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 2018-01-19 21:51 

Washington Post

Washington vows to stay open if government shuts down...

District of Columbia officials are vowing not to let the looming shutdown of the federal government affect the city's normal functions, with local departments picking up the slack for shuttered federal agencies....

 2018-01-19 21:50 

Daily Kos

One more way the GOP tax law is screwing people over: reducing the growth of affordable housing...

Most Americans knew that the Republican tax plan would be bad for us. That's why we overwhelmingly did not support it. Yet, here we are in 2018 with a law that overhauls taxes in order to reduce taxes for the wealthy and for corporations while taxing ...

 2018-01-19 21:45 

Washington Post

Schumer: Progress, but no deal after Trump meeting...

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Jan .19, that he and President Trump made "some progress" in a private meeting about keeping the government open but did not strike a final deal....

 2018-01-19 21:44 

Washington Post

Shutdown would be first since 2013, but not exceptional...

If President Donald Trump and Congress fail to reach agreement on a spending plan by midnight Friday, a partial shutdown of the federal government will result. Government shutdowns are unusual but not unheard of. The government has partially shut down thr...

 2018-01-19 21:42 

MSNBC

FBI examines whether Russian money went......

The NRA made record investments in support of Donald Trump's campaign. Did a suspected Russian money launderer have anything to do with this?...

 2018-01-19 21:37 

Washington Post

Honduran congressman indicted in US for drug trafficking...

A Honduran legislator has been charged in a U.S. federal court with participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy and related weapons offenses....

 2018-01-19 21:35 

Mother Jones

Trump's USDA Wants to Make Pork Processing Faster—And More Dangerous...

In a typical pork slaughterhouse, hog carcasses move down the conveyor belt at an average rate of around 977 per hour, or about 16 per minute. Workers tasked with disassembling these fast-moving 240-plus pound chunks of flesh endure high injury rates, whi...

 2018-01-19 21:30 

Daily Kos

Republican lawmakers—slightly more popular than dirt—will take the shutdown fall...

Donald Trump is fully to blame for this shutdown predicament, but if congressional Republicans think anyone but them will be held accountable in 2018, they are as delusional as Trump. Here's the breakdown: Democratic voters will blame Republicans, ful...

 2018-01-19 21:25 

CNN

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Government shutdowns: A look back at modern 'funding gaps'...

When the clock strikes midnight, the US government could shut down in historic fashion....

 2018-01-19 21:15 

CNN

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CNN Poll: President Trump's approval rating edges up to 40%...

President Donald Trump's approval rating ticked up to 40%, his highest mark since last September but still the lowest for any elected president at the one-year mark since modern public opinion polling began, according to the latest CNN poll conducted ...

 2018-01-19 21:11 

ThinkProgress

Lou Anna Simon to remain MSU president amid uproar over Larry Nassar sex abuse...

Lou Anna Simon will stay on as president of Michigan State University, the school's board announced Friday afternoon. The board said it supported Simon, who has been in the spotlight in recent weeks during the ongoing Larry Nassar sex abuse trial. As ...

 2018-01-19 21:11 

Washington Post

Grand-nephew to run for Conyers' Michigan congressional seat...

Democratic state Sen. Ian Conyers says he is running for the Michigan congressional seat long held by his grand-uncle, John Conyers....

 2018-01-19 21:10 

Washington Post

Quarles lays out road map for bank regulations...

The Federal Reserve's top official on financial regulation is putting forward a wide-ranging agenda for improving the way the nation's banks are regulated, saying he wants to focus on "efficiency, transparency and simplicity."...

 2018-01-19 21:10 

MSNBC

What happens if the government shuts down?...

The White House and Congress have yet to reach a deal on funding the federal government. Here's what you need to know about a shutdown....

 2018-01-19 21:10 

Daily Kos

Border patrol agents are destroying lifesaving jugs of water left for migrants in the desert...

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents are trying to kill migrants crossing the U.S./Mexico border. There's no other conclusion to draw from a video, released by humanitarian group No More Deaths, of border patrol officers tampering with and destr...

 2018-01-19 21:07 

Washington Post

Bad timing: Shutdown threat shadows Trump 1-year festivities...

Talk about lousy timing....

 2018-01-19 20:57 

CNN

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CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats...

With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the US illegally as children t...

 2018-01-19 20:50 

Daily Kos

Trump administration is completely unprepared for a shutdown...

The guy who would be nominally responsible for the government to continue to operate should a shutdown happen—Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney—is basically in the job part-time. He's spending his time on his other job...

 2018-01-19 20:45 

The Daily Beast

'Private Life': The Perfect Sundance Opening Night Film 11 Years in the Making...

Jojo Whilden/Netflix Private Life is one of those special Sundance movies. The kind that has that sort of dry wit that sands at your heart until it aches. In it, the spectacular talents of Kathryn Hahn , Paul Giamatti , Molly Shannon and writer-director T...

 2018-01-19 20:38 

CNN

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US troops help Somali forces rescue 30 children from terror camp...

US troops helped Somalia's security forces rescue approximately 30 child conscript soldiers Thursday during a raid on an al-Shabaab camp, a US military official tells CNN....

 2018-01-19 20:30 

Daily Kos

Let this sink in: Trump could have had it all—DACA, wall funding, a spending bill—then he blew it up...

Campaign Action Dealmaker Donald Trump had a deal. It was deal he said he would sign just two days earlier on live TV. It was a deal he said he would " take the heat " for if it came to that, then he buckled—and for no reason at all. The dea...

 2018-01-19 20:24 

MSNBC

Government shutdown likelihood grows amid Senate standoff...

The Senate convened Friday without a clear path forward on how to fund the government with Democrats demanding more progress on a deal on DACA....

 2018-01-19 20:22 

ThinkProgress

Reformist Baltimore police chief fired just one year into consent decree...

Barely a year into a hard-won agreement to reform its out-of-control police department, the city of Baltimore suddenly changed course on Friday when Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) fired the police chief who had embraced the clean-up effort. "The fact is, we...

 2018-01-19 20:19 

CNN

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Mattis: shutdown will have a "terrible impact" on military but essential functions will continue...

Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned Friday that a government shutdown will have...

 2018-01-19 20:12 

Talking Points Memo

Judge Knocks DOJ Claim That Kobach Can't Speak For Voter Fraud Panel...
 2018-01-19 20:10 

The Atlantic

Photos of the Week: Transport Mishaps, Epiphany Blessings, Sheep Riding...

The pope's visit to South America, big surf in Portugal, bull wrestling in India, a false alarm in Hawaii, a massive oil spill in the East China Sea, and much more....

 2018-01-19 20:09 

CNN

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Anti-abortion bill passes House ahead of 'March for Life'...

An anti-abortion rights bill passed in the House Friday morning ahead of the March for Life, the biggest yearly event for anti-abortion activists in Washington....

 2018-01-19 20:08 

ThinkProgress

Larry Nassar is a monster, but these enablers made his decades of abuse possible...

Larry Nassar — who used his position as an elite doctor with USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University to groom and sexually abuse young girls and women for more than 20 years — has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for p...

 2018-01-19 20:08 

ThinkProgress

The many enablers of Larry Nassar...

Larry Nassar — who used his position as an elite doctor with USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University to groom and sexually abuse young girls and women for more than 20 years — has already been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison for p...

 2018-01-19 20:06 

ThinkProgress

As government shutdown looms, DREAMers ask not to be forgotten...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As President Donald Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Friday to avoid a government shutdown, hundreds of immigrants visited congressional offices to call on lawmakers to pass a spending bill that includes ...

 2018-01-19 20:04 

The Atlantic

Who's Really Behind Lebanon's Expansive Spy Operation?...

The same powerful surveillance tools have cropped up in at least two countries—and researchers are looking for the missing link....

 2018-01-19 20:01 

Talking Points Memo

DOJ Announces Intent To Retry Menendez Corruption Case...
 2018-01-19 20:00 

Mother Jones

Friday Cat Blogging 19 January 2018...

Every morning, when I open the door to the backyard, Hopper gallops out as if her tail is on fire. She just has to see if anything has changed in the previous 12 hours. Hilbert, on the other hand, is considerably more cautious about the whole thing. He si...

 2018-01-19 19:59 

MSNBC

Why money is more important than sex in "Stormy Daniels" controversy...

Richard Painter was the former Chief White House ethics Lawyer under George W. Bush. He reacts to the Wall Street Journal report on $130,000 paid to porn star Stormy Daniels via a private Delaware LLC created by Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen....

 2018-01-19 19:56 

ThinkProgress

'Black Panther' is much more than a superhero movie for black Americans...

The highly anticipated Black Panther movie is generating a must-see, gotta-be-there buzz among black Americans, many of whom are making plans to be among the first in line when the movie opens next month in theaters across the nation. "I've been l...

 2018-01-19 19:51 

Talking Points Memo

GOPers *Swear* They're Not Worried About The Trump-Schumer Meeting...
 2018-01-19 19:51 

Crooks and Liars

Chuck Schumer Meets With Trump, Reports Progress With Many Disagreements...

Sen. Chuck Schumer emerged from a last ditch meeting with the White House in an effort to resolve their impasse of funding the government and told the press they talked, but have a long way to go. MSNBC cut in to grab a comment from the Democratic Senate ...

 2018-01-19 19:50 

Daily Kos

The Silence of the Bannon: Executive privilege, obstruction and Trump's fear of the truth...

Former campaign CEO, former strategic advisor, former executive chair of Breitbart News, and former director and producer of a movie starring "duck commander" Phil Robertson, Steven K. Bannon made an appearance before the House Intelligence Commit...

 2018-01-19 19:47 

MSNBC

Schumer on Trump meeting: We Still have 'disagreements'...

Sen. Schumer talks with reporters after his meeting with President Trump, just hours head of the deadline for a government shutdown....

 2018-01-19 19:45 

The Daily Beast

Sundance Film Fest 2018's Hottest Movies: What Will Be This Year's 'Call Me By Your Name?'...

Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast It will be very hard for this year's Sundance Film Festival to top last year's, which offered an embarrassment of riches . There were the documentaries ICARUS , STEP , City of Ghosts and Casting...

 2018-01-19 19:45 

CNN

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Justice Dept. says it will re-try Sen. Bob Menendez...

The Justice Department filed a notice Friday to re-try Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery and corruption charges....

 2018-01-19 19:44 

BuzzFeed

Here's Every Word Of Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman's Courtroom Statement To Her Sexual Abuser...

Brendan Mcdermid / Reuters Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman slammed USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic Committee on Friday for enabling doctor Larry Nassar's sexually abusive behavior, which affected at least 120 young women, many of whom gave sta...

 2018-01-19 19:43 

Talking Points Memo

Schumer After Trump Meeting: 'We Still Have A Good Number Of Disagreements'...
 2018-01-19 19:43 

Washington Post

Justice Sotomayor 'fine' after treatment for low blood sugar...

The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor is "doing fine" after emergency medical personnel treated her at home for symptoms of low blood sugar. Sotomayor is diabetic....

 2018-01-19 19:42 

CNN

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Speier alleges evidence of Trump Organization money laundering...

California Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, is making the accusation that past Trump Organization real estate deals show evidence of money laundering....

 2018-01-19 19:41 

Washington Post

Dem Leader Schumer says "some progress" made at White House meeting with Trump but "good number of disagreements" remain...

Dem Leader Schumer says "some progress" made at White House meeting with Trump but "good number of disagreements" remain....

 2018-01-19 19:40 

CNN

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What happened this week (in anything but politics)...

A couple says,...

 2018-01-19 19:38 

MSNBC

Tax refunds, social security checks & small business loans hurt by government shutdown...

A government shutdown could impact tax refunds, social security checks, small business loans, and more. Ali Velshi breaks down how a government shutdown could affect you and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) explains why he thinks the Senate will come together to...

 2018-01-19 19:38 

Washington Post

'That's good news': Senators on the Trump-Schumer meeting...
 2018-01-19 19:36 

Washington Post

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week...

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:...

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