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 2018-04-23 20:37 

ThinkProgress

Waffle House shooter obtained AR-15 despite having guns taken away multiple times...

The suspected gunman behind a Tennessee shooting this past weekend that left four people dead had a record of dangerous and troubling behavior — but law enforcement officials who had previously seized his personal stockpile of weapons later returned...

 2018-04-23 20:36 

Slate Magazine

What Is Denuclearization Anyway?...

With each passing day, the impending Trump-Kim summit takes another dip toward disaster....

 2018-04-23 20:36 

NBC

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Trump warns immigrant caravan approaching U.S. border of prosecution, deportation...

Trump's Department of Homeland of Security vowed to prosecute and detain members of the so-called "caravan" of Central American migrants fleeing violence....

 2018-04-23 20:32 

Talking Points Memo

'Not Bad': Rosenstein Takes Brief Break From Russia Probe To Argue At SCOTUS...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein laid aside the stress of one part of his job Monday to......

 2018-04-23 20:30 

Daily Kos

The cult of Trump: A unique danger to the nation, and an existential threat to the Republican Party...

As this story from The Economist acknowledges, every change of administration brings a new cast of characters, and with it comes a new slant to the politics of the party in power. Particularly when a party holds both Congress and the White House, there te...

 2018-04-23 20:29 

The Gateway Pundit

SHOWDOWN=> DHS Vows to Arrest, Prosecute Caravan of Illegal Aliens if They Enter US...

On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security vowed to arrest and prosecute the caravan of illegal aliens currently marching through Mexico if they enter the United States. The Washington Times reported: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Mo...

 2018-04-23 20:23 

Mother Jones

You'll Probably Never Save as Many Lives as This Guy Who Got the Philippines to Stop Using Lead Paint...

While the United States effectively banned lead-based paint in 1978, in many developing countries—even after decades of research showing how lead is linked to learning disabilities, lower IQ, and other health effects in children—the element is...

 2018-04-23 20:19 

CNN

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Confirmation for Trump's nominee for ambassador to Germany is held up...

President Donald Trump is increasingly agitated at the slow pace of confirmations in the Senate and blasted Democrats Monday for delaying votes on many of his nominees to top government posts -- including his pick to be ambassador to Germany....

 2018-04-23 20:17 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Trump ramps up personal cell phone use...

President Donald Trump is increasingly relying on his personal cell phone to contact outside advisers, multiple sources inside and outside the White House told CNN, as Trump returns to the free-wheeling mode of operation that characterized the earliest da...

 2018-04-23 20:15 

Media Matters

Former Sinclair TV reporter: "Anything that went against anything that corporate wanted was just shot down."...

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Former Sinclair reporter Suri Crowe provided BuzzFeed with a detailed account of how Sinclair Broadcast Group's far-right agenda has affected local news coverage of stories from climate change to gun safety. Sinclair is the...

 2018-04-23 20:15 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Former military officials challenge Haspel nomination to lead CIA...

Scores of former military officials signed on to an open letter published by an activist group Monday challenging President Donald Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA -- and called for the declassification of her agency records....

 2018-04-23 20:13 

BuzzFeed

Inside The Mind Of ISIS: A French Psychiatrist Talks About The Terrorist Suspects He's Interviewed...

Daniel Zugary has evaluated dozens of suspects for French courts, including Salah Abdeslam, who was sentenced by a Belgian court to 20 years in prison on Monday. What he's learned is that the most talkative ones are the most dangerous....

 2018-04-23 20:13 

BuzzFeed

Kate Middleton Once Again Channels Princess Diana In First Appearance With New Royal Baby...

Twinning in tribute to her mother-in-law....

 2018-04-23 20:03 

ThinkProgress

The nation's wealthiest are poised to take advantage of a loophole left by the GOP tax plan...

The non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation released a report Monday detailing the effects of the GOP tax bill, ahead of a Tuesday Senate hearing on the same subject. The findings indicate that nearly 44 percent of the tax cuts for so-called pass-through...

 2018-04-23 20:00 

Daily Kos

Trump using the language of white supremacists is no coincidence because he is one...

Donald Trump is a white supremacist, which is why it's no coincidence that that language he uses to demonize people of color—Mexican immigrants, in particular—is the same language of self-avowed white supremacists and neo-Nazis. Columnist ...

 2018-04-23 20:00 

Pamela Geller

Israeli Minister Says Natalie Portman Bordering on Anti-Semitism...

"Natalie Portman has played into the hands of the worst of our haters and of the worst of the anti-Semites in the Middle East."...

 2018-04-23 19:54 

Talking Points Memo

CDC Director's $375K Salary Is Nearly Double His Predecessor's Pay...

NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what......

 2018-04-23 19:52 

The Gateway Pundit

VIDEO of Toronto Van Driver After He Ran Over 7 People on Sidewalk Killing Five...

Police have arrested a suspect Monday afternoon after a driver in a white van ran the curb and struck numerous pedestrians in Toronto. At least seven people were struck by the van and five people were killed. Now there is video of the man getting out of t...

 2018-04-23 19:50 

Bill O'Reilly

Jackanapes...

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 2018-04-23 19:49 

ThinkProgress

Minnesota court says activists can use climate change as a defense in trial...

Does climate change pose such an imminent threat to the planet that it's okay to break the law in order to stop it? Four climate activists currently awaiting trial in Minnesota for shutting off a tar sands pipeline think so — and on Monday, the ...

 2018-04-23 19:47 

CNN

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Did Michael Flynn Jr. just reveal something very, very important about the Russia investigation?...

On Monday morning, Michael Flynn Jr., the son of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, tweeted something very, well ... interesting....

 2018-04-23 19:44 

ThinkProgress

Trump breaks campaign promise with first state dinner...

Back in February 2016, candidate Donald Trump promised not to have state dinners until the United States no longer ran a trade deficit at a campaign event in New Hampshire. Like many of his other promises, that one didn't take long to break, as Presid...

 2018-04-23 19:41 

Slate Magazine

Sierra Boggess Drops Out of West Side Story Concert After Whitewashing Controversy...

As modern conversations about cultural representation expand and evolve, whitewashing continues to be a hot topic. The racist phenomenon, in which a white actor is cast to play a person of color, stretches from The Birth of a Nation through Mickey Rooney&...

 2018-04-23 19:36 

Slate Magazine

Help! My Husband Got a Vasectomy Without Telling Me....

Mallory Ortberg is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here's an edited transcript of this week's chat....

 2018-04-23 19:30 

Mother Jones

Lunchtime Photo...

Let's start out the week with something pretty. I have several photos of Half Dome to get through eventually, and they're all gorgeous because Half Dome can hardly help but be anything else. This is Half Dome barely before sunset, with Ahwiyah Poi...

 2018-04-23 19:30 

Daily Kos

Trump told Comey he didn't spend the night in Moscow. Trump was lying....

Donald Trump has repeatedly said that he didn't spend a night in Moscow on his 2013 trip to the Miss Universe contest, so the Night of the Golden Shower as described in the Steele Dossier is not possible. Trump has not only said this publicly, it'...

 2018-04-23 19:29 

Talking Points Memo

First Trump Admin State Visit Kicks Off With Macron Hosted In Glitzy Fashion...

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Iran and a list of other tough issues awaiting them, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel......

 2018-04-23 19:28 

ThinkProgress

Court blocks Trump from delaying higher penalties on automakers that produce gas-guzzlers...

A federal court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not delay implementing a rule that boosts the fines given to automakers that do not comply with federal fuel efficiency standards. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit m...

 2018-04-23 19:28 

BuzzFeed

Was Kanye West Doing An Ad For Tesla?...
 2018-04-23 19:28 

BuzzFeed

Police Launch Investigation Into Waffle House Arrest After Video Shows Black Woman Thrown To The Ground...
 2018-04-23 19:27 

BuzzFeed

Here's How #MeToo Could Fight Employment Discrimination In Hollywood...

"The disease is employment discrimination, and that disease has a lot of different symptoms. One of those symptoms is a great, vast variety of levels of sexual harassment and abuse."...

 2018-04-23 19:27 

BuzzFeed

I Wore A Vest Like Jeff Bezos For A Week To See If I'd Be More Powerful...

My five-day journey into the heart of cold arms....

 2018-04-23 19:24 

The Atlantic

Kellyanne Conway's Double Standard...

A CNN interview this weekend provided a case study in the mendacious ways this White House defends itself....

 2018-04-23 19:20 

The Atlantic

Travel Monday: A Photo Trip to Socotra...

Off the coast of Yemen, in the Arabian Sea, lies the isolated Socotra Island, where hundreds of plants and animals have developed into unique species....

 2018-04-23 19:15 

CNN

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Why do people keep saying Trump might not run for re-election?...

One of the first things Donald Trump did as President was file official paperwork that he'd qualify as a candidate in 2020. But that hasn't stopped speculation that he won't run....

 2018-04-23 19:13 

MSNBC

Multiple pedestrians hit by van in Toronto, driver in custody...

A man driving a van is in custody after hitting several people in Toronto. NBC's Katy Tur report....

 2018-04-23 19:12 

MSNBC

Is North Korea's announcement simply a stunt?...

Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un skillfully conning President Trump when it comes to denuclearization? The Morning Joe panel discusses....

 2018-04-23 19:10 

The Atlantic

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor...

A new study finds that Trump voters weren't losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world....

 2018-04-23 19:06 

Slate Magazine

The Fast and the Furious Movies Are Becoming a Cartoon TV Series, Because Family...

Given that it has featured such physics-defying stunts as a car smashing through the side of one skyscraper and jumping into another and several other cars being chased across the ice by a freaking submarine, the Fast and the Furious series has often been...

 2018-04-23 19:05 

The Daily Beast

John Oliver Trolls Trump By Purchasing Pro-Iran Nuclear Deal Ads on Sean Hannity's Fox News Show...

HBO On Sunday night, after ridiculing the numerous staffing scandals in what he called the "Sharknado of administrations,"; John Oliver's Last Week Tonight focused on the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump currently has until May 12 to recertif...

 2018-04-23 19:02 

The Atlantic

Josh Rosen and the NFL's 'Ideal' Quarterback...

Pro football tends to prefer signal-callers who fit a certain mold. But a few draft prospects stand to push the league further outside its comfort zone....

 2018-04-23 19:00 

Bill O'Reilly

Will Mike Pompeo be the next Secretary of State?...

President Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, faces a key committee vote Monday evening. The vote takes place tonight. Will Pompeo get the approval of the Senate? Watch the No Spin News to see how this vote is different from Cli...

 2018-04-23 18:58 

ThinkProgress

Trump tweeted a strange, racist term and Sarah Sanders has no explanation...

During a news briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeatedly dodged questions about what President Trump meant when he blasted the "breeding concept" of sanctuary cities — a term that was widely interpreted as a racist...

 2018-04-23 18:58 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Justice Department report's findings clash with Jeff Sessions' actions...

Some of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' moves seem to run counter to recommendations in a Justice Department-commissioned report....

 2018-04-23 18:58 

ThinkProgress

NRA says Waffle House hero should have carried a gun...

For years the National Rifle Association's mantra has been that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. So after a good guy without a gun bravely put an end to a deadly mass shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House on...

 2018-04-23 18:57 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Trump-Macron: Red carpet treatment belies differences on Iran, Syria...

President Donald Trump is deploying the full trappings of formal state entertaining for the first time on Monday in the hopes an elaborate display of diplomacy can lead to a deeper bond with French President Emmanuel Macron....

 2018-04-23 18:54 

Mother Jones

Here's Why the Waffle House Shooting Wasn't Worse...

James Shaw Jr. is the "I'm not a hero" who heroically wrestled a gunman to the ground during Sunday's Waffle House shooting. Here's how it happened: During a sudden break in the firing, Mr. Shaw sprinted through the door as fast as he ...

 2018-04-23 18:54 

CNN

[ Politics ]

The story behind that viral photo of the past 4 presidents all in one place...

The photo was striking: Four past presidents and three first ladies -- as well as current first lady Melania Trump -- standing together. The image quickly went viral -- a symbol of the strength and continuity of American democracy....

 2018-04-23 18:53 

Crooks and Liars

Macron Chides Trump: 'You Don't Make Trade War With Your Ally'...

The French president told Chris Wallace that it's impossible to be at war against everybody after Trump implemented unilateral trade tariffs. Pres. Macron will be visiting the White House on Tuesday made known his priorities are during yesterday's...

 2018-04-23 18:51 

NY Times

A Reporter's Reflections on Hillary Clinton's Loss...

Readers discuss Amy Chozick's article expressing misgivings about her role in covering the 2016 campaign....

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