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 2018-01-22 19:19 

Crooks and Liars

Ted 'Green Eggs And Ham' Cruz Re-Writes History: 'I Have Consistently Opposed Shut Downs'...

Pro-tip for Ted Cruz. Positions on political issues come and go, but no one ever forgets Dr. Seuss: [embed eid="27730" /] So when Ted Cruz decides to re-write his own political history once again in blatant lies about how he has "consistently ...

 2018-01-22 19:16 

Talking Points Memo

White House Says Report That Kelly, Miller Running DACA Talks 'Ridiculous'...
 2018-01-22 19:16 

BuzzFeed

"My Wife's Loans Are Ruining Our Lives": 36 Financial Decisions People Regret...

You've been warned. arnonn / Via giphy.com We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their worst financial decisions . As college is one of the biggest investments a person makes (the average student debt in the US is more than $32,000), it&...

 2018-01-22 19:12 

Talking Points Memo

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down GOP-Crafted Congressional Map...
 2018-01-22 19:05 

MSNBC

Stephanie asks GOP Rep. Renacci about trust issues over immigration...

As the Senate reaches for a deal to end the government shutdown, what will happen to the "dreamers"? Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to address the "dreamers," but President Trump has been back and forth on the issue. Rep. Jim Ren...

 2018-01-22 19:02 

Daily Kos

Huge: Court strikes down Pennsylvania's GOP congressional gerrymander and orders a new map for 2018!...

On Monday, Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court dealt Republican gerrymandering a crippling blow when it struck down the GOP's congressional map for illegally discriminating against Democratic voters. The court has ordered the GOP-controlled legisla...

 2018-01-22 18:59 

ThinkProgress

BREAKING: Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down Republican gerrymander, orders new maps for 2018...

In brief order handed down on Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that that state's gerrymandered congressional maps violate the state constitution. That state's map is so aggressively gerrymandered that Republicans won 13 of the state'...

 2018-01-22 18:53 

The Atlantic

How Do You Grandparent a 20-Year-Old?...

A grandmother's perspective on navigating a tricky and increasingly common relationship...

 2018-01-22 18:46 

The Atlantic

Republicans Claim Victory in the Shutdown Fight...

"Win for White House; Loss for Schumer," one White House official crowed. "He didn't really get much."...

 2018-01-22 18:46 

MSNBC

Sen. Cruz: Media 'likes' to blame shutdown on GOP...

Senator Ted Cruz claims that the media is purposefully blaming the government shutdown on the Republicans....

 2018-01-22 18:45 

Talking Points Memo

WATCH LIVE: White House Holds Press Briefing At 2 PM ET...
 2018-01-22 18:42 

MSNBC

Sen. Flake explains behind-the-scenes deal made to end government shutdown...

Moments after the Senate announced it had reached a deal that would end the government shutdown, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., commented on the arduous conversations it took to reach this agreement. Flake also cited the need for President Trump's support....

 2018-01-22 18:37 

Crooks and Liars

Whiney Trump Spent Weekend Watching Videos Of Himself...

After President Donald Trump was forced to miss a swanky fundraiser at his Florida estate on Saturday night because of the government shutdown, he instead spent his day watching clips of himself criticizing former President Barack Obama for his role in 20...

 2018-01-22 18:35 

The Daily Beast

Democrats Must Decide if They Trust McConnell Before Ending Shutdown...

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty With thousands of federal employees set to be furloughed beginning Monday morning after congressional leaders failed to reach a breakthrough in negotiations over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is o...

 2018-01-22 18:32 

CNN

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Officers were OK to arrest 21 in 'makeshift strip club' house party, Supreme Court says...

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of police officers who arrived at a supposedly vacant house after midnight in 2008 in Washington, DC, and arrested 21 people who said they were there with the permission of an absentee hostess named...

 2018-01-22 18:32 

ThinkProgress

Zinke's 'political stunt' on offshore drilling continues to backfire...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is facing criticism from the White House for his unexpected decision to exempt Florida from the administration's sweeping new proposal to subject essentially all federal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling, according ...

 2018-01-22 18:30 

Media Matters

For Zuck's sake...

Mark Zuckerberg has been sharing a lot this month. First, he posted that his "personal challenge" for 2018 is to fix the glaring and obvious problems for which he's taken so much heat. Last week, he announced that he had directed Facebook'...

 2018-01-22 18:30 

Media Matters

The attacks on Jane Fonda show who Megyn Kelly really is...

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Megyn Kelly may be an NBC host now, but her January 22 monologue about actress Jane Fonda reveals how little Kelly has deviated from her signature Fox News diatribes. This morning, Kelly devoted a three-minute monologue to atta...

 2018-01-22 18:25 

Daily Kos

More congressional delay means another 2,200 DACA recipients will become vulnerable to deportation...

Senate Democrats appear poised to vote for a continuing resolution bill that will reopen the government through February 8 but fails to address protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. All Senate Democrats have is yet anot...

 2018-01-22 18:23 

MSNBC

Senate passes budget to reopen the gov't...

Senators from both parties have passed a budget to fund the government thus ending the government shutdown has that lasted for several days. Senator Collins comments on the agreement that was formed between the two parties....

 2018-01-22 18:23 

MSNBC

Senate passes measure to reopen the gov't...

Senators from both parties have passed a budget to fund the government thus ending the government shutdown that has lasted for several days. Senator Collins comments on the agreement that was formed between the two parties....

 2018-01-22 18:23 

Talking Points Memo

Pence: Porn Star's Sexual Encounter With Trump Is A 'Baseless Allegation'...
 2018-01-22 18:21 

The Atlantic

The Democrats Relent...

The federal government will likely reopen by Tuesday after Senate Democrats accepted an offer from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to end their filibuster of a stopgap spending bill....

 2018-01-22 18:17 

MSNBC

The shutdown may be ending, but the fight......

Ultimately, we're about to find out if GOP leaders' rhetoric about protecting Dreamers is sincere....

 2018-01-22 18:17 

Washington Post

Collins, Manchin say bipartisan group helped reach deal to end shutdown...

Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) on Jan. 22 said a bipartisan group of senators worked to reach a deal to end the shutdown but the decision to reopen the government was ultimately made by the Republican and Democratic leaders....

 2018-01-22 18:08 

The Atlantic

Photos of a Women's March Weekend...

Images of this weekend's second annual Women's Marches in Washington, New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, and from cities in England, Sweden, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, and more....

 2018-01-22 18:05 

BuzzFeed

States Split On Whether Public Sector Unions Should Be Able To Require Non-Members To Pay Fees...

Twenty states and Washington, DC, have sided with public sector unions in a Supreme Court case that union leaders say would upend governmental collective-bargaining agreements. Challengers say it is a key First Amendment issue that must be addressed. The ...

 2018-01-22 18:04 

Washington Post

Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soar...

Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America's lowest rates....

 2018-01-22 18:04 

Crooks and Liars

Senate Votes 81-18 To Reopen Government Through February 8th...

The hard details are as-yet still hearsay, but the Senate just voted to end the filibuster on the continuing resolution sent over by the House last week and reopen the government for another 17 days. If Trump signs it, of course. We don't really know ...

 2018-01-22 18:03 

Talking Points Memo

Pence Tells Israel That US Embassy Will Move To Jerusalem By End Of 2019...
 2018-01-22 18:03 

Daily Kos

Sunday political talk shows all but ignore massive women's marches across the country...

Over the weekend, the Women's March in New York City drew 200,000 people. Chicago drew 300,000. Los Angeles, half a million. And then there were the "small" marches—20,000 in Phoenix, Arizona . Five thousand in Lansing, Michigan . Thousa...

 2018-01-22 18:03 

Mother Jones

The Senate Just Voted to Reopen the Government—Without Protecting Dreamers...

The Senate on Monday voted 81-18 to clear the way for a bill to fund the federal government for at least three weeks, a move that would bring an end to the to the 3-day-old government shutdown. The funding resolution, which still needs to be approved by t...

 2018-01-22 18:02 

CNN

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Supreme Court jumps on dusky gopher frog case...

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up a case concerning the United States Fish and Wildlife Services designation of approximately 1,600 privately owned acres in Louisiana as a...

 2018-01-22 18:02 

Crooks and Liars

Trump Mad At Wilbur Ross For Sleeping, Drooling During Meetings...

Video above is from May, when Ross blamed his snoozing, quite believably, on jet lag. A source I had contacted about something more important responded that not only has Wilbur Ross fallen asleep at every meeting he's been in with source, but that he ...

 2018-01-22 17:58 

ThinkProgress

UPDATED: Michigan State says it will no longer send bills to Larry Nassar's sexual assault victims...

On Monday morning, Emma Ann Miller joined the large and growing chorus of young women to confront their sexual assaulter Larry Nassar during his sentencing hearing in a Lansing, Michigan courtroom. At just 15 years old, Miller first needed her mother'...

 2018-01-22 17:58 

ThinkProgress

USA Gymnastics Board of Directors members resign amid backlash they enabled Nassar's sex abuse...

On Monday, the executive leadership of the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors — Chairman Paul Parilla, Vice Chairman Jay Binder, and Treasurer Bitsy Kelley — all announced their resignations, effective January 21. This comes after more than 100...

 2018-01-22 17:49 

Washington Post

Senate passes short-term spending bill...

The Senate passed a three-week spending bill to reopen the government on Jan. 22....

 2018-01-22 17:48 

Mother Jones

Ban Government Shutdowns? Maybe We Actually Need More of Them....

Ramesh Ponnuru wants to get rid of government shutdowns: The U.S. has had four partial shutdowns of the federal government in the last 25 years. Each time we have one, we debate who's responsible: which party is the formal cause of it, which is being ...

 2018-01-22 17:48 

Washington Post

More than enough senators have voted to advance bill ending government shutdown, vote still underway...

More than enough senators have voted to advance bill ending government shutdown, vote still underway....

 2018-01-22 17:42 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Trump plans to speak post-shutdown vote, source says...

President Donald Trump plans to publicly tout the end of the government shutdown stalemate on Monday, a White House official told CNN, despite being publicly absent from the debate over the weekend....

 2018-01-22 17:41 

Talking Points Memo

Schumer: Senate Democrats Will Vote To Reopen Government...
 2018-01-22 17:37 

BuzzFeed

Megyn Kelly Addressed That Awkward Plastic Surgery Interview Moment With Jane Fonda...

"This is a woman whose name is synonymous with outrage," the Today anchor said on Monday morning. On Monday morning, Megyn Kelly addressed the uncomfortable interview moment she experienced with Jane Fonda back in September 2017, when she asked th...

 2018-01-22 17:36 

ThinkProgress

42 people now own the same amount of wealth as the bottom 3.7 billion people in the world...

Last year saw the biggest increase in the number of billionaires in history — a new one every two days — bringing the number of global billionaires to 2,043. Nine out of 10 of them are men, according to new report from Oxfam released Monday, w...

 2018-01-22 17:35 

BuzzFeed

The US Is Now Working With Europe To Try To "Fix" The Iran Nuclear Deal...

Boris Johnson and Rex Tillerson Jack Hill / PA Wire/PA Images US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has raised hopes in Europe that the Iran nuclear deal can be saved, saying the US and EU powers were exploring how to "fix" Donald Trump's concer...

 2018-01-22 17:33 

BuzzFeed

Amazon's Cashier-less Grocery Store Officially Opens to the Public Today...

A woman walks past the Amazon Go grocery store at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017, in Seattle. David Ryder / Getty Images Amazon's cashier-less convenience store of the future is finally in the present. Over a year after it was anno...

 2018-01-22 17:32 

The Atlantic

What School-Funding Debates Ignore...

Money matters, but educational inequality goes much deeper....

 2018-01-22 17:29 

Daily Kos

Enough Senate Democrats choose to trust McConnell, ready to vote to end Trump Shutdown...

Apparently, the specter of November was enough to cloud some Senate Democrats' eyes to the fact that they've been winning the messaging war on immigration and this Trump Shutdown, and they've reportedly struck a deal. In exchange for their vot...

 2018-01-22 17:28 

MSNBC

Schumer blames Trump: 'Great deal-making president sat on the sidelines'...

Revealing that his White House meetings led to much of nothing, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announces a new deal that will reopen government, saving: "While this procedure will not satisfy everyone on both sides; it's a way forward."...

 2018-01-22 17:27 

The Atlantic

The Disappearing Dealmaker...

The Senate struck a deal to reopen the government on Monday morning—but without any help from President Trump....

 2018-01-22 17:27 

Washington Post

Schumer says Democrats will vote to advance plan to reopen the government...

Schumer says Democrats will vote to advance plan to reopen the government....

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