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 2018-07-21 02:32 

Washington Post

Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail becomes flashpoint...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate....

 2018-07-21 02:30 

Daily Kos

Am I the only one who's having problems laughing at this mess anymore?...

Is there a point when satire, even great satire, isn't funny anymore? The situation is so sad and so pathetic that trying to laugh at the absurdities is just too much. This is the feeling I've had recently when it comes to political comedies and e...

 2018-07-21 02:28 

Mother Jones

Yet Another Racist Rant?...

Paramount Television President Amy Powell has been fired following accusations that she launched into a racist harangue on a conference call: The alleged incident occurred during a call to discuss "The First Wives Club," a series adaptation of the...

 2018-07-21 02:26 

MSNBC

Exclusive: Lawyers in Manafort trial given potential juror list...

Rachel Maddow reports that the judge in the trial for former Donald Trump campaign chair, Paul Manafort, has provided lawyers for both sides with a list of potential jurors, signalling the initial steps of the trial with no sign of a plea deal from...

 2018-07-21 02:00 

Daily Kos

Former Deputy AG confirms White House knew Michael Flynn was compromised and under investigation...

Former United States Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show and she confirmed some rather big news: the White House definitely knew former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was under investigation when Donald Trump...

 2018-07-21 01:33 

The Atlantic

Geology's Timekeepers Are Feuding...

"It's a bit like Monty Python."...

 2018-07-21 01:30 

Daily Kos

The last time Susan Collins was this useless on a Supreme Court nomination was . . . Merrick Garland...

Campaign Action Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is very concerned about that whole summit thing that happened this week. She has very sincere hopes that Donald Trump not be Donald Trump anymore. "I believe that he needs to send a very clear message to the R...

 2018-07-21 01:24 

Slate Magazine

The Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery's Second Season Lightens the Mood...

Star Trek: Discovery 's first season was bold, changing up the look and feel of the franchise under the watchful eyes of its meticulous fans . It was ambitious, squeezing an entire war into a tightly serialized season. It was complicated—yes, so...

 2018-07-21 01:22 

Washington Post

Colombian rebels-turned-politicians sworn into Congress...

With the swipe of a taupe shade of eyeshadow and the swearing of an oath, Sandra Ramirez's transformation from rebel guerrilla to senator was complete....

 2018-07-21 01:00 

Daily Kos

Dreamer: Family separation isn't just 'happening at the border,' it's 'happening in our cities'...

Valeria Serna, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient from Texas, wants you to remember that family separation isn't just something "happening at the border," because it's also "happening in our cities." She know...

 2018-07-21 01:00 

The Daily Beast

Scouted: Keep Tabs On Your Living Space from Any Power Outlet with this Covert Camera...

Most in-home security cameras are painfully obvious, almost as if they're announcing to the whole room that they're watching your every move. If you want to discreetly protect confidential documents you keep in your home office or solve the myster...

 2018-07-21 00:59 

Crooks and Liars

Brian Stelter: America's Most Credulous Stenographer...

This from the Twitter machine: Sounds like this was not a totally amicable exit. Inside Fox, there were real ethical concerns re: Guilfoyle's relationship with Don Jr. https://t.co/SlJ09pFqsd — Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 20, 2018 "In...

 2018-07-21 00:55 

MSNBC

Paul Manafort trial set to begin...

Things are about to get even crazier in Trump World when former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's trial begins in Alexandria, Virginia next week....

 2018-07-21 00:36 

The Atlantic

Trailer: The Fight to Reunify Separated Families...

An upcoming Atlantic documentary follows a pro bono attorney on her quest to help a migrant mother get her son back....

 2018-07-21 00:30 

Daily Kos

The FBI's top cybersecurity officials are jumping ship...

This is not good. Five senior FBI officials in charge of election protection and cybersecurity have left the government. Early in the week, the news broke that the co-leader of the agency's foreign influence task force Jeff Tricoli had departed the ag...

 2018-07-21 00:04 

CBS News

Honduran baby reunited with parents after border separation didn't recognize them at first...

When his mother and father last saw him, he had two tiny teeth. Now he has a mouthful...

 2018-07-21 00:00 

Daily Kos

Ohio mom facing deportation nears month in sanctuary: 'My daughters, I do it for them'...

Even though Miriam Vargas is not in prison, she said it can sometimes feel like it. For nearly a month now, she has been living inside an Ohio church, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ordered her to her native Honduras after living in the U...

 2018-07-20 23:54 

CBS News

Michael Cohen tape: Trump part of secretly recorded conversation about payments to former Playboy model,says NY Times...

CBS News' Paula Reid confirms that Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded a phone call with Trump, and the FBI has the recording...

 2018-07-20 23:32 

Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!...

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE... Late Night Snark: Treason is the Reason for the Season "President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland. Trump was pretty nervous, which makes sense, because most people are nervous when meeting th...

 2018-07-20 23:23 

The Daily Beast

The Miami Dolphins Play Right Into Trump's Tiny Little Hands...

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Yesterday, an AP report spilled the beans on the Miami Dolphins' plan to suspend players in their employ for up to four games who opt to kneel during the national anthem . In case you aren't...

 2018-07-20 23:11 

Talking Points Memo

Michael Cohen Has Tapes, And Other News: Your Prime Week In Review...

Hello Prime members. Welcome to the end of another action-packed week. Next week will likely be similarly crammed with news:......

 2018-07-20 23:11 

Washington Post

In secret recording seized by FBI, Trump and Cohen discuss buying rights to model's account of alleged affair...

The recording shows that Trump knew of Karen McDougal's claims and the efforts to keep her quiet at least two months before his spokeswoman denied he knew of her allegations....

 2018-07-20 23:02 

Crooks and Liars

Rand Paul, Man Of The People, Lives Large...

Y'all, just in case you might ever start feeling the least bit sorry for Rand Paul because his neighbor walked over to his house and beat the crap outta him, don't. He earned that beating. Get a load of this . Sen. Rand Paul has used political don...

 2018-07-20 23:00 

Daily Kos

Coal miners are contracting the worst form of black lung disease at a record rate...

Miners who work for an extended period in Appalachia have odds worse than playing Russian roulette with their lives. NPR reports that 20 percent—one in five—of all miners who have worked in the region for 25 years or longer, are now suffering ...

 2018-07-20 23:00 

Crooks and Liars

Scaramucci Spins Helsinki: Trump Was 'Gracious' With Putin...

Anthony Scaramucci presented a new version of Donald Trump to America today: a tough negotiator with Russia's Vladimir Putin in private, a "gracious" persona in public at the Helsinki press conference and someone with brotherly love for German...

 2018-07-20 23:00 

The Daily Beast

Scouted: Get a Better Night's Sleep in the Dead of Summer With These Hypoallergenic Sheets...

Warm summer nights hold some of your most magical moments of the year, from hanging out with a friend in a beer garden to catching lightning bugs with your kids. But if you don't have AC or you're trying to cut back on blasting the cold air, those...

 2018-07-20 22:57 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Endemic to the Current...

U.S. intelligence officials take stock of Trump's Helsinki comments. Plus: Trevor Noah's spat with the French ambassador, a trip to a seabird's desert nesting ground, and more....

 2018-07-20 22:51 

Washington Post

Mueller seeking to question 'Manhattan madam,' a friend of Roger Stone, in Russia probe, she says...

Kristin Davis, who gained notoriety in the 2000s for running a high-end prostitution ring, called the probe 'a witch hunt.'...

 2018-07-20 22:45 

CBS News

DNC files motion to serve lawsuit against WikiLeaks via Twitter...

The DNC filed its lawsuit against the Trump campaign, the Russian government and WikiLeaks, alleging conspiracy, three months ago...

 2018-07-20 22:40 

Washington Post

Congress abandons bid to reverse Trump deal with ZTE...

Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save a company that was accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes, aides...

 2018-07-20 22:31 

Washington Post

Fox News says Guilfoyle leaving; may join Trump super PAC...

Fox News says host Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving the network, amid reports that she's about to take on a new role with a super PAC supporting President Donald Trump's agenda....

 2018-07-20 22:30 

Daily Kos

Warren confronts Trump nominee on family separation: 'That's a moral stain that will follow you'...

What does Donald Trump's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have to do with Trump's family separation policy? We don't know—and that's the problem. Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushed hard to pin Kathy Kraninger down d...

 2018-07-20 22:22 

The Atlantic

Can the Cohen Tapes Bring Down Trump?...

In 1973, Nixon was confident the secret White House recordings would help his cause. That's not how it worked out....

 2018-07-20 22:19 

The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Planet of the Tapes...

President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly recorded Trump before the 2016 election discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model....

 2018-07-20 22:06 

Mother Jones

400,000 Scientists All Over the World Have Been Published in Fake Journals...

The organization that uncovered the world of offshore tax havens and rogue international finance in the Panama Papers and Luxembourg Leaks has shifted its attention to fake science. In collaboration with reporters from 18 news outlets all over the world, ...

 2018-07-20 22:05 

Slate Magazine

What It Was Like to Be Called Out by Putin During the Helsinki Press Conference...

On this week's Trumpcast , Jacob Weisberg talks to Bill Browder, who was mentioned by name by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the press conference with Donald Trump on Monday in Helsinki....

 2018-07-20 22:00 

Daily Kos

Cartoon: Jeff Flake's rebuke-y theater...

Jeff Flake's learned a few more flowery resistance words to string together since I drew this . But he's still just as useless. Follow me on Twitter , Facebook, or Patreon ....

 2018-07-20 21:50 

Slate Magazine

When Will It Be Safe to Undelete Uber?...

Another day, another senior departure from Uber: Prabir Adarkar, the ride-sharing company's top finance executive, has left to become the CFO of DoorDash. He's treading a well-worn path out the door, following in the footsteps of HR chief Liane Ho...

 2018-07-20 21:44 

Slate Magazine

The Angle: Good Plan Edition...

Pens and lotion : The Sierra Club used FOIA to shame Scott Pruitt out of office . Aaron Mak finds out how they did it—and asks how effective this tool may actually be....

 2018-07-20 21:42 

NBC

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Reports: Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing payment involving ex-Playboy model...

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, secretly recorded Trump two months before the presidential election discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, The New York Times rep...

 2018-07-20 21:40 

Washington Post

Republicans pick Charlotte to host 2020 convention...

As Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrates being chosen Friday to host the 2020 Republican National Convention, an undercurrent of concern about the potential for violence runs through the Democratic-leaning city....

 2018-07-20 21:32 

Talking Points Memo

'A Lot Of Work Left To Do': Trump Admin Barrels Toward Deadline To Reunite Families...

The Trump administration reported to a California federal judge on Friday afternoon that as of 7 a.m. that morning, 450 of......

 2018-07-20 21:32 

Slate Magazine

How One of the Internet's Biggest History Forums Deals With Holocaust Deniers...

There can be no debate with Holocaust deniers. That is a core principle of moderating the AskHistorians subreddit , one of the largest history forums on the internet—and a crucial lesson Mark Zuckerberg seemingly does not understand. Zuckerberg got ...

 2018-07-20 21:30 

Daily Kos

There's unprecedented public opposition to confirming Trump's second SCOTUS pick...

Gallup's been asking the public whether it's in favor of a Supreme Court nominee's confirmation, against it, or don't have an opinion since 1987. On average, across 10 nominations, 49 percent supported confirmation and 26 percent opposed i...

 2018-07-20 21:19 

The Daily Beast

How Solar Tech Could Connect 1 Billion People to Electricity...

ZOLA Electric In a nation of smart homes, Bluetooth, and remote-controlled drones, it's almost impossible to imagine a world without easy access to electricity. But for more than 1.1 billion people in the developing world, life without power is an unf...

 2018-07-20 21:16 

The Daily Beast

10 Dishes With Celebrity Chef Jacques Torres...

Courtesy 530 Media After a long day shooting your Netflix baking competition show, Nailed It! , what is your favorite guilty pleasure to eat? "It's filmed in LA so, of course, a Double-Double from In-n-Out Burger." Is there one dish you won...

 2018-07-20 21:15 

The Daily Beast

PrEP Could Reduce HIV Infection Rates. So Why Isn't It Cheaper?...

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast HIV/AIDS activists believe a blue pill could effectively stop new infections in the United States. But without insurance, it can cost well north of one thousand dollars per month. The pill is PrEP, or pre-exposure pro...

 2018-07-20 21:14 

The Daily Beast

The Secret Lives of Cairo's Embassies...

Alamy No matter where you look in Cairo's Nile-side Dokki district, the Czech embassy looms like a hulking rectangular shadow. Rising a dozen floors from a sprawling compound and arrayed across roughly 1,000 rooms, it dominates the approach to Cairo U...

 2018-07-20 21:14 

The Daily Beast

Democrats Have Already Jumped the Shark on Judge Kavanaugh...

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast There's an episode in the fifth season of the classic TV sitcom Happy Days in which one of the main characters jumps over a shark while waterskiing. This implausible scene, which marked a turn i...

 2018-07-20 21:14 

The Daily Beast

Congress and White House Spar Over Russia Sanctions Relief...

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast The Trump administration is pleading with Congress for broad authority to exempt certain countries and entities from a robust regime sanctions targeting Russia—but lawmakers, mostly at the behest ...

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