic

How Trump Will Try to Minimize a Government Shutdown...

The administration plans to keep national parks and public lands partially open even without congressional funding, drawing criticism from Sally Jewell, the former secretary of the interior....

 2018-01-18 22:38 

The Daily Beast

Virgin Auctions: Big Business for Some Adults, Brutal Slavery for Many Children...

Getty ROME—Sex, as they say, sells. But in the case of a growing number of young women, virginity is an even hotter commodity. An 18-year-old Italian woman known only as "Nicole" is the latest, it would seem, to offer up her hymen for high s...

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